Opportunity Fair continues to accomplish its goal

New Pittsburgh Courier

INFORMATION SOURCES—Arthur Milton Porter III, Clarence F. Curry, Kimberly L. Slater-Wood, Bill Flanagan and Keith B. Key informed the audience that the region is full of opportunities during their lunch panel discussion. INFORMATION SOURCES—Arthur Milton Porter III, Clarence F. Curry, Kimberly L. Slater-Wood, Bill Flanagan and Keith B. Key informed the audience that the region is full of opportunities during their lunch panel discussion.

Technology, accounting, engineering, paper products, construction and printing services is a sample of the many types of businesses that participated in the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council’s 39 annual Business Opportunity Fair.

Financial institutions, government agencies, colleges and health agencies were the kinds of agencies and organizations exhibiting and on hand to discuss business opportunities with the participating minority business enterprises. This year’s theme was, “Connecting relationships, building bridges, gaining wins.”

Experiencing her first Pittsburgh Business Opportunity Fair since becoming Chief Executive Officer of EMSDC, Valarie J. Cofield demonstrated a sense of encouragement and contentment as she walked the aisles of the fair and mixed and mingled with businesses and exhibitors.

THIRTY NINE AND COUNTING—EMSDC Chief Executive Officer, Valarie J. Cofield and Chief Operating Officer; Alexander Nicholas fourth from the left in the back row kick off their annual event with a ribbon cutting ceremony with board members at their side. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels) THIRTY NINE AND COUNTING—EMSDC Chief Executive Officer…

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