2022 Ohio Business Matchmaker Is Back In-Person

May 18, 2022 | News, Newsletter

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Department of Development


Government agencies and prime contractors that award billions of dollars in contracts will meet in-person with small businesses in Ohio at the 2022 Ohio Business Matchmaker, the largest small business-to-government contracting event in the state.

Registration is now open for this year’s Matchmaker, which will bring small businesses together with buyers from local, state, and federal agencies and large prime contractors. The Matchmaker returns as an in-person event this year after being held in a virtual format for the past two years.

It will be held July 13 and 14 at the Nutter Center, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton. Through May 31, small business can register for the early-bird rate of $95. The cost increases to $130 on June 1, and on-site registration will cost $175. To register, visit OhioBusinessMatchmaker.com.

Government buyers and prime contractors can register for free. It’s an opportunity for buyers to meet with MBE/EDGE, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, 8(a) and HUBZone certified businesses.

Exhibitor and sponsor packages also are available. For more information on those opportunities, go to the website at OhioBusinessMatchmaker.com.

Since 2006, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ohio Department of Development have partnered on the event. This year’s matchmaker will include training opportunities for small businesses on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13. The matchmaking event will be Thursday, July 14, with opportunities for one-on-one scheduled and unscheduled meetings between small businesses and government buyers.

In addition, a series of webinars are scheduled so that participants can get the most out of the matchmaker. The webinars begin June 1, and businesses can register for the training sessions at OhioBusinessMatchmaker.com

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