***MEDIA ADVISORY*** WSSC Reaches Out to Maryland Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

The goal is to level the playing field for small businesses

| Media Advisory

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – September 13, 2012: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will hold its annual “How to Do Business with the WSSC” conference Friday at its Laurel headquarters. Baltimore-Washington area women-owned and minority-owned businesses are invited to meet with Procurement and the Small Local Minority Business Enterprise staff on Friday to discuss contracting opportunities with WSSC staff.

Jerry N. Johnson, WSSC General Manager & CEO, said: “This is a great opportunity for small businesses to learn how to do business with us. We procure goods and services ranging from pipe to paper, from engineering and construction to consulting, from hi-tech to heavy machinery. Everything and anything needed in water and wastewater…and everything needed to run a business….we buy it.”

The conference will feature presentations from major WSSC contracting areas. It is intended to open doors to economic growth and build capacity among local and minority entrepreneurs.

WHAT: How to Do Business with WSSC
WHEN: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Friday, September 14, 2012
WHERE: WSSC Headquarters Auditorium
14501 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Md.

For more information about doing business with WSSC, please contact WSSC’s SLMBE Office at (301) 206-8800 or link to www.wsscwater.com

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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