March is the month of our Annual Meeting. For almost 35 years, the Utah Supplier Development Council has served the small business community of Utah. We love to celebrate by having a big party. This year we will be meeting at the Zions Bank Founder's Room on March 31st.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend February's monthly USDC Meeting. This month we will be meeting with ARUP buyers. ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology/reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology.
The Utah Supplier Development Council's February newsletter is now online. Go here to check out what's new at USDC.
USDC Members have been invited to participate with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports at their 2016 Procurement Event. Raymond Christy, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Coordinator-Airport Senior Planner along with others will be providing information about the Terminal Redevelopment Program,
Happy New Year USDC members. 2016 came in faster than I expected. As the board begins planning for the new year, we want to take a minute and thank all the companies that hosted USDC in 2015. USDC meetings were quite diverse in 2015. We started with a "speed dating" event hosted at IHC.
This month we are leaving the world of government contractors to check in at the Crystal Inn. Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is a unique, independent hotel chain that is concentrated in the Western Region of the United States. The first Crystal Inn Hotel & Suite opened in downtown Salt Lake City in 1994.
USDC Members: We have a wonderful opportunity for you to meet with some of the Prime Contractors working with Utah Companies.
USDC has a special meeting planned for June. We will be visiting Swire Coca Cola to find out what they purchase and how you might be able to get involved with this company. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet the purchasing agents for Swire, but we will also be taking a tour.
Salt Lake is the hub of the state, our state capitol, and where most of the business is conducted. This month you will have the opportunity to meet with two government entitities that make Salt Lake a mover and shaker.