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Largo, MD - On Monday, November 9th the powerhouse business advocates Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce will join together to launch 'Connections for Success', a three-part panel series. The panel series kicks off with a Small Business Appreciation Day Breakfast for local small businesses seeking procurement opportunities. The event will bring County businesses face-to-face with top level representatives from County and federal organizations, including the U.S. General Services Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Prince George's County Public Schools who will provide attendees with tangible contract opportunities in their departments. 
The Small Business Appreciation Day Breakfast will take place on November 9, 2015 at the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation headquarters, 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 140, Largo, MD from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
"In our meetings with business leaders from around Prince George's County, we have found three areas that are most in demand by our small businesses: contract opportunities, capital and financing, and more customers to serve," said EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman. "This partnership with the Chamber of Commerce allows the EDC to leverage its relationships with top officials at the local, state and federal levels to make smallbusinesses in Prince George's County big businesses."
Co-sponsored by BLE Executive and Virtual Office Suites in Upper Marlboro, MD and Eight O'Clock Coffee in Landover, MD, the 'Connections for Success' panel series is aimed at growing Prince George's County's more than 16,000 small businesses by connecting them to contracts, capital and customers. 
"The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce is delighted to partner with the Prince George's Economic Development Corporation to present this significant opportunity to our small business community," said Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David Harrington. "This joint venture will also provide great networking and learning about opportunities in Prince George's County for small businesses to listen and learn as the panelists explain how to do business with them."
The 'Connections for Success' panel series will continue in January 2016 with a forum addressing access to capital and  a third forum in March that will discuss how businesses can better connect with its customers.
Free admission and parking and breakfast will be provided. All attendees for these exclusive events must RSVP to Crystal Ballard (cballard@co.pg.md.us) at 301-583-4650. Attendees must come prepared to do business with their capability statements.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Toni Miles (tmiles@pgcedc.com) or 301-583-4604.