Diversity Business Expo

Purchasing Agent

Penny Owens
[email protected]
(865) 215-2070

400 Main St., Room 667
Knoxville, TN 37902

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ETPA event The East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA), would like to invite you to attend the 5th Annual Diversity Business Expo.

The event is Free, and will be held on March 7, from 8:00 to 11:30, at the Bridgewater Event Center, located at 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923.

We are happy to be returning to an in-person format.

Why is this important. This expo looks to introduce and connect ETPA agencies, their department decision makers and our community resource partners to diverse businesses. Procurement representatives and supplier diversity advocates from twelve different public agencies who share the objective of purchasing from DBEs in an equitable and inclusive manner.

The twelve agencies represented include Blount County, City of Chattanooga, City of Knoxville, Hamilton County, Hamilton County Schools, Knox County, Knoxville Utilities Board, Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, Public Building Authority, Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee system.

This year, we're thrilled to offer the Credit for Small Business Workshop, facilitated by John Nolan, Manager of Community and Business Development for Y-12 Federal Credit Union. John understands the psychology of financial education and can advise DBEs on how to achieve optimal financial success. The workshop will be held at 9:00 a.m. and repeated at 10:15.

Eventbrite registration HERE