July 20, 2024

Successful UMW/MWHC Outreach Event

The University of Mary Washington (UMW), in collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) and the City of Fredericksburg, hosted a ‘How to do Business’ seminar on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in the Anderson Center.  The seminar was attended by approximate 170 vendors and business partners and focused on providing interested businesses with the tools and resources needed to gain contracts with UMW and MWHC.

The event participants included representatives from the UMW Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Virginia e-Procurement (eVA), the Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA).  After presentations from Alan Edwards – MWHC VP for Supply Chain Solutions, Erma Baker – UMW Assistant VP for Business Services & CPO and Gary Hobson – UMW Capital Outlay Director, attendees were allowed to ask questions of representatives from each division in a breakout session.  Additionally, the SBDC assisted any vendor who was interested in starting their application to be eVA or DMBE registered. 

The ‘How to do Business’ seminar is the first collaborative outreach event of the current fiscal year and the UMW Procurement Services department plans to continue outreach to the community and available small local vendors.    

Free Lance-Star Article: http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2012/10/16/umw-hospital-groom-partners/ 

UMW Procurement Services
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About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.