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Making the UF Bookstore Your Customer!

Do you have a creative product you think would market great to the university’s bookstore? Attend this workshop to learn the steps to make the UF Bookstore your customer!

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

Identifying Your Target Market

As a business owner, are you confident that you have identified your target market? If you are unsure or looking to make some changes, this is a session you do not want to miss!

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

“Mastering the Bid Proposal Process”

Participating in a bid proposal process can be intimidating for small business owners, especially if you are unsure what to do. Be sure to attend this workshop to learn how to effectively respond to the different types of bids.

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

“How to Successfully Deal with Personal & Organizational Change”

As the rules for succeeding in business and life continue to change, the methods we use as leaders must change also. To win at the “game” we must make sure the set of rules we are using remain applicable.

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

2019 Exhibitor & Advertising Guide

Exhibitor Levels

$10,000
Platinum

  • Meeting space to conduct workshop/session during event
  • Premium exhibit space at Vendor Opportunity Fair (dependent on space availability and discretion of event committee)
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor (inclusion in program)
  • Reserved seating during luncheon
  • Opportunity to play a brief video about the company during the luncheon
  • Electronic Display of company Logo during all activities (excluding breakout workshops)
  • Marketing Support (recognition on all materials including website, signage, printed materials, etc.)
  • Opportunity to include items in seating and/ or bags
  • Social Media Posts
  • Ten (10) Conference Registrations (includes access to all activities)

$5,000
Gold Exhibitor

  • Meeting space to conduct workshop/session during (second day)
  • Premium exhibit space at Vendor Opportunity Fair (dependent on space availability and discretion of event committee)
  • Electronic Display of company logo during all activities (excluding breakout workshops)
  • Marketing Support (recognition on all materials including website, signage, printed materials, etc.)
  • Opportunity to include items in seating and/ or bags
  • Social Media Posts
  • Ten (10) Conference Registrations (includes access to all activities)

$2,500
Silver Exhibitor

  • 6’ Table Top Exhibit at Vendor Opportunity Fair
  • Electronic Display of company logo during all activities (excluding breakout workshops)
  • Marketing Support (recognition on all materials including website, signage, printed materials, etc.)
  • Opportunity to include items in seating and/ or bags
  • Social Media Posts
  • Five (5) Conference Registrations (includes access to all activities)

 $1,500
Bronze Exhibitor

  • 6’ Table Top Exhibit at Vendor Opportunity Fair
  • Electronic Display of company logo during the all activities (excluding breakout workshops)
  • Marketing Support (recognition on all materials including website, signage, printed materials, etc.)
  • Social Media Posts
  • Two (2) Conference Registrations (includes access to all activities)

Other

Associate/Large Business – $1,000
Small Business Exhibitor – $100
Government Agency Exhibitor – $100

Includes: Standard exhibit booth (6′ skirted table display) in ballroom or foyer (depending on availability) and two (2) Conference Registrations

*Additional registrants with exhibitors may attend the vendor fair for free, but meal tickets must be purchased separately.

Cooking With UF: Connecting with UF’s Growing Catering Program!

Are you a caterer or food/beverage provider interested in making UF your customer? Do you know what’s required to be an approved caterer at the gator nation? Register today to learn the steps & strategies to make that happen! For more details, go to: sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu/initiatives/monthly-workshops.

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

Preconstruction Meet & Greet Event

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) and HCA are currently seeking bids from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the Orange Park Medical Center Kitchen/Central Energy Plant Expansion and the South Tower Vertical Expansion Jacksonville, Florida and other surrounding area businesses are invited to attend a pre-construction Meet & Greet to learn more about opportunites associated with these two upcoming projects.

Orange Park Medical Center Kitchen / Central Energy Plant Expansion
The project consists of approximately 6,300 SF of new kitchen/dining space, 8,700 SF of kitchen/dining renovations, and upgrades and additions to the central energy plant.

Scope of work includes selective demolition / concrete, masonry / structural steel / joint selants / waterproofing / roofing / spray fireproofing / firestopping / doors / hardware / storefront and glazing / drywall/framing/EIFS / acoustical ceilings / painting / flooring / miscellaneous specialties / signage / casework / fire sprinklers / test and balance / access control / sitework / and landscape / irrigation.
Orange Park Medical Center South Tower Vertical Expansion
The project consists of approximately 89,000 SF of new patient tower construction and 6,700 SF of major/minor renovations to existing spaces.
Scope of work includes selective demolition / deep foundations / concrete / structural steel / waterproofing / roofing / spray fireproofing / firestopping / doors / hardware / storefront and glazing / overhead doors and security grilles / drywall/framing / acoustical ceilings / painting / flooring / miscellaneous specialties / signage / casework / fire sprinklers / test and balance / access control / sitework / and landscape / irrigation.

WHAT: Preconstruction Meet & Greet Event
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: Orange Park Medical Center
2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
Classroom C

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) and HCA are strongly commited to the development and implementation of initiatives which promote the inclusion of all local construction related businesses with an emphassis on minority and women-owned enterprise firms. Please join us at the Preconstruction Meet & Greet to explore more opportunities.

For information regarding the aforementioned projects, please contact:
David Lowe, Chief Estimator at (352) 333-9292; Email: David.Lowe@cppi.com

To RSVP for the upcoming Meet & Greet, please contact:
Markesia Akinbami at (770) 722-1622; Email: markesia@ducereconstruction.com

How to Successfully Contract with UF!

Interested in being a contracted vendor with the University of Florida? Learn key information and the steps necessary to be successful.

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

Effective Communication for Small Businesses

Effective communication is vital to having a growing business. Learn the key tools how to communicate effectively to take your business to the next level.

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.

REGISTER HERE!

2018 Mentor Protege Program Graduation

Designed to facilitate effective working relationships between mature established companies and emerging small businesses, the University of Florida Mentor Protégé Program has seen a growing number of participants.  Since the onset of the program in 2008, approximately 67 firms have graduated, including our recent class of 2018.  As one of many offerings for the small business community, the objective of this program is to increase the pool of availability and qualified small businesses seeking opportunities with the University of Florida.  In doing so, this initiative will foster increased business development and contribute to the economic advancement of the community resulting from small business mentorship. All of our mentors have participated in our program from previous years and/or have grown from being protégés to becoming mentors to emerging businesses. We are proud to note that our program attracts companies within various industries such as leadership consulting, branding, catering, construction and technology, with proven mentors who are more than capable to provide the quality insight and guidance necessary for success.  Each year, we anticipate connecting with small businesses throughout the state as these entities continue to grow, only seeking opportunities like our program to help them along the way.

So, it is with great pleasure we extend a hearty congratulations to our recent 2018 Mentor Protégé Program graduates! We wish them the best in all of their endeavors as they capitalize on the knowledge gained from this program.

Take a look at the photos from this year’s graduation here!