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South Florida businesses that are small, or owned by women or members of minority groups will have the chance to make strategic business contacts and maybe score a contract or two if they participate in the Office Depot hosted Matchmaker in Boca Raton ,Wednesday, March 9. Scheduled in conjunction with the Enterprising Women Annual Woman of the Year Celebration, Heidi Galloway, analyst for the district Office of Diversity in Business Practices said the Matchmaker runs from 12:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and the Palm Beach County Schools will be among dozens of other South Florida agencies and businesses expected to participate. “Each business or vendor representative gets a 15 minute session with us to determine whether there are any current or future business opportunities with the school system that might be a good match,” she stated.

The session is preceded by a luncheon and corporate panel discussing the merits and advantages of participating in matchmaker activities. The district continues to pursue its vision of a community of businesses –including small and minority-owned businesses—that are aware of procurement opportunities in the cross section of goods, services, construction, and commodities utilized by the public schools.

For more details, contact Michelle Andrewin, director, 561-434-8508 or email

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