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CCWA Hosting Small Local Business Social Mixer November 14

Morrow, Georgia – – Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is offering small local businesses the opportunity to network and learn more about CCWA procurement opportunities during its Small Local Business Enterprise Program’s annual Social Mixer on Thursday, November 14 from 6 – 8 p.m.

The mixer will be held at CCWA’s Marie Barber Community Use Room at 1600 Battle Creek Road in Morrow.  Participants must register for the mixer. To register, click here, email ccwa_slbe_program@ccwa.us, visit CCWA’s web site, www.ccwa.us or call 770.960.5880.

This event provides guests the opportunity to learn more about the goods and services CCWA purchases; a forum for small businesses to meet and form relationships with larger firms, preparing both entities for future opportunities to do business together and a casual setting for large businesses to meet qualified, small local businesses that can potentially add value to teams as a certified SLBE.

CCWA’s SLBE Program has 324 certified firms. In the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 (May – July), CCWA spent $3.86 million with its certified firms. This in an increase over the $2.96 million spent with certified firms during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018. CCWA spent $12.5 million with its certified SLBE firms during Fiscal Year 2018 and is on track to surpass that in Fiscal Year 2019.

“Our SLBE Program is another valuable outreach tool for CCWA that allows us to grow our investment in and support of our community,” adds CCWA General Manager Bernard Franks. “We like to see our local businesses grow and prosper.”

CCWA’s Small Local Business Program is open to small firms locally based inside Clayton County or locally based in Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale and Spalding. CCWA’s SLBE Program provides an additional race and gender-neutral tool for the Authority to use in its efforts to ensure that all segments of the local business community have a reasonable and significant opportunity to participate in CCWA contracting.