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SOU TA 8F <br /> � G <br /> z s <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> October 1, 2012 <br /> Contact: Debra Johnson, Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-5853 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND TO HOST MINORITY& WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS <br /> OUTREACH PROGRAM <br /> "Breaking Down Barriers Event"to be Held at Century Center <br /> SOUTH BEND Mayor Pete Buttigieg, along with the Common Council, the Diversity <br /> Utilization Board, and Trinal, hie., will host the inaugural Minority and Women-Owned <br /> Business (MBE/WBE) Outreach Program on Thursday, October 18. The program will <br /> take place at the Century Center at 120 South Saint Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601, <br /> from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. <br /> "This is an opportunity for the City to widen the net for potential bids and contracts with <br /> minority and women-owned businesses," said Mayor Buttigieg. "My administration <br /> continues to seek out opportunities to increase and improve diversity within the City." <br /> The program seeks to identify and include more minority and women-owned businesses <br /> in contracting and procurement opportunities with the City, in addition to bringing <br /> awareness of projects and procurement of goods and services typically purchased by the <br /> City. The event is open to all minority and women-owned businesses in St. Joseph <br /> County. Representatives from various city departments will be available for business <br /> owners to speak to and receive information about departmental projects and programs. <br /> These departments include: <br /> • Building Department <br /> • Legal Department <br /> • Department of Public Works <br /> • Police Department <br /> • Fire Department <br /> • Department of Code Enforcement <br /> • Streets Department <br /> • Parks &Recreation Department <br /> • Water Works <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 • FAx 574/235-9892 <br />