MERCED - The University of California, Merced, will host a "Building Local Partnerships" event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Boys & Girls Club in Merced.
Sponsored by The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce, "Building Local Partnerships" will teach visitors how to do business with Merced public agencies and institutions while meeting purchasing representatives from UC Merced, City of Merced, County of Merced, Merced College, Merced County Office of Education and the Merced Union High School District.
Also, a UC Merced Small Business Development Center consultant will be available for free general business consulting and technical assistance. The SBDC Regional Network assists Central California's entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing one-on-one consulting, small business training and research.
There will be presentations from each of the institutions at 9 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer segment. Attendees will then be free to visit each of the agency tables, meeting the purchasing representatives directly.
You can pre-register at https://intelforms.ucmerced.edu/Form.aspx?id=94 
There is no charge for entry, and a continental breakfast will be provided.