WHAT: Annual State Agency Recognition Awards

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, November 9th at 9 a.m. at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA.

SUMMARY: The state of California purchases approximately $8 billion annually in goods and services, construction and public works to serve the people of California. The State Agency Recognition Awards honor state departments and state employees for their efforts to increase contracting opportunities for the engine of the state’s economy – small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises.

Speakers/presenters include Anna Caballero, Secretary, CA State & Consumer Services Agency; Larry Gonzales, Undersecretary, CA Department of Veterans Affairs; David Freitas, Governor's Office of Economic Development; Jim Butler, CA Department of General Services.

Several business owners will be in attendance to share their success stories about contracting with state government agencies.