300 small businesses attend ‘procurement academy’

More than 300 small businesses attended a “procurement academy ” and resource fair at Nassau Community College Thursday to learn how to do business with Las Vegas Sands at its proposed $4 billion casino/entertainment resort for the Nassau Coliseum property in Uniondale.

At the event, Norbert Riezler, vice president and chief procurement officer for Sands Corp., offered insights for those hoping to secure contracts with the organization. Experts were also on hand to discuss MWBE certification and other resources available for small businesses.

Frank Camarano Jr., president of the Chambers of Commerce,  said in a statement that the academy provided a “critical opportunity for Long Island businesses to capitalize on this once-in-a-lifetime development in our region.”

“Preparation is key for these small businesses – and we want to ensure that when the project moves forward, none of our local…

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