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Michigan’s Great Southwest Buyer’s Summit October 8, 2015

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:00 am

(August 12, 2015- Benton Harbor, MI) Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien County’s premiere economic development organization in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), a public-private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is hosting Michigan’s Great Southwest Buyer’s Summit on October 8, 2015 at the Inn at Harbor Shores.

The invitation-only summit connects buyers representing companies in Michigan’s Great Southwest with Michigan-based suppliers. The buyer’s summit is a targeted experience aimed at helping Michigan-based procurement teams meets price-competitive, quality-driven Michigan suppliers to satisfy current and future needs.

Businesses who will be meeting with suppliers at this summit represent defense, education, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing disciplines. During the event buyers will be active in securing solutions for a variety of their specific needs as they meet face-to-face with potential suppliers.

“Strengthening our state’s supply chain by pairing buyers with suppliers in this format is a great opportunity for keeping the dollars within the State of Michigan,” said Greg Vaughn, Chief Operating Officer and VP, Business Development at Cornerstone Alliance. “We want Berrien County businesses to minimize procurement costs, as they meet and develop relationships with Michigan-based suppliers. We are delighted to facilitate these matchmaking introductions through this event.”

The Cornerstone Alliance Business Development team has secured the needs of the buyers. The PMBC team has now opened the application to suppliers throughout Michigan. Suppliers are encouraged to complete an online application here. Applications are being accepted through September 6, 2015.

Supplier applications will be reviewed by the PMBC team, and matched up to the buyer companies’ needs. Those supplier companies that meet the procurement criteria will receive an invitation from PMBC in mid to late September.

For more information, please contact Cornerstone Alliance at 269.925.6100 or via email at [email protected].

About Cornerstone Alliance

Cornerstone Alliance is a non-profit, investor-governed, economic development organization primarily focused on increasing employment opportunities, private sector capital investments and the local tax base in Michigan’s Great Southwest; with specialized business services offered in economically distressed areas.