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CATS Hosting Business Opportunity Symposium

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jean Leier (704) 432-0496

CATS HOSTING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SYMPOSIUM

Charlotte, N.C., September 23, 2011 — The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is proud to provide opportunities for businesses to create local jobs through the advancement of transit projects. CATS also seeks to create an environment that gives small and socially or economically challenged local businesses the opportunity to compete for publicly funded contracts by participating in the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs.

CATS invites all interested businesses to a free information session on Thursday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Chamber Room of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, located at 600 East Fourth Street in Charlotte. Sessions include:
• What are CATS future business opportunities?
• Navigating the Federal Regulations
• Am I a SBE or DBE? How do I become a SBE or DBE?
• Getting the Business: Bidding, Contracting and other hoops I have to go through!
• Meet and Greet for Prime and Sub-Contractors

"As the major provider of public transportation to Charlotte and the surrounding region, CATS relies on the communities we serve to build and operate our services every day. By working together, we can all keep our communities moving in the right direction," said Carolyn Flowers, CATS CEO. "We hope businesses take advantage of this opportunity and future workshops that CATS provides." To register for the business symposium, click here. To learn more about CATS and its services, call 704-336-7433 or visit us on the web at www.ridetransit.org.

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