LOGCOM presenting business trade show

ALBANY, Ga. -- Today and Friday, a crowd of business representatives and agencies is expected to be at the Albany Civic Center for the Marine Corps Logistics Command's second Small Business Trade Show.

The event will be conducted 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday. It is being held in partnership with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

The idea is to give business leaders an opportunity to learn how to work with Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, which is one of the region's primary economic engines.

"The Small Business Trade Show is designed to increase awareness of and exposure to local vendors interested in doing business with the federal government," a news release sent out by MCLB-Albany on Wednesday stated. "It provides a venue for vendors to network and exhibit their products and services."

The first day of the expo will feature exhibits from more than 100 small and large businesses and local, state and government agencies. On Friday, there will be multiple breakout sessions covering subjects such as "Acquisition Courses for Contractors," "DLA Internet Bid Board System" and "Doing Business with Marine Corps Systems Command."

Last year's event had more than 300 attendees and 92 separate exhibits. Before that, a trade show of this kind had not been hosted in more than a decade by LOGCOM.