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September 19, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

“Making the UF Bookstore”  – Do you have a creative product you think would market great to the university’s bookstore? Attend this workshop to learn the steps to make the UF Bookstore your customer! For more details, visit here.

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Past events

Small Business Bus Tour

August 14, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

In our efforts to create greater connectivity between the protégés and opportunities with UF, we are visiting projects around town. This tour will be used to highlight UF projects and give you an up close look at projects, potential opportunities and points of contact. Take a look at last year’s event here: www.flickr.com/photos/146549925@N08/albums/72157700009890905

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Getting Paid with UF!

July 18, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

As the rules for succeeding in business and life continue to change, the methods we use as leaders must change also. To win at the “game” we must make sure the set of rules we are using remain applicable. For more details, visit sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu/initiatives/monthly-workshops.

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Effective Communication for Small Businesses

June 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

Effective communication is vital to having a growing business. Learn the key tools how to communicate effectively to take your business to the next level. Find out more: https://sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu/initiatives/monthly-workshops/

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UF Campus Dining

May 23, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus, 2046 NE Waldo Road, Suite 3201, Gainesville, FL 32609

Are you a caterer or food/beverage provider interested in making UF your customer? Do you know what’s required to be an approved caterer at the gator nation? Register today to learn the steps & strategies to make that happen! For more details, go to: sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu/initiatives/monthly-workshops.

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Small Biz Vendor Fair

May 2, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

University of Florida - Reitz Union

Every Purchasing Decision Counts! Come out and meet UF’s small & diverse businesses that service you… all in ONE place! Make an impact on the small & diverse business community TODAY! Find out more: https://sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu/initiatives/annual-vendor-opportunity-fair/

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Showcase Social

April 3, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Reitz Union Breezeway

The annual Sustainability Showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Reitz Union tabling area. This event will feature a wide range of student and community organizations, interactive activities, games, giveaways and more. Find out more: sustainable.ufl.edu/news-events/events/2019-campus-earth-week/sustainable-art-competition

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Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange

March 1, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

University of Florida - Reitz Union

Small Business Owners: Looking to Connect with Local & State Agencies? This is an event you don’t want to miss! Registration and additional details here. Download Event Flyer (PDF)

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How to Successfully Contract w UF

February 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

Interested in being a contracted vendor with the University of Florida? Learn key information and the steps to be successful. For more details, visit here.

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How Small Biz Can Connect

January 17, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

Are you a small business interested in making UF your customer? Then this is the workshop for you! Come learn about UF departments and the necessary tools to accomplish your goals with the university. For more details, click here.

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SBVDR Bus Tour

August 15, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Mentor-Protégé Program facilitates working relationships between established companies and emerging small and diverse businesses.

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SBVDR event

July 26, 2018, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

Becoming a vendor at the University of Florida can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to do business with the university so that you can be a successful vendor.

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July 24, 2018

O'Connell Center

Group tickets are available to all UF faculty and staff members starting at $19 per ticket

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SBVDR resources event

June 28, 2018, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 - Rm 105

Come learn about the many resources available in Gainesville to help small business owners.

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May 2, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:00 am

Reitz Student Union, Gainesville, FL 32603, USA

The UF Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations Small Business Opportunity Fair is an all-day event designed to provide the small, minority and women-owned business community with information for success, business growth and sustainability. Since its inception, this event has grown to become one of the most anticipated events for area business professionals each year, […]

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April 25, 2018, 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Stephen C O'Connell Center Parking Lot

Join Sustainable UF Wednesday, April 25 for our Spring Collection Day! This event makes it easy and convenient to get rid of unwanted household items, clothing, hazardous waste, old electronics, furniture, appliances, and non-perishable food items. Usable items will be donated for use in the community, and damaged goods, hazardous waste, and electronic equipment will […]

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April 14, 2017

Join Sustainable UF Wednesday, April 14 2017 for our Spring Collection Day! This event makes it easy and convenient to get rid of unwanted household items, clothing, hazardous waste, old electronics, furniture, appliances, and non-perishable food items. Usable items will be donated for use in the community, and damaged goods, hazardous waste, and electronic equipment […]

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