June 19, 2016
San Diego Unified Releases Latest Numbers On Its Outreach to Local Small Emerging Businesses at Sixth Annual Construction Expo
WHAT: During the first half of 2016, over 43 percent of all San Diego Unified School District's construction contracts were awarded to local emerging business enterprises.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Speakers include Board of Education President Mike McQuary, Superintendent Cindy Marten, and Mike Bilodeau, CEO, IO Environmental & Infrastructure. Bilodeau is a disabled-veteran business owner who is participating in the school district's Business Outreach Program, and has a contract to work on district projects.
CONSTRUCTION EXPO: The district is hosting its 2016 Construction Expo to give local, small business owners an opportunity to meet and talk with the district staff who oversee the design and construction of school facilities, and those who contract/procure products and services. Approximately 300 construction industry contractors are expected to attend the district's sixth annual expo, which will feature more than 50 exhibitors representing the school district, county agencies, professional organizations, local general contractors and consulting firms.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 20; Press conference--8:45 a.m.; Expo--9 a.m.-1p.m.
WHERE: Kearny High School's Stanley Foster School of Engineering, Innovation and Design (formerly Construction Tech Academy), 7651 Wellington Street, San Diego, CA 92111
OTHER SPEAKERS: In addition to the speakers at the press conference, Lee Dulgeroff, chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer for San Diego Unified School District, and Karen Linehan, manager of the district's Business Outreach Program, will be available for interviews.
PHOTOS/VISUALS: Approximately 50 displays, workshop for attendees, attendees networking with industry/agency representatives
CONTACT: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Facilities Communications Supervisor, 619-546-3378, email@example.com
Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
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