City and Partnering Organizations to Host 
2012 Business Summit & Showcase


The City of Lake Charles and partnering organizations will host the 2012 Business Summit and Showcase on Thursday, November 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Contraband Room and Mezzanine, 2nd floor, Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr.


Said Esther Vincent, Director of Community Development and Services:

"Included in the program will be a general session with speakers from city, parish, state, and federal offices.  Session workshops will address the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, Procurement and Contracts, Title VI, and many other items pertaining to procedures and processes of doing business with the participating organizations. 


"The Showcase will feature booth displays that will draw attention to federal and local projects that require bidding by contractors and small businesses."


The program will have answers to such questions as: What is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), how do you become certified, and what opportunities are afforded to contractors?


Partnering organizations with the City of Lake Charles include: Chennault International Airport; Kazette Enterprises, Inc.; Calcasieu Parish Police Jury; State of Louisiana; Lake Charles Regional Airport; Lake Charles North Redevelopment Authority; Christus Health; Lake Area Industry Alliance; SWLA Economic Development Alliance; and the Port of Lake Charles.


For more information, please contact Esther Vincent, Director of Community Development and Services, City of Lake Charles, (337) - 491-1440.



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The City of Lake Charles fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.   For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see the City of Lake Charles website-  or call the Mayor's Action Line at (337) 491-1346, or contact the appropriate Department Head, or call the Title VI coordinator at (337) 491-1440.