2012 Kansas Business Matchmaker

Wichita, Kansas
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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2012 Kansas Business Matchmaker

2012 Kansas Business Matchmaker
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)

WSU Metroplex
5015 E 29th Street North
Wichita, Kansas 67220
United States

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Kansas Business Matchmaker 2012 brings buyers and small business suppliers together for pre-matched one-on-one meetings in a 1 day conference!

Small Business Suppliers pre-register for the event, using their company NAICS codes, and are pre-matched with registered buyers for 10 minute meetings.  There is a $35 registration fee per supplier.

Buyers register ahead of time and list the types of products and services they need.  There is no charge for a buyer.

Educational sessions designed with the needs of small business run concurrently throughout the day.  Those interested may attend for a $35 registration fee. Registered Buyers and Small Business Suppliers attend as part of their registration.

Registration includes lunch and educational sessions.

Keynote Address by Phil Ruffin, The Ruffin Companies

Phil Ruffin and The Ruffin Companies represent diverse real estate, lodging, manufacturing, energy, and retail enterprises, employ more than 5,000 people across the country and is 100 percent owned by Ruffin as the sole stockholder.

Ruffin started his business in 1959 with one convenience store.  His diverse business career has run the gamut from owning a dairy, a bank, and more than 4 million square feet of commercial real estate.

He owns Harper Trucks, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheel hand trucks, the Wichita Greyhound Park, the Pittsburg, Kansas Camptown greyhound park - in which he hopes to have slot machines in both tracks next year, and Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Ruffin and Donald Trump formed a joint venture to build the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas.

To read Mr. Ruffin's complete biography, click here.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Credit card payment only.

    • $35 registration fee per supplier registrant.
    • $35 registration fee per conference attendee (not supplier or buyer).
    • Free registration for buyers and speakers.

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Cosponsorship Authorization #12-0767-85. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services or any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondicriminatory basis.

Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance Contact Marcia Stevens, Regional Director, KSBDC Wichita State University, 316-978-6621.

The www.KansasBizMatch.com web site is provided as a public service under Cosponsorship Authorization# 12-0767-85. It is not an official U.S. government web site and may contain links to non-U.S. government information. Inclusion of such links does not constitute or imply endorsement by SBA. SBA is not responsible for the content, accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of linked information. Please use caution when considering a product, service or opinion offered by a linked web site.

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