Events 2014

Quarterly Meeting Location:

Lions Club of San Diego
310 Market Street
San Diego, CA  92101
Click here for driving directions

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 - General and Board Meeting

Registration is now close!  Walk-ins welcome subject to space availability.  At door registration fee is $30 per person.

Small Business Presenters:

Mary Barnett, Another Brilliant Idea
Joe Halsted, GET Engineering
Joe Gardeski, Marcel Electronics International

Large Business Presenter:

Rochelle Lowe, Manager, Small Business Compliance
Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO)
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Interested in our Small Business Presentation?  Please download form here.

Past Events:

Wednesday, September 10 - General Meeting and Board Meeting is sponsored by TCR Services.  To learn more about TCR Services, click on logo below or go to

Meet Our Guest Speakers:
Alma D. Bañuelos, Business Outreach Coordinator, San Diego Unified School District, Facilities Planning & Construction
Summer Sepulveda, Community Development & Liaison Coordinator, WBEC-West

Small Business Presenters:
Coming Soon...

Interested in our Small Business Presentation?  Please download form here.


Wednesday, September 24 - 2014 Operation Opportunity - "Keys to Contracts"


    Small Business Attendee - $40 -
(Walk-ins Available)
    Small Business Exhibitor (NEW) - $85 - SOLD OUT!
     (Small Business Opportunity Fair tabletops is only available to Small Businesses.  Registration includes one
     tabletop, one booth staff, continental breakfast buffet and free parking).

    SDSDC Members -  $60 -
(Walk-ins Available)

    SDSDC Member Government & Support Organization - Complimentary - SOLD OUT!

     (ONLY SDSDC Member Government Agencies & Support Organization can register in this category)

     Government Attendee - FREE - Closed

     Community Partners (ATTENDEE ONLY) - $30
- (Walk-ins Available.  You have to be a NON-PROFIT
     organization to qualify in this category) 

***For hotel lodging needs, book your room at

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters!

Workshop Presenters

2014 Enhancements:

1. Education - Panel discussion among successful suppliers sharing their journey to contracts with Q&A from the audience

2. Connections - Roundtable Business Matchmaking to identify buying needs between suppliers and corporate/public agencies

3. Small Business Opportunity Fair allowing suppliers to highlight their products or services to corporations, agencies and other business owners

Event Schedule:

8:00 am-12:00 pm - Registration Opens

9:00 am-10:30 am - Workshop
How Effective Research and Marketing Can Lead to Contracts
Uncover strategies and tactics for corporate and government contracting during the workshop.

10:30 am-1:00 pm - Small Business Opportunity Fair

Begin and strengthen relationships with Small Businesses, Government Agencies and Community Partners  during the Operation Opportunity Fair

10:30 am-12:00 pm - Matchmaking
Hosted by WBEC-West
Connect with over 30 corporate, federal and local government agencies who are currently sourcing for your product or service in the Operation Opportunity Business Matchmaking Roundtable.

Operation Opportunity Business Matchmaking Roundtable event will give vendors the chance to connect with corporations and agencies. MATCHMAKER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5:00 PM, September 17, 2014 To be eligible for to participate in up to 6, twelve minute rotations with corporate and agency representatives, please sign up at  ALL MATCHMAKERS WILL BE PRESCHEDULED!

Matchmaking appointment will be sent out after September 20, 2014. Business Matchmaking meetings are not guaranteed and scheduled based on current corporate sourcing needs. Please click flyer below to see  participating agencies and corporations.

Download Documents:
Matchmaking Instructions
Operation Opportunity Event Flyer

Press Release

Watch the 60 minute 7 Keys to Successful Matchmaking Webinar hosted by Verizon by clicking the image below.

                                                        Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsor:

San Diego Supplier Development Council . P.O. Box 1331 . Solana Beach, CA 92075

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