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09/30/2009

Super Bowl committee sets contracting workshop for Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- A workshop to help businesses owned by women or minorities get involved in the 2011 Super Bowl is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Round Up Inn in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall, 3401 Lancaster Ave.

The workshop, sponsored by the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, is designed to provide information to business owners who plan to bid on contracts related to the Super Bowl, which will be at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in February 2011.

The National Football League says that 130 minority- and women-owned businesses were awarded roughly $4 million in contracts related to last year’s Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla.

"This is a great opportunity for those minority- and women-owned businesses interested in bidding on Super Bowl-related contracts to learn about the process," Robbie Douglas, the Host Committee’s director of business development, said in a news release.

"As we've said before, the Host Committee's number one goal is to ensure that everyone in the North Texas business community knows about the Emerging Business Program. "We can’t promise anyone a contract, but we can work to ensure that information saturates North Texas and every North Texas business understands how to participate.

"This is a great way to open that dialogue.”

The Fort Worth workshop, titled “The Game Plan,” will focus on:

  • Background information and an NFL overview of the Emerging Business Program.
  • Presentations by co-chairs of the Emerging Business Program.
  • An overview of Super Bowl XLV.
  • An overview of the process for North Texas.
  • A presentation from certification agencies.

Workshops will also be held in Arlington and Dallas at later dates. To register, or for more information about the program, go to northtexassuperbowl.com/emergingbusiness.

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