Aug. 16 seminar explains how to do business with Orange County government

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:45

    Goshen — Each year, Orange County government buys more than $230 million in goods and services. But for many local businesses, the prospect of getting a piece of that pie seems beyond reach. A seminar titled "How to Do Business with Orange County" will help local businesses gain a better understanding of the county's procurement needs, procedures, and guidelines. It will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Orange County Emergency Services Center at 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen. Speakers will include James Burpoe, Orange County Commissioner of General Services; Ruth Luis, Orange County Director of Compliance; Michael Morris, Orange County Director of Risk Management; and a representative from the Orange County Attorney's office. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet the county officials who play a key role in the process of procuring goods and services for the county. Legal, insurance, contract, and compliance issues will also be discussed. "The Chamber is committed to helping our local businesses thrive," said Dr. John D'Ambrosio, president of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. "When business can be done locally, it's good for the entire community. I encourage Chamber members to make their reservation today for the seminar." The seminar is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 457-9700.