NBDC’s Meet the Buyers Conference Set for April 19-20, Yields Opportunities

The Meet the Buyers conference, sponsored by the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC, nbdc.unomaha.edu), gives business owners and their leadership unique opportunities to present products and services to local, state, and federal agencies; prime contractors; and other businesses. The annual conference will begin with a virtual event on April 19, followed by an in-person event April 20 at the Thompson Alumni Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, 6705 Dodge St.

Kelly Tvrdy Benes is the founder and CEO of Shadow Tool Systems. Her company has created the Shadow Tool Staging System product lines that revolutionize tool accessibility and control in order to reduce physical strain and increase workflow for mechanics in a variety of industries. Benes has attended a Meet the Buyers conference, where she received feedback from potential buyers.

“It has led to preliminary talks with one large company,” she said. “I also talked with others attending the conference and made connections with a government sales team. Overall, the conference was well worth my time.”

Agencies participating in the conference include Kiewit, Union Pacific, The Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Nebraska Procurement, and many more. For more information, contact NBDC Consultant Daniel Kuchar at dckuchar@unomaha.edu / (402) 554-6270.

The Nebraska Business Development Center began as one of eight University Business Development Centers in 1977 and has grown to a platform of services and programs that support business development and growth across Nebraska. To learn more about NBDC, visit nbdc.unomaha.edu.