Business Opportunity Open House
District hosts open house for small businesses
By Dave Palmer
LOS ANGELES -- More than 100 small-business owners attended a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District open house to meet division chiefs and project managers Nov. 9.
The public and members of the Los Angeles County Post of the Society of American Military Engineers were invited to the open house during a small business forum and monthly meeting held the day prior.
"The open house was a very successful venture for both the Corps and outside contractors who were inquisitive to Corps working structure and functionality with the local communities and sponsors (City, County and State agencies)," said Ed Louie, project manager, Civil Works Branch.
The open house took place in the District's primary conference room and adjoining Emergency Operations Center. Project managers and division chiefs had various project and program displays and were available for face-to-face discussions.
"Many of the contractors were provided with brochures of the various interdisciplinary branches of the Corps," added Louie. "All were very appreciative of Col. Toy's (District Commander Col. Mark Toy) invitation to the open house and for the Corps representatives time to assist with answering many of the contractor's questions. This is indicative with our motto: 'Building Strong and Taking Care of People.'"