Upcoming Meetings and Events

2020 Diversity Outreach Event (Sponsors click "Register Now", Business Attendees register for FREE using link below)


March 05, 2020
8:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST
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Overcoming Believers Church
120 S. Bell Street
Knoxville, TN 37915

This event provides the unique opportunity for minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and small businesses to interact with local government employees who make small purchases (purchases not requiring bids) for their departments.   Participating departments include Agriculture, EMS, Engineering, Facility Services, Fleet, Health Department, Information Technology, Library, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and many others.  Businesses will also be able to network with local government purchasing officers and business resource agencies.  

Event Sponsors, to date:  Blount County Government, City of Knoxville, Knox County Government, Knoxville Utilities Board, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Tennessee Board of Regents, The Public Building Authority of Knox County & the City of Knoxville, The University of Tennessee (Government agencies needing to make their sponsorship payment may do so by clicking the “Register Now” button below.)

Quick and easy online registration for businesses attending the event will open on January 27, 2020. Please use the link below to register for free:


Alan Jones of Metro Knoxville Airport Authority interacts with vendors at the Diversity Business Outreach Event in 2019 Event.



$250.00 Agency Ticket