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Business owners will learn how to do business with Metro by attending its free vendor workshops this fall. 

 Metro to host vendor workshops this fall

CINCINNATI – Business owners will learn how to do business with Metro by attending its free vendor workshops this fall.

In partnering with the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Metro’s Procurement Department is presenting two training sessions to meet the needs of interested vendors.

The first training session, “Responding to an Invitation for Bids (IFB)”, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3. The second training session, “Responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP)” is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2. Both sessions are free, one-hour workshops at the Interact for Health Conference Facility (Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500). Programs begin at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Space is limited at each session and RSVPs are required. Please visit or contact Terri Stevens at for more information.

“This is the first of many projects that demonstrate SORTA’s strong commitment to supplier diversity,” said Jason Dunn, SORTA Board Chair. “This training and future events will promote inclusion to all business owners in Greater Cincinnati.”

“Metro purchases a wide variety of goods and services from many different vendors. With this training, we want to continue to connect with potential suppliers and provide information about how they can work with us,” said Darryl Haley, Metro’s Interim CEO and DBE officer.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.

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