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By Steve Cooper

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2005NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL CONFERENCE ANDBUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR, DALLAS, OCT. 23-26
This minority business development event draws 7,000 entrepreneursand 800 exhibitors annually. This year's theme is"Minority Businesses and Corporate America: Strengthening theGlobal Economy Through Diversity." In attendance will be CEOs,purchasing executives, minority entrepreneurs and governmentdecision-makers.

PROXITYELECTRONIC COMMERCE SYSTEM
Trying to sell or purchase industrial parts? This fall, ProxityInc. is releasing an online database of 12 million industrial partsavailable from 150,000 sources. It will also carry information on 7million unique U.S. government parts, including descriptions,performance characteristics, commercial and government partnumbers, requirements of state and local governments, and contactinformation-all for free.

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