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Super Bowl LVIII Business Connect deadline approaching

Updated February 17, 2023 - 6:53 pm

Local businesses looking to be included in the Super Bowl LVIII Business Connect program are running out of time.

Qualifying businesses have until March 10 to apply to the program, which is aimed at including local businesses that are minority-, woman-, veteran-, LGBTQ- and disabled-owned with contracts tied to the Super Bowl.

The initiative for Las Vegas’ Super Bowl, taking place Feb. 11, launched in December and has already seen high interest, according to Myisha Boyce, chief community engagement officer at the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee.

“The mission of the Business Connect program is to supply NFL vendors a robust list of local, diverse, event-ready businesses for Super Bowl LVIII,” Boyce said in a statement. “In turn, the selected businesses will have the opportunity to work on the nation’s largest sporting event as it takes place for the first time ever in Las Vegas. … Beyond the registration deadline, there will continue to be opportunities for businesses to engage with the Host Committee and its partners.”

To be eligible to participate in the program businesses must fit the following requirements:

* Be at least 51 percent minority-, woman-, veteran-, LGBTQ- or disability-owned, and be certified as such.

* Have been an established business in Las Vegas before June 2020.

* Be the direct source for all the goods or services offered.

* Provide goods or services needed by the NFL contractors.

Nearly 30 categories of businesses from catering, janitorial, event production and transportation and more are needed to help carry out the Super Bowl.

Any Las Vegas Valley business that meets the program’s eligibility requirements can register at lvsuperbowlhc.com/business-connect.

Businesses chosen for the program will be included in the Super Bowl LVIII Business Connect Resource Guide, which NFL vendors and event producers will use to identify local suppliers to fulfill their Super Bowl LVIII subcontracting needs.

To help connect eligible business to contractors, the Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee also holds networking events and development workshops to prepare businesses to compete for contracts and develop business strategies that aid qualifying companies in enhancing and managing their growth.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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