The Inn at Virginia Tech

The 2022 Small, Woman-owned and Minority-owned (SWaM) Vendor Fair, sponsored by the Virginia Tech Procurement Department/Supplier Opportunity, is going back in-person on Wednesday, September 7, 2022!  This year’s event will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The fair is a perfect opportunity for you to showcase your business to Virginia Tech Departments. You will get a booth with a 6 foot skirted table, two chairs and an electric hookup. The Inn will have free parking available for the event. Each vendor will receive two lunches, and can register for up to two additional lunches at $20 each. Only 100 lunch spots will be available. Additionally, refreshments will be provided all day! Finally, vendors will get a chance to meet the procurement team at Virginia Tech! Please email with questions or call at 540-231-6221. In previous years we were SOLD OUT, so please register early here: 100298 Supplier Opportunity (SWaM) Vendor Fair | Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education (

Richmond, VA

For the first time since 2019, SWaMfest, the Commonwealth’s premier networking, educational, and professional development event for small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses, will return to an in-person format. Hosted by the Virginia Association of State College & University Purchasing Professionals, SWaMfest 2022 takes place October 26-27 in Richmond’s historic Shockhoe Bottom district at  Renaissance Revival style Main Street Station.

This year’s theme is “Verses – Unleash Untapped Potential.” From the multiverse to the metaverse, we’ve entered a new era of business. The past two years have greeted the world with shifting dynamics that have torn the fabric of how business has traditionally been done. Organizations of all sizes have had to reassess and refocus on how they operate. We now have the unique opportunity to create an alternate reality. Let's embrace it.

VASCUPP takes pride in drawing together a diverse community of businesses and business leaders – the innovators and doers who power our economic engine – at SWaMfest®. With the forging of strong, dependable, and reliable relationships with strategic partner sponsors, SWaMfest® has become a watershed event for many of the small and diverse businesses that serve as the backbone of our economic landscape and the cornerstone of our communities. The purposeful gathering has become known for the enthusiastic interactions among VASCUPP institutions, prime contractors, corporations, State agencies, nonprofits, and the small, women-owned, and minority-owned business community

See you October 26-27, 2022, at Richmond's famed Main Street Station! Learn more and register at