Massport and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will host a special breakfast forum for Chelsea small-business owners entitled Massport Means Business for Neighborhood Entrepreneurs, on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM at the Sheraton Four Points, 407 Squire Road, Revere. The informational forum will provide a comprehensive look at the process Massport employs to contract for goods and services, and the procedures businesses should take to be included in the selection. Representatives from Massport who handle purchasing, construction, and leasing will be on hand to answer questions as a means to demystify the process. To RSVP for this event, please call 617-568-3714 by Wednesday, November 9th. A fundamental part of Massport mission is to ensure that the many small businesses in the communities which host our operations have the opportunity to prosper, said Massport CEO & Executive Director Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. Like any large business, Massport needs a wide range of goods and services to operate, and all Chelsea businesses are highly encouraged to be a part of our day-to-day vendor list. Massport is an important stakeholder in Chelsea, and we are thrilled to have them as one of our working business partners, said Susan E. Gallant, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce president. Having the chance to do business with Massport is not only a wonderful opportunity for our members, but also establishes us as a resource for other businesses within the community, hopefully strengthening our membership. Over the next nine to twelve months, Massport will be conducting competitive procurements for the following goods and services: Auto parts and repairs, sand, salt, tires, coffee products and services, and landscaping services for various properties in East Boston, South Boston, Hanscom Airport, and the Tobin Bridge. Routinely other diverse operational needs come up for renewal including, computers (both hardware and software), catering, photography, paint, uniforms, and hardware stores.