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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Free Bid, RFP Notification Service for Members

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Onvia, Inc., a leading provider of public and private bid notification services, to provide members access to timely, relevant new business opportunities each business day.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the new BidConnect service will deliver new public sector bid and RFP notifications to members companies that opt into that service.

“During these challenging economic times, the biggest need for our members is new business opportunities,” said L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben.  “This level of access to new business will generate revenue, create more jobs and allow Los Angeles areas companies to grow.”

BidConnect, which features opportunities from more than 300 agencies throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, will save companies time and money by finding information and opportunities that would otherwise be time consuming to research and gather.

Valued at $2,200 per company, this new service is included in the overall membership benefits for active paid members of the Chamber.

“Wells Fargo is pleased to provide this sophisticated technology as a free resource to local businesses,” said Bryan Moeller, Wells Fargo L.A. Metro director of small business banking.  “We know that by providing this service free to local business owners, we will be making a large investment in our local businesses which will help business owners gain access to procurement opportunities to increase their financial success.  Wells Fargo is continually looking for tools to help keep our local businesses strong so that we can help our communities stay strong and vibrant.”

To find out more about BidConnect, visit the Chamber’s website at


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit

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