- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa is scheduled to host its seventh-annual convention for small business owners and entrepreneurs next week.

The BRIDGE Networking and Training Event is scheduled for March 11 at the Cox Business Center downtown.

The BRIDGE in the title stands for Building Resources in Developing and Growing Enterprises. The event provides attendees with business information and networking and an opportunity to promote their business or organization.

The city’s Human Rights Department established the BRIDGE program to assist small developing businesses in obtaining the tools they need to be successful at securing public and private contracts.

The event is free and open to the public.