U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s co-hosting the 23rd annual Procurement Conference, a hands-on workshop to connect small businesses with resources and information about government purchasing practices and doing business with local, state and federal governments. The conference is June 2nd, at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. McCaskill’s co-hosting the conference with the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Small Business & Technology Development Center. Register in advance by contacting the Small Business & Technology Development Center at www.ucmo.edu/sbtdc or (660) 543-4402. There is a $50 registration fee that goes entirely towards covering the cost of putting together the event.