This week, local business owners connected with the Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee at an invite-only networking event held at the Raiders Headquarters in Henderson. The event provided information about the program and the opportunity to win contracts with the committee to work at 10 major events related to the Super Bowl, as well as during the game. According to news releases, more than 200 of Las Vegas’ diverse business owners were in attendance. To be eligible, businesses had to be over 50% “diverse,” which includes veterans, women, minorities, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. Those chosen to participate will have access to sub-contracting opportunities, networking events and professional development resources. B.J. Waymer, a Lead for NFL Business Connect, commented on the importance of supporting all businesses. “It is important to us because we want to be able to create opportunities for everyone in the marketplace. Everybody got a guy they’re used to doing business with but also everybody who’s in business was given an opportunity by someone,” said Waymer. Around a dozen businesses will be offered contracts and announced by the end of March. For more on Super Bowl LVIII, go to ktnv.com/vegassuperbowl.