PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2011 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams announces that SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia is now accepting proposals from qualified printing firms for promotional printing materials.

“This is a great opportunity for local printing businesses, start-up or established,” Williams said. “And I’m encouraging those businesses to take part in the bidding process.”

As a member of the state House, as chair of the Black Elected Officials of Philadelphia County, and, as state senator, Williams has remained steadfast in his view that if gaming came to be in Pennsylvania, it needed to be as beneficial as possible to as many constituents as possible.

The most likely area that impact would be positively felt would be economically – not only through job creation, but also vendor contracting, which could multiply employment opportunities.

“We know that thriving small businesses keep communities stable and people employed,” Williams said. “In this climate, we’re looking to every industry to provide viable Pennsylvania firms – including those owned by women and people of color – ample and fair chance to compete.

“Creating and sustaining these kinds of opportunities will help ease economically stressed communities in Philadelphia and elsewhere onto surer footing. And that’s good news for the Commonwealth,” Williams added.

For more information and an application, contact Michelle Cook at and include the Request for Proposal (RFP) number MKC05252011 and the applicant’s company name in the e-mail. Submissions are due Wednesday, June 16 at 9 a.m.