Obtaining Your New York State & Federal Government Woman-Owned Certification Workshop

If you are a woman-owned or minority-owned business, 2014 is the year to obtain your New York State and Federal Government business certifications. We have planned a special workshop to inform and educate women and minority businesses on new initiatives to certify their enterprises to obtain future government contracts.

The workshop will feature recently certified woman entrepreneur Deborah Cabral of DC Efficiency Consulting. The program will review New York State Governor Cuomo’s Initiative, discuss the process and qualifications to obtain a MWBE (minority and women business enterprise) certification and provide an overview of the application and supporting documents needed to complete the process. The program is intended to answer questions and spark discussion between attendees, the speaker and sponsors.

 Professional Organizer and Productivity & Efficiency Coach Deborah J. Cabral is President and Owner of Cabral Enterprises, LLC, a NY State (WBE) and Nationally Certified (WBENC) Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, established in 2010 that is comprised of four divisions . Deb’s more than 20 years of experience.

 This  Workshop will be held on:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
at the Radisson Hotel Conference Room, 200 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
This is a FREE program. 

Make your reservation by emailing Donna at or call 315-733-9848 by April 21st.

The event is perfect for women or minorities with established businesses or growing companies who are interested in growing their revenue through government contracts. Anyone interested in learning more about the process, even if they are just starting a company, are welcome to attend.

Women TIES Greater Albany Event “Reach Your Ideal Customers with Dynamic Content Creation

Featuring: Danielle Klahr Owner Klahr Writing

Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: The Century House, Route 9, Latham, NY

Reservations due:  May 5
$29.00  (Sales, Marketing, Promotion, Lunch, Speaker, Sales Contact List)

As small business owners, we are always looking for the most effective and affordable methods to market our business. Dynamic content creation in your marketing efforts is an inexpensive way to generate interest in your company and establish yourself as a leader in your industry. It requires a targeted approach and outstanding writing to be successful.

At the May Women TIES Greater Albany and Saratoga Luncheon, Danielle Klahr of Klahr Writing will help you plan your content strategy and walk you through the process of content creation. Through an Interactive presentation, she will demonstrate how to determine your audience, select items to share with your followers, and write valuable content to connect you with ideal customers. You will leave with actionable items to take back to your business and use immediately in your internet marketing efforts.

Remember effective writing is vital in your blog, e-newsletters, social media, webinars and other marketing materials. Come learn how to improve your content creation to help attract the right customers to your business.

As always, we will allow women to display a small portion of their products or services at this event on display tables around the room. Jumpstart your May sales by attending our event and showcasing your business.

About the Presenter

Danielle Klahr is the owner of Klahr Writing and author of Connect and Grow: Build Your Business with Content Creation. After years of working as an editor for a large publishing company, Danielle left her corporate job to follow her dream of starting her own business.  Continuing to freelance as a writer and editor for her former company, she also tried to discover the right “fit” for her in small business ownership. After salon ownership, life coaching, and network marketing, she discovered the common thread that she enjoyed most in every business she tried  – content creation. Danielle loved writing blog posts, creating newsletters, and posting to social media for her businesses. She spent countless hours researching and learning about content marketing techniques and best practices. Late in 2013, Danielle decided to return to her roots and founded Klahr Writing. Offering content creation to her network of small business owners, the business grew rapidly. Within two short months, she tripled the income she had earned from her past businesses.

Danielle holds a BA in English from University at Albany and an MA in Human Behavior from National University, where she studied leadership, marketing, and social psychology.  With an excellent command of the written word and a keen instinct for creating valuable content for consumers, she works with business owners to create content marketing strategies that will build their business.Danielle’s writing has been featured by Project Eve, an online community for women entrepreneurs.  Her book, Connect and Grow: Build Your Business with Content Creation, will be available for Amazon Kindle in April 2014.

Attention Minority & Women Entrepreneurs

Opening Doors to Government Contracting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 · 8:30 am – 12 pm

SUNY IT Student Center, 5701 Horatio St, Utica 13502  Click Here for DIRECTIONS

$20.00 per person

Register by May 12, 2014 at website  or call (315) 733-9848

8:30 am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors

9:00 am Welcome

9:05 am The Value of Selling to the Government

9:10 am “We Can Help” — Procurement Resource Specialists Panel

9:40 am “How We Did It” — Small Business Owners Panel

10:15am Concurrent Workshops (Choose one)

· Federal Contract Registration – SAM (Auditorium)

· Federal Certifications (Rm 134)

· Marketing to State Agencies  (Rm 136)

11:00 am Concurrent Workshops (Choose one)

· Marketing to Federal Agencies  (Auditorium)

· Oneida County/Cities of Utica/Rome Contracting Opportunities (Rm 134)

· NYS MWBE Certification (Rm 136)
11:40 to noon Wrap Up and Networking with Exhibitors


City of Utica · City of Rome · Empire State Development · Mohawk Valley SBDC Procurement Assistance Center ·  North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center · Oneida County · Utica SCORE · SBA · NYS Women’s Business Center


Want to Start Up a Business? or Expand Your Existing Business?

Then register now for this four-week program, “How to Really Start a Business”

When:  May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 12
Time:  6:00 to 9:00pm
Where:  Radisson Hotel Conference Room, 200 Genesee Street, Utica, NY

Registration is required by May 1st.  This program is FREE but you must register.

To register please call (315) 733-9848 or email:


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