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Minority & Women Entrepreneurs Are Invited To Opening Doors to Government ContractingOpening Contracting

When:  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 · 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  SUNY Polytechnic Student Center, 5701 Horatio St, Utica 13502
Cost:  $10.00 per person
Register by October 6, 2017
2017 Opening Doors to Government Conference


8:30 a.m. Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
9:00 a.m. Welcome – Dr. William Durgin, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Provost
9:05 a.m. The Value of Selling to the Government– Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse District Director
9:10 a.m. Bid Matching Expo- Opportunities for Small Businesses
Mohawk Valley SBDC Procurement Assistance Center
North Country PTAC
NYS Contract Reporter
9:20 a.m. Keynote Address– Jaime Sweet, Hartman Enterprises, Inc. President
9:45 a.m. Speed Networking with Exhibitors and Bid Matching Expo 10:15 a.m. Top 10 Tips for Starting as a Subcontractor – Michael Stark, PAR Government/ Rome Research Corporation Business Management and Contracts Senior Director
10:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops:
Federal Contracting & Certifications– Stephen Barr, SBA State Certifications & Marketing to State Agencies—Carol Mead, Empire State Development
11:30 a.m.  Speed Networking with Exhibitors and Bid Matching Expo
12:00 p.m. Conclusion

Adjusters International, Empire State Development/ NYS Contract Reporter, City of Rome, City of Utica, Gaetano Construction, Mohawk Valley SBDC Procurement Assistance Center, NYS Dept. of Transportation, NYS OGS Div. of Service-Disabled Veterans Business Development, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center US Air Force Rome Research Laboratory, US Small Business Administration, Utica SCORE, Women’s Business Center of NYS

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