Opening Doors to Government Contracting Conference in Syracuse

Minority and Women Entrepreneurs Invited to May 21st Event 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Not sure how to sell your products to the government? Minority and women entrepreneurs are invited to the “Opening Doors to Government Contracting” conference held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on May 21 at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse. The conference is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Syracuse District Office, Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Procurement Assistance Center, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Onondaga SBDC, Syracuse SCORE, The Tech Garden, and the WISE Women’s Business Center. 

“Opening Doors to Government Contracting” will provide key information, resources and practical advice on how to do business with federal, state, and local agencies. The half-day conference includes presentations from procurement resource specialists and successful business owners that are currently selling to the government, including Darrin Price, president of Right Price Companies, Inc., Mary Warren, president of Black Horse Group, and Theresa Slater, president of Empire Interpreting Service. 

Procurement resource specialists will present specific government procurement programs and certifications for minority and women entrepreneurs. Participants will be able to attend two of five concurrent workshops that will cover federal contracting, federal certifications, WOSB certification, NYS MWBE certification, and contracting opportunities with the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County. Entrepreneurs will be able to network with the sponsoring organizations, as well as Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Empire State Development. The conference includes a continental breakfast. Register for $15 per person by May 17 online at or call (315) 443-8634 for more information.


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