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Free Seminar: Women Owned, HUBZone, and SBA 8(a) Certifications

Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Advisory Number: 
20151124-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 | robert.goza@sba.gov

HARRISBURG, Pa.– George Murray, a Lead Economic Development Specialist from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Eastern Pennsylvania District will be the featured speaker at the free "Federal Government Contracting Certification Programs Workshop" Nov. 30, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce/CREDC, 3211 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA.

Free Seminar: Women Owned, HUBZone, and SBA 8(a) Certifications

Click Here to register on-line

When: November 30, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce/CREDC, 3211 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA

What: The Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program is an initiative created by SBA to provide great contracting opportunities for woman-owned small businesses by allowing certain contracts to be completed only among business registered as WOSB's.

The SBA HUBZone Program is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development to Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) by providing contract  assistance to small businesses located in the economically  distressed communities.

The SBA's S(a) Business Development Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

If you are interested in learning the eligibility requirements for participating in these programs, please click here to register on-line. For event questions contact Kristen Moyer of the SEDA-Council of Governments Procurement Technical Assistance Center at 570-524-4491 or email kristen@seda-cog.org.

The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. SBA recognizes that small business is critical to the nation’s economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. SBA’s programs are tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA's programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

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