Resource Partner Event
Aug 26
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Florida 8(a) Alliance Course & Workshop


August 26, 2014 | 8:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Location Name:
Four Points by Sheraton

1325 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL,32548

Stephanie M. Landing

Florida 8(a) Alliance


8 - 11am: The Florida 8(a) Alliance federal contracting course which covers information about the federal contracting market, marketing tools and strategies. This course is for companies in years 1-3 of the 8(a) program, small businesses new to federal contracting (including those that are thinking of getting their 8(a) certification) and those in the 8(a) program that have not yet won an 8(a) contract (years 1-9). 11:30 - 2PM: The Florida 8(a) Alliance workshop will include networking and speakers covering topics about doing business with Eglin Air Force Base, mistakes to avoid when doing business with Government Agencies, obtaining facilities clearance, and an overview of the Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Lunch will be served. Supported by the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Speakers : Cherri Duval, Small Business Program Director, Eglin AFB │Doing Business With Eglin AFB Shirley Schmieder, Program Manager, Air Force SBIR/STTR programs| Air Force SBIR/STTR Basics Andy Harold, Florida 8(a) Alliance | Obtaining Your Facilities Clearance (FCL)- a business owner’s perspective