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TANTARA Corporation has won a first-of-its kind Navy Contract specifically for woman-owned small businesses. 

Tantara Corporation is owned and operated by Dawn Dearborn and based at 54 Mason Street, Worcester, MA and entered into the 8(a) Business Development Program on February 8, 2008.  Tantara is a full service environmental and site civil Construction Company with significant federal and private experience with OSHA 40 certified personnel and company owned heavy equipment.  They are a licensed asbestos contractor throughout New England and perform site work, site remediation, transportation and disposal of Hazard and Non-Hazardous Materials, thermal treatment, stabilization, wetland replication, facility and infrastructure, and demolition and dismantlement work.

TANTARA was awarded a three year $4 million Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Set Aside contract with NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic) for Site Preparation and Demolition Services... Read More

Strategic Solutions Group

The Strategic Solutions Group, (SSG) ( is a woman-owned business located on 555 Amory Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  SSG has a strong customer base within both the public and private sectors and has been in business since 2003.  Jennifer Graves and John Schaeffer are the co-presidents and since 2008 the company has grown from 3 to 40 team members, with revenues increasing by 500%.

SSG is a service business which provides value-driven IT and management consulting services to healthcare, public health and public safety organizations. Whether enabling meaningful use of Health Information Exchange, or building immunization registries, disease surveillance systems, alerting networks and resource management systems, SSG has made significant contributions to help protect and improve the health of our fellow citizens.

On September 12, 2011, Boston’s SCORE Chapter 20 office awarded Strategic Solutions Group the 2011 SCORE Small Business of the Year Award at... Read More