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Opening Doors to Government Contracting Conference in Marcy

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Opening Doors to Government Contracting Conference

Tuesday, June 9, 2015· 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SUNY Polytechnic Student Center, 5701 Horatio St, Utica 13502

Not sure how to sell your products or services 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 June 9 at the SUNY Polytechnic Student Center in Marcy, NY. 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, NYS Women’s Business Center, Business Training Institute, Inc., North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Utica SCORE.

“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 Putrelo Building Enterprises and Ocuto Paving. 

Procurement resource specialists will present specific government procurement programs and certifications for minority and women entrepreneurs. Participants will be able to attend one of three concurrent workshops that will cover federal contracting, federal certifications, and state certifications. New for 2015, attendees will be able to meet with contracting representatives from agencies in the state and federal government as well as large corporations during the 11:00 a.m. Speed Networking Session.  The conference includes a continental breakfast. Register for $10 per person by June 5 online or call (315) 733-9848 for more information.


8:30 a.m.        Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking with Exhibitors
9:00 a.m.        Welcome
9:05 a.m.       The Value of Selling to the Government
9:10 a.m.       “We Can Help” --- Procurement Resource Specialists Panel
9:30 a.m.       “How We Did It” --- Small Business Owners Panel
10:15 a.m.     Concurrent Workshops (Choose one)
                      - Federal Contracting & Marketing to Federal Agencies
                      - Federal Certifications
                      - State Certifications & Marketing to State Agencies
11:00 a.m.     Speed Networking Session with Agencies, Large Corporations
                      & Exhibitors--Meet individually with contracting officials from:

                      - City of Utica
                      - ConMed
                      - NYS Dept. of Transportation
                      - Oneida County
                      - U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
                      - Welch Allyn

12:00 p.m.     Conclusion, Event Evaluations


Business Training Institute, Inc., Empire State Development, Mohawk Valley SBDC Procurement Assistance Center,  North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center, NYS Women's Business Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Utica SCORE, and Utica Veterans Center.


Cosponsorship Agreement # 15-0248-150. SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be made by request in advance to Roxanne Mutchler at 315-792-7547.