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Event Highlight: Winter Showcase

Event Highlight:

Winter Showcase

Produced by GovConectx

Small Business Seminar, MatchMaker and Expo

 

The Winter Showcase and quarterly small business outreach event took place on Thursday March February 23, 2017 at the Best Western Hotel in Falls Church, VA. It was similar to the “Contracting Cornucopia”  held back in November, provided business development opportunities for vendors in a setting where they could get personal attention in successfully marketing their products, services, and supplies.  This powerful seminar/expo was designed to introduce small businesses to appropriate government representatives and give maximum exposure. It was open to all Small Business categories covering multiple industries.

 

The event kicked off with an introduction from Bill Blumberg of Federal Contract Solutions, DFAS Ombudsman (Retired).  Mr. Blumberg later spoke about “Views from the other side, How the government views you,” and there were several other speakers covering various aspects of federal contracting and what small business can expect with the new administration.

 

During the seminar there were matchmaking appointments (a 10 minute window) for the 60 plus participants. This gave them the opportunity to get familiar and attain valuable information from various organizations and federal agencies, to name as few such as:

 

  • DoD Washington Headquarters Services

  • Department of Interior; Veterans Affairs

  • SBA; Army; Department of Energy, and Air Force

  • Virginia PTAP

  • Defense Intelligence Agency  

 

The “Expo” segment of the seminar gave the opportunity for small businesses to showcase goods and services to receive the focus and attention that their offerings deserve. GSA OSBU was represented  by Small Business Technical Advisor, Tom Corcoran, who graciously met with numerous potential clients who were eager to gain more knowledge about GSA Schedules. This all day event gave GSA OSBU a great opportunity to prove why we are true advocates for small businesses.

 

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As always, this event had a great turnout and if interested, there will be opportunities in the near future for potential participants.  If you would like to learn more about this event  and to find out about future events such as this one, please contact GovConectx for more information.

 

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