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8/13/2009
When: Thursday, August 13, 2009
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Scranton, Pennsylvania 
Contact: Jason Lalak


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Economic Opportunity and the New Economy is a results-oriented meeting designed to provide concrete information with tools and resources to evaluate and secure business opportunities resulting from the Stimulus package.  It will provide valuable information on trends affecting your industries, introduce key players at federal and state levels, explain the procurement process, and provide the information and steps required to move your company forward in this economic climate.

 

This special meeting will include an in-depth strategic planning session for your business.  Do not miss this opportunity to learn:

 

·       A step by step method to converting your business goals into an actionable reality

·       “How-to” review government opportunities to expand your business capabilities

·       Strategies to review your business capacities to find unexplored opportunities for innovation

·       Through Individual business matchmaking meetings with procurement officers from private and public industries.

 

Join us for an informative and power-packed day.  Don’t let the stimulus or opportunity pass you by - prepare your company to succeed in today’s economy.

 

Economic Opportunity and the New Economy is a results-oriented meeting designed to provide concrete information with tools and resources to evaluate and secure business opportunities resulting from the Stimulus package.  It will provide valuable information on trends affecting your industries, introduce key players at federal and state levels, explain the procurement process, and provide the information and steps required to move your company forward in this economic climate.

 

This special meeting will feature three in-depth breakout sessions and one-on-one counseling sessions to encourage interactive learning and discussion on business growth opportunities.  Please review the following program options and register for one component per session below.

 

Roundtable Session One

 

Roundtable 1 – Give Me5 Training 101 – Introduction to Federal Procurement and a guide to Central Contractor Registration - An overview of federal procurement and the Central Contractor Registration. Topics to be discussed include the tremendous business opportunity for women business owners to expand their business, particularly during these tough economic times; and CCR Registration, including information you need to register, how to register, and how to build your SBA profile after registration.

 

Roundtable 2 – Teaming Strategies

What are the strategies for partnering with other small business and with public/private entitles. With:

-          David Dickson, District Director, Philadelphia Office, US Small Business Administration

-          Karen Ostroskie, Program Manager, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance PTAC

-          Elaine Tweedy, Director, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

-          SBA Representative, Wilkes Barre Office (Invited)

 

Roundtable 3 -- Business Matchmaking and SCORE Meetings Session One

Meet face-to-face with business representative to learn about procurement opportunities for your business!  (By appointment only - to schedule, please contact ocamacho@wipp.org.)

Participants include:

-          Marge Lorigan, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Procurement Program Manager

-          Paul Tweedy, Executive Director, Northeastern Pennsylvania Education Consortium

-          Gayle Nuppnau, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Procurement Liaison, Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities

-          Charlene Brothers, Buyer, Gentex Corp.

-          Jim Simpson, Purchasing Manager, Gentex Corp.

-          Bruce Hartley, Purchasing Director, Sanofi Pasteur

-          Scranton Small Business Development Center

 

Roundtable Session Two

 

Roundtable 4 -- Give Me5 Training 101 – Introduction to Federal Procurement and a guide to Central Contractor Registration - An overview of federal procurement and the Central Contractor Registration. Topics to be discussed include the tremendous business opportunity for women business owners to expand their business, particularly during these tough economic times; and CCR Registration, including information you need to register, how to register, and how to build your SBA profile after registration.

 

Roundtable 5 -- Give Me 5 Training 102 – What’s next after I register on the CCR? You’re on the CCR, what’s next? Top level guide on what business owners should be doing after they complete their registration on the Central Contractor Registration. Topics to be discussed include a review of the CCR record, SBA profile, the Small Business Dynamic Search Process, an overview of how the federal government buys products and services, and what are prime and subcontracts and what would be best for your business.

 

Roundtable 6 -- Business Matchmaking and SCORE Meetings Session Two

Meet face-to-face with business representative to learn about procurement opportunities for your business!  (Registrants will be contacted individually to schedule appointments)

 

Roundtable Session Three

 

Roundtable 7 -- Give Me5 Training 101 – Introduction to Federal Procurement and a guide to Central Contractor Registration - An overview of federal procurement and the Central Contractor Registration. Topics to be discussed include the tremendous business opportunity for women business owners to expand their business, particularly during these tough economic times; and CCR Registration, including information you need to register, how to register, and how to build your SBA profile after registration

 

Roundtable 8 -- Give Me 5 Training 106 – Does the Government Buy What I Sell? Find out if the Federal Government buys the product or service your business offers. Learn ways to research what they are buying, when they are buying and who buys the most so you can establish which agencies you will target when marketing. You will also learn how to determine if your price will be competitive with other vendors already offering the government products and services similar to yours.

 

Roundtable 9 -- Business Matchmaking and SCORE Meetings Session Two

Meet face-to-face with business representative to learn about procurement opportunities for your business!  (Registrants will be contacted individually to schedule appointments)

 

 

 

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