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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

“SUCCESS” 2011 Veteran’s Small Business Symposium

The Virginia Gateway Region Economic Development Organization in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct the “Virginia Gateway Region Veteran’s Day Small Business Procurement Symposium” on November 10, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Virginia State University’s Gateway Dining and Event Center, 2804 Martin Luther King Drive, Petersburg, VA.  You are invited to attend and participate in this important and extremely informative symposium.

This symposium is designed to give all business owners the tools and information needed for government procurement. It will provide you with the knowledge needed to plan and develop your ability to compete successfully for federal contracts and sub-contracts. This symposium provides the kind of information that highly successful companies and individuals know and what truly differentiates them from others. This symposium can improve your probability of success.

Register today at:  Tickets are only $20!!! Space is limited!

Virginia Gateway Region

“SUCCESS” 2011 Veteran’s Small Business Symposium

November 10, 2011
Virginia State University
Gateway Dining and Event Center
2804 Martin Luther King Dr.
Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA 23806

8:30 – 9:00          
Opening Remarks
- Pat Hood, Crater SBDC & Presentation of the Flag                                  
- Welcome Dr. Keith T. Miller, Virginia State University President            
- Renee Chapline, Virginia’s Gateway Region Executive Director        
- Ron White, Congressman J. Randy Forbes District Military Liaison            
- Ron Bew, Small Business Administration District Director                    
- A. John Shoraka, Small Business Administration Regional Administrator

9:00 – 9:10          
Some Thoughts on Achieving SUCCESS in the Federal Marketplace
- John Karafa, Leebcor Services

9:10 – 9:20          

Concurrent Workshops

9:20 – 10:05          
SBA Certification Programs
- Tammy Proffitt – Small Business Administration
Navigating the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19 Small Business Programs
- Joanne Tompkins – Crater Planning District Commission Procurement Technical Assistance Center

10:05 – 10:15

10:15 – 11:00
Show Me the Money!! “Are your Finances in Order?”
Panel Discussion
- Scott Dailey – SBA Moderator
- Tanner Collins – REDC Community Capital Group
- Bud Yerly – SunTrust
- Dai Barth – Wells Fargo
- Letitia Green – Virginia Active Angel Network
Contracting with the Federal Government
- Richard Rosanelli – Central Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center

11:00 – 12:15        
Lunch Speaker
Julien G. Patterson, Chairman OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation

12:15 – 1:00
Joint Ventures and Teaming Arrangements
- W.M. Jordan Company
Leveraging your Advertising Dollars Using Social Media
- Dave Saunders – Madison + Main

1:00 – 4:00

Register today at:  Tickets are only $20!!! Space is limited!