Small business owners can learn about local, state, and federal government procurement opportunities during a January 18 conference in Clinton.
The conference is the East Tennessee Business Growth Conference, which is co-hosted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce. It’s scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at the Hollingsworth Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at 2135 North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard in Clinton.
“The purpose of the conference is to connect small business owners to local, state, and federal procurement opportunities,” a press release said. “There will also be a variety of educational workshops.”
There is no cost to attend. You should register by Friday, January 5, at www.tnptac.org, the press release said.
Highlights of the conference will include:
- networking with more than 20 exhibitors,
- learning how to do business with the Tennessee Valley Authority,
- receiving information on how to get on the GSA Schedule,
- workshops on the acquisition life cycle and contract negotiations,
- a seminar on proposal writing, and
- a panel discussion with small business owners on best practices to growing your business in the government arena.
Those who should attend include, but are not limited to, service-disabled veteran-owned companies, HubZone certified firms, 8a businesses, woman-owned businesses, technology firms, and companies interested in doing business with the government, the press release said.
Partnering with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, National Contract Management Association East TN (NCMA), Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Veterans Business Association, and The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services-CIS/PTAC.
For more information, contact the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce at (865) 457-2559.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Janet S. Hawkins.
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