Small businesses are invited to a conference in June that will offer information on how to do business with NASA.
It’s an all-day networking conference titled “Think Big: Learn How To Do Business with NASA.” It’s scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, at Roane State’s W.H. Swain Scott County Center, which is at 410 W.H. Swain Boulevard in Huntsville. It was organized by U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, a Tennessee Republican, and Congressman Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican.
At the conference, small businesses can meet with NASA officials and representatives from NASA prime contractors, a press release said. Conference participants will learn about various small business opportunities provided by NASA.
“NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is just four hours from Huntsville, Tennessee,” Roane State President Chris Whaley said in the press release. “Opportunities with NASA are abundant for businesses of all shapes and sizes in this region. We want to raise awareness that big agencies such as NASA want and need services from small businesses. A business from a small community in a rural county can think big because NASA may be interested in your products.”
Roane State has an Oak Ridge campus, and people in Oak Ridge have worked with NASA, including on a cube satellite project at Robertsville Middle School.
All small businesses are welcome to attend the June 19 conference, the press release said.
“NASA works with a diverse selection of small businesses such as fabrication shops, machine shops, commercial builders, engineering services, facilities support services, security services, janitorial services, landscaping services, computer facilities management, administrative management, management consulting services, and much more,” the press release said.
“The bottom line is that your business may well have goods or services NASA wants,” Whaley said. “The best way to find out is to come to our June 19 event and meet with key representatives from NASA.”
Speakers will include Todd May, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); David Brock, MSFC small business specialist; Troy Miller, small business specialist with the NASA Shared Services Center; Lynn Garrison, MSFC small business adviser; LaTanya Channel, U.S Small Business Administration district director; and Jutta Bangs, director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State.
Representatives from NASA prime contractors will attend, including Jacobs, SAIC, Teledyne Brown Engineering, The Boeing Company, and URS Federal Services, the press release said.
Registration is $50 per person and includes lunch. The registration deadline is June 11.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.
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