The U.S. Small Business Administration is bringing several entities that provide contracting opportunities for small businesses to the Dynamic Networking for Small Business (DyNet)conference. DyNet, a major small business networking event, is set for Thursday, June 25, 2015, at American Public University System in Charles Town. The free, day-long matchmaking event begins at 8:30 a.m. and offers small businesses the opportunity to network directly with federal agencies, large prime contractors and other small businesses.
Invited federal agencies and prime contractors include:
– Veterans Administration Medical Center
– National Park Service
– U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
– Department of Justice
– Bureau of Fiscal Service, Department of Treasury
– Department of Energy
Also attending will be SBA Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, John Shoraka and HUBZone Program Director, Mariana Pardo. They will be joining SBA professionals from West Virginia to provide tips on how to start, grow and succeed in the federal government contracting arena.
“The Federal Government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, with purchases exceeding $500 billion per year,” said Karen Friel, SBA’s West Virginia district director. “The success of DyNet events in Fairmont and Erie make this free conference a place any small business looking to do government contracting a must attend event.”
Morning sessions will include SBA representatives offering guidance on unique programs and support for businesses looking to expand through government contracting. A provided lunch will be followed by one-on-one networking with federal agency and prime contractor representatives. Participants are encouraged to bring a one-page capability statement or a business overview to leave with the representatives.
The DyNet Conference is hosted by the I-79 Development Council in partnership with Region 9 Planning & Development Council and the American Public University System with assistance from A-Zone Environmental Services, Eastern Panhandle Technology Innovation Center, and the Western Potomac Economic Partnership.