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Dates and locations for seminars, workshops, meetings, and other events are listed below. View a list highlighting these events.

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August
August
2
Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model “Overview”
Date: August 2, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Processes, an important tool used to teach the processes for procurement readiness and doing business with VA. Module 1 Framework for Success Business Model "Overview" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
3
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: August 3, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
3
CVE Verification and Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Businesses
Date: August 3, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Location: Butler VA Healthcare
325 New Castle Street
Butler, PA 16001
POC: Renee Decker
renee.decker@sru.edu
724-738-2346
Synopsis: This conference will educate Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and Veteran Owned Small Businesses on the verification process and the Veterans First Contracting Program; as well as other contracting opportunities within the Federal Government.
 
August
4
Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model “Awareness”
Date: August 4, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Awareness Process. Veteran own and Small Businesses will gain full understanding of how Awareness is an essential component of procurement readiness when doing business with the VA. Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model “Awareness” occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
8
Federal Gov’t Contractors SUMMER SOIREE - 7th Year Anniversary Event
Date: August 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: The John F. Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
KC Cafe - Terrace Level
Washington, DC 20566
POC: Jennifer Schaus
hello@JenniferSchaus.com
202-365-0598
Synopsis: Please join us for this Anniversary Event. Network and meet with U.S. Government Agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Registration is now open, advance tickets are available. Please go to the following link for additional information - Summer Soiree - Event Information » External link to a non-government website
 
August
9
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: August 9, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
10
Capability Statement Training
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the importance of Capability Statements. By providing this overview you as a business owner will gain effective insight on how to write a powerful capability statement. Capability Statement Training occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
11
Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model “Awareness”
Date: August 11, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Awareness Process. Veteran own and Small Businesses will gain full understanding of how Awareness is an essential component of procurement readiness when doing business with the VA. Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model “Awareness” occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here External link to a non-government website
 
August
16
Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model “Overview”
Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Processes, an important tool used to teach the processes for procurement readiness and doing business with VA. Module 1 Framework for Success Business Model "Overview" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
17
Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation"
Date: August 17, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Risk Mitigation Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will learn solutions to help minimize risks for both small businesses and the federal government. Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
18
Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access"
Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Access “Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will gain insight on programs and resources for small businesses to market services and engage with program decision makers (PDMs) and contracting professionals. Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
23
11th Annual Veterans Business Conference
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST)
Location: Centennial Banquet& Conference Center
11199 Sergeant E. Churchill Street
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
POC: Alicia Salcedo
asalcedo@epcc.edu
915-831-7751
Synopsis: The Contract Opportunities Center, in El Paso, TX invites you to take part in the 11th Annual Veterans Business Conference. This event allows Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business and Veteran Owned Businesses to market to federal agencies as well as their prime contractors, in order to make them aware of their existence and capabilities. This event is also open to all businesses that are interested in subcontracting or partnering with Veteran Owned businesses. Historically this conference has been a resource for government agencies and contractors to extend their outreach to West Texas and its veteran business community. Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
August
23
Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation"
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Risk Mitigation Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will learn solutions to help minimize risks for both small businesses and the federal government. Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
24
Capability Statement Training
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the importance of Capability Statements. By providing this overview you as a business owner will gain effective insight on how to write a powerful capability statement. Capability Statement Training occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
August
24-25
Construction and Facilities Maintenance Government Direct Access Event
Date: August 24-25, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MST)
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
Synopsis: This will be exceptional event to connect and engage with potential customers, to learn about opportunities in your industry, and discuss your capabilities to meet their needs. Buyers are looking for suppliers to meet Veteran needs in the following areas: Amputation, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders, Polytrauma, Hearing and Vision, Podiatric Care, Cardiopulmonary Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Speech/Language Deficit, Geriatric Impairments, Neurologic Dysfunction, Muscular Dysfunction, Women’s Health, Orthopedic Care, Diabetes/Metabolic Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Cerebral Vascular disease.

Spend 2 days meeting key Program Managers and Contracting Officers representing the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA representatives include Prosthetics and Sensory Aids, National Acquisition and Logistics Center, Veterans Integrated Service Network Prosthetics Representatives, VHA Prosthetics Contracting Officers, and VHA Small Business Liaisons will meet with Veteran-Owned Small Businesses to conduct the required market research. For additional information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities please go here. External link to a non-government website

Registration and Exhibit Fees

Attendees.....$225
Government.....$35
Small Business Exhibit.....$599
Large Business Exhibit.....$899
 
August
24-25
Indian Country Business Summit
Date: August 24-25, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CST)
Location: 2501 Conference Dr.
Norman, OK 73069
POC: Shelley Dawson
shelley.dawson@careertech.ok.gov
405-743-5571
Synopsis: The Indian Country Business Summit is a business development opportunity for diverse professionals across all industry segments to learn more about government contracting. The Summit offers access to key decision makers who influence deal making and investment in all aspects of business.
Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
August
24-26
The 13th Annual National Convention of Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Small Businesses
Date: August 24, 2016 — 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. (CST)
August 25, 2016 — 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (CST)
August 26, 2016 — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CST)
Location: The Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
POC: Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner
Rebecca@diegoandson.com
1-800-560-1237
Synopsis: Connect with corporate and government agencies that believe in the unique value add our nation’s Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) bring to the table. Registration and event information » External link to a non-government website
 
August
30
Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access"
Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Access “Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will gain insight on programs and resources for small businesses to market services and engage with program decision makers (PDMs) and contracting professionals. Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
September
Sept
7
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
12
Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model “Overview”
Date: September 12, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Processes, an important tool used to teach the processes for procurement readiness and doing business with VA. Module 1 Framework for Success Business Model "Overview" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
13
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: September 13, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
14
Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model “Awareness”
Date: September 14, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Awareness Process. Veteran own and Small Businesses will gain full understanding of how Awareness is an essential component of procurement readiness when doing business with the VA. Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model “Awareness” occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
15
Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation"
Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Risk Mitigation Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will learn solutions to help minimize risks for both small businesses and the federal government. Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
19-22
2016 USBLN 19th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo
Date: September 19, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
September 20, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September 21, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
September 22, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: JW Marriot Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32827
POC: Cami Turcotte
ally.haines@carahsoft.com
703-677-2721
Synopsis: The USBLN is the only business-to-business NATIONAL membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. This premier event provides the best and brightest in disability inclusion with cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando! Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
21
Aberdeen Proving Ground B2B Conference & Expo
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Location: Top of the Bay (Formerly the Officers Club)
30 Plumb Point Loop
Aberdeen, MD 21005
POC: Fran Ward
fran@ttexpo.org
757-778-7213
Synopsis: This free event will feature an outstanding lecture series with a focus on "Doing Business with the Government", veteran issues, new technology, best practices, and self-improvement seminars. Tour the spacious ballroom of the former Officers Club, packed with exhibitors from all across the country to bring you ExpoAPG 2016.
Registration and event information » External link to a non-government website
 
Sept
30
Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access"
Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Access “Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will gain insight on programs and resources for small businesses to market services and engage with program decision makers (PDMs) and contracting professionals. Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
October
Oct
13
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: October 5, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Oct
11
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
Oct
18
11th Annual Veteran Business Training and Outreach Conference
Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (EST)
Location: The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
POC: Cylde Stoltzfus
Cylde Stoltzfus
212-746-6472
Synopsis: Join us for a half day conference dedicated to procurement-ready Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
 
November
NOV
1-3
National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)
Date: November 1-3, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CDT)
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
POC: Beverly Jackson
American Small Business Alliance
443-325-5020
Synopsis: The Department of Veterans Affairs will host the 2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) in Minneapolis, MN, November 1–3, 2016. As the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (SECVA) signature event and the largest nationwide conference of its kind in support of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs), and other small businesses. This event is a highly visible demonstration of the VA’s commitment to provide access to opportunities for procurement ready VOSBs, SDVOSBs, and other small businesses where they can add value to the VA mission. It is also an extraordinary opportunity for businesses to assist PDMs with efficient and effective market research to find small businesses that can meet their needs.
View event information » External link to a non-government website
 
December
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