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VA OSDBU EVENT

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

Interested in making OSDBU a part of your event? Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event. Please complete the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request. Requests can be emailed to osdbuconfinvitations@va.gov. Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

April
APR
27
Industry Day
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: DoubleTree Hotel
2100 Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Contact: Marilyn Zenko
Marilyn.Zenko@terracon.com
602-239-4883
Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Network Contracting Office 18 (NCO 18), is participating in the Industry Day event sponsored by SAME – Society of American Military Engineers. VA Director of Contracting, Sabrina Smith, will be speaking at the event about VA and opportunities in procurement and contracting for construction and engineering. Registration and event information available at http://samephoenixaz.org/meetinginfo.php?id=25&ts=1487250549
May
MAY
3
Las Vegas Vendor Supplier Day - NCO 21
Date: May 3, 2017
   
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Jeanne Chun
jeanne.chun@va.gov
   
MAY
4
Veterans Mean Business
Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Location: SAP & DC PTAC
3 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16601
Contact: Gloria Brooks
814-949-6710
Synopsis: To provide assistance to business owners who happen to be Veterans in the realm of certification and government contracting
MAY
11
NEPA Alliance PTAC Government Contracting Showcase (GCS) 2017
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Contact: Karen Ostroskie
570-655-5581
Synopsis: To bring the small business community together with government agencies and prime contractors for increased business opportunities. Learn how to market to the government and what certifications are needed to take advantage of small business set-asides. Learn more at https://www.nepa-alliance.org/gcs2017
MAY
11
Hispanic Chamber Doing Business with the VA - NCO 19
Date: May 11, 2017
   
Location: Denver, CO
Contact: Dwane Nevins
dwane.nevins@va.gov
   
MAY
11
12th Annual Procurement Fair and Business Expo
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Location: Glendale Civic Center
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
Contact: Venessa Gleich
480-699-9529
Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Network Contracting Office 18 (NCO 18) is participating in the 12th Annual Procurement Fair and Business Expo - Mastering the Purchasing Maze event sponsored by Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). The event will be from 8 am to 1 pm. The Director of Contracting, Sabrina Smith, will be speaking at the event from 8:30 am to 9:30 am as a panel member about VA and opportunities in procurement and contracting for construction and engineering.
MAY
15
VA Healthcare 2017
Date: May 15–May 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S. Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Contact: Brian Wharton
646-502-3267
Synopsis: To highlight the tremendous progress the Department of Veterans Affairs has made in recent years while also identifying upcoming opportunities for industry to better support VA. Learn more at: http:///veteransaffairshealthcare.com
MAY
17
Troy University’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference & Matchmaker
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: Troy University Trojan Center
601 University Avenue
Troy, AL 36082
Contact: Betsy Baker
334-674-2425
Synopsis: To match government buyer needs with small business capabilities. Learn more at: http://www.asbdc.ecenterdirect.com
MAY
18
VISN 19 Procurement Fair Denver CO - NCO 19
Date: May 18, 2017
   
Location: Denver, CO
Contact: Dwane Nevins
dwane.nevins@va.gov
   
MAY
25
Dynamic Networking for Small Businesses Pittsburg (DyNet Pittsburg)
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Carnegie Mello University
500 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburg, PA 15213
Contact: Dave Pinkosky
412-391-5590 ext. 308
Synopsis: Free, day-long matchmaking event offering small businesses from multiple states the opportunity to network directly with federal agencies and large prime contractors and attend training workshops on various aspects of working with the federal government.
June
JUNE
2
Boots to Business Reboot
Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Small Business Development Center
Conference Center
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact: 631–420–2765
Synopsis: Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course (one-day in person); Step Two: Foundations of Entrepreneurship course (8-weeks online; only accessible after completion of Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course). Participation in this program includes:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Ownership
Module 2: Basics of Opportunity Recognition
Module 3: Market Research
Module 4: Economics of Small Business Startup
Module 5: Picking the Correct Legal Entity for your business
Module 6: Financing the Venture
Module 7:Introduction to Business Planning
Module 8: Resources to Support You

Open to Veterans and their spouses. Registration: www.boots2business.org/Rebootapply/ External link to a non-government website
JUNE
15
Reno Vendor Supplier Day - NCO 21
Date: June 15, 2017
   
Location: Reno, NV
Contact: Jeanne Chun
Jeanne.chun@va.gov
   
JUNE
15
VISN 19 VA Procurement Fair
Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
   

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