Veterans Business 12/6/17

The Veterans Business Outreach Center, California Department of General Services, California Department of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – SAOWEST, and U.S. General Services Administration are co-hosting the 2nd Annual Small Business Summit on Friday, December 15th, 2017 commencing 9:00 am and concluding 4:00 pm. The event is located at the California Department of General Services, Ziggurat Building, in both the Atrium and Auditorium, 707 Third Street, West Sacramento, California 95605.

The summit activities include: Opening Remarks with Dignitaries and Public Officials, Learning Sessions, Networking with small business advocates, contracting officers, lenders, and technical service resource partners. Exhibit Hall open all day, breakfast and luncheon will be served.

Dignitaries: Vito Imbasciani MD, Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) TBA, California Department of General Services *Michael Villante, Regional Administrator, United States Small Business Administration (Region IX)

Distinguished Guest Speakers: ElDonna Lewis Fernandez, CEO of Dynamic Vision International, Inc. Negotiation Experiential Expert and *Colonel Hawk Thomas, Managing Counsel, Reid Law PC

The Learning Sessions will include the following topics: · State of California Contracting Opportunities– Turning Contacts into Contracts · Access to Capital Panel – Where is the Money! U. S. Small Business Administration · Contracting Opportunities with SAOWEST, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs · Cracking the Code to Government Contracting · Cybersecurity for Small Businesses · Supplier Diversity and Prime Contracting Opportunities

Bring your capabilities statements and business cards for networking with contracting officers and decision makers. Date: Friday, December 15th, 2017

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am Registration, Networking, and Breakfast 9:00am – 4:15pm Small Business Summit Location: Department of General Services, Ziggurat Building Atrium and Auditorium 707 Third Street West Sacramento, CA 95605 Fee: General Admission – $50 Exhibitors Fee – $400 Parking – $15

The registration deadline is December 5th, 2017. For more information regarding the program, please contact Star Cochran, VBOC Event Ambassador at 916-527-8400. Register online at www.vbocix.org.

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