National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference – 8/17/17

National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference – 8/17/17Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central Standard Time [Columbus, OH]

Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Columbus, OH,  for the National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference, jointly hosted by The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

  • Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
  • Access to federal agencies and prime contractors (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of agencies and prime contractors who have confirmed)
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners

Midwest Summit Details

Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central Standard Time
Location: Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH 43219Sleeping Rooms: $139
Time Item
7:30 am Registration – Coffee
8:00 am Welcome/Introductions

Cris Young – President, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce              Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce                                Vikki Hawthorne – National Director, Supplier Development ASBCC/USWCC

8:15 am Legislative Update & Policy Initiative Discussion

Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

8:30 am US – Maximizing Use of Market Research Tools to Secure Federal Contracts

Howard A. ‘Tony’ Griffin – Ohio PTAC Network

9:15 am Procurement Center Representative: Fighting for Small Businesses Fair Share of Contract Dollars

Shanda Harris – SBA Columbus District Office

9:45 am Doing Business with the US Department of State

Dr. Anthony Josey – Procurement Analyst , Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, US State Department

10:15 am Break
10:30 am Doing Business with Department of Defense – Panel
Defense Finance Accounting Services (Invited)
Defense Information Systems Agency (Invited)
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime (Invited)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Invited)
Air Force Material Command (Invited)
 11:15 am Doing Business with Battelle

Lynnise Smith – Small Business Liaison Officer, Battelle

11:45 am Matchmaking Logistics/Instructions
12:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 pm Matchmaking with Government & Large Prime Representatives
4:00 pm Adjourn


Sponsorship provides extra visibility and summit registration. To register for the summit and/or purchase a sponsorship, click here.

  • Gold Sponsorship: Includes — Full Page Ad in summit program, 6′ display table, 2 summit attendees. Price – $1,000
  • Silver Sponsorship: Includes — 1/2 Page Ad in summit program, 2 summit attendees. Price – $500
  • Bronze Sponsorship: Includes — 1/4 Page Ad in summit program, 1 summit attendee. Price – $400

General Registration & Fees

Note: Registration fees are based on membership level. Members and non-members are welcome to register for the summit.

Fees for this summit are as follows:

Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.

Join today and save on this summit and future meetings: If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

At the start of the matchmaking session, Agencies / Primes will introduce themselves. You then meet with any of the agencies/primes in which you have interest in doing business. There are no sign up sheets or bells and whistles. You are allowed 5 minutes – or longer if there is no line behind you. If you are patient, you will have the opportunity to meet with everyone. Make sure to bring your one-page capabilities statement and business cards that include your information.

Government Agencies and Prime Contractors Invited Include (confirmed to date are bolded):

Air Force Materiel Command
Air Force Research Laboratory
Central Ohio Transit Authority
City of Dayton
Cleveland Metroparks
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Columbus State Community College
Coast Guard
DAS Equal Opportunity Division
DAS State of Ohio
Defense Finance Accounting Service
Defense Logistics Agency
Department of Veterans Affairs
Dept of Insurance
Dept. of Developmental Disabilities
Development Services Agency
Federal Aviation Administration
Greater Dayton RTA
Job and Family Services
Lorain County Community College
Montgomery County
NASA – Glenn Research Center
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensatio
Ohio Department of Natural Resource
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio Department of Rehab & Correct
Ohio Department of Taxation
Ohio Department of Transportation
Ohio Department of Transportation
Ohio Dept Commerce
Ohio Dept. of Insurance
Ohio EPA
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
Opportunities for Ohioans witrh Dis
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Sinclair Community College
State of Ohio – DAS
State of Ohio/Youth Services
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
U.S. Department of State
US Environmental Protection Agency
USDA, Rural Development
Veteran Business Outreach Center
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patt Credit Union

Large Primes:
Cardinal Health
Community Capital Development Corp
Elevate International Management
Elford, Inc.
Hyland Software
MacAulay Brown, Inc.
Reckitt Benckiser
Ohio State University
The University of Akron Research
The W. W. Williams Co., LLC
ThomasCrowne Recruiting
University of Cincinnati
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