Preparing for Your Agency Meetings (Web-Cast) – 7/25/17

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Preparing for Your Agency Meetings (Web-Cast) – 7/25/17Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 11 am - 12 pm EST [Web Conference]

Agencies and Primes alike are looking for capable businesses — so, you need to put your best foot forward to get in the door.

With the National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference coming up, we encourage businesses to join us for this meeting so that you will be ready for this conference, and future opportunities.

This web conference meeting includes:

  • Mastering Your Elevator Pitch
  • Maximizing Your Business Card Real Estate
  • Developing Effective Capabilities Statements
  • Updating SAM
  • Researching Opportunities
  • Making your Presentation

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2017. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Location: Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)

General Registration & Fees

Fees for the meeting are as follows:

Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.

Vikki Hawthorne, National Director | Supplier Development - The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Vikki Hawthorne, National Director | Supplier Development – The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Vikki Hawthorne is the National Director – Supplier Development for The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce / NASBC – National Association of Small Business Contractors. Widely regarded as a passionate small business resource partner who thoroughly understands the many challenges of small business ownership, Ms. Hawthorne has extensive ‘insider’ experience in federal government contracting and training.  In 2014,  Ms. Hawthorne retired with 30 years of federal government service with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Ms. Hawthorne spent over 15 years as the Supplier Outreach Program Manager in the DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Programs Office before her promotion to the senior leadership position of Associate Director.  In that role, Ms. Hawthorne collaborated with small business advocate organizations and prime contractors to promote small business participation in federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities.  Ms. Hawthorne further expanded and facilitated supplier education with Training, Knowledge, Opportunities Seminars hosted by DLA Land and Maritime. In addition, Ms. Hawthorne coordinated with acquisition personnel to identify small and socioeconomically designated businesses as potential sources of supply. Ms. Hawthorne frequently regarded as subject matter expert for supplier and acquisition personnel training development was known nationally as an enthusiastic and thoughtful speaker, facilitator and trainer.