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2018 Ohio Business Matchmaker

Click Here To Register For Discount Tickets By April 14!

When: May 1 -2, 2018

Where: The Nutter Center at Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45324

Event Information: Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Ohio Development Services Agency for Ohio’s largest business to government contracting event.

Launch your business forward with this opportunity that was attended by 500+ small business owners in 2017. Connect with city, county, state, federal agencies and other large contractors seeking MBE/EDGE, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, 8(a) and HUBZone certified businesses. Match your goods and services to participating buyers with combined budgets representing billions of dollars.


Prepare Your Business With These Upcoming Webinars

 

Event: Doing Business with the EPA

Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: Learn the basics of doing business with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. David Hincks, service center manager for the EPA, will explain how the EPA buys, the agency’s buying schedule and the goods and services most often procured.


Event: Doing Business with DFAS

Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: Join Michael Turner, DFAS Office of Small Business Programs Director, and learn about the Defense Financing and Accounting Services Agency,  the world’s largest finance and accounting operation. The agency is responsible for all payments to DoD service members, employees, vendors and contractors. Learn what DFAS is interested in procuring, the agency’s buying schedule and how your business can participate.


Event: Doing Business with NASA Glenn Research Center

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: Join NASA contracting specialist Eunice Adams-Sipp and learn what the NASA Glenn Research Center is interested in procuring, the agency’s buying schedule and how your business can participate.


Event: Mock Ohio Business Matchmaker

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: SBA Columbus District Office, 401 N. Front St., #200, Columbus
Description: Tailor your “elevator speech” for potential buyers by receiving feedback from a panel of acquisition experts including the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Cincinnati PTAC and the SBA Columbus District Office.

Contact Tony Griffin at griffinh@ohio.edu to schedule your firm’s time to present to the panel on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Event: Doing Business with DLA Land & Maritime

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: DLA Land & Maritime has over 2,500 employees in 37 locations around the world. It manages 1.9 million items, and supports more than 15,000 customers throughout the military services, civil agencies and other DoD organizations. Learn the basics of what, how and when DLA Land & Maritime buys and if the agency is a potential customer for your business.


Event: Doing Business with ODOT

Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: Learn the fundamentals of doing business with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Get information on ODOT’s small business programs and how your business may be able to participate, as well as information regarding vendor registration and how to find opportunities with ODOT.


Event: After the Ohio Business Matchmaker: What’s Next?

Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: Learn best practices on how to maximize the points of contacts obtained during the Ohio Business Matchmaker. Get information on strategies on continuing to build potential government and prime contractor opportunities.


Event: Doing Business with Franklin County

Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Description: The government marketplace can be challenging for businesses to break into. County governments are often good places to get started as the size and scope of contracts are often smaller than state and federal contracts.

This webinar training will focus on the process of getting started in doing business with Franklin County – such as where to go to register, how to find opportunities and where to go to ask questions.