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Migration to EMV Chip Card Technology and Your Small Business

U.S. credit card companies are making the transition from magnetic stripe technology to cards with chips. Chip cards are payment cards that have an embedded chip, offering increased security when your customers use the chip to pay in store. Chip cards are based on a global card payment standard called …

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Ohio Facilities Construction Commission 2015 Conference

This annual OFCC Conference 2015 brings together public owners (state agencies, colleges/universities, school districts), architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners, construction managers, design-builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, consultants and specialty service providers, and construction attorneys. Click here for more information and registration.

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Mahoning Valley PTAC Client Receives an SBA Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that Mahoning Valley PTAC Client – Redex Industries Inc., located in Salem Ohio, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Northern Ohio Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business Award. Redex, which has been in business for three generations, manufactures the Udderly Smooth line …

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Proposed new Rule would provide bigger opportunities for Small Businesses

Small Companies to Take on Bigger Contracts Under Proposed New Rule Jory Heckman Federal News Radio January 20, 2015 A new rule proposed by the Small Business Administration could help small companies team up to go after larger government contracts. “Projects in the federal procurement arena have gotten larger, more …

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Mandatory Federal Purchasing of Biobased Products

Federal law, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and Presidential Executive Orders direct that all federal agencies purchase biobased products in categories identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). To date, USDA has identified 97 categories (e.g. cleaners, carpet, lubricants, paints) of biobased products for which agencies and their contractors have …

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