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MV PTAC Training Workshops provide valuable information and resources to area businesses looking to secure Federal, State and Local Government contracts.

Upcoming Sessions – 2018 (Check back for Updates)


Government Contracting – Laying the Groundwork

Date:  Wednesday, 2/21/2018
Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
Fee:  None
Location:  MV PTAC @ MVEDC – 4319 Belmont Ave – Youngstown

For small business owners who know nothing about government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting is in your future.


Cyber Security Rules for Government Contractors

Date:  Thursday, 3/15/2018
Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fee:  None
Location:  Youngstown Business Incubator – 241 W Federal St – Youngstown

Department of Defense, GSA and NASA Contractors are required to meet minimum security standards or risk losing federal contracts.  In this workshop you will:

  • Learn what NIST Special Publication 800-171 is and what it means for you
  • Learn important steps in discovering what you need to do to protect your business and be compliant
  • Learn how to remediate your firm to meet the new standards
  • Learn about testing and validating your plan to ensure it works
  • Learn how important monitoring and reporting is to your company


Bring your Lunch & Learn – Registrations and Certifications

Date:  Tuesday, 3/27/2018
Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee:  None
Location:  MV PTAC @ MVEDC – 4319 Belmont Ave – Youngstown

  • How to obtain a DUNs (D&B) number
  • Registering in SAM (System for Award Management)
  • Completing the DSBS (SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search)
  • Learn what Certifications your Small Business can qualify as
  • How do you become Verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business,
  • How do you become Certified as a Woman Owned Small Business, Minority Owned Small Business, HUBZone Business


Bring your Lunch & Learn – Capability Statements and Elevator Speeches

Date:  Tuesday, 4/10/2018
Time:  11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:  None
Location:  MV PTAC @ MVEDC – 4319 Belmont Ave – Youngstown

Marketing your business to the appropriate buyers can be a challenge.  Make sure you’re prepared with a concise Capability Statement and a winning Elevator Speech (if you only have one minute to introduce your business, what would you say?)

  • How to design a Capability Statement for your business
  • Perfecting your “Elevator Speech” to get the best results



System for Award Management (SAM) Registration tips