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Training

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)

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WEBINAR: How to Get the Most out of the Matchmaker

Date: Thursday, 7/12/2018
Time:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
Fee:  None
Location:  Webinar

Pre-Event Webinar to help you prepare to make a great match at the Aerospace Business Matchmaker.

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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.

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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

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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

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Bring your Lunch & Learn – Capability Statements and Elevator Speeches

Date:  Tuesday, 4/10/2018
Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 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

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WEBINAR: 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.

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WEBINAR: 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.


WEBINAR: 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.


WEBINAR: 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.


WEBINAR: 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.

 


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