Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | June 25, 2012

Doing Business with Government ~ Free Workshop

Billions of dollars are spent each year by city, state, and federal governments.
Are you getting your share?

Mayor Angel Taveras, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, and the Center for Women & Enterprise are presenting an information-packed workshop that will provide valuable tips on getting contracts
with the City of Providence, the state and federal governments.

Presenters
Ernesto Figueroa
Office of M/WBE, City of Providence
Hear how the City of Providence purchases goods and services from small business.

Charles Newton, Executive Director
Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Office
Learn how to become certified as a minority-owned or women-owned small business.
These certifications are required to obtain contracts from the city and state.

Virginia Thimas, Economic Development Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration
The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world.
Learn about the business certification and verification programs and what you need to know to become a government contractor.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
4:00-6:00pm
The Center at 570 Broad Street
Providence, Rhode Island

To register for this event, call (401) 528-4561 or email providence.ri@sba.gov

Co-sponsored by:  City of Providence, US Small Business Administration (SBA).

Center for Women & Enterprise, RI Small Business Development Center


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