Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scranton SBDC To Co-Host Stimulus Roundtable Event

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that they will be hosting a series of nine events where local small businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These events will feature presentations from representatives of different Federal and State organizations on upcoming procurement projects funded by stimulus dollars and how small businesses can take advantage of them. Slated to take place in late July and early August, these events will be held in various locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania and will be free to attendees.

In fact, six major government agencies will be represented at these events, speaking about large upcoming projects that could lead to some substantial revenue for participating small businesses. Government agencies in attendance will include: Pennsylvania General Services; US Army Corps of Engineers; US Department of Homeland Security; US Environmental Protection Agency; US General Services Administration; and the US Veterans Administration. Each representative will present information on their agency, upcoming stimulus projects, and answer questions about how small businesses can get involved.

Since the Philadelphia District Office is responsible for the forty eastern counties of Pennsylvania, events will take place at different strategic locations in that territory. Dates, times, and locations include:


July 21, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
Philadelphia Courtyard Downtown
Grand Ballroom
21 N. Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


July 23, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
Montgomery County Public
Safety Training Campus
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428


July 28, 2009
9:00pm – 12:00pm
Northampton Community College
Fowler Family Southside Center
6th Floor
511 East Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

July 29, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
University of Scranton
Brennan Hall
Scranton, PA 18510
*Please RSVP to Scranton SBDC
570-941-7588 or sbdc@scranton.edu

July 30, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
TBD
Reading, PA

August 4, 2009
1:00pm – 4:00pm
TBD
Williamsport, PA

August 6, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
TBD
Harrisburg, PA

August 11, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
Cyber Center
2101 Pennsylvania Ave.
York, PA 17404

August 13, 2009
9:00am – 12:00pm
TBD
Chambersburg, PA


Please RSVP for all but the Scranton event by contacting the SBA Philadelphia District Office at 610-382-3062 or email phila_do@sba.gov. Please include the date/location of the event you wish to attend along with your name, business name, phone number, and email address.

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