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Cincinnati State to host Ohio Veterans and Small Business Showcase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2015
 
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Cincinnati State to host Ohio Veterans and Small Business Showcase
Cincinnati State will host an “Ohio Veterans and Small Business Opportunity Showcase” on Thursday, July 23.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Conference Center (Main 342-346) in the Main Building at the Clifton campus.
The Ohio Veterans and Small Business Opportunity Showcase is designed to reinforce support to the veteran-owned business and small business communities.
Participants include the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), headquartered in Washington, D.C. The organization provides businesses, especially Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs), the chance to learn how to increase their presence in the state and federal marketplaces.
The July 23 conference will include business opportunity sessions open to all small businesses interested in learning about state and federal commercial opportunities specific to their industry, and networking tables affording small businesses the opportunity to outline how they can help customers by discussing their business capabilities directly with state and federal contracting officers.
Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens will introduce Col. Timothy C. Gorrell, Director of the Ohio Department of Veteran Services, at the event.
Linda Schaffeld, Acting Dean, Business Technologies Division, will be one of the featured speakers.
Here is the agenda for the event:
 
TimeActivity
8:30AM – 9:00AMRegistration
9:00AM – 9:15AMIntroduction of Colonel Timothy C. Gorrell
Presented by:
Dr. O’dell M. Owens, MD, MPH, President of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
 
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presented By:
Colonel Timothy C. Gorrell, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services
 
9:15AM – 9:30AMCincinnati State Business Office
Presented By:
Linda Schaffeld, Associate Dean, Business Technologies
 
9:30AM – 9:45AMProcurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Presented By:
Tony Griffin, Procurement Specialist, Cincinnati PTAC
Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, Dayton PTAC, Ohio University
 
9:45AM – 10:00AMSmall Business Administration (SBA)
Presented By:
Glenn Clevenger, SBA Cincinnati Branch Manager
 
10:00AM – 10:15AM

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10:15AM – 12:00PMBusiness Opportunity Sessions
Presented By:
Harry Parker, Chief, NCA Contracting Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, NCA
Tonya Prickett, MBE Procurement Manager,Ohio Procurement

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Kevin Queen, Global Packaging Purchases,Procter & Gamble

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12:00PM – 1:00PM
 Lunch  (Lunch can be ordered when you register $20)
 
1:00PM – 4:30PM
 Networking Roundtables and Business 2 Business Networking
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