Oct 13 2017

Learn how to do business with the US Navy

Learn how to do business with the US Navy

Department of the Navy Small Business Workshop

October 18th 10am-Noon

Cooperative Extension Service Auditorium, 2301 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas

This year’s Little Rock Navy week will feature a small business workshop designed to educate small businesses on how to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps. Ms. Emily Harman, Director of the Office of Small Business for the Navy will present on upcoming contracting opportunities and how small businesses can contribute to the warfighter mission. Please make plans to attend this great event! Representatives from the Department of the Navy, APAC, Little Rock Regional Chamber, SBA, and ASBTDC will be on hand to answer questions you may have.

Pre-registration is required.

Register online or by calling APAC at 671-2390

Read below for more information:

Media Contact: Mary Hightower mhightower@uaex.edu 5091-671-2126

Learn how U.S. Navy contracts could help grow your business at flank speed

By Mary Hightower

U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts

• Workshop set for Oct. 18 to learn how to do business with the Navy

• For more info, call 501-671-2390

• Navy Week in Little Rock is Oct. 16-22

LITTLE ROCK – During the 2016 fiscal year, Arkansas businesses earned $25 million in contracts from the Department of the Navy, and on Oct. 18, the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center will host a workshop to help other Arkansas businesses do the same.

The Department of the Navy Small Business workshop runs from 10 a.m. - noon and will be held at the Cooperative Extension Service auditorium, 2301 S. University Ave. in Little Rock. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register in advance either online http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_web_register.php?id=BA58050832, or by calling the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, or APAC, at 501-671-2390.

APAC is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and is operated through the Cooperative Extension Service as part of its Community and Economic Development outreach.

The keynote speaker is Emily Harman, director, Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy. She joined the secretary’s staff in 2015 and has more than 30 years of federal service. A certified Professional Contracts Manager through the National Contract Management Association, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science from the United States Naval Academy, and a Master’s degree in Management/Acquisition and Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

In addition to Harman, attendees will also hear from the Small Business Administration, the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas Small Business and Technical Development Center, as well as APAC Program Manager Melanie Berman.

The program will also include a Q&A session.

"This a unique event tied in with the first-ever Navy week in Little Rock," Berman said. "This is a fantastic opportunity for Arkansas small businesses to become acquainted with the Navy and how the Navy’s needs can translate into growth for your business."

America’s Navy is coming to Little Rock Oct. 16-22, the city being one of 15 hosting Navy Week, one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.

For more information about the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, visit http://uaex.edu/apac.

About Navy Week

Little Rock Navy Week is scheduled for Oct.16-22, 2017, coinciding with the Arkansas State Fair, and is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity.