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Government Certification for Contracting: Women/ Minorities/ Disadvantaged – Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
July 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDTFree
The Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Startup Junkie Foundation, and the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce present “How to Become a Certified Woman, Minority, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business for Government Contracting.” This series is in conjunction with the Bank OZK sponsored “HER Entrepreneur Series 2021” to empower women in Arkansas to start and grow small businesses in our state. A free light lunch and soft drinks will be provided to all registered attendees thanks to a Bank OZK sponsorship.
The State of Arkansas, local cities, and the federal government offer special set-aside government contracting opportunities for properly certified woman, minority, disabled US veteran, or economically-disadvantaged owned businesses for contracts for goods produced and business services offered for small businesses of all sizes. The Arkansas PTAC is part of a national network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers working to help small businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace, and its mission is to assist Arkansas small businesses to succeed in obtaining government contracts.
Come let presenter Max Franks of the Bentonville, Arkansas PTAC office explain to you about the various small business certifications available, and other local and federal free resources to assist you with all aspects of government contracting. He will walk you through the federal and state registrations, rules, and processes needed for your business to sell your products and services to government entities. You can also make an appointment afterwards to meet with him locally for further assistance at his Northwest Arkansas office. A Bank OZK representative will also provide information about bank financing options to help with government contracting business needs.