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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Small Business Conference Set for April 7 in Anchorage


ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a small business
conference Apr. 7 at the Hotel Captain Cook. The Associated General
Contractors is a major participant. The conference is open to small and large
businesses, veteran and service disabled veteran owned companies, 8(a), women
owned and HUB Zone firms. The HUBZone program promotes job growth, capital
investment and economic development in a historically underutilized business

State of Alaska Lt. Governor Craig Campbell and the Corps' Alaska District
commander Col. Reinhard W. Koenig are guest speakers. Conference registration
of $100 includes workshops, speakers, breakfast and lunch. Register online at

For more information and to register, call Ivonne Drake, Corps of Engineers
Deputy for Small Business, at 907-753-5576 or Kimberley Gray, Associated
General Contractors, at 907-561-5354.

The purpose of the conference is to strengthen partnerships with agencies and
organizations. This is an opportunity to network with industry professionals
and form collaborative alliances with key government representatives.

Workshops include branding, Corps post award contract requirements,
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building Information
Modeling (BIM) legal information and banking/bonding/insurance.

A contractors' forum features DV Contracting, CH2MHill, Davis Constructors,
and Bristol Environmental Remediation Services.

An agency workload panel includes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Elmendorf Air
Force Base's 611th Civil Engineering Squadron and 3rd Contracting Squadron,
Federal Aviation Administration, Fort Richardson's Department of Public
Works, and State of Alaska's Department of Transportation.

For more information about the Corps of Engineers' Alaska District, visit our
web site at: http://www.poa.usace.army.mil.
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