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Federal Agencies Collaborate to Connect Native American-Owned Small Businesses with Contract Opportunities in Anchorage Aug. 16

SBA, Native PTAC, Alaska PTAC hosting


WHAT:          The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and Indian Health Service (IHS) – together with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – will host a community outreach event for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native American small business owners and Alaska Indian Tribes about contracting with HHS and other federal agencies. This event will provide information on available resources for local small business owners to compete and thrive in the federal marketplace.

WHO:             SBA and its resource partners Native PTAC and Alaksa PTAC.


WHEN:          Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For individuals unable to attend the event a teleconference will be provided at 9 a.m. – please contact Jody King at jlking8@uaa.alaska.edu for phone number and participant  code.


WHERE:        Alaska Area Native Health Service

                        4141 Ambassador Drive, Suite 300

                        Anchorage, AK 99508


REGISTER:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-bridge-to-federal-success-tickets-26589143845


WHY:             The federal government is the world’s largest customer purchasing billions of dollars in goods and services annually. Educating small businesses about certifications and contracting opportunities (1) ensures large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses, (2) supports small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation, and (3) provides opportunities to disadvantaged socio-ethnic groups.


CONTACT:   Joyce Courtney – joyce.courtney@sba.gov or (907) 271-4837


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