Archive for Thursday, March 13, 2008

Congressman hosts conference for business owners

March 13, 2008

Congressman Dennis Moore will play host to a government procurement conference in March at Johnson County Community College.

The one-day event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Regnier Center, Capitol Federal Conference Room at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

The conference is intended to offer businesspeople an affordable way to learn more about marketing their products and services to local, state and federal governments.

The conference will feature Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as keynote speaker and luncheon speaker Col. Tim Weatherbee of Fort Leavenworth. Exhibitors will be on hand to provide contacts with government agencies and breakout sessions will provide detailed information on how to compete for all types of government contracts.

"The Third District is home to many small businesses, so we must work together to make sure that businesses in this area receive their fair share of federal dollars," Moore said. "This conference, which is modeled after Congressman Ike Skelton's very successful annual conference, will give small businesses in the Third District the information and contacts they need to compete for federal contracts."

The event is presented in cooperation with Heartland Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Johnson County Community College Small Business Development Center and Kansas Women's Business Center.

Registration for attendees and exhibitors is now open. To register, go online to heartlandptac.org or call (417) 625-9538. A registration fee of $45 includes all sessions, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, visit Moore's website at moore.house.gov/procurement or call (913) 383-2013.

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