Dept. of Commerce: Growth Strategies and Government Contracting Conference April 21 in Eau Claire

Contact: Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Have you ever thought about government contracting for your small business? Do you want to learn how? Increasingly a company’s bottom line in today’s economy means thinking out of the box and expanding into new areas. The “Growth Strategies and Government Contracting Conference” in Eau Claire on April 21 will help participants familiarize themselves with doing business with the government.

“It is crucial for Wisconsin’s economic growth that we find ways to facilitate government contracting to ensure that Wisconsin businesses are getting every opportunity to compete for government contracts,” said Wisconsin Department of Commerce of Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin. “Supporting growth in small business will continue to create more jobs and opportunities in our state.”

The conference will include Wisconsin businesses that are successful government contractors for participants to learn what it takes to make the government their customers. The conference will also include information on how state and federal governments purchase equipment and services, updates on their small business programs, a mentoring panel, how to use teaming and other partnering in government contracting and financial resources for small business. Speakers and panelists include: Northwire, Inc., Command Strategies, LLC, Energy Tech Solutions, Belonger Corporation, Lunda Construction and Zoe Engineering.

The “Growth Strategies and Government Contracting Conference” will take place at the Eau Claire Plaza Hotel and Suites in conjunction with the 8th Annual Women’s Business conference on April 21. Those who attend this conference will have full access to the other event as well. Visit the Commerce web site for registration information: http://commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-GovtContracting.html.

For more information contact Aina Vilumsons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Procurement Institute at 414-270-3600 or [email protected] or contact Carol Dunn, Women’s Business Ombudsman at 608-267-0297 or [email protected].