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SBA Mentor-Protege Connection Event 2019

Wed 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

Tyndall AFB will spend over $3 BILLION to rebuild. General Contractors, 8a’s, construction, building and service companies this is the time to create relationships that will allow you to get your share of this important rebuild. Come hear a briefing from Tyndall AFB Officials about this massive endeavor and opportunities for Small Business. Join potential mentors, small businesses, Federal Prime Contractors, Federal Agency representatives, Resource Partners, the SBA Procurement Center Representative, the North Florida SBA Staff, and the Florida PTAC at UWF for education and Mentor-Connection opportunities. Through cooperative meetings with an array of firms, SBA North Florida is creating a local database of potential mentors who are interested in meeting with small businesses to discuss the possibilities of establishing Mentor-Protege (MP) relationships. This database of potential mentors will ONLY be made available to those that are in attendance at this event. Priority placement will be given to companies located in the SBA North Florida District service area. The benefits of attending this conference are many. Firms that are in the developmental stage (years 1-4) of the 8(a) Business Development program are strongly encouraged to attend this event! However, this event is open to ONLY small businesses registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and actively pursuing federal contract opportunities. No cost. Space is limited. You may register for this event here online or at If you are interested in becoming a potential mentor or would like more information on this event, please contact Procurement Specialist John DiGiacomo at

Speaker(s): Jane Dowgwillo, PTAC Statewide Program Manager; Ken Hamilton, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist, SBA; John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, PTAC at UWF; Arnette Mayhew, CMR, SBA Office of Government Contracting, Atlanta Regional Office;

Co-Sponsor(s): Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 94.5 and 1330/99.1 Talk WEBY

E-mail Procurement Specialist John DiGiacomo at for more information and/or whether you would like to be a mentor.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 850-474-2528


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