Event Details

Minority & Women Business Summit

Northeast Technology Center - Afton Campus
19901 S. Highway 69
Afton, OK
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August 20th, 2013
Start Time:8:45 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

Are you a business owner aspiring to take your business to the next level? Valuable information presented during the Minority and Women’s Business Summit will help prepare small business owners to secure contracts with the government, tribes or other entities.

During the Summit, speakers will share resources available to help small business owners take their businesses to the next level. Topics include registering with SAM, getting a Duns number and industry code, databases that provide opportunities for contracting, marketing businesses to better understand contracting, SBA procedures (8a and Hubzone), and women-owned business certifications.

A panel of resource partners will share additional services available for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Attendees will be inspired by entrepreneurs who will share their stories about successfully securing contracts.

James Ray, MBDA Business Center Project Director
Donna Martin, NE Tech OBAN Coordinator
Terri Shook, SBA Procurement Center Representative
Brenda Alley, Cherokee Nation
Marsha Cole, Manufacturers Alliance
Vanessa Woodfork, SBA
Gene Snyman, Corp of Engineers
Lynn Wilson, Rogers State University
Barbara Rackley, REI Women’s Business Center Program Manager
Sharon Nichols, Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Director
Joy Justice, NE Tech
Larry Findess, Tulsa Tech OBAN Coordinator
Pam Bickford, Cherokee Data Systems
Onie Irvine, SI Properties

Partners: NE Technology Center, REI Oklahoma, MBDA Business Center, OkSBDC, SBA, Tulsa Tech, OBAN, Cherokee Nation, Manufacturers Alliance, RSU and REI’s Women’s Business Center

Registration fee includes lunch. The Summit will be held in the Administration Building Auditorium. You will be redirected to PayPal to pay for registration. Fee is non-refundable. If you cannot attend, your registration may be able to be transferred to another workshop. For more information please call the WBC at 800.658.2823.

Summit Agenda

We are sorry, but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available or to be added to a waiting list.