October Small Business Events in the DMV

National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)
October 16; 2:20pm – 3:00pm (EDT)
The Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD
Sponsor:  Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation and VIP Sponsors
POC:  Barbara Ashe, (301) 738-0015 ext. 215
Event Site:  www.NationalVIP.org
The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is an educational training program for owners, principals and C-level executives of veteran owned businesses.  The VIP is a 27-hour, 3-day comprehensive certification program instructed by professional service experts, government officials, and agency representatives.  It is designed for veteran businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts by establishing best business practices.  296 veteran-owned businesses have graduated from the program to-date.

National Government Services Small Business Outreach
October 24; 10:00am – 10:30am (EDT)
Crown Plaza Washington National Airport, 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA
Sponsor:  National Government Services
POC:  Dorothy Callahan
Event Site:  www.ngsservices.com
Outreach to increase National Government Services pipeline of small businesses, small disadvantage businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses for the contracts already awarded and new opportunity pursuits.

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