SBA among hosts for Tacoma event aimed at women-owned businesses

Staff writerApril 10, 2014 

Women who own small businesses and want better access to the federal government procurement system will meet later this month in Tacoma.

“The U.S. Small Business Administration’s signature Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program is helping women contractors stand apart from the competition,” the SBA said in a release announcing the Tacoma meeting.

On Tuesday, April 22nd, the consortium ChallengeHER will host the free event aimed at helping women business owners in the Puget Sound area “learn the ins and outs of the WOSB program and get direct access to procurement officials and prime contractors.”

The event is free and will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Speakers will include Calvin Goings, regional administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration; Stephanie Scott, government contracting specialist at Thurston Economic Development Council/WA Procurement Technical Assistance Center; and Barbara Kasoff, president of Women Impacting Public Policy.

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