ROME — More than 100 people attended a small-business event, titled “Introduction to Federal Small Business Programs and Opportunities” on June 12, at Griffiss Institute in Rome, organizers say.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), together with Griffiss Institute, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and NYSTEC, put on the event.
Attendees learned from industry experts about government-provided services, small-business certifications, and AFRL Information Directorate procurement opportunities for small-business categories including:
• Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program
• Women-Owned Small Business
• Small Disadvantaged Business/8(a) Program
• HubZone Program
The presenters included Amber Stevens, North Country PTAC; Steve Barr, U.S. Small Business Administration; and Michael Graniero, AFRL/RI Small Business Office.