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Small-business event at Griffiss Institute draws crowd of more than 100

By Journal Staff


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.


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