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Posey Works with Local Business Leaders to Coordinate 3rd Federal Contracting Conference

Melbourne, FL, July 23, 2014 - Congressman Bill Posey will host a Federal Contracting Conference at Florida Tech’s Denius Student Center in Melbourne on August 4th and 5th. The event is a chance for government contractors to have one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from Atlanta and Central Florida to explore new contracting opportunities.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses that specialize in technology, innovation, defense contracting and services to learn how to navigate the federal procurement process,” said Congressman Posey.

“We applaud Congressman Posey's commitment to connect Brevard County businesses with the resources needed to be successful in government contracting,” said Lynda Weatherman, president & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast. “This conference compliments the EDC's current GO Contracts program by providing one-on-one meetings for local businesses to establish important personal relationships as they navigate through the contracting process. We encourage our county's business community to participate.”

“The board of directors and members of the Greater Palm Bay Chamber are looking forward to another successful federal contracting conference this year and applaud Congressman Posey and his office for offering this opportunity to meet with federal agencies and government suppliers to potentially grow their businesses,” stated Victoria Northrup, president and CEO for the Palm Bay Chamber.

“This conference is designed to allow open dialogue between federal contractors and procurement representatives. These insightful and highly productive exchanges will provide valuable information to those who are interested in federal contracts,” says Lisa Rice, president of CareerSource Brevard.

“The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to participate again this year in Congressman Posey’s federal contracting conference. It's a valuable resource for our local business owners looking to learn how to initiate business with the government,” said Linda Webster, CEO of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber.

When: August 4 and 5, 2014

Day 1 – For business leaders currently doing business with the federal government.

Day 2 – For business leaders who are NOT currently doing business with the federal government but want to learn about the procurement process.

Day 1 and 2 appointments with procurement officials for business leaders currently doing business with the Federal government. (Contact Pam Gillespie or David Jackson at 321-632-1776 for appointment)

Networking and a continental breakfast begins at 7:30 AM and the program begins at 8:00 AM on August 4 and 5.

Where: Florida Tech - Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center on the 2nd floor, Country Club Road, Melbourne, FL 32901

Coordinating Agencies: Navy, Air Force, FAA, NASA, SBA, Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology, Space Florida, CareerSource Brevard, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and Small Business Development Center at Eastern Florida State College and SCORE.

The conference is free and open to business leaders who want to meet federal procurement representatives or to learn the federal procurement process.
Please RSVP before July 30th at /RSVP/.

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