Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Do Your Tenants Take Advantage of Federal Contract Opportunities?

If you're an investor in this market and see your tenants having cash-flow issues in their businesses, then you're always on the look-out for small business seminars and conferences that help your tenants create more revenue and ultimately help your ability to collect rents.

Below is an email that we received for the Northern California GovLink Conference and the FTC's push to help small business secure federal contracts in their businesses. The site has many useful links and helps small business understand the growth opportunities with federal contracts. The conference has many federal decision makers available for "question and answer" sessions with small business owners.

Space is limited, register now for the GovLink Conference 2007 - Linking you to Federal Opportunities on October 23-24, 2007. This highly-packed, two-day conference provides the opportunity to hear from high level government representatives, to network with federal agencies, prime contractors and small businesses, and to attend noteworthy pre-conference break-out sessions. Register today, seating is limited. To register, go to www.TheFTC.org/govlinkconference.

· Congressman Dan Lungren, California, 3rd District (Invited)
· Assemblyman Roger Niello, California, 5th Assembly District

· Ted Glum, Director, Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
· Dennis G. Haines, Vice President, F-22 Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
· Renee Wesley-Case, Director, Air Force Outreach Program Office
Daniel F. Sturdivant II, Assistant to the Director for Outreach, Department of Homeland Security
· Thomas H. May, Small Business Manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
· Colonel Thomas C. Chapman, District Engineer, Sacramento, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Federal Purchasing Panel:
· Terrence Nelson, Department of Veterans Affairs
· Pam Smith-Cressel, General Services Administration
· Joe Ochab, Management and Program Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency
· Jim O'Neal, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Contracting Panel Department of Defense and NASA:
· Kellie Valdez, Director of Contracting, Defense Microelectronics Activity
· Cora Armstrong, Flight Chief, Base Support and Acquisition Flight, Travis Air Force Base
· Lucy Hitsman, Contracting Officer, Beale Air Force Base
· Diane "Dee" Perry, Small Business Program Manager, Vandenberg Air Force Base
· Thomas H. May, Manager, Business Opportunities Office, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
· New Speaker: Linda Ryan, Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)

Contracting Opportunities with Prime Contractors
· Jan R. Gilmore, Purchasing Agent and Small Business Administrator, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
· Gwen Johnson, Small Business Liaison Officer, Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
· Don Fournier, Procurement Contracts Manager, URS Corporation
· Bob Seidy, Mentor Protege Manager, Socio-Economic Business Programs, Northrop Grumman Space Technology

· Tour the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) laboratory - See first hand a high-tech, applied engineering federal laboratory (Limited to first 40 registrants. U.S. Citizenship Required)
· Pricing Your Product, presented by Betsy Gilette, Director, Market Research and Planning, Technology Ventures Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
· Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Opportunities, presented by Rick Shindell, President, Zyn Systems, Sequim, Washington
· Project Management for the Small Business Contractor, presented by Bill Teeple, Senior Counselor/Instructor, The Federal Technology Center
· Responding to RFPs (Request for Proposal), presented by Perry Sloan, Counselor/Instructor, The Federal Technology Center
· Government Subcontracting - Learn about subcontracting administration and marketing to prime contractors, presented by Carol Bowyer, Senior Counselor/Instructor, The Federal Technology Center
· Prepare for a Government Audit Roundtable Discussion, presented by Bob Zielke, CPA, Carter & Zielke Certified Public Accountants

October 23, 2007

Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Kick-Off Reception: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

October 24, 2007
Main Conference Day: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Lions Gate Hotel Garden Pavilion
5640 Dudley Boulevard
McClellan, CA 95652 (Sacramento Area)

· Learn about federal and prime contractor business opportunities
· Grow your business through networking with key government and prime contractor decision makers
· Expand your knowledge and expertise through the training sessions on contracting with the federal government and prime contractors
· Tour Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), a high-tech applied engineering federal lab

To download the PDF conference flyer, go to www.theftc.org/govlinkconference/govlink_conference_01.pdf.

$100 per person
(Includes pre-conference breakout sessions, kick-off reception, hors d'oeuvres, continental breakfast and lunch.) To register go to www.TheFTC.org/govlinkconference. For questions call 916.334.9388 or 866.382.7822 toll-free.


Norma Screeton
Marketing Assistant
The Federal Technology Center
4600 Roseville Road, Suite 100
North Highlands, CA 95660
866.382.7822 toll-free

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