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Smart City Challenge 2021


Join us from January 23- February 18, 2021 for a month of hacking where we create and celebrate innovative solutions that make our region smarter, livable, resilient, and sustainable for everyone. We invite people from all walks of life to join and highly encourage women and people of color to register and share their solutions for the future!

To Bid or Not to Bid – The $65,000 Question


Join host Eileen Kent, President of Custom Keynotes, LLC and nicknamed by the federal contracting industry as the “Federal Sales Sherpa”, for an engaging and interactive workshop on government contracts and proposal writing.  Eileen has trained over 10,000 people in federal sales, proposal writing and GSA Schedule contracting since 2003 nationwide.  Since 2012 when she created the “Three Step Program” she has built over 300 custom federal sales action plans for federal contractors large and small.

Free – $35

The 8(a) Business Development Program


During this seminar Virginia PTAC Counselor and former SBA Business Opportunities Specialist Lisa Powell will walk you through the application process of becoming an 8(a) certified firm. She will cover the necessary qualifications and eligibility criteria to apply for the status, where to find online resources that can help in your application, and tips on how to complete the full application.