Thursday, 24 October 2013 06:33

`Government Contracting for Women` to be presented at Connections women`s conference

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     Barr-300dpi4X6On Tuesday, Oct. 29, Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET) and SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) will gather women from across New York State for Connections, a day-long conference to be held at River Vista Center in Fulton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     "This day-long symposium is something you will not want to miss," said Evelyn LiVoti, Connections' co-chair.
     The theme for this year's event is "Connect – Pursue – Advance" and will feature several dynamic speakers, networking opportunities, continental breakfast, lunch, a dessert reception, and a women's marketplace.
     Stephen Barr, program manager for the North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), will present "Government Contracting for Women." He will discuss the advantages of being a woman owned firm for both the state and federal governments and explain the requirements needed to be certified for the different business classifications.
     Again this year, headshots will be offered by Dayger Photography, with no sitting fee. Hair and make-up touch-ups will also be available.
     "New this year, we are featuring Bee-Hive Networking," LiVoti added. "There are no elevator speeches, no selling and no fears or discomforts. Each attendee could walk away with an average of 12-20 cards of qualified prospects who want to meet them. Come "catch the buzz" at the Bee-Hive Networking Game. Please be sure to come armed with 100 business cards."
     Major sponsors to date include NBT Bank, SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center and Operation Oswego County.
     Tickets are $65 and are available through the Tyler Hall Box Office,
    For more information, contact LiVoti at 343-1545 or [email protected] For updates, go to or the Connections' Facebook page at

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