The 2007 Small Business Workshop hosted by the Kentuckiana Post Society of Military Engineers (SAME) in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District was held on Dec. 4 at the Louisville Holiday Inn, Airport South. Approximately 225 business representatives attended the event.
The conference began with opening remarks by Col. Midkiff, Army Corps of Engineers; Ron Wolf, Louisville Metro Inter-Government Relations; and Ken Stegall, CMS Corporation.
There were two morning seminars held for small professional service firms which focused on how to obtain contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They included topics such as MILCON Transformation, selection success, ethics and the government, ratings and performance issues, contracting vehicles, bonding issues, and upcoming opportunities with the Louisville District. The upcoming opportunities seminar gives insight on what projects the Louisville District is doing for the current fiscal year.
"The small business workshop gives small businesses the opportunity to network with Corps Employees and with large businesses that are looking for small businesses to team with," said Linda Hunt-Smith, Deputy of Small Business. The afternoon served as an opportunity for small businesses to meet with numerous large businesses and personnel from the Louisville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at their booths and provide information on the professional services offered by the small businesses.
"The small business conference was a tremendous success," said Col. Midkiff. "We received excellent feedback from many, many people."