Kirtland AFB will co-host SmallBizOps Day Aug. 23

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The Kirtland AFB Small Business Office will co-host the inaugural SmallBizOps Day, sponsored by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Aug. 23 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street Southwest.

This daylong event will begin with a morning session to inform interested small business operators on the needs of the agencies, followed by one-on-one breakouts, allowing individuals to meet directly with agency representatives.

7:30 - 8 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome: Col Kubinec / Scott Cook
Alex O. Romero/Ariel Cisneros

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Technical Assistance Resource Panel
 Kirtland Air Force Base
 Small Business Administration
 South Valley Small Business Development Center/PTAP
 Technology Ventures Corporation

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Access to Capital Panel
 Small Business Administration
 The Loan Fund
 Enchantment Land Certified Development Company
 Large Bank - Bank of The West
 Community Bank - Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque
 Credit Union - Sandia Area Federal Credit Union

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Procurement Opportunities and Best Practices Panel
"Doing Business with the Federal Government" Learn how to position your business for bidding on and winning government contracts
 Kirtland Air Force Base
 Sandia National Laboratories Small Business Utilization Department
 Los Alamos National Laboratory
 State of NM Economic Development Department
 City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department
 Bernalillo County
 Army Corp of Engineers

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Q&A - Open discussion/listening session, to specifically address upcoming educational opportunities and classes requested by participants, in addition to any other topics suggested by the SBs.

12:30 - 1 p.m.
Break for Lunch

1 - 3 p.m.
Networking among the large and small businesses (booths - mini expo with buyers)

3 p.m.
Closing comments