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8(a) Alliance event to be held June 19th

The Florida 8(a) Alliance, a 501(c) 3 public charity with a mission to strengthen, train, educate and promote 8(a) and other small businesses in the State of Florida is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Training and Networking conference which will be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, FL on June 20th  2013.  This conference is open to All businesses interested in doing business with the federal government.  The event will be filled with, training sessions and vendor booths.  Large business primes such as Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon and IAP World Services will be in attendance.  Government representatives and agencies such as the SBA, SBDC and PTAC  plus the Army Corps of Engineers, PEO STRI and NAWCTSD Orlando will be there as well.  There will be with plenty of networking opportunities which will kick off the festivities with a welcoming reception the night before.

Some new items this year include:

•  the opportunity for small businesses to market their capabilities in the exhibitor area which will be the location of our welcoming reception on June 19th

•   business opportunity briefings from large prime contractors & government agency representatives to the full group on June 21st followed by more individualized Q&A

•   sessions available in the morning and afternoon for greater access to topics of interest

•   more participation from government agencies, SBA (both North & South FL Districts) and large primes.

•   Technology Track thru Florida Small Business Defense & Veteran Initiative Grant (SBIR)


We expect over 300 to attend and we have a dynamic line up of speakers and educational seminars.  We would also would like to thank our sponsors

Fifth Third Bank, B3 Solutions, LLC, Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Florida Blue, The Forbes Thompson Wealth Management, Synovus Bank, Keystone Benefit Group, Universal Understanding

Berman, Hopkins, Wright & LaHam, CPAS &Associates, LLP, Chase Bank, Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAS, K-Wam Financial Solutions, Bonds Only, Inc., Award Depot & Promotions, First Coast Community Bank


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