HUBZone Contractors National Council
The HUBZone Council is a non-profit trade association providing information and support for
companies and professionals participating in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program.


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Revitalizing America's Communities

One-day education and networking event for all small business contractors,
especially those interested in the HUBZone Program,

plus federal agencies and large business primes
that want to network with HUBZone-certified small businesses.

July 27, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

Hosted by Battelle
Due to security restrictions,
no late registrations can be accommodated.





Free for HUBZone Council members. 
$25 for non-members.



Summit Schedule
July 27, 2017
subject to change

8:30am - 4:00pm Registration Desk Open
9:15am - 10:00am

Welcome & Opening Comments
  Patrick Jarvis, Battelle
  Ricardo Garcia, US Small Business Administration
  Daryl Hennessy, Ohio Development Services Agency
  Stephen Francis, City of Columbus
HUBZone Program Update
  Mark Crowley, HUBZone Council
10:00am - 11:30am Top Strategies for Contracting Success Panel
  Government Officials
    Janice Addison, US Defense Contract Management Agency
    Rich Delisio, Akron Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    Thomas Krusemark, US Small Business Administration
    Jill Nagy-Reynolds, US Small Business Administration
  Large Business Prime Professional
    Lynnise Smith, Battelle
  HUBZone Small Business Professionals
    Shirley Bailey, GCC Technologies
    Dan Gravelding, Trihydro Corporation
    Mike Kennedy, Competitive Innovations
    Osford Ogis, OCG Telecom
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00pm - 4:00pm Match-Making Sessions
Small business representatives who registered by July 14 can request 15-minute match-making appointments with participating federal agencies and large primes.  Appointments are not required.
1:00pm - 4:00pm HUBZone Help Desk
Ohio Developmental Services Desk
US Small Business Administration Desk
1:15pm - 2:00pm Workshop: Representations & Certifications 101
  Amber Ames, Battelle
  Rich Delisio, Akron Procurement Technical Assistance Center
2:15pm - 3:00pm Workshop: Subcontracting - Transitioning from Private to Public
  James Fudge, Diversified Systems
  Curtis Jewell, Excel Management Systems
  Steve Miller, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
3:15pm - 4:00pm Workshop: Utilizing the HUBZone Certification
  Michelle Morales-Denisoff, Liona Enterprises
  Jill Nagy-Reynolds, US Small Business Administration
  Leah Simoes, Davenport Aviation

Bell Helicopter / Textron
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Environmental Quality Management
HDT Expeditionary Systems
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
National Government Services
Navient Solutions
Newport News Shipbuilding
Ohio Dept of Administrative Services
Ohio Dept of Transportation
Textron Aviation Defense (Beechcraft)
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Defense Contract Management Agency
US Defense Finance Accounting Service
US Dept of Energy - Lawrence Livermore National Lab
US Dept of Energy - Oak Ridge National Lab
US Dept of State (no appointments - walk-ins only)

Hotel & Travel Information

If you require a hotel room, there are no official Summit hotels,
but the following hotels are located near the Summit location. 
Summit Location:  Battelle, 505 King Ave, Columbus, OH
(University District) 
Ask for Battelle room rate.
* Shuttle to Battelle.  ** Free parking.
Blackwell Inn *
  2110 Tuttle Park Pl, phone 614-247-4000
Homewood Suites OSU **
  1576 W Lane Ave, phone 614-488-1500
Hyatt Place * **
  900 Goodale Blvd, phone 614-280-1234
Spring Hill Suites OSU * **
  1421 Olentangy River Rd, phone 614-297-9912


Registration Information

Register Here

Registration deadline is July 23.
Due to security requirements, no onsite registrations are permitted on the day of the Summit.
Register by July 14 to be eligible to request match-making appointments
with participating agencies and primes.  Details will be emailed on July 17.

Registration is free for individuals from Council member companies. 
$25 per person for individuals from non-member companies.

Free registrations for match-making government agencies and primes
with submission of a Match-Making Table Reservation Form (see registration page for link).
Refunds will be processed for written cancellations received
at least 30 days before the event.  No refunds thereafter. 
Transfers to individuals from the same firms are permitted
but must be requested in writing by the registration deadlines listed above.
Registration may close before the registration deadline if we reach our seating capacity.
Access to Summit conference facilities requires a government-issued ID
(such as a driver's license or passport) and standard security screenings.
Non citizens of the USA must inform us in advance of the event.


Questions about the Summit? 
Call us at 703-237-3674.

HUBZone Contractors National Council
PO Box 4041, Falls Church, VA  22044  USA
phone 703-237-3674    fax 703-229-6425


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companies and professionals participating in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program.

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