Getting business done.
That was the goal at the Government Contracting Matchmaker event hosted by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce at the Manassas Park Community Center this morning.
The event is an opportunity for local businesses to meet with local government purchase officers and government contracting firms, to see what opportunities may be a good fit to grow their business.
Marlo Thomas Watson, the owner of The Marlo Company, shared her experience attending the matchmaking event. Her company provides human resources and communications services.
“I came here today because I’ve been in business going on two years…there’s so much more to learn about government contracting and how to get your services into the government to satisfy a need that they have. This is my second matchmaking session that I’ve participated in, and so I’m just here to learn, and network, and find ways to be better,” said Watson.
And on the other side of the table, SAIC Senior Director of the Small Business Program Michael Townsend shared why companies like SAIC were excited to attend.
“We come to this event to look for new small business suppliers to add to our list of suppliers for federal contracting and sub-contracting opportunities,” said Townsend.
In addition to meeting with individuals for business opportunities, the event also gives business owners opportunities to network and learn more about government contracting.
“The first one was a bit intimidating…then I learned a lot from it. I networked with a lot of people, and people – business owners – are really good at sharing information, and so that helps,” said Watson.
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