2017 "Getting Back 2 Business" Small Businesses are the Heart of the Economy Events

Tacoma, WA
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Getting Back 2 Business" 
2017 Small Business Community Outreach Events

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting one day, “Getting Back 2 Business” events at selected locations nationally. These events connect small businesses with specialists from HHS, other federal agencies and large prime contractors to enable them to more effectively pursue federal contracting opportunities.

"Getting Back 2 Business
" events offer attendees the opportunity to:
  • Become familiar with the processes and procedures associated with federal government contracting.
  • Learn how to identify and pursue government contract opportunities with HHS.
  • Hear about the resources and support available from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Network with representatives from HHS, other Federal agencies, large prime contractors, small business resources and other small businesses.
  • Pre-scheduled matchmaking sessions will be offered with federal contractors and contracting specialists.  These will be available only at events in Huntsville, Tacoma and Oklahoma City!

Where We've Been

March 21, 2017 

University of Alabama | Huntsville, AL

May 18, 2017 
University of Puget Sound | Tacoma, WA

May 23, 2017 
Oklahoma City Community College | Oklahoma City, OK

June 20, 2017
Towson University, University Union Building, Towson, MD  

May 10, 2016
Northeastern University | Boston, MA

May 25, 2016 
George Mason University | Fairfax, VA

FY 2016
Nashville, TN

FY 2015
Oakland, CA | Savannah, GA | Long Island, NY | Washington, DC

 FY 2014 
Chicago, IL | Houston, TX | Largo, MD | New Orleans, LA

FY 2013 
Norfolk, VA | Puerto Rico | San Diego, CA

FY 2012 
Atlanta, GA | Miami, FL | Philadelphia, PA | Seattle, WA


Pre-registration is required. There is a limit of two (2) representatives per company per event. There is no cost to attend the events. Register early as space is limited. If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible.

"Getting Back 2 Business" Agenda-At-A-Glance



7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

             Conference Registration

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

          Luncheon Panel Discussions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

   Matchmaking Sessions/Networking

This is an image of a USA map depicting where HHS OSDBU has been with our B2B outreach events.  The map is color coded with grey depicting all the states we have visited. All other states are for future and are depicted in blue. Visited states are as follows in abbreviated form: CA, TX, LA, IL, TN, GA, FL, VA, PA, NY, MA and PR.  The image also depicts states we are visiting in the near future.  They are individually shown in graphical images and text. They are in order of date as follows: Alabama, Washington State, Oklahoma and Maryland.


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