December - 9 - 2021 Virtual Symposium Agenda
9:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
Mary Chapman, Director of Policy, Training and Outreach
Jim Barnaby, Deputy Commissioner, State Purchasing Division
Video Commentary/Remarks and Testimonials
Governor Brian P. Kemp, Small Business Readiness Workshop Participants, and Others!
Resources Available for Small Businesses in Georgia
Carolina Ramon, Director of Specialty Programs, UGA SBDC Multicultural Business Division
9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Being Successful in Submitting your Bid – How to have a Great Response!
Tom Larkin, Contracting Ninja, Gorby Peters
Doing Business with GDOT on State Funded Highway Projects
Carol Phelps, Program Manager, GDOT State Supported Projects
Federal Contracts for Small Businesses
Nancy Cleveland, Procurement & CVE Verification Counselor
Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center
Access to Capital
Sandy Headley, Vice President of (ACE), Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc
Bud Crawford, Partner and Co-Founder of Coeur Capital, Inc.
11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Surplus Property for VOSBs, VSOs, and other Businesses
Steve Ekin, Director, DOAS Surplus Division
Registering to do Business with the State of Georgia
Julian Bailey, Communications and Supplier Outreach Manager
DOAS State Purchasing Division
Commissioner J. Alexander Atwood, Georgia Department of Administrative Services