Join us in Columbia for the Drive 8(a) Federal Business Summit

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The U.S. Government is the largest customer in the world.

Government Contracting Form

Attend our Government Contracting Forum to learn more about how to register to do business with the federal government. You will also hear from the largest government contractors in the CSRA.

The following representatives will be present:

  • Carl Faison, Business Opportunity Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration - SC District Office
  • Elizabeth Wooten, Small Business Program Manager Savannah River Remediation (SRR)
  • Alex Agyemang, Manager, Small Business Programs Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS)
  • Cheryl Hartfield, Lead, Small Business Programs Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS)
  • Parodio Maith, Small Business Specialist Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Patty Queen-Harper, Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Director Army - Fort Gordon
  • Rufus Gates, Small Business Specialist Army - Fort Gordon

Each of our presenters will discuss how they develop requirements for local small business contracts and how the competitive bid process works. You will learn how to get your business added to the bidders' lists for future contracting opportunities. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and talk with the presenters. Hosted by: The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and your local Greater Aiken SCORE chapter.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
North Augusta Community Center
495 Brookside Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841


Drive 8(a) Federal Small Business Summit from 9-12 pm on April 9th at the Clemson Lake House, 900 Clemson Rd.

Information Corner

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

Statement from SBA Administrator McMahon

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda E. McMahon issued the following statement:

“Two years ago, President Trump entrusted me with the privilege of leading the SBA. The opportunity to lead the agency in supporting America’s small businesses has been immensely rewarding. I’ve also had the opportunity to witness firsthand the transformative impact the President’s growth policies are having on communities across this country: small businesses are reporting some of the highest levels of optimism on record; they are gaining access to new global markets; they are expanding access to affordable health care; and they are investing in their companies and their employees – raising wages, providing bonuses and benefits, and creating more jobs.

“I’m very proud of the work this agency has done to improve the way we connect small businesses to capital, counseling and government contracts. The focus that we have put on supporting women entrepreneurship, veteran businesses and rural development has been particularly rewarding for me. I am especially proud of the agency’s unprecedented disaster recovery efforts in 2017, in the aftermath of three of the costliest hurricanes on record. After Harvey, Irma and Maria hit, SBA’s dedicated professional staff worked around the clock to approve more than $7 billion in low-interest loans to help small businesses and displaced residents recover from the disasters and rebuild their homes and livelihoods. That experience and the life-changing impact this agency had on so many Americans is something I will never forget.

“While it has truly been the honor of a lifetime to serve our country in this Administration, it is time for me to step down and return to the private sector. I am resigning my position at SBA effective April 12. I wish to thank the President and I will continue to be a strong advocate for him and his policies.”

Upcoming Events

Lancaster, SC - Let's Get Your Business on Google Maps!
Small Business Development Center
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:30am EDT
USC Lancaster Campus - Hubbard Hall Computer Lab, Room 222
476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720
Registration Required

Chester County, SC - Let's Get Started Workshop
Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:00pm EDT
Fort Lawn Community Center
5554 Main Street, Fort Lawn, SC 29714
Registration Required

Doing Business with Government
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:00am
Greater Florence CHamber of Commerce
100 West Evans St., Florence, SC 29501
Registration Required

Full SBA and Resource Partner Calendar

Rural Strong Expo on April 3rd in Chester, SC