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    • Senator co-hosts the 26th Federal Procurement Conference at University of Central Missouri,
      Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, Vice Admiral William Hunter Hilarides to headline event.

      WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced a hands-on workshop aimed at expanding Missouri job opportunities by connecting small businesses with resources about government purchasing practices and doing business with the local, state, and federal government.
      McCaskill will co-host the 26th Federal Procurement Conference at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg on Thursday, May 28, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT. Businesses can register for the conference online, HERE.
      “This is a unique event, where Missouri’s hard-working and innovative small business owners can better ensure they’ve got the tools to compete on a level playing field for contracts that will grow business and expand job opportunities,” McCaskill said. “Missouri is a great state to do business in, and this conference is about putting Missouri employers in the same room as federal agencies to ensure that we’re set up for success when competing for new jobs.”
      The all-day event is open to all small business owners interested in learning about, competing for, or providing services or products at the state, local or federal government level. At the workshop, representatives from a variety of agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Small Business Administration and the Office of Administration for the State of Missouri, will provide information through a series of roundtable discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to talk individually with government officials from these agencies as well as successful government contractors. More than 200 government buying offices and 1,300 contractors have been invited to the conference to present information and resources to Missouri's small businesses.
      Vice Admiral William Hunter Hilarides, who oversees the Naval Sea Systems Command, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Harry P. Hallock will also attend and will speak about the government procurement process.

      Space is limited, so participants must register in advance by contacting the Small Business & Technology Development Center at www.ucmo.edu/sbtdc or 660.543.4402. There is a $60 registration fee that goes entirely towards covering the cost of putting together the event. Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or special services to participate in this event should contact the Small Business & Technology Development Center for assistance. The workshop is open to members of the press.
      26th Missouri Procurement Conference:
      Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 AM CST
      University of Central Missouri
      University Union Building
      Warrensburg, MO 64093

      * Parking available in Lot M-33

      To sign up, please contact the Small Business & Technology Development Center HERE or call 660.543.4402. Space is limited so participants are required to register in advance.

      Click here to download Event Flier.

      Labor’s Educational & Political Club Independent (LEPCI)2015 Labor Representative of the Year Awards Dinner

      Harrah’s Hotel & Casino

      July 17th, 2015

      Cocktails at 6 PM and Dinner at 7 PM

      Honoring Representatives of Organized Labor and the 2015 Award Nominees:

      Alise Martiny, Business Manager, Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council and

      Kevin Sexton, Business Manager, Operative Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ (OPCM) Local #518 as Labor Representatives of the Year.

      Joe Capra, Directing Business Representative, International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) Lodge #778 as Seth Slocum Union Advocate of the Year.

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