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17may7:30 am12:30 pmEvent OverHampton Roads Grow Sales Small Business Conference - Norfolk, VAOpportunities to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate! Region:Hampton Roads - Eastern ShoreEvent Type:Business Development and Outreach Services


Event Details

In Recognition of Virginia’s Small Business Appreciation Month

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity invite you to attend the

Hampton Roads Grow Sales Small Business Conference: Opportunities to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate! 

in partnership with ODU Procurement Division and
(Carolina’s Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council)

No matter how experienced you are at your business, this conference will provide education opportunities and resources to help you grow your business in areas such as government and corporate contracting, marketing, leadership and mentoring… all the resources to help your business grow to success!!

You will also have an opportunity to network and collaborate with other business owners, learn from talented and experienced speakers, visit a host of exhibitors providing valuable information to use or share with your peers and make connections!



Certification and Government Contracting – Is it Right for Your Business (Panel Discussion with ODU PTAC and SBSD)

The Power of Focus: Getting in and Staying in the Zone! – Dr. David Arrington, Arrington Coaching

Selling to the Commonwealth – Kim Brewer, eVA Bureau, Department of General Services

Funding Trends: Loans, Grants, Microloans and Crowdfunding (Panel Discussion with SBA, VSBFA, TowneBank, Virginia Community Capital)

Bonding and Pre-Qualification – Charlene Reynolds, Creative Insurance Concepts

5 Secrets to Using Social Media to Grow Your Business – Ed Sykes, Sykes Group

Meet the Primes – Learn How Being a Subcontractor Can Help Your Performance History (Panel Discussion with WM Jordan, Skanska, SB Ballard)

The Power of MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) Certification – Marjilette Brown, Certification Manager, CVMSDC

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader to Your Community – Latrece Williams-McKnight             McKnight Williams & Associates

Top Ten Tips for Diversity and Inclusion (Interactive Board Game – 2 Sessions!) Engage and Energize Your Learning Experience, Hosted by Kay Taylor, Founder/CEO

Proposals That Win Big in Both the Corporate and Government Marketplace
Quick Capture ® Must Haves ®: What You Need to Beat Your Competition
Both presented by Doña Storey, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, and National Speaker
Dona will also offer free consultations during the conference!

Click Here for Full Conference Program Agenda

Parking at the 49th Street Stadium Parking Garage – 49th & Bluestone Ave.
(Floors 3, 4 & 5 ONLY – Free and designated for this event)


(Thursday) 7:30 am - 12:30 pm Eastern


Old Dominion University - Webb Center

1301 49th Street , Norfolk, VA 23508


Angela Barber, Business Service Manager Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore2388 Liberty Way - Virginia Beach Purchasing Division Office, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (by appointment only) (757) 385-4285 or (804) 201-0074,


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