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3rd Annual Congressman Morelle & County Executive Adam Bello Government Contracting Forum & Matchmaker featuring DoDs Farooq Mitha

October 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

No fee to attend.

Growing the Industrial Base and Accelerating Innovation

Join us for the 3rd Annual Congressman Morelle and County Executive Adam Bello Government Contracting Forum & Matchmaker on October 3, 2023!

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Farooq A. Mitha, Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

This is a great opportunity to bring together the Military and Government contracting and subcontracting ecosystem, to demonstrate the importance of sustaining and growing a diverse supply chain. We are all working together to help small businesses enter and re-enter the Defense and Government Industrial Base.


To highlight the important programs being offered in support of small business through the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs, we will have a panel discussion and training component built in. This event is open to all businesses interested in participating in the supply chain.

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Small Business REGISTRATION – We are currently accepting walk-ins. Online registration is closed.


Panel Discussions with: Navy Office of Small Business Programs, Army – 925th Contracting Battalion – Fort Drum, Air Force, and Prime Contractors

Agencies and Primes (check back regular for updates):


Buyers Guide

    • Army
      • 925th Contracting Battalion, Mission and Installation Contract Command – Fort Drum
    • Navy – panelist
      • Office of Small Business Programs
    • Air Force
      • Air Force Research Labs – Rome, NY
      • Air Force Materiel Command – Wright Patterson-OH — Panelist
      • 914th Air Refueling Wing
    • C&S Companies
    • Christa Construction, LLC
    • City of Rochester
    • ConServe
    • County of Monroe Purchasing Department
    • CUBRC, Inc.
    • Deloitte
    • Dormitory Authority of the State of NY (DASNY)
    • ElbitAmerica, Inc.
    • General Dynamics – Electric Boat
    • L3Harris Communications Systems
    • L3Harris Space and Airborne Systems
    • LeChase Construction Services, LLC
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Moog Inc.
    • NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
    • New York Power Authority
    • NYS Thruway Authority
    • Pike Construction Services, Inc.
    • Regional Transit Service
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • SUNY Geneseo
    • University of Rochester
    • Veterans Administration VISN2 Network Contract Office


Resource Partners:

    • APEX Accelerator
    • Defense Contract Audit Agency
    • Monroe County Economic Development
    • Monroe County Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • NYS Empire State Development (ESD)
    • NYS ESD Division of Minority & Women Business Development
    • NYS ESD – Science, Technology and Innovation Div.
    • NYS Office of General Services (OGS), Office of Business Diversity
    • NYS OGS, Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development
    • NextCorps
    • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
    • Project Spectrum – DoDs Cybersecurity Program
    • SCORE
    • SUNY Brockport Small Business Development Center
    • Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)
    • U.S. Small Business Administration


October 3, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
No fee to attend.


Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons, MCFL APEX Program Director