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Government Contracting 101- Be Prepared! Live Workshop featuring Government & Industry Partners

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The  Monroe County Finger Lakes APEX Accelerator and the SBA Buffalo District Office present a free in person course designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with the military and federal government. Additionally, you will hear first hand from government and industry purchasing and contracting agents about the importance of being prepared.



  • Government Contracting Preparedness:
    • Virginia Smith, Deputy Director, U.S. SBA – Buffalo District
    • Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons, MCFL APEX Program Director
  • Open Government Contracts – Real Life Discussion
    • Constance Mitchell Jefferson, Purchasing Manager, City of Rochester
    • Matthew Burrell, Supplier Diversity Manager, County of Monroe
  • Why it Matters to Government Prime Contractors
    • Tiffany Williamson, SBLO, L3Harris Technologies
    • Tammy Worden, Director, Contract Administration, ConServe
    • Kathy Rooney, Diversity and Community Engagement Manager, The Pike Company


Learn about how to determine if your business is ready for government contracting.

  • Market Research
  • Small Business Programs
  • What’s next: Readiness Perspectives from Government and Industry Partners
  • Q&A

Register Here

Registration available at the door.

Please park on the Upper level of the Parking Garage for Validated parking.

No fee to attend.

Questions? Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons, or (585)753-2017



April 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport
1200 Brooks Ave
Rochester, NY 14624 United States
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