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Opening Doors: Small Business Opportunities in Federal Government Contracting – #TheAECsOfMarketing

May 27, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

SMPS Pittsburgh presents the final #theAECsofmarketing event of the season. During this event, Judy Kirby will lead a discussion on doing business with the federal government, including how to search for government leads, navigate government contracts, and register your business throughout the government system.

Please join us on May 27th!


PRESENTER: Judith Kirby

Originally from Chicago, Judy has more than 35 years of government service. Her career began with Internal Revenue Service. After 18 years she switched gears and transferred to the Small Business Administration where she started as a commercial loan specialist. When the SBA decided to centralized loan processing, Judy transferred her skills to federal contracting.

She quickly earned and maintains a Federal Acquisition Certification for CONTRACTING – Level 1. Presently she is a business opportunity specialist in the Pittsburgh District Office. She is responsible for developing firms that have been certified as Socially and Economically Disadvantaged (8a) in a nine-year program to gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. Responsibilities also include providing assistance through consultative and customer interactions with small businesses, procuring entities, collaborative partners, resource partners and the general public regarding SBA programs and services.


Members: $10
Non-members: $15
Walk-ins: $15





Event Sponsor: Breaking Ground



Sponsor: Wallace and Pancher


In-Kind Sponsor: ARC
In-Kind Sponsor: thendesign

*Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for this program as well as upcoming programs. Please contact Michael Len (sponsorship@smpspittsburgh.org) for more information.


“Opening Doors: Small Business Opportunities in Federal Government Contracting” is ideal for professionals who are:

  • New to marketing / business development
  • Have been in the A/E/C industry for many years
  • Responsible for researching leads


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting treasurer@smpspittsburgh.org. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly. If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

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