SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
February 5, 2011
10:30 am to 2:30pm
Upperroom Bible Church,
8600 Lake Forest Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127 – (504) 246-9060
hSPONSORED BY SENATOR CYNTHIA WILLARD-LEWIS
LOUISIANA STATE SENATE – DISTRICT 2
Workshop Objective: To create opportunities to engage the New Orleans business community and build relationships between the federal government, contractors, vendors and the community in which they work.
Speakers and Breakout Session Participants include:
Senator Cynthia Willard-Lewis, Louisiana State Senate, District 2
Councilmember Jon D. Johnson, New Orleans City Council District E
COL Robert Sinkler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hurricane Protection Office
Creek Services LLC
Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group
(subject to change)
9:00 – 10:25 Participant Check-In, Exhibitors Set Up
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome and Introductions
10:40 – 11:00 Opening Remarks Senator Cynthia Willard-Lewis
11:00 – 11:15 Remarks from Councilmember Jon Johnson, New Orleans City Council, District E
11:15 – 11:30 Hurricane Protection Office Remarks, COL Robert Sinkler
An overview of the current status of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System and Civil Works missions, focusing on issues of significance within the contractor community.
11:30 – 12:00 Future Opportunities, Louisiana Coastal Restoration, Mr. Troy Constance, New Orleans
An overview of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans for Coastal Restoration with emphasis on the Corps' role in Louisiana's Coastal Restoration efforts and its coordination with the ongoing state efforts, describing what projects are currently authorized and/or funded, and address the timeline and path forward for the various federal projects.
12:00 – 12:30 Small Business Success Story, Ms Teresa Hightower, Owner and Manager, Creek Services, LLC
12:30 – 1:30 Breakout Session 1a., Small Business 101, Mr. Ned Foley, Deputy for Small Business Programs, New Orleans District, US Army Corps of Engineers
Are you ready to do business with the Federal Government? Ned Foley, from the Corps will be presenting a Government Workshop Business Awareness Session.
1230 – 1:30 Breakout Session 1b., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group, Discussion on How to Apply for Sub-Contracts , Rachel Kazibutowski, Corporate Small Business Liaison Office and Debbie Cook, IHNC Project Subcontracts Formation Lead
Learn what it takes to make successful bids for subcontracting opportunities.
1:30 – 2:30 Breakout Session 2a., Small Business 101, Mr. Ned Foley, Deputy for Small Business Programs, New Orleans District, US Army Corps of Engineers
1:30 – 2:30 Breakout Session 2b., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group, Discussion on How to Apply for Sub-Contracts, Rachel Kazibutowski, Corporate Small Business Liaison Office and Debbie Cook, IHNC Project Subcontracts Formation Lead
12:30 – 2:30 Visit Exhibitions and Networking opportunity
2:30 Workshop Concludes