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Ohio Veterans and Small Business Opportunity Showcase

July 23

Cincinnati, OH


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General Information


The event is designed to:

Provide all businesses, especially Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs), the chance to learn how to increase their presence in the state and federal marketplace.
The Ohio Veterans and Small Business Opportunity Showcase reinforce our continuous support to the Veteran-Owned Small Business and small business community.
The VA’s overall objective is to increase its potential to provide better service to our Veterans.


The conference will include:

  • Business Opportunity Sessions: Open to all small businesses interested in learning about state and federal commercial opportunities specific to their industry.
  • Networking Tables afford small businesses the unique opportunity to outline how they can help customers by discussing their business capabilities directly with state and federal Contracting Officers.

Participants:

  • Harry Parker, Chief (DC) Contracting Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
  • Tony Griffin, Procurement Specialist, Ohio University PTAC at Cincinnati
  • Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, Ohio University PTAC at Dayton
  • Tonya Prickett, CPPO, MBE Procurement Manager, Office of Procurement Services

Lunch options:

  • Classic Special – Turkey Sandwich on a Kaiser Roll with lettuce and tomato. Box includes mustard and mayonnaise packets, whole fruit, cookie, potato chips, soda or bottled water, after meal mint, plastic flatware, napkin salt and pepper packets, wet-nap and placemat.
  • Gourmet Wrap – Vegetarian Wrap. Box includes mustard and mayonnaise packets, whole fruit, cookie, potato chips, soda or bottled water, after meal mint, plastic flatware, napkin salt and pepper packets, wet-nap and placemat.

Lunch fee Participants: $20 July 17th Deadline
Lunch fee Government Officials: $13 July 17th Deadline
Parking fee: $5

Registration is now closed.


Agenda

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Introduction of Colonel Timothy C. Gorrell
Presented by:
Mr. O’Dell M. Owens, MD, MPH, President of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presented By:
Colonel Timothy C. Gorrell, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services

9:15AM – 9:30AM

Cincinnati State Business Office
Presented By:
Linda Schaffeld, Associate Dean, Business Technologies

9:30AM – 9:45AM

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Presented by:
Tony Griffin, Procurement Specialist, Cincinnati PTAC Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, Dayton PTAC, Ohio University

9:45AM – 10:00AM

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Presented By:
Glenn Clevenger, SBA Cincinnati Branch Manager
Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide information concerning upcoming opportunities. The BOSs are open to all small businesses who are interested in learning more about these specific business opportunities

10:00AM - 10:15AM
BREAK

10:15AM – 12:00PM

Business Opportunity Sessions (BOS)

Presented By:
Harry Parker, Chief, NCA Contracting Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, NCA
Tonya Prickett, MBE Procurement Manager, Ohio Procurement Services

12:00AM - 1:00PM
LUNCH.

1:10PM - 4:30PM
Networking Tables (15 MIN sessions with 5 minute break)


Small businesses who provide specific products or services can discuss their capabilities directly with a PDM. Networking Sessions are by invitation/appointment and participation in the Business Opportunity Session is required.
Presenters:

  • Barry Darryl Peel, Economic Development Specialist, SBA
  • Lynette Riley-Dudley, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kevin Queen, Global Packaging Purchases, Proctor & Gamble Corporate
  • Harry Parker, Chief, NCA Contracting Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, NCA
  • Tonya Prickett, MBE Procurement Manager, Ohio Procurement Services
  • Glenn Clevenger, SBA Cincinnati Branch Manager
  • Tony Griffin, Procurement Specialist, Cincinnati PTAC
  • Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, Dayton PTAC, Ohio University


Director



Colonel Tim Gorrell, U.S. Army Retired, was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services by Governor John R. Kasich on October 4, 2013. Immediately prior to his current appointment, he served as Deputy Inspector General for the State of Ohio. Prior to that, his final assignment, before his retirement from the Army following a 31-year career, was as the Command Inspector General for the Ohio National Guard.

Colonel Gorrell is a native of Toronto, Ohio and graduated from The University of Akron in 1981. Following a period of enlisted service, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the field artillery upon completion of officer candidate school in July 1982. He started his career with the 2-28th Field Artillery Battalion in Ansbach, Germany during the height of the Cold War as a battery fire direction officer. Following his tour of duty in Germany he was assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he commanded a One Station Unit Training (OSUT) Battery responsible for the basic and cannon crewman training of over 1,000 initial entry soldiers. Following that tour he served as a member of the staff and faculty at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School. Colonel Gorrell returned to Germany in the mid-90s, and while serving as the executive officer for the 2-3 Field Artillery Battalion, deployed with the initial NATO forces into Bosnia-Herzegovina during Operation Joint Endeavor. In 1997 he returned to his alma mater and served as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Akron. Later, he commanded the 280th Base Support Battalion in Schweinfurt, Germany a subordinate command of the 1st Infantry Division, the "Big Red One". Throughout his military career he has served in a myriad of other staff positions worldwide to include the Pentagon, where he served as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment and in Kuwait, where he was assigned as Chief of Staff Forward for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command/Army Central Command/Third U.S. Army, "Patton’s Own", in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Colonel Gorrell received his undergraduate degree in Education from The University of Akron. He holds Masters Degrees in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Monmouth and the U.S. Army War College, respectively. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He earned the Parachutist badge and the Army Staff badge. He and his wife Lisa are the parents of two daughters, Alexandra and Emma.


Event Presentations

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Cincinnati State Business Office
  • Session time: Jul 23, 09:15 am - 09:30 am
  • Type: Business Opportunity Sessions
  • Hosts: Linda Shaffer
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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
  • Session time: Jul 23, 09:30 am - 09:45 am
  • Type: Business Opportunity Sessions
  • Hosts: Tony Griffin
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Business Opportunity Sessions (BOS)
  • Session time: Jul 23, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Type: Business Opportunity Sessions
  • Hosts: Harry Parker
  • Presentations:

Business Opportunity Sessions (BOS)
  • Session time: Jul 23, 10:15 pm - 12:00 pm
  • Type: Business Opportunity Sessions
  • Hosts: Tonya Prickett
  • Presentations:

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