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APAC Client Connection
Newsletter
March
 2017
In Arkansas, we mean business.

Program  
Manager's 
Corner   
            
 
Doing 
Business
 with the 
General
 Services 
Agency
 (GSA)
 
By:
 Melanie Berman
 
Did you know that each federal agency has an Office of Small Business Utilization put in place by Congress to promote the use of small business within the Federal Acquisition process? What does this mean for you as a small business owner?
APAC Staff
 
Melanie Berman
Program Manager  
 
Program Associate
NW Arkansas

Mary Love
Program Associate 

Nicole Dawson
Administrative
Specialist
 
Stephanie Prince 
Administrative
Specialist
 
Noah Washburn
District Coordinator-
Delta
 
Kim Magee
District Coordinator-
Ouachita
 
Amanda Philyaw-Perez
District Coordinator-
Ozark
 
Dr. Stacey McCullough
Assistant Director, CED 

Loan packages, Woman Owned Small Business program,and commercial business startup information: What do all of these have in common? They are part of the Small Business Administration (SBA)! Read Max's article to find out what the local SBA offers you.


President Trump has said that the "Wall" is currently being designed, and so it is.  I would like to call your attention to two solicitations that are currently published on Fedbizopps.  The RFI will be interesting to watch to see how (or if?) the ideas for the "Wall" progress to an actual structure.  You have an opportunity to add your two cents to this historic American project.  

Arkansas Emerging Leaders Program
Emerging Leaders is a FREE executive-level training program that provides tools and resources to help underserved small companies to sustain and grow.

County Highlight         
By: Kim Magee

Nevada County was formed on March 20, 1871, from parts of Columbia, Hempstead and Ouachita counties. Its name comes from the similarity of its shape to the state of Nevada, only the pronunciation is different. 
 
Nevada County
Which District are you in?
Delta, Ouachita, or Ozark?      

Would you like to know more about what APAC can provide in your area? Please contact your County Extension Agent or your District Coordinator.

Learn about your Outreach Coordinator and District

Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center

Main Office:
2301 S. University Ave. Room 110
Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: 501-671-2390
Fax: 501-671-2394

Satellite Office:
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive
Shewmaker Center For Global Business Development
Room 1022A
Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone: 501-650-6180


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The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Arkansas, United States Department of Agriculture and County Governments Cooperating.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center  as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.