I can’t give them a contract, but I can position them and inform them and get them ready so they can bid and possibly get a contract. “I think it was quite successful.” Throughout the day, small business leaders networked with their peers, large businesses, and federal agencies such as the Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Tennessee Valley Authority, Veterans Affairs, various U. Army installations, National Aerospace Solutions at Arnold Air Force Base, NASA, America’s SBDC Tennessee, University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Center for Industrial Services.
The Corps of Engineers had representatives from the Nashville District, Mobile District, Louisville District, Huntington District, and Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
A panel of experts then culminated the morning’s presentations with greater insight about construction bonding for small businesses.
David Rose of the Rose Law Firm, Greg Nash, Bonds Southeast, Jen Littlejohn, director of community citizenship with Turner Construction, and James Threalkill, Sims Diversity Consultants, participated on the panel and answered questions.
Rollinson said his business has been supporting work at Fort Campbell, Ky., since the 1990s and other various projects for the Corps of Engineers in the Memphis, Nashville and Louisville districts.
He stressed that it is important to team with the Corps and other businesses to get the work done right.
“The experience you get with the military, the bonds that you made with the military, the leadership skills that you pick up and learn from”…
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Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander, welcomes Allen Scott of Wisdom Tree Technologies during the speed dating portion of the 6th Annual Small Business Industry Day at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tenn., March 15, 2017.
(March 15, 2017) – Small business leaders did not expect to find cupid during the 6th Annual Small Business Industry Day at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center today, but they did seem to love one-on-one attention using the speed-dating concept to forge greater relationships with federal agencies and large businesses. “Everyone that did the speed dating were very much enriched.
(USACE photo by Mark Rankin) see less | View Image Page NASHVILLE, Tenn. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Small Business chief, the event at Tennessee State University’s Avon Williams Campus focused on service disabled veteran owned small businesses, but love was apparently in the air when about 20-25 businesses were paired with federal agencies and large contractors for about eight minutes each during an afternoon speed-dating affair.
The major and Roy Rossignol (seated), Nashville District Small Business chief, met with small business leaders during this matchmaking engagement.
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