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Workshop Butte 2011

Small Business Opportunity Workshop
Friday, October 7, 2011
War Bonnet Inn
Butte, MT

8:00 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks

Donald M. Blackketter, Chancellor, Montana Tech
Jon Tester, United States Senator
8:15 a.m.
Marketing Your Product to the Federal Government

Jason Porch, Billings Subcenter Manager, Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center
9:00 a.m.
The Benefits of Being a Small Business
The 8(a) Program and Other Opportunities for Businesses Owned by Women and Veterans

John Klaman, Senior Area Manager, Small Business Administration
Linda Oliver, Deputy Director, Plans and Policies, Offices of Small Business Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
Sharon B. Phillips, Senior Procurement Analyst, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mark N. Roush, Director of Small Business Programs -- Northwestern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
9:45 a.m.
Networking Break
10:00 a.m.
Working with Private Partners
Opportunities for Montana Businesses with Prime Government Contractors

Ken Hilderbrand, Supplier Diversity Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Gwendolyn Tillman, Corporate Manager, Socio-Economic Business Programs/Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Jeff Krongaard, Mentor Protégé Program Manager, Supply Chain Management, Raytheon Missile Systems
Doug Marshall, T-100 Procurement Manager, Alenia North America
Jon GreyEyes, Small Business Liaison Officer, The Boeing Company
Bob Stubbs, Manager, Procurement Services, United Technologies -- Pratt & Whitney
11:15 a.m.
Networking Break
11:30 a.m.
Small Business Success Stories
Montana Firms Growing and Creating Jobs in Partnership with the Federal Government

Jim Ouldhouse, Hardrives Construction, Inc. (Billings)
Brian Hoornbeek, a2z Supply (Stevensville)
Brad Archibald, Pioneer Technical Services (Butte)
Larry Hall, S&K Electronics (Ronan)
12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Jon Tester, United States Senator
12:15 p.m.
Networking with Agencies and Contracting Officers


Additional Participating Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Highway Administration
General Services Administration
Malmstrom Air Force Base
Montana Department of Transportation
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Economic Development Administration
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Postal Service
Western Area Power Administration

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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