Tester announces October 7 Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Butte

Event to feature contractors, federal and state agencies

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that his next Small Business Opportunity Workshop will focus on helping Montana businesses find and secure contracting opportunities.

The October 7 workshop in Butte will be Tester’s ninth small business workshop.

Tester’s event, at the War Bonnet Inn, will connect small businesses to numerous government agencies and contractors.  The workshop will also feature a roundtable discussion with representatives from industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

The first session, Marketing Your Product to the Federal Government, will focus on basic contracting strategy as well as helpful tools for established contractors.  Later sessions will address unique opportunities for small businesses run by women and veterans.

In addition, the workshop will feature extensive networking opportunities with federal and state procurement officials and major aerospace and defense contractors.

Tester’s workshop is free and open to the public.  Montanans interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at tester.senate.gov/workshop.

Tester’s Butte workshop comes on the heels of Tester’s successful women’s small business workshop in July.  More than 1,600 Montana companies and individuals have attended Tester’s eight previous small business workshops in Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell, Billings and Missoula.