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U.S. State Department Featured at HUBZone Contractor Chat on November 5, 2018 at the Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg

Small federal contractors interested in learning about how to do business with the U.S. Department of State are invited to attend.

Post Date:10/31/2018 1:56 PM

Leesburg, VA (October 31, 2018) – In collaboration with the Town of Leesburg’s Economic Development Office, the Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg will hold its next Contractor Chat session on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at 202 Church Street SE in downtown Leesburg. This no-cost event is open to all, but particularly of value to small government contractors. Lunch will be provided, sponsored by Streamline Government Contracts. 

This month’s event will feature Rich Vinnacombe, Deputy Director of the U.S. State Department’s Small Business Office, and Anna Urman, Senior Procurement Analyst with the  U.S. State Department. In FY 2018, the U.S. State Department met and exceeded all its small business and socioeconomic contracting goals. Come find out how your company might be one of those companies helping the State Department meet its goals in coming years. Our presenters will share key information about how small contractors can position themselves to win work with the department. Attendees should come prepared with questions, since this will be an interactive session.  

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) ensures that all legislatively specified categories of small businesses in prime contracts and subcontracts are effectively utilized to the maximum extent possible. This team champions U.S. small business interests in the department's acquisition process and provides training and counseling about doing business with the State Department in order to expand the base of small business firms selling to the department. 

After the session, Mr. Vinnacombe and Ms. Urman will have match-making appointments with interested companies. To sign up for an appointment contact the Mason Enterprise Center at 703-466-0466 or email (reference the State Department event).

The Contract Chat series provides insight into successful small contractors, large prime contractors, reps from government agencies, and other resources. On a regular basis, the program features a contractor or resource person who shares strategies, tips and tricks to grow your government contracting business successfully. This event is also a great venue to meet new companies to team and partner with. To RSVP, visit

A program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the HUBZone program helps small businesses gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities while increasing employment opportunities in economically distressed areas. 

For more information, visit or call 703-737-6530.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer 

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