5-Part Government Contracting Certification Series Begins Again

(FLINT, MICH - June 20) Are you interested in working with the federal government?  Do you want to know more about how to tap into the more $500 billion government marketplace?  Then you should join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as they host Federal Opportunities 1.0.  The workshop takes place on Wednesday, June 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fenton City Hall in Fenton.


Federal Opportunities 1.0 begins a new cycle of PTAC’s five-part certification series that is designed to provide businesses with the knowledge necessary to participate in government contracting.

Dustin Frigy, Director of the Chamber’s PTAC says the certification series is being offered for the second time this year to help businesses take advantage of the growth opportunities available through government contracting.  He says the series provides all of the information needed to pursue local, state and federal government contracts, along with navigating the bid process and developing proposals.

“Businesses should take advantage of this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working with the government,” said Frigy.  “We are repeating this series because we know the difference learning the process has made for a number of businesses in Flint and Genesee County.  Our goal is to help a greater number of businesses realize their growth potential.”

Attendees also will learn about the services and support the Chamber PTAC has available to help with the contracting process. The series will benefit management and employees who currently support or have an interest in facilitating government contracting within their companies.

Upcoming certification seminars include:

  • July 24                   Navigating Bid Opportunities 2.0
  • August 7                State Contract Opportunities 3.0
  • August 21              Elements of a State Proposal 4.0
  • September 11       Flint & Genesee Contract Opportunities 5.0

There is no cost to participate in the series, but registration is required. The Fenton City Hall is located at 301 S. Leroy St. in Fenton.

 To register for the Federal Opportunities 1.0 seminar and/or the series or for more information contact Chelsea Schutz at (810) 600-1437 or email ptac@flintandgenesee.org.


Media contact:                            Regina Strong, APR

Flint & Genesee Chamber

(810) 600-1421

About the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

 The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (flintandgenesee.org) is one of the Top 10 largest chambers in Michigan based on revenue and number of members.  We are the voice of business and community advocacy in Flint & Genesee. The Chamber is over 100 years old, was established before the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Two words describe the Chamber as it enters its second century of service: collaboration and partnership. It is our goal to work with government, business, education, nonprofit organizations and consumers to support the growth and development of the community economically, culturally and socially.  For more information,  about the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, visit flintandgenesee.org, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/GRCC_Chamber,and #seewhatspossible, check out our blog at seeandbseen.org/ and “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/FlintandGeneseeChamberofCommerce .