PTAC Sponsors Free Seminar

Genesee Regional PTAC(FLINT, MICHIGAN) Considering diversifying your revenue stream through government contracting?  Are you a veteran who owns a business?  Then consider exploring the possibilities for your business by attending the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) Selling your Products or Services to the Government workshop.  The August workshop, which is co-sponsored by VETBIZ Central, takes place on Tuesday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Goodwill Industries in Flint.

According to Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC for the Regional Chamber there opportunities through government contracting that can help diversify your business.  He says that veteran-owned businesses can take advantage of service disabled veteran certification.

“Many businesses, especially veteran-owned businesses, don’t think about government contracting when they are looking to grow,” said Frigy. “But they really should take a look at getting in on the over $500 billion government contracting market.  There are many opportunities for businesses large and small to work with local, state and federal government departments.  For veterans, there are advantages to gaining service disabled veterans status when working with the government. If you come to the seminar on August 7, we will show you the nuts and bolts of getting certified and government contracting, so that you can explore the possibilities for your business.”

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

The seminar focuses on the following topics:

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Types of Solicitations
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Laws and Regulations
  • How to Request a Post-Submission Debriefing
  • What Products and Services does the State of Michigan buy?
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • How to Obtain Bid Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Goodwill Industries is located at 501 Averill Avenue in Flint.

To register call Chelsea Schutz at (810) 600-1437 or email

About the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce ( is the voice of business and community advocacy in Genesee County. The Regional 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 Regional Chamber as it enters its second century of service: collaboration and partnership. It is our goal to work with government, business, education and nonprofit organizations to support the growth and development of the community economically, culturally and socially.