Government Contracting Opportunities Available for Flint-area and Shiawassee County Businesses

Genesee Regional PTAC(FLINT, MICHIGAN) Are you interested in learning how your business can take advantage of federal government contracting opportunities?  Have you considered learning more about how to become certified to participate in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone) available for Flint and Shiawassee County?  On Tuesday, August 28 the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) training seminar on the HUBZone Certification, the Women-Owned Small Business Program (WOSB), and the 8(a) Business Development Program.  The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Regional Chamber in the Mott Board Room.

Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce says partnering with the SBA to offer the HUBZone and WOSB training presents an important opportunity for businesses in the region.

“The Regional Chamber’s PTAC is committed to helping area businesses improve their bottom line, identify new growth opportunities and bring more government contracting to the region,” said Herman.  “This collaboration with the SBA to provide training for business owners is one of many ways that PTAC can assist local businesses.”

Attendees will learn about the HUBZone, which is designed to stimulate economic development and create jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting assistance to small businesses.  The training also focuses on providing WOSB eligibility requirements and contract set-asides, as well as the step-by-step requirements for certification.  In addition, participants will learn about the 8(a) small business disadvantaged business program, which provides business assistance for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses interested in accessing the federal procurement market.

Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC for the Regional Chamber says Flint and Shiawassee County businesses have an excellent opportunity to gain access to new federal government contracting opportunities through the HUBZone program.

“Flint and Shiawassee County business owners looking for growth should definitely attend this training,” said Frigy.  “Both areas have been designated as federal HUBZones, which provides unique opportunities for small businesses.  The SBA will provide the information you need to know to become HUBZone certified and PTAC can provide hands on assistance throughout the application process.  I encourage local businesses to learn more by attending this training.”

Business owners interested in government contracting or currently pursuing government contracting are encouraged to attend.  Attendees will also learn about the services and resources the Regional Chamber PTAC has available to help with the contracting process.

There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is required.  The Regional Chamber is located at 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint.

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

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.