GRO-Biz Conference
& Idea Expo

 

FEBRUARY 21 & 22, 2018

ROCK SPRINGS, WY

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GOVERNMENT
CONTRACTS

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Sit down one-on-one with
representatives from dozens of
government agencies

 

LEADING
EXPERTS

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Take your pick of workshops
in marketing, contracting,
productivity and more!

 

BUSINESS
RESOURCES

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Learn about no-to-low-cost
business resources open
to Wyoming residents

 

NETWORKING
OPPORTUNITIES

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Meet Wyoming business
owners, vendors and
business resource partners

 

SPEAKERS & SPECIAL GUESTS

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senator Enzi is the founder of the GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo which annually supports Wyoming businesses, entrepreneurs and government contractors.

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Governor Matt Mead

Governor Mead is a partner in bringing the GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo to the state as part of an effort to diversify the economy.

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John Rotellini

University of Wyoming alumnus, small business owner and successful Las Vegas magician John Rotellini will share his experiences with marketing a non-traditional business.

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Matt Schoonover

Matt Schoonover is a Senior Associate Attorney at Koprince Law, LLC. He focuses on advising clients about the unique legal issues they face as federal government contractors.

Additional Speakers

Craig Carlson, VP - Trihydro Corporation
Paul Hunter, VP - Applied Intellect, LLC
Brett Riley, Flood Marketing
Paul Pswarayi, Flood Marketing
Kimberly Davis, U.S. Census Bureau
Brent Owens, U.S. Small Business Administration
Matt Melinkovich, Certified Innovation Coach
Contracting Officers from:
U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Representatives from:
Wyoming Business Council, U.S. Small Business Administration, WY Small Business Development Center and WY Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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Kent Noble

Kent is the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming College of Business and former Exec. Dir. of the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership.

KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS

 

Owning a Small Business: Because Someone Has To Do The Impossible  |  Five Things Your Business Should Know About Federal Government Contracts  |  How Research and Analytics Can Help Small Business Marketing Problems  |  Big Changes for Small Business: Legal Updates Relevant to Small Business Government Contractors  |  What Do You Stand For?  |  What is Your Brand?  |  The All Small Mentor-Protege Program  |  Contracting Officer Panel  |  Mentor-Protege & Joint Venture: Lessons Learned From Our First Year  |  Market Research and Using Census Bureau Data  |  Socioeconomic Programs  |  Owning A Small Business Does Not Have To Be Lonely - Help Is Available  |  Fish Where The Fish Are: Digital And Social Media Marketing In A Fast-Paced Environment  |  Maximizing Workplace Productivity  |  Today's Marketing: The Small Business Owner's Perspective

 

 

AGENDA SUMMARY

 

 
WEDNESDAY, FEB 21

 

7:30 AM

BREAKFAST & OPENING REMARKS

8:15 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:45 AM

PLENARY SESSION

NOON

LUNCH & KEYNOTE

1:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

5:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION
SPONSORED BY TRIHYDRO

 

 
THURSDAY, FEB 22

 

8 AM

BREAKFAST & KEYNOTE 

9 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:30 AM

LUNCH & KEYNOTE

1:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

SPONSORED BY:

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