GRO-Biz Conference

March 8-10, 2022
Virtual Event

About the GRO-Biz Conference

The GRO-Biz Conference is Wyoming’s premier government contracting event.

Every year, federal, state, and local government agencies pay millions of dollars to small businesses in Wyoming. You may be surprised at the types of products and services that are being sought.

Whether you’re new to the process or your business has been selling to the government for years, there’s plenty to learn at this year’s virtual gathering.

Procurement Officer Meetings

Procurement representatives from all over our region have set aside time to speak with you virtually about government contracting opportunities for your small business.

One-on-one 15 minute virtual matchmaking appointments are available with some government representatives.

This is your best chance of the year to make these connections and get all of your questions answered.

 

Click here to see the agencies that will have procurement representatives in attendance
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Choose From Multiple Sessions

There will be multiple sessions to choose from, with some topics focused on the basics of government contracting and others covering issues more relevant to those who have experience or want to dive deeper into specific topics.

You can mix-and-match a schedule that is the best fit for you. Each day will offer a morning session and an afternoon session with plenty of time in between for running your business.

Choose From Multiple Sessions

There will be multiple sessions to choose from, with some topics focused on the basics of government contracting and others covering issues more relevant to those who have experience or want to dive deeper into specific topics.

You can mix-and-match a schedule that is the best fit for you. Each day will offer a morning session and an afternoon session with plenty of time in between for running your business.

Powerful Networking Opportunities

The GRO-Biz Conference prioritizes not only connection with procurement representatives, but is also an opportunity to connect with other small business owners, experts from multiple business resource organizations, and government representatives. There will be a “happy hour” connecting session and attendees are encouraged to share contact information with prospective partners and colleagues.

Speakers & Schedule

All times MST

Tuesday, March 8th

8:30 am - Welcome and Keynote

General Session

8:30 – 9:15 am

Presented by Tracy Jerman, Northrop Grumman.

9:30 am - Government Contracting 101

Beginner Track

9:30 – 10:30 am

Presented by the Wyoming PTAC.

12:00 pm - Lunch with COs

Matchmaking Session

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Hear from procurement representatives about upcoming opportunities and have a chance to ask your questions.

2:30 pm - DCAA Accounting

Advanced Track

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Presented by Jenny Clark.

With over 30 years working in the defense industry, Jenny Clark shows veteran entrepreneurs how to find financial freedom in federal contracting.

When veteran entrepreneurs succeed, they hire more veterans, supporting families and creating strong communities.

Known as the Oprah of Federal Contracting, Jenny has hosted the annual GovCon Summit for Small Business in Federal Contracting since 2016, focused on bringing subject matter experts and industry insiders together with small business leaders for networking and education.  She’s a co-author of the book “Becoming a Govcon Expert: How to succeed in the Government Contracting Market.”

Jenny Clark has a BA in Economics, and a Master’s in International Business Studies.  She founded Solvability in 1997 to serve the federal market, specializing in pricing strategy, indirect rate management and accounting systems.  Jenny has teamed up with RSM Federal to offer coaching services for Federal Contractors. For more resources, go to her Coaching Page at RSM Federal.

The best way to connect with Jenny is through LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/solvabilityjwc/

Wednesday, March 9th

9:30 am - Small Business Certifications

Beginner Track

9:30 – 10:30 am

Presented by the Wyoming PTAC and SBA.

12:00 pm - Lunch with COs

Matchmaking Session

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Hear from procurement representatives about upcoming opportunities and have a chance to ask your questions.

2:30 pm - Audits

Advanced Track

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Presented by Jenny Clark.

With over 30 years working in the defense industry, Jenny Clark shows veteran entrepreneurs how to find financial freedom in federal contracting.

When veteran entrepreneurs succeed, they hire more veterans, supporting families and creating strong communities.

Known as the Oprah of Federal Contracting, Jenny has hosted the annual GovCon Summit for Small Business in Federal Contracting since 2016, focused on bringing subject matter experts and industry insiders together with small business leaders for networking and education.  She’s a co-author of the book “Becoming a Govcon Expert: How to succeed in the Government Contracting Market.”

Jenny Clark has a BA in Economics, and a Master’s in International Business Studies.  She founded Solvability in 1997 to serve the federal market, specializing in pricing strategy, indirect rate management and accounting systems.  Jenny has teamed up with RSM Federal to offer coaching services for Federal Contractors. For more resources, go to her Coaching Page at RSM Federal.

The best way to connect with Jenny is through LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/solvabilityjwc/

 

4:00 pm - Networking Happy Hour

Networking Session

4:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Thursday, March 10th

9:30 am - Finding Opportunities

Beginner track

9:30 – 10:30 am

Presented by the Wyoming PTAC.

12:00 pm - Lunch with COs

Matchmaking Session

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Hear from procurement representatives about upcoming opportunities and have a chance to ask your questions.

2:30 pm - Virtual Matchmaking

Advanced Track

2:30 pm – TBD

By Appointment Only (indicate your interest during registration)

Reserve Your Spot Today!

This is the best opportunity of the year to learn about government contracting and meet with procurement officers who are looking to do business with Wyoming contractors.

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All Wyoming PTAC programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. Contact: Andi Lewis at (307) 343-0765 or jforsyth@uwyo.edu

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a PTAP cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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