September 19th, 2017

Ask Questions, Get Answers! Conversations with a Small Business Specialist

Location: Webinar


1:00pm to 2:30pm


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September 28th, 2017

DLA Packaging Webinar




























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October 4th & 5th, 2017


Location: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY


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October 10th, 2017

Opening Doors to Government Contracting:

Location: SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502


Not sure how to sell your products or services to the government? Minority and women entrepreneurs are invited to the “Opening Doors to Government Contracting” conference on October 10, 2017 at the SUNY Polytechnic Student Center in Marcy, NY. The conference will be presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Syracuse District Office, Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Procurement Assistance Center, North Country PTAC, Women’s Business Center of New York State, and Utica SCORE.


“Opening Doors to Government Contracting” will provide key information, resources and practical advice on how to do business with federal, state, and local agencies. The half-day conference includes presentations from procurement resource specialists and successful business owners that are currently selling to the government.

New for 2017: Bid Opportunities Expo in the exhibit area with tables for attendees to get one-on-one bid matching services from PTAC Bid Matching Services and BidLinx from Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center.


8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


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October 12th, 2017

Export 101

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands


Join us for this informative GWNC Chamber Speaker Series Event where you will hear from speakers covering a variety of topics including available export resources, IC DISC, North Country PTAC services, and freight forwarding.

Space is limited, register today to reserve a seat!  More details to follow.


8:00am to 10:00am • Light breakfast will be served


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October 17th, 2017

Conversation w/ the HUBZone Program Manager:

HUBZone and Potential HUBZone ONLY

Location: Webinar


1:00pm to 2:00pm


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October 18th, 2017

North Country Business Expo

Location: Dulles State Office Building, Watertown, NY


Premier Networking Event of the North Country!!

New This Year: Speed Networking and Marketing Seminar


Doors Open at 2:00pm • Speed Networking at 2:30pm • Marketing Seminar at 3:30pm

Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY



October 25th, 2017

Submitting Alternate Offer Technical Data Packages and Becoming an Approved Source 1

Location: Webinar




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October 25th, 2017

VBC Expo, Matchmaker & Awards Luncheon

Location: Holiday Inn, Downtown Rochester, NY


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December 7th, 2017

Live PTAC Seminar:

Federal Contracting and Business: Find, Bid, Win!

Location: North Country Chamber of Commerce


This workshop will provide a start to finish solution to get you going. If you are new or would like to train employees, or need a refresher, this session will offer information on:


· Registrations & Certifications—Yes, there is a difference


· Marketing & Bid Matching—Free bidding service to PTAC clients


· Contracting & Bidding—Contract Types, proposal prep & how to be competitive


SPEAKER: Amber Stevens is the Program Manager of the North Country PTAC program located at the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce, and a business owner from Lewis County.  She has been a procurement specialist since May 2016 and worked in the private sector for 7 years prior in the Government Sales and Contracting department for an Upstate NY manufacturing company.  Amber is certified as an Associate Procurement Professional (APP) through the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and holds certifications in LEAN White Belt, Fact Based Solution Selling, and Business Math Boot Camp.  She is a North Country native from Croghan, NY and spends her free time exploring the Adirondacks with her 9-year-old daughter, Addison.  Contact her at or 315-788-4400.


Breakfast will be included with your registration.

Cancellation must be received 3 days before day of seminar & no shows will be charged!


Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 10:00 AM

Member Price: $10.00 / Non-Member Price: $20.00




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North Country PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

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