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SAME 4th Annual Small Business Conference

The SAME Huntington Post will hold its 4th annual Small Business Conference Tuesday and Wednesday, 9-10 May, in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. Highlights include: 

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet the USACE Huntington Commander
  • Attend Technical Workshops
  • Participate in One-on-One Matchmaking
  • Hear from the USACE Centers of Expertise
  • Ask the Experts
  • Learn Marketing and Proposal Strategies

Activities will begin on Tuesday, 9 May at 5:00 PM with a networking icebreaker held in Huntington’s historic Heritage Station Plaza – 210 11th Street. SAME Post President, Chris Blevins, will welcome us at 5:15 PM. The USACE Huntington Commander, COL Philip Secrist, will join us along with other Huntington Corps representatives. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided and included in the $75 registration fee that covers the conference. Feel free to make your own dinner plans and learn what downtown Huntington has to offer.

The business agenda kicks off on Wednesday, 10 May at 7:00 AM, at the Big Sandy Superstore Convention Center – 1 Center Plaza, with a continental breakfast. Display tables in the Grand Ballroom are available for purchase for $175, which includes one registration. Display tables are limited to tabletop/bannerstand displays (no large booths). .  

The conference hotel, Huntington Holiday Inn Civic-Arena 800 3rd Ave, is conveniently located adjacent to the Convention Center and within 3 blocks of Heritage Station Plaza. A special rate of $91 plus tax (government rate) has been arranged for this event. You may book online or by calling 304-523-8880. 

Registration is open through 21 April but space is limited. You won’t want to miss this event – affording you the opportunity to network, listen and learn – all in one friendly, convenient location.



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Huntington District Small Business Office



Mission Statement

To sustain the Corps of Engineers as a premier organization in developing small businesses and maximizing their opportunities to participate in our procurements, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps of Engineers’ mission and strengthen our Nation’s economic development.



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