US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District

 

SAME 3rd Annual Small Business Conference

LRH
Published May 11, 2016
Huntington District Commander Col. Philip Secrist and twenty of his staff members and subject-matter-experts participated in the annual Small Business Conference that wrapped up May 11, 2016, at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center in Huntington, W.Va.

Huntington District Commander Col. Philip Secrist and twenty of his staff members and subject-matter-experts participated in the annual Small Business Conference that wrapped up May 11, 2016, at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center in Huntington, W.Va.

Huntington District Commander Col. Philip Secrist and twenty of his staff members and subject-matter-experts participated in the annual Small Business Conference that wrapped up May 11, 2016, at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center in Huntington, W.Va.   

The third annual event was hosted by the Huntington Post of SAME (Society of Military Engineers). It offered guidance to more than 100 representatives of small businesses and included sessions on such topics as: Contracting 101, upcoming projects, networking opportunities, technical workshops, marketing plans and proposal writing tips.   

Col. Secrist kicked off the business agenda with a District overview, mission highlights, and project forecast. He stressed that the Corps is looking to industry for innovative solutions that will help address the challenges of aging infrastructure.   

Workshops ran throughout the day, and networking time was provided throughout the day at dozens of display tables located in the center.    

The conference was coordinated by the Eileen Hodges, the Huntington District Deputy for Small Business, and representatives from the Post’s sustaining-member firms.