October Tampa Chapter Meeting Information & Registration

Thank you for your patience and understanding that during Hurricane Irma, we felt it necessary to cancel last months meeting.  We hope you did not sustain too much damage.

We are now meeting the first Tuesday of each month to accommodate the growing audience.  Please note that on your calendars.

In order to give a count to the catering company, please RSVP no later than Friday, Sept 29th (those that registered for the Sept 7th meeting, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to lynette.planto@nvsbc.org).

This event will sell out!  This month’s guest speakers are from the Washington DC area and bring a topic we have all discussed in the recent months ~ Joint Ventures.

This month we welcome Heidi Gerding, CEO of HeiTech Services, and President on the NVSBC National Board of Directors, who currently serves as the mentor and Venturer Partner in four (4) JVs. She will share her candid story of the successful JV to pursue some large contract opportunities ($100M+). Her presentation covers the following areas: 1) deciding on a whether to pursue an SBA mentor-protégé relationship; 2) pros and cons to using an SBA M-P JV or Prime/Subcontractor relationhip; 3) finding a protégé; 4) obtaining SBA approval; 5) establishing the JV; 6) lessons learned from both perspectives (protégé and mentor).

PilieroMazza will be attending the meeting to discuss SBA’s new all small mentor-protégé and corresponding JV program and answering questions. PilieroMazza is a DC-based law firm specializing in small business federal government programs and is theNVSBC‘s advising counsel, to address the latest on key JV programs and regulations.  For more information, contactlynette.planto@nvsbc.org  

Meeting Agenda:  TUESDAY October 3rd (note, first Tuesday, not Thursday)

  • 5:15 pm – Registration/ Networking in Bayview rooom ,  (don’t forget your business cards!), Cash bar
  • 6:00pm – Meeting convenes, opening remarks and welcome by Lynette Planto, dinner served
  • 6:35pm – Heidi Gerding and Megan Connor from HeiTech Services and Piliero MazzaJoint Ventures That WIN!
  • 7:20 – Wrap up / Q & A
  • 7:30 – November agenda,  topics, speakers & discussion
  • 7:45 pm – Meeting adjournment

The meeting location is at the Centre Club
123 South Westshore Blvd
8th Floor
Tampa, FL 33609

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There is a parking garage entrance in the rear of the building.