Washington, D.C. – (September 2, 2008)  Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will host a training seminar for Dallas-area small business owners on Friday, September 19.  Dan Sturdivant, Assistant to the Director of Outreach at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will join Congresswoman Johnson for two sessions to present information about the Department of Homeland Security’s federal procurement process.  Jim Berish, the North Texas Small Business Development Center Network’s Technology Assistance Director, will run the third and final session, focusing on services available from the Small Business Development Center.

In May, Congresswoman Johnson hosted a similar training seminar with the U.S. General Service Administration.  Representatives from more than 130 small businesses attended that event.

What:   Small Business Training Seminar, hosted by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Date:   September 19, 2008

Time:   Opening Reception and Introductions, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Opportunities Seminar: Finding Homeland Security Contracting Opportunities, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

North Texas Small Business Development Center Network session, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Location:       Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development

Hoblitzelle Auditorium (Room 1530)

1402 Corinth St.

Dallas, TX 75215

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