SBDC at UW-Green Bay to partner in half-day certification workshop June 19

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is partnering with Advance, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations to present “Growing Your Business With Certifications, Teaming and Market Intelligence,” from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

The half-day workshop will help potential contractors in the government marketplace to understand the benefits and requirements of federal, state, tribal and local certification programs. The agenda will include information on teaming arrangements and contract financing options, advice on how to find opportunities and be competitive in the market, words of wisdom from current contractors and more.

Discussion leaders for the event are Jean Thiel, Belonger Corporation, Wisconsin Procurement Institute, FACC, US SBA, WisDOT; and William Capelle, vice president, American Pride Industrial Equipment & Services, LLC. The workshop is sponsored by Sam’s Club, the Entrepreneur Resource Center at NWTC, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program, the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, the First American Capital Corporation, and Advance, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

There is no cost to attend the June 19 event, but registration is required at

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


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