2011-07-14 / Business

Business Briefs

Secrets to government contracting seminars announced

FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which continues July 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room.

It concludes Aug. 26.

The seminars will be conducted by Todd Olson, Program Director of the Northwest Michigan PTAC office in Traverse City. Olson will focus on the critical areas businesses need to understand to position themselves for successful government contracting.

During the July seminar, “Understanding Federal Solicitation”, Olson will provide businesses with everything they need to effectively respond to federal solicitations, including Department of Defense solicitations. Participants will gain understanding of the differentiation between a Request for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation for Bids (IFB) and a Request for Proposal (RFP), as well as the best online resources.

In August, participants will learn the keys to “Responding to the RFP.” Olson will demystify the RFP process and provide participants with handson experience. Experts will be on hand to help attendees create a customized proposal template, as well as develop a proposal and gain insight as to how the federal government reviews proposals.

Businesses interested in breaking into government contracting or looking to improve their approach are encouraged to attend. Attendees also will learn about the services and support the Regional Chamber PTAC has available to help with the contracting process.

The cost for each class is $15 or registration for the entire series is $30. The Regional Chamber is located at 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint.

Details: www.thegrcc.org/ ptac/ seminars. html, 810-600-1437 or cschutz@thegrcc.org. — G.G. Join in the fun at The Salvation Army Day Camp

FLINT — The Salvation Army welcomes area youth to take part in lots of exciting activities during two summer day camps for area children, each providing opportunities to participate in fun, creative activities, while under adult supervision and guidance.

The Salvation Army Beecher Corps Summer Day Camp is open to children ages 3-14 and continues until Aug. 12. This camp is located at 1475 W. Coldwater Rd. and provides fun activities Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost weekly for one child is $20, two children $30, and three or more $40.

For registration or for more information, call Trezzure at 810-789-4003.

The Salvation Army Flint Citadel Corps Summer Day Camp is located at 211 W. Kearsley Street in downtown Flint and will run through Aug. 26. The camp is for children grades first through eighth.

Regular program hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration per child is $60 weekly with a one time $10 enrollment. Each additional child is $35 per week. For only $10 per day, parents have the opportunity to place their children in before and after care. For registration or for more information, call Lauren 810-232-2199. — G.G.

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