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NASA, Pensacola Chamber to Help Small Businesses 'Make the Connection' to Gain Federal and Industry Contracts Jan. 24-25
Kim Newton
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

News release: 06-005

What: The NASA Southeast Regional Technology Transfer Center in Atlanta and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2006 NASA Regional Small Business Conference "Making the Connection" in Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 24-25. The event connects small business owners and entrepreneurs with representatives of government agencies and major corporations to exchange knowledge, experience and ideas about current and future opportunities for small businesses to gain government and industry contracts.

Who: Vernotto McMillan, manager of the Technology Transfer Department
Byron Butler, deputy director of the Office of Procurement
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

John Lansaw, Dual Use Program Specialist of the Technology Transfer Office
Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Larry Strain, Executive Director of Small Business Development Center
Pensacola, Fla.

Other local, state and federal officials have been invited.

When: Tuesday, January 24
Opening reception starts at 5:30 p.m. EST

Wednesday, January 25
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. EST; conference sessions starting at 8 a.m.

Where: National Museum of Naval Aviation
190 Redford Blvd., Pensacola, Fla.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola Naval Facility front gate. Vehicles are subject to security search. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is located in front of the Naval Air Museum. Please allow up to 20 minutes to clear the security gate.

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