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Media Invited to Cover Inaugural Meeting of NASA Marshall Small Business Alliance Thursday, May 17
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

Media advisory: M07-056

Nearly 300 owners and managers of small businesses will converge in Huntsville, Ala., Thursday, May 17, to learn how they can forge stronger partnerships with each other and with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. News media are invited to cover the event, organized by the Marshall Small Business Alliance.

Sponsored by the Marshall Center's Procurement and Small Business Office, the alliance was established to help small businesses pursue NASA procurement and subcontracting opportunities. This meeting, the first in an ongoing series, will include presentations from the leadership of the Marshall Center and NASA Headquarters in Washington, and the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs. It also will serve as a venue for sharing procurement data, small-business program updates, educational information and small-business success stories.

What: Inaugural meeting of the Marshall Small Business Alliance

Who: Nearly 300 small-business owners and managers
NASA speakers and representatives including:

  • David King, NASA Marshall Center director
  • Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of the NASA Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Stephen Beale, director of Marshall Center's Office of Procurement

  • When: Thursday, May 17, noon to 4:30 p.m. CDT
    To help news media identify areas of specific interest, a full agenda is available from the Marshall Center Public and Employee Communications Office.

    Where: University Center
    The University of Alabama in Huntsville
    301 Sparkman Drive

    Media interested in attending any part of the event must contact the Marshall Center Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034.