Come and Meet Your Procurement Center Representative (PCR)

Did you know that the SBA has a program designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace? If you’re interested in government contracting, the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program offers a broad scope of assistance to small businesses for which you might be eligible.

When: September 9, 2017

             9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Where: U.S. Small Business Administration

               Cedar Rapids Branch Office

               2750 1st Ave. NE

               Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

This Free 3 hour workshop gives an overview of the SBA’s Certification process and government contracting for businesses that are owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In addition, you will receive information about the following agencies:

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center – Iowa City
  • U.S. Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) – Des Moines
  • Rock Island Arsenal – Rock Island
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rock Island District – Rock Island
  • Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center – Rock Island
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center – Minneapolis
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District – St. Paul
  • U.S. Air Force – Minneapolis, St. Paul
  • IAP-ARS – Minneapolis
  • U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Services, Region 3, Contract and Facilities Management – Fort Snelling
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Services – Minneapolis
  • U.S. Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) – Little Falls

It will be presented by:

  • Deborah Crumity, Procurement Center Representative
  • Dawnelle Conley, Deputy District Director
  • Seung “Sean” Hong, Business Opportunity Specialist with the SBA

To register, or for more information, contact:

Sean Hung at (319) 362-6780 or at

For more information on the SBA 8(a) program, go to:



SBA Reboot to Business Class

SBA Reboot to Business Class

Wednesday, September 6th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA


Veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and your spouses

You have served America, now let us serve you by helping you start, build and grow your business!


  • Interested in starting a business or growing an existing business?
  • Topics include: the Entrepreneurial Experience, Business Opportunities, Legal Issues, Market Research, Business Planning, Marketing, Economics and Financing.
  • Presenters include the SBA, America’s SBDC, SCORE, Veterans Business Outreach Center and a local banker and lawyer.
  • Lessons learned from a fellow vetrepreneur.
  • The workshop is free. Snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own.


Future classes this fall:


November 1st         Host: University of Iowa Pappajohn Center, Iowa City

November 15th       Host: Iowa State University Veterans Center, Ames



Jayne Armstrong

District Director

Iowa District Office

U.S. Small Business Administration

210 Walnut Street, Suite 749

Des Moines, IA 50309