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Annual Dynamic Networking for Small Business Conference Held in Fairmont

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The Small Business Administration partnered with the US Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday for the fourth annual Dynamic Networking for Small Business Conference.

The event offers workshops to help businesses start, grow, and succeed in the federal government contracting arena.

The free event offers several courses throughout the day and opportunities to meet one on one with federal agencies.

"We create and participate in the matchmaking events so that we can link these small businesses to those federal agencies so they are able to obtain those federal contracts," said Karen Friel, of the Small Business Administration.

"I'm happy to say that the Corps of Engineers as a whole in fiscal year 2012 exceeded that by far. We were well over 40 percent small business. That means that every dollar that we award on a contract, 40 cents of it went to small business," said Sherri Polinski, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

For more information on the Small Business Administration, visit www.sba.gov/wv.