The 2017 Procurement Technical Assistance Symposium is scheduled for October 11, 2017 at the South Towne Exhibition Center in Sandy. This year's theme is "Business Soaring" and will feature business matching opportunities, breakout education sessions, a panel presentation, and a reverse trade-show. The trade-show will again feature large government and private contractors interested in doing business with smaller Utah businesses.
The Utah Procurement Technical Assistant Centers are located throughout the state and focus on training small businesses to apply for and win contracts with local, state and federal government entities. Government contracting can be complicated.
The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Chuck Spence, Program Director of the Utah PTAC, has been elected as Region 9 Director of the Association. APTAC’s Region 9 encompasses the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. He was sworn in at APTAC’s annual membership meeting on April 10, 2017 and will serve until April 2019. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers employed by member PTACs.
Happy Summer to you! We are excited to be hosting, in conjunction with Orbital ATK, a summer workshop focusing on "How to do Business with Orbital ATK Utah Facilities". Their Business Development Team will be presenting information on the Utah Flight Systems, including Aerospace Structures. They will also be addressing future opportunities. This 2-hour workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20.
In today’s digital world, PR has quickly become one of the most effective ways to build a brand. Where advertising sends a fixed message that you pay for, public relations creates an objective conversation about your company or brand through a third party, adding instant credibility. In this month's USTAR Insight Forum, Method Communications will be help explain what public relations is and how your company can effectively use it to grow its brand.
About half of all the bananas consumed worldwide come from the same tree. Not the same type of tree. The very same tree. The Cavendish, which has no seeds, is propagated by grafting or cloning. Which means that they're all identical. If you're a mass marketer, pushing everyone to expect and like the very same thing, a thing with no variation and little surprise, this is good news indeed.
According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Utah’s 2016 veteran unemployment rate is 2.3 percent, ranking Utah as one of the top five states for veteran employment in the U.S. Since 2011, the veteran jobless rate has dropped from 8.1 percent to the current 2.3 percent.
Keeping clients isn't always as easy as it sounds. You just get used to their color preferences when they decide to go with the color of the year. You just learn how often to send them an order when you discover they have just launched a new ad campaign that increases their sales by 50%.
Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in my travels around the country to conventions and keynote speech engagements, I've noticed that the faces of the audiences keep getting younger, regardless of the industry.
What’s an hour of free consulting by an expert in government contracting worth to a Utah business? Chuck Spence, director of the Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), might argue that hour is worth more than $100,000. In 2016, Utah PTAC, a part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, helped hundreds of Utah businesses win $230,676,779 in new contracts with local, state and federal agencies.