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GovCon Chamber of Commerce “Government contracting is NOT a secret... it’s just a process.” Neil McDonnell, President, GovCon Chamber of Commerce

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06/25/2020

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NASA Office of Small Business Programs - NASA OSBP
04/24/2020

NASA Office of Small Business Programs - NASA OSBP

NASA is proud to announce the FY19 Agency- Level SBIA Winners!

As evidenced by these honorees, small businesses provide critical support to NASA’s mission. Join us in applauding their invaluable contributions!

https://osbp.nasa.gov/award-sbia.html

Virtual FST Event - Navy FST
04/08/2020
Virtual FST Event - Navy FST

Virtual FST Event - Navy FST

Even though Sea-Air-Space is cancelled, we are still offering you opportunities to learn about the great technologies that were slated to exhibit. Scroll down to the Tech Talk section to learn more about viewing their digital profile and viewing a recorded Tech Talk - exactly as it would have been p...

#GovCon Homework | Neil demonstrates research strategies to find important facts, opportunities and contacts so you can ...
04/04/2020
The GovCon Chamber Homework Series

#GovCon Homework | Neil demonstrates research strategies to find important facts, opportunities and contacts so you can get real value from every meeting. Check out the agencies featured on our Homework Series page
https://www.govconchamber.com/homework-series#section-1585425923197
@SBAgov @SCOREMentors

The GovCon Chamber Homework Series with Neil McDonnell helps small businesses research federal agencies to learn their missions and priorities and understand how their company can help them be successful.

#GovCon Homework Series | Focus on US Air Force Research the needs of your buyer, their specific mission, buying history...
04/03/2020
The GovCon Chamber Homework Series

#GovCon Homework Series | Focus on US Air Force
Research the needs of your buyer, their specific mission, buying history and current priorities
https://www.govconchamber.com/homework-series#section-1585423626801
@AF_SBIR_STTR @AFSmallBiz @DLAMIL #USAF

The GovCon Chamber Homework Series with Neil McDonnell helps small businesses research federal agencies to learn their missions and priorities and understand how their company can help them be successful.

GOVCON HOMEWORK SERIES |  US Army Research the needs of the buyer, their specific mission, buying history and current pr...
03/31/2020

GOVCON HOMEWORK SERIES | US Army
Research the needs of the buyer, their specific mission, buying history and current priorities
Start here | Watch our Meet the expert videos and podcasts
https://www.govconchamber.com/homework-series#section-1585423248508
U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

"I am grateful for your continued dedication to the mission. Undoubtedly, the products and services you provide will be ...
03/29/2020
COVID-19 Letter to the Defense Industrial Base from the Army Acquisiti

"I am grateful for your continued dedication to the mission. Undoubtedly, the products and services you provide will be critical in our ability to maintain readiness and meet mission requirements."
Bruce D. Jette, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs
#GovCon

Letter to the Defense Industrial Base. Subject: Promoting Resiliency of the Defense Industrial Base During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite all the current uncertainty, it is important to remember that 'the process' remains unchanged for government con...
03/26/2020
The GovCon Chamber Homework Series

Despite all the current uncertainty, it is important to remember that 'the process' remains unchanged for government contracting. This is a good time to continue to learn and stay engaged.

https://www.govconchamber.com/homework-series

The GovCon Chamber Homework Series with Neil McDonnell helps small businesses research federal agencies to learn their missions and priorities and understand how their company can help them be successful.

NASA Office of Small Business Programs - NASA OSBP
03/23/2020

NASA Office of Small Business Programs - NASA OSBP

Good news everyone! The NASA SBIR/STTR 2020 Solicitation deadline was extended until April 20.

Visit sbir.nasa.gov to get resources about this opportunity and submit your application.

03/20/2020
Matchmaking Tip 5 | Ask for recommendation about teaming partners

FRIDAY TIP | Ask Small Business reps about Teaming Partners. They often know who is growing in your space and they want you to succeed.
@neilmcdonnell @VirginiaPTAC @SBAgreatplains

REGISTER NOW Virtual Matchmaking March 26th
https://www.govconchamber.com/matchmaking
https://youtu.be/tkLdAit4UYg

* Please like, share and "subscribe" for future videos ___________________________ ABOUT NEIL MCDONNELL | GovCon Chamber of Commerce https://www.govconchambe...

03/19/2020
Matchmaking Tip 4 | Sam Riehn 's Tip about meeting buyers at Hiring Events

ThURSDAY TIP | Regional hiring events can be a great way to meet Small Business representatives. They are there to help. Ask good questions.

https://www.govconchamber.com/matchmaking
REGISTER now for Virtual Matchmaking March 26th

https://youtu.be/mu4AWc8kBVI

Listen to a full podcast with Sam Riehn and Neil McDonnell • https://www.govconchamber.com/blog/afsoc-sam-riehn * Please like, share and "subscribe" for futu...

03/18/2020

Small Businesses will #StayinPlace and STILL meet federal buyers face-to-face with 'Virtual Matchmaking'
After this, you will never want to travel again. You can #telework & still make #GovCon connections

#acquisition @GovLoop #SBDCDay @GovMattersTV
https://www.govconchamber.com/matchmaking

03/18/2020
Matchmaking Tip 3 | Identifying preferred contract vehicles

WEDNESDAY TIP | Matchmaking is a great time to ask Small Business representatives about their agency's preferred Contract Vehicles. They are there to help. Ask good questions.

https://www.govconchamber.com/matchmaking
REGISTER now for Virtual Matchmaking March 26. https://youtu.be/wq-9ZcFNx18

* Please like, share and "subscribe" for future videos ___________________________ ABOUT NEIL MCDONNELL | GovCon Chamber of Commerce https://www.govconchambe...

• MARCH 20 • FRIDAY • 3pm  • LiveTime to start caring about #DoD #CMMC #smallbusiness government contractorsWhat multipl...
03/17/2020
CMMC Made Easy - Katie Arrington from DoD talks GovCon Cybersecurity

• MARCH 20 • FRIDAY • 3pm • Live
Time to start caring about #DoD #CMMC #smallbusiness government contractors
What multiple levels?
Can I quickly reach CMMC Level 1 for compliance?
How can PTACs help?
@a_ptac @VirginiaPTAC @SBAgov #HUBZone
https://www.govconchamber.com/cmmc

"CMMC Made Easy" Free Small Business virtual event | Katie Arrington from DoD and four leading experts will show you the direct path to becoming GovCon Cybersecurity compliant.

03/16/2020

MONDAY TIP | Be prepared to get the most value from your GovCon Matchmaking experience. One minute nugget here from @neilmcdonnell on initial agency research. Have you read their Small Business strategy document?
Join us March 26.
https://www.govconchamber.com/matchmaking

03/16/2020
Tips for Matchmaking events | Research

Tips for Matchmaking events | Research the agency in advance. To get the most out of your 15 minutes discussion with federal buyers at a government contracting event, research the agency in advance to understand what their priorities are, what they are buying and how you might help further their mission.

03/16/2020
GovCon Small Business Tip | Register with Symantec to make your company visible to Navy

Take 10 seconds to check your status and 60 seconds to fix the problem. Is your #SmallBusiness visible to Navy buyers?
If your site is not registered, Navy buyers may not be able to visit your website. Make this your #MondayMorningFix

Reach out to the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs for more info

QUICK TIP directly from Navy buyers... you must be registered with Symantec for Navy buyers to access your company website. Easy 5 Step Fix – • Check your si...

* Convenient *  Affordable * Face-to-Face * Virus Free REGISTER TODAY | Let the GovCon Chamber of Commerce's Virtual Mat...
03/15/2020
Virtual Matchmaking for Small Businesses

* Convenient * Affordable * Face-to-Face * Virus Free

REGISTER TODAY | Let the GovCon Chamber of Commerce's Virtual Matchmaking Experience connect you to government buyers from wherever you are. Matchmaking brought into your conference room and your team! Eliminate the need for travel.

WHAT MAKES THIS MATCHMAKING DIFFERENT?

You can wear pajama bottoms!!
But seriously, the Chamber's Virtual Matchmaking is designed to revolutionize the matchmaking experience.

100% ONLINE

Sign in from anywhere | You can dial in from any device that has web access, microphone and camera.

Bring the Team | You can invite colleagues to sit with your during your 15 minute conversation.

Extend Your Reach | Your capability statement will be provided to all participating agency buyers – even the ones you don't meet face-to-face.

Make every moment count | You get guaranteed appointments with specific buyers and can participate from the comfort of your home or office.

Save Time and Money | No expensive travel costs or lost work time. Specific appointments at specific times.

BONUS Training | Advanced tools and training available to make the experience efficient and results-oriented.

https://www.govconchamber.com/matchmaking

Register today for the GovCon Chamber's Virtual Matchmaking for Small Businesses and Federal Buyers.

Are you still confused about how the new CMMC rules will impact your business? You are NOT alone.Join us Friday, March 2...
03/10/2020
CMMC Made Easy - Katie Arrington from DoD talks GovCon Cybersecurity

Are you still confused about how the new CMMC rules will impact your business? You are NOT alone.
Join us Friday, March 20 for a FREE virtual event with our power panel featuring DOD's Katie Arrington and business leaders discussing the steps you need to take.

• Demystify DOD's #Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification #CMMC

https://www.govconchamber.com/cmmc
REGISTER TODAY • free event

"CMMC Made Easy" Free Small Business virtual event | Katie Arrington from DoD and four leading experts will show you the direct path to becoming GovCon Cybersecurity compliant.

01/07/2020
Review of Kennedy Space Center FY2019 Annual Report

Review of Kennedy Space Center FY2019 Annual Report

#NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) released their FY2019 Annual Report highlighting accomplishments and FY2020 goals. In this video I walk you through understa...

11/13/2019
Best Practices Capability Statement

#GovCon Tip of the Day | Best Practices Capability Statements for #smallbusinesses @neilmcdonnell

Has it already been a year since this fantastic DOL event?
https://youtu.be/H3jVlbuvlsQ

Listen to Neil McDonnell speak at the Department of Labor (DOL) on October 17, 2018 at their Vendor Outreach Session. This video is an excerpt focused on you...

11/11/2019
"Ask Neil McDonnell" Tip | Why are you ALWAYS talking about DSBS?!

#GovCon Tip | Why is @neilmcdonnell ALWAYS talking about DSBS?! The more things change, the more things stay the same. Your business profile is what help you rise to the top when government buyers are 'googling' for small business venders.
https://youtu.be/MMYATu5lQEI

Government contracting expert Neil McDonnell answers the question 'Why are you ALWAYS talking about DSBS?!' DSBS is where market researches 'google' qualifie...

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the GovCon Chamber of Commerce is to address economic and workforce challenges nationwide by helping all small businesses, but especially HUBZone-certified businesses, become successful federal contractors and by helping contracting officers meet their small business goals.

OUR VISION

We believe its possible to get the entire 3% set-aside for HUBZone small businesses –more than $13 billion dollars – "off the table and into American communities" and to be sure government contracting officers can find 4+ qualified HUBZone-certified businesses for every RFI.

The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce was founded by and for HUBZone-certified small business owners.

In just six months, more than 1000 procurement-ready small businesses joined the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce committed to helping the federal government achieve its goal of 3% HUBZone set asides.

With increased responses to Sources Sought and and improved market visibility, government contracting officers should always be able to identify 2 or more qualified HUBZone firms to respond to every purchasing need.

Why is this important?

The US federal government has approved $13+ BILLION dollars for annual distribution to HUBZone firms. Unfortunately, barely HALF of the money is actually being distributed. Many qualified businesses still encounter barriers to entry and are intimidated by the process.

Let’s get that remaining $6 billion dollars off the table and watch communities across the country come alive providing innovative goods and services, hiring local people and reinvesting that money throughout our extended neighborhoods and communities.

Strategic Education for Members

Strategic courses, webinars and outreach to help all businesses become registered in DSBS and SAM to be readily visible to government market researchers.

HUBZone Bulk Validator Tool

Membership Requirements

Membership in the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce is 'dues free'. Price is not a barrier. Watch our video here.

However, all members are required to 'sign-up and show-up'.


  • Register as a member

  • Participate in member activities

  • Request Set Aside opportunities when responding to Sources Sought

  • Be committed to the Chamber mission.
  • The Chamber is not a lobbying organization. It is a launchpad for raising member visibility, capability and engagement in government contracting. The Chamber is a place for members to build strategic business networks, to communicate and collaborate for increased contracting opportunities with federal government agencies.

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