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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Procurement Fair in Atlantic City To Offer Networking Chance

NJIT will sponsor “A Salute to Veteran-Owned Businesses,” an exciting and worthwhile procurement fair for veteran-owned and/or small businesses is set for Jan. 21, 2010 at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and costs $20 per company to attend.

“This is the place to be if you’re in business and want to sell to the government directly or subcontract with large corporations,” said Dolcey Chaplin, an attorney who directs NJIT’s Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center.  “We’ve invited a slew of representatives from government and industry who will be there throughout the day to offer their unique insight on how to do business with their organizations. You don’t want to miss this chance.”

(ATTENTION MEDIA: Dolcey Chaplin is available to discuss more about how small business can get into the government marketplace.  To set up interviews, call Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.)

Participants will have the opportunity to network with government representatives who are interested in encouraging small businesses to sell their goods and services in the government marketplace.   Other sponsors include the Center for Veterans Enterprise, Washington DC, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and the US Department of Defense Mid-Atlantic Regional Council.

Exhibitors include large prime contractors such as Novartis Pharmaceutical, BAE Systems, Sanofi Aventis and agencies such as US Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, McGuire Airforce Base and the Delaware River Port Authority.

NJIT’s Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center works to encourage small businesses to sell their goods and services in the government marketplace.  This year, alone, her clients received more than $200 million in contract awards. The center’s services are for the most part free or there is a very minimal charge.

For more information about the event contact Letty Jumbo at the Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center, 973-596-3105 or www.njit.edu/DPTAC.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.