Workshop to help businesses tap government marketplace

WILLIAMSPORT — Businesses will have the opportunity to gain basic principles they need to do business with local, state, and federal governments in a free workshop conducted by SEDA-Council of Governments’ Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff.

The Selling to the Government: The First Steps workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, 102 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, in the second floor board room.

Topics include:

– How the government buys goods and services.

– Certifications and registrations necessary to sell to local, state and federal governments.

– How government agencies advertise their opportunities.

r Locating subcontracting opportunities with government “prime” contractors.

– Understanding the sales process.

Registration is required and can be completed online at For more information, contact SEDA-COG’s Kristen Moyer at 570-524-4491 or

Cosponsors are the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.