Ongoing training is critical to keep businesses informed of the latest procurement practices and opportunities, as well as to providing businesses with the opportunity to ask questions and meet others with similar interests.

That's why the Government Contracting Assistance Center offers special events and training programs on various topics at locations around the state. Training sessions are tailored to the needs of our clients. If there are areas of training beneficial to your company, please contact Deb Avery at

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Government Contracting Assistance Center Events

Matchmaker Follow-up

This small business training session will maximize the procurement matchmaking experience by focusing on what to do with the connections you have made with potential clients. Make the most of your meetings by being proactive. Remember, the goal is to build upon the relationships you’ve created during the matchmaker event and in this workshop we will give you the valuable tools to do so!

Matchmakers open doors. Smart companies walk through them and get the business.

Here are some key steps after the matchmaker:

• Evaluate & reset your priorities
• Now you have a relationship:
• Maintain & nurture it
• Broaden it
• Deepen it
• Work it!
• You know why you want them. But how can you add value? Figure this out – then figure out how to tell your prospects.
• Transition from marketing to selling.

April 20, 2016 (Wednesday)

9:00 am – 11:30 am
Manchester Community College, Room 325
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102

Government Contracting Assistance Center Supported Events

Portland, Maine Matchmaker April 2016

On Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday April 14, 2016 Portland, Maine will play host to agencies, prime contractors and small business throughout the New England region with the main objective to build long-lasting strategic procurement relationships through networking, training and one-on-one meetings.

This event will connect small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors, enabling them to fulfill their procurement goals and the businesses to capitalize on immediate procurement opportunities.

For more information or questions, contact the Eastern Maine Development Corp. (Maine PTAC) at 207-942-6389, New Hampshire Government Contracting Assistance Center at 603-271-7581 or

The NH Government Contracting Assistance Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the Government Contracting Assistance Center does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA. The Government Contracting Assistance Center is also funded by the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development and operates as a program within the Division of Economic Development.