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Doing Business with the US Forest Service – Rhinelander, WI

June 6, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (registration 1:00 - 1:15 pm)

In Fiscal Year 2017, the US Forest Service awarded over $1.8 billion in contracts. Over $275 Million of those dollars went to businesses located in Wisconsin and Michigan. Join us for this unique opportunity and network with and learn directly from the US Forest Service Lake State Acquisition Team about what it takes to do business with the U.S. Forest Service!

USFS manages over 193 million acres of national forest. Within the Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin area there are four national forests:

  • Hiawatha National Forest – Gladstone, MI
  • Huron-Manistee National Forest – Cadillac, MI
  • Ottawa National Forest – Ironwood, MI
  • Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest – Park Falls and Rhinelander, WI


  • US Forest Service – Lake State Acquisition Team
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Northwest Michigan PTAC
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute

The workshop is being held at the Nicolet College Fieldside Center, Room 102, 5364 College Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

There is no cost for the workshop but registration is required.

The workshop is being hosted and sponsored by Nicolet College, Northwest Michigan PTAC,  Wisconsin Procurement Institute, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Small Business Administration

For additional information, please contact Joseph Smetak at or 414-270-3600.

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Elise, Sarah and Elizabeth of Networks Northwest really made the Speak-Up Kalkaska Event successful, and we look forward to our continued partnership in completing the cooperative Master Plan Process.

Cash Cook, Kalkaska DDA Director