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New Series of Webinars for Businesses Interested in Selling to the Government


A new series of webinars will help businesses learn how to sell their products or services to the government. The first webinar will be held March 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will focus on Marketing Your Business to the Government. The lunchtime webinar is part of the “Chew on It” series offered by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

The March 11 webinar will cover the basics of marketing a product or service to the federal government. Businesses will learn about the standard marketing materials government buyers want to see, how to maximize marketing efforts, government points of contact, and more.

Additional “Chew on It” webinars will be held April 8, May 6, and June 10. Topics will include: GSA Schedule Contracting, The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Government Contracting, and Locating Government Opportunities for Your Business.

There is no charge to participate in the webinars but pre-registration is required at: For more information about the webinars contact Anne Helbig at: or 231-929-5036.

The Northwest Michigan PTAC is a non-profit organization that provides assistance (normally at no cost) to companies in northwest Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula interested in doing business with state and federal government agencies. The Northwest Michigan PTAC is a program of Networks Northwest. 


For more information about services provided by the PTAC go to:


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Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission