Town of Babylon Councilman Anthony Manetta recently hosted local business owners at the American Legion Post 94 for the first installment of the three-part Small Business Seminar Series he is holding this year. Councilman Manetta, in partnership with the Farmingdale State College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and United States Small Business Administration (SBA), welcomed over 100 local business owners to come learn about the government bidding process for winning government contracts. Town Clerk Gerry Compitello was also in attendance.
“I’d like to thank everyone who attended our seminar on ‘How to Become a Government Contractor,’ in addition to the folks at the SBDC and SBA for their informative program and our friends at the American Legion for their hospitality,” said Councilman Anthony Manetta. “As Chairman of the Town of Babylon’s Small Business Committee, it was great to see such an impressive turnout of business owners who want to take their operations to the next level,” he added.
The program covered several key topics, including where to look for opportunities for contract work with the New York State, New York City, County-level and Town of Babylon governments, how to prepare for those opportunities by checking their eligibility for certifications and the most efficient way to respond to government solicitations.
The next installment of the Small Business Seminar series will take place on Thursday, April 16th at Old Town Hall in Babylon Village, and will cover how local businesses can apply for New York State Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise certification. Those interested in attending can contact Councilman Manetta’s office at 631-957-4482 for more information.