This listening lab intends to guide small business participants in an unfamiliar COVID-19 environment with access to information, which can be used to help sustain and grow companies within this new economic landscape.


Roadmap to Financing and Procurement in a COVID-19 Environment

In this unfamiliar COVID-19 environment, this innovative listening lab will heighten awareness as a valuable tool to assist small business owners to continue on a productive growth track. Economic opportunities, procurement resources, and how to build strong business relationships will be identified as our Department, key industry partners, and supporting stakeholders commit to your success as they engage in stimulating discussions. We’re here to effectively help businesses remain ahead of the curve.


Presentations & Speakers

Our current agenda includes the following presentations and speakers:

  • “Coping with COVID-19, SBA’s Resources to Help Small Business”
    Antonio Doss, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • “Supporting Small Businesses and Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises in Indian Country”
    Santiago Almaraz, Indian Health Services (IHS)
  • “A Window Into Business Opportunities During a Pandemic”
    Schuyler T. Eldridge, IV, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
  • “Doing Business with FAA”
    Cigifredo A. Ortiz, Jr. (Tony), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • “How to Do Business with GSA”
    Chasity Ash, General Services Administration (GSA)
Antonio Doss
District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO)

Santiago Almaraz
Acting Director, Office of Management Services
Head of Contracting Activity
Indian Health Service, Office of Management Services
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Schuyler T. Eldridge, IV
Head of Contracting Activity
Director of Acquisitions, Assistance Policy and Program Oversight (DAAPP)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Cigifredo A. Ortiz, Jr. (Tony)
Management/Program Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Eastern Service Area, College Park, GA

Chasity Ash
Lead Small Business Technical Analyst
Office of Small Business Utilization
General Services Administration (GSA)

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