BARBOURSVILLE -- Verizon, the Regional Contracting Assistance Center and the Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center will hold a small business matchmaking event, Business Assistance for Contracting, on Feb. 17.

The event is scheduled from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Hampton Inn, 1 Cracker Barrel Drive, in Barboursville. Registration is at www.wvscore.org.

Attendees can expect one-on-one meetings with experts, information on federal and state contracts, information on financial incentives, manufacturing know-how and marketing expertise.

To schedule a 15-minute one-on-one matchmaking meeting plan to arrive at 9 a.m.

Agencies and organizations scheduled to attend are:

* U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

* W.Va. Division of Environmental Protection

* Excalibur Services LLC

* Unlimited Future Inc.

* BBL Carlton

* Career Consulting

* U.S. Department of Homeland Security

* W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection

* U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

* Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation

* Kanawha County Schools

* Department of the Army/Air Force, National Guard Bureau

* National Energy Technology Laboratory, Acquisitions & Assistance

* U.S. Small Business Administration

* Robert C. Byrd Institute for Flexible Manufacturing

This event is free. To register, go to www.wvscore.org. For more information, contact RCAC at 304-344-2546, ext. 3 or sstraight@rcacwv.com.

Additional sponsors include SCORE, the West Virginia Women's Business AND Training Center and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

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