For additional information regarding this event, contact Larry Herrera at 414-270-3600.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required, and the registration fee does not include transportation or lodging.

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The 2018 SAME Joint Industry Days and Federal Agency Forum will take place at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook.

A Block of discounted hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Chicago/Northrbook. To take advantage of the discounted price, call the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook at the number below and reference the “SAME event on April 9-10” or CLICK HERE to reserve your room online. Reservations must be made by March 26.

Hilton Chicago/Northbrook.
2855 N Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Supporting Small Businesses in Construction, A/E, Environmental and Related Trades / Services

This year’s SAME Joint Industry Days and Federal Agency Forum (JIDFAF) will be hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Chicago and Lake Michigan Posts and will be held, April 9th and 10th in Northbrook, IL.

This is a day and one half business development event focusing on providing small businesses the tools, information and resources needed to enter or increase their government book of business. The event is designed to bring together Federal Agency staff, Prime contractors and small businesses for networking, education, round-table exchanges and updates during the Federal Agency Forum.

Technical training will be provided on a variety of topics and issues faced by both Federal contractors and subcontractors. Resource providers will also be available to assist small businesses on a wide range of topics from certifications, to contract issues and JV agreements.

In addition to networking both before and after sessions and during formal breaks, attendees will have access to a number of private and public entities who host booths in the exhibit room.

Take time to visit each booth, participate in the roundtable sessions and introduce yourself to the participants. You may identify a business opportunity, meet a prospective partner or identify a previously unknown source of technical information. Challenge yourself to meet with all of these participants and to determine how they may support your business strategy. Finally, recognize that it is not only important to Get Connected it is vital to Stay Connected.