New Day for Small Businesses

Building Strategic Relationships

August 28, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

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New Day for Small Businesses 2018 was a HUGE SUCCESS!

"What an amazing event yesterday! The intimate setting, networking opportunities, valuable information and the ability to have one-on-one meetings was a rare and great experience. Thank you for the privilege to be a part of such a well executed exclusive event that you and Mary developed. I love what you are doing and congratulations on your success." - R. McNair, attendee

Why Participate in New Day for Small Businesses?

Our participants met decision makers from the Center for Disease Control, CGI-Federal and IBM for a private, invitation-only event. New Day for Small Businesses (NDSB) presented an opportunity for govenment agencies, large companies and small companies to build relationships and forge partnerships with top-perfomig small businesses in the southeast region.

Small businesses can face seemingly insurmountable challenges in the federal acquisition space. Business owners don't always know how to pursue contracting opportunities. 

Organizations like the CDC and IBM are always looking for better ways to find small businesses that can successfully perform contracts in a variety of program areas. 

small business team

They entrusted Contracts & Grants, LLC to identify these contractors. Why? We are experts in federal acquisitions. We have more than 23 years of experience providing procurement, proposal support and business development services to businesses across multiple industries. 

We organized the first annual New Day for Small Businesses for local and regional businesses. We created this event specifically for small businesses.

NDSB 2018 Presenters 

The firs esteemed panel of experts for NDSB 2018 was handpicked. They were people who could offer real insights that would help small businesses make a successful transition into government contracting, or get to the next level as a government contractor. These presenters handled spoke on specific topics and fielded questions from small business participants during the Q&A for our Town Hall Sessions.  

Linda Chatmon, federal contracting consultant, federal contracts expert

Linda Chatmon

Founder and CEO Contracts & Grants

Representative Billy Mitchell presenter Small Business Day

Billy Mitchell

GA State Rep Entrepreneur

Small Business Day Presenter Michael L. Thurmond

Mike Thurmond

CEO Dekalb County  

Dee Clemmons, Small Business Day Presenter

Dee Clemmons

Entrepreneur, Henry County Commissioner

Kurt Walters of Prevona Technologies

Kurt Walters

President, Prevona Technology

GM Sarai Services Group

Luke H. Messer

General Manager, Sarai Services Group

2018 Event Agenda

Morning Sessions

9:00am - 9:45am  

Breakfast & Networking


10:00am - 10:15am  

Welcome from Mike Thurmond and Billy Mitchell


10:15am - 12:00pm  

Town Hall Sessions 

Meet the Panel - Moderated by Linda Chatmon of Contracts & Grants, LLC and Mary Walker of CGI


Topic: How to expand your opportunities with local governments and understanding the roles of key players.  

Dee Clemmons


Topic: Teaming with ANC’s – What are the benefits and risks of teaming with ANCs? Kurt Walters, Strategic consultant to Osage Nation


Topic: The pros and cons of Professional Employment Organizations (PEOs). 

Afternoon Sessions


12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  


1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Town Hall Sessions

Maximizing Strategic Relationships 

Program Managers and Procurement Staff of CGI-Federal, CDC, IBM


Maximizing contract vehicles and IDIQs


How to get access


What are government agencies and Prime contractors looking for?


4:00 - 4:30pm

Closing reception

New Day for Small Businesses 2019 Atlanta

New Day for Small Businesses is geared toward small, women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and HUBZone businesses with the following capabilities:

1.Information Technology 2 Heath Information Technology 3. Public Health 4. Epidemiology  

Participants should also have positive past performance with commercial, local, government, OR federal contracting. 

Who Should Register for the Next Event? 

We are recruiting small businesses for contracting opportunities with large companies, prime contractors and government agencies, and targeting stakeholders in top-rated small businesses attend this event. 

If you don't get an invitiation to attend this event, don't worry. We will keep a record of all registrations for future events and/or teaming opportunities. 

Businesses are required to complete the Small Business Capabilities Assessment before being invited to the event. We will choose 25 companies to participate in New Day for Small Businesss 2019 based on their technical, teaming, and government suitability.  

Small Business Day Aug 21, 2018 Atlanta

Our 2018 Sponsors

Government contracts consultant
CDC logo
CGI-Federal logo
IBM logo

Highlights from New Day for Small Businesses 2018

Linda Chatmon - New Day for Small Businesses
Linda Chatmon Poster
Linda Chatmon and Dee Clemmons
Linda Chatmon + CGI Federal
Linda Chatmon

This event can change the trajectory of your business. 

We are already starting to organize the next New Day for Small Businesses. Get on the list to find out about the NDSB 2019 and other opportunities to connect with agencies, large companies, and prime contractors.