Press Release

McHenry Announces Small Business Workshop

Presented in coordination with Clark Fields and Mary Romano from the Small Business Technology Development Center.

What:  Government Contracting & Exporting Workshop
Who:  Clark Fields & Mary Romano from the Small Business Technology Development Center
When:  Wednesdsay, August 8 – 8:00am - Noon
Where:  Lincoln County Senior Center – Multipurpose Room
514 South Academy Street
Lincolnton, NC  28093

Doing Business with the Government

Companies interested in selling to federal, state and local government agencies must learn how the government conducts business.  Join us and learn how to register your business, identify sales opportunities, understand the bid process, evaluate solicitations and find assistance resources.  Presented by Clark Fields, Procurement Counselor with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).  Those attending will come away with the tools to increase their government sales efforts.  


Companies looking to increase sales, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. In this economy you cannot leave any stone unturned!  Come learn what kinds of tools you need in your toolbox to become a global competitor and find out what government programs are there to help.  Presented by Mary Romano, SBTDC International Business Development Counselor.

Eileen Joyce, Marketing and Outreach Manager for the Small Business Administration, will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions of general interest to entrepreneurs. These workshops are absolutely free.  To ensure adequate materials, please RSVP by August 3 to Christine Conant of SBTDC at 828-345-1110 or  For directions, contact David McCrary at 828-327-6100 or