Townhall for Technologists Looks at Building Strategic Relationships

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s National Center for Small Business Information announces the resumption of its Space Coast Townhall for Technologists™
series. The series will kick-off with Rodney H. Strand of IAP Worldwide Services on Wednesday Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Strand is the business development director of DOE, NASA, and Civilian Programs. His talk is “Building Strategic Relationships with Small Business Partners
for Positioning in the Global Marketplace.”

As the global marketplace evolves, new technological advances level the playing field for small businesses and large companies. The more savvy federal
contractors are discovering that strategic partnerships with small businesses reduce costs, increase capabilities and serve to build agile teams with great

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Crawford Science Tower, seventh floor, on the Florida Tech campus.

The goal of the Townhall is to provide a network of support for Space Coast area small businesses and to help them develop working relationships with local
prime contractors and government agencies. The Space Coast Townhall for Technologists™ is co-sponsored by BreitIdeas Inc. and the National Center for Small
Business Information. The series will continue in October when a representative from Computer Sciences Raytheon will be the guest speaker. It concludes
with a presentation from NASA in November.

To RSVP for this event, contact Christopher Durie at (321) 674-7011 or at For more information on this or other free NCSBI offerings, visit
the NCSBI website at

The National Center for Small Business Information is a training center for small businesses located on the campus of Florida Tech. Funded by the U.S.
Department of Labor, the center offers free training in government contracting, business software and computer technology to both small businesses and

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