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Learn How Your Business Can Support Disaster Recovery in Oahu

Release date: 
October 7, 2019
Release Number: 
RIX-NR-19-20

Oakland, CA Can your business assist disaster recovery in your community? After a disaster, the support of local businesses improves the short- and long-term recovery efforts that help build back more resilient communities. But if your business is not part of the federal procurement system, it will not appear in the government’s required market research for potential vendors.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding a free, informational event for businesses capable of supplying the needed products and services FEMA uses and distributes after disasters – which it prefers to procure locally, if possible.

Learn how your business can become a supplier at Oahu’s Industry Day with FEMA on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Foreign Trade Zone No. 9, Homer Maxey Conference Center, 2nd Floor, 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

The event will feature speakers, breakout sessions, and individual meetings that focus on how government, private, and non-profit organizations provide disaster-related assistance. Presenters will include representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Hawai’i Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

To attend, registration is required at: clients.hisbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=4390014. For more information, contact FEMA Procurement Specialist Ashlee Young at ashlee.young@fema.dhs.gov or Hawai’i SBDC Oahu Director Joseph Burns at joseph.burns@hisbdc.org.

 

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. Follow FEMA Region IX online at twitter.com/femaregion9 or view more news releases at fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix.

Last Updated: 
October 7, 2019 - 11:11