I am back in Kansas, where it is a balmy 39 degrees, after a great trip to Orlando for the National 8(a) Association Small Business Conference.
The weather in Florida was “for real” balmy, as my kids might say–but as tempting as the sunny outdoors was, the convention hall was packed with representatives from 8(a) companies, large primes, government agencies, and others. You know a conference has great content–and great networking–when attendees voluntarily choose the lecture hall over a nearby sun-drenched pool.
At the Small Business Conference, I was part of a panel focusing on joint venturing and teaming issues. Thank you to my fellow panelists, Shawn Ralston of AECOM and Jesse Binnall of Harvey & Binnall PLLC, for offering some great information and perspectives. Thank you, also, to Ron Perry and the National 8(a) Association leadership for putting together this incredible event and inviting me to participate. And thank you most of all to all those who attended the panel or stopped by the Koprince Law LLC booth. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and make so many new connections.
Next on my travel calendar: the Alliance Northwest conference on March 9, where I’ll be speaking in-depth about the legal aspects of the SBA’s new All Small Mentor-Protege Program. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest (or just love a fantastic government contracts conference), I hope to see you there!