Local Business Briefs 4/29

HUBZone training

event is May 8

The U.S. Small Business Administration is conducting a free HUBZone education and training event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Satsop Business Park cafeteria, 150 Technology Way in Elma.

This free session is designed for small businesses considering HUBZone certification or looking for more information on the HUBZone program. Local small business resource providers from Southwest Washington will also be in attendance such as Washington State SBDC, Greater Grays Harbor Inc., and Washington State PTAC.

Every year, the federal government awards more than $500 billion in contracts, and a significant share of those contracts are specifically allotted to small businesses. SBA works with federal agencies to assist them in identifying and awarding contracts in order to meet the 23 percent statutory goal of government-wide small business prime contracting.

Interested parties may register at: http://events.sba.gov/eventmanagement/eventlisting.aspx?state=WA. For more information, contact Julie McFarlane, SBA Hubzone liaison, at ( 206) 553-7342 or at julie.mcfarlane@sba.gov.

Spring Fling Auction

in Hoquiam May 12

Hoquiam Shows Its Best Spring Fling Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Hoquiam Masonic Temple, 513 K St. in Hoquiam. Sponsored by by the Hoquiam Development Association and Hoquiam Business Association, the event will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres and the beginning of the silent auction at 6 p.m. The live auction will follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or 2 for $25 (available at Harbor Drug or from any board member).

Donations of store goods, cash, gift certificates, services and your specialty items would be greatly appreciated and accepted.

To reserve a table for $175 or for more information, call (360) 532-6970

Daily World staff reports