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Hampton Roads Engagement Dinner: May 2024
Thursday, May 02, 2024, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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Hampton Roads Engagement Dinner: May 2024

Registration NOW OPEN!

NVSBC offers our Hampton Roads Engagement Dinner event and guest speaker for the veteran entrepreneur and federal small business community.  Come join us for the training, networking, dinner, and guest speaker!

This Hampton Roads Engagement Dinner, was made possible by the generous sponsorship of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

NVSBC invites you to the Hampton Roads Engagement event.

  • Location: Holiday Inn Newport News City Center, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606
    • Enter at 1st floor level entrance near restaurant.
  • Parking: FREE
  • Event POC: Engagement Director, [email protected]

Hampton Roads Training:

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Virginia APEX ACCELERATORS, Trainer: Joe Moore
    • Topic: Discussion and presentation of SDVOSB certification requirements, SDVOSB subcontracting goal increase from 3% to 5%, and other legislative updates

Hampton Roads Engagement Dinner Agenda: 

  • 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Registration/Networking
  • 6:15 PM – 6:35 PM Call to Order
    • Opening Remarks: Janelle Askew 
    • JPMC: Mustafa Nasseh, Executive Director, Business Banking Area Manager & Ashley Hawkes, Commerical Banker, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries
  • 6:35 PM - 7:05 PM Dinner Served 
  • 7:05 PM - 7:15 PM Success Spotlight: TBD
  • 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM Around the Room Introductions
  • 7:45 PM - 7:50 PM Introduction of Guest Speaker
  • 7:50 PM - 8:15 PM Guest Speaker: Mike Melo, ITA InternationalCo-Owner and Founder of ITA International, which he co-founded with his wife Kathy in 2003. ITA was awarded its first government contract for one full time employee in 2005 and has grown to over 300 full and part time employees in 20 different states within the United States and overseas in the Middle East. ITA provides integrated services in the areas of operational support, marine engineering and data analytics for customers conducting global operations.
    Topic: Mr. Melo will present "Grow from Small to Large: Growing business from small to large and the valuable lessons that were learned on the way."
  • 8:15 PM - 8:30 PM Closing remarks, Networking & Close of Event