How to Sell Goods and Services to the Government presented by PTAC
This webinar will provide attendees with information about the Maine PTAC program, a basic overview of the government contracting marketplace and the host of services and assistance it provides to Maine businesses to help them market and sell their goods and services to government agencies at all levels and completely free of charge. Come discover how your business can take advantage of Maine PTAC's resources to further explore the world of government contracting.
Bryan Wallace, Senior PTAC Counselor
Christopher Paradis, PTAC Counselor
Bryan Wallace is employed by Eastern Maine Development Corporation as Senior Procurement Counselor for Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Counselor (PTAC) where he has attained certifications from the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) and the Veterans Affair’s Verification Assistance Counseling Program (CVE). In addition to translating “government-speak” to “business-friendly English” with Maine PTAC, Bryan also enjoys the process of creative planning within small business and the analytical justification that occurs behind the scenes.
Bryan’s professional experience include managing media campaigns for an advertising agency in Portland, workforce development with the Maine Community College System and a business department adjunct instructor at Central Maine Community College. Bryan has a passion for business training, coaching, education and consulting. Bryan earned his Bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University and a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.
Christopher Paradis is employed by Eastern Maine Development Corporation as a Procurement Technical Assistance Counselor (PTAC) after more than ten years promoting workforce development with Maine’s Community College System (MCCS). Prior to joining MCCS, he gained more than twenty-five years of marketing, sales, and international business experience with Philips Lighting-Somerset, New Jersey and Elmet Technologies-Lewiston, Maine.
Christopher currently serves on the boards of Husson University’s Alumni, Community Concepts Inc. and Community Concepts Finance Corporation (Vice Chair) and as a member of Community Concepts Program Committee. Past community service work includes Gubernatorial appointments to serve on the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) Board of Directors and Chair, MITC’s “Invest in Maine” Committee, and the Franklin County Workforce and Education Committee. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University Maine Orono and a master’s degree in business management from Husson University.
About Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC):
EMDC fosters public-private relationships and leverage resources that help businesses, communities and individuals reach long-term goals and prosperity. EMDC is the only economic development company in the state that provides services to these three groups under one umbrella. Our integrated programs and individualized services accelerate economic development through this holistic approach.
About Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC):
Maine PTAC provides training and technical assistance to local businesses statewide so they can find, win and perform on government contracts. As part of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), our partnerships and in-depth knowledge of government contracting gives businesses the tools to sell their goods/services to local, state and federal governments.
Date and Time
Thursday Feb 16, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This will be a webinar