North Puget Sound Small Business Summit

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Date(s) - Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – Don’t let that deter you from attending! Registrations can be processed on site the day of the event.

Parking: There will be a shuttle running from 6:00 am – 4:30 pm from Homage Senior Services (5026 196th St SW) to the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Event Details

This summit is designed to help all small businesses with educational and networking opportunities with public, private and business resources. There will be numerous seminars that cover variety of small business topics. Small businesses and organizations who serve them are encouraged to attend and participate in this summit to find new business contacts and build long-lasting relationships. We anticipate over 1000 attendees and over 75 exhibitors. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., opening remarks and keynote presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Attendees will include:

  1. Small and Emerging Businesses
  2. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
  3. Women Owned Small Businesses
  4. Minority Business Enterprises
  5. Veteran Owned Small Businesses
  6. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
  7. HubZone Firms
  8. 8(a) Certified Firm
  9. Small Contractors and Suppliers
  10. Large Puget Sound Employers

Exhibitor Information
  • Local/State/Federal Agencies
  • Prime Contractors that offer and/or support diversity/small business programs.
  • Other Private Businesses that offer and/or support diversity/small business programs.
  • Organizations that offer small business resources such as: financial institutions, bonding producers, small business support services and business attorneys and consultants.

Complete List of Exhibitors

Match Making 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Washington PTAC will be hosting Match Making in room 1D.

Matchmaking is a very high demand activity at the North Puget Sound Small Business Summit. Summit attendees have the opportunity to register for one-on-one appointments with Government Agencies or Prime Contractors.
These sessions last for 8 minutes – Make sure to be prepared, do research, and make a plan to inform small business liaisons and buyers what value you provide.
Registration is now closed for Match Making. 
Please stop by the Match Making room (1D) the day of the event to check for appointment availability. For questions please contact Kate Hoy,

AGC Annual Federal Contracting Conference

**Please register on the AGC website for the Federal Contracting Conference events**


Come hear representatives from the Army Core of Engineers (COE), Naval Facilities Command NW (NAVFAC), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the General Services Administration (GSA) present their respective 3-year Construction Outlooks for facilities in the Northwest.  In addition to details on upcoming projects there will be a roundtable discussion of topics important to federal contractors.


Cliff Brewis, Vice President of Operations at Dodge Data & Analytics, will present an overview of the national economy, trends and forecasted activity in Washington State by ten different market sectors. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to plan for next year.


Small businesses are invited to meet with Prime contractors in pre-scheduled 8-minute sessions, to exchange information on capabilities and potential needs for future Federal and other construction work.

If you are interested in participating in any or all of these events, please contact Stacy Mullane at by Thursday October 26.  Let her know which meeting(s) from the above list you would like to attend, that you are an 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned, or OMWBE Contractor responding to this invitation and how many people will be attending from your company.

If you would like to register for all or part of the AGC Federal Contracting Conference please contact Stacy at or visit the AGC website.


Doors and Exhibition Hall open at 7:00 am.

Opening Remarks will begin at 8:00 am., including remarks from Mayor Nicola Smith (City of Lynnwood) and Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib, and a keynote presentation from Cara Buckingham of Birch Equipment Rental & Sales.

Click here for a Descriptions of Our Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session One 9:30 – 10:30am:
Laying the Groundwork to Government Procurement
Capacity Building for Small Business Workshop
The One Page Business Plan
Show Me the Money – Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flow

Breakout Session Two 10:45am – 11:45pm:
Presenting Yourself and Your Business with Style at Networking Events
Tech Trends & Essentials for Small Business
Market Research to Beat Your Competitors
Catching, Captivating and Keeping Your Employees

Round Table Sessions from 12:15 – 2:15pm
These round table sessions will be an opportunity for attendees to sit with an industry expert and discuss challenges, learn resources, etc. Topics include social media, customer service, workplace diversity, retirement, legal, economic development, reaching DBE goals, etc

Power Networking/Reception 2:30 – 4:00 pm


Registration is now closed, please join us at the event! You can register at the door.


Registrations are closed for this event.