2017 SMALL BUSINESS EVENT

Educate — Network — Advocate
Thursday May 4, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center

Advance registration is required for this event.
Registration closes in the next few days unless sold out.
No Wait List - No Late Registration - No Walk-ins.

There are two events on the same day. On the registration page, you have to option to register for one or both. You can also choose to sponsor if you are unable to attend.

  • * SOLD OUT! DCAA seminar workshop $65, 12:00PM – 5:00PM, includes lunch Presented by Sherry Kobus – U.S. DCAA, Small Business Program Manager, Audit Liaison Division. What everyone who works or wants to work on Federal Government contracts needs to know to be able to get paid! Introduction and overview of the agency and the objectives, billing rates, accounting structure, allowable costs, and contract briefs.
  • * Dinner program $75, 5:30PM – 8:30PM, includes open bar and buffet. This year’s event features presentations on upcoming contracting opportunities for small businesses at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, an overview of the Federal government Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System, and an update on the implementation of U.S. SBA’s mentor-protégé program.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding these events to
eter Jaran, NJ Post SBC Vice Chair at Peter.Jaran@equityenvironmental.com.

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Al Titone (invited)
Acting Region II Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Al Titone was named Acting Regional Adminstrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region II. He brings with him a diverse business background in both non- and for-profit businesses with a concentration in marketing, sales and entrepreneurship. Al is responsible for directing SBA’s efforts to assist more than 1,000,000 small businesses in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the agency’s financial, contracting, and business development programs. He has oversight responsibilities for all the Region II Small Business Development Centers and chapters of SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business.



Ida Perich
Director – Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights
Port Authority of NY & NJ

Ida Perich has over 20 years of experience in minority, women and small business development. Ms. Perich was recently appointed the Director of the Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where she has a proven record of accomplishment as the Assistant Director in working on equal opportunity, civil rights and supplier diversity issues at the agency. Ida has been successful in ensuring meaningful participation of MWSBEs in all Port Authority and tenant business activities including the WTC and airport redevelopment projects. She has delivered innovative business solutions and programs to support the growth and success of small companies, such as opening Business Resource Centers near Port Authority facilities to provide firms with free and valuable workshops in addition to one-on-one consultation services. Due to the efforts of Ida and her team over the last five years, M/W/SBEs have garnered over $2.1 billion in contracts, which helped create over $3.3 billion in regional economic activity and provided $1.03 billion in wages. Ida will be speaking on upcoming contracting opportunities for small businesses at the Port Authority.



Dominick M. Belfiore
Lead Business Opportunity Specialist
Region II, U.S. Small Business Administration

Dominick M. Belfiore, CFCM is the Lead Business Opportunity Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Jersey District Office. His specialty is connecting business owners with the resources necessary to start, grow, and succeed, with specific focuses on strategic planning and aiding small businesses compete for contracts in the federal marketplace. This year, Dominick will provide an update on the implementation of U.S. SBA’s mentor-protégé program.



LTC Tedd A. Wheeler, USA(Ret), PMP, CCCA
Director of Business Development
O'Brien & Gere

Mr. Wheeler has over 30 years of service in the Environmental, Engineering & Construction Industry with expertise in the areas of Federal Government Branding, Targeting, Sales, Contract Management, and Project delivery. As OBG’s Federal Program Manager, Tedd’s roles include Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System (CPARS), Electronic Small Business Reporting System (eSRS), System for Award Management (SAM), Federal Procurement Database System (FPDS), Joint Venture (JV) governance, and the SBA Mentor-Protégé program.

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Sherry Kobus
Small Business Program Manager
Defense Contract Audit Agency

Ms. Kobus is the Small Business Program Manager and is at DCAA Headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In this capacity, she serves as the program manager and audit expert for the small business program with responsibility to provide assistance, consultation and internal control with regard to audit requirements and their application to small business.



Eric J. Weitner
Supervisory Auditor
Defense Contract Audit Agency

Mr. Weitner is a Supervisory Auditor at the Northern New Jersey Branch Office located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. In this capacity, he is responsible for assigning audit workload, monitoring audit progress, providing guidance, and insuring audits are in compliance with various government regulations. He has held numerous positions at DCAA including Pension/Insurance Technical Specialist and Regional Operational Auditor.