Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Check-in starts at 5:30 PM 


800 Union Hub 
800 Union Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

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Presenter:  Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood is Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CT-PTAC), which provides marketing and technical assistance to Connecticut businesses selling, or interested in selling, their products and/or services to federal, state and local government agencies.

Presenter: Lisa Powell

Lisa Powell has been with the SBA since 1998. As a Business Opportunity Specialist, she is involved with the Government Contracting programs that the SBA provides.

Presenter:  Edward Lavernoich

Edward Lavernoich is president of Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation. He has provided testimony before the Connecticut State Legislature on urban development, property tax, and environmental issues.

Presenter:  John F. Stafstrom Jr.

John F. Stafstrom Jr. is experienced in government and municipal law, public finance and commercial finance and commercial transactions.


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111 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 




Hub Zones and Opportunity Zones — What They Can Do for Your Business 


A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by 800 Union Hub, Southern CT Black Chamber of Commerce and Bridgeport OIC 




This session will provide an understanding on what, when, where and how you can use Hub Zones and Opportunity Zones. The panel discussion will provide a chance for attendees to interact with these knowledgeable business experts and become more aware of how local small and medium businesses and contractors can benefit from these programs.

  • The differences between a Hub Zone and Opportunity Zone
  • Which cities / zip codes qualify for either of these initiatives
  • What benefits are provided to businesses in these zones
  • The qualifications for a business and how to apply
Free Business Counseling 
To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free workshops, please visit our website. 
SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association.