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September 12, 2012

Doing business with the government

CLAREMORE — Rogers State University in cooperation with local business resource groups provided business training Wednesday to help individuals learn how to do business with the government.

The training was presented by multiple organizations including Donna Martin, Northeast Technology Center Government Contracting Coordinator and Barbara G. Rackley, REI Program Manager.

Additional speakers provided information about small business resources and Native American business opportunities, specifically with the Cherokee Nation.

The workshop focused on preparation for government contracting including tribal, state, local and federal.

“Our goal is not only to help development in Oklahoma but to provide a stronger vendor base for the military and to increase competition for government contracts,” Martin said.

The training is geared to small business, she said.

We will be talking about eligibility to get certified to work with these organizations, Rackley explained.

All of the groups tie in together, she said.

Martin teaches the individuals how to get to register in the government database to setup a business to receive the contracts.

The class also highlighted the involvement of the Small Business Administration and the resources available with the Cherokee Nation.

The classes are available in Claremore throughout the year.

“We work with a lot of different entities and programs,” Rackley said.

More information about these programs or other resources is available at or by contacting Rackley at (580)- 924-5094.

Martin works locally at the Claremore NTC campus and can be contacted via email at


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