Business Development for Government Contracting

Business Development for Government Contracting
December 7, 2017 | 7:30 AM – Noon
Daman Products  | 1811 N Home St, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Attend this workshop to learn the essential steps to doing business with the government and find out about direct contract options with the government or how your small business can identify subcontracting opportunities with major prime contractors. Speakers include representatives from LaDue Curran Kuehn, PTAC and Silver Eagle Consulting, Inc.

Breakfast will be provided and sponsored by Elevate Ventures. Limited space available, please register early!


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
– Arrival & Breakfast

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
– Welcome, Opening Remarks & Agenda Review – David Temeles
– Government Contracting 101 & State Resources Overview – Diana Hunter
– Building a Federal Business: Business Development Bootcamp – Rob Kuehn

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
– Regional Contractors Panel Discussion

Kathy and Jeff Pritchard
Caretaker Landscaping & Lawn LLC

Steve Pfefferle
BCI Defense, LLC

Jennifer Martin and Joe Martin
Country Chevrolet-Cadillac / Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram

11:45 – Noon
– Q & A
– Closing Remarks

About the Speakers:

David A. Temeles, Jr.

Dave has been representing individuals and emerging businesses in private practice since 1993, working in two international Am Law 100 firms, as well as small to mid-size firms. He also has served as inside General Counsel to two government contractors and a commercial software company. As an attorney with LaDue Curran Kuehn, Dave handles transactions and litigation in a broad range of intellectual property, government contracts and grants, M&A, corporate, and income and estate matters. Read More.

Diana Hunter

As the Indiana PTAC Counselor, Diana covers 19 counties guiding small businesses through the government procurement process. She comes to PTAC with over 15 years of state and private industry procurement, workplace safety, and emergency management experience. She will utilize her innate ability to strengthen communications, develop business collaborations, build relationships, promote procurement opportunities and more. Read More.

Robert J. Kuehn, Jr.

Rob has held senior leadership positions in private industry and the Department of Defense. He is currently President of Silver Eagle Consulting, Inc.- a business winning consultancy. At BAE Systems he directed business winning activities, creating a $34 billion pipeline and contributing to $4 billion in contract wins. Rob has served in diverse industry positions, including corporate business development and operations VP and program manager.  Read More.