Upcoming South Sound Business Events

“Government Contracting Opportunities SeminarThe Small Business Administration and the Metropolitan Development Council are presenting a seminar on government contracting opportunities.The seminar will be offered Tuesday, November 30, at the Business Assistance Center, 1101 Pacific Avenue, in downtown Tacoma. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.Sharon Barber, a business information specialist from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be moderating the program. Speakers include Kevin Michael, an SBA commercial marketing representative, Mary King, an SBA procurement center representative and Teresa Lemmons, director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Program.For information call 253-591-7026, or e-mail ceo@seatac.net.GIS ShowcasePierce County will showcase Geographic Information Systems projects Friday, November 19 at the South Hill Mall.Pierce County GIS staff will demonstrate GIS technology from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the mall, located just off Highway 512 near the 94th Avenue East and 104th Street EAst exits.The demonstration will show how mapping and GIS are used by government agencies and private industry. GIS technology is used in areas such as environmental protection, pollution, health care, land use, natural resources, conservation, education, industry efficiency, and social inequities.Representatives of the City of Puyallup, Puyallup School District, Nies Mapping of Bellevue, and LeRoy Surveyors and Engineers of Puyallup will also be on hand to show how mapping and GIS are commonly used.Transportation MeetingThe Washington Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation will host an Administration Committee meeting Friday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the SeaTac Holiday Inn, in SeaTac.The committee will review its plans for the next six months.For additional information e-mail blueribbon@seattle.econw.com.”