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The mission of the SAME Small Business Community of interest is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.

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Importance of Small Businesses
Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.

The SAME Small Business Community of Interest (COI) is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.

If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Community activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business COI Steering Committee, please e-mail with your contact info to Mario Burgos and Ann McLeod.

Objectives of the Small Business Council

  • Inform SAME of technical programs of interest to small business members
  • Provide opportunities to meet with key military decision makers
  • Represent small business interests on select SAME national committees
  • Keep members informed on small business regulations and legislation
  • Provide opportunities to highlight small business success stories and lessons learned

COI Leadership

Mario Burgos 
Burgos Group

Steering Committee

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  • NEW Benefit for Sustaining Member Companies!  The SB COI is pleased to announce that discounts are available with two of the premier government data intelligence providers - FedMine and GovWinIQ!  You must be an SAME Sustaining Member Company to obtain the discount.
  • The SAME 2020 Small Business Conference session recordings are available until February at login with your SBC registration credentials to access everything from SBC!

Education Opportunities

Identifying, Tracking and Winning Work under Multi-Billion Dollar USACE Supplemental Programs

December 10th, 2020 at 1PM EST

Join us for an informative webinar to learn about how to track funding and position for work under current and upcoming supplemental programs.

Supplemental programs are a major source of immediate opportunity for A/E/C firms. Using the ongoing execution of the $14.6 B Hurricane Harvey Supplement Program as an example of the in depth discussion we will be having with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. Federal Program Manager, Lars Zetterstrom.

In this webinar Lars will lead us through all the details of tracking funding for these supplemental programs.

Make sure to sign up for this webinar as we review topics like: USACE Authorizations and Appropriations, Bipartisan Budget Act, Tracking, Funding and Execution and more!


Lars Zetterstrom, P.E.
Federal Program Manager
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.


Lindsay Carry
Vice President, Fedmine
Patrick McMullen,
President, MGS Business Development, LLC.

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TBK Bank 2020 GovCon Virtual Summit

December 16, 2020 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST

As we approach the end of 2020, TBK Bank welcomes you to a special half-day GovCon virtual summit featuring industry experts discussing what to expect as we head into 2021.


Ashok Mehan, CEO of Fedmine
Darin Neumyer, Cortland Valuation Group, Inc.
Mitch Martin, Senior Managing Director at McLean Group

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“SAME is the perfect organization for A/E/C small businesses to meet with, learn from, and network with federal agencies and government contractors. Unlike many organizations, there is a true sense of camaraderie, service, and authenticity.”

–Joseph Dominguez, Director of Government & Military Business Development, ATAS International Inc.