Thursday, May 30, 2019
Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
NEPA Alliance Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is hosting its annual Government Contracting Showcase 2019.
The 2019 Government Contracting Showcase is a half day training event to learn how to do business with Federal & State Agencies, and Prime Contractors. Attend educational workshops on government contracting, networking opportunities with government agency buying offices, government prime contractors and economic development agencies.
What can the 2019 Government Contracting Showcase offer your business?
Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Congressman Matt Cartwright
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District and was first sworn into Congress on January 3, 2013. Congressman Cartwright is committed to working across the aisle to advocate for working families. His priorities include strengthening the middle class, creating jobs, ensuring quality health care, protecting seniors, and supporting veterans and military families. Congressman Cartwright has introduced over 60 pieces of legislation and more bipartisan bills than any other House Democrat.
The Congressman serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, and is on the Appropriations Subcommittees for Commerce—Justice—Science and Financial Services & General Government. He is also a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Congressman Cartwright sits on the House Steering and Policy Committee, which advises House Democratic Leadership on policy and Committee appointments, and is a Regional Whip.
Prior to coming to Congress, Matt worked as an attorney with Munley, Munley & Cartwright for 25 years. He spent his time at the firm fighting for working families, and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.
Matt graduated magna cum laude with a history degree from Hamilton College in 1983. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986, where he was a member of law review.
Matt lives in Moosic with his wife, Marion Munley Cartwright. They have two sons, Jack and Matthew.
Welcome Speaker – Representative Eddie Day Pashinski
Representative Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121, Luzerne) has established himself as a passionate and consensus-building voice in the General Assembly fighting for affordable health care for working Pennsylvanians, quality education for all students and commonsense tax reform.
In 2006, he was first elected to represent the 121st Legislative District which consists of Wilkes-Barre City, Fairview Township, Wilkes-Barre Township, Ashley Borough, Hanover Township and Laurel Run Boro.
Pashinski is a graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Music Education and has a master’s equivalency. He uses his 38 years of experience as a former music teacher and choral director at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District to push back against irresponsible and drastic state education funding cuts that adversely affect local property taxpayers and threaten the quality of a public education.
A tireless fighter for health care reform, Pashinski led a task force of regional experts that developed recommendations to improve the health care system and is a board member of the Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange. He has introduced numerous bills to increase access to medical care, reduce costs to consumers and improve outcomes.
Following the devastating floods of 2011, Pashinski spearheaded a legislative package to help homeowners and small businesses recover and protect local jobs. He has been named “Legislator of the Year” by several organizations representing the best interests of Luzerne County residents and the people of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the General Assembly, Pashinski held several union positions with the Greater Nanticoke School District’s association, advancing to chief spokesperson, vice president and president of the GNA Education Association.
A staunch supporter of community involvement, he has held leadership roles with the Luzerne County Coordinating Council, Luzerne County Legislative Committee, United Way of Wyoming Valley and State PACE Committee.
A popular local musician, entertainment manager and promoter, Pashinski is recently widowed, he has four children and seven grandchildren.
For your convenience, the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center provides overnight accommodations. Please contact the facility directly at 570-823-6452 to arrange for your accommodations.
Registration is $50 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and workshops. NEPA Alliance members receive a 10% discount with code: “nepa-member”. Early Bird 20% discount code: “earlybird” (valid until 2/28/19).
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available.