SOURCE: Automated Resource Management Associates (ARMA)

Automated Resource Management Associates (ARMA)

June 20, 2011 12:25 ET

ARMA Launches Monthly Networking Series

Series Connects Businesses to Learning and Partnership Opportunities

SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Automated Resource Management Associates, Inc. (ARMA), a certified woman-owned government contracting firm, launched its monthly networking series, "Connecting Opportunities with People," to provide continuing support to the small business community.

ARMA welcomed small business owners interested in learning the ins and outs of accessing government contracts at its first networking event in the series, a luncheon which was held on June 16 at its headquarters in the Silver Spring Metro Plaza, a premier office space and retail location in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

ARMA is reaching out to other minority-owned businesses seeking knowledge about market sustainability. Initially targeting the IT community, the networking series has found support among business owners from the construction, energy and financial services industries. ARMA's monthly small business events will give business owners the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue that will lead to new relationships and potential teaming arrangements.

"Our environment allowed people to be in an actual business setting, conducive to networking and conducting business organically," said Tomi Bannister, CEO and founder of ARMA. "This dedication to shift the paradigm by creating an informal environment of trust will improve the attitudes of entrepreneurs about working with each other and honestly address the barriers that keep us from being successful at bidding on contracts as a team."

Ms. Bannister, who has led ARMA for more than 20 years, added: "Having access to pre-Request for Proposal (RFP) notices is more beneficial for planning purposes than responding to RFPs after they have been released, because it allows companies time to prepare, strategize and collaborate, hence giving them great leverage to develop a competitive proposal and ultimately land the contract award."

About ARMA
Founded in 1990, Automated Resource Management Associates, Inc. (ARMA) is a woman-owned, SBA 8(a) graduate, ISO certified business serving the federal government and the private sector on a contract or fee basis, with experience working on fixed-priced/cost plus/DIQ LH/T&M contracts. The company, headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, provides its clients with telecommunications and information technology services; office administration; and program management and support. More information is available at www.armainc.com.

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