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Hanford Business Leaders

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Successful Small Business Owners

Targeted Breakout Sessions

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Endless Opportunities to Network!


On behalf of the Hanford Small Business Council (HSBC) and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, we would like to invite you to the 18th Annual Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium, scheduled to be held on April 9 – 10, 2025, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Attendees can anticipate an enriching experience where professionals from both small and large businesses will converge, fostering connections, gaining valuable insights, and cultivating relationships. Guest speakers including DOE officials and local industry leaders will present concepts important to small business development; past topics have included “How to Write a Winning Proposal” and “DOE Strategic Sourcing Agreements”. Our overarching goal is to pave the way for increased procurement and diverse business opportunities for small and large enterprises.

We express our gratitude in advance for your presence and we look forward to your participation in this event. For any comments or inquiries regarding the upcoming symposium, please feel free to reach out to us at


The Hanford Small Business Council

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Schoonover

Matthew is the founder and managing member of Schoonover & Moriarty LLC, a law firm that serves federal government contractors. Together with his colleagues, Matt counsels clients through working with the federal government—from understanding acquisition regulations and contract provisions; to ensuring compliance with regulations relating to small business and socioeconomic program eligibility; and to developing mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and subcontracts. Schoonover & Moriarty also represents contractors in bid protests, size and socioeconomic eligibility protests, and performance disputes. Above all, Matt enjoys helping small businesses achieve success in the federal marketplace.

Based on his knowledge of the industry, Matt has been honored to testify before Congress on issues impacting small business contractors. He is also an experienced speaker, having traveled the country (and, more recently, cyberspace) to present on topics critical to small businesses. He has been interviewed for a variety of publications and podcasts relating to small businesses.

You can follow Matt’s posts on small business federal contracting issues on Make sure to connect with him on LinkedIn, or email him at