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VIEDA to host free webinar on Doing Business with the Recovery in partnership with the Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery

U. S. Virgin Islands – September 25, 2020 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery, will host a free informational webinar titled, “Doing Business with the Recovery” on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications and can also be viewed LIVE through Facebook livestream at We are inviting contractors, consultants, architects, engineers, and the small business community to register in advance for the webinar at

Upon registration, individuals will receive an email with details on how to join the webinar.

This webinar will feature the following representatives and their agencies:

  • Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien, Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery
  • Commissioner Anthony Thomas and Assistant Commissioner Lisa Alejandro from Property and Procurement
  • Jeanine Blyden, Procurement and Contracting Manager and Antoinette Fleming, Director of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program

Attendees will learn how to participate in the application and solicitation process for projects utilizing federal funds, in addition to gaining valuable information on the following topics:

I. SAM Registration and Renewal

II. Bonding

III. Bidding and Procurement Pitfalls

IV. Procurement Opportunities

Moderator: Shanell Petersen, VIEDA Managing Director, Marketing & Vision 2040.

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, VIEDA Managing Director, Marketing and Vision 2040 at


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