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The Forest Service is offering a free workshop on government contracting in rural areas Dec. 8, 2-5 pm at the Forest Service’s new office, 2108 Halibut Point Rd. The program is called HUBZone (or Historically Underutilized Business Zone) and is designed especially for small businesses. To qualify, you must be active in the SAM government registration program and also must be part of the SBA general login system and must also have a laptop with wifi capabilities.

To find out more about the workshop, contact Lisa Hirsch, the support services supervisor for the Sitka Ranger District, at 908-747-4214.