Entrepreneur and Public Speaker Michele Ruiz Addresses Department of Energy Small Business Conference

Jul 07, 2015, 07:00 ET from Ruiz Strategies

PHOENIX, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Michele Ruiz, President & CEO at Ruiz Strategies and former Emmy award-winning news broadcaster, was invited to share her expertise on "How to Win in Business with Transformative Leadership" at the US Department of Energy 14th Annual Small Business Forum and Expo in Phoenix.

"I was honored to be a part of this incredible event," said Michele. "The DOE supports small businesses by being the largest civilian contracting agency with the Federal government. It was a great opportunity to be involved in a gathering centered around advancing that mission."

Ruiz shared her experiences and expertise to a group of over 700 federal, state, and local government agencies, small business community, and large prime contractors.

"Michele is a dynamic speaker and her presentation captivated the attention of the entire audience," said John Hale III, Director of the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the Department of Energy. "The wisdom that Michele shared left everyone feeling inspired to do even more to reach their business goals, which was exactly what I wanted the government agents, primes and potential suppliers to take away from her keynote."

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, presented the 14th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo on June 16-18, 2015 bringing together DOE's program offices, power administrations, laboratory and technology centers, and prime contractors to connect with small businesses and discuss the challenges of the President's strategy. Participants had the opportunity to build relationships and reconnect with business professionals, acquire invaluable information, and learn about contract opportunities with prime contractors and government procurement officials.

Ruiz Strategies is a strategic communications firm specializing in helping world class companies, professional services firms, government entities and C-level executives communicate transformative messaging to connect with customers in relevant ways, grow their businesses to achieve broader market penetration, and to elevate their brands as recognizable thought leaders. Michele and her consultancy team bring years of experience successfully delivering solutions centered around new media, traditional media, social media and virtual technology. For more on the firm's specialties visit RuizStrategies.com and for more on Michele please visit MicheleRuiz.com.

The U.S. DOE Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is building sustainable small businesses to enable the Department of Energy to achieve its mission, through innovation and creativity. The OSDBU is committed to opening the lines of communication through outreach and training, serving as small business advocates, delivering useful information, building public and private industry relationships, and utilizing DOE programs and best practices.


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