Insight Session with Claire Grady. Join the Government Technology and Services Coalition for a discussion with Claire Grady, the head of contracting and director of contracting and procurement, U.S. Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. TASC, 80 M St. SE, Washington. Sponsor: Government Technology and Services Coalition. Cost: $125. Contact: Whitney Kazragis at 706-799-1806. Web site:

SCORE Small Business Loans Workshop.This seminar reviews the Small Business Administration guaranteed bank loan products, eligibility and how to apply. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Free. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site:


Secrets to Pitching a Great Story. Get inside advice from veteran editors representing two national outlets about how to work with their organizations to get noticed. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Sponsor: International Public Relations Association. Cost: $28 to $38. Contact: 703-691-9212. Web site:

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