Testimonials

C2 North has more than twenty years of experience working with both large and small businesses providing federal contracting certifications, small business program compliance, and project management services.  We have worked with a diverse range of clients such as:

  • Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) – Regional & Village
  • Indian Tribes
  • Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs)

Melanie Roller and her team at C2 North, LLC have been a valuable partner to Natives of Kodiak, Inc. (NOK) as we have expanded our holdings and diversified industries in the past several years. They have provided assistance for 8(a) program applications, HUBZone certifications, mergers/acquisitions, development and submission of Mentor-Protégé Agreements, and SBA Joint Ventures. The C2 North team has proven to be an efficient and knowledgeable outside resource to NOK and its subsidiaries.  I highly recommend the C2 North team.

 

 

 

Jim Erickson

President and CEO, Natives of Kodiak and KOMAN

I have been associated with the SBA small business community for many years and have worked extensively with Melanie Roller and her team at C2 North.   Melanie is highly knowledgeable in all areas of the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program, and she excels at staying up-to-date on relevant and applicable trends, regulations and guidelines.   C2 North has been a valuable asset to our organization with our compliance and training needs.  I thoroughly recommend the C2 North team to anyone with SBA 8(a) Business Development Program questions.

Norman Resnick

General Counsel, Sitnasuak Native Corporation

Melanie and C2 North’s guidance was instrumental for our recent (and successful) 8(a) application. Melanie is extremely knowledgeable in regard to the 8(a) and SBA programs as well as all the requirements that are integral to a successful application outcome. Her services are fairly priced, and her company is very efficient and responsive throughout the process. I would highly recommend Melanie and C2 North and would not hesitate to work with her again.

Alba Brice

Director, Business Development, Calista Corporation

“C2 North’s years of experience in mentoring and assisting Alaskan Native Corporations in navigating the SBA 8(a) application process is unmatched. Melanie’s vast knowledge and experience in adherence to SBA regulations and procedures allows clients to rapidly progress through the process and obtain 8(a) certifications to increase shareholder value for the Alaskan Native Village Corporations we represent. I highly recommend utilizing Melanie and her staff at C2 North to ensure compliance with the Small Business Administration 8(a) program guidelines.”

Michael Bradshaw

President & CEO, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.

Ethical conduct, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence are CIRI core values that we also found in Melanie Roller and C2 North. Melanie has provided competent and professional guidance as a consultant to CIRI. I recommend her services.

Gregory P. Razo

Attorney

I would highly recommend Melanie Roller and her team of C2 North, LLC. We hired C2 North to complete our 8(a) entity-owned application in SBA’s new system,  Certify.sba.gov . Using the new system was a challenge and we did experience a few technical issues in Certify. However, C2 North was quick to respond, and their established working relationships with SBA staff and Certify Help Desk programmers enabled us to successfully submit our 8(a) application several days after the new Certify system went live. We’ve used C2 North in the past for our other 8(a) applications and compliance submittals, and as always they were highly knowledgeable of current SBA requirements and were able to expertly guide us from submission to approval.

 

Ron Perry

President & Ceo, Teya Development Company, LLC

I highly recommend Melanie Roller and C2North for consulting services associated with all government and commercial contracting preference programs.  Anytime I don’t know the answer to a complex compliance question, I reach out to Mel because she consistently provides a thorough and clear response based on the most current regulations.

Gordan Pullar, Jr.

Operating Group President, Koniag Government Services, LLC

Melanie and the C2 North team have proven over the years to be the go-to experts on any matters SBA or compliance related.  C2 North provides a wealth of knowledge in navigating SBA rules and regulations and is always on the ball with understanding new or pending changes and how they will affect our businesses. C2 North’s strong and respected relationship with the local SBA office as well as the DC office and other regions has been instrumental in getting the job done and requirements met. I have worked with Melanie and her team for many years and highly recommend their services.

James Miner

President & CEO, Delta Point, LLC

It has been a privilege to work and train with Mel Roller and C2 North.  I have no reservations at all recommending the C2 North team to all Small Businesses needing their expertise.  Mel and her team exhibit a depth of knowledge and experiences in all areas from SBA programs, 8(a), DBE, compliance training and many other areas in support of small businesses.  They have added incredible value to our organization.  Their willingness to engage with our team, understand our business needs and find solutions, supports both their and our success.  I highly recommend their services.

Dagny Smith

Brice Environmental Services Corporation, Business Operations Manager

Working with C2 North for our 8(a) application was an educational and worthwhile experience.  Melanie and her team are very knowledgeable, providing timely responses to our questions while assisting Chitina Native Corporation navigate through the SBA Certify 8(a) application process.   With all the changes, revisions and updates it was important that we had a single point of contact that was a SBA subject matter expert to direct our questions to.  I would highly recommend Melanie and C2 North for providing excellent customer driven service.

Ed Herndon

CEO, Chitina Native Corporation

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