FBISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program to host monthly workshop, June 28


FORT BEND ISD – Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program will be hosting its monthly workshop Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Fort Bend ISD Triplex (550 Julie Rivers Drive, Sugar Land 77478).

Contractors, subcontractors and other business partners interested in partnering with FBISD are invited to attend the workshop in order to learn more about construction and non-construction projects included in Phase 3 of the 2014 Bond Program. Additional small business opportunities will also be discussed.

The agenda for June’s meeting includes:

  • General Contractor/Subcontractor – “How Your Brand Affects Projects from Inception to Completion”
    • Juanita Hines, Regional Consulting
  • Upcoming Phase 3 Bond 2014 Projects/Additional Business Opportunities (Construction & Non-construction)
    • Diana Mack-Henry, Design & Construction
    • Gaurav Agarwal, Jacobs Engineering
  • SBE Certification Process
    • Monique Pettaway, Metro Transit Authority
    • Priscilla Burroughs, Port of Houston Authority
    • Will Norwood, City of Houston
    • Ida Benson, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Gaye Spears-Madison, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Financial Aspects – Representatives from the following financial institutions
    • Anthony Lopez, Liftfund
    • Irene Paul, Woodforest National Bank
    • Derrick Rideaux, Wells Fargo Bank
    • Zafar Khan, Wallis State Bank
    • Jimmie Jones II, BB&T
  • Networking
    • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC)
    • Milton Thibodeaux, Greater Houston Procurement Forum
    • Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Businesses
    • Score
  • Special Guest
    • Laurence Rice from KYND 1520AM The Rice Business Report

You can register for the workshop on our website. If you’re a vendor interested in getting an exhibit booth, please fill out the SBE Workshop Vendor Booth Form and submit it to our office.

The Small Business Enterprise Program was adopted by the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees following voter approval of the $484 million bond program. The program, which is for construction projects that are $50,000 or greater, requires prime contractors to use “Good Faith Efforts” to hire certified small businesses as subcontractors. Learn more on our website or contact Jeanette Boleware, FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Coordinator at (281) 327-7195.

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