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Governor's Small Business Forum-Building Towards the Future


Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 · 7:00 am


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On Thursday, June 13th, the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and office of Governor Rick Perry will be co-hosting the Governor's Small Business Forum: Building Towards the Future. Governor’s Small Business Forums offer entrepreneurs and small businesses a wealth of knowledge regarding financial options, growth opportunities and resources available to assist them in their expansion and development needs. The forums help to increase contracting opportunities and awareness for entrepreneurs and small businesses by hosting procurement representatives who showcase current and future contracting opportunities within their respective organizations. Additionally, the forums highlight a wide range of opportunities available to minority and veteran-owned small businesses. The Governor's Small Business Forum will focus on many other topics as well.

Guest speakers will provide valuable information for small business owners such as the many services available to them as well as business growth opportunities.

Breakout sessions attendees may choose from will include: Small Business Bidding Opportunities for Quality of Life Bond Program (Irene D. Ramirez P.E., CFM, CNU-A, City of El Paso), APPLYING Social Media-Beginner and Advanced (Stephen DuPlessis, Xerox), Veterans Business Opportunities / Veterans Employment & Benefit Service (Bill Sparks, Veterans Business Association; Bob Gear, Texas Veterans Leadership Program; Frances Holden, Texas Veterans Commission), The Do’s and Don’ts in Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification (C. Benjamin Anyacho, Texas Department of Transportation), Financing for Small Businesses: Where and How to Find It (El Paso Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) and El Paso’s Downtown-AAA Baseball Park and More (CF Jordan/ HUNT Construction).

The cost to attend is $75 (breakfast and lunch included). Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For additional information, or to RSVP, please visit or contact Minda Villarreal at (915) 629-6714;

WHAT: Governor’s Small Business Forum: Building Towards the Future
WHERE: Wyndham El Paso Airport-2025 Airway Blvd.
WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

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