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Monthly Procurement Forum - Breakfast

Monthly Procurement Forum - Breakfast

From February 27, 2018 8:00 am until February 27, 2018 11:46 am Save to calendar

At Houston Community College Southwest 5601 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, USA

main@houstonbiz.org

713-269-7726

http://www.houstonbiz.org/

breakfast logo2You're invited to Join us for Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Houston Community College Southwest 5601 W. Loop South, 1st Floor Auditorium Houston, Texas 77081

 

 

 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION THEME:
 
"DOING BUSINESS WITH OUR STATE AGENCIES"
 
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER INTRODUCTION:
State Representative Ron Reynolds
Ron Reynolds was sworn in on January 10, 2011 as State Representative House District 27. Ron is currently serving his fourth term in the Texas House.  He is the first African American State Representative in Fort Bend County since Reconstruction. He was voted by his House colleagues as "Freshman Legislator of the Year" and "Public Servant of the Year" by the Houston Minority Contractors Association. He served as the House Minority Whip during the 83rd & 84th Legislative sessions and currently is the 2nd Vice Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. Rep. Reynolds serves on the Environmental Regulation and Elections committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Environmental Regulations committee.
Rep. Reynolds attended Texas Southern University and received a B.S. degree in Public Affairs, "magna cum laude". Ron received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law.  Ron received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Pendleton Chapel Seminary School.
Ron is a former Associate Municipal Judge for The City of Houston and Texas Southern University Adjunct Professor (College of Public Affairs).
Ron is a former President of the NAACP Missouri City & Ft. Bend Vicinity Branch. He is former President of the Houston Lawyer's Association; 100 Black Men of America - Houston Chapter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Ron has received numerous professional awards and recognitions for his community involvement including: EEOC Civil Rights All Star Award, American Red Cross Humanitarian Award, 2 time Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award winner, Who's Who in Black Houston, Named Houston's Top Lawyer by H Texas Magazine, recipient of the Missouri City Juneteenth Community Service Award, YMCA Minority Achievers Award, MLK Drum Major For Justice Award, NAACP ALEX Award for Legal Excellence, named Houston's Top 40 Leaders Under 40 and DMARS Business Journal Top Lawyer & Public Servant Award.
Ron believes that by investing in the community, he has made a positive impact on the business and economic base in Fort Bend County. Commensurate with the belief, to whom much is given, much is required; Ron has devoted his life to serving the community.
Rep. Reynolds is a devout Christian and a member of The Church Without Walls. He is proudly married to Dr. Jonita Reynolds and is a proud father of three wonderful children.
Participants will discuss how to do business and review upcoming opportunities in Fiscal Year 2018 with their respective Agencies.  
 
Panel Participants Include:
 

 

 
 
 
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts & Statewide HUB Programs - Laura Cagle-Hinojosa, Manager
 
Texas Department of Agriculture - Yvonne Franklin, Director MWBE & Small Business Programs
 
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - 
Claribel Diaz, HUB Manager
 
 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - 
Sharon Schultz, HUB Director
 
Texas Department of Information Resources -
Lynn Sanchez, HUB Coordinator
 
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - 
Fred Snell, Assistant HUB Coordinator
 
      
 
Texas Department of Public Safety - 
Eric McIntyre, HUB Specialist
 
Texas Department of Transportation - 
Carlton Cooper, Business Development Specialist - DBE
 
Texas Facilities Commission -
Yolanda Strey - HUB Director 
 

 

 
 
   
Texas General Land Office -  
Key Representative(s) Forthcoming
 
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -
Cassandra Johnson, HUB Program Specialist and 
Jennifer Feliciano, Infrastructure Division
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES:
 
 
Manhattan Construction Company -
Jordan Brown, Chief Estimator will review the following Projects:
  • Wortham Center Renovation (approx. $60M)
  • United Technical Operations Center, IAH (approx. $130M)
  • Sam Houston State Univ. Arts Complex, Huntsville, TX (approx. $27M)
  • Harris County Juvenile Detention Center (approx. $55M, later this year)
  • City of Houston Alief Community Center (approx. $50M, next year)
INSPIRATION AND ENTERTAINMENT: 
 
OPENING CEREMONY:  
 
Presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance:  U.S. Navy
 
National Anthem:  Kijana Wiseman, Songstress and Storyteller, MOSHOWS
 
Complimentary Breakfast:  Ella Mae's Catering - Shirley Conley, Principal
Mini-Bites - Mona Tezeno, Principal
Time:  7:45 to 9:30 a.m.
 
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING:
 
Businesses have the opportunity to introduce their services to the Audience as well to exchange business leads and interact with each other.
Time:  8:00 to 8:40 a.m. 
 
OPENING CEREMONY AND REMARKS:
 
Time:  8:40 to 9:00 a.m.
 
BUSINESS INTERACTIVE SESSION:
  
The Session offers the opportunity to meet with other key officials and decision makers representing other agencies and institutions in the Audience. 
Time:  9:00 to 9:25 a.m.
 
BUSINESS TIP OF THE MONTH:
 
Julie Irvin Hartman, Proposal Manager and Consultant will review key elements in assembling and presenting a competitive Bid or Proposal.
Time:  9:25 to 9:30 a.m.
 
PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
  
The aforementioned Panelists deliver individual Presentations via Power Point or Chat.  Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
 
ONE-ON-ONE
NETWORKING SESSION:
 
Businesses have the opportunity to meet Face to Face with Keynote Speakers and other Prime Contractors. Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
One-on-One Participants include the following Corporations, Agencies, Institutions and Organizations:
  • Almeda-Genoa Constructors Team, JV
  • BB&T Bank
  • City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
  • City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Houston Community College System
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Houston Water Works Team, JV - Northeast Water Purification Plant
  • LiftFund
  • Lone Star College System
  • Manhattan Construction Company
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Port Houston
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Statewide HUB Programs
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)
  • Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Facilities Commission
  • Texas General Land Office
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Texas Southern University
  • The Texas A&M University System
  • University of Houston System
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Wallis State Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

 


2018-02-27 08:00:00
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