Lunch with President

Date: Friday, August 18th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join Ms. Ingrid Robinson, HMSDC President, as she shares how your involvement in HMSDC can lead to increased business success during challenging times of change. If you are serious about growing your business and want to understand how the Council can assist, you must attend this meeting. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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EXPO Volunteer Training

Date: Friday, August 18th, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Become an EXPO Marketplace volunteer today! The EXPO Marketplace is recognized nationally as Texas’ leading minority business opportunity conference. Your participation will help the EXPO marketplace schedule of events run professionally and proficiently. Your assistance is much needed and greatly appreciated.

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EXPO 2017: Rooted in Business, Growing in Diversity

Featuring the 2017 DOE Energy Summit

Date: Wednesday & Thursday, September 6th-7th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010
Description: EXPO is an impactful two day event for entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the private and public sectors. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with over 1,500 corporate buyers, governmental agencies and educational institutions seeking diverse suppliers.This year, HMSDC is partnering with the US Department of Energy to bring attendees the Energy Summit. Panelist will share trends, insight and opportunities in the energy sector.

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Department of Energy Summit – FOR EXPO EXHIBITORS ONLY

Date: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Time: 1:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Description: Department of Energy Summit – FOR EXPO EXHIBITORS ONLY

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Professional Services Industry Group Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 12th, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: The PSIG is focused on deliberate efforts to assist in the growth of professional services firms via resources, networking, relationship building and more.

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Cintas Training Workshop

Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Gain knowledge and understanding of the whole sales process, along with confidence and skills to help set clear, achievable goals. With a combination of classroom theory and practical interactive tasks, you will be able to gain insight into how to sell your business and to turn enquires into profit

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STAC Workshop – Business Growth Strategies

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Fluor Enterprises, Inc. 1 Fluor Daniel Drive Sugar Land, TX 77478
Description: Take this first step in tracking your growth obstacles. Gain insights to capacity building strategies, implement strategies to stimulate business growth, strategically position strengths in proposals to compete smarter, and sustain productivity while stimulating growth.

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Technology Industry Group Meeting

Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join the HMSDC IT Industry Group to take full advantage of access to key information, industry leaders and opportunities.

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Pre-Certification Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Are you frustrated with the certification process? Confused by the documentation? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the HMSDC Pre-Certification workshop. You will get assistance on the application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.

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MBEIC Retreat

Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: MBEIC Retreat – OPEN TO ALL MBEs SERVING ON ANY HMSDC COMMITTEE

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Education Workshop: Risk Management

Date: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: As a business owner, you may/or may not be aware of all the risks of operating your business. It is also possible that you are aware of certain risks and have made a conscious decision to be a risk-taker. Either way, you can be certain that lending institutions and buyer will be very much aware of all the risks of doing business with you and if you cannot demonstrate to their satisfaction that you have taken reasonable measures to avoid or mitigate those risks, you may/or may not lose the business opportunity to a supplier who can.

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Construction Industry Group Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Attend the construction industry group to learn about current and upcoming construction opportunities. If you want to be involved in the construction work in Houston and the surrounding cities, you should attend this meeting. Join us in increasing opportunities and participation for minority suppliers.

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Lunch with President

Date: Friday, October 20th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM –1:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join Ms. Ingrid Robinson, HMSDC President, as she shares how your involvement in HMSDC can lead to increased business success during challenging times of change. If you are serious about growing your business and want to understand how the Council can assist, you must attend this meeting. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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Technology Industry Group Meeting

Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM –3:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join the HMSDC IT Industry Group to take full advantage of access to key information, industry leaders and opportunities.

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Pre-Certification Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Are you frustrated with the certification process? Confused by the documentation? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the HMSDC Pre-Certification workshop. You will get assistance on the application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.

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Professional Services Industry Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 14nd, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: The PSIG is focused on deliberate efforts to assist in the growth of professional services firms via resources, networking, relationship building and more.

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Education Workshop: Exit Strategy

Date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Having a plan in place ensures overall all business continuity. It allows you to remain in control and to act, not just react, to events outside of their control. Having an exit strategy will also allow you to promote, protect and preserve the value of the business with an eye toward forming the groundwork for measured growth.

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Technology Industry Group Meeting

Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join the HMSDC IT Industry Group to take full advantage of access to key information, industry leaders and opportunities.

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Education Workshop: P2E Assessment

Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: This class is designed to introduce business owners to the HMSDC P2E Assessment. The value of the P2E Assessment is to utilize it in making an objective assessment of business strengths and weaknesses based on the well-established business metrics. In addition, the P2E Assessment, helps to establish growth targets that, when met, will assist in improving business performance.

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Pre-Certification Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Are you frustrated with the certification process? Confused by the documentation? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the HMSDC Pre-Certification workshop. You will get assistance on the application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.

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Lunch with President

Date: Friday, December 15th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway, Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join Ms. Ingrid Robinson, HMSDC President, as she shares how your involvement in HMSDC can lead to increased business success during challenging times of change. If you are serious about growing your business and want to understand how the Council can assist, you must attend this meeting. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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