HMSDC Professional Services Industry Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday , February 14th, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office
Three Riverway Dr., Suite 555
Houston, TX 77056

Description: The Professional Services Industry Group (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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HMSDC Construction Industry Group Meeting

Date: Thursday , February 16th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office
Three Riverway Dr., 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 MUST attend this meeting. Join us in increasing opportunities and participation for minority suppliers.

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Lunch with President

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join Ms. Ingrid Robinson, HMSDC President, as she shares her insight on how change will affect the council and the growth of your business. More importantly learn 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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HMSDC Technology Industry Group Meeting

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

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Education Workshop: Communication & Leadership

Date: Monday, February 27th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: For a business to succeed, it is essential for business owners to have and/or acquire many different skill sets. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Your style and methods will have a significant impact on your company’s ability to grow. By developing strong leadership skills and providing a sense of direction for your teams it is critical to be able to leverage your communication and leadership skills.

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MBE Public Policy Bootcamp

Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Harris County Commissioner Office 7901 El Rio St. Houston, TX 77054
Description: In this Boot Camp you will learn; how the legislative process works and its impact you and your business and you personally. How an idea get to become a bill and move to law. How to build relationships with elected officials and let your voice be heard. The role of elected officials and how they influence the legislation process, and your role in the entire process.

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HMSDC Procurement Matchmaking Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Westin Oaks Houston Hotel 5011 Westheimer Rd.Houston, TX 77056
Description: Come connect with corporate members and other certified MBEs as they discuss how to network and market your value proposition. Hear directly from corporations and agencies of upcoming procurement opportunities and how to access the corporate supply chain.

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HMSDC Pre-Certification Workshop

Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: : HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.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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STAC Workshop – Capacity Building Program

Date: Friday & Saturday, March 17th-18th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Facility Interiors
6801 Portwest Dr.
Houston, TX 77024
Description: The Strategic Alliance – Capacity Building Program is designed to assist suppliers to become business ready! There are millions of dollars in contract opportunities, with the need of minority business participation, but there is a lack of capacity in labor, finance, geographic reach, and other resources. The market is demanding MBEs to build alliances (teaming or partnerships) to increase their capacity. Step outside of the box and open up to innovation to grow your company. This is the time and opportunity to grow Houston based businesses, but you have to be ready and qualified.

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Education Workshop: Finance

Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: : HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: Understanding the finances and the developing financial goals for your company, it will help demonstrate a commitment of ensuring you have good cash flow, creditworthiness, and earnings growth, an acceptable return on investment, dividend growth, and an understanding and the knowledge of stock price predictions.

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HMSDC Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, May15th, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Blackhorse Country Club
12205 Fry Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433
Description: Whether you are an avid golfer or you want to jump start your business development initiatives, you do not want to miss this year’s 75th Scholarship fundraiser. The fundraiser benefits minority business enterprises (MBEs) executive scholarship fund and contributions are tax deductible.

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Education Workshop: Marketing Academy

Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Location: : HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: This class is designed to give participants a hands on approach at developing a marketing strategy, when dealing with qualified customers who are a federal or state government agency, a political subdivision, a private sector business, or a prime contractor.

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Education Workshop: Exit Strategy

Date: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: : HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.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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EXPO 2017

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.

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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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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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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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