Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Symposium: Let's talk Texas Business

Business Expo and all workshops are free and open to the public! Please join us!


Rio Grande Valley Medical School

Facilitators: University of Texas Systems

Outlining the opportunities from the construction aspect to the goods and services that will be available in running the facility.


Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Project

Facilitators: Texas Department of Transportation

The opportunities that will be generated through the $750 Million Harbor Bridge Project in Corpus Christi, Texas.  An overview of the project as well as the foreseeable procurement opportunities from the services to the goods and supplies side.


South Texas College

Facilitators: South Texas College

Outlining the opportunities from the construction aspect to the goods and services that will be available for the upcoming projects.


SBA's Access to Capital, Counseling and Federal Contracting Programs

Facilitators: Angela Burton, Deputy Director, Lower Rio Grande Valley District; Sylvia Zamponi, District Director, Lower Rio Grande Valley District; Debbie Fernandez, Manager, Corpus Christi Branch Office

Whether you're just starting a small business or expanding to take advantage of new opportunities, your business needs the right tools at the right time in order to succeed.  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) staff will explain the agency's 3 C's for startup or existing small businesses so you can learn more about the programs that might be right for you.  Network with local representatives that can help guide your small business in the right direction. 


How to Write a Winning Proposal

Facilitator: Norma Barrera; Director, Purchasing, Contracts and HUB Office, Texas Education Agency

Learn the steps to take when deciding to respond to a solicitation and how to develop best practices to increase your chances of success in winning a contracting opportunity.  


Newest Technology Available

Facilitator: Luis Cuneo, IBM Global Diversity Business Leadership, Market Executive - Hispanic Segment and Channel

Learn about the cutting edge of technology for your business and personal use.  Technology to save your information in the Cloud to saving time and money to add to your bottom line.


Structuring Your Marketing Plan for State Government

Facilitator: Laura Cagle; HUB Program Director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Presenting tools that will assist small businesses market to state government.  Learn how to obtain historical information on state government procurement and use it to formulate your marketing plan as well as identify tools to assist your firm in business development.


Consult A Doctor and Save Valuable Time

Facilitators: Consult a Doc

Clients improve access, lower costs and improve outcomes when employees and their families can experience physician encounters over the telephone or online any time of day.  Patients receive treatment recommendations, prescriptions (if applicable) sent to pharmacy anywhere in the country, lab test ordering and more.  Learn how to save valuable time for your employees which increases your bottom line.


IRS Resources for Small Business Owners

Facilitator: Henry Martinez; Senior Stakeholder Liaison Communications and Stakeholder Outreach (CSO), Internal Revenue Service

Attend this session and learn what resources the Internal Revenue Service has available to help small business owners succeed.  Helping small business owners grow is a win-win for everybody.  This workshop will introduce you to IRS information and education geared to help ensure the success of entrepreneurs and avoid pitfalls.  


Utilizing DIR Contracts/Maximize Your HUB Spend Continuing Education Credits Available for Local Municipalities

Facilitators: Lisa Maldonado, DIR, HUB Coordinator and Lynn Sanchez, DIR, HUB Coordinator

Representatives from the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) will discuss with you how to save time and money on technology purchasing using DIR Co-Op Contracts.  Find out how your organization can benefit from the State's large negotiating power.  Learn how to MAXIMIZE your buying power and incorporate HUBs into your purchases.

Strategic Planning to Diversify Your Business Opportunities with Federal, State, and Local Government Contracts

Facilitators: Hector Landez; Program Manager, University of Texas-Pan American, Rio South Texas Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The attendees will learn about the Different Types of Contract Vehicles, Importance of Business Certifications, the "Model" Small Business Firm, How to Market to Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies; Eliminating Obstacles Faced by Many Hispanic Companies; and the Importance of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)


Increasing your Influence

Facilitator: Bridgett McAdams; The John Maxwell Team, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching

Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.  If you are a business owner, executive, manager or parent you are influencing others for the positive or negative.  Come explore how to impact and influence those closest to you by simple and applicable principles that produce life changing results.


Ensuring Professional Relationships and Business Etiquette

Facilitator: Gracie Yarritu

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of today's business culture; Establish professional practices to ensue long-lasting productive relationships; Review social etiquette to build your confidence for all social environments.


Closing the Gap between where you are and where you want to be

Facilitator: Bridgett McAdams; The John Maxwell Team, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching 

Is there something on your heart that you know you want to do but you don't step forward?  Whether its habits, finances, health, or a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (B.H.A.G.), many of us have a gap between where we are and where we want to be.  Come learn how to step out of your comfort zone, push through your fears and move into the life that you design.  


Communicating for Success

Facilitator: Gracie Yarritu

Discover the art of communications and conflict resolution.  Review the power of the written word.  Identify the proper use of technology for today's business market.


The TAMACC Annual Convention and Business Expo is July 31 - August 2, 2014 and will be hosted in the Texas' Rio Grande Valley (RGV). We are excited and looking forward to being in the RGV for this year's convention. The RGV is much more than a vacation destination, its booming economy opens the door for all kinds of business opportunities. 

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