• 2021 Construction and Government Contracting Workshop Series

    The East End Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present our Construction and Government Contracting Workshop Series to help companies secure business through Government Contracting. This four part series culminates in a Panel Event where Series Participants will have the opportunity to engage with prominent government entities and industry experts. Each session will be virtual and designed to deliver an opportunity to engage with industry Professionals and Peers in a live discussion and lecture setting. At the completion of the series, attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

    The Series will be presented by Industry Experts:

    Julie Irvin Hartman

    Julie Irvin Harman, CF APMP, is a certified proposal manager, entrepreneur, and presenter. Ms. Hartman has decades of government procurement experience and a win rate of 87%, resulting in $5 Billion in contracts for her clients. She has led proposals and presentations for multimillion-dollar companies across diverse industries. Ms. Hartman has a BS and a BFA from Sam Houston State University and is pursuing her EMBA at Texas A&M.

    Susan M. Repka

    Susan M. Repka, President, SMR Business Services, Inc., has two decades of experience working with small and women-owned businesses. As an expert in certification for women-owned businesses, she assists small businesses in the certification process, creates capabilities statements, and responds to government RFPs.


    Getting Your House In Order  CLICK HERE TO WATCH
    Gold Sponsor - BenefitU

    • Identifying and researching Opportunities
    • Necessary Preparation for Government Contracting
    • Building the Support Network to ensure success
    • Mistakes and pitfalls to avoid


    Capacity Building    CLICK HERE TO WATCH

    Gold Sponsor - Collaborate LLC

    • Operational processes & improvements to scale your company
    • Recruiting and retaining Labor & Talent
    • Programs & Resources to help you grow your business and develop your leadership skills


    Maximizing Your Certification   CLICK HERE TO WATCH

    Gold Sponsor - Port Houston

    • Certification Benefits
    • Ways to Market Your Certification
    • Common Mistakes to Avoid
    • Research & Tools
    • Additional Educational Resources


    Subcontractor Package  CLICK HERE TO WATCH

    Gold Sponsor - Block Companies

    • Define a Subcontractor
    • Components of a Subcontractor Package
    • Role Subcontractors play in winning work
    • Finding a Prime Contractor



    Hear From Industry Experts!    

    Gold Sponsor - Manhattan Construction

    Gold Sponsor - Block Companies

    Panel discussion with prominent government entities, prime contractors, and small businesses that together deliver successful projects. Learn about:

    • Current and upcoming opportunities
    • Best practices for doing business and the procurement process
    • Requirements and resources necessary for the next steps

    These Industry Thought Leaders will deliver an interactive and engaging session with plenty of time for questions and answers - certainly, an event you don’t want to miss!


    University of Houston 
    F. Linelle Clark, Ph.D, Director for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Operations

    Houston Community College
    Christopher Burton, CTPM, CTCM, C.P.M., CPSM, MBA, CPPO, Director, Procurement Operations

    Shaun McGowan, HUB and Small Business Manager

    The Henshaw Group
    Tony Henshaw, Principal

    Manhattan Construction Group
    Jason Fuller, Vice President – Houston


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    Contact Savannah Torres at events@eecoc.org