The Next Level – “Building Capacity and Facilitating Opportunities”
MWSDBE Recognition Week
Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) was established in 1991 and is celebrating its 28th Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Houston Community College’s West Loop Campus Auditorium at 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081. The event is designed to recognize and promote outstanding achievements of minority and small businesses in 16 Categories based on the challenges those businesses have overcome, total revenues, jobs created and economic impact the businesses have brought to the community as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the advancement of the minority and small business community. The GHBPF will also present Scholarships to deserving Houston Community College Business Students that have excelled in their Curriculum and Community based activities.
The Mission of the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum is to be a world class forum uniquely designed to provide advocates an opportunity to promote and enhance the success of “Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Businesses.” The goal is to bring together public and private sector officials, corporate and government administrators, political leaders, knowledgeable business leaders and entrepreneurs to share information on key business issues and create, execute and deliver business opportunities that “Make a Positive Difference” in the communities we live and serve.
The event is locally Hosted by: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum in collaboration with such Strategic and Community Partners as Asian Chamber of Commerce, City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity, City of Houston Housing and Community Development, City of Houston Public Works, Constant Contact, D-MARS, East End Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Independent School District, G&A Partners, Goodwille Pierre LLC-The Pierre Firm LLC, Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce, Houston Airport System, Houston Area Urban League, Houston Business Development, Inc., Houston Community College System, Houston First Corporation, Houston Independent School District, Houston MBDA Business Center, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Lone Star College System, Metropolitan Transit Authority, National Association of Minority Contractors, NASA Johnson Space Center, National Hispanic Professional Organization, Native American Chamber of Commerce, Port Houston, Sam Houston State University, Services Cooperative Association, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Southern University, The Texas A&M University System, The University of Texas System, Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce, UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center, University of Houston System, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, Women Contractors Association and Women Veteran Business Center.
Sponsors and Supporters include: A&B Labs, Advanced Diagnostics Hospitals and Clinics, Allegiance Bank, Almeda-Genoa Constructors, LLP, American Services, ARVO Realty Advisors, Atser LLC, Austin Commercial, Azteca Enterprises, Inc., Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, BEAED, Burgoon Company, Business Banking & Trust (BB&T), Capital CDC, Chief Solutions, Inc., City of Houston Public Works, Clark Construction Group -TX LP, D Mooney Enterprises, LLC, D. Samuels & Associates, LLC, Emerald Standard Electrical Contractors and Engineers, Elite Image Tax & Notary Services, LLP, Enterprise Holdings, Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Fort Bend Independent School District, Frost Bank, Geo-Controls Systems, Gilbane Building Company, Grand Parkway Infrastructure, LLC, H-E-B, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Henshaw Group LLC., Horizon Group International, Houston Area Urban League, Houston Community College System, Houston Independent School District, Houston MBDA Business Center, Houston Waterworks Team, JV, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Independent Insurance Solutions, Jamail & Smith Construction Co., JE DUNN Construction Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kenall Inc. Consulting Engineers, Lazer Construction Company, Inc., Legal Shield, LiftFund, Lone Star College System, Manhattan Construction Company, Marsh & McLennan Agency,LLC, McCarthy Building Co., Inc., Metropolitan Transit Authority, Navarro Insurance Group, New World Contracting, LLC, NRG Energy, On The Road Lending, Oxford Builders, Permit Us Now, Picture Worth Custom Framing, Primerica, PrimeWay Federal Credit Union, Prosperity & Associates, Pulice Construction, Inc., Reytec Construction Resources, Inc., Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., Sign-Ups and Banners, Skanska USA Building, South Coast Paper, SpawGlass Construction Corp., STOA International, Subcontractors USA, Sunshine Personnel Solutions LLC, Tellepsen Builders, Texas Central Partners, LLC, Texas Concrete Enterprise Ready Mix, Inc., TruFund Financial Services, Inc., Turner Construction Company, Unity National Bank, Wallis Bank, Webber, LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
The GHBPF cordially extends you an invitation to attend the 28th Annual Awards Ceremony. The Registration and Reception starts at 8:00 a.m. and the Program begins at 8:45 a.m. Admission is $5. Other Activities for the Week include:
December 12, 2019 – (9 a.m. to 12 Noon) GRB Convention Center Hall E – City of Houston Meet the Buyer Purchasing Forum represents the ultimate opportunity for small businesses to connect and network with City procurement agents, government agencies and prime contractors. The address is 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Program at 9 a.m. and EXPO will follow the program.
December 12, 2019 – (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) – Success In Business – MWBDE Prime Contractor Holiday Reception. Networking starts at 6:00 p.m. and Awards Ceremony begins at 6:45 p.m. The location is Elegant Elie Lounge @ Five Central, 2736 Virginia Street, Houston, TX 77098. Click here to RSVP.
Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum Award Categories include:
- Access to Capital Award
- Strategic Partner of the Year
- Organization of the Year
- Exporter of the Year
- Manufacturer of the Year
- Mentor of the Year
- Minority Construction Firm of the Year
- Majority Construction Firm of the Year
- Professional Services Firm of the Year
- Supplier of the Year
- Technology Firm of the Year
- Media Connector Award
- Award of Merit
- Student Scholarship Award
- Meritorious Achievement Award
- Minority Business Advocate of the Year