Benefits of Membership in the 8a Association
As the new 2023 President of the El Paso 8a & Government Contractors Association Board of Directors, my hope and wish is to not only provide help to business owners already engaged with our Association but to expand and extend our services to future business owners, and to the future generation of students that one day will be our workforce.
As stated in our mission, by mentoring future owners we get to impart our knowledge and assist them by avoiding the same mistakes, and perhaps the same headaches, that we went through when starting, operating, and finding business opportunities in our own businesses. It is my hope that by partnering with local institutions and by spreading the positive reputation of the El Paso 8a & Government Contractors Association to this younger generation, we get to leave El Paso a more successful City by providing our services to Federal, State, Local Government, Commercial and Residential entities for years to come!
The board and I have an action-packed year planned for you! It includes FACE TO FACE SUPPORT AND INFORMAL MENTORING, OPPORTUNITIES TO absorb lessons learned FROM SUCCESSFUL Contractors (8a current or graduates, WOSB, SDVOSB, HUB Federal/State, and DOT! Our board members are ready to help you! See our summary of priority goals below!
My involvement with the El Paso 8A and Government Contractors Association has been very constructive and inspirational as this Associations strives to provide its members all the tools and education it can access nationwide. This past year, there were very good presenters from all over the United States which gave me a member a well-rounded overview of how to work with the government successfully.
MICHAEL J. WHITE
CPA - Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Our business has come a long way since we first became members of the association. We went from knowing very little about the 8(a) Program to successfully obtaining our 8(a) Certification within two years of membership. The accumulated knowledge of the association as a whole has amply prepared us and given us the confidence we need to work with the federal government.