Opportunity Alert From The El Paso 8A & Government Contractors Association!

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, February 21!  Inflation & the Labor Market Webinar, 2:00 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EzZZn9JjRxGHAT0roBF9zw

Thursday, February 23!  EPHCC Business to Government (B2G) virtual Expo featuring transportation projects with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce and the MBDA Business Center-El Paso,  “Meet the Mentor” Session.  Click on this link to register:  Connections MarketPlace: Meet the Mentors – USBC and MBDA Business Center – El Paso Powered by: My Business Matches (dotcmp.com)

Friday, February 24!  Free State Hub Certification Application Training, virtual. Click on this link to register in advance for this webinar:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uconJM5OSICIrcXoXVr_Ag

March 6-10!  Department of Defense Industry Briefings


Tuesday, March 7! El Paso 8a & Government Contractors Board of Directors, Virtual, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 14!  El Paso Small Business Industry Day, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., EPHCC Training Center, 4141 Pinnacle, Suite 120.  By invitation.  Limited seating.  Industry briefing appointments with Holloman Air Force Base, International Boundary & Water Commission, White Sands Missile Range, Fort Bliss MICC, and the Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Worth).

Wednesday, March 29! City of El Paso Purchasing Expo, 8:30-5:00 p.m.  Click on this link to register!

2023 Cooperative Purchasing Expo (vfairs.com)

Action:  Request Capability Statements from Association Members to have at the 8a Booth (by March 27).  Ask them to bring copies for distribution.

Thursday, May 4!  SBA Small Business Week event, location and details to be determined!

Monday, October 2!  7th Annual 8a Golf Tournament, Monday, October 2, 2023 at the Coronado Country Club!  Shot gun start at 11:00 a.m.  Call for sponsorship opportunities and teams!  This event will sell out!

Ways to get engaged!

Are you interested in becoming a member of the El Paso 8a & Government Contractors Board of Directors and engaging with our contractors, agencies, and resource partners?  Please complete and return the attached membership application, and send it back to treed@ephcc.org(membership application attached)

Our Annual Training Needs Survey!  Please take a moment to click on this link and complete our 2 minute survey on your 2023 business training needs!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/376Q59C

Our 2023 Priorities!

Goal #1!  Market the 8a Association and the benefits of all Small Business Certifications (Commercial State and Federal)!

Goal #2!  Send a “Welcome Package” for newly certified businesses and any prospective members of the Association.

Goal #3!  Provide informal mentoring to newly certified businesses expressing an interest in mentorship and guidance.

Goal #4!  Prepare the next generation of Business Development Specialists for careers with government contractors.

  • Action Item:  If you currently employ a Business Development Specialist, please send me a job description, so we can provide these “needs” points to Workforce Solutions!
  • If you do not currently employ a Business Development Specialist, please send me a bullet list of the responsibilities they would have in your business.

Goal #6!  Attend an upcoming 8a Board Meeting!

  • Action Item:  If you are interested in joining a board meeting, andmeeting the board to share your challenges and successes, please contact Terri at 915-566-4066 or via email, treed@ephcc.org.

Goal #7!  Take advantage of opportunities from White House Latino Project!

Goal #8!  Resume Advocacy Meetings with Fort Bliss and the National 8a Association.

Goal #9!  Resume Industry Briefings with Holloman, Dyess AFB and Cannon AFB for Association members.

Goal #10!  Develop Speaking/Training/Advocacy Topics for Board Meetings on a quarterly basis.

  • Action Item! Let us know who would like to hear from, during a board meeting!