Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the Governor’s Small Business Forum – the B.I.G.Event (Booming industry, International trade, Government contracting) scheduled to take place at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Even though things may have slowed down in the oilfield, there are still abundant opportunities in the Coastal Bend. That is what this event is all about!  Carve some time out of your busy schedule to work “on” your business instead of “in” your business for half a day and find new customers!

Big businesses and government entities consistently seek to improve their bottom line.  Come explore the many possibilities and opportunities to support a truly global representation of new industries, and meet key personnel face to face. 

The half-day event will include great networking opportunities, presentations on the four main topics, and a reverse trade show with an opportunity to sell your business products or services to the vendors who need you as much as you need them.  Lunch is also included with your registration.

We are pleased to announce that the event will feature the Honorable Carlos H. Cascos,Secretary of State, the Honorable Ruth R. Hughs, Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commission,  as well as other notable presenters. 

Over 300 people joined us in 2015! We look forward to moving the entire Coastal Bend forward with this 5th annual, taking advantage of tremendous growth opportunities for local small businesses. See you on August 3rd!

Ann Fierova, Director
Del Mar College SBDC/PTAC