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FEDERAL OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE IN FIRST HOUSTON/GALVESTON WBC CONFERENCE

San Luis Resort and Conference Center- Galveston, Texas – February 19-22, 2012

HOUSTON – FEBRUARY, 2012 – Increasing financial leverage and sustainability will be the focus of the upcoming Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center Conference. With a variety of workshops and guest speakers including supplier diversity representation from MD Anderson, METRO, and Coca-Cola, participants will learn tips and techniques of a successful proposal and connecting with buyers.

The conference will have keynote addresses by Donna Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical; Jennifer Dean, President of Dean Professional Services; Terry Chase Hazell, Director of Texas State Ramp Corporation, and the Chair of the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee. Yolanda Olivarez, US Small Business Administration Regional Administrator and Deputy Director Manuel Gonzalez will shed light on the trends and news from Washington for small business owners in Texas.

Small Business is what moves our economy and the Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center is dedicated to help move small business. This year’s conference will host a Lenders Connection featuring ACCION, Golden Bank, and Wallis State Bank. Supported by our sponsors ACCION, Coca-Cola, Center Point Energy, CBIC, and the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, the Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center Small Business & Entrepreneurs Leadership Conference will ignite the small business owner and budding entrepreneur with tangible solutions to launch, grow and sustain their business.

Registration for the conference can be completed online. Late registration will continue until Feb. 19. To register, exhibit or for more information, visit http://www.wbea-texas.org/wbc or call WBC Program CoordinatorTiffany Hines at 713-681-9232 Ext. 202. Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center is located at 9800 Northwest Freeway, Suite 120 in Houston.

About Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center
The Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center (HGWBC) provides consulting and technical support to entrepreneurs and small business owners in management, finance, certification, and marketing. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, the center is committed to inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs who want to start or expand their business.

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Phyllis J. Bailey
3B Resources Group Public Relations, LLC
P.O. Box 35582
Houston, TX 77235-5582
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