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WBEA Gearing Up for 2014 Business Expo

G. R. Brown Convention Center – Hall E – May 29, 2014

Where will you be when thousands of women entrepreneurs and diversity managers meet at the largest women-business owners’ event in Texas?

Registration is now open for the 2014 Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance EXPO to be held May 28-29, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 150 exhibitors and 1,500 women business owners, corporate procurement executives and federal contracting officers will be on hand to  network, exchange expertise and trade secrets, explore business opportunities and address the benefits (and challenges) of working in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, not to mention one of the world’s busiest port regions.

The WBEA Business EXPO is a signature event and fundraiser that helps fund certification support, educational programs and scholarships to over 800 Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and more than 40,000 employees in Houston and southeast Texas. WBEA is strongly committed to increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses and providing qualified suppliers to corporate and government purchasers. This is event is an opportunity to provide women-led businesses and diversity managers:

·         Scholarships for certified business owners and teams

·         WBE certification

·         Internship programs with the local higher education and community-focused entities

·         Access to other opportunities through the WBEA Women’s Business Center

WBEA President, April Day states “the WBEA Business EXPO is the go to place where women business owners connect with corporate buyers, showcase their products and services, and develop key relationships.  WBEA holds a supportive network of top women CEOs from every industry.”  Projecteve.com says Houston, Texas supports female business owners by giving more than $35 million in loans to women for building businesses each year.

Exhibitor and sponsorship, silent auction and volunteer opportunities are now available for the 2014 WBEA EXPO at www.wbea-texas.org. Special WBEA EXPO events include a trade show, awards luncheon, silent auction and in the spirit of commerce, a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The WBEA is an affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and benefits a 94-county region throughout southeast Texas. Events such as the WBEA EXPO provide women business owners and leaders the know-how on contributing to local, regional, national and global economic development.

Headquartered in Houston, the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance is actively involved in developing programs and designing activities that meet the specific needs of women-owned enterprises. Since its inception, the organization has doubled its membership, established scholarship and mentoring programs and has become one of the nation’s leading certifiers of women-owned businesses.

Please visit www.wbea-texas.org or contact Shirleen Head at (713) 681-9232 or shead@wbea-texas.org for more information on the 2014 Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance EXPO.

The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, a nationally recognized purchasing council, is a pacesetter in helping women business enterprises grow and develop. WBEA is strongly committed to increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses and providing qualified suppliers to corporate and government purchasers. Headquartered in Houston, the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance serves a 94-county Texas region with programs, activities, and educational opportunities designed to support and promote women-owned enterprises. WBEA members are actively involved in developing programs and designing activities that meet the specific needs of women-owned enterprises. Since its inception, the organization has doubled its membership, established scholarship and mentoring programs, and has become one of the nation’s leading certifiers of women-owned businesses.  WBEA is an affiliate of WBENC.

 

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