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FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program to host virtual vendor workshop, July 28 (7/14/2021)

FORT BEND ISD (July 14, 2021) – The Fort Bend ISD Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP) will host a virtual vendor workshop on Wednesday, July 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshop is open to small businesses interested in doing business with the District. Click here to register for the next workshop.


Topics to be addressed at the workshop include:


The General Contractor/Subcontractor – “Construction Law,” Kenneth Stephens Jr. (Partner, Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC)

Architect Insight – “Doing Business with FBISD,” Lina Sabouni (Principal in Charge, Auto Arch Architects)

Mastering the Maze of Small Business Forms – Jeanette Boleware, FBISD Small Business Coordinator

Upcoming 2018 Bond Project – Kamila Andrzejak, FBISD Design & Construction


Breakout Sessions:


  • Quality Proposals – “Where Did I Go Wrong,” Julie Irvin Hartman and Susan Repka
  • SBE Certification Process – Metro Transit Authority, Port Authority, City of Houston, US SBA
  • Business Strategies – Michelle Levi, Elite Image
  • Vendor Resources – Gloria Towolawi, Getcorp Payroll Accounting & Tax
  • Financial Aspects – Texas Capital Bank, Worley Barker
  • EDGE Radio TV – Dr. Kiva Davis and Robin Boykin
  • Building Business Relationships – Milton Thibodeaux, Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum


Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP) was established after the voter-approved passage of the 2014 FBISD Bond. Visit to learn more.