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FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program to host virtual focus group, Oct. 27 (10/13/2021)

FORT BEND ISD (Oct. 13, 2021) – Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP) will host its next virtual vendor focus group on October 27 at 2 p.m. The event will be held in partnership with Dr. Porscha Jackson, City of Houston, and Dr. F. Linelle Clark, University of Houston.

Topics to be addressed at the focus group include:

  • The General Contractor/Subcontractor: “Building Relationships” – Turner Construction, Andrew Reno; Patriot, David Webb
  • Doing Business with Fort Bend ISD – Jeanette Boleware, FBISD Small Business Coordinator
  • Let’s Get Certified – Dr. Porsha Jackson, City of Houston
  • Capitalize on Business Prospects – F. Linelle Clark, University of Houston

The breakout sessions will be:

  • SBE Certification Process – Metro Transit Authority, Port Authority, City of Houston, US SBA
  • Vendor Resources – Gloria Towolawi, Getcorp Payroll Accounting & Tax
  • Financial Aspects – Texas Capital Bank, Worley Barker
  • Financial Resources – Regions Bank, Melissa Ybarra; Yvonne Ball
  • Networking – 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.