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Stimulus Act Summit

Stimulus Act Summit

June 9, 2009

Downtown UTSA Campus
Aula Canaria Auditorium, Buena Vista Building
(Across from Pico de Gallo)
Parking is on top level of underground garage

8:00 am-12:00 pm

$10.00 per person

Please call 458-2483 to register

8 : 00-8:15am Registration and Networking
8:15-8:30am Opening Remarks  and Recognition of Chambers
  • Mr. Julian Castro, Mayor City of San Antonio

  • Mr. John F. Iglehart, Regional Director, MBDA, Dallas Enterprise Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Ramiro Cavazos, President, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
8:30-9:30am Business Opportunities - What the Stimulus has to offer
  • Charles E. English, Elected Representative of the Poor - Area 1, City of San Antonio Community Action Advisory Board

  • Autumn Harrison, Business Outreach Program Specialist, General Services Division, Texas Department of Transportation

  • Albert J. Garza, Director Small Business Utilization Office, General Services Administration

  • Richard L. Lopez , San Antonio HUD Field Office

  • Stacey Padgett, Director of Procurement, San Antonio Housing Authority

  • Eddie Cruz, DBE and Compliance Specialist, VIA Metropolitan Transit
9:30-10:00am Overview of Recovery Act
  • Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff
  • City Manager Sheryl L. Sculley
10:00 to 11:00am Access to Capital (Traditional and Non-Traditional Financing)
  • Pam Sapia, District Director, Small Business Administration
  • Randy Garcia, Loan Officer, South Texas Business Fund
  • Noah Garcia, San Antonio National Bank
  • Laura Sanchez, Business Banker, Frost Bank
  • Elva Adams, Sr. Business Relationship Manager, Conventional, SBA Loan Lender, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Ron Edinger, President, Liquid Capital of Texas
  • James Swindle, President Alamo Surety Bonds
11:00-11:30am Business Resources that can help you get to the next level
  • Richard Sifuentes, Sr. Business Advisor, UTSA IED Small Business Development Center
  • Morrison Woods, Director, UTSA IED Small Business Development Center
  • Orestes Hubbard, Director, UTSA IED San Antonio Minority Business Enterprise Center
  • Anita Uribe Martin, Assistant Director, City of San Antonio Economic Development Department
11:30am Closing Remarks
  • Orestes Hubbard, Director, San Antonio Minority Business Enterprise Center
11:30-12:00pm Networking - meet procurement and financing sources

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