State Agencies to Host Fifth Annual Historically Underutilized Business Vendor Fair

DATE: March 6, 2017

AUSTIN – Dozens of state agencies and universities will be on hand for a networking opportunity targeted to businesses owned by women, service-disabled veterans and minorities for an event where they can learn about vendor opportunities, state business needs and network with state government purchasers. The 2017 Interagency Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Vendor Fair - Marketing for Success will take place on April 5 at the Commons Learning Center, located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas, 10100 Burnet Rd. in Austin. Admission and parking are free for registered participants.

The day-long business fair is co-hosted by the Texas General Land Office  (GLO), the Office of Court Administration (OCA), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the Texas State Securities Board (SSB), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), the Texas Historical Commission (THC), the Texas Legislative Council (TLC), the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Welcoming remarks will be presented by Texas Rep. Nicole Collier, TxDMV Executive Director Whitney Brewster, GLO Chief Clerk Anne Idsal, and an introduction of co-host agencies and HUB coordinators. The vendor fair will offer HUB vendors an opportunity to better understand the purchasing requirements of state agencies, advantages of HUB certification and benefits to building relationships.

A Historically Underutilized Business is a profit-making corporation, sole ownership, partnership or joint venture in which at least 51 percent of the shares or stock or other equitable securities are owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who resides in Texas and actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.

There will be one-on-one meetings with state agencies, universities and prime contractors in the construction and information technology industries. Workshops will include Communicating with Your Client, Construction and University Panels, and Environmental Quality. Event and registration information can be found on the TWC Events page.

REGISTRATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION: For registration information, email: or contact:

Fred Snell
TxDMV Finance and Administrative Services
(512) 465-4177

Ann Tillman
TWC Procurement & HUB Services
(512) 463-2319


GLO Media Contact

Brittany Eck



OCA Media Contact

Megan LaVoie



RRC Media Contact

Ramona Nye



SSB Media Contact

Robert Elder



TEA Media Contact

Gene Acuna



TDLR Media Contact

Susan Stanford



TJJD Media Contact

Jim Hurley



TxDMV Media Contact

Adam Shaivitz



THC Media Contact

Leah Brown



TLC Media Contact

Kimberly Shields



TWDB Media Contact

Kimberly Leggett



TWC Media Contact

Lisa Givens




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