Texas Tech to Host Small Business Expo

More than 20 governmental agencies and 40 vendors will be in attendance.

Texas Tech University will host a Small Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 22) at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, located at 17th Street and University Avenue. The expo provides business owners with a forum for building strategic partnerships through a mutual exchange of information with government agencies and business representatives.

Pat Simmons, section manager for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) reporting and compliance from Texas Tech Procurement Services, says the expo will leave attendees with a better understanding of how to build business partnerships.

“I encourage small business owners, potential business owners and entrepreneurs, local, state and federal government agents and anyone who has an interest in nurturing small business to attend,” she said. “Plus, it's fun. There is free admission and parking, door prizes and exhibitor samples. Not to mention the opportunity to build rapport with potential clients and partners.”

This expo is an opportunity to meet and network with more than 20 governmental agencies and 40 vendors. Individuals will attend presentations provided by representatives from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas General Land Office and Northwest Texas Procurement Assistance Center. They also will learn about small and disadvantaged business programs with state and federal agencies including the Texas State Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program.

Admittance and parking is free for the event. Door prizes also will be awarded. For more information visit the event website or call (806) 742-3844.

CONTACT: Pat Simmons, section manager, HUB reporting and compliance, Tax Compliance and TechBuy Systems Administration, Texas Tech University Procurement Services, (806) 834-0566 or patricia.simmons@ttu.edu.