Hispanic Construction Forum in Maryland
On Thursday, October 15, 6:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County and the DC Metro Hispanic Contractor’s Association are presenting the first ever Hispanic Construction Forum to be organized in the County.
Designed to expand the scope of business opportunities for Minority, Hispanic and Immigrant owned small businesses in the construction and commercial contracting industries, the Construction Forum brings together talented experts in the field from both Maryland and the District of Columbia. General Contractors M Luis Construction & Hensel Phelps will discuss business opportunities for sub-contractors and the pitfalls to avoid as small businesses in the construction industry. Cherrie Branson, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Procurement and Ana Harvey, Director of DC’s Dept. of Small & Local Business Development will speak on opportunities in the county and state and small business formation in the District and the region.
Carmen Larsen, Chair of the HCCMC Board has stated that; “One our goals as a Chamber is to stimulate and increase the participation of our small businesses in development projects taking place in our jurisdictions. We believe this Forum is a good start on achieving that goal”. Carlos Perdomo, Chair of the DCMHCA reiterated the principle; “We understand this kind of collaboration serves our members in opening up greater opportunities and highlighting the viability of our businesses to important actors in the general construction and development community.”
Daniel Parra, President and CEO of HCCMC said, “We have set up an exchange where roughly 60 of our businesses from both Maryland and DC can learn about best practices and competitive advantage and become aware of opportunities throughout the region.”
Edwin Villegas of Winmar Construction, President and host of the event on behalf of DCMHCA said, “We are creating the conditions for our small businesses to grow and to show the construction establishment that we have the talent to handle larger and more complex projects”.