Hot FCC May Meeting Brings Millions in Contracts to Small Minority Business Community
Written by Staff Writer on May 30, 2018
Millions of dollars in business contracts from public tax institutions City of San Antonio, San Antonio Water System and VIA Metropolitan Transit were presented to a full house of minority business leaders at the Fair Contracting Coalition, FCC, monthly meeting Wednesday, May 29, 2018 at Atlas Paint and Body.
The trio dropped this contract trove during the Bid Alert segment of the FCC meeting already buzzing from business opportunities with Bexar County presented by County Manager David Smith, Chief of Staff to the County Manager, Thomas Guevara, and Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department, Renee Watson and Bexar County Diversity Action Plan updates from business entrepreneurs including Julissa Carielo with Tejas Premier, Karla Broadus with Commonwealth Computer Company, and Paul Foster with the Foster CM Group.
In addition, meeting highlights included a victory report on the SAWS Water Main Sewer Line Program presented by SAWS Vice President of Engineering and Construction Andrea Beymer and regarding proprietor of Jaime’s Mexican Restaurant Jaime Rios.
The meeting culminated with a tribune to the lifetime achievements of birthday honoree, FCC, Neighborhoods First Alliance and KROVFM.com Co-Founder Tommy “TC” Calvert, Sr. where FCC business leaders gave turns recalling their past organizational victories such as lowering crime, helping grow minority small business and overall community activism.
Commencing with an Invocation by Reverend Ruben Archield, welcome and introductions by TC Calvert and business host Richard Leal of Altas Paint and Body, the monthly FCC meeting reports, bidopportunities and old/new business follow-up completed the agenda. Happening the last Wednesday of every
month, the next FCC Meeting Date hosted by VIA Metropolitan Transit is Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:59 a.m., 1021 San Pedro & Evergreen.
The FCC is made up of business, non-profit and community organizations including KROVFM.com, Alamo Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce, B Michele Events, the Black Contractors Association, Christian Chamber San Antonio, the Hispanic Contractors Association, LULAC, Neighborhoods First Alliance, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce, and the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.