Local veterans who own small businesses are getting the opportunity to expose their work to the public and some major organizations.
The event held on Fort Bliss will allow veterans to network and showcase what they have to offer. It’s the 13th Annual Veterans Business Conference.
Art Garcia is a Vietnam veteran. He owns El Paso Door Company Installing garage doors for residents and commercial doors for other businesses.
He is most excited about the potential of landing a contract with Fort Bliss.
“They’ve been giving us a whole lot fo information of how to do things and the procedures to work with the government and the lingo. And making contacts and knowing who to call. You can’t just pick up the phone to Fort Bliss and say hey I want business,” said Garcia.
El Paso Community College provides a venue for local businesses, federal agencies and their prime contractors to assist them on becoming aware of their existence and capabilities.
The conference will be held at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, at 11199 Sergeant E. Churchill on Fort Bliss.
The public will be able to access to it between 7 to 9 this morning and from 11:30 to 1PM.