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Overview of the HUBZone Program for Government Contractors

Tue 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

HISBDC Pathways to Profits webinars are designed for small businesses in operation for at least two years, have a good track record in their specialty, and want to grow to the next level. The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. This webinar is designed for potential and existing federal government contractors gain an understanding of the HUBZone program which helps small business growth in certain urban and rural areas. Key topics include: • What are the benefits and eligibility requirements for small business participation • The new HUBZone portal, SBA Connect, and see how to access it • Changes to the HUBZone map starting July 1 • Best practices and practical tips for government contractors and subcontractor

Speaker(s): Erin Kanehira, Procurement Counselor, Hawaiʻi Procurement Technical Assistance Center Terry Oyama, AVP, Strategic Account Executive, Central Pacific Bank Erin Kanehira is a Certified Procurement Professional at Hawaii PTAC. Prior to joining PTAC, she worked in a variety of disciplines, including higher education, real estate, state government, and human services. She has been a member of the National Contract Management Association Aloha Chapter since 2011 and served as its Secretary since 2018. Terry Oyama, AVP and Government Strategic Accounts Manager at CPB has over 15 years of experience providing services to the Government. Terry’s company, Solution Engineering Hawaii, Inc. is a graduate of the SBA’s 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business Development program, and continues to provide services to the Government here in Hawaiʻi. Prior to starting his company, Terry was a Contracting Specialist with The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Services in Honolulu.


It is a non-refundable workshop unless Hawaii SBDC Network cancels. Pre-registration required at our website Payment must be made at the time of registration to complete and confirm your registration. The Hawai‘i SBDC is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement NO. SBAOEDSB230022-01-01 with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Hawai‘i SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency as well as reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Hawai‘i SBDC at (808) 945-1430 to make arrangements. Hawai‘i SBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fee: $ 15.00

We accept MasterCard and Visa. No Cash Payments. Payments must be made in order to complete your registration. The fee is non-refundable unless the event is canceled by Hawaiʻi SBDC.