HUBZone Contractors National Council
The HUBZone Council is a non-profit trade association providing information and support for
companies and professionals participating in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program.
 

 
 

 

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UPDATE - August/September 2017:
Our Hard Work Is Paying Off!

On August 2, the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee passed S. 690, the “HUBZone Investment Protection Act of 2017,” introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (MD) and supported by Chair Risch, Ranking Member Shaheen and Senators Hirono, Van Hollen, King, Brown, Peters and Duckworth, which extends the HUBZone redesignation period from three to seven years.  The Committee also passed S. 929, the “Invest in Rural Small Business Act of 2017.” Introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH), this legislation amends the HUBZone employee residency requirement from 35% to 33% and gives Governors the ability to petition the SBA Administrator to designate areas as HUBZones.

This is fantastic news!  These two provisions have been our top legislative priorities in 2017.  These common sense changes to the current program allow HUBZone certified businesses to make substantial, long-term investments in their communities and simplify compliance.  The bills now move to the full Senate for consideration. 

We would like to thank the HUBZone Council Board members for their tireless work educating Members of Congress on the urgency of reform, our advocacy team at Madison Services Group, Inc., and each and every Council member for your efforts to modernize the HUBZone program. 

 


 

The HUBZone Advocacy Team (A-Team) is comprised of a select group of companies and individuals who provide support for the Council's legislative and policy advocacy program. 

This is a unique opportunity for HUBZone firms of all sizes to gain access to policy makers and influence current and future issues that directly impact their bottom lines and the economic development impact their firms have on their local communities.


Given the current political realities in Washington, the Council's Board of Directors has determined that a team of experienced lobbying consultants, with a proven track record of success on small business issues, is needed to achieve the Council's policy goals:

  • enhance the Council's influence within Congress and federal agencies
  • expand business opportunities for HUBZone-certified businesses
  • develop support within coalitions to achieve common goals
  • advocate for legislative changes to modernize and improve the HUBZone Program
  • contribute to the development of America's most economically-challenged communities by creating jobs

The Board has contracted with Madison Services Group, Inc. to lead the Council's legislative and policy program.  MSGI has demonstrated an impressive record of success for its small business clients, maintains excellent relationships with law makers, legislative staff, and other key federal contacts, and has earned well-deserved credit for influencing a number of small business policy issues and programs.  With MSGI, the HUBZone Council has a respected and influential 'seat at the table' on a wide range of issues.
 

   

 
The cost of professional advocacy support is not currently covered by the Council's operating budget,
so the HUBZone Advocacy Team has been formed to help fund this initiative.
  Team members provide financial support for the program and receive a number of special A-Team benefits:

  • recognition as an A-Team member on the Council's website
  • recognition as an A-Team member at the National HUBZone Conference
  • exclusive updates on small business and HUBZone-related legislative and policy issues
  • periodic insider issue presentations via conference call
  • complimentary registration(s) to the Legislative Fly-In Event on Capitol Hill, DC (June 21, 2017)
    • one free registration for Individual Supporters
    • two free registrations for Bronze & Silver Corporate Members
    • three free registrations for Gold & Platinum Corporate Members
    • PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - SPACE IS LIMITED.
  • direct access to advocacy professionals regarding individual corporate issues (Gold & Platinum levels) 

A-Team members choose the level of support that best fits their financial resources.  Team dues are not considered political contributions.  A-Team membership fees are separate from HUBZone Council membership dues and are not tax-deductible, except as a regular business expense in accordance with IRS rules. 

Unlike Council membership, which is company-based, A-Team membership is on a corporate or individual basis, allowing multiple professionals within a company to join.

If the HUBZone Program has benefited your company and community, this is an excellent way to give back and help others find success in the program to help more communities grow and generate jobs.
 

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HUBZONE ADVOCACY TEAM
Annual Contribution Levels 


INDIVIDUAL LEVEL

Supporter:  $100


CORPORATE LEVELS

Bronze: $500     Silver: $1,000     Gold: $2,500      Platinum: $5,000
The Gold and Platinum Levels provides special access to professional advocacy staff
regarding specific issues impacting your company.

 
Join the Advocacy Team

Questions about the HUBZone Advocacy Team can be directed to Council staff.
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Advocacy Team Members

-----------------------------  CORPORATE MEMBERS ----------------------------- INDIVIDUALS
PLATINUM GOLD SILVER BRONZE SUPPORTER
Contemporary Graphic Solutions
Tim Moreton *

Federal Maintenance

Hawaii
Robert Sage 

TDEC
Dennis DuFour 

TEVET
Makinna Lane 




Coe Resources 
Sheila Coe 

Fairfield Technologies 
Kenneth Fried 
 
GCC Technologies
Shirley Bailey 
 
SHINE Systems & Technologies
Jeff Thomas

SupplyCore
Bryan Davis 


AttainIt 
D Hall

Belgray 
Kipp Boone

CR Fedrick 
Daniel Garcia
 
SSI
Steven Mackie







Clean Rental Services
Tanveer Mall

Level 5 Consulting
Steven Gunsior 

M Davis & Company
Morris Davis 

Syntelligent Analytic Solutions
Stephen Synnott 
 




Stephanie Bell 
IAP World Svcs

Kimberly Citizen
Applied Development

Robert Epstein
AboutWeb 

Timothy Lewis
Pearl River Tech

V Subramanian 
ANGARI

H. Michael Ziman 

Global Commerce & Information




 
 
 
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phone 703-237-3674

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