With a motivated group of business owners and organizations come an abundance of opportunities! And that is exactly how the climate in the DFW metroplex looks like when it comes to business and contract opportunities.
We absolutely love engaging with our partners and supporting all events that foster diversity and inclusion. We are about leverage, expanding our knowledge about new developments, projects, the flow of funds, learning from the success of others and sharing ours.
We are always in the hunt for opportunities like joint ventures, business leads, partnerships, and business sales. We are also passionate about helping other people. Community engagement allows us to network with business owners that have problems or issues within their business that need solving, and we find great satisfaction from helping someone to solve a problem they have and get a fantastic result from it.
That is exactly how the business environment in our community looked two weeks ago. There were four events that are worth mentioning.
Lets start with DEDallas, the Diversity Day organized by the Dallas Entrepreneurship Center (DEC) and sponsored by AT&T. The event provided a space for diversity entrepreneurship networking as well as opening the door to talk to highly influential people that otherwise wouldn’t be easy to talk or find. We were very proud to watch our founder and CEO Linda Ghafarri providing advice and expertise to DFW entrepreneurs. Mrs. Ghaffari was a wonderful resource that day as she shared information about the importance of minority certification and her experience in the process.
Affinity was also present at the State Hispanic Business in North Texas event at the Omni Mandalay Hotel. The crowd had a chance to listen to Moe Vela, CEO of the Vela Group and two times White House Senior Executive during the Clinton and the Obama administration.
As part of our commitment to our client and to minority entrepreneurs, we are constantly seeking new opportunities to learn about the construction industry and navigating the procurement department. Over the month of November, we took advantage of the UT Model Contractor Development Program sponsored by Hunt Construction to learn of all the upcoming projects in the UT System.
What makes the UT System contracting great is that there are opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Through the subcontracting and tier system, businesses can get involved from a large to small-scale projects. If you are a business owner in the construction industry, we highly suggest attending classes like this because not only are they of high informational value, but they serve as great networking opportunities to connect with others who could partner or promote your business. Networking never stops for your business. It is important to make a lasting impression at events and get noticed.
Lastly, on December 7th, the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association organized the RHCA Business Development Committee at DART Headquarters where we learned about the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) 20-year financial plan. Within the plan, there is the construction of the D2 Second Downtown Dallas Light Rail Alignment, Cotton Belt Regional Rail, Downtown Streetcar Connector, and the Platform Extensions project. Dallas is up for major transportation alternatives for residents and visitors in the next two decades to keep up with the growth of our city.
If your business needs help with:
Bonding, insurance, and safety
Estimating, proposal response, and construction technology
Access to Capital
Affinity Strategic Partners is here for you!