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*NOTE: The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce has no government-affiliation and receives no government funding


The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce was founded by Government Contracting expert and Small Business owner Neil McDonnell for the benefit of ALL small business owners – most especially those HUBZone-certified companies located in America's Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone communities.


OUR STRATEGY

The SBA's HUBZone Program has been in steady decline for the past 10 years.

Never once has it achieved anywhere near its 3% goal.

MORE amazing is that FY017 was the WORST year for the HUBZone Program since 2003! 

The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce realized that business owners themselves needed to Be the Change

So they launched an aggressive initiative designed to remove the biggest barriers to participation.

The Program included–

  • 100% Dues-Free Membership
  • Online webinars, targeted training and courses
  • Podcasts and video panels featuring agency experts giving specific advice on what was required for success
  • Over 200 conference calls to discuss specific Set-Aside opportunities 
  • Advice for thousands of small businesses responding to RFIs and Sources Sought
  • Outreach to government contracting officers to advocate for set-aside consideration, in the event of sufficient qualified HUBZone firms responding

RESULTS  

HUBZone awarded contracts INCREASED to 2.05% in 2018

Driven by non-stop bridge building, promotion and fierce member determination and engagement, HUBZone firms won $3B more over 2017 raising the percentage bar from 1.65% in FY2017 to 2.05 in FY2018.

In the first six months, over 1000 procurement-ready small businesses joined the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is not a lobbying organization.  We are a 'Business-Bridge-Building' organization!  HUBZone companies collaborating to secure federal contracts and helping the government achieve its 3% HUBZone contracting goals.

Why is this important?

The US federal government has approved $13+ BILLION dollars for annual distribution to HUBZone firms.  Unfortunately, barely HALF of the money is actually being distributed. Many qualified businesses still encounter barriers to entry and are intimidated by the process.

Let’s get that remaining $6 billion dollars off the table and watch communities across the country come alive providing innovative goods and services, hiring local people and reinvesting that money throughout our extended neighborhoods and communities.

 

Join the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce today – Membership is FREE

Building Strategic Partnerships

The Chamber engages with the SBA, federal agency OSDBUs and small business professionals like Paul Ross of DOE (photo), PTACs, Economic Development Councils, local chambers of commerce, and others on behalf of the 5,000 HUBZone small businesses we represent.

Our priority is to raise the visibility of qualified procurement-ready small businesses so that they can stand out during the market research phase and better compete for government contracts.

Invite Neil McDonnell to speak at your event

2018 PTAC Webinar: Meet the Chamber

In this webinar, Neil McDonnell provides an orientation for PTAC officers and explains how the Chamber can be a catalyst toward achieving the federal government's 3% goal for HUBZone contracts.

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Join the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce today and see how much we can accomplish ... together!

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