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Maximizing Your Certification Workshop

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (8:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (CST)


Whether you're newly certified or have been wondering how to maximize your certification, this workshop will show you the best ways to get, leverage, and grow your business.
What You Will Learn in the Session

Understanding agency goals & registrations
  • Certification benefits & considerations
  • Common prime contract requests
  • Marketing your certification
  • Mistakes that cost you time, money and possibly your certification 

Regardless of the type of certification, this workshop will give you the tools to learn how to maximize your certification.  

There was a full house for the last workshop with B2G so register today!  Seating is limited.

Who Should Attend This Workshop?

  • Are you certified or interested in getting certified?
  • Do you want to maximize your certification to help you grow your business?
  • Do you know how to market your certification?
If you answered no to any of these questions, you should attend this workshop. Register TODAY! Whether you are LGBTBE® Certified, hold other certifications or you are interested in certification to grow you business, you are invited to participate in this workshop. 


8:30 a.m. - Check In and Networking
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Workshop
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Networking

Coffee from Chamber Member and LGBTBE® Certified Business, New Heights Coffee Roasters, and a lite breakfast will be provided.

Registration Fees

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non Members - $30

Online registration closes at noon on Tuesday, November 7.



Julie Irvin Hartman, EMBA, CF, APMPSusan M. Repka

As unique as every curl on her head, Julie’s expertise includes procurement/government contracting, marketing/design, business strategy, and community outreach. She empowers companies to harness their strengths, cover some things that are standing in their way, exceed their goals, drive operational excellence, and increase profitability. As a certified proposal manager and recent MBA graduate, Julie has used her skills to maintain an 87%-win rate for her clients, resulting in $5 billion in contract awards globally. Click here to read more about Julie's extensive experience and background. 

Having done more site visits than the fire marshal, Susan has worked with businesses of all types and sizes. After more than 15 years serving female entrepreneurs, Susan wields experts’ knowledge of certification, supplier diversity, and the ins and outs of countless industries. Click here to read more about Susan's extensive experience and background.

Learn from the best of the best with the B2G Victory Team! Join us for this informative workshop to glean a wealth of knowledge from these experts.  

The Chamber is proud to call B2G Victory one of our Chamber Corporate Partners. Thank you to the B2G Victory Team for your support of our members and the LGBTQ+ community.

About B2G Victory

Our mission is to do meaningful work. Our work is meaningful because your business means everything to you, your industries, your family, your neighborhood, and your community. We are driven each and every day to have a social and economic impact by building capacity, increasing access to capital, driving revenue, creating jobs, and financial stability development.

Learn more about B2G Victory at

Thank you to our workshop sponsor, Amegy Bank!

Through their Supplier Diversity Program, Amegy Bank is committed to identifying and utilizing diverse third parties that may be able to offer products and services needed by the bank. With this program, we believe we can create an environment that levels the playing field so all businesses can successfully compete for Amegy Bank procurement opportunities. Learn more about Amegy Bank's commitment to supplier diversity here.

The Chamber is proud to call Amegy Bank one of our Gold Level Corporate Partners.

Thank you to our host, Sesh Coworking!

Sesh's mission is to provide women, communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community and creative, mission-driven brands with a workspace that nurtures professional growth and work/life balance and fosters community through collaboration, learning and advocacy. Click here to learn more about Sesh Coworking.

The Chamber is proud to call Sesh Coworking one of our President's Circle Members.

Register Today!

This is a not-to-be-missed event providing valuable information about an important tool you need to maximize your certification. Register today!

By registering and/or attending a Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce program or event, you agree to Chamber's Terms of Use & Policies available online at


Members: Complimentary
Non Members: $30

Sesh Coworking
2808 Caroline St #100
Houston, TX 77004 United States
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (8:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (CST)
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