January 2019 Newsletter

Promoting the growth, prosperity and participation of Hispanic Commercial Contractors in commercial and government procurement contracts through education, training and guidance.
Our January webinar, Streamlining the Proposal Development Process (Part 2/3) presented by Carrie Ann Williams of Andana Consulting, LLC on January 23 rd was well attended and received. Several attendees stated that they enjoyed the webinar and found it very informative. Just in case you are interested in any of our on-line events, recordings are available for purchase. Please contact us.
Learn about upcoming projects with Whiting-Turner. You, your organization and members are invited to join WT once again for coffee, donuts, and a look at what they will be bidding on in the near future.
Date/Time:   Thursday, February 21, 2019  from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Location:    War Memorial Building   – right across from City Hall (to the east). The address is  101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD. 21202 . We will be in the Paul C. Wolman Assembly Hall located on the first floor.
Parking  is available in any nearby garage or on the street
Karen Barbour, Co-Founder of the Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contracting will be teaching a class on “Government Contracts: Introduction, SMB-339.”  Click here to download the flyer and register.
Date/Time:   Friday, February 22, 2019  from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Montgomery College at the Rockville Campus
Our next and last webinar in the series by Carrie Ann Williams is “Pricing FOR THE WIN!” See our flyer for more details.  The webinar will discuss strategies on how to best develop pricing strategies. Details on our co-presenters are to follow soon.
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Location: This event is a webinar.
Cost: $30 Guests / $15 Members
Next month we are planning on announcingour next set of training series on job costing with an overview of the software related tools to help small business. K2 Consulting will be supporting this endeavor. Be on the look out in the next few weeks.
In February, AHCC will be hosting its second annual Advisory Board Meeting. Our industry supporters will be in attendance to receive a year in review and to help guide AHCC to better serve its members in 2019. AHCC will highlight the outcome of our meeting next month.
AHCC secured a new member this month, Allstate Floors (www.allstatefloors.com), owned by Jose Ortiz Guad. Allstate is located at 8220 Patuxent Range Rd., Jessup, MD 20794 Phone (240) 360-2379. “Allstate Floors has established itself as a leader in the commercial flooring industry in the mid-Atlantic regions—specializing in carpet, wood, ceramic tile, and resilient products.” Allstate started in business in 1996. Their target markets are schools and universities, hotels, federal and state government, and medical care facilities.
Welcome Allstate Floors!

Allstate Floors brought to AHCC attention that five subcontractors known to them have not been paid for work performed and approved by the prime contractor on the Maryland LIVE! Casino Hotel. AHCC participated in conference calls and can confirm that all five subcontractors are seeking payment of nearly $11 million in total.  Click to see the press release.  If any other subcontractors have similar experiences, please contact AHCC.

Jose Ortiz Guad launched Puerto Rico One ( https://www.facebook.com/PuertorRicoOne/ ) – a non-profit to help mobilize and transform Puerto Rico. On January 17, at theirTransformation Summit, A Pre-event for Student Leaders , Adrian Fenty, former Mayor of Washington, DC, Kimberly King, Founder of One Island Institute, and Jennifer Hopp, Founder of ATO Ventures spoke to students about the support readiness that is available at a collaborative level to bring STEAM alive in PR.
To learn more about the passion and drive of this non-profit, register for their next event on Febrary 15 th – Transformation Summit – Ideal Competition. It’s free to attend. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformation-summit-ideation-competition-ponce-tickets-55138226921
Party For A Cure (www.pfac-md.org) , a 501 3(c) non-profit, co-founded by Karen Barbour and Lee Gaines of Gaines and Company, Inc. (past board member) in 2008, along with board members, John Vardavas, CPA, and Joe Laney of M.T. Laney Company, Inc. will be hosting their 11 th gala at Turf Valley to raise funds so children and adults with neuro-muscular wasting diseases can live a better quality of life. To-date we have raised over $1 million, supporting home renovations, access, van repairs, service dog purchases and training costs, cell phones, art supplies, transportation costs, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Baltimore’s Summer Camp, research, and much more. The event this year will take place at Turf Valley on June 7th from 6:30 to 10:30. Our Mistress of Ceremonies will be Denise Koch of WJZ TV News. We are honored to have her support. Come out and meet Denise and some of the people we support in Maryland and their families. For more information and to order tickets, click here .