HUbzone Certification Webinar

HUBZone Certification Seminar

The Illinois SBDC/PTAC network is hosting an informational workshop to promote, educate, and provide resources to small businesses eligible to participate in the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program.

  • When: Tuesday, April 16th, 8:15AM – Noon
  • Where: PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main Street, Peoria IL 61606

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities to gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a “principal office” in one of these specially designated areas.

Benefits for HUBZone eligible small businesses include competitive and sole source federal contracts set aside exclusively for HUBZone firms and a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions as well as subcontracting opportunities.

This conference will provide an overview of the HUBZone program along with a discussion of the program eligibility and benefits. Participants will have the chance to ask questions to a panel of federal Contracting Officers, SBA Representatives, and subject matter experts.


Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 (CST)

8:15am – 9:00am Registration and Check-in

9:00am – 9:30am Open Remarks and Logistics

9:30am – 10:00am HUBZone Overview, Eligibility & Application Process

10:00am – 11:30am Panel Introduction, Discussion, and Q&A

11:45 am – 12: 00pm Session Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks


Ronald Miller, Business Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Connie Robben, Small Business Professional, SAFB Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, 763 SCONS/SB

Ted Bealer, Director of Business Operations, 375th Contracting Squadron

Jay Denker, Kansas City District USACE, Contracting Officer, Military Branch, HUBZone Certified Small Business Owner

Contact Information:

Keli Krueger-Huhra, PTAC Director, Bradley University, 309.677.3297,

Space is limited.

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