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TOL PR 2016-07-18 HUBZone meeting Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Town of Leesburg Hosts HUBZone Business Meeting at Mason Enterprise Center on July 28, 2016 Small businesses interested in federal contracting or HUBZone certification are invited to attend this no-cost informational meeting. Leesburg, VA (July 18, 2016) – The Town of Leesburg’s Economic Development Office will hold its next quarterly HUBZone Business Meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Mason Enterprise Center in downtown Leesburg (202 Church Street SE). The meeting is no-cost and open to all small businesses. The guest speaker for this quarter’s meeting will be Mr. Mark Crowley. Mr. Crowley is the Executive Director of the HUBZone Contractors National Council. The HUBZone Contractors National Council is a non-profit trade association providing information and support for companies and professionals interested in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program. The Council strives to:  Monitor public policy and promote actions that support the well-being of the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.  Seek public policies that support, enhance, and expand business opportunities for firms that have been certified as HUBZone firms by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Provide a forum for HUBZone firms to discuss issues of mutual interest .  Provide and promote services of interest to HUBZone firms.  Reinforce relations among HUBZone firms, government agencies, and other businesses. A program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the HUBZone program helps small businesses gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities while also increasing employment opportunities in economically distressed areas. In an effort to assist local businesses with navigating the HUBZone certification process, the Leesburg Economic Development Office has partnered with local business owners who have completed the process successfully to present quarterly information sharing meetings. Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/hubzone to RSVP for this meeting. For more information about the Leesburg HUBZone, contact Kindra Harvey, Business Development Manager with the Leesburg Economic Development Office, at kharvey@leesburgva.gov or 703-771-6530. # # #