Join Mercedes Enrique and esteemed panelists at #SAMESBC

by | Nov 10, 2017 | News

Who: SAME SBC Attendees, Minority Owned and 8(a) Small Businesses
What: Minority Owned and 8(a) Certified SB Networking Luncheon at the SAME SBC
Where: Room 408 – 410, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
When: 12:30PM to 2:30PM on Friday, November 17, 2017
Action: Don’t Miss It! RSVP Now!
Please join me at the SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) on Friday, November 17 for the Minority Owned and 8(a) Certified SB Luncheon! The defense contracting industry, like everything else, is changing with the times. You know it’s happening, but you have a business to run! How will you learn how to stay on the cutting edge and win contracts on your time-strapped schedule?
This Small Business Networking Luncheon has the answer for you. We have four industry experts from different segments of the 8(a) and minority business development arena to help you move your business ahead of the curve on your lunch hour! Important information you need from top small business representatives in less time than you could spend anywhere else to get this information.
I will be moderating a panel discussion on these key topics starting with lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17. The speaker schedule and esteemed panelists include:
  • 12:30PM Lunch begins
  • 1:15PM Panel intro – Mercedes Enrique, CMS
    • Robb Wong, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, SBA
    • Paula Arevalo, Executive Director, National 8(a) Association
    • Michael Chow, Member/Owner, Metro CD Engineering, LLC
    • Mary Urey, Director, Small Business Programs, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC/SB)
  • Open Q&A audience
    • 2:15PM Post session – information and one-on-one questions off the mic
    • 2:30PM Luncheon ends
We invite you to join us for a truly enlightening session in an intimate setting. As an A/E/C professional and the owner of a small business and minority business enterprise (MBE), I assure you that SAME’s SBC is not to be missed. Bring your questions and your appetite!
To register and learn more, visit and hit the “Attend” tab to sign up for this year’s SBC and our luncheon. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!
Mercedes O. Enrique, President
CMS Corporation
An SB and MBE company

Upcoming Events

JETC, May 14-16, 2024, Orlando, FL

NPMN PETRO 2024, September 30-October 2, 2024, San Antonio, TX

SAME Small Business Conference, November 20-22, 2024, New Orleans, LA

Podcasts & Media

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, present in this SAME Small Business COI Webinar, "SBA Recertifications and Their Impact on Small Business." April 2022.

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, present in the webinar, "SAME Small Business Transition Challenges: A Proposed Framework and Solution." November 2021.

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, share her experience with SAME SBC, "My SBC Story: Mercedes Enrique." September 2021.

In an episode from the HDR Advisory Group Podcasts, you’ll hear CMS President and Owner, Mercedes Enrique, share the steps she took before making a leap of faith, and the value she places on relationships and having an abundance mentality.

Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in an interview at the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference in Atlanta, GA. CMS has been a member of the Society of American Military Engineers since 2004.

Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast, "Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative - Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive." CMS graduated from the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program in May 2017.

Media Contact

Mary E. McDeavitt
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