First Thursdays with the SBA: HUBZone
Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners.
Do you own a small business and are interested in contracting with the federal government? Did you know that government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZones)? It also gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competition. Joining the HUBZone program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts.
- HUBZone program eligibility
- Requirements for HUBZone certification
- How being HUBZone certified can help your business
Speaker(s): Carl Knoblock, SBA District Director Carl Knoblock currently works for the Small Business Administration and prior to becoming District Director, Knoblock owned a couple of small businesses from manufacturing to service industries. He served as C-Level executive for several innovative startups. Carl started as the district director for Virginia in June 2014. Before arriving in Virginia, he served as the District Director for the Western Pennsylvania District Office for 8 years. Under his leadership, his team helped a wide variety of businesses. Carl is very active in mentoring businesses and volunteering in his spare time. He has been an adjunct instructor for several colleges and has served as an advisor to several nonprofit organizations. Carl also served in the U.S. Navy.
If you need further assistance or have a question, please contact us at (540)654-1383.