Generations FCU Woos Businesses Texas-Style
With nearly 170 exhibitors and more than 5,000 attendees, Generations Federal Credit Union recently networked with small business owners at one of Texas’ largest conferences.
The Small, Minority, Women and Veterans Business Owners Contracting Conference took place Wednesday at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.
During the half-day event, owners of small and minority owned businesses around San Antonio and Bexar County were provided with the opportunity to meet, network and develop face-to-face relationships with federal, state and local agencies as well as private companies.
The event also featured a variety of workshops and vendor education that covered such topics as loan and certification programs for start-up and existing small businesses and doing business with state agencies, colleges and universities.
“Credit unions are lending at a time when other financial institutions are not,” said Bonnie Garcia, director of business development at the $394 million Generations FCU in San Antonio. “We want to get out there, develop that relationship and let them know that Generations is here to be their financial advocate. We have the products, we have the services and we are ready to make their business a success.”
The SMWBE event, also known as the Contracting Conference, is currently in its 11th year and has grown to be the largest event of its kind in South Texas, according to conference officials.