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Golden Triangle Minority Business Council, Inc.

Beverly L. Hatcher (Beaumont) has been President of the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council (GTMBC), since June 1, 1990.  Hatcher is a career diplomat with a solid background in the fields of economic development, business administration, small business certification and development.  Through Hatcher's leadership, the Council was honored and proud to announce in 1999, its selection as a recipient of a 5-year award from the U. S. Small Business Administration as an SDB (Small Disadvantaged Business) Private Certifier.  Most significant about this award is that the Council was one of only 29 business agencies chosen out a field of 346 applicants.  (Hatcher continued below)

AMARO J. RIOS, Certification Compliance Technician
Golden Triangle Minority Business Council, Inc

Amaro J. Rios became the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council's Certification Compliance Technician in October, 2008.  As a new staff member of the Council, Rios' professional background and computer technology skills quickly enhanced the GTMBC's day-to-day certification process that is without comparison the organization's premier service resource.  The GTMBC was formed to consolidate and provide a focal point for delivery of services to assist minority and women businesses (M/WBEs), which historically have been underutilized because of racial and cultural prejudice, says Rios.  "It is the goal of the GTMBC to assist minority businesses in becoming long-term, qualified entities capable of competing in the local, county, state, national and international economic mainstream, and it's my job to assist them in the certification process," Amaro J. Rios adds.

As the leading advocate for M/WBEs for more than 21-years the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council is the No. 1 source for M/WBEs and its supporters to build a stronger, more equitable society by promoting diversity inclusion among the business buying and purchasing sectors.   As the GTMBC President Hatcher’s job responsibilities include accountability to the GTMBC Board to conduct the affairs of the Corporation; to formulate and revise the mission, goals, and objectives, and all related policies.  The mission of the GTMBC is to promote, educate and develop minority and women of all races business enterprises.  Additionally, the Council’s primary service to the small business community is its Certification policies and procedures.   Hatcher is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Council, and manages the GTMBC as a business information focal point providing a variety of other programs and services for the entire areas ethnic minority, woman-owned, and the small business community.

Hatcher indicates at the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council, you'll find . . .The latest information and news available in certifying M/WBE programs, especially as it relates to the GTMBC Certification, State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB); DBE; SDB and 8(a) programs 

An in depth Coaching Education Mentoring Program  (CEMP) training mechanism leading M/WBEs to develop strong business skills;  to set higher performance goals; to develop, meet and succeed quality Safety Performance Standards; all defined for the M/WBE to achieve their full potential

A searchable archive of small business resources and a Business Information Center (BIC), which enable direct access for M/WBEs needs in their day-to-day operations

A web based value added M/WBE Easy-to-Search Database giving Procurement Managers and Purchasing Departments accessible tools to “quality” M/WBE capabilities

A overabundance of business to business networking opportunities directly designed to facilitate interaction among M/WBEs, city, county and government, corporate industry, School districts, higher education, and other small business companies

Acts as a Local Regional Resource Guide for Assisting the U. S. Small Business Administration

Technical Assistance for Community Express Small Business Loans and Small business Loan Packaging

Assists and Participates as a result of Direct Experience in Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery and Sustainable Disaster Mitigation Resources

On a personal note . . . . . . . Hatcher has been married to her husband Stanley for 44 years; they have two sons, Breck Delon and LaTye Wayne, one grandson, Jacobly Wayne, and is a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  After graduating from Wellington (KS) Sr. High School, Hatcher attended Wichita (KS) State University.  

Hatcher is a member of:  Jr. League of Beaumont; Leadership Beaumont ‘86; Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity of Delta Eta Chapter; Rotary Club of Beaumont Member; Commission Member - City of Beaumont M.L. King Jr. Parkway Commission; Texas PTA Honorary Life Member; Member of the National Association of Parliamentarians;  Board member -100 Club-Jefferson-Hardin County; Leadership Texas Class ‘96; Leadership America ‘97; Past Board Vice President & Member-Boy Scouts Three Rivers Council, a Three Rivers Council Recipient of the Boy Scouts of America James E. West Fellow Award; U. S. SBA District VI Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year Award; Leadership Southeast Texas; Port Arthur Weed & Seed Advisory Board, Multi-Invitee of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s Business Leadership Summits; Certified Vita Site Coordinator & Certified VITA Volunteer; Board member of the Julie Rogers Gift of Life; member of the Port Arthur-Golden Triangle National Association of Women In Construction, Chapter #377.

Hatcher’s hobbies are reading, surfing the Internet, watching C-Span, “holiday cooking, shopping, and loves “chocolate”.