TerraHealth Inc.

Small Business and Mentor Protege Programs


THI understands the importance of meeting small business subcontracting goals and is dedicated to the development and

growth of all small business concerns.  The Small Business Division is not only interested in government companies but

also commercial small businesses that fall within THI’s company core competencies and direction.

Monthly Small Business Forum: The Small Business Forum has been established to increase competitive capabilities within

small disadvantage businesses, women-owned small businesses; service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and the

small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) in business opportunities. THI has

been a successful supplier to government and commercial clients, and would like to share its experiences by offering local                                 Krystal K. Nerio  entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from and network with others in similar fields of expertise and interest. Much of today's small business'                    TerraHealth, Inc.  training and education do not explain the operational aspect of requirements or how to meet the many challenges of                                                                         210-475-9881
a small business.  These monthly training meetings will provide education, keynote speakers, resources,                                                                smallbusiness@thi-terra.com

and network as some of the advantages of attending this and future interactive sessions.


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Our next CEO Roundtable is: September 21, 2009 @ 3:00 PM CT 


Our next Small Business Training meeting is: October 2009           


Here’s a list of past session topics:

July: “Business Ethics”

Discussion Leader:  Ret. Major General Alfred A Valenzuela

As the highest-ranking active-duty Latino officer prior to his retirement in 2004, Maj. Gen. Alfred Valenzuela has spent 33 years serving his country. He has been decorated countless times for heroism and valor, including receiving the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Bronze Star for Valor. He served across the globe, working his way up through the ranks, eventually serving as deputy commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Command, based in Miami, and commander of the U.S. Army South at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

April: “   U.S. Department of Labor Revised Regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act.”

Discussion Leader: Mr. Mario Barrera, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

The changes encompass 200 pages of CFR and most employers do not yet understand (or comply with) them. The FMLA covers employers with 50 or more employees.

June: “Sub-Contracting Plans”

Discussion Leader: Mr. Fred Lagunas

Mr. Fred Lagunas is from the Small Business Administration office.  Mr. Lagunas discussed Subcontracting Plans and the regulatory requirements from the government.  He discussed how small businesses can develop successful teaming agreements with future primes and familiarize them with the rules that apply.

March:  “Federal Procurement Policy, Key Issues and Updates”

Discussion Leader:  Mr. Robert A. Burton

Mr. Burton is a thirty-year veteran of procurement law and policy development, Mr. Burton served in the Executive Office of the President as Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), the nation's top career federal procurement official.

May: “Small Business Concerns.”

Discussion Leader: Congressman Ciro Rodriguez

Congressman Rodriguez serves on the House Committee on Appropriations where he sits on the Homeland Security; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development & Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch Subcommittees. He also sits on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs where he is a member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Assistance & Memorial Affairs.

February:  “Operations & Access to Capital in Tough Times”

Discussion Leader: Mr. Ted Terrazas, THI CEO



Government Links:

Air Force Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU)

Defense Contract Management Agency - Small Business Office

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

DoD SADBU Mentor-Protégé Program

DoD Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

DoD Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities/ Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI)

Navy Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU)

SBA HUBZone Program

Office of International Trade

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Small Disadvantage Business Certification Process (SDB Cert)

Government Acquisition Information

Small Business Administration (SBA)

National Aeronautic & Space Administration (NASA)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Federal Business Opportunities