Annual Meeting Information

Civil Rights Division Small Business Development Program


2017 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting

August 28 – 29, 2017

Embassy Suites by HILTON


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The Premier Conference for Small Businesses in the 

Transportation Construction Industry


The DBE Small Business Annual Meeting, presented by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division, brings together the transportation construction industry’s best experts to help attendees build their people, systems and processes and to be able to compete on a level playing field. Small Businesses are the economic engine of Tennessee. The 2017 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting is a platform whereby small business owners and key managers can enhance and develop their company’s strengths to meet the challenges of new opportunities in Tennessee. The theme of this year’s meeting is People, Systems & Process: The Pathway to Success.

This event is open to all businesses; small or large, architect-engineering firms, subcontractors, prime/general contractors, small businesses, minority and women-owned businesses, construction industry suppliers/vendors, local, state and federal procurement specialists, small business advocates and state DOT Supportive Services Providers – are all welcome.


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Tentative Session Topics

Monday, August 28, 2017 ———————————————————————

Welcome & Opening Session

Do State and Local Government Agencies Buy What I’m Selling?

Doing Business With the Federal Government

Exhibitor Showcase and Business Card Exchange

Communication: Crisis Management and the Media

Systems of Internal Controls: Creating Profitability through Accountability

Marketplace Hall and Business Networking Reception


Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ———————————————————————

Updates on Legal Issues for Small Business Owners

DBE Panel Discussion – Using Innovative Technologies

Transportation Construction Industry Update

Civil Rights Division Awards Luncheon 

How Do You Become My Chosen?: Tips for Subcontractors /Consultants 


2017 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting
Planning Committee
TDOT Supportive Services (The Tyler Group)