Empire Board of Realtists®, Inc.
The Atlanta Board of The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB)



Mission of the Conference

The Empire Board of Realtist has partnered with the Government Procurement
Innovators, LLC (GPI) to create a Community Empowerment Conference.
The Empire Board has consistently created partnerships to benefit our members and
our community. Our partnership with GPI allows Empire members and surrounding
communities to explore government contracting opportunities as a viable revenue
stream for real estate agents, brokers, appraisers, and anyone who serve in the real
estate industry.

The Mission of this conference is to provide participants with a clear overview of how
to connect the dots between real estate, government contracts, key players and their
roles. We are excited our conference will bring the entire community together for
“Real Talk” on Bridging the Gap via Real Estate, Federal Contracts, and the Minority
Supplier Diversity Program. We have cordially invited representatives from:

• Housing and Urban Development and Opportunity Zones
• Small Business Administration
• Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency
• Department of Transportation
• Large Prime Contractors and several Federal agencies for a matchmaking

Conference workshops will guide individuals who are interested in starting a business,
or existing businesses with commercial revenue interested in becoming a Federal
contractor. For current government contractors, we will have workshops providing
insight on how to leverage certifications to successfully navigate minority set-aside
programs at all levels of government.

This is the first conference tailored to provide participants with a hands-on approach
from leading experts who successfully own businesses. Each attendee will have the
opportunity to speak with these experts and learn the do’s and don’ts of running a
successful business.

We Look Forward to You Becoming Apart of the Empire Board and GPI Government
Contracting Community.

Leonte Benton,

President, Empire Board 

Paula K. Watts, 


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