Bradlink President Helen Callier to Emcee and Present at Texas Department of Agriculture’s Capital for Texas Small Business Forum

SBA Houston District’s “Women in Business Champion of the Year” will
Share Experiences and Insight with Fellow Entrepreneurs

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Ag–Helen Callier, president of Bradlink LLC, will serve as emcee at the
Texas Department of Agriculture-hosted Capital
for Texas Small Business Forum
taking place May 5, 2016 in Austin,
Texas. The complimentary event, which is held in conjunction with U.S.
Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week May 1-7, is
geared toward small, minority, women-owned, disadvantaged and
historically underutilized businesses. Held in the Capitol Auditorium
and Legislative Conference center, the Capital for Texas Small Business
Forum provides both extensive learning and networking opportunities for
attendees.

Callier, who is also presenting at the forum, was recently recognized as
“Women in Business Champion of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business
Administration for the Houston District. Callier, a widely respected
innovator and mentor for women- and minority-owned business owners, will
be presented with the award at the May 12 Houston Small Business Awards
Luncheon, sponsored by SCORE Houston, to be held at the JW Marriott
Houston.

Callier is deeply committed to investing her time and expertise to
benefit the small business community. “This year’s Small Business Week
theme of ‘Dream Big, Start Small’ speaks to the vibrant role that
entrepreneurs and small business leaders play in the American economy,”
Callier said. “As a longtime business owner creating and growing a
successful company, I know first-hand the value that advice, peer
mentoring and networking can have on the success of those setting out on
their own entrepreneurial paths. It’s a great privilege to emcee and
present at the Capital for Texas Small Business Forum and share my
insights with other community members.”

“Helen’s leadership and engagement have been hugely beneficial to the
small business community in Texas and beyond, and we are delighted that
she will play a vital role at our forum this year,” said Dinita
Caldwell, Director of HUB/MWE Programs at the Texas Department of
Agriculture. “I know small business attending the event will benefit
from her insights and perspectives. We look forward to a high-energy,
high-value day ahead.”

Registration for
the event, which is also supported by the U.S. Small Business
Administration, is currently open. To learn more about the event, click
here
.

Callier earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering
from Prairie View A&M University. She has received numerous business
awards and honors including the Houston SBA MEDWeek Mentor of the Year;
the Houston Minority Business Development Council’s E-10 Award; a
feature on American Express’ Small Business Open Forum on building
relationships for winning government contracts; and recognition by
Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine for her participation in an
invitation-only roundtable discussion with 20 women of color business
owners and White House, Congressional and U.S. Small Business
Administration leaders. She is active in chambers such as Tri-County
Black Chamber of Commerce and in many industry associations and serves
on the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Business
Members Board of Governors board. She also has volunteered as Chair of
the Planning Committee Government Procurement Connections, a nonprofit
organization focused on helping SMWDBE’s and Veteran-owned businesses
make connections with agencies, large primes and contract information in
the government marketplace. She is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Business Program and SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program.

For a full biographical profile on Callier, please visit www.linkedin.com/in/helencallier.

About Bradlink

Founded in 2004, Bradlink LLC is headquartered in the Kingwood suburb of
Houston and maintains an office in Dallas, Texas. Bradlink is a
technical services firm that provides program management, building
design, and operations and maintenance support to the transit, aviation,
education and healthcare public and private markets.

Bradlink is a certified minority and woman-owned business through the
City of Houston and the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council,
certified and as a State of Texas HUB. Bradlink is also a Department of
Transportation-certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a
participant in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) program.
Clients of Bradlink include JACOBS, AECOM, the Houston Airport System,
XEROX, and TD Industries.

For more information on Bradlink LLC, please visit www.bradlinkllc.com
or follow Bradlink on Twitter @bradlinkllc,
on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

Contacts

For Bradlink LLC
Laura Pennino, Senior PR Consultant, Pennino and
Partners
281.286.9398 or 713.419.1776 Mobile
lp@penninoandpartners.com