Small Business Commission
The Small Business Commission (SBC) was created by the Board of Supervisors to advise and assist the Board, county executive, and county purchasing agent on any matter that will enhance the capability of small, minority and women-owned businesses, and those owned by service-disabled veterans to succeed.
For more information about the Small Business Commission and its activities:
2016 Small Business Commission
Each Commissioner provides services to the small business community independently of and as part of the Small Business Commission. Contact your Commissioner for more information about how they can assist your business.
Districts - Commissioners
At-Large – John Pellegrin
At-Large – April Tan
Braddock – Ed Reniker
Dranesville – Cyrus Sobhani
Lee – Kelly Hebron
Mason – Libby Novak
Mt. Vernon – Katy Fike
Providence – Eva Freund
Springfield – Marco Barnes
Sully – Marvin Powell
Vendor Comments Board
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has tasked the Small Business Commission (SBC), supported by the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management, to operate and manage a Vendor Comments Board.
The Vendor Comments Board serves county vendors who seek answers not readily available to the general community and welcomes your suggestions, questions and comments. Detail your suggestion, question, issue or comments to streamline and improve the County procurement process or generally facilitate growth of business in Fairfax County and send to:
Your message will be addressed promptly and you will receive an acknowledgement with information on how the SBC will proceed or has handled your inquiry after the SBC contacts the appropriate agency. Your confidentiality will be maintained.
The SBC received vetted comments, suggestions or identified needs to facilitate the procurement process for businesses and Fairfax County and brings them to the attention of the Board of Supervisors.
Access to Capital Conference – Get ready for the most comprehensive business financing conference for small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs. Exhibitors include banks, commercial lenders, financial service companies, crowd funding organizations, equity investors, and federal and local government agencies. Save the date on April 28, 2016 at the Fairview Park Marriott (Falls Church, VA 22042) from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information visit http://www.bdag.org/whatsnew.html
B2B Connect – eVA (Virginia’s electronic procurement system) has launched a new online feature to make it easier for businesses to find partners and establish relationships when competing for government contracts. Whether it’s a large business looking for subcontracting partners, a small business looking to fulfill a specific portion of a large project, or even several small businesses partnering together, B2B Connect creates an online space for businesses to meet, connect, and collaborate. For more information on B2B Connect or eVA, visit eva.virginia.gov.