Nancy Alvarez will be the featured speaker at the next IQ® Brew, Thursday, Oct. 14 from 8:30-10 a.m. at The Drawing Board, 1900 Jay Ell Dr. and online via Zoom here. Alvarez is the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program and the Women Business Representative for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth District Office. She is a champion for women and disadvantaged businesses in the federal marketplace, helping to increase participation of small businesses in federal contracting programs. 

There is no cost to attend; register in advance here. Coffee and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. with the speaker presentation beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Q&A at 9:45 a.m. 

IQ® Brew is an ongoing networking and educational series hosted by the City’s Office of Strategic Initiatives and Richardson Chamber of Commerce that features short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses, innovation ecosystem builders and subject-matter experts.