Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:

November is National Entrepreneurship Month! As we celebrate one of our Nation's proudest qualities, let us support entrepreneurs from all backgrounds that continue to create businesses of the 21st century. This month, we emphasize the importance of creating and maintaining an economic and regulatory environment that helps new businesses thrive and inspires generations of entrepreneurs for the future. 

Join AMAC in celebrating entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster our economy. Additionally, I encourage you to explore how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can start, grow, expand or recover your business through its resources by clicking here


Krystal J. Brumfield
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
Recruiting Advice that Every Small Business Owner Should Know

November 8, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)
Small businesses must compete with large companies on many fronts, including recruiting and hiring great employees. Fortunately, Vital Business Solutions has partnered with the AMAC Academy to host an online webinar that will highlight recruiting advice for small businesses.

Scholar Spotlight: Kayla Roberson

"This scholarship has granted me the opportunity to attend one of the best universities in engineering and take part in programs preparing me for my future career. Additionally, this scholarship connected me to AMAC and the benefits of being a member of this organization and its incredible network of members."

Remembering Manuel Esquivel 

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of longtime AMAC supporter, Manuel Esquivel of Estudio. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time.

Viewing and Reception
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Sugar Land Mortuary
1818 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Viewing: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reception: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Homegoing Service
Monday, November 5, 2018 | 10:00 am
The Co Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway Houston, TX 77002
Darryl Daniels Recognized as a 2018 MBE Who Rocks

Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) is pleased to announce Darryl Daniels, AIA, has been recognized by MBE magazine as part of its 2018 feature "MBEs Who Rock!" This award recognizes minority business owners who have excelled in their industry and are also active in their community.

SFO Issues Request for Food Truck Bids

Officials at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) have issued a request for bids (RFB) for a domestic parking garage food truck lease. The two-year lease will grant the winning concept 400 square feet in the domestic parking garage to operate a food truck concept.

HMSHost VP Elected to ACI-NA Board

Travel restaurateur HMSHost has announced that Derryl Benton, Executive Vice President of Business Development, has been elected for a three-year term on Airport Council International - North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners/Associates Board of Directors.

Paradies Lagardère VP Named to ACI-NA Board

The newest addition to the Airport Council International - North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners/Associates Board of Directors is Patrick Wallace, Vice President, Business Development at Paradies Lagardère. 

How Women Are Changing the World

From the college classroom to the corporate boardroom, women around the globe are driving change and creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. It's a phenomenon that Savita Subramanian, head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, calls the X-Factor.

Emerging Economies to Drive Global Traffic Growth

Emerging and developing economies will account for more than 60% of all passenger traffic by 2040, according to the latest edition of ACI's World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF).

How U.S. Aviation Legislation Could Hurt Airline Passengers

U.S. legislators seem intent of late on regulating how airlines are run and not how airlines operate safely, but how they deliver their basic product offerings - this could backfire.