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The Economy at a Glance – GHP

Since 1840, the Greater Houston Partnership has strived to make the region the best place to live, work and build a business. We serve over 1,200 member companies in the 11-county Houston region including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties. A PEEK INTO HOUSTON’S FUTURE 2017 proved to be a remarkable year for local sports fans. The year began with Houston hosting Super Bowl LI. The city’s four professional sports teams—Astros, Dynamo, Rockets, and Texans—made it to the playoffs. But best of all, the Astros won the World Series. For...

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10 Ways to Capitalize on Small Business Saturday

10 Ways to Capitalize on Small Business Saturday   American Independent Business Alliance ** The annual Small Business Saturday campaign (November 25 in 2017) helps bring attention to the value of patronizing independent businesses in communities across America for holiday shopping, dining, and services. Founded by American Express in 2010, the event has become a powerful force for generating enthusiasm and sales for local merchants. In 2016, Small Business Saturday once again generated record numbers. 112 million people participated, spending a reported $15.4 billion in the U.S. Here are a few ways you can maximize the benefit to your community or...

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National Small Business Awards Guidelines 2018

Small Business Awards Guidelines 2018 Houston District National Small Business Week April 29- May 5, 2018 Deadline for Award Nominations TBD 2018   AWARDS FOR NATIONAL & DISTRICT COMPETITION: Small Business Person of the Year- pg. 2 Exporter of the Year- pg. 3 8(a) Graduate of the Year- pg. 4   AWARDS FOR DISTRICT COMPETITION- SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Entrepreneurial Success Award- pg. 5 Young Entrepreneur of the Year- pg. 6 Family-Owned Small Business of the Year- pg. 7   AWARDS FOR DISTRICT COMPETITION -CHAMPION AWARDS: Financial Services Champion of the Year- pg. 8 Home-Based Business Champion of the Year-...

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National Small Business Week Awards Nominations 2018

  SBA Now Accepting 2018 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations   HOUSTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. The dedicated website  provides forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. SBA Awards are given in celebration of National Small Business Week, April 29 – May 5, 2018, include the...

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Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft

Keith is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Global Infrastructure Services at Universal Weather and Aviation, a billion-dollar international aviation services company that operates 50 locations in 20 countries. Keith has made several industry contributions including serving as a U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization’s Cyber Security Sub-Committee and leading an international software security best practices project. Keith holds an MS in Computer Systems and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Avoid Common Scams Never provide your ID & Password or Pay anyone who contacts you directly by phone or email. Fraudsters often use threats based...

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