Monthly Archives: May 2016

Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s Newsletter


It's official, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee's signature event during Super Bowl week is named 'Super Bowl LIVE'. The festival, which will be free to the public, will be located in and around Discovery Green in downtown Houston. Super Bowl LIVE will run for 10 days, starting Jan. 27 and last through Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 5. There will be games, food, music, sponsor activations and a centerpiece attraction that is being described as the 'Wow Factor' which will deliver an unforgettable experience for attendees.

The central gathering point for those celebrating Super Bowl week has had...

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TX Food Handler Mandate

All restaurant employees will need their food handler certificate by September 1, 2016

FAQs for Employers | FAQs for Employees

About Texas Food Handler Certification

Currently 85 local jurisdictions around the state of Texas require food handler certification. In October 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services approved a regulation requiring statewide food handler certification as part of the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).

The statewide food handler mandate is effective September 1, 2016 which means all current restaurant employees required to be certified must have their food handler permit by that date. All employees that...

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Small Business Export Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 2016
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Small Business Development Center
2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002

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8:30-9:00 Registration & Networking
9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks
9:10-9:25 Marketing Your Products and Services Globally
9:30-9:45 SBA Export Loan Programs
9:45-10:00 Break
10:05-10:20 How You Can Get Your Loan Package or Get Assistance with Your Export Loan
10:25-10:40 Getting Paid & Managing Risk
10:45-11:00 Moving Your Export Product from Port to its Destination
11:05-11:20 Is Your Product Ready for Export? Hear the process
11:25-11:40 Q&A and Networking
12:30 Workshop Adjourns

U.S. Small Business Administration will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Sonia Maldonado (713) 773-6554....

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SBA: Learn How to Access SBA Loan Programs and Services (Spanish)

What does SBA offer to small business owners? SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. The programs are varied and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help guarantee a loan with a lender, third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help find venture capital.

Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
9:30 am to 12 noon

U.S. Small Business Adminstration
IRS - Alliance Tower
8701 S. Gessner
12th Floor Conference Room #1206
Houston, TX 77074
Contact: Sonia Maldonado, Lender Relations Specialist, 713-773-6554

Registration is required. Limited seating.
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