Posts with the category “announcements”

2022 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources
by Jessica Yao on June 5th, 2022
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Fed...  Read More
National ACE #AAPISTRONG Heritage Month Summit
by Jessica Yao on May 10th, 2022
Register Now for the #AAPISTRONG Heritage Month SummitWhen: May 12, 2022 | 1-3PM ESTWhere: VIRTUALA Celebration of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian Small Business OwnersIn the past year, National ACE has given 305 grants to AAPI-owned businesses, conducted 20 #AAPISTRONG Small Business Roundtables, and surveyed 500 small business owners to understand what our AAPI small busine...  Read More
Port Houston: Doing Business with Environmental Affairs
by Jessica Yao on May 9th, 2022
Doing business with Port Houston’s Environmental Affairs teamInterested in learning more about our environmental initiatives and service needs? Register to attend a discussion with our Environmental Affairs and Business Equity teams to find out how you can begin the enrollment process in the small business program, our MWBE initiative and how to participate in procurement opportunities with Port H...  Read More
Hire Houston Youth
by Jessica Yao on May 9th, 2022
Are you an employer looking to build your workforce?We have access to over 30,000 diverse youth and young adults ready to work....  Read More
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined
by Jessica Yao on May 9th, 2022
Are you stuck spending more time working IN your business than ON your business?You may be ready to T.H.R.I.V.E. with the SBA!The U.S. Small Business Administration's T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is a 6-month intensive training program that helps CEOs and Executives get unstuck and take their business to the next level.Accelerate your leadership skills, learn an MBA-level-curriculum, r...  Read More
How to Get WBENC WBE Certified
by Jessica Yao on May 9th, 2022
How To Get WBENC WBE CertifiedWhere: VirtualWhen: May 12, 2022 | 10:00AM-12:00PMGrowing women-owned businesses through certification and procurement opportunitiesJewel Smith: WBEA WBC CARES CoachPresented in partnership with:Moises Brito: Senior Loan Officer...  Read More
MD Anderson HUB Construction Guide
by Jessica Yao on May 9th, 2022
MD AndersonHUB Construction Contractor GuideVirtual PresentationMay 10, 202210:00AM-11:30AM CDSTWho should attend:General ContractorsTrade ContractorsConstruction SuppliersHosted by:University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance CenterRegistration: Include (but are not limited to):Seeking Construction Contracts with MD AndersonWho W...  Read More
Triple R Loan Program
by Jessica Yao on May 9th, 2022
Triple R Loan ProgramRegional | Revolving |ResilienceApplications are open!H-GALDC is offering a new loan program in partnership with Fort Bend County.Purpose of Loan:Support businesses impacted by COVID-19Help finance start-up businessesSupport disadvantaged or underserved businesses Serve the Fort Bend Business CommunityLoan Eligibility:Existing or start-up businesses in Fort Bend CountyResident...  Read More
HUB & Small Business Annual Vendor Trade Show
by Jessica Yao on May 3rd, 2022
Join us for the 25th Annual HUB & Small Business Vendor Trade Show Come showcase your business and meet with key administrators, purchasers and HUB Coordinators from Sam Houston State University (SHSU), Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), The City of Huntsville, SHSU Small Business Development Center, Walker County, Region 6 and Huntsville Independent School District (HISD) and learn abou...  Read More
Newsletter - Events Happening in April
by Asian Chamber on April 11th, 2022
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Port Houston Engineering Opportunities for S/MWBE
by Jessica Yao on April 6th, 2022
Port Houston’s Business Equity Department has initiated an outreach campaign to increase the vendor pool of qualified, ready, and enrolled local S/MWBEarchitectural and engineering service firms and connect these firms to Port Houston procurement opportunities along with specialized training. In support of this effort, we are requesting your organization’s assistance to identify and provide a list...  Read More
Newsletter - ACC Restaurant Series - Meet the Harris County Health Department and Fire Marshall
by Asian Chamber on April 4th, 2022
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Newsletter - Attend Free - Supplier Diversity Academy on Apr 1
by Asian Chamber on March 28th, 2022
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Interagency Mentor-Protégé Program
by Jessica Yao on March 28th, 2022
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, the City of Houston, Houston Independent School District, the Port of Houston Authority, Houston First and Houston Community College have teamed up to create the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program (IMPP). IMPP exists to foster and strengthen long-term, effective working relationships between established companies and emerging and historically un...  Read More
Metro & Port Houston Banker's Fair
by Jessica Yao on March 28th, 2022
Metro & Port Houston Banker's FairHelping Small, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprises (SMWBE) Access CapitalTuesday, March 29, 20229:00AM-12:00PMHouston Community College (HCC)West Loop Campus 5601 W. Loop South1st Floor Auditorium ...  Read More
Port Houston: Opportunity U Program
by Jessica Yao on March 28th, 2022
Port Houston: Opportunity U Program OverviewOpportunity U is a comprehensive training program designed to help build the capacity of local S/MWBE vendors and position their businesses to better compete for and participate in Port Houston procurements, compete for prime contracts, and leverage other opportunities outside of Port Houston.BenefitsDevelop business fundamentalsUnderstand public contrac...  Read More
City Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program (CIE)
by Jessica Yao on March 28th, 2022
On behalf of the Office of Business Opportunity, I would like to share an equity investment crowdfunding opportunity for Houston’s small businesses: By April 2022, OBO aims to identify a minimum of five businesses to participate in this program, which will help them raise up to $50,000 to further their operations. Please help us share this invitation-only opp...  Read More
City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity and SCORE Houston Panel
by Jessica Yao on March 28th, 2022
Join the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity and SCORE Houston for a panel discussion designed for City of Houston vendors.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about doing business with the City of Houston and how SCORE Houston can support you while running your business.  During each monthly meeting get your business questions answered by industry and Office of Business Oppo...  Read More
Newsletter - US Census - NEW REPORT ABOUT HOUSTON (Asians now at 8.9% of total Houston MSA Population)
by Asian Chamber on March 18th, 2022
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MD Anderson HUB Construction Contractor Guide
by Jessica Yao on March 11th, 2022
MD AndersonHUB Construction ContractorVirtual PresentationApril 7, 202211:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDSTWho should attend:General ContractorsTrade ContractorsConstruction SuppliersHosted by:City of Houston Office of Business OpportunityRegistration: Include (but are not limited to):Seeking Construction Contracts with MD AndersonWho We AreHUB Participation CommitmentVendor R...  Read More
Google E-commerce Tools Webinar
by Jessica Yao on March 11th, 2022
Register TODAYSell Online with Google's E-commerce Tools Tuesday, March 1511:00 AM - 12:00 PMFree, online webinar In this presentation, you’ll learn some of the best ways to sell your products online. You'll learn how to list your products for free with Google My Business and Google's Merchant Center. That, can help people find your products when they search on Google. As a bonus, you will learn a...  Read More
SBDC Houston Business Matchmaking 2022 - Live Virtual Conference
by Jessica Yao on March 1st, 2022
SBDC Third Annual Houston Business MatchmakerThis virtual event will provide small business owners from all industries the opportunity to connect with prime contractors, large businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies.During pre-scheduled, one-on-one, 15-minute virtual sessions, small business suppliers/sellers will have the opportunity to demonstrate how they can meet the needs of partic...  Read More
Build Up Houston 2022
by Jessica Yao on March 1st, 2022
The Office of Business Opportunity will launch its 7th cohort of Build Up Houston in May 2022. Build Up Houston is a comprehensive, seven month program designed to increase the capacity and success of small businesses. The program has extended the program beyond the construction industry to also include businesses in the retail, hospitality, and restaurant industries. Build Up Houston utilizes cur...  Read More
METRO and Port Houston Banker's Fair
by Jessica Yao on March 1st, 2022
When:Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDTWhere: Houston Community College (HCC)West Loop Campus5601 W. Loop South1st Floor AuditoriumContact:Shurronda.Murray@ridemetro.orgMETRO Small Business  Read More
Access to HCC Procurement Expo
by Jessica Yao on March 1st, 2022
Participants will have the benefit of marketing their products/services to end users, procurement representatives and small business specialists from state., county and local governments, as well as schools, colleges and non-profit agencies. ...  Read More
The White House Infrastructure School
by Jessica Yao on March 1st, 2022
White House is excited to announce the Infrastructure School: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook Webinar Series!  First session is Tomorrow, 2/15/22, at 4 PM ET for Portways and Waterways. More information below.With the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in mid-November, President Biden marked a new era of building a better America together. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is his...  Read More
FEDEX and SCORE Small Business Grant Contest
by Jessica Yao on February 15th, 2022
There’s no other business quite like yours because no other business has your unique vision, identity and spirit. Ten years ago, the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest was created to put the spotlight on small businesses just like yours. One of a kind and exceptionally different.In celebration of the contest’s 10th anniversary, we’re giving you even more chances to win big by awarding more than $3...  Read More
HMSDC Certification
by Jessica Yao on February 15th, 2022
Step 1: Review the certification criteria and checklist and register to attend the Pre-Certification Workshop to ensure that your business qualifies.Step 2: Collect the required documentation.Step 3: Complete the application online by clicking here Notarize the declaration, submit the payment, the application and documentation online. The payment information is listed below. For the tutorial docum...  Read More
City of Houston: Procurement 101 Training
by Jessica Yao on February 7th, 2022
In an effort to assist small businesses in navigating the City’s procurement process, the Office of Business Opportunity, in collaboration with the Strategic Procurement Division, is pleased to announce the launch of the new City of Houston (COH) Procurement 101 Tool. These web-based, on-demand training videos walk prospective City contractors through topics including: How to Bid on Contracts, Res...  Read More
Port Houston Capital Projects Forum
by Jessica Yao on February 6th, 2022
Date and time:Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:00 amCentral Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)Change time zoneDuration:1 hourDescription:Port Houston Capital Projects Forum -This forum is for all interested parties to learn more about Port Houston Construction opportunities.• Learn about the Port’s Business Equity Program and benefits for local small, minority – and woman-owned businesses (S/MWBE).• G...  Read More
SBDC Seminar: Digital Marketing
by Jessica Yao on February 6th, 2022
During this in person session you will learn how to create and manage your small business digital marketing strategy.Join us and discover:The  5As: awareness, acquisition, activation, activity, advocacyLegacy advertising and marketing versus digital marketingTelling your storyDigital marketing foundationUsing digital channels for purpose and audience. Target audience: This series is Ideal for smal...  Read More
SBDC Seminar: Organizing Your Workday with Outlook
by Jessica Yao on February 6th, 2022
Join us in person for this event! Meet our trainer and get your questions answered on the spot.  If you think all Outlook 2020 can do is manage your email, you’re not taking advantage of the many productivity tools it offers. Come to this fun, interactive, hands-on session and discover how you can start using Outlook to get and stay organized seven days a week.In this hands-on session, you’ll lear...  Read More
HMH: Moving Forward: Challenging Racism Conference
by Jessica Yao on February 5th, 2022
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Newsletter - Join us for the ACC Learning Webinar - Wednesday January 26 at 12-1pm CST
by Asian Chamber on January 24th, 2022
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OBO Webinar: Money Talks with Chase
by Jessica Yao on January 24th, 2022
Learn about cash flow basics, maximizing cash in, minimizing cash out, and how to make cash work for you. Get these insights and more with Money Talks with Chase, a webinar series designed to help small business owners understand the power of capital in entrepreneurship.Date: February 8, 2022Time: 10 - 11 A.M....  Read More
HBDi Webinar - Cyber Liability Protection for your Small Business
by Jessica Yao on January 24th, 2022
Please join us for an informative and insight workshop on Cyber Protection and Data Breach Impact. Learn the key vulnerabilities, impact of cyber-attacks and cost by industry.Date: February 3, 2022, ThursdayTime: 10 - 11 A.M. ...  Read More
by Jessica Yao on January 24th, 2022
Are you ready to take a break? Join us for a great opportunity to learn about the different types of loans available at HBDi including our new MICRO ENTERPRISE STABILIZATION LOAN FUND. Get the latest news and hear more about upcoming opportunities. Date: January 27, 2022, ThursdayTime: 10 - 11 A.M.VIRTUAL via ZOOM...  Read More
FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program
by Jessica Yao on January 24th, 2022
Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP) will host its next virtual vendor workshop on Wednesday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.This event is open to small businesses and vendors interested in doing business with the District, and attendees can register online.The following topics will be discussed at the virtual workshop:“Be the Reason Our Students Succeed” - Brenna Cosby, FBISD Edu...  Read More
Newsletter - Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests - Now open for all US residents
by Asian Chamber on January 19th, 2022
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Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum
by Jessica Yao on January 17th, 2022
The Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum will be held at the fabulous ION.Date: Janaury 25, 2022Time: 8:00am - 10:45amVenue: ION, 4201 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. A full breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Immediately after the presentations, attendees can take a guided tour of the ION and/or sit in on Business Opportunity Breakout Sessions....  Read More