Volume 9 | September 18, 2018
September News and Updates
Upcoming Events
September 27: Chamber Happy Hour
Join us for our members-only September Happy Hour at Guava Lamp. 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

October 10: Brewing Up Business
We invite you to join us for our monthly Brewing Up Business. This month's event is hosted by Chamber member Maggiano's Little Italy. The networking event will feature special guest Tim Jeffcoat, District Director of the Small Business Administration - Houston office, as he and Chamber leadership hold a special ceremony to renew the Chamber's official partnership with SBA.
Upcoming UH Small Business Development Center Workshops
Looking to get the basics on QuickBooks, an overview of marketing and SEO or the fundamentals of building your budget? Learn these skills and many more through the SBDC's workshops and seminars held each week. Click the link to get a full list of upcoming classes.

Welcome Our Newest Members
The Chamber is proud to welcome our newest members who have joined in recent weeks. Thank you for supporting the Chamber!

Business Connect Members

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Photos from Recent Events
Earlier this month Chamber members and guests were able to "kick-start" the morning with our monthly Brewing Up Business event.Thank you to our member Houston MediaSource for hosting this event and for giving us an overview of their operations.

In late August, we had the monthly Chamber Happy Hour co-presented with our friends at the Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA). Thank you to Chamber member, Guava Lamp, for hosting!

Women's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Be inspired and learn smart techniques used by women leaders and entrepreneurs in Houston! Register now for an all-day dynamic Women's Bootcamp this October 18. The Chamber is proud to partner with HCC as one of the sponsors for this event.

Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit
To reflect Houston's unique position as the most diverse city in the nation, the Greater Houston Partnership is hosting a new event, Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit, that will bring together talent, community and business leaders to grow diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The half-day event set for Oct. 4 will include best practices for employee resource groups, breakout sessions and a keynote presentation.

Forbes Insights: Small Business Agenda
This report from the Forbes Small Business Agenda shares how small business owners are tapping into technology to run and grow their companies and how work arrangements impact revenue. Click the link for some interesting insights that might help your business.

Don't Miss These Exclusive Deals!
As a member of the Chamber you get access to great deals. Check out some of the offers from Staples, Constant Contact and prescription drug program UNA Card.

Info Sessions Planned for City of Houston Ballot Propositions
Mayor Sylvester Turner is hosting a series of town hall meetings for residents to learn about the Rebuild Houston and fire pay referendum elections on the Nov. 6 ballot. The following meetings will be held from 6:30 7:45 pm:

-Wednesday, Sept. 19 – District J – Sharpstown Community Center, 6600 Harbor Town, 77036

-Thursday, Sept. 20 – District B – Kashmere MSC, 4802 Lockwood, 77026

-Monday, Sept. 24 – District A – Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, 77055

-Wednesday, Oct. 3 – District D – Sunnyside Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen, 77051

-Thursday, Oct. 4 – District I – EB Cape Center, 4501 Leeland, 77023

-Monday, Oct. 8 – District F – Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd., 77072

-Wednesday, Oct. 17 – District K – Fountain Life Center, 14083 S. Main, 77035

-Thursday, Oct. 18 – District G, Walnut Bend Recreation Center, 10601 Briar Forest, 77042
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