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SBA: Mark Your Calendar! Upcoming Events!

SBA is Thankful for America's Small Businesses! If you are thinking about starting or growing your small business, tap into SBA resources.  Support Your Local Small Business Saturday, November 28th Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday allows consumers to make an impact in their neighborhoods by supporting local small businesses. Last year, an estimated 110 million U.S. consumers shopped small [...]

2020-11-24T18:25:36-06:00November 24th, 2020|Articles, Business Development|

Kinder Institute Forum: Tamika L. Butler on Transportation Equity, Nov. 11

Kinder Institute Forum: Tamika L. Butler "Transportation Equity: The Time is Now!" Tamika L. Butler is a national expert and speaker on issues related to the built environment, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, organizational behavior, and change management. Her talk “Transportation Equity: The Time is Now!” will focus on institutional oppression, the importance of inclusive [...]

2020-11-09T09:14:34-06:00November 9th, 2020|Articles, Mobility & Transportation|

Plant It Forward Farms, a veggie drawer staple, now hits your cupboard

Plant It Forward Farms, based in the Brays Oaks District, has long been known for its weekly boxes of fresh, local produce through its Farm Share program, which you can pick up at a number of locations around the city.  In October, the nonprofit began offering a new way to connect a diverse group of [...]

2020-11-06T19:59:19-06:00November 6th, 2020|Articles, Business Development, Community News, My Brays Oaks|

HPD Westside Explorers learn service, character and maybe a career path

William Rivas recalled his first meeting with members of the Westside Explorer Program five years ago.  Looking around the room, the then-14-year-old Elsik High School student nervously noticed guys who were four or five years older, taller, seemingly so self-assured, and the room swelled with their camaraderie. The young men now have all aged out [...]

2020-11-05T14:14:44-06:00November 4th, 2020|Articles, My Brays Oaks, Public Safety|

National Veterans Small Business Week Events

Join Us at an Upcoming Event to Celebrate #VetBiz SAVE THE DATE: National Veterans Small Business Week The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). NVSBW [...]

2020-10-29T18:56:21-05:00October 29th, 2020|Articles, Business Development|

Save the Date: National Veterans Small Business Week

Join Us at an Upcoming Event to Celebrate #VetBiz SAVE THE DATE: National Veterans Small Business Week The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). NVSBW [...]

2020-10-15T18:25:23-05:00October 19th, 2020|Articles, Business Development|

Houston council member’s ‘District J Patrol’ aims to tackle neighborhood crime

By Dylan McGuinness, Houston Chronicle As calls for police reform have intensified at City Hall, one council member is trying a different approach: additional officers on ATVs. Council member Edward Pollard is using his district’s budget dollars to launch a program he calls the “District J Patrol,” in which a team of community representatives works [...]

2020-10-12T10:51:32-05:00October 12th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|
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