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SBA: Mark Your Calendars! UPCOMING Virtual Events

COVID-19 Regional Small Business Relief & Recovery Loan Program Webinar This webinar will introduce a new COVID-19 small business relief loan program available through the U.S. Economic Development Administration and administered by the Houston-Galveston Area Local Development Corporation. This program will provide immediate and critical financial assistance to small businesses throughout the Gulf Coast region dealing with [...]

2020-10-11T15:40:09-05:00October 11th, 2020|Community, Community News, IMD News|0 Comments

Free METRO Rides to the Polls

As is customary, METRO will be providing free round-trip service to the polls on all METRO local bus, light rail, and paratransit service. The days are for Election Day November 3rd; as well as the following early voting dates: Saturday October 17th, Saturday October 24th, and Monday through Thursday October 26-29th. To learn more about [...]

2020-10-09T12:46:55-05:00October 10th, 2020|Community, Community News, IMD News|0 Comments

Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars. “The PPP [...]

2020-10-09T13:43:47-05:00October 9th, 2020|Community, Community News, IMD News|0 Comments

The Thomas Telegraph: Vol. 1, Issue 14 – 10-08-2020

Vol. 1, Issue 14 - 10.08.20 DISTRICT F OFFICE October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are producing a video in October to raise awareness and would like to interview breast cancer survivors in District F.  If you would like to participate in this video, or you know someone who is [...]

2020-10-08T16:20:26-05:00October 8th, 2020|City of Houston, Community News, IMD News|0 Comments

Super 8 Alief History 1976 Hastings Students

The Bicentennial year of 1976 brought about increased interest in history from the national all the way down to the hyperlocal, and perhaps it was that spirit that motivated a group of Hastings High School students to make this film on the story of Alief’s past. Along the way, they captured a present that now [...]

Webinar Replay: Challenges in Restaurant Facilities Management

Recording of September 30, Retail & Restaurant Facility Business Webinar Register below for complimentary access (Panelists, clockwise from top left) Dean Small (moderator), Synergy Restaurant Consultants; Bob Robinson, Jr., Kaivac; Frank Bacchetta, Total Comfort Group; Hussam Chater, Mamoun’s Falafel; Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s; Kendra Payne, Slim Chickens; Paul Martino, A&W Restaurants. The "Challenges in Restaurant Facilities Management: How [...]

2020-10-08T13:34:10-05:00October 8th, 2020|Community, Community News, IMD News|0 Comments

Maika’i Hawaiian BBQ House

The recent grand opening of Maika’i Hawaiian BBQ House in Chinatown brings the total to three Houston-area locations for this outpost of cuisine from the former Sandwich Islands, with others in Katy and the Jersey Village area. In a way, barbecue is a bit of a feint. Just as most Louisiana-themed restaurants beyond that state’s [...]

Art All Around Us: Houston Mural Maps

By Christina Autry Houston Mural Map is a project that has brought nationwide attention to local artists. Having launched this July, this online resource provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to discover our city while still maintain social distancing. The website currently features an interactive map of almost 1,000 mural locations, crediting the artists [...]

Saigon Eggrolls: Hand-rolled in the International District and Eaten Across the U.S.

Since 2001, egg rolls made right here in the International District are being purchased all over the country. According to their website, Saigon Eggrolls are the nation's only USDA-inspected authentic hand-rolled Vietnamese egg rolls, made fresh daily using local ingredients in Houston. “There is no secret to why Saigon Eggrolls tastes so good…we believe that [...]

Gulf Coast COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Loan Program- Informational Webinar Oct 14

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration Houston District Office and the Houston-Galveston Area Local Development Corporation as we discuss important updates and introduce a new COVID-19 small business relief loan program through the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  This program will provide immediate and critical financial assistance to small businesses throughout the Gulf Coast region dealing with [...]

2020-10-07T12:52:03-05:00October 7th, 2020|Community, Community News, IMD News|0 Comments

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
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