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As we march through the final month of 2013, it's a great time to reflect on the year that was. It's also an opportunity to look into the crystal ball to see what's coming in 2014.

This week, we announced our predictions for small business marketing in 2014.  


Read here to see what to watch out for in the year to come...and then... 


Join us for one or more of our local small business marketing seminars today!  

See more event listings below and register today! 


Monday, December 16, 2013
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce: Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk. Speaker: UH President Renu Khator. Cost: $35-$45. Information: Contact: Matthew Ferraro at 281-491-0277 or

Pioneer Oil Producers Society: Luncheon. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer. Speaker: Joao Felix, director of external communications, Schlumberger. Cost: $25-$30. Information:
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The After Hours Network: 5:30-8 p.m., Little Napoli Italian Cuisine, 6445 Westheimer. Speaker: Mayor Annise Parker. Cost: $15. Information:

Energy Prospectus Group: Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer. Speaker: J. Michael Anderson and David Biegler with Southcross Energy Partners. Cost: Free for members, others $40-$50. Information: or 281-435-8874.

Join us for our Monthly Procurement Breakfast

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30a.m.

Business to Business Networking Sessions at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

One on One Networking Sessions at 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Houston Community College, Southwest

5601 W. Loop South, 1st Floor Auditorium

Houston, TX 77081

Success Story: To be Announced


The Greater Houston Black Chamber invites you to join us at the women's exclusive Empower Women series featuring Leading Lady Sherry D. Williams, Senior Vice- President and Chief Ethics Officer for Halliburton  


Hosted by NRG

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM   



Cost: $20 for Non-Members and Free for GHBC Members that RSVP  by Monday, December 16th

Click here to RSVP for Empower Women Initiative 

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Wednesday,December 18, 2013

11th Annual HNN Christmas Party

When: Wednesday December 18, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST
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Where Belvedere
1131-01 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056


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"Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media Marketing."

Wednesday, Dec. 18
10 AM - Noon
Microsoft Store (Galleria Mall)

Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business and gain a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives. You'll learn what a "campaign" is and you'll walk away with simple yet powerful tips to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible.

You'll also learn about Office 365, a cloud-based productivity service hosted by Microsoft.

More Info & Registration


Saturday, December 21, 2013
Gulf Coast Woodturners Association: Monthly meeting. 9 a.m.-noon, Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt. Topic: General meeting and the annual turned Christmas ornament exchange. Cost: Free. Guests and visitors are welcome. Information: Don Fluker, 281-855-8230.
The New Year activities/events
10,000 Small Businesses - Operations and Processes 01-07-2014
Do You Have What It Takes To Start A Business?  01/09/2014
Grow Your Business with Women Business Enterprise Certification

 Make it a great week,
 Pratt L. Robinson, Jr.
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 Apply for the Residential Energy Efficiency Program

The City of Houston offers the Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) to help low-income homes receive energy efficiency upgrades through weatherization. If you qualify for the program, you can receive weatherization services to reduce your energy consumption and improve quality of life. For more information please call 832.393.8101.

 Online Financial Resources - American Financial Services Association Education This site offers money management tools, credit advice, credit management support and a free Moneyskill online course. Please visit for more details.

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