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Recover. Rebuild. Resurge.
Getting Back to Business Workshop 1: Recovering and Rebuilding

Hurricane Harvey will have a lasting impact on the Houston region. The Greater Houston Partnership wants to help our members get back to business as quickly as possible. We are offering a series of workshops to provide resources and information on recovery, rebuilding and support to help your business grow.

Topics:
  • Economic Impact Update
  • Business Financial Assistance and Counseling
  • Temporary Office Space
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Legal and Insurance Support
  • Rebuilding

Speaker Organizations:
  • Baker Botts
  • Carlton Staffing
  • CBRE
  • Frost Bank
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Houston Community College
  • HUB International
  • Level Office
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • SCORE
  • Stout Risus Ross
  • Workforce Solutions
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Others to be announced

Agenda:

8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:30 am.–  Business Expo Service Provider Booths
4:00 p.m. 
9:00 a.m. Welcome "Getting Back to Business"
                Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
9:10 a.m. Houston Economic Impact of Hurricane Harvey
                Patrick Jankowski, SVP Research, Greater Houston Partnership
                Emcee: Cari Broderson, Vice President, Major Events and Programs, Greater Houston Partnership 
9:30 a.m. Small Business Financial Assistance Panel
                Michael Flores, Public Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration
                Matt Fitzgerald, Volunteer, SCORE
                David LePori, Regional President Houston, Frost Bank
10:30 a.m. Q&A Break Out Session Rotation 1
                Temporary Office/Office Needs
                Business Financial Assistance & Counseling
                Legal/Insurance
                Temporary Staffing/Workforce
11:15 a.m. Q&A Break Out Session Rotation 2
                Temporary Office/Office Needs
                Business Financial Assistance & Counseling
                Legal/Insurance
                Temporary Staffing/Workforce
Noon Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. Legal/Insurance Panel
                  Loretta Cross, Managing Director, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services,
                  Stout Risus Ross
                  Chuck Vieau, Area President, HUB International
                  Keri Brown, Partner, Baker Botts
1:30 p.m. Q&A Break Out Rotation 3
                Temporary Office/Office Needs
                Business Financial Assistance & Counseling
                Legal/Insurance
                Temporary Staffing/Workforce
2:15 p.m. Q&A Break Out Rotation 4
                Temporary Office/Office Needs
                Business Financial Assistance & Counseling
                Legal/Insurance
                Temporary Staffing/Workforce
3:00 p.m. Temporary Staffing/Workforce Panel
                Annette Monks, President, Carlton Staffing
                Susan Dixon, Account Liaison, Workforce Solutions
                Michael Webster, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Instruction,
                Houston Community College
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Space is limited.  Register soon to reserve your seat.  Pre-registration is required.

QUESTIONS: Contact Cari Broderson at (713) 844-3623 or cbroderson@houston.org. 

COST: Complimentary (registration required)

Business Expo: $250/kiosk.  Limited space available for qualified member organizations within service area or industry. Must provide services related to  topic areas listed above. Please contact Casey Schrade at 713-844-3687 or cschrade@houston.org for more information and requirements. 

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WHEN
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Registration/Expo: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (includes panels and break outs)
Business Services Expo: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE
Greater Houston Partnership
701 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77010

COST
Complimentary (Space is limited. Pre-registration required. No onsite registration)

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