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ITC Monthly Luncheon: Houston Real Estate and Investment Opportunities | District News

International Trade Center
Monthly Luncheon

Houston Real Estate and Investment Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: International Trade Center
11110 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77072 (map)

Keynote Speaker: GSMD Board Chair Kenneth Li

Kenneth Li

Kenneth Li is the broker/ owner of Century 21 Southwest, a full service real estate firm in Houston, Texas since 1988. Kenneth Li is known as a real estate specialist, developer and consultant. Kenneth was the founder of Century 21 Southwest, which was later named one of the top ten outstanding Asian-owned businesses in Houston by the "Houston Post". Kenneth Li was considered a pioneer of Chinatown by the "Houston Chronicle" and said that he was the real estate broker aided growth of community and used his success there as an entry into the mainstream in both residential and commercial real estate.

Long active in public affairs in local community, Kenneth Li serve as 2011 National Chairman of Asian Real Estate Association of America (www.areaa.org) and board member of Houston Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors, the founding presidents of Greater Houston Chinese Real Estate Association and Asian American Real Estate Association... He was appointed by Houston Mayors to serve as the first Asian American board member of City Planning Commission, Sharpstown Economic Development Authority and the chairman of Sharpstown Management District.

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No charge for the luncheon but registration is required.

Sponsored By: International Trade Center, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, and Houston International Trade Development Council

Finance Your Small Business to Success

Please join East West Bank and the Greater Sharpstown Management District (GSMD) for this informational workshop.

Finance Your Small Business to Success


Executive Director of GSMD
David Hawes

East West Bank
Paul Cheong
FVP & Senior Relationship Manager

Richard Spicer
VP & Foreign Exchange Advisor

Michael Lai
VP & Private Wealth Manager

SBA Program Presentation
Manuel Gonzalez
District Director, Houston SBA District Office

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: East West Bank - Community Center
9600 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 201
Houston, Texas 77036 (map)

RSVP: Paul Cheong
(713) 414-3578
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Seating is limited.

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Bellaire Contruction Project

Kenneth LiPlease remember that Bellaire Blvd is still a construction zone, with posted speed limit of 25 mph. Around the first week of August, eastbound and westbound traffic is scheduled to start so that the contractor may begin work in the medians. Please be observant of construction signage and remember the following safety tips from Houston Police Department:

  • Do not walk across the street unless you are at a crosswalk.
  • Take the extra minute or two to walk to a crosswalk.
  • Obey traffic signals of Walk / Don't Walk.
  • Look before you step.
  • Do not assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with a driver; don't just look at a vehicle.
  • Dress to be seen. Wear light colored clothing if walking at night and carry a flashlight, if possible.
  • Do not wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while walking across the street.
  • Be especially careful in construction

Please observe school zones and keep in mind of the following FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL schedules:

August 14 - Saint Agnes Academy
August 18 - Strake Jesuit Preparatory
August 25 - Alief and Houston Independent School Districts

HPD Wants You to be Purse Aware

HPD, in partnership with the Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance (GHLPA) and Crime Stoppers of Houston, want you to be purse aware and guard against purse theft.

Area retailers report higher incidents of purse thefts during the summer months. The GHLPA has teamed up with HPD to bring awareness of this crime and teach citizens how to not become a victim.

Some general safety tips to keep in mind while running errands:

  • Only bring the things you need - necessary cards and cash
  • Leave your social security card and passport at home
  • Keep your purse zipped and closed
  • When carrying your purse, always hold it tightly and use a crossover strap
  • Never let your purse out of your sight
  • Never leave your purse in your car
  • Be aware of your surroundings

These tips can help lessen the risk of having your purse stolen. Shop safe and shop smart- it all starts with YOU!

For more information, view the brochure.

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HPD to Customers: Juggers Are Watching, Be Aware!

The Houston Police Department reminds citizens conducting business in area banks to be alert and attentive to their surroundings to avoid becoming a victim of "juggings."

"Jugging" refers to a customer targeted as he/she leaves a bank with cash. Many jugging victims do not know why they were targeted or even realize they were being followed. Juggers usually conduct surveillance at a bank prior to committing their crimes.

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