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News and Upcoming Events April 2013

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Chinatown building on its success

Bellaire Boulevard area sees growing variety of Asian-American businesses

Today, the heart of Chinatown - along Bellaire between Ranchester and Beltway 8 - bustles with more than 150 restaurants and 400 businesses in all, said Kenneth Li, owner and broker at Century 21 Southwest Real Estate. The surrounding area has many more Asian-American businesses, he said.

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Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center Summer Program

Baker Ripley is providing summer camp from June- August from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday- Friday for children ages 3-18. The children will be provided breakfast, lunch and snack while doing fun activities like arts & crafts, fitness classes, educational classes and field trips. Pre-Registration required. Space is limited. For more information please contact at 713-273-3731.


Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center Garage Sale

Join Baker-Ripley Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for their Neighborhood Garage Sale.
Limited Tables available, and Includes One table and two chairs
Members $10, Non members $15
For more information please contact at 713-273-3731.

SCA Spring Cleaning Day:

The Sharpstown Civic Association's Beautification Committee is proud to sponsor a Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, April 13. At 9:00am, volunteers will gather at the parking lot on Fondren south of US 59, next to Burger King. You will be assigned a fun and important project within our Sharpstown community boundaries. With enough help no job is too big!

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Small Business Owner Finds Success Doing Business with HISD

Jasmine Wang knew her company would be a good vendor for HISD, offering one-stop shopping for a range of supplies, from janitorial carts to Jasmine Wang, MWBE pencil sharpeners.

But Wang, a Houston small-business owner, was apprehensive about getting involved in the public procurement process with the largest school district in Texas. That was, until she connected with the HISD’s Office of Business Assistance.

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Video Series Gives Another Look at 2012 Bond Projects

The Houston Independent School District is launching a new series of videos to help explain different aspects of the 2012 bond program that will renovate, replace or rebuild 40 schools across the city.

The short videos, designed for both web and TV, cover topics such as procurement and insurance on bond projects, as well as the benefits of building schools that are environmentally sustainable. The goal is to give viewers a quick snapshot into how the district is moving forward with its $1.89 billion building plan.

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Gulf Coast Workforce Board Report Card

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board’s mission is to help employers meet their workforce needs and individuals build careers so both can compete in the global economy. To judge how well the Gulf Coast of Texas competes with six similar economic regions in the nation and how it will be able to provide employers now and in the future with a competitive workforce, the Board produced a Workforce Report Card.

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Air China's Houston-Beijing Service Now Ready for Booking

Business and leisure travelers can now book their trip to Beijing and beyond from Houston. Scheduled to start on July 11, 2013, Air China’s new service between Houston and Beijing was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 17, 2013.

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