Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Your sneak peak at business events for this week from HBBIN Sept 10th-Sept 15th

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Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Topics of interest

Small-business Q&A: Effective networking means more listening than talking


The 2013 application is now available on our website. The next application deadline is September 14. Accepted applicants to the 2013 corps will be required to complete pre-corps training, which includes regional induction, an intensive 5-week training institute, and regional orientation, beginning in June of 2013. 2013 corps members will begin teaching for the 2013-2014 school year.

Applicants who submitted for the August 24 deadline will be notified whether they've been invited to advance to an interview on Thursday, August 30 sometime after 6 p.m. ET. Applicants will be notified via e-mail as well as their Applicant Center status will be updated.
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Scheduled Speakers & Topics
Wednesday September 12, 2012 7:00 P.M.
Our speaker will be Dan Macfarlane, a local professional skateboarder and instructor, who created his own line of "Mentality Skateboards", a bestselling instructional video "Skateboarding Explained", as well as a mobile app "GoLearn Skateboarding Explained" for Iphones and other mobile devices. Dan will discuss how he licensed and commercialized his brand and his products


Friday and Saturday- September 14-15 in Austin, TX.
USPTO - Texas Regional Independent Inventors Conference
Join fellow innovators in Austin as the next stage of the America Invents Act goes into effect. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), National Inventors Hall of Fame and the University of Texas at Austin invite you to get practical advice from successful inventors, entrepreneurs and intellectual property experts. Meet and network with your creative colleagues.Space is limited, so click here to register early. The registration fee is $80 per person ($70 for seniors or students) and includes all sessions and presentations, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch both days and the networking reception. The conference will be held at the University of Texas at Austin in the Thompson Conference Center located at 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, Texas. Presentations and workshops will be conducted by senior USPTO officials, Supervisory Patent Examiners, Trademark staff attorneys and a limited number of one-on-one advisory sessions will also be available, with guaranteed slots for the first 20 registrants. Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on the America Invents Act (AIA), patent and trademark basics, searching sessions for patents and trademarks, and advanced patent prosecution. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Fair--September 13th
Showcase your opportunities with numerous UH Bauer Business students eager to gain experience at our Volunteer Fair! The fair will take place on Thursday, September 13th from 10AM to 2PM, at the University of Houston's Melcher Hall. Register your organization by visiting or contacting Hil Allon at The Rockwell Career Center at 832-842-6146.
Source: The Green Report - August 2012



Pass the Word...Confirm your voter registration status! Deadline is October 9th!!! NEED TO REGISTER?‏

To confirm my voter registration,  I went to this site I was double-checking, as I have my valid voter registration card  hard copy so I knew I should be in the database == well--what I found was that my card was confirmed only when I used the option to give my name which worked, when I tried giving my drivers license  & DOB they couldn't find me. Go to to confirm your voter registration status and polling location.  You can also change your address.  Be prepared!  The deadline to register is October 9th!  Early voting begins October 22nd!! 

If you haven't registered – Port City Links will have a voter registration drive at Denny's 2316 Southmore at 288 on  Saturday, Sept. 29th 10am-4pm! Pass the WORD! See you there!

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