New Features for Spring Fest!

Electronic Waste Pickup for Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce Provided by: Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas Download the flyer here for details about no-or-low-cost e-waste recycling.

Smooch The Pooch Booth Provided by Abandoned Animal Rescue! Come out, Smooch a Pooch and see all the great things this organization does in our community!

More Info About Spring Fest 2021 Including Participating Vendors
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Download the Sponsor Flyer
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Download the Teams and Sponsorship Event Flyer
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A Message from GMPCC President Sandy Barton

The weather is harsh this week, so please take great care if you find yourself in the need to travel. Check out the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management’s roads advisory site here before you travel.
Has your business been impacted by the weather? The US Chamber has several resources to help!
  • Disaster Help Desk for BusinessBusinesses and chambers can call 1-888-My-Biz-Help (888-692-4943) for direct support from disaster recovery experts. 
  • 2021 Major Winter Storm Resource Page—Resource page with organizations you might consider partnering with to help with relief and recovery efforts.
  • Resilience in a Box—Resource guide based on best practices designed to help educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.
  • Disaster Recovery Quick Guides—made possible by Shell, has tailored tips for small businesses and chambers looking to prepare and recover.

Due to president Biden’s disaster declaration, Montgomery County businesses are eligible for disaster recover loans.  In consideration of the public health concerns due to the Coronavirus pandemic, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners. In addition, SBA will also open a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters. Customer Service Representatives will be available to business owners and individuals to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Home | disasterassistance.gov

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners. In addition, SBA will also open a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters.  Customer Service Representatives will be available to business owners and individuals to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.

Virtual Business Recovery Center and 

Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

FOCWAssistance@sba.gov

(800) 659-2955

Link to public bulletin just sent out: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/2c2d0c4

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
Electricity Broker (and member) Bill Burgess also has a message for anyone receiving higher than normal utility bills. CLICK HERE to access his letter.
If you need to reach the Chamber call me at 936-520-6828. I’m happy to help!
In the meantime, do you need some boost to visibility and connectivity to customers? Here are some upcoming events designed to help:
Take care. #MagnoliaStrong!

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Business Resources

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years. Click Here

The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center works with existing companies to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed. The SBDC also works with individuals to assist them with the development of new businesses and their operations. The resulting improvement in business performance leads to job creation, investments, and economic growth in our community. Click Here

Looking for a Job in our community? Check out the Magnolia area job link. Click here

Looking to find qualified applicants in the Magnolia Parkway community? Contact the Chamber to learn more – 281-356-1488 or gmpcc@greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org

Upcoming Events

Sandy Barton Interview on Chamber Chat Podcast

Building/Rebuilding a Chamber