CITY OFFERS BUILD UP HOUSTON
For the past three years, the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity has managed an executive education program called Build Up Houston that supports construction companies currently operating and doing business in the Greater Houston Area. Since its inception, 23 small businesses have graduated from this intense seven-month program with the most recent cohort collectively being awarded over $10 million in new contracts while participating in the program. Build Up Houston’s curriculum covers business development, strategic planning, access to capital, government contacts, financials, marketing and sales, and human resources. Classes will meet bi-weekly starting in February at the Houston Community College Central Campus. For more information, visit houstontx.gov/builduphouston.
The following Humble businesses have announced that they have opened or will be reopening after being closed due to Hurricane Harvey: Main Event-Jan. 30; Ulta-Feb. 8; Nightlight Pediatrics-Jan. 9; and during February-Pier 1 Imports, Today’s Vision Humble and the Hampton Inn.
SUMMER CREEK BIZCOM
The Summer Creek BizCom meeting will be Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at Summer Creek High School and will feature a blend of businesses, community members and school officials coming together to address specific needs and issues of the Summer Creek community. Area citizens, community organizations, businesses and other interested parties are welcome to attend. The event is free of charge with lunch provided; RSVP to 281-446-2128.
BUSH TOPS ON-TIME AIRPORTS
An annual report by travel analyst OAG lists George Bush Intercontinental Airport as one of the most efficient airports in the country when measuring on-time performance for flights. Bush Airport’s rate of on-time arrivals and departures in 2017 – at 82.43 percent – is the sixth-best in the world among “major” airports, and the fourth-best among the U.S. airports in that category. “Major” airports are defined as facilities that provide service for 20 to 30 million departing passengers per year. The 82.43 percent rate for Bush Airport is the best among the Texas airports listed in the OAG Punctuality League categories, including San Antonio at 81.99 percent and Austin-Bergstrom at 81.57 percent in the “Medium” category (5 to 10 million departing passengers), and Dallas-Fort Worth at 81.36 percent in the “Mega” category (30-plus million departing passengers).