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Port Houston Advancing Small Business Through Port University Program

Posted by Port Houston on May 16, 2019 10:51:39 AM

Port Houston continued its popular Port University course for small businesses April 10 with presentations from various departments about how to do business with the port. Port University, a four-week training course, is an outreach program designed to educate small businesses about procurement opportunities. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center.

More than 50 small business representatives attended the class. They learned about: port procurement opportunities, port facilities, the small business program, contracting language, bonding, insurance requirements and the port’s BuySpeed Procurement System. Since its inception in 2003, more than 800 small business owners have graduated from Port University.

In addition to the course, attendees are given information about other upcoming port small business events and opportunities. “Port University is the best thing that the port offers,” said Ryan Lockridge, Lockridge Packaging. “It makes you think and learn about the organization when pursuing contracts. It has been more than helpful.”

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Topics: maritime, ports, contracts, procurement, small business, outreach

2019 Youth Maritime and Logistics Expo Puts Spotlight on Maritime Careers

Posted by Port Houston on May 14, 2019 7:41:21 AM

Port Houston invests in maritime education to help build and support the future workforce. More than 450 students and approximately 30 exhibitors attended the 2019 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo held at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center April 26.

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Topics: maritime, ports, education, Texas, career, outreach

Port Houston Keeping Region Green with Beautification and Environmental Projects

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 16, 2019 10:55:33 AM

Port Houston strives to be an active steward in the community.

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, stewardship, environment, outreach

Port Houston Community Outreach Hits the Ground Running in 2019

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 21, 2019 2:44:32 PM
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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, community, outreach

Small Businesses Benefit Through Port Capital Projects Forum

Posted by Port Houston on Feb 28, 2019 11:31:49 AM

More than 150 local small business representatives attended the port’s Small Business Capital Improvement Projects and Subcontracting Opportunities Forum Feb. 6. Port Houston’s small business development program was created to provide opportunities for local small businesses to participate in contracting and procurement at the port.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, community, contracts, procurement, small business, projects, outreach

Tis’ the Season for Community Outreach at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Dec 18, 2018 11:23:06 AM

Port Houston continued its tradition of giving back to the community this holiday season though the Angel Tree program and preparing care packages for seafarers. 

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Topics: Houston, leadership, community, holiday, outreach

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