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This Week at BABC
19-23 August 2013 

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GHP Soirée 2013 - "Dream Big"
Day: Friday 23-Aug-13 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Location: Hotel ZaZa 57014 Main Houston, TX 77009
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4th Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable (TOWER) Conference
Day: Tuesday 27-Aug-13 8:30 AM to Wednesday 28-Aug-13 5:00 PM
Location: Four Oaks Place 1330 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77056
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REIGSTRATION REQUIRED BY FRIDAY 23 AUG. "A Royal Baby Shower" - A BABC exclusive "For Women Only" event benefiting DePelchin Children's Center
Day: Wednesday 28-Aug-13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The Tasting Room 1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd Houston, TX 77056
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Internet Marketing Seminar
Sponsor: Houston Chronicle BABC Houston GACC South
Day: Thursday 5-Sep-13 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Houston Chronicle 801 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
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Seminar - Government Investigations, I-9, E-Verify Compliance, and Employer Sanctions
Sponsor: FosterQuan, LLP
Day: Tuesday 10-Sep-13 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: The Westin Memorial City 945 Gessner Houston, TX 77024
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2013 BABC Int'l Business Awards
Sponsor: Wood Group PSN Blue Atlas Marketing
Day: Tuesday 15-Oct-13 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Omni Houston Hote; 4 Riverway Houston, TX 77056
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Hello [firstname],

Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership.



BABC is pleased to announce the finalists in the 4th Annual International Business Awards.

Small to Medium Business
Eceptionist
Reflex Marine
Spencer Ogden


Large Corporate
Michael Page
Top Golf


In a different approach this year, the recipient of the Consul General Award is being announced in advance. This award is given based on the organization's contributions to the British American community regarding social issues. This year we are pleased to give this award to the British School of Houston noting the academic opportunities they offer, the exemplary scholastic achievements of their students and its effect on companies employing and retaining the best in global workers.


Winners in this year's business awards programme will be announced at the annual BABC International Business Awards Luncheon on 15 October at the Omni Houston Hotel. We are pleased to have back as our keynote speaker, Bill Schneider, former senior political analyst for CNN and Professor of Public and International Policy at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. Emceeing the event will be Shara Fryer, anchor at News Radio 740 KTRH. Tickets and corporate tables are on sale now http://babchouston.org/en/cev/438 . There are still opportunities to sponsor or provide underwriting for the event for as little as $500. Contact Chance Graham for further information.


Articles
 
Renewed Government and Industry Commitment to UK Oil and Gas Extraction Brings Record Investment
Oil & Gas UK's 2013 Economic Report, published today (21 August), highlights how the renewed commitment from the Government and industry to extract oil and gas from the UK's Continental Shelf (UKCS) is succeeding in promoting investment to an all-time record of £13.5 billion this year. Oil & Gas UK's chief executive, Malcolm Webb, explains: The offshore oil and gas industry generates almost £40 billion a year for the economy by producing oil and gas worth £32 billion... [More Info]
 
 Member News
 
British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) Scholarship Program - Capital Campaign 2013
The Board of BAFTX are delighted to announce the Capital Campaign for 2013. Details of sponsorship opportunities to present an 'Award in Your Name' at the BAFTX Award Ceremony in May 2014 and to extend an invitation to those sponsors to a reception hosted by HM Consul General, Andrew Millar, at the Residence on Thursday, January 30 2014 are available for download at the bottom of this page. We are able to provide scholarships to the academically gifted but financially challenged... [More Info]
 
Airport Lines Are Now Much Shorter for Some British Citizens

Shorter lines at U.S. airports are now available to certain British citizens. On August 9, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expanded eligibility for participation in its Global Entry program to citizens of the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Qatar. Global Entry is one of several trusted traveler programs created by CBP to facilitate the inspection and admission of low risk persons crossing the international border at U.S. air, land and sea ports. Individuals registered... [More Info]


New Members

Netball America - Roslyn Day - Non-Profit Member
Dakota Laine Enterprises - Chance Graham - Small Business Member
Settle Houston - Jane Vaucher - Small Business Member


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