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This Week at BABC
13-17 January 2014 

 
 

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"A Social Soiree" presented by BABC and HWCC
Day: Wednesday 22-Jan-14 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Eddie V's 2800 Kirby Dr. A100 Houston, TX 77098
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BABC Strategic Alliance Roundtable (StAR)
Sponsor: The EIC and The Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor
Day: Friday 7-Feb-14 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: The EIC 11490 Westheimer Rd #859 Houston, TX 77077
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BAFTx Wine Women and Song
Day: Saturday 8-Feb-14 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: The Omni Houston Hotel
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NEW! Granite PR - Aberdeen Houston Gateway
Sponsor: BABC Houston
Day: Tuesday 4-Mar-14 6:45 AM to Tuesday 4-Mar-14 9:00 PM
Location: Norris Conference Center - City Centre 816 Town & Country St #210 Houston, TX 77024
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BABC Royal Ascot Day
Sponsor: Wood Group PSN
Day: Saturday 29-Mar-14 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Sam Houston Race Park 7575 N Sam Houston Parkway W Houston, TX 77064
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Oilfield Cook-Off - SOLD OUT!
Sponsor: British-American Business Council Houston
Day: Thursday 1-May-14 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Sam Houston Race Park 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, TX 77064
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2014 BABC Annual Transatlantic Business Conference
Day: Tuesday 20-May-14 8:30 AM to Thursday 22-May-14 5:30 PM
Location: INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD HOTEL 3315 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305
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Hello [firstname],

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


Remember to register for the "Social Soiree" on 22 January in conjunction with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce at Eddie V's on Kirby.

If you have not paid your 2014 membership dues and need another copy of your invoice, please call or e-mail the BABC office. 

Our February Strategic Alliance Roundtable will feature Chance Graham of Storyteller promotions who will talk about using events to grow your business. Remember, registration for this event is for members only and you must have the event password to register.


If you are a member and would like to be on this special mailing list, please e-mail the BABC office. Meetings are on the first Friday of every month, 7:3- am, at the EIC on Westheimer near Kirkwood. Breakfast is catered in by BABC member Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor. The cost to attend this event is $0. That's right, not a typo, zero dollars. You just need to be a BABC member.


Articles 

 
Greyfriars Bobby anniversary marked in Edinburgh ceremony
An event marking the life of the faithful terriers Greyfriars Bobby has been held at his graveside on the anniversary of his death. The commemoration service, which was organised by Edinburgh Council's Library and Information Service, marked 142 years since the death of Greyfriars Bobby, who's said to have kept a constant watch over his master's grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard following his death in 1858. Lord Provost Donald Wilson, who welcomed guests to the event, said:... [More Info]

 


 
News from Members
 
H-1B Visa Quotas Update
Employers are strongly advised to immediately evaluate their needs for H-1B workers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015). In order to capture an H-1B visa under the annual quota, it is essential to begin preparing H-1B petitions now. H-1B visas are limited by an annual quota. For the last several years, the demand for H-1B temporary workers has exceeded the supply of visas under the quota. The current number of available visas is set at 85,000 per fiscal year. Of... [More Info]
 
 Pentagon Freight Celebrates 40th Anniversary
2014 marks the 40 anniversary of Pentagon Freight Services.  The company was founded by Geoff Smith who continues today as the Group CEO and Chairman.  From humble beginnings in a small office above a butcher’s shop in London (where the butcher’s scales were used to weigh early shipments!), Pentagon now has 54 owned offices in 25 countries with over 1100 employees, 234 of which are based at their impressive 14 acre Houston campus...[more info]

 


 BABC News

 

Letter from the President - BABC, Inc.'s Annual Transatlantic Business Conference
Dear Fellow Members of the BABC: I'm pleased to extend a warm invitation to you to join us for the BABC's Annual Transatlantic Business Conference, which we will be holding in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 20-22, 2014. The Conference will offer a great opportunity to network and develop business with members of all the BABC's chapters throughout North America and the UK, as well as provide key insights on the Conference theme of Building Platforms for Growth & Success. You can... [More Info] 

 

 
BABC Policy Focus - January 2014
Policy Focus January 2014 POLICY ACTIONS: Joint Submission to House of Lords on The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP): In our response to the House of Lords' call for evidence on TTIP, we stressed the continued need for strong political leadership to ensure a successful conclusion to the negotiations and urged the prioritisation of specific measures to help SMEs, such as the simplification of customs and trade facilitation procedures and the simplification and alignment... [More Info]

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Member Benefits

 
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Josephine's Day Spa - Thank you for being loyal member of the British American Business Council. At Josephine's Day Spa & Salon, we offer a 10% discount on all salon and spa services to current members of the BABC. Please give us a call and book your appointment today!

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*Member discounts available Monday-Thursday only.

 

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