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Navigating Permitting, Commercial Leases Amidst Harvey Disaster Recovery


Tuesday, September 19
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Registration: 12:30 PM

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HCC-Alief/Hayes Campus
Room A319/A320
2811 Hayes Rd.
Houston, TX 77082

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Lalitha Raman 

About Us:

SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed.
Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Small business owners planning openings, expansions and/or relocations now must reset their plans to respond to the impact that recovery from Hurricane Harvey is having on the greater Houston area.

Houston Community College presents a collaborative event to assist our small business community.  Come join HCC, the Houston District Office of the Small Business Administration, SBA Office of Disaster Recovery and local experts on permitting and commercial leasing, to get some insights on how to move plans for your business forward.


Speakers and Topics:

  • Helen Callier – Owner, PermitUsNow – Navigating permitting in planned openings and expansions, and/or repairs in light of Harvey
  • Connie Rankin – Owner, CRES & Associates, Commercial Real Estate Services – Navigating dealings with your landlord, considering your lease and insurance situation and status relating to opening, expanding and/or relocating considering Harvey issues.
  • Michael D. Flores, Public Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance – Considering Harvey’s Impact on you and your business.



Houston Community College’s Centers for Entrepreneurship offer education and training in collaboration with local business mentors and economic entities. We equip start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners with the tools and relationships needed for success in today’s challenging economy.