The CPA Desk

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February Events

Our friends and clients look to us, as accountants and business advisors, to formulate ideas and facilitate solutions for your business. With this in mind, we are supporting several upcoming events we think may be of interest to you.

  • El Centro de Corazon
  • Turnaround Management Association – February Breakfast Meeting
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • East End Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Houston
  • Houston Young Professionals Endeavor – Conversations with HYPE: Strategic Networking
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Turnaround Management Association – Women’s Social
  • Houston Interactive Marketing Association
If you have questions about any event details or registration information, the organization-specific contacts are below. We hope to see you at any or all of these events!


Spotlight On: El Centro de Corazón

9th Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Hotel ZaZa | 5701 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005

What: El Centro de Corazón is an organization that has been addressing community and healthcare issues in East Houston for over 20 years. Having treated over 10,000 people each year, it is located in one of the poorest communities in Houston.

The upcoming luncheon will be held at the Hotel Zaza. Karen Love and Cyndy Garza Roberts are the Host Committee Chairs, please join them in supporting this important organization. You can truly make a difference! More…

Cost: $200

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Event Contact: Kathryn Childress | 832-494-1761 | kchildress@elcentrochc.org


Turnaround Management Association

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February Breakfast Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | Registration 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Breakfast and Program 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Junior League of Houston | 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, TX 77027

What: Discuss lending in the Oil & Gas industry with drilling and oil prices at today’s levels with Robert Merkle, Regional President, Southwest Securities Bank, and Jason Stewart, Principal, Mercer. More…

Cost: $34 for members | $49 for non-members
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Event Contact: Dale Wilkins | 713-839-0808 | dale@amchouston.com


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Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Networking 11:00 am – 11:30 am | Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Astorian | 2500 Summer Street, Houston, TX 77007

What: Please join us to celebrate our dedicated volunteers, thank our 2015 Board of Directors, and congratulate our 2016 Board of Directors. More…

Cost: $75 for members | $85 for non-members

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Event Contact: Suzan Deison | 713-782-3777 |  sdeison@ghwcc.org


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Houston Small Business Expo
When: Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Where: The George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall E | 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
What: Houston’s largest Business to Business Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event. Hosted in 14 of the Nation’s largest small business cities, Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services to help grow their business. More…
Cost: Free | Open to the Public
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Event Contact: Katharine Bragg | 212-404-2345 |  katharine@theshowproducers.com

 


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Energy Symposium    
When: Monday, February 15, 2016 | Registration 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Event 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.        
 
Where: The University of Houston | Student Center South, Houston Room | 4455 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204
What: UH Energy presents the second event of the 2015-2016 Energy Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy, “Energy Policy: Did the US Win or Lose in the Iran Nuclear Deal?”
 

The discussion will scratch the surface on the history and geopolitical position of Iran, the basics of the JCPOA, and the implications for energy (supply, security, markets, etc.). Be sure to join us in February and stay tuned in early January for more information on our speakers: Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International; Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in strategy for Center for Strategic & International Studies and Cliff Kupchan, chairman & practice head of Eurasia Group. More…

Cost: Free | Open to the Public

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Event Contact: UH Energy | 713-743-6100 | uhenergy@uh.edu


Houston Young Professionals Endeavor 

Conversations with HYPE: Strategic Networking

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | Registration 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Presentation 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Greater Houston Partnership Board Room | 1200 Smith St., Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002

What: Join HYPE as our Director of Practice Growth, Karen Love, and Leisa Holland-Nelson, Co-Founder, President/CMO, Content Active present on what it means to network and how strategic networking can impact your career. More…

Cost: $15 pre-registration | $20 on-site registration

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Event Contact: Jordan McPhail | 713-844-3684 | jmcphail@houston.org


Houston Business Journal 

A Conversation with Houston’s Energy Leaders

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | Registration & Welcome 7:00 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. | Breakfast 7:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Houstonian Hotel | 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024

What: Join us as we sit down with high-profile leaders in energy to discuss the most dynamic changes in the industry over breakfast. Speakers include Maynard Holt, Co-President & Co-Head of investment banking at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Ken Medlock, Director of the Center for Energy Studies, Rice Baker Institute for Public Policy and Ron Wagnon, President of Greenwell Energy Solutions. More…

Cost: $72 for HBJ subscribers | $80 for non-subscribers
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Event Contact: Aubrey Stuart | 713-395-9613 | astuart@bizjournals.com

Houston Business Journal 

A Conversation with Houston’s Energy Leaders

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | Registration & Welcome 7:00 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. | Breakfast 7:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Houstonian Hotel | 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024

What: Join us as we sit down with high-profile leaders in energy to discuss the most dynamic changes in the industry over breakfast. Speakers include Maynard Holt, Co-President & Co-Head of investment banking at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Ken Medlock, Director of the Center for Energy Studies, Rice Baker Institute for Public Policy and Ron Wagnon, President of Greenwell Energy Solutions. More…
Cost: $72 for HBJ subscribers | $80 for non-subscribers
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 Event Contact: Aubrey Stuart | 713-395-9613 | astuart@bizjournals.com

 


Turnaround Management Association

February Women’s Social
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant | 801 Studewood St., Houston, Texas 77007
What: Socialize with fellow Houston women at Turnaround Management Association’s Women’s Social. More…
Cost: $30
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Event Contact: Dale Wilkins | 713-839-0808 | dale@amchouston.com

 Houston Interactive Marketing Association

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Houston IMA/Bauer College of Business Annual Career Fair
When:
Wednesday, March 23 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.         

Where: University of Houston | Student Center South | 4455 University Drive, Houston, TX 77024

What: Do you want to recruit top interactive design, marketing and technical talent? Then exhibit at the Houston IMA/Bauer College of Business annual Career Fair. It’s coming up on Wednesday, March 23rd, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the new Student Center South at the University of Houston. The Houston IMA Career Fair has grown every year since inception. Last year we had over 500 diverse candidates in attendance, including over 100 experienced professional. Attendees are from tech, marketing, and communications backgrounds, and are undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from all over, including the University of Houston, Rice University, Sam Houston State, Houston Baptist, Texas State, St. Thomas, and more. More…

 Cost: $350 before February 1, 2016 | $550 after February 1, 2016

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Event Contact: Cheryl Shakory | careerfair@houstonima.org


Additional Upcoming Events

More details coming soon!

  • March 23, 2016 – Houston Interactive Marketing Association Career Fair
  • April 25-29, 2016 – Houston Export Assistance Center – Hannover Messe 2016 Fair
  • April 28, 2016 – Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Conference
  • May 19, 2016 – YWCA Outstanding Women’s Luncheon