In an effort to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and small minority owned businesses with business planning assistance and access to capital that is not readily available from conventional sources; the Houston Business Development Inc. (HBDI), Allegiance Bank and SCORE have forged a partnership to meet the ever-increasing need of small and minority owned businesses to access capital by creating a Business Information Center, (BIC). The BIC will have a vital economic impact in the Southeast quadrant of Houston by fostering the development and growth of small businesses, resulting in expanded commerce and job creation.

“By opening a community lending office in the Palm Center area, a predominately African American and Hispanic community, Allegiance Bank hopes to increase its small lending production while making a direct investment in the community” states Marlon Mitchell President and CEO at Houston Business Development, Inc.

Join Council member Dwight Boykins, City of Houston officials and many more at the grand opening of the BIC and Allegiance Bank Loan Production Office.

WHO: Business Information Center and Allegiance Bank

WHAT: Grand Opening of the Business Information Center and the Allegiance Bank Loan Production Office.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

WHERE: 5330 Griggs Road, Houston, TX 77021

WHY: The grand opening will inform the general public and the business community about the availability of resources to promote the growth of small businesses.

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