Thursday, July 26, 2012

Small Business Seminar Set Sept.8th

Learn the is and outs about starting a business. A free seminar for citizens interested in starting or expanding their small business will be offered from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Wharton on Saturday, Sept. 8th, in the boardroom of the Wharton Economic Development Corporation, 1944 N. Fulton St. at the Wharton Civic Center.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

UH-Costal Plains Small Business

UH-Costal Plains Small Business Center representative will be in Wharton July,24th from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Wharton Economic Development 1944 N.Fulton St. in Wharton, for an appointment call 979-320-4085

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Exelon Corporation

Exelon has been the top-ranked electric and gas utility on the FORTUNE 5OO for five years running.Exelon was the no. 1 ranked U.S. utility for the second year in a row on Forbes Magazine's 2011 listed of the world's 2,000 largest, most powerful public companies.Exelon was no.1 ranked U.S.electric utility on Platt's Top 250 Global Energy list in 2011. And we are honored that Exelon made Wharton thier home

Thursday, July 12, 2012

$6M approved for Interstate 69

Announcement planned on Interstate 69 projects,Texas Department of Transportation representative, along with local and state elected officials and regional and local transportation partners, were scheduled to meet in Victoria Friday afternoon to annouce details on three South Texas Interstate 69 projects approved for funding recently. Details of the announcement are not avaliable.

Grant Program Revived to Help Businesses

WEDC's Business Restoration Program is back in business after a hiatus. David Schroeder Executive Director of Wharton Economic Development Corporation said on Friday that the time is right to start it back up. Applications are avaliable by contacting WEDC's office at 532-0999 or by visiting the office at 1944 N.Fulton St. in the Wharton Civic Center. Applications can also be emailed, or can be found on WEDC's website Applications will be addressed in the order recieved and are subject to WEDC board approval. The board meets on the third Monday of each month. In addition to the Business Restoration Program. a similar program is also available through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). The program called Downtown Public Spaces Improvement Program. Information about that program is also avaliable at the Wharton Economic Development Corporation offfice or website We are excited in trying to get these programs to use in Wharton.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stroke Clinic

The Council for Health Education and Development in conjunction with Houston -Galveston Area Council- Area Agency on Aging Elderly & Caregiver Support Services offers a stroke education class from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th, in the O'Quinn Room at the Wharton Civic Center,1924 N.Fulton St. in Wharton. Call for reservation by July 12th toll free at 1-877-747-1542.

Wharton, Texas Property Certified "Shovel Ready"

Through examination by engineers and guideline of the Greater Houston Partnership, Wharton's property is certified "Shovel Ready". A clear "pro-business" message to industrial prospects is the approch of the Wharton Economic Development Corporation. Having the site available for fast- tracking the construction for future manufacturing facilities is the Wharton's plan for business success and the Wharton Economic Development Corporation will go the extra mile to help companies establish operations and succeed in Wharton.

Juneteenth Celebration Thank You

A big thank you to James Simmons Jr. and our own Paul Kearney of Wharton from Wharton Economic Development Corporation.For the James Simons Jr. 3rd. Annual Juneteenth Celebration, that exceeded all expectation. And many thanks to all that came out to participate and support this event.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Nan Ya Corporation USA

Nan Ya Corporation USA was established in 1958 and by 1984 the company began Rigid PVC Film production in Wharton, Texas. Since it has established a solid base in plastic material and manufacturing, the Wharton facitlity has master the dowmstrem processing to consume the PVC resins and focus on production, Quality, and Shipping. The City of Wharton is honored to have this Corporation make Wharton their home.

JM Eagle Plastic Pipe Manufacturer

JM Eagle,World's largest plastic pipe manufacture is located here in Wharton, Texas. They are delivering life's essentials through the most eco - friendly pipe products on the market. JM Eagle is listed as being in the top 100 best companies to work for in the USA. The City of Wharton is honored that JM Eagle made Wharton their home.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Your Business Plan - " ROADMAP" To Higher Profits

Written business plans are often ingored at all costs by entreprenurs who prefer to let their idea " incubate" further in their mind. Putting words and numbers to it adds a stark reality to the process and a strong sense of commitment. However, learning to share the vision with others ( lenders, partners, investors, and key employees ) is one way to create " buy-in " and support along the critical path of achieving a profit during the startup or expansion process.
Potential new small business owners should arm themselves with all tools and equipment at their disposal. " Failing to plan is planning to fail" as has been often repeated.That certainly applies in running a business as well. Choosing not to plan is indeed a choice , but not a wise one. Even businesses that have succeeded beyond the first few years should do diligence on keeping their plan updated. What went right? What went wrong?
The University of Houston / Coastal Plains Small Business Development Center office serves clients in Wharton, Texas. We provide free, confidential business consulting services, assistance in writing your business planning, addressing marketing concerns, accessing capital for startups or expansions, commercializing your technology, and training on a multitude of topics.
The UH /CP SBDC is a business consulting and training center of the University of Houston Small Bussiness  Development Center Network. The UH SBDC  Network is a program of the UH -CT Bauer College of Bussiness and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Local funding partner for the UH /CP SBCD is the Wharton Economic Development Corporation. Contact us at (979) 320-4085 to schedule a face -to- face appointment. Our office in Wharton is located , at 1944 N. Fulton, with the Wharton Economic Development Corporation, in the Wharton Civic Center, Wharton, Texas.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bank Blood Drive

First State Bank of Wharton will host a blood drive from 9:oo a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thrusday July 19th, to schedule an appointment, visit log in at Digital Donor and enter sponsor code m582 or call Jo Helen Venglar at 532-0404

Job Search Seminars

A Free series of Job Search Skills Seminars at 2:00 the Wharton County Library.They will be held on Thursdays July 5th, July 12th, July 19th and July 26th. presented by Bob Cook of Worhforce Solutins.

Free Legal Aid

Lone Star Legal Aid will hold a free Pro-Se Divorce Clinic at 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 5th, at the Wharton County Library, 1920 N.Fulton St. in Wharton. To register call 979-849-6464