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  • SBDC StartSmartâ„¢


    Location: Del Mar College Center for Economic Development - 3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411, USA
    Date: January 17, 2018 5:30 pm - January 17, 2018 8:30 pm
    Creating your map to business success? We can help! Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach. In just 8 three-hour sessions, learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan. All sessions are led by experienced SBDC facilitators who help create a unique and powerful learning experience. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to: • Evaluate your concept and develop plans to move forward. • Acquire a working knowledge of business fundamentals. • Build an infrastructure for business operations and processes. SBDC StartSmart™ graduates acquire: • An actionable business plan. • Access to financial and business resources. • A network of entrepreneurial peers and professionals. SBDC StartSmart™ covers these important topics in eight high-energy, interactive modules: January 17 - Foundations for a Successful Business January 24 - Marketing Analysis & Research January 31 - Capturing the Market February 7 - Efficient Operations February 14 - Financial Foundations February 21 - Financial Plan February 28 - Bringing It All Together March 7 - Implementing and Presenting the Plan Corporate support provided by: Citgo Petroleum Corporation, Frost Bank & Commissioner Marez Tuition: $125 (Includes all 8 modules, food and workbooks) Room 141 Registration: Please register at www.seminarscc.com Cost: $125 Registration & Payment Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 5:00pm (Registration is not complete until payment is made.) Seminar fee assistance is available for qualifying businesses. Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if requested 24 hours prior to the start of the seminar/workshop. If there is a special circumstance and you are not eligible for a full refund, please call Monica Benavides at (361) 698-1021 to discuss other options. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.
  • Hands On Email Marketing


    Location: Del Mar College Center for Economic Development - 3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411, USA
    Date: January 18, 2018 2:00 pm - January 18, 2018 4:00 pm
    New to Email Marketing? Want to learn how to use Constant Contact? We'll show you! We will present a live, guided demonstration on the tools and features inside Constant Contact’s email marketing system. In this time-efficient, highly practical session, you will learn the basics so you can get going with your own email marketing. Class will be held in a computer lab; limited seating. No cost Room 123
  • Desktop QuickBooks Accountant 2017: Set-Up & Getting Started


    Location: Del Mar College Center for Economic Development - 3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411, USA
    Date: January 18, 2018 5:30 pm - January 18, 2018 8:30 pm
    QuickBooks Premier - the #1 rated small business accounting software - QuickBooks helps you save time so you can focus on running your business. By learning to navigate QuickBooks, it can make bookkeeping easier. This class provided the basic knowledge to set-up and navigate through the desktop QuickBooks Premier software. Lesson Objectives • Understand how QuickBooks works • Navigating through QuickBooks • Terminology used by QuickBooks • Information required before using QuickBooks • Fundamentals of creating a new QuickBooks company file • Customizing QuickBooks This is a hands-on course in a computer lab. *Please Note: This workshop only covers QuickBooks Accountant 2017 software usage. It is not intended for learning basic business finance. The material covered is not applicable to QuickBooks Essentials Online. Cost: $45.00 Instructor: Sue McCown Registration: Please register at www.seminarscc.com Cost: $45 Registration & Payment Deadline: Wednesday, January 17, 2018; 3:00pm (Registration is not complete until payment is made.) Seminar fee assistance is available for qualifying businesses. Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if requested 24 hours prior to the start of the seminar/workshop. If there is a special circumstance and you are not eligible for a full refund, please call Monica Benavides at (361) 698-1021 to discuss other options. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.
  • 6th Annual Spirit Center "Celebrity Dinner"


    Location: U.S.S. Lexington Museum on the Bay - 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402, USA
    Date: January 18, 2018 6:00 pm - January 18, 2018 10:00 pm

    Stroll through the corridors of our Cubano Mercado and experience “Noche Cubana Tropicalâ€� with the festive sounds of Caribbean music from Latin Talk at the 6th Annual Spirit Center "Celebrity Dinner" on Thursday, January 18, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the U.S.S. Lexington Museum benefitting the Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal Center, Inc., a/k/a The Spirit Center.  

    The Spirit Center, a ministry of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, only 25 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, offers facilities for a retreat experience close to home yet located in a secluded, rural location away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life.

    The goal of this Signature Fundraiser is to supplement our scholarship fund that provides opportunities for well deserving, area youth who otherwise cannot afford to experience the joy and benefits of an overnight life changing retreat. In addition, funds will support our expansion project of beautiful Meditation Gardens, which will include a nature trail surrounding the facility, a Praying Labyrinth, and a Stations of the Cross Garden. We are ready to develop this part of the facility.

    Help celebrate the opening of The Spirit Center Youth Facility by joining us for an evening of entertainment, appetizers, dinner, music, auctions, photo opportunities, and awards. We will be honoring and recognizing area students for outstanding service from various youth groups.

    The youth will be paired with our Celebrity Waiters for a casual night of healthy competition and fun, as high profile members of the community serve guests while they compete for various awards such as “Best Latin Flair Awardâ€�, “Silver Service Waiterâ€� and “2018 Star Celebrity Waiterâ€�!!!

    Your financial support will contribute to building a place for spiritual, educational, leadership and social development of our youth in South Texas.

    For more information, including sponsorship and ticket purchases, please contact Sylvia Basaldu at 361-888-7537, email sbasaldu@bluntzerspiritcenter.org.

    Tickets: $150 each

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritCenterBluntzer

  • PARROT TALK Visitor Interactive Program


    Location: South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA
    Date: January 19, 2018 1:30 pm - January 19, 2018 2:15 pm
    Visitors learn, and interact with most talkative, personable exotic parrots and their trainers. FRIDAYS/SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS, 1:30 pm. Check at Visitors Center for location. Included in general admission, no reservations needed. For all ages. (Bot Gdns closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.)
  • Winter Lecture: RELAXING HERBAL TEA REMEDIES


    Location: South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA
    Date: January 20, 2018 10:30 am - January 20, 2018 11:30 am
    Susan Sparks, owner of Chiron Holistic, shares which herbs to grow, simple recipes for various remedies, at this informative workshop. Included in general admission, members free. Check in at Visitors Center..
  • PARROT TALK Visitor Interactive Program


    Location: South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA
    Date: January 20, 2018 1:30 pm - January 20, 2018 2:15 pm
    Visitors learn, and interact with most talkative, personable exotic parrots and their trainers. FRIDAYS/SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS, 1:30 pm. Check at Visitors Center for location. Included in general admission, no reservations needed. For all ages. (Bot Gdns closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.)
  • PARROT TALK Visitor Interactive Program


    Location: South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA
    Date: January 21, 2018 1:30 pm - January 21, 2018 2:15 pm
    Visitors learn, and interact with most talkative, personable exotic parrots and their trainers. FRIDAYS/SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS, 1:30 pm. Check at Visitors Center for location. Included in general admission, no reservations needed. For all ages. (Bot Gdns closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.)
  • Owning a Franchise: Why Should You Consider It


    Location: Del Mar College Center for Economic Development - 3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411, USA
    Date: January 23, 2018 3:00 pm - January 23, 2018 5:00 pm
    Everyone has a dream of owning their own business and enjoying all that life has to offer. More time for yourself, more time for the family, more time to travel. Franchises provide the playbook for you to execute your business ownership dreams. And statistics have shown that franchise businesses succeed at a considerably higher rate than do start-up businesses. Don’t live under the false impression that franchising is just fast food, retail and it costs a million dollars to get into the game. Find out the real facts from this informative seminar. We’ll cover: • Why Own Your Own Business? • Facing the Fears of Business Ownership • Misconceptions about Franchising: Way More Than Fast Food & Retail • Finding the Ideal Franchise for You We’ll cover everything you need to know about investigating business ownership so that you are prepared to make the right decision for you. No charge Room 141
  • WINTER LECTURE: "Rainwater Harvesting"


    Location: South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA
    Date: January 24, 2018 10:00 am - January 24, 2018 11:30 am
    A variety of unique nature and horticultural topics which define and explain our unique South Texas Environment. For Winter Texans, other travelers and Coastal Bend residents. Make some new acquaintances and have a cup of coffee at these enjoyable morning sessions. TODAY'S LECTURE is all about: RAINWATER HARVESTING, with Carlos Valdez, Rainwater Harvesting Specialist Included in general admission, members free. Check in at Visitors Center.