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Apr 03, 2020

SBA Houston Webinar schedule April 6-April 10 (EIDL & PPP)

Apr 03, 2020

The SBA Houston District Office will provide the latest information from SBA to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and PPP loan. 


English Webinars (Monday April 6th- Friday April 10th )



Join URL:

Or by Phone: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 394-322-660



Join URL:

Or by Phone: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 847-743-171



Join URL: 

Or by Phone: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 109-522-548



Spanish Webinars (Tuesday April 7th & Thursday April 9th)


Tuesday- 10:00am

Join by phone: +1 (210) 469-4148

Conference ID: 926749270


Thursday- 10:00am

Join by phone +1 (210) 469-4148

Conference ID: 618401479 


Thank you, 


Valerie Maher

Lead Economic Development Specialist, Houston

U.S. Small Business Administration

Office:  713-773-6541

Fax: 202-481-1787

PPP Loans Information/Opportunity : Amazon : Small Business Academy

Apr 02, 2020

The Chamber Members that will be handling the Paycheck Protection Program Loans:


First Financial Bank

8535 Central Mall Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Contact:  Blaine Caillier


*Applications will be available online



Third Coast Bank

2901 Turtle Creek Dr Ste 115, Port Arthur, TX 77642 

Contact:  Trey Romero



BBVA Bank-409.729.0243

8150 Memorial Bank, Port Arthur TX. 77640

Contact: Kaprina Frank


Texas First Bank-Mid County-409.729.0513

10607 Highway 69
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Contact:  Wendy Ghromley

This is not her base of operations


Community Bank of Texas-713.308.5760

Paul Reade


Prosperity Bank-409.962.8457

3434 Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX 77619

Mary Kay Imhoff


Wells Fargo Bank-409.365.1100

*Call for Information


Any bank that is an SBA lender is eligible for SBA lending.


Helpful Sites:


The disaster loan was simplified as of March 30th. Website:


 You need:


  • 2019 sales
  • 2019 cost of goods sold
  • Number of employees on payroll as of 1/31/2020
  • EIN number of the business
  • Date business started
  • Basic business information (address, business phone, business email)
  • Owners (20% or more owners) personal information
    • Birthdate
    • Social security number
    • City of birth
    • Personal contact information (address, cell phone)
  • Business Bank and the routing number and the account number (so they can direct deposit your money)


They are advancing $10,000 to many businesses and it will be forgiven.  The money is received in a few days after application.




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