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Houston, The Next American Cycling City

Houston, The Next American Cycling City

Source: Upper Kirby District Street Talk One fact very familiar to each of us living in Southeast Texas is that Houston is bisected by a vast network of slow-moving bayous. Thus the nickname: “The Bayou City”. For much of its modern history, these waterways have been...

Key Facts To Know About A Company BEFORE You Invest

Key Facts To Know About A Company BEFORE You Invest

By: Chantell Preston Some investors will tell you after spending time with an entrepreneur they know in their gut whether to invest. But for many, reliance on instincts is simply not enough. These investors will embark on a comprehensive review of the company, called...

REDUCING STRESS AND BEING WELL

REDUCING STRESS AND BEING WELL

By: Susan Hardwick-Smith All of a sudden, we are reminded of the incredible fragility of our planet, our lives, our economy, our jobs, our savings. Perhaps we forgot that everything is at the mercy of things way beyond our control and can be taken away at a moment’s...

Global, Virtual Juneteenth Celebration!

Global, Virtual Juneteenth Celebration!

By: Ashley Small Emancipation Park Conservancy will host virtual programming and interactive activities throughout the week, culminating on June 19, 2020, the Juneteenth Holiday. A blending of the words June and nineteenth, Juneteenth is the oldest known US...

PROTECTING YOUR CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESS BEFORE A DIVORCE

PROTECTING YOUR CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESS BEFORE A DIVORCE

By: Taylor Toombs Imel, Shareholder KoonsFuller Houston   Divorce is a reality for nearly half of all married individuals in the United States. Despite this alarming statistic, individuals often fail to financially prepare and protect themselves from the devastating...

BOOKS OF BLISS by MANOLO BLAHNIK

BOOKS OF BLISS by MANOLO BLAHNIK

Story originally published here Bliss of Books “Reading has always had a tremendous influence on my life and work. My mother would read to me often as a child and I quickly developed an insatiable interest in books, which remains to this day. Books enhance your...

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Pregnancy and COVID-19

By Kristin Brigger, MD Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Giving birth during a pandemic isn’t what most expectant mothers plan for. The usual worries include your diet, is the baby growing well or what color should you...

Limestone Empowering Business Owners Through C-19

Limestone Empowering Business Owners Through C-19

By: Brandi McDonald Sikes, Limestone Commercial Real Estate: Quarantine forced most of us out of our places of business and left us all asking the question, “Do we really have to pay for space we can’t use?” Commercial real estate leases provide little to no options...

Houston Food Bank Books for Better Lives

Houston Food Bank Books for Better Lives

For the first time, the Houston Food Bank, Books for Kids and Houston ToolBank are teaming to deliver free meals and books to at least 12,000 youth across Houston this summer in a new program called Books for Better Lives.  COVID has magnified the need for access to...

3 Ways To Gather Customer Insights On Instagram Stories

3 Ways To Gather Customer Insights On Instagram Stories

By: Kate Talbot ForbesWomen An often overlooked aspect of social media is its relationship to customer insights and feedback. So many times, brands look at social media as a bullhorn announcing activities instead of focusing on cultivating community. Luckily, there...

The Burden on Others by Gary Burnison, Korn Ferry, CEO

The Burden on Others by Gary Burnison, Korn Ferry, CEO

Hello, I had a different message for today—all written and edited. Then I ripped it up. Our company, like so very many others, has had to make excruciating choices. Good people, talented people all over the world are being let go because of the times in which we find...

Jennifer Baer Made Travel Posters Telling You To Stay Home

Jennifer Baer Made Travel Posters Telling You To Stay Home

BY LILLY SMITH 2 MINUTE READ Designer Jennifer Baer was feeling anything but optimistic when her friends kept posting photos of themselves out in public even after states had issued stay-at-home orders. Seeing people disregard the advice while the rest of the world...