Member News

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SAN ANTONIO – New, ultra-accessible Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park has been honored with the Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association (WWA) at the organization’s 37th annual symposium in West Palm Beach, Fla. WWA lauded non-profit Morgan’s Inspiration Island not only for the park’s design that fully accommodates those with special needs but also for its revolutionary ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Your North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has signed on to a Joint U.S. Chamber letter expressing to the United States Congress our position: Congress must act to pass a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions in order that the promise of tax reform can become a reality. Other points to support our position to pass a budget resolution include:Congress last reformed the tax code in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The addition of the new area code requires that all local calls are dialed with 10 digits, and long-distance calls must be dialed with 11 digits. As of September 23, 2017, 12:01 a.m. (CT), seven-digit dialing will no longer work. Current 210 area code customers will get to keep their 210 numbers. New customers could be assigned either the 210 or 726 area code.Some things to do to prepare for this ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 25, 2017
2017 Small Business Leaders Awards: The North San Antonio Chamber’s special night honoring small businesses and the people behind them. According to recent statistics published by the SBA Office of Advocacy, small businesses account for nearly half of the almost 10-million Texans employed in private sector jobs. The 2016 Kauffman Index, ranks San Antonio first in Texas for women entrepreneurs, ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, September 21, 2017
RSM US Middle Market Business Index declines as business leaders cite doubts on policy reformThe RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today announced the index declined in Q3 2017, following a record-high reading in Q2 2017. The decline comes after three consecutive quarters of growing business optimism in the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Generations FCU Names New Commercial Relationship Manager   Travis Adams has joined Generations Credit Union as their commercial relationship manager.  In this role, Adams will be responsible for developing and managing commercial relationships for the credit union.   Prior to Generations FCU, Adams was vice president of commercial real estate lending for Radius Bank in Boston.  He holds a B.S. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 18, 2017
San Antonio Sports has teamed up with the U.S. Army to recognize middle and high school athletic teams that go Beyond the Game. The program is looking for teams that have made a difference in their district or community and exhibit the key values of respect, selfless service, integrity, caring, personal courage and sportsmanship.  Teams will be recognized by San Antonio Sports and the U.S. Army ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The LiftFund Women’s Business Center is seeking participants for the Women’s Business Accelerator (WBA) program. This comprehensive accelerator is designed for women entrepreneurs in San Antonio looking to take their business to the next level.  “The number of women-owned businesses continues to increase, however the employment rate and revenues for women-owned firms has remained stagnant over ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The term ‘standard operating procedures’ might evoke a yawn from the vast majority of your employees. But if your firm is on any sort of growth or expansion curve, SOP’s could be a critical piece in your ability to navigate the challenges that growth brings – especially if your firm’s pace of growth is accelerated.  SOP’s not only establish business practices and processes, they also communicate ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Papers/Research
Thursday, July 27, 2017
SWBC Investment Services is pleased to announce the addition of financial advisor Jason Stepanik, CIMA®, at InvesTex Credit Union. Stepanik will work exclusively with InvesTex members to create and monitor their personalized financial plans.   Stepanik can offer members a wide array of products and services including retirement income planning, financial planning, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park where guests of all ages and abilities can get wet and have fun together, has attracted international media attention – both traditional and social – since opening June 16.   “Traditional media outlets like  the ‘CBS Evening News’ and social media outlets that reach millions upon millions of people heralded the news of ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Bryan Guinn ENTRUST Technology & Consulting Services  About the Company: ENTRUST Technology Consulting Services is an award-winning Microsoft Partner and a passionate member of the community helping organizations implement technology solutions. Their mission is to make Information Technology simple, manageable, and affordable for each client by offering solutions and consulting services that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Thank you for your interest. All free screening appointments are now full. Thank you for your understanding. With temperatures rising and little rain in sight, San Antonians are getting an extreme dose of sunshine. With that comes an increased risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.  UT Health Cancer Center, part of UT Health ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Community
Monday, July 24, 2017
The 2017 BDO Manufacturing RiskFactor Report examines the risk factors in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers in the food manufacturing, transportation, fabricated metals, machinery, plastics and rubber segments; the risks are analyzed and ranked by order of frequency cited.Next-Gen Manufacturing = Next-Level Risks Ready or not, the next generation of ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Economic
Monday, July 24, 2017
U.S. economic growth remains on track to expand by our forecast of 1.9 percent in 2017. The economy in the first quarter expanded at a 1.4 percent rate while growth in the second quarter is on track to increase by a more robust 2.5 percent. We anticipate solid, if unspectacular growth in the second half fueled by solid consumer spending, which is on track to increase by 3 percent in the second ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Rev. Scott J. Brown will begin his first full year as the 31st headmaster of TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas on Aug. 16, the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.   Brown, 41, already was part of the 124-year-old school's history, having served as TMI chaplain from 2004 to 2007. "I think what drew me (back) to TMI is that we're kindred spirits," Brown said. "The leadership, the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Friday, July 21, 2017
There are only three months until the start of the college basketball season and eight months until the Final Four® returns to San Antonio. As we prepare for the Road to the Final Four®, the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee invites you to hear from some of the best NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball coaches in the country discuss the upcoming season, past tournament experiences and the Final ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a partnership with CGI Communications, Inc. Through its NEXT! Ad Agency, a division of CGI Communications, our chamber will have the opportunity to take advantage of digital media tools that will enhance our online presence through reputation management services and analytics. Through this partnership, our members can take advantage ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Texas Special Session – The Bathroom Bill As an advocate for our local business leaders, the North SA Chamber opposes any legislation that weakens our city’s ability to attract talent or sustain the local economy. As support for a bathroom bill has grown in the senate, the voice of local business leaders and community partners has matched in opposition. Governor Abbott called a special session ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, July 20, 2017
On Thursday, Brooks marked the founding of Brooks Air Force Base 100 years ago, as well as its rebirth as a mixed-use community 15 years ago, with a “Quincetennial” celebration at the Embassy Suites Hotel on the Brooks campus.  The event raised more than $40,000 for the newly-formed Brooks Community Foundation, created to help lift up the surrounding community through grants to non-profits doing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
With the support of a $50,000 grant from the San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas A&M University-San Antonio students will soon give a boost to the academic trajectory of local school children. Through a partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) and Communities in Schools of San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio will deliver a unique mentoring program to students at Stewart ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Joanna Armstrong, CPSM, has been promoted to Marketing Resources Manager, Corporate Development, of Raba Kistner, Inc. Armstrong started with Raba Kistner in July, 2004 as a Database Administrator in the Corporate Development Group and was promoted that December to Marketing Coordinator.  After managing multiple initiatives, Joanna is being recognized with this promotion to reflect her increasing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Brooks City Base will now be known simply as “Brooks” in an effort to align the development’s name with its identity as an up-and-coming San Antonio community with a vision as big as Texas. Since the closure of Brooks Air Force Base in 2002, Texas, Bexar County, City of San Antonio leaders and the Brooks Development Authority board have transformed the 1,300-acre property into a thriving ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Chris Monroe Spurs Sports & EntertainmentAbout the Company: Chris Monroe serves as the Director of Season Ticket Retention at Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) and has been with the organization for 12 years. Chris and his team are primarily responsible for the retention of Spurs season ticket members and they build relationships through a service-oriented approach to loyal clientele.  They ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) has recognized Sam Dawson, P.E., Pape-Dawson Engineers’ CEO, as the 2017 “Engineer of the Year” for the State of Texas. The TSPE Engineer of the Year Award was presented during the TSPE Annual Conference in Austin on June 8, 2017 and is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member. This prestigious award is presented annually to recognize ...read more
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, reached a record high for the second consecutive quarter, indicating middle market business leaders remain extremely confident about the current and future state of the U.S. economy. In Q2 2017, the MMBI posted a record-high composite score of 132.1, up 2.3 points since ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Article originally featured in the Rivard Report by Sandy Merrill  Can you imagine losing your sight and trying to get to work by navigating bus routes, busy San Antonio roads, and obstacles on the sidewalks?  Guide Dogs of Texas (GDTX) enables blind people in our community to experience the freedom and efficacy of guide dog mobility. I’ve seen first-hand how lives are transformed, and our ...read more
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
On June 13, Wells Fargo team members dropped off 112 care packages to Soldiers’ Angels to send to troops overseas. The packages were decorated and assembled by team members at branches across San Antonio and Austin. Central Texas Region President Jeff Schumacher presented Soldiers’ Angels with a check for $2,000 to cover the cost of shipping and delivery.    Pictured: (left to right) Jeff ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Article originally featured in the San Antonio Business Journal by W. Scott Bailey   The University of the Incarnate Word’s search for a new president is over. The San Antonio school named Thomas Evans to succeed Lou Agnese, who was removed as president of UIW after 31 years as its leader in August.   Evans, who will be the 10th president at UIW, comes to San Antonio from Helena, Montana, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The North SA Chamber wants to provide you with tools that help you get the most out of your membership. Learn how to manage and market your business at www.northsachamber.com by watching a series of short, instructional videos or downloading PDF instructions with our NEW Electronic Member Handbook . This handbook will teach you about the North SA Chamber’s members-only ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Friday, June 23, 2017
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, reached a record high for the second consecutive quarter, indicating middle market business leaders remain extremely confident about the current and future state of the U.S. economy. In Q2 2017, the MMBI posted a record-high composite score of 132.1, up 2.3 points since ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 23, 2017
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio™) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth®) today announced agreements to grant exclusive global licenses for two unique biologic therapeutics to AlaMab Therapeutics Inc., a subsidiary of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. The biologics will be developed into novel, first-in-class ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service™ (VMaaS), today announced that its Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) uncovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability within the Avaya Application Enablement Services (AES) Management Console. The vulnerability would allow remote code execution if a specially crafted message was sent to the AES server. Digital ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
San Antonio will host a CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) Gold Cup double-header in the Alamodome on July 16 featuring Curacao vs. Mexico and Jamaica vs. El Salvador. They are amoung 12 teams playing for the chance to advance to the championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on July 26. Tickets can be purchased at GoldCup.org. The San ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, June 19, 2017
Project Control is announcing John Sharpstene has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager. Mr. Sharpstene brings over 30 years of extensive experience working as a project manager and owner’s representative for Fortune 500 companies across the country. John’s broad-based career has given him a strong foundation in planning, construction, and facilities starting at the drawing board in North ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, June 19, 2017
From May 29 to June 4, a group of Upper School students from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas went on a Servant Leader Adventure to Jaco, Costa Rica, where they worked at local helping agencies and had encounters with people and places far from what they are used to at home. Led by the Rev. Nathan Bostian, TMI chaplain, and Tracy Carter, director of academic support, the students stayed at a ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, June 16, 2017
Project Control is announcing Louie Rodriguez has joined the firm as Project Manager. Throughout his career, Louie has been a part of municipal, private, and P3 projects across multiple markets including multi-family, retail, mission critical facilities, sports & entertainment, jails, commercial offices, distributions centers, manufacturing facilities, healthcare, and hospitality projects.  Mr. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, June 16, 2017
Insomnia is a widespread problem in the U.S. military and the most commonly reported symptom following deployment. A new study published online in the journal Sleep found that cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia , a form of talk therapy, was highly effective with an active-duty population.  Conducted by researchers at the University of North Texas and other institutions affiliated with ...read more
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, today announced that Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., has been named director of the UT Health Cancer Center, beginning in August 2017.Dr. Mesa is professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
"IoT: A Connected World,” the name of the Summit, will bring together industry execs, utility experts and “Smart City” leaders to discuss the future of doing business in a networked economy   On Thursday June 1, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, EPIcenter will host IoT: A Connected World – a Summit that will bring together industry executives, utility experts, “Smart City” leaders, business and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
On June 19-21, 2017 San Antonio will be participating in the Defense Communities 2017 National Summit in Washington DC. More than 600 military and civilian leaders from around the nation will gather at this event. Through an unending commitment to installations, the men and women who serve our nation, and their families, strong communities will build and sustain a strong military, and America's ...read more
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By Valentino Lucio, H-E-B  Shopping inside H-E-B stores is always great, but some of us are in a hurry and don’t have time to grab a shopping cart. That’s why at one of H-E-B’s newest stores, which is set to open this summer on San Antonio’s North Side, customers can pick up their groceries or score some of the city’s best barbecue without leaving their vehicles.    Earlier this year, the San ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
   The June 2017 flight schedule at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) provides 134 peak-day nonstop departures (including less than daily operations) to 38 destinations on 11 commercial carriers.   In June, SAT will offer a total of 3,733 scheduled departures, an increase of 2.8% when compared to June 2017. Monthly scheduled seat capacity is also up 7.7% at 497,266 departing seats for the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Jim KoenigJacobs  About the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 66,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Joe Irizarry Raba Kistner, Inc.About the Company: Joe Irizarry is Vice President of Raba Kistner, Inc., a San Antonio-based project management, engineering and environmental consulting firm. Joe oversees the firm’s business development, marketing and strategic planning services. His background includes sales management, consulting, planning, and leadership development.  About the Council: The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Veterans Transitioning Into the Workforce  In line with my vision to increase our involvement in workforce development, the North SA Chamber has dedicated the first quarter of 2017 to listening to the needs of various players in our city concerning this matter (see more information under Organizations Focusing On Workforce Development). Our first source of information – our members – further ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
BKD CEO Ted Dickman is pleased to announce that Paragon Audit & Consulting, Inc. will join the firm effective June 1, 2017. “We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” Dickman said. “Paragon’s commitment to client service and true expertise will help us achieve our goals as we move forward.” Paragon—a Denver-based firm specializing in internal audit and compliance—will grow the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A one-of-a-kind thrill launches in June at SeaWorld San Antonio, seeking a few brave individuals for an important mission. Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster combines the thrill of a roller coaster with the adrenaline rush of a marine animal rescue mission.  Inspired by the heroics of the SeaWorld Rescue Team, Wave Breaker’s jet-ski style car is the first of its kind in North America. The unique ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Obesity and weight gain have long been risk factors associated with deaths from breast cancer. In a recent study published in the journal Cancer, a multi-institutional team of researchers, headed by Virginia Kaklamani, M.D., from UT Health San Antonio, focused on the factors that affect weight gain in women diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers determined that women younger than age 60 ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Papers/Research
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The National Cancer Institute has selected UT Health Cancer Center to become one of nine institutional members of the NCI’s elite Cancer Systems Biology Consortium. UT Health’s selection includes a five-year, $9.1 million grant to lead a group of more than 20 experimental and computational scientists from six institutions to study the broad, biological mechanisms of breast and prostate cancer.The ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Papers/Research
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Goodwill San Antonio will proudly host a community celebration on Thursday, May 25 for the opening of its 23rd store and donation station at 1721 W.W. White Road, 78220. The celebration commences with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by a weekend of savings, special events and great shopping in support of Goodwill’s mission to change lives through the power of work.    “With 20 jobs ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Veteran Marketing Leader John S. Hernstat Jr. Joins Hill Country Team  Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is proud to announce John S. Hernstat Jr. as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams in group, leisure and business travel sales. Hernstat joins the team after his predecessor Jeff Donahoe was promoted to Regional Vice President of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dedicated to supporting the youth of Texas in educational and agricultural goals, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo announced its annual educational commitment of $11,510,950 million at the Annual Life Membership Meeting held on May 16, 2017.  Executive Director and CEO Keith Martin said, “Today marks a proud moment as we make this educational commitment. Everything we do during the Rodeo and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 15, 2017
Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, for RSM US LLP talks about what’s on the horizon for consumer products pricing in a rigorously cost-conscious marketplace.  The race to the bottomWhile most consumer products companies are focused on improving profitability this year, there is increased risk for many in this cost-competitive environment. Last year’s winners were largely within the value sector, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Economic
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Jon McDowell, Managing Partner of BKD, LLPs San Antonio office, announces the promotion of Stephanie Bostick to Senior Manager (tax), Alexandra Geleske to Manager (audit) and Joshua Propp to Senior Associate II (tax).   Career paths at BKD are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, responsibilities and competencies requiring cumulative and advanced degrees of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 01, 2017
Improving Corporate Earnings Drive Stocks Higher in First Quarter Taken from First Quarter Newsletter - April 24, 2017This quarter I could pretty much just repeat what I said about the stock market in the last edition of The Compass in January. Anyway, I’ll give it another run: As corporate earnings have continued to improve, stocks have continued to rally with just over a 6% return for the S&P ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Economic, General News Article, Political
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The North SA Chamber had a busy April educating members at our Employment Law Update, holding a panel discussion at our technology council’s CIO Panel, introducing some local college students to our Leadership Lab class and hosting our very first Fiesta Medal Exchange and Party with our neighbors at Vickrey & Associates. At the beginning of May, we will host our SOLD OUT Golf Tournament at Hyatt ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to announce the selection of 10 students who will receive $10,000 scholarships (for a total of $100,000 in scholarships) from the RSM US Foundation’s national scholarship program: Power Your Education.Students were selected based on a number of core criteria (minimum ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trey DawsonPape-Dawson Engineers  About the Company: Pape-Dawson Engineers is a qualified civil engineering, transportation, water resources, environmental, and surveying company with offices located throughout the state. The powerful combination of several decades of experience, a broad range of service capabilities, and key relationships within the community are what ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
article taken from CPS Energy Connection newsletter by Monika MaeckleCPS Energy‘s inaugural Future of Energy Symposium half-day event launched a series of engaging dialogues between our community, the energy industry and our local, community-owned gas and electric utility. “We’ve been standing on the shoulders of greatness for 157 years” said CPS Energy CEO Paula Gold-Williams, alluding to CPS ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 24, 2017
H-E-B and Trinity University present landmark event for women leaders, entrepreneurs  The second annual Trinity University Women & Girls’ Leadership Summit will offer women of all ages an opportunity to connect with area business and civic leaders in three days of learning, inspiration, and networking.   Presented by H-E-B in association with Trinity University, the summit will span three days ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, April 24, 2017
Firm Ranked Sixth Best Firm to Work for Among All National Accounting Firms BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been named one of the 2018 Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting firms to work for in North America.  For the fourth consecutive year, BDO was ranked the sixth best firm to work for by Vault.com, the source for employer and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 17, 2017
PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY WITH DOCUMENT SHREDDING AT FROST  WHAT:          Frost invites San Antonio-area residents to come to select Frost financial centers to have sensitive documents shredded, with service provided by Shred-It. Frost will also make treats available to participants.  The events are a tradition at Frost, which shares its customers’ concern for privacy and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tech Company Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to San Antonio ​Hulu announced that they have chosen San Antonio as the location for their Viewer Experience Operations headquarters, pending local incentive agreements. The new Viewer Experience Operations headquarters will substantially increase Hulu’s customer support capabilities as the company prepares to roll out its new live TV service and redesigned ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
In response to the growing number of seniors living with dementia in the San Antonio community, 90 front line employees at Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities were named Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP®) by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP®).   The CDP® certification is one of several certifications offered by NCCDP®, an organization formed in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFA, vice president of corporate and community education at Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities, was named a “Leader in Senior Healthcare” by The Patient Institute, a non-profit organization based in San Antonio that provides healthcare education and resources to South Texas patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.Wellisch was formally ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A&M-San Antonio to crack world record at Fiesta San Antonio finale, Festival de Cascarones The seventh annual Festival de Cascarones, hosted by Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will attempt to “crack” a world record for the most cascarones broken at a single event on April 30. The University will distribute more than 500 of the traditional festive eggs to attendees to crack on each other’s ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, April 10, 2017
Thomas Burr, Senior Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Environmental, has announced that Dr. Steve Tomka, PH.D, RPA, Cultural Resources Program Director for the firm, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA).  Dr. Tomka has served on the State Board of Review for National Register of Historic Places nominations, and was the Chair of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS™), disclosed the discovery of four zero-day security vulnerabilities found in the Riverbed Technology SteelCentral Portal version 1.3.1 and 1.4.0. The vulnerabilities are critical in nature due to the ability of a cybercriminal to exploit these issues to gain access to the performance monitoring platform and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories (TCEL) honored Dr. Carl F. Raba, Jr. P.E., Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Raba Kistner, with their 2017 Award of Excellence.   According to Board Member, Jeffrey C. Roberts, P.E., Senior Principal and Division Manager of the Houston office of Terracon, “Our selection of Dr. Raba was the result of his commitment to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 31, 2017
Jon M. McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLPs San Antonio office, is pleased to announce the addition of Rudy Arriaga as a senior associate II in the accounting outsourcing services department.  Arriaga’s experience includes work in the public and private sectors and as an educator.  Arriaga is a 2004 graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master of Science in Accounting.About ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 27, 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Hadley Barrett, the voice of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for 28 years, has passed away today, March 2, 2017.  Details of his passing are still forthcoming. He was scheduled to announce Rodeo Austin, March 11-25.   In his 87 years, Hadley’s accomplishments were many, including being named four separate times the PRCA Announcer of the Year. He ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, March 27, 2017
Two schools founded by the Rt. Rev. James S. Johnston, first bishop of the independent Diocese of West Texas, were honored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter, at a Texas Independence Day observance, held March 2 at the Centotaph in Alamo Plaza.  Each year, the event honors a school of historical significance. This year, the ceremony recognized TMI – The Episcopal ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and Morgan’s Wonderland have signed on to support a new addition to the2017 edition of the H-E-B Alamo Run Fest – the H-E-Buddy Ultra-Accessible Run, Walk & Roll 1K set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Alamodome. The H-E-Buddy event, originally limited to individuals from 2 to 14 years old, has been redesigned in 2017 to also include adults with ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Laura O’DonnellHaynes and Boone, LLP  About the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 575 lawyers in 15 offices and 40major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Lori WhiteRandstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Stinson Municipal Airport, the second oldest continuously operated airport in the United States, will host a groundbreaking for its new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) on March 29, 2017 at 10:00am. Stinson’s new ATCT will be an iconic structure commemorating over 100 years of aviation at Stinson.   The tower’s design is entitled “Wings over Stinson” and has bi-plane style wings reminiscent of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 24, 2017
UT Health San Antonio™ is initiating a monthly group for women with gynecologic cancers. The meetings will be held 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning April 19. The group will meet at the Medical Arts & Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Dr., in Conference Room B on the first floor. Gynecologic cancers are found in women’s reproductive systems and include cervical, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, March 23, 2017
If making a difference for children, families and our community is important to you, then make a difference with San Antonio Sports! Our volunteers are the backbone of the success of San Antonio Sports’ premier sporting events and life-changing youth programs. San Antonio sports relies on our wonderful family of volunteers to tackle the entire spectrum of our events, from the pre-event planning ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The annual Celebration of Love and Children to benefit Respite Care of San Antonio will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Valero Energy Corporation, The Vista. The event will celebrate the contributions of Lacie and Joe Gorder. Lacie, an active community volunteer, is a member of the Board of Directors of Respite Care and Joe is the CEO of Valero and the 2017 United Way Community Campaign ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
In June of 2017, Hallmark University will offer college experience at no cost to San Antonio high school students through the University’s annual summer intensives. These summer intensives are aimed at helping high school students explore various collegiate fields of study, the opportunities they present, and lessening the level of uncertainty experienced by many students as they approach high ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Sunday, March 19, 2017
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently recognized as the Best Consultancy Firm at the US Services Awards by CTA Intelligence. This recognition is for commodity trading advisors and managed futures service providers who have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 13, 2017
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is now designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides the university with greater access and broader eligibility for federal grant funding. HSIs are defined by Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, March 10, 2017
2017 marks the 11th consecutive No. 5 rankingRSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently ranked as the fifth largest accounting, tax and consulting services firm in the U.S. for the 11th consecutive year by Accounting Today.The publication’s 2017 special report indicates that the message of this year’s report ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been named one of the 2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.  The NAFE award recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line.  Accenture, American Express, Dupont, IBM, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
8 Email Security Tips By Sonny Montiel VP, Network Security Officer Broadway Bank Now a necessity for consumers and commerce, email is how we do business. This means that email security also has to be a part of our daily operating procedure. Be mindful of the following security tips to keep cyber criminals at bay.Guard your email account much like you protect your mailbox outside your home. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 06, 2017
March 7, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. 7411 John Smith Drive San Antonio, Texas   As the demand for nurses grows, Galen College of Nursing is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students and the communities we serve.  Galen is committed to supporting the San Antonio community, not only through quality nursing education, but in workforce development and excellence in healthcare.  With a mission to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Monday, March 06, 2017
Andrew Hunt, P.E., C.F.M. has been selected to serve as a Trustee on the Board of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute Founder’s Council. As a trustee on the Council Board, Andrew will support the Council’s mission to cultivate interest in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute among young leaders in the San Antonio area and to foster lifelong support for the Institute and its work.  The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 27, 2017
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the Leadership Lab Class of 2017! Magnus Magnus Achu | FBD Partnership, LPMalvin 'Al' Alexander | CPS Energy  Jonathan Barkley | SWBC  Alexandra 'Alex' Barsalou | Taurean  Lindsay Beale | Spurs Sports and Entertainment  Calneta 'Cali' Beeman | Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.  Tami Benson | Benson Design  Timothy 'Tim' Blazi ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
Philanthropists Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long were greeted with sustained applause and heartfelt gratitude by UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and students during a Feb. 14 ceremony acknowledging an extraordinary legacy of giving by  the Austin couple.  The event marked the formal naming of the School of Medicine at UT Health as the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. Through ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Friday, February 24, 2017
Find out what a day in the life of a Broadway banker is all about! Local students will spend the day at Broadway Bank Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of San Antonio’s second annual SA Works Job Shadow Day in partnership with Junior Achievement.  SA Works matches nearly 3,000 San Antonio students with more than 100 local employers for a day of onsite experience-based ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Friday, February 24, 2017
For 23 years, volunteers with Rebuilding Together San Antonio have provided home repairs and renovations at no cost to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in the San Antonio area.  Now, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation, more families will be given the additional support they need to ensure their homes are safe, secure, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
The world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment – Morgan’s Wonderland – will launch its eighth season at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, with a special event and special guests.   Opening-weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 3; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5.   Throughout ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
The North SA Chamber has hit the ground running in 2017. In just the last month we hosted our annual Gala—celebrating the colors and culture of Wild South Africa while honoring our outgoing Chairman Gary Hoyack of BD; recognizing our San Antonian honoree Berto Guerra of Avanzar Interior Technologies and Chairman of San Antonio Water System; and inducting your 2017 North SA Chamber Board of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Friday, February 24, 2017
The physician practice of UT Health San Antonio took a huge step forward Feb. 22 with the dedication of UT Health Hill Country, just off Interstate 10 near Boerne. The 19,000-square-foot building will offer a comprehensive array of services, including primary care, orthopaedics, radiology, physical therapy, urology, behavioral health and lab services. In remarks prior to the ribbon cutting, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The NCAA Final Four returns to San Antonio in 2018, and it is vital for the business community to show unified support for this exciting event that will showcase our community to a national audience and have tremendous economic impact. You can experience the excitement by purchasing a local contributor package! Included in your package are special event tickets, commemorative memorabilia and VIP ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center of UT Health San Antonio™ is holding a 2.6-mile fun run/walk for cancer survivors, family members and friends from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. The walk/run will be held at the CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach Road. Called “Give Cancer the Boot,” the event will include a Zumba warm-up before the run, face painting, games for children, a fruit walk, blowing ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
ENTRUST Technology Consulting Services, Business Technology Solutions, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Who/What/When: In conjunction with the San Antonio Potters Guild and the San Antonio Glass Art Guild, SAMMinistries will host the 17th Annual Empty Bowls on Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta Street. The event features one-of-a-kind handcrafted bowls that guests can take home for $20. For each bowl purchased, guests will enjoy delicious soup and bread from ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, February 17, 2017
Deal Flow Set to Improve and IPOs to Make a ComebackLast year proved to be a challenging year for the private equity (PE) industry as market instability and political uncertainty took hold worldwide. But 2017 has ushered in a more optimistic outlook, according to BDO’s Eighth Annual PErspective Private Equity Study, a survey of more than 200 fund managers across North America and Western ...read more
Categories: Economic
Friday, February 17, 2017
On February 16, 2017, Hallmark University hosted their annual luncheon at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas with the theme, “It’s Time for Change.” In acknowledgment of recent and positive news regarding the university’s successes locally, statewide, and nationally, representatives from Hallmark revealed new accomplishments to an audience of top San Antonio city officials, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
After an extensive nationwide search, the Board of Directors of Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities is pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Crump as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.   In his new role, Crump will oversee the operations of Morningside Ministries’ three senior living campuses, which offer retirement and assisted living, memory care, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Grand total of more than $7 million raised for charity over tournament’s seven years RSM US LLP (“RSM”) the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, and title sponsor of The RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR event hosted by the Davis Love Foundation – is proud to announce that the seventh annual RSM Classic (Nov. 14 – 21, 2016) raised $2.2 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 13, 2017
Hallmark University is Number One in San Antonio for Income Mobility A recent study published January 18, 2017 in The New York Times shows that Hallmark University is number one in San Antonio at moving their students up two or more income brackets. By analyzing the likelihood that students will benefit from upward income mobility after attending various nationwide colleges and universities, the ...read more
Categories: Education, Economic, Press Release
Friday, February 10, 2017
Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS™), today announced that Frost & Sullivan identified Digital Defense’s patented scanning technology as the best in the industry, according to its recent Vulnerability Management (VM) Global Market Analysis. “The enterprise network undergoes significant changes over time including OS updates, internal server ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
An east coast native, Phyllis Gallay relocated from New York to San Antonio over 16 years ago to manage JP Morgan-Chase Bank’s credit card center in Westover Hills. After working in the banking industry for 21 years, Phyllis joined Accenture as a Senior Executive, responsible for leading their Business Process Outsourcing Service Delivery Operation. Phyllis has embraced San Antonio as her home, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 30, 2017
Jack HathawayThompson Print & Mailing Solutions  About the Company: Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions provides quality printing, checks, signs, banners, vehicle wraps and business forms. The organization has served the South Texas market for 53 years and has recently acquired the Money Mailer franchise for San Antonio. Jack supports customers as an Account Manager with 33 years of sales ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Friday, January 27, 2017
Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS™), today announced a new Zero Day Report from CyberSecurity Ventures that provides vulnerability trends, statistics, best practices, and resources for CISOs and IT security teams.  The report contains data and comments from industry experts from the Zero Day Initiative, Trend Micro, Black Duck, Gartner, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo welcomed two extraordinary members to the 2017 Hall of Fame – Billy W. Schieberle and Dora Salinas. These two volunteers have helped expand the organization through their commitment and dedication to our mission. They were honored for their significant achievements in a ceremony held Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Billy W. Schieberle The youngest of four ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
A former chaplain has been chosen to become the 31st headmaster of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. The Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, announced Nov. 30 that the Rev. Scott Brown would be the school’s next headmaster, succeeding John W. Cooper, Ph. D., who will retire May 31 after five years in the post.  He will be the first clergy member to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
He has served on numerous non-profit boards sharing his expertise on various community issues for decades; however, Alvin Loewenberg will be long remembered for his 26 years of leadership as President and CEO of Morningside Ministries, a faith-based not-for-profit community comprised of three senior living locations providing retirement, assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation and memory ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
Joeris General Contractors has been named general contractor for EPIcenter -- the new $74 million energy innovation center planned for the historic Mission Road Power Plant located just south of downtown along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River. Construction on the more than 80,000 square foot project is expected to take between 24 and 28 months and will begin as soon as a critical mass of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
Hundreds of fitness-minded families and individuals will gather Saturday morning, Jan. 28, for the 4th Annual Snowball 5K Run/Walk and Accessible 1K benefitting The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a non-profit school for students with special needs (ages 12-24).   The Accessible 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive at the intersection of Wurzbach ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, January 23, 2017
Veteran construction executive Jason Smith is the new San Antonio Division president for SpawGlass, effective January 1. Chuck Calvin, who had been president since 2004, prepares to retire on March 5, and John Devaney is now Operations Manager.  The gradual transition began in mid-2016.  A 17-year SpawGlass employee, Smith worked his way up to project executive and, most recently, operations ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Bexar Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) has named Mr. Trey Dawson, P.E., Pape-Dawson Engineers’ Vice President, as the “Young Engineer of the Year” for 2017. This prestigious award is presented annually to recognize a young TSPE engineer for his or her technical abilities, professional achievements, as well as civic and humanitarian activities. Mr. Dawson will be ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
On January 24, 2017, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorsed the 2017-2022 Bond Program to pay for critical investments to our city’s streets, drainage, parks and infrastructure. Over the past three months, five Community Bond Committees met with two co-chairs and three committee members appointed by the Mayor to finalize and approve project recommendations. The North ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jon M. McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP’s San Antonio office, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Anderson, tax associate, and Adriana Cortes, audit associate, in BKD’s San Antonio office.  Anderson is a 2016 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  Anderson worked as a tax intern with BKD San Antonio in 2016.  Cortes is a 2015 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Galen College of Nursing announced today the launch of a 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Offering solely nursing education, Galen is focused on supporting the nursing profession and the communities it serves at its four ground campuses in San Antonio, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well as an online campus. The program launches in San Antonio, with the goal of rolling out to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The upset presidential election victory of Donald J. Trump and the Republican hold of the House of Representatives and the Senate signal major changes ahead in both the federal government’s approach to growth and the Federal Reserve’s approach to monetary policy. Most evident will be a return of supply-side tax cuts, large operating fiscal deficits and a move back toward more traditional ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Monday, January 09, 2017
On Monday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Converse Mayor Al Suarez, announced an annexation agreement between the two municipalities. As the result of significant regional planning efforts, the City of Converse will provide services, such police patrol and garbage collection to areas in the IH-10 East corridor.   “By taking a regional planning approach, the City of San Antonio and the City ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Political
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Jon McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP San Antonio office, announces the promotion of Benjamin Chandler and Lauren Schneider to Senior Associate II (audit), Aissa Garza to Senior Consultant II, Lillian Robinson to Senior Associate (audit) and Billy Mondor to Senior Associate (tax).   Career paths at BKD are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
As I reflect on 2016, I look back with pride and gratitude. I want to express my appreciation to the North SA Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, all of the countless volunteers, members, staff and community partners who contributed to the success of this organization and the pursuit of our mission.   I emphasized the importance of service at the beginning of my year as Chairman. As a native ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Morningside Ministries received bronze-level recognition during the 2016 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program, an initiative of the San Antonio Business Group on Health (SABGH) and the Mayor’s Fitness Council.   The Healthy Workplace Recognition Program was created in 2010 to recognize local employers for their worksite wellness efforts. Bronze, silver, gold and platinum level recognitions are ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, December 16, 2016
Japanese Company Makes Strategic Move to Boost Global Production Network in U.S.  Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. announced the launch of a new fully-owned subsidiary called Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc., located in San Antonio, Texas. The new production facility represents $20 million capital investment at Brooks City Base and will manufacture injection molding machines as part of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The Circle of Program main offices has moved to the New Bexar County Medical Society Headquarters. This new iconic building is located on the south access road of 1604 between Lockhill Selma and NW Military at 4334 N Loop 1604 W Suite 200 San Antonio TX 78245.     Circle of Friends General Overview The Bexar County Medical Society Offers a community business development program, the Circle of ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, December 12, 2016
SWBC Investment Services is excited to announce that Eric Shipley and Alex Spencer have recently joined the company.   Alex Spencer has joined as Director of Financial Institution Programs. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with institutional clients that utilize the firm’s retail investment program. Additionally, Spencer leads efforts to attract new financial ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 12, 2016
SWBC Investment Services is pleased to announce the addition of financial advisor Fernando Arenivas at Greater Texas FCU and Government Employees FCU in Austin, Texas. Arenivas will offer members at both credit unions access to a full range of comprehensive investment solutions including Annuities, Insurance, Retirement and College Planning, and Securities including Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo was awarded the 2016 Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) at an awards ceremony  Wednesday night, November 30th , held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo.     With Wednesday’s award, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has won Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 80 students of the Class of 2016 who have completed their 9-month professional and leadership development course, Leadership Lab.2016 LEADERSHIP LAB ROSTER  Drew AddisonIBTX Risk Services  Patrick AhrBDO USA LLP  Russ AndersonCPS Energy  Erica AntueEmployers Solutions, Inc.  Catherine BishopCatto & Catto LLP  Karen BishopSan ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, November 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. This month we want to make sure that all of our members have a clear understanding of what our position is on the recent overtime rule injunction. We’d also like to congratulate the 80 new ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
One local credit union is spreading holiday cheer early this year by gifting its members a little extra spending money, just in time for the holiday season.  Thanks to its credit card rewards, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) recently returned more than $2.9 million in cash to its members.  All year long members have been earning cash back rewards on purchases made using their Gold ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Morgan’s Wonderland will help guests get into the holiday spirit beginning Friday, Nov. 25, with the unique theme park’s biggest “A Wonderland Christmas” entertainment lineup ever  on select evenings leading up to Christmas.  The colorful mix of lights, decorations, shows, strolling entertainers and holiday traditions will be presented from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26, Dec. 2 and 3, Dec. 9 and 10 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The cool autumn breeze feels good after a long, hot summer, but it’s also a reminder of the cold weather that is to come.  Here are some actions you can take to keep your heating cost from piling up like the leaves in your front yard.  Set your thermostat between 68 and 70 degrees, when you’re home.Check for attic air leaks – around recessed light fixtures, wiring and pipes and seal with caulk or ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Chris MonroeSpurs Sports & Entertainment  About the Company: Chris Monroe serves as the Director of Season Ticket Retention at Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E). Chris and his team focus on developing relationships with season ticket holders and providing a benefits program that members find valuable, convenient and personalized. The Spurs have a history of winning on the court but more ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, November 21, 2016
State Sen. José Menéndez, San Antonio, in conjunction with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) recognized Broadway Bank as a Texas Treasure Business Award winner. The Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more. This is a significant achievement as Broadway Bank is celebrating ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The San Antonio Cancer Foundation, formerly the CTRC Foundation, has pledged $17 million to support the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is a new affiliation between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from Houston. The affiliation will become operational in the summer of 2017.  Announced Nov. 1, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The holiday season is supposed to be a relaxing time meant for spending time with friends and family as a way to reflect back on the year. In reality however, the holidays come filled with stress of all varieties that leads to distractions and accidents. There are work, family, and friend obligations that all need attention and in the end the holidays can feel more like a burden than a chance to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8-year old Alex Evans decided to give gifts instead of receiving this year. Her mother, Dr. Samantha Evans, wrote in to SAMMinistries letting them know her daughter chose SAMMinistries as the non profit she would like to support. Inspired by Alex’s generosity, SAMMinistries wants to encourage other local children to give back during the holidays. “My daughter decided that, rather than receiving ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently recognized as the Best Accounting Firm at the 2016 HFM US Hedge Fund Service Awards. The award recognizes and rewards hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. “At ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are announcing an affiliation to create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Antonio.  Beginning in mid-2017, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center will provide adult cancer patients in South Texas greater access to the most advanced ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, October 31, 2016
As part of their commitment to veterans and the military community, SWBC is proud to support WISH for OUR HEROES to promote a cycling event called Ride Texas. Ride Texas is a multi-day cycling event that begins in Wichita Falls and ends in Corpus Christi. The team of 24 riders, most of them wounded veterans, makes this tremendous trek across Texas covering 500 miles over five days to raise funds ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, October 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we prepare for a new year, we seek input from our members, look forward to honoring a deserving individual at our annual Gala and finish the year with an Economic Outlook.  Membership ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Visit San Antonio, a public-private nonprofit created in September to replace the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, has named its inaugural Board of Directors.  The initial board is made up of 21 members, including a mix of city officials and appointees, tourism and hospitality influencers and public representatives who will serve anywhere from one- to three-year terms. The group, which ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 24, 2016
Paul LampeRaba Kistner ConsultantsAbout the Company: Raba Kistner has offered professional consulting services with passion and integrity for more than 48 years. Paul Lampe is the Executive Vice President and oversees all construction materials engineering and testing, inspection, and management services, supervising operations and financial management of seven Texas locations in Austin, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, October 20, 2016
UT Medicine San Antonio is holding its second annual Women’s Comprehensive Health Conference. The free event, open to women of all ages, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive.   In addition to free breakfast and health screenings, women will learn about the latest advancements in women’s health ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The UTSA Small Business Development Center has created a unique link for North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce members to complete the 2016 Texas Small Business Assessment Poll. This responses collected will be critical in helping identify emerging issues and areas of strength and improvement in the small business community. The link will be open until December 31, 2016 and can be access ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS™), disclosed the discovery of two security vulnerabilities found in the Lexmark Markvision Enterprise application. The vulnerabilities can be leveraged to pull encrypted administrative credentials and decrypt with an obtainable static key, allowing remote administrative access to the interface. If ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 17, 2016
Public Invited to Attend October 19 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Goodwill Industries of San Antonio will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new store and donation station in Cibolo at 8:30 a. m. Wednesday, October 19 at 635 Cibolo Valley Drive, 78108. To celebrate the opening, Goodwill will have four days of events that will include giveaways, savings and great shopping for a cause.  The ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, October 17, 2016
Veterans looking to begin their own businesses will have an opportunity to develop their ideas into actionable business plans during Catapult Weekend, a FREE 3-day rapid business startup workshop in November sponsored by Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and in partnership with Geekdom.   The Catapult Weekend program consists of two cohorts:  Nov. 4-6 and Nov. 11-13 at the Geekdom Event Center ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, October 14, 2016
Dan King, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, has been awarded Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s coveted Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, 2015. A lifetime achievement award, the Jay A. Pritzker Award honors individuals who have consistently demonstrated their ability as leaders, coaches and mentors. They are high achievers leading top-performing hotels, and are viewed as ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
FROST CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEWLEON SPRINGS FINANCIAL CENTER     WHAT: Frost will celebrate the opening of its new Leon Springs Financial Center with two days of events that introduce Frost’s innovative design providing greater convenience and service to Leon Springs-area customers.  Frost currently operates 132 financial centers across Texas, including 28 in the San Antonio region. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By Dan Tufto, President, Senior Products in Texas for Humana   This fall, as Americans make their choices in a host of local, state and national elections, including 2016 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, seniors and those eligible for Medicare in San Antonio must pay special attention to the decisions they face during another important election— the Medicare Annual Election ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS™), disclosed the discovery of four security vulnerabilities found in the Dell SonicWALL Email Security virtual appliance application. The appliance is frequently deployed as a perimeter device.  Further, its affected web interface is often times configured to be externally accessible. By combining an ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Texas Business Hall of Fame will induct the 2016 class of Business Legends Oct. 27 at the 34th Annual Induction Dinner. This year’s list includes a prestigious selection of leaders who help make Texas strong, including Broadway Bank chairman emeritus, Charles E. Cheever Jr., Warren E. Buffett and Charles T. Munger, Dian Graves Stai, Gordon V. Hartman, Gary C. Kelly, and Dennert O. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, October 07, 2016
San Antonio. Raba Kistner, Inc. (Raba Kistner) is proud to announce the promotion of Kristine Thomas to Proposal Coordinator. In her new role, Kristine is supporting marketing efforts in Houston and Freeport, while continuing to provide services to the entire Raba Kistner enterprise.   Prior to taking on her new role with the firm, Kristine served as a Corporate Development Assistant in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 07, 2016
Working Mother magazine recognized RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – as one of the 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for RSM’s outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. The 100 Best ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Texas is a wonderland, rich with culture, eclectic flavors and an abundance of gorgeous land that stretches as far as the eye can see, not to mention a newfound reputation for producing fantastic wine. Antler’s Lodge at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is combining those riches for a fantastic evening of flavor during a special dinner featuring Becker Vineyards on October 13th. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
If you like your Oktober with a side of flavor, fun and all things German, dig out your lederhosen and head to Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s Third Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 8th. Or if you want to enjoy your fest with a side of waves, wear your bathing suit and let your fest float at the resort’s five acre water park. With a menu of German specialties and an ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On October 5, 2016, Nancy Ozuna, Partner, presented Joey Cavazos, Executive Director, VisionWorks, LLC – Camp Discovery, with the San Antonio Board for the BKD Foundation’s annual Community PRIDE award.   Ozuna had this to say, “Each year we ask our employees to nominate a charity they believe should be the recipient of our $10,000 award and to provide the committee with an example of how the ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
  BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, today announced the launch of BDODrive, a new integrated solution for financial management, accounting services and business intelligence. BDODriveprovides clients with a real-time, mobile view of their business’s performance and access to a dedicated team of experienced professionals to provide analysis, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Jon M. McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP’s San Antonio office, is pleased to announce the addition of Casie Alvarado, audit associates, in BKD’s San Antonio office.  Alvarado is a 2016 graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Accountancy.  Alvarado worked as an audit intern with BKD San Antonio in 2015 and 2016.      
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Jon M. McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP’s San Antonio office, is pleased to announce the addition of Wallace Pressley, audit associate, in BKD’s San Antonio office.    Pressley is a 2016 graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a Master of Accountancy.     
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 03, 2016
A four-organization biotech group led by San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG), has been awarded a $7.8 million contract from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC). The funds will enable the development of large-scale manufacturing capabilities for clinical-grade stem cells for research and therapeutic use.   BBG led a group including the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, October 03, 2016
Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service, disclosed the discovery of six previously undiscovered security vulnerabilities in EMC Unisphere for VMAX, the web based management interface to provision, manage and monitor VMAX storage systems. The vulnerabilities discovered could allow unauthorized access to arbitrary file retrieval with root privileges ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The chances of your employee leaving for a new job opportunity increase as the national economy heats up. With a Texas economy posting year-over-year job gains across most industries and the Central Texas regional economy booming even larger, the competition to retain talent locally is fiercer than ever.  Over half of  U.S. workers (52%) polled are open to leaving their current employers and 44 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we head into October, we look forward to recognizing deserving individuals both in our organization and the greater San Antonio community. We look ahead to our 43rd Annual Gala, a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Children with special needs and the families who love and care for them deserve compassion, understanding and support. Children who suffer injury and abuse deserve a calm, nurturing, and stable place to heal and hope. Respite Care of San Antonio provides care for children with special needs, some of whom have suffered abuse and injury. Respite Care opens arms wide in love and compassion for the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Ken Raymie Generations Federal Credit Union  About the Company: Generations was founded in 1940 and is one of the largest credit unions in San Antonio with more than 52,000 members, 15 locations, and approximately $600 million in assets. Generations FCU offers a comprehensive and growing suite of financial products for individuals and for business. Generations FCU’s mission is to put their ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Stacy Pozza Larson Frost  About the Company: Stacy Pozza Larson serves as Senior Vice President in Corporate Banking at Frost Bank. During her tenure at Frost, Stacy has been focused on providing a proactive, relationship based approach to her commercial clients. She works with key executives to identify solutions for day-to-day operations as well as their long-term goals, with an expertise in ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
RSM US LLP the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently named a “Best Firm to Work For” by Consulting® magazine. This is the third consecutive year RSM has made the list, moving up this year to No. 5 from No. 9 in 2015. The 2016 Consulting® magazine’s Best Firms to Work For are based on survey responses from more than 10,000 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 26, 2016
BioBridge Global has received an Award for Excellence, the Balanced Scorecard Institute’s highest honor, for working to identify and fill strategic capability gaps in the organization as part of its strategic plan. The BSI announced the 2016 Award for Excellence earlier this month. BioBridge Global was one of three organizations around the world to earn the distinction, given to organizations ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Join CPS Energy in sponsoring the 3rd annual GrillsGiving: A Celebration of Meat + Music  Mission County ParkSaturday, November 1912 – 6 PM  GrillsGiving is a community-wide barbeque cook-off, music festival and fundraiser.  BBQ teams and guests enjoy a festival-like atmosphere including live music and kids activities along the banks of the Mission Reach.  Net proceeds from GrillsGiving benefit ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Project Control is announcing Merrill Stanley has joined the firm as Healthcare Division Manager. Mr. Stanley is utilizing his vast third party project management consulting experience to expand Project Control’s healthcare presence into multiple markets.  Mr. Stanley brings 22 plus years’ experience in project management with a focus on healthcare facilities and organizations. Merrill ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Celebrating 30 years of partnership, Firstmark Credit Union has surpassed the $1 million threshold in giving to Credit Unions for Kids (CUFK). The donations collected through Firstmark and CUFK’s partnership are given to The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. This extraordinary milestone was made possible primarily through the generous ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 19, 2016
If you like your Oktober with a side of flavor, fun and all things German, dig out your lederhosen and head to Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s Third Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 8th. Or if you want to enjoy your fest with a side of waves, wear your bathing suit and let your fest float at the resort’s five acre water park. With a menu of German specialties and an ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, September 19, 2016
Dan King, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, has been awarded Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s coveted Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, 2015. A lifetime achievement award, the Jay A. Pritzker Award honors individuals who have consistently demonstrated their ability as leaders, coaches and mentors. They are high achievers leading top-performing hotels, and are viewed as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 15, 2016
ENTRUST Technology Consulting Services and Prism Technologies Group announced their agreement to merge.   “I am very excited to learn of this merger,” says Rhonda Klekar, Microsoft Corporation’s regional partner community manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “I have worked with both of these companies and know them to be two of the best in the region.” Mitch Sowards, President of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 08, 2016
If you’re looking out for internal theft (and you should be), you may be surprised to learn that one business function where employee violations are found quite often is not the office supply cabinet or inventory – it’s payroll.   According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, fraud accounted for $3.7 trillion in losses around the world in 2014, and asset misappropriation is the most ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
ABIP is proud to welcome Hunter Bass as the newest addition to their team. Hunter will assume responsibilities for the San Antonio Commercial Assurance Practice and services such as: audits, reviews, and compilations, agreed upon procedures, internal controls & fraud prevention consulting, and exit and succession strategy planning. A San Antonio native, Hunter joins ABIP with over 16 years of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 02, 2016
Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus.    This can pose special problems for patients who live ...read more
Categories: Education, Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, September 02, 2016
A multidisciplinary research team at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has found a new way to treat deadly, late-stage head and neck cancer, reducing tumor size in mouse models by 50 percent in just 14 days.  Results were seen in both human cancer cells and in human tumors developed in mice. Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., of the School of Dentistry led the study, published in the August ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Education, Press Release
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Morningside Ministries has been selected to receive the 2016 Excellence in Not-For-Profit Leadership Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 non-profit aging services organizations throughout the United States.The award recognizes Morningside Ministries for its advances in enhancing the dignity and quality of life of older adults, their family members and caregivers with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 29, 2016
SWBC Real Estate is excited to announce its project, Twin Creeks at Alamo Ranch, earned a 2016 Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) South Texas Chapter.  Twin Creeks at Alamo Ranch apartment complex was built by general contractor Galaxy Builders, LTD. HQ Capital Real Estate L.P. is the equity partner with SWBC Real Estate. “We are honored to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we head into September, we are inspired by Mayor Ivy Taylor’s vision for our city, looking forward to recognizing some hard-working business leaders, and preparing you and your business ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, August 29, 2016
Organization focuses on more efficiency and local autonomy to help foster children   The national board of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, a non-profit organization that saves the lives of traumatized children, has decided to strategically separate operations in Nevada and Texas to allow each region to more efficiently serve foster children.   In its May meeting, the St. Jude’s Ranch for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, August 26, 2016
The C12 Group has brought in Commercial IT Solutions to manage their IT setup, cloud solution, VoIP, cabling and overall network of newly relocated headquarters in San Antonio, TX Having a reliable and trustworthy reputation was an important factor in selecting a technology provider for the C12 Group’s relocated headquarters. It didn’t take long to realize that Commercial IT Solutions, a managed ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 26, 2016
Margaret Mitchell Microsoft About the Company: The Microsoft Store offers business customers a direct relationship to the greater Microsoft, technical services and support via the Answer Desk, and support to the greater San Antonio community with and training and workshops on Microsoft and partner technologies, as well as volunteerism to make our great city better. The Microsoft Store is a great ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, August 26, 2016
Gary Britton New Horizons Computer Learning CenterAbout the Company: Gary Britton has more than 14 years of consultative sales and development experience with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is the largest independent IT Training Company world-wide and recognized with the training industry as an institution with high-quality delivery standards and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Daily Bread Ministries (DBM) is a faith-based resource center that was founded in 1996 by a former farmer and vending business owner, Seth Kuehn. During routine maintenance and restocking of his vending machines in hotels and event centers, Seth saw perfectly good food being thrown away and realized what that could mean for the hungry. From its humble beginnings with one van and a residential ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A team from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas attended the National Junior Classical League (JCL) Convention, held July 25-30 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., bringing home honors in keeping with the event’s theme, “Ubi concordia, ibi victoria/Where there is unity, there is victory.”  Led by Latin teacher and JCL chapter sponsor Claudia Clark, sophomores Chase Blackwell, Dillon ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 25, 2016
History was made at Texas A&M University-San Antonio today as it welcomed the University’s inaugural class of first year students to their first day of class for the   2016-2017 academic year. The grand occasion marks a major milestone for Texas A&M University System’s newest university, and it is an indicator of what the State of Texas and the nation can expect in the future.   “This is a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, August 25, 2016
RSM US LLP (RSM), the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, has joined forces with San Antonio's Padgett Stratemann, one of Texas’ largest, locally owned CPA and business advisory firms. RSM acquired substantially all the assets of Padgett Stratemann on August 16, 2016.RSM and Padgett Stratemann have combined to become the fifth largest firm in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Please join the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio River Authority and Brooks City Base as we celebrate the groundbreaking of The Greenline, Wednesday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m., a project that will transform 43 acres of land into a beautiful, engaging and urban linear park that links Brooks City Base to the San Antonio River. District 3 City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran will usher in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Take an action-packed adventure to the wildest places on Earth at the Witte Museum. Dive into oceans. Soar over savannas. Plunge into polar regions. Trek through rainforests. Climb mountains and caves. Explore six interactive environments designed to inspire you to learn more about the planet. Experience the trip of a lifetime without ever leaving Texas, starting September 24, 2016 through January ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
San Antonio-based Allegiance Environmental Services (EVS), a professional provider of eco-friendly cleaning services, announces that it has met the requirements of certification by the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) to secure the designation of a small emerging business, minority Asian Pacific American woman-owned enterprise, and has also met the State of Texas’ ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 08, 2016
Brooks City Base today celebrated the completion of $9.1 million in improvements to the newly-minted Kennedy Hill Road, a key thoroughfare that will make way for new developments including a 9-acre retail center, The Kennedy at Brooks City Base luxury apartment complex, a 43-acre linear park named The Greenline and University of the Incarnate Word’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, all scheduled ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, August 01, 2016
LiftFund – a nonprofit dedicated to empowering small businesses through loans and support through the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Café Commerce – is launching a competition for office space at the LiftFund Launch Incubator.  Local small business owners have the opportunity to compete for office space with deferred rent for one year, in exchange for equity.  “This opportunity is consistent ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we move past the mid-point of 2016 and are fully into the summer months, I hope that everyone is taking the opportunity to enjoy some much deserved time away from work with family and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, July 22, 2016
Lori WhiteRandstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Friday, July 22, 2016
Terry HoltzTBO International, LLC  About the Company: TBO International assists clients in achieving their goals through organizational change. Achieving meaningful, desired change requires a disciplined approach, along with highly skilled, experienced staff. TBO provides individuals and teams skilled in their core competencies of project and organizational change management, training, process ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Ranch Hand Truckfitters Boerne store located at 32954 IH10 West will be having a blow-out sales and family fun event on Saturday, July 30, from 9am to 3pm.  This event will be full of fun activities and giveaways, and the Boerne and Hill Country public is invited to come by for some Free BBQ cooked by our very own Matt Chapman. Plus, it's an opportunity to meet the Boerne Truckfitters ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Padgett Stratemann, one of Texas’ largest, locally-owned CPA and business advisory firms with offices in San Antonio, Austin and Houston, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to join RSM US LLP (RSM), the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. In this transaction, RSM will acquire substantially all the assets of Padgett Stratemann. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Chad Harthan, a rising senior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was named Man of the Year by the San Antonio chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Harthan, himself a leukemia survivor, raised more than $234,000 during the 10-week competition to claim the title.  He won the top spot among 17 candidates who raised a record total of $1.59 million. Proceeds from the local campaign first ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Officers of Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc., a full-service civil engineering firm, are pleased to announce six, executive leadership promotions to Senior Vice President.   Mr. Jon D. Adame, P.E. joined Pape-Dawson in 1992; has 25 years’ experience including the Rogers Ranch land development project in San Antonio; and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The SA Works Board of Directors today announced the selection of Romanita Matta-Barrera as the program’s executive director. Matta-Barrera has over fifteen years of experience in education, workforce development, policy analysis, and multicultural marketing and communications.   “After an extensive vetting process, we are confident in our selection of Romanita Matta-Barrera. Her depth of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Jon McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP San Antonio office, announces the promotion of Luke Guillemette to senior associate (tax).   Career paths at BKD are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, responsibilities and competencies requiring cumulative and advanced degrees of education, training and experience.  Personnel also must demonstrate their ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
With an eye on strategic growth in the near future, Firstmark Credit Union announced that it has hired industry veteran Mike Grundon to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. With 30 years experience in financial services, Mike has expertise in investment management, asset and liability management, and growth strategies. The credit union also announced that Wendy Bryant-Beswick will assume the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber
Monday, July 18, 2016
Our military heroes get world-class training for their missions. However, when they get ready to return to civilian life, they may need some additional preparation to navigate the job market, and two local organizations are working together to give back to the military community.  The Centurion Military Alliance (CMA) and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) are partnering to prepare ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 14, 2016
On July 14, a special ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Morningside Ministries at The Manor to celebrate the completion of renovations throughout the skilled nursing facility’s Unit 5.  The Unit 5 renovations were entirely funded by gifts from local foundations, businesses, churches, individuals, and even Morningside Ministries residents. It is thanks to their generous gifts – which ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hill County Resort and Spa’s Signature Restaurant  Offers Unique Freetail Beer Dinner Wednesday, July 20th   “Wild game and brews all around!” No, this is not the request of a medieval king, but rather an invitation to grab your friends and enjoy the flavors of the Texas Hill Country for a more “modern twist” to feasting like royalty with an evening of exquisite cuisine paired ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Goodwill San Antonio is pleased to announce a new opportunity for members of the communities they proudly serve. Every Wednesday, Goodwill San Antonio will offer a 15% discount to active-duty members of the military, Veterans, and senior citizens ages 55 and older. In honor of their strength and sacrifice, Goodwill San Antonio is also proud to offer the community’s Gold Star Families a 15% ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, July 01, 2016
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), together with representatives from University Health System, Methodist Healthcare System and local civic and business leaders, gathered on July 1, 2016 to share a message: There is not enough blood on the shelves to treat patients.  “Simply put, if you or a family member needs blood, current projections show we will not have the supply available to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. In June we offered the third of our CFO Forum series, co-hosted a very successful Cybersecurity Conference, awarded three ATHENA Leadership Awards to local, leading women, and delivered a ...read more
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tracey CifoneSol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.  About the Company: Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting firm in San Antonio, Texas with 10 Shareholders and 50 Professionals. Tracey is the Director of Marketing for the Firm.  About the Program: The Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC) is a full-day leadership and professional development conference that provides a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Donation to improve infrastructure of the facility There truly is no place like home, but for some women and children, home is fraught with fear and the danger of abuse. In San Antonio, many of these women and children turn to Magdalena House for help to escape these abusive and dangerous situations. Now, thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Security Service Charitable Foundation, the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
​Melodye Tomsu SpawGlass About the Company: SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor providing clients with the absolute best construction experience by operating based on the principles of the SpawGlass Way: Build Trust, Be Professional, Live Teamwork, Be Passionate, Think Like an Owner. The company was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
SWBC is excited to announce its Employee Benefits Consulting Group (EBCG) is the first San Antonio insurance agency/brokerage firm to have a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) on staff. Leigh Ennis, SWBC’s Wellness Program Manager, was certified by the Corporate Health & Wellness Association in May after completing course requirements through the non-profit association.   “We are ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 27, 2016
BDO’s Shahryar Shaghaghi gives advice for pushing cyberattack rediness to the top of the board’s list It’s no secret that there’s a language barrier between technologists and executives, but on the modern cyberthreat landscape, misunderstandings can cost businesses money, reputation and jobs. This begs the question: How can companies bridge this information gap? Cybersecurity is “similar to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest
Monday, June 27, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted a leadership and professional development Enterprising Women’s Conference on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the JW Mariott San Antonio Resort & Spa. The conference was condensed to a half-day with a morning keynote, several learning sessions and culminating in the ATHENA Leadership Awards® luncheon with keynote Kathryn ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland will host three different summer day camps for children with special needs. “We want to make it possible for kids with special needs to have fun ‘summer camp’ experiences just like children who do not have cognitive challenges,” said Dr. Susan Bineham, head of school.  “Lots of enjoyable activities have been planned, and of course, day campers will get to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio is pleased to announce the election of Kevin J. Bergner as the non-profit’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Bergner has been serving as interim CEO since March 7, 2016.  Prior to joining Goodwill, Bergner, a former Major General in the United States Army, served as chief administrative officer and then president of USAA’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, June 20, 2016
Whataburger has long been part of the greater San Antonio community through its many restaurants fulfilling our craving for a really great burger, as well as its support of community initiatives. But since the Orange W moved its corporate headquarters—and more than half its Family Members (“employees” in other companies)—to San Antonio in 2009, we’ve gotten to better know this company’s character ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Friday, June 17, 2016
Volunteers from marketing consulting agency MOOD: Texas laughed, sang and shared heartfelt conversations with residents of Cibolo House Memory Care – a community of Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities – during a visit on June 14 as part of their newly formed volunteer program at the memory care community located in Boerne, Texas. Eight volunteers from MOOD: Texas visited the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, June 17, 2016
SWBC’s Professional Employer Organization (PEO) recently launched ThriveHR™, a groundbreaking business solution for payroll, human resources, and performance management.  ThriveHR, powered by SWBC PEO, is a web-based service that enables businesses to focus on growth and development, and less time on administrative tasks. It’s completely customizable and designed to suit all business types and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 17, 2016
Padgett Stratemann & Co. has been named the 103rd Largest Accounting Firm in the United States by accountingTODAY magazine. accountingTODAY, a leading provider of business news for the tax and accounting community, recognized PS&Co. in the 2016 Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch ranking. PS&Co. was also recognized as the Fourth Largest CPA firm in the Southwest on accountingTODAY's Top Firms in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 10, 2016
Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA), the agency focused on developing the workforce in the San Antonio region, received a Workforce Excellence Award from the Texas Economic Development Council. The award recognizes WSA’s creative and successful innovations in workforce and professional development, particularly WSA’s partnerships focused on developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Workforce Solutions Alamo has received a $200,000 grant for the second year of the Externship for Teachers Program, initiated by the Texas Workforce Commission.  These funds will support the participation of 150 middle and high school teachers in real world experiences in a particular STEM related field to learn how classroom content can be applied in the workplace.  The externship will inform ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Future Leader Scholarship program.  Each of the recipients from across the community will receive $1,000 for tuition and education-related expenses for their higher education pursuits. The 2016 Future Leader Scholarship recipients are: Nathaniel O’Neill (Antonian College Preparatory High School), Analisa Jimenez ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. Over the last month, we’ve held a sold out CIO Panel on Computer Information and Security, a State of the County Address by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and a Leadership Lab session on ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union has launched Generations Investment Group, available through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS*) to help members achieve their financial goals. The new investment group will offer financial planning, investment, and wealth management services to members, as well as online investing.   “For the past 76 years, Generations Federal Credit Union has demonstrated a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital staff and volunteers who were with the hospital with it opened its doors 7 years ago, broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot expansion on Friday, April 30.  Joining with shovels were two of the first babies born at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital when it opened in March, 2009.  The Lopez Middle School Orchestra was on hand to play the national anthem kicking off the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulations on May 18, 2016, making changes to Part 541, governing overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   Here are the key elements of the new regulation that you need to know now:  1. Salary Threshold Changed to $913/week ($47,476 per year) This threshold doubles the current salary threshold level. While this level ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Jim KoenigJacobsAbout the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 66,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Broadway Bank honored their military heritage, their founders and their 75th anniversary of being “here for good,” by presenting a $75,000 donation among three local military-serving non-profit agencies. These agencies support service members and their families at a time when they face the most difficult challenges of their lives:Returning Heroes Home in support of the Warrior and Family Support ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio received $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)?a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state. The Health Science Center received 24 percent of the $45.3 million awarded to 13 academic institutions on May 18. The grant was the largest ever ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
WHAT: Two hundred children, including youngsters in the Head Start programs of Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, will receive free dental care for a year beginning on Dental Home Day, Wednesday, May 25. The dental care will be provided by UT Dentistry faculty and pediatric dentistry residents of the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The dental ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, May 23, 2016
Christopher O’Connor of Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Live Oak, Texas, was chosen as CEO of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Union (NAFCU).  O’Connor and the other winners in NAFCU’s 2016 Annual Awards Competition will be honored during NAFCU’s 49th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Nashville, Tennessee June 14-17, 2016.  “O’Connor has been a ...read more
Monday, May 23, 2016
SAMMinistries is looking for participation for their middle-skills job initiative subsidized employment training program.This initiative will consist of providing individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Antonio with the assistance needed to obtain certifications and/or subsidized employment training in one of the industries that has been identified as having a “skills ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, May 23, 2016
The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a unique, non-profit learning environment for special-needs students next to the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park, has become the first and only school of its kind in Texas to earn national accreditation.   The National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), headquartered in Washington, D. C., notified The Academy at ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Annual Scholarships Awarded to Fifteen Area High School Seniors  Legacy Program Contributes $15,000 to Higher Education CauseFor over 20 years, Firstmark Credit Union has been awarding deserving local high school seniors critical scholarships  to help them realize their higher education dreams. Nathanael Tarwasokono, President and CEO of Firstmark Credit Union, is proud to announce the 2016 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
BROADWAY BANK DONATES $75,000 IN SUPPORT OF SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIESCelebrating 75 Years of Good and Honoring the Bank’s Military Heritage  WHO:       BROADWAY BANKWHAT:    $75,000 DONATION CEREMONYWHEN:    THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 8:15–9 a.m. WHERE: CHARLES E. CHEEVER JR. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - 1177 NE Loop 410  In honor of our military heritage, our founders and our 75th ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
John Cruz has joined the Broadway Bank Commercial Banking Division as senior vice president, commercial lender with more than 18 years of experience in the banking industry, guiding clients in making educated banking and business decisions.  He holds a Bachelor of Science with concentrations in  accounting and finance from Trinity University and a Master of Science in accounting from the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 16, 2016
Project Control has announced that Jim Michel has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. Jim is currently serving as full-time, on-site Project Manager for the Witte Museum project.  Jim came to Project Control with over 30 years of experience in project management. His previous work includes projects with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, specifically medical research facilities and historic ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 13, 2016
People looking for employment in San Antonio’s $30.6 billion biomedical and health care industry will be glad to know that the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is now offering one of the few entry-level master’s degree programs in medical laboratory science in the nation.  The university’s School of Health Professions just received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Thursday, May 05, 2016
By Roland C. Mower, President and CEO — Port San Antonio The time-tested adage of “nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd” has held true for a broad spectrum of industries around the country—from Silicon Valley’s technology cradle to Detroit’s automotive resurgence. Centers of gravity for different employment sectors flourish in places where they achieve economies of scale, tap into the talent of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
San Antonio native, Colleen Swain, was recently named World Heritage Director for the City of San Antonio. She will be coordinating activities associated with the San Antonio Missions' development as a World Heritage destination. A 15-year veteran with the City of San Antonio, she previously served as Assistant Director for Center City Development before taking on her new role.  "San Jose was my ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, May 02, 2016
Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities has named Steve Herlich the new Vice President of Development. In this role, Herlich will be responsible for internal and external fundraising efforts, including the research of grant opportunities and partnerships. Herlich brings over 20 years of non-profit fundraising experience to his new position. Prior to joining Morningside Ministries, he ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 29, 2016
 CELEBRATING THE PAST AND LOOKING TO THE FUTUREBROADWAY BANK TO BURY TIME CAPSULE, INTRODUCE NEW CEO WHO: BROADWAY BANKWHAT: TIME CAPSULE AND NEW CEO INTRODUCTIONWHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 8-9 a.m. WHERE: 1177 N.E. LOOP 410, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS  Col. Charles E. Cheever Sr. and Betty Cheever opened Broadway Bank February 15, 1941, at 5044 Broadway Street in Alamo Heights with five employees, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 29, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, the City of Converse City Council approved an incentive package of up to $155,000 to Papa Dante’s, Inc., for its expansion plans for development of their $1.2 million Dante's Event Center and Bocce Ball Pavilion.  The incentive package includes a $125,000 grant and up to $30,000 in reimbursement of fees and permit costs associated with the building of this 9,620 square ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Monday, April 25, 2016
Project Control announced that Arthur Garcia has been promoted to Senior Project Manager for the firm. Arthur is currently part of the team providing project management services for the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Expansion project.  Arthur Garcia joined Project Control in 2005 as a Project Manager, bringing more than 10 years of project management experience in the fields of commercial ...read more
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. Over the last month, we have welcomed over 100 new members to our community through an engagement campaign and have continued to prepare the next generation of leaders through a combined ...read more
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Charities rely on technology as much as anyone, and CPA firm Padgett Stratemann & Co. wants to help them fulfill their missions by donating laptop computers the firm no longer needs. The firm encourages San Antonio-area non-profits to apply now for laptops to be awarded to deserving organizations this spring. Padgett Stratemann’s Computer Donation Program donates gently used laptops to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
In 1978, Bear Audio Visual opened its doors as one of San Antonio’s only full-service audio-visual enterprises. Fast forward 38 years and 4 locations later and Bear AV continues to provide the same level of service, while being considered one of the most reputable audio/visual companies in South Texas.  Bear AV has made it their mission to keep up with the ever-changing multimedia landscape so ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Monday, April 18, 2016
Texas is home to 2.4 million small businesses.The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released the annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly data-rich profiles capture vital information on the U.S. and state-level economic growth, industry, and jobs using completely reproducible data from the leading government statistical ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Monday, April 18, 2016
Derrick PizarroThe Pizarro Firm  About the Company: The Pizarro Firm was founded by Derrick Pizarro in early 2015 after nearly 15 years at a very large law firm.  The practice is focused on intellectual property and technology.  Derrick assists companies large and small in identifying and protecting their intellectual property, and with IT contracts.  About the Program: Derrick serves as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, April 18, 2016
Rick GarzaTime Warner Cable Business Class About the Company: Time Warner Cable Business Class provides key network services necessary for a business to support their clients and grow their business.  They sell fiber at speeds up to 10GB, Voice Services, Cable TV, and Various Hosted Offers. Rick Garza is a Sales Leader for TWC Business Class supporting the Commercial sales Organization for San ...read more
Sunday, April 17, 2016
On April 7, residents, staff and friends of Morningside Ministries along with Boerne community leaders gathered at Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs to celebrate the grand opening of the senior living community’s two newest additions, The Overlook at Menger Springs and Cibolo House Assisted Living.  Together with Boerne Mayor Mike Schultz and the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, ...read more
Friday, April 15, 2016
Boys and girls in grades who love to play basketball and baseball can be a part of the Bexar County Games, presented by Ancira, basketball and baseball tournaments. The Bexar County Games presented by Ancira basketball tournament will be held April 30 - May 1 at two locations.  Registration is $125 per team, with a three game guarantee. The deadline to register is Friday, April 22. Divisions ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, April 15, 2016
Broadway Bank announced today that David Bohne has been appointed as the bank's CEO.  Jim Goudge, chairman and CEO, will be stepping down as CEO, a position he has held at Broadway Bank for 18 years. Goudge will continue to serve as chairman of the board and support Bohne through the transition.   “Our 75th year was our strongest year ever and the bank continues to maintain good profitability ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
New executive to lead regenerative medicine subsidiary of BioBridge Global  Becky Cap, a 20-year veteran of the life sciences industry, has been named chief operating officer of San Antonio-based GenCure.Cap has worked with GenCure and its parent organization, BioBridge Global, on a part-time basis for the past year. She also served as a volunteer in support of the organization’s efforts as a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, April 11, 2016
Antlers and Wedding Oak Winery Tie the Knot to Offer an Evening of Texas FlavorsThe restaurant that celebrates the best of Texas’ native flavors is getting hitched, taking the plunge for one night of bliss with a pairing dinner featuring Wedding Oak Winery, an acclaimed wine producer from the Texas Hill Country. Mark your calendar for the big event and be sure not to miss the Wedding Oak Wine ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, April 11, 2016
Always wondered if you could balance a wine glass and hold a yoga pose? Want to hit a happy hour in your yoga pants? Or are you just looking for a fun way to shake up your fitness routine and get social at the same time? Windflower – The Hill Country Spa has the perfect blend of fitness and relaxation:  “UnWINEd” Yoga Happy Hour, returning for another season with outdoor yoga classes served ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 11, 2016
Spring into the new year relaxed, refreshed and fit with Mother Nature as your workout partner! Take your fitness routine outside and enjoy a terrific workout with “Yoga with a View” at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa thanks to Windflower–The Hill Country Spa’s free yoga sessions. Enjoy Saturday morning yoga classes, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country in the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Fun Facts
Monday, April 11, 2016
Charities rely on technology as much as anyone, and CPA firm Padgett Stratemann & Co. wants to help them fulfill their missions by donating laptop computers the firm no longer needs. The firm encourages San Antonio-area non-profits to apply now for laptops to be awarded to deserving organizations this spring. Padgett Stratemann’s Computer Donation Program donates gently used laptops to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Converse Economic Development Corporation (Converse EDC) will celebrate its first anniversary of its Quarterly Business Appreciation and Networking event on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  The event will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm. at the Converse City Hall Conference Room , 405 S. Seguin.  The festive event will feature a performance by a Mariachi troupe from Judson ISD. Over the last year, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Education
Monday, April 04, 2016
SWBC is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business. Charlie Amato and Gary Dudley started SWBC April 1, 1976 with just $1,500 in capital. The company has seen tremendous growth in the products it offers along with the number of employees across the United States. SWBC now offers 150 products spanning 18 divisions and employs nearly 3,300 people across the United States.   “We are excited to ...read more
Thursday, March 31, 2016
A three-year study of Humana Inc.’s (NYSE: HUM) data-driven wellness and rewards program, HumanaVitality, shows employees engaged with the health incentive program had fewer unscheduled absences, lower overall health claims costs and fewer visits to the hospital and emergency room. The HumanaVitality Impact Study has tracked the productivity as well as the healthcare usage and claims of more than ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Passionately committed to serving  communities through good works, the Broadway Bank Care Corps proudly lives out the founders’ 75-year mission of giving back to those in need. Care Corps actively seeks out ways to help families and individuals throughout the many communities where they live and work. In 2015, Care Corps had an even greater reach and impact than in previous years.   “Being ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, March 28, 2016
SWBC Employee Benefits Consulting Group (EBCG) is excited to announce that it has launched its Signature Wellness Program with complimentary wellness consulting and value-added services for clients. SWBC EBCG believes that investing in a company’s employees’ health makes good business sense.   “It has become increasingly important for employers to engage their employees in making healthier ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 25, 2016
Raba Kistner, Inc. (Raba Kistner) has announced that David White, RRC, RWC, RRO CDT, CEI, CIT has been promoted to Associate of Raba Kistner Consultants, responsible for Roofing and Building Envelope Services.  Since starting hisemployment with Raba Kistner in 2011, David has assumed the overallmanagement responsibility for Roofing and Building Envelope services. In hisexpanded role, he is ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Laura O’Donnell Haynes and Boone, LLPAbout the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 575 lawyers in 14 offices and 40 major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura specializes in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs.  The beginning of 2016 has been focused on highlighting our mission through social media, community engagement and the exceptional events and programming that we offer. Thank you to a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wes Hayes Security BankAbout the Company: Security Bank has been dedicated to serving small businesses across Texas since 1928. As a VP Business Banker in San Antonio, Wes provides local businesses with the banking tools and resources they need to help them succeed and grow.About the Program: The Golf Tournament combines networking and entertainment for businesses and their clients. The day ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Join us for a Member Benefits Orientation to better Manage, Market & Enhance your Membership online. Enjoy website features and benefits including:Login to the Member Information Center (MIC) dashboard to manage your membershipNetwork with members in the MIC Social FeedMarket your business in the Member DirectoryView and edit your company information, representatives and groupsPersonalize company ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Strategist, Dolores Wheless, CPA/PFS has earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™) — the standard for Exit Planning certification.  Wheless has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services arena and is also a member of The BEI Network of Exit Planning Professionals™.  Wheless’ areas of expertise includes personal ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 21, 2016
En Su Casa Caregivers, a San Antonio-based home health agency founded in 2002, celebrated the grand opening of a new office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house reception on Thursday, February 25. The new office was a clear marker of their recent growth and expansion.  The ceremony was held in partnership with the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and was attended by Duane Wilson, ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Come Celebrate with Us!20th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and FundraiserApril 7, 2016Tripoint Event Center11:00am - 1:00pmEvent Website Please join us in celebrating 20 years of serving the San Antonio community and recognizing the Heroes that have helped support our mission. Special Honoree: Rosemary KowalskiChairmain Emeritus, RK GroupSpecial Guest: Michael JrComedian featured on the Tonight ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
On February 26, 2016, BDO USA, LLP, co-hosted their 2nd Annual Healthcare Symposium at Oak Hills Country Club with Bank SNB, Jackson Walker LLP, and Aventine Hill Partners, Inc. The Symposium was focused on cybersecurity issues that have greatly affected the healthcare industry.  Bill Phillips, CIO of University Health System, began the Symposium by presenting on cybersecurity and the dangers ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Respite Care of San Antonio was founded to provide short-term care for families of children with special needs, so that each member could have a break, regroup, and reemerge stronger. It continues, 28 years later, to offer this support through a full-time developmental daycare and group programs offered at locations throughout the greater community. Less than a decade into its existence, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) wants its donors, supporters and the community at large to be informed about the Zika virus. With that in mind, the center – which serves 43 counties across South Texas – is offering some tips for the upcoming Spring Break holiday, as well as the latest in media and regulatory reports about the virus.Spring Break Since the U.S. Food and Drug ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 11, 2016
Logical Operations joins industry partners New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and CompTIA along with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in support of the President's initiative, announced today, to further strengthen and build the nations cyber security defenses. "We are pleased to be working with the NCSA and our industry partners to bring critical cybersecurity education and ...read more
Categories: Education, Political, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
More than 9 million taxpayers received post-filing notices after filing their tax returns last year. In many cases, notices have been automatically generated and are requesting additional information or clarification. It is very important to respond by the deadline if the letter or notice requests a response. The IRS is relying more on automation and less on in-person contact. The trend is ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Few animals have had as sweeping an impact on a civilization as did the horse when the Spanish re-introduced the animal to North America in the 1500s. The horse brought power to the American West. It brought wealth, trade, mobility and led to widespread conflict.   The importance of the horse is underscored in Splendor on the Range: American Indians and the Horse. Presented by PlainsCapital Bank ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
  TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas will host a Stars and Spurs gala, April 2 at The Venues at Valero. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner by Rosemary's Catering, silent and live auctions and dancing to live music. Dress is cocktail attire with optional Western accents. Online bidding also is available, starting March 28 at http://bidpal.net/starsand spurs. The gala ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, March 04, 2016
The Valero Texas Open, together with the PGA TOUR Wives Association, is excited to announce the addition of Game Show Night, a fun and engaging dinner event that will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa on Monday, April 18, as a part of the Valero Texas Open tournament week activities.   Proceeds from this event support PGA TOUR Wives Association initiatives and ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
In 2015, Port San Antonio—one of the largest and most dynamic industrial platforms in South Texas—wrapped-up a big year. The Port continues to tackle several projects in 2016 to support key area industries, including aerospace, advanced manufacturing, global logistics and defense/cyber security. This is part of an ongoing effort to further grow the regional economy and create 5,000 new jobs at the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 26, 2016
Texas elected officials and the Texas Transportation Commission have taken a major step in an ongoing effort aimed at improving traffic flow on some of the state's most congested urban highways.   The Commission today approved directing $1.3 billion to 14 projects in the state's top metro areas including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio.   The leadership of the ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Canda Jellenc is being promoted to Vice President of PC Sports. Canda joined PC Sports in 2006, bringing over 20 years of construction management experience with her.   Canda just completed the construction phase of the $485 million dollar Texas A&M University Kyle Field Stadium Redevelopment project in College Station. The stadium was completed under budget and was built during two off-seasons. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Project Control announced that John Latimer is being promoted to Executive Vice President of the firm. John will be integral in the day-to-day operation of Project Control including implementation of strategic plans, project manager training, providing senior leadership, and assisting with operations.   John has been with Project Control for 28 years. During that time he has helped develop many ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced that Ashley Harris has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Harris will oversee all decisions involving marketing, internal and external communications, branding, and strategy. Specifically, she will now lead the Credit Union’s traditional, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of Keeping Bexar County Strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. We started 2016 with a number of events and activities in support of these efforts and are looking forward to an eventful year ahead. In just the last month we held our annual Gala – ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, February 22, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber and it's non-profit organization, Lead SA are honored to welcome the following participants to the Leadership Lab Class of 2016: Drew AddisonIBTX Risk Services  Patrick AhrBDO USA LLP  Russ AndersonCPS Energy  Erica AntueEmployers Solutions, Inc.  Catherine BishopCatto & Catto LLP  Karen BishopSan Antonio River Authority  Erin BleyKaufman & Killen, Inc.  Raul ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, February 19, 2016
The world’s first and largest theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment – Morgan’s Wonderland – will launch its seventh season at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26.   Opening-weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.  Morgan’s Wonderland also will be open daily for ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, February 19, 2016
Broadway Bank, San Antonio’s largest independently owned and operated bank, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with activities for customers, employees and the community whose loyalty to this family-owned institution has endured for five generations. The celebration will include a ceremony on February 23 to bury a 2016 time capsule filled with Broadway Bank items to be opened in 25 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 19, 2016
Jennifer Van Cleave Padgett, Stratemann & Co., LLP About the Company: Jennifer is the Senior Marketing Specialist for Padgett Stratemann & Co. (PS&Co.), San Antonio’s second largest CPA and business advisory firm. PS&Co. provides a range of sophisticated accounting, audit, tax, and business consulting services. As the senior marketing specialist, Jennifer is responsible for managing the firm’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, February 19, 2016
John Wood Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood  bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full-range of sophisticated financial services, including ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now recruiting for Emerging Leaders San Antonio/Austin! The Emerging Leaders program will be offered this year in San Antonio to help increase growth opportunities for small businesses. The Emerging Leaders program is FREE! The program provides participants with the new knowledge, know-how and connections to help them grow their businesses, create jobs, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Russel Lenz, PE and COO of Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc., has announced the promotion of F. Howard Holland, PE to Vice President. With substantial experience overseeing all facets of project management, including planning, design, construction, and maintenance, Mr. Holland is responsible for all areas of project operations for the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio Please Join Us! March 7th, 2016 Lenwood Heights Groundbreaking Celebration 10am Program 8-11 Celebration Build Event at Bethel UMC 227 S. Acme Rd., 78237 Refeshments will be served. Sponsored by: Councilman Ray Lopez, Takata, Port San Antonio  
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Respite Care of San Antonio will host its annual dinner and fundraiser, "A Celebration of Love & Children" on Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the beautiful Valero Vistas, located at Valero Energy Headquarters, One Valero Way. Tom Dobson and his family are this year's honorees and are being recognized for their ongoing support of children. Dobson is the chairman of Whataburger, the iconic ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It is a persistent and evolving threat and the harm to its victims cannot be overstated. Identity thieves commit this crime by stealing personally identifiable information, from limitless sources, then use the stolen information to perpetuate a number of fraudulent schemes. Tax refund fraud (IDT refund fraud) is one such crime. This ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union announced that Ryan Pierce joined the 76-year-old financial institution as Vice President of Loan Servicing. In this role, Pierce will be responsible for thecreation and development of the centralized loan servicing department in order to better facilitate and enhance the member experience.Pierce brings more than 15 years of experience in both lending and ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, February 05, 2016
Koontz Corporation announced today that Henry Serry has been promoted to the position of President of Koontz Construction, Inc. as part of the Company’s leadership succession plan.   Mr. Serry, has served as Chief Operating Officer for the Company since its founding in 2000 and assumes the role formerly held by Gerald “Jerry” Turman.  Concurrently, Mr. Turman has announced his retirement to be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Walmart Neighborhood Market to offer smaller, convenient format and employment opportunities to the community   WHAT: Walmart is proud to announce a new store site with an exciting, community-filled groundbreaking celebration to take place Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. The new site is located at the intersection of Toepperwein Road and Kitty Hawk Drive in Converse, Texas. This site will boast ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
En Su Casa Caregivers, a San Antonio-based home health agency founded in 2002, announced the grand opening of a new office to support their growth and expansion. En Su Casa commemorated the occasion with a ribbon-cutting and open house reception on Thursday, February 25.  The new office, located at 503 East Ramsey Road, will support En Su Casa’s rapid growth over the past decade.  “We are so ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Doug Skiba Frost About the Company: Frost is the banking, investments and insurance subsidiary of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE: CFR), a financial holding company with $28.3 billion in assets at September 30, 2015. One of the 50 largest U.S. banks by asset size, Frost provides a full range of banking products, investment and brokerage services and insurance products to businesses and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Gary Hoyack is proud to be a native San Antonian. As the son of local Police Chief Frank Hoyack, Gary was rooted in the heartbeat of the city at a young age and dedicates much of his business success to his parent’s supportive upbringing. There was no question that Gary would return home after receiving his degree in accounting from Texas A&M University to work for a CPA firm. Fast forward to ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monthly event for area’s senior IT executives enables sharing of best practices and growth opportunities  Global data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is pleased to announce it will continue to sponsor the 2016 CIO Breakfast Series hosted by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. This is the fourth year for the company to sponsor the monthly events, which are designed ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Jessica Delgado Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941.  It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas.  Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution.  Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host it’s 42nd Annual Gala on Saturday, January 30, at the Marriott Rivercenter, with master of ceremonies Bill Taylor, KENS 5 TV. The Gala program includes the Chairman’s Reflection on 2015 by the outgoing Chairman of the Board, Rob Killen of Kaufman & Killen, the Chairman’s Vision of 2016 by chairman Gary Hoyack of BDO USA, LLP, the presentation of ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
D’Layne Rhynsburger has been named executive vice president, director of human resources overseeing talent acquisition and management, employee benefits, leadership and organizational development, wellness and the “In Good Company”culture.   “Having been a part of this great organization for 20 years, I am excited about this new opportunity to lead the human resources department,” Rhynsburger ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
San Antonio. Dallas archaeology firm, Red River Archaeology (RRA), has been acquired by Raba Kistner, Inc., a project management, engineering, testing and environmental firm based in San Antonio, with offices all over Texas, Utah, Nebraska, and Mexico. RRA principals, Sarah M. Cole, MA, RPA, Principal Investigator, and Charles D. Neel, BA, Senior Archaeologist, are well known archaeological ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hundreds of fitness-minded families and individuals will gather Saturday morning, Jan. 30, for the 3rd Annual Snowball 5K Run/Walk and Accessible 1 Mile benefitting The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a non-profit school for students with special needs (ages 12-14).   The Accessible 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive at the intersection of Wurzbach ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Academic medical leaders ceremonially broke ground today on UT Medicine Hill Country, the newest location of UT Medicine San Antonio. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  UT Medicine Hill Country will expand access to health care services and specialty care provided by South Texas’ largest physician group ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The McNay Art Museum will present an exclusive look at some of the most significant German art created over the last 35 years by both masters and emerging artists in Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection. The exhibition opens February 10, 2016, and continues through April 24, 2016. The McNay is the sole venue scheduled to host the seminal exhibition, which is the ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts
Monday, January 18, 2016
Eleven distinguished nursing professionals from Morningside Ministries graduated from the highly competitive and sought after Certified Nurse Executive Program. The highly selective program aims to develop the skills needed to thrive and work in the long-term care senior living industry environment as a health care professional. Morningside Ministries nurses made the decision to further excel ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Friday, January 15, 2016
As part of the BDO Counts initiative, the BDO San Antonio office started 2016 off serving their community and reinforcing team camaraderie by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity at their Coleman Ridge building site.  Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization that builds modest and affordable homes without interest or profit ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 15, 2016
Respite Care of San Antonio will host its annual dinner and fundraiser, "A Celebration of Love & Children" on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the beautiful Valero Vistas at Valero Energy Headquarters, One Valero Way. Tom Dobson and his family are this year's honorees. Dobson is the chairman of Whataburger, the iconic restaurant chain and brand founded in 1950 by his father. 2016 marks the 14th ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 11, 2016
Partnering with businesses like yours has allowed Daily Bread Ministries (DBM) to help those living in poverty for the past 20 years. As we celebrate this achievement and prepare for even greater impact in the future, we would be honored if you would join us as a corporate sponsor at our Annual Fundraiser Luncheon, Thursday, April 7, 2016   Your partnership will not only enable us to connect ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, January 11, 2016
Five years ago, Padgett Stratemann (PS&Co.) launched a computer equipment donation program to benefit the charitable work done by Texas non-profits. Since the program's inception, the firm has awarded nearly 350 gently- used laptops to more than 185 non-profits. The Dell laptops, which are one to three years old, have been cycled out of the firm's computer inventory but still have a great amount ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Monday, January 11, 2016
Mayor Ivy Taylor and the San Antonio City Council recently appointed an advisory board to provide strategic guidance to Café Commerce. Café Commerce opened in June of 2014 as a collaborative effort between the City of San Antonio Economic Development Department and LiftFund to strengthen the local small business community by creating a solid community referral network that provides a broad range ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The San Antonio CPA practice of Findling, Milam & Pyle has merged into the San Antonio and Houston-based firm ABIP, PC; effective January 1, 2016. Established in 1964 by Willard, Robert and Jerry respectively; Findling, Milam & Pyle currently has 14 professionals and works with a diverse client base primarily composed of closely-held and family-owned businesses; as well as high-net-worth ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The Converse Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host its fourth Quarterly Business Appreciation & Networking event on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in the City Hall Conference room, 405 S. Seguin, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  The event will honor three long standing Converse businesses: Converse Christian School, Crossroads Vision and TexStar National Bank. The EDC Board created the quarterly ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Kristin Popowich to assistant vice president of member service in the central region. Popowich was most recently area manager for the south San Antonio district, after serving as branch manager at multiple San Antonio area Security Service locations. She oversees member service activities in the central region, including cash operations, new ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Prism Technologies Group, a Microsoft Cloud focused company, announced its new strategic partnership with Cofactor Computing LLC.  Prism Technologies Group helps people who know they should be looking for better ways to connect and collaborate across any device to be more productive. They do this by using modern and effective collaboration solutions so people can focus on getting their jobs done ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union partnered with CBS affiliate KENS 5 and Corner Store as part of the annual Bill’s Elves Toy Drive to collect toys for the nearly 8,000 children who are under the care of Child Protective Services. This year the event was held from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11 and received more than 6,500 toys for the children.“This is the fourth year that ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
As the 2015 Chairman of the Board, I want to express my appreciation to the North Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, volunteers, members, staff and community partners for your time, help and contributions that have made 2015 a year to remember.    At the beginning of my tenure I vowed to focus on leadership development and public policy advocacy at the local and state levels. I believe that ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
San Antonio Sports announced that the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Plaza will be created at the north entrance of the Alamodome. Renovations will soon begin at the Alamodome, which provides the opportunity to create this important point of recognition for the men and women who are members of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. The names of members will be grouped by class and engraved in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of San Antonio annually recognize a member with a presentation of the “Eva Rosow Award”. “The Eva Rosow Award of Excellence is an award that recognizes a member of CREW-San Antonio who is a model of excellence to the CREW membership and the commercial real estate community.  Award recipients act as mentors within our organization and are committed to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced that Clay Thompson has been promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO, Thompson is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the credit union’s Lending, Branch Operations, Corporate Communications and Marketing divisions.Thompson has served as the credit union’s Chief Lending Officer ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Jay Gable has been promoted to senior vice president of indirect lending for Security Service Federal Credit Union’s central region where he is responsible for operations and expansion of indirect lending within the central region including compliance and strategic direction. He previously was vice president of indirect lending.   Gable serves as the executive board president of Rebuilding ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, December 03, 2015
In conjunction with the local Blue Santa program, Ranch Hand Truckfitters will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at its San Antonio store located at 2625 Broadway.  Blue Santa, dressed in full costume, will be onsite at our store to greet customers and their families. Customers, local police officers, community officials and leaders, local car ...read more
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sebastien De La Cruz of America’s Got Talent fame and the Converse, Texas area will be the featured attraction at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the City of Converse, Texas to be held at 402 S. Seguin, Converse, Texas on Thursday, December 3, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m.   “We are so thrilled that Sebastien will join us for this special event,” said Mayor Al Suarez. “We have held this ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, November 30, 2015
Raba Kistner Consultants has announced that Eric Rypple, PE has accepted the position of Manager, Forensic Services. Eric is responsible for expanding Raba Kistner's Forensic Services capabilities and staff development in San Antonio and other Texas office locations. He will be focusing on structural failures, foundation movements, non-destructive testing, pavement analyses, and property condition ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Melodye TomsuSpawGlass   About the Company: SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor providing clients with the absolute best construction experience by operating based on the principles of the SpawGlass Way: Build Trust, Be Professional, Live Teamwork, Be Passionate, Think Like an Owner. The company was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, November 23, 2015
mmLearn.org, the online learning portal of Morningside Ministries, announced the winners of the Sixth Annual Elizabeth McGown Caregiver Legacy Award. The award is given to two caregivers from across the country. This award recognizes caregivers that go above and beyond the call of duty and show great commitment to making a difference in the lives of the senior adults in their care.   The Sixth ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, November 20, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone has a great holiday, filled with family, food and football. On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement.           SAWS Rate Adjustment On November 19, 2015, the San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to approve the San Antonio Water ...read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
William L. Raba, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Raba Kistner, Inc., announced today that Michael McCarty has taken the position of Corporate Health and Safety Manager for the firm and its subsidiaries, including 14 locations across the state of Texas, Utah, Mexico and New York. Mr. McCarty will manage the Enterprise-Wide Health and Safety program, which includes planning, developing, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Congratulations Leadership Lab Class of 2015!David Acosta Office Furniture Express, Inc.  Jason Adam Joeris General Contractors, LTD  Monica Alcantar BDO USA, LLP  Sherri Aldrich SeaWorld San Antonio  Sheela Allam Wells Fargo  Jon Ambach Kirk’s Global Compass  Linda Bachman eEmployers Solutions, Inc.  Charlie Bagley Whiting-Turner Contracting Company  Madelyn ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, November 16, 2015
Commercial IT Solutions, Inc., a leading provider in managed cloud solutions for small to medium sized businesses, recently received the Mayor’s Fitness Council’s Healthy Workplace Award. Four award levels include bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Commercial IT Solutions, Inc. received silver-level recognition. This is the second year in a row that CITS has been recognized for implementing an ...read more
Monday, November 16, 2015
On October 27, 2015, Amanda Van Valkenburg, President, and Patricia Quintana-Perron, Chairman, of the San Antonio BKD Foundation presented Bart Koontz, Founder, and Holly Farmer, Program Director and Pam Velasco, Operations Director, of AugustHeart, with the San Antonio Board for the BKD Foundation’s annual Community PRIDE award.   Quintana-Perron had this to say, “Each year we ask our employees ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 13, 2015
The deadline for San Antonio nonprofits to apply for a grant from the Humana Foundation is quickly approaching.    The Humana Foundation, located in Louisville, KY, is focusing its grant making for 2016 in these cities: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio and Tampa Bay. The Foundation has chosen these locations because it recognizes ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, November 13, 2015
Because of Rudy’s BBQ, Sysco, and The Walmart Foundation, Daily Bread Ministries will supply 200 needy families with meals this Thanksgiving.Daily Bread Ministries (DBM), a private faith-based food bank, is partnering up with Rudy’s BBQ, Sysco, The Walmart Foundation, and Judson Independent School District to provide 200 meals for families in need this Thanksgiving.A delivery of delicious ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, November 13, 2015
When a small group of parents of children with developmental disabilities came together in 1987 to address how to provide extended support for their loved ones, little did they know they were founding one of San Antonio’s most beloved charities.  In the 28 years since, the agency has grown—expanding its scope of services beyond the original mission of providing short-term specialized care for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, November 13, 2015
Morgan’s Wonderland officials broke ground for a multi-million-dollar expansion, Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park where guests of all ages and abilities can get wet and have fun together.   “In many ways, creating Morgan’s Inspiration Island feels a lot like it did when our team designed and built Morgan’s Wonderland with special-needs individuals in ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 13, 2015
While most consumers expect to finance a major life event, like buying a new home or planning a wedding, at some point in their lives, many people still consider the experience of applying and securing a loan a necessary evil in achieving their financial goals.  However, one local credit union is making the typical stressful and cumbersome loan process a thing of the past, and giving its members ...read more
Thursday, November 12, 2015
If you have Medicare but haven’t selected a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan for 2016, you still have time before the Dec. 7 deadline. This checklist can help you find the best Medicare plan for you. Know your medical cost history. Review your records to see how much you spent on health care during the past year. Then, determine if the past year was typical, and try to estimate costs ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In July, Congress passed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, and President Obama signed the bill into law on July 31, 2015. It primarily provides for the temporary extension of federal highway and transportation spending, but it ends up impacting a lot of taxpayers in a way that has nothing to do with highways or transportation. This bill changes the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, November 09, 2015
Luis Lopez, whose dedication to the program was described as “relentless,” has been honored with the Awareness Award from the National Marrow Donor Program. Lopez, who has helped add more than 1,800 South Texans to the national bone marrow registry, was recognized at the NMDP/Be The Match national council meeting in Minneapolis on Nov. 6. “This really means a lot,” Lopez said. “And I have not ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
On October 27, 2015, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) rate adjustment to pay for critical infrastructure investments, including the Vista Ridge Pipeline Project. Vista Ridge is a 142-mile pipeline that will bring fresh water to San Antonio from the Carrizo and Simsboro aquifers located in Burleson County. The project ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Thursday, October 29, 2015
As companies redesign their benefits around employee needs, the links between oral and overall health has employers incorporating dental benefits into wellness strategiesMost people know that routine dental visits and preventive care can fend off more serious, and costly, future problems. But oral health is about more than just the mouth; there is a connection between oral health and serious ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 29, 2015
After a diagnosis of diabetes, people have a variety of reactions.  Some want to give up, some get very active in their health and others just go along for the ride.   Regardless of which reaction you have had, one thing is for certain, diabetes doesn’t get better without you!  While there is no known cure for diabetes, by taking an active role in controlling your blood sugar level, you may be ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 29, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. Your support is critical to our mission as an advocate for policies that directly benefit the business community. One of the areas that we are always working on is long-term infrastructure planning. On October 27, 2015, our Board of ...read more
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Melissa Hargis SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment About the Company: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. For more than 50 years, they have been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable their guests to celebrate, connect with and care for the ...read more
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The reputation of Morgan’s Wonderland as an international special-needs destination continues to grow.   At 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, seven boys and two girls with special needs from communities all over Sweden – from Luleå in the far north to Ronneby in the south – are scheduled to visit the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The 45th Annual Witte Game Dinner on October 19, 2015, at Brackenridge Park was another success. Ranch Hand was honored be to a part of the night’s activities as a Trophy Sponsor including their donation of a Legend Grille Guard to the live auction. The evening overlooked the home of the new Witte Museum and the backdrop was the beautiful San Antonio River.    “The future of the Witte is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Thursday, October 22, 2015
The North East ISD Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to hold an election in November for a $499.95 million bond program. The bond package was designed with input from NEISD principals, District staff, parents, students and community members. The 2015 Bond focuses on five categories: Safety and Security, Technology, Operations, Extracurricular and Facilities. Early voting is October 19-30. ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Raquel Mungia has been promoted to assistant vice president of performance analytics for Security Service Federal Credit Union, where she is responsible for the continued development of the enterprise performance management system, including budgeting and forecasting. She joined Security Service in 2011 and was previously manager of financial accounting at the credit union.  Mungia holds a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Kate Himes has been promoted to senior vice president of asset recovery for Security Service Federal Credit Union, where she is responsible for effective operation and development of the asset recovery department and mitigating losses while providing service to credit union members in need. She previously was vice president for asset recovery.  With 20 years experience, Himes was vice president ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Lorena Allen has been promoted to senior vice president of mortgage lending for Security Service Federal Credit Union where she is responsible for tailored mortgage solutions, appropriate use of mortgage lending, and identifying and implementing lending growth opportunities. She previously was vice president of mortgage services.    With more than 25 years experience in mortgage lending, Allen ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Join the American Diabetes Association® to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month® this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America!sm campaign will show you how easy and joyful healthy eating can be for ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Marcos Perez III kept up a three-decade habit at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center last week, arriving on schedule to make his 720th donation. And while reaching the 90-gallon mark was a milestone for one of the more notable donors in the center’s history, it certainly hasn’t been the only highlight for the native San Antonian. Perez, 55, has been featured in public service announcements ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 19, 2015
By Dan Tufto Regional President for Medicare Senior Products, Humana of Texas   In 2011, the first of the Baby Boom Generation began turning 65 and using Medicare benefits. For the next 14 years, Boomers will hit Medicare age at a rate of 10,000 per day.    We all know the Boomer generation is unique and their needs are distinct. Research shows that among adults 65 and older, nearly ...read more
Categories: Education, Papers/Research
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Rock 'n' Restock started in Austin as a way to bring the community together to enjoy music while also giving back to the city. This year it's coming to San Antonio with its first annual event happening on December 2, 2015 and all proceeds are donated to Daily Bread Ministries! Join us for some great music and dancing! Come check out Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band and the Reed Brothers. ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
North SA Chamber board member and Allegiance Environmental Services CEO Kenneth Flores was dubbed Rey Feo LXX and his daughter Ariana Flores named Reina de la Feria de las Flores on Saturday, October 10, at a coronation ceremony hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council No. 2. After a four-month fundraising campaign, Ken raised $229,197.30 for the LULAC Rey Feo ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union has launched its insurance subsidiary, Generations Insurance Services. The insurance company offers auto, home, life and business insurance in a competitive-market format where consumers select the type of insurance they need and receive up to 60 bids from A-rated insurance companies such as MetLife and GEICO. Consumers do not need to be a member of the 75-year-old ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union will host a free San Antonio area shred day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, at its Rigsby branch, 2022 Southeast Loop 410.   The event is designed to assist area residents with the safe and free disposal of unwanted, personal documents. “There’s no time like the present to permanently and securely get rid of documents containing sensitive ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation is helping to provide a safe haven for victims of family violence.  Today, the foundation announced a $15,000 donation to the San Antonio Battered Women and Children’s Shelter. Photo (from left): Mark Jimenez, vice president of technology at Security Service and current board member at the shelter; Marta Pelaez, president and CEO ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, October 09, 2015
BDO recently was named the winner of International Accounting Bulletin's (IAB) prestigious Network of the Year Award. The annual IAB Awards celebrate excellence in the accounting profession and bring together some of the most prominent people in the industry.The IAB Network of the Year is awarded to networks that have demonstrated the execution of profitable growth strategies during the past 12 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, October 08, 2015
PS&Co. is celebrating 70 years in 2015!  Padgett Stratemann & Co., L.L.P. was founded in November 1945 by Sidney Padgett Sr. The firm began as the partnership of Aiken, Tucker, and Padgett in San Antonio, Texas. Sidney Padgett Sr. received his CPA license in June 1942, and after he was discharged from military service in November 1945, Padgett fulfilled his life dream of establishing his own ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, October 05, 2015
Apply Today for Your Company’s Health Champion Designation It is widely known that overweight/obesity, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity have direct links to absenteeism and productivity. That means it really matters to offer “wellness-perks” like nutritious food at meetings, access to physical activity and rewards for those who to take the stairs. Wellness perks also matter because a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, October 05, 2015
This year, more than 3,000 area residents will come together to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Mission County Park Pavilions – Pavilion #1 in San Antonio - the one-day signature fundraising walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, October 02, 2015
By Will Sansom William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center, on Sept. 26 announced the establishment of South Texas’ first Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Disease, supported by $35 million in funds raised primarily from the community. This institute is designed to be a comprehensive care center, Dr. Henrich said during the 2015 President’s Gala held at the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Friday, October 02, 2015
Alterman’s outstanding commitment to their employees’ financial and physical wellness has earned them the distinction of being one of the best. An independent judging panel of employee benefit experts named Alterman, Inc. as one of the 2015 winners of The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.        Judges selected Alterman, Inc. because of their commitment to employee ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Friday, October 02, 2015
Students at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas will participated in the eighth season of CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Beginning Oct. 17, members of TMI’s Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets (JROTC) and other students will enter the CyberPatriot Middle School, Open High School and JROTC divisions against similar teams from across the country. This is the first year ...read more
Friday, October 02, 2015
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts has had little trouble attracting audiences for its variety of shows and events. The center city venue, which opened in September 2014, ranked among the top entertainment facilities in the world in the third quarter of 2015 based on ticket sales, according to industry tracker Pollstar. The Tobin placed 36th among theater venues of all sizes worldwide, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Fun Facts
Thursday, October 01, 2015
SWBC, a diversified financial services company, is holding a career fair on Wednesday, October 7, to find qualified candidates for 200+ open positions. This exciting opportunity will be held at the Hilton San Antonio Airport.   Interviewers will be onsite for the following positions and departments:Customer Service Representatives-Bilingual & Degree IncentivesData Entry Processors -Degree ...read more
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Project Control announced that Ed Mullins has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager. Mr. Mullins is managing several projects, including the Kennedy Hill Road Improvement project at Brooks City Base, the new construction of the Bexar Metro 9-1-1 facility, and the McCoy House Residential Tower at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  As Senior Project Manager, Mr. Mullins is responsible ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Rick Ramirez has been promoted to vice president of operational accounting for Security Service Federal Credit Union, where he is responsible for managing the operational accounting department including wire transfers, accounts payable, cash management and general ledger reconciliations. Ramirez previously served as assistant vice president of operational accounting.  With nearly 30 years ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 25, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. The first nine months of 2015 have been very successful for the North Chamber and we still have a number of great involvement opportunities and important issues in the final months of the year.          November Elections San Antonio has ...read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Court AllenCox Smith  About the Company: Cox Smith attorneys focus on rapid response, top quality work, and innovative ideas that take businesses to new levels.  We advise regional, national and international companies on a full range of business law and litigation matters. Court Allen is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property section of the firm.  About the Program: The e-Tech Newsletter is ...read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Terry HoltzTBO International, LLC  About the Company: TBO International assists clients in achieving their goals through organizational change. Achieving meaningful, desired change requires a disciplined approach, along with highly skilled, experienced staff. TBO provides individuals and teams skilled in their core competencies of project and organizational change management, training, process ...read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
LiftFund, the nation’s largest nonprofit small business lender, and the City of San Antonio recently celebrated Café Commerce’s successful first year.  Café Commerce opened in June of 2014 as a collaborative effort between the Economic Development Department and LiftFund to strengthen the local small business community by creating a solid entrepreneurial network of support.  In one year Café ...read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Cheri Whitacre to assistant vice president and compliance officer. Previously compliance manager, Whitacre is responsible for managing regulatory analysis and dissemination, compliance documentation and testing, Fair Lending compliance and regulatory examination support. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Southern ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 21, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that Yvonne Fernandez, vice president of commercial operations, has been named Alumnae of the Year by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).   Fernandez, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration – finance, is a member of the UTSA College of Business’ Real Estate Finance and Development Founders Council and the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 21, 2015
Jessica Ralston has been promoted to vice president of indirect lending, responsible for overseeing the operation and expansion of the Central Region Indirect Lending department.  Ralston joined Security Service as a senior loan officer, eventually being promoted to manager and assistance vice president. She is a graduate of Grayson Junior College and a member of Toastmasters.  About Security ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 21, 2015
Aaron Sluzevich has been promoted to vice president of mortgage lending for Security Service Federal Credit Union, where he is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the mortgage services department, including mortgage origination and mortgage operations along with secondary market activities. He was previously assistant vice president of mortgage originations.  With 13 years ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 21, 2015
BDO USA, LLP San Antonio is participating as a Team in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk on October 10th in downtown San Antonio. Light The Night is LLS’s annual evening fundraising walk, with proceeds going towards LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. LLS funds ...read more
Categories: Community
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Join CPS Energy in sponsoring the 2nd Annual GrillsGiving on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  This unique event takes place at Mission County Park, where participants and guests will enjoy a festival-like atmosphere, including a competitive barbeque cook-off, live music and activities for the kids! The San Antonio River and Mission County Park are the perfect backdrop to host this family-friendly ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, September 14, 2015
Padgett Stratemann & Co. is proud to announce the firm has been ranked number 99 on INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 100 Firm rankings list for 2015 and the 10th largest firm in the Great Plains Region. The firm moved up seven spots from its 106 ranking in 2014. The rankings were announced in IPA's 25th annual report of the nation's largest accounting firms.  "We are honored to be recognized as one ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 11, 2015
SWBC Real Estate, LLC, is pleased to announce it recently sold its Overlook Ranch Apartment Complex. SWBC Real Estate developed the property in a partnership with American National Insurance Company. The property was sold through an off-market transaction for an undisclosed amount. “It was a good time to sell Overlook Ranch, as the apartment market is strong and should continue to be healthy into ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 11, 2015
SWBC is excited to announce that Karen Meriwether has joined the company as Vice President of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive. In this role, Karen is responsible for leading all of the company’s audit activities.   Karen brings more than 30 years of experience in financial, accounting, auditing, risk management, and tax experience – all focused primarily in the insurance industry. Prior ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 11, 2015
SWBC is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Carter as Vice President of Commercial Lines for SWBC Insurance Services.   In this role, Carter will be responsible for cultivating and qualifying new business opportunities, program development, and gaining an intimate understanding of an organization’s unique insurance needs. The majority of her time will be spent assisting organizations ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 31, 2015
August marks a significant milestone for Africa in its effort to eradicate polio from the continent. A full year has passed since Africa’s last reported case caused by the wild poliovirus. Somalia was the last country to identify a new case, which occurred on 11 August 2014. While Africa has achieved an important public health milestone, the job is not yet finished. To end polio forever, all ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Monday, August 31, 2015
For the past 70 years, Padgett Stratemann, the nation's 99th largest CPA firm according to INSIDE Public Accounting, has shown its commitment to the communities in which it does business by striving to be a leader in giving. Whether through monetary donations, providing time away from work for team members to serve on boards and committees, or through innovative programs, such as its ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 27, 2015
With everything from a singing vice president to a 7-foot-3 blood drop prancing around the grounds, last week was a memorable one at BioBridge Global (BBG). It was all part of BBG Team Week, which rolled together five days of activities that even included a major blood drive sponsored by two San Antonio television stations. “BBG Team Week was remarkable in many ways,” said chief executive ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Dr. Susan Bineham has assumed duties as head of school for The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a unique learning environment for special-needs students ages 12 to 24 at 5235 David Edwards Drive next to the world’s first and only ultra-accessible theme park. In addition to academic instruction, The Academy – through its Bridge Program – concentrates on teaching life skills that will help students ...read more
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. We had some great events in August, and September will feature some of our biggest annual programs. There is always an opportunity for you learn something, network and help us recognize ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ken PierceUniversity of Texas at San Antonio  About the Company: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. Ken is the Vice Provost for Information Technology ...read more
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Fiesta Royalty could be coming to the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.  North SA Chamber Chairman’s Council member and director Kenneth Flores is a candidate for “El Rey Feo,” or “ugly king.” Rey Feo was created in 1947 from the idea based on a medieval Spanish tradition in which peasants elected one of their own, a common man, to be king. The League of United Latin American Citizens ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Linda BachmaneEmployers Solutions, Inc.  About the Company: Linda Bachman is the CFO for eEmployers Solutions, Inc. (eESI), a Professional Employers Organization (PEO) – a full-service human resource outsourcing company. eESI provides human resources services, payroll administration, workers’ compensation, risk management and employee benefits. Our headquarters are in San Antonio, but we have ...read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Our Warehouse is Sweltering HOT! A generous, sweaty donor has offered to match 1/2 of $7,000 for a Big "A" Fan! (Now don’t get your ears in a knot – that’s the real name of the fan company!)Will you help us raise $3,500 so our volunteers can continue to serve our neighbors?Click here to donate today. Please designate "fan" in the tribute text box.  Checks designated "fan" can also be sent ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union partnered with local CBS affiliate KENS 5 and San Antonio-based Corner Store as part of the annual Bill’s Elves School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for the more than 7,000 children who are under the care of Child Protective Services. This year the event was held from Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7 and accepted more than 20,000 supplies for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, August 17, 2015
CHRISTUS Physician Group (CPG) in New Braunfels is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Deborah Andrado. Dr. Andrado is welcoming new patients as she joins Dr. Rachel McGinnis and Dr. Lynn Thompson at CHRISTUS Family Medicine – North New Braunfels.    “I’m excited about serving the New Braunfels community,” said Dr. Andrado. “I focus on preventative medicine, and look forward to treating ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, August 17, 2015
CHRISTUS Physician Group introduces a new service that helps patients more seamlessly access CHRISTUS Physician Group physicians via online scheduling.  At launch, the service facilitates online appointment-making with participating orthopedic specialists and family medicine/primary care providers. This service is powered by ZocDoc, a national company known for its innovation in patient ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, August 14, 2015
CHRISTUS Physician Group (CPG) is pleased to announce Dr. Veronica Betancur is welcoming new patients at CHRISTUS Family Medicine – Medical Center, in a clinical office that has doubled in size to provide more space for patients.  “I’m excited about the new location of my practice,” said Dr. Betancur, where she joins Dr. David Mullican and Dr. Megan Williams Khmelev in Tower II, Suite 203 at 2833 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Padgett Stratemann & Co., L.L.P. has been named the 101st Largest Accounting Firm in the United States by Accounting Today Magazine, a leading provider of online business news for the tax and accounting community, in its 2015 Beyond The Top 100: Firms To Watch list. The firm moved up five spots from the previous year’s ranking, to top the list for 2015. In addition, the firm ranked as the Fourth ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In August 2015, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc., will celebrate its 50th year providing professional engineering services. With offices in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, the company has an extensive resume of successful, high-profile projects throughout the state of Texas.    Gus Pape and Gene Dawson, Sr. founded Pape-Dawson Engineers on August 1, 1965. With the goal of ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Brian A. Ziemba to senior vice president of commercial services where he will be responsible for overall operations in commercial services and small business lending in Texas, Colorado and Utah.  Prior to joining the credit union as vice president earlier this year, he was market president for TD Bank in Central Florida. With more than 30 years ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Yvonne Fernandez to vice president of commercial operations where she will be responsible for underwriting, portfolio management, risk management, operations and compliance of the commercial loan portfolio for the credit union. She previously was assistant vice president of commercial services.She holds a bachelor’s degree in business ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
It is widely known that overweight/obesity, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity have direct links to absenteeism and productivity. That means it really matters to offer “wellness-perks” like nutritious food at meetings, access to physical activity and rewards for those who to take the stairs. Wellness perks also matter because a happy and healthy workforce is more than just a competitive ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, August 10, 2015
All five students representing TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas who attended the national convention of the Junior Classical League earned. Top 10 places in competition at their respective levels.At the annual event, held July 27-Aug. 1 at Trinity University, TMI students earned the following honors in subject tests:  Freshman Dillon Goldmann placed second in Greek Life and Literature and ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, August 10, 2015
CHRISTUS Physician Group (CPG) welcomes Dr. Rashida Henderson to CHRISTUS Family Medicine – Babcock Road, where she is accepting new patients, from ages 13 and up.   “I feel blessed to serve the San Antonio community,” said Dr. Henderson, whose practice is now located in Tower II, Suite 215 at 2833 Babcock Road. “I look forward to treating the whole family. Whether it’s a teenager’s school ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 10, 2015
To all our clients and friends,  Background:   As many of you know, certain DE officials left the Delaware Department of Finance and joined Kelmar (3rd party auditor).  Since then, many other states are beginning to issue their own audits to companies that are either incorporated or domiciled in those states.  The biggest of late is Texas and we are seeing a lot of activity in the state in the ...read more
Thursday, August 06, 2015
San Antonio Water System (SAWS) wants residents to help shape the city’s water future by taking a quick survey and becoming engaged in the 2015 Water Management planning process with the launch of a new microsite known as WaterCitySA.com.   “SAWS Water Management Plan will affect all San Antonians, and at the rate our community is growing, we must find new ways to engage them,” said Gavino ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 06, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Joe Condit to the Ranch Hand team as Director of Business Development for Ranch Hand Truck Accessories. He previously worked for Kaspar Companies during the development stages of ‘Shiner Landing’, a residential section on the west side of Shiner, TX.   In his new position, Condit will work with both Ranch Hand Truck Accessories and their seven Truckfitters stores, which ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Not only did New Horizons Computer Learning Centers recently get recognized by the IAMCP as the Community Partner of the Year – U.S. Region, Cisco has awarded New Horizons as a Worldwide Acceleration and Transformation Learning Partner and recognized three New Horizons instructors with Cisco’s CCSI Instructor Excellence Award 2015.Learning@Cisco and the Worldwide Learning Partner Organization ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, July 23, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. We have a number of exciting programs coming up, including a luncheon with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, our annual Enterprising Women’s Conference featuring the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Awards®, and the 13th Annual Salute to ...read more
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Linda ElliottElliott Connection, LLC  About the Company: Linda Elliott is the President of Elliott Connection, LLC. They make strategic and profitable connections for their clients. They are dedicated to providing companies and individuals with a unique service that will grow their businesses through the power of connecting. They also manage two Healthcare Think Tanks in San Antonio and ...read more
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Umbilical cord blood has so many medical uses, scientists are starting to find them by accident.  In a recent case, researchers looking into a disease related to skin grafts identified a part of umbilical cord blood that can lower inflammation and immune disorders caused by those grafts.  At the same time, they found those same proteins, called soluble NKG2D ligands, could be used to treat ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Construction has begun on the new Short Term Public Parking and Consolidated Rental Car Facility at the San Antonio International Airport. The new facility, which will provide short term public parking on its first two levels, is located on the site of the 30-year old Hourly Parking Garage which necessitates the closure of the Hourly Garage. It will also house 13 rental car brands. There are two ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that mothers with chemical intolerances are two to three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   The medical study was published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine on July 8, 2015.   People ...read more
Categories: Community, Papers/Research
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Prism Technologies Group, a Microsoft Cloud focused company, announced it has been named South Central Area SMB Influencer Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner that demonstrates a significant commitment and success in working with Microsoft and our influencer community (Chambers of Commerce, ...read more
Friday, July 17, 2015
Ranch Hand is adding some manufacturing muscle to its team of experts in the SUV and truck accessory industry. His name is Mike Kane, and he is the new Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering for Ranch Hand. Mike is making strides to improve the manufacturing and engineering processes.   A firm believer in lean manufacturing and 5S, Mike is working to implement each of the philosophy’s ...read more
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Blood donors at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) now can make an even bigger difference in the world by giving blood locally and then contributing their Donating for Life points to the Global Blood Fund (GBF) and its Open Arms Program.   BioBridge Global, STBTC’s parent company, has formed an agreement with GBF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has a mission of increasing the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union takes pride in helping families understand the importance of saving for the future.  Those efforts were recently recognized with an official Designation of Savings Excellence awarded by the America Saves program. In February, Security Service used Military Saves Week as a way to educate military members and their families on ways to save for the future and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Laura Cohrs to assistant vice president of account services. In her new position, she will ensure the effective operations of the account services department, including leading the CD/IRA, account maintenance and survivor’s assistance lines of service. A Certified IRA Professional (CIP), Cohrs has more than 25 years experience with the credit ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, July 13, 2015
Commercial IT Solutions, Inc., a leading provider in managed cloud solutions for small to medium sized businesses, today announced that Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently launched their desktops in the CIT Cloud Office™ workspace. This cloud solution for HACU, whose mission is to champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education, will enable them to access their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, July 10, 2015
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas welcomed more than 500 students to its Summer at TMI camps and courses – a record-high number of participants since the program began in 2013. The 2015 session’s enrollment represents a 25-percent increase over the previous year’s participation in the seven-week program’s academic and enrichment courses and sports and activity camps.  The most popular camps, ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, July 10, 2015
You could win a Jaguar! Purchase a raffle ticket at $100 each and you will be entered to win a polaris white Jaguar XF 2.0T Premium with charcoal bond grain interior – valued at $48,300. Only 1,200 tickets will be sold between now and October 6, 2015.  The Jaguar prize drawing will be conducted between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Barrett Jaguar located at 15423 IH-10 West. ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Every year, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center forms partnerships with businesses across San Antonio for company blood drives. Those joint efforts play a major role in saving patients across South Texas, since a single donation can help up to three people who need a transfusion. The need for blood is year-round, but there are times, especially during the summer, when the total number of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, July 02, 2015
In a grand all-employee celebration, Broadway Bank took the focus on culture and employees to a whole new level with renowned speaker and best-selling author, Stephen M.R. Covey, pumping up the crowd. Covey, the co-founder and Global Practice Leader of FranklinCovey’s Speed of Trust Practice, speaks and advises on trust, leadership, ethics and high performance to companies and audiences across ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
On May 28, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a report on its inspection of employee benefit plan audits, “Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits.”  Under the  Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), most plans with more than 100 participants must be audited annually by an independent certified public accountant (CPA).  The purpose of the study was to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships, July 30-August 3, and the Phillips 66 National Championships, August 6-10, at the Northside Swim Center. They may be purchased online at http://www.sanantoniosports.org/swim/.  San Antonio Sports, Northside Independent School District, and the Northside Swim Center are proud to host USA Swimming, their elite athletes and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 29, 2015
Posted on June 25, 2015 by Patrick Pilch and Bill Bithoney   The pressure valve has been released. Expect a jump in healthcare mergers and acquisitions now that the Supreme Court has removed the uncertainty around King v. Burwell and affirmed that federal subsidies are available to all Americans regardless of whether their state offers its own healthcare exchange.   Many private equity funds ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Kenneth Flores, Candidate for Rey Feo committee is excited to announce the candidacy of Kenneth Flores, CEO of Allegiance Environmental Services, for El Rey Feo – “The People’s King.” Rey Feo serves during Fiesta and throughout the year of his reign as an ambassador to advance higher education and service to one’s community.    This year, three prominent businessmen, including Ken, are ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, June 22, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. With the end of the political season, we have an opportunity to look back on what has been accomplished, and to look forward to some exciting programs.  Legislative Update The 84th session of ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, June 22, 2015
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo announced today that it is committing a record breaking $12.2 million to help further the educational and agricultural goals of the youth of Texas. This is the largest amount given to date by the organization.  Since inception, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has contributed $160.1 million.   Keith Martin, Executive Director and CEO, made the announcement to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Erin FletcherDannemiller, Inc.  About the Company: Dannemiller is a leader in Continuing Medical Education for health care providers. In 2014, Dannemiller awarded over 150,000 certificates for education. This education was presented in a variety of ways to include live conferences, journal articles, and online video.Erin has worked for Dannemiller since 2007 and serves as the Chief Operating ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, June 19, 2015
Jim Koenig JacobsAbout the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, June 19, 2015
Morgan’s Wonderland will celebrate Independence Day – Saturday, July 4 – with a Family Fair on the Fourth as well as a Salute to America’s Heroes, a special tribute to those who dedicate themselves to protecting the citizenry including members of the armed forces and first responders such as fire, law enforcement and emergency medical professionals.  Gates at the world’s first and only theme park ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, June 19, 2015
Hispanic children who participated in a unique weight-maintenance pilot intervention were more likely to adopt healthy lifestyles, resulting in healthier weights, than children who didn’t participate, according to a UT Health Science Center at San Antonio study in the June 2015 issue of the journal Childhood Obesity.   The pilot study, which paved the way for a new $2.9 million grant to test the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Papers/Research
Friday, June 19, 2015
Capital Group is hiring in San Antonio.  That’s what we say to job candidates considering a role at Capital Group—one of the most successful investment management firms in the world. We give individuals an opportunity to help millions of investors fulfill their financial goals: preparing for a happy retirement, providing for their children’s education, saving to open a business or buy a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Friday, June 19, 2015
By Bill Bithoney, MD, FAAP and Rachel Laureno, MBA   The behavioral health market has been undergoing a transformative shift making it ripe for growth and consolidation. With the sheer volume of patients now insured for behavioral health needs outpacing the availability of services to treat them investors foresee compelling opportunities to enter the marketplace. Recent developments continue to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial IT Solutions, Inc., a leading provider in traditional managed IT services and managed cloud solutions for small to medium sized businesses, today announced that they have recently opened an office in Austin, TX and Houston, TX.“CIT’s strong, steady growth and our expanding statewide footprint are a real tribute to our cloud product, The CIT Cloud Office, and to the talent of our staff.” ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, June 12, 2015
In partnership with the Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Program, CPS Energy hosted approximately 40 youth from Any Baby Can of San Antonio for a fun and exciting day of fishing and outdoor activities on Saturday, June 6.      A small cove near the Calaveras Lake Pier was netted and stocked with 600 catfish donated by Texas Parks and Wildlife for this memorable catch and release event. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, June 12, 2015
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is proud to announce, as of May 2015, it now offers instructional design services for clients. This gives New Horizons the ability to fulfill needs of clients who require a training component developed regarding implementation of new business processes, ERP systems, IT solutions, or anything that can’t be solved with an off-the-shelf solution.  With the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 12, 2015
For people who have been diagnosed with a neurological disorder that weakens the throat muscles and tongue, troublesome drooling – known in the medical world as sialorrhea – is a common but psychologically devastating condition.   Local residents suffering from this condition may be eligible to enroll in a Phase 3 research study being conducted by the Department of Neurology at The University of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 11, 2015
H-E-B partnered with over 1,500 suppliers, partners and vendors for the 30th Annual H-E-B Tournament of Champions, with a goal of raising $8 million to help the children of Texas and to support education. The three-day event took place from June 3rd – June 5th. Each year, the Tournament of Champions opens with a Golf Tournament, followed by the Charity Work Project, which has become the heart and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Education
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Whether you’re a newcomer to San Antonio or a longtime resident, A Guide to San Antonio and South Texas is your resource for everything you need.  The twice yearly section was published by the San Antonio Express-News on June 14 and is available on our premium website at ExpressNews.com.  It also is distributed to area chambers of commerce, local and surrounding convention and visitors bureaus, ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Respite Care of San Antonio is a locally founded and based non-profit organization dedicated to the support and care of children with special needs, such as developmental delays, Down Syndrome, Shaken Baby Syndrome, drug exposure, Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. We strive to provide children who suffer injury and abuse a safe place to heal through caring staff at the Davidson ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 08, 2015
The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children hit a new milestone at the tournament this year. Since becoming the tournament’s title sponsor in 2002, Valero has been aiming to raise $100 million for charities. This year, a record $10.4 million was raised, the highest amount ever raised in the Valero Texas Open’s history. This helped Valero to surpass its “Drive to $100 Million” goal by raising a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Championship banners, belt buckles and trophies have been stored for safe keeping as the AT&T Center entered full renovation mode this week, following the final scheduled event inside the arena on Monday.  Spurs Sports & Entertainment is spearheading the $100+ million in improvements and renovations to the Bexar County-owned AT&T Center that will enhance the fan experience at all levels of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Ranch Hand Truckfitters stores in San Antonio and Boerne, Texas, are hosting a donation drop for those affected by the flood that took place over Memorial Day Weekend in Wimberley, Texas.  Saturday night, the Blanco River rose over 12 feet in thirty minutes at the sensing station in Wimberley. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and the flood has displaced at least one thousand ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Increase your North SA Chamber engagement by downloading The MemberPlus App for iPhone and Android! With the app you can:Receive push notifications from your North SA ChamberAccess your Member Information CenterView your member listingUpdate your profile informationRegister, pay and check in for eventsInteract with other North SA Chamber membersPost & view jobs, hot deals and member-to-member ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, May 18, 2015
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind, will observe Memorial Day – Monday, May 25 – and salute the nation’s military heroes past and present with special patriotic performances.   Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and special entertainment has been scheduled as follows:  10:30 a.m. – German shepherd “Sgt. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, May 18, 2015
Shawn Hughes, senior vice president, has been promoted to wealth advisor team manager in the Broadway Bank Wealth Management Division. Hughes joined Broadway Bank in June 2014, following 20 years with his private law office, practicing adult guardianship, estate administration and elder law. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Texas Christian University and a Doctor of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 18, 2015
As part of our efforts to improve business resources for our members, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce offers an online training web shop – thanks to a partnership with Coggno.com, the premier Internet source for thousands of online training courses that businesses can access anytime, anywhere. Now member businesses can utilize online courses to create a well-trained, knowledgeable ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, May 18, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. The month of May has been busy, with local elections and charter amendments, the Texas Legislature wrapping up their regular session and sold-out North Chamber programs. Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to a long-time staff member at the end ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, May 18, 2015
Kevin ConnerJacobsAbout the Company: Kevin Conner, RLA, PMP currently serves as Operations Manager for Jacobs North American Infrastructure (NAI) – Central Texas. In this role, Kevin oversees a staff of 160 technical professionals in San Antonio and Austin engaged in transportation, environmental, planning, water, and site civil services. He and his staff currently support public clients such as ...read more
Friday, May 15, 2015
Scott Jones, vice president for scientific affairs at QualTex Laboratories, will be presenting about the growing threat of hepatitis E at a meeting of major blood bank associations in June.   Jones will lead an industry workshop at the joint meeting of the South Central Association of Blood Banks and the California Blood Bank Society, taking place June 2-5 in Las Vegas.   His seminar, ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Press Release
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Three seniors at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas signed letters of intent to play college sports during a May 11 recognition ceremony in the school’s Alkek Refectory, attended by parents, coaches and faculty. The student athletes are: Markell Henderson, who will play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown; Danielle Ridewood, volleyball at the University of La Verne in La Verne, ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, May 11, 2015
BDO USA, LLP co-hosted their first Healthcare Symposium with Bank SNB, Jackson Walker, L.L.P. and Aventine Hill on May 1st to provide education on the ever changing healthcare compliance requirements.  Over 100 local professionals attended the event representing a diversified group from the healthcare community.  Organizers of the event presented on topics such as healthcare law, an overview of ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, May 08, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is pleased to announce multiple additions to its on-site culinary team, including a new Chef de Cuisine at Antlers, the casually upscale restaurant located at the resort that offers ranch-inspired cuisine with a focus on prime cuts and game, as well as a new Executive Chef for the resort as a whole. The new culinary team will deliver flavors for both ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, May 08, 2015
A winding path through native live oaks and flowering gardens bursting with color, the scent of flowers and herbs lingering on the breeze as you notice the peaceful sound of birds chirping and whistling as they flitter by. As an antique star windmill spins along, you notice a welcoming front porch lined with rockers beckoning you to make yourself at home. Go right ahead—you’ve arrived at ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, May 08, 2015
Texas is known for longhorns:  the stereotypical mounted longhorn skulls or horn sets adorning everything from mantles to cars. Though Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa celebrates all things Texas and Hill Country, there’s nothing stereotypical about the destination resort known for its authentic hospitality and true Texas roots. And stereotypical is definitely not the atmosphere you’ll ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Today’s business world continues to thrive on the entrepreneur with the passion and spirit to create and build small businesses. As the entrepreneur focuses on growing the business and achieving success, one must continue to set long-term goals while keeping an eye on the end game. Questions often asked may include: Is my business going to contribute to the good of community, take care of my ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Animal Care Services may soon have a spay and neuter clinic on the South Side. The board of directors for Brooks City Base has approved plans to build a 2,500 square foot spay and neuter clinic near Goliad Road and City Base Landing. The clinic will be operated by the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department. Currently, the plans call for ACS to retain an independent veterinarian to ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Josh DeBottis, former manager of the Mokara Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, has been promoted to general manager of the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade.   During his time at the Mokara, Josh led the Mokara team to a record setting RevPAR performance, company leading guest service scores and maintained the only Forbes Four Star ratings for a hotel and spa in the city of San ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Sjanna Bernal to branch manager where she will be responsible for leadership and oversight of credit union’s San Antonio Wurzbach branch.  Bernal joined Security Service as assistant branch manager in 2007. She holds an associate’s degree in business administration from San Antonio College and is a graduate of the 2014 North San Antonio Chamber ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Chris S. Schultz, PE, PMP, President and COO of Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Neuner, PE to Associate.  Since joining Raba Kistner and managing the engineering department, Eric has managed several large, highly complex and high profile projects, including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) IH-10 Expansion project, and the San Pedro Creek ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
UNITED SA Federal Credit Union has awarded $1,000 scholarships to four outstanding high school seniors. The local students and their parents were recognized at the Annual Membership Meeting on March 26 at the credit union’s Headquarters in San Antonio.  The following winners were honored:Kevin Choy – Tom C. Clark High SchoolHaley Hargroder – Samuel V. Champion High School - BoerneMitchell ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union continued to expand its branch footprint with the opening of its 15th branch in the newly-remodeled H-E-B store in Schertz. The credit union, currently celebrating its 75th Anniversary, held a ribbon-cutting event in late April that included Guadalupe County Commissioner (Pct 3), Jim Wolverton; Schertz Mayor, Michael Campbell and Cibolo Mayor Pro Temp, Jay Hogue.  ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Economic
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce endorses the proposed Charter amendment to pay the Mayor and City Councilmembers a living wage. On behalf of our 1,200 business members, who employ more than 160,000 professionals in the San Antonio area, we urge everyone to support sensible pay and vote “yes” on Charter Amendment 2 on May 9.   It is essential to the policy-making process to have ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Thomas Gillard, Sherri Bradley, Danny Arnold, Kelly Pils and Peter Moser have all been promoted to assistant vice president positions at Security Service Federal Credit Union.  Gillard has been named assistant vice president of core applications, where he is responsible for maintenance, support and development of the credit union’s mainframe applications.He attended the University of Michigan ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is pleased to announce that 5 Point Enterprises, an ownership group of 20 New Horizons Computer Learning Centers locations in North America, has become part of EC-Council's nationally recognized Accredited Training Centers (ATC) as of March 24, 2015.   Nationally recognized ATCs are an elite group that offer EC-Council training ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, April 20, 2015
Lori White Randstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, April 17, 2015
Interacting with other kids may be challenging for teens with high functioning autism and Asperger’s, but interacting with a computer is a skill many take to like a fish to water. For students like this, school can be an uncomfortable environment. In fact, more than 50 percent of teens with autism never attend college and can’t find a job within two years of graduating.San Antonio Youth Code Jam, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, April 17, 2015
The School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a new Master of Science in Respiratory Care.   Students can now begin the application process for the new master’s degree program. The first class of students for the two-year program will begin class this fall. The program ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 16, 2015
This year, the McNay Art Museum will once again participate in the Blue Star Museum initiative, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. As one of the Blue Star Museums, the McNay Art Museum will offer  free admission to active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The San Antonio Express-News is celebrating our Top 100: Dining & Drinks winners with a tasting event April 30 at La Cantera Hill Country Resort.   The event, which is open to the public, will give attendees a chance to sample some of the city’s best food and drinks from the “Top 100” winners as selected by the Express-News’ Taste team, while also enjoying great music at the same time.   It ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Our youth need you!! Family Service Association is seeking collaboration partners for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship. This summer they will have 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 interning at a variety of community businesses and organizations. Youth will work 120 hours over a six-week period for minimum wage (to be paid by Family Service) to introduce them to workforce opportunities, enhance ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, April 10, 2015
Late last summer, one of my partners sent me a short e-mail letting me know that when I had a few minutes he would like to talk. I don’t know about you, but the “can we talk?” message always sends a quick shot of anxiety through my system. I’m not exactly sure why, but in my mind I immediately start going through scenarios of what “the talk” is going to be about, and for some reason, my ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, April 09, 2015
This month, H-E-B will be opening its newest restaurant, 3009 Restaurant & Bar (pronounced 3 Double-0 Nine), on Friday, April 17th. The excitement will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., half an hour before the restaurant’s standard opening time Monday through Saturday. 3009, which follows the trend of its predecessors named in homage to the surrounding area, earned its namesake from the adjacent ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Golden Curtis to manager of indirect lending where he will be responsible for managing the effective overall operations of the Central Region Indirect Lending Department.   Curtis joined Security Service in 2008 as a senior loan officer, rising to supervisor in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University and is a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
SWBC Real Estate is pleased to announce that it has broken ground on two new developments, both Class A Apartment projects. The first project, Twin Creeks at Alamo Ranch, broke ground earlier this year on the west side of San Antonio. Upon completion, it will have 300 units comprised of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. Tenants will enjoy a ranch-themed clubhouse with a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Michael Bendele has been promoted to vice president, commercial product manager in the Treasury Services Department. He joined Broadway Bank in 2004 as a teller at the Shavano Banking Center and after a series of promotions, ascended to a supervisory position in Treasury Services. Bendele earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Texas A&M University in College Station in 2004. He also ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Project Control of Texas, Inc. (PCT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Haberstroh to Vice President of PCT.  Mr. Haberstroh has more than 30 years of experience in the San Antonio area, including currently serving as the Program Manager for the expansion of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.    Mr. Haberstroh has been with PCT ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Project Control of Texas, Inc. (PCT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc. (Raba Kistner), has promoted Paul G. Hawryluk, PE to Vice President of the project management consulting firm.  Paul has proven himself as a highly effective project manager for PCT, and previously for Raba Kistner, and will continue to serve as the Senior Program Manager for the $485 million Kyle Field ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The Birdies for Charity® campaign is one of several charitable initiatives organized and supported by the Valero Texas Open, providing more than 115 worthy organizations throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond with a fun and unique fundraising platform. This year the Valero Texas Open Birdies for Charity campaign raised over $1.84 million for local participating charities and ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Silver & Black Give Back today named five student-led groups as this year’s 2014-15 Team Up Challenge Champions awarding $20,000 to each. Last fall, 20 Team Up Challenge semifinalists received $2,500 to help start their service learning projects. The five Champions were selected based on presentations made to the Team Up Challenge review committee, online voting and overall commitment to making a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
SWBC Insurance Services, a division of SWBC, is proud to announce the promotion of two employees – Shannon DeLaune and Joy Larson as Co-CEOs. Larson has been promoted to Co-CEO of Operations. In this role, she is responsible for the policies and procedures and day-to-day activities of Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, and REO Coverage.  She also manages the wholesale division of Insurance ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Saturday, April 04, 2015
San Antonio will co-host the 2015 Nationwide U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship April 22-26 at the Northside Swim Center. This will be the first of four national swimming championships in San Antonio this year. Registration is open for swimmers 18 and older for the USMS championship. More than 2,000 swimmers are expected to compete, including Olympian and San Antonio native Josh ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Russel Lenz, PE and COO of Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc., has announced the hire of Donald A. Peterson, PE as Senior Project Manager II.  With more than 28 years and $741 million in experience in highway design and construction, Mr. Peterson will be responsible for all areas of project operations for assigned projects for RKI, including ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 02, 2015
The Board of Directors of Raba Kistner, Inc. has announced that Dick McNary, President of Project Control of Texas (PCT), has been named as Chief Operating Officer of Raba Kistner Program Management (RKPM). In his new role, he is directing the efforts of RKPM and its subsidiaries, Project Control and PC Sports, focusing on program management services and the application of the full range of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted John Daves, Jr. to vice president of facilities and development where he will oversee the maintenance, construction and management of all corporately owned and leased facilities.Daves joined SSFCU as manager of support services and real estate development in 2002 and has been instrumental in managing all of the credit union’s real estate leasing ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 30, 2015
This year, more than 1,000 area residents will come together to Stop Diabetes® by raising money and cycling in Tour de Cure on Saturday, May 9th at Texas A&M San Antonio, a one-day signature fundraising and awareness cycling event benefiting the American Diabetes Association. There are 5 different routes to choose from for every level of cyclists, and each route is fully supported with SAG ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Texas trade associations, chambers of commerce, local governments and business leaders are encouraging state legislators to adopt legislation that would constitutionally dedicate revenue necessary to fund Texas highways and bridges.  An additional $5 billion is needed each year to keep existing traffic congestion and to maintain the state’s roadways, according to Texas A&M’s Texas Transportation ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Any Baby Can’s Fiesta is just weeks away and the Official Fiesta® San Antonio Event will feature the 11th Annual Walk for Autism, live music, food, activities for all, and new this year, the Superhero 5K Run. Taking place at the AT&T Center on Saturday, April 18, the day will offer something for the entire family. Plus, joining the event this year is Senator Carlos Uresti who will serve as Rey ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Each year, families and autism advocates around the world celebrate World Autism Day on April 2 to increase autism awareness. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopmental disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties and repetitive patterns of behavior, which currently has no cure. The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children, 8 years of age, in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Brian A. Ziemba has joined Security Service Federal Credit Union as vice president of Commercial Services.   With more than 30 years of experience in banking, Ziemba is tasked with establishing and maintaining commercial member relationships and building and monitoring a high quality loan and deposit portfolio for the credit union in Texas, Colorado and Utah.  Prior to joining Security Service, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Michael Cubeta, vice president of legal services at Security Service Federal Credit Union, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession and demonstrated commitment to community throughout the State of Texas.    Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2015
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Joel Manby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 7, 2015. At that time, Manby, 55, will also join the Company’s Board of Directors. David F. D’Alessandro, who has served as interim CEO, will continue to serve as the Company’s Chairman. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2015
Steve Jones, CHCM, Senior Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Environmental, Inc. (RKEI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc., has announced that Sam Blanco, AICP, has been promoted to Associate of the company.  Mr. Blanco has been a valuable asset to Raba Kistner since 2002 and, over these 12 years has been an exemplary employee and excelled in a number of roles.   Mr. Blanco ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 20, 2015
For 20 years, the South Texas Poison Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has taken calls from frantic parents and grandparents as well as concerned health care professionals on a variety of poisoning exposures.  Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists all work the phones as experienced poison specialists at the South Texas Poison Center.  Lizette Villarreal, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, March 20, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your continued support. I also want to welcome our new North Chamber members and express my hope that you will take advantage of all of the resources that we have to offer.  Spring is here and we have a number of programs coming up in April, including our annual Golf ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Researchers estimate that 75% of all healthcare costs directly stem from preventable chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The American Diabetes Association is here to help! Join us on Diabetes Alert Day – Tuesday, March 24th from 7:30 – 10:30am for the 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium and learn how to utilize free community resources to make your ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Laura O’Donnell Haynes and Boone, LLP About the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 550 lawyers in 13 offices and 30 major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura specializes ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind, will celebrate its 5th birthday with a festive party at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the park’s Rapier Trust Starlight Amphitheater.  In observance of this milestone, park admission will be $5 per person (children and adults) all day April 10.  Individuals with special needs are ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Lisa MocheleEmployers Solutions, Inc. About the Company: eESI (eEmployers Solutions, Inc.) was established in 1999, and is based in San Antonio, with a national presence. From human resources to payroll administration to employee benefits, eESI can consolidate and handle all of the non-productive and non-revenue producing activities for a company, so they can concentrate on their core business. ...read more
Monday, March 09, 2015
As a bonus during spring break 2015, Morgan’s Wonderland will treat guests to “Music, Mutts, Magic and More,” special entertainment that’s free with park admission March 9-14.  This will include musical performances, exhibitions by acrobatic dogs, feats of magic and an appearance by “Dinosaur George,” who’ll share his vast knowledge about prehistoric creatures.  “We’re delighted to offer special ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 09, 2015
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas received a rebate check for $115,800 from CPS Energy for the recent installation of two energy-efficient chillers, located inside the school’s Frost Athletic Center.  CPS Business Account Manager Roland Garcia presented the check Feb. 17 to TMI officials including Chairman of the Board of Governors the Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, Executive Chairman Steve ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Monday, March 09, 2015
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, CA, has conferred a Silver level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Intensive Care Unit at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center.  The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Friday, March 06, 2015
SeaWorld San Antonio announced today that the park will begin construction this spring on a significant addition that will open in 2016. This project, one of the largest single capital investments in the park’s 27-year history, will include a revolutionary new area for dolphins located in the northern part of the park.  These changes will nearly double the size of the park’s dolphin pool and allow ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 06, 2015
Security Service Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to provide meaningful financial assistance to individuals living with MS. “The MS Society’s financial assistance program is designed to help people maintain or enhance their independence, safety, health and quality of life. We are honored to be a part of this worthwhile effort,” said Brandy ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Registration is underway for the 2015 San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup presented by H-E-B. If your business hasn’t registered, don’t delay as we expect to sell out. The San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup, presented by H-E-B, brings employees from a variety of businesses and organizations together for a day of blood-pumping fitness, friendly competition and employee camaraderie.  With so many ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, February 27, 2015
Zippy Shell; founded in 2007, was one of Australia’s first mobile storage businesses and launched in the United States in 2010 as Zippy Shell USA, LLC. The mission is clear: provide convenient, affordable mobile storage and stress free moving. The unique shell and container model saves you time, money and effort by eliminating the need for rental trucks and double handling. With no permits ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, February 27, 2015
Misty Mayo has joined RGP as a Director of Client Service for the Central Texas practice. In this role, Mayo will be responsible for strategy, business development and client service across all practice areas, including finance & accounting, information management, risk & compliance, human capital, legal & regulatory, corporate advisory & strategic communications, and supply chain ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 27, 2015
SeaWorld is deepening its commitment to early and primary education by offering free Fun Cards to both SeaWorld and Aquatica to preschool children and qualified K-12 Texas teachers. While the park had previously offered free admission to these groups to SeaWorld before, this is the first time that the programs are being extended to both parks. This marks the fifth consecutive year that SeaWorld ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Thursday, February 26, 2015
After years of rework, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final regulations governing taxpayers’ ability to capitalize or deduct costs associated with acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets.  The regulations are effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.  Because of the complexity and far reaching applicability of these regulations, it is crucial ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brooks City Base is beginning work to restore and rehabilitate the historic heart of the campus, the Sidney Brooks gravesite and memorial and the adjacent Hangar 9 building, beginning this month with a $560,000 rehabilitation of the Brooks gravesite. Sidney Brooks is the namesake of the almost 100 year-old former U.S. Air Force Base and was among the first  U.S. Amy aviators in World War I. Work ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tamara El-Amin has been promoted to compliance officer in the Broadway Bank Enterprise Risk Management Department. She joined Broadway Bank in April 2009 as a loss prevention specialist and was promoted to a regulatory compliance specialist in January 2012. El-Amin is treasurer of Broadway Bank Toastmasters Club. Prior to joining Broadway Bank, she worked as a loss prevention investigator in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio announced it has reached a major milestone in establishing a world-class free-standing children’s hospital with the opening of Phase One of its newly transformed Emergency Department next week, as well as an outpatient testing center, known as KidSTOP. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word - San Antonio led the blessings of the new areas as physicians, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Any Baby Can’s family-friendly event that has been raising funds for families facing autism for a decade is expanding into Any Baby Can’s Fiesta, allowing Any Baby Can to unite a larger community with a shared goal.  “We are excited to offer a new way to partner with our community at Any Baby Can’s Fiesta,” says Chief Operating Officer Hugo Hernandez. “Any Baby Can strives to collaborate with as ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, a VMware Authorized Training Center (VATC), announces that it’s received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Training Partner of the Year category, as well as the Americas Regional Training Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2015.“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2014 by our partners,” said Robin Gunn, vice ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
With levels of obesity and its health-related impacts continuing to rise in the U.S., employers are facing a fast-growing threat to productivity and employee health. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and Weight Watchers International, Inc.  (NYSE: WTW), the world’s leading provider of weight management services, announced today that they have ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Suzette Garcia has been promoted to operations manager for Security Service Federal Credit Union. Previously Member Contact Center supervisor, Garcia is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Member Contact Center and quality assurance team.   Garcia started her career at Security Service in 1992 and has twice been named Security Service manager of the quarter.  She is a member of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, February 23, 2015
Brian Lopez-RosaSuburban Spaces Real Estate GroupAbout the Company: Brian is Co-Owner of Suburban Spaces Real Estate Group, which specializes in providing ‘best in class’ real estate services including buyer/seller representation, leasing, relocation and property management for both residential and commercial clients.About the Program: Leadership Lab is an award-winning program that fosters and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, February 23, 2015
Katie HilleIBTX Risk Services About the Company: IBTX Risk Services is an independent agency developing and delivering innovative strategies and relationships to manage risk and improve profitability. IBTX works for their clients by providing multiple Enterprise Risk Management Services including surety bonds, commercial and personal insurance lines, employee benefits, safety and loss control ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, February 23, 2015
Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) announced today that 20 CyrusOne facilities across the six states of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas are certified as ISO 27001 compliant from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). These CyrusOne data center locations are now certified under the new, more rigorous ISO 27001:2013 standards.  The ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, February 23, 2015
1. Deer-Vehicle Collisions: Really not a big deal.  Many testimonials can support that when our customers hit a deer while driving and they have a Ranch Hand Grille Guard or Front End Replacement, there is little to NO damage to their vehicle or the Ranch Hand product. 2. Peace of Mind.  People who have Ranch Hand products on their vehicle know that wherever the roads may lead them, they are ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Friday, February 20, 2015
Researchers estimate that 75% of all healthcare costs directly stem from preventable chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The American Diabetes Association is here to help! Join us on Tuesday, March 24th, from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. for the 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium and learn how to utilize free community resources to make your workplace ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The continued evolution of health care presents exciting opportunities that allow organizations to create something new.  With the vision to improve the quality and the value of the care we provide and ensure a strong foundation for our health care system for many years to come, CHRISTUS Health recently announced some changes that will reduce our number of domestic operating units from eight to ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The North SA Chamber is delighted to welcome a record number of 95 new Leadership Lab participants for 2015! David Acosta      Office Furniture Express, Inc.  Jason Adam        Joeris General Contractors, LTD  Monica Alcantar               BDO USA, LLP  Sherri Aldrich     SeaWorld San Antonio  Sheela Allam      Wells Fargo  Jonathan Ambach            Kirk's Global Compass  Linda ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, February 16, 2015
Care Corps is Broadway Bank’s community service arm with nearly 60 percent of the bank’s employees branching out to benefit more than 100 charitable projects every year. Care Corps was established in 2004 to honor the legacy of giving established by Col. Charles E. Cheever, the founder of Broadway Bank. They enthusiastically don their red t-shirts on all their missions, setting the standard for ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, February 16, 2015
Spurs Sports & Entertainment began today its second annual Rodeo Read Trip, a staff-wide service effort to generate pride and enthusiasm for learning and reading and to promote education in AT&T Center neighborhood schools. Over the course of the Spurs and Rampage Rodeo Road Trip, SS&E employees will close offices on three different days to volunteer about 2,700 hours of their time by ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, February 16, 2015
Ranch Hand Truck Accessories will be exhibiting in the Freeman Coliseum at the 2015 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, booth C325, from Feb. 12 – Mar. 1.   Ranch Hand is proud to be part of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. It has grown to be one of the largest, most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio, with over one million visitors entering the grounds each year.  The success ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, February 16, 2015
Opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, will put young patients and staff from the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teletón USA (CRIT USA) in the spotlight and help officially launch the 2015 season at Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment.  Located adjacent to Morgan’s ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Jon M. McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP’s San Antonio office, is pleased to announce the addition of Miranda Bryan as a senior associate in the tax department in BKD’s San Antonio office.  Bryan graduated from Texas State University with a Master of Accountancy in 2012 and obtained her Texas CPA license in 2013.  Bryan worked as a tax intern with BKD in 2012 and was a tax associate in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Texas Lyceum’s 29th Public Conference will take place on March 6, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Hilton Austin Hotel at 500 East 4th Street.  For many years, Texas has widely been considered the best place in America to own a business, relocate an existing company, and create jobs. People suggest this consideration is due to many reasons, some of which are a business-friendly ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, February 09, 2015
The Valero Energy Foundation and the Valero Texas Open staff are well into preparations for this year’s Valero Texas Open PGA Tour tournament, which takes place from March 26-29 at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, and then is followed up by the annual Benefit for Children on Monday, March 30.  The Valero Texas Open is one of the largest professional sporting events to take place annually ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union will host a free San Antonio area shred day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, at its Highway 90 branch, 7323 Highway 90 West.   The event is designed to assist area residents with the safe and free disposal of unwanted, personal documents.   “In this day and age, everyone should do what they can to protect themselves from identity theft,” ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The vast majority of employees are only away from the workplace or use various leave benefits for legitimate reasons.  But for those employees who do abuse or take advantage of the system, it is important for employers to effectively manage and minimize the negative effects on the employer when employees are away from the workplace, which includes knowing the employer’s rights under the law.  ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
By TJ Gibb, Segment Vice President Accidents are inevitable and they come in many forms – from minor injuries to life changing events. In 2010, the most recent year this data was gathered, there were 29.3 million emergency department visits for accidents or unintentional injuries in the U.S. In today’s health care environment, even people with health coverage face significant and often-difficult ...read more
Categories: Economic
Monday, February 02, 2015
SWBC announced today that SWBC Investment Services has added inventory trading to its fixed income desk. It also welcomed three top bond traders in the industry to help launch this new initiative.   “The development of SWBC’s Investment Services Capital Markets (ISCM) will further solidify our commitment to our institutional offerings which currently include Executive Benefits, Asset Liability ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is first to market with a NEW system agnostic course, where students are exposed to a variety of threats across multiple platforms and learn how to monitor, analyze, and respond to security threats within the network.  The new Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection Analysis (SCYBER) course teaches IT employees how to guard your infrastructure to ...read more
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ranch Hand Truckfitters and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Ranch Hand's redesigned store location at 2625 Broadway Street.   The ceremony on Jan. 30, 2015, to be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, will feature comments by Duane Wilson, president of the North San Antonio Chamber and by Ranch Hand president Greg Chumchal. The reception, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, January 23, 2015
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas brought holiday cheer to 47 needy families through its annual Adopt a Family drive, organized by the school’s Interact community-service club with help from parent volunteers. TMI students and their families donated clothes, toys, gift cards and household necessities to families of students at Mead Elementary School in the Northside Independent School District, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
Thursday, January 22, 2015
“Thanks to the continued support of the community, this event has grown significantly over the last decade, allowing Any Baby Can to give back more than ever before. It’s amazing to see the community coming together in this way.” – Dawn Dixon, Any Baby Can   Any Baby Can’s longtime, family favorite event, the Walk for Autism, has expanded into Any Baby Can’s Fiesta. The Official Fiesta® San ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Global colocation provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) announced today it won 2014 Outsourced Innovation of the Year at the DataCenter Dynamics North America Awards gala yesterday at Gotham Hall in New York, N.Y., for its National Internet Exchange (IX). The CyrusOne National IX marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers for which the company is known. It virtually ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 22, 2015
mmLearn.org, the web-based, distance-learning service that provides free education, training and support to those caring for older adults, now offers videos and programs for caregivers in Spanish. The videos aim to provide help and support for professional, family and pastoral givers of senior adults. Some of the topics addressed in the videos are depression, fall prevention, medication ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s 41st Annual Gala on Saturday, January 24, at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, with master of ceremonies Bill Taylor, KENS 5 TV. The Gala program included the Chairman’s Reflection on 2014 by the outgoing Chairman of the Board, Annie Turner of Wells Fargo, the Chairman’s Vision for 2015 by chairman Rob Killen of Kaufman Killen, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
SeaWorld San Antonio will kick off its 2015 season Saturday, Jan. 31, with the first of five “Wild Days” weekends spotlighting amazing animals and   globally-recognized animal conservationists in special shows at the Nautilus Amphitheater.              The animal experts featured during the five weekends will include Bindi Irwin, youth animal ambassador, in an all-new show and “Jungle Jack” ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Rob Killen believes that members of the business community have an obligation to give back their time and energies to help develop tomorrow’s leaders and build a strong environment for economic development in the San Antonio area.   “I have learned and benefited from those who came before, and I feel that it is our duty to help prepare and support the next generation of leaders,” says Rob ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
You are invited to a Culinary and Musical Extravaganza at Daily Bread Ministries on April 11, 2015 called “Setting the Table with Love and Liberty.” This fun-filled evening will include various food tables throughout, along with local chefs preparing scrumptious dishes! The fundraiser features special guests Randy Carroll from KJ97, and award-winning singer Nichole Nordeman who is scheduled to ...read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
VactionalHomeRentals.com, an affiliate of TripAdvisor, has named Morgan’s Wonderland the “best family attraction” in Texas.   “We looked at every state in the USA and chose the top family attraction worth traveling for,” said Chelsea Tyler of VactionHomeRentals.com.  “We chose the attractions based on positive traveler reviews, amount of fun for all (or most) ages and bang for your ...read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
In the new year, many make it an annual tradition to resolve to eat healthier and exercise more. Sometimes these are tough to keep, but there is one resolution you must keep and it should be at the top of your list for 2015—safeguarding your personal information! In today’s world of technology, setting our New Year’s resolutions into motion is at our fingertips—cyberspace, the internet, ...read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. This often happens because we forget the importance of keeping them. In a time where company pensions are becoming extinct and knowing that your 401(k) plan can’t be your only means to save, planning for retirement is much more critical for you than it was for your parents. Resolve today to make your financial wellness a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo heads in to final preparation for their eighteen day extravaganza having just received the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The top professional cowboys, cowgirls and bucking stock in the world will descend on San Antonio this February to compete for over $1.6 million in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Retired San Antonio Firefighter Moses Johnson will be attending Super Bowl XLIX courtesy of Generations Federal Credit Union’s annual ‘Get Your Game On’ campaign.  As part of the promotion, Johnson won two tickets to Super Bowl 2015, hotel accommodations and a $500 gift card.   The Generations Get Your Game On campaign was open to anyone in Bexar County who funded a qualifying loan through the ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jessica Delgado Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By John Wright, CPA, Managing Partner, Padgett Stratemann Many of us have either attended leadership development programs or sent current or emerging leaders within our team to the same types of programs. The programs all have some benefit to the individual, but the difficulty is translating new individual leadership behaviors effectively into the organization. We have all experienced it – ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union is kicking off the New Year by offering Apple Pay™ to its members. The technology is available for use with the Security Service Power Debit and Credit Cards. "The digital wallet is one of the most important innovations in retail banking since the introduction of ATMs," said Jim Laffoon, President and CEO of Security Service Federal Credit Union. "We are ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Thomas Gillard to assistant vice president of core applications, where he will be responsible for maintenance, support and development of the credit union’s mainframe applications.  Gillard joined Security Service in 2013 as core development manager. He attended the University of Michigan and Michigan Technological University and is one of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Sherri Bradley to assistant vice president of core systems and security, where she will be responsible for overseeing the operations and security of the credit union’s core systems.   Bradley joined Security Service in 1991 as a systems programmer, rising up the ranks to senior manager of information technology. She holds an Associates of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 19, 2015
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels (CSRH – NB) will be the first health care facility in the community to offer high-tech, 3-Dimensional breast imaging for its mammography patients. The process is called “Tomosynthesis,” which takes pictures revealing the inner breast in 3-Dimensional, millimeter slices-- not unlike looking at slices of a loaf of bread. “It’s going to become the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, January 15, 2015
  Dream it. Fund it.   Unveiling Our New Name and Logo To our valued clients, partners and stakeholders:Today we are unveiling our new name and logo. For 20 years, we have made it our mission to support, inspire and elevate small business owners, entrepreneurs and the local communities we serve. After conducting months of internal and external research and numerous interviews with ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Thursday, December 18, 2014
We’re excited to announce that we are now offering new resources to help you manage your chamber membership, market your business on the web and monitor online traffic to your content on northsachamber.com. In an effort to better serve you, we have converted to a new member software application that will enable the North SA Chamber to better manage information, involvement and events – while ...read more
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Family Service is offering a new collaborative summer opportunity. Next summer Family Service will have 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 interning at a variety of community businesses and organizations. This is a great opportunity for your members to take advantage of. Youth will work 120 hours over a six-week period (June-August) for minimum wage (to be paid by Family Service) to introduce ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Education, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Children now have access to world-class pediatric specialty care in the New Braunfels area.  The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has opened a pediatric multispecialty center on the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels campus.  “This is just one more way we are bringing world class pediatric care closer to home for children and families throughout our community,” said Elias J. Neujahr, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, December 12, 2014
As I reflect on the North Chamber’s 40th year of service to San Antonio, I want to express my gratitude to the North Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, Chamber volunteers, members, staff and community partners for your time, help and contributions that have made 2014 a truly exceptional year.   The last year demonstrated that we can accomplish great things when staff, volunteers and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, December 08, 2014
Security Service Federal Credit Union announced today that Brandy Ralston-Lint has been appointed vice president of public relations and will join the credit union’s senior management team. In her new role, she brings her public relations and journalism expertise and creativity to leverage the Security Service brand and its position as a leader in the credit union industry. Ralston-Lint was ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Monday, December 08, 2014
Broadway Bank will receive the Alamo Area Council of Government’s 2014 Corporate Steward of the Year Award Dec. 3, at the council’s annual meeting at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The AACOG was established in 1967 to enhance the quality of life of all residents of the Alamo Region in partnership with elected and appointed officials, funders, community partners and beneficiaries. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, December 08, 2014
The SeaWorld Copa Rayados Internacional youth soccer tournament, one of four San Antonio Sports Bexar County Games presented by Ancira events, generated an economic impact of $5 million for the local economy during its four-day tenure last week.  The estimate was calculated using an economic impact calculator provided by the National Association of Sports Commissions.  “This is a conservative ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, December 08, 2014
In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness month, Morningside Ministries will host a free private showing of the nationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary, “I’ll be Me.” The film features Glen Campbell and his family as he tours the nation after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. The film will be shown at the Boerne Starplex Cinema on December 9 and December 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ...read more
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Methodist Healthcare announced that all of its hospitals have been recognized as  2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Methodist Hospital and its campuses at Methodist Children’s Hospital, Methodist Heart Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Methodist Texsan Hospital, ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The holidays are here, full of commitments, to-do lists, shopping, cooking and entertaining, but if you want to turn your holidays into “Aaaahhh-lidays,” you need to make room on your calendar to scrub your worries away at Windflower – The Hill Country Spa. Thanks to a series of happy hours designed for busy multi-taskers to pair downtime and social time with fabulous cocktails and spa treatments, ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Ranch Hand is proud to announce that we will again sponsor race car driver Jonathan Newcombe in the coming year. Jonathan has been busy and impressive on the racing circuit this year. The events that Jonathan entered in 2014 included the Rocky Mountain Solo races in STS class where he placed 1st in 5 out of 5 races, plus the Solo National Championships, placing 19th overall out of 56 in CS ...read more
Categories: Community