News for Community

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
   The newly opened Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark, will celebrate its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, October 11, 2018, with a festive afternoon of fun, food and exciting prizes! Ceremony starts at 4 pm with a party by the pool, guided room tours, appetizers, beer garden, live entertainment and cocktails.  The 203-suite hotel developed and owned by ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region L) Public Notice As established by the Texas Water Development Board, the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region L) is soliciting nominations to fill two vacancies as voting members in the interest of Small Business. Interested parties should read and download the Public Notice and Application.
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, August 27, 2018
San Antonio (August 24, 2018) - According to the latest airline reports, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is setting records in the month of July in passenger growth, domestic traffic, international traffic and cargo moved through the airport.   July was the first time SAT reached an all-time record new number of 933,290 passengers, a remarkable increase of 10% or over 84,000 additional ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, August 24, 2018
Ultra-accessible Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park adjacent to unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park in San Antonio has been named to TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places list.  (Photo by Robin Jerstad) SAN ANTONIO – Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible™ splash park, has been named to TIME Magazine’s first annual World’s Greatest Places list that’s now online ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 18, 2018
  Workforce Solutions Alamo Releases May 2018 Job Market Information  (June 15, 2018) Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) released information today indicating that the unemployment rate in the eight county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) rose to 3.2 percent in May. Since this time last year, 23,300 jobs have been added, resulting in a 2.2 percent increase.  The MSA ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
SAN ANTONIO, June 6, 2018 – EPIcenter is introducing a new lecture series this month that will bring global new energy thought leaders to San Antonio. The first lecture will be provided by Lynn Abramson, PhD, President of the Clean Energy Business Network, who will examine national trends and local opportunities in the new energy economy. Dr. Abramson will outline ways Texas – and San Antonio in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Methodist Healthcare Hospitals Make Leapfrog Safety Honor RollMethodist once again graded as safest health care system in the region  San Antonio, Texas, April 24, 2018 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Methodist Healthcare Hospitals were ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
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 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, 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
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
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 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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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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 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
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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
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, 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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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, 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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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, Education, Press Release, Chamber
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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, 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
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
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