News for Human Interest

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
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The term ‘standard operating procedures’ might evoke a yawn from the vast majority of your employees. But if your firm is on any sort of growth or expansion curve, SOP’s could be a critical piece in your ability to navigate the challenges that growth brings – especially if your firm’s pace of growth is accelerated.  SOP’s not only establish business practices and processes, they also communicate ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Papers/Research
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park where guests of all ages and abilities can get wet and have fun together, has attracted international media attention – both traditional and social – since opening June 16.   “Traditional media outlets like  the ‘CBS Evening News’ and social media outlets that reach millions upon millions of people heralded the news of ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a partnership with CGI Communications, Inc. Through its NEXT! Ad Agency, a division of CGI Communications, our chamber will have the opportunity to take advantage of digital media tools that will enhance our online presence through reputation management services and analytics. Through this partnership, our members can take advantage ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Texas Special Session – The Bathroom Bill As an advocate for our local business leaders, the North SA Chamber opposes any legislation that weakens our city’s ability to attract talent or sustain the local economy. As support for a bathroom bill has grown in the senate, the voice of local business leaders and community partners has matched in opposition. Governor Abbott called a special session ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Brooks City Base will now be known simply as “Brooks” in an effort to align the development’s name with its identity as an up-and-coming San Antonio community with a vision as big as Texas. Since the closure of Brooks Air Force Base in 2002, Texas, Bexar County, City of San Antonio leaders and the Brooks Development Authority board have transformed the 1,300-acre property into a thriving ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Chris Monroe Spurs Sports & EntertainmentAbout the Company: Chris Monroe serves as the Director of Season Ticket Retention at Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) and has been with the organization for 12 years. Chris and his team are primarily responsible for the retention of Spurs season ticket members and they build relationships through a service-oriented approach to loyal clientele.  They ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
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 27, 2017
Article originally featured in the San Antonio Business Journal by W. Scott Bailey   The University of the Incarnate Word’s search for a new president is over. The San Antonio school named Thomas Evans to succeed Lou Agnese, who was removed as president of UIW after 31 years as its leader in August.   Evans, who will be the 10th president at UIW, comes to San Antonio from Helena, Montana, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The North SA Chamber wants to provide you with tools that help you get the most out of your membership. Learn how to manage and market your business at www.northsachamber.com by watching a series of short, instructional videos or downloading PDF instructions with our NEW Electronic Member Handbook . This handbook will teach you about the North SA Chamber’s members-only ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, June 19, 2017
From May 29 to June 4, a group of Upper School students from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas went on a Servant Leader Adventure to Jaco, Costa Rica, where they worked at local helping agencies and had encounters with people and places far from what they are used to at home. Led by the Rev. Nathan Bostian, TMI chaplain, and Tracy Carter, director of academic support, the students stayed at a ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
"IoT: A Connected World,” the name of the Summit, will bring together industry execs, utility experts and “Smart City” leaders to discuss the future of doing business in a networked economy   On Thursday June 1, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, EPIcenter will host IoT: A Connected World – a Summit that will bring together industry executives, utility experts, “Smart City” leaders, business and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By Valentino Lucio, H-E-B  Shopping inside H-E-B stores is always great, but some of us are in a hurry and don’t have time to grab a shopping cart. That’s why at one of H-E-B’s newest stores, which is set to open this summer on San Antonio’s North Side, customers can pick up their groceries or score some of the city’s best barbecue without leaving their vehicles.    Earlier this year, the San ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
   The June 2017 flight schedule at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) provides 134 peak-day nonstop departures (including less than daily operations) to 38 destinations on 11 commercial carriers.   In June, SAT will offer a total of 3,733 scheduled departures, an increase of 2.8% when compared to June 2017. Monthly scheduled seat capacity is also up 7.7% at 497,266 departing seats for the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Joe Irizarry Raba Kistner, Inc.About the Company: Joe Irizarry is Vice President of Raba Kistner, Inc., a San Antonio-based project management, engineering and environmental consulting firm. Joe oversees the firm’s business development, marketing and strategic planning services. His background includes sales management, consulting, planning, and leadership development.  About the Council: The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Veterans Transitioning Into the Workforce  In line with my vision to increase our involvement in workforce development, the North SA Chamber has dedicated the first quarter of 2017 to listening to the needs of various players in our city concerning this matter (see more information under Organizations Focusing On Workforce Development). Our first source of information – our members – further ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, May 15, 2017
Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, for RSM US LLP talks about what’s on the horizon for consumer products pricing in a rigorously cost-conscious marketplace.  The race to the bottomWhile most consumer products companies are focused on improving profitability this year, there is increased risk for many in this cost-competitive environment. Last year’s winners were largely within the value sector, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Economic
Monday, May 01, 2017
Improving Corporate Earnings Drive Stocks Higher in First Quarter Taken from First Quarter Newsletter - April 24, 2017This quarter I could pretty much just repeat what I said about the stock market in the last edition of The Compass in January. Anyway, I’ll give it another run: As corporate earnings have continued to improve, stocks have continued to rally with just over a 6% return for the S&P ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Economic, General News Article, Political
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The North SA Chamber had a busy April educating members at our Employment Law Update, holding a panel discussion at our technology council’s CIO Panel, introducing some local college students to our Leadership Lab class and hosting our very first Fiesta Medal Exchange and Party with our neighbors at Vickrey & Associates. At the beginning of May, we will host our SOLD OUT Golf Tournament at Hyatt ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trey DawsonPape-Dawson Engineers  About the Company: Pape-Dawson Engineers is a qualified civil engineering, transportation, water resources, environmental, and surveying company with offices located throughout the state. The powerful combination of several decades of experience, a broad range of service capabilities, and key relationships within the community are what ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
article taken from CPS Energy Connection newsletter by Monika MaeckleCPS Energy‘s inaugural Future of Energy Symposium half-day event launched a series of engaging dialogues between our community, the energy industry and our local, community-owned gas and electric utility. “We’ve been standing on the shoulders of greatness for 157 years” said CPS Energy CEO Paula Gold-Williams, alluding to CPS ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 24, 2017
H-E-B and Trinity University present landmark event for women leaders, entrepreneurs  The second annual Trinity University Women & Girls’ Leadership Summit will offer women of all ages an opportunity to connect with area business and civic leaders in three days of learning, inspiration, and networking.   Presented by H-E-B in association with Trinity University, the summit will span three days ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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
Monday, March 27, 2017
Two schools founded by the Rt. Rev. James S. Johnston, first bishop of the independent Diocese of West Texas, were honored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter, at a Texas Independence Day observance, held March 2 at the Centotaph in Alamo Plaza.  Each year, the event honors a school of historical significance. This year, the ceremony recognized TMI – The Episcopal ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and Morgan’s Wonderland have signed on to support a new addition to the2017 edition of the H-E-B Alamo Run Fest – the H-E-Buddy Ultra-Accessible Run, Walk & Roll 1K set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Alamodome. The H-E-Buddy event, originally limited to individuals from 2 to 14 years old, has been redesigned in 2017 to also include adults with ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Laura O’DonnellHaynes and Boone, LLP  About the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 575 lawyers in 15 offices and 40major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Lori WhiteRandstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been named one of the 2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.  The NAFE award recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line.  Accenture, American Express, Dupont, IBM, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 06, 2017
March 7, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. 7411 John Smith Drive San Antonio, Texas   As the demand for nurses grows, Galen College of Nursing is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students and the communities we serve.  Galen is committed to supporting the San Antonio community, not only through quality nursing education, but in workforce development and excellence in healthcare.  With a mission to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Monday, February 27, 2017
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the Leadership Lab Class of 2017! Magnus Magnus Achu | FBD Partnership, LPMalvin 'Al' Alexander | CPS Energy  Jonathan Barkley | SWBC  Alexandra 'Alex' Barsalou | Taurean  Lindsay Beale | Spurs Sports and Entertainment  Calneta 'Cali' Beeman | Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.  Tami Benson | Benson Design  Timothy 'Tim' Blazi ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
Philanthropists Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long were greeted with sustained applause and heartfelt gratitude by UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and students during a Feb. 14 ceremony acknowledging an extraordinary legacy of giving by  the Austin couple.  The event marked the formal naming of the School of Medicine at UT Health as the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. Through ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Friday, February 24, 2017
Find out what a day in the life of a Broadway banker is all about! Local students will spend the day at Broadway Bank Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of San Antonio’s second annual SA Works Job Shadow Day in partnership with Junior Achievement.  SA Works matches nearly 3,000 San Antonio students with more than 100 local employers for a day of onsite experience-based ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Friday, February 24, 2017
For 23 years, volunteers with Rebuilding Together San Antonio have provided home repairs and renovations at no cost to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in the San Antonio area.  Now, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation, more families will be given the additional support they need to ensure their homes are safe, secure, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
The world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment – Morgan’s Wonderland – will launch its eighth season at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, with a special event and special guests.   Opening-weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 3; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5.   Throughout ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
The North SA Chamber has hit the ground running in 2017. In just the last month we hosted our annual Gala—celebrating the colors and culture of Wild South Africa while honoring our outgoing Chairman Gary Hoyack of BD; recognizing our San Antonian honoree Berto Guerra of Avanzar Interior Technologies and Chairman of San Antonio Water System; and inducting your 2017 North SA Chamber Board of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
ENTRUST Technology Consulting Services, Business Technology Solutions, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Who/What/When: In conjunction with the San Antonio Potters Guild and the San Antonio Glass Art Guild, SAMMinistries will host the 17th Annual Empty Bowls on Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta Street. The event features one-of-a-kind handcrafted bowls that guests can take home for $20. For each bowl purchased, guests will enjoy delicious soup and bread from ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
An east coast native, Phyllis Gallay relocated from New York to San Antonio over 16 years ago to manage JP Morgan-Chase Bank’s credit card center in Westover Hills. After working in the banking industry for 21 years, Phyllis joined Accenture as a Senior Executive, responsible for leading their Business Process Outsourcing Service Delivery Operation. Phyllis has embraced San Antonio as her home, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 30, 2017
Jack HathawayThompson Print & Mailing Solutions  About the Company: Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions provides quality printing, checks, signs, banners, vehicle wraps and business forms. The organization has served the South Texas market for 53 years and has recently acquired the Money Mailer franchise for San Antonio. Jack supports customers as an Account Manager with 33 years of sales ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo welcomed two extraordinary members to the 2017 Hall of Fame – Billy W. Schieberle and Dora Salinas. These two volunteers have helped expand the organization through their commitment and dedication to our mission. They were honored for their significant achievements in a ceremony held Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Billy W. Schieberle The youngest of four ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
A former chaplain has been chosen to become the 31st headmaster of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. The Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, announced Nov. 30 that the Rev. Scott Brown would be the school’s next headmaster, succeeding John W. Cooper, Ph. D., who will retire May 31 after five years in the post.  He will be the first clergy member to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 23, 2017
Hundreds of fitness-minded families and individuals will gather Saturday morning, Jan. 28, for the 4th Annual Snowball 5K Run/Walk and Accessible 1K benefitting The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a non-profit school for students with special needs (ages 12-24).   The Accessible 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive at the intersection of Wurzbach ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Bexar Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) has named Mr. Trey Dawson, P.E., Pape-Dawson Engineers’ Vice President, as the “Young Engineer of the Year” for 2017. This prestigious award is presented annually to recognize a young TSPE engineer for his or her technical abilities, professional achievements, as well as civic and humanitarian activities. Mr. Dawson will be ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
On January 24, 2017, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorsed the 2017-2022 Bond Program to pay for critical investments to our city’s streets, drainage, parks and infrastructure. Over the past three months, five Community Bond Committees met with two co-chairs and three committee members appointed by the Mayor to finalize and approve project recommendations. The North ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
As I reflect on 2016, I look back with pride and gratitude. I want to express my appreciation to the North SA Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, all of the countless volunteers, members, staff and community partners who contributed to the success of this organization and the pursuit of our mission.   I emphasized the importance of service at the beginning of my year as Chairman. As a native ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
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
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
One local credit union is spreading holiday cheer early this year by gifting its members a little extra spending money, just in time for the holiday season.  Thanks to its credit card rewards, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) recently returned more than $2.9 million in cash to its members.  All year long members have been earning cash back rewards on purchases made using their Gold ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Morgan’s Wonderland will help guests get into the holiday spirit beginning Friday, Nov. 25, with the unique theme park’s biggest “A Wonderland Christmas” entertainment lineup ever  on select evenings leading up to Christmas.  The colorful mix of lights, decorations, shows, strolling entertainers and holiday traditions will be presented from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26, Dec. 2 and 3, Dec. 9 and 10 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The cool autumn breeze feels good after a long, hot summer, but it’s also a reminder of the cold weather that is to come.  Here are some actions you can take to keep your heating cost from piling up like the leaves in your front yard.  Set your thermostat between 68 and 70 degrees, when you’re home.Check for attic air leaks – around recessed light fixtures, wiring and pipes and seal with caulk or ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Chris MonroeSpurs Sports & Entertainment  About the Company: Chris Monroe serves as the Director of Season Ticket Retention at Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E). Chris and his team focus on developing relationships with season ticket holders and providing a benefits program that members find valuable, convenient and personalized. The Spurs have a history of winning on the court but more ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The holiday season is supposed to be a relaxing time meant for spending time with friends and family as a way to reflect back on the year. In reality however, the holidays come filled with stress of all varieties that leads to distractions and accidents. There are work, family, and friend obligations that all need attention and in the end the holidays can feel more like a burden than a chance to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8-year old Alex Evans decided to give gifts instead of receiving this year. Her mother, Dr. Samantha Evans, wrote in to SAMMinistries letting them know her daughter chose SAMMinistries as the non profit she would like to support. Inspired by Alex’s generosity, SAMMinistries wants to encourage other local children to give back during the holidays. “My daughter decided that, rather than receiving ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Monday, October 31, 2016
As part of their commitment to veterans and the military community, SWBC is proud to support WISH for OUR HEROES to promote a cycling event called Ride Texas. Ride Texas is a multi-day cycling event that begins in Wichita Falls and ends in Corpus Christi. The team of 24 riders, most of them wounded veterans, makes this tremendous trek across Texas covering 500 miles over five days to raise funds ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, October 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we prepare for a new year, we seek input from our members, look forward to honoring a deserving individual at our annual Gala and finish the year with an Economic Outlook.  Membership ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Visit San Antonio, a public-private nonprofit created in September to replace the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, has named its inaugural Board of Directors.  The initial board is made up of 21 members, including a mix of city officials and appointees, tourism and hospitality influencers and public representatives who will serve anywhere from one- to three-year terms. The group, which ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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
Thursday, September 08, 2016
If you’re looking out for internal theft (and you should be), you may be surprised to learn that one business function where employee violations are found quite often is not the office supply cabinet or inventory – it’s payroll.   According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, fraud accounted for $3.7 trillion in losses around the world in 2014, and asset misappropriation is the most ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest
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
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
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
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
Friday, July 22, 2016
Lori WhiteRandstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Friday, July 22, 2016
Terry HoltzTBO International, LLC  About the Company: TBO International assists clients in achieving their goals through organizational change. Achieving meaningful, desired change requires a disciplined approach, along with highly skilled, experienced staff. TBO provides individuals and teams skilled in their core competencies of project and organizational change management, training, process ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Ranch Hand Truckfitters Boerne store located at 32954 IH10 West will be having a blow-out sales and family fun event on Saturday, July 30, from 9am to 3pm.  This event will be full of fun activities and giveaways, and the Boerne and Hill Country public is invited to come by for some Free BBQ cooked by our very own Matt Chapman. Plus, it's an opportunity to meet the Boerne Truckfitters ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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 SA Works Board of Directors today announced the selection of Romanita Matta-Barrera as the program’s executive director. Matta-Barrera has over fifteen years of experience in education, workforce development, policy analysis, and multicultural marketing and communications.   “After an extensive vetting process, we are confident in our selection of Romanita Matta-Barrera. Her depth of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Jon McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP San Antonio office, announces the promotion of Luke Guillemette to senior associate (tax).   Career paths at BKD are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, responsibilities and competencies requiring cumulative and advanced degrees of education, training and experience.  Personnel also must demonstrate their ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tracey CifoneSol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.  About the Company: Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting firm in San Antonio, Texas with 10 Shareholders and 50 Professionals. Tracey is the Director of Marketing for the Firm.  About the Program: The Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC) is a full-day leadership and professional development conference that provides a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
​Melodye Tomsu SpawGlass About the Company: SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor providing clients with the absolute best construction experience by operating based on the principles of the SpawGlass Way: Build Trust, Be Professional, Live Teamwork, Be Passionate, Think Like an Owner. The company was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, June 27, 2016
BDO’s Shahryar Shaghaghi gives advice for pushing cyberattack rediness to the top of the board’s list It’s no secret that there’s a language barrier between technologists and executives, but on the modern cyberthreat landscape, misunderstandings can cost businesses money, reputation and jobs. This begs the question: How can companies bridge this information gap? Cybersecurity is “similar to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest
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
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. Over the last month, we’ve held a sold out CIO Panel on Computer Information and Security, a State of the County Address by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and a Leadership Lab session on ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Jim KoenigJacobsAbout the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 66,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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
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
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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
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
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
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Laura O’Donnell Haynes and Boone, LLPAbout the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 575 lawyers in 14 offices and 40 major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura specializes in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Strategist, Dolores Wheless, CPA/PFS has earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™) — the standard for Exit Planning certification.  Wheless has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services arena and is also a member of The BEI Network of Exit Planning Professionals™.  Wheless’ areas of expertise includes personal ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
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
Friday, March 04, 2016
The Valero Texas Open, together with the PGA TOUR Wives Association, is excited to announce the addition of Game Show Night, a fun and engaging dinner event that will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa on Monday, April 18, as a part of the Valero Texas Open tournament week activities.   Proceeds from this event support PGA TOUR Wives Association initiatives and ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
In 2015, Port San Antonio—one of the largest and most dynamic industrial platforms in South Texas—wrapped-up a big year. The Port continues to tackle several projects in 2016 to support key area industries, including aerospace, advanced manufacturing, global logistics and defense/cyber security. This is part of an ongoing effort to further grow the regional economy and create 5,000 new jobs at the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 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
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Friday, February 19, 2016
John Wood Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood  bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full-range of sophisticated financial services, including ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, 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
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
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
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Kristin Popowich to assistant vice president of member service in the central region. Popowich was most recently area manager for the south San Antonio district, after serving as branch manager at multiple San Antonio area Security Service locations. She oversees member service activities in the central region, including cash operations, new ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
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
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Prism Technologies Group, a Microsoft Cloud focused company, announced its new strategic partnership with Cofactor Computing LLC.  Prism Technologies Group helps people who know they should be looking for better ways to connect and collaborate across any device to be more productive. They do this by using modern and effective collaboration solutions so people can focus on getting their jobs done ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Thursday, December 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
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Jay Gable has been promoted to senior vice president of indirect lending for Security Service Federal Credit Union’s central region where he is responsible for operations and expansion of indirect lending within the central region including compliance and strategic direction. He previously was vice president of indirect lending.   Gable serves as the executive board president of Rebuilding ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, November 23, 2015
mmLearn.org, the online learning portal of Morningside Ministries, announced the winners of the Sixth Annual Elizabeth McGown Caregiver Legacy Award. The award is given to two caregivers from across the country. This award recognizes caregivers that go above and beyond the call of duty and show great commitment to making a difference in the lives of the senior adults in their care.   The Sixth ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, November 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
Monday, November 09, 2015
Luis Lopez, whose dedication to the program was described as “relentless,” has been honored with the Awareness Award from the National Marrow Donor Program. Lopez, who has helped add more than 1,800 South Texans to the national bone marrow registry, was recognized at the NMDP/Be The Match national council meeting in Minneapolis on Nov. 6. “This really means a lot,” Lopez said. “And I have not ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The 45th Annual Witte Game Dinner on October 19, 2015, at Brackenridge Park was another success. Ranch Hand was honored be to a part of the night’s activities as a Trophy Sponsor including their donation of a Legend Grille Guard to the live auction. The evening overlooked the home of the new Witte Museum and the backdrop was the beautiful San Antonio River.    “The future of the Witte is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Raquel Mungia has been promoted to assistant vice president of performance analytics for Security Service Federal Credit Union, where she is responsible for the continued development of the enterprise performance management system, including budgeting and forecasting. She joined Security Service in 2011 and was previously manager of financial accounting at the credit union.  Mungia holds a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Kate Himes has been promoted to senior vice president of asset recovery for Security Service Federal Credit Union, where she is responsible for effective operation and development of the asset recovery department and mitigating losses while providing service to credit union members in need. She previously was vice president for asset recovery.  With 20 years experience, Himes was vice president ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Lorena Allen has been promoted to senior vice president of mortgage lending for Security Service Federal Credit Union where she is responsible for tailored mortgage solutions, appropriate use of mortgage lending, and identifying and implementing lending growth opportunities. She previously was vice president of mortgage services.    With more than 25 years experience in mortgage lending, Allen ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Marcos Perez III kept up a three-decade habit at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center last week, arriving on schedule to make his 720th donation. And while reaching the 90-gallon mark was a milestone for one of the more notable donors in the center’s history, it certainly hasn’t been the only highlight for the native San Antonian. Perez, 55, has been featured in public service announcements ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation is helping to provide a safe haven for victims of family violence.  Today, the foundation announced a $15,000 donation to the San Antonio Battered Women and Children’s Shelter. Photo (from left): Mark Jimenez, vice president of technology at Security Service and current board member at the shelter; Marta Pelaez, president and CEO ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, October 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
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
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
August marks a significant milestone for Africa in its effort to eradicate polio from the continent. A full year has passed since Africa’s last reported case caused by the wild poliovirus. Somalia was the last country to identify a new case, which occurred on 11 August 2014. While Africa has achieved an important public health milestone, the job is not yet finished. To end polio forever, all ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
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
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Brian A. Ziemba to senior vice president of commercial services where he will be responsible for overall operations in commercial services and small business lending in Texas, Colorado and Utah.  Prior to joining the credit union as vice president earlier this year, he was market president for TD Bank in Central Florida. With more than 30 years ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Yvonne Fernandez to vice president of commercial operations where she will be responsible for underwriting, portfolio management, risk management, operations and compliance of the commercial loan portfolio for the credit union. She previously was assistant vice president of commercial services.She holds a bachelor’s degree in business ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Laura Cohrs to assistant vice president of account services. In her new position, she will ensure the effective operations of the account services department, including leading the CD/IRA, account maintenance and survivor’s assistance lines of service. A Certified IRA Professional (CIP), Cohrs has more than 25 years experience with the credit ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships, July 30-August 3, and the Phillips 66 National Championships, August 6-10, at the Northside Swim Center. They may be purchased online at http://www.sanantoniosports.org/swim/.  San Antonio Sports, Northside Independent School District, and the Northside Swim Center are proud to host USA Swimming, their elite athletes and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 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
Capital Group is hiring in San Antonio.  That’s what we say to job candidates considering a role at Capital Group—one of the most successful investment management firms in the world. We give individuals an opportunity to help millions of investors fulfill their financial goals: preparing for a happy retirement, providing for their children’s education, saving to open a business or buy a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Friday, June 19, 2015
By Bill Bithoney, MD, FAAP and Rachel Laureno, MBA   The behavioral health market has been undergoing a transformative shift making it ripe for growth and consolidation. With the sheer volume of patients now insured for behavioral health needs outpacing the availability of services to treat them investors foresee compelling opportunities to enter the marketplace. Recent developments continue to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, June 12, 2015
In partnership with the Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Program, CPS Energy hosted approximately 40 youth from Any Baby Can of San Antonio for a fun and exciting day of fishing and outdoor activities on Saturday, June 6.      A small cove near the Calaveras Lake Pier was netted and stocked with 600 catfish donated by Texas Parks and Wildlife for this memorable catch and release event. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, June 12, 2015
For people who have been diagnosed with a neurological disorder that weakens the throat muscles and tongue, troublesome drooling – known in the medical world as sialorrhea – is a common but psychologically devastating condition.   Local residents suffering from this condition may be eligible to enroll in a Phase 3 research study being conducted by the Department of Neurology at The University of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 11, 2015
H-E-B partnered with over 1,500 suppliers, partners and vendors for the 30th Annual H-E-B Tournament of Champions, with a goal of raising $8 million to help the children of Texas and to support education. The three-day event took place from June 3rd – June 5th. Each year, the Tournament of Champions opens with a Golf Tournament, followed by the Charity Work Project, which has become the heart and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Education
Monday, June 08, 2015
The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children hit a new milestone at the tournament this year. Since becoming the tournament’s title sponsor in 2002, Valero has been aiming to raise $100 million for charities. This year, a record $10.4 million was raised, the highest amount ever raised in the Valero Texas Open’s history. This helped Valero to surpass its “Drive to $100 Million” goal by raising a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Sjanna Bernal to branch manager where she will be responsible for leadership and oversight of credit union’s San Antonio Wurzbach branch.  Bernal joined Security Service as assistant branch manager in 2007. She holds an associate’s degree in business administration from San Antonio College and is a graduate of the 2014 North San Antonio Chamber ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
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
Our youth need you!! Family Service Association is seeking collaboration partners for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship. This summer they will have 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 interning at a variety of community businesses and organizations. Youth will work 120 hours over a six-week period for minimum wage (to be paid by Family Service) to introduce them to workforce opportunities, enhance ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Friday, April 10, 2015
Late last summer, one of my partners sent me a short e-mail letting me know that when I had a few minutes he would like to talk. I don’t know about you, but the “can we talk?” message always sends a quick shot of anxiety through my system. I’m not exactly sure why, but in my mind I immediately start going through scenarios of what “the talk” is going to be about, and for some reason, my ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted Golden Curtis to manager of indirect lending where he will be responsible for managing the effective overall operations of the Central Region Indirect Lending Department.   Curtis joined Security Service in 2008 as a senior loan officer, rising to supervisor in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University and is a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Security Service Federal Credit Union has promoted John Daves, Jr. to vice president of facilities and development where he will oversee the maintenance, construction and management of all corporately owned and leased facilities.Daves joined SSFCU as manager of support services and real estate development in 2002 and has been instrumental in managing all of the credit union’s real estate leasing ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 30, 2015
This year, more than 1,000 area residents will come together to Stop Diabetes® by raising money and cycling in Tour de Cure on Saturday, May 9th at Texas A&M San Antonio, a one-day signature fundraising and awareness cycling event benefiting the American Diabetes Association. There are 5 different routes to choose from for every level of cyclists, and each route is fully supported with SAG ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Each year, families and autism advocates around the world celebrate World Autism Day on April 2 to increase autism awareness. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopmental disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties and repetitive patterns of behavior, which currently has no cure. The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children, 8 years of age, in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Brian A. Ziemba has joined Security Service Federal Credit Union as vice president of Commercial Services.   With more than 30 years of experience in banking, Ziemba is tasked with establishing and maintaining commercial member relationships and building and monitoring a high quality loan and deposit portfolio for the credit union in Texas, Colorado and Utah.  Prior to joining Security Service, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Michael Cubeta, vice president of legal services at Security Service Federal Credit Union, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession and demonstrated commitment to community throughout the State of Texas.    Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
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
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Researchers estimate that 75% of all healthcare costs directly stem from preventable chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The American Diabetes Association is here to help! Join us on Diabetes Alert Day – Tuesday, March 24th from 7:30 – 10:30am for the 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium and learn how to utilize free community resources to make your ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Laura O’Donnell Haynes and Boone, LLP About the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 550 lawyers in 13 offices and 30 major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura specializes ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind, will celebrate its 5th birthday with a festive party at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the park’s Rapier Trust Starlight Amphitheater.  In observance of this milestone, park admission will be $5 per person (children and adults) all day April 10.  Individuals with special needs are ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
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, February 27, 2015
Zippy Shell; founded in 2007, was one of Australia’s first mobile storage businesses and launched in the United States in 2010 as Zippy Shell USA, LLC. The mission is clear: provide convenient, affordable mobile storage and stress free moving. The unique shell and container model saves you time, money and effort by eliminating the need for rental trucks and double handling. With no permits ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, February 27, 2015
Misty Mayo has joined RGP as a Director of Client Service for the Central Texas practice. In this role, Mayo will be responsible for strategy, business development and client service across all practice areas, including finance & accounting, information management, risk & compliance, human capital, legal & regulatory, corporate advisory & strategic communications, and supply chain ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brooks City Base is beginning work to restore and rehabilitate the historic heart of the campus, the Sidney Brooks gravesite and memorial and the adjacent Hangar 9 building, beginning this month with a $560,000 rehabilitation of the Brooks gravesite. Sidney Brooks is the namesake of the almost 100 year-old former U.S. Air Force Base and was among the first  U.S. Amy aviators in World War I. Work ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tamara El-Amin has been promoted to compliance officer in the Broadway Bank Enterprise Risk Management Department. She joined Broadway Bank in April 2009 as a loss prevention specialist and was promoted to a regulatory compliance specialist in January 2012. El-Amin is treasurer of Broadway Bank Toastmasters Club. Prior to joining Broadway Bank, she worked as a loss prevention investigator in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio announced it has reached a major milestone in establishing a world-class free-standing children’s hospital with the opening of Phase One of its newly transformed Emergency Department next week, as well as an outpatient testing center, known as KidSTOP. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word - San Antonio led the blessings of the new areas as physicians, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
With levels of obesity and its health-related impacts continuing to rise in the U.S., employers are facing a fast-growing threat to productivity and employee health. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and Weight Watchers International, Inc.  (NYSE: WTW), the world’s leading provider of weight management services, announced today that they have ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Suzette Garcia has been promoted to operations manager for Security Service Federal Credit Union. Previously Member Contact Center supervisor, Garcia is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Member Contact Center and quality assurance team.   Garcia started her career at Security Service in 1992 and has twice been named Security Service manager of the quarter.  She is a member of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The vast majority of employees are only away from the workplace or use various leave benefits for legitimate reasons.  But for those employees who do abuse or take advantage of the system, it is important for employers to effectively manage and minimize the negative effects on the employer when employees are away from the workplace, which includes knowing the employer’s rights under the law.  ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
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
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo heads in to final preparation for their eighteen day extravaganza having just received the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The top professional cowboys, cowgirls and bucking stock in the world will descend on San Antonio this February to compete for over $1.6 million in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
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
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