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    The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community and the largest Hispanic chamber in the country, celebrated its 35th Anniversary with the Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Over 1,200 people looked on as…

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  Denny’s, one of America’s largest full-service family restaurants, recently donated $25,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation to aid students pursuing food, science and hospitality management degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) reach their educational goals. “I’m really thrilled that Denny’s has gone beyond just stepping up to the plate to help these…

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Project Row Houses recently announced the receipt of a $20,000 housing grant from Bank of America. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is awarding $22 million in grants to nonprofits that build and rehab affordable housing, offer foreclosure prevention services, homeowner counseling and provide other services intended to revitalize neighborhoods and help working families find…

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      On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, PeopleFund, a community development financial institution and nonprofit organization, presented its 2012 Champion of the Year Award to Irvin Ashford, Comerica Bank’s senior vice president of public affairs and director of community development and external affairs. Ashford was honored for his outstanding leadership and dedication that lead…

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  Lydia Evans of La Bella Dolce Body Care Ladies, it’s time to “Fall Into Beauty.”  Lydia Evans, founder and product designer of La Bella Dolce Body Care, provides the top five beauty tips for a fresh face glow …  and she should know.  What began as a passion quickly blossomed into an award-winning body care brand…

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Houston has some of the most sophistcated and sexy singles in the nation. It’s time to highlight some of the Bayou City’s secret treasures and I’m the perfect person for the job. By the way, my passion is matchmaking, for business and for pleasure.   –darian ward     Take a look at two of Houston’s…

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Every citizen of the United States is endowed with certain inalienable rights and one of those is the right to vote.  The time has come to vote for candidates who will be true stewards of the people. Also, the highest office in the land, the presidency, is being decided.  Whether Republican or Democrat, seize the opportunity to vote…

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Every citizen of the United States is endowed with certain inalienable rights and one of those is the right to vote.  The time has come to vote for candidates who will be true stewards of the people. Also, the highest office in the land, the presidency, is being decided. Whether Republican or Democrat, seize the opportunity to vote…

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  Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas. PVAMU’s  enrollment currently exceeds 8,000 students including more than 2,000 graduate students. Students come from all over the United States as well as numerous foreign countries. In the last five years, 5,970 degrees were awarded, including more than…

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  Located in the fourth largest city in the United States, Texas Southern University  is one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Houston.  TSU boasts a diverse student body with more than 9,500 students and about 1,500 faculty and staff. Since Texas Southern University’s inception, it has developed many well-known and successful alumni from…

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  Name: Stacy Johnson Company: Visual Arts Productions Titles: CEO, Executive Producer, Artistic Director, International Choreographer, Motivational Speaker, Conference Facilitator Years  in the Business: 20 Tell us about your company and your role. I am the CEO of Visual Arts Productions, a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1997 in Houston. Our organization focuses on…

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Name, Title and Company:  Crystal L. Bessix, MBA, President, edOpp Solutions LLC Business Partner: Dionne Maxie, MA, Vice President, edOpp Solutions LLC Tell us about your company. edOpp Solutions, LLC (www.edoppsolutions.com) is a recognized strategy innovation company that specializes in solutions that optimize people, processes, and performance.  With over 25 years of creating educational opportunities…

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Name:  Donna K. Caldwell Title and Company: President; Original DKC Enterprises LLC What prompted you to start your company and why do you think it’s been successful? I wanted a better lifestyle for myself and family.  What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?  Stepping out on faith and starting the…

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The Steed Society and Comerica Bank hosted the seventh annual Top 25 Women of Houston Awards at the Houstonian Hotel and Spa Grand Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 5. A phenomenal group of women were honored for their accomplishments in their respective fields by friends, family, colleagues and former Top 25 honorees. Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, doctors…

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    The presenting sponsor of the Top 25 Women Awards, Comerica Bank and The Steed Society hosted a VIP cocktail reception honoring the 2012 Top 25 Women of Houston on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Houstonian Hotel. The 2012 honorees networked with past honorees, friends and award gala sponsors. Comerica Bank’s Vanessa Reed and…

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The Steed Society Inc, Texas Business Alliance and the University of Houston Association of Women in Communications, hosted the Female Success Factor 2012 on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Houston Community College Downtown Campus. The seminar’s theme, “Dynamic Women in Business” focused on the challenges and successes that these entrepreneurs have had while on their…

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The 7th Annual Female Success Factor Top 25 Women of Houston Awards Presented By Comerica Bank Join us at the Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 5, 2012 at The Houstonian Hotel HOUSTON (September 24, 2012): The Steed Society is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston Awards presented by Comerica Bank. Tenacity, discipline and diligence are just a few of the criteria for making the list.…

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