Announcements

The Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge

(left to right): Rosanne Wechter, Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge; Keven Lawton, Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge

The Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge in Downtown Richmond with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Unwine’d is located at 310 Morton Street Rear in Richmond.  The event had an enormous turn out of elected officials, neighbors from Del Webb Sweetgrass and local businesses. Owners, Rosanne Wechter and Kevin Lawton explained where the idea for Unwine’d came from. “We were traveling abroad and stopped […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Celebrates the Grand Opening of Office Depot OfficeMax– Brazos Town Center  

Left to Right front row Marla Jurek, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Rose Pickens, Attack Poverty; Tyler Adase, Office Depot OfficeMax; Jacob Gonzales, Office Depot OfficeMax; Jaqui Lloyd, Office Depot OfficeMax; Ivan Piedras, Office Depot OfficeMax; Elizabeth Munoa, Hope For Three; Marjorie Dillon, VFW Auxiliary; Benjamin Deist, Edward Jones; Miny Nieto, Office Depot OfficeMax; Rory Day, Office Depot OfficeMax; Tom Wilson; Fabiano Montiso, VFW Chaplain; Demetra Davis, Hewlett-Packard Company

The Central Fort Bend Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Office Depot OfficeMax to celebrate their Grand Opening of the Store located in Brazos Town Center.   Elected Officials, friends, and community members joined in the celebration. Miny Nieto, District Sales Manager, thanked everyone for coming and gave tours of the newly remodeled store.  During the event Office Depot OfficeMax donated money to three local non-profit organizations. Ivan Piedras, Store Manager, awarded the donations to […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Hosts Working Lunch Series

Left to Right Jim Russ, EHRA Engineering; Norma Petrosewicz, Petrosewicz Law Firm, P.C.; Regina Morales, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Linda Drummond, OakBend Medical Center

Estate Planning for Small Businesses Central Fort Bend Chamber and OakBend Medical Center hosted the Working Lunch Series, Estate Planning for Small Businesses, on October 20, 2017.   Over 20 local business owners and employees learned how to plan for the future to protect their assets and insure business success after first generation ownership and management. Guest speaker, Norma M. Petrosewicz, Petrosewicz Law Firm, P.C., presented the group with topics for business owners on the importance […]

Oakbend Medical Center Joins Important Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services Antibiotic Stewardship Project

Photo l to r: OakBend Medical Center's Quality Team: Anne Graves, Cindy Johnson, Helen Maniego, Rose Nabhan, LaToya Bates, BJ Patel, Lisa Schwarz, Soumya Thomas, Sheeba Datta, Darlene Williams, Cynthia Holt and Rakhy Jubin Jacob. 

Promoting patient safety by reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections Richmond, Texas– OakBend Medical Center is one of 482 facilities in Texas participating in the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) antibiotic stewardship (ABS) project. This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality improvement initiative will promote the appropriate use of antibiotics, improve patient outcomes and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms. These efforts will be focused at the […]

Olson Hosts Human Trafficking Focus Group

Photo Caption: L-R Andres Novoa (business owner and community leader), Kelly Litvak (founder of Childproof America), Shirley Leslie (representing Rescue Houston), Olson, & Gail Armatys (representing Traffick911) 

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Olson hosted a human trafficking focus group to further raise awareness of this growing problem and gather community leaders to discuss options to combat it. The group informed Olson about their efforts to combat trafficking in Fort Bend County and helped discuss different avenues for continuing to raise awareness. At least two of the organizations have worked with teenagers (and younger) who were trafficked out of their schools in Fort Bend County. […]

6th Annual Cowboy Up Benefiting Parks Youth Ranch

Cowboy Up 2017, presented by Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation and benefiting Parks Youth Ranch, was held the evening of Saturday, October 6, 2017 at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond, TX. This charity event featured live music, a BBQ dinner, a dessert bar, and live and silent auctions. Along with Honorary Chairs Patt & Richard “Dick” Hogan, approximately 500 local leaders, business owners and community supporters attended the shindig. Parks Youth Ranch opened its doors in […]

Texas Adds 256,100 Jobs Over the Past Year

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas added an estimated 256,100 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year. There were overall job decreases of 7,300 in September, due largely to effects from Hurricane Harvey. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent in August and remained below the national rate of 4.2 percent. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.1 percent. “Hurricane Harvey impacted overall job numbers in September, but the dynamic Texas economy […]

Theatre Under The Stars Holds Auditions for MEMPHIS in Houston

HOUSTON – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding national auditions for its upcoming production of MEMPHIS, directed by TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, beginning in Houston November 2nd and 3rd.  Come be a part of the musical that tells the story of a time when rock’n’roll changed the world. National auditions will be held in New York and Los Angeles, and will be overseen by Stewart/Whitley.  Those interested in auditioning in New York or Los Angeles should submit a headshot and resume […]

Fort Bend County Transportation Employees Recognized  for Service During Hurricane Harvey   Pictured Left to Right: Kristen Joyner, South West Transit Association Director; Paulette Shelton, Fort Bend County Public Transportation Director; Meredith Greene, Texas Transit Association Executive Director

Pictured Left to Right: Kristen Joyner, South West Transit Association Director; Paulette Shelton, Fort Bend County Public Transportation Director; Meredith Greene, Texas Transit Association Executive Director

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On September 27, 2017, the South West Transit Association and Texas Transit Association met with Fort Bend County Transportation at the Downtown Metro to present Fort Bend County Transportation, Houston Metro and Harris County Transit with gift cards of appreciation to employees that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Employees of Fort Bend County Transportation worked in collaboration with Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Katy ISD, and First Transit to  […]

Prairie Heritage Festival

What:  Prairie Heritage Festival Where:  Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471 When:  Saturday, November 4th, from 10am to 4pm It is that time of the year!  The Prairie Heritage Festival is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, children’s crafts, the Lone Star Strummers, ferrets, native plants, butterflies, native plants, bee hives food, nature tours, exhibits, presentations and more. We will have something for everyone!