Category Archives: Economic Development

“Home of the Best Ribs” in the Five Corners District

Christina Autry “Home of the Best Ribs” is a title not simply displayed on the back of owner Tevron Maxwell’s shirt, but a claim verified by Mad Max BBQ customers in the Five Corners District. And, I would argue that Tevron’s BBQ food truck is also home to the best potato salad and country beans around. “Some people come just to get the beans!” says Tevron, as he pulls out large tins of hot beans mixed with ground beef from off the smoker attached to his truck. The mouth-watering, smoky aroma of ribs, chicken,...
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Join us at our Young Professionals Kick-Off Event on 4/4!

Calling all Young Professionals!

Crime Stoppers of Houston Young Professionals Group is a membership organization of passionate young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s whose purpose is to support the mission of Crime Stoppers of Houston through fundraising and increasing public awareness of Crime Stoppers of Houston’s crime prevention efforts. Members enjoy networking and social events, and leadership development opportunities. ...
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2019 Emerging Leaders – Now Accepting Applications

SBA is currently accepting applications for 40 small business owners to participate in SBA’s 2019 Emerging Leaders Program. SBA’s Emerging Leaders program is designed to help you take your business to the next level! This structured program gives you the resources and tools to build your business. Throughout the course of the program, you will write a three year strategic plan that is tailored to your business and you will be introduced to a network of business experts that can help you as you implement your plan. You will agree to commit to a total of 100 hours of programming, including 40...
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A Little Soul in The Five Corners District

By Christina Autry Five years ago this month, Soul Food by Catherine opened its doors to Five Corners residents and friends looking for an extra helping of soul. After teaching math in Louisiana for almost 35 years, owner Catherine Reado Simon put lesson planning behind her, and made her retirement plans a reality: owning a restaurant specializing in homestyle southern meals. I sat across from Catherine at a table near the serving line, amidst customers trickling in to order home-made favorites like smothered pork chops, smothered oxtails, or (as I also ordered), delicious deep-fried...
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Reminder Small Business Awards: Submit Your Nominations by Jan. 9

Please do not miss out on recognizing a deserving small business in your community... get your nominations in (less than 45 days remaining)! It's Small Business Awards Season! Celebrate awesome small businesses (and those that help them) with the US Small Business Administration! Did you know that our awards event last year attracted over 500 attendees, was emceed by Bob Charlet (President of the Houston Business Journal), and featured entrepreneur Tony Carrabba (of Carraba’s Italian Grill) as keynote speaker? It should be even bigger and better this year! We are counting on YOU to nominate! Just follow the...
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