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10 Local Valentine's Day Ideas


From the tried-and-true classics to the up-and-coming favorites, planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in the comfort of your hometown is as easy as 1, 2, 3.... Read full article

Central Perk: Buster’s Brew Coffee and Deli grows into New Caney go-to for brew and eats


Opened in 2014 by Tayra Peterson and her husband, Matt, Buster’s serves a long list of beverages – caffeinated and non-caffeinated – as well as a delicious menu of breakfast dishes, sandwiches, paninis, and hearty soups.... Read full article

Proud to be EMC: LocalMeA visits with GEMC Chamber's President and new Chairman

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On January 1, Mark Linabury started his one-year term as the Chair of the Board for the Greater East Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.... Read full article

Count on me: Stander & Company showing the way toward entrepreneurial success

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The owners of Stander & Company are changing perceptions with their Humble, Texas-based firm, stretching the traditional role of number crunchers into a business that tackles a variety of needs for small and medium-sized businesses.... Read full article

Why your business should care about online reviews

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Today's customer rarely buys or tries anything new without doing online research, and that means reading reviews.... Read full article

Jack and Jill of all trades: Guard family pursue their creativity through multiple small businesses

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The Guards are responsible for not only nearly 50 years of marriage, but they also turned their common interests into businesses serving the Kingwood area. ... Read full article

Experience and expertise: ServiceMaster helps put businesses and lives back together

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Brad Hollibaugh is the friendly, neighborhood co-owner of the Houston region ServiceMaster Restore franchise along with his wife, Linda, in addition to acting managing director of the regional ServiceMaster Recovery Management brand.... Read full article

Life changing encounter leads duo to open first Sanké hair salon in the United States

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Mere steps away from opening her own salon, a potential investor backed out on hair stylist Lisa McSwain at the last minute. A scheduled cut with long-time client Mary Rocco changed everything.... Read full article

Flame on: Paris educated chef fires up plans to expand Kingwood barbeque craft

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After years of cooking for others and learning the skills of the trade, chef David Welch is working on expanding his smoked and grilled meats business into a brick and mortar concept on Loop 494 in Kingwood in 2019... Read full article

Fashion forward: Award-winning small business owner offers the best looks with hip, trendy boutique

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Nikole Christian was attending the University of Houston when she felt a desire to start a business. She became a small business owner at age 23, opening her store in 2012, and never looked back.... Read full article