Wing Stop opens new Humble location Humble sports fans have a new spot to get their wing fix. Wingstop has opened a new location at 128 West First Street in Humble by franchisee, James Davis, an Army veteran who also owns and operates a Wingstop in North Houston “Wingstop has a huge following in Houston and the surrounding areas because fans know we have the best, made-to-order wings,” said Davis. “Whether you’re feeding a family or just craving a snack, with 10 flavors there’s something for everyone. We’re excited to give Humble another convenient location to get great wings.” Wingstop of Humble is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Lake Houston Business Expo Approximately 80 business vendors are registered for the Lake Houston Business Expo. The event will be March 26 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, free for all attendees. The purpose of this business to business event is to provide businesses a way to showcase what they provide and provide a Trade Symposium where businesses have the opportunity to meet with large companies, institutions, and government entities for possible vendor requisitions and available contracts. For information, visit LakeHoustonBusinessExpo.com. Kingwood Funeral Home names new manager Ryan Stephens has been named location manager of Kingwood Funeral Home in Kingwood. Stephens is a charter member of the Kingwood Lions Club and active with the local chambers of commerce.“My family and I call Kingwood home, and I am excited to bring my passion for serving families and serving the community into my new role at Kingwood Funeral Home,” said Stephens. “I look forward to building on the continued excellence in service at the funeral home.” Growing up with a passion for funeral service and serving families in their time of need, Stephens is a graduate of the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston. Following serving his apprenticeship at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, he joined Kingwood Funeral Home as a funeral director. In addition to his time spent serving families in the Houston area, Stephens worked at a number of funeral homes in Georgia. Maximizing Social Security benefits seminar Elaine (Hermsen) Simmons is a nationally sought after keynote speaker on the topic of Social Security. Elaine draws on her almost 34 years of experience working all technical levels of the jobs at Social Security in the southeastern United States. She will present a seminar at the Village Learning & Achievement Center April 16 at 7 p.m. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Memorial Hermann employees receive certification Two Memorial Hermann Northeast employees, Gloria Montross and Nancy Allen, were both recently certified in their respective areas. Montross is a healthcare improvement coordinator for chest pain and stroke, and Allen is the hospital’s volunteer services coordinator, Gloria (Glo) Montross is one of only two individuals in the Houston area who has been recognized as a Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Montross successfully completed the training, passed the certification examination, and demonstrated an enhanced skill set in team building, process improvement, strategic data utilization, provider education and project management. Nancy Allen is one of 400 individuals nationally who was awarded Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. To earn the certification, Allen successfully completed an examination and demonstrated her skill in volunteer management. Groovin’ for education The Humble ISD Education Foundation presents its 13th annual fundraising gala April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center. The gala will include a buffet, silent auction and 70s dance theme. For more information, visit humbleisdfoundation.org. U.S. Hispanic Chamber names Sen. Cornyn small business advocate The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with the Small Business Advocate of the Year award March 19. “In Texas, I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand the true realization of the American dream – hardworking immigrants who use their freedom to start businesses, create jobs, and build a better life for their children. These small business owners are the lifeblood of our economy, and a robust economic recovery will depend largely on their ability to expand and create new jobs. I’m honored to accept the U.S. Hispanic Chamber’s Small Business Advocate of the Year award, and I will continue to work in Congress to promote policies that remove barriers to growth and provide greater confidence to our nation’s job creators,” Cornyn said. Photo: The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce presented an official ribbon cutting for MTEC Companies, Inc. on March 14. MTEC provides construction management, geotechnical services, environmental services and field and testing services to both public and private clients. Photo by Geoffrey Geiger