STATE OF THE AREA
The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual ‘State of the Area’ luncheon Thursday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club in Humble. For reservations, call 281-446-2128.
LEMONSHARK POKE TO HOST GRAND OPENING
LemonShark Poke will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m.-noon. The new eatery is located at 14309 E. Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite 700.
RAFFAS OPENS FOR LUNCH
“Lunch on the Lake” is the newest offering from the Raffa’s team. They are now open daily for lunch and invite guests to enjoy Chef Martin’s features and Raffa’s favorites served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Call 281-360-1436 or visit Raffas.net for more information.
PAID INTERNSHIPS SET
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is now accepting applications for paid summer 2019 internships from graduate and undergraduate students or applicants who have graduated within the past year. The agency manages funds for the world’s 11th largest economy – and the staff’s skills reflect that. They are looking for students who are up for a challenge and ready to make a difference. Visit comptroller.texas.gov to learn more about the internship program and other employment opportunities.
BRIGHTWAY OPENS IN HUMBLE
More consumers now have the opportunity to enjoy a better way to shop for insurance as seven people are on the path to the American dream of business ownership through a new independent-agent program introduced in January by Brightway Insurance. “We’re thrilled to welcome this first group of experienced insurance agents to our Independent Agent program,” said Brightway President Talman Howard. “This path to franchise ownership program allows experienced agents to begin selling in the Brightway system while qualifying for franchise ownership with no up-front costs or risks.” Aquarius Johnson opened Brightway, The Aquarius Johnson Agency, in Humble recently. Brightway independent agents enjoy the same after-the-sale service as franchise owners as they qualify for a fully financed, lower-cost entry fee into the company’s new franchise model in which a Brightway location can operate out of a professional office space. For information, visit Brightway AquariusJohnson.com.
BUSINESS PARK HONORED
At Lockwood Business Park, anchor tenant GHX Industrial, LLC, was recently honored as a finalist for the Landmark Awards under the “Headquarters Move”category. The industrial company first made the move to Generation Park in early 2018, consolidating four Houston-area facilities and their headquarters all to the new Lockwood Business Park campus. Prior to this announcement, the GHX facility also made headlines in October by taking home the “2018 Achievement Award” for the architecture and design honors, the Tilt-Up Awards. The Landmark Awards presentation will be held April 11.
89.3 KSBJ MOVES SIGNAL TO REACH 1.7 MILLION MORE HOUSTONIANS
KSBJ Educational Foundation is proud to announce that for the first time, 89.3 KSBJ will now cover all of Houston, reaching 1.7 million more Houstonians! The improved signal went live on March 22. In 2017, station employees watched as Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters rose. Through those helpless hours, the flood inundated the KSBJ transmitter buildings, knocking them off the air. The floodwaters caused hearts and mountains to move, and they said listeners’ prayers helped get them back on the air and stronger than ever. The day before Harvey, KSBJ had just finished an application to move their 89.3 signal from its current location in Plum Grove, near Splendora, to a new location in northwest Houston. They fully expected the process to take months, maybe longer, because that’s what it usually takes. However, the country was watching Houstonians come together, and it didn’t go unnoticed in the highest levels of government – the approval process went through the Federal Communications Commission in just eight days. Currently, the KSBJ signal is available to 4.3 million people in Greater Houston. By moving the 89.3 signal more than 30 miles southwest, KSBJ has increased its reach to more than 6 million. “This signal expansion represents page one of a new chapter for KSBJ,” said Joe Paulo, president and CEO of KSBJ. “Because our mission compels us to reach as many people as possible, this is a miraculous answer to a decades-long prayer and finally puts KSBJ’s reach on par with other radio outlets in Houston. Having a reliable and expansive terrestrial signal is a critical component of our growing omni-channel approach to being everywhere potential audiences are.”
REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES AT LSC-KINGWOOD
Lone Star College-Kingwood is ready to assist the community with their educational needs. Fall registration began April 4 and courses are available at the main campus and LSC-Atascocita Center. The classes are designed to fit a wide range of academic goals toward certificates, associate’s degrees or university transfer. They are taught in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats. “We renovated six of our buildings, which resulted in more classrooms, extra gathering and study spaces for students, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology,” said Dr. Katherine Persson, LSC-Kingwood president. “We invite you to tour our rejuvenated campus, speak with our advisers to either start or continue your educational journey.”
Classes offered at the main campus include accounting, anthropology, arts, biology, business computer apps, business management, ceramics, chemistry, cosmetology, criminal justice, dance, dental hygiene, design (2-D), drama, drawing, economics, EDUC 1300, English, environmental science, ESOL, fire science, game design, geography, geology, government, history, humanities, introduction to computers, IT, Japanese, marketing, math, music, nursing (LVN and ADN), occupational therapy assistant, philosophy, physical education, professional office and technology, psychology, respiratory care, sociology, Spanish and speech. LSC-Atascocita Center offers accounting, arts, biology, drama, economics, EDUC 1300 and English. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online and hybrid formats. For more information or to register online, visit lonestar.edu/registration.