Business News

News and happenings from North Houston area businesses.

Kingwood Pines Hospital a fully accredited psychiatric hospital providing a comprehensive continuum of behavioral and chemical dependency services, has officially kicked off a 38-bed expansion.

“We are very excited about this expansion, as it will allow us to increase our ability to provide individual treatment for adults, geriatrics, children and adolescents,” said CEO Linda Hodgkins. With dedicated staff, our mission is to remove roadblocks to recovery and instill hope to individuals and families.

In today's tough economic climate, it is more important than ever for businesses to aggressively marketing their business.  Now businesses can get a head start with a free ecourse, "Developing a Marketing Plan," from  Legacy Marketing Services.

This free 12 part ecourse will walk business owners and managers through the steps of developing a marketing plan, beginning with fine tuning your company's competitive advantage, identifying your target marketing, establishing a baseline, setting goals, and allocating a budget

As an advocate of regular dental care, 1-800-DENTIST® understands that many people can't afford the dentistry they need. That's why the nation's leading free resource for consumers in search of a dentist has launched a nationwide $30,000 smile makeover contest called "My Smile Bites". To enter, contestants must upload a personal video showing what's wrong with their smile explaining how these problems affect their lives. Video submissions will be accepted through November 10, 2009 noon PST.

The public may vote for their favorite contestant videos from November 10, 2009 through December 1, 2009 noon PST. 1-800-DENTIST® will choose five potential finalists based on several criteria, including the clinical feasibility and complexity of each case. 1-800-DENTIST® will announce the winner on December 15, 2009 noon PST. The winner's cosmetic dentistry journey will be captured on film.

Earl and Karen Garrison, owners of The Conservatory Day Spa and Salon in Kingwood , TX, have announced the underwriting of a $70,000 fund-raising effort to replace the Foster Elementary school’s playground which was burned on July 4th, 2009 by Gifting $35,000 of FREE services to Donors.

Visit Warren’s Southern Gardens, located at 1675 Northpark Drive in Kingwood, for a variety of fun-filled fall activities including do-it-yourself projects, a pumpkin patch, an evening of wine and art, and more! With the exception of the evening of wine and art, all of the fall classes and programs at Warren’s are free. To register for any of the activities, please call (281) 354-6111.

Warren’s Southern Gardens is pleased to provide the Kingwood community and surrounding area with bulk rock, landscape materials, unique flowers and plants, and the Magnolia Blossom Home & Garden Boutique. Visit Warren’s Southern Gardens Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a common goal of all parents is to help prepare their children for a successful life, not long after their little one begins to take his or her first steps the prudent parent begins to wonder, “How will I pay for their college education?”

With college tuition costs spiraling and investment accounts plummeting, this is a valid concern. The good news is there are a plethora of options for students and parents to finance a college education. The bad news is that it can be confusing to try to pick the best course of action for your family from the options available.

Kingwood, TX:  Within the past few months our own lovely Robin Martinez, AAF, American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and certified, TMF, Texas Master Florist, and owner of Flowers of Kingwood, has received accommodations and awards from several different organizations.

Join in the grand opening celebration of Warren’s Southern Gardens Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at 1675 Northpark Drive in Kingwood. Festivities include face painting, gardening classes, hourly door prizes and a moonwalk. Additionally, free hamburgers and hotdogs will be served for lunch at noon.

Debi Gomez of Life's Images Photography just announced the applications for children to model in the next Hope Calendar are open! From now until June 14th, local families with children newborn to 7 years of age can apply to model for the inspirational annual calendar for charity. ALL profits from 2010 calendar sales will be donated to It's My Heart!