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New Bar Brings American Craft Beer to Spring Branch

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:33+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Kyle Pierson Kyle Pierson had a problem. The restaurant industry veteran and bar manager at Montrose favorite Hay Merchant, couldn’t find a craft beer bar near where he lived in Spring Branch. “At Hay Merchant, we would get so many people from Spring Branch, from the Energy Corridor, from Katy,” Pierson said. “They were driving [...]

ARC Specialties: An American Manufacturing Success Story

By | 2016-11-01T13:24:16+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight, Uncategorized|

In early October, the Spring Branch-based manufacturing and robotics company ARC Specialties made news for donating a $150,000 Kuka welding robot to the Texas State Technical College in Waco. It was just the latest act of generosity from the 33-year-old business, which has also donated equipment to LeTourneau University and Texas A&M. Dan Allford, who [...]

A Look Inside the Alliance Fencing Academy, Official Olympic Training Center

By | 2016-08-22T09:26:25+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Photo by Camille Simmons On a recent weekday afternoon at Alliance Fencing Academy in Spring Branch, two young men wearing black masks and white protective gear jousted with epee blades under the watchful eye of a coach. Cords attached to the fencers led to the electronic scoring machines used to track hits. Only a [...]

Climb Your Way to Fitness at the Texas Rock Gym

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:29+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight|

On a recent weekday afternoon at the Texas Rock Gym, an indoor climbing center in Spring Branch, a young woman scrabbled her way up the vertical face of a 30-foot-high wall, her hands and feet searching for brightly colored holds. A harness around her waist was hooked to a rope suspended from the top of [...]

Simply Greek Goes From Food Truck to Restaurant Without Losing the Magic

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight|

Two years ago, restaurateur Terry Stamatakos and his wife moved from New York City to Houston to be closer to his wife’s family. He figured he would open a pizzeria here, as he had in New York. After looking around, he decided that Houston already had enough pizza joints, but what it didn’t have, he soon [...]

BusinessConnect with Super Bowl

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight|

Super Bowl LI Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to link diverse Houston suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LI. The program’s intent is to provide networking, educational and other business development opportunities to encourage greater business success for each participant. [...]

Supreme Sandwiches Stays True to the Classics

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:30+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight|

Everyone loves Food Network shows that include surprising flavors cobbled together in such a way that most of us would never dream to try ourselves. Even restaurants compete to try to discover the latest, greatest taste blend with which to entice customers through the door. But Supreme Sandwiches prefers to stick to the classics. This Spring Branch mainstay bucks the [...]