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Energy & Innovation

Episode 520 | Broadcast: May 23, 2015

The BusinessMakers host University of Houston’s Dr. Joseph Pratt, a leading “petroleum” historian; and Leisa interviews Ursula Hessenflow, co-founder of myLAB Box. In our vignettes: PKF’s Karen Love hosts Frances Casteñeda Dyess, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce; Leisa visits with April C. Day, the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance; and Robin Tooms interviews Jim Manskey, TBG Partners.

School of Business

School of Business 5/23/2015

Russ and John host the show that champions our free enterprise system. It’s a big issue for us that not everyone appreciates! Includes This Week in Business History, Navigating Business Jargon and Dumb Moments.

Featured Interview™

Dr. Joseph A. Pratt - University of Houston

Russ visits with NEH-Cullen Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston, a leading historian and expert in the fossil fuels industry. (He says the last five years have been great!)

Ursula Hessenflow - myLAB Box

Leisa interviews Ursula Hessenflow, co-founder and CEO of myLAB Box, where “Safe is Sexy.” Girl talk—and some research into the demographics—inspired her to create an in-home testing kit for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Another innovative entrepreneur addressing an underserved need.

BusinessMakers Thought Leaders

Brandonomics from Savage - Jim Manskey

There are many ways to energize a mature company, and timing is important. Robin Tooms interviews Jim Manskey, president of landscape architect firm TBG Partners.

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Frances Casteñeda Dyess

Karen Love is back with Frances Casteñeda Dyess, president, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, to discuss how the Port of Houston is overcoming shipping challenges with various international government entities.

Women Mean Business - April C. Day

It’s all about connecting women business owners. Leisa Holland-Nelson and April C. Day, president of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, discuss the group’s May 27 Business Expo.

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Lemonade Day

The BusinessMakers Show is reporting from the 2015 Lemonade Day Houston Entrepreneurial Excellence Event at the University of Houston.

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Dr. Joseph A. Pratt

Dr. Pratt has followed the petroleum industry all his life. As the NEH-Cullen Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston, he is considered a leading historian and expert in the fossil fuels industry.

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