Episode 435: What’s Working for Houston
One fast-moving nonprofit is behind-the-scenes in the development of what could be the nation’s most successful economy. Russ hosts Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Donna Cole, Cole Chemical; Robin queries Jim Aivalis of Prometheus Energy Group; Byron Hebert offers a Tool Time update; and Verizon’s Shomari Williams talks tech with Russ.
Russ and Leisa present the show about the entrepreneurs, about the BusinessMakers. We are anything BUT business as usual. Includes: our Quote of the Week—an interesting observation by American politician John Andrew Holmes; This Week in Business History includes the day Henry Ford patented the automatic transmission, the trial of payola and the death of Che Guevara; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
Neighborhood Centers is a nonprofit community development organization that is anything BUT business-as-usual. It’s a big part of “a city doing it themselves” and now three books have been published that include Houston’s program. Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers, has a unique perspective on the behind-the-scenes development of the nation’s most successful region.
How does wireless technology affect the changing healthcare industry? Russ interviews Shomari Williams, associate director-strategic sales at Verizon Wireless.
Sudden brand awareness is a good thing—right? Robin Tooms queries Jim Aivalis, president and CEO of Prometheus Energy Group.
Clients told her the chemical supply industry needed a woman, so she took the plunge. Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Donna Cole, founder and CEO of Cole Chemical.
Byron Hebert, director of Entrepreneurial Advisory Services at PKF Texas, offers a Tool Time Update, part of PKF’s Product Surround program.