Business Briefs: 06/17/2013
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Harris Co. mails 100,000 delinquent tax notices Notices have been mailed to more than 105,000 delinquent property tax account holders across Harris County. The notices will serve to advise recipients that they have an outstanding account balance from their 2012 property taxes and that if their account is not paid in full by July 1, or they have not entered into a payment agreement and made their first payment by July 1, an additional 15-to-20 percent of the total tax, penalty and interest will added to the account. For more information, For more information, call 713-368-2000 or visit hctax.net. Humble BizCom The Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a BizCom June 20 at Humble High School. The meeting is open to the public and runs from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, visit lakehouston.org. Kingwood court annex announces new hours Beginning July 3, the Kingwood annex location for the Houston Municipal Court System will be open on Wednesdays only from 7:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. They will continue to be closed from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, visit houstontx.gov/courts. Chamber accepts health care nominations The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations through June 17 for the “Nurse of the Year” and “Health Care Professional of the Year” which will be awarded at their Salute To Healthcare Luncheon on July 16 at the The Overlook. For more information, visit lakehouston.org. Strawbridge UMC welcomes new senior pastor Dr. Todd Jordan will become Strawbridge United Methodist Church’s seventh senior pastor in July. Jordan and wife, Stefanie, are moving from Caldwell, where he most recently served as a pastor. TweetMyJobs Houston! has arrived TweetMyJobs Houston!, a free online platform that connects job seekers and local employers throughout Houston, was launched in April by Mayor Annise Parker and the Office of Business Opportunity. To date more than 16,000 job seekers have signed up, over 350 local businesses have registered with the platform and more than 150,000 jobs are currently available in the Houston metro area. For more information, visit houston.tweetmyjobs.com/. Crosby-Huffman Chamber hosts Diva Night The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce will host its 5th annual ‘Diva Night’ July 13 at the Newport Country Club for a ladies’ night of pampering, entertainment and shopping. For more information, call 281-328-6984. Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital hosts neuropsychiatrist at stroke support group Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital is hosting a Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors, those who care for stroke survivors, and those who would like additional information about surviving a stroke June 26, 1:30 p.m. in the Classrooms on the west side of the McKay entrance. The June topic is “Emotional Ups and Downs after Stroke” and features neuropsychiatristTom Bisbee, M.D. For more information, call 281-913-3470. Kingwood resident, activist to announce Houston City Council candidacy Kingwood resident and community activist Moe Rivera, a service contracts administrator with the Houston Airport System, plans to formally announce his candidacy for Houston City Council At-Large No. 2 at a campaign launch party June 25. “My reason for running is to serve all citizens of Houston with honesty, integrity and fairness. I intend to roll up my sleeves to accomplish my commitment to the people of Houston,” Rivera said. “I pledge to stand in the gap between city government and its citizen’s wellbeing.” For more information, visit friendsformoerivera.org. Primrose School of Eagle Springs to open late summer Lake Houston area residents Paula and Charlie Morgan are busy putting the finishing touches on the new $3.5 million Primrose School of Eagle Springs. The 11,500-square-foot school is set to open in late summer, about the same time as students head back to class. Primrose School of Eagle Springs will be the second Primrose school in the Lake Houston area. The Morgans opened the Primrose School of Lake Houston in 2008. Photo: Pat Cunningham, State Farm agent in Kingwood, presented a check on June 6 on behalf of State Farm Insurance and its sponsorship of the Texas Scholar Award Program to Kingwood High School senior Madeline Hazle for $1,000.