PRETTY LITTLE THINGS
Pretty Little Things has opened their second location at Redemption Square at 255 Assay St., Ste. F, Houston. Pretty Little Things is owned by Nikole Davis Christian. She has turned her love of fashion and her dream of owning her own business into a thriving clothing and accessories store called Pretty Little Things Boutique. The Houston-based retailer sells hand-picked women’s clothing and accessories. For more information, call 281-608-1057 or visit prettylittlethingsonline.com.
100 CLUB STEPS IN
The 100 Club, a 66-year-old, Houston-based nonprofit organization which supports the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, announced its assistance for the dependent family of Houston Police Department Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Dec. 7 in Houston. Brewster is survived by his wife. A $20,000 check was presented to Brewster’s wife to help with any immediate financial needs. The average gift from the 100 Club to a dependent family is approximately $300,000. Donations are being accepted to “The 100 Club Survivors Fund.” The community is invited to participate. Contributions are being accepted at: 100 Club Survivors Fund, 5555 San Felipe St., Suite 1750 Houston, TX 77056-5527 and at 100club.org/give-back/donate.
BACK IN BUSINESS OFFERS RELIEF
Texas Back in Business is now accepting applications for the new federally funded Texas Back in Business program awarding $50,000 up to $250,000 in disaster relief for qualified Texas small businesses damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Texas Back in Business funds may create or retain much-needed jobs and can be used for operating capital, repairs, inventory, machinery, equipment, supplies and other expenses directly related to the business. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, a small business must: have been in business Aug. 25, 2017; be defined as a small business by the Small Business Administration; have experienced damage from Hurricane Harvey; and be located in one of the 49 Hurricane Harvey-impacted counties deemed eligible by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for disaster recovery funds. Texas small business owners will be able to apply for the program at no cost online and get more information at TexasBackInBusiness.com.
SMOOTHIE KING OPENS IN VALLEY RANCH
Smoothie King will open in Valley Ranch Town Center, at 12029 N. Grand Parkway E, Suite 120 in New Caney, in February. Smoothie King will be offering their nutritious smoothies made with organic veggies, whole fruits and without artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Smoothie King will carry healthy snacks, vitamins and supplements. Valley Ranch Town Center is a 240-acre mixed-use development with over 850,000 square feet of existing restaurants, retail, entertainment and multi-family living within the 1,400-acre, master-planned community of Valley Ranch. Upon completion, Valley Ranch Town Center will feature over 1.5 million square feet of customer shopping experiences.
HEGAR ALLOCATES $821 MILLION
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts $820.5 million in local sales tax allocations for December, 7.8% more than in December 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in October by businesses that report tax monthly.
FRIDAY MORNING NETWORKING
BNI WINNERS CIRCLE
Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a positive, supportive and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. They offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and, most importantly, business referrals. They meet every Thursday from 8:30-10 a.m. at The Overlook located at 20114 Pinehurst Drive in Atascocita.