Cutline: The Courtyard by Marriott in Kingwood held their grand opening celebration Thursday, May 15. From left are Titus Brown, Kelsey Newsom and Assistant General Manager Tara Riginio. BUSINESS EXPO HUGE SUCCESS Producers of the Lake Houston Business Expo, held recently at the Humble Civic Center, are reporting an increase in attendance and positive reviews from exhibitors and attendees. The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is crediting the generosity of its sponsors and the creativity of its exhibitors for the success of the day. The 2014 Business Expo was sponsored by Texan Dodge Chrysler Jeep and University of Houston-Downtown along with Artistic Stitches, Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital, Lone Star College Kingwood, Lone Star Mailing & Printing Svc. LLC., Iconix Marketing, The Overlook and Waste Connections of Texas. IAH 45th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION The countdown has begun for the 45th anniversary of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and to celebrate this important milestone, airport officials are holding a free, fun-filled day for all ages Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Airlines hangar at IAH. Free parking will be available at 5050 Wright Road, (off Will Clayton) with free shuttle service to the event site running approximately every five minutes. Events will include a barbecue cook-off, raffles, games, face painting, music and much more. For more information, contact Mary McKnight at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit fly2houston.com/IAH45. QUEST EARNS $10,000 FROM MALL Quest Early College High School has taken top honors in Deerbrook Mall's My School's Cool, a community-driven program created to award a total of $20,000 in cash prizes to participating schools. With the highest point tally, Quest Early College was awarded $10,000 in cash. The top nine schools that participated will earn cash rewards from Deerbrook Mall, including: First place, $10,000, Quest Early College High School; second place $5,000, Cambridge School; third place, $2,000, Bear Branch Elementary; finalists, $500: Fall Creek Elementary, Greentree Elementary, Kingwood Middle School, Maplebrook Elementary, Shadow Forest Elementary and Timbers Elementary. BIZCOM ATASCOCITA PLANNED The Atascocita BizCom meeting will be held June 5 and will feature Bill Daniels, Atascocita High School principal; Kevin Kilgore, owner of The Overlook with an update on the golf course; Dr. Guy Sconzo, Humble ISD superintendent on the school district and current growth projections; and Nicole Zimmerman of Crescent Communities on The Groves, a new master-planned community. The meeting will be from 11 a.m. to noon at Atascocita High School. BizCom is a project of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce. Meetings are held in each community of their coverage area: Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood and Summer Creek. Free with RSVP to the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce. Complimentary lunch is included. DISCO DIVA NIGHT Ladies, get groovy and funky with the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce at their 7th Annual Ladies Diva Night Friday, July 11, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the KC Hall. Tickets are $50 and include a "Diva" bag, three pamper passes and hors d'oeuvres. The theme this year is Disco Divas. Attendees should join the fun by wearing their funkiest and grooviest disco clothes from the '70s. The chamber is looking for sponsors and celebrants. Call 281-324-6984 or email chamber@ crosbyhuffmancc.org with questions. MOBILITY SURVEY, WEBSITE OPEN FOR COMMENTS The Gunda Corporation LLC and the Kingwood Mobility Study Steering Committee launched a website as part of ongoing efforts to provide information to and get feedback from the community regarding the ongoing Kingwood Mobility Study. The website provides the public transparent information regarding the traffic counts that were collected in February across the community as well as maps and corresponding data that were made available during the public stakeholder meeting earlier this month. The website will remain live during the duration of the study and will be periodically updated should any information be changed. Additionally, notifications about public meetings will be posted as well. To view the website, visit the link under "Kingwood Resources" on Council Member Dave Martin's webpage at houstontx.gov/council/e or at gundacorp.com/kingwood-mobility. To submit feedback regarding the study or to offer traffic mitigation suggestions, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . LONE STAR SYSTEM WELCOMES GREAVER TO BOARD The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center announced recently that Sheila Zea Greaver has joined its advisory council. Greaver is currently vice president of sales for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and works to develop relationships with the region's newest business owners. Greaver is also responsible for the advertising sales, distribution and development of the chamber's monthly publication "Business Today." Previous to her sales career Greaver spent 15 years in the printing and graphic design industry. Each year, the college's Small Business Development Center Advisory Council recognizes successful small businesses that make an impact in the local community as part of the annual awards ceremony.

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