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The Oak Forest-based florist Frankie & Flora is making it easy to have fresh blooms in the home on a regular basis through a subscription service. 

Jennifer Solak of Solak Legal writes that when considering how you want to protect your loved ones, it’s important not to forget your pets as well. 

Lifelong Oak Forest resident Monica Danna is helping families clean up clutter in their home with her recently launched business Make Space Home Editing.

The Heights Asch Building features three divisions--Market, Atelier and Home--that are made cohesive through the foundational element of making ethical and sustainable shopping easy and attainable.

To bring more awareness to Move Yoga after a hard year brought on by the pandemic, the studio partnered with other businesses in the area so that they could lift each other up. 

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One of the area’s Houston City Council members, Abbie Kamin, helped organize a cleanup event on Washington Avenue last weekend. The idea was not only to pick up trash and debris, but to call attention to some other issues on the popular thoroughfare, where there has been a recent uptick in violent crime and noise complaints by nearby residents.

Although nobody wants to think they will need nursing home care, the truth is that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services someone turning 65 today has a 56% percent chance of developing a disability serious enough to require long-term care and services. To add insult t…

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After Adrian Tracy lost his job during the pandemic, him and his wife Laura combined his cocktail mixing skills and her retail, design and marketing experience into the burgeoning business, Modern Vintage, which hand produces and bottles cocktail mixers.

Back in the early 2000s I worked for a company that was owned by a private equity firm. The private equity firm had lots of businesses in America and the owners hoped they all would flourish and make money.

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Heights native Marilyn Word started her career in the banking industry at age 17. This week, she will retire after almost 50 years in the business — during which time she started a bank, First Choice, that is now a branch of Prosperity Bank.

If you have already taken the step to establish a living trust – congratulations! You’ve done one of the best things to make it easier for your heirs to administer your estate. Trusts are great choices for those who want to avoid probate, for blended families, for people who own property in …

Kathleen Goerner was previously a science coordinator in Humble ISD, but an opportunity to own a franchise that was a match for her passion and abilities was just too good to pass up.

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There was big news out of Washington, D.C. on Thursday as a bipartisan group of senators and house members have introduced legislation that would extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses by two months.

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When a person passes away, their real estate is often one of the only assets that will have to go through the court-supervised probate process. Not only is probate costly, it requires beneficiaries to operate on the court’s time schedule, which can cause unnecessary delays. With a little adv…

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Christina Chambers got her first job at age 15 at the mall and worked retail through college. Now she and husband J.J. are the owners of a women’s clothing boutique, her and reese, which has been online since 2018.

Oak Forest resident Melinda Faust, who is a managing director at Detring Energy Advisors, has been named one of 25 "Influential Women in Energy" by Oil and Gas Investor and Hart Energy. The Influential Women in Energy initiative, now in its fourth year, honors professional women who have exc…

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No matter how much economists, bureaucrats and politicians try to fix the problem, the latest Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) news about changes announced Feb. 22 by the Biden Administration means absolutely nothing to battered small businesses across the nation.

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Kent and Morgan Shields could not initially get a plumber to come to their Garden Oaks home, where pipes froze and then burst in their garage and also in their pool. And they had trouble finding the materials they needed to cut off the water flow to those damaged pipes, having asked their fe…

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New Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee is asking Houston residents to report incidents of price gouging as the region copes with a winter storm that has left residents without power and running water while in many cases causing damage to homes.

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There is plenty of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) money still available after Congress passed the second iteration of the stimulus plan last December. But in a report issued by the Small Business Administration, the money set aside to rescue small business has barely been touched – a glar…

An estate planning question that often arises is about the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts. At its most basic level, revocable trusts are those that you can “revoke,” change, or terminate at any point during your life. They are trusts that come into effect immediately, a…

As millions of small business owners around the nation await funding from a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program, all but assuring six more months of viability, higher-education economists have begun to call the first round a failure.