I am as shocked as you are that this is my last business column. My last day at my paper (still calling it “my paper”) was Friday. After six years of reporting for the Denton Record-Chronicle, I decided to start working closer to home. When I first started at the Record-Chronicle, I worked here part-time. At the time, I was also a graduate student at what is now the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. I had met Dawn Cobb, our managing editor, (then business editor), through one of our University of North Texas classes.
Dr. Qing “Peter” Lan took a methodical approach to choosing the name and even the decor of his new dental practice.
It’s been three years since Brad Mann introduced The Wash Factory, his eco-friendly and standalone automated, ride-through car wash, to Denton. On Tuesday, he will open his second location at 1900 W. University...
Vanessa Mesta with her husband Jose Zepeda and one of her children, Baltazar, 3. Mesta and Zepeda are the owners of Once Upon a Child, a gently used children’s clothing, toys, equipment and furniture store opening in Denton. The store will open Wednesday.
AUBREY — On one of his walls of Clint’s BBQ, owner Clint Noe displays years’ worth of awards his cooking has received since he first started entering competition more than two decades ago.
Home Staging Services of North Texas recently staged this home in Double Oak. Denton resident Vickie Harvey recently started the company to help clients sell their homes faster by rearranging furniture and making easy repairs.
Continuing with their efforts to support children’s health and wellness, a new calendar is now available for the Denton County community to see events and programs online.
On any given day, Rita McAdams and her twin sister, Gina Waring, of This Timez a Charm, will carry a conversation like this:
Denton Regional Medical Center and Courtyard by Marriott in Denton were recently recognized with awards. Denton Regional Medical Center was recognized with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award on April 29.
Close to 7,000 patients across Aubrey, Little Elm, Cross Roads, Pilot Point and Prosper now use the Baylor Emergency Medical Center in Aubrey.
Co-owner John Ryan moved Vigne Wine Shop into the former location of Cellar 22. Vigne, previously on West Hickory Street near the Campus Theatre, opened at 219 E. Hickory St. on June 4.
Movie Trading Co., which buys, sells and trade video games, music, movies and more, has leased 13,084 square feet of retail space at Colorado Square. It will be the company’s first Denton location.
Jostens, the creator of personalized yearbooks, class rings, graduation and other types of products, announced last week it will be moving 25 full-time manufacturing jobs from Owatonna, Minn., to Denton.
Paul Voertman, former owner of the the iconic Voertman’s Bookstore, described the store that his father, Roy, started as a general store with “a little bit of a lot of things and someone to help find it.”
On Tuesday, Safran Group’s Labinal Inc. inaugurated its new site at the former Russell-Newman building, 3790 Russell Newman Blvd.
The 17 members of Leadership Denton’s 27th class graduated on April 26. The ceremony was part of the Denton Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon at Buffalo Valley Event Center.
The Best Buy store in Denton will be getting a new shop area in the next couple of months. The Samsung Experience Shop will allow customers to purchase new mobile products from smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, accessories and other items.
On Monday, Andre J. “Frenchy” Rheault showed up to his Dallas Drive van corner, complete with his pink shirt, ’80s-themed glasses and a cowboy hat. He would not say why he had invited his wife, Teri Rheault, Bette Sherman, a breast cancer survivor, and Linda Luster and Barb Young of On the Cuff Embroidery, along with members of Frenchy’s staff and other guests. Even Mr. Sunshine, Teri’s service dog, was present.
The bookkeeper girl went home to Abilene and opened her fourth business office this month. “It is kind of a homecoming for me,” said Kim Pollard, CEO of Bookkeeper Girl Inc., an online bookkeeping and payroll firm with its roots in Denton.
Officials with Dallas-based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction announced March 19 that the company was awarded a $93 million contract to build two new campuses for the Lewisville school district.
Carissa Laitinen-Kniss said yoga is the kind of exercise people have to enjoy in order to embrace it. “People who have never tried it end up falling in love with it,” she said.
Alton Phillips began cutting hair when he was 24. Now at 28, he is reopening a hair salon at 318 E. Oak St. “We have four barbers total — one Hispanic, one Caucasian and two African-Americans,” Phillips said on Thursday. “It is multicultural.” Originally from California, Phillips took over Jenesis Barbershop and has spent the past month and a half remodeling the 800-square-foot location.
This week, Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio, a Denton-based commercial architecture firm, announced significant changes in its three decades of operation.
Kristi Bennett and the stylists at HeadRush Salon will have something else to add to their resumes.
Gail Warrior, president and CEO of the Warrior Group Construction Co., will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Denton Black Chamber of Commerce Banquet, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd.
The North Texas State Fair & Rodeo was named second overall in the state for its marketing efforts during the Texas Events Summit held Jan. 17-19 in San Antonio.
If you think writing, memorizing and then presenting a 90-second elevator speech does the work when introducing yourself to others, try an improvised 60-second one. Some members struggled and others knew exactly what to say during the Women Business Owners of Denton County’s first meeting of the year, held last week at Los Toreros Restaurant.
Pizza lovers now have a new location they can try out. The Colony-based Pie Five Pizza opened its ninth restaurant Jan. 21 on Fry Street across from the University of North Texas.
Officials with the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Texas announced this week that the group was selected as an official partner of Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Kansas-based Payless ShoeSource.
There is nothing like returning home. Or so is the case for Danny Mitchell, president of the fourth location of First Security Bank, a community bank, which opened last month at 321 W. Oak St.
A 5-foot-tall Señor Sapo, a metal-designed frog, dressed in a James Bond-type white and black suit, holding a wine glass and a cigar is one of the first things customers will see when they visit Cigar Frogs, a business that opened Dec. 27.
It is a place to relax, enjoy some music and also have fun.
A couple of companies have been recognized for giving to local nonprofits. The American Red Cross Denton Branch presented CiCi’s Pizza on South Loop 288 with a certificate of appreciation for its generous support during the past couple of years, according to a recent announcement.
Peterbilt Motors Co. provided a $346,464 donation to the United Way of Denton County’s 2012 fundraising campaign Thursday.
A new restaurant and new offices for Verus Real Estate will be opening at the corner of Carroll Boulevard and Hickory Street in March, if possible.
For the fifth year, DATCU and Northstar Bank of Texas made the coveted 2013 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list.
Northstar Bank of Texas is one of 13 banks recognized this month for investing in funding of civil legal services.
The staff of the new Denton Regional Urgent Care Center conducted a ribbon-cutting and official grand opening Tuesday of their new facility at Rayzor Ranch Marketplace.
A new center to teach reading to children and adults has opened in Ponder. Operated by Karen Weidner and her husband, Vincent Weidner, the Academic Associates Reading Center offers one-on-one instruction and teaches students phonics skills.
Two banks recently announced new acquisitions during the past month.
Denton resident Amber Briggle wants to help people understand that getting a massage should be more than something that is done once per year.
Featuring real wood-fired rotisserie chicken, a restaurant opened at Rayzor Ranch Marketplace at 2520 W. University Drive, Suite 1150 on Wednesday night.
The former Little Gym location at Southridge Village shopping center is now a full-service spa and nail salon. The owners, Kim Nguyen and her husband, Patrick, worked a good seven months to renovate the 4,800 square feet of space and turn it into Bella Salon & Spa.
KARINA RAMÍREZ, is a business reporter at the Denton Record-Chronicle. She writes a weekly Sunday business column for the newspaper and also contributes news pieces to the monthly Business Chronicle. She has been a part of the DR-C family since 2007. She can be reached at 940-566-6878 or at email@example.com.
Something people don't know about me: I have been a ballroom dancer with Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Dallas for as long as I have been reporter. It is my weekly guilty pleasure.
Most unforgettable experience on the job: getting bit by a dog while covering the opening of a new animal shop and dog care service.
My favorite person: my teenage daughter.
Guayaquil, Ecuador and West Palm Beach Fla.
MJ Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism, University of North Texas, Denton (2007); BA International Relations, American University, Washington, D.C. (1997).
Certifications: Spanish Language Certificate, Center for Spanish Language Media, University of North Texas, 2007; Business Journalism Training, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, 2011; Video Production, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011.
Memberships: Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc. since April 2007 and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists since 2001