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.
Sung Yub “Sam” Jung is at it again. Two years ago, Jung opened his restaurant and bar, J Sushi, in the Denton Crossing shopping center on Loop 288. Four months ago, the now 25-year-old opened Kaleo Cafe, a place that features bubble teas, traditional coffee and desserts.
Denton-area companies were recognized for their contributions as pacesetters during the 2012 United Way of Denton County Pacesetter Campaign reception held at the University of North Texas Gateway Center on Thursday.
Gricelda Samano’s weekly jobs include serving as court interpreter for counties around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a business student at North Central Texas College in Corinth and as a co-owner of her family business, La Estrella Mini-Market.
The home of the Grande Burrito, Taco Tuesdays and Thursdays and what some consider the best breakfast tacos in town is celebrating an anniversary. Matt and Lilly Kohandani, owners of Mi Casita Mexican Food, are celebrating 16 years of business this week. The celebration is coming one year late, since Matt Kohandani said he meant to celebrate the business’ quinceañera and for some reason never really got around to it.
It is the place “Where pizza gets personal.” That is the new slogan behind Top That! Pizza, a new restaurant that opened Aug. 9 at the Rayzor Ranch Marketplace.
A corporate foundation provided grants to two Denton nonprofit programs last month.
A new burger joint, a neighborhood pharmacy and a restaurant have recently leased spaces at Mayhill Plaza located at Interstate 35E and Mayhill Road.
In the second quarter of 2012, home sales across the state increased 13 percent from a year ago, and the median price increased by 7 percent over the same time frame.
The Berry Pecan, voted as the official cupcake of Texas, will be coming to Denton in about three months.
Two businesses on the Square are under new ownership — Denton Square Donuts and Denton County Independent Hamburger.
CoServ Electric celebrated its 75th anniversary with its annual meeting at the University of North Texas Coliseum on June 19.
Guatemala native Lucrecia Quevedo’s first used car she sold was a Volvo.
Last week, myBay Automotive announced the addition of U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to its auto-repair business.
Some 75 to 100 residents gathered at Good Samaritan Society — Lake Forest Village on Wednesday to celebrate the exterior renovation of a cottage located inside the senior living facility.
The economy continues to grow, but relatively slow. That was part of the message delivered by Dr. Ed Seifried, professor emeritus of economics and business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., during the Denton Chamber of Commerce quarterly membership luncheon Thursday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center.
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