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Spotlight - David Shica, DS Surfaces

AUSTIN - Coming from very humble beginnings, David Shica has risen above many tribulations and hardships to own and operate a successful countertop shop....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Steven Simpson, President

AUSTIN - Steven Simpson always knew he wanted to run his own company, work with big, heavy equipment, and move dirt. About two years ago, he finally made his dream come true....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Denis & Sonia Phocas Owners

AUSTIN - Sonia and Denis Phocas were both born in Southern Africa and grew up witnessing firsthand the struggle between the apartheid regime of South Africa and those who resisted it....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Sara Wilkus, co-owner, vice president; Michael Boy, co-owner, president Travis Roofing Supply, Austin, TX

AUSTIN – Sara Wilkus says she and her brother, Michael Boy, are Irish twins since they were born just 15 months apart. Born into a military family with a father in the Air Force, the siblings and their parents were used to starting fresh in new places – a skill that has helped the duo establish a nationwide network of roofing supply companies, each independently owned and operated....

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03/29/2017 18:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Richard Minyard, Owner, Minyard Sons Services and Centex Spiral Pipe

AUSTIN – Richard Minyard did not go to college, even though he was offered an athletic scholarship to Mississippi State University. By the time he was 15, he was already running his family’s business....

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02/24/2017 18:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Scott Hall, Vice President, Matheus Lumber Company Inc., San Marcos

AUSTIN – As a celebrated high school and college quarterback, Scott Hall probably could have had a career in the National Football League. He’s humble about his stellar time as a famous Texas athlete, but his alma mater, University of North Texas, is not....

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01/25/2017 19:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0