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Spotlight – Elizabeth Ponce, President, Ponce Contractors/Zion Contractors LLC

FORT WORTH, TX – A few years ago, Elizabeth Ponce arrived at an important meeting for a potential contract. Seated in the conference room were educated men, their hands folded expectantly on top of impressive portfolios. She couldn’t help but notice the college rings anchored on their fingers and felt a surge of intimidation, even though she was the president of two companies. How could Ponce – a petite young woman, who started her journey ...

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
01/31/2013 21:35:00 | Viewed: 671
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Spotlight – Francine Hawkins-Alegeh, Alegeh Autocad Design

DALLAS – Since she was a young girl, Francine Hawkins-Alegeh has taken care of others while taking care of business. Whether it was making sure her sister sat still in the pew on Sunday morning or making sure high schoolers make the most of their future, this drafting services business owner’s main joy in life is service to others....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
01/10/2013 15:18:00 | Viewed: 369
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Spotlight – Peter Holland, President, Holland Marble Company Inc.

DALLAS – One of 14 children, Peter Holland has a worldly sense about him. He was born, grew up and studied construction technology in Ireland. He runs Holland Marble Company, a successful supply, fabrication and installation business based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. And if you name it, he’s pretty much traveled to it, heading to locales such as Greece, Syria, Brazil, Spain and Italy....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
12/06/2012 19:40:00 | Viewed: 88
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Spotlight – Paul Ramon, President, Ramon Roofing Inc., and CEO, Ramon Franklin LLC

FORT WORTH, TX – Paul Ramon’s gift for gab is equal to his gift for jab, and the roofing expert and former boxer pulls no punches when it comes to talking about what he enjoys in life – basking in a job well done, belting out a favorite Mexican folk song, watching the sun descend over the water and uppercutting below-the-belt roofers by fighting for stricter legislation....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
11/09/2012 19:40:00 | Viewed: 375
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Spotlight – John Patak, President, and Cody Brazil, Vice President, Cody Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.

HURST, TX – Cousins John Patak and Cody Brazil run Cody Air Conditioning and heating, a commercial and residential HVAC business in Hurst....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
10/12/2012 15:19:00 | Viewed: 6111
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Spotlight – Joe Jeter, Owner, Joe Jeter Sales LLC

DALLAS – Joe Jeter, owner of Joe Jeter Sales LLC, puts it plainly when asked to describe his business’s niche: it’s jackhammers and air tools that break concrete....

Created by : Miles Smith
09/07/2012 15:54:00 | Viewed: 356
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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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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