Local business briefs.
As print publications continue to find their place in fast-changing industry, The Galveston County Daily News received honorable mention by Editor & Publisher in its annual “10 Newspapers That Do It Right.”
The Galveston Economic Development Partnership will present its fifth annual Economic Development Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd.
The Galveston County Daily News has reached an agreement in principle to buy the assets of Mirror Publishers Inc., a web offset printing company based in Texas City.
The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has received a $10,000 state grant to help fund its Spanish language business development workshops for bilingual, Spanish-speaking business owners, the Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance announced Wednesday.
Coast Monthly, the award-winning magazine published by The Daily News, has greatly increased its reach to visitors and tourists by making the glossy magazine available in hundreds of hotel rooms across the county.
It’s a date: Store wars are about to get very interesting in League City, where grocers are going all out to attract shoppers of the affluent and fast-growing community.
Houston Airport System officials anticipate that the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport, 510 Ellington Field in Houston, could funnel millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs into the region’s aerospace industry.
City leaders are reminding businesses that it’s time to get ready for the Small Business Thursday, an event designed to promote local holiday shopping.
GALVESTON - C.B. “Bix” Rathburn, who just a year ago was named the executive director of the Galveston County Economic Alliance, is leaving the organization for a similar job with the county.
Grocer H-E-B is restricting the number of eggs shoppers can buy and fast food chain Whataburger is limiting breakfast menu choices, but area restaurant owners say they won’t crack under the pressure of a national egg shortage and have no plans to raise prices nor alter menus.
LEAGUE CITY - A League City firm has created a new line of emojis — those little cartoon characters used to convey emotions in texts and emails — for people with disabilities.
GALVESTON - To attract residents and businesses, Galveston must preserve its historical character, protect its natural resources and reject cookie-cutter stores and strip centers by demanding high architecture standards from developers.
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment rose in 25 of the 26 largest counties in Texas from September 2013 to September 2014. In Galveston County, employment rose 2.8 percent during that period, compared with 2 percent growth in employment nationwide.
TEXAS CITY - Charles T. “Chuck” Doyle, chairman emeritus/founding director of the board of Texas First Bank, has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Texas Bankers Hall of Fame.
Dozens of United Steelworkers members marched in the parking lot Wednesday across the street from Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery to protest the company’s stance on contract negotiations.
Stocking stuffers, toys, knickknacks and Santa hats. There’s a lot to buy this holiday season and local businesses hope shoppers Saturday will buy it all “small.”
TEXAS CITY — Texas First Bank President and CEO Christopher C. Doyle was elected to serve a three-year term as a Group 1 Class A director on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Much like our community, Coast is growing and evolving to reflect the energy and excitement of this region. On Sept. 28, after months of researching and rethinking, we’re relaunching the magazine as Coast Monthly.
FRIENDSWOOD — Dwayne LeJune’s idea to stuff jalapenos with chicken and other flavors of the Southwest and call them Armadillo Eggs could find its way to the shelves of an H-E-B near you.