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Industrial Info Resources helps companies keep pace In today’s hustle and bustle and the corporate business world, it can be difficult to keep up with the changes and volume of projects in any given industry. The people at Industrial Info Resources know that, and that is where they come in to help marketing teams for businesses in more than a dozen industries make the right pitch for a project. In today’s industrial market, they know it’s imperative for sales, marketing and business development teams to have key information to help them plan for the future and effectively sell their material, equipment or services. This is a massive company. They make thousands of calls around the globe daily to verify data and information to consolidate into their comprehensive online database. During my tour of the company earlier this month – both its main office at 2277 Plaza Dr.

#300 in Sugar Land Town Square and its IIR Energy subsidiary at 1600 Hwy. 6 #360 – I’m not sure a soul looked up other than when I walked in to shoot a photo. You can tell how dedicated they are to making sure their clients have the most up-to-date information they need to conduct business. But that efficiency and dedication doesn’t come at the expense of interaction and that personal touch. In fact, that’s exactly what they believe makes them so sought after in their field. Any firm can consolidate information – but it’s going that extra mile with a personal touch that makes them stand out above the rest. They’re not just selling a product; they believe in what they’re selling. So if your business wants to see whether IIR is the right place to go for information, give our cover story a read.

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Candy Shack Daiquiris opens Missouri City location By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A new option for sweet and savory food and alcoholic drinks is now open in Fort Bend County for those with a sweet tooth. Candy Shack Daiquiris opened its Missouri City location at 6850 Hwy. 6 in early November and held its grand opening on Nov. 20, according

to a post on the company’s Facebook page. It is the seventh location in the Houston region, according to its website, and the first store to set down roots in Fort Bend County. The restaurant, which began in Houston a little more than five years ago, offers Louisianastyle daiquiris filled with gummy candy toppings with the option to utilize the drive-through or sit down inside, according to Candy Shack’s website. In addition to its daiquiris – with flavors such

as caramel apple, Cookies ‘N Cream, Peaches ‘N Cream, “Triple Threat,” and Strawberry Shortcake and traditional flavors such as Texas Tea, pina colada, and island breeze – Candy Shack is offering Fort Bend County residents chicken strips and chicken wings, catfish, shrimp, egg rolls and bacon corn bites, according to its website. For more information on Candy Shack Daiquiris and what they have to offer, residents can visit their website at candyshackdaiquiris. com.

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FOCUS While you’re working, you may be contributing to an individual retirement account (IRA), which can provide a tax-advantaged way to save for your future. So, is it ever a good idea to tap into your IRA before you retire? Ideally, you should leave this account intact until your retirement. After all, you could spend two or more decades in retirement, so you’ll need a lot of financial resources. Still, life is unpredictable, so there may be times you’ll consider taking money from your IRA. You’ll need to be aware, though, that if you withdraw funds before you turn 59½, you will generally trigger a 10% penalty. Plus, you’ll be taxed on whatever you take out, thereby losing, at least in part, the benefits of tax-deferred earnings offered by a traditional IRA. (With a Roth IRA, you can withdraw your contributions free of taxes and penalties, but the earnings may be taxed and penalized if you take them out before you’re 59½.) If you need to withdraw funds from your IRA before you’re 59½, you may be able to avoid the 10% early withdrawal penalty if you meet an exception, such as one of these: • Paying for college – You are allowed to take penalty-free withdrawals to pay for tuition and other qualified higher education expenses for you, your spouse, children or grandchildren. However, since the withdrawals may be considered taxable income, they could reduce the student’s eligibility for

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What to know about early IRA withdrawals financial aid. • Buying a first home – You and your spouse can each withdraw up to $10,000 from your respective IRAs to buy your first home. To qualify as a first-time homebuyer, you (and your spouse) need to have not owned a home for the two years preceding your home purchase. • Having a child – Following the birth or adoption of a child, you and your coparent can each withdraw up to $5,000 from your respective IRA without paying the 10%penalty. • Covering medical expenses – You may be able to avoid the early withdrawal penalty if you use the money to pay for unreimbursed medical expenses (for you, your spouse or dependents) that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. You may also qualify to take a withdrawal without penalty to pay for health insurance premiums if you are unemployed. In the case of a disability, the 10% early withdrawal penalty also may not apply.

These aren’t the only exceptions to the 10% withdrawal penalty, but they do cover many of the common reasons that people may consider an early withdrawal from their IRAs. And if you do need to take an early withdrawal, consult with your tax advisor to determine your eligibility for avoiding the 10% penalty. Keep in mind, though, that you do have ways to potentially reduce the necessity of withdrawing from your IRA early. One proven technique is to build an emergency fund containing at least three to six months’ worth of living expenses, with the money kept in a liquid account. You might also consider opening a line of credit. A financial professional can help you explore other options, as well. Ultimately, if you can leave your IRA intact until you retire, you’ll be helping yourself greatly. But if you do need to tap into your account early, at least be familiar with the possible drawbacks – and how you might avoid them.

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have a hearing loss. Terry Snook You may have a hearing loss if you answer yes to any of the following: AuD, FAAA • Do you frequently ask people to repeat themselves? • Do you have difficulty talking on the phone or listening to the TV or radio? • Do you have trouble understanding conversation if there is background noise? • Do you feel like people are mumbling? • Do you have ringing in your ears? • Do others complain that you have a hearing problem? • Do you complain that you can hear people, but you don’t understand what they are saying? • Do you avoid social activities because you can’t hear well? • Do you have a family history of hearing loss? • Do you have any history of exposure to loud noise in recreational activities, at work, or in the military? If you answered YES to any of the questions listed above, you should consider having a complete hearing evaluation. In addition, both children and adults are encouraged to have hearing tests every two years to help detect hearing loss and every year to monitor an existing hearing loss. Annual hearing checkups are recommended for those who are routinely exposed to loud noises. Don’t take a chance with your hearing and don’t miss out on the sounds in your life.

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If my vehicle has frame damage, is it a total loss? No. a car is a total loss only when the price of repairs exceeds a percentage of the vehicle’s value as determined by Chuck Charlton the insurance company. Today, most cars are built using unibody construction (frame and body as one). A reputable shop with highly skilled technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, can return your vehicle to its original factory specifications. The collision repair industry has come a long way with regard to structural repairs. If your vehicle has frame damage and you are concerned about the repair, feel free to contact the shop and they will be able to answer any questions yo may have.

Health and nutrition are often touted, and there is a new healthy option for nutrition enthusiasts open in Fort Bend County. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, Dulles Nutrition opened its doors at 609 Dulles Ave., Suite 800 in Stafford on Nov. 2. The company’s Facebook page says Dulles Nutrition is serving up both traditional and gourmet smoothies, as well as low-calorie teas, protein coffee, and hot drinks such as a Chi latte, hot pumpkin latte, and hot chocolate as well as healthy versions of favorite foods.. Among the smoothie flavors being served are banana bread, brownie batter, butterfinger, Fit Frosty, Cookies ‘N Cream, maple pecan, Orange Blast, Wild Berry Lemonade, and more. Their available tea flavors include Cherry Limeade, jelly bean, green apple, Strawberry Sunrise, Cherry Bomb, and others. Their menu says all smoothies have anywhere from 24-30 grams of protein, while the teas will have a metabolism boost. To see more about what Dulles Nutrition has to offer, visit their Facebook page @dullesnutrition.

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Fort Bend businesses receive Comcast grants By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com More than a dozen Fort Bend County businesses owned by people of color recently received grant assistance to help with serving their customers as they recover from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 23, Comcast announced more than 100 recipients of the second round of Comcast RISE Investment Fund grants, which included 13 Fort Bend County businesses. Each recipient was given $10,000 as well as technology and marketing resources, according to a news release from Comcast. “Many of our business owners, particularly our minority owned businesses, have faced unprecedented challenges over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and require a wide range of support to help their businesses survive,” County Judge KP George said. “(This grant) provides these business owners with the critical financial lifeline and the resources needed so they can sustain and grow their businesses.” Area businesses receiving the grant were: • American Primary Home Care • Aurum Legacy Group • Emergent Business Solutions

• Farzan Ventures • Groove Music School • Intensity Fitness • Karis Med Medical Group • Kolor My Kanvas • PFBR Learning Academy • Saladin Investments • Sugar Land Family Dentistry • White Orchid Hospice • Zeal 365 Since launching Comcast RISE a year ago, Comcast Houston regional vice president Ralph Martinez said it has assisted more than 200 small businesses throughout the Houston area with either marketing, technology, or monetary grants. Comcast also announced a major expansion to eligibility on Nov. 23, enabling all women-owned small businesses nationwide to apply. “As we continue to rebuild and emerge from the effects of the pandemic, small businesses will continue to be the backbone of our economy – and we must take every opportunity to help them thrive,” Comcast President and CEO Dave Watson said. “Looking forward, this expansion will enable Comcast RISE to further empower and strengthen even more small businesses that are the heart of our local communities across the country.”

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Industrial Info Resources is headquartered at 2277 Plaza Dr. Suite 300 in Sugar Land. (Contributed photo)

In today’s industrial market, it is imperative for sales, marketing and business development teams to have crucial information that can help them plan for the future and effectively sell their material, equipment or services to their clients. Most often, this comes from spending time and resources on research and cold calls, but Industrial Info Resources (IIR) in Sugar Land Town Square has been taking the legwork out of the process for their clients for nearly 40 years and is not looking to stop any time soon. Industrial Info Resources tracks tens of thousands of plant locations and project spending opportunities across all the essential industries and compiles the intelligence into a comprehensive database for their clients

to use as part of their sales and business development process. “Our mission statement has always been to help people succeed – not only the employees of the company, but the people who subscribe to our service,” states Industrial Info Resources founder and CEO Ed Lewis. “I feel honored to have the customers that we have. It’s satisfying to know that we’re a part of their success.” Lewis goes on to say, “We have a global team of industry experts who call owners of industrial assets on a daily basis to verify plant operational details and capacity information while uncovering future spending opportunities. At the present time, Industrial Info Resources is tracking more than 300,000 industrial manufacturing, processing and energy-related assets and plants on six continents. All that information is compiled and updated daily then made available in its Global Market Intelligence (GMI) Database Platform for users to access.”

IIR’s industry coverage is comprised of electrical power, terminals, pipelines, production, alternative fuels, petroleum refining, chemical processing, metals & minerals, pulp/paper/wood, food & beverage, industrial manufacturing, and pharmaceutical & biotech. The GMI database encompasses Plant, Unit and Equipment asset details, Offline Unit Events, Key DecisionMaker Contacts and Capital and Maintenance Project profiles, all in one easy-to-access place, according to the company’s website. Executive Vice President Michael Bergen said, “The benefit we provide is a forward-looking view of what investments owners are planning and their geographical location.” He added, “We’re capturing information very early in the project cycle, before it gets approved or funded, so clients have enough time to promote and sell their product or service. It gives users the ability to be ahead of the competition by being in there early. At the present time, we’re tracking

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over 188,000 projects worth approximately $15 trillion dollars.” Founded by Lewis in 1983 in Texas, Industrial Info Resources began expanding globally in the 1990s, and now has research and sales offices in 17 locations throughout the world, including its three offices in Sugar Land. Its staff conducts research in more than 50 languages, and is available 24 hours a day around the globe to answer any sales, marketing, and research questions, according to its website. “Over 16 years ago, we charted a new course to replicate our success in North America to the rest of the world. Today, we have over 600 people in all the key geographic regions utilizing the same research and sales methodology as we do in the states. It makes gathering, validating and confirming information much easier and helps increase its accuracy,” according to Lewis. A large part of what sets Industrial Info Resources apart from its competitors, according to Lewis, is not only the depth and breadth of its data coverage, but also the accuracy and constant updating of the information it gathers. The company does what Lewis called “primary research,” which entails employees making thousands of phone calls per day across the globe to verify information directly with plant personnel and keep their database upto-date for all their clients. The company’s clients are primarily in the business of selling equipment, services and materials to industrial plants

while commodity traders use the intelligence for supply-side modeling through its IIR Energy subsidiary. Paul Copello, president of IIR Energy, stated, “Decarbonization is creating a level of complexity in balancing rising energy demand while meeting carbon emission standards. Our clients need to stay ahead of the trends and maximize their assets as the world transitions from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy production.” “IIR Energy’s platform exemplifies energy flows from production to consumption, ensuring users gain insights from the data to predict supply and demand changes. The new greener ecosystem is creating unexpected dynamics in the market and our platform captures these key market

drivers and headwinds as the transition becomes reality,” according to Copello.

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IIR Energy is a subsidiary of IIR (left photo, contributed), and Executive Vice President Michael Bergen (right) is part of IIR’s senior leadership team. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)

IIR’s Jason Green and Rachel Alexander (left) and Githin Kurian, Tim Hartley, and Sanjai Koreth (right photo) are among those who provide customer service and sales support. (Photos by Landan Kuhlmann)

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Pictured is one of IIR’s past networking events. The 2022 event will be on Jan. 19. (Contributed photo)

For businesses serving the industry, Industrial Info Resources hosts a Market Outlook event where they present a valuable assessment pertaining to industrial plant spending drivers and constraints. This coming year they will be hosting an outlook and networking event at the Marriott Hotel across the street from their Sugar Land Town Square headquarters. This highly anticipated event is being held on Jan. 19, 2022, and will feature IIR’s team of experts presenting insights and analytics derived from IIR’s exclusive data, predicting project spending for the next 24 to 48 months across North America, with a focus on the Gulf Coast Region. For more information, contact Industrial Resources at 2277 Plaza Drive, Suite 300, or call 713-783-5147, or visit their website at www.industrialinfo.com.

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or made from rich creamy ingredients such as Chocolate and Sicilian pistachio.” According to its website, fruits, a bit of water, and other ingredients like yogurt are blended, then poured into a mold and chilled in order to create the sweet treat. Fruits are a common ingredient, the restaurant says, but the Sugar Land location will also offer milk-based ice cream paletas. Among the flavor offerings that will be available to customers are pineapple, passion fruit, coconut, lime, Sicilian pistachio, Belgian chocolate, banana-filled Nutella, Dulce de Leche, and more according to Morelia’s website. For more information on Morelia Gourmet Paletas, community members can visit its website at paletasmorelia.com/.

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State Farm Agent 15510 Lexington Blvd • Sugar Land 77478 281-265-0711

Ceramic Tile, Granite Countertops, Wood Floors, Carpet, Painting, and Wood Decking • Missouri City 281-898-0154

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Sugar Creek Animal Clinic 14015 Southwest Freeway, Bldg. 2 • Sugar Land, 77478 281-242-9070 www.sugarcreekanimalclinic.com

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12705 S. Kirkwood Rd. Ste 209 • Stafford, TX 77477 281-491-9100 Website: Cysanders.com

Sugar Land A/C Heating - Residential #TACL B18036E 832-731-5256

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Jeanne Gregory, Realtor®

Hunan Garden Restaurant

RE/MAX Southwest 14905 Southwest FWY • Sugar Land 713-854-0923

4601 Avenue H (HWY 90) • Rosenberg, TX 281-342-7279 www.hunangardenrestaurant.com

Integrated Pest Management 1118 Highway 90-A • Richmond 77406 281-341-1761 www.integrated-pest.com

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Julius Metals

Ed’s Pharmacy

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Serving Fort Bend County

3018 5th St., Stafford, TX 77477 281-499-6400 www.juliusmetals.com

3740 Cartwright Road • Missouri City 77459 281-499-4555 www.edspharmacy.com

1015 Frost St. • Rosenberg 77471 281-342-3086 www.benjaminfranklinplumbing.com

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Schofield Company SCHOFIELD COMPANY 281-217-5799 • ESTABLISHED 1980 •

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Dwyatt Gentry, CLU,CASL State Farm Agent Dwyatt.gentry.hck3@statefarm.com 3334 FM 1092, Suite 420 • Missouri City, 77459 281-499-2264

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R.H. (Bert) Schmidt, Jr., CLU,ChFC,CASL,LUTCF State Farm Agent 5819 Highway 6 Suite 260 • Missouri City 77459 281-499-5687 www.bertschmidt.com

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Jennifer Weaver, Realtor® Hometown America Incorporated 4665 Sweetwater Blvd, Suite 105, Sugar Land 713-851-7523

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Country Club Groom Inn

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The Fort Bend Star 3944 Bluebonnet Drive • Stafford 77477 281-690-4200 www.fortbendstar.com

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E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.

Riverbend Montessori School

Sugar Land Health Center

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3425 Highway 6, Suite 101 • Sugar Land , TX 77478 281-980-1050 www.sugarlandhealthcenter.com

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Aquarius Home Service Peter Haselow President Family Business 281-561-8400 www.AquariusHomeService.com

Stafford Chiropractic Sports & Wellness 2434 S. Main St. • Stafford, TX. 77477 281-499-2424 StaffordChiropracticClinic.com

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First Community Credit Union

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Robin’s Dance Studio 3643 Glenn Lakes Ln. • Missouri City 77459 281-499-3921 www.robinsdancestudio.com • ESTABLISHED 1973 •

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8900 Highway 6 (inside HEB) Sienna Office

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First Community Credit Union

First Community Credit Union

10161 Grand Pkwy. South Aliana Office

23120 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Cinco Ranch Office

Coastal Butane Service Co.

281-856-5300 www.FCCU.org

281-856-5300 www.FCCU.org

3230 Bamore Road • Rosenberg 77471 281-342-5637 host.trustab.org/coastalbutane

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1131 Staffordshire @ 5th St. • Stafford 77477 281-499-1126 www.charltonsbodyrepair.com

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MySpice Grocery opens in Missouri City By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A unique grocery store option for residents of Fort Bend County opened in early November. MySpice Grocery opened on Nov. 8 at 6158 Sienna Ranch Road Ste. 501 in Missouri City in the Luka Sienna Plaza. The grocery store, described on its website as an ethnic grocery store, offers products from South America, South Asia and Africa. There is also a takeout catering service that serves Indian dishes like samosas and chicken biryani as well as chicken curry, goat curry, Tandoori Chicken, and Chicken Tikka Masala. MySpice also offers vegetarian options such as vegetarian fried rice, Medu Vada, Palak Paneer and more. “This store will be catering to the richly diverse population of Sienna and all the neighboring areas. We will have local, as well as, international goods at fair and reasonable prices,” the store’s website says. “We afford a unique multicultural and multigenerational

MySpice Grocery, now open in Missouri City, will offer shoppers fresh produce like the items shown on the right. (Photos from Facebook) shopping experience that both friends and family can frequently enjoy.” The store is open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. For more information on what MySpice is offering to the community, visit their website at myspicegrocery.com or give them a call at 281-969-5343.

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McNutt Electric 3212 Avenue R • Rosenberg 77471 281-232-3515 www.mcnuttelectric.com

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Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Rosenberg • Needville 281-342-4671 www.garmanycarden.com

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SERVICE DIRECTORY A/C AND HEATING TAURUS MECHANICAL,INC Cell (832) 731-5256 www.houstonheatingandcooling.com Taurus Mechanical, Inc. is a locally-owned business and has been serving customers in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, and Katy in the state of Texas for the last 35 years since 1986. We provide residential services. We provide Quality and Integrity in our service.

or prom to make a perfect fit; hem pants & jeans, taper in and out; shorten jacket sleeves and zipper changes. We fix your clothes at affordable prices. We offer professional tailoring. We will make your clothes from a catalog or pattern. For one-day or immediate service, please call Liz at 281-242-3193. We offer free estimates or visit us at www. lizstailor.com or email us at liz@lizstailor. com.

AUTO REPAIR / MAINTENANCE ADOPTIONS AND COUNSELING RAINBOW OF LOVE 281 438-6588 www.rainbowoflove.org Rainbow of Love is a Social Services non-profit that specializes in Adoption, Counseling and Parenting Classes. The agency was founded in Fort Bend County in 2003 and continues to have a Fort Bend office in Missouri City. The Adoption program works with families and expectant parents from all over Texas and most states of the United States. The Counseling, Parenting Classes, Case Management and Charity programs focus on local Fort Bend and Harris County communities.

Charlton’s Auto Body Repair and Vehicle Detailing 281-499-1126 www.charltonsbodyrepair.com Chuck Charlton, 1131 Staffordshire @ 5th Street, Stafford, Texas 77477, Charbody@aol. com, Fax: 281-499-1694, Complete collision repair. Frame & Unibody straightened. Expert computer color matching. Custom painting & pin stripping. Honest service. 79 Years Strong and 3 Generations Proud!

CHIROPRACTOR Sugar Land Health Center 281-980-1050 www.sugarlandhealthcenter.com 3425 Hwy 6, Suite 101 Sugar Land,, TX 77478

ADVERTISING Fort Bend Star 281-690-4200 www.fortbendstar.com We have been delivering a free community newspaper to homes throughout Fort Bend County longer than ANY OTHER newspaper. Fort Bend Business Journal 281-690-4200 www.fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Business Journal is a monthly magazine that focuses on the business community of Fort Bend County. It is home delivered to 10,500 homes in Sugar Land and Missouri City , 500 copies to businesses in Fort Bend, and online for readers at no charge. The Business Journal features news stories about businesses, people, and events of importance to the local business community.

ALTERATIONS & TAILORING LIZ’S TAILOR and ALTERATIONS 281-242-3193 www.lizstailor.com 3626 Highway 6 South (In the Luby’s/Big Lots Shopping Center) Sugar Land, TX 77478 Our Alterations Service for Ladies and Gentlemen include: Full resizing of your dress

GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Alliance Garage Doors 832-768-1897 www.alliancegaragedoorstx.com Alliance Garage Doors has been locally owned and operated for the past 25 years in the Sugar Land/Missouri City/Richmond/Rosenberg/Katy area. We install, repair, and sell all makes and models of garage doors and openers and provide free estimates on request. For all your garage door needs, please feel free to give us a call!

INSURANCE AGENCIES Goosehead Insurance 281-643-0996 www.gooseheadinsurance.com/ andrew-haley-insurance “Goosehead Insurance brings years of experience and expertise in serving your Auto, Home, Life & Commercial Insurance needs. As your Risk Management Advisor, Andrew Haley understands the value of safeguarding what matters most to you and will work on your behalf to bring you the best insurance options based on your individual needs. You will be met with unmatched customer service, integrity and expediency.”

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Tracy Walker Agent ChFC, CLU, CASL, CPCU

15510 Lexington Blvd., Ste. P Sugar Land, Texas 77478-4173 Bus. 281-265-0711 Toll 888-850-8491 Fax 281-466-4260 Cell 281-380-7786 Tracy@agentwalker.com JEWELERS Gold Connection Jewelers 281-344-9900 We Buy Gold www.goldconnection.net We are a full-service jewelry store in your neighborhood. We offer diamonds, gold and silver jewelry and watches. Repairs are done on our premises. Custom design is our specialty. We offer front door parking for your convenience. Our hours are M-F from 10:00-6:00 pm and again on Sat from 10:004:00 pm. We are located at 206 Hwy 90A, Richmond, 77406. Come see our fabulous inventory!

MACHINE TOOLS Schofield Company 281-217-4799 The Schofield Company, has been in business since 1980, in Fort Bend County, specializing in American Made Machine Tools. Primary products are Wellsaw metal cutting bandsaws, made in the Kalamazoo, Michigan since 1926. Also McEnglevan, (Mifco), melting furnaces made in Danville, Illinois, for melting non-ferrous metals such as Brass, Bronze, Aluminum, Gold, and Silver. Used primarily in college art departments to make sculptures from wax art work. Contact Mike Schofield for further details.

NETWORKING Fort Bend Chapter - BNI Fort Bend Business Network International, the oldest networking chapter in the Fort Bend Chapter - BNI network, is a group of like-minded business owners who meet to network every Thursday morning at 7 am on Zoom meeting. Membership is limited to one professional per category. However, the organization does have some open categories and is looking for entrepreneurs who want to connect with a great group of people and grow their business! For information on how to come visit, please email jsazma@ fortbendstar.com CONTINUES

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The Oyster Creek Rotary Club www.OysterCreekRotary.org This local club has been a member of Rotary International since 1979 and is a volunteer organization dedicated to serving the Missouri City and Stafford communities. The club’s mission is to promote world peace, eradicate polio and to support various organizations within our servicing area, through our annual fund raiser. Our volunteers come from many walks of life in the business world. We welcome your visit the first Friday of every month, 12 p.m. at the City Centre, 2880 LaQuinta Dr. Missouri City, TX. 77459.

PEST CONTROL Integrated Pest Management, Inc. 281-341-1761 1118​E. Highway 90A Richmond, TX 77406

PREGNANCY RESOURCES Pregnancy Resource Medical Center 281-232-2375 www.prmcfortbend.org The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center is a nonprofit that helps women by offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer consultations, classes and parenting resources. We are looking for volunteers, financial partners and church liaisons to help us reach our community. You can share the joy of helping hurt hearts and saving lives. We are located at 4411 Avenue N Rosenberg, TX 77471

REAL ESTATE Colliers International, formerly Curtice Commercial Real Estate 281-494-4769 kolbe.curtice@colliers.com Kolbe M. Curtice, CCIM, CLS, 15999 City Walk, Suite 250, Sugar Land Square located at U.S. Highway 59 & State Highway 6, Fax: 281-4943227, Brokerage, Development, Investment and Tenant Representation, 30 years experience in Fort Bend. Johnson Development Corp. 713-960-9977 www.johnsondevelopment.com More top-selling communities than any other developer in America. Larry Johnson 5005 Riverway Dr., Suite 500 Houston, TX 77056`

RESTAURANTS AKI Steak and Sushi 281-565-1110 www.akisteakandsushi.com

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510 Highway 6, Suite #180 King’s BBQ 832-532-7816 Kingsbbqcatering.net 9920 Hwy 90A Suite # D- 120 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Las Haciendas Mexican Bar & Grill 281-240-3060 LasHaciendasGrill.com 12821 Southwest Freeway Stafford, TX 77477

SCRAP DEALER/METAL RECYCLING Julius Metals 281-499-6400 www.juliusmetals.com 3018 5th St., Stafford, TX 77477 Julius Metals has been FT. BEND COUNTY’S LARGEST SCRAP DEALER serving Fort Bend and surrounding counties for the past 31 years. As a proud and responsible member of the Fort Bend, Texas business community, we accept aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, vehicle radiators, air conditioning coils, lead and other scrap metal. We seek to protect the environment through our intake and processing of scrap metal product usually destined for landfills. Our friendly staff values you as a customer and provides the VIP treatment to make your experience with us a profitable and efficient one. If you’re not selling me your metal, we both lose money!

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VETERINARIAN Sugar Creek Animal Clinic 281-242-9070 www.sugarcreekanimalclinic.com​ 14015 S.W. Freeway, Bldg. 2 Sugar Land, TX 77478

VIDEO SERVICES Star Digital Studios 281-690-4280 www.starvideoproductions.com A full service video production studio providing all phases of video production including professional writing, videography, editing, DVD duplication, distribution; also video deposition services to the legal community. For video needed for a TV commercial, website posting, employee training, promotional DVDs, special presentations, coverage of live events/ trade shows, or corporate videos, give us a call. If you are interested in something you do not see on our website, let us know and we’re ready to accommodate your needs!

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RE/MAX Hall of Fame RE/MAX Titan Club 2018 RE/MAX Chairman’s Club 2017 & 2019 RE/MAX Platinum Award Winner 2015, 2016 RE/MAX of Texas Top 250

Looking to Buy, Sell or Rent a Home?

JERRY FLOWERS Simplifying the Process Real Estate Agent MBA, CNE, ABE Retired Army Veteran 832-702-5241 Jerry@dreamhomesbyjerry.com www.Jerry.HoustonTxHomeSearcher.com

4500 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478


STAYING ACTIVE WITH GRANDKIDS

“I

love spending time with my grandkids. I’m a hands on grandma, I like to be down on the floor to play. A few years ago I caught my grandson before he hit the coffee table. I caught him...but I hurt my back in the process. I couldn’t get out of bed the next day. I didn’t just want to go to the doctor and get pain meds. My son-in-law recommended SLHC, so I called and they got me in right away. At my first visit they did X-rays and discovered I had scoliosis...which I never knew about! I also have disc degeneration in my neck AND back. I joked with the doctors that it was a good thing my grandson tripped me, because without treatment these conditions would get worse over time! We worked through a customized treatment plan and now I know I can go back when I need them. After treatment I have NO PAIN. I feel so good after each time I go there. Recently I tripped and fell (because of another grandkid). I told

Dr. Brazzell I was surprised I was able to get up and go without pain. He told me it was because I’m keeping my back in shape with the follow-up treatment therapy I’m doing. Dr. Harris and Dr. Brazzell are so professional, caring and efficient. They care about me and the staff treat me like family. I’m so grateful for SLHC and have already sent my daughter to see them. I trust Dr. Harris and Dr. Brazzell with my back and my health.” -Debbie Hrncir

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