When All Hope was Seemingly Lost...Gloria Sanderson of Pioneer Bank Showed Up for Arthur J. Smith Sr. and His Family with a $15,000.00 dollar Check

Arthur Smith Sr., his wife Darlene Koffey Smith, son Arthur Smith III, also known as “Yung Giant”, Gloria Sanderson, SVP, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for Pioneer Bank are the featured individuals on the cover of “VERSION 1” of Houston Business Connections Magazine’s “2017 Year-End Review” edition. Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt is also featured on the cover of this version. Inside this edition, J.J. Watt shares how he plans to distribute the millions of dollars the J.J. Watt Foundation received in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Mattress Mack, Jim Crane, State Senator Borris L. Miles, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Judge Loyd Wright, Judge Christine Riddle Butts, Judge John Schmude, Judge Renee Magee, Attorney Sandra Peake, and Attorney Melanie Wilcox Flowers are just a few of the other distinguished individuals featured inside this edition. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved. Cover photo by: Kennedy Hall, Phillis Wheatley High School Journalism Department/Photographer

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 19TH, 2018


Gladys Knight is coming to Houston on Friday, January 19, 2018, for the Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park

Held on the field at Minute Maid Park, the Diamond Dreams Gala features seven-time Grammy winner, Ms. Gladys Knight -The Empress of Soul, as well as Astros players and legends. The event benefits the Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. In case you don’t know, The Astros Foundation supports local 501(c)3 nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. They support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

Monday, June 3, 2013

A "2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES SALUTE" Goes out to Prairie View A&M's Christopher Perkins, Farah Khan, Leah Gilber and Krystal Hunter for their Chapter of AITP Wins

Above: Christopher Perkins, Farhan Khan, Leah Gilbert and Krystal Hunter competed against more than 30 schools in various technology-related competitions at the Association of Information Technology Professionals in St. Louis.

Chapter of AITP Wins Collegiate Conference Competition

Prairie View A&M University students competed against more than 30 schools in various technology-related competitions at the Association of Information Technology Professionals in St. Louis.

Christopher Perkins, Farhan Khan, Leah Gilbert and Krystal Hunter, management information systems (MIS) students travelled to the conference with their advisor, Henry Rose, after spending weeks preparing for competition.

During the awards ceremony, the judges announced that that Khan won first place in the Networking Design competition scoring higher than the members of the second place team from Texas State University. Khan also received special recognition for the Security qualifying test and scenario finals competition.

“We had some challenges preparing to make this trip,” said Rose. “The students performed well at the student regional competition in Lafayette, Louisiana in fall and we did what we could to ensure that they could compete at the national competition. AITP planned and worked really hard to make this trip work. We are all proud of them."