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.

Friday, January 24, 2014

BULLETIN: New Marketplace Kroger Store Opens in Forney, Texas as Part of a $150 Million Capital Investment in Dallas-Fort Worth

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New Marketplace Kroger Store Opens in Forney, Texas As Part of a $150 Million Capital Investment in Dallas-Fort Worth 

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas - Jim Johnson, senior associate of the Houston Dallas Fort Worth Business Connections Magazine was on hand at the ribbon cutting for the new Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Fuel Center located at F.M. 548 and U.S. Highway 80 in Forney, Texas. This new Marketplace Kroger store is over 124,000 square feet. 

Kroger, the market share leader among traditional grocers in Dallas-Fort Worth–is expanding its presence in one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States. The opening of the store in Forney, Texas is part of a commitment from Kroger to invest more than $150 million in North Texas to build five new Marketplace stores and to expand three locations, along with opening multiple fuel centers and remodeling existing properties. The growth initiative will create more than 1,700 full- and part-time career opportunities that offer competitive pay, healthcare plans, retirement options, product discounts and other incentives. 

· "Kroger is a company that is focused on smart, strategic growth and providing a highly-satisfied customer shopping experience. Dallas is a market that continues to attract new residents and retailers because of its economic strength and stability," says Bill Breetz, president of Kroger Southwest. "We've operated here since 1958. In that period, we've grown our footprint to 85 stores and 43 fuel centers. We've successfully reached this point by closely monitoring the unique needs of this market and evolving to meet the requests of our customers." 

New Store Locations: 

 Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Fuel Center – F.M. 548 and U.S. Highway 80 in Forney, Texas. Store Size: 124,000 square feet. Scheduled Opening: 2014. 

Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Fuel Center – F.M. 407 and McMakin Road in Bartonville, Texas. Store Size: 124,000 square feet. Scheduled Opening: 2015. 

Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Fuel Center – Precinct Line and North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills, Texas. Store Size: 124,000 square feet. Scheduled Opening: 2015. 

Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Fuel Center – Josey Lane and U.S. Highway 121 in Lewisville, Texas. Store Size: 124,000 square feet. Scheduled Opening: 2015. 

Kroger Marketplace and Kroger Fuel Center – F.M. 4 and U.S. Highway 377 in Granbury, Texas. Scheduled Opening: 2015. 

About Kroger 

The Kroger Southwest Division operates 211 stores, 201 pharmacies and 116 fuel centers in Texas and Louisiana and is part of one of the nation's largest retail grocery chains serving customers in 31 states. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the supermarket retailer is dedicated to making a difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, education, health and wellness, and diversity programs. Resulting from the retailer's philanthropic commitment, Forbes magazine lists Kroger as the most generous company in America. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com, Facebook or Twitter

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About Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is responsible for the global growth and expansion of all Aubrey R. Taylor Communications products, publications and services. He is currently charged with growing and expanding the Houston Dallas Fort Worth Business Connections Magazine footprint in Texas. Johnson is also the founder and CEO of Better Marketing Concepts, LLC and is supported by some of the best international business consultants in the world. His travels and associations worldwide have afforded him the opportunity to create and maintain strong relationships with powerful people in both the corporate and political worlds. Jim Johnson has developed a unique approach, working with small and large firms, and governmental entities -- each approach is customized and strategic in nature. After spending more than 25-years working in corporate America representing firms such as International Telephone & Telegraph, Aramco Services Company, Texaco, and The Anheuser Bush Companies, Johnson has gained vast knowledge and a keen understanding of how Corporate America works.

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