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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A GREAT PERSON TO KNOW: Johnathan F. Miller is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair



Johnathan F. Miller is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

Keryl, Eartha, Rob, Johnathan, Lillie, Chris, Dominique, and Dwayne are 2017 Candidates Running for HCDP Chair

“On behalf of Houston Business Connections Magazine® I would like to wish Keryl Douglas, Eartha Jean Johnson, Rob Collier, Johnathan F. Miller, Lillie Schechter, Chris Spellmon, Dominique Davis and DeWayne Lark the best of luck in their quest to succeed Lane Lewis as the Harris County Democratic Party Chair.” – Aubrey R. Taylor

MEET DEWAYNE LARK



DeWayne Lark is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

MEET KERYL L. DOUGLAS



Keryl L. Douglas is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

MEET LILLIE SCHECHTER



Lillie Schechter is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

MEET CHRIS SPELLMON



Chris Spellmon is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

MEET EARTHA JEAN JOHNSON



Eartha Jean Johnson is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

MEET ROB COLLIER



Rob Collier is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

MEET DOMINIQUE DAVIS



Dominique Davis is a 2017 Candidate running for Harris County Democratic Party Chair. The CEC Meeting to select the replacement Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. WHERE: IBEW Building, Union 716 located at 1475 N Loop West 2nd Floor in Houston, TX 77008. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however, only Precinct Chairs currently listed on the Texas Secretary of State’s website will be eligible to vote. CLICK HERE to see which Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are eligible to vote.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

For more information on the Sunday, February 26, 2017 “Harris County Democratic Party Chair Candidate Forum” or the “Sunday, March 5, 2017 “CEC Meeting” to elect a new Harris County Democratic Party Chair, please call (713)802-0085 or email Dominique Davis at dominique@harrisdemocrats.com





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