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1 Business Focus: Team Dodge

When Gabe Alanis needed a new truck for his company fleet earlier this year, he knew where to go—the same place he had gone for his four previous new truck purchases. Gabe, the owner of Unique Plumbing, a commercial plumbing company based in the Conroe/Willis area, has found it’s easy to do business with Team Dodge in Huntsville. He prefers to avoid “all that hustle-bustle and back and forth” that is often a part of the vehicle-purchasing experience at large dealerships in the greater Houston area. So, when it was time for a new truck, Gabe simply called Jason Dunn, sales manager of pre-owned vehicles at Team Dodge. “He has always come through for me,” Gabe says. “He is always fair.”

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2 Business Focus: Global Financial Partners

That sounds like something we would all like to do, especially as it concerns our finances. Yet, in this topsy-turvy world in which market conditions often change, how do we achieve that peace of mind? And, if we are going to enlist the help of a financial advisor, how do we know whom to trust?

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1 Business Focus: Stage Right At the Historic Crighton Theatre

The result of this collaborative effort was STAGE RIGHT, a volunteer theater company that delights local residents with six productions each year, funneling more than $100,000 per year toward the Crighton’s upkeep. (RIGHT is an acronym for Respect, Inspire, Growth, Heal and Treasure.) the company has more than 700 season ticketholders, and last year it sold about 20,000 tickets to its performances, says Steve Wong, STAGE RIGHT’s business manager and treasurer. Plays and musicals have become so popular, a tenth performance will be added to all productions this season, and continued success will soon enable STAGE RIGHT to construct a rehearsal facility. is will enable the group to hold classes and rehearse even while the Crighton Theatre is rented to other organizations.

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2 Business Focus: Tax Express

As children, we are taught there are four seasons in the year: summer, fall, winter and spring, but as we transition into adulthood, we discover that there is yet another season…TAX season! Although it is true not too many people refer to this season as their “favorite time of year,” there is still a sense of anticipation leading up to tax season. Nancy Reeves began operating Tax Express in Huntsville, Texas in 2007. She assures her long-time and prospective customers that “tax season” does not have to be a dreadful time of year. Staying well-informed and seeking the advice and assistance from the right tax preparer can make all the difference in the world. According to Nancy, who has over 28 years of income tax preparation experience, “Preparing taxes is like putting together a puzzle and figuring out where the pieces go.”

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1 Business Focus: Career & Technical Education at HISD

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Smith-
Hughes Act, which provided federal aid to the states for the
purpose of promoting precollegiate vocational education. Formally known as National Vocational Education Act, this
education centered primarily on agricultural and industrial trades
and home economics. Although the name has changed over the
years, the program still thrives in high schools today. In fact,
91% of the Huntsville Independent School District high school students are currently enrolled in this program, now called the Career and Technical Program.

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