Author Ruth Fields

Business Focus
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.”

Business Focus
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.

1 2 3 11