• Press Releases

  • ‘Que to You! Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Launches Online Ordering

    North Texas’ Favorite Bar-B-Que Helps Get Down Home in Your Home

    DALLAS (January 26, 2021) – With more and more customers adopting the food ordering habit throughout 2020, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has made it even easier for North Texans to get their hands on their favorite dishes from what Thrillist calls the Best Bar-B-Que in Dallas for Takeout  & Delivery (2020).

    Beginning in November 2020, Soulman’s launched their online ordering program and has seen unprecedented success in their sales, especially during the busy holiday season. “We far surpassed our expectations for holiday orders this Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Baylea Trulove, Director of Marketing for Soulman’s Bar-B-Que.

    Like all businesses in 2020, Soulman’s made modifications and operational changes to stabilize the business in a constantly changing environment. “In early 2020, when COVID restrictions in Texas limited our business to take-out only, we knew that our existing model of calling-in orders just wasn’t going to be manageable or efficient. We quickly partnered with mobile apps like DoorDash and UberEats to fill that need,” said Brett Randle, CEO of Soulman’s Bar-B-Que. “After 6 months of success, we felt as though offering our customers the opportunity to order directly from our website at www.soulmans.com, was the next logical step.  While we love seeing and serving customers in our restaurants, we know that an online ordering platform gives us a way to reach customers wherever they are and now North Texans have the choice to order pick-up, delivery, or catering, all in one spot,” he said.

    About Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

    For more than 45 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please bar-b-que lovers….Texans!  Founded in Pleasant Grove, Texas in 1974, Soulman’s had only a few simple goals—serve great Texas-style BBQ and offer friendly, sincere service.  Soulman’s original family recipes are still the foundation for the company’s success from their 8 different types of meat that are smoked “low & slow” over only hickory wood to their famous homemade sides, including Ranch house beans and Texas style cream corn! Throughout the years, this family-owned and operated company has remained true to its original strive for success and customer satisfaction and is honored to be considered one of the Top Bar-B-Que Chains in America (2018) and Best Bar-B-Que in Dallas for Takeout  & Delivery (2020).

    Soulman’s currently owns and operates 18 North and East Texas locations in Allen, Cedar Hill, Forney, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mesquite, Quinlan, Red Oak, Rockwall I-30, Rockwall Goliad, Royse CitySulphur Springs, Terrell and Van. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit them online at http://www.soulmans.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/soulmansbbq.




  • 9th Annual UNITED Tribute Gala Rescheduled To May 8th

    Rising COVID-19 cases and concern for public safety prompted the United Way of Denton County Board of Directors to reschedule the annual celebration traditionally held in mid-January.


    DENTON, TX (November 23, 2020) – Due to the continuing surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in Denton County forecasted to extend into January following the holidays, United Way of Denton County has announced the rescheduling of its signature UNITED Tribute Gala from January 16th to Saturday, May 8th. (Click here to read more.) 

  • Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce partners up with CGI Communications Inc. to highlight the Lewisville Community and what The Chamber has to offer 

    LEWISVILLE, TX- To highlight all of the advantages of living in Lewisville and the exciting opportunities that the Chamber has to offer, The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered up with CGI Communications to create a series of professionally produced videos to educate business owners of the benefits of the Lewisville Community.

    With an easily viewable interface on the www.lewisvillechamber.org website, our Video Tour will encourage viewers to learn more about the area and the businesses supporting the program. The Video Tour on our website will backlink to CGI's www.elocallink.tv which hosts the videos.

    The Chamber is dedicated to highlighting the advantages of living in the area.


  • Lewisville Area and Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce to host State of Education Luncheon at Lewisville Independent School District TECC-West Campus


    LEWISVILLE,TX - The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce joins forces with The Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce to host The State of Education Luncheon at Lewisville Independent School District’s newest career center, the Technology Exploration & Career Center West.

    The new facility, also known as TECC-West, has a 130,000 square-foot career center that offers students across LISD the opportunity to work toward career certifications or advanced education. This year, the student-run culinary restaurant, floral department, hospitality classes, and technology students will help with the production of the State of Education Luncheon on September 22, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The sponsors for this year’s luncheon include Point Bank, Cushman and Wakefield, Stantec Inc., ABM, Hilltop Securities, and the Lewisville Independent School District. Due to social distancing requirements, seating is limited, and guests are required to RSVP beforehand. To register or for more information, please visit:  https://bit.ly/3gUr0wl.



    About the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce: The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce serves the community by providing leadership and networking opportunities that promote business growth and stability. The Lewisville chamber was established in 1962 and consists of a Board of Directors, including an Executive Board, representing all segments of the business community. Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and Policy Manuals govern activities of the Chamber.

    For official Press Release click here.

  • SBA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms

    Vitual Recovery Centers to Open Feb. 23

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s acting Administrator Tami L. Perriello announced. (Read full article here)

  • Deadline Approaching in Texas for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Adverse Weather Conditions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2021) – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Texas small nonfarm businesses of the March 2, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by adverse weather conditions in the following primary counties.

  • $50 Million Fund to Provide Community Grants

    Healthier Tomorrow Fund to support high priority community needs and health equity


    May 25th, 2021 | Contact: Janet St. James | [email protected]

    DALLAS – Medical City Healthcare, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is announcing that the HCA Healthcare Foundation has established a $50 million community impact fund designed to support innovative initiatives focused on addressing high-priority community needs and health equity. The Healthier Tomorrow Fund will initially provide grants to nonprofit organizations in 25 communities where HCA Healthcare has a presence, including North Texas.

    “The HCA Healthcare Foundation Healthier Tomorrow Fund is a significant and long-term investment in North Texas,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Partnering with nonprofit agencies that share our commitment to the care and improvement of human life will help make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.”

    Funding the Healthier Tomorrow Fund at the HCA Healthcare Foundation is one example of the many ways HCA Healthcare is making a positive impact in the communities it serves. In 2020, HCA Healthcare provided more than $3.4 billion in uncompensated care and incurred $4.1 billion in federal, state and local taxes. In North Texas, Medical City Healthcare provided more than $282 million in charity and uncompensated care and $70 million in local property taxes.

    Through the initial $50 million investment, the Healthier Tomorrow Fund will support nonprofit organizations with evidence-based programs that address community needs and health equity especially related to access to living wage healthcare careers and positive mental wellness. Medical City Healthcare will work with local nonprofit organizations addressing these needs to partner on long-term impactful programs. The HCA Healthcare Foundation will operate the Healthier Tomorrow Fund and up to $5 million will be distributed in its first year.

    In addition, HCA Healthcare will continue its established enterprise-wide partnerships with leading organizations to improve health and well-being, including March of Dimes, American Red Cross, The Jason Foundation and other national organizations.

    For more information about the HCA Healthcare Foundation: www.hcacaring.org

    For questions: [email protected].



    About Medical City Healthcare
    Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always—providing the highest quality healthcare in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 185 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers. It includes 16 hospitals with 3,662 licensed beds, nearly 5,000 active physicians, 6,000 nurses and 17,000 employees. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers, 10 hospitals “A” safety rated by the Leapfrog Group, and seven hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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    UPDATE 14 WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021
    NAVIGATING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY- The National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness week was held May 9-15 this year. February’s severe winter storms that caused millions of dollars in damage in Texas, along with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, are important reminders disasters can impact anyone. Take the time now to make an emergency plan and take simple steps to protect your home and family from future disasters. Review your existing insurance policies and ensure the amount and extent are adequate to cover losses from any possible hazard. (Read full press release here.)
  • Denton County Family Child Care Network in Spotlight on

    TX Workforce Commission Child Care Panel

    DENTON, TX (January 21, 2021) - United Way of Denton County brought their experience and expertise to a panel discussion at the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Rising Star training highlighting the organization’s efforts to expand capacity to the child care industry hard hit by the pandemic through the Denton County Family Child Care Network. To read full article click here.