• 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.

     

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    Lee Hamu Joins Weichert, Realtors® - Classic



    Lewisville, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) January 6, 2021 - Weichert, Realtors® - Classic is proud to announce Lee Hamu has joined their Lewisville office. Hamu joins a dedicated team of knowledgeable agents at Weichert, Realtors® - Classic, who bring many years of combined real estate expertise to their clients.

    Weichert, Realtors® - Classic, located at 614 S Edmonds Lane Suite 202, is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. For more information, please contact Eyad Salloum at 972-544-6400 or [email protected].

    About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2020 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 350 markets in 41 states. For more information about Weichert, visit Weichert.com or for information on franchise opportunities visit WeichertFranchise.com.

    Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.



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  • 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.) 

  • Weichert Affiliated Office in Your Area Welcomes New Team Member


    Lewisville, TX (Grassroots Newswire) October 21, 2020 - Weichert, Realtors(r) - Classic is proud to announce Englishe Trujillo has joined their Lewisville office. Trujillo joins a dedicated team of knowledgeable agents at Weichert, Realtors(r) - Classic, who bring many years of combined real estate expertise to their clients. Read more.

  • 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.

     

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    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.

  • Denton County Friends of the Family announces Fortieth Anniversary Gala

    DENTON, Friday, July 31, 2020 — Denton County Friends of the Family invites you to join them, Thursday, October 8th for their Fortieth Anniversary Virtual Gala! They are excited to invite you to celebrate 40 years of providing life-saving services to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in Denton County. Click here to read more.

  • Weichert Affiliated Office in Lewisville Welcomes New Team Member

    Lewisville, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) July 21, 2020-- Weichert, Realtors(r) - Classic is proud to announce Mark Sherrill has joined their Lewisville office. Sherrill joins a dedicated team of knowledgeable agents at Weichert, Realtors(r) - Classic, who bring many years of combined real estate expertise to their clients.

    Weichert, Realtors(r) - Classic, located at 614 S Edmonds Lane Suite 202, is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. For more information, please contact Mark Sherrill at 972-544-6400 or [email protected].

    About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company's franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as "a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business." Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur's 2020 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2020 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 350 markets in 41 states. For more information about Weichert, visit Weichert.com or for information on franchise opportunities visit  WeichertFranchise.com. Each Weichert(r) franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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  • BBB Serving North Central Texas Calling for Applications for it's Torch Award for Ethics in 2020 Recognizing Exemplary Businesses during a Time of Crisis

    Dallas, Texas, August 24, 2020 – Better Business Bureau Serving North Central Texas is now accepting applications for its annual Torch Awards for Ethics Competition. This competition is open to businesses and non-profit organizations in the 29 county service area of BBB|NCTX. Businesses need not be accredited with Better Business Bureau to participate or win. All businesses that operate ethically and value customer service and community engagement are encouraged to submit applications. Click here to read more.

  • TX Winter Storm Relief Fund Created to Help Those Impacted in Denton County

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • United Way of Denton County Resumes CARES Act Eviction Prevention Program

    President Trump signs COVID Relief Bill; Denton County approves $771,000 in CARES Act funding

     

    DENTON, TX (December 29, 2020) – The Denton County Commissioners Court today approved $771,536 in CARES Act funding for eviction prevention “bridge” services provided by United Way of Denton County and a network of nonprofits effective immediately through Jan. 22, 2021, before other state and federal programs go into effect.

     

    President Trump’s signing of the additional COVID Relief Bill gave Denton County the ability to extend the expenditures deadline beyond the original date of 12/30/2020. The funding approved today is from the original CARES Act passed in March.

     

    “Within 48 hours of President Trump signing the COVID Relief Bill on Sunday and with swift action from Denton County Commissioners Court, we are excited to announce applications for financial assistance to avoid evictions are being processed by United Way of Denton County and our network of nonprofit partners,” said Gary Henderson, President & CEO of United Way of Denton County. “This rapid response to ongoing pandemic relief, the result of years of building effective county-wide partnerships, will prevent eviction for thousands of households across Denton County.”

    United Way of Denton County has resumed the COVID Relief & Recovery Eviction Prevention program effective immediately and notified its nonprofit partners Christian Community Action (CCA), Denton County Friends of the Family, Giving Hope, Grace Like Rain, Interfaith Ministries, Metrocrest Services, Next Steps The Colony, and The Salvation Army – Denton and Lewisville to resume submitting applications for assistance.

    “Providing assistance to our residents facing the possibility of eviction is important to us,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.

    “We recognized the need for providing three weeks of additional funding to create a bridge between the COVID Relief  & Recovery Eviction Prevention program and new programs that will assist residents in need through state grants and funds earmarked in the COVID-19 Relief Bill signed into law on Sunday,” said Precinct 3 Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell. “We do not want our residents falling through the cracks and facing homelessness.”

    Denton County residents in need of assistance with rent, mortgage or utility payments can go to www.unitedwaydenton.org/covidrelief for more information and detailed instructions on how to apply for assistance.

    ABOUT UNITED WAY OF DENTON COUNTY:

    United Way of Denton County is a local affiliate of a global organization led by a governing board of community volunteers. Through collaborative initiatives and programs with a network of local nonprofits, businesses, and government, we empower neighbors to invest in one another for a better Denton County community. We LIVE UNITED to help Children and Families succeed, to guide and serve Veterans and their families, to make Homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring, and to advocate for overall Mental Health. Working together, we identify the community’s most critical needs and implement collaborative solutions to improve and transform lives in Denton County. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayDentonCounty.org or call (940)566-5851. #UNITED4DentonCounty

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  • Deadline Approaching in Texas for SBA Disaster Loans for Property Damage Due to Rose Hill Apartment Complex Fire

     

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Texas businesses and residents of the Dec. 29, 2020, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the Rose Hill Apartment Complex Fire in Denton County that occurred Aug. 30, 2020.

    According to Garfield, businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters may apply for SBA federal disaster loans to repair or replace disaster-damaged property. SBA can also lend additional funds to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. (Read more here.)