Business News: May 2007
Businesses in the Community that Support the Community
Randy Mitchmore of LifeSmiles, Dessert Gallery in Sugarland (appropriately), Aspen Detox in the Village, help for the morning after Pride at Houston Buyers’ Club, Pet Nanny, Rainbow Pages’s Cristina Martinez, Legacy developments, and Alan Davidson’s book.
SMILING FOR LIFE Randy Mitchmore (l), D.D.S., of LifeSmiles has been elected president of the Houston Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. On May 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mitchmore hosts “Give Back A Smile” at his 1722 West Alabama office. The fundraiser, with refreshments, entertainment, and a silent auction, focuses on helping victims of domestic violence who have had their smiles damaged as a result of abuse. Details: 713-592-9300 www.LifeSmiles.us.
THREE’S THE CHARM In June, Sugar Land will get a whole lot sweeter. Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café has announced it will open a third store next month in the Fort Bend County city. Located at 2260 Lone Star Dr. in Sugar Land Town Square, the bakery and restaurant is designed like the original Upper Kirby and the Galleria locations, offering board games and wireless Internet to patrons. Along with its decadent desserts, the bakery owned by Sara Brook is also known for its salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Catering services for corporate and private events are also available. Details: www.dessertgallery.com.
THINK OF IT AS A MINI-TRIP TO REHAB Aspen Detox has announced a second location in Houston, at 5510 Morningside Dr. in Rice Village. Just 23 minutes of sitting back in a comfortable chair while connected to an energy-rebalancing machine, Aspen Detox representatives say, enables your body to detoxify itself at the cellular level. Satisfied customers report increased energy level, improved endurance, performance and recovery time, reduced allergy symptoms, improved sleep, clearer skin, and enhanced focus and thinking. Details: www.AspenDetox.com.
SPEAKING OF… Just in time for Pride festivities and the occasional over-imbibing that those events sometimes leads to, Houston Buyers Club (3224 Yoakum Blvd., 713/520-5288) has introduced PartySmart to its product line. A “unique herbal formula that protects your liver and provides drinkers a better morning after,” the stimulant and anti-oxidant is endorsed by hip-hop star and notorious partier Snoop Dog himself. Details: www.partysmart.com.
DIFFERENT DOG, DIFFERENT CARE Earlier this year, Pet Nanny’s Pet Sitting, Inc. passed the fifth year milestone in the pet-sitting business. Caring for animals of all types in the Houston and Pearland-Manvel area, owners Alina Bolua and Carolyn Rice say their love of animals brought them to start the business, which has been “going strong, ever since.” Members of Pet Sitters International, the women are insured and bonded and are dedicated to providing quality pet care in their clients’ own home. Details: 713/771-5552 www.petnannys.com.
COUNTING ON CRISTINA In April, Gay & Lesbian Rainbow Pages chief executive officer and publisher Cristina Martinez was elected treasurer of the interim executive board for [email protected], the new national GLBT Latino/Latina rights organization (www.unidoslgbt.org). With directories in Houston, Dallas, and Austin (and additional cities to be announced soon, Martinez says), the Rainbow Pages hosts Rainbow Night, a weekly happy-hour event at La Strada (322 Westheimer) each Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Details: www.rainbowpages.net.
SEEING DR. SCOTT The Frost Eye Clinic at Legacy Community Health Services celebrates its expanded vision services with an open house on May 10, 6-7:30 p.m., at Legacy location at 3311 Richmond. The open house will also serve as the official welcome for opthalmologist Scott Sawyer (photo), M.D., who has accepted a full-time staff position with Frost, working with the clinic by offering affordable optometry and ophthalmology services. Details: 71/830-3033 www.legacycommunityhealth.org.
MORE LEGACY NEWS Formerly the Legacy Community Health Services director of education, Eric Roland has accepted the recently created position of marketing director for the organization. Now in charge of internal and external marketing Legacy, Roland says his focus will be “to develop and grow the agency.”
CLIMBING THE CHARTS His new book Body Brilliance: Mastering Your Five Vital Intelligences (“I Sing the Body Brilliant,” “ReadOut,” March OutSmart) was recently rated in seventh place in the www.BarnesandNobles.com Top 100 Books and took the top position in the international retailer’s health-and-diet category. To celebrate, author Alan Davidson (photo) discusses and signs copies of his book on May 25, 7 p.m., at BookStop. Look for Davidson’s “name in lights” on the store marquee, he says. Details: www.throughyourbody.com.