Business News: August 2008
Businessness in the Community that Support the Community
David Lorms, of Farmers Insurance
By Nancy Ford
TOP AGENT David Lorms, an agent with Farmers Insurance, has been inducted into the Farmers’ “Topper Club” of the company’s top sales producers. Lorms was also recognized by Farmers for outstanding sales achievements in 2007.
GLBT INSURANCE Prudential Financial, Inc.’s Group Insurance business announced in July a new program to marketing to GLBT individuals. Prudential’s Long-Term Care Insurance program involves specialized sensitivity training for financial professionals and aims to address the unique long-term care needs of older lesbian and gay Americans. The Human Rights Campaign has agreed to participate in the program.
PARK ONCE, PARTY ALL NIGHT Charles Armstrong, president and CEO of Charles Armstrong Investments, Inc., has announced the launch of a limo shuttle. Patrons can now ride in limousine comfort between Meteor (2306 Genesee) and the clubs of 800 Pacific Street (JR’s Bar & Grill, Montrose Mining Company, and South Beach). The shuttle runs every 15 minutes between 9 p.m. and 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and most major holidays.
Native Houstonian, realtor Tim Anthony is now employed with the Martha Turner agency, representing properties in Montrose, the Heights, West University Place, Southampton, Rice Village, Upper Kirby, River Oaks, Bellaire, Tanglewood, and others. Anthony was voted OutSmart‘s 2007 best male real estate agent.
SIGN UP FOR CITY EVENTS More than 53,000 Houstonians have already registered on CitizensNet, a City of Houston e-newsletter designed to keep Houstonians informed on a wide variety of topics. E-mail notices include information about free tax preparation assistance, opening of Discovery Green, the home-buying process, a citywide Green Expo, changing of garbage collection routes, and neighborhood alerts from the Houston Police Department. To register for CitizensNet, log on to www.houstontx.gov.