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Business News: September 2009

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Birthday cake for Dessert Gallery’s 14th, Computer Wiz opens, LGBT travel business Aquafest Cruise & Tour Events recognized.

By Nancy Ford

14 YEARS OF DELECTABLE SWEETNESS. On September 19, Dessert Gallery chef/owner Sara Brook celebrates 14 years of making her customers happy with award-winning cakes and other sweets. To celebrate the anniversary, Brooks has designed a 14-layer Sweet Celebrations Anniversary Cake, piled high with 14 layers of fresh crepes, sliced fresh strawberries, and creamy chocolate hazelnut (Nutella) filling. The Sweet Celebrations Anniversary Cake is available for a limited time only during the last two weekends of September. Brooks is asking customers to share a 300-word-or-less “sweet story” about a memorable experience at Dessert Gallery, with the winner receiving a $50 gift certificate. Deadline for submission is Sept. 14. 3600 Kirby Dr., 713/522-9999 and 1616 Post Oak Blvd., 713/622-0007. dessertgallery.com.

SPEEDY AND ACCESSIBLE. Computer-Wiz owner Jonathan Lanz has announced the opening of a new customer-friendly storefront just north of Loop 610. Lanz says the new store offers one-stop-shopping convenience for computing needs, including computers, printers, software, cables, accessories, and laptop sleeves. Two-day turnarounds on computer repairs are performed by Dell-certified technicians, Lanz adds. 3017 Durham St., Suite 110. 713/979-4500.

CRUISING. Tom Baker, owner of the Houston-based LGBT travel business, Aquafest Cruise & Tour Events, was recognized by Condè Nast Traveler magazine as one of 126 top travel specialists. Since its founding more than eight years ago, Aquafest Cruises & Tours has produced 26 cruise events for more than 8,000 clients. aquafestcruises.com.

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