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Business News: October 2009

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Businesses in the Community that Support the Community
Evin Thayer, SpaceMan Home & Office, Houston property manager A.J. Simpson at Creative Property Management, AAA South.

Say cheese. With “A Face for a Cause,” Evin Thayer Studios offers a professional photographic shoot complete with a makeup artist, stylist, and retouching of a 5”x10” photo for the reduced cost of $199. In turn, Thayer donates $100 of that fee to benefit Live Consortium, which fights the stigma of AIDS. Participating artists and stylists include Jacques Dessange Salon, Steven Merrill Salon, Matthew Abraham from Arbonne, SOK Salon on Kirby, Ceron, Anthony Hernandez, Darrell Cantu, and Damon Constantine. Through Oct. 9. 713/524-0199.

Wood, working. SpaceMan Home & Office has been honored in the 20th annual Wood 100 Report, which ranks 100 fast-growing woodworking companies. SpaceMan placed #27 on the list, up from #88 in 2008. The report was published in the August 2009 issue of Wood & Wood Products magazine. SpaceMan also recently acquired new office space and upgraded equipment to aid in increasing production. 3556 W. T.C. Jester Blvd. • spacemanager.com • 713/688-8808.

Demonstrated leadership. The Texas Historical Foundation, a 55-year-old preservation organization based in Austin, has announced the election of Houston property manager A.J. Simpson to its board of directors. A senior property supervisor at Creative Property Management in Houston, Simpson has been active in the local LGBT community since 1990, volunteering with Bering Omega Community Services, Steven’s House, Krewe of Olympus, and the Diana Foundation. texashistoricalfoundation.org.

GRADE A+. AAA South, the American Automobile Association affiliate serving Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and middle and west Tennessee, has changed its policy to recognize all families, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The policy now allows gay and lesbian married couples to receive spousal discounts under AAA’s Associate Membership program.

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