Increasing the community’s financial literacy

Irvin Ashford, the new national director for financial literacy at Comerica Inc., has dedicated his life to making the community financially successful.

Achieving success through perseverance

Dr. Monica Williams, the new vice president for Advancement at the University of North Texas at Dallas, never lets “no” stop her from achieving her dreams. “I always felt motivated by what people told me I could not do or ...

Dissent grows over GrowSouth

“It’s like we have a weird uncle living in the attic and no one wants to talk about the weird uncle living in the attic,” said Marvin Earle about the methodology used in implementing aspects of the mayor’s GrowSouth plan ...

Women more likely to face poverty during retirement

During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty.

Women more likely to face poverty during retirement

During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty.

Chocolate Secrets: Local chocolatier shares sweet taste of success

What’s the secret to great chocolate? Pam Eudaric-Amiri would know. The owner of Chocolate Secrets & Wine Gardens Inc. on Oak Lawn Avenue treats her customers to gourmet, hand-made chocolates daily with flavors from all around the world.

Essential strategies for business growth

Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it ...

Break Through: Digital marketing basics for businesses

Consumers today increasingly rely on connected devices to research products and services before making purchases – so it’s no secret that small businesses need to focus more of their marketing resources than ever before on online strategies.

Drew honored as Distinguished Alumna at TAMU-Commerce

The Alumni Association of Texas A&M University-Commerce honored Zenetta Drew as a Distinguished Alumna and the other award winners, E.C. Larkin, Dr. Jack Lassiter, John Norman and Steve Thurman, at the annual Alumni Awards Gala on April 23.

The Pursuit of Success: Chris Gardner speaks about agility in the business world

Chris Gardner – whose life journey from homeless father to business success was depicted in the book and Will Smith film The Pursuit of Happyness – is a stockbroker, motivational speaker, associate film producer and philanthropist. He is not, however, ...

Leadership Southwest: Impacting real lives, real issues

Leadership Southwest, a partnership program between the Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce, is a pathway to skilled directorship said Keith Vinson, the program’s chair-elect, as he reflected upon the organization’s recent May 18 graduation ceremony.

Navigating volatile markets for a secure retirement

Persistent and significant stock market swings, combined with shifting workplace structures and an outdated retirement benefit system, are profoundly impacting Americans’ ability to save and prepare for a secure retirement.

Organize workspace, to-do lists and capture ideas on the go

When your to-do list is miles long and deadlines are looming, it can be hard to tap into a creative, problem-solving mindset.

Shop owner fights city’s rezoning plan

“You see what is coming up around here,” remarked D. Hinga Mbogo as he discussed the changing environment surrounding his business, Hinga Automotive, located at 3516 Ross Ave. “They have rezoned it to where they can put a bar, restaurants ...

Recruiting women to secure the digital world

The world today is a digital world where communication across the globe is instant.