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Persistent and significant stock market swings, combined with shifting workplace structures and an outdated retirement benefit system, are profoundly impacting Americans’ ability to save and prepare for a secure retirement.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

GM design chief Ed Welburn to retire after 44 years

Ed Welburn, General Motors’ longtime head of automotive design and the first African American to lead global design for any automaker, is retiring after 44 years with the company.

Black brokers push national homeownership campaign

Tamika Walker was paying $800 a month to rent a Northaven house, and grew tired of it.

Cultivating the ultimate customer experience

Satisfaction seems to be the common element in commercial phrases, such as, “The customer is always right,” “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good,” and “We’re here to serve you.”

Obama encourages youth to learn math, science

President Barack Obama is launching a version of “take your child to work day” that’s focused on America’s science laboratories instead of its corporate workspaces.

Understanding the experience of Black female entrepreneurs

Walker’s Legacy, a national women-of-color in business collective named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker