Archives For February 2013

A few things come to mind in February for me.  One is my wedding anniversary, another is Valentines Day tomorrow, and my wife’s birthday shortly after.  Family love is bliss!

Soooo…what about Business Love.  That sounds mushy does it not?  Oh wait, our business should be like family right?… and our business team should love like a family right?  Ask Ray Lewis of the Ravens and he will say they won the Superbowl because the team is ALL Family and Family is Love.

How about we all make a point the rest of the month  - to love our coworkers and team members, and clients like our loved ones at home.  And then, we very well may decide to keep it going into the rest of the year.  Let’s cherish the biblical verse below in our “Month of Love”- and challenge yourself to LOVE every month like this one.


1 Corinthians 13:4-8

New International Version (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

 Crawfish Fest

The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival was created to raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension, hence the “PH” in the name, and money to find a cure.  The festival is hosted annually in Town Green Park for a day of family fun with live music, kids activities, authentic Louisiana crawfish, BBQ (for those that do not care for crawfish), networking and more.  While we have continued to grow over the last few years, our one day festival brings in more than 3,000 people from all part of the country.  In the past, people have traveled from Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee and numerous other states to attend the CrawPHish Festival.  We look forward to growing the Festival in the years to come and raising money for such a worthy cause.

Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway adjacent to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Bring your family and friends to celebrate this community event. Come out for live music, crawfish, jambalaya, activities for the kids and good times.

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CBI expansion

Chicago Bridge & Iron has announced a $35 million expansion for its facility at 2103 Research Forest Drive, which will accommodate at least 200 full-time equivalent jobs at its planned completion date of Dec. 31, 2014. It plans to add a 150,000 square feet office building, another parking garage and an additional floor to the current parking garage at its campus in The Woodlands.

Growth continues in The Woodlands!

Read about this in Community Impact


The Woodlands Township is increasing its efforts to meet the community’s burgeoning transportation needs.  With major companies, like Exxon/Mobil, moving into the area, and businesses are continuing to develop and expand. “What does that mean for traffic coming into The Woodlands?” McKinney asks. “You have to do some forward planning and projecting and working with community partners.”

Mike Bass has past experience in transportation and he believes it will help him make a contribution to the committee.  “I was excited about the opportunity, because I believe improved mobility and transportation is very critical to our ability to manage our future growth, maintain a high quality life style for our residents and motivate businesses to provide jobs and generate economic opportunities for our community,” he said.

Read the complete story - The Houston Chronicle


Overall, last year was a great one for The Woodlands and north Houston in the commercial real estate industry, experts say.

Class A top-tier space was still extremely tight, and office rents are expected to continue to rise this year until more space becomes available.

Hughes Landing

Read more about this in Houston Business Journal