April 2011 Blog Posts (24)

How to Create a World-Class Customer Experience

Great customer service is delivered from the first touch-point to the last. Its starts with your selection of suppliers, and continues through your organization - from the first line of contact when the phone rings, to order entry - and all the way through to the moment your program is delivered to the client and their end-users.


Does everyone in your company know that they are personally responsible for creating a " World-Class Customer Experience " that…


Added by Barry E. Holzbach on April 29, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

US Green Building Council - Bike to the Ballpark May 1st

The Citizens' Transportation Coalition is happy to team with Bike Houston and Bike Barn for the Houston Astros first Bike to the Ballpark Event!. Join the Houston Astros on Sunday, May 1st for Bike to the Ballpark! This inaugural event will cap off a week long Play Green® celebration as the Astros continue efforts to raise awareness of green initiatives. For just $10, fans will receive:

- a discounted ticket to see the Astros take on the Brewers

- an event packet including a…


Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 29, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

US Green Building Council - Arbor Day Event May 1st 12:30pm

Join Emerging Professionals, Project Respect and the Student Conservation Association for a tree planting to honor Arbor Day (celebrated on April 29th, 2011). Volunteers are encouraged to bring any tools they have, work gloves and reusable water bottles. Light refreshments will be provided.


Location: Jackson Cemetary

7800 Bowie Street

(SWC of Lawndale & Broadway)

Houston, TX 77012

Member Price: $0.00/person Non-Member Price:…


Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 29, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

2001 PMI Houston Conference and Expo

6 weeks to 2011 PMIHCE. Register now - Early Bird Pricing ends May 9th. Special price for Rick Gilli's workshop to unemployed: $75 to PMI members, $100 to non-members - includes opening banquet.


Visit our website for more details: www.pmihouston.org/conference.


You can now download the Conference Program Schedule and easily share it with your colleagues. We're looking forward to you joining us for this dynamic…


Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 28, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Energizing Houston - Texas Young Professionals (Energy)

St. Regis Hotel - Remington Bar
1919 Briar Oaks Lane 

Houston, TX 77027
May 5, 2011
(Online registration closes Monday, May 2nd)

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm




Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 28, 2011 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Turn Your Company into a Marketing Machine

For marketing to be effective, it first has to happen. We all know how difficult that can be with so many customers to serve and so many fires to fight. The secret is to integrate marketing into everything you do to make it automatic so it happens with or without you, so you're constantly building marketing momentum, and so you're growing your business every single day. All you need is the right mindset and a few systems, and you'll quickly be a marketing machine. Here are some tips to get…


Added by Barry E. Holzbach on April 28, 2011 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

Attracting New Business

Attracting New Business: 1) Broaden your Perspective 2) Be Nimble & Innovative 3) Dazzle your current customers 4) Prioritize Wisely 5) Become the Expert 6) Stay Connected 7) Don't Cut Prices, Increase Value 8) Commit to Building your Referral Business (TPIM)...Texas' Premier Image Makers - www.embroidme-webster.com…

Added by Barry E. Holzbach on April 28, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments

Entry Level Account Management Position in Downtown Houston

We have an opening for an entry level Account Manager at my office in Downtown Houston.  Please send a brief email and your resume to me at ncameron@pembrooke.com if you are interested.

Added by Neal Cameron on April 26, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

The new Craze - Smaller and more Focused can equal Longevity in Business

Have you noticed how today that when you focus on being smaller you actual can make a huge impact?  It seems that when you take the time to make small changes in your messaging and marketing strategy, or your focus that your business can actually grow because you are paying more attention to longevity versus immediate/huge profits. 

Many of the larger companies today are changing their messages and going smaller while getting the same point across.  Take for example, Marshalls and TJ…


Added by Karen Yeates on April 22, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Upcoming Events 4/21/11

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Added by Eric Standlee on April 21, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Video Comment Contest

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Leave Your Video Comments Here and Share this on Facebook and Twitter


Have you used your webcam to record a comment to a video posting?

Go to the link above, watch the video, then in the comments…


Added by Eric Standlee on April 18, 2011 at 6:51pm — 1 Comment

Cutting Back? Never on IMAGE!

Like most business out there today, the name of the game is to keep an eye on expenses. We hear it all the time from even our most successful customers..." We're cutting back right now..." And we all should...find smart ways we can do more with less.


However, there is one thing your should always keep in mind...this is a PROVEN FACT:…


Added by Barry E. Holzbach on April 18, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Moscow and Houston

Two American cities Moscovians recognize immediately are: New York and Houston.

New York because it is the most often visited city.  Houston because of NASA.  Russians love space and they love their space program.  They probably know more about NASA than most Houstonians. 

I live in Moscow now, although I moved here from the Greater Houston Area.  I am a business mentor for HTC.  Now, I work at the National University of Science & Technology in Moscow.  I am the Director of…


Added by Page Heller on April 18, 2011 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Upcoming Featured InHouston Mixers and Events -- RSVP Yes, No, Maybe Today (no-cost-whatsoever) 4.18.2011 Week

What is Servant Leadership and GiveFirst Networking all about?  Is that a soft unmeasurable thingy, or something that impacts the bottom line?

I get asked that often.  InHouston and InCity stand on the principals of Servant Leadership Networking and GiveFirst Networking as THE right way to network. You've heard my story.  So, I'd like to share…


Added by Eric Standlee on April 18, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Jewish National Fund - Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center May 13th

Jewish National Fund Invites You to Meet Ellen Reisel

Co-Founder of the Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center, Kibbutz Grofit, Israel


Monday, May 23

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Host: Leah Stolar


Aroma Classique

3953 Richmond Avenue • Houston, TX 77027


Refreshments will be served (kosher)

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Julie Malin at…


Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 13, 2011 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

Five things you probably didn't know about funding your B2B firm

  1. The least expensive form of funding can be a commercial bank loan.
  2. The most expensive can by equity investment
  3. There is a source for funding your B2B startup, acquisition or growing firm
  4. If you don't count the cost of lost opportunity then you may grow way slower than you have to.
  5. The right form of funding can accelerate your company's growth exponentially.

More on all of these in future posts.

Questions welcome in…


Added by Eric Standlee on April 12, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments




Networking Like A Pro with Brian Hilliard

InHouston/Katy Premier Business Professional Networking Mixer is hosting Guest speaker Brian Hilliard, author of best-seller "Networking Like a Pro", is on New York best seller list for 2011. He will be speaking around 7:00 pm and… Continue

Added by Newell Cheatheam on April 11, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Featured Events are No-Cost, No-Cover, No-Membership-Dues, Cash Bar, Open Mixers

Join The InHouston Crowd.  No-Cost No-Cover No-Dues Open Mixers.

Upcoming Featured InHouston Events

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Added by Eric Standlee on April 7, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Mary Kay - Thursday April 7th 6:15pm (April starter kits are 50% off)

I have some SUPER EXCITING NEWS!!!!! I wanted to invite you to a very special Mary Kay event happening tomorrow night at 6:15pm (Richmond and Wilcrest area and we will be serving a light dinner as well). My National Sales Director Pat Campbell will be in town this week and will be a guest speaker at our weekly success event! She has accomplished so much (while being an at-home Mom and wife) and is getting ready to retire from Mary Kay at the end of this year. Mary Kay may not be something…


Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 6, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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