Stephen Wilson, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services


RaymondJames063014FBTX_RAYMOFP00001A Boom Region Requires an Experienced, Flexible Financial Planner

Financial planner Stephen Wilson says he’s been getting a lot of calls from people who simply say, “Help!”

In most cases, it’s a cry for help born of good fortune:

- A blue-collar worker suddenly finds himself making well into six figures.

- A woman receives a check for $1 million after her grandfather cashes out of his business in a booming economy.

- A couple gets a $200,000 check from a drilling company. …Read More

Adams Wealth Management


Charting a Course Toward Financial Independence

Do you like the Dallas Cowboys? How about a winning team? {Insert sarcasm} Either way, I think we can all agree that the most important position on the field is the quarterback because he brings a team of people together to implement a strategy that will reach a common goal … a completed pass, a touchdown, a victory, play-off advancement and, finally, the Super Bowl. Adams Wealth Management (AWM) is like a quarterback – a financial quarterback who understands and coordinates all aspects of its clients’ financial lives in an effort to lead them on a course toward financial independence. The firm also seeks to address a wide range of questions and concerns many clients often wonder about:
• At what age can I retire?
• How much should I save each month to pursue my short and long-term goals?
• Is my portfolio sufficiently diversified?
• What tax-planning strategies are available to me?
• What types of insurance do I need to safeguard my family? …Read More

AIM Family of Companies


All-in-One Logistics Company Offers All Modes of Transportation Services With Global Access, Specializing In and Out of Mexico, for the 
Oil and Gas Industry

Driving a company’s annual revenue from startup in 2009 to $20 million or more in just five years, AIM Family of Companies owner Angelica Garcia-Dunn has earned the attention of the transportation industry.

When Garcia-Dunn originally set the company in motion, a boom in oil and gas had just created a strong demand for minority-owned supply chain providers who could handle large project freight …Read More

Texas Oil & Gas Association


A Unified Voice for a Diverse Industry

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Texas’ oil and natural gas industry to all Texans including its residents, businesses and municipalities. In fact, the dramatic increase in oil and natural gas production in the last decade is the reason the Texas economy is doing so well at a time when many other state economies are struggling, says Debbra Mamula, executive vice president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA). Indeed, the industry’s impact is felt across the U.S. Consider the following statistics.

“As of September 2013, if ranked as a nation, …Read More

Temporary Housing Directory, Inc.


Relocation Specialists Bring Order and 
Comfort in Chaotic Times

In the 1990s, corporate relocation professional Teresa Vidger was perfectly content in her career. She enjoyed helping people get settled into rental apartments or homes quickly and at the right price and location. Her employer, one of the nation’s largest real estate companies, treated her well. Vidger never dreamt of starting her own business.

So fate came looking for her—in the form of a phone call on behalf of a famous football player in the area, who needed to find a temporary residence after his house was damaged by fire. …Read More

Braumiller Law Group


International Trade Law Firm 
Provides Practical, Business-Friendly Advice

Don’t choose Adrienne Braumiller because she’s a woman. It’s something she feels very strongly about. Choose her and her team at Braumiller Law Group because they provide the best legal services available anywhere in the field of international trade law.

The boutique firm is well-known for its ability to develop solutions to the most complex and most unusual export and customs compliance challenges and for its emphasis on practical, business-friendly advice. …Read More

Thinking is Required


Helping Executives Achieve Peak Performance With Commitment, Focus and Clarity

Ask Tina Piermarini about naming her firm Thinking is Required and you’ll get a glimpse into why she is in demand as a performance coach for entrepreneurs, CEOs, celebrities and other high-profile individuals. “I help clients with focus and clarity so they can say out loud what they want to achieve. We can then put a plan together for them to go after it – to own it,” she says. “Ownership is pivotal to anyone’s ultimate success.” …Read More

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Women as Decision Makers

With more than half of doctoral degrees in medical sciences being conferred on women, Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO, wonders why more women aren’t finding their way to leadership roles in the academic medical community.

“We’re wasting half of our intellectual firepower. Women are disproportionately left out when it comes to placing deans of medical schools, cancer center directors and other top positions,” says Travis, associate VP, Women Faculty Programs, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. …Read More

Strategic Meetings Solutions


The Art and Science of Successful 
Meeting Planning

Does your team have an extra 600 hours to devote to planning a conference versus focusing on your core business functions?
According to Kim Reynolds, CMM, CMP, founder and president of Strategic Meetings Solutions, 500-600 hours is how long it takes, on average,* to produce a professional-level conference.

You and your staff could do everything yourselves – find an appropriate venue, promote the event, manage speakers and entertainment, develop content, register attendees and more – or you …Read More

The LeMaster Group


Public Image and Crisis Communications
for High-Profile Clients

When the adoption of a foreign-born child in the U.S. blew up into an international incident, the adoption agency turned to Texas-based communications firm The LeMaster Group for guidance. There was no evidence of any wrongdoing, but news media, regulators and politicians were making things uncomfortable for the adoption agency.

“It was a Saturday,” recalls Lisa LeMaster, president of The LeMaster Group. “We wrote a standby statement in minutes and prepared a strategy and …Read More