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Houston businesswoman Kimberly Barrow impacting lives, fulfilling her long-awaited dream as owner of medical clinic

WALKING IN HER PURPOSE — At the tender age of 32, Kimberly Barrow is owner and chief executive officer of Kimberly Cares, LLC — a Houston-based family health clinic that was created by following her stint as a registered nurse that spanned nearly a decade. Located at 5751 Blythewood Suite, 700 in Houston, Kimberly Cares’ primary mission is geared largely toward assisting families without adequate access to affordable health care.

DALLAS — As the old catchphrase goes, “They do things big in Texas.”

Even as a native Floridian, accomplished 32-year-old medical professional Kimberly Barrow, MSN, APRN, NP-C has embrace this notion wholeheartedly.

“I was driven by a need to fill the void in our communities by creating a care model that is more personal and affordable,” Barrow, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while explaining her competitive drive for delving off in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship. “I like the autonomy I have as a solo provider.”

The independence to which Barrow is alluding is her well-established business as owner and chief executive officer of Kimberly Cares, LLC, a Houston-based family health clinic that was created following her notable stint as a registered nurse, a tenure that spanned nearly a decade.

Located at 5751 Blythewood Suite, 700 in Houston, Kimberly Cares’ primary mission is geared largely toward assisting families without adequate access to affordable health care.

“For many, it is the difference between groceries or a $150 clinic visit,” said a spokesperson for Kimberly Cares, LLC under a detailed description of Barrow’s newly-established clinic at http://www.kcaresmore.com.

THIS IS WHERE IT’S HAPPENING — “For many, it is the difference between groceries or a $150 clinic visit,” said a spokesperson for Kimberly Cares, LLC under a detailed description of her business at http://www.kcaresmore.com.

Which, as a result, essentially sums up why Barrow has emphasized that her target patient populations are uninsured children and adults, college students, and small business owners, just to name a few.

“I am not consumed by the financial politics or motivations of corporate medicine,” said Barrow, who is credentialed through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program and is a member of several other professional organizations. “Instead, I am able to provide access to basic health services at a rate that most everyone can afford, which has a direct impact on the welfare and quality of life for the people in my community.”

WHAT ABOUT KIMBERLY CARES? www.kcaresmore.com 

To her uniquely distinct credit, Barrow certainly boasts the credentials and educational mechanics to function and dwell in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Barrow earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Central Florida. Consequently, she advanced her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston — further proving why they do things big in Texas.

SHE CALLED IT — “I (had) always planned to have my own practice,” said Barrow, when asked who inspired her to enter entrepreneurship through her area of study. “I grew up in a single parent household with four siblings and very limited resources.”

“I (had) always planned to have my own practice,” said Barrow, when asked who inspired her to enter entrepreneurship through her selected area of study. “I grew up in a single parent household with four siblings and very limited resources.”

As it turned out, it seemed that was the motivation she needed to diligently working toward making her dream a reality.

To her credit, Barrow has assumed the business owner label for a little more than eight months. And given the immense strides she’s made since opening her very own medical practice, it’s safe to assume that Kimberly Cares, LLC’s best and brightest days are well of ahead of it.

“We didn’t have health insurance because of the cost,” Barrow said of her upbringing. “Also, as fairly new RN, I found myself in a situation where I was expecting a baby without health coverage or the ability to qualify for private health plan. It was a struggle to the say the least, but I had a mother that was business savvy and always focused on being self-sufficient, so that’s where I was first exposed to the importance of business ownership.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

AWWWWWWW — A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Barrow earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Central Florida. Consequently, she advanced her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston — further proving why they do things big in Texas.

To her credit, Barrow has assumed the business owner label for a little more than eight months. And, given the immense strides she’s made since opening her very own medical clinic, it’s safe to assume that Kimberly Cares, LLC’s best and brightest days are well of ahead of it.

“Adequate representation, especially for the youth in our community is essential,” said Barrow, explaining why it is essential to esteem others daily through her business venture and purpose. “I have a non-traditional appearance as far as corporate America and this American culture in general is concerned. I need other young, minority women to know that they too can own no matter how society perceives us a people.

“If we can own more businesses and begin to re-invest and create jobs in our communities, we can become our own solution to many of the problems that plague our communities.”

Remarkably and well stated.

Talk about doing things big in Texas.

 

For more information about Kimberly Cares, LLC, call her via mobile at 281.900.7817 or at her office at 832.649.225. She can also be reached via fax at 713.637.4829.

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Houston-area entrepreneur Toni Anderson helping aspiring business owners create wealth, plan for retirement

 

YOU GO GIRL!!! To her credit, Houston-area businesswoman Toni Anderson’s immense work ethic, coupled with the solid support of her husband, Darryl, and her son, Antonio, have greatly fueled her desire to take her assortment of business opportunity to a whole new level.
Founder and owner of Toni Anderson Enterprises LLC, Anderson primarily assumes the role as a Houston-based independent travel agency, an executive position that allows her to host independent contractors as well as teach and groom aspiring entrepreneurs.

HOUSTONToni Anderson is a businesswoman.

A pretty efficient one, in fact, not to mention one who aspires daily to savor and embrace her God-given abilities through this ever-so-competitive entrepreneurship industry.

PHILLY’S FINEST — A native of Philadelphia, Anderson is widely known as a well-established group travel consultant in the Houston and the surrounding areas.

“I am fortunate enough to have traveled all across the United States, Mexico and several islands in the Caribbean,” Anderson, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, when asked where around the world has her business venture taken her. “I especially enjoy visiting other countries.  I think that exposure to diverse people and cultures give me access to new ideas and perspectives. This, in turn, has influenced me make more well-rounded decisions for my business.”

To her credit, her immense work ethic, coupled with the solid support of her husband, Darryl, and her son, Antonio, have greatly fueled her desire to take her assortment of business opportunities to greater heights.

TONI CARES — “Many people want to have their own agency, but they do not know how to get it off the ground,” Anderson explained. “In addition, there has been quite of few multi-level marketing companies that promise grand financial opportunities, but usually pay very little. Unfortunately, in the past, I personally had experiences with one of these companies.”

Founder and CEO of Toni Anderson Enterprises LLC, Anderson primarily assumes the role as a Houston-based independent travel agency, an executive position that allows her to host independent contractors as well as teach and groom aspiring entrepreneurs.

A native of Philadelphia, Anderson is widely known as a well-established group travel consultant in the Houston and surrounding areas.

GLOBAL IMPACT — “I am fortunate enough to have traveled all across the United States, Mexico and several islands in the Caribbean,” Anderson, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, when asked where around the world has her business venture taken her. “I especially enjoy visiting other countries. I think that exposure to diverse people and cultures give me access to new ideas and perspectives. This, in turn, has influenced me make more well-rounded decisions for my business.”

“It is important for me to be able to help others learn from my experiences without having to go through the trial and error that is usually associated with starting a business,” Anderson said. “I want to be able to provide individuals who want to get into this business an opportunity.”

Not just some ordinary opportunity, but one that would immediately prove beneficial and rewarding to those who aspire to savor a rather carefree lifestyle, especially from an economic standpoint.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — All things considered, what Anderson’s client will encounter and find mostly gratifying is the constant professionalism for which her business is known.
In essence, aiding aspiring entrepreneurs to be great in their endeavors is the primary focus.

“Many people want to have their own agency, but they do not know how to get it off the ground,” Anderson explained. “In addition, there has been quite of few multi-level marketing companies that promise grand financial opportunities, but usually pay very little.  Unfortunately, in the past, I personally had experiences with one of these companies.”

Generally, because of her solid resume, coupled with her people-person and family-oriented countenance Anderson believes the knowledge she has possessed in recent years will aid individuals mightily, particularly those who are inspired — or perhaps skeptical — about engaging in a rewarding business opportunities.

“My goal is to teach people how to start a legitimate and profitable agency with a consistent customer base,” Anderson said. “I want to introduce people to the business and have them seen as a respected travel expert.”

Having been actively involved in her business venture since its inception eight years ago, Toni Anderson Enterprises LLC caters to individuals ranging in ages 40 and older, she said.

“In our experiences, these are the people who are likely to have more disposable income and are more inclined to start a business or plan for retirement,” said Anderson, whose business also educates contractors on how to generate a secondary income and plan properly for retirement.

MORE ABOUT TONI: https://www.facebook.com/travelhostagency/.

As for the continuous success of her progressive, thriving business, Anderson credits her husband and son for emerging as the catalysts of Toni Anderson Enterprises LLC.

“My husband and my son have been keys to my success,” Anderson said. “Even when my husband could be relaxing on our many trips, he is always looking for opportunities to market my business.  He is always looking to capture the moments that will best help my team to understand what their clients will experience when they book with our agency.”

 

Having been actively involved in her business venture since its inception eight years, Toni Anderson Enterprises LLC cater to individuals ranging in ages 40 and older.
“In our experiences, these are the people who are likely to have more disposable income and are more inclined to start a business or plan for retirement,” said Anderson, whose business also educates contractors on how to generate a secondary income and plan properly for retirement.

All things considered, what Anderson’s client will encounter, thus find mostly gratifying is the constant professionalism for which her business is known.

A TONI ANDERSON RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2016/12/16/houston-based-businesswoman-toni-anderson-enjoying-a-global-impact-as-a-thriving-group-travel-consultant/.

In essence, aiding aspiring entrepreneurs to be resourceful in their endeavors is the primary focus, she emphasized.

“It is my opinion that everyone wants to be great,” said Anderson, alluding to Matthews 6:33 and Proverbs 24:4, her two favorite Biblical passages that headline the spiritual foundation for her business. “No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘Today I am going to be terrible.’ So I think it is important to inspire and let others know that they indeed can be great. The best way for me to do that is to respect the skills and talents that others have and help them successfully apply them in building a successful travel business.”

Spoken like a true businesswoman — a pretty efficient one, in fact, not to mention one who aspires daily to savor and embrace her God-given abilities through this ever-so-competitive entrepreneurship industry.

 

For more information about Toni Anderson, 
Group Travel Consultant, call: 
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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Houston-area author and retired educator Portia McGowan Green having a global impact on children through her dazzling books

 

TEXAS SIZE IMPACT — Arguably her most cherished and seemingly most sought after book is “Jasmine and The Old Oak Tree,” which is Portia McGowan Green’s first published document, one that depicts the life of her beloved, then-six-year-old niece, Jasmine.
During an interview with Making Headline News this week, Green spoke about how her first children’s book, by all accounts, was composed largely through what she deemed the “curiosity” of her great niece.

DALLAS — Although Portia McGowan Green is a retired elementary school teacher, she’s still having a monumental impact on children from various walks of life.

Widely known as “Author Portia” as well as a notable, beloved educator whose solid body of work essentially has left a lasting affect on the education arena in the Houston metropolitan area, Green’s teaching tenure was highlighted by array of accolades and honors, most notably being named Teacher of The Year in 2010, an achievement she described as one of the “most rewarding things I had ever done.”

NATIONAL STAGE — Green is known largely for her immense writing repertoire, considering she has authored 15 children’s books, a trend that has, in some aspects, earned mentions on a national platform. Ask longtime journalist Roland Martin.
DANG…THAT WAS QUICKTo her distinct credit, it seems that once God infused her with the vision to assemble her first book, it seemed as if Green had fielded — and embraced — the God-mandated eyesight as if she expected it. So much, in fact, that Green needed just a few hours to write “Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree.”

Though she is years removed from having called it a teaching career, it’s safe to assume that teaching, at least as Green knows it,  is still just a prevalent in her life to this very day.

That’s because Green is known largely for her immense writing repertoire, considering she has authored 14 children’s books, a trend that has, in some aspects, earned mentions on a national platform (Ask longtime journalist Roland Martin).

Arguably her most cherished and seemingly most sought after book is “Jasmine and The Old Oak Tree,” which is Green’s first published document and one that depicts the life of her beloved, then-six-year-old great niece, Jasmine Harris.

During an interview with Making Headline News this week, Green —  who’s affiliated with the National Black Book Festival in Houston —  spoke specifically about how her first children’s book, by all accounts, was composed largely through what she deemed the “curiosity” of her niece.

“God gave this vision to me in 2013 while teaching a writing lesson at school in preparation for the Texas State Assessment,” said Green, explaining how she had gone about grabbing a firm hold of her passion for authoring books.

To her distinct credit, it seems that once God had infused her with a heaven-endorsed assignment to assemble her first book, it seemed as if Green had fielded — and embraced — the God-mandated eyesight as if she expected it.

So much, in fact, that she needed just a few hours to write “Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree.”

Heck, some might call it bragging.

Green, on the hand, sensed all along that sharing her niece’s unique countenance before a sizable and global reading audience was ordained by her Creator — even before her niece was born.

“(I wrote) ‘Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree’ in one evening,” Green said.

Surely, she has Jasmine to thank and vice versa, considering Green’s first book recalls her niece’s true story based largely on her observations and determination to understand what she describes as the “goings-on in an old oak tree” from the comfortable confines of her yard.

Although it took practically a few hours to assemble her first, “Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree” was officially released in 2014 and is available for purchase on Amazon.com and at www.portiamcgowan.com.

From that point, Green had become inspired to write other books.

Before she knew it, she had authored 13 more published documents — all while still having a monumental impact on children from various walks of life.

“I knew from the time I was in third grade that someday I wanted to become a teacher,” Green said. “My mother was my inspiration. I am one of five siblings. I have a sister, Gail, and three brothers: Gary, Anthony and Kenneth, who is also an educator.”

Long before she fulfilled her dream of becoming teacher, Green recalled those times when she and her siblings basically encircled her mother while she steadfastly embraced higher education.

“We were nearly complete with high school when my mother would be sitting at the table at night, doing her homework out of determination to get her degree and become a classroom teacher,” Green said.

By and large, the foundation for which her mother laid, particularly as it relates to advancing one’s education, served as a motivational force for Green who, upon earning her Master’s degree in Education, had later became certified to teach in 2004 through Letourneau University in Houston.

The rest, as they say, is history.

She’s been teaching ever since, even after calling it a career in the classroom.

FOLLOW AUTHOR PORTIA: http://www.portiamcgowan.com/.

“Nearly all of my family members, far and near, are educators,” Green said with such dignity and pride.

All while still having a monumental impact on children from various walks of life.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Houston-area prep football standout Anthony Williams, Jr. generates one scholarship offer, ‘expects list to expand’ his coach says

TEXAS SIZE DREAMSA two-year starter for Hightower High in Missouri City, Texas — which is in the outskirts of Houston — Anthony Williams, Jr. doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’s one who boasts lofty aspirations of putting his skills on display at the next level.
To his credit, it’s not a matter of if he will be afforded the golden opportunity of playing college football. Rather, it’s a matter of when. The first school to toss its name in the hat for the Williams, Jr. sweepstakes: Alcorn State University. (Photos by Cris Armijo)

Anthony Williams, Jr. was seemingly too young to remember.

For the record, he was four years old.

Old enough to become involved in recreational sports, as far as his mother, Rosalind Banks-Mayshack, was concerned.

“At the age of four, Anthony was enrolled in several sports at the local YMCA for extra-curricular activity,” Banks-Mayshack told Making Headline News this week. “He is an only child and there were literally no children in the neighborhood in his age group, so the YMCA was one of the avenues used to allow him to play and interact with other kids his age.”

STAR WATCH Add to the fact that he was ranked as the No. 11 overall prospect in Texas and amongst the Top 25 offensive tackles in the state by Lonestar Prospects, and it’s no wonder many who have witnessed Williams, Jr. (No. 76 in green) continuous progress in recent years believe other schools in all likelihood will surface with scholarship offers.

As Banks-Mayshack recalled, her son initially gave basketball a go.

Then he ventured off into T-ball.

Months later, it was on to flag football.

By the time he had turned six, he advanced to competitive football.

PROTECTING THE BLIND SIDEEven while being entrusted with a new role, Williams, Jr.’s was as good as advertised — this after he helped propelled the Hurricanes to an impressive 10-1 finished in his first full season as a starter. For his efforts, other schools have taken notice, thus placed him under their radar.

That is when things got a little more intriguing.

A little more than 11 years removed from having made his YMCA debut, Williams, Jr. has evolved as a prep football standout in mighty Texas, where this tradition-rich sport undoubtedly has become a hotbed for college scouts and recruiters.

A two-year starter for Hightower High in Missouri City, Texas — which is in the outskirts of Houston — Williams doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’s one who boasts lofty aspirations of putting his skills on display at the next level.

To his credit, it’s not a matter of if he will be afforded the golden opportunity of playing college football.

CO-SIGNING“He’s a formidable kid,” Hightower coach Padriac McGinnis said of Williams, Jr. “He can play all three positions. He’s great kid…very respectful. He gets the job done. He’s almost like a coach on the field. He’s very vocal, but not a yeller. He’s leader in that he talks to (his teammates) and let them know what’s going on.”

Rather, it’s a matter of when.

A solid 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman, Williams, Jr. who has one full season of high school eligibility remaining, has already received one official scholarship offer, a development that transpired just before the start of the 2016 season.

The first school to toss its name in the hat for the Williams, Jr. sweepstakes: Alcorn State University.

“That list should expand,” Hightower coach Padriac McGinnis said of Williams, Jr., who was recently invited to Army All-American Combine in San Antonio. “I’m surprised he’s only gotten one offer.”

Still, Williams, Jr., whom McGinnis describes as one of the best all-around players he’s coached in some time, doesn’t appear fazed that his recruiting process is off to a somewhat slow start, in large part because he has manufactured a solid body of work over the past two seasons.

WATCH ANTHONY WILLIAMS, JR. IN ACTION: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4501897/5721e7530dcb0d12f889d0cb.

Asides from being installed as a starter for a second consecutive year for a Hightower team that finished with a 5-5 mark in 2016, Williams, Jr.’s list of accolades reads like someone who’s being introduced to give a speech.

For starters, he was named Second-Team All-District as a sophomore only to upgrade that to First-Team All-District as a junior.

Add to the fact that he was ranked as the No. 11 overall prospect in Texas and amongst the Top 25 offensive tackles in the state by Lonestar Prospects, and it’s no wonder many who have witnessed Williams, Jr. continuous progress in recent years believe other schools in all likelihood will surface with scholarship offers.

The biggest mystery that remains is when.

STOCK RISINGAccording to Williams. Jr., the University of Houston, Texas State, Grambling State, Southern University, and the University of Minnesota have expressed interest in what appears to be shaping up to be a memorable culmination to high school football career.

“I played very well this season,” said Williams, Jr., who was selected to appear in the USA Football Development Games for a second straight year. “It was very challenging. However, I rose to the challenge.  I had to come into the season taking on a new position of left tackle and I had to take a leadership role as a returning starter.”

Even while being entrusted with a new role, Williams, Jr.’s was as good as advertised — this after he helped propelled the Hurricanes to an impressive 10-1 finished and a district championship in his first full season as a starter.

For his efforts, other schools have taken notice, thus placed him under their radar.

According to Williams. Jr., the University of Houston, Texas State, Grambling State, Southern University, and the University of Minnesota have expressed interest in what appears to be shaping up to be a memorable culmination to high school football career for a kid who’s gone to great lengths to make his mother proud.

“When I watch Anthony on the field, I am amazed and proud of the athlete and the young man that he has become,” Banks-Mayshack said. “He works very hard and his hard work is paying off both on and off of the field. He has a determination to do well and finish and that drive is exemplified on the football field.”

McGinnis echoed Banks-Mayshack’s thorough assessment.

“He’s a formidable kid,” McGinnis said of Williams, Jr. “He can play all three positions. He’s a great kid…very respectful. He gets the job done. He’s almost like a coach on the field. He’s very vocal, but not a yeller. He’s a leader in that he talks to (his teammates) and let them know what’s going on.”

After pausing momentarily, McGinnis suddenly offered a rather unique assessment about which scouts should consider.

A PROVEN LEADERMcGinnis suddenly offered a rather unique assessment about which scouts should consider. “If I’m running late (for practice), he’d go out and get the drills started without me even telling him,” McGinnis said.

“If I’m running late (for practice), he’d go out and get the drills started without me even telling him,” McGinnis said.

What a difference 11-plus years have made for a player who has made a strong case that he deserving of playing on Saturdays some time in Fall 2018.

“Anthony has come a long way from the six-year-old kid that did not know how to wrap up to the young man who loves the game and considers it his craft,” Banks-Mayshack said.

For the record, he knows exactly what he’s doing now, a trend about which a host of colleges will likewise find out.

Much sooner than later.



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have a child or team that is seeking exposure and would like an in-depth sports news story, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him for details under “Andre T. Johnson.”

Andre Johnson is the founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.