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Houston businesswoman Raevonne Walker’s Cultured Realty growing in unprecedented numbers

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — An accomplished businesswoman who boasts a remarkably solid and immeasurable entrepreneurship tenure, Raevonne Walker is co-owner of Cultured Realty, a Houston-based real estate company she runs along with fellow business partner Janelle Malone.

DALLAS — When Raevonne Walker and her son packed up and relocated from Minnesota to Texas some 15 years ago, what they had ultimately discovered was that such a move was a prodigious blessing in disguise.

Prior to their bolting the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, Walker was informed by doctors that her son, Jahyier, was diagnosed with a rare heart defect, thus suggesting that they relocate to the southern region of the country, considering her son had been hampered by what she described as “some underlying issues.”
Given the severe circumstances surrounding her son’s health, not only was the move essential in many aspects but, much to the delight of Walker, it turned out to be a precursor, of sorts, to her having connected with the divine purpose for which she was created.
An accomplished businesswoman who boasts a remarkably solid and immeasurable entrepreneurship tenure, Walker is co-owner of Cultured Realty, a Houston-based real estate company she runs along with fellow business partner Janelle Malone.
A rising establishment that is located at 2611 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite A101 in Houston and is less than two months removed from having gone into full operations, one would hard-pressed to believe this company is in its infancy stages, considering it’s already enjoying a considerable amount of growth.

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During a phone interview with Making Headline News this week, Walker said Cultured Realty has compiled a team of 41 agents since its inception and that she’s hopeful such rapid growth continues.

A company that was founded on February 8, 2020, Walker — who was fixture for years for Keller Williams Realty — emphasized, among other things, that Cultured Realty is aiming to acquire 150 agents by the time the company reaches its six-month anniversary.

“It was a different situation, because with me coming from Keller Williams, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do,” Walker told MHN. (I told my business partner) we have all of what we need to start a company.”

ALL-STAR TEAM — Part of helping agents to diligently discover a better version of themselves falls under the Business Coaching umbrella of Cultured Realty. Through this entity, in fact, Walker and Malone customarily shepherd agents through a wide range of empowerment sessions, many of which are geared toward helping them devise strategic plans to create and achieve specific goals and ambitions, coupled with what Walker refers to as some much-needed “accountability.”

As Walker recalls, her rise to professional real estate success was spearheaded in large part by her son’s unlikely diagnosis, coupled with a whole lot of faith.

“It was amazing,” Walker said of her ceremonious exit from Minnesota to the Lone Star State, a development that had ultimately given way to considerable progress in her son’s health. “He started playing football. He scored the first touchdown for his new high school. He was ranked (nationally) in gymnastics.”

Aside from Jahyier having evolved and flourished as a multi-sport athlete, Walker, meanwhile, began moving ever so closely to her purpose as gifted real estate professional, a God-orchestrated discovery she doesn’t merely take lightly.


“If we wouldn’t have moved, I wouldn’t have started this company,” Walker said. “I wouldn’t have gotten married. I wouldn’t have had two more children. (This move) changed my life completely.”


One of Houston’s finest real estate ventures that boasts a diverse cast of leaders who are committed to building business through strong alliances, Cultured Realty has reaped sustained success, in large part because it thrives off of empowering agents to believe the unbelievable, think the unthinkable, and achieve the unachievable.

How else to explain why its mission is centered largely on Agents building agents with systems that work?

As for the rapid growth within a company whose best and brightest days are seemingly well ahead of it, Walker is confident such a trend is a continuous sign of things to come.


RAISING THE BAR 

MINNEAPOLIS MIRACLE — Given the severe circumstances surrounding her son’s health, not only was the move essential in many aspects but, much to the delight of Walker, it turned out to be a precursor, of sorts, to her having connected with the divine purpose for which she was created.

“To me, it’s not mind-boggling,” said Walker, alluding to the number of agents her company has acquired in such a brief time frame. “The growth doesn’t make that big of a deal to me. The growth in the individual is what’s more important.”

All things considered, part of helping agents to diligently discover a better version of themselves falls under the Business Coaching umbrella of Cultured Realty.

Through this entity, in fact, Walker and Malone customarily shepherd agents through a wide range of empowerment sessions, many of which are geared toward helping them devise strategic plans to create and achieve specific goals and ambitions, coupled with what Walker refers to as some much-needed “accountability.”

“I’m always trying to be better than myself,” said Walker, a progressive, thriving businesswoman whose entrepreneurship reputation is such that she’s thoroughly committed to ensuring that like-minded professionals follow suit.

What a massive difference a relocation has made.

ON THE MOVE — A rising establishment that is located at 2611 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite A101 in Houston and is less than two months removed from having gone into full operations, one would hard-pressed to believe this company is in its infancy stages, considering it’s already enjoying a considerable amount of growth.

 


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For more information about Houston-area Businesswoman Raevonne Walker of Cultured Realty, to inquire about a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 832.446.3739 or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/culturedrealty/. Also, send email to: raevonnewalker@gmail.com.


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Following in his grandmother’s footsteps, Houston’s Marcus Flakes’ amazing culinary dreams have become a reality


A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. (Proverbs 18:16 KJV)


AMERICA’S CHEF 

DOING TO BIG IN TEXAS…AND BEYOND — A native of Houston, Marcus Flakes, 47, is the mastermind behind Marco’s Pepper Grill Food Truck, his awe-inspiring endeavor that is just days away from its much-anticipated grand opening on March 7 at 403 Eats Food Truck Park, located at 403 East Main Street in nearby Tomball, Texas.

LANCASTER, Texas — Stay tuned, world. And remember the name: Marcus Flakes.

Amongst the grandest reasons is that Flakes’ immeasurable gifts as a cook throughout the years have been nothing short of remarkable.
“I’ve been cooking since the age of 10,” Flakes told Making Headline News this week. “I used to watch my grandmother cook and we’d talk about cooking.”
And the rest, as they say, was history.
Thanks in large part to the constant guidance and wisdom of his grandmother, Flakes has been blessed mightily to walk in her massive footsteps, having established a well-respected professional culinary resume that’s shaping to garner more of a global impact.
A native of Houston, Flakes, 47, is the mastermind behind Marco’s Pepper Grill Food Truck, his awe-inspiring endeavor that is just days away from its much-anticipated grand opening on March 7 at 403 Eats Food Truck Park, located at 403 East Main Street in nearby Tomball, Texas.

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The grand opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST and, according to Flakes, such an occasion is “very fitting” for the annual Mardi Gras season.

“So it will be a Mardi Gras theme,” said Flakes, referring to his food truck’s specialty dishes that will include jambalaya, Etouffee, and bread pudding, among other delectable foods.

A cooking repertoire that spans nearly four decades — 37 years, to put it more precisely — it seemed that Flakes was destined to become an entrepreneur from the outset.

Given the remarkably brilliant strides Flakes has made throughout the years, it’s safe to assume he’s well on his way to reaping global success in his selected industry.

“(My grandmother’s influence) later inspired me to be what she didn’t have a chance to become due to her age and era,” Flakes, a military veteran, explained. “My paternal grandfather was business owner and I’d spend a lot of time watching him run our family store, which is my family’s estate now. He taught me the value of dollar, saving and investing.  I even learned about whole selling, retailing, and counting money backwards when technology wasn’t as advanced as it is today.”

Even during his stint in the military, Flakes was guilty of having never allowed his culinary skills to fall by the wayside. Even while serving his country, in fact, there he was, putting his immeasurable and unmatched gifts on display, all the while God strategically allowed his cooking mechanics to make room for him in the process.


“I spent majority of my life serving my country while doing what I loved most, which was cooking,” Flakes said. “I knew back then that it would be no problem to transition back into civilian life with my knowledge, skills, and abilities to cook, manage, and market. Somewhere along the way, I noticed that my military background and higher education was not accepted by my food industry.”


Still, Flakes had gone to great to lengths to diligently set himself apart from others in what undoubtedly is an ever-so-competitive, had executed the essential strategy to ensure that his long-awaited dream as a globally-acclaimed chef would become a reality.

Given the remarkably brilliant strides he’s made throughout the years, it’s safe to assume he’s well on his way to reaping global success in his selected industry.

Thanks in large part to the constant guidance and wisdom of his grandmother, Flakes has been blessed mightily to walk in her massive footsteps, having established a well-respected professional culinary resume that’s shaping to garner more of a global impact.

Sustained success, to put it more precisely.

“This venture has indirectly exposed me to people from over the world,” Flakes said. “Serving in the military as a military chef was the foundation of my culinary journey, which led to the exploration of people, places, and products. As a travel insider, I began establishing relationships with people from around the country.”

Interestingly, Flakes acknowledged that Southern Oregon will always hold a place in his heart, considering it is the originally birthplace of Marco’s Pepper Grill.

Even during his stint in the military, Flakes was guilty of never having allowed his culinary skills to fall by the wayside. Even while serving his country, in fact, there he was, putting his immeasurable and unmatched gifts on display, all the while God strategically allowed his mechanics to make room for him in the process.

“There has never been one place in particular my business has exposed me to besides where Marco’s Pepper Grill was founded and established,” Flakes said.

Besides having evolved as one of Houston’s finest chefs of this modern-day culinary era, Flakes has since adopted more of an entrepreneurship role in his profession, a development that has also given way to his rise as an author.

“I’ve written my book,” said Flakes, who authored the newly-produced written work entitled, ‘The Inspiring Chef: A Memoir.’ “I’ve come to realize that my reach is becoming global, while my food continues to influence palates of my guests locally.”

“I’ve written my book,” said Flakes, who authored the newly-produced written work entitled, ‘The Inspiring Chef: A Memoir.’ “I’ve come to realize that my reach is becoming global, while my food continues to influence palates of my guests locally.”

To his credit, Flakes certain boasts the credentials, which have greatly enabled him to function mightily in his element.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management and Hospitality from the Art Institutes of California-Sacramento and a Master of Public Health from Argosy University.

Also, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Texas A&M University.


SAVE THE DATE

As for what he loves the most about the sustained success of his venture, Flakes said:

“I love serving my guests and watching their five senses become paralyzed by my creations. I call it my culinary crave concept, where I methodically concoct ingredients that later has a date with their five senses. I also enjoy owning my own business with the flexibility to spend time with my family. Ultimately, time and personal freedom has been something I’ve longed for and I consider myself blessed this far.”

So far, so good for a well-publicized culinary career of a true cooking pro, whose best and brightest days are well ahead of him.

So stay tuned, world. And remember the name: Marcus Flakes.

“I’ve been cooking since the age of 10,” Flakes told Making Headline News this week. “I used to watch my grandmother cook and we’d talk about cooking.”

For more information about Houston-area Businessman/Author Marcus Flakes of Marco’s Pepper Grill Food Truck, to order his book or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/marcusaflakes/.


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

Houston’s Optimum Security Professionals President Marshall Isom bringing awareness to human trafficking


“I am confident that we will one day end the scourge of modern slavery, because I believe in those committed to this issue.” — Former U. S. President Barack Obama


‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’

DALLAS — Marshall D. Isom isn’t just your typical crime prevention professional.

He’s one who diligently thinks outside the box.
Consider, for instance, Isom’s steadfast approach to human trafficking.
“As a husband, father, and businessman, my public safety and security concerns are an extension of the daily thoughts I have for my immediate family and community as well as our staff, employees and clients,” Isom told Making Headline News this week.
It is due in large part because of Isom’s keen passion for combatting human trafficking that the President of Optimum Security Professionals has deemed it essential to stress to private businesses the importance of implementing a strategic and effective security plan for its respective establishments, particularly during arguably the busiest shopping season of the year.
Isom emphasized, among other things, that private businesses should strongly consider executing a security plan that includes — but isn’t limited to — manned patrols, video surveillance, radio communications, access controls.

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There are a variety of reasons why, he acknowledged.

“A crime prevention plan is the most essential tool local businesses and living communities can implement to deter and prevent all criminal activity, especially kidnapping simply because it’s proactive,” Isom said. “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”

According to research implemented by Making Headline News, the publication has learned that human trafficking is extremely common in Texas.

For instance, according to a report at https://alliesagainstslavery.org/, approximately 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas and approximately 240,000 workers are victims of labor trafficking.

There are currently 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas and traffickers exploit roughly $600 million from victims of labor trafficking in Texas, the report cited.

What’s even more astounding, the report said, is that minor and youth sex trafficking cost the State of Texas approximately $6.5 billion.


DID YOU KNOW…

By definition, human trafficking is modern day slavery that customarily occurs when one person uses manipulation, threats and/or violence to control another person in order to take advantage of them for economic gain.

Also, human trafficking can take the form of labor exploitation where victims are forced to work without pay. Conversely, labor trafficking occurs across many different economic sectors and industries.

It may also come in the form of sex trafficking where vulnerable individuals are forced to participate in commercial sex acts through force, fraud or coercion (particularly when the individual is not yet 18 years of age).

Given such figures concerning human trafficking, Isom has gone to great lengths to send a rather direct and forthright message to private and local businesses.

“(I’m suggesting they consider) taking a greater interest, even responsibility, in your customers’ safety and security is just good business,” said Isom, who’s also Chairman and CEO of The Proverbs Group, LLC. “The customer’s perception is your reality, meaning if a customer feels threatened by simply visiting your store or shopping center, they are less likely to return. The goal of a company is to earn a customer for life. Please add private security to help reduce this horrific, life altering public safety issue.”

A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.

Optimum Security Professionals provides coverage to over 50 full, part-time, and seasonal (and event) clients throughout the Southeast Texas region, most notably schools, shopping centers, manufacturing and storage facilities.


“Our clients consistently express gratitude for an increase in customer service, job performance, and employee morale and the reduction in safety related events like slip, trip and fall reports and security incidents like breaking and entering, loitering, trespassing and domestic violence,” said Isom, alluding to what his company’s clients’ favorable feedback regarding its viable and strategic security presence.


A father of three who routinely stresses the importance of human trafficking awareness to his family, Isom stressed that private and local businesses often forget the power they have to influence change.

“Please ask your favorite businesses to consider adding security to their daily operations management plan,” Isom emphasized. “It’s also important that everyone learn self-defense. It could save your life. There are techniques that when practiced routinely, can increase your chances of surviving an abduction event.”

IN HIS OWN WORDS — “A crime prevention plan is the most essential tool local businesses and living communities can implement to deter and prevent all criminal activity, especially kidnapping simply because it’s proactive,” Isom said. “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”

In a strategic attempt to bring about more awareness to human trafficking, Optimum Security Professionals will host a free monthly self-defense class for women in the Houston metropolitan area beginning in December, Isom said.

For more details on about these monthly sessions, visit Optimum Security Professionals at optimumsecuritypros.com/human-trafficking.


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Texas author Neiki Jones’ awe-inspiring new book figures to be a huge must read

 


And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9 KJV)


GETTIN’ SPIRITUALLY FIT

DESTINY STEPS — In the coming weeks, a massive portion of Neiki Jones’ vision will ceremoniously come full circle with the release of her first book entitled, “When The Pieces Begin to Fit.”

DALLAS — It’s doesn’t matter what she endured in the past.

It’s all working out for the good for Neiki Jones.

Consider, for instance, the immeasurable strides Jones has made as a rising author.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Jones spoke intensely about how she has blessed mightily to connect with her long-awaited vision, particularly through her compelling gift as a writer.

“God actually gave me the vision to write a book about three years ago,” Jones recalled. “I began to write, then life happened and I stopped.”

Fortunately for Jones, a Houston-area author who is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, she was determined not to allow the hustle and bustle of life deter her from moving forward with her God-mandated assignment.

And, in the coming weeks, a massive portion of Jones’ vision will ceremoniously come full circle with the release of her first book entitled, “When The Pieces Begin to Fit.”


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A book that will officially debut on the market on October 10, Jones’ “When The Pieces Begin To Fit” a testament, of sorts, of the solid work she has exemplified in recent years, both in the natural and the spirit.

A book that will officially debut on the market on October 10, Jones’ “When The Pieces Begin To Fit” is a testament, of sorts, of the solid work she has exemplified in recent years, both in the natural and the spirit.

“In 2018, that is when the dynamic of the content of the book changed along with the title,” Jones said.

Despite the name change of her first book, it’s safe to assume that Jones’ freshman written work will undoubtedly be a thing of beauty.

For starters, this spiritually-empowering and spiritually gut-checking project, by all accounts, is a printed sermon in its own right, given the featured and pivotal message this writer aspires to get across to her reading audience.


“The divine message I am sending to the audience through this book is that regardless of what life throws at you that giving up is not an option,” explained Jones, sounding very much like a missionary or licensed evangelist. “Also, (you must) not allow fear or people’s opinions stop you from reaching your full potential.”


Let the church say Amen.

But wait. There’s more to this awe-inspiring book that figures to be a constant page-turner for those we deem it necessary to purchase it.

“Never let anyone define who you are, and there is greatness on the inside of you,” said Jones, offering more of what her readers are in for through her new book. “We all have been purposed with a gift and the gift that is on the inside of you might be dormant, but you must connect to the right source. You have to activate that which is on the inside of you.”


THUS SAID THE LORD…

Suddenly, Jones felt compelled to offer a rather intriguing, captivating illustration as it pertains to breaking down her message.

“Just like a battery in our car, when it goes dead, we have jumper cables and have to connect to a battery that has power in order for the car to run,” Jones explained. “(We) just have to make sure we are connected to another battery that has power and not another dead battery.”

A book she began composing in August 2018, Jones needed just shy of a year to complete “When The Pieces Begin To Fit.”

“The (single, most) underlying reason for me to produce this book was to provide hope to those whose lives or situations seem hopeless,” Jones said.

As Jones acknowledged, a few of her peers sensed that her book was long overdue.


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“When I first let others know that I was writing a book, the feedback I received was, ‘It is about time,’” Jones said. “So many individuals would tell me that it is time for my story to come out to help others.”

Now that her life-enhancing project is weeks away from making its  ceremonious debut, Jones has announced that another book is surely on the horizon, hopefully much sooner than later.

Interestingly, Jones has become a fixture through the ALAYA  Ministries, a nonprofit organization that’s accompanied by an acronym, which stands for: Activating Leadership To Accomplish Your Ambitions.

Interesting, Jones has become a fixture through the ALAYA  Ministries, a nonprofit organization that’s accompanied by an acronym, which stands for: Activating Leadership To Accomplish Your Ambitions.

Widely regarded as a broad-based community outreach organization, ALAYA  Ministries’ strategic emphasis is dedicated largely to promoting empowerment to women, men and children.

According to organizers for ALAYA  Ministries, this is done by equipping them to achieve leadership skills through support services, personal growth, classes and workshops.

In addition, this allows them to become self-sufficient which, according to ministry officials, is considered unlocking the potential of effective leaders.

Fortunately for Jones, a Houston-area author who is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, she was determined not to allow the hustle and bustle of life deter her from moving forward with her God-mandated assignment.

As for her book, Jones said: “I want people to know that we all have experienced our ‘there’ moment, and to be honest, we still might be in our ‘there,’ but you will come out. In your darkest moments, trust God even more, lean on your faith even more, and see the salvation of the Lord come through for you.

“It is important to understand the season that which you are in,” Jones added. “The higher one goes, expect adversity, but know that God is with you and He is carrying you when you cannot carry yourself.”

Because at the end of the real day, it’ll all work out for your good — something to which this author can greatly attest.


For more information on Houston-area Author Neiki Jones, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 832.736.4532, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/neikij, (Instagram): @Neikij; (Twitter): @ALAYAministries; Email her at: neikij@gmail.com.


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Dallas entrepreneur JerTerria Dawson’s VySion Events comes full circle, just as her late mother said


And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run that reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)


VYSION UNFOLDING 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman JerTerria Dawson is owner and chief executive officer of VySion Events. Located at 360 E. Beltline Road in the heart of Desoto, Texas. VySion (pronounced Vision) is a 6,000 square feet venue that is suitable for hosting an array of events

DESOTO, Texas — As a longtime Texas entrepreneur, amongst JerTerria Dawson’s strategic objectives is striving to view virtually every business-related transaction from a broader perspective — to steadfastly devise ways to demonstrate a team-oriented concept, if you will.

“I honestly believe that everyone can win if we work together,” Dawson, 37, told Making Headline News this week. “There is enough business and clients in DFW that everyone can be successful. With that being said, I believe in assisting others and referring my potential clients to other venues if I am booked and other business owners have done the same.”

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It is due in large part to Dawson’s passion for displaying a heart for people that has contributed mightily to her sustaining entrepreneurship success as owner and chief executive officer of VySion Events.

Located at 360 East Beltline Road in the heart of Desoto, Texas, VySion (pronounced Vision) is a 6,000 square feet venue that is suitable for hosting an array of events, most notably (but not limited to:

  • Weddings and Receptions

  • Parties

  • Celebrations

  • Social Dances

  • Quinceaneras

  • Baby Showers

  • Video Shoots

  • Photo Shoots

  • ​Repass (Funeral Reception)

  • Sweet 16

  • Banquets

  • Reunions

  • Graduations

  • Corporate Events

  • Fashion Shows and,

  • Art Galleries

CATCH THE VYSION 

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Because this venue has emerged as one of the finest of its kind, particularly in North Texas, Dawson is convinced that her latest endeavor’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

In essence, this spaciously luxurious establishment is widely deemed a fixture throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s Metroplex, in large part because its staff specializes in providing elegant social and corporate events to residents throughout the area.

“One major difference between VySion Events and other event facilities is that we not only provide our clients with a rental facility for their events, but we provide exceptional customer service while offering decor, linens, and vendor packages,” Dawson, a native of Dallas,  said.

Having credited her mother for fueling her desire to delve off into entrepreneurship, Dawson’s quest to owning an event venue essentially commenced during her undergraduate days.

A business that is nearly its first full of year of existence, Dawson and her staff are overwhelmingly appreciative of the instant — and continuous — success  VySion Events has enjoyed since its inception.

Most importantly, because this venue has emerged as one of the finest of its kind, particularly in North Texas, Dawson is convinced that her latest endeavor’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“I like how my staff and I make my clients feel from start to finish,” Dawson said. “I believe in delivering exceptional service to my clients and that is what we strive to do with each event. We just love making each event a memorable one.”

Interestingly, when it comes to going above and beyond to ensure that each event is indeed an unforgettable one, there is virtually no limit on ages of individuals and groups to whom Dawson and Co. cater.

In other words, when pitching a call to VySion Events, rest assured that Dawson and staff will accommodate your every need and will provide the kind of service that undoubtedly will be nothing short of remarkable.

For Dawson, it wasn’t until after she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Film Studies) from the University of Houston that she began to become more diligent in the purpose for which she was created.

“We do not have a particular age group that we cater to,” Dawson emphasized. “Our youngest client has been one years old and our most seasoned client has been 70 years young. We welcome and cater to all age groups.”

Having credited her mother for fueling her fervent desire to delve off into entrepreneurship, Dawson’s quest to owning an event venue essentially commenced during her undergraduate days.

“While in college I would help people and different organizations plan events,” Dawson said. “However, the love for planning and having nice events grew when I became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.”

A business that is nearly its first full of year of existence, Dawson and her staff are overwhelmingly appreciative of the instant — and continuous — success  VySion Events has enjoyed since its inception.

For Dawson, it wasn’t until after she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Film Studies) from the University of Houston that she began to become more diligent in the purpose for which she was created.

Much to her delight, that is when the concept that is entrepreneurship had become more and more inevitable.

“After graduation I knew that I wanted to have my own event venue,” said Dawson, who also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. “I would often talk to my mom about my desire to pursue this business venture.”

MOM CALLED IT — Interestingly, it wasn’t until after the sudden passing of Dawson’s mother on May 7, 2016 that such a prophesy had come full circle.

Without question, mom knew best, as Dawson had ultimately found out for probably the umpteenth time.

“She would always say, ‘You are going to open up your own event facility, just wait and see,’” Dawson recalled. “I always believed in my mom’s words, but fear, procrastination, doubt, and the No. 1 deterrent of not having money got in the way.”

Interestingly, it wasn’t until after the sudden passing of Dawson’s mother on May 7, 2016 that such a prophesy had come full circle.

“One major difference between VySion Events and other event facilities is that we not only provide our clients with a rental facility for their events, but we provide exceptional customer service while offering decor, linens, and vendor packages,” Dawson, a native of Dallas,  said.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

“We talked for about an hour and she imparted all of her knowledge about the business and, because of her and my mom pushing and guiding me, that is how VySion Events is her today.”

Talk about writing the VySion down and making it plain only to run with it.

 


In a related development:

 

Dawson announced that VySion Events will be hosting its inaugural Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shop/Back To School Bash on August 3 from 2 to 7 p.m., an event during which vendors and attendees will be able to donate school supplies.

There is a $100 vendor fee and the deadline to lock in an allotted space is May 24, Dawson said.

For vendor information or to make a donation, call 469.920.1363, or send email to: vysion.events@ gmail.com.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman JerTerria Dawson of VySion Events, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/VySion-Events-1819333784945429/. Also, send email to: jerterria.rodney@yahoo.com.


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Allen Dave Funeral Homes & Crematorium amongst Texas’ finest amid Jackson Family Massacre in 2015

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This the first of a two-part Making Headline News series about Houston-area entrepreneur Allen L. Dave, Jr. 


DALLAS — Allen L. Dave, Jr. fielded the question as if he expected it.

“(That was a) proud moment in our company history to be positioned to help,” Dave, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the devastating and disheartening events amid the Jackson Family Massacre that transpired in Houston in August 2015.

On August 8 of that year, then-48-year-old David Ray Conley allegedly broke into his former home and held hostage Valerie and Dewayne Jackson, along with six children, including his own 13-year-old son.

HEARTS OF GOLD — For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years. Pictured with Dave is his wife, Micca. 

Over the course of nine hours, Conley reportedly shot and killed the entire family. He then engaged in a shootout with responding police before surrendering.

A week and a half or so later, eight white caskets were erected in front of the altar inside the 2,500-seat sanctuary at Houston’s Fallbrook Church, a commendable yet emotionally-driven deed that was spearheaded by Dave and his wife, Micca, who stepped up and donated $35,000 to provide professional funeral and burial services to the Jackson family.

“We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

DOING THINGS IN EXCELLENCE — The President and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years.

The president and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

WAVES OF LOVE AND KINDNESS — “We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”

Interestingly, Dave in 2010 established Death Care Management & Financial Group, LLC, which subsequently had given way to his being allowed to manage funeral homes in Texas.

Having retired from the Houston Chronicle Publishing Company after a 28-year stint in the circulation and distribution department, Dave is Southeast Texas’ only black owner and operator of crematorium services. 

Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

A RELATED STORY: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2015/08/17/120788/funeral-service-held-for-houston-area-family-of-eight-killed-in-domestic-tragedy/

THE PROVERBS 2:3 FACTOR — While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“As a leader in the death industry, we enhance the experience of laying a loved one to rest through a personalized and caring process of education and full disclosure,” said a spokesperson for Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation in a detailed synopsis of the company at http://www.allendave.com. “We are keenly aware of the financial impact death has on a family and will maintain systems and services that minimize cost while maximizing the experience.

“We are committed to the communities we serve through charitable endeavors and educational programs. We will maintain a reputation of quality and trust that will allow us to be the company of choice for insurance, burial, and cremation services. We shall continue rolling out our benchmark red carpet and white gloves services which are second to none.”


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

ALL-PRO TEAM — Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“My greatest contribution was to take care of the funerals of eight (individuals) killed in Houston,” Dave said.

Fielding the question as if he expected it.


For more information about Houston-based entrepreneur Allen Dave of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation, call (713) 480-2966 or 713-634-2707, or log on to: http://www.allendave.com. Also, join the mailing list by writing to:  Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers at 2103 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, Texas 77090, or by sending email to: allendaveusa@yahoo.com.


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Texas entrepreneur Derrell Noris creates a credible app for Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DERRELL NORIS


Another notable milestone, another step in the right direction for Texas businessman Derrell Noris.

The Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company that Noris witness go into full operations in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr, Noris announced that his venture has formed a rather intriguing partnership with the historic Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.

According Noris, a former Corporate America professional, Fresh Tech Solutionz on August 13 assembled what is known as the ‘GHBC Mobile App,’ a development that had ultimately given way to the app being officially published at the beginning of October.

TEXAS SIZE DEVELOPMENTAccording Houston businessman Derrell Noris, a former Corporate America professional, Fresh Tech Solutionz on August 13 assembled what is known as the ‘GHBC Mobile App,’ a development that had ultimately given way to the app being officially published at the beginning of October.
“We would love to create similar mobile apps for other Chambers of Commerce around the world,” Noris told Making Headline News this week, adding that consumers can now download the ‘GHBC Mobile App’ from their Apple App store or at Google Playstore. Amongst the reasons Noris’ partnership with GHBC is especially vital is that GHBC officials requested that the mobile app be assembled so that it could be available for Apple and Android, a trend that will allow users to join the chamber, view the GHBC’s up-to-date events, search the GHBC business directory, view current job openings, connect with GHBC social media pages, view business opportunities, and even donate to the GHBC.

MORE ON FRESH TECH SOLUTIONZ:  www.freshtechsolutionz.com

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Formed in September 1935, several prominent community leaders organized the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce (or HNCC at the time) to empower and promote African-American businesses in the city. By and large, they focused on encouraging business within the African-American community. However, in 1964, under the leadership of Mack H. Hannah, Jr., the chamber changed its name to the Houston Citizens Chamber Of Commerce (or HCCC). Interestingly, even as the Chamber membership expanded mightily, it wasn’t until 2013 that the chamber rebranded its look, thus naming its institution the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (or GHBC).
Formed in September 1935, several prominent community leaders organized the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce (or HNCC at the time) to empower and promote African-American businesses in the city. By and large, they focused on encouraging business within the African-American community. However, in 1964, under the leadership of Mack H. Hannah, Jr., the chamber changed its name to the Houston Citizens Chamber Of Commerce (or HCCC).

CONNECT WITH THE GHBC: https://ghbcc.com/

Interestingly, even as the Chamber membership expanded mightily, it wasn’t until 2013 that the chamber rebranded its look, thus naming its institution the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (or GHBC). As for the newly-established GHBC app, Noris and his team are confident that it will benefit this organization for years to come. “This will be a better way to connect to members,” Noris explained. “They will be able to send push notifications instead of sending emails to notify users of important announcements and upcoming events.”
CHECK THIS OUT —“The app will also make black businesses, job openings, and business opportunities more accessible and easier to locate,” Noris said. “The app can also be used to showcase major events like the Pinnacle Awards. There is a section added in to highlight pictures and business links for all of the finalists for these prestigious awards being given out at the ceremony.”
Wait. There are a few other added perks and features offered through the GHBC Mobile App, Noris acknowledged. “The app will also make black businesses, job openings, and business opportunities more accessible and easier to locate,” Noris said. “The app can also be used to showcase major events like the Pinnacle Awards. There is a section added in to highlight pictures and business links for all of the finalists for these prestigious awards being given out at the ceremony.”
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — As for the newly-established GHBC app, Noris and his team are confident that it will benefit this organization for years to come.
Located at 1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440 in the greater Houston Metroplex, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for developing affordable mobile apps and websites for businesses as a unique way to enable companies mobilize business processes and, most importantly, increase customer engagement. “I created Fresh Tech Solutionz, because I was doing mobile development in Corporate America and figured that I could do this for myself,” Noris said during a March 2016 interview with Making Headline News. That he has managed once again to prove to be nothing short of impressive through his venture has benefited him mightily. Talk about doing things big in Texas.

“I have been a proud member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce since January 2018, but have been attending their events since I started Fresh Tech Solutionz 2 years ago. The events that the GHBC have are phenomenal and really showcase the excellence and necessity of black business in Houston, and I’m blessed to be a part of that.” — Houston businessman Derrell Noris 


Another notable milestone, another step in the right direction for this accomplished Texas businessman.

For more information about Houston Businessman Derell Noris and Fresh Tech Solutionz, call 713.893.8125, or connect with Noris via social media at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/freshtechsolutionz; Instagram: www.instagram.com/freshtechsolutionz. Also, he can be reached via email at: apps@freshtechsolutionz.com.


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Texas 5-star entrepreneur Shelia Henry is a radiant go-getter as owner and CEO of multiple business ventures

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES BUSINESSWOMAN SHELIA HENRY

 

 

Shelia Henry can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A true go-getter undoubtedly would be one of them.

FULFILLING HER PURPOSE — Aside from being dubbed a go-getter, longtime entrepreneur Shelia Henry is one who could be appropriately labeled a serial entrepreneur, considering the Houston native owns multiple business ventures, most notably Hazel Maid Service, her featured one that has been in operations for the past 15-plus years.

“I love helping and seeing people grow and elevate to the next level,” Henry, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said when asked why is it imperative that she esteems others daily highly than herself.

For what it’s worth, Henry has surely stayed true to herself, particularly as it relates to aiding others mightily to progress to the next level.

Credit her immeasurable resume as a longtime Houston-area businesswoman as arguably the biggest reason why.

Aside from being dubbed a go-getter, Henry, is one who could be appropriately labeled a serial entrepreneur, considering the Houston native owns multiple business ventures, most notably Hazel Maid Service, her featured one that has been in operations for the past 15-plus years.

MORE ON HAZEL MAIDS: http://www.hazelmaidservices.com/

Located at 2600 South Loop West, Suite 630 in Houston, Henry’s Hazel Maid Service is widely known for providing efficient and quality cleaning at an affordable price, according to a detailed breakdown of this venture at http://www.hazelmaidservices.com/.

Not only that, Hazel Maid Services offer a wide range of residential and commercial cleaning experiences, as well as specialize in cleaning homes to meet its clients’ everyday needs.

“Finding the time to conduct a thorough house cleaning is difficult, especially with all the pressures and demands already placed on you,” said a spokesperson for Hazel Maid Service on the company’s website.

“We clean your home the way you want,” said a Hazel Maid Services spokesperson. “That means our professional maid service will provide a quality, professional staff to assist you.”

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduated Houston’s Ross Shaw Sterling High School, Henry attended Houston Community College, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Besides her longstanding home-cleaning service, which has enjoyed a considerable amount of success since its inception, Henry is owner of She Shic Virgin Hair, a business venture that is currently in the works and is expected to go into full operations sometime in the foreseeable future.

Also, Henry is founder and director of Right Step Right Direction and Girl Chat Alumni non-profit organizations, both of which are designed in large part to cater to downtrodden females in various communities.

These organizations, by all accounts, are widely known for aiding ladies, particularly those who have endured domestic violence and other forms of hardships get back on their feet, thus helping them make a smooth and favorable transition back in the community.

MORE ON RIGHT STEP RIGHT DIRECTION: https://www.rightsteprightdirection.org/

IMPACTING LIVES — Henry is also founder and CEO of Powerful Minds Of A Business Woman, a community-based organization that caters mostly to what Henry deems “our everyday woman that has the drive, strive and ambition to be an entrepreneur.”

“Throughout life difficulties and struggles, I am a survivor of many things,” Henry said. “I am an advocate for domestic violence, and I believe in being a streamline to help one another.”

As for Girl Chat Alumni, which customarily holds a monthly forum for open group discussions that support life struggles and difficulties, Henry said her organization is especially involved in serving the community, during which it volunteers when needed.

MORE ON GIRL CHAT ALUMNI: https://www.girlchatalumni.org/

“We participate in outside events, traveling, outreach, and educating ladies,” Henry said.

Wait. That’s not all this notable businesswoman does.

SERVANT’S HEART — Henry’s Hazel Maid Services offer a wide range of residential and commercial cleaning experiences, as well as specialize in cleaning homes to meet its clients’ everyday needs.

She’s also founder and CEO of Powerful Minds Of A Business Woman, a community-based organization that caters mostly to what Henry deems “our everyday woman that has the drive, strive and ambition to be an entrepreneur.”

The primary objective for Powerful Minds Of A Business Woman, Henry emphasized, is to provide clients with concrete resources, thus provide them with pertinent information on how to start their own business and to be successful in the process.

“My personal mission is to be able to give away what God gave to me and to be a great service of society — when and wherever that may be — in a professional setting,” Henry said.

A graduate of Houston’s Ross Shaw Sterling High School, Henry attended Houston Community College, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.  Consequently, she enrolled at North Star Institute, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology Biblical Studies.

BUSY BODY — Besides her longstanding home-cleaning service, which has enjoyed a considerable amount of success since its inception, Henry is owner of She Shic Virgin Hair, a business venture that is currently in the works and is expected to go into full operations sometime in the foreseeable future. Also, Henry is founder and director of Right Step Right Direction and Girl Chat Alumni non-profit organizations, both of which are designed in large part to cater to downtrodden females in various communities.

As for her featured business venture, Henry knows full well that her labor isn’t merely in vain, considering she has been the beneficiary of a notable honor for her valiant efforts.

Henry came away with consecutive City Beats News Customer Services Awards for 2017 and 2018.

GOD’S PLAN — Henry enrolled at North Star Institute, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology Biblical Studies.

“We are proud,” Henry said of having been honored for her body of work through Hazel Maids. “We take pride in being a part of helping families upkeep their homes due to a busy lifestyle and busy schedules. We take pride in what we do and we strive to make our customers happy.

“We love building relationships and we love being a part of history with families that we clean for.”

All of which explains why she can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A true go-getter undoubtedly would be one of them.

For more information about Houston, Texas Businesswoman Shelia Henry or to inquire about her assortment of business ventures, call 832.901.3664 , or connect with her via social media under: Shelia Henry. Also, send email to: hazelmaids@yahoo.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff 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.

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Notable authors Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor and Dr. Delmar Lee’s new book providing ‘crucial information’ for those pursuing doctoral degrees

DALLAS — First, there was Judy Blume.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX — To her credit, Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor had ultimately found her niche as a writer, a development that eventually gave way to her assembling an informative, compelling book entitled, “I Have A PhD; Now What?”

Then there was Paula Danziger.

Then Zane. Then E. Lynn Harris. And Eric Jerome Dickey and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Oh, and let’s not forget Leroy Coleman and Doris Coleman Micheaux.

As it pertains to the competitive world of authorship, these are the notable individuals who have had a monumental impact on Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, an accomplished and gifted Dallas/Fort Worth-area author.

“I have always wanted to be an author since reading the Judy Blume’s book, ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret,’” Dr. Taylor, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, referring to Blume’s classic books of the 1970s.

MORE ON DR. SHANTUAN COLEMAN TAYLOR:  www.drshantuanspeaks.com

To her credit, Dr. Taylor had ultimately found her niche as a writer, a development that eventually gave way to her assembling an informative, compelling book entitled, “I Have A PhD; Now What?”

An independent published written document that officially hit the market in June 2018, Dr. Taylor co-authored this 53-page project with Dr. Delmar Lee, whom she appropriately refers to as a her “PhD buddy.”

In these authors’ “I Have A PhD; Now What?,” amongst the pivotal observations they eloquently address is devising strategic ways to embrace the next notable faze of her life now that she has acquired a doctorate degree.

“I have completed the PhD (phase) and I am ready for the next step,” these writers ask, according to thorough description of her book at Amazon.com. “What is it? Many people begin and complete the PhD program and, at the completion of the program, stand dazed with a wealth of time on their hands, because they do not know what to do next.”

An independent published written document that officially hit the market in June 2018, Dr. Taylor co-authored this 53-page project with Dr. Delmar Lee, whom she appropriately refers to as a her “PhD buddy.”

In a nutshell, this practically explains, Drs. Taylor and  Lee acknowledge, why their book is so prevalent — and needed — for such a time as now.

“In most countries around the world, the PhD is the ticket into academia,” they said. In the United States, there are more PhD’s than any other country in the world. However, possessing a PhD is not a guarantee to become a professor. (And), according to the economist, the amount of jobs available for the PhD is not commensurate with the amount of people who are getting the degree. Are there exceptions to this phenomenon? Do I really need a PhD? This is the question that most interested PhD learners should ask themselves before they begin the PhD journey.”

PURCHASE DR. TAYLOR/LEE’S BOOK HERE:https://www.amazon.com/I-Have-PhD-Now-What/dp/1980794340

A native of nearby Fort Worth who is widely known also as an engineer, professor, entrepreneur, and an interior designer with who writing focus is primarily on non-fiction projects, Dr. Taylor’s book addresses, among other things, a host of key issues and subjects people would want to know before, during, and after having earned their PhD.

Dr. Taylor’s professional resume includes having worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center for 10 years as an engineer, as well as having assumed a position in Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering as an Associate Director.
In addition, she served as Director of the Center for Computational Sciences on the University of Houston’s Downtown campus, was as Adjunct Professor for Houston’s Lone Star College and Houston Community College, and an online professor at  Grand Canyon and Argosy Universities.

 

“I just want to see others be culturally responsible and excel to the PhD level and glean some personal power to have a community impact,” said Dr. Taylor, whose desire to compose her new book was fueled by several colleagues, her mental life coach, Pastor Darolyn Brock, not to mention her sorority sister, Dr. Deana Irvin, who recently joined her in the illustrious ranks of PhD. “Most importantly, I want (PhD holders) to believe in themselves and their God-given talents.”

A book that provides successful candidates what Dr. Taylor describes as “crucial information” needed before enrolling in a doctoral program, “I Have A PhD; Now What?” is available for purchase as Amazon.com, several bookstores, or by visiting www.drshantuanspeaks.com.

For more information about Author Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, Dr. Delmar Lee, or to schedule them for a public appearance or speaking engagement, log on to: www.drshantuanspeaks.com or email her at: askme@DrShantuanSpeaks.com. Also, connect with her via social media at: Facebook: @DrShantuan or Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Twitter: @DrShantuan; Instagram: @DrShantuan.

 

 

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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff 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.

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Houston entrepreneur Nicole Peele survives domestic violence, starts a resourceful online wellness company

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SPECIAL REPORT

 

Just after 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, Nicole Peele was met by a wave of emotions.

For all the right reasons, too.

LIVING HER BEST LIFE NOW — Nicole Peele, a 49-year-old resourceful Houston businesswoman, is the owner and CEO of Nicole Peele Wellness.

“I’m excited and happy and I don’t know if I want to cry,” Peele told Making Headline News during a phone conversation from Houston.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Peele, a 49-year-old resourceful businesswoman who’s the owner and CEO of Nicole Peele Wellness, was harboring a rather spirited countenance hours after sunrise Wednesday, look no further than the assortment of hurdles about which she’s had to clear in recent years.

MORE ON NICOLE PEELE WELLNESS: http://nicolepeelewellness.com

Looking back, no one should deem it a surprise to know why she’s admittedly excited and happy and, well, doesn’t know if she just might settle for unleashing a few tears.

For all the right reasons, mind you.

“I’m a domestic violence survivor,” Peele said.

To be more technical, Peele is a once battered woman whom, not too long ago, had become the subject of death threats by her ex-husband.

She recalls like yesterday how in 2016 on New Year’s Eve, she and her two teenage daughters had vacated their home after her abusive husband had left for the gym. 

“We left with the clothes on our back,” Peele recalled.

As if that wasn’t enough to shake the spirits of this former military solider, Peele and her daughters were essentially homeless for approximately three months, having established a residence in her car, not to mention having staked out in different hotels, all the while hiding from her former husband whom, according to Peele, had “promised to kill me.”

“He put a gun to our youngest daughter’s head three months before we left,” Peele explained. “My girls have PTSD because of the abuse and gun incident. God kept us. Reiki was a great tool to help us heal emotionally, which is why I was drawn to it.”

Thanks in large part to reiki — which is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being — Peele managed to not just recover mightily from domestic abuse.

Most importantly, she managed to connect with the divine purpose for which she was created.

A United States Army veteran, Peele is a certified Holistic Health Coach and a Naturopathic Rieki Master, whose Lifestyle and Wellness Company customarily provides online wellness coaching and mobile reiki therapy.

A HEARTY SALUTE — A United States Army veteran, Peele is a certified Holistic Health Coach and a Naturopathic Rieki Master, whose lifestyle and Wellness Company customarily provides online wellness coaching and mobile reiki therapy.

“My mission as you start your wellness journey is to meet you where you are,” Peele said. “I make you smarter about food and your relationship with food.  I teach my clients about primary foods…these are things that feed you off the plate.”

As Peele explained, her online wellness venture is grouped into four distinct categories: healthy relationships, desired career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual practice (“not religion,” she emphasized).

“As a Reiki Master, I provide energy healing to clients who suffer from physical, emotional, and spiritual traumas,” Peele said.

A native of Mount Olive, North Carolina, Peele’s desire to start her online wellness company was fueled amid freak back and hip injuries, during which she was on active duty.

“I had four surgeries in two years,” Peele recalled. “I was walking with a walker and crutches. I was 210 pounds and so unhappy.”

Interestingly and much to her delight, she took the initiative to implement the essential changes that would greatly alter the overall landscape of her life.

“I started reading healthy blogs, changing how I age, and started to feel better inside and out…sleeping better, more energy and happy again,” Peele said. “I lost 45 pounds and have kept it off for five years.”

An online wellness company that went into full operations in 2012, Peele has become greatly inspired to aid other women achieve their health-related goals and objectives.

“My competitive drive is to help women who are in the same place that I was find health and happiness,” Peele said.

GIVEN THEM THEIR PROPS — As for those who inspired her to broaden her horizon by starting her business, Peele credits childhood friend Edwina Moore, who she recalled having purchased a NutriBullet and posted it on Facebook some five years ago, thus giving way to favorable results.

As for those who inspired her to broaden her horizon by starting her business, Peele credits childhood friend Edwina Moore, whom she recalled had purchased a NutriBullet and posted it on Facebook some five years ago, thus giving way to favorable results.

“I bought one and haven’t look back,” said Peele, adding that she’s appreciative to Sharetha Simpson, her Reiki Master, whom she credits for having inspired her to become an energy healer.

Arguably one of Peele’s grandest supporters is Chandra Williams, the founder of Amazing Soldiers, Inc. in nearby Katy, Texas, where Peele presently serves as Program Director.

“Chandra has been one of my biggest supporters and encouragers,” Peele said.

This, to her credit, is a far cry from the past.

GIVING BACK IN A BIG WAY — An online wellness company that went into full operations in 2012, Peele has become greatly inspired to aid other women achieve their health-related goals and objectives.

This, to her credit, also sums up why no one should deem it a surprise to know why she’s admittedly excited and happy and, well, doesn’t know if she just might settle for releasing a few tears.

For all the right reasons, too.

“When I was going through my wellness journey, I had nobody to support me,” Peele said. “Edwina lives in Florida. I was in Maryland.  I wasn’t able to explain to my family the reason I wanted to change our lifestyle, so they were not on board.  It is so important that we take back our health and wellness. If I can inspire one person to make healthier choices, then my work is done.”

For more information about Houston Businesswoman Nicole Peele of Nicole Peele Wellness, log on to http://nicolepeelewellness.com. Also, email her at: mspeele32@gmail.com.

 

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