Secretary Of Commerce Meets With Area Business Leaders

Houston Business Journal honors Texans

Kirk Sides Secretary of Commerce meets with area business leaders A crane positions a container at the Bayport Container Terminal Thursday, Aug. 29. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with area business leaders for a round table discussion hosted by the Houston Port Authority and the Greater Houston Partnership Thursday (August 29). The event was part of a nationwide listening tour organized to allow the newly-appointed cabinet member to engage with business and thought leaders, academics and Department of Commerce employees, according to a press release from Pritzkers public affairs office. There has been good news about Texas coming out of the Commerce Department, particularly as it relates to exports. We just released new data that factoring houston Texas is number one for jobs supported by manufactured exports with 695,000 jobs, Pritzker told the group.
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Help Fido shape up: New River Oaks business matches a personal trainer with your pooch

River Oaks Dogs Ryan Monceaux and his pug, Miles

Staff members also have access to the football teams weight room after work hours, and the organization also partners with 24-Hour Fitness and the Houston Texans YMCA to provide discounted membership rates for employees who prefer to exercise away from Reliant Stadium. Another key component to the teams bid was the Texans Fit committee, a staff initiative designed to encourage employees to stay in shape. The committee has sponsored a number of interdepartmental fitness competitions, arranged to have fresh fruit delivered to the staff break room and sponsored an employee running club, among other initiatives. The committee also publishes a monthly newsletter which includes health tips along with advice from Anding and other health professionals. Thanks to the efforts of Vice Chairman Philip Burguieres, in 2000 the Texans became the first National Football League team to offer voluntary mental health parity as part of its health plan. The teams life assistance plan provides Texans and McNair Group employees with access to complimentary counseling sessions, along support for other issues such as crisis intervention, senior care and legal consultation services.
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Secretary of Commerce meets with area business leaders

international trade port by tonnage, making it a primary port of export to Mexico, Brazil, China, India and Panama, among other countries. In 2012, the U.S. exported a record $2.2 trillion in goods and services exports, which supported nearly 10 million jobs. Earlier this year, the Commerce Department released data that ranked Houston as the leading U.S.
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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Visits Port

Monceaux and co-owner GregoryMezadevelop personalized diet and exercise programs for every doggie client; the activity level depends on the breed, age, and other factors. River Oaks Dogs provides a pick-up/drop-off service, with a choice of anywhere from 30 minutes of exercise once a week to one hour of exercise four times a week. Prices ranging from $60 to $650, depending on the package chosen. Fitness includes brisk walks, jogging, sprints, running and playtime. In addition to upping your pets endorphins, River Oaks Dogs has its very own recipes for doggie meals. These fresh meals include chicken, sirloin, and lamb combined with apples, sweet potatoes, green beans and carrots.Bagged dog food is the fast food of the pet world. It’s unhealthy and a high-calorie filler. We cook for our dogs and know exactly what they eat, saysMonceaux. He has incorporated one of Miles favorite meals (recipe below) in The Doggie Diet, a doggie version of My Fit Foods-type meals that can be delivered twice a week or daily to a client’s door.
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