Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Houston Music Educator-Pianist Melvin Johnson Journeys to New Heights Through Family Wisdom in Debut ‘Little Red Wagon’

HOUSTON, Texas -- On February 17, 2023, Houston, Texas pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will offer a gift to the world with his debut album, "Little Red Wagon," overflowing with musical narratives on family love and the life lessons they provide. Johnson, who once thought of himself as only a live performer, found a unique hunger for recording and production during COVID lockdown.

Mixed with exposure in multiple genres and styles, his education and training as a classical pianist forged a fluid and diverse composer and producer whose time has finally come! "Little Red Wagon" is an invitation into the narratives that have created who Melvin is today, immersing you through sound and story -- overflowing with origins profound and far-reaching.

"Little Red Wagon" opens with "To Pop: The Explanation," an homage to his adopted father Robert Lloyd Parker.

"I wanted to open verbalizing something to bring the listener into my story. One year I went to an all-state competition, played with phenomenal musicians, and made first chair. I called to tell 'Pop' but, unusually, he did not answer. He'd died in the hospital. This track is me having a final conversation with him," says Johnson.

Recorded with several hand-picked musicians from Houston, including members of his band The Electro-Akoustic, Little Red Wagon is filled top to bottom with autobiographically inspired life gems. The welcoming shifting tempos of "Perspective" are Melvin's reflection on the Bible scripture, 1 Corinthians 13:11 that begins, "When I was a child, I spoke as a child..." There's a sizzling danceable number titled "Black Bacon Funk." The hypnotic waltz "Beyond the Glass" was inspired by a summer excursion Melvin and his wife Tamara took their son Gavin on to local amusement park. Most powerful of all is "Extension," inspired by a moment of panic, when Melvin realized that he had not fully processed the weight of a situation that he experienced as a child, at the hands of his stepfather.

"PERSPECTIVE" LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE - PIANIST MELVIN JOHNSON

"LITTLE RED WAGON" RECORDING (DROPBOX) -- bit.ly/3XpwTYs

Reflecting on all he has created here, Melvin Johnson concludes, "These first fully arranged instrumentals do not belong in any genre box, be it Jazz, Classical, Choral, Gospel, etc. If anything, what I hear in my heart and spirit is music for film - for mature musical audiences. 'Little Red Wagon' is a road map to the next six collections of original music I'm recording in the future."

"Little Red Wagon" available on all digital platforms February 17, 2023.

TRACK LISTING:

LISTEN/music snippets:

https://on.soundcloud.com/6uWEF

* To Pop (The Explanation)

* Perspective

* So Simple

* Beyond the Glass

* Black Curtain

* Extension

* Little Red Wagon

* Little Red Wagon (Reprise)

* To Moshea (Interlude)

* Over and Over (Featuring Moshea Johnson)

* Black Bacon Funk

* Good Night Gavin

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information on Melvin Johnson please visit: https://melvinjohnsonmusic.com/

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Business, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Free News Articles, Product Launches, Software

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG) Announces Artemetrx Extend – Revolutionary Drug Management Reporting Tool Offers Powerful User Insights

DALLAS, Texas -- Artemetrx®, the industry's most preeminent platform for integrated drug cost management, is now even more robust with the launch of its new module, Artemetrx Extend™. With greater insights and analytics, Artemetrx Extend is a custom reporting tool that provides unparalleled data access through its user-friendly platform.

"Artemetrx delivers swift and easy access to valuable drug management insights. With Artemetrx Extend, our clients will be able to further tap into the rich integrated dataset of the Artemetrx platform," said Libby Johnson, PSG Chief Data and Analytics Officer. "Artemetrx Extend continues our long legacy of client advocacy and innovation, as the industry's best keeps getting better."

Can your organization quickly get its data-driven questions answered? Most plans get bogged down waiting for custom analytics when Artemetrx can respond in seconds. The major capabilities now available within Artemetrx Extend, through powerful filtering and drill downs, include the ability to:

* Determine how many members have medical claims associated with a diagnosis for a specific group

* Analyze the specific diagnoses that a particular drug is prescribed to treat for a population based on claims history

* Model the financial impact of switching from one preferred medication to another

* View spend and trend statistics on all drugs (specialty/non-specialty, medical/pharmacy) or search based on National Drug Code, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, or drug name

There are two versions of Artemetrx Extend available: Base Access is available for all users, and Power User Access is optional, allowing for custom report and dashboard building and the ability to save and share reports.

Artemetrx is a proprietary industry-leading web-based software for integrated drug management developed by Pharmaceutical Strategies Group. Artemetrx Extend is the latest in a series of innovations on the Artemetrx platform.

Learn more about how Artemetrx Extend: https://link.psgconsults.com/Artemetrx.Extend

About Artemetrx®

Artemetrx is a proprietary SaaS platform developed by Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG), an EPIC company. As one of the first technology solutions in the market to integrate pharmacy and medical claims data for specialty drug cost management, Artemetrx continues to provide market-leading specialty drug insights to payers. It delivers unparalleled intelligence and line-of-sight into serious challenges perpetuating out-of-control drug costs and compromised patient outcomes.

More information: https://www.psgconsults.com/discoverartemetrx

About Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG)

Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, an EPIC company, relentlessly advocates for clients as they navigate complex and ever-changing drug cost management challenges. PSG's innovative drug management solutions, including Artemetrx®, deliver actionable insights with exceptional financial and clinical value. PSG functions as a strategic partner through industry-leading intelligence and technologies to realize billions of dollars in drug cost savings for clients every year.

More information: https://www.psgconsults.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

College Gymnastics Association Partners With CaptainU To Create A New Pathway For Athletes To Play In College

PLANO, Texas -- College Gymnastics Association (CGA) -the Gymnastics Organization that aims to grow the sport of Collegiate Men's Gymnastics - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help raise the profile of NCAA Men's Gymnastics and provide more opportunities at the Collegiate level.

CaptainU, a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This partnership allows CGA access to some of the top high school athletes, while increasing CaptainU's exposure in the college gymnastics recruiting world.

"We're excited to work with CaptainU and explore ways to improve men's NCAA gymnastics recruiting," said Randy Jepson, President of CGA.

"This partnership will provide a clear path for high school gymnasts serious about competing at the NCAA level...recruiting tools and resources to further enhance their Gymnastics journeys," said John Robinson,Vice President of the College Gymnastics Association.

Through this partnership, NCAA gymnastic coaches will have direct access to connect with high school gymnasts as an additional resource for them to build their team culture and work towards championship teams. For High school gymnasts, this partnership offers the opportunity to further highlight their strengths as a gymnast, student and person.

"We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with College Gymnastics Association and providing them with additional tools and resources to enhance their already great program," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Assisting college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process is what we do best and teaming up with CGA is a great opportunity to continue our mission."

About College Gymnastics Association:

The College Gymnastics Association values inclusion, innovation and integrity, and aims to raise the profiles of the sport of NCAA Men's Gymnastics by setting the standard for collegiate sports Organizations and providing additional opportunities at the Collegiate level.

About CaptainU:

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events and colleges. More than 3.5 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like USA Gymnastics, USRowing, USA Cheer. To learn more about CaptainU, visit http://www.captainu.com/.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations.

Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

Related link: https://stacksports.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Announcing Seedling’s Fab Five Winners: Seedling to Honor Winners at 11th Annual April Gala in support of Children who have an Incarcerated Parent

AUSTIN, Texas -- Seedling invites the Austin community to our 11th Annual Austin's Fab Five - Light Up the Night! Gala on the evening of Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Join us as we honor five true local heroes whose selfless devotion has left a profoundly positive impact in the lives of hundreds of Central Texas children.

This prominent event benefits Seedling by raising vital funds used to bring hope and opportunities for thousands of children affected by parental incarceration in Central Texas.

This year's honorees are Ana Cortez, President at Mexican American School Boards Association; Jonathan "Chaka" Mahone, Founder, DAWA (Diversity and Wellness in Action); Dr. Rosalind Oliphant, Mentor Teacher and Community Partnerships for Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy and Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy; Lisa Ivie Miller, Principal and Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST, and Blake Absher, Executive Vice President, Austin Market President, Broadway Bank.

Nominee photos and bios may be downloaded here: https://one.bidpal.net/fabfive23/custom/custom2

The process of selecting the honorees is a rigorous and highly competitive one. Seedling chooses candidates who are leaders in the Austin community and whose work positively impacts Central Texas children. Fab Five honorees are devoted champions for underserved children as well as education. The Fab Five event highlights the work and leadership of the honorees while raising much needed funds to support school-based mentoring for children impacted by parental incarceration.

"This is our eleventh year hosting the Fab Five Gala, and every year we continue to raise the bar for, and accomplish our fundraising goals, so more children can experience the benefits of having a caring mentor in their life," said Julie Barschow, Seedling Director of Development. "As we reflect on the contributions of this year's Honorees, we look to our extraordinarily generous community to help us continue the Fab Five - Light Up the Night! Gala for many years to come."

Proceeds from the event support Seedling's mentor program, which provides mentors as role models and sources of support and encouragement to children whose parents are absent from the home serving a jail or prison sentence.

For information on the event or Seedling's impact in the lives of children in our community, please visit the Fab Five website at https://bit.ly/FabFive22 or contact Emily Slater at Emily@seedlingmentors.org or 512-323-6371.

About Seedling:

Seedling has provided school-based mentoring for children impacted by parental incarceration since 2006. This school year, Seedling aims to provide mentoring for 525 students in Austin ISD, Del Valle ISD, Pflugerville ISD, Hays CISD, KIPP Public Schools, and Austin Achieve, and is currently seeking mentors. Each year, Seedling also awards $5,000 scholarships to 8th grade students to use toward their post-secondary education. Since the pandemic, Seedling has expanded programming to include virtual and summer mentoring, additional scholarship opportunities, and extra support for high school mentees. Seedling is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization, Tax ID #74-2841791. Donations are tax deductible.

To learn more about Seedling or to become a mentor visit Seedling's website at https://www.seedlingmentors.org/ or call (512) 323-6371.

Related link: https://seedlingmentors.org/

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Regional Events

Self-Love & Sisterhood Summit Inspires Women Worldwide to Take Their Power Back and Unleash Their Sexy Diva

HOUSTON, Texas -- Sexy Diva World, Inc. will host its inaugural Self-Love & Sisterhood Summit on February 3-5, 2023 at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe. Award-winning fitness competitor and 2 time NPC bodybuilding champion Charlene Taylor, the founder, owner, and CEO of Sexy Diva World, is proven to empower and inspire women to embrace self-love and sisterhood, take their power back, and unleash their "Sexy Diva."

Through an impactful and transformative 3-day life-changing EXPERIENCE in a trusted safe space, women have access to Taylor and divinely inspired hand-selected group of like-minded certified experts, coaches, certified professionals and special guests that provide tools to release trauma and limiting beliefs, transform their mindset, health and habits to achieve the body they desire, emerge in the fullness of their feminine energy, their authentic power, to unleash their Sexy Diva and transcend beyond all limits to create a life they love. Yoga, breathwork, meditation, and sound bath are just a few interactive transformational activities addressing mental, emotional, and physical well-being to embrace self-love.

"Transformation happens the minute a woman makes the choice to unleash her Sexy Diva!" says Taylor. "I get excited knowing that our Self-Love and Sisterhood Summit creates massive breakthrough after breakthrough for women in a safe space that foster impactful transformation that is effective in supporting women to go beyond limitations they have put on themselves or allowed others to put on them so they can powerfully create the life they love."

Known as "The Liberian Lioness," Taylor hosts this Self-Love & Sisterhood Summit in addition to other programs committed to inspire and empower women worldwide to embrace self-love and sisterhood and discover their authentic selves. Ready to unleash your Sexy Diva?

Register for the summit at: https://www.sexydivaworld.com/.

Download and sign the Sexy Diva Integrity Pledge today as your commitment to powerfully creating a life you love in a Sexy Diva World: https://www.sexydivaworld.com/female-empowerment-programs-integrity-pledge.

About Sexy Diva World, Inc.:

Sexy Diva World, Inc. is a female empowerment company that inspires and empowers women worldwide to embrace self-love and sisterhood and create a life they love through summits, retreats, support groups, and programs to help women of all ages and from all walks of life access their feminine energy, operate in their authentic power and unleash their Sexy Diva. Through specifically designed programs addressing the needs of the whole woman, women discover self-love, and they are connected to a genuine circle of like-minded women for their health and well-being.

Under the Sexy Diva World umbrella is the Diva in Training Foundation, supporting single moms and empowering girls to love themselves, build confidence, and boost self-esteem. Sexy Diva World is the playground that empowers women globally to Release. Transform. Emerge. Transcend.

For the latest news and information regarding Sexy Diva World, visit: https://www.sexydivaworld.com/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles

‘My Father The Queen’ Wins Best LGBT Screenplay from Best Script Award – London

CYPRESS, Texas -- The Best Script Award - London selected "My Father The Queen" as the winner of the Best LGBT Screenplay during their Autumn 2022 competition. The screenplay was written by filmmaker Lisa N. Alexander, owner of PrettyWork Studios. It is her first feature work.

The screenplay was selected from hundreds of entries and according to Alexander, "a wonderful nod" to the work that took three years to complete. "To win best screenplay for my first ever feature is a huge source of pride," the filmmaker said. "I'm very grateful for the competition and the judges who saw the beauty and relevance in 'My Father The Queen,'" she continued.

The film addresses mental health in the Black community, what happens to the family dynamic and familial relationships when a member chooses to live closeted, how "daddy issues" manifest in real life, and finally, what healing looks like.

Alexander is grateful for all the people who encouraged her to complete the screenplay as well as shoulder some of the pre-production work. "I could not have asked for a better writing coach than Khufere [Qhamata]," said Alexander. "And having Professor Stanley Davis on the team has been one of the best gifts I could have received," she continued.

Alexander is currently raising funds for the project and expects production to begin Summer 2023 with a film release in 2024. She will direct and produce the film through her production company, PrettyWork Studios and has begun building her team.

Cast and crew members include:

* Brandon James, Director of Photography

* Jessica L. Davis, First Assistant Director

* Bridget Fizer, Costume Designer

* Nykema Brown, Makeup Artist

* Linda Robinson, Actress (Carolyn)

In all, the screenplay for My Father The Queen has earned seven Official Selection, Semi-Finalist, and Nominee laurels from various film festivals in 2022.

About PrettyWork Studios:

PrettyWork Studios brings together diverse experts and talent to help tell amazing stories-whether they be for the big or small screen. PrettyWork Studios is Black woman owned and focuses on telling stories that explore the many facets of Black culture and other BIPOC concerns. Learn more: https://prettyworkstudios.com/

For more information about "My Father The Queen":

Website: https://www.myfatherthequeen.com/

IMDBPro - https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt24044362/?ref_=nm_ovrvw_cr_kf_1

Facebook: @myfatherthequeen

Instagram: @myfatherthequeen

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https://bestscriptawards.com/winners/2022

https://www.myfatherthequeen.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Professor-L.-Stanley-Davis-Biography.pdf

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Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate

McCaw Property Management proudly announces the anniversary of following staff members

KELLER, Texas -- McCaw Property Management, a full-service management company providing professional property management services throughout Texas specializing in single-family rentals, today announced the anniversary of their following staff members.

McCaw Property Management:

Printace Reed - In his role for 6 years now as VBC Porter for 195-unit HOA complex. He is also responsible for all exterior buildings and lawn care. Printace serves as a deacon and is retired from the military.

Heather Phildius - One of our prestigious Business Development Managers for 5 years now is responsible for onboarding new clients. She creates a relationship between the clients and McCaw Property Management, assuring a smooth transition by setting the pace and always meeting their needs. She is also a licensed realtor and is eager to assist with any real-estate opportunities. She and her husband have two children.

Darla Lydens - She has been part of the McCaw Property Management family for 5 years now carrying the title of our Leasing Manager. One of her main roles is to review and decide on all incoming prospective tenant applications. She is also responsible for preparing the lease and overseeing this process from beginning to end. Darla is compassionate in all that she does. She and her husband have two children and perhaps a third if you consider their pet (who claims to be human).

Cassie Herd - She has been part of the McCaw Property Management family for 5 years. She is our Maintenance Manager, and she is responsible for the coordination of all Make-Ready projects and maintenance requests for our properties. She has direct contact will all Vendors, Owners, and Tenants. Cassie holds a great background in customer service. She and her husband have three children - Cassie is an artist at heart and in her free time, she enjoys drawing portraits.

Scott Walthall - He has been part of the McCaw Property Management family for 5 years. He is one of the maintenance technicians and he is responsible for maintenance requests submitted by tenants. His goal is to make the proper repairs quickly and keep the cost low for our clients. He is well experienced in making home repairs and provides excellent customer service.

"I`m excited to recognize our tenured staff for their years of service," said Kyle McCaw, owner of McCaw Property Management. "Despite these challenging economic times, our business continues to grow. We must have the appropriate staff and resources in place to better serve our clients, effectively manage properties, and help drive profitable investments."

About McCaw Property Management:

Since 2003, McCaw Property Management has been dedicated to making property management manageable for our client`s busy schedules, providing full-service and specializing in single-family rentals.

We provide residential property owners with high-quality property management services using state-of-the-art technology. We make sure to keep them informed of how their investments are doing in real-time while providing tenants of these properties with real-time access to maintenance requests and billing.

McCaw Property Management is dedicated to providing our clients with excellent customer service by maximizing owner profitability while preserving their investment in real estate.

The key to our success is not only providing prompt, friendly, and professional services to our property owners and their tenants but also understand that your property is an important investment in your future as well as ours.

We not only strive to increase the value of your assets over time, but we also help you set the maximum rent possible so each month you grow your investment.

McCaw Property Management has the experience and dedication to ensure you receive only superior property management services. We take care of everything from property advertising through rent collection to property inspection.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.mccawpropertymanagement.com/, call us at 817-491-2553.

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Construction and Building, Free News Articles, HVAC Heating and Cooling

According to CW Service Pros – There’s A New Reason To Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling System Sooner Than 2023

LEWISVILLE, Texas -- In 2023, the HVAC industry is expected to experience major price increases in the production of new heating and cooling systems due to higher standards in SEER rating systems* taking effect in the new year. Consumers can benefit now by purchasing new HVAC systems before the close of 2022 while SEER standards remain at lower ratings, says CW Service Pros.

CW Service Pros Office Manager Karen Edmonds states, "There's a price hike coming on heating and cooling (HVAC) equipment January 2023. If your HVAC system is on the older side or you are considering replacing it soon, replacing it now could save you a lot of money."

She also stated that both by purchasing and installing a new system before the price increase and by the savings offered - "you will benefit from higher efficiency equipment."

PRICE INCREASES IN THE HVAC INDUSTRY

The U.S. Department of Energy uses SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings to evaluate heating and cooling equipment efficiency. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system is. These ratings ensure all systems meet minimum standards of effectiveness and efficiency. They also help consumers compare and evaluate different systems and make good purchasing decisions.

The Department of Energy has revised its SEER guidelines for 2023 and a 20 SEER system is now considered a 19.2 SEER2 system. As of January 2023, Texas will be phasing out low SEER equipment to establish a higher efficiency standard in both new construction and existing homes. The minimum energy-efficiency standards are being raised for all cooling and heating systems. At the same time, a new SEER ratings system, called SEER2, will go into effect. The new SEER2 system uses different testing conditions and is a more accurate way to evaluate HVAC efficiency.

Due to the coming changes according to Karen Edmonds, "HVAC manufacturers are redesigning HVAC components to meet the new SEER2 requirements. As a result, prices are said to increase on new HVAC systems and components as of January 2023 as much as 30%."

Karen continues, "Once the new regulations go into effect, any units that don't meet the new requirements can't be sold or installed. It is against the federal law to sell or install this equipment after the New Year."

ADDITIONAL REASONS TO UPGRADE NOW

There is another great reason to upgrade now according to Karen, especially if your current HVAC system is older than 10 years or out of warranty. Replacing an old system won't just save you from having to pay more upfront; over time, it'll also save you money because new HVAC systems cost less to operate.

New HVAC models are much more energy-efficient than older ones. They use less energy and provide more heating and cooling power, even compared to models that are only 5 to 10 years old.

If you've been planning to upgrade or replace your current HVAC system in the near future, there are solid reasons to go ahead and get it done before the end of 2022.

For expert advice on choosing a heating and cooling system, plus professional HVAC installation, CW Service Pros can be of assistance in choosing the best unit for a home and install.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

CW Service Pros is a highly reputable HVAC and Plumbing Contractor offering service since 1999 in the Dallas - Fort Worth Texas Area with over 15,000 5 Star Customer Reviews.

Learn more: https://www.cwservicepros.com/

CW Service Pros, 1890 Midway Rd Lewisville, TX 75056. Phone: 972-362-9509.

Master License #M-21377 | Contractor License #TACLA00026090E

*REFERENCE TO SEER2: https://seer2.com/about.html

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

Whiteflash Honored by BBB for 18 years of Excellence

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Ideal Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has received their highest honor to date from the Better Business Bureau as part of the BBB's 100 Year Centennial Celebration. The BBB recognized Whiteflash as one of a select group of companies who have been Winners of Distinction for more than 15 years in a row in the BBB's annual Awards for Excellence competition.

Entrants must maintain an A+ rating with the BBB and the businesses are scored on a comprehensive set of performance standards including product quality, customer care, consumer education, innovation, integrity, and social responsibility.

Whiteflash has an unbroken record of BBB Awards dating back to 2004. In addition to being awarded Winner of Distinction for the past 18 years, Whiteflash has received the coveted BBB Pinnacle Award five times in the last 10 years. This is a stunning achievement considering the Greater Houston Area is the fourth largest market in America and home to many of the finest jewelry brands in the world.

In the words of Whiteflash COO, Eliezer Eber, "This special award from the BBB means so much to me because it speaks to the consistency of our performance, especially in light of the many external challenges we've overcome during the last several years. I'm super proud that our team always looks for solutions rather than excuses, and gratified that they have been recognized for their long track record of extraordinary efforts."

Founded in the year 2000, Whiteflash has been at the forefront of jewelry industry since the beginning of the information age and the emergence of e-commerce. In addition to their internationally recognized A CUT ABOVE® super ideal diamonds, Whiteflash offers two other categories of precision cut AGS Ideal and GIA Excellent diamonds, all of which are in-house and available exclusively at Whiteflash. All are posted to their state-of-the-art website with a full complement of diagnostics and advanced light performance imaging.

In addition to their expertise in precision cut diamonds Whiteflash is also an authorized distributor for some of America's finest bridal designers including Tacori, Verragio, Simon G, A. Jaffe, Ritani, Vatche and Benchmark, providing an extensive selection of top quality brand name diamond engagement rings.

Whiteflash CEO Debi Wexler reflected on the BBB Award saying, "It's always been wonderful to be recognized for excellence by the BBB, but this award is next-level. It demonstrates that our company culture is built solidly around a set of Core Values that always put the customer first - a laser focus that never changes from year to year, even during difficult times."

Being recognized for their unblemished record of excellence by the BBB validates the company's customer advocacy philosophy and devotion to best practices. Whiteflash is a member of the American Gem Society, an organization dedicated to consumer education and protection. They are also one of the few retail jewelers in the world certified for ISO9000 quality management. Their unwavering focus on the customer experience has resulted in a huge number of 5 star reviews at independent review sites like Google Reviews and Yelp.

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE® Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning Whiteflash.com website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the "Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcomes visitors to their showroom located in the upscale Houston area community of Sugar Land, Texas. Whiteflash is a proud member of the American Gem Society.

For more information, log onto https://www.whiteflash.com/ or call toll free 877-612-6770.

RELATED LINKS:
https://www.whiteflash.com/a-cut-above-diamonds/

https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/

https://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate

McCaw Property Management Named to the 18th Annual Aggie 100™, Honored as Fastest-Growing Company

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- McCaw Property Management of Keller, Texas is among the top 100 companies from around the world selected for the 18th annual Aggie 100™ which honors the fastest-growing companies owned by former students of Texas A&M University. McCaw Property Management was recognized as number 58 with a compound annual growth rate of 49.87%. The Aggie 100 is founded and sponsored by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.

Kyle McCaw, Licensed Real Estate Broker, founded McCaw Property Management as a fledgling, one-man real estate boutique. Under his leadership, the company has grown to a staff of 18 that is trained in residential property management services throughout Texas with 900+ residential properties under management.

Their affordable property management services offer tenant placement and feedback, rental property cleaning, property maintenance, and repairs, rent collection and remittance, detailed rental property inspections, and much more. For a small fee that is deducted from rental payments each month, our clients have the peace of mind of knowing that they have a thorough, trustworthy property management company working with them to keep tenants happy and investment property running smoothly 24/7.

"Texas A&M University holds a special place in my heart. To be honored by the same University that I owe so much to is beyond humbling," said Kyle McCaw.

The 100 Aggie-owned companies with the highest compound annual revenue growth from 2019 to 2021 were recognized at a formal celebration at the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University's Kyle Field on Nov. 4, 2022. The honorees were joined in celebration by family, friends, employees, faculty, administrators, current students, and fellow entrepreneurs.

"Now in its 18th year, the Aggie 100 continues to re-set the standard for recognizing and celebrating the best of our Aggie entrepreneurs across the globe," said Blake Petty '98, executive director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. "These 100 companies and their Aggie founders and leaders have proven their determination for success, and we're excited to welcome them to the Aggie 100 family. This year saw our second-highest number of applications ever, indicating just how competitive these rankings have become. This 18th class of the Aggie 100 represents the cream that has truly risen to the top, and we're honored to be a part of their company's story and success."

A complete list of Aggie 100 companies, including past years, can be viewed at https://aggie100.com/.

About McCaw Property Management:

McCaw Property Management specializes in managing residential income property throughout Texas.

Investing in real estate does not have to be scary or time-consuming. At McCaw Property Management, we are passionate about creating long-term wealth and income through real estate investing. Our professionals provide high-quality real estate and property management services that monetize your investments in Dallas, Fort Worth, and other surrounding cities in Texas. Let us do the hard work.

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McCaw Property Management LLC

1670 Keller Pkwy Suite 100, Keller, TX 762248, USA

(817) 491-2553

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