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If it's broken, even a little bit broke, do fix it.

Whoever originally said “a stitch in time saves nine” got it right on. (It sounds like something Ben Franklin wrote in his “Poor Richards Almanac” but I’m not going to take the time to google it right now.)


A lot of the pressure washers & paint sprayers that are brought to us for repair would cost their owners a lot less to repair if they had brought them much sooner. Both of these types of pumps develop…


Added by Jim Allen on December 20, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

America's Best High Schools: The List

This from Diane Lipton, the President of Houston East End Chamber of Commerce. Diane and others at the EECOC have played a huge role in making these 2 east end high schools what they are today. Congrats to Diane.

America's Best High Schools:

The List

Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the…


Added by Jim Allen on June 16, 2010 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Brilliant Facebook Campaign

This link came from my freind Chris Vance. http://www.linkedin.com/in/topherthoughts

IKEA opened a new store and got very creative with use of the photo-tagging feature on facebook. They were giving away IKEA stuff so the word spread like wildfire and got the attention of a lot of people in the community. Pretty neat.


Added by Jim Allen on November 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Local Goat Dairies

As part of my business, I have been visiting vendors at several of the local Farmer's markets. The Bayou City Market, open Saturdays AM from 8 - 12 off Richmond, is a fantastic market with a wide diversity of products grown or made by people in or around Houston. There is another market open Tuesday Evenings, near the Rice U athletic facilities, where you will find many of the same vendors and others.

Yesterday, I met 2 of the daughters of the delightful Carlson family at the… Continue

Added by Jim Allen on July 19, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments


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