4 Ways Mentorship Opportunities Can Help Fill the Industry Skills Gap

Lindsay Gilder In the latest episode of the Thomas Industry Update Podcast, Thomas CEO and President Tony Uphoff spoke to Mary Person, the director of Governmental Relations and External Affairs for FH Paschen. At the major construction firm, Person plays a significant role in recruitment efforts for some of the best talent in the construction industry and continues to recruit the next …

After months of economic woes in the Houston region, hints of a recovery

Sergio Chapa , Erin Douglas , Amanda Drane , Nancy Sarnoff , R.A. Schuetz , Dwight Silverman and Gwendolyn Wu Four months ago, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Houston region were just beginning to be felt, but signs of an unprecedented economic disaster were taking shape. In mid-March, when Houston Chronicle business reporters looked at the economic effect of the burgeoning pandemic, there were fewer than 100 new cases …

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew shares his faith in God in new memoir

Kevin Mercer For 19 years, from 1967-1985, Rod Carew terrorized opposing pitchers as one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. Now 74, the first-ballot Hall of Famer has published a memoir titled “One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life’s Curveballs.” Co-written with Jaime Aron, a senior writer for the American Heart Association and a former Texas sports editor for …

August’s Work + Faith Online Speaker is Candace Matthews!

Candace Matthews joins us on August 13th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, while making it a priority to ensure their leadership style, operational models, products and services reflect their intent to reflect Christ-centered lives while also empowering others to …

‘The Huddle’: Christian men launch podcast for difficult conversations

 Savannah Evanoff These two Christian men started a podcast to have the difficult conversations. FORT WALTON BEACH — Andre Harrell II, aka L.A., isn’t much of a football guy, but he understands what it means when a team hunkers down together before a big play. It’s why he and Austin Willis named their podcast “The Huddle.” In the podcast, which …

Microsoft and LinkedIn partner to help 25M workers gain digital skills

Macy Bayern Microsoft introduced its new global skills initiative to provide digital skills to more than 25 million people worldwide who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made during a Microsoft digital event on Tuesday, shedding light on the significant impact COVID-19 has had on employment, as well as introducing a new learning app to Microsoft Teams. “People are contributing in new ways in …

A Houston teacher’s nonprofit feeds students, families while supporting local food trucks

Melissa Correa HOUSTON — When KHOU 11 first shared Sarah Watson’s story, the special education teacher for Yes Prep Public Schools was just one week into her new organization. She helped to create Feeding the Frontline HTX. The caption for the organization’s very first Instagram post on March 22 included a description of its mission: What are we aiming to do? …