Resource Center one year old The Business Resource Center is one year old and recaitl> hekJ graduation ceremonies for its first mx) businesses frcKn its Incubator s>'stem. The> are Monarch Jewelers and Jeep Recover> . McM-e on these are in a separate stories. n>Tin Buc>*, Chairman of the Center said it was a dream come true. The idea staned in 198" as only a conoept. The idea is and still is today to ring all service together to give support to nevk or existing businesses. Twenty three community interest institution join together to make this center happen. Some of these indude Ba>1or, MCC, City Waco Chamber of Commerce, HOTCOG, Industrial Foundation. SCORE. SBA. and Waco schook. The center has basically four divisions. These are the incubator program which David &euan, the executive director overseer; Small Busing Development Center, v%ith Lu Billings: Goverment Resource Center, '*iih Donna Teat, under the director of Hugh David of HOT COG; and SCORE with Bob Halpin, this >’ear's diairman. HOTCOG portions of the center cover six countries, Lu Billings said that small businesses nov^ big business, with some nineteen million small businesses in existence. Today thev make up the largest employers. First businesses graduate from Business Resource Center Monarch Jewelers, (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a profik on one of the first ti%o smaii businesses to gredaate from the Incubator Pr^nun at the Business Resource Center at McLennan Community CoBege.) David Harris began working in the jev^elrv business about 5 years ago. He started out, by working part-time for a jewelrv store in Hillsboro. He worked there pan time for about 2 years before starting to work full-time. After about a year before being laid off. He then went to work for a local jewelry store where he became manager. While there, he learned purchasing and retailing as well as major jewelrv’ repair, stone setting and custom casting. Though the experience was invaluable, his real desire was to operate a business that he could make decisions for. In early 1988, Harris learned about the Business Resource Center and decided to pursue the possibility of opening his own business. The initial focus of the business would be repairs and custom casting with the hope of one day developing into a full service jewelrv store. Thus, Monarch Jewelers was formed in May of 1988. Through the Center, Harris received help establishing the business and ongoing support in area of the day to day operations. With the help of the Small Business Businesses at Business Resource Center Sunrise Corp., Marv (Cookie) Ling, Nancy Tinslev; R&J Remodeling, Rick White; American Leadership Institute, Larr>' Traudt; Kenny Grishan & Associates, Kenny Grishan; Advanced Video Concept, Lark Smith; Tender Loving Care, ■Ajinette Dexter; Winchek'd, Jim Winton; Products Development Marketing, Pat Holiday; Bullseye Electric, Frank Bull; Venture Integration Network, Flynn Bucy; Roreco Renovation, Lee Rorie; Goals, John Hancock; and, Monarch Jewelers, David Harris Dr PepperMuseum A move is on to recycle cans, glass, newspapers and “whathave you” city wide with the proceeds going to help the Dr Pepper Museum. All the details haven’t been worked out yet, so keep reading the Citizen. It will be a joint effort between Julie Hemstreet, representing the Waco Hotel Motel Assn., Teemus Warner, Keep Waco Beautiful and others such as Mike VVien, Owens Brockway Glass Co. and the MH- MR recycling center. Anyone interested in helping is urged to call Ms. Hem.street at 7995786. The American Cancer Society of Waco-McLennan County has announced the Reach to Recovery Style Show . It will be June 8, from 2 until 4 p.m., at the Bell County Expo Center. Doors will be open at 1:30. . All specially-selected models are from the Central Texas area. Karen King, anchor for KCEN-TV Channel 6, will be the commentator. The latest fashion will be provided by Dillard’s in Temple Mall. The show will feature the newest styl« for today’s women — everything from casual and spor- twear to the classic business look and classic dresses. In addition to the style show, there will be a variety of information stations and berths. Local sponsors and exhibitors will provide information on related topics from breast self-examination to recon- local physicians and plastic surgeons available to discuss structive surger>’. There will also be women’s .health conc'crns and answer questions.” Gloria Waskow, of Temple, chairman for the style show, encourages all women to attend — especially those who have had or are alx)ut to have, mastectomies. According to Ms. Waskow, “The show is designed to focus on the total woman, her continued well being and good self-image. W’e urge women of all ages to perform breast self-examination and become aware of her body and individual health needs.” There is no charge for the Reach to Recovery Style Show. Of cx>urse, donations to the the American Can- CCT Society will gladly be accepted. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at (817) 753-0806. The Waco TUESDAY VOLUME 62 Your home-town community newspaper WACO. TEXAS, Tl'ESDAY. JUNE Development Center, he learned how to set up books. He also had access to the SBDC’s video tape librarv covering many subjects of interest to a small business owner. SBDC director, Lu Billings sened not only as a counselor but became one of his best customers arul sup- poners. .At about the same time David opened Monarch Jewelers, he met Howard Hudson. He was in the jewelry business and needed someone to do repair and refurbishing work for him. Over the next few months, the two developed a successful busir>ess relationship. In March 1989. Harris and Hudson began discussing the possibility of folding Monarch's operation into one planned by Mr. Hudson and opening a retail jewelrv store. This was like a dream come true for David Harris. By establishing a retail location, he would be able to continue making and repairing jewelry while better serving his existing customers. In addition, the retail store would offer a varied seleaion of jewelrv. After two months of searching, negotiating and decision making, the new company, Hudson Jewelrv was formed. It was decided that they would locate in the new wing of Richland .Mall near Penneys. The store opened in early May 1989, and is planning a Grand Opening sometime in early June. BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE into the W's Waco 90 theme of annual progress edition W'ACO 90...bridge to the future w ill be the thcmo of the 1989 annual progress edition, publisher Bill Foster announced this week. PreparMions are underway for making this one of the best issues of iLs kind, Foster said, as Waco prepares to head into the last decade of this century. As this issue comes out it will only be less than six months before the 90’s arrive. Foster said this bst decadc should be an exciting time for Waco as we continue to move foru ard. "You might say, a New Waco for a New Dccadc.” Foster added. Foster urged cvcrv ^>ne Iti begin prep;iring ihcircopy ft>r this issue. "We need cvcrvonc's input to moke this an ouLsUnding issue. Copy can be sent lo W ACO 90 Editor w hen ready. Letters to the editor are encouraged from evervone on w hat Wjco should be dicing to move forward. Adveniscn: are urged call in now. and reserve space. The number is 754-3511. Tracy Davîs plans to leave city job B> CAMELIA F0STI:R Tracy Davis. Assistant to the City Manager for Economic l>evelop- ment, will retire from his position on Friday. •Davis said he was leaving to pursue other ideas, possibly in the field of consulting, Davis began his career with the city of Waco ninetten years ago as program manager for the .Model Cities program. He moved on to be Director ot the Model Cities program, which funded many area of improvement for the city. Later he was named Director of Community Development and managed the disbursement of millions of dollars on an annual basis for improvements within the city from drainage to housing. In 1987 he was named Assistant to the City Manager for Economic Development by former City Manager David Smith. The city has been receiving economic development grants for 14 years. Davis workal on the planning grant for the Model Cities program when he joined the city in September, 1%9. Model Cities continued funding for the city until 1974, through that date the federal government expended some $51,44l,5(X) to the city for projects. The monies funded educational opponunities for the children of \^aco. provided seed money to the Family Practice Residency Program, constructed the .\1H.MR Center at Providence Hospital and provided funding for health care for the low and moderate income families. Street programs were funded in East and South N\aco and man> drainage problems were solved through .Model Cities. "Tracy’s departure is deep loss for the city and his service has been commendable and certainly of significance for the City of Waco.” City Manager John Harrison said Monday afternoon. “I was surprised,” Harrison said, “when Tracy told me of his decision last Tuesday, 1 had no forewarning, but he has his reasons and we wish him well.” Harrison said he would kx>k at Tracy's position as it fits into the overall scheme of city management and “it will be a couple of week before 1 make a determination on which way we will go.” Harrison will make the decisions on the position and on who will fill it, as that comes under his jurisdiction. The city manager hires all of the employees with the exception of the city attorney, city secretary and municipal coun judge. Child care programs, and facilities for the Laura Edwards and Latin Amencan Chnstian Centers were provided. Funds were provided for fighting crime and delinquency, fire protection, recreation and culture programs. Community Development Bkxk Grant Programs replaced Model City funding in W"5 and Waco received S5.^'4.243 The funding ha< continued annually but the amount has decreased each y ear until 1988 when the citv received S1.4'3.rtX). Davis was responsible tor developing the program each year and seeking applications for the funds within the community and coordinating with the Department of Housing .uid Urban Development. The council has been charged with the final disbursements of the funds. The funds are broken down into four primary programs, housing, economic development, public facilities and improvements and public services. Davis is married, and his wife, Tina, teaches at TSTl. They have a daughter. Heather, age 11. Davis said he planned lo remain in the Waco area. ON JUNE 1,1989 at 8KN) a.m. all Viking Hills students took the Reading Chain off the inside walls of the building and canicd it to the playground and formed a gigantic reading circle. Two hundred sixt> four students read 8,269 books from September 1, 1988 to June 1, 1989. The goal was one library book per student a week. The children read 31 books per child. . Reach to Recovery show "A Handful Of Trouble, ’ Waco movie premiere On Friday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m , Stew art-Berger Productions presents the premiere of the film A Handful Of Trouble (aka Action USA) at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre. Filmed entirely on location in the Waco area, this full-length feature is an action-adventure movie filled with breathtaking stunt work. Complete with car chases, gun battles and explosive special efrcxis. A Handful Of Trouble follows the Mafia's pursuit of a beautiful heroin and her desperate flight to safety. Once the FBI steps in to take our young heroin to another state, the bad guys bring in their Top Gun for the ultimate showdown. A Handful of Trouble is produced by Alan and Susan Stewart of W aco. Their local company, Stewart Production Services, has been in operation over five years. In addition to commercial and industrial programs, they have also produced Ghostriders which was released on video in 1988. Former W'acoan Thomas Callaway photographed this action- adventure film. Since working on Ghostriders, he has photographed over a dozen feature films. Mr. Callaway has been very busy with his own career in Hollywood. A Handful of trouble stars Cameron Mitchell (High Chaparral), Ross Hagen (Speedway), Hoke Howell (The Andy Griffith Show), and William Smith (Rich Man. Poor Man). Dozens ot local pc'ople are in the film including Charlie Pack, D. Allan Morris, Gerald Stewart and Don Robb. The prt>ducers are showing the Waco council in session film for an exclusive three day run in Waco. Friday. June ^h will be I he premiere screening for Ux:al businesses, city officials and others who were instrumental in getting this film made There will be showing at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, which will be open to the general public at $4 per ticket. The Waco City Council is in session in the DeCordova Room of the W aco Convention Center. They convened at 7:30 a.m. this morning for a work session, their fu’st meeting in two weeks. The council cancelled their scheduled meeting last Tuesday because of Memorial Day Weekend. On the agenda at 7:30 was a public hearing on a request by Plantation Foods for the designation of a reinvestment zone for commercial-industrial tax abatement. The firm is planning an addition to their facility on the Gholson Road. The council will also discuss the request by the City of Gholson for them to annex within the city’s ex- tra-territorial jurisdiction. Another discussion will center on the paving assessment policies and procedures. Council members will hear a report on fighting criminal activity within the city following the addition of 28 new regular police of* ficers to beats. The recruit class began riding in separate patrol cars on June 4. Following their graduation from the police academy they have been riding with experienced iX)lic'e officers for the past six weeks. The department also began a new “flex” squad patrol that will be utilized in high crime areas of the city. 664100 NUMBER 39 Drug hotline in service Waco Police Drug Enforcement Unit has opened a new hocHne. Citizens are encouraged to repCMi any suspicious aciivitv, which mav concern drugs by calling '53- DRUG, Lt. Haroki Sticg, Director of drug endorcement said. Lt. Siieg said callers to the new number wxmki be talking dircctly with oftlcers in the drug unit, rather than having to go throuj^ the regular switchboard and someiimes having to talk with three four people before talking with members of the DEL office. MEETINGS BOARD OF DIIIECTORS of the Central Texas Chapter of the .Associated General Contractors of .\menca will meet at noon W ed nesday at the AGC OffK'e 45iX) W . W aco Drive. _________________ Rl.TlRFD SENIOR Volunteer program of HOTCOG will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday m the courKjl's conference room at 10 a.m. Pens will be given to volunteers who have serv ed RSVP for five years, “Bl SINESS AFTER HOI RS" reception will be held at the W aco Athletic & Racquet Club Ni(Xl Harvey Drive from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is for members of the Greater W aco Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Michael Attas. Cardiologist. Providence Health Center will be a special guest at the gathenng. ____________________ W ACO FOl NDER UONS will in> st^ th«r officers for the coming year at their annual installation banquet on Thursday. The banquet will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at ' p.m. The banquet will be held at the Lions Den ni6 N. 42nd St. _____ V^ ACO COMMl NITY RAND wiU bnng a selection of ccMitemporary pieces to Indian Springs Park for the Thursday night Summer Sounds Concen. The free concen begins at 8 p.m. in the park._____________ MCLENNAN COMMIMTV College will begin their fifth season of three summer sencs at 8:45 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at the college. The first session will be on the beauty and usefulness of native Texas plants. There is no charge toi the series. __________ Homestyie ’89 Sat., Sun at Center Homestyie '89 will open Saturday and Sunday in the Waco Convention Center featunng many new ideas on how to remodel your home or office. There will be some new. interesting high tech inventions displayed. Over 45 booths will feature everyihing you need to do the job. One btx>th, the HOW booth, will have I** builders you can talk to alx)ut anv renuxleling or building problem you have. Adni. is only $1. Hours .ire. Sat. 11 to 7 and Sun. 1 to 6. Teemus W arner tellsSHNA about recycling "Recyclu\g is a habit,” Teemus Warner of Keep Wacv lieautiful told members of the Saiigei Heights Neighborhood Assn. She urged members to do more recycling of aluminum cans, newsprint, glass and other items to keep Waco beautiful plus make money for yourself or your favorite project. She said plastic's were harder to recycle because there are eight different types. A member suggested we should buy more items in glass for two reasons: One becau.se Owens-Illinois make glass prixlucts in Waco and glass can be recycled whereas as plastic is not as easy to do so. Teemus has a new brochure out on recycling. It tells what to do and how to do more recycling. Ms. Warner reminded members it was printed on recyclcd papet. The W aco Hotel Motel -Vssn. is starting recycling program which will aid the new Dr Pepper Museum, The goal is to raise $10,000 for the new attraction.
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