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Life-altering spine injury leads to romance and a new charity
It was just a couple weeks after Jesi Stracham suffered the injury that threatened to paralyze her from the chest down that she reached out to the only other person in the world who could understand what she was going through. On Jan. 20, the 22-year-old from near Charlotte, N.C. became the second recipient of an experimental treatment developed by Cambridge-based InVivo Therapeutics designed to help the spine heal after an accident. Stracham got in touch with the first recipient of that treatment,…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:05:50 +0000

An advance look at the 4 Rivers Smokehouse headed to South Tampa
The 4 Rivers Smokehouse earmarked for the corner of Swann and MacDill avenues in South Tampa has been designed to complement its high-density surroundings. John Rivers, the brand's founder and CEO, provided TBBJ renderings of the unit that he plans to open in late October or early November. The look of the 4,200-square-foot building was “designed to reflect an old Tampa feel,” he said earlier this week, “to maintain the integrity of the area.” That should be encouraging news to South Tampa…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:09:12 +0000

Rice Business Plan Competition hands out $1.5 million, wearable takes top prize
This year's Rice Business Plan Competition winner was a wearable to help track lost children. KiLife Tech from Brigham Young University brought in more than $500,000 in cash prizes and services. Children wear the company's wristband, which is connected to a smartphone, and alerts parents if their kids get too far away. Start your day with Houston Business Journal news in your inbox. Sign up for Morning Edition here. The prizes were presented April 18 at a banquet at the Omni Houston Hotel…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:51:04 +0000

Use an email recipient's company logo to increase personalization
It’s not enough to personalize emails with just “Hi .” Here's how marketers can up their game by making emails more personal to drive higher open rates, click-throughs and replies. 1. Put the recipient’s name in the subject line of the email If possible, add the company name to the subject line as well. If the recipient is Joe and his company is Acme, we could write a subject such as: “Joe, we have tips for increasing sales at Acme.” Joe will recognize his name and his company, and…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:26:00 +0000

Medical campus biotech company pursues big pharma licensing partners
CH3 Biosystems has identified a new business strategy and is seeking to license its technology to large pharmaceutical partners. The company’s patented technology helps identify drug and diagnostic candidates, and it has spent nearly seven years building its own molecular tools for the purpose of research into various grave diseases, including cancer. That activity has brought in enough revenue to “keep the lab buzzing,” said founder John Aletta, but at four employees, the company remains…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:01:00 +0000

Black Chamber honors Austin small business award winners
More than 600 attendees gathered April 17 at the downtown Hilton Austin for the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce 2015 Small Business Awards. Chamber CEO Natalie Madeira Colfield said it was the largest such event in the 33-year history of the chamber. This year's event included the inaugural Native Star Award, presented to an Austinite who has gone on to achieve national or international success. The award went to George Howell, an anchor with CNN, who attended high school and university…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:00:44 +0000

The week in review: Big spending on buildings, acquisitions and car factories
We here at the Dallas Business Journal like to follow the money, whether it's big acquisitions, big real estate deals, big business expansions or billions of dollars being spent for a new factory. Heck, the bigger the numbers, the more we like it. In this edition of Week in Review, you'll find plenty of big monetary figures to read about. We'll start with a big acquisition by a Dallas-based company, and end with billions of dollars being spent on automotive factories. So, let's look back at the…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:00:21 +0000

Editor's take: Exxon's $33M CEO, inside the biggest store in Texas and why it pays to be an accountant
It's looking like Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson is going to be back on top of Dallas-Fort Worth's executive pay mountain for 2014. In an SEC filing, Exxon (NYSE: XOM) reported Tillerson's 2014 pay at $33 million, up 18% from the $28 million he received the year before for running the nation's biggest oil company. You might recall that the perennial king-of-the-hill fell to No. 2 last year – when multiyear equity awards vaulted Tony Aquila, CEO of Solera Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLH), to the…

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:31 +0000

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