CornerStore® Expands Traditional, Mobile & Social Marketing with OpenStore® by GasBuddy

Customers can get exclusive deals and learn about Corner Stores SAN ANTONIO, August 9, 2012 – Valero Retail Holdings Inc. announced that its Corner Store locations are now in the world of social media communication.  The first splash was created with the website  This launch enabled more than 100,000 consumers to participate in the [...]

Greater San Antonio Chamber delegation visits Laredo to discuss legislative priorities

Laredo, TX (Aug 6, 2012)–Members of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce visited Laredo August 2 to meet with their Laredo counterparts and discuss issues of mutual interest.  The meet comes in anticipation of the bi-annual Legislative Session scheduled for the spring of 2013.  The San Antonio business group was headed by Jim Greenwood, [...]

On Top of Their Game

With the upheaval in retail in recent years – big box chains encroaching on independents, online shopping gaining on brick-and-mortar stores, even some longtime beloved institutions going the way of the dinosaur – there are still success stories that seem to defy the odds. Here are two South Texas businesses that didn’t just manage to [...]

Considerations for Developing Crisis Communications Plans

In 2010, news editors identified 7,378 “newsworthy” crises, according to the Institute for Crisis Management’s (ICM) ( 2010 Annual Crisis Report. The BP oil spill, the earthquake in Haiti and Toyota’s recall issues were among leading headlines. While many businesses will never have to face the enormity of these crises, even “small” crises can trigger [...]


SAN ANTONIO, July 26, 2012 — Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) announced today that Deborah Platt Majoras has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Majoras, 48, is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of The Procter & Gamble Company. Previously she served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in [...]