Ongoing Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale on South Texas

Prepared by the Institute for Economic Development – The University of Texas at San Antonio. Click here to read (PDF)

Considerations for Developing Crisis Communications Plans

In 2010, news editors identified 7,378 “newsworthy” crises, according to the Institute for Crisis Management’s (ICM) (www.crisesexperts.com) 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 [...]

The Etiquite of Technology

The Etiquette of Technology Technology moves business forward, and the explosion of innovations in the past few years has enabled companies to grow and thrive.  Yet that same technology can be a source of contention and cause a business to falter and lose ground. “Technology is not good or bad, it is not rude or [...]

Furniture That Transcends Time

SAN ANTONIO, TX Next time you settle down in your family room, remember to thank George Nelson (1908-1986). When Nelson coauthored the book Tomorrow’s House in 1945, he described both the now familiar family gathering spot, and the “storagewall,” solving specific design challenges for a more informal way of living. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, [...]

Meeting in McAllen

Year-round sunshine and subtropical weather are big draws for meeting, convention, and wedding planners eyeing McAllen, Texas, as a special event destination. But don’t let the island-style ambience fool you – this is no sleepy little town. The city – the largest in Hidalgo county and the second largest in the Rio Grande Valley – [...]