Business

BBB issues warning against ATV, go-kart business

Fun is sputtering to a halt for some customers of the New Braunfels-based The Family Exchange. Consumer complaints received by the Better Business Bureau allege products ordered from The Family Exchange are not delivered in the expected time frame. Additionally, some consumers allege the business does not honor requests for refunds or repairs under the terms of their warranty agreements.

Too Good To Be Threw celebrates 30th anniversary

Linda Reams

With more and more people looking for a bargain these days, the country’s economic downturn has actually bolstered sales for Too Good To Be Threw, San Antonio’s first and finest resale shop specializing in designer apparel, home decor and fine furnishings.

Massage Heights announces expansion strategy

Massage Heights on Stone Oak Parkway

After experiencing exponential franchise growth and creating more than 1,200 jobs in the U.S. since 2004, Massage Heights, the nation's fastest growing membership-based massage therapy franchise, has announced an aggressive international expansion strategy calling for 125 new locations throughout Canada in the next five years.

Artistic Images scheduling summer portrait sessions

Senior portrait by Artistic Images

“Never work with children or animals,” warned an obviously very intelligent person long ago.  Yet, photographer Elizabeth Homan either never received that memo or is simply one who doesn’t necessarily follow the rules.  Not only has Homan built a career photographing kids, families and the rambunctious pet amidst elaborate and non-traditional settings, but she makes it look so easy. 
 

WineStyles simplifies the wine buying experience

Jerry and Jean Zellers

Most of us have been there at one point or another – standing before hundreds of bottles of wine in a supermarket or big box store trying to pinpoint the exact one that will satisfy our palate, compliment tonight’s chicken dish or stand as the perfect housewarming gift.  The task can be daunting, especially since wines are typically arranged by grape or country o

New Frost Bank hosts 3-day grand opening party

Caricature artist at Family Fun Day

A three-day celebration marking the opening of a new Frost Bank near Hwy 281 and Evans Road ended Saturday with a highly enjoyable Family Fun Day.  An impressive crowd turned out for this final party, which included a catered lunch, free drawings by a caricature artist and entertainment by the Games2U Mobile Video Game Theater and Scholastic education bus. 

Mathnasium announces summer hours

Mathnasium

The Mathnasium tutoring center near Stone Oak Parkway and Hardy Oak has announced its summer hours.  During the break from school, the center will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

BBB warns against swine flu scams

Swine flu continues to spread

Relying on reports from online security experts, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak.

4 mayoral candidates attend forum in Stone Oak

Julian Castro with CAI members

Four of the nine candidates running for mayor of San Antonio in the May 9 election participated in a sparsely-attended forum at Reagan High School last week.  Trish DeBerry-Mejia, Julian Castro and current council members Diane Cibrian and Sheila McNeil expressed similar viewpoints on nearly all of the questions posed to the panel, with the exception of planned toll roads on Hwy 281 and proposed gambling in San

Marketing your business with little or no money

Kent Kirkman

It is not surprising that businesses today are looking for ways to tell their customers about their business without spending any money.  Let's face it, it's tough out there right now.  Customer traffic is down, and what customers you may have are spending less with you per visit.  So really there isn't any money to spend on marketing.  However, I caution you on not spending money all together to get your message out to the public.