BERRY CENTER OUTDOOR VENUE TO BE NAMED CY-FAIR FCU STADIUM
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (Cy-Fair FCU) have announced that a final agreement has been signed giving the credit union exclusive naming rights to the stadium located on the campus of the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center. According to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry, the partnership reflects the school district’s historic connection to the credit union and will help support important educational programs and services that strengthen the local community.
“The agreement between Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Cy-Fair FCU not only generates revenue for the school district but helps formalize a union between two institutions that have been linked from the beginning,” said Dr. Henry. “Cy-Fair FCU Stadium is both a facility and a name we are proud of.”
Owned and operated by the school district, the Berry Center is a world-class facility serving local schools and communities throughout the Cypress-Fairbanks area. The center hosts 1.5 million visitors annually for a broad range of athletic, educational and artistic events, including the football games for all 10 of the district’s Class 6A high schools.
“The Berry Center is a centerpiece of our community and provides an important venue for local events that promote vitality and growth,” said Cameron Dickey, president and CEO of Cy-Fair FCU. “This sponsorship can support up to three classroom salaries annually and student-enriching programs like art, sports, theater and debate.”
THE BOARDWALK AT TOWNE LAKE CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM
Caldwell Companies’ latest mixed-use development, The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, has announced a variety of new retailers to its masterfully-designed waterfront development. They include a gourmet mini-burger restaurant from Israel, Burgerim; accessories boutique, The Royal Standard; Cypress’ first, and much-anticipated breakfast restaurant, Breakfast Brunch Café; and the real estate offices of Key Harbor.
The first gourmet “mini burger” concept, Burgerim delivers eight ounces of freshly-ground meat into mini-burger patties, slightly larger than traditional sliders. Taking an “always more than one” approach, the restaurant sells gourmet burgers by the pack, with over 100 unique variations. Franchise owner, Guillermo “Willie” Linares, a Cypress resident, decided on The Boardwalk at Towne Lake for the location of his exotic gourmet burger restaurant, opening in fall 2016.
To complement its diverse assortment of restaurant and retail options, The Boardwalk has added a fashion retail boutique to the lineup. The Royal Standard will open its first Houston-area brick and mortar store at The Boardwalk at Towne Lake in early fall. Founded by Mark and Krista Pierce in 1998, The Royal Standard offers customers a wide variety of accessories for them and their homes, with products ranging from clothing and fashion accessories to home linens and rugs.
Although there’s no shortage of lunch and dinner options at The Boardwalk, Breakfast Brunch Café is filling the demand for a much-needed breakfast spot in the Cypress area. The casual, family-style restaurant will deliver a comfortable atmosphere and breakfast, lunch and dinner options that appeal to all ages.
Key Harbor Properties is a Texas real estate firm opening its first location in September at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake. As a business centered on the concepts of family and leisure, founder Cindy Baker found the commercial and executive suites to be what she needed to help facilitate her goals of opening a professional, yet fun, office.
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CFISD BOARD APPROVES NAME OF HS NO. 12, BRIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL
The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to name High School No. 12 Bridgeland High School on June 27.
Like other CFISD high schools that are named for nearby landmarks or communities, Bridgeland High School was named in recognition of the 11,401-acre master-planned community in which it sits.
Bridgeland High School is under construction at the Grand Parkway and Mason Road with a scheduled opening date of August 2017. Designed by IBI Group Architects, the 573,460-square-foot facility is being built by Gilbane Building Company.
The school will serve approximately 3,000 students and feature a four-story academic wing, collaboration spaces, community building for fine arts and indoor athletics, dining facility and central utility plant building. It will be part of a 120-acre multi-campus educational village, with a future middle school and Elementary School No. 55 (also scheduled for an August 2017 opening).
“Education is a big piece of the focus on connections within our community,” said Peter Houghton, vice president of Master Planned Communities at The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Early on in our development, we conducted a master educational study. The book that was produced gave us a roadmap to not only focus on how many campuses were needed for the number of students expected to live in Bridgeland, but also how we could offer educational experiences from cradle to career and beyond—that would include a campus for special-needs students, lifelong learning and much more. This new multi-campus educational site is a very exciting piece of that.”
NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER NAMED ONE OF 2016 “MOST WIRED” HOSPITALS
For the third consecutive year, North Cypress Medical Center was recognized as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the United States. As health data security and patient engagement continue to be top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, this honor is special and highly coveted.
The 2016 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. More than 2,146 hospitals participated in the 2016 survey that examined how organizations are using IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management,quality and safety and clinical integration. North Cypress Medical Center is among 13 winners based in Texas. The winner’s list was released July 6 by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.
“NorthCypress is thrilled to once again be recognized as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals. We place a huge emphasis on protecting and safeguarding patient health information, risk and identity management. The hospital continues to provide patients and staff with the most up-to-date and secure systems available, striving to improve care delivery and outcomes,” said Beata Kasper, chief information officer, North Cypress Medical Center.
According to the survey, hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to protect and safeguard patient information. Top growth areas in security among this year’s Most Wired organizations include privacy audit systems, provisioning systems, data loss prevention, single sign-on and identity management.
For a full list of winners visit hhnmag.com.
SHARION WHITE NAMED DIRECTOR OF NAM’S CHILDREN’S CLINIC
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) has named Sharion White as the new Director of its Children’s Clinic. White has 28 years of experience in the medical field. Before joining NAM, White worked at GroupOne Health Source Inc. as a Revenue Cycle Manager and Physician Liaison. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to join the NAM family,” White said. “NAM has so many programs to offer and it is so well-known in the community that I feel proud to be part of that.”
White started her career as a medical assistant and later on as a phlebotomist; she also holds certifications in both medical billing and coding and is a certified instructor in both areas. Additionally, her passion for helping others is exactly what NAM was looking for, according to Erin Broussard, Vice President of Program Services. “Having someone of Sharion’s caliber is going to be extremely beneficial to NAM’s Children’s Clinic,” Broussard explained. “We are happy to bring her on board and I am excited about what she brings to the table for our immediate needs and also for the future of the Children’s Clinic.
The Children’s Clinic is a unique partnership between NAM and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinic also serves as a training facility for UTHealth and other local universities and community colleges.
ROOMS TO GO HOSTS GRAND OPENING OF NEW CYPRESS LOCATION
Rooms To Go opened its Cypress showroomon July 9 at 29060 Northwest Fwy., the retailer’s 52nd site in Texas and the eighth in the Houston market. The new facility features the very best of Rooms To Go design and boasts 43,000 square feet of living room, dining room and bedroom furniture displayed in decorator coordinated room settings. Features such as an interactive flat screen TV and in-store tablets allow customers to easily customize their selections.
Rooms To Go offers next day delivery on more than 90 percent of its inventory, including Cindy Crawford Home and the Sofia Vergara Collection. The latest collaboration with country artist Eric Church can also be found at the Cypress showroom. Each collection is exclusively available at Rooms To Go. The Cypress showroom also houses a full Kids & Teens showroom, which features its own exclusive brands including Disney and the NFL.
“We’re excited to open a new state-of-the-art store in Cypress,” said Rooms To Go founder and CEO, Jeffrey Seaman. “We have a loyal customer base in the Houston market, and we’re thrilled to offer a convenient showroom location to our customers in the Cypress area.”
Rooms To Go is committed to supporting its communities and will be donating a portion of the grand opening sales to Cy-Hope, an organization whose mission is to make life better for all kids in Cy-Fair.
On opening day, the ribbon cutting festivities featured former Astro pitcher Larry Dierker, CFISD District Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry, Cy-Hope President Dr. Godfrey Hubert, city dignitaries and Rooms To Go executives.