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Cy-Fair Business August 2017

| August 1, 2017

The Harrell Family Opportunity Center is open at 15702 Bammel Village Drive.

The Harrell Family Opportunity Center is open at 15702 Bammel Village Drive.


Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) welcomed more than 200 guests to the unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Harrell Family Opportunity Center on June 29 at 15702 Bammel Village Drive.

The Harrell Family Opportunity Center is an expansion on NAM’s vocational training and job readiness programs through NAM’s Learning Center. The Opportunity Center will allow NAM clients to receive the education and skills they need to achieve financial, professional and emotional independence, while also providing local employers the chance to recruit the employees they need for positions that are difficult to fill.

Attendees enjoyed a moving invocation given by Dr. Paul Nazarian, senior pastor at Northwoods Presbyterian Church, as well as remarks by Brian Carr, NAM’s chief advancement officer, Mike Watford, NAM board of trustees chairman, Curtis Harrell, president-CEO at Citation Oil & Gas and Carole Little, NAM’s president and CEO.

The Harrell Family Opportunity Center is named in honor of Eddie Harrell, his wife Sandra and their sons for their continued support of NAM’s mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The Harrells gave NAM a seven-figure gift to its Capital Campaign Roots & Wings, which allowed the construction of the new building to start in the summer of 2016.

The new two-story building is approximately 32,000 square feet and will provide space for hosting career fairs, employee-specific hiring events, conferences, training sessions, NAM events, community events and workforce development functions. The second floor will oversee the expansion of NAM’s current vocational programs, as well as the addition of new programs to its class curriculum. The first floor will house NAM’s community store, NAM Resale, set to open in September.

The Opportunity Center is open for scheduled events only. To schedule a tour, call 281- 885-4605 or email bcarr@namonline.org. For pricing and availability for events, call 281-885-4570 or email pmckee@namonline.org.



North Cypress Medical Center has received the American College of Cardio­logy’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Perfor­mance Achievement Award for 2017 and is one of only 105 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes North Cypress’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that North Cypress has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/Amer­ican Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

To receive the ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, North Cypress has demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION Registry for four consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures.

“We are delighted that our cardiac team and the hospital have been recognized with this honor. North Cypress, its physicians, and staff are committed to providing our patients the best in quality healthcare and continue to examine and implement the latest and most up-to-date cardiac protocols and procedures,” states North Cypress Medical Center CEO and Chairman of the Board, Robert A. Behar, MD.


Melissa Rotholz

Melissa Rotholz


Shield Bearer Associate Director Melissa Rotholz was honored as 2017 Woman of the Year by the Women Empowering Women Express Network (WEWEN) of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) at the ABWA Houston Area Council Women Celebrating Women Luncheon on June 24 at the Junior League of Houston.

The ABWA Woman of the Year Award highlights women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and mentorship within their local league, the ABWA organization, their professions, and the community. Rotholz is a founding member of WEWEN, currently serves as WEWEN vice president of communications, and is slated to become WEWEN president in 2018.

As associate director of Shield Bearer, a local nonprofit dedicated to hope and healing for victims of crime and abuse, human trafficking survivors, veterans and active military families, struggling marriages, and many other hurting hearts, Rotholz oversees community engagement including marketing, public relations, volunteering, and event planning. She has more than 15 years of experience leading teams dedicated to elevating individual and organizational performance in both the public and private sectors.

Rotholz is passionate about speaking out for those that have experienced traumatic events and are unable to afford services and programs. She recently pioneered a Mother Daughter Strong program that focuses on building strength physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, created a Mentor Program for homeless women and community volunteers, and is publishing the first in a series of poetry books centered around positive self-image for children.

Rotholz also currently serves as a mentor for sister ABWA league Cy-Fair Express Network; volunteers for the Greater Tomball Area and Houston Chambers of Commerce, Good Shepherd Methodist Church, Reach Unlimited, The Mission of Yahweh, and the Cypress Gems Chapter of the National Charity League. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University and a Master of Science from Abilene Christian University. For more information, visit wewen.org or shieldbearer.org.


Carol Brace

Carol Brace


The Women Empowering Women Express Network (WEWEN) of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) recently announced The Woman of Excellence Award. This award comes from the Federation of Houston Business Women, an umbrella organization of over a dozen professional woman groups in the greater Houston area. The award can only be won once in a woman’s life. The business woman is selected by a panel of three independent judges as a person who not only excels in her career but has made a lasting impact on their local community. A celebratory black-tie gala will be held on Sept. 16 at the Norris Center to honor the winners.

Carol Brace, lecturer and business development specialist for University of Houston-Downtown Davies College of Business is the 2017 Woman of Excellence. As a founding member of WEWEN, Brace stepped into leadership as president-elect of the league and will take the reins of the presidency on Aug. 1. Brace was also the formation chair and sponsor to ABWA’s newest student chapter called the University Park Express Network (UPEN). She also serves the community; she initiated and customized continuing education programs bringing in leaders from various industries and creating a partnership with former Mayor Annise Parker’s office. She actively serves on six boards and 10 committees.

WEWEN meets the first Wednesday of each month from 11a.m.-1p.m. Additional details and luncheon registration ($25) are available at wewen.org. Contact communications@wewen.org with questions.



North Cypress Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award in three categories as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers, America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery and America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

“We are proud to have received this distinction in three categories,“ said North Cypress Medical Center, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Robert A. Behar. “Our experienced staff of physicians works closely on a daily basis with our seasoned clinical staff of nurses and therapists to ensure that all of our patients receive the best treatment possible. We are honored to be recognized for that.”



VillaSport, the family-focused, resort-style fitness club, is creating up to 300 new jobs in Cypress. Building on the success of VillaSport in The Woodlands, the company opened a Cypress location on July 25.

“We’ve been thrilled by the positive impact the Woodlands location has had on economic development and job creation in the area,” said Joseph Syufy, VillaSport CEO. “With the new Cypress property and creation of up to 300 jobs, we hope to be a true partner in the community and continue this pattern of growth in the Houston area.”

To learn more, visit villasport.com/cypress

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