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Chase CEO Jamie Dimon visits Fifth Ward, TSU in grand opening of new community center

July 9, 2022

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, visits Houston today as part of his bank’s $30 billion Racial Equity Commitment. Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Kale Me Crazy, a health-focused restaurant in the Heights, might not exist if owner Latosha Rutherford hadn’t gotten a loan from JPMorgan Chase. Rutherford said she faced…

As omicron spreads, Houston business owners again find themselves in limbo

July 9, 2022

Akilah Glaspie was starting to think the worst had passed. She was optimistic in the final months of 2021, as enrollment returned to pre-COVID levels at the Gingerbread School, the academy she founded a year before the pandemic to provide daycare and early childhood education. Then came the omicron variant. The number of students at…

Texas now has more jobs than it did before the pandemic hit

July 9, 2022

Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune Job growth in the state, driven by population gains, has outpaced the rest of the country in recent months, according to recent federal data. The Texas labor market appears to have rebounded from the pandemic, with rapid population growth driving a demand for jobs. The state ended 2021 with…

Houston’s Hispanic chamber celebrates Latino’s $54B annual spending power

July 9, 2022

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual “State of Hispanics – Data Summit” event Wednesday, featuring presentations and discussions looking at the influence and economic impact of the Latino community in the city and Texas. The event, at the Intercontinental Houston Hotel, includes the Chamber’s Houston Economic Outlook session that will be presented…

Houston Hispanic Chamber highlights Latinos’ $54B annual spending power, presence in the city

July 9, 2022

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual “State of Hispanics – Data Summit” event on May 4 at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center hotel, where the chamber discussed the influence and economic impact the Latino community has in the city. Laura Murillo, CEO and president of the chamber, emphasized the Hispanic population’s…

Meet 4 of HBJ’s 2022 Diversity Champions

July 7, 2022

HBJ’s Outstanding Diversity Champions recognizes individuals within the community or for-profit and nonprofit organizations who have shown outstanding initiative to promote diversity and inclusion either in the organization or community, making a positive difference in others’ lives through contributions to social justice, equality and diversity. Click through the slideshow above to see all of HBJ’s…