On Jan. 1, Wesley Partners Senior Living purchased the Wesley House in Lindale, previously known as Legends Assisted Living.
The Wesley House in Lindale provides a variety of amenities and services to its assisted-living residents, including daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities; three meals served daily; trained staff available 24 hours a day; weekly housekeeping and personal laundry, daily trash removal, full-service beauty shop, local transportation for shopping trips and medical visits; common seating areas and covered porches; and maintenance of building and grounds.
Myra Doolin is the administrator at the Wesley House in Lindale, at 13923 Farm-to-Market Road 2710 in Lindale. It can be reached at 903-882-9296.
“We have developed the Student of Integrity Award as a way to focus on ethics with young adults who are on the cusp of their careers, planning their post secondary education and focusing on future goals,” Mechele Agbayani Mills, president and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas, said in a prepared statement.
The first-place winner will be awarded a $2,000 textbook scholarship to an accredited college or university, and second place will be awarded $1,000. Finalists were notified Friday. The BBB Education Foundation accepts donations year-round for the scholarship. The recipients of the 2012-13 Student of Integrity Scholarship will be honored at the BBB Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Jan 30.
BBB will also present the BBB Awards for Excellence to two companies which exemplify ethical behavior and display integrity in all aspects of their operations — toward their employees, vendors, customers and within their community. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The 2013 nominees are Anderson Custom Landscaping; AutoGlass Express; Bagley Tractor and Equipment; Custom Pool Designs; Design Center Signs; French Peas Flower Shop; Ganache; Jennings Scrap and Salvage Company; Martinez, CPA; Proforma Horizon Total Source; Quality Air Conditioning; Sartain Lock and Safe; Stanley Steemer of East Texas; and Strategic Fulfillment Group. Tickets are $25 and can be found at www.bbb.org.
Alcantara, who is based in Tyler, served as vice president and a small medium enterprise specialist in the bank's retail division, where he implemented new banking processes and trained business bankers. Alcantara will focus on expanding and managing BBVA Compass' commercial banking relationships, as well as providing custom solutions for companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $35 million.
As a banking professional with 15 years of experience, Alcantara's expertise includes commercial banking, business development and credit underwriting. He attended the University of Washington.
BBVA Compass named Jeff Lopp vice president and commercial banking client manager. Based in Dallas, Lopp will focus on expanding and managing BBVA Compass' commercial banking relationships, as well as origination and servicing of commercial banking opportunities for companies specializing in the health care industry with annual revenues of $5 million to $35 million.
GTCC President John Hart said they provide SBA 504 loans, one of the smartest financing options for small businesses to help them grow, thrive and enrich their communities. SBA 504 loans provide up to 90 percent financing at below-market, fixed interest rates with amortization terms up to 20 years, he said.
They are paired with a bank commercial loan to finance the acquisition of major fixed assets, including the purchase, construction, expansion or renovation of owner-occupied commercial real estate and/or the acquisition and installation of heavy-duty machinery and equipment.
GTCC works closely with banking institutions around the state to serve as the conduit between borrowers and lenders. GTCC is the second largest SBA loan provider in the state, and ranks 20th among more than 300 certified development companies in the nation.
The national program provides a new approach for landowners willing to sell their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers because it reduces the seller's financial risk if the buyer defaults on the contract payments.
The buyer must provide a minimum down payment of 5 percent of the purchase price, plan to operate the farm and demonstrate the ability to make the land contract payments.
“Landowners interested in the Land Contract Guarantee Program can contact their local farm loan office to obtain a list of available nationwide escrow agents that can be used with this program,” Ms. King said in a prepared statement.
FSA credit programs are designed to provide credit to eligible producers when conventional or commercial credit is not available or does not meet their credit needs. For more information, contact the Smith County FSA Office at 903-561-6042.
More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can access their benefit verification letter, payment history and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.
Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients with a “my Social Security” account can go online and get an official benefit verification letter instantly.
The letter serves as proof of income to secure loans, mortgages and other housing, and state or local benefits. People also use the letter to prove current Medicare health insurance coverage, retirement or disability status, and age. Social Security processed nearly 9 million requests for letters in the past year.
The new online service allows people to conduct business with Social Security without having to visit an office or make a phone call, and wait for a letter to arrive in the mail. People 18 and older can sign up for an account at www.socialsecurity.gov/my account.
As one of the brands 810 hotels in the Americas, the Holiday Inn — South Broadway Tyler contributes to the brand's overall success by providing a consistent and welcoming experience for guests, according to a statement. “Our team members at this full-service Holiday Inn on South Broadway are committed to providing high-quality service and accommodations, and we're proud that they're part of this outstanding accomplishment,” Al Reingold, director of brand management, Holiday Inn, Americas, said.
To receive the ranking, Holiday Inn outperformed all other hotel chains in their respective categories, scoring highest in overall guest satisfaction. The study is based on responses gathered between August 2011 and May 2012 from more than 61,700 hotel guests from the U.S. and Canada.
The program was initiated three years ago from funds raised through a workplace campaign and matched by the company.
It helps to reduce financial barriers and increase access to higher education for low-income college students. Scholarships valued up to $2,000 will be awarded to qualifying students for this academic semester. The deadline to apply is March 4.
“UNCF is sincerely grateful to Greyhound for its continued generosity and support for our higher education mission” UNCF’s Area Development Director Diane Step- henson, said in a prepared statement. “Greyhound’s scholarship grant will help many deserving — yet financially disadvantaged students attend college — and ultimately graduate to begin successful careers.”
Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled full-time at a UNCF or other accredited four-year college or university, have a financial need and submit an essay on how alternative fuel will impact the transportation industry.
For more visit www. uncf.org or call 202-810-0200. To support UNCF scholarships or other programs, contact UNCF at 972-234-1007.