Congratulations to our Kathy N. Hall as she is now Co-Chair of the Houston chapter of the Postal Customer Council. The Postal Co-Chair is Houston Postmaster, Chenise LaDoux.
The Postal Customer Council (PCC) was organized in 1953 to provide a forum for communication with and cooperation between commercial mailers and the USPS.
HPCC shares information and facilitates the exchange of ideas about new and existing Postal Service products, programs, services and procedures that affect all businesses that use the mail; and help industry members and their organizations grow and develop professionally through focused education programs.
A national program, PCCs are postal sponsored organizations, and membership consists of both Postal Service employees and representatives of the mailing industry.
Executive Board Officers are elected for a two-year term. The Houston Postal Customer Council was recently presented with a Platinum Premier PCC Recognition award during the 2017 National PCC day. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our Kathy Hall (Business Development Manager) for making the cut! Over 24,000 Houstonians applied for 10,000 volunteer positions at the upcoming Super Bowl 51 in February. The Super Bowl Host Committee made it official and invited her to become a volunteer last Thursday.
Next up? A 3-hour orientation training at NRG Stadium on Saturday, October 15th.
The RARE Pearls Women of Excellence Awards recognizes the personal and professional achievements of extraordinary women in the Greater Houston area. This year, RARE Pearls honored the accomplishments and service of five women who personify excellence in their diverse roles and who are committed to helping to pave the path to success for other women and girls.
This event raises money for scholarships for participants of the RARE Pearls Program. RARE Pearls are high school girls, grades 11 and 12, who have demonstrated academic skills, leadership abilities, character, and discipline but are at-risk of not living up to their full potential due to extenuating circumstances and challenges. These racially/ethnically diverse students are more likely to not pursue higher education or to not complete college/post-secondary programs due to economic or environmental barriers. They live primarily in poverty, low-income, or otherwise financially challenged households. Many are being raised in single-parent homes or by a relative or other caregiver such as a grandparent or foster parent. Many are potential first generation college students who lack the guidance and support of college educated parents. Additionally, most have limited exposure to educational, social, and cultural experiences typically associated with “well-rounded” youth, and many come from backgrounds and educational environments that made it difficult for them to reach and fully demonstrate their academic potential. Prior to acceptance into the program, girls undergo a screening process involving a written application, interview, and interview with parent(s). This process is intended to ensure that both students and parents are prepared to honor the commitment required by the program.
Our Kathy N. Hall and Joy Zehrbach managed the marketing and Audio Visual portion of the program for a second year in a row This “Sold-Out” event was held at the Houston Junior League in April.
Houston, TX- This marks the 2nd year that we were invited to co-host The Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast (PIGC) annual awards gala, The Graphic Excellence Awards.
Our Joy Z acted as emcee while our Diane Bandemer, Kathy Hall and Angel Wiener-Vierna worked registration and the silent auction. Our partner Anne Swanson worked the show with us as well! The event was a sell out crowd of over 300 people and was held at The Double Tree Hilton – Greenway Plaza. Business Extension Bureau has been active with the PIGC for over 25 years.
This event brings out the best of the best in the Houston market. We were honored to work the show as well as compete in this coveted competition. Read more about our entries and results here!
Patty Eldridge (left) of the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast and our Joy Zehrbach served as emcees at the 2016 Graphic Excellence Awards.
(L-R) Anne Swanson (Swanson Graphics), Kathy N. Hall, Diane Bandemer, Joy Z, and Angel Vierna (BEB) at the 2016 Graphic Excellence Awards
(L-R) Kathy Hall, Joy Z, and Carme Williams sporting their finish line medals under the Final Four 4 Miler.
Team BEB ran in the 2016 NCAA Final Four 4 Miler event on Saturday, April 2nd.
A record breaking attendance of over 2,500 runners ran the streets of downtown and paid tribute to our city’s Veterans. Proceeds from this event benefited the Lone Star Veterans Association.
A great time was had by all and our ladies finished strong!
Kathy Hall joins BEB-Business Extension Bureau
Join us in welcoming Kathy Hall to our BEB Team. Kathy is a business development manager specializing in multi-channel marketing for Houston and national markets. Kathy built a career within the Unites States Postal Service and brings 30-years of industry experience. Her rise through the USPS included serving as a Mailing Solutions Specialist and Senior Sales Executive-HQ | Houston Division . Well versed in the connection between direct mail and digital platforms, Kathy’s expertise in marketing is an exciting addition to our business. She earned her degree in management from Rice University and serves as a volunteer for several faith based charities and industry organizations. Check out her profile on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook and connect!