September 25, 2012

It’s a crowded field but Gene Howard thinks his flavor-enhancing mixture of spices will whet the appetites of East Texans — and others — if they just give it a try.

March 26, 2012

Co-owners Teresa Boyce and Belinda Freeman opened Sweet Treats and Gifts in Longview in October.

March 26, 2012

Rebekah Rogers opened Ruffled Feathers Boutique in the Longview Towne Crossing Center after taking the Kilgore College Small Development Center course. Her shop offers mainly women’s clothing and accessories along with some custom furniture.

February 15, 2012

In late 2010, Lynda David took the first steps to fulfill her dream. Her own fashion boutique, The Lucky Cowgirl, was opened.

September 19, 2011

Carl Owens said owning his own business is a longtime dream. But, he also realized the road to entrepreneurship can be fraught with pitfalls and snares that can trip up even the most experienced manager.

August 25, 2011

 The first check she ever received came in 1961 – it was made out to Wanda ‘Flower.’ While she wouldn’t have called it an “omen” at the time, the misprint does ring true for Wanda Fowler today as owner and operator of Betty’s Flowers at 315 E. Lantrip St.

February 01, 2011

"New East Texas entrepreneurs James Vaughan and Brooke Crisler did not let obstacles such as being a college student or a parent with a baby on the way stand in the way of fulfilling their dreams of being business owners," says Mike Elswick, Longview News Journal.

October 21, 2010

Entrepreneurs Linda Lawless and Teresa Crisler said it has been a long time coming. It was a dream born on a paper dinner napkin while they were eating at a local restaurant.

October 21, 2010

O & D Manufacturing, Inc. has been in operation since 1965. In 1976, Lewis Orms nervously decided to take a leap of faith and quit his job with Texas Eastman after 17 years to help his Dad and brothers with a machine shop business they had been operating. In the beginning, they operated out of a 16’ x 20’ garage they converted into a shop.