Updates on Alamo Drafthouse, Betenbough’s new community and more
Alamo Lubbock plans to reopen in July
While the website says it is temporarily closed, the Alamo Drafthouse corporate news website announced this week that plans are underway to reopen the Lubbock site in July.
As of April 28, “at least fifteen of our theaters will be back online this summer, roughly (again) doubling our presence to over thirty theaters across the country. Dallas, Omaha, San Francisco, Lubbock and Laredo will also be added.” and Yonkers back in the lineup, “the website reads.
Although a specific date has not yet been announced, Lubbock was listed along with locations in Austin, Dallas / Fort Worth and Laredo for the reopening in July.
The website goes on to say that Alamo officials spent free time refining theaters’ approach to COVID-19 safety, with health and safety standards and procedures based on CDC guidelines, consultations with local health officials and feedback from our guests and team members.
Lubbock Small Biz Shoutout
If you haven’t already, check out the Small Business Recommendations and Promotions Facebook group in Lubbock.
This community group of people looking for specific items and services and small business owners looking to offer those things has a wealth of information on just about anything.
Some highlights that can be helpful as we approach Mother’s Day and Graduation Season:
• Balloon Tech: This event planning service offers balloons – lots of them and in every imaginable color. Do you need a bouquet of bows or balloons for a graduation or to celebrate mom or just for a special birthday? I’m pretty sure they can help with that. Check out her Facebook page at facebook.com/LBKBalloonTech
• Holly’s Confections: OK, so you’re thinking, “Another place that makes cupcakes and cake pops, blah, blah, blah. This is 2019.” But this one is a little different. Holly’s does one thing and specializes in doing that one thing: handmade marshmallows and marshmallow confectionery. Mint chocolate, birthday cake, peach sprinkles, lemon meringue, churro … just a few of the flavors they can make. Holly’s can be found at Wolfforth Farmers Market on Saturdays at 8924 County Road 7100 and check out her latest creations at www.facebook.com/hdconfections
• Heritage Marketplace: If you’re unsure of what to bring your mom for Mother’s Day, try a place with a variety of local products. You never know what you will find. The Heritage Marketplace takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3524 Woodrow Road, Ste. 106. From art to wine and everything in between, this weekly market offers a wide range of locally made goods. Here you will find candles, organic baked goods, furniture, jewelry, pickles, homemade kettle corn, pinatas and much more. You can find a weekly list of this week’s vendors on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HeritageMarketplaceLBK
The TTU Small Business Expo is going virtual
After last year’s hiatus due to COVID-19, Texas Tech University’s Small Business Expo 2021, an annual event by the university’s Procurement Services division, will be held online through Microsoft Teams.
The fair is scheduled for Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. On the day of the event, attendees can visit the Small Business Expo website for links to attend live.
The event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.
The day begins with a class on how small businesses can do business with Texas Tech. The rest of the day will be divided into various virtual “meeting rooms” for people to network with small businesses currently working with Texas Tech.
Guests who attend will be entered on drawings for door prizes.
Betenbough Homes is breaking new ground in the new planned community
Betenbough Homes celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest planned masters community, Harvest, in Wolfforth this week.
According to a press release from Betenbough, this new community is set to bring 2,500 families to town and expand the designated fast-growing Frenship ISD school district.
Together with the Wolfforth Chamber of Commerce and Frenship ISD, Betenbough Homes marked the milestone Friday with comments from Wolfforth Mayor Mike Wright and FISD Superintendent Michelle McCord.
“Breaking ground for the Harvest community is a celebration of several firsts for Betenbough Homes,” said Cal Zant, president of Betenbough Homes. “We are grateful that we can begin our 30th fiscal year with this incredible growth opportunity at Wolfforth and Frenship ISD. The identity of this community was created with the utmost intent and we hope home buyers will feel it everywhere in the community. “
About the harvest::
• More than 500 acres
• 2,500 residential areas
• Tree-lined streets and trails
• Theme parks and assembly points
• 1,100 to 2,600 square meters of houses
• Quick access to nearby shopping and dining
Plainview job fair for May 13th
The Plainview Chamber of Commerce and the City of Plainview are hosting a job fair at the Plainview Civic Center, 2902 W. 4th Street, Wednesday, May 13th, from 3pm to 7pm.
Those looking for employment or interested in changing careers are encouraged to participate in résumés and bring copies of them with them. Participating companies include retailers, professionals, government agencies and more.
“The job fair offers job seekers the opportunity to inform a number of companies about employment opportunities,” says Tonya Keesee, managing director of the chamber. “As Plainview’s business grows, many new and locally established companies are hiring.”
Companies are also encouraged to participate. There are no fees and companies can register by calling the chamber at (806) 296-7431 or emailing [email protected]
For more information or to register a business, call the Chamber of Commerce at (806) 296-7431.