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Waco Lawyer, David Schleicher, Schleicher Law Firm, Small Business, Nonprofit

Schleicher Law Firm: A Family’s Commitment to Public Service and Community

David Schleicher is a dedicated individual who has been providing his legal services to the Waco community for nearly 30 years. His commitment to community involvement and public service is evident in his family, with his wife and daughter also choosing careers in the nonprofit sector, reflecting the values they share.  As a practicing lawyer…

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Highview Insureance, Open Enrollment, Community, COVID

Highview Insurance Group’s Mission: Bridging the Healthcare Gap in Waco

Continuous Medicaid coverage ended on March 31, 2023, causing 1 out of 50 Texas residents to lose their health insurance. Tory Schafer, owner of Highview Insurance Group, has made it his goal to get as many people in the Waco community as possible signed up for insurance.  Medicaid is a government program that covers 100…

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Alex Sanchez, owner, be kind, small business, Waco, kindness, community, coffee shop, Central Texas

Be Kind Coffee: Where Coffee Meets Community in Waco

Be kind. That’s the motto Alex Sanchez chooses to live by every day, so when it came time to name his coffee shop, that’s exactly the name he chose: Be Kind Coffee. After opening his first coffee shop in 2021, Sanchez has been able to scale his company into two locations.  Although he has found success…

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Breaking Barriers: Nancy Pulcine Finds Success in the Male-Dominated World of Trucking Insurance

Breaking Barriers: Nancy Pulcine Finds Success in the Male-Dominated World of Trucking Insurance

Running a business, raising a family, and being involved in the community keep Nancy Pulcine’s schedule packed, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. After working in insurance for nine years, Nancy decided it was time to start her company in the male-dominated field of commercial trucking right here in Waco.

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Handcrafted Culture: Mexican Culture takes Center Stage in Duvalin Clay Shop Designs

Conchitas, tacos, and beer. These are a few foods often considered Mexican staples. For Teresita Solis, they are accessories. She has created a business, Duvalin Clay Shop, selling handcrafted jewelry from her home. It all started in 2021, when she and her daughter were playing with playdough. Teresita took note of the hardened sculptures and…

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Lemonade Day is Here!

BY: Tobie Fisher and Nathan Embry We are thrilled to bring Lemonade Day to all parts of Waco this year!  We are already underway, working with the enthusiasm and energy that this ambitious program deserves.   Lemonade Day is a non-profit organization that encourages kids in our community to become entrepreneurs early on by creating…

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Stanford University’s National Overview of Hispanic Entrepreneurship©

By : Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., Ph.D. The Borderlands Group, Waco, TX This brief narrative will provide an overview of the status of Hispanics as entrepreneurs on a national scale. The major source is from a national research survey that was conducted at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 2017.  In future narratives,…

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The Art of Leadership from a Military Perspective

By: Jose L. Soto The science and the art of leadership are fundamental to the military. The military systematically develops both enlisted soldiers and officers to lead in progressively more responsible positions.  Senior echelon leaders are in charge of thousands of soldiers, manage large budgets, and make decisions that in times of war have a…

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Mental Wellness & that #EntrepreneurLife Part 3

By: Jaja Chen , LCSW, CDWF In Part 1 and Part 2 of our mental wellness series, we have been talking about burnout and how it can impact entrepreneurs. This week, we will explore the practical of what to do to prevent and address burnout. 5 tips include: 1.) Prioritizing Self-Care The Self-Care Wheel (http://www.olgaphoenix.com/key-offerings/self-care-wheel/)…

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Mental Wellness & that #EntrepreneurLife Part 1

By: Jaja Chen , LCSW, CDWF My passion for self-care and burnout prevention began during my Master of Social Work (MSW) research project. For my project, I researched how self-care impacted counselor secondary trauma and burnout (compassion fatigue) levels. Much of the research on burnout comes from the fields of social work and medicine. However,…

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