Exclusive: Houston First to furlough majority of employees during hotel, convention business slowdown

Houston First Corp., which manages the city's convention and tourism business, will furlough more than half of its employees, an indication of how hard the city's tourism industry has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 25th, 2020

Internal email at Freeman shows plans to furlough employees starting March 23

As a part of Freeman's plans to scale back operations in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company is furloughing what it categorizes as a majority of its workers. In an email obtained by the Dallas Business Journal sent on March 17, CEO Bob Prie.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 18th, 2020

Passport mum on details as tech firm lays off employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Passport is laying off employees and placing others on furlough as the COVID-19 outbreak hits business hard. The Charlotte-based company, which specializes in mobile payments for transportation, would not say how many employees were affected. It em.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2020

Churchill Downs furloughs workers, reduces salaries during COVID-19

Churchill Downs Inc. said Thursday that it will temporarily furlough workers at many of its facilities. And the Louisville-based racing, gaming and wagering company said salaried employees will receive pay reductions during business shutdowns cau.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2020

Working from home? Show us your remote workspace

Thanks to COVID-19, companies from Apple to even the Houston Business Journal have required their employees to work from home and practice social distancing. Depending on your work location and duties, you might be making do without your usual Ho.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 23rd, 2020

Here"s how some lenders are helping small businesses during coronavirus slowdown

As small businesses like restaurants and bars bear the brunt of the coronavirus-related economic slowdown, banks and federal agencies are stepping in to lend a hand. Tim Jeffcoat, Houston District Office director for the U.S. Small Business Admini.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 18th, 2020

Marriott to furlough tens of thousands of workers as coronavirus batters hotel industry

Marriott is placing tens of thousands of employees on furlough as the ho.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 17th, 2020

Houston de novo bank CEO aims to more than double employees by year"s end

Following an over $93 million capital raise announced in February, Houston's newest bank is open for business......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 12th, 2020

Coronavirus updates: Ritz-Carlton seeks guidance, Venture Cafe goes digital, convention center remains watchful

The coronavirus outbreak in St. Louis is prompting reaction from various corners of the business community. Here's a roundup of how impacted businesses are operating as of Monday afternoon. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton found itself mired.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 9th, 2020

Coronavirus: Dr. Bill Frist"s advice for keeping your employees safe

In April 2003, a delegation of U.S. senators led by then-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill First arrived in Beijing and checked into a 700-room hotel. The high-powered group of eight lawmakers didn’t need reservations, however — they were .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 5th, 2020

23andMe just laid off 100 employees as the DNA-testing "fad" ends

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider 23andMe is laying off 100 amid a slowdown in the consumer genetics market, CNBC first reported Thursday.  The layoffs hit departments across.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 23rd, 2020

Report: Majority of business leaders expect to be more profitable next year, still worry about an economic slowdown

A recent report by EiserAmper, a New York-based professional services firm, asked business leaders in five cities their outlook heading into 2020.  The responses included 940 business owners, C-suiters, family office executives, and high net worth i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2019

Exclusive: SHINE Mural Festival’s official photographer shares before and after photos

The paint is now dry on the 2019 SHINE Mural Festival after wrapping late last month in St. Petersburg.  “It's like having a mini-convention in a hotel where tons of people come; it's just that we've transformed the city into another art exhibi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 10th, 2019

Lazard axes 200 jobs as profit falls amid dealmaking slowdown

Lazard Ltd said on Thursday it had axed about 200 employees after a review of its business, as the investment bank reported a 21% drop in third-quarter adjusted net income amid a slowdown in worldwide deal activity......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 31st, 2019

Loews books Kansas City convention center hotel"s check-in date

The long-awaited Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel has set its opening date. Brian Johnson, the hotel's managing director, told the Kansas City Business Journal that construction is ahead of schedule and continues to go extremely well. So .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 23rd, 2019

Choosing an office location in Houston that benefits employees

Employees are the heart and soul of a company and are often dubbed as a company’s most valuable asset. Business owners who prioritize their employees’ happiness and well-being typically attract, and more importantly, retain the best talent. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 1st, 2019

Exclusive: Galvanize founder"s next venture combines hospitality and outdoor recreation

“When I talk to my team, I don’t talk about being in the hotel business. I talk about being in the social experience business.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 30th, 2019

Behind The List: No. 1 law firm sees largest drop in total employment over five years

Although Vinson & Elkins LLP has sat in the top spot of the Houston Business Journal's Largest Law Firms List for the past five years — based on total local lawyers — it has also reported the largest decrease in full-time employees within tha.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 27th, 2019

Photos: Houston"s first Cambria Hotel combines history with modern flair

The developers behind Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown Convention Center are starting to show off the unique features that come with opening a modern hotel in one of Houston’s oldest buildings. Between art-deco flourishes dating back to the 1920s a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2019

The skills you need to successfully build your business and career

A majority of my columns focus on how one can excel at organizational leadership. But there is a second component of leadership. Leading yourself is of equal importance. As you seek to build your business, career, or grow employees, some strategies .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 12th, 2019

Apple to acquire the majority of Intel"s smartphone modem business

Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equip.....»»

Category: topSource: digitimesJul 26th, 2019