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Bauer Business Focus: Michael Holthouse

Posted on · This Sunday is Lemonade Day, a nationwide event designed to teach children how to run a business. Lemonade Day is creation of Michael Holthouse, founder of IT services firm Paranet and the non-profit Prepared 4 Life. Holthouse joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss Lemonade Day and his work in training the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Natural Gas Resource

Posted on · A new study of the nation’s natural gas supply is lifting the amount of known resources to a record high. That’s thanks largely to a reassessment of shale-gas plays along the Gulf Coast. Andrew Schneider has this story.


Ingleside Redevelopment

Posted on · The commissioners of the Port of Corpus Christi are preparing to rule on a proposal by Houston-based Canyon Supply and Logistics to redevelop Naval Station Ingleside as a $76 million offshore oil complex. Andrew Schneider has the story.


Deepwater Coast Guard Report

Posted on · A new Coast Guard report points to numerous failures by Transocean that contributed to last year’s Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. Andrew Schneider has the story.

Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Michael Ahearne

Posted on · The National Collegiate Sales Competition may lack the high profile of the Final Four, but for would-be salespeople, it has all the career-making potential of the NCAA tournament. The University of Houston Bauer College of Business team took first place at this year’s sales competition. Michael Ahearne heads the school’s Sales Excellence Institute. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s “Bauer Business Focus” to discuss the competition, as well as how sports can translate to a career in sales.  


Gap in Oil Workforce

Posted on · The oil and gas industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers. A new study by executive search firm Maxwell Drummond International suggests the industry’s public image is making the problem worse. Andrew Schneider has the story.


Lights Out Houston

Posted on · Tomorrow night will mark the start of Lights Out Houston. It's a four-night, three-day campaign by local businesses to encourage energy conservation, as part of Earth Week. Andrew Schneider has the story.


McDonald’s Hiring Day

Posted on · Today is McDonald's National Hiring Day. The restaurant chain aims to hire 50,000 new workers across the country. Andrew Schneider reports the move could serve as a bellwether for employment growth.