Katy Business April 2016

| April 1, 2016

A rendering of the British International School’s new Katy campus.

A rendering of the British International School’s new Katy campus.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TO RELOCATE TO NEW KATY CAMPUS

The British International School of Houston will ring the school bell this fall in its new Katy campus at Westgreen Boulevard and Franz Road. The new 33-acre site will feature world-class teaching spaces, extensive facilities and contemporary technologies designed to create an inspiring learning environment for students ages 3-18.

The school is part of Nord Anglia Education, which provides premium international education and access to learning opportunities beyond those of any other Houston school. Approximately 45 percent of students are British, 7 percent are American and the rest come from a wide variety of countries including the Netherlands, Oman, Australia, Singapore and Egypt.

Students of the British International School of Houston graduate with International Baccalaureate exam scores that are among the top 5 percent in the world.

Among its innovative programs is a collaboration with The Juilliard School in New York. Students follow an embedded performing arts curriculum developed by specialists from Juilliard, along with continued support from Juilliard alumni and affiliated artists. The music curriculum is designed for all students, not just those who are serious about learning an instrument or musical performance.

Upcoming information sessions are being held April 27 at 6:30 p.m. and May 5 at 5 p.m. at the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch. A reservation is necessary to attend. For more information, email admissions@houston.nae.school or call 713-290-9025. More information and parent resources can be found on the school’s website, bishouston.org.

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Dr. Peter Chang

Dr. Peter Chang

PLASTIC SURGEON DR. PETER CHANG FEATURED IN BEAUTY MAGAZINE

Dr.Peter Chang, founder of Timeless Plastic Surgery, graces the pages of this year’s NewBeauty magazine. Readers looking for the latest in “must-have” beauty products, anti-aging strategies and cosmetic enhancements turn to the pages of NewBeauty to find Dr. Chang featured among the most qualified plastic surgeons. Informed, enlightened and inspired readers are empowered to make the best decisions to reach their beauty goals, be they topical, surgical or minimally invasive.

In its Beauty Experts Guide, NewBeauty only profiles board-certified physicians who have met rigorous standards and demonstrate extreme due diligence in their respective fields. Having obtained two Ivy League degrees, two doctorate degrees, and completing two surgical residencies, Dr. Chang is considered to be one of the most educated plastic surgeons in the community. He has over 15 years of experience and training. Dr. Chang is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His meticulous pursuit of perfection and his compassion for patients makes him an ideal cosmetic plastic surgeon. He is committed to providing his patients with natural results in a safe and friendly environment.

For more information, call 281-242-TIME (8463) or visit TimelessPlasticSurgery.com. The office is located at 1327 Lake Pointe Pkwy., Suite 300 in Sugar Land.

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Founder Ray Salti and Rob Di Napoli of Dinapoli Tomatoes, during tomato picking season in California.

Founder Ray Salti and Rob Di Napoli of Dinapoli Tomatoes, during tomato picking season in California.

PEPPERONI’S IS BRINGING FRESH, HANDMADE PIZZAS CLOSER TO YOU

Fort Bend-based pizza chain Pepperoni’s is announcing plans to open three more stores this year, with plans for 15 more within the next five years. The three new locations opening this year will be in the Texas Medical Center and the master-planned communities of Pearland and Aliana.

Pepperoni’s is known for making fresh daily dough, using untreated and unbleached flour, and has long been accommodating of ve- gan, vegetarian and gluten free diets.

Pepperoni’s began serving pizzas, subs, wings and salads in 1990 and is still a family owned and operated venture. Owner Ray Salti says, “I want the Pepperoni’s delivery area to cover every part of Houston. We have customers all over the city pleading for us to deliver. We are at a point now where we can build a consistently good product to serve more of the city.”

Salti also owns and operates two highly regarded side projects: Ray’s Grill located in Fulshear and Bollo Woodfired Pizza in Houston.

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Mennen T. Gallas, M.D.

Mennen T. Gallas, M.D.

GALLAS PLASTIC SURGERY & VEIN CENTER MEDICAL SPA

With a ‘med spa’ on just about every corner, how does a potential client decide? At Gallas Plastic Surgery clients will notice the difference. Staffed with an experienced and licensed medical aesthetician, the Gallas med-spa is under the direct, on-site supervision of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mennen T. Gallas. Amber is their aesthetician and is specially trained in skin care, laser protocols for skin conditioning and resurfacing, laser hair removal and spider vein treatments, all with minimal downtime.

The medical spa is focused on notable results yet provides the relaxation and pampering of a traditional spa experience. A client’s journey to beautiful skin begins with a complimentary consultation to design an individualized plan to meet their needs. Gallas Plastic Surgery offers a special experience; the staff is professional and friendly and the facility is unique. Dr. Gallas believes that a client’s personal care is a special privilege and has dedicated his practice to personalized service.

The office is located at 21300 Provincial Blvd. in Katy. For more information, visit the website, gallasplasticsurgery.com, or call 281-646-1114.

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TYPHOON TEXAS, WILD WEST BREWFEST HEADLINE KATY AREA EDC GA MEETING

At the Katy Area Economic Development Council’s General Assembly meeting on Feb. 16, representatives from Typhoon Texas and Wild West Brewfest, were on hand to discuss their respective spring and summer attractions.

Representatives from Typhoon Texas discussed details about the Katy area waterpark which is set to officially open on May 28. Located adjacent to Katy Mills Mall on roughly 40 acres, the newest entertainment option in the Katy area is sure to excite. According to its developers, including Katy Area EDC member Keith Dalton, the park will feature slides and fun for the whole family while boasting the cleanest water in Texas. The park will also have a lazy river, wave pool and multiple dining options.

In addition to adding an entertainment option for residents of the Katy area and beyond, the new waterpark is expected to have a positive impact on the Katy area economy as well. According to Dalton, the project will create hundreds of jobs, mainly seasonal, and help increase consumer traffic in the Katy Mills area. Out of town guests are expected to be drawn in by the attraction as well, further driving economic benefits for the Katy area.

Mike McGaha discussed the 5th Annual Wild West Brewfest which is set for April 22 and 23 at Katy Mills Mall and organized by Katy Rotary Club. The event, which is expected to feature over 100 craft brewers, has become a pilgrimage for beer enthusiasts throughout Texas and the country. For 2015, Wild West Brewfest was named the top beer festival by BeerYeti.com. Proceeds from the event are donated back to the community through Katy Rotary projects.

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Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WEST CAMPUS CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNI­VER­SARY

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children, has proudly served the west Houston area for five years. Since opening their doors in 2011, West Campus has provided more than 750,000 patient encounters in one of the fastest growing pediatric communities.

Upholding Texas Children’s mission of providing the highest-quality health care for children, West Campus is continuing to expand their services to meet the growing needs of their patients. Some of the most recent highlights include the opening of the state-of-the-art special isolation unit, which is the only one of its kind in Texas and the Southwest region, and the activation of the hospital’s helipad that allows all helicopter services in southeast Texas to bring patients directly to West Campus. The hospital is also currently undergoing a three-year, $50 million expansion effort that includes projects that will add a new inpatient capacity of 42 total beds, double operative capacity, substantially increase access to outpatient subspecialty care with the addition of more than 25 new exam rooms, and construct a dedicated interventional radiology suite for high fidelity image guided procedures.For more information, visit texaschildrens.org.

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KATY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES NAMESAKES FOR THREE NEW CAMPUSES

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the namesakes for three new campuses opening up in fall 2017, as recommended by a school naming selection committee.

The committee proposed names for Elementary School No.38, located in the Cinco Northwest Subdivision; Elementary School No. 39, located in the Ventana Lakes Subdivision; and Junior High No. 14, located within the Hawks Landing Subdivision. The committee carefully deliberated on the namesake recommendations submitted by community members and heard the feedback from attendees at the public forum on Feb. 9.

Elementary No. 38, located at 27602 Westridge Creek Land, will be named after retired educator MayDell Jenks. Elementary No. 39, located at 4535 East Ventana Parkway, will be named after former teacher Catherine (Gigi) Bethke and Junior High No. 14, located at 26721 Hawks Prairie Boulevard, will be named after former educators James and Sharon Tays.

These campuses are scheduled to open in fall 2016, thanks to the 2014 voter-approved bond referendum.

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(L-R): Matt Baumgarten and Clayton Bruner with SWA Group; Todd Hamilton with Cross Creek Ranch; Jake Salzman, SWA Group; Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch; and Tim Peteson and Josh Lock, SWA Group.

(L-R): Matt Baumgarten and Clayton Bruner with SWA Group; Todd Hamilton with Cross Creek Ranch; Jake Salzman, SWA Group; Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch; and Tim Peteson and Josh Lock, SWA Group.

CROSS CREEK RANCH WINS ULI PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced Cross Creek Ranch as its People’s Choice Award winner in the 2016 Development of Distinction Awards. Cross Creek Ranch was one of eight finalists in the annual awards program, which recognizes developments and public open spaces that exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, health places, marketing and management.

In awarding recipients, ULI said, “Cross Creek Ranch creates an enduring community by prioritizing core values associated with a sustainable environment, engaged people, vibrant culture, endless learning and interconnectedness. Together, the result is a distinct development that has experienced sustained and recognizable economic, social and environmental success within the Houston region and beyond.”

A 3,200-acre master-planned community in Fulshear, Cross Creek Ranch is designed around following environmentally friendly, sustainable practices. Among the highlights is Flewellen Creek, winding approximately 150 acres through the development. Much of the creek has been restored, creating a balanced ecosystem for wildlife and a natural backdrop for amenities. A 50-acre pond in Cross Creek Ranch also has been developed as a bird and wildlife habitat, as well as a groundwater filtering system.

Finalists in three categories of the Development of Distinction Award — for-profit, not-for-profit and urban green space — were announced in October. An international jury of real estate experts toured each project late last year to select the winners.


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