Emancipet’s new Central Austin site featured in Interior Design

Emancipet’s state-of-the-art Central Austin clinic, which opened its doors earlier this year at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd., is featured in the July 2018 issue of Interior Design.

Designed by Perkins + Will, Emancipet’s new 3,900-square-foot clinic was the nonprofit’s first purpose-built clinic. It’s the largest, most efficient, and offers the most amenities for Emancipet’s clients and will serve as a model for all new clinics going forward. Read more

Brown Distributing goes solar with Freedom

First for Texas: renowned beverage distributor goes solar

Brown Distributing Company teamed up with Freedom Solar Power to install a massive 481-kilowatt roof-mount system on its facility, making Brown the first beverage distribution company in Texas to “go green” with solar panels.

Comprised of 1,458 high-efficiency SunPower® panels, Brown Distributing’s new solar array will pay for itself within four and a half years, save the company nearly $2 million over the next 25 years, and slash utility bills by an average of $4,300 per month. Read more

Welcome to new client Dr. Michael C. Bell, DDS

We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Michael C. Bell, DDS and his team as our newest client! Dr. Bell is a nationally recognized, award-winning dentist focusing on general and cosmetic dentistry in Westlake Hills. Celebrating his 40th anniversary of practice this year, Dr. Bell’s dedication to continuing education and willingness to incorporate new research and technology has kept his practice at the forefront of dental care. Read more

Statesman covers Freedom Solar’s life-changing Haitian orphanage project

There was an incredible story about our client Freedom Solar Power‘s life-changing trip to a Haitian orphanage where they installed a donated SunPower solar system and battery backup. Thank you to Austin American-Statesman reporter extraordinaire Gary Dinges for recounting their remarkable journey with such vivid detail. You can read the entire story below, to or click here to read the original source article on the Statesman’s website.

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Belmont Village Lakeway opens

The much-anticipated Belmont Village Senior Living Lakeway opened with plenty of fanfare this weekend, with more than 400 people in attendance and remarks by State Rep. Paul Workman and Lakeway’s new Mayor Sandy Cox.

Belmont Village Lakeway offers options for independent living, assisted living and an acclaimed memory care program, all in a 130,000 square foot Mediterranean-style building on 10 wooded acres offering studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a professionally managed fitness center, heated saltwater pool, full service salon, movie screening room, chef-prepared dining, housekeeping and transportation services, and courtyards with outdoor dining patios and gardens. Read more

Allison Baron promoted to Account Director

Congratulations to Allison Baron on being promoted to Account Director! Allison is involved with all of Brenda Thompson Communications’ clients, manages several accounts, and supervises contract labor. She’s especially skilled at media relations, social media strategy, and content creation; and also serves as our firm’s resident millennial. Read her bio on our website’s Team pageRead more

Emancipet part of historic coalition to help pets in Puerto Rico

Emancipet is one of six organizations leading the surgical work in a historic initiative to spay/neuter and vaccinate more than 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover more than six months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

A team of 16 Emancipet veterinarians and staff, including Emancipet CEO Amy Mills, deployed to Puerto Rico June 3-9 for the first of what will be four trips included in “Spayathon for Puerto Rico,” developed by the Humane Society of the United States. Emancipet is the surgical provider for the Manati sector of the island, and the organization performed 750 spay/neuter surgeries during their first trip, surpassing their goal by 250 surgeries!  Read more

Freedom Solar powers Marfa’s newest iconic art installation

Client Freedom Solar Power installed solar panels on Marfa’s newest iconic art installation, Stone Circle, by Ballroom Marfa— creator of the popular Prada Marfa installation. Eight stones are situated in a circle — hence the name — and are equipped with speakers and LED lights. The ambitious new public art installation features black marble boulders that emit patterns of sound and light from energy generated by the solar panels.

Read more about the stellar new art installation in The Guardian’s article, entitled “Stone Circle: the story behind Haroon Mirza’s Texas Stonehenge,” which can be viewed at https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/may/29/stone-circle-haroon-mirza-texas-stonehenge.

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Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party benefiting The Trail Foundation June 7

The 15th anniversary Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party benefiting The Trail Foundation is June 7, and registration is now open with early bird ticket prices through April 15. All proceeds benefit The Trail Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. The Run and the Party are separate ticketed events, both beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets and more info are available at https://thetrailfoundation.org/MMR. Read more

Emancipet CEO praised as visionary speaker by Austin-American Statesman

“One speaker in town who could give (Evan) Smith or (Lawrence) Wright a run for their money is Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet, an Austin nonprofit that provides free or low-cost spay, neutering and veterinary care at seven clinics in four cities,” said Micheal Barnes, Austin American-Statesman social columnist, in his latest Out & About column.

His recap of Emancipet’s 19th anniversary luncheon and CEO Amy Mills’ visionary keynote speech is copied below, and you can read the full original version of the article on the Statesman’s website here.

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