Bernstein100Austin gives grants to 31 nonprofit collaborators

Merick Strategies-produced production of MASS the largest arts event in Austin history

The unprecedented, beyond-expectations success of Bernstein100Austin, the groundbreaking Austin production of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers more than two years in the making, has made it possible for the producers to give grants from the proceeds to 31 of the nonprofit collaborators, producers Merick Strategies announced today.

The production was the largest arts collaboration in the city’s history, involving more than 300 local performing artists and production experts, a year of events (in Austin, around the country, and as far away as Australia), hundreds of sponsors and donors, a thousand students and family members (who attended a special dress rehearsal), and nearly 5,000 people who packed the Long Center for two nights of sold-out performances June 29 and 30. Read more

Two clients win Austin ‘Best of the Best’ Awards; three are finalists

The Austin American-Statesman announced the winners of its inaugural “Best of the Best” Awards, and we’re thrilled to announce two of our clients won first place in their categories. Congratulations Dr. Michael C. Bell, DDS, PC on winning Best Dentist, and to ThunderCloud Subs on winning Best Sandwich Shop!

We’d also like to commend our clients who were selected as top three finalists for the Best of the Best Awards including Belmont Village Senior Living (nominated for Best Assisted Living Facility and Best Retirement Community), Emancipet (nominated for Best Veterinarian), and The Trail Foundation (nominated for Best Nonprofit).

To read the Austin American-Statesman insert listing the winners and nominees in each category, go to http://statesmanmedia.com/epaper/bestofthebest/2018/. Photos from the event can also be viewed at https://www.statesman.com/photogallery/TX/20180928/NEWS/928009997/PH/1. Read more

Twilight on the Trail benefiting The Trail Foundation, Oct. 28

The Trail Foundation will host a one-time special event called “Twilight on the Trail” on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel to close out its 15th anniversary celebrations and help raise critical funds for projects on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Read more

Freedom Solar ramps up in Houston, offers Tesla battery

Freedom Solar has ramped up its presence in Houston and introduced a new energy solution to protect homeowners and businesses from losing power during outages: SunPower solar systems combined with the Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery.

Battery backup is an ideal solution for power outages caused by hurricanes, and Freedom Solar Power is the largest distributor of Tesla Powerwall batteries in Texas. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot unveils 2018 artwork, launches registration

Early bird registration for the 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is now open with reduced pricing, and the winner of the annual Art Contest has been selected. Local artist Mila Sketch won 365 free ThunderCloud sub vouchers for her original design depicting a large turkey gazing over the Austin skyline. Read more

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