Our client Kerbey Lane Cafe announced it will open a restaurant in the heart of the Central Austin development of Mueller in fall 2018, which will be their eighth location. Thank you to the Austin American-Statesman and reporter Gary Dinges for your excellent coverage of this exciting news. You can read the entire story at https://atxne.ws/2vtn2Ie.
Now through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every Crispy Chicken Benedict and Green Chile Mac & Cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Read more
Early bird registration for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is now open with reduced pricing, and the winner of the annual Art Contest has been selected. Jillian Collins won 365 vouchers for free ThunderCloud sandwiches for her watercolor painting of a turkey runner in front of the Texas State Capitol topped with a sub sandwich. Read more
WHAT: Emancipet will provide free emergency veterinary services for Houston pets whose owners were displaced during Hurricane Harvey, and for pets that were already in shelters when Harvey hit. These emergency services are outside of Emancipet’s normal operations, and donations are critically needed to begin purchasing additional medical supplies immediately. Donations may be made online here. Read more
Austin-based Freedom Solar Power hired former SolarCity leader Barry Van Wie to head up the company’s growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
As Freedom Solar’s vice president of business development, Van Wie is responsible for hiring and training employees, establishing marketing and channel partnerships, managing a team of top-producing solar energy consultants, and delivering required sales targets. Read more
Active lifestyle brand Outdoor Voices is #DoingGoodThings for the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail this August. Five percent of all sales at the Austin store (located at 606 Blanco Street) will go to The Trail Foundation to help keep the Trail healthy, beautiful, and functional for everyone. To find out more information, visit http://www.outdoorvoices.com or http://www.thetrailfoundation.org/. Read more
Kerbey Lane Cafe donated a total of 18,012 meals to Central Texans in need through its “Hot Cakes for Hunger” drive benefiting Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB), which took place at all seven of its locations July 16-29.
During the campaign, Kerbey Lane donated all proceeds from its specialty pancakes to the food bank, as well as an additional 824 pounds of pancake mix. Kerbey Lane team members presented CTFB with the check from the proceeds and boxes of pancake mix, and helped sort nearly 6,700 pounds of food during their team-building volunteer day at the food bank on August 8. Read more
Kerrville family man ‘Solar Bob’ brings solar power to the Texas Hill Country
Robert S. Bradshaw, AKA “Solar Bob,” is expanding Austin-based Freedom Solar Power’s presence to the Texas Hill Country and bringing solar to his family’s hometown of Kerrville, Texas. Read more
Free solar energy-focused community event at Ballroom Marfa, Aug. 4
Ballroom Marfa, in collaboration with the Judd Foundation and Marfa Solar System, will host Freedom Solar Power for a “Marfa Solar Social” on Friday, Aug. 4, 6- 8 p.m. Freedom Solar will speak on the benefits of renewable energy, regional solar rebates and solar power technology, and the evening will also feature complimentary refreshments from Big Bend Brewing Co., tacos by Vicente Celis, and a raffle with a chance to win two solar backpacks and other prizes. Read more