Opening of Emancipet’s first clinic outside of Texas celebrated in Philadelphia today

Emancipet now serving Philadelphia thanks to funding support from PetSmart Charities®

Nearly 100 local civic leaders, donors, pet owners, neighbors, and friends celebrated today the grand opening of Emancipet, the new, nonprofit, low-cost pet health clinic in Philadelphia. Attendees toured the welcoming new space at 575 Adams Avenue, enjoyed games and giveaways, and met some friendly pets on hand for photo booth fun. Read more

Brenda Thompson Communications celebrates 14th anniversary

Happy 14th anniversary to us! And thank you to our wonderful clients, colleagues, friends (and pets), many represented in the collection of photos below dating back to 2003.  Read more

Three clients named finalists for Austin Under 40 Awards

Congratulations to clients Amy Mills of Emancipet, Mason Ayer of Kerbey Lane Cafe, Larkin Tackett of IDEA Public Schools, and all of the stellar 2017 Austin Under 40 Awards finalists. The winners will be announced April 1, 2017.  Read more

Client Freedom Solar Power to sponsor Earth Day Austin 2017

Our client Freedom Solar Power recently came on board as a major sponsor of this year’s Earth Day Austin, which takes place April 22, 2017 from noon to 7 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University. Read more

Kerbey Lane Cafe CEO Mason Ayer featured in the ABJ’s Face to Face program

Kerbey Lane Cafe CEO Mason Ayer was the featured industry leader for the Austin Business Journal’s Face to Face program at Whole Foods Market headquarters on Feb. 14. To view snippets from his informative and inspiring discussion with ABJ Editor Colin Pope, click hereRead more

Ready, set, stay! Brenda Thompson Communications sponsors Emancipet’s Sit Stay Day

Emancipet’s Sit Stay Day is a popular Valentine’s Day-inspired fundraiser that lets pets and their humans stay in and enjoy homegrown Austin treats while raising money for pets in need, and it will return for its seventh year on Feb. 10. Brenda Thompson Communications is a proud sponsor of the annual fundraiser, which helps our nonprofit client Emancipet provide affordable, accessible spay/neuter services and veterinary care to pets in Central Texas and beyond. Read more

Kerbey Lane debuts new 2017 Spring Menu

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s new Spring Menu debuted yesterday and is available at all seven locations through mid-May. The Spring Menu has a handful of returning seasonal favorites, plus several new and reimagined items. See the full menu here. Read more

Low-cost vet care and spay/neuter services coming to northeast Philadelphia

Emancipet to open February 14  with funding support from PetSmart Charities®

Low-cost veterinary care is coming to northeast Philadelphia. Emancipet will open a low-cost pet health clinic on February 14 at 575 Adams Avenue. The new clinic will offer spay/neuter surgeries as well as vaccinations, microchips, monthly flea and heartworm prevention, puppy and kitten de-worming, and treatment for common conditions such as skin and ear infections. Read more

HRC Austin honoree, celebrity for 2017 Gala announced; event is Jan. 28

Theme ‘Equality Forward’ more relevant than ever

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Human Rights Campaign Austin’s annual Gala is one of the most successful in the country, raising record funding to support civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. This year’s black-tie Gala will be held at the J.W. Marriott on Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m., with approximately 700 people expected to attend. Read more

Priscilla Cortez named to lead Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Business and community leader and advocate Priscilla Guajardo Cortez has been selected to lead Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, which helps low-income individuals access the civil justice system by providing volunteer attorneys who donate legal advice and representation. In 2016 alone, the 35-year-old organization provided legal services valued at nearly $5 million to more than 7,000 clients, thanks to its 600 volunteer attorneys. Read more