Service Plus Caring: CEO Pamela Bain

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Plaques and awards are not an unusual sight in executive suites, but Pamela Bain has a very special one in her office: an unobtrusive little trophy designating her business as one of the Best Places to Work in San Antonio in 2008. Given by the San Antonio Business Journal, the recognition is based on anonymous […]

Living the American Dream: Four women from abroad who have built successful businesses

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Freedom, opportunity, prosperity. These are just a few of the ideals that draw people from other countries to the United States. Here they hope to achieve not just success, but respect, free of the encumbrances of cultural restrictions that often dictate foreign operations. For women the prospect is especially attractive because the traditional “glass ceiling” […]

Cook’s Whites Better Than Latest Fashions: Cynthia Rodriguez

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CYNTHIA RODRIGUEZ Age: 32 Occupation: Teaching assistant, Culinary Institute of America (CIA), San Antonio. Personal: Shares her life with daughter, Carissa, age 12, and their Chihuahua, Carmelo. Why she’s a Role Model: After more than a decade of ups and downs in the food industry, she tightened an already tough schedule to go back to […]

Here Comes The Bride: The verse may change, but the chorus is the same

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From the time she is old enough to fashion a veil out of tissue paper and walk down a pretend aisle, a girl has big dreams about her wedding day. As an adult, those dreams don’t change, regardless of whether she is 20 or 50 — they just may take on a different form. But […]

Self-taught Artist Follows her Own Muse

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As a child in Cleveland, Mary Frances Robinson used to visit the Cleveland Art Museum to admire the works of famous artists from the past. She liked to draw and paint herself and often wondered whether she could ever produce anything like the old masters’ canvases. Decades later, the answer is clear. No, she can’t […]