The Woodlands Business September 2016
ANDREW MARKY, M.D. JOINS HOUSTON METHODIST THE WOODLANDS HOSPITAL
Andrew H. Marky, M.D., M.P.H., has joined Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital as a neurosurgeon.
Marky’s practice includes surgeries to treat diseases and disorders of the spine, head and nervous system. He specializes in the surgical removal of spinal and cranial tumors; the treatment of complex pain syndromes through micro-vascular decompression and peripheral nerve surgery; implanta- tion of spinal cord stimulators for chronic pain in the lower extremities; and other surgical treatments for spinal injuries and carpal tunnel pain.
Marky received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He completed a neurological surgery internship, an enfolded surgical pain management fellowship, and a neurological surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
“It is an honor to join Houston Methodist as this institution is known for quality,” said Marky. “They have invested in technology resources to provide the highest quality of healthcare across the board.”
To schedule an appointment, visit houstonmethodist.org/spg/neurosurgery or call 936-270-3905.
MEMORIAL HERMANN MEDICAL GROUP CARDIOLOGY THE WOODLANDS WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN
Interventional cardiologist Scott Bassett, M.D., has joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group Cardiology The Woodlands.
Bassett graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and provides skilled cardiovascular care for patients ages 18 and up. Among the many conditions he treats, his special interests include coronary and peripheral artery disease, valvular heart disease including advanced aortic stenosis, heart failure, and basic arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. He also performs the less invasive procedure, TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), allowing some patients an alternative option to open heart surgery with a faster recovery time.
Bassett joins cardiologists Amilcar Avendano, M.D., Gustavo Grieco, M.D. Hajin Lim, M.D. and family nurse practitioners, Emma Bryant, M.S.N., RN, FNP-C., and Janice Jeansonne, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P.-C as part of Memorial Hermann Medical Group Cardiology The Woodlands. He is now seeing patients at 9305 Pinecroft, Suite 300. Schedule appointments by calling 713-897-7221.
WENDT PROMOTED TO GULF COAST DIVISIONAL MANAGER OF WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK
Woodforest National Bank recently announced that Brenda Wendt, senior vice president, was promoted to divisional manager for the bank’s Gulf Coast region. Wendt’s responsibilities will encompass the sales, service quality, community impact, and financial performance for 152 Woodforest branches across a multi-state area including North Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Wendt joined Woodforest National Bank in 1997 as a retail banker at the bank’s first in-store branch located in Conroe and developed her banking career over the years through various positions held at the bank.
A Montgomery County native, Wendt resides here with her husband and two children. She is an active member of the West Conroe Baptist Church and an avid volunteer for nonprofit organizations in the community.
DARLING HOMES UNVEILS PLANS, PRICING FOR LUXURY PATIO HOMES IN GRAND CENTRAL PARK
Darling Homes, the first new homebuilder to sign on at Grand Central Park, has introduced plans and pricing for its Signature Patio Collection as the luxury Houston homebuilder begins pre-selling homes in the new master-planned community just minutes north of The Woodlands.
Several one-story plans from 2,300 – 3,000 square feet are available offering homebuyers the opportunity to enjoy luxury lifestyle patio homes on lush, wooded homesites in Grand Central Park’s West Village with immediate access to Loop 336 and I-45.
Starting in the $370s, Darling’s three-bedroom layouts feature open-plan family room with cozy breakfast nook, gourmet island kitchen, formal dining, secluded owner’s suite with foyer entrance, media room, secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets and expansive covered porch. Plus, families can choose options including wine storage, master bay window, outdoor fireplace, second-floor attic storage and three-car garage. A new, fully furnished model by Darling Homes will open later this year.
New homes in Grand Central Park are minutes from The Woodlands, the ExxonMobil corporate campus, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Conroe North-Houston Airport. The community also is nearby Conroe Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, Texas Children’s Health Center – The Woodlands and Houston Methodist Hospital, opening in The Woodlands in 2017.
In addition to its new homes, Grand Central Park will offer 336 Marketplace, a 700,000 square-foot regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination at the southwest corner of Loop 336 and I-45.
SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW STATION IN SPRING
The South Montgomery County Fire Department has broken ground on a new fire station, its first since 2012, at 3560 Discovery Creek Blvd. near Rayford Road Drive in the master-planned community of Harmony.
The new 9,000-square-foot fire stationwill house two bays, a fitness center for department personnel, kitchen and sleeping quarters for five.
Scheduled to open next year, Station 11-6 is expected to help the department maintain its coveted ISO Class 1 rating for performance, staffing, training and water supplies.
The ISO Class 1 rating, earned by only 178 of the nation’s fire departments, is based on statistical information provided by the for-profit Insurance Service Office. As a result, Harmony residents could realize the lowest possible rates on the fire protection portion of their homeowner’s insurance policy.
A master-planned community by Johnson Development Corp., Harmony offers new homes by Ashton Woods Homes, CastleRock Communities, Darling Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Shea Homes, Taylor Morrison, Village Builders and Westin Homes starting in the $220s.
Harmony families benefit from the convenience of two on-site early childhood education centers and two recreation centers with resort-style pools. Residents also enjoy the convenience of an H-E-B, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and various retail offerings at the community’s entrance.
U.S. SENATOR JOHN CORNYN VISITS WITH THE WOODLANDS AREA EDP
U.S. Senator John Cornyn visited The Woodlands on Aug. 4 and among his topics of interest was an update on economic development in the area. Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) and Debra Sukin, EDP Incoming Chairman and Regional SVP and CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital discussed matters related to healthcare, mobility, business climate and the local economy as it relates to job growth and capital investment.
“We were honored that the Senator took time out of his busy schedule and had a particular interest in meeting with our organization to check the pulse of our business community,” Staley said. “We were especially privileged to have a frank dialogue with Senator Cornyn and appreciate that our community continues to be on his radar.”
THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAMBER HOLDS BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Business After Hours event on July 12 at Consolidated Communications at 350 South Loop 336 West in Conroe.
This monthly event is complimentary and attracted 124 Chamber members and guests. Attendees had the opportunity to network, learn more about the host, Consolidated Communications, and raffle off door prizes.
Consolidated Communications CEO Bob Udell introduced local staff and shared more about the company’s commitment to a local presence and customer service. Consolidated Communications Inc. is a business and broadband communications provider serving customers across its 11-state service area.
The next Business After Hours will be held on Sept. 13. Hosts for Business After Hours are selected by lottery twice a year. For hosting information, call 281-367-5777. Visit WoodlandsChamber.org for a full calendar of events.
THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS DISCOVERY DAY
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce hosted 43 Members for its “Discovery Day” on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Discovery Day is an orientation to Chamber Membership and includes information about business connection events, special events, business advocacy, governmental affairs, team involvements, volunteer opportunities, partner programs and more. Discovery Day also covers Chamber structure, staff and priorities.
For information on serving as an exclusive sponsor for Discovery Day, call 281-367-5777. Sponsorship opportunities are for Chamber Members only. If you are interested in Chamber Membership, call or visit the website,WoodlandsChamber.org.
The next Discovery Day is Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce located at 9320 Lakeside Blvd. Suite 200, The Woodlands. Chamber Members can register for this complimentary event at the website.
WOODFOREST TAPS HIGHLAND HOMES FOR NEW GATED ENCLAVE
Highland Homes is expanding its presence in master-planned Woodforest, starting presales in a new neighborhood, Russet Peak.
Highland Homes is offering homes ranging from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet in Russet Peak, a gated neighborhood of 32 wooded homesites. Pricing for the neighborhood starts in the $260,000s. “Russet Peak offers buyers ample value,” said Virgil Yoakum, general manager of Woodforest. “Highland Homes offers highly amenitized, elegant designs and the gates will help minimize traffic throughout the neighborhood. Plus, the Forest Island recreation complex is nearby.”
Until now, recent development within Woodforest has been concentrated in the community’s South District, where nine new model homes have opened this year. Russet Peak, centrally located within the master plan near the active adult village of Bonterra at Woodforest, signals the expansion farther north within the development.
Woodforest also recently announced the start of construction within another new neighborhood, Kingsley, located near Fish Creek Thoroughfare across from the Woodforest Homefinder Lodge. Kingsley will feature Southern-styled homes from Gracepoint Homes and Wendell Legacy Homes.
Highland Homes is one of Woodforest’s earliest builders, offering homes in the community since 2009. Employee-owned Highland Homes was founded in 1985 and today builds in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
Highland Homes is one of 22 builders offering designs priced from the $190,000s to the millions in Woodforest.
The Woodlands Business September 2016