September 2016 Spotlight: Pat Crosland, HBD Balloons

Pat Twisted Balloons

Pat began by twisting balloons. It all started when she watched a co-worker making some balloon animals and thought…”I can do that”! Well…it was harder than she thought.

She worked at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City where again she saw people making balloon animals and one of them asked if Pat was interested in becoming a clown.

Well after 1 year of being involved in the Olympic program she bought her first balloon kit.

30 days after the Olympics and the Paralympics were over PadyCake was BORN! She was found in full costume making balloon animals for kids at a make a wish function on Easter Sunday 2002!

Her new passion is making smiles and to bring joy daily to people everywhere!

June 2015 Spotlight: Kristin Severson, Cool Hands Air Conditioning

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Kristin Severson is co-owner of Cool Hands Air Conditioning and Heating with her Husband Joseph. They started Cool Hands in September 2009, servicing Cypress and the surrounding areas. They specialize in residential and commercial repairs, new installation and maintenance.

August 2014 Spotlight: Berni Horan, Liberty Mutual



As a local agent in the Houston-Cypress community and a fellow homeowner, I like to reach out to the residents in the area to offer them an insurance comparison for their home and auto insurance.  Loyalty to your current carrier is good, but it’s never a bad idea to look around to be sure you are receiving the right coverage at competitive rates.  I believe that if you can take a few minutes out of your day to review your coverage and discounts with me, we may be able to offer you better protection at a reasonable price!

In addition to the obvious coverage that protect your belongings, there is the important coverage of Life Insurance.  You do not buy Life Insurance because you are going to die, but because those you love are going to live.   Protect the future of your loved ones.  Don’t leave them with a large debt for your final expenses.  Get Life Insurance now.

 Berneda “Berni” Horan, LUTCF
2013 Ambassador of the Year, Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce
2013 Reach Unlimited Ambassador
Lead Sales Representative
Liberty Mutual Insurance
25282 NW Freeway, Ste 185
Cypress, TX 77429
Phone:  281-256-1405 x 59068
Cell 281-513-1565
Fax 281-520-4325


July 2014 Spotlight: Melissa Ward, Premier Designs


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I love helping women build self confidence and enhance their current wardrobe by adding a little extra sparkle to their appearance. I specialize in educating women on the importance of accessories and how to achieve a pulled together look using knowledge of current fashion trends, styles and colors. We offer FREE jewelry for our hostesses and a very affordable collection for our customers. Premier is also a fabulous Home Based Business with a great philosophy, purpose and plan!

Melissa Ward

June 2014 Spotlight: Kathi Schmidt, Reach Unlimited


Reach Unlimited will be selling raffle tickets for fabulous get-aways to raise funds for the organizations Capital Campaign.

Look at the amazing prizes.

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Reach Unlimited, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


March 2014 Spotlight: Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce

 3rd Annual WineFair CyFair

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Cypress Village Station (US 290 and Skinner Rd) will be packed with activity on Saturday, April 5 the as 2,500 guests enjoy Wine Fair, food and our expanded Backyard Grill Beer Garden. There will be 20 wine tasting stations, craft beer tastings at the Backyard Grill Beer Garden, culinary tasting stations with food provided by Cypress restaurants, and the lively sounds of the Robert Hartye Band.

$25 General Admission; $65 VIP; Additional ticket combos available at

One Fine Affair will be held on Friday,  April 4 at Northwest Forest Hotel and Conference Center benefiting Reach Unlimited.

$100 Premium Wines and culinary delights from Northwest Forest Catering and Events, HEB, Merche, Mezzanotte, Piqueo, La Madeline to name a few.

Visit for tickets and additional information.

October 2013 Spotlight: Darlene Hajduk, ProLine Supply Co.



Darlene Hajduk with ProLine Supply Company

Darlene M. Hajduk is a fifteen year veteran of the promotional products profession and is the founder and President of ProLine Supply Company, Inc.  She is the current winner of the Small Business of the Year for the Cy-fair Houston Chamber of Commerce.

ProLine is dedicated to producing quality, targeted promotions that make a statement with every end user.  In addition to the wide variety of product and services offered, ProLine also can supply basket-making, online e-stores, company incentive reward programs and safety award programs.

Hajduk is also the former Director of the Greensheet Education Foundation.  She has a B.S. degree in Media-Communications from Medaille College, in Buffalo, New York.

She is a member of the Houston Promotional Products Association, the Incentive Marketing Association, Promotional Products Association International, the Cy-Fair Republican Women’s organization, a Trustee for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, and chairs the Ambassadors Committee of the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally,she has held several leadership positions in local networking and business organizations.

Hajduk has been married for 34 years and has 2 children.

She may be reached at





March 2013 Spotlight

MK Events

MK_EventsMK Events Floral Designs is a full service florist serving all your life’s occasions.  We deliver high quality arrangements in the Greater Houston area for any occasion including birthday’s, anniversaries, funerals and customer appreciation.  We also can wire out your floral order to strict design standards so that your sentiments can be felt across the miles.  We specialize in weddings and events making sure our customers get the perfect look while staying in budget.

Call Melanie Hugele at 281-989-3190 for quality floral work! To see our latest floral designs LIKE us on, 0r visit:

 2nd Annual WineFair CyFair

Wine Fair_CVSCypress Village Station will be packed with activity on Friday, April the as 2,000 guests enjoy Wine Fair. There will be 20 wine tasting stations, craft beer tastings at the Backyard Grill Beer Garden, culinary tasting stations with food provided by Cypress restaurants, and the lively sounds of the Robert Hartye Band back on the Aruba Music Stage. You'll also have the opportunity to support the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation at the silent auction as well as visiting local Cy-Fair businesses and artisan vendors. The VIP Premium Lounge features reserve wines for the discriminating wine lover and offer a comfortable seating area with food pairings. All That Sparkles, an effervescent encounter pre-event sparkling party, will feature sparking wines and great fashion hosted by To The 9’s.

A complete sell-out in 2012, reserve your spot at Cy-Fair’s signature wine and food festival, Wine Fair Cy-Fair.

Visit for tickets and additional information.

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