Monthly Archives: August 2014

Helping Others

It is from a place of gratitude that we give back to the community. Each of our communities in Texas has been a bountiful provider of work for Alpha and I am constantly looking for meaningful ways to give back — to simply say “thanks” or do our part to improve the quality of life for those around us.

Alpha sponsors events and community activities all the time. You may hear of our participation in a golf tournament, clay shoot, or 5K run. What I intend for us all to know is that each sponsorship financially benefits a specific cause. In 2014, one 5K raised funds for academic scholarships. A golf tournament raised money for hopeful, 13 year old hockey players on the Dallas Stars Elite Hockey Club. The 17th Annual Hunt Construction Golf Tournament benefited the Assistance League of Greater Collin County. Another golf tournament supported Honduran Mission and Relief. I hope that as part of the Alpha family, you are proud that Alpha supports these and other causes with our time, talent and resources.

In September, we will support an event close to our Alpha family, a walk to raise money for Type 1 Diabetes. Brian Powell’s daughter Hannah is walking in the event, as she is afflicted with the disease herself. I hope many of you can come out in support of Hannah! Visit our Facebook page for more info about the event and sign up for Hannah’s team Here.

I know others within the Alpha family have personally contributed their time, talents, and money to their chosen causes. Let me share these service stories with the rest of Alpha!

Let me know if we can help in some fashion. Is there an event that needs volunteers? Know of a bake sale that needs workers, baked goods, or hungry buyers? Is there a walk, run, tournament or other event for which I can consider sponsorship? At the least, I can work to connect interested co-workers to your events and causes.

Together, we can make a difference! JGWAlpha Testing, Inc. Logo

Boulevard Coffee – Houston, TX

The Heights Boulevard CoffeeNestled between old craftsman style houses in the Heights is a caffeine spot our Houston office had to share. Boulevard Coffee resides on an oak lined street minutes away from downtown – a great place for any time of the day. It is roomie enough for group meetings, has outdoor seating, and offers take out for those chaotic mornings. Whether it be a cappuccino and white chocolate biscotti or a sandwich, this coffee shop needs to go on your list! Alpha Testing, Inc. Logo

Alpha in the Big Apple

New York – No, we are not opening up in New York, but Technical Supervisor Refugio (Junior) Hernandez took some time away from the Dallas Office and headed North with his family.Junior on Good Morning AmericaOn July 31, they headed to Times Square to see Good Morning America in action. While the cameras rolled, Junior decided to represent a little piece of home. There is no mistaking that Alpha Testing, Inc. logo in the crowd. Many of the spectators bring steps stools to be visible, Junior brought a sign – thank goodness he has long arms!

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Onyx Coffee Lab – Fayetteville, AR

Onyx Coffee LabWhen this giant, pop art mural greets you on your casual drive through Northern Arkansas, it is almost impossible NOT to pull over and see what all the fuss is about. Onyx Coffee Lab is nothing short of dramatic. Matching its funky exterior, Onyx has an array of drinks for coffee aficionados. If not for their handcrafted coffee, stop by for the fun, quirky atmosphere if you are ever near the University of Arkansas.

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