An Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expected to open a League City location this year in the Victory Lakes Town Center, according to a media release.
The movie house , which will be at the corner of Interstate 45 and FM 646, will feature 10 screens and offers in-seat food and drink services. The venue also will feature interactive movie events, themed parties and special events for families.
For more information, visit www.drafthouse.com/houston
Chevron donates $50,000 to Pasadena Health Center
The Pasadena Health Center has received a $50,000 donation on behalf of Chevron Pasadena Chemical Co.
According to PHC director and CEO John Sweitzer, the donation will provide a boost to the facility’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the community.
Recent studies indicate that the hardest hit communities have been black and Hispanic populations.
The health care center’s largest demographic, Sweitzer said, is the Hispanic community.
PCH cites estimates showing over 5,000 people in Pasadena are unemployed due to the COVID pandemic because of business shutdowns and layoffs. Pasadena Health Center has been working to help curve the pandemic and to help school children in the area.
To date, the center has provided over 1500 free COVID-19 tests.
The center provides medical and dental services, pediatrics, women’s health, mental health services, counseling, internal medicine and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay. A sliding fee scale is available for eligible families who do not have insurance or qualify for other assistance.
In 2017, Chevron Pasadena donated $5,000 to the center for Harvey disaster relief. The health care facility plans to host an event to officially thank Chevron for its recent donation on Aug. 26.
For more information on the center, visit https://www.pasadenahealthcenter.com/
Chamber hosts ‘State of Education’ event
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual ‘State of Education’ event featuring Ira K. Blake, president of University of Houston Clear Lake; Brenda Hellyer, chancellor of San Jacinto College; and DeeAnn Powell, superintendent of Pasadena ISD. The event will cover how educational leaders in the community are navigating a changing environment and how institutions are meeting the challenges of providing equitable access to connectivity and ensuring needs of student are being met.
When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 27. Meet and greet at 11:30 a.m; program at noon
Details: RSVP the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce at pasadenachamber.org or call 281-487-7871
Hospital hosts stroke support virtual meeting
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital- Stroke Support Group will host a Zoom meeting for patients and caregivers to discuss topics associated with recovering and living life after a stroke. The meeting is welcome to participants who register online.
Date: 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 27
Contact Information: 713-222-CARE (2273). Register online at www.memorialhermann.org
Nippon Shokubai America building out space in Pasadena
Shokubai America Industries has announced it is spending $5 million plans to build out 75,000 square feet of new space at its Pasadena plant at 5151 Old Highway 146 and is expected to complete construction by early 2021, according to the Pasadena Economic Development Corp.
The global manufacturing company, based in Tennessee and part of the Chemical Manufacturing Industry, produces superabsorbent polymer, water soluble polymers and emulsion products that include materials like diapers, fabrics, paint and detergent agents.
It has 167 employees throughout 48 subsidiary companies as part of the Nippon Shokubai America Industries, Inc. corporate family. For more information on the company, visit https://bit.ly/3gpogHe.
Pasadena chamber welcomes new business members
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is welcoming seven new members — Bank of Texas, Blue Wave Pressure Washing, Houston Therapy Specialists, Mobile Auto Pros, Pundit Services, Work Horse Facilities Maintenance LLC and ZenBusiness. The chamber will host a virtual ribbon cutting. For more information on the champber, visit pasadenachamber.org or call the chamber at 281-487-7871.