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Disaster Recovery Done Right: Trust Atlas for Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Farmers Branch, TX.

When you own a business, property damage is an unfortunate occurrence that happens all too often. Property damage can be caused by any number of disasters, both natural and man-made. Most often, however, property damage happens from an excess of water. From very heavy rainstorms to broken pipes, water damage can be incredibly harmful not just for your storefront but for your customers.

When water spreads through your commercial property, it happens quickly, causing damage as it moves. At the same time, furnishings and porous materials soak up moisture. In just a short amount of time, you could be dealing with warping, rotting, and even mold growth. That's why water damage remediation is so important - to address your current damage and prevent water from making your business unsafe.

At Atlas National Renovations, we know that dealing with water damage seems like a losing effort on your own. But when you trust our water damage restoration team, you don't have to lose hope. We provide comprehensive water remediation services for businesses of all size in Texas. From the first time we lay eyes on your water damage to the time we mitigate your problem, we're here for you. With a team of IICRC certified technicians and innovative restoration tools at our disposal, we specialize in making your business safe again.

Unlike some of our competitors, we are fiercely dedicated to our clients and aim to exceed their expectations with the highest quality water damage restoration services in Farmers Branch, TX. When water damage hits your business, time is of the essence, which is why we get to work quickly and efficiently by assessing the damage to your property. Once we know the extent of your water damage, we'll consult with you about its severity and detail the next steps you should take so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

With decades of combined experience, there is no disaster cleanup project too complex or large for our team to handle. We assist small businesses, large commercial entities, and even multi-family apartment complexes. Our clients trust Atlas National Renovations to keep them dry, safe, and secure, and it would be our pleasure to help do the same for you.

In addition to our reliability and quality of work, our customers choose us over others because we offer:

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Fair, Accurate Work Estimates

We drain water from your property, not money from your bank account.

Clear, Constant Communication

When you work with Atlas, you're never left wondering what's happening with your commercial property.

Detailed Deadlines and Schedules

We're meticulous about sticking to schedules and meeting deadlines. You can always expect us to be on time and ready to work.

Experienced Project Managers

We assign seasoned, hardworking project managers for each of our projects. When you work with Atlas, you're working with the best.

Courteous and Knowledgeable Leadership

Excellence starts at the top, and our leadership team is the best in the business.

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What is Water Damage Restoration in in Farmers Branch, TX

If you're currently dealing with serious water damage from a flood, broken pipe, or other cause, you're probably not sure what to do next. While it's understandable to feel panicky, it's important that you have the water removed as quickly as possible. When structural damage and health hazards are at play, time is of the essence. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will get. The damage you see with your eyes is usually the tip of the iceberg - most water damage gets deep in your carpets and walls fast.

Atlas' water damage restoration services are focused on restoring and repairing the damage that water causes to commercial property. The primary purpose of our restoration services is to return your property to the condition it was in prior to the damage. Once your water damage has been mitigated, our team swoops in to begin the restoration process.

Depending on the scope and severity of your water damage, common water damage restoration services can include:

  • Damaged Flooring and Wall Replacement
  • Damaged Roof Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Humidity and Moisture Testing

While little can be done to predict natural disasters, there are common signs you can keep an eye on to prevent serious water damage from occurring.

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Common Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Farmers Branch, TX

There's no convenient time to be sidelined with water damage when it comes to your commercial property and business. Water damage to your commercial or industrial property is particularly devastating because every hour that your business is closed means lost revenue and productivity. You do not just have to deal with damage to the structural integrity of your building - you have to deal with the disruption of service to your loyal customers.

The good news? Atlas is here when you need us most, with a team of highly-trained technicians and unmatched water damage restoration expertise. We're ready to tackle your problem and solve it in an efficient, effective manner, so you can keep your doors open and your clients happy.

As a business owner, you know that one of the best ways to prevent a disaster is to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. For that reason, keep an eye out for the following signs of water damage to your commercial property:

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Look for Mold

Look for Mold:

Mold can begin to grow just a day or two after water has taken hold of your business. If you see small signs of mold growth in an area where you suspect a leak, contact Atlas National Renovations ASAP to diagnose the problem.

Check Your Pipes

Check Your Pipes:

If it's safe to do so, check out the piping inside and outside your commercial property. You want to keep a keen eye out for oxidation and corrosion around pipe fixtures. While you're at it, check your water heater for rust too. Corrosion or rust is a telltale sign of a water leak.

Check for Rings

Check for Rings:

Dark spots on walls and ceilings usually indicate water damage. If you see rings around a stain, the damage is probably older. Several rings with different shades of color mean an intermittent issue, where the area has been soaked and dried several times.

Understand Your Property

Understand Your Property:

This is more of a suggestion than a sign. As the commercial property owner, you should know your building's pipe system. You should know what is old and new and what areas may be at risk for water damage. Keep an extra-close eye on areas that have a higher potential for leaks, especially during rainstorms.

Benefits of Commercial Water Damage Restoration
in Farmers Branch, TX

When water invades your business or commercial property, you don't have much time to ponder your next course of action. While some business owners opt to try DIY water damage restoration, in most cases, they end up with more damage and expenses than before their leak. For the most effective, comprehensive solution to water damage, it's important that you hire a professional. At Atlas National Renovations, our primary focus is assisting business owners and commercial property managers with water damage restoration. We've been doing it for years, and we can help you too.

Here are just a few of the most common benefits we hear from past customers:

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Safe Shopping Experience

Safe Shopping Experience

If you own a business, the health and safety of your customers is of utmost importance. When water damage occurs inside your storefront, you could be dealing with more than property damage. Depending on the severity of your issue, contaminants and microorganisms may be present, putting your customers' health at risk. When you trust a professional water damage restoration company like Atlas to remediate your water leak, you're not just putting a stop to the leak. Our team will clean and sanitize your business, making it safe for customers to continue shopping at your store.

Quick Response Time

Quick Response Time

Water damage can create unbearable conditions in your commercial property. As such, your water restoration company must be quick to respond. Professional water damage companies like Atlas respond quickly and can clean up water, dry and disinfect the area, and make necessary repairs. Because we have an entire team of pros and industry-leading equipment, we can be on site in minutes.

Less Damage, Better Costs

Less Damage, Better Costs

Water damage can be very expensive. Sometimes, it only takes a couple of hours to result in heavy losses. How soon you call the experts could mean the difference between painting over a water stain and having to rebuild an entire area of damaged drywall. When you call Atlas immediately, clients often reduce the cost of water damage restoration and overall building damage.

Capital Expenditure Services

In addition to our disaster recovery services, we also offer large-scale upgrades and improvements for your capital expenditures. If you own or manage a large commercial building or a multi-family property, you need to make sure your capital expenditures maintain present operating levels and foster your company's future growth.

At Atlas National Renovations, class A, B, and C properties are our bread and butter. We take the time to understand our customer's needs and expectations from the start so we can deliver outstanding results. If you're looking for a top-tier contractor to do the job right the first time, look no further than Atlas. Our customers love our team because we make large, highly-complicated projects easy to finish.

If you're looking to invest in the future of your business, know that we are here to help with projects like these:

  • High Volume Unit Upgrades and Improvements
  • Amenity Upgrades and Conversions
  • Common Area Improvements
  • High Volume Carpet, LVT, and Tile Installation
  • Courtyards and Hardscapes
  • Package Room and Mail Center Upgrades and Additions
  • Fitness Center Upgrades and Improvements
  • Dog Parks and Pet Stations
  • Signage Improvements and Additions
  • LED Lighting and Electrical Upgrades

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Multi-Family Building Deficiencies and Restoration Services

New multi-family properties are entering the market every day. That means that older communities must be renovated to keep up with modern demands and tenant needs. Upgrades to amenities, aesthetics and even structural changes help assets stay up-to-date. At the same time, damages from leaks and storms must be addressed. If you're a multi-family property manager or owner, and need unmatched restoration capability, Atlas National Renovations is here to serve you.

We specialize in cutting-edge, high-quality ways to achieve your renovation goals - for your tenants but also for your corporate leaders and management team. After all, a successful multi-family renovation benefits all parties.

We currently work with the top multi-family groups across our state. Unlike some multi-family renovation companies in Texas, our team understands the inner workings of the multi-family environment. Our customers appreciate our accommodations to their residents, maintenance team, leasing team, corporate leaders, and beyond. We're proud to say we know multi-family, inside and out, and have the credentials to back up those claims.

When crafting a multi-family restoration plan, we always consider your tenant's demographics, your building's curb appeal, property age, and energy efficiency. Whether you need to have significant updates applied to an older property or need a water damage inspection for a brand-new building, we can help.

Here is a quick glance at some of the multi-family renovations that our team handles:

  • Leak Detection and Water Intrusion Investigation
  • Exterior Sealants and Waterproofing
  • Large Interior and Exterior Paint Projects
  • Stucco Remediation and Exterior Facade Re-Clads
  • Full Property Exterior Repaints
  • Concrete and Flatwork
  • Corridor and Common Area Painting
  • Roof Replacement

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Water damage restoration is a crucial, complex process that must be completed properly to save your business from serious damage. Choosing the right professional is equally important, especially when your customers' health is on the line. Whether you need large-scale commercial restoration or quick, effective water damage cleanup for your storefront business, know that we are only a phone call away. Contact our friendly team of experts to learn more about Atlas National Renovations and how we clean up your water damage mess better than the rest.

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Best things we ate in February 2023: A potato sandwich, gluten-free pasta, and dumplings

The year is still young, but North Texas restaurants have had a rough go of it since 2023 began. So far we’ve lost RM 12:20 Bistro, Green Room and ...

The year is still young, but North Texas restaurants have had a rough go of it since 2023 began. So far we’ve lost RM 12:20 Bistro, Green Room and Homewood, to name a few. It’s always a gut punch to see a beloved restaurant close, and it serves as a reminder to hold close the places you cherish. So, on that note, here are the things we ate at local restaurants recently that we really loved. We hope you’ll love them, too.

A new breakfast sandwich has entered the chat. If you haven’t already met, let me introduce you to the crispy potato sandwich that recently joined the weekend-only lineup at La Casita Bakeshop. Toasted brioche, scrambled egg, crispy potato patty, caramelized onions and peppers, poblano aioli and avocado — it is, quite refreshingly, not your typical breakfast sandwich. Meat? Don’t know her. I only have eyes for thick slabs of crispy potato. Cheese? Who needs it when you have layers of poblano aioli. Maricsa Trejo and Alex Henderson, the owners and culinary muscle behind the bakeshop, continuously tinker with new ideas and a rotating menu. That creativity and risk have landed them at the top of their field. But let’s hope this breakfast sandwich sticks around. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve eaten in a while. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Claire Ballor, food reporter

$9 at La Casita Bakeshop, located at 580 W Arapaho Ste. 153, Richardson.

The first time I fell for the earthy, nutty taste of buckwheat was with Tei-An’s handmade soba noodles shortly after that gem opened 15 years ago. This month, I discovered buckwheat in a new form at Greenville Avenue hot spot Sister. Here, it comes as a pasta called lumache, Italian for “snails,” with ridges that hold onto glossy, double-umami parmesan mushroom cream. Naturally gluten-free and supremely satisfying, the dish is given added texture with a gremolata that swaps out parsley for kale. It’s rich and wholesome, simple but robust, and goes down finely with a glass of Italian red. Amanda Albee, contributing writer

$21 at Sister; 2808 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

Texas barbecue is usually dry-rubbed meat and optional sides that range from mac and cheese to potato salad, which are all good things. But Korean barbecue involves a smorgasbord of meats, banchan, soup and rice that checks every box on your dinner to-do list. Koryo Korean BBQ, which reopened in fall 2021 after a pandemic closure, is one of the few spots in town that still enlists charcoal for its grills. That analog touch gives a flame-kissed quality to ribeye, short ribs, pork collar and other meats, which are cooked on your table and surrounded by an unlimited supply of salad, kimchi, pickled radishes and other palate-cleansing treats as part of the barbecue sets, which serve from two to five people. Koryo nails the basics while providing the service, cold beers and soju that can really complete a meal. Kevin Gray, contributing writer

Koryo Korean BBQ is located at 2650 Royal Ln., #105, Dallas.

Tiffany Derry’s melds of Southern and global flavors lure me back to her Farmers Branch restaurant again and again. This month, it was her Texas redfish with crawfish fried rice that wowed me. The filet is frist grilled for a smoky note, then baked and rubbed in a house-made harissa and chermoula paste bearing warm, sweet and spicy Moroccan flavors. I’s finished with lemon oil and broiled for a crisp crust. The mesmerizing flavors work well with the flavorful fish. Derry doesn’t slack off with a staid side, although with fish this tasty she could get away with it. Instead, she perches the filet on a delicious mound of crawfish fried rice. Made with jasmine rice studded with tiny crawfish tails, local pea tendrils, celery, onion and bell pepper, the stir fry gets a flavor boost from butter seasoned with creole and crawfish boil spices. Crowning the fish are baby greens dressed in a tangy, sweet vinaigrette made with Steen’s Cane Vinegar. As I cleaned my plate, I marveled at how Derry’s food is at once approachable and innovative, with stealth layers of complex flavor. — Tina Danze, contributing writer

$34 at Roots Southern Table; 13050 Bee St., Farmers Branch.

Pork Xiao Long Bao at Fortune House

On a dreary winter day, our food team recently dined at the new Fortune House restaurant on Greenville Avenue. We ordered everything from the Shanghai Scallion Noodles to Boiling Beef Szechuan Style, but the first bite I grabbed and put in my mouth was a steaming hot soup dumpling. Its a signature dish of this restaurant, which also has a location in Irving. You can order pork, pork and crab, and black truffle steamed soup dumplings, or doughy pan-fried buns with a crunchy sesame bottom. But the simple pork dumpling is a bite I’ll remember for a while: savory, salty, melt-in-your-mouth, warm-you-from-the-inside deliciousness that instantly quiets all the noise of the day. If you go, make sure you pair it with the tea service. — Erin Booke, food editor

$10 for 8 pieces at Fortune House, 2010 Greenville Ave., Suite B, Dallas.

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Educating and Guiding Buyers Through Home Buying Is What Monica Otis Does Best

by Rick Mauch ContributorEbby Halliday Realtor Monica Otis says the most important role a real estate agent plays is that of educator. Helping buyers make one of the biggest decisions they will ever make — buying the American Dream — is part of her calling.“I’m the kind of gal who will explain things thoroughly, educate and give options, and guide my clients in their best interest,” she said.Otis knows that challenges abound in the real estate busines...

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Ebby Halliday Realtor Monica Otis says the most important role a real estate agent plays is that of educator. Helping buyers make one of the biggest decisions they will ever make — buying the American Dream — is part of her calling.

“I’m the kind of gal who will explain things thoroughly, educate and give options, and guide my clients in their best interest,” she said.

Otis knows that challenges abound in the real estate business — inspection and repair concerns, juggling deadlines and closing dates, and keeping all parties happy until and after closing — but that’s why Realtors are paid the “big bucks” to overcome these challenges as they arise.

‘The Market Will Be Hot Hot Hot Come April’

Also, markets can change rapidly and significantly. Last year, after two years of COVID lockdown, there were multiple offer situations with buyers paying up to 30 percent over asking price. Then, the market slowed down in the fall and winter.

“The market this year is picking up steam and we are again seeing multiple offers with over asking price in some areas. The market will be hot hot hot come April,” Otis said.

One of the challenges facing the industry today are do-it-yourself buyers and sellers, or For Sale By Owner (FSBOs) as they are known in the business.

“They can certainly get the job done without a Realtor. But FSBOs are naturally exposed to risk due to their lack of market knowledge and contract knowledge,” she said. “While many websites allow FSBOs to advertise, they will not get top dollar without the experience and exposure a professional Realtor brings.”

And while she expects the market to heat up again soon, there have to be residences for the many people flocking to Texas.

“We need more housing units. Lots of families are downsizing, and some households are now multi-generational,” she said. “I’d like to see more developments that offer smaller affordable homes — 1,300 to 1,800 square feet — as not everyone needs 3,500-plus square feet. I’d like to see cities allow accessory dwelling units, such as tiny homes in backyards.”

Nearly Forty Years As a Realtor

Otis is just about to start her fourth decade as a residential real estate agent.

She started with Century 21, moved to RE/MAX, and a decade later joined Keller Williams until finally she found her way to Ebby Halliday Real Estate.

“I saved the best broker for last and have been with Ebby Halliday Frisco since 2012,” she said. “Joining the Judi Wright Team in 2016 was the best decision ever! Our team currently has four licensed agents and we work together supportively and seamlessly. Between us, we have over 65 years of experience in residential real estate.”

Before real estate, Otis’s career took several turns. After getting her degree in petroleum land management from the University of Texas, she moved to Hawaii for two years, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing. When she moved back to Dallas, Otis owned and operated a video recording business, specializing in filming weddings and legal depositions.

Hometown Girl

But Dallas has nearly always been her home base. Born in Dallas, Otis was raised in Farmers Branch, the third child of seven.

“Our street was lovingly nicknamed Vatican Row, due to the many large Catholic families that lived there,” she said. “I have lived in Carrollton, Lewisville, Plano, and The Colony, so I know these areas well.”

She’s had some fun along the way, too. Between 2004 and 2009, she co-owned and operated a winery in Little Elm. “We didn’t grow grapes, but did make some mighty fine wine,” Otis said.

When she’s not busy in real estate, Otis has a favorite hobby.

“My only child is now a family law attorney in Denton and happily married,” she said. “In 2019, she gave me a new person to love, my grandson. She and he are my pride and joy!”

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Agility Insurance Services Expands Partnership with El Rancho Supermercado

RICHARDSON, TX, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 21, 2023 / -- Today, Agility Insurance Services announced an exclusive partnership to promote health insurance products inside the El Rancho Supermercado stores. El Rancho is one of the largest and fastest-growing grocers serving Hispanic communities in Texas.Agility’s partnership includes El R...

RICHARDSON, TX, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 21, 2023 / -- Today, Agility Insurance Services announced an exclusive partnership to promote health insurance products inside the El Rancho Supermercado stores. El Rancho is one of the largest and fastest-growing grocers serving Hispanic communities in Texas.

Agility’s partnership includes El Rancho’s owned locations and expands the relationship from 11 stores to all 28 sites. El Rancho is one of the premier grocers and retailers serving Hispanic communities with numerous locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and throughout the state. The relationship is the farthest-reaching strategic initiative Agility has developed to serve agents with prime retail locations for promoting the brand and opportunities to enroll customers with health insurance.

“Our two teams have done an outstanding job in 2022. Together we have created a great experience for our agents and customers to discuss their health insurance options and enroll customers in health plans that meet their needs,” said Jake Frost, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Agility. “Agility makes decisions based on data and feedback from agents and customers. El Rancho’s locations are among the very best for engaging the communities we serve as our agents share important discussions with individuals about health insurance options. We couldn’t be more excited to expand our relationship and grow with the El Rancho family. Hopefully for many years to come,” he added.

“Agility has been a great partner for us and our customers. The El Rancho team appreciates the expansion of our relationship with Agility, and we look forward to working together in our communities in 2023 and beyond,” said Viviana Bernal, El Rancho’s Vice President of Facilities Management.

Throughout 2023, Agility will announce opportunities for select agents to work in storefronts and spaces within the El Rancho locations. These coveted locations will be granted to agents who are committed to excellence with Medicare and ACA health plan product enrollment and support. Consumers can visit Agility’s agents at the following walk-in locations:

Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex:1515 S. Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 752171909 E. Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76010655 W. Illinois Ave, Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75224701 S. Stemmons Frwy, Lewisville, TX 7506714211 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 7525410020 Marsh Ln, Dallas, TX 752294450 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 752112550 Gus Thomasson Rd, Dallas, TX 752281220 N. Beach St., Fort Worth, TX 761114121 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 752461540 1st St., Garland, TX 750404812 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 761152770 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 752343220 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76106821 N. McDonald St. McKinney, TX 750692506 S. Belt Line Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 750523460 W. Walnut St, Garland, TX 750423535 N. Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062

Houston Markets:

11210 North Freeway, Houston, TX 770375502 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77076W. 34th St, Houston,TX 7709211711 W. Bellfort St, Stafford, TX 74747711303 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX118 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 775043050 N. Fry Rd, Katy, TX 774496160 Hwy 6 N, Houston, TX 77084

Odessa Market:1315 8th St, Odessa, TX 79761

Kansas Market:910 S. Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS 67901

More about El Rancho SupermercadoEl Rancho Supermercado opened its door in 1988 and since then has been dedicated to making the Hispanics living in the United States feel at home. El Rancho provides the highest quality products and freshest produce in a great variety. El Rancho is always attentive to customer needs, providing service in a clean and pleasant environment so that customers can have a great shopping experience.

More about Agility Insurance ServicesAgility Insurance Services is a Field Marketing Organization (FMO) focused on equipping health insurance agents with the tools they need to make health insurance available to individuals and small business owners. Agility’s support team specializes in health insurance marketing and contracting and assists agents and brokers with sales opportunities in the communities they serve.

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Bradshaw will speak at Farmers Bank Foundation fundraiser in TEXarkana

Farmers Bank Foundation sets Terry Bradshaw as 2023 Distinguished Speaker Series TEXarkana guest in 2023The Farmers Bank Foundation is bringing former NFL quarterback and television personality Terry Bradshaw to Texarkana as a part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.The April 6 event featuring Bradshaw is the third Distinguished Speaker Series event hosted in TEXarkana by the Farmers Bank Foundation. The annual event is organized to help raise funds for scholarships for graduates of the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana an...

Farmers Bank Foundation sets Terry Bradshaw as 2023 Distinguished Speaker Series TEXarkana guest in 2023

The Farmers Bank Foundation is bringing former NFL quarterback and television personality Terry Bradshaw to Texarkana as a part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.

The April 6 event featuring Bradshaw is the third Distinguished Speaker Series event hosted in TEXarkana by the Farmers Bank Foundation. The annual event is organized to help raise funds for scholarships for graduates of the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana and Texarkana College who wish to transition to Texas A&M University-Texarkana so that they can complete their bachelor’s degree.

A four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Bradshaw also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a multi-Emmy and award-winning broadcaster for FOX on Fox NFL Sunday and an enduringly popular actor who has appeared in feature films such as “Failure to Launch” and “Father Figures”.

Bradshaw has also had guest roles on numerous television shows, made appearances on many talk-shows, recorded four albums in a successful singing career, and is the author of five books. Bradshaw is a highly sought-after motivational speaker, energizing and motivating audiences across the country with his inspirational style, charisma, and personality.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Texas A&M University-Texarkana, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana, and Texarkana College to host Terry Bradshaw as our featured speaker this year,” said James Bramlett, Texarkana Market President at Farmers Bank & Trust. “He is a one-of-a-kind personality and embodies teamwork above all – which is one of our core values as a banking institution. We encourage everyone to attend this event not only to see a wonderful speaker but to also support education in the region.”

The 2023 Farmers Bank Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn TEXarkana Convention Center.

There is also a private cocktail reception at 5 p.m. to meet Terry Bradshaw. The private reception will be held at the Farmers Bank & Trust – Main Branch at 2900 St. Michael Drive in Texarkana.

Individual reservations to the private reception, dinner, and lecture are available for $250. Individual reservations for the dinner and lecture portion of the event are $125. Multiple sponsorship levels are available as well.

Peoples Bank is hosting a LifeShare blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The LifeShare bus will be at the Main Office at 500 North Jackson Street. Walk-ins are welcome.

How an Eye Exam at Eyemart Express Can Uncover Hidden Heart Health Issues

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, one person dies from heart disease every 34 seconds. However, most people don't know that an eye exam can give you a heart health checkup. That is why optometrists from Eyemart Express, a national o...

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, one person dies from heart disease every 34 seconds. However, most people don't know that an eye exam can give you a heart health checkup. That is why optometrists from Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer known for helping people see clearly faster, are educating consumers about this simple way to uncover hidden heart health issues just in time for American Heart Month.

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In addition to evaluating your eye health and vision, annual comprehensive eye exams can provide medical insights about the heart such as high cholesterol, which contributes to heart disease and an increased risk of heart attacks and even diabetes.

"The eyes provide a window into your overall health," says Dr. Mike Balgemann, an optometrist at Eyemart Express in Champaign, Illinois. "We can alert you to any signs that set off alarm bells regarding your heart."

Dr. Balgemann shares the top hidden signs for heart health that eye doctors can pick up on during an eye exam:

"There have been several occasions when I have instructed a patient to go to the emergency room right away because of life-threatening signs revealed by their eye exam," says Dr. Balgemann.

Schedule an eye exam with one of Eyemart Express' optometrists across the country to keep your eyes and heart healthy in one appointment. Find an Eyemart Express location near you here.

About Eyemart Express

Eyemart Express ( is a national optical retailer known for providing quality prescription eyewear with free same-day service thanks to its local lens labs. Founded in 1990, the company ranks among the top optical retailers in the country with its family of brands: Vision 4 Less, Visionmart Express, and Eyewear Express. Eyemart Express is based in Farmers Branch, Texas, and has 242 stores in 42 states. The optical retailer offers a robust frame selection for adults and kids with more than 2,000 frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Coach, Versace, and Paw Patrol.

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