Biz Buzz:
New exhibit; Bank’s 30th; center fundraiser

       The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., presents an exhibition of works by local artist and teacher Thomas J. Owen and 18 of his students. The opening will be Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m., The exhibit will continue to Feb. 20.
       Owen has been a featured artist at the gallery for more than a quarter of a century, with works in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media.
       As part of the show, 15 percent of all sales Feb. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m., along with proceeds from a raffle, will be donated to the Red Cross International Relief Fund to support Haiti, according to Emily Lincoln of Squash Blossom.
       For more information, call 632-1899.
       The Bank at Broadmoor this week is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its founding on Valentine's Day in 1980.
       The founders were current Chairman Gordon E. Price, Blakemore McCarty and Mary Ross.
       The bank now has four locations, including 3216 W. Colorado Ave. Bank visitors this week are welcome to treats and other activities that are being offered throughout each day, according to bank spokesperson Lisa Dowis.
       The Texas Roadhouse plans to donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the four city-owned community centers, including the Westside Center, for those customers who request it Thursday, Feb. 18.
       The total donation that day will be split four ways and then given out to the four centers, according to Joan Clemons of the Texas Roadhouse, 525 S. Eighth St.
       Jane Rodgers, one of the event supporters, said the restaurant will open at 11 a.m. that day (normally it's 3 p.m. on Thursdays) and will be open until 10 p.m.
       Thunder and Buttons, 2415 W. Colorado Ave., will host a book-signing by author Carolyn Betts Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m
       She will sign copies of her book on autism, “A Special Kind of Normal.”

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