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Peoples Bank Chief Executive and Chairman Larry Allen has announced the promotion of Tiffany Willhelm to Banking Officer.

Willhelm has been with Peoples Bank for three years and works as an accountant. She was born and raised in Monahans and graduated from Monahans High School.

Willhelm has been married to his high school sweetheart for 14 years. They have a german shorthaired pointer named Doc. In her spare time, she enjoys motorcycling, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Vitality Bowls will open a second location in Lubbock

Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of antioxidant-rich açaí berries from the Amazon, topped with a variety of superfoods – announced a signed deal with local entrepreneur, Molly Watters, to open his second superfood cafe in Lubbock. Watters also owns and operates the original Lubbock Cafe located at 2400 Glenna Goodacre Blvd.

Watters will open the cafe near the booming Reserve Mall at the intersection of 105th Street and Quaker Avenue, where the health-focused fast-casual eatery will allow local residents, business professionals and visitors to access to an assortment of nutrient-dense foods not found elsewhere.

“After the success of our first South End location, we saw a great opportunity to bring Vitality Bowls to even more people in Lubbock,” said Molly Watters. “There’s something for everyone on the Vitality Bowls menu.”

Vitality Bowls offers a variety of options, such as the Dragon Bowl (with pitaya, pineapple, coconut milk, goji berries and bee pollen), the Green Bowl (with graviola, strawberries, kale, dates, spirulina and hemp seeds) and their signature Vitality Bowl (with organic açaí, strawberries, banana, organic granola and honey).

In addition to acai bowls and smoothies, the brand offers a varied menu that includes hot and savory dishes, including salads, cereal bowls, wraps and toast loaded with nutritional ingredients and a wide range of toppings. of superfoods. All açaí bowls and smoothies are made without any filler ingredients.

United Express launches fundraiser for Special Olympics

United Express convenience stores and gas stations are launching a donation-to-cash fundraising campaign that benefits Special Olympics Chapters in their area. The campaign will run until June 8, 2022.

United Express has been a proud supporter of Special Olympics since 2015 and continues to support it through fundraising efforts as well as volunteering at events. Meanwhile, United Express and The United Family have raised more than $100,000 for Special Olympics chapters in the area.

“We are very grateful to be in a position where we can help support the mission and activities of Special Olympics,” said Angelos Lambis, director of fuel and amenities for The United Family as well as board member. of Special Olympics Lubbock. “These organizations in our business areas do so much good for their communities. We are happy to do our part to help.

Guests can contribute to the fundraiser by adding any dollar amount to their bill at checkout at any of 38 United Express locations in Texas and New Mexico. Money collected will remain local to the market in which it is collected.

UMC presents a check to the school

UMC knows that teachers go above and beyond to enrich the lives of children in our community. On Tuesday night, UMC thanked Brown Elementary staff with a spy-themed teacher appreciation dinner and presented Brown Elementary with a $3,900 donation.

“We are extremely grateful for UMC’s longstanding support of Lubbock ISD and Brown Elementary School,” said Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo. “As a valued partner in education, UMC has been a vital part of connecting our schools with the Lubbock community.”

UMC sponsors Brown Elementary through the Lubbock Independent School District’s Partners in Education program. UMC has held numerous drives for clothing, food and school supplies for the school since joining the program in 2010. This is the twelfth year that UMC has hosted the Appreciation Dinner.

UMC would like to thank the many local businesses who provided door prizes for this year’s dinner, as well as the employee donors who helped present Brown Elementary with a check for $3,900.

Cotton Court appoints Food and Beverage Director

The Cotton Court Hotel, part of the Valencia Hotel Group, recently appointed John Addison as Food and Beverage Manager.

In her position, Addison oversees the courtyard’s Midnight Shift Restaurant & Bar, an authentic fusion of Texas and American cuisine serving local craft beers, craft cocktails and dishes grown from local ingredients.


A graduate of Texas A&M, Addison has a long history in the food and beverage industry, from College Station to Fort Worth. His experience has taken him from concession stands serving more than 100,000 customers a week at Texas A&M to coordinating fundraisers at Spoons Yogurt for charities and assistant general manager at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Corporate in Fort Worth.

“We are delighted to welcome John to our team,” said Cotton Court general manager Gus Luna. “Exactly the person we were looking for to lead our dining efforts at Midnight Shift Restaurant & Bar.”

When not working at the Midnight Shift, Addison enjoys working out, watching sports, attending music festivals and other travels.