1. National Systems Consulting (NSI, Dallas)
National Systems Consulting (NSI) is one of the most progressive consulting organizations in the country providing Information Technology (IT) services including staff augmentation, fixed priced contracts, and offshore development to a wide variety of industries. We have been in business since 1996. NSI is a minority owned company certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). We have also been certified by NCTRCA, DFW Minority Business Council, New Jersey MSDC, Carolinas MSDC (North & South Carolina, Virginia), Greater New England MSDC (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut), Northern California MSDC, Nevada MSDC, Hawaii MSDC, Tri-State MSDC (Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia), PA*NJ*DE MSDC (Pennsylvania, Sothern New Jersey, Delaware), Chicago MSDC (Chicago, Northwest Indiana), Ohio MSDC, and Maryland – District of Columbia Minority Council. Over the years, we have acquired expertise of serving our clients in an efficient manner with the best available technical talents.
Their mission is to develop and maintain long lasting relationships with our clients by providing value added technology services which are delivered with integrity and are fairly priced. National Systems Consulting is in an ongoing process of satisfying our client requirements by providing experienced consultants at affordable price.
Since our first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere. Every dish is made to order from scratch using only the freshest premium ingredients.
Abuelo’s has received numerous national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant, one of America’s top chains, and for offering great meals for less than $20.
Escape to the courtyard under our beautiful sky, enjoy our inspired surroundings and savor the exceptional food and drink that is Abuelo’s signature.
Being involved in our local communities is an
integral part of the Abuelo’s culture. Over the years, our restaurants and our
employees have contributed countless meals, funding and volunteer hours in our
communities across the United States.
Working together with our community partners, we take pride in our efforts to enrich and support our neighborhoods while carrying out the Abuelo’s tradition of providing the rich, delicious flavors of Mexico.
Since opening our first restaurant in Amarillo, Texas in 1989, the secret to Abuelo’s success has been its passionate team members who bring the flavor of Mexico into everything they do. Whether your talent lies in creating delicious food to greeting and serving our guests to managing our people and our stores, there’s a place for committed, hard-working team members at Abuelo’s. Here’s the place to learn more about our current openings and our great benefits.
Abuelo's is 'Xtraordinary' Abuelo’s offers a number of innovative and creative programs, all designed to reward and encourage “Xtraordinary” service and enhance employee satisfaction. The company’s motto, “Doing Ordinary Things in 'Xtraordinary' Ways,” is the basis for our employee recognition programs.
In 1916, the citizens of Lubbock voted to establish a municipal power
company. It was organized to manage the electric power needs of the City of
Lubbock, Texas. On September 28, 1917, the municipal power plant began
producing electricity. On November 2, 2004, Lubbock voters elected to amend the
Charter of the City to provide for an Electric Utility Board composed of nine
Lubbock citizens and eligible voters appointed by City Council to govern,
manage, and operate the City’s electric utility. The City Council appointed the
nine charter members of the Electric Utility Board on November 12, 2004
pursuant to the Charter Amendment. The Electric Utility Board is responsible
for providing oversight on the efficient operation, maintenance, extension,
preservation, competitiveness, and promotion of an orderly economic and
business like administration of LP&L. For more information about the
Electric Utility Board please visit the Electric Utility Board page by clicking
on the link under LP&L Electric.
LP&L's product is the generation, distribution, and service of electricity. The market in which it operates is defined as within the confines of its certificated areas as established by the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC), which are within the city limits but not including the entire city limits. LP&L operates in three different certificated areas within the City. These areas are single, dual, and triple certificated areas. In single areas LP&L does not compete, it has either all or none of the service. In dual areas, LP&L only has one competitor and in triple certificated areas, LP&L had two competitors. LP&L’s competitors are Xcel Energy and South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. On October 29, 2010, LP&L purchased the majority of Xcel’s Lubbock distribution assets. For more information about Lubbock's certificated areas please visit the Electric Service Map page by clicking on the link under LP&L Electric.
The PUC regulates certain utility rates, operations, and services within the State, however, LP&L is not considered a public utility and is therefore not subject to the jurisdiction of the PUC, except for its certificated areas of operation and certain reporting requirements under the Texas Public Utility Regulatory Act. LP&L is authorized to charge and collect reasonable rates necessary to produce revenues sufficient to pay operational and maintenance expenses, debt service requirements and other contractual commitments. LP&L is associated with the West Texas Municipal Power Agency (WTMPA).
In 1983, the Texas cities of Lubbock, Brownfield, Floydada, and Tulia, created WTMPA as a joint power agency. WTMPA is a municipal power agency that was created to enhance the negotiating strength of the individual Cities in obtaining favorable firm electric power contracts and in coordinating joint planning for additional generation. An eight-member Board of Directors governs WTMPA. The board consists of two directors from each city. One member is elected the president and he presides over monthly meetings.
4. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with "hub quarters" throughout the country. It is the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by assets and the largest bank by market capitalization. Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing, and debit cards. In 2011, Wells Fargo was the 23rd largest company in the United States.
In 2007 it was the only bank in the United States to be rated AAA by S&P, though its rating has since been lowered to AA- in light of the financial crisis of 2007–2012. The firm's primary U.S. operating subsidiary is national bank Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which designates its main office as Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Wells Fargo in its present form is a result of a merger between San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Company and Minneapolis-based Norwest Corporation in 1998 and the subsequent 2008 acquisition of Charlotte-based Wachovia. Following the mergers, the company transferred its headquarters to Wells Fargo's headquarters in San Francisco and merged its operating subsidiary with Wells Fargo's operating subsidiary in Sioux Falls.
Wells Fargo is one of the "Big Four banks" of the United States, along with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup—its main competitors. The company operates across 35 countries and has over 70 million customers globally. In 2012, it had more than 9,000 retail branches and over 12,000 automated teller machines in 39 states and the District of Columbia. As of July 12, 2013, Wells Fargo became the world's biggest bank by market capitalization, worth $236 billion, beating ICBC.