We are busy this summer examining business trends, planning the second half of the year, and hosting events. We also encourage each other to take time to recharge with a little R&R and family time.
Our shareholder team participated in an annual retreat where we conducted a deep dive into our business, scrutinized how we can better serve clients, affirmed whether we were living up to our mission and values, and evaluated our future goals for the firm. We believe it is vital that our meetings are meaningful in keeping BoyarMiller headed in the right direction, as well as reinforcing a strong shared commitment to our clients and people. We ended the weekend retreat motivated and proud to have a law firm built on strong principles.
Good news from the Texas Workforce Commission that the Houston area gained 79,800 jobs over the 12-month period ending in May. Topping that off, the unemployment rate remained 3.2 percent, the same as April. It is the second lowest unemployment rate on record. The record low was 3.1 percent set in April 1981, according to the Greater Houston Partnership.
We were very proud to host our second annual networking happy hour for women in commercial real estate. Kudos to Whitney Brieck, Lyndsay Fincher, and Josie Morgan for leading this charge to bring together professional women in law and real estate. Women in both professions face similar challenges in rising to positions of influence. Not surprisingly, networking between these two groups offers an opportunity to encourage and support one another—all while building relationships the BoyarMiller way.
Lastly, this month we continued our lunch series of informative programs called “A Law to Think About.” The topic was what you need to know about the lifecycle of employment issues – from pre-employment through termination. BoyarMiller Shareholders Matt Veech and Steve Kesten provided an interactive discussion on very important topics for all employers. Take a look at the full presentation on our website and feel free to call us if you have any questions.
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