Shlachter, Nishimura & Baker

| Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

North Texas brews pick up awards at big beer festival

North Texas microbrewers scored well at the respected Great American Beer Festival early this month, with gold medals scooped up by Grapevine Craft Brewery, Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works, and Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing Co. and Community Beer Co., whose brewmaster, Jamie Fulton, is a Fort Worth resident.

Fulton picked up a gold for his Public Ale, an English bitter, and a bronze for his Ascension coffee beer. Read more

The Savvy Consumer

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Texas sets the stage for crowdfunding

It is now legal for Texas companies to raise as much as $1 million in up to $5,000 increments from Texas adults for an equity share in the company through crowdfunding — an Internet service platform that links companies to investors.

This week, the Texas State Securities Board voted 4-0 to pass rules allowing Texans 18 and older to invest up to $5,000 a year in one or a number of Texas companies for an equity stake. The companies and the investors will be vetted to some degree by the portal services, but they will not be registered through the board. Read more



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