Cindy Korenman was born to be an ambassador. Not only does she love smiles, as the name of her business suggests. She also loves people, and she loves her chamber of commerce. Korenman joined the Richardson Chamber five years ago when she and her husband opened Loveable Smiles, a dental practice in Richardson. She has been an active member ever since.
”I got a call from the Chamber when we first joined, suggesting we combine our Taste of Richardson event in January with a ribbon cutting, and welcome the community to the party. Many of the wonderful folks of this fine community came and welcomed us,” said Korenman. “It has been a love affair ever since. I have never in my life been entrenched within the comfort of such a caring community. We feel that it was an act of God that got us here and literally has been such a blessing to be a part of such a special community.”
Korenman became an active Chamber member from the minute she joined, starting with the ambassador program. Almost immediately, she was invited to be a tri-chair of the ambassador program and held that position three years. During those three years, she also was the chairman of the Richardson Business Trade Show. Currently, she is the co-chair of that event with Kirk Wilson, owner of Dean Air Conditioning and Heating. She also chaired the Health Expo in 2008. In her role as ambassador, Korenman actively visits Richardson businesses to help them get more involved with the Chamber and maximize the benefits of their membership. She also attends EarlyNet, PM Connections and ribbon cuttings on an ongoing basis. She has mentored new members, helped with Dine Smart, Dine Local and helped with membership drives. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Richardson and also was selected as the Chamber’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year.
“I choose to be an Ambassador for the RCC because I am proud to wear the badge,” she said. “I always say that not all Chambers are built alike, and every time I say that, people agree. There’s a reason the Richardson Chamber has a fabulous reputation. It truly is a five-star organization.”
Korenman is not just an ambassador to the Chamber. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Korenman, are ambassadors to the entire community. She is actively involved in the Network of Community Ministries, and for the third consecutive year, the clinic raised $2,300 for that organization. They also collect food in the clinic several times a year. To help needy children in the RISD, Loveable Smiles provides them free dentistry. This year, Loveable Smiles received the Dallas Business Journal
Award of Business and Ethics.
“All of this was possible because of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce,” she said. “It allowed us to meet the wonderful people within Richardson. It is not a group of people that are hard to get to know, but a community that welcomes you with open arms. We are all in it together. We owe the Chamber so much. Without the Chamber, there would be no Loveable Smiles.” Loveable Smiles
is located at 1410 North Plano Road. The clinic uses high-tech equipment to treat patients without hurting them. Because of its strong emphasis on building relationships, Loveable Smiles doesn’t just treat teeth. It treats people.
If you are looking for employment or looking for qualified candidates to hire, Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas is a good friend to have in your corner. The office has been serving Dallas Country residents in Richardson for 15 years. This local organization is mandated to implement a system of services that complement economic development. It is a resource for employers to access the quality employees they need, and for training individuals to be successfully employed – all free of charge.
"Our mission is to ensure competitive advantage for employers through quality people and for people through quality jobs,” said Jill Werner, center manager. “Because of our unique and effective approach, Workforce Solutions is considered by many to be a national model for addressing the expanding scope of work-related issues.”
Workforce Solutions administers a broad range of programs to address local workforce issues with business-directed objectives, including job training, workplace education, youth programs, SNAP, child care and educational initiatives. The goal is to provide the necessary support for every citizen of Dallas County to be successful at work. The office is located at 1222 E. Arapaho Road. See the center’s website
for more information.
Managing symptoms is not wellness. Learning what causes symptoms and taking steps to prevent them is. That’s what Dr. Ray Nannis and his team at Nannis Chiropractic Family Health Center are all about. They don’t just do spinal manipulation. They offer non-surgical spinal decompression, allergy desensitization and acupuncture, as well.
“We focus on educating our patients. We encourage them to make preventative health and wellness a personal priority while partnering with them on the road to optimal health. We pride ourselves on discovering the cause of their health concern rather than only managing symptoms,” said Dr. Nannis.
One of Dr. Nannis’ passions is educating people in the community about wellness. Many people think of chiropractors for back problems, but they don’t realize some chiropractors can also treat issues like fertility, joint numbness and sports medicine. They can even help with nutrition counseling, weight loss and non-prescription ways to quit smoking. Dr. Nannis offers blogs, lectures and health tips on his website to educate people about all kinds of wellness issues.
Nannis Chiropractic has been in Richardson 14 years and was named Best of Richardson Chiropractic Clinic in 2008. See the clinic website
for more information.
If you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, check out Olive Lebanese-Fusion Cuisine. In business just nine months, Olive has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations. The restaurant specializes in Lebanese, Mediterranean and vegetarian food for both lunch and dinner, mixed in with popular American dishes. Favorites on the menu
- Chef's Special Fish
- Lamb Chop
Prices range from $4.95 to $17.50. There’s also an entire page of lunch specials on the menu. Alcoholic beverages are welcome, but you must bring your own.
Olive is located at 580 W. Arapaho, just west of Custer in Camelot Village and adjacent to the Peace Pipe hookah lounge. It is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A private room is available for special events. For more information about Olive, call 972-480-8200.