SOTG News

Successful 2016

As we make our way into 2017,  we want to share an exciting development from the end of last year: SOTG had the honor of taking home the Small Business of the Year Award from the SBDC Lone Star University Park Campus, Small Biz of the Year Story. After being nominated twice before, as well as an incredible year of growth and development, winning this year was especially sweet. On the evening of...


Breaking the Barriers

When individuals come together to share something they are passionate about, good things happen. Fox 26 Morning News invited Shredding on the Go and Robin Rettie of Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences to speak about the Breaking Barriers Conference that was taking place on Saturday Jan.23. In the interview Jose Grinan asked about SOTG’s accomplishments during the past year and the...


HOUSTON CHEERS FOR THE SUPERSTARS OF THE YEAR

HOUSTON—The second floor of the Omni Houston Hotel is filled with joyful commotion and a scent of hairspray in the air. The Superstars are getting ready to shine on the red carpet tonight: girls with their moms and sisters, boys who decided to get a touch-up by professional hair and make-up artists, who volunteer for the event. The music sets the mood and the chatter goes on. The honorees are...


Shredding on the Go Turns Parker into Superstar

HOUSTON—James Parker, owner of the unique Houston business Shredding on the Go, will be honored for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur at the charity event Night of Superstars on Oct.17. Parker, 23, is a young individual with disabilities who turned his love for paper shredding into a full-time job after high school. With perseverance and community support, the SOTG team has been growing its...


Approval by DARS Propels SOTG Forward

Shredding on the Go is thrilled to announce that it has been fully approved to receive business support and funding from the Department for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). James was accepted as a client with DARS five years ago, and SOTG received the first two shredders from DARS.  By approving our business plan, DARS has validated SOTG as a business and given its full support to...


Shredding On the Go Becomes DOBE-Certified®

Shredding on the Go announces that it has received Disability-Owned Business Enterprise Certification® through the US Business Leadership Network®. It  allows Shredding on the Go to compete for jobs from businesses seeking diversity in their contracting work force. The USBLN® certification provides independent third-party verification that Shredding on the Go is owned by a person with a...


SOTG Participates in a "Special Affair"

A few weeks ago we shared some pictures of Stephen representing Shredding on the Go at an event at Graceview Baptists Church called a Special Affair. The event was created as a service project by Brianna Lopez in conjunction with receiving the Gold Star Award from the Girl Scouts of America. Brianna shared with us that this project was really important because her brother has disabilities. Her...


Busy Days for SOTG

After the Christmas holiday, January was upon us at SOTG and James and his workers got back to work. Thanks to our oil company contract, we had 70 boxes to shred by January 7. We were also preparing for several upcoming resource fairs with Tomball School District, Mickey's Place, and Family to Family Network at the end of February. Renee and James use these opportunities to share with families...


Shredding on the Go is Growing!

Growing is a good thing when it comes to running a small business, and Shredding on the Go has certainly been blessed this year with many new clients. On Friday, December 12, Alex and Renee' delivered 20 shredding bins to a local oil company. It’s a very exciting opportunity to provide shredding services to their business and to continue to fulfill our goal of serving the community. This is a...


Recognition and Celebration

On Thursday night, November 20 James and several members of his Person Centered Planning Team joined more than 300 people at the Woodlands Marriott hotel to recognize the finalists for the Lone Star Small Business of the Year Award.  At Shredding on the Go we were honored to be a finalist and we enjoyed the celebration. Indeed, the banquet was a monumental event in the four year history of...