San Antonio Travel and living guide

San Antonio Visitors and residents alike enjoy the charm and culture of the Alamo City. Our warm people, enjoyable setting and cultural flair make for a wonderful place to visit as well as a comfortable place to live. These is no shortage of sights, attractions and things to do in San Antonio. Our city is home to numerous shopping and entertainment venues as well as some of the best restaurants and dining in the world.

Information San Antonio is a website dedicated to sharing this beautiful and historic city with visitors, from the point of view of locals. We live and work in San Antonio and can attest to its enjoyable atmosphere. From the Riverwalk and Alamo downtown to the rugged Hill Country, San Antonio Texas is truly a remarkable and unique city to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

San Antonio Business Journal

San Antonio's weekly newspaper for business and financial information is the San Antonio Business Journal. Unlike the business section in the Express-News, the San Antonio Business Journal is the source for local and regional business news and events. The journal focuses on companies making news and affecting our business climate here in San Antonio. Available in yearly subscriptions the Business Journal is delivered weekly through the US mail. The San Antonio Business Journal is generally positive in the reporting of area business news.

Using the San Antonio Business Journal

This business newspaper is packed with information for local business owner and managers to use for their daily operations. "Using" the SA Business Journal for many company owners means utilizing it as a resource to better manage their own organization. In the back of the newspaper is a section titled "Records and Leads" which is dedicated to public transactions and filings. The records reported here consist of:

  • Abstracts of Judgment
  • Liens Filed (Mechanics Liens)
  • Awards and Achievements
  • Bankruptcies
  • Local Government Bids - Invitations
  • Boards and Directors Information
  • Building Permits - Commercial / Residential
  • Federal Bids - Solicitations
  • Federal Contracts - Awards
  • Liquor Licenses Issued
  • Lawsuits - Filed Against Business
  • Real Estate Deeds of Trust
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Sales Tax Permits Applied For
  • State/Local Construction Bids
  • Tax Liens - State and Federal Liens

Speaking from personal experience, my business takes all of the information above to help make better informed decisions concerning current and potential customers and I probably spend more time reviewing the Records and Leads section than any other part of the San Antonio Business Journal. For instance, if a business account is running behind and their name shows up with a lien filed against them, I'll better manage that receivable with a stricter credit policy. It's an excellent way to make effective credit decisions. Also, if I see a customer has been elected director to a board, I can call and congratulate them. The Records and Leads section is a valuable tool for San Antonio businesses needing current data to help better manage their organization.

Real Estate Section and Articles

The San Antonio Business Journal offers extensive information concerning area real estate markets and news. This business newspaper does an excellent providing coverage of real estate transactions, land developments, building projects, and forecasting. The journal interviews area commercial real estate firms and executives weekly to provide investors with first hand, up to date insight into the San Antonio commercial and industrial real estate news and happenings. Additionally, because real estate in the San Antonio area is such a large and broad topic, the Business Journal posts "top lists" such as the "top 25 largest San Antonio commercial realty firms" or the "largest San Antonio industrial business parks". These lists are available in the San Antonio Business Journal Book of Lists published yearly.

People and Business News Articles

The Business Journal does and excellent job of informing readers of news concerning small businesses and large corporations alike. These articles keep the entire San Antonio business community abreast of the happenings within the Bexar area business realm. Included news article content covers businesses such as manufacturing firms, service providers, healthcare, business to business, consumer product distribution and the San Antonio technology industry, to name a few. Article topics can range from new niche specific start-up companies to a new product being offered through a local San Antonio retail outlet. The vastly covered topics covered by the San Antonio Business Journal are too many to name but basically, this business specific newspaper accounts for the bulk of San Antonio's business climate and culture in a detailed format.

Keeping track of businessmen and women with upward mobility is another strength of the San Antonio Business Journal. The articles about people in the business community making news about their specific company or industry is closely tracked by this news journal. Many area firms notify the SA Business Journal about promotions within their organization but the reporters from the business journal do an excellent job informing readers of newsworthy stories about members of the business community. Some articles focus on board members from various organizations making positive strides in the community while others focus on leaders in local government making policy to further enhance the San Antonio business climate.