Business Members

    GROW Local South Texas supports and is supported by like-minded local businesses. The GROW Local South Texas Business Member Partner Network helps support our programs and we support them.

    Become a Business Member | Become a Non-Profit Member | See Our Individual and Family Members

    Local Food
    Restaurants | GroceryFood Trucks | Food Service
    | Farmers’ Markets | BeveragesCatering

    Local GROWing
    Garden StoresFlorists

    Healthy Lifestyle
    Fitness Centers | Wellness Centers | Massage | Eye Care | Dental CareBirth Services

    Local Services
    Services | Entertainment 

    Non Profits

    We’d like to extend our special thanks to our Business Member Partner Network. Benefits offered to GROW Local South Texas Members are listed below.


    B&J’s Pizza
    As with any small-family owned company, B&J’s is many things to many people. To our customers, we are a place to buy high quality, reasonably priced food in pleasant, clean, and comfortable surroundings. To the business community, B&J’s represents a dynamic, growth-oriented company. B&J’s is dependent upon customer satisfaction for its livelihood and success. We value customer relations above all other functions in the restaurant. As far as B&J’s is concerned, you are only a customer once; after that your family.
    Bellino’s Ristorante Italiano
    Bellino’s Italian Restaurant is a quaint, cozy, comfortable and intimate place to dine. Chef/Owner, Francesco Inguaggiato, was born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, he came to the USA in 2003 and opened his first restaurant in Rockport in 2004, where he just celebrated 12 years in business. In 2011 he opened his second restaurant in Corpus Christi in The Village Shopping Center. Francesco strives to provide fresh, organic, and local ingredients whenever available and stays true to his Sicilian roots of preparing his dishes in the most traditional way possible. Taste a piece of Italy right here in South Texas! We are a proud family owned and operated restaurant.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off their entrees.
    The Exchange
    We hope The Exchange will help breathe the spirit of creativity back into our beloved downtown. From the floor to the ceiling, the walls, to your mind, and even right down to your palate, we hope that visiting The Exchange brings a sense of “home” into your downtown experience, and that our restaurant transcends the Corpus Christi norm to bring you something new, something exciting, and something that you’ll love.
    Eleanor’s Coffee Bar + Market
    We are a coffee shop exclusively serving coffee roasted in small batches through pour-over methods. We offer cold-pressed juices made with organic and local produce and we feature baked goods from various bakers in Corpus Christi. We also have a market with hand-made goods.
    Hamlin Fountain and Gifts
    Hamlin Fountain and Gifts is the last soda fountain in Corpus Christi, TX.  Although we’ve expanded and changed over the years, our old fashioned values and friendly service has remained the same.
    Hester’s Café and Coffee Bar
    At Hester’s Café, the business model follows the basic principles of the family unit – service in the community, food for nourishment, and time for fellowship. They value everyone who walks through their doors, patron and employees alike. “We love what we do and hope you will too!”
    House of Rock
    House of Rock is Corpus Christi’s premier live music, special event venue and eatery. We offer great food, hand crafted cocktails and a large beer selection seven days a week. In addition to great food and drinks, we host a variety of live music five to seven days a week ranging from local musicians to national touring bands. We are proudly located in the heart of the Marina Arts District in downtown Corpus Christi. House of Rock also offers catering, private and special event space that can accommodate 10 to 500 people. Contact us for more information on our events or to book your own event.
    Island Time Sushi Bar & Grill
    Island Time was established as a culinary coop. By combining locally-grown ingredients from our garden and the local Farmers’ Market as well as the freshest seafood available, we are able to provide our customers with excellent dishes. We offer a variety of sushi and seafood as well as hand cut steaks and chicken dishes. We also have an extensive wine selection including wine on tap as well as beer on tap from local breweries. We strive to offer exceptional customer service to make our customers feel like family. Come and see us!!
    Joint Venture Sandwich and Smoke Shop
    Lotus Dreams Tea
    The Post at Lamar Park
    GastroPub serving the finest food, beer and craft cocktails.
    Water Street Oyster Bar


    Locally owned grocery and deli with beer, wine and made to order “restaurant” menu.

    Food Trucks

    Dazed and B’Qued
    Husband and wife team running a small BBQ trailer. We are known for delicious food and friendly service!
    Huerta’s Tamales
    Locally-owned and family-operated Tamale Shop located in Corpus Christi! Tamales are handmade from scratch and steamed fresh daily. Huerta’s also has several food trucks available for catering and special events. We can cater a variety of authentic Mexican dishes for any event for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep track of our Mobile Food Trucks that are open for local outings offered throughout our beautiful city!

    Food Service

    Groomer’s Seafood’s Market
    Yes, a fresh seafood company located right in the heart of South Texas. From our early years of commercial fishing and shrimping the Gulf of Mexico out of Port Isabel, Texas, to the present day as Corpus Christi’s largest fresh fish and fresh seafood wholesale and retail processor, we take pride in supplying connoisseurs who demand the best and freshest seafood.
    Groomer’s Seafood has not only become Corpus Christi’s one stop shop for quality fresh fish and seafood; we have also become the foremost fresh seafood experts throughout the state of Texas.

    Farmers’ Markets

    Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ Market
    Fresh local produce, jellies, bread, salsa, other food products, plants and various arts & crafts. The market is open every Saturday at 9am until noon year round! Get there early for the best selection.


    Lemon Shakers
    Fresh squeezed lemonade and limeade with strawberries (optional). The 32 oz cup is prepared to order & a lemon or lime is in every cup. The customers enjoy watching the chopping & squeezing of the lemon with compressed air. The lemonade is then hand-shaked hence the name Lemon Shakers. No powder in our booth, only freshness!


    Corpus Christi Liquor Catering
    Whether Backyard or Blacktie, CC Liquor Catering can go anywhere in Texas to make your event a splash.
    Paella Del Sol
    Paella Del Sol’s outdoor and on-site cooking production made fresh and “live” in front of your guests will have them raving that your event is definitely one to remember. As aromas of olive oil and saffron fill the air, guests will be entertained with an original culinary experience. Paella Del Sol strongly believes in supporting our local community so we thrive on local resources. We have been put to the test and clients have testified that our Spanish flavors can not be matched. We cater and cook for events up to 300 people and our professional staff always serve with pride and passion. Our paella catering experience in South Texas makes any event memorable!
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off all events with 50 or more guests.

    Garden Stores

    BotaniCo. Indoor Gardening Store
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off all orders.
    Gill Landscape Nursery
    Our garden center and landscape construction company is made up of a group of people committed to bringing the best plants & plant supplies and best landscape design/installation to the Coastal Bend. Our goal is to constantly learn more about plants and design and share our knowledge with our community.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off all orders.
    We strive to make positive changes in our community by way of sustainable landscape services, public plant sales, speaking engagements and writing projects. In business and life, we are inspired to conserve, preserve, restore and celebrate nature.
    Turner’s Gardenland
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off all orders.
    Turner’s Gardenland was founded in Corpus Christi, TX over 40 years ago and has been family owned and operated ever since. Our garden center carries a huge selection of plants, flowers, and trees plus everything you need to care for them. We have the unique and unusual plants you won’t find anywhere else in town! By shopping local you get the benefit of having several certified nursery professionals to answer all your questions. Turner’s is more than just a nursery. We deliver custom floral arrangements and our floral shop is full of indoor/outdoor gift items. Turner’s also provides professional landscape design and installation services. Come to Turner’s for anything and everything your garden needs!


    Black Tie Roses
    Downtown-based full service florist with half price books and local art.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off all floral orders.
    We are a home and garden boutique filled with curated vintage and modern finds. We carry art, jewelry, pottery, furniture and bath products all made by local makers. We would love to find a local grower for our topiaries & plants.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off any purchase (excluding Archer Soapworks)

    Fitness Centers

    South Texas Athletic Center
    STAC is a locally owned and operated facility designed to help you reach your fitness goals, offering membership plans or daily drop-in rate. Amenities include free weights, machines, cardio, basketball/volleyball court, batting cages, baseball/softball fields, personal training, and group workouts.
    GROW Local South Texas members may waive their enrollment fee.

    Wellness Centers

    Armadillo Sports Chiropractic
    At Armadillo Sport Chiropractic, we bring you full scale chiropractic, along with specific muscle techniques and rehab exercises that allow your body to heal and perform at its best. The techniques used are cutting edge and specifically geared to get you feeling your best and back to what you love to do – FAST! At Armadillo Sport Chiropractic, we look for recurring sports complexes in our evaluations and treatment. One problem causing the next and the next and the next. By eliminating all of the problems, we’ll get to the root of the issue and the body responds.
    The Better Weigh Studio
    The Better Weigh Center was established in 2011 to provide medical and surgical treatment options to individuals who struggle with their weight. Using state-of-the-art science, we create an individualized medical or surgical weight loss plan to meet the needs of each patient. We believe strongly in the power of healthy eating and are proud to support GROW Local South Texas.
    Future Focus Family Medicine


    Chiron Holistic
    Chiron Holistic is an herbal apothecary and therapeutic massage studio. Susan ‘Sparky’ Sparks has studied medicinal plants for 30+ years and incorporated massage into her practice 16 years ago. “I use an eclectic mix of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Myoskeletal, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do, Tsubo, Mayan Abdominal, Foot Reflexology, Onocology, Burn/Scar and Medical Massage as well as nutritional and herbal supplements depending on the individual and their needs providing a pathway towards wellness and healing.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off any massage.
    Massage Center
    Locally owned and established in 2005, Massage Center has provided a holistic environment for the sole purpose of assisting busy people find a sense of balance and healing tranquility. We are a group of therapists who believe in the healing power of massage. The therapists on staff are skilled and trained in various modalities of massage. The use of therapeutic oils and organic infused oils are used . Each session is customized to the specific needs of our clients. Our Motto: Live Well * Practice Care * Be at Peace.
    GROW Local South Texas Members may receive (2) add on spot treatments with any massage.

    Eye Care

    Coastal Bend Eye Center
    Coastal Bend Eye Center provides comprehensive eye care to residents of Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Beeville and the surrounding areas. We provide medical and surgical professional services including eye exams, care for glaucoma, cataract, diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration. We also offer a full service optical shop. We provide LASIK vision correction surgery with the Alcon Refractive Suite, the fastest platform available for laser vision correction surgery available in the United States.

    Dental Care

    Infant Dental Center
    Dental Clinic with a focus on Laser tongue/lip tie releases in infants to improve breastfeeding.

    Birth Services

    Corpus Christi Birth Center
    Corpus Christi’s licensed birthing center, midwife owned and operated. – We offer complete maternity care in a beautiful “bed and breakfast” like environment! We also offer home birth if preferred. Our services include all prenatal care, labor support, birth and postpartum care. Each client sees a consulting OB/GYN once during their pregnancy (or more often if necessary.) We offer water birth as a natural birth option, natural childbirth classes and more. So schedule a free visit and let our midwives pamper you!
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off of our services.

    Locally owned and operated, AC Filter Store sells filters in different Merv ratings to suit your household needs. We also can ship your filters direct to your door with our monthly subscription service. AC Filter Store also carries a variety of DōTERRA Essential oil products .
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 10% off filter purchases or subscriptions.
    AM Bookkeeping & Tax Professionals
    AM Bookkeeping has established a reliable and trustworthy presence in Corpus Christi’s small business community through years of hard work and many satisfied customers. We provide an array of services including: Full Service Bookkeeping, Full Service Bill Pay, Full Service Payroll, Loan Package Preparation, Tax Services for Individuals, Corporations & Partnerships, and Business Plans o Fit Any Budget.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive a 10% discount on 1040 tax return processing between Jan-April. Grow Local Business Members a 15% discount on monthly payroll processing.
    Chilcoat Creative
    Chilcoat Creative has been producing professional marketing materials for over 16 years. We specialize in impactful branding, design and advertising. Since 1990, Jeff Chilcoat, Creative Director and Principal, has written, designed and produced a wide range of creative marketing and advertising materials.
    Chilcoat Creative develops, writes, designs and executes creative concepts into visual and media content. Whether it’s media advertising, corporate image or collateral, or search engine marketing, we work closely with our clients to achieve their goals and measure results.
    GROW Local STX members will receive 10% off design services.
    Coastal Trailer Trash
    If you’re looking for high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Coastal Trailer Trash we’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy. We offer the best in Roll-Off Dumpster Service. Our rates are competitive with no hidden fees. Our experienced employees are friendly, and will be there to help you from delivery to the haul. Coastal Trailer Trash has been located in Corpus Christi since 2000. Please depend on us to put our experience to work for you.
    Debbie Noble Photography
    Emily Longueira, State Farm Insurance Agent
    Fencing Inc. of Texas
    Fencing Inc. is Corpus Christi, TX’s oldest and most trusted fence company building quality products since 1969. We were pleased to help build the fencing at The Learning Garden, an attraction that we feel is changing Corpus Christi for the better. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you today.
    Rick Gomez Properties
    Jamison A/C & Heating LLC TACLB014570E
    Owned and Operated by Corpus Christi native Paul Jamison for 20 years.
    Janet Freeman, Realtor® / Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel Realtors®
    After 23 years of practicing law in Central and South Texas, I obtained my real estate agent’s license and am proud to have associated myself with Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel Realtors®. Unlike other national franchise offices, Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel Realtors® is 100% locally owned, by three brokers with a combined 94 years of experience in the Coastal Bend Market. If you are already familiar with this brokerage, then you know that they have a stellar reputation in our community! Whether your real estate services need is for listing and marketing your property, or purchasing residential, commercial or farm & ranch properties, I can assist you!
    Jason Page, Photographer
    With a long family history tied to Corpus Christi & the Coastal Bend, Jason Page believes in spending every day making our home look the best it can – specifically for real estate agents, vacation rental owners, and local businesses. Jason specializes in photographing real estate, interiors, and architecture, and is always looking to help out local non-profits and locally-owned businesses.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive 15% off photographic services.
    Knolle Farm & Ranch Bed & Breakfast
    Located on the outskirts of Corpus Christi, Knolle Farm & Ranch Bed & Breakfast, is an upscale country inn, working farm, ranch, & event/ wedding facilities. Slip into a small pocket of gentle rolling hills & hundreds of acres of rich Nueces river-bottom land, dotted with ancient oaks. This historic, private ranch opened their doors as a B&B in 1997, & we always continue to expand our interests & endeavors. Connecting guests with traditional South Texas pastimes & country luxury, this classic B&B strives to always provide guests with experiences that focus on Mother Nature, the land, & the joys we gain from being a part of it. Farm to Table cuisine features hand-picked vegetables from our garden, our own olive and honey products, fresh eggs, & the highest of quality. Enjoy Texas sporting culture, with deer, waterfowl & dove hunting opportunities, sporting clays, or fishing.
    Law Office of Kyle Hoelscher
    McLeod Creative
    Parivaar Design & Development
    How many nights did you lie in bed, thinking about how you would make your business dream a reality? From marketing to financial management, the daily tasks of running a company can take you away from building that dream.
    That’s where we come in. The team at Parivaar Design specializes in helping small businesses like yours succeed. Our marketing, training, and financial management services get you on the road to growth and profitability while giving your team the skills needed to maintain a healthy and profitable business.
    Give us a call, visit us online, or message us on Facebook to see how our Online Marketing and Business Development services fit your needs. Today is the first day of your future business success, and it starts with a call to Parivaar.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive free Basic+ package from and 10% off all other design and development services.
    Park Fowler & Co.
    Our services encompass nearly every aspect of financial life. We are experienced in all matters of accounting and taxation, IRS problem resolution, estates and trusts, business formation, financial planning and investment, real estate and business sales.
    Pinnacle Roofing Systems
    The Coastal Bend’s first choice when it comes to roofing. We specialize in commercial and residential roofing including new roofs and re-roofs. We also have skilled technicians in our service department that can handle roof repairs as well. Call us for your roofing needs. We provide free estimates.


    Charms Amusements
    Charms Amusements is an entertainment/video arcade. All players must be at least 18 years old to play games.
    GROW Local South Texas Members receive $10.00 free play.

    Non Profits

    Art Center of Corpus Christi
    The Art Center’s mission is ‘To nurture and promote regional artists and art as a service to our diverse community.” Art Center programs are vital to the development and survival of the unique creative culture of our region and develop local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. We are proud to be the home of The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market.
    Chefs of The Coastal Bend
    Corpus Christi Day Home Association
    Fed by Bread
    Fed by Bread is a local non-profit bakery serving the Corpus Christi community. We bake and sell locally while giving 100% of our profit to help feed, educate, and love on vulnerable kids in Rwanda.
    Youth Odyssey
    Youth Odyssey is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit on a mission to provide at-risk youth, ages 10-17, with positive youth development through adventure programming. We accomplish this through teaching basic, yet vital life skills (communication, teamwork, problem-solving, goal-setting, leadership, and trust) through adventure challenges that include teambuilding games, ropes challenge courses, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, backpacking, and camping.

    Become a Business Member

    Apply to become a Business Member Partner here. After your application is reviewed we will email you an invoice. Your Membership will begin upon payment.

    Business Member Partners must be locally-based companies.

    Business Member Partner $100/year
    GROW Local Business Member Partner Benefits include:

    • Listing in our Business Member Network on our website
    • ‘Business Highlight Posts’ on GROW Local South Texas’ Facebook Page (six/year)
    • Business Member Highlights in the GROW Local SOUTH TEXAS e-newsletter (two/year)
    • Business Members receive the first opportunities for premiere sponsorships on all GROW Local South Texas events, programs and merchandise
    • Where appropriate, Businesses will be included in our Produce Distribution Network
    • Member discounts to applicable GROW Local South Texas events and programs
    • GROW Local South Texas decal to display on your storefront

    Become a Non-Profit Partner

    Apply to become a Non-Profit Partner here. After your application is reviewed we will email you an invoice. Your Membership will begin upon payment.

    Non-Profit Partners must be locally-based, 501(c)(3) organizations.

    Non-Profit Member Partner $50/year
    GROW Local South Texas Non-Profit Partner Benefits include all benefits offered to our Business Members at a lower, non-profit price.