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The coronavirus pandemic has caused the Fort Bend Sigmas to look for new ways to support local businesses in Ft. Bend County, specifically in the Missouri City, Texas area. Local minority owned businesses have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Brother Mark Robinson, Chairman of the Fort Bend Sigmas Bigger and Better Business Committee, developed a plan to support and promote minority owned restaurants during the nationwide shutdown called Takeout Thursdays. 

In order to support minority owned businesses in the community served by the Fort Bend Sigmas Chapter, the Chapter chose four different restaurants to support by patronizing the restaurants during their operating hours. Brothers observed social distancing guidelines, fellowshipped, and brought goodwill and support to the chosen businesses. We patronized: Micheaux’s Diner and Catering; B’s Wine Bar; Catfish Willy’s; and Boogie’s BBQ where the Honorable Yolanda Ford, Mayor of the City of Missouri City joined us for a takeout dinner. The initiative was recognized by the City of Missouri City where the Fort Bend Sigmas were featured on the city’s municipal television channel MCTV. The restaurant owners have been very appreciative and thankful for our support.

 To date, the Fort Bend Sigmas has brought over three thousand dollars of much needed revenue to the four chosen businesses. Lastly, the Fort Bend Sigmas will continue to look for creative ways to build Bigger and Better Businesses during the pandemic shutdown in order to continue serving the Ft. Bend County community with our Fraternity motto, “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity”.

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