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Move over, Joe Rogan. It looks like another top-tier podcaster may be moving to Texas — and this time to Houston.

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People + Places

Social Network

Part of a tribe of new-media fitness influencers, YouTube star Maxx Chewning chose Houston as the place to grow his businesses.

Phoebe Rourke

Thousands move here each year for jobs in oil and gas, medicine and finance — but what about to grow their impact as influencers? Body builder Maxx Chewning, originally from Richmond, Va., connected with fellow fitness guru and YouTube star Christian Guzman, who convinced him to relocate to Guzman’s hometown of Houston in January. “Christian is one of my best friends, and he’s one of the most influential people in the fitness world today. Period.” Guzman convinced him that H-Town presented an opportunity for Chewning to expand his online presence and grow his successful athletic clothing brand, Ever Forward.

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Wellness+Giving Back

Mr. Bean

New York transplant Jason Giagrande’s first H-Town location of The Roastery is hot — and a second is brewing.

Phoebe Rourke

Inside a hip Montrose hangout, New York restaurateur Jason Giagrande, 38, takes a sip of his chilled mezcal and answers the question he often gets asked about his new venture: Why Houston? 

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Business+Innovation