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The ladies of Women's Insight Network enjoyed a social hour at Skin Deep Laser MD last week presented by UT-Arlington College of BusinessAlong with networking and a tour, Dr. Laura Riehm shared how to help freshen up our image because image matters - when we look our best, we feel our best and that is empowering.

Pictured L to R: Dahlia Vasquez, Cigna-HealthSpring: Dr. Laura Riehm, Skin Deep Laser MD; and Elizabeth Pinkley, JPMorgan Chase. View more pictures from the event here.


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This is Zoo-topia: The Fort Worth Zoo, rated No. 1 among zoos in Fort Worth, No. 1 in Texas, No. 1 on Wednesday during Spring Break and No. 4 in the U.S., is No. 1 with a Wild About Water idea. Adopt one of the Zoo's aquatic animals and you get floated a cool gift and you contribute to the care and feeding of the Zoo's animal for one year. You can choose between an American alligator, clown fish, North American river otter or sea turtle -- or adopt all four, which is what one B2B Insider reader is getting because big fish Adrienne pinged us. Every adoption package includes a personalized adoption certificate, a plush animal, a Big Squirt water toy and more, all packaged in a decorative beach bucket. If your entry doesn't get backstroked, you can visit the Zoo website to order one yourownself.

House arresting: Mr. B first heard of David House when he was ombudsman for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. B2B Insider couldn't define an ombudsman so it doesn't have one.  When he heard the word, all Mr. B could imagine was a WWE Texas Death Match between The Ombudsman and The Undertaker. House has moved abodes; he now freelances his writing skills and pays a big country salute to his unbelievably famous mom at JewellHouseTribute.com. Hardly believable, but as important, David has two sets of two tickets to see A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection at the Kimbell Art Museum. It closes Aug. 13, so collect these fast.

Cats-up with this deal: If you had six acres, including 40,000 square feet of indoor space, what would your kid / adult man-cave look like? Probably a lot like Alley Cats, with batting cages and mini golf outside, and bowling, billiards, rock climbing, laser tag and arcade games inside with only the coolest stuff in the prize redemption center. Plus, it would have to have a huge food menu of sports bar favorites and even a bar for the adults to imbibe responsibly. Alley Cats is open every day because every day should be fun, funner or funnest. Bryan Weatherford, a big-dog at Alley Cats, has gift cards of $50 for two readers. (Though ownership is the same, the gift cards are not valid at the Hurst location.)

Stay dry, look fit: Mr. B loves rollin' with (Brian) Jolin during the exhausting, seemingly-everlasting Texas summer heat. The Jolin Promo major domo has every promotional item known to mankind, including the Dri-Fit shirtscape. No sweat, no smell when Mr. B is esquire-attired in Dri-Fit by Brian. With this promotion, you get an in-stock color and size of one Nike Dri-Fit men's or women's golf shirt with a logo embroidered on the left chest. The right chest is not available because Bethany Tinderholt of Burnett's Staffing during Chamber Membership 101 says your name tag has to be on the right side.

Congratulations to the July 26th Prize Winners:
  • Amber Fogelman, Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist
  • Nathan Davis, Aspen Wealth Management
  • Tiffany Purtzer, Goosehead Insurance
  • Marnie Stites, Guardianship Services
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HE SAID, SHE SAID, THEY SAIDSoundBytes
Knowing where your bread is buttered: Brett Jeffreys of Handyman Matters had a 6:30 a.m. call to handle an electrical problem for his No. 1 customer recently. "Couldn't say no to my wife," he said. BTW, wife Iris recently was promoted to No. 2 newsperson at KRLD.

Love my job: The Texas Chefs Association Pastry Chef of the Year is Alison Hodges, Tarrant County College Southeast culinary instructor. She was "drawn" to pastry work because of its "artistry and craftsmanship ... Also, I like the way sweets taste."

Chiefspeak: Mattie Parker is the Chief of Staff for Fort Worth Mayor Price Is Right. The past 14 years, she has worked for Republicans. And how did she get interested in politics? "I heard (Democrat Governor) Ann Richards speak and it really moved me." Mattie was raised "by two hippies" on a 600 acre farm in Hico, Texas. "She would never admit it, but my mom's greatest disappointment is that I'm a Republican."  

Preparing to say goodbye: Angela Hall, GM of Waterside and WestBend for Trademark Property, celebrated the 10th anniversary of her 2005 Volkwagen Jetta TDi with love, but not commitment. "You've been a good car for the past 10 years," she wrote. "I love your fuel efficiency (49 mpg), but I am anxiously awaiting my Tesla Model 3. I'll keep taking care of you until then." She hopes to have her new car in 2018.

Why we work: Express Employment Professionals polled business leaders about what most drives them to succeed. Providing for family, with 37%, led the way, followed by financial freedom to pursue personal interests with 24%. The 'Other' category, with 22%, was third and included "to make a difference," "to feel accomplished and work toward something bigger," "not letting co-workers/bosses down," and "fear of failure."
"You're part of history. Make sure you get a degree out of it."  

                                                --Joe Prudhomme, Texas Wesleyan football coach
to players on school's first team in 75 years
Who knew? Susan Overcash, related to Carrie but not Cliff, is the Director of HR at Allied Electronics. Overcash overwhelmed and nearly recruited Mr. B with overtures of a job. She has plenty...and a fabulous work culture. Allied supplies parts for just about anything that needs a part. It has 500 employees in east Fort Worth, 900 worldwide. There are 40 sales offices in the U.S. "We have a unique workforce," she said. "Very engaged and very involved in community service." Steve Newland was named President in January.

Simple and smart: Mike Piekos, service manager at Alamo Pest Control, concluded his introduction at a Chamber meeting at Ridglea Country Club with the tagline "Remember the Alamo!"

Trial balloon? Jason Ellis, newish President of the Worthington National Bank across from Sundance Square, told a group of 100 Chamber members "we change lives one account at a time...Wait, I just made that up."

Broadway Pops: Lindsey Rushen, Director of Marketing and a Producer at Casa MaƱana, affectionately calls the iconic theater the "Jiffy Pop Dome."

Kreskin says: Suzane Godley, Junior Achievement of the Chishom Trail, was on vacation in the Virgin Islands and heard about an event "called King of the Wing -- a chicken wing-making contest. It was so fun!" It was sponsored by that area's JA. Pretty sure development diva Sunny Brous Erasmus already is planning one for Fort Worth.

Instagrammarians? Because of a huge upsurge in online learning, the University of Texas-Arlington will overtake The University of Texas in student population late this year or early in 2018.

Love my job: Heather Price, crack marketing manager for Power Jack Foundation Repair since January and not one prone to exaggeration, said "it's an EXCITING time to be in this industry." 
MARK YOUR CALENDARSResources
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8-3


Business After Hours at 5th & Carroll Events
8-10


Central Area Council: Social Hour at WWI Exhibit, Presented by Bank of Texas
8-16


Network Mania at iFly Indoor Skydiving
8-22


Leaders in Government with Senator John Cornyn, Presented by Kelly Hart
8-24


Leaders in Business Sean Burke, Star-Telegram, Presented by University of Texas at Arlington College of Business
8-25


Southwest Area Council: Tour of Baylor's New Emergency Department, Presented by Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth







Vision FW Events  (Chamber programs for 20-40 year-olds) 
8-4


YP Wake UP! Bi-Monthly Coffee
8-5


Rockin' the River Volunteer Opportunity
8-15


New Member Breakfast







Ribbon Cuttings
8-11


The Market by Faithbridge Design Co.
931 Foch St., 76107
10:00 a.m.







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