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Members gathered at Joe T. Garcia's "La Puertita" for tips on how to prepare crisis communication tactics for their business through the Impact Your Business series.

Contact Brenda Dyer or go to our website to register for the next Impact Your Business Luncheon on August 15.

Pictured (left to right): John Laudenslager, University of Texas Arlington College of Business; Sharon Cox, The Ladder Alliance; Cynthia St. John, Chiefology; Maureen Maidlow, LJCM Check out our gallery for more pictures from the July 11 event.
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Dine fine ... and wine? You could be on your way to lunch for two The Capital Grille, thanks to Gloria the Starlet. While there, Mr. B has a suggestion -- Starting two days ago and until the end of summer, The Capital Grille has The Generous Pour, seven wines rated 90 points or higher for $28. Win this giveaway, grab a late luxurious lunch for two and then pay for The Generous Pour to share. Make sure it's a day you don't have to go back to the office.

The Voice(s): Hear Kenny Loggins and if you're old enough, you remember Loggins & Messina. Hear Michael McDonald and if you're old enough, you remember Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers. There was, however, a short period when Loggins and McDonald teamed to write and perform huge hits such as What a Fool Believes and This Is It. At Bass Performance Hall Nov. 7, they will highlight UNT Health Science Center Foundation's Legends Concert Series, which is so big it took Chase AND J.P. Morgan to sponsor. This year's beneficiary is the UNTHSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic, which offers free health care to children and families living in under-served areas. B2B Insider, beneficiary of songmeister Lee Ann Embry's graciousness, has two seats to the concert.

There's no place like (this) home: The fabulous Fort Worth Inc. Summer Dream Home tours conclude July 23, so you have about 10 days to see the Westlake wonderland and dream about raising $2.495 mil to live there. The house -- five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and 6,700 square feet -- is built on spec and being marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. If you take the tour, notice that marketing director Natasha Freimark has subtlety placed some info about the magazine's Entrepreneur of Excellence competition, with its Sept. 22 nomination deadline. And how B2B Insider subtlely placed that promo because it has four Summer Dream Home tour tickets.

Call it a wrap: A wildly successful IMAX Dome double feature at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History runs its final credits next Wednesday evening with showings of Coral Reef Adventure and Jerusalem. Since Hail Columbia! debuted April 19, 1983, IMAX films have entertained and enchanted with sights and sounds that soared. The museum's Alexa Canipe got in the ticket and concession lines and came away with this largess: tickets for four to the double feature and one very large popcorn and large drink in souvenir containers.

Congratulations to the June 28th Prize Winners:
  • Lauren Vay, Fort Worth Business Press
  • Brenda Rios, JPS Health
  • Schuyler Wiegand, Trademark Property
  • Nicholas Wilson, Lantana Communications
  • Martha Earngey, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Mark Dabney, BOKA Powell
  • Jerry Bolz, Worth Commercial Real Estate
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Defined roles: Kathy (Red) Young brought the President of her company, Credit Card Guy, to do a presentation to a Chamber Leads Group. Dane Young also is her husband. "I may be the President," he said, "but we all know who the real boss is."  

New York state of mind: Terri Attaway, Chair of the Board for Fort Worth Housing Solutions, let the excitement out of the bottle. That is her son, Major, playing the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway.

Ram tough: Just under two months until Texas Wesleyan University kicks off its first football season in 75 years. On Dec, 6, 1941, Wesleyan won a league title. The next day was the bombing of Pearl Harbor; the men of that generation went to war and football was never again at Texas Wesleyan. Joe Prudhomme is the Rams' coach. He says the athletic director told him 18 months ago that "this is the hardest job you'll ever have." Prudhomme today? "He underestimated it."

Chocolate fudge caramel or blueberry graham cracker? Sundae July 16 is the best day of the year, better than Christmas, better than Mother's Day, even better than Texas Independence Day. According to monthologist John Fletcher, it's National Ice Cream Day.

It's all relativity: Seems apropos for a university with the highest standards that TCU's new Dean of Admissions is Heath Einstein, who really might be related to Albert.

Flora rescue shelter: On the way to Fort Worth are approximately a half million orphaned plant specimens from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, which is closing its herbarium. Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) soon will total 1.3 million specimens of its capacity just north of two million. Plant specimens are transferred in trailers equipped with freezers capable of reaching -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
If we all have self-driving cars, it will be the worst depression we've ever had."
                                                -- Michael Sherrod, Entrepreneur in Residence
TCU's Neeley School of Business
Turning the page of this book: New Fort Worth Public Library director Manya Shorr (hired, but not here until September) is...hold it ... "a voracious reader." She blogs as ShorrThing: "I am intellectually curious and I think critically about everything. (I) am interested in almost anything (although I can't muster it up for football)." Darien George, Managing Partner at Mackenzie Eason & Associates, the executive search firm that found Manya, says she worked in the rare collections department in a library during her high school years while her peers were flipping burgers.

Cattle battle: At its own expense, Autobahn Motorcar Group awarded approximately $410,000 in scholarships to 214 students ages 7-18 last month during the Autobahn Youth Tour. The 18th annual event is dedicated to championing opportunities for students raising Texas longhorn cattle. The students exhibit and compete in a variety of activities, including short course quizzes, extemporaneous essays, livestock judging, shop projects, art contests, showmanship, speech and a Texas longhorn cattle show.  

Kudos: The fine arts school at the Texas Center for Arts + Academics has been named an exemplary school 2017-19 and will be honored Oct. 25 in Minnesota.

She knew him when...: Hired by then-Veep of Economic Development Bill Thornton in 1992, Pam Tindall came to the Chamber and has conquered for 25 years. "Bill was very persuasive and I have never regretted making the change," she says. "It is exciting to see the part the Chamber plays in making Fort Worth one of the top cities in the nation to live and work." Her favored memories? "Staff volunteering during the holiday season at the Tarrant Area Food Bank, a pie-throwing contest when Terry Ryan was president and now-President Bill Thornton's roast at Stockyards Station celebrating his 25 years at the Chamber."

Name game: Did you know soulful Fort Worth R&B crooner Leon Bridges was named Todd Bridges at birth?
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