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Very seductive ... in a family way: Fort Worth Opera numbers guy Ryan Stanley, a man with two first and last names, is first in line with B2B Insider support. Mr. B falsetto-ed a request for seats during the Fort Worth Opera Festival and Ryan baritone-d back with a pair for the final performance of CARMEN at 7:30 p.m. May 5th. It's Carmen and Don Jose in a classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and vengeful crimes of passion. You songbirds aria over your entry to see and hear arguably one of opera's all-time Top 5.

A Texas 'Roadhouse': Imagine listening to country music on packed dirt. Like a roadhouse, of sorts. Imagine if you were listening to Wade Bowen, Josh Weathers and Austin's Rose. Like live! Imagine winning two tickets to be there. Like real! It's the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth annual Roadhouse April 28th at Will Rogers and the tickets Big Macs Madison and Kristy two-stepped over include admission, dinner and four drink tickets. The RMHFW is home away from home for the families of critically ill children at Cook Children's

Fake Heidi Klum: Mr. B has been scouring local Goodwill stores for runway-worthy outfits; he does not want to be left on the catwalk alone. Mr. B needed something special to wear to the May 2 Project Goodwill Fashion Show at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Aspiring designers produce wearable garments using materials from Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth stores. Fashion industry fabs are judges. Project Goodwill raises money for scholarships and workforce development. Goodwill's all-biz Liz sewed the deal with two tickets that include drinks, dinner and the fashion frenzy.

Oh, my deer: Stoney LaRue and Jason Boland are hunting dollars April 29 during Country Bands and Brews that benefits The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Fort Worth and the Texas Deer Association. It's all you can eat, drink and sing-a-long during a "Texas-style" fundraiser, including local food, craft beer and live Texas country music. Cara (not related to Louie) Armstrong, the Sr. Development Director at the CFF, lassoed a pair of tickets.

Congratulations to April 12th Prize Winners:
  • Peyton Salavarria, Gill Children's Services
  • Jana Harris, Harris Packaging
  • Jeff Hunter, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Gregory Alvarado, Spectrum Reach
  • Patricia Aspan, Spectrum Custom Painting

Ro-de-o & rock! Dirt was shoveled yesterday and the Fort Worth Multi-Purpose Arena, to be named Dickies Arena, is out of the chute for a November 2019 opening. Already, an NCAA basketball tournament first- and second-round session is scheduled for March 2022.
Beer, here: Lisa C. Erwin of Texas Health Care, PLLC says her "crazy sister invited me to MAIN ST. Arts Festival years ago because she had 'free' tickets. She handed me a 'free' MAIN ST. Arts Festival t-shirt. I thought, cool. She failed to mention we were manning a beer booth for four hours."

Creative "holiday": Skin Deep Laser MD is closed tomorrow "so we can enjoy the arts festival. It's our non-negotiable," said Laura Riehm, MD. "Our office is a showcase for art collected at MAIN ST., Cottonwood (Richardson) and Art on the Square (Southlake)."

Graceful ask: Amanda Missi Cowart, fun(d) developer at Catholic Charities Fort Worth, won a dinner for two to Grace Restaurant in B2B Insider this month. The next day, Andrew Wimperis asked for Missi's hand in marriage. Hmmm? Coincidence, or was Andrew waiting for a nice place to celebrate? His proposal was quite stylish. "He planned an elaborate ruse with (my boss) Heather Reynolds," Missi said. "Her husband, John, has a production company ... I was told she and I will practice doing a financial ask and use the video as a coaching tool. Suddenly our song, God Only Knows What I'd be Without You, started playing and (Andrew) walked in, got down on one knee, and asked. All my co-workers were in another room with cake and cookies."

(Ice) Cream rises to the top: Roxann Breyer, former Hill School of Fort Worth principal and teacher, has been promoted and is just the fifth Head of School in 44 years.

" If you are working a set schedule, then you are working someone else's plan." 
                                                --  Donnie Boivin, Partner
Sandler Sales Training

We take you there: B2B Insider sponsor Fort Worth Transportation Authority has expanded north, west and northwest... 10 new routes covering dozens of stops daily around NASJRB, AllianceTexas, Mercantile Industrial Park and Ridgmar Mall.

Right AND left brained: Sarah Jung is Manager of Portfolio for Trademark Property Co., working with GMs at 16 properties, including Waterside and WestBend. "You must be pretty detailed," Mr. B understated. "Yes, I'd say so." Sarah has an artistic side, too; she once was Dallas Theater Center's company manager and is the daughter-in-law of the executive director of Fort Worth's Kids Who Care.

Menu minstrel: Tristan McJimson, employee cafeteria attendant at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, writes the daily menu on a chalkboard and has done so more than 1,200 times. He leads with a quote or headline, and in addition to the food, fills the board with jokes, dares, pearls of wisdom, perspective and "sheer joy," says fan Julia Engle.

Fun raiser: Michael Jackson's Billie Jean was the No. 1 played song of the '80s, which are the only songs played at Studio 80 downtown. You might join the sing-a-long May 7 at the Night of Special Stars, a red carpet gala for those with "special needs." They will "run the club" that day and proceeds will be paid directly to the participants. They also will be doing a Fashion Show.

Ace in the hole: Cowgirl extraordinaire Pam Minick bagged her boots for cleats  earlier this month and aced the 8th hole at Canyon West during the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame tournament. An 8-iron 105 yards into the cup earned her a belt buckle that might even be too big for Andre The Giant. "It was so awesome; it was my first hole-in-one," she said. "It's one thing to do it with a foursome at the country club, but it's another thing to do at the tournament with 200 people watching."
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Membership 101: Orientation, Networking, Presented by L J C M 

Vision FW Events  (Chamber's 40 and under programming) 


Ribbon Cuttings

TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Southwest/TCU Area
4200 International Plaza
4:00 p.m.

The Heights of Cityview
5270 Bryant Irvin Road
11:30 a.m.

Courtyard Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
2537 N. Main Street
5:30 p.m.

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The 2017 Book of Lists have arrived in our office!  Compiled and published annually by the Fort Worth Business Press, this directory includes lists of top companies in more than 60 industries in Tarrant and Denton counties.

Order a copy for only $95 (members only) from our eCommerce store here. Members need to login with member ID to receive member pricing on all publications. Email Christine Gores or call 817-338-3332 with questions. 

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