EMPRESARIO - SEPTEMBER 2018
President's Corner:  BuildFW, It's all in the Name!
John Hernandez

This month, FWHCC will host BuildFW, our inaugural construction expo. The good news is that Fort Worth is growing and there seems to be construction projects everywhere. The not so good news is there doesn't seem be enough contractors to fill the need. 

For several years, FWHCC and others have assisted contractors and professional services in obtaining their coveted MWBE certifications and have introduced those firms to opportunities with our partners at The City of Fort Worth, Dickies Arena and FWISD, just to name a few. However, the shortfall that we keep uncovering is the participation level of Fort Worth and Tarrant County based construction firms. 

BuildFW will focus on bringing both private and public projects to light, highlight new and growing construction firms and share valuable information about pursuing great Fort Worth opportunities. We are happy to help any and all but it would be awesome have Fort Worth and Tarrant County companies building Fort Worth.  There is still time to sign up. See you there! REGISTER NOW
CHAMBER EVENTS
CHAMBER EVENTS

Cybersecurity Workshop
Friday, October 12th at 7:30AM
Petroleum Club of Fort Worth
Join FWHCC for a cybersecurity workshop to learn how to create a strategy that fits your organizationManage cyber risk as you transform your business.  REGISTER NOW
Women in Leadership Breakfast
Thursday, October 18th at 7:30AM
Petroleum Club of Fort Worth
FWHCC celebrates women in leadership roles who are trailblazers in their industries.  This event features women in construction.
Join FHWCC for a Business After Hours Halloween Mixer featuring a costume contest.
Hosted by McGee Law Firm at Bar 2909. Invite a friend and/or colleague.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Your Path to Personal and Professional Success.
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members can now take advantage of an exclusive membership benefit through our partnership with  Dale Carnegie of North Texas

FWHCC members are eligible to receive 10% off select Dale Carnegie training. In addition, for every training package purchased through our partnership, Dale Carnegie will donate 10% back to the FWHCC Scholarship Fund benefiting local students. It's a win-win for all! Learn More

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Study: Fort Worth sixth-fastest growing large city

Fort Worth is the sixth-fastest growing large city in America, according to WalletHub.  The survey examined data from population growth to college-educated population growth to unemployment rate decrease.   Read More

MEMBERS
Member Spotlight: Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate

The mission of Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen Greater Fort Worth is dedicated to combating breast cancer and we're committed to our bold goal of reducing the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. over the next 10 years.  Through fundraising and partnerships with local organizations we're able to provide breast cancer services to those who could not otherwise afford it and help fund screening and diagnostic mammograms for residents throughout our service area.
 
Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth remains an intricate part of our community and we take pride in knowing that 75 percent of our total fundraising funds stay in our communities and service area which include Tarrant, Hood, Johnson and Parker counties. Learn More


Ambassador Spotlight: Thank You to Clay Shoot Volunteers!


Thanks to the FWHCC Ambassadors and volunteers who helped out at the 2nd Annual Clay Shoot.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
FIVE PILLAR LECTURE SERIES: BUSINESS


FWHCC recently hosted the Five Pillar Lecture Series on Business, featuring guest speaker Hadley Woerner, President of the Tarrant Region for Frost Bank .   More Photos
2ND ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT


The 2nd Annual Clay Shoot attracted shooters from all industries for a fun time out of the office to network and make connections while benefiting the Chamber .   More Photos
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

Join FWHCC and  Frost Bank in celebration the opening of its new Stockyards Financial Center. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 5:30PM and guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and live entertainment.  RSVP Now!
COMMUNITY EVENTS


Tough Stars Give Back
October 13 at 9AM
Come out and support Gabriel Starling & Kirkpatrick Middle School at the 1st Annual Tough Stars Give Back Basketball Tournament. Food vendors and kids activities onsite. Donations of basketballs, baseballs, footballs, bikes and helmets are neededLearn More

Fall Around the World 
Wine Tasting
October 20th at 6PM
Sample 21+ wines from around the world at the Fall Around the World Wine tasting event benefiting the Cuidado Casero Foundation Scholarship.  Learn More
CORPORATE MEMBERS

ACME Brick Company |  Andrews Distributing of Fort Worth | AT&T | Atmos Energy |  Balfour Beatty Construction  |  Bank of America  |  Baylor All Saints Medical Centers |  BBVA Compass  |  Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  |  Ben E. Keith Beverages   |  BNSF Railway Company  |  BSA Global/Fort Worth Technologies  |  Capital One  |  City of Fort Worth  |  Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages  |  Colonial Savings   |  Comerica Bank  |  Compact Power Equipment Rentals  |  DFW International Airport |  Empire Roofing  |  Fort Worth Star Telegram/Diario La Estrella  |  Frost Bank  General Electric  |  Hillwood Properties  |  JohnSons Press  |  Lockheed Martin  |  MedStar Mobile Healthcare  |  MillerCoors  |  Multatech Engineering, Inc.  |  Omni Fort Worth Hotel  |  ONCOR  |  PayChex, Inc.  |  Pinnacle Bank  |  Portfolio Recovery  |  Reliant Energy  |  Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth  |  Southside Bank  |  Southwest Bank  |  Tarrant County College District  |   TDIndustries, Inc.  |  Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth  |   The Rios Group, Inc.   |  University of North Texas System  |  Vistra Energy  |  Wells Fargo  |  XTO Energy, Inc.

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