October 23, 2019
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On October 17, BRIT hosted Women's Insight Network (WIN): Dine & Discuss, which consisted of six tables of six women, with varying topics of discussion, ranging from navigating work responsibilities during a personal life change, working remote, and mindfulness in the workplace. After discussing within these groups, the entire group came together to share insights from each table.

Read more about WIN: Dine and Discuss here .

WIN is presented by UTA College of Business .
Pictured (L to R): Leanne Green, Ridglea Country Club ; Angela Hall, Trademark Property Company ; Elaina Linzy, Main Event Entertainment .
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Dough-re-mi:  If this isn’t mouth-watering, nothing is. Melvin Roberson, owner of Dough Boy Donuts, promises “warm donuts are regularly available and no donuts are dressed until you order them.” Isn’t that the naked truth? Need more? Dough Boy Donuts, on Camp Bowie, rotates its flavors monthly and among October’s awesomeness are toppings of Oreos, S’mores and Waffle Cone . Melvin has added sausage rolls to the menu and he’ll indulge you with a breakfast sandwich made-to-order Friday through Sunday. For two readers, he is offering a dozen incredible, fabulous, guiltless, fully dietetic doughnuts.
Are these plants edible? OK, Mr. B isn’t the brightest bulb in the garden. (Is that the right cliché for bulb?) He thought annuals meant that they bloom every year. But, nooooo. That would be perennials. Which means during 2019, Mr. B’s perennial, non-green thumb and laughable landscaping have continued annually, helped along by our extended summer and fall heat and drought. Thankfully, there’s Darrell Samuelson and GlennScapes Landscaping to the rescue. GlennScapes is the best for anything porch, deck or grounds related. Darrell visited the B Mansion, took a look around and had a great suggestion: “Sell the house to someone who knows what they’re doing.” For you green thumbs, Darrell will deliver three flats of fall flowers that will make Neil Sperry envious . (*The B Mansion is not included in this offer.)
World class: When a great interviewer and storyteller writes about a world-renowned museum, the result would be first class. And Of the First Class: A History of the Kimbell Art Museum by Tim Madigan is. The Kimbell describes the book: “ When Texas business legend Kay Kimbell died in 1964, he left behind a sizable art collection and a vague, but imposing mandate to ‘build a museum of the first class.’” Who knew the story of a niece and her husband, Kay and Ben Fortson, being entrusted to build a museum to memorialize uncle Kay Kimbell, could have such high drama. Madigan captures the tragedies and triumphs of a “dream accomplished.” Kimbell PR pro Madison Ladd artfully and deftly managed to secure a book.
It’s in the cards: One of the more popular exhibits of the recent Junior League of Fort Worth’s Christmas in Cowtown was Wabash Road, a store of fine stationery and designs. It does ANYTHING paper that you want and it looks so great that it beats rock and scissors every time. Nick Galati of RHSB insurance, husband to Wabash Road co-founder Calli Galati, ensured that Mr. B would say nice things about the company by raiding the paper supplies for two decks of watercolor playing cards – one Cowtown Cards and one Texas Tricks . There are Dallas and Midland versions, but we only want Fort Worth. Calli and co-founder Rachel Hausser lived on Wabash Avenue while attending TCU .
It’s the Hard Knock Life: Adapted from the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the theater production Annie won a Tony Award for Best Musical and two songs are memorable classics: "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life." Casa Mañana brings Annie to life for 10 performances the weekends of Nov. 1 and Nov. 8. Annie, an 11-year-old orphan, is determined to find the parents who abandoned her during the 1930s on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage. She escapes the cruel Miss Hannigan for the wondrous world of NYC and her adventure ends at the doorstep Oliver Daddy Warbucks.! Casa’s Lindsey Rushen can’t guarantee the sun will come out tomorrow, but she can guarantee two tickets for the 8 p.m. performance Nov. 2.
Congratulations to the October 16th
Prize Winners:

  • Cathy Sheffield, ThinkGiving
  • Steve Peglar, Whitney Smith
  • Devan Peplow, TechFW
  • Helen Stephens, Aspen Wealth Management
  • Dale Brock, Visiting Angels
  • Beverly Parker, Financial Additions
  • Jef Drummond, Insperity
  • Ricky McBride, DMR Audit & Accounting
  • Amanda Massengill, Williams Trew
  • Michael Pradith, RHSB
  • Jeff Bird, Alzheimer's Association
  • Kelly Beck, Simmons Bank
There’s good … and bad: Ace Hardware has bought Handyman Matters and Jan. 1, the franchises become Ace Handyman Services. That is fabulous for Brett Jeffreys’ business, but terrible for his wardrobe. The good: Brett says he’ll have 15 Ace Hardwares in his territory to receive referrals; he says he is seeing a shift from Do It Yourself to Do It For Me. The bad: He has nine years of collecting Handyman Matters-logo clothing.
Forks in the road: When asked her plans after this 2-year term (2021), Mayor Price Is Right said, “I never have known. Go home and play with my grandchildren? Ride my bike? Or God might have another plan for me.”
Captain Crane, too? You probably know the fabulous Embassy Suites Fort Worth - Downtown serves a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast. And has a free evening reception for all guests seven days a week. But did you know Halloween officially starts at the Embassy Suites? Mr. T aka Mr. E (for Embassy, of course) is in the house…err, hotel! Leading up to Halloween , go in and meet Mr. E (Sterling Hunter) and the sales sensational team of Rita, Lindsey, Nikki, Laura and Bridget, who says “We are the real A-Team. Pity the fools that don’t stay at the Embassy Suites Fort Worth - Downtown!”
Loves Texas dirt: Shannon Wilks at Silver Creek Materials says he’s “blessed to have a big truck and gets to drive around and play in the dirt.” Silver Creek, a Chamber 2018 Forte Small Business Award winner, did the dirt under Dickies Arena
Enter at your own risk: Emily Silva works at Fidelity Investments, charged with keeping Son No B Good in line. She has an even bigger problem at home. Seems her precocious Tito, a 10-year-old Chihuahua, is ghastly afraid of thunderstorms. The recent morning rainstorm scared the you-know-what out of Tito and well, Emily’s roomba was roboting around and well, you can’t imagine the mess Emily came home to at lunch. 
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--Dean Daniel Pullin (teeth)
TCU Neely School of Business
Meet the finalists: Monday night, you can meet the candidates for Fort Worth’s new diversity and inclusion director. This is the city’s new position / department resulting from recommendations of the Race and Culture Task Force. It is responsible for coordinating implementation of the task force’s recommendations and promoting equity in the provision of all municipal services. To learn more about the forum and read about the six candidates, click here .
Do NOT mess with Texas: Robert Allen, President and CEO of the privately-financed Texas Economic Development Corp., says Texas is doing quite well, “blessed by so many regions that have diverse industries.” There are 2.6 million small businesses in Texas and 49 Fortune 500 companies, second only to California. “Hate to lose,” Allen said. “We’ll be No. 1 soon.” Texas is the country’s No. 1 exporter and 1,400 foreign companies do business in the state. 
Tourist tips: Mayor Price Is Right has been to Australia twice since taking office and she says her highlights have been an Australian Rules Football game (think rugby and soccer together), the Adelaide wine country and Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of lights, music and ideas in the southern hemisphere. Becky Renfro Borbolla, owner and veep of Renfro Foods , visits her salsa distributor Down Under. Her fav is a visit to wildlife parks. “You can hold and feed the koalas, and the kangaroos run wild with the wallabies.”
4,000-plus jobs: Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County’s annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair is from 10 a.m.-to-2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Globe Life Park and more than 1,000 job seekers will greet approximately 150 employers with 4,000-plus openings. It’s for veterans and the general public. Sign up early here to avoid the lines Nov. 7.
Kudos: The Cowtown Angels Fellows program, which puts select TCU MBA students into the thick of TechFW’s angel investing program, won the 2019 global Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award between business schools. The Fellows provide due diligence of entrepreneurial startups and analytical support for the Angels program, which connects entrepreneurs seeking early-stage funding with local investors. Sixteen TCU MBAs have participated since 2013.  
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October 24 - 5:30 p.m.
Alley Cats Entertainment
Walk To End Alzheimer's
Oct. 26 - 9:00 a.m.
Panther Island Pavilion
Impact Your Business
Nov. 5 - 11:30 a.m.
Joe T. Garcia's
Infrastructure Symposium
The Future of Transportation
Nov. 6 - 7:30 a.m.
The Fort Worth Club
November Meetup
Nov. 20 - 5:30 p.m.
Punch Bowl Social
Ribbon Cutting
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