June 19, 2019
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 The Chamber hosted three Fort Worth ISD students for its annual Vital Link, a one-week internship that teaches incoming 7th-grade students about the relationship between the workforce and what they are currently studying in their classes. The students learned about several business skills and about the Chamber's different departments, and outside the Chamber, they toured the Fort Worth Club and City Hall.

Pictured (L to R): Laura Mendoza, FWISD, Samuel Kirkland, Miguel Barrera, Merrick Bowie, Hope Moon, Fort Worth Chamber , and Dr. Anthony Edwards, Fort Worth Chamber.

Read more about the Chamber's participation in Vital Link here .
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Every Girl in This Town: Yup, that Trisha Yearwood! The only DFW stop of superstar Trisha Yearwood’s “EVERY GIRL on TOUR” is the UNT Health Science Center’s Legends Concert Series Nov. 4 at Bass Performance Hall . That’s right about the time her album of new original songs will be released. The Every Girl single dropped June 6 and was her highest-ranked chart opener. “The biggest compliment is when someone adores my show and feels like we can be friends,” she said. “I want people to leave feeling like they got to know me better.” If you want to know Trish better, tickets go on sale Friday. This concert raises funds to assist students on their way to the Health Care Hall of Fame. Thanks to B2B Insider’s long-time fav, Lee Ann Embry, and concert sponsors Chase and J.P. Morgan , we have two Premium tickets.
3 years of success: On June 21, 2016, John and Meggie Schissler had a Chamber ribbon-cutting for their franchise Chicken Salad Chick. This fall, in just three-plus years, they will be opening little chickies No. 3 and No. 4 in Burleson and Ridglea Village. “ It’s going to be an exciting year for sure,” John said. “Hoping I make it out on the other side without my hair turning gray or me losing all of it.” At Chicken Salad Chick, every menu item sounds better than the next ; Mr. B’s favs are the Fancy Nancy and the chicken/pig marriage in the Chicken Salad BLT. This winner will be chirping about two large Quick Chick flavors, two large side items, three buttercream frosted flower cookies and two coozies. Happy anniversary, Megan & John.
This merits immediate attention: Two things you can bank on with t he Tarrant Area Food Bank . It has food for those in need and food for those that want to become a chef. Yes, the TAFB develops chefs. Good ones. And part of its education and assistance is mentoring through the Empty Bowls Chef Series (Empty Bowls is an annual fundraiser). THIS IS LATE NOTICE, but Mr. B begged Francie Cooper at Tarrant Area Food Bank for two spots to TOMORROW NIGHT’S presentation by Chef Ben Merritt. The menu includes poached shrimp enchiladas with shaved jicama tortillas; roasted garlic custard with lump crab; pan seared salmon on braised farro; and bread pudding with a butter rum sauce. Class is from 6-8 p.m. at TAFB. Oh, there’s wine pairings, too. 
Not a fumble: Darien George, founder of Mackenzie Eason, which offers executive recruiting and corporate training, has added author to his resume. He has co-written Broken Handoff --   Saving Your Assets, which sells on Amazon. It offers rare insights and solutions for the mergers and acquisitions process. You can merge conversations with Darien during tomorrow night’s book launch at WeWork at 420 Commerce St. If you can’t make it, don’t run off the rails: Darien has an autographed copy of the book and a $35 gift card to Railhead, which also can be used as a bookmark until you get hungry.
Congratulations to the June 12th
Prize Winners:

  • Cheri McDuff, UMB
  • Colby Waldrop, CornerStone Staffing
  • Barbara Higbee, Tarrant Area Food Bank
  • Evan Eastman, Spectrum
  • Joseph Marler, Interconnect Wiring
Shirt off his back: Brett Bowden, “El Capitan” of Printed Threads, says the company works with “bands, brands, bars and … churches.” Clients as big as Dallas Mavericks and as small as 10-shirt orders. Printed Threads did the Ya’ll Means All (Everyone’s Welcome in Fort Worth, Texas) shirts Visit Fort Worth sported at SXSW.
Run Forrest, Run: Elizabeth Northern is a research analyst at Tarrant County College . B2B Insider’s research shows she is a Cowtown Elite, one of the great long-distance runners to come out of Fort Worth. Her most recent victory was a 50-miler that won her a spot on Team USA competing in Romania during September. Then she’s off to the Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta February 29. “But,” she said, “the big news is my kids and I (unofficially) broke the Guinness World Record for the 10K with a double stroller. I need to submit the film footage and paperwork, but I beat the former record by more than a minute.”
Don’t be a pipsqueak: Jarred Howard, the Chamber’s SVP for Small Business & Entrepreneur Support, says the squeaky wheel really does get the grease. “So, be squeaky! Let us hear from you.”
Holy moly cannoli: Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing arm of Bain Capital, has invested in Chamber member Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics . That’s one great bull ride for the Fort Worth company.
Here is what’s cooking: The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel has broken ground on a full lobby renovation that will include a new restaurant by acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval. 
“Probably see a lot of our buildings around. We built them...and they're all still here.”

--Randy Landers
Speed Fab-Crete
Get rich scheme? Kelly Case, sales manager for the Homewood Suites Fort Worth Medical Center , told Mr. B something amazing and he has a plan to help the great state of Texas. Homewood is an extended stay hotel and Kelly says after 30 days, a guest is considered a resident by Texas and exempt of hotel taxes. Next April, during the U.S. Census, we invite out-of-staters for 30-day visits with a $750 incentive. We count them. Census pays us $1,500 per person.
Lips are sealed: In addition to today being a grand celebration for Juneteenth, monthologist John Fletcher points out it is National Kissing Day.
Birthright: Alyssa Born, Director of Communications for the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, says she was Born that way.  
What’s the SCORE? If you aren’t aware, you should be. SCORE volunteers mentor businesses, mostly for free. In Fort Worth, chapter Chair Bob Sifferman leads a team of approximately 60 volunteers. Last year, it averaged more than 100 mentoring sessions and 8-to-10 workshops monthly and helped start 167 businesses accounting for 432 jobs. 
Did you know? If a Chamber member company posts news at the Member Information Center (MIC), powered by ChamberMaster, the Chamber automatically tweets it out? Added PR. If you don’t know anything about MIC or its benefits, e-mail Yolanda at yhenderson@fortworthchamber.com
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Economic Development Update
June 19 - 8:00 a.m.
Ridglea Country Club
Impact Your Business Luncheon
July 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Meals on Wheels Campus

Leader Insights Series Luncheon
June 20- 11:30 a.m.
PalmWood Event & Conference in Frost Tower
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July 18 - 3:30 p.m.
Business After Hours
June 20 - 5:30 p.m.
Aloft Downtown
Ribbon Cutting
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