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For two upbeat days June 19-20, a well-tuned band of 100 Rock Stars - volunteer Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce members - competed in a telethon that brought in 107 new investors.  Top producers were Paxton Motheral, Cassco Land Co., Charlie Royer, Royer & Schutts Commercial Interiors and "Godfather" John Avila, Byrne Construction Services. More about the event here, and super-fun photos  here .


Click on the links below to enter for prizes

Lunch at the Capital: One of Mr. B's homemade lunch specialties is crabmeat salad with strips of tomato skin. At 39 cents pay from boss Miserly Mistress, the crab is imitation. One day, far into the future, Mr. B will be at $1.39 and he will be able to imitate the greatness of Gloria Starling and crew at The Capital Grille . Its crab is REAL, as in not fake news, and REAL delicious. The Grille-sters take chunks and chunks of crab and lobster to form a burger. You don't want crab? Sure, how about chunks and chunks of Maine lobster on a brioche roll? All this goodness sound a bit too fishy? Then try the rib eye steak sandwich with carmelized onions and Havarti cheese. Hungry yet? Put in your order for lunch for two at The Capital Grille. 

OMG, B you are amazing: At 5-8 and 128 pounds as a high school junior, Mr. B wasn't going to be much of an athlete...until...NFL Fantasy Football, during which Coach B has a first, two seconds and a fourth in four years of 12-team leagues. And a paper profit, because wagering is illegal in Texas. Coach B hopes you will join him July 14 and 15 as Field Level Pass participants for the National Fantasy Football Convention at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Your pass gives you 13.5 hours Saturday and Sunday of about 100 exhibits at t
he Fan Expo, player autograph and photograph opportunities, player Q&As, strategy talks and celebrity sightings. Scheduled to appear, among many, are Zeke Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Melvin Gordon, Kareem Hunt, Chris Thompson, and Patrick Mahomes. Star analysts Jason Witten, Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Jason King, Cousin Sal and the Cowboys' Bryan Broaddus are rostered. And maybe an unannounced Tony Romo appearance? You could be selected to participate in the Ultimate Fantasy Draft or just watch players sing in Yards per Karaoke. Fort Worth facility favs Chris Harmon and David  Reeves secured tickets for two for four winners. 

Everything but fireworks: Summer may have started, but not officially. That can't happen until the annual basket of pool-side pleasures from Pulliam Pools. Owner Debra Smith is the life saver for your All-American outdoor summer fun. Her gigantic silver container of goodies is just in time for your 4th of July festivities. It includes all sorts of red, white and blue Americana picnic items, candy, a carry-all bag, hand towels, placemats, plates, bowls, straws, a string of star lights, sugar cookie mix with frosting and a print of the U.S. Constitution. 

Wine not me? The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is accepting nominations for its 2019 sustainable wine-growing competition until Sept. 30. The competition is based on a commitment to sustainability -- environmental, economic and social. We all grow the wine industry by buying. We drink it, we're social. If we clean up our mess, does that make us sustainable and eligible to win? OK, maybe not. But you CAN win this annual family membership to BRIT at the Partner Level. It includes subscriptions (free Better Homes and Gardens); 10% discounts at five local nurseries; reduced fees for workshops, camps and other special programs; and reciprocal admission to more than 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories, including Fort Worth Japanese Garden and Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden. 

Congratulations to the June 20th
Prize Winners: 
  • Candice Stinnett, Topgolf
  • Jared Milam, Whiteboard Growth Solutions
  • Sherry Flow, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Jason Heitschmidt, Waterchase Golf Club

Not all fame is fleeting: Uncle Bill and father Jack Renfro went into the Specialty Foods Hall of Fame in 2016. Next month, Doug Renfro, Renfro Foods President, is inducted -- "Have they lost their minds?" Doug asked. -- and the Hall will be doing a full-blown salsa fiesta. During his 26 years with the company, Doug has overseen product development, managed the company's co-packing business and had a variety of responsibilities, from legal to software to the purchasing of salt. "Hey, it's a small family business," he said. "It can't all be glamorous!"

Trippin' over these deals: Can't beat the new online DFW Airport pre-paid parking savings in the 30-to-50 percent ballpark unless you're a board member. They park for free.

Man Bites Dog ... for 8th time: The 8th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest(s) at Curly's Frozen Custard are next Wednesday. You can venture over to see kids, celebrities, media and master competitors, all trying to become CHOMP-ions. The Grand Master winner receives four front-row seats above the home dugout for a Texas Rangers game, extra close-in VIP parking and ... a two-foot-long Boomstick Hot Dog.

Name game: When someone called Susan Shaw of her namesake Shaw Insurance company the Velvet Hand Grenade, Mr. B's ears perked. The rest of the story -- "If my memory serves me correctly, it was actually Velvet Steamroller," Susan said. "My friend, Sally, said I had a way of always staying nice, sweet and smooth, but still found a way to "steamroll" over people to get my way while making them think it was their idea."

Succinct assessment: Frost Bank wealth manager Urban McKeever's description of a "leisurely" after work bike ride in near 100-degree temps -- "Borderline stupid."

Tassel-ed: Amanda Houdashell is Advisor and Program Manager of Community College Outreach and Support Services at Tarleton State University. After relating that entire job title, she needs a nap. Amanda works with grads and undergrads to find careers in law enforcement ... police, FBI, forensics, etc. She says much has changed locally in policing; a four-year degree is mostly mandatory among local departments.
"I'm the first female CEO of the company. Whether we like it or not, men and women are different. They look at things differently. I have a phenomenal male president, and we make a h*ll of a team."   

-- Shannon Greene, CEO,
Tandy Leather Factory
to D CEO Magazine
I'll trade you...: Mayors Price Is Right and Rawlings Baseball are just back from a DFW trade mission to England and France. British-owned companies (200 or so) in DFW include Barclays, BT Global Services, BAE Systems and Smith & Nephew. French companies (120) include Airbus Helicopters, Nestlé Waters, Vitoquinol, Louis Vuitton and Schneider Electric. Wonder if LV makes bike bags?

What are you doing this summer? Imagine, if you will, the red carpet at the Oscars, the celebrities and the competition for movie greatness. Last week along the French Riviera, Tonya Veasey of OCG PR was among the jurists during Cannes Lions, a five-day festival celebrating all things creative.

Hire edukashun: "Doc" Todd Landry, CEO of Lena Pope Home, says he went back to school after more than a decade to get his Ed.D because the non-profit had transitioned so much into educational matters. He said being back in school (SMU) after so long was "miserable. The doctorate was a heckuva lot harder than the Masters." Lena Pope's Chapel Hill Academy will open a $6-million expansion in August as it adds 6th graders. By 2020, the school should be Pre-K-thru-8th grade.

Nice assist: The season ticket brochure PAVLOV produced for TCU women's basketball -- The Power of HER -- won a Silver National ADDY Award at the 2018 National American Advertising Awards.

Enjoy your 4th of July celebration ... carefully, please. B2B be back July 11.
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Impact Your Business Luncheon featuring TCU Neeley Executive Education

TCU Football Preview Luncheon, Presented by Ciera Bank

Vision FW Events

Book Club at Chadra Mezza & Grill

New Member Breakfast

Ribbon Cuttings


Novak Hair Studios 

DPC Healthcare

View  more Chamber and Member events
View past Ribbon Cuttings    

This four-color street map covers Tarrant County and includes a special inset indicating the location of the DFW International Airport in proximity to Fort Worth and Dallas. 

Our map also features an advertising directory of participating Chamber businesses by category.  Ad sales deadline for our 2018 maps is July 28. If you're on the fence about it, take a peak of what you would be getting by grabbing yourFREE  copy of the 2018 version today here or by contacting Scott Roberson at (866) 603-4133! 

Email Erin Main or call 817-338-3322 to schedule pickup or for more information. See more of our publications in our online store.
For sponsorship inquiries in B2B Insider, contact Jennifer Vuduris or call (817) 338-3335

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