October 16, 2019
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On October 11, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosted Vision FW members for Spooky Science on Tap, a quarterly event for guests 21 and over after hours. Guests celebrated Halloween with ghoulish activities, spine-tingling chats and bewitching drinks. Vision FW members enjoyed an exclusive experience at the museum, including a liquid nitrogen experiment with complimentary cocktails. 
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Who remembers candy corn? Or creamsicles? Alchemy Pops  founder Carolyn Phillips, just in time for fall and Halloween, is featuring popsicles with her take on candy corn. Layered with vanilla, orange and orange plus cream to look like candy, Alchemy Pops is featuring its Orange Dreams flavor during October. The look is “beautiful,” the idea whimsical, the taste fabulosa . Alchemy Pops always has seasonal offerings and uses mostly locally-sourced ingredients. Treat your office mates or freeze them for 12 times the fun yourownself because Carolyn has a dozen Dreamers for one reader.
A true Marathon Man: The Fort Worth Marathon is Sunday, Nov. 10, starting and ending at Panther Island , and includes a half marathon, 20-miler and full marathon. But it’s really the story of Steve Looney’s dream marathon. He is the race director and Nov. 10 is more about his non-profit, Run Like a Cheetah , than run like a marathoner. Run Like a Cheetah is dedicated to ending childhood obesity through lectures, physical activity and instruction. Looney has world-class athletes working with him in after-school running programs, hoping kids will become more engaged in active lifestyles. If you like to run with fun, hear some Looney tunes and raise money to keep kids active, race on out to Panther Island Nov. 10. Here’s one entry for a B2B Insider reader.
This is omni-present: Sayeth Mr. B—“Alexa, get us tickets for the Omni showings at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History .” Sayeth Alexa -- “Mrrr. Bbbb. Onnn theirrr wayyy.” Well, maybe not that Alexa, but Alexa Canipe. Premier of PR and Maven of Marketing at the museum, delivered two sets of four admission tickets to the Omni Theater, good for any showing through November. Shows include Apollo 11: First Steps Edition , the first lunar landing; Under the Sea , underwater dwellers; Tornado Alley , the least understood weather phenomena; and Superpower Dogs , the remarkable science behind their life-saving superpowers. One person could see all four, two peeps could see two or …
Turnaround is fair play: In business, they call this a pivot (of sorts). Daniel Pullin (teeth), the recently-appointed Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business , hosts four or five Speaker Series breakfasts a year with C-level executives, many of them graduates of Neeley. Nov. 6, Dean Pullin (teeth) will be jawin’ with Skip Hollandsworth. BUT, to introduce hisownself to the TCU business community, the Dean will be the one interviewed. Hollandsworth, the senior editor for Texas Monthly , was snagged by TCU communications guru Elaine Cole. “He’s a friend,” she said. “I wanted a journalist to interview Daniel. I didn’t want to choose between the Metroplex media outlets, all of which I hold in high esteem, so I reached out to Skip, a high-profile Texas journalist and TCU alum.” There’s a seat at the table for you.
Congratulations to the October 9th
Prize Winners:

  • Stephen Fink, Spirit of Texas Bank
  • Cathy Sheffield, ThinkGiving
  • Angela Sweet, Silverstone Retirement Community
  • Jana Harris, Harris Packaging
  • April Dalton, TownePlace Suites Lake Worth
  • Gus Clary, Freeman Mills
  • Corinne Fiagome, Project Partners
  • Carla Eakman, Courtney & Courtney Properties
Will they? Won’t they? Sterling Barnett Little architects have a left-field office in Globe Life Park. The Texas Rangers are moving, and SBL might ... Or it might not. For now, Principal Michael Barnett said SBL has been hired to do a stadium re-configuration to accommodate the XFL Dallas Renegades football team and FC Dallas’ minor-league soccer team. 
Happy Mr. B-day! Next Monday is Mayor Price Is Right’s 70 th and still super birthday and she is acting mayoral by partying a bit all week. The celebration’s conclusion is her annual Halloween Spooky Bike & Ball, which is Sunday Oct. 27 in Sundance Square Plaza.
Apple of our eye day: Monthologist John Fletcher says today is Steve Jobs Day and Boss’ Day. Think about this: Apple’s iPhone is just 12 years old.
80 is the new 30: Paula Parrish says the Fort Worth Opera, founded in 1946, re-started a bit more than three years ago, “so we’re like a startup.” The 2020 season, April 17-May 3, will feature La B ohème , Zorro and Die Fledermaus.
Van go: Brent Russell of DPC Healthcare had the company’s mobile unit out one morning, then “had to take it to pick up my daughter (from pre-school)." She asked, "Dad will you take me for a ride in it after school.’”
“Too dumb to know any better.”

--Darien George, Mackenzie Eason
on starting executive search firm at age 24
Most interesting man in the (future) world : Michael Sherrod, Entrepreneur in Residence at Neeley School of Business at TCU , is pitched by students, faculty and community all the latest and greatest entrepreneurial ideas. He is a fabulous speaker about life in the future.
  • For cybersecurity, swipe recognition is coming to your phone and laptops.
  • Cobots -- robots/employees working in tandem -- eventually will be a 60/40 ratio. Speculation is that productivity will increase 800% and quality 100%.
  • Trainers will be in great demand. Advanced technologies mean employees will need to learn, un-learn, learn again.
Judges are people, too: Lisa Cobb, CFO of Precise Energy Concepts, won a Chamber small business Forte Award in 2015. The company manufactures oilfield equipment for global sales. “There’s nothing sexy, fun or exciting about that,” Lisa said. “One (Forte) judge said the fact we support 100 vendors in Fort Worth put us over the edge for her.”
Did you know I? The Corporate Employees Recreation Association (CERA) off Bryant Irvin has 38 corporate members and more than 50,000 individual members. It also owns Squaw Creek Golf Course toward Aledo, where a Ben Hogan Learning Center in association with First Tee Fort Worth will debut in 2020. Here’s a partial list of available activities at CERA: fitness, racquetball, handball, volleyball, ballroom dancing, camera club, gem, mineral and glass club, jazz band, pottery, fishing, golf, adult basketball, massage therapy, pottery, softball and pickleball (look it up), which is the fastest growing activity at CERA.
Did you know II? Locavore, the event space and rent-by-the-hour kitchen business , was the former school for Edna Gladney Home children.
Bean me up, Scotty: Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and a Fort Worth native, is a prominent part of the Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept  exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History . Bean was a painter, too, and in addition to the lunar artifacts, the exhibit features an original Bean painting, several prints and personal descriptions of his artwork.
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October Meetup
Oct. 17 - 5:30 p.m.
Wild Acre Brewery
State of Higher Education
Oct. 23 - 11:30 a.m.
PalmWood, Frost Tower
Business After Hours
October 24 - 5:30 p.m.
Alley Cats Entertainment
Walk To End Alzheimer's
Oct. 26 - 9:00 a.m.
Panther Island Pavilion
Infrastructure Symposium: The Future of Transportation
Nov. 6 - 7:30 a.m.
The Fort Worth Club
Ribbon Cutting
(see events)
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