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Last Friday morning at YP Wake UP, more than 60 VisionFW members and guests enjoyed coffee and donuts provided by WeWork Clearfork. VisionFW is the Chamber's Young Professionals Group. Check out more at www.visionfw.com  #liveworkplayfw 

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Go west, young (wo)man: Paul McKinney celebrates six years owning Buffalo West next month. Buffalo West is Blue Zones-certified and there is a humongous salad bar of healthy and not-so-healthy choices. With due respect to Zoners, which would you choose? Bread pudding -- warm homemade bread pudding covered with Irish cream whiskey, brown sugar and pecans -- or Bread pudding -- 100 Calorie Bread Pudding Nice Bite. Mr. B wasn't buffalo-ed by the rest of the menu because this place has EVERYTHING. He knew he had to savor some 44 Farms meat, so the Buffalo West Sampler Platter was a great choice -- tender sirloin steak bites, chicken tenders, potato skins, golden hand-breaded onion rings and home-cooked Buffalo chips, served with assorted dipping sauces. Take a dip yourownself with this $50 gift card. 

Hot stove league: If you are hungry after the bread pudding mention above, it's about to get worse. Fort Worth Magazine annually knifes through the ordinary and spoon feeds the public a Top Chef Challenge. Hosted by chef Jon Bonnell, the best of the best slice, dice, sizzle, fry and bake to take the cake as top chef in Fort Worth. Hal Brown sends over a plate of leftovers. Two of you, however, will be prime-time players at a head table with a pair of tickets, courtesy of the mag's Natasha (Boris) Freimark. It includes cocktails and bites. This is a top shelf admission Sept. 6 for the Top Chef Challenge at River Ranch Stockyards

The wheels on the bus...: When President/CEO Paul Ballard isn't out with SVP Bob Baulsir working on the TEXRail-sponsored Trinity Habitat for Humanity house, he's driving between downtown and Grapevine singing, December can't get here fast enough, doo-da, doo-da... Before the new year turns, the sweet TexRail ride to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is expected to begin. Until then, Paul and the corporate Trinity Metro drivers - Laura Hanna, Linda Thornton, Shelley Davis, Tyler Grant, among others -- are out educating the public about the latest and greatest public transportation opportunities in Tarrant County. Want to know more? You and seven co-workers will be treated to a Transit 101, 201 and 301 class, lunch and goody bag. And you'll ride the bus, Gus, to see how it is easy, spotless, timely and AIR CONDITIONED. Load 'em up! 

アニメーション映画: The Anime Film Fest is returning to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with seven films between August 31-September 2. Kendal (jump in the) Lake has passes for two to the entire festival, which begins with a super success, Lu Over the Wall by Masaaki Yuasa. It's a family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who joins a middle-school rock band. The Modern says, "Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration ... that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater." The film won the Grand Prize at the Annecy Animation Festival and was an official selection of Sundance 2018. 

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How did the Jetsons do it? The distances Elevate flying taxis from Bell and Uber can travel will be determined by power vs. payload. Bell's Levi Bilbrey says up-to-now, the battery innovation has been slowest in advancing this technology.

Did Cruise pay premiums with autographs? All those pyrotechnics and risky stunts in Mission Impossible - Fallout? Insured by HUB International. Brandon King, a HUBber and a hubby, got this info: "The premium is calculated based on a percentage of the film's gross production cost; additionally, there is an underwriting evaluation of specific production activities and risks, e.g. stunts, pyrotechnics, aerial photography, foreign locations, etc. that can shape which policies we place and the pricing overall."

Holy numbers, Batman! Last year, 608,456 donors gave 40,766,552 pounds of items to Goodwill Fort Worth. With the dollars from selling it through stores, online or Amazon, the nonprofit was able to assist 9,562 people. Mr. B only knows this because PR do-goodwiller Liz Confiliano announced the opening of two more collection sites, in north Fort Worth and in the Cultural District.

Huff & puff & cuff you forever: Signature Cuffs is expanding its college licensing offerings with Greek cuffs. The company of "removable cuffs," owned by Cynthia Sadler, is launching a Tri Delt sorority commemorative. No coincidence that Cynthia was a Tri Delt. Next up are monogrammed cuffs.
"I know it's hard to believe a coach is superstitious."   

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Print is alive and well: Marc Piper, not related to Peter or Rowdy Piper, works for Cockrell Enovation, which prints for Dickies and Dairy Queen, among others. Marc says digital Cockrell is strongest in direct mail (higher response rates?) and growing an already brisk signage business.

The library making some noise? This Saturday, from 1-4 p.m. at the Forest Park Pool, the Fort Worth Public Library is treating 700 guests to free admission. It's a celebration of the 2018 Worth Reading Program. Entertainment provided by Mayor Price Is Right, the Lone Star Spinners and Que Pastas, and there are limbo contests, face painting, games and, of course, swimming. Each guest gets a voucher for a burger at the pool.

Expanco expands: Non-profit Expanco works for its money while providing vocational services to adults with severe disabilities. Last week, it expanded its revenue base. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics agreed to have its aircraft parts cleaning and packaging in support of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet program completed by Expanco.

Besties: MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, produced by Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., received 26 category awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association, including first place for best-overall. That is based on event promotion and involvement of programs such as volunteers, education, entertainment and community outreach. MAIN ST. also received first place in Best Event Video Promotion, Best Volunteer Program, Best Promotional Poster, Best Organization Website and Best Social Media Campaign.

-30- : #Dugan #Chamber #smallbusinnessbooster #passionate #supportive #blunt #RIP. Translated, Dugan (no first name), a stalwart of support for small businesses during her Chamber employ, passed away Saturday. While Dugan started at the chamber selling memberships, she ultimately became involved in small business and networking efforts. She connected people. She was ageless. She was blunt in all of her mentorships and assessments of what was being done right about business and what was being done poorly. She hosted Chamber small business breakfast panels or speakers at the Marriott in the Cultural District. She was the pillar for a member speed-networking event. She and some Chamber members started the women's programming and leads groups. Just over a week ago, she received the Fort Worth Business Press Mentor Award, a well-deserved recognition.
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