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Last week, the Chamber hosted His Excellency Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah (center seated), the 19th Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of America. Top opportunities for investment in Ghana are in energy, natural resources, livestock, and agriculture. Did you know that shea butter, a common ingredient in cosmetics, is an export of Ghana?

Thank you Council of Ghanaian Association of DFW for including us, and thank you Mae Ferguson, CEO and President of Fort Worth Sister Cities International, for joining us.

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Here we go Loopty-loo: Eyes appear in the dark ... a toad becomes a prince ... a wolf blows down the house of three little pigs. Horror stories? No, it's the magic of fairy tales come to life, brought to you by Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Open daily this Friday through Oct. 28 in Burnett Park on West 7th, you can be a part of Loop for free. It is described as a larger-than-life "cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar" ... an interactive, illuminated musical installation consisting of 12 giant zoetropes that create the illusion of motion. Director of Marketing and Membership Becky (nothing petty) Fetty called some downtown buds to light up this giveaway. Ask the babysitter to pick up the kids from Loop because you have $50 to spend shopping in Sundance Square, $100 toward dinner at Reata and a night's stay at the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel

BOO! Yes, it's not even October, but it's never too early to start planning your Halloween costume(s). Liz Confiliano, Director of Public Relations, suggests getting spooked at one of her Goodwill Bootiques! You can shop any of the zillion-odd Goodwills to put together a costume, but the Watauga and Weatherford stores have been transformed into Halloween Headquarters. There even is a pop-up shop planned at Hangman's House of Horrors on October 13. Goodwill will be posting thrifty costume ideas on all social media channels throughout the month. Liz flew her broom over with a $50 gift card good at any Goodwill. 

The Blu in Bluetooth: Nikki Maucere, the brightest plume among all BluPlume Promotions, loves to attend the latest promotional products shows. All the gadgets, the gifts, the must-gets. Nikki, you see, has been trying to get Mr. B into the 21st century with her latest and greatest. Mr. B has a pocket calendar. He still visits bank tellers. He doesn't own a pair of multi-colored socks. If she saves Mr. B, she can definitely help your business market to clients and prospects. Nikki brought back a lightweight, portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker and she can put your brand on both sides. With a built-in subwoofer and uncompromising quality, this speaker will keep your party going all night long. 

Batter up brunch: "Complemented by two decades of extensive study in the fields of behavioral and performance science, I bring a unique perspective to solving people-related problems." Your business probably doesn't have people-related problems, right? But, if by chance, there's a smidgeon of strife, you might want to listen to Brad Kullman of Max Q Performance when he is interviewed Oct. 10 by TCU Neeley School of Business Dean (He's a Homer) Erekson. Kullman was assistant General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds and a scout with the Chicago Cubs. Get in the mind game at the Tandy Executive Speaker Series Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Congratulations to the September 19th
Prize Winners: 
  • Greg Taylor, Sproles Woodard
  • Jaime Ortiz, JDog Junk Removal
  • Kelly Williams, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Evelyn Richardson, Texas Christian University
  • Maureen Maidlow, Overridge Wealth Advisors

����������: Our monthologist, media guy John Fletcher, says today is Love Note Day.

Big dreams: Renfro Foods again has been named a finalist in the U.S Chamber of Commerce's DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award. Is the third time a charm? Southwest Office Systems is a finalist for Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award. Results are announced next week.

This could be a bank: Anne Lydahl has worked for the same insurance company for 26 years. It just hasn't had the same name, progressing from Brants Co. to Brants-Wortham to Wortham (2005) to Marsh Wortham (2018).

Emergency procedures: What happens in Vegas needs to go nationwide when MedStar Mobile Healthcare party animals Doug Hooten, CEO, and Matt Zavadsky, Chief Strategic Integration Officer, are talking. They were at the annual meeting of the American Ambulance Association earlier this month and presented on drug diversion/misuse issues by employees. Their point: You most likely have an issue in your agency; it's necessary to train staff to properly handle narcotics and document/reconcile usage.

Leave the driving to us: Have guests in town and they need a ride to meet you for dinner? Don't want to drink and drive? Too many friends for one vehicle? Well, if you're eating at B&B Butchers & Restaurant, stake claim to "Rare Force One," a custom-designed Mercedes Benz van, when making your lunch, dinner or brunch reservation. It has 14 leather seats with complimentary WiFi and individual phone chargers.

Mayor Kreskin: Mayor Price Is Right is predicting the 2020 census will move Fort Worth up to at least the 14th most populous city and more likely to No. 12.
"It is especially exciting for us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves ... and we hope other media companies will take advantage of the incentive and join us."   

-- Red Sanders, Red Productions
on MAIN+BROAD film studio development
All planned 'Care'-fully: Thirty-plus years ago, Wendy Karsten had graduated college and was trying to decide between a job with Warner Bros. (fun!) or Blue Cross ($1 more an hour). She chose the money and today is CEO of Care N' Care, which insures 11,000 on its local Medicare plan. A Texas Health Resources/UT-Southwestern Medical joint venture purchased Care N' Care earlier this year and Wendy remains CEO. A name change -- for the business, not her -- is coming next year.

Big givers: To say Mr. B is disappointed is an understatement. 13 years. 49 weeks a year. 4 giveaways a week, minimun. And he isn't being honored Nov. 15 during National Philanthropy Day. He'll get over it only because some great Chamber folks are being recognized. Distinguished Philanthropists are Karen and Larry Anfin; does anybody do more? The Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation is Balfour Beatty Construction and Joe Monteleone, past executive director of the Morris Foundation, is the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

Just a reminder: Deadline to be nominated or to nominate yourownself for the Chamber's Small Business of the Year competition is Oct. 5. Mr. B won in 1993 when he took a dish towel and called it a golf towel. Mr. T, as he was known back then, made millions.
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