May 15, 2019
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Last week's Impact Your Business luncheon at Joe T. Garcia's  featured Eric Coyle, Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. He  spoke about the free opportunity to increase revenues by using available census data. Pictured (L to R): Susanna Luk-Jones, University of North Texas Health Science center; Elvira Sanchez, Wells Fargo.

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Over the river and through the woods: They are building it … and the Elan River District is growing, big time. Off White Settlement, with the bulk of the project east of Roberts Cut Off Road, Elan has luxury apartments with more planned, along with single-family and residential housing, healthcare, automotive, and food, glorious food. Also planned is Crystal Springs on the River – a cutting-edge entertainment center with an outdoor amphitheater, music venues, restaurants and artisan shops. All this is minutes away from West 7th, Camp Bowie and downtown. Justin Riddle says come check it out …oh, and he has a $60 gift certificate for the newest hot spot , the barbecue famous for its burnt ends. 
My Pops is bigger than … :  Mr. B is going to give you the greatest, most affordable marketing tip you ever will receive. Ever. Go to  Alchemy Pops  on S. Main, buy a $3.50 popsicle and spend 30 minutes talking business with founder and owner Carolyn Phillips. You’ll leave excited, motivated and more passionate about whatever business you’re in. The artisan flavored popsicle and the conversation all will have gone down well. You can choose from vegan/dairy free such as blackberry lemonade and mango lime and creamy flavors such as peanut butter and orange and cream. Flavors are seasonal, so they’re constantly changing. If you’re cool enough to enter, you might be able to pop over with this offer of a dozen frozen pops and an Alchemy Pops t-shirt.
Bell of the ball: When it comes to Alchemy Pops -icles, Mr. B favors coconut and orange cream. When it comes to Blue Bell, Mr. B favors … EVERYTHING. In fact, he’s spooning a pint of Natural Vanilla Bean as he writes this giveaway. Don Scoggins, the Fort Worth manager, has a half-gallon heart of humor and decided to send over certificates for 25 pints of any Blue Bell ice cream flavor. Split it among two people, he suggested. After a month of math, Chamber prize master Monta and Mr. B decided two winners for 12 pints each and they would rock/scissor/paper for the final pint. A recent poll listed the top five Blue Bell flavors -- Homemade Vanilla, Cookies 'n Cream, Moo-llennium Crunch, Natural Vanilla Bean, and Butter Pecan. With your 12 pints, you can try them all. 
iKid you not: Two things you might be interested in for summer and they’re in one place. iFly’s Flight School Academy for kids 4-16 meets for seven weeks in Hurst and includes weekly training, one-on-one flight coaching, individual flight time, photos and videos to keep, snacks, apparel discounts and a flight log book. If your kid already is worn out by school, another option is to use code AIRHOGS19 and save 15% Monday through Friday at the iFly Hurst location. Or bestie yet, win this, thanks to flight crew chief Dwight Miller. It’s a Spread Your Wings package for two people that includes gear, training, one-on-one instruction and a flight certificate.
Congratulations to the May 8th
Prize Winners:

  • Brandon Hassell, Bell
  • Randy Roberson, Sandler Sales Training
  • Sharon Kidd, Hickman Companies
  • Peyton Salavarria, Gill Children's Services
  • Levi Cowsert, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Stacy Vann, Deloitte
  • Chris Botvidson, Ascend Concepts
Pullin’ for him: Daniel Pullin, who starts as Dean of TCU’s Neeley School of Business May 31, has a rich background in strategic planning and economic development. He also worked for two of Dallas’ richest sports owners, Don Carter (Mavericks) at Home Interiors & Gifts and Tom Hicks (Rangers / Stars) at Hicks Muse Tate & Furst. Pullin earned undergraduate degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a juris doctorate from OU. 
Who woulda thunk it? Hillwood is a sole proprietorship (Ross Perot Jr.) with 500 employees. “It makes things easy. I can call Ross and we can get something done,” said Hillwood President Mike Berry.
Go where no other has gone before: Tonight, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History showcases a part of its future. Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept, is an exhibition designed and curated by the museum that commemorates the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with space artifacts and interactive exhibits, and introduces V-Drome 2020, a preview of the museum’s fascinating new theatrical and virtual reality experiences debuting next year.
Looking for millenials to chaperone: The City of Fort Worth is throwing a FREE senior prom “for older adults” May 25 from 3-7 p.m. (early curfew) at the MLK Jr. Community Center. Mr. B asked Fort Worth Community Engagement Manager Catherine Huckaby what an “older adult” is. “Now that I am 50,” she said, “I believe that's me and up.”
Full bucket list: Andrea Ash, new President / CEO of the Fort Worth Public Library , is into runnin’, readin’ and ritin’. She’s writing a non-published biography about her late husband for her kids. And the tri-athlete says her future goals (aside from the success of the Foundation) include writing “ a book about self-care while care-taking and helping others treat trauma through holistic practices.”   
“What’s my favorite part of this job? The people. People, definitely.”

--Mayor Price is Right
Don’t mistook Istook: Mark Istook, coming home from Los Angeles to co-anchor WFAA’s News 8 Daybreak, is the son of Don Istook, the Audi Fort Worth Sports Ambassador and a former race car driver.
Happy birthday: This year is the 40 th anniversary of the Metropolitan Fort Worth Black Chamber of Commerce. Dee Jennings, Executive Director since 2002, can’t remember the exact start date, but was part of the group that formed it.
It’s a wrap: Four Thirds Creative, a local video content company, is encouraging a new generation of Fort Worth filmmakers. Working through Academy 4, a Fort Worth non-profit providing one-on-one leadership mentoring programs for 4th graders, Four Thirds started a movie-maker club at George C. Clarke Elementary. The Lone Star Film Society shared curriculum from its teen camps. Students wrote, acted, directed and shot their short movies while learning the valuable skills of leadership, teamwork and respect. 
Sirens will be blarin’ quicker: After 33 years with one central hub, MedStar has broken ground on its first “spoke” with potentially three more to come. Innovative Developers is building MedStar’s North Deployment Center between Medical City Alliance and the Fort Worth Police Department’s North Division. 
Tip of the chef’s cap: There are no dummies at Trinity Valley School. For career day, the 144 second and third graders invited Janet Capua of Z’s Café. She brought treats. And kudos to son and co-founder Carlo, who was named Businessman of the Year by the  Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce .
Exhibit in FREE booth: About 400-to-600 graduating high school job seekers will be attending the Fort Worth ISD HIRING FAIR 2019 at Will Rogers Memorial Center June 6. Exhibitors should be there from 11:30-4:30.  In addition to their high school diploma, many job seekers will have earned college credits, an associate's degree, and/or technical certifications. Register by May 23 here.
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Chamber Engagement Insight (Membership 101)
May 23 - 3:30 p.m.
Ridglea Country Club
Business After Hours
June 20 - 5:30 p.m.
Aloft Downtown
Employment Law Update
May 30 - 8:00 a.m.
Ridglea Country Club

Ribbon Cuttings
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YP Wake UP
June 7 -8:00 a.m.
Frost Tower
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