June 12, 2019
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Sponsored by UTA College of Business , the Impact Your Business luncheon on June 4 at  Joe T. Garcia's  served 68 attendees enchiladas and tacos, and a heaping portion of ideas to work with DFW International Airport . Tamela Lee, VP of Business Diversity and Development at the airport, spoke about certified small-, women- and minority-owned businesses having opportunities with the airport, from concessions, to small remodels to multi-million projects. Additionally, she spoke about the proposed new Terminal F and an upcoming remodel of Terminal C. 

Pictured (L to R): Holland Nichols, Expanco, Inc., Dena Walts, Expanco, Inc., Jordan Nichols, Resource Management Partners, LLC, and Doug Wright, Resource Management Partners, LLC.
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Steak your claim for your Dad: Well, Mr. B is back at his Del Frisco’s Steak House dishwasher station (sans Leon Bridges) because the bratty B kids and grandkids don’t recognize Father’s Day and he has to work to trade for dinner his own self. Mr. B has seen a run on glassware to wash for the Sherry Old Fashioned. Del Frisco’s is showcasing it with the slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib … and let’s just say it’s a huge success. Mr. B washed not enough dishes so far this week to trade so he played Misty (Horner) for some OT dishwashing and he’s all set for his Father’s Day solo extravaganza. You won’t have to eat alone with this dinner for two.
Is Florida sunnier than Sundance? Since September 2001, Tracy Gilmour has been Director of Marketing for Sundance Square . Anything to market or brand Sundance went through Tracy’s team. Before that, she spent nearly 19 years marketing Simon Property Group malls. Loyal, she is. In 16 days, she is retiring, building a home in Florida, big enough for a mini-Sundance Plaza back porch that would overlook a 1,600-acre wildlife preserve. “The water is all brackish, so no gators,” she said. “But we have wild pigs and lots of cool birds.” Tracy has been one of the coolest and finest birds B2B Insider has known. And she isn’t leaving without offering one reader a $100 gift card good anywhere within the 39 blocks of Sundance shopping, dining or entertainment. Live well, be well, Tracy.
Tasty serving: Can you make beets edible? Can you be a rock star cooking dressing or stuffing? Are your dinners better than some pop-ups? Are you a faux foodie that wants to get real? Here’s your chance. Co-founders Carlo Capua and Cortney Gumbleton of Locavore, a smash-hit, kitchen-aid success story, present Lovacore’s Food Business Boot Camp June 29 . This is essential for chefs, caterers, bakers and foodies to turn the heat up a level or two. Industry experts will help navigate permits, insurance, social media, simple web design, pricing, distribution opportunities and key community partnerships. For B2B Insider , Carlo and Cortney cooked up a spot for two wannabees.
King of the Hill: One time long ago, in the good old days, during one week, Mr. B’s prizes were dinners to Grace Restaurant, Del Frisco's Steak House, The Capital Grill, and Reata . His editors figured he might need protection from the masses entering to win and hired former Secret Service agent Clint Hill. Mr. B lived another day, and he was fortunate to be around in November 2013 when Clint and Lisa McCubbin published Five Days in November , the personal stories and photos behind the five infamous, tragic days surrounding John F. Kennedy’s assassination. How personal? When the shooting occurred, Hill jumped onto the limousine carrying the Kennedys and John and Nellie Connally, and rode on the trunk at 80 mph to Parkland Hospital. Read the fascinating account with this autographed copy from the Chamber.
Congratulations to the June 5th
Prize Winners:

  • Tracy Brashear, Independent Bank
  • Jeff Schuessler, Site Barricades
  • Dena Walts, Expanco
  • Arlene Bird, Silver Creek Metals
  • Chris LaTurno, JDRF
Big day for small business: Expect a full announcement soon about a Small Business Summit the Chamber is presenting August 1 with Texas A&M School of Law . Subjects such as cybersecurity, employee culture clashes and storytelling.
Carnegie Hall, here we come: One of Mr. B’s 13 Chamber bosses, not Miserly Mistress but generous Andra (not in my) House, is with husband, David, in New York City. Andra is an alto in the Good Shepherd Catholic Community choir, which will sing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. It will perform Our Father by Pepper Choplin at St. Patrick’s on June 14. And, in concert with five other choirs, it will sing Te Deum by Mark Hayes and  Schicksalslied by Johannes Brahms – in German -- at Carnegie Hall June 16. That day also is Andra and David’s 12 th wedding anniversary.
Name game : Erayne Hill, Director of Marketing and Communications at Texas A&M University School of Law since August, says the pronunciation of her name “is like … Air in a (tire)”
‘Yeah, I have a problem’: Tara Tibbetts, Peloton Land Solutions’ HR guru, lives in her barn between Azle and Weatherford, while her house is being remodeled. Other barn residents are nine dogs, three horses, a pony, a donkey, three cats, chickens, more chickens and a visiting wild turkey. Most are rescued animals.
Jet-propelled : Brant Ringler, Executive Director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, couldn’t be happier with the Saturday Jan. 4, 2020 kickoff at 10:30 a.m. at TCU.  “Love it!” He explains why: Conference championship week is the second week of December and there is only one weekend of bowl games before Christmas; TCU has graduation and Lockheed Martin employees have two weeks of vacation before Christmas. It’s the only ESPN game Jan. 4 and most likely a lead-in to an NFL playoff game. Finally, it falls between the weeks of the College Football Bowl Championship Series semifinals and championship, the highest-rated TV weeks of the year for ESPN.
T’eed up: Just after the new year, Jackie Pierce opened a second location of Big Frog Custom T-shirts. “I knew there would be challenges but I was also confident and excited to tackle those challenges. Here are my takeaways: 1) Two different locations mean two different target markets, no matter how physically close they are. 2) Purchasing an existing store vs. building from scratch is not easier. There is too much cleanup. 3) No matter the situation, PEOPLE are my greatest ASSET.”
“If there's one thing people can learn from me, it is that it is OK to make mistakes and to move on. Sometimes the best lessons come from our mistakes.”

--Corrie Watson
Entrepreneur / Frank Kent Motor Co.
to D CEO magazine
Welcome: Julie Headley, former Director of Leadership for the Dallas Regional Chamber and a Bedford resident, has returned to the better side of 360 and started Monday as the Fort Worth Chamber’s veep of event wizardry. Everything she has touched previously has been magically eventful.  
Power of giving: TXU Energy, which has provided $1.7 million in energy bill payment assistance through Catholic Charities , recently made a contribution to the non-profit’s veteran services program, which promotes housing stability and links veterans to needed benefits. 
Barbie & BBQ: Mayor Price Is Right and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are back today from a trip Down Under, where they talked aviation, manufacturing, tourism and more. Australia is a top-10 international leisure tourism market to FW/D, helped along by American and Qantas airlines. About 250 Australian entities employ 18,000 people in Texas. During 2018, Australia was FW/D’s 22nd largest trading partner at $593 million.
Kudos:  Carolyn Phillips, founder of  Alchemy Pops , is one of three Texans and 50 female entrepreneurs in the U.S. selected for the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. It’s a year-long fellowship, including four days at Tory Burch in New York, peer-to-peer sharing, pitches to investors and a $5,000 grant for business education.
Kudos 2: Julie Arriola, via her initiative to benefit kids at Cook Children’s, organized a drive at Pinnacle Bank locations and secured donations of 193 Prayer Bears and 85 additional stuffed animals.
I’m feeling competitive: Does your business have a DBA registered in Tarrant County and annual revenues less than $500,000? If so, you’re eligible to enter the City of Fort Worth’s Business Plan competition. The top three finishers win cash and in-kind professional services totaling more than $50k. In addition, the winner receives a year of membership in the Chamber. By applying to enter here and being one of the 25 companies selected to compete, you’ll win whether you win or not. Huh, how’s that? Every competitor gets five weeks of coaching, a minimum of two professional development workshops and a finished business plan that sets your business up for success and growth. Application deadline is June 17. 
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Garrett Hull Flag Football Tournament
June 15 - 8:00 a.m.
Farrington Field
Leader Insights Series Luncheon
June 20- 11:30 a.m.
PalmWood Event & Conference in Frost Tower
Table of 10 Mentoring Lunch
June 18 - 11:30 a.m.
Chadra Mezza Grill

Business After Hours
June 20 - 5:30 p.m.
Aloft Downtown
Economic Development Update
June 19 - 8:00 a.m.
Ridglea Country Club
Ribbon Cutting
(see events)
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