November 20, 2019
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FACES & PLACES
The Fort Worth Chamber 's Women's Insight Network (WIN) hosted inspireHER, a half-day conference, on November 14 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel . Keynote speaker Theia Smith spoke on how to tap into your individual power to create more opportunities for women. During Susan Says, the afternoon panel, the Susans spoke on what has inspired them to create lives and meaningful careers that they love.

Pictured (L to R):  Theia Smith, PricwaterhouseCoopers LLP; emcee Lisa Cobb, Precise Energy Products; Susan Roberts, CliftonLarsonAllen; Susan Sheffield, GM Financial; Susan Gruppi, M2G Ventures.
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We won't be among your emails next week, so have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mr. B is thankful you allow him to visit almost every Wednesday.
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This one has legs…: It’s eight days until Thanksgiving and you’re starting to worry that you will be like that person walking the aisles of Walmart at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. And don’t think Mr. B. hasn’t seen this act play out before; he knows some of you wait until the last minute figuring B2B Insider might have a giveaway of some Savior suckling turkey and trimmings, maybe even the whole Pilgrim enchilada. Well, B2B does, thanks to Leanne Green and Ridglea Country Club . For the seventh consecutive year, the Ridglea membership and catering teams will work overtime to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 10 that includes turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and homemade pie. RCC membership has its rewards; give thanks to Leanne and friends if you’re gobbling this fabulous feast.
Jet Makers and the Jet Set:   TCU’s John V. Roach Honors College provides an array of opportunities for scholarship and research, experiential learning and interdisciplinary study. It boasts 1,230 students in more than 80 majors. And Jan. 30, 2020, it can boast having Marillyn Hewson, chair, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation , and one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” She will be interviewed by  Congresswoman Kay Granger  at the Honors College A Taste of Honors . Thanks to Dean Diane Snow, you and a guest can have dinner, be part of a great conversation and meet some exceptional Honors students.
Selfie with Santa: Mr. B grew up in Miami Beach. He did not have Camp Fire First Texas’ Breakfast with Santa. Instead, it was Matzoh balls with Moses. So he came to Texas as fast as possible. And it was a mitzvah to bring daughter Mis B ehavin’ and Son No B Good to the WoHeLo Lodge at Camp Fire’s Camp El-Tesoro for Polaroid memories that have lasted a lifetime. Today, there are plenty of iPhone 11 photo opportunities with Santa, holiday crafts, hayrides, archery and a hot breakfast. Think biscuits, sausage, gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cereal bar, yogurt and fresh fruit with coffee, juice, milk and a hot cocoa bar. You can keep up with the Joneses, because Christy Jones sent over a complete breakfast and day of fun for five.
Saddle stitchin’, but not funny: Mr. B has mentioned a time or two hundred that he and Boss Miserly Mistress don’t see eye-to-eye on two major things. 1) Mr. B and his 39 cents pay; and 2) Miserly: “Why is he even working here?” So, Mr. B was quite surprised and elated when Miserly invited him in for a pre-holiday gift. Mr. B imagined a gift certificate to any restaurant in Sundance Square. Or maybe Visit Fort Worth’s BBQ & Brews tour. So Mr. B went to the inner sanctum and received a beautiful – audaciously, indescribably beautiful -- leather business card holder with a laser logo, made in Fort Worth by Jonathan Munson and the gang at Saddleback Leather Company . But it wasn’t a Chamber logo. Nor Mr. B in script. Simply lasered was “RETIRED”. Saddleback makes all kinds of leather bags, large and small, and accessories, large and small. Leather choices are ample. You will want this offer of 10 leather business card holders, especially if you’re not the retiring sort.
Congratulations to the November 13th
Prize Winners:

  • Glenda Harstell, City of Euless
  • Jason Scoggins, Alpha Industries
  • Ginger Johnson, LegacyTexas
  • Nathan Draughn, BB&T
  • Sara Fishbane, Bellevue University
A WORD FROM OUR GOLD SPONSORS
HE SAID, SHE SAID, THEY SAID
Ya’ll means you all: Lovers of the great state, check out the Apple podcasts How to be a Texan. Kyle Kirkpatrick of JTaylor and Kevin Holder have more than 40 episodes, including Texas Precision Dance and Drill Teams, Motels in Texas and Dog Ownership in Texas.
A really, really Big Mac: After nearly 10 years, Mac, the CEO of love and comfort, has retired from the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth . (He’s now eligible for 49-cent senior coffee at McDonald’s.) Fort Worth was the second RMH in the country to have so much dog-gone fun. Over the years, families have returned to the dog house to visit Mac. 
Every day is Pleasant: Recently betrothed Pam Alphin is now Pam Pleasant. Mr. B asked the UNTHSC recruitment and admission guru, “On days that aren't so Pleasant, are you allowed to go back to Alphin?” “Maybe,” she said. “But I am hoping they all stay Pleasant.”
Hullabaloo Caneck Caneck Cyndy and Gary Tonniges, owners of TriQuest Technology, were the only Fort Worth company named to the Texas A&M 2019 Aggie 100 fastest-growing list. The revenue numbers were compiled from the years 2016-2018; TriQuest finished 67 th .
Who loves free? Pianist Avery Gagliano is featured Dec. 9 from 6-7 p.m. during the Cliburn in the Community Concert at the Fort Worth Public Library-Central. Gagliano, the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition Audience Award Winner, will chopstick to Chopin and some holiday favorites.
“Dickies is here. It's time to turn our focus to the Convention Center.”

--Bob Jameson, President & CEO
Visit Fort Worth
Petal on over: Gordon Boswell Flowers, the official florist give-awayer to B2B Inside r, has opened a showroom at 1226 Pennsylvania as part of its 100th anniversary. It’s the bottom floor of the historic Boswell house, which is remodeled into a beautiful storefront filled with holiday gifts. Free open house Dec. 7th with refreshments and door prizes. 
We’re not worthy: But they are. The Greater Fort Worth Public Relations Society of America handed out its top 2019 Worthy Awards -- to Balcom Agency, Best of Show, for its work with the James L. West Dementia Care Center ; Mary-Margaret Lemons, president of Fort Worth Housing Solutions, as Communicator of the Year; and Michelle Gutt, City of Fort Worth, for PRSA Professional of the Year.
Well done! Preventing pollution and conserving water has earned the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility the Industry of the Year in  Fort Worth’s annual Environmental Awards program. Total savings was approximately $15 million. In all, 61 Fort Worth companies were honored. Recaro, an aircraft seating manufacturer, was awarded the Innovation Award in the Solid Waste Reduction or Re-use category. Others honored included Tarrant County College District, Lockheed Martin, Alcon Laboratories, Bell and MillerCoors .
Great Black Friday buy: Don’t forget the Chamber’s great adventure April 26-May 4 off the Mediterranean in southern Italy. Art, history, sun and hospitality in the Apulia region of Italy. Email ops@jetvacations.com for more info. 
Woohoo, we’re No. 15: The TCU Neeley School of Business is ranked 15th for Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurial Studies 2020 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. TCU was lauded for combining strategic course work with co-curricular activities and the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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Legislative Power Hour
Nov. 20 - 5:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Club
Vision FW: YP Wake Up
Dec. 6 - 8:00 a.m.
Sundance Square
Impact Your Business
Dec. 11 - 11:30 a.m.
Joe T. Garcia's
December Meetup
Dec. 12 - 5:30 p.m.
Heim BBQ
Economic Development Update
Dec. 18 - 8:00 a.m.
Ridglea Country Club
Ribbon Cutting
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