August 7, 2019
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The Fort Worth Chamber hosted 160 attendees at Texas A&M University School of Law for the inaugural E3 Small Business Summit, a half-day event designed to connect entrepreneurs and partners through discussion, peer learning, and networking. The summit was divided into three breakout sessions with topics including EntrepreneuHER, Trends in Tech, and Social Media Tips.

Pictured (L to R): Melanie McGee, UTA College of Business ; Cynthia Sadler, Signature Cuffs ; Leah Frazier, Think Three Media ; Marcelle LeBlanc, The Velvet Box
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Live United for Tarrant County ! Way back in 1991, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had a kids newspaper called Class Acts , which held a talent show at Casa Mañana   . The winner was Michelle Craven, who today is Michelle Vinson and a pediatric anesthesiologist at Cook Children's Health Care . Second place was a 9-year-old singer named LeAnn Rimes, who Aug. 15 will be performing at 6:30 p.m. in Sundance Square for A Night to LIVE UNITED. Rimes has won two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards and one American Music award. She has sold more than 37 million records worldwide and Billboard  ranked her 17th among artists of the 1990–2000 decade. Her FREE performance next Thursday is presented courtesy of United Way of Tarrant County and Sundance Square . Michelle Bleiberg, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer for United Way, communicated that she has a VIP pass for two readers (and Plus-1) that includes food, two drink tickets, choice location for seating and a photo opp with LeAnn.
Cast Iron cooking : Mr. B first learned about cast iron pans as a young’un, watching Moe bop Curly in the face with one during an episode of The Three Stooges ( boing!). Mr. B didn’t realize cast iron was a cooking tool and not a weapon until happening upon the Cast Iron Restaurant in the Omni Fort Worth Hotel . OMG, bacon sure is better in cast iron . When Omni GM Larry Auth offered a $50 gift certificate, Mr. B took the liberty to build a mini menu for you and a friend (hint, hint). Start with Elk Chili and a Mezza Platter of Mediterranean favorites. Then order a large Cowtown Chopped Cobb salad followed by Chicken Roasted Corn and Black Bean Quesadilla. Ok, build an order yourownself; it’s all delicious.
Boomstick is back: Nelson Cruz left the Texas Rangers after the 2013 season. He was 33 years old and had averaged 27 homers a year for five years. In the five and a half seasons since, with Baltimore, Seattle and now Minnesota, Cruz has averaged 41 homers a year and driven home between 98 and 108 runs a year. He turned 39 July 1. Minnesota is in a battle for the playoffs and Cruz leads the Twins here next week for a visit with the Rangers. SBL Architecture offices in the left-field building at Globe Life Park and its window to the world is the Rangers’ finely-manicured field. Jaime Pacilio, architect of all that is SBL Architecture, designed to get you a bit closer to the action Thursday August 15 with four tickets in Section 231 between home plate and first base .
Hi-tekkies: Next weekend, you can explore the world of tomorrow at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History . Science on Tap Friday night August 16 takes you on a technological journey exploring innovations from the past, present and future. Virtual reality will put unimaginable adventures at your fingertips, simulations will make you soar and technology from the past will delight you. It’s better than “To Infinity and Beyond!” The weekend’s kickoff is for adults only as they explore the Museum’s future view of technology with bites of food, a drink in hand and chats with area experts. Anne (not related to Carlos) Santana sent over two pair of tickets to Science on Tap. Those tickets also gain you admission to more VR events Saturday (Mr. B’s pick) or Sunday.
Congratulations to the July 31st
Prize Winners:

  • Parker Foster, James L West Center for Dementia Care
  • Sam Florence, Pure Flow
  • Christina Saldivar, Tex-Pac Hide & Skin
  • Sandi Mitchell, APEX Mastery
Rollin’ with Nolan: Texas Health Resources purchased Medicare insurance company Care n Care , which has former weather guy Troy Dungan and former haymaker rainmaker Nolan Ryan as spokesfolks. President Wendy Karsten found a Nolan Ryan action figure with blood on his Rangers jersey, depicting the August 4, 1993, never-to-forget Ryan and Robin Ventura Rhubard on the Rubber. Nolan signed Wendy’s never-opened package. And her $5 action figure might be worth, what…?  
In the Heat of the Night: Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America , moved the company to Fort Worth in 1993. “Fortunate to move here … even if it was August.” Elbit is located on Marine Parkway across from Tarrant County College’s Northwest Campus.
  Frog football fodder (non-sports version):  Speaking at last month's  Chamber  Sports Series luncheon,  TCU   head coach Gary Patterson says he positions himself at 12 and 5 (clock) on the practice field because “if you can’t catch ’em, you can’t coach ’em.” Says he won’t coach linebackers this season and   has “more pep in his step” because of it. Says Big 12 winner will be the team whose QB and defense step up. Says in a 12-game season, coach only gets four or five games where you can motivate players to play “over the cliff.” Says new grass field will enable Frogs to take advantage of their speed. Says he likes Fort Worth…a lot. How much? "At some point in your life you say ‘no’ more than you say ‘yes.’ You find a place where you think fits. It's not about the money."
Chip(s) ahoy: Chip 1 Exchange has left California and relocated its U.S. headquarters and 20 employees to 701 E. 8 th Street in Fort Worth , just northeast of the Intermodal bus station. Chip 1 is a franchise/full service distributor of electronic components and peripherals. It is its own Sister Cities with locations in Brazil, Mexico, Germany (parent company) and Asia. It has plans for locations in San Fran and Florida, too. Chamber staff assisted with permitting processes, workforce needs and industry alignment with local businesses.
“Not learning to delegate is exhausting and the biggest reason companies don’t grow.”

--Michael Sherrod, TCU
William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence
Kid joke of the week: “You know how to make an egg roll? You push it.” -- TechFW client Rick McAdoo of Ampcare.
Caught in middle of name game: Investment adviser Maureen Maidlow works with Eric N. Niederhauser at OverRidge Wealth Advisors . Maureen also is vice-chair at Recovery Resource Council, where she works with Eric N. Niedermayer. Coincidentally, the wives of Niedermayer and Niederhauser work together. 
What goes around, comes around: As a teen, Mr. B had two jobs – 1) washing eggs (yuck!) at an egg ranch and 2) an Andy Frain usher for concerts, plays, Yankees baseball, Dolphins and Hurricanes football. Today, as a multi, multi-generational teen, he’s back at it – 1) washing dishes for food at Del Frisco’s Steak House and 2) applying to work events at the Dickies Arena. Join Mr. B in line at Will Rogers today, Aug. 8, 10, 24, 28 or 29 from 1-7 to apply.
Proper salute: Monthologist John Fletcher reminds that today is Purple Heart Day, established as a badge of military merit for service during the Revolutionary War. A shout out to all veterans.
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Fort Worth's Art Scene
Aug. 13 - 11:30 a.m.
Joe T. Garcia's La Puertita
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Aug. 22 - 5:30 p.m.
Encore Live
WIN Small Business Roundtable
Aug. 14 - 3:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Chamber
Legislative Power Hour
Aug. 29 - 5:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Club
Leaders In Government With Congresswoman Kay Granger
Aug. 21 - 11:30 a.m.
PalmWood, Frost Tower
Ribbon Cutting
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