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So that's why our Star-Telegram was a few minutes late Tuesday. Publisher Gary Wortel, editor Jim Witt, super sales guy Matt Byers and Chad Bruton were among the news media's team for the Chamber's annual golf tourney at Ridglea Country Club. Here they are getting some long-driving and colorful attire tips from six-time long driving champ Bobby Wilson, courtesy of Charity Golf International. Mike Garza of Keller Williams and Bridget Shelton of Embassy Suites were asked to pose as flag sticks. The tournament was sponsored by GM Financial, thank you very, very much.

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Gill's skills fill UNTHSC till: Vince Gill has won 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male country artist. And he's the only person to win five consecutive Country Music Association awards for best male vocalist (George Strait won five, but not consecutively.) Gill, an exceptional picker, singer, composer and all-round good guy, is the heady headliner for the UNT Health Science Center's annual "An Evening with a Legend" at Bass Performance Hall on Tuesday, November 17. All-round good lady Lee Ann Embry has ticket and sponsor info and hooked up one reader to the Gills with a pair of orchestra level tickets.
If I were a rich man...: I wouldn't be writing a Chamber newsletter. So, said Tevye, who left the Constant Contact business and ventured into the cow-milking industry in Russia early during the 20th century and still could afford a wife and five kids. Oh, those kids. Three older daughters and their love interests drove dad bonkers. If you missed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this month, don't miss Fiddler on the Roof, one of the more popular musicals of all time. Classic songs such as Matchmaker Matchmaker, If I Were A Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset and Do You Love Me. Casa Maņana has Fiddler through the weekend and B2B Insider has two tickets for this Saturday night's 8 p.m. performance.  
Location, location x 2100: If ever you worked for a franchise, wanted to own a franchise, know someone from FranFund or FranNet or ate at a franchise, this breakfast might interest you. The Neeley School of Business Executive Speaker Series Oct. 7 features Dina Dwyer-Owen, co-chair of the Dwyer Group. The Dwyer Group has 11 franchise service brands and more than 2,100 locations. She has served as chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and in 2012 received the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area North. She has written two books, concentrating on ethics and values in business. Franchise your seat for this 7:30 breakfast.

Pops on over: The pitch says, "When the power of pop music meets the beauty of symphonic orchestration, it's not just Silly Love Songs." You and a guest can make beautiful music Sunday Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. when the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents LIVE & LET DIE, A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney. Tony Kishman re-creates Paul McCartney's most popular songs including Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Yesterday and many, many more. If you don't get these tickets, the performances run Oct. 9-11.

Congratulations to September 23 Prize Winners:
  • Mark Grace, Gus Bates Insurance
  • Lupe Zamora, Zamora Construction
  • Megan Stiller, Community Storehouse
  • John Porhamer, Cowtown Insurance
  • Martha Earngey, Texas Wesleyan University

Buxton Team
Heat Strokes: Buxton knows location. The company helps retailers select sites based on state, city, block and household demographics. So it had a huge advantage during the Chamber's 307th annual golf tournament Monday at the two Ridglea Country Club courses. Buxton knew ahead of the shotgun start all the tee, bunker and pin locations. It had all the yardage measurements and the most likely to succeed iron for every shot. The Buxton team shot a handicap-assisted 54 on the north course to beat  Andrews Distributing and the Fort Worth Club & Tower teams (55). Andrews' Marvin Branch offered two ca
AT&T Team
ses of premium beer for each Buxton player to switch  finishes. AT&T dialed up victory on the south course with a 57 despite the glare from Jake (Fancy Pants) Richter's Edward Jones team, which finished second.

Way back Wednesday: Robert Yarbrough is pretty cool as sales sensation for Tom's Mechanical, but he was sweating one day back in 1985 working for J.C. Penney's. That was the day Princess Diana came to the store in Arlington (without her coupons). "She was gracious, most lady-like," Robert said. "And very engaging."

Loud(en) proud: October is breast cancer awareness month. But thoughts of breast cancer are a year-round passion and project for Ann Louden, TCU Chancellor's Associate for Strategic Partnerships and founder/everything person for Frogs for the Cure. The idea for Frogs for the Cure was born 11 years ago when two TCU athletics department marketers were trying to figure out how to get more fans in the stands (winning?). A tie-in with a 5-star charity might bring in a different crowd, it was suggested. The idea? A halftime pink-out with Susan G. Komen - Fort Worth. Louden, a breast cancer survivor, took over the next year and the nonprofit has become a national brand. The 2015 video drops Oct. 29. The Ain't No Mountain High Enough soundtrack already is available on iTunes.

International relations: Lena Pope
CEO Todd Landry, chairman of The Child Welfare League of America, is in Cuba. The business side of the trip is to focus on sharing, learning and networking to ensure all children grow up safely in loving families and supportive communities. The social side? "I don't smoke, but I have been getting a number of requests to bring home some cigars," Todd said. "On the other hand, it is quite possible that I might be partaking of some Cuban rum while there. That is, if the Pope and his entourage leave some for my trip! Cuba Libre, anyone?"

No. 1 reason for success? Heather Dearborn of Foremost Staffing will attend more than 50 Texas Rangers games this season. "I wish someone would tell the Rangers that I'm their good luck charm!"

Three cheers! Eric Fox, governmental relations with Lockheed Martin, was a cheerleader at Paschal High School. Gooooo Panthers. His daughter, Reilly, a junior, is a left-footed soccer player, a good one at that. But she gained celebrity status earlier this month when she reportedly became the first female to play in a football game for the Fort Worth ISD. Reilly successfully kicked off and kicked three extra points. She made a 23-yard field goal her second game. Her dad was cheering all night, both nights.

Work happy 'til you drop: Roger Whitney, WWK Wealth Advisors, won a national PLUTUS financial services writing award for his blog, The Retirement Answer Man. Plutus was the Greek god of wealth. Roger's No. 1 retirement tip? "(Forget) the word retirement; focus on creating a life you don't want to retire from. It's all about greater independence."

Name game: "Southside is a LOT easier to spell than OmniAmerican," said bank President Tim Carter while discussing the transition after the merger/acquisition.

"I will live to ride high-speed rail (in Fort Worth), however long it takes."

                                                -- Fort Worth Mayor Price Is Right

On pit row: A few pit stops ago, Jason Duling, Tyco Integrated Security, designed a video surveillance system to help shave some time off the Stewart-Haas pit crew's performance. "A novice to the sport, I had no idea I was designing for Tony Stewart," Jason said "The crew was in absolute shock while reviewing the footage. The IT director told me he laughed as he watched his guys sit in silence; there was no finger-pointing, just an opportunity for each team member to take ownership, up his game and receive some great team-coaching." The Stewart-Haas Racing Team went on to win the Most Valuable Pit Crew Award that year. It hooked Jason up one race with a HotPass. "When I arrived, I was informed I would be Honorary Pit Crew Member for the day and was afforded all the amenities of the team. This included a private chef, full tour of the trailer and command center as well as full access to the garage. It was an amazing experience."

Sharing bike info: Fort Worth Bike Sharing opened another rack location last week (43?), this one outside the downtown Larry North. Tim Halden says ridership is up 30 percent since it stopped raining in May.

Only the truth! Mr. B doesn't have a fact checker, but this unchecked oddity is from Mayor Price Is Right. "Fort Worth is the No. 1 destination for U-Haul drop-offs."

Kudos: The rollout and delivery of Norway's first F-35 last week left Lockheed Martin with some spare change. $1 million of it was designated the next day to the Fort Worth Independent School District for a multi-year grant to expand college- and career-focused science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Use this excuse: Oh, I'm just here to check out being a Chamber Am-Bass-Adorable...If ever there was a time to research ribbon cutting, tomorrow at 4:15 might be the time. The greeters will be at the renovated Main Event Entertainment - Ft. Worth South, 4801 Citylake Blvd. Might be hors d'oeuvres and maybe some fun activities. If you eat too much, you can join Am-Bass-Adorables next Wednesday at 10:45 to get in shape at SoulSpace Yoga Community, 3425 West 7th Street. Photos from many Chamber events can be seen here.

Trippin' with the bulls: The rain in Spain falls mainly in the pockets of whoever planned this fantastic Chamber trip March 31-April 8, 2016. Journey through the beautiful scenery of one of Europe's favorite Mediterranean holiday regions; Costa del Sol runs from the tropical south of Granada to the tip of Tarifa past Gibraltar ... sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, excellent sporting facilities, a rich history and lively nightlife. Early bird member pricing until Nov. 10 is $2,898 and includes round-trip air from D/FW, a tour host throughout the trip, first-class hotel accommodations and some meals. Optional extensions to Madrid and Barcelona are available. Contact Monta at the Chamber with any questions.

-30-: Yogi Berra's passing last week is worth noting one of his great quotes - "You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't go to yours."

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