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If you look closely, PGA Tour golfer Ryan Palmer, left, has his golf shirt underneath his suit jacket. He wasn't going to have a lot of time to be a poser when the "Big Game" was awaiting him at the first tee of Colonial Country Club Tuesday afternoon. "They got money; I don't just go to play," he said. Palmer was the featured guest of CBS Sports' Lance Barrow during the Chamber's Dean & DeLuca Invitational kickoff luncheon. With Palmer, from left, are
Mike Rushing, GM of Colonial Country Club, Barrow and tournament director Michael Tothe.

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Banking on a great time: B2B Insider readers were pretty impressed and entered strongly last November when Southside Bank joined the giveaway party by offering up an east Texas Greenberg turkey. Comes May and readers surely will gobble this up, too, and maybe hand the Plaid Jacket to marketing maven Allison Miller before the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club. Allison has two daily admission tickets to the Dean & DeLuca (good 5/26-5/29) and access to the private Southside Bank suite in the Tennis Building adjacent to the 10th hole and Colonial Main Street. You'll be puttering your way in and out all day with complementary and complimentary food and beverages.

Why did the chicken cross Bryant Irvin?
What else would one expect from Pollo Tropical other than turning southwest Fort Worth into a grand opening Beach Party? It's June 10 at the newest location, with music and games from 9-4. When the doors open at 10 a.m. to chickens clucking, there will be free next-visit food cards for the first 100 in line, chicken for a year for one winner and other fun stuff and prizes. B2B Insider's most favored Pollo is Ashley, who served up a catered affair of chicken, rice, beans and choice of two other sides for 15.
You won't be short sheeted: Abby Slaton likes to say There's No Place Like Home, though she'd rather sell than talk, unless you go to her store on Saturday during muffin, mimosa and chocolate chip cookie time. Then she'd rather talk than sell. Mr. B, however, likes his own home mucho better when he has the fabulosa 1,200-thread sheet sets from Abby's place. Ahhh, there's No Place Like Egypt, too. Last Saturday, Mr. B accidentally on purpose got a little sloppy with the warm cookies and dripped chocolate all over a sheet set. He was able to buy them as "damaged." You will have an even better deal -- and sleep slumberly -- with this set of new, un-damaged,1,200-thread queen or king size sheets.

His principal cause: Luke Boughfman of Principal Financial Group invited readers to share a wonderful group effort ... the Lighter Than Air Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Shortly after her birth, Leighton Murphy was diagnosed with CF. Her parents, Chad and Kim Murphy, teamed with the local CF Chapter to help raise awareness and funds. Luke has two sets of two tickets for the event at the Capital Bar June 5 from 1-5 p.m. Tickets include food and listening to live music by Steward Mann and The Statesboro Revue.

Congratulations to May 11 Prize Winners:
  • Tim McKay, Harris, Finley & Bogle
  • William Jung, Bank of Texas
  • Terry Buckner, Meals on Wheels
  • Lance West, TelePacific
  • Dan Claterbaugh, DOCUmation
  • Pam Robison, National Cutting Horse Association

Who's better now? Ryan Palmer, yesterday's PGA tour guest at the Chamber's Dean & DeLuca Invitational kickoff luncheon at Colonial Country Club, knows his way around the course. He's a Colonial member. Former Colonial pro J.R. Holland, now senior Director of Major Gifts with Texas Health Resources' Harris Methodist Hospital, says "I may not be as good as Ryan Palmer, but during my time at Colonial I played a lot of golf with him and his caddie, James (Edmondson)... I sometimes bested them both, but James often was the better player." Edmondson is a four-time Men's Club champion at Colonial and shot 66-68 the past two years during Palmer's "Big Game" pre-tournament practice round.

Fashion statement:
Ryan Palmer, interviewed by CBS producer and Colonial member Lance Barrow of Colleyville, said the Colonial course is special because it has stood the test of time (longest continuously played PGA tournament course). "It's a ball-striker, old-school course," Palmer said. "It's the event I cherish the most. I'd look good in that (Plaid) jacket."

Healing wounds with joy: Colonial Country Club
hosts active, reserve and retired military members and their families the final three days of its annual PGA tournament from an exclusive venue. This year, the American Airlines-sponsored Military Outpost will host with complimentary food and drink at the 17th fairway. The outpost is completely staffed by volunteers, including Jonathan Jenswold of @Work Search Group and his wife Elizabeth, with Chase. They are part of the Fort Worth Air Power Council -- a group of 200 local business people dedicated to supporting the military. On Saturday, the Air Power group's Homes for Wounded Warriors will present an undisclosed number of wounded warriors with mortgage-free homes. Last year, four homes were given to wounded warriors.

Free, always our favorite word:
The Van Cliburn Recital Hall seats 200 and that's how many spots are available tomorrow and Friday to hear The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, perform Schumann's Symphony No. 1, the "Spring Symphony." "One or both," said Harth-Bedoya. "It's your choice -- (12:30 p.m.) on either day. This is a rare opportunity to make your lunch time exceptional."

Mullen-g this proposal: Tucker Mullens, a sales manager at Key Personnel, runs the Chamber LPA leads group that meets Thursdays. Eighteen months ago, Mr. B saw Tucker on a date with Erin Murphy at Dutch's. It was a Dutch treat date. Today, Tucker and Erin are both Mullens and they are honeymooning, traveling to France, Italy and Monaco. Erin received her Master's in counseling from TCU and Tucker admits that with him, "she'll need all that training and more."

At least he's insured: If you saw Brian Dowling of CSG Companies (insurance) walking gingerly recently, know that he pulled a back muscle sneezing. Bad week for allergies.

Ad-vice: Peter Healey, veep at Buxton, says to pay attention to the last ad to load at a website. "It is likely to be a very targeted ad based on all sorts of crazy algorithms."

Did you hear the one ... : Gregg Barnes is all ears. The Internet Services Manager for Lubrication Engineers says, "We've heard all the jokes; if you come up with a good one, let me know."

"Like them or not, you have to trust them to hire them."

                                                -- Donnie Boivin, Sandler Sales Training,
on working with trainers & consultants
Your name in lights: The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, through its Fort Worth Film Commission, has opened for entries its first My Fort Worth Film Competition. Produce an original two-minute (exactly) video of your Fort Worth --film, music video, documentary or animated short -- and you could win prizes including a $500 gift card, Lone Star Film Festival passes and have your entry played during the film festival.

Counting by numbers: Steven G. Newcom was named CPA of the year by the Fort Worth Chapter Texas Society of CPAs. Norman B. Robbins III, of Mark M. Jones & Associates, was named Young CPA of the Year. Norman B. Robbins III is not so formal as the name might indicate. "I was not expecting to win. I made the mistake of taking a bite of my pie a second before my name was announced so I had to enjoy it on the way to the podium," he said. "Mark (Jones) has started calling me 'Celebrity' instead of what he normally calls me (Normo, Normie Boy, Whippersnapper or Norm). My wife and I did split a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate that night."

Mediation 101: Tarrant County
District Attorney Sharen Wilson said approximately 45k criminal cases were reviewed and 43k filed during 2015. "Only about 2-to-3 percent actually go to trial."

Susan Farris, where the West really begins at James L. West Alzheimer's Center, has been recognized as an American College of Health Care Administrators Distinguished Service Award recipient. Next week, the West Center will be recognized by LeadingAge Texas as the 2016 Outstanding Community Service Award recipient for its Caregiver Education and Community Outreach programs.

Kudos, too: InterConnect Wiring, a previous Chamber Small Business of the Year, is receiving an award from Lockheed Martin for being a Top Supplier.

Wowser: B2B Insider sponsor Schaefer Advertising is back innovating with former Mythbusters star and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara for a local Berkshire Hathaway company. In this year's first project, they are building Super Hero technology straight from the movie Marvel's Captain America: Civil War -- including real-life working versions of Captain America's shield and Iron Man's gauntlet.  It's part of the Empowering Innovation campaign.

Running with scissors: After a planned riotous and raucous ribbon-cutting tomorrow -- described as a "polygal-a" -- in a remodeled, incredible workplace at 3:45 p.m. at TriQuest Technologies, 2109 West Broadway Avenue, Chamber Am-Bass-Adorables may call in sick to work Friday. That would be perfect timing because they have dates Friday, Monday and Tuesday with doctors. First dose of extra lovin' is Friday at CareNow, 2700 Horne St; Monday at 4 p.m., the Adorables are a non-emergency at Lumin ER, 4520 Camp Bowie Blvd. By Tuesday's visit to Clinic 21 Emergency Care, 5450 Clearfork Main Street, they ought to be feeling pretty good.

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