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Sarah Mitchell of Cake Buds in Bloom and Eduardo Castillo with Ethan Allen - Arlington were among the 200 Chamber member representatives who attended Business After Hours at Mira Vista Country Club this month.

BAH is a non-structured social setting for members to build relationships and exchange cards or leads. Our next BAH is June 9 at Longhorn Crossing Apartments. Register here.

See additional photos from the May event here.
Click on the links below to enter for prizes

A Capitol idea: "We tell folks our greatest enemy is a completely competent government," writer Mark Eaton told the Fort Worth Chamber. "That's never gonna happen. We should be in business for a long time." Fortunate, yes. Funny, heck yes! Political satirists Capitol Steps will be the keynote entertainment for the Chamber's Annual Meeting June 14 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Dannon is the Presenting Sponsor and Capitol Steps' performance is courtesy of XTO Energy. The comedy troupe's past song-and-dance ditties include "Lirty Dies," "If There Were No Rich Men" and "Workin' 9 to 10." It is all non-partisan, too, chiding Democrats and Republicans equally. Step up for one of these four seats.

Play hooky:
Thanks to Underwood Law Firm, that could be you and three Buds light-ing up the right-field porch at Globe Life Park June 9. You're in the perfect viewing spot when Rougned Odor returns from suspension to smack another player or his 10th homer screaming right at you in Row 7. It's the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros in the 1 p.m. series finale and a scuffle is likely to break out between these intra-state rivals. If you're caught on camera skipping out on work, don't forget that Underwood is a law firm and that Monica is its Employment Law specialist.
Fort-ified: Mr. B believes Rock the Fort is one of the better fundraising names for an event in D/FW. Rock the Fort with Reckless Kelly is even mo' better. Lena Pope's Young Professional Advocates throw this party -- 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork -- and it includes some of the best food trucks in Fort Worth, an open bar and live music. All proceeds from Rock the Fort benefit students at Chapel Hill Academy charter school and the Early Learning Center. Arrive early to hear former B2B Insider template titan Adrian Johnston, who got out ASAP only to become a top country singer. Who knew! With a helping Hand from Keegan, here is a pair of tickets.

Front & center: Kendal (jump in the Lake) Smith sent over the Magnolia at the Modern film series for June 10-July 17 and Mr. B was interested in seeing romantic comedy Maggie's Plan, the first in the series. Hmmm, this second one, The Man Who Knew Infinity, sounded as good if not better.  Oh, wow, the fourth, A Monster with a Thousand Heads, may be the best of the noirs. Mr. B broke down and bought a season's pass and figures he'll go to those three and offer the other three to the Prospective Ms. B. You won't have to make that choice (or ruin your relationship) because Kendal has a season's pass for two. Choose between shows at the Modern Art Museum Friday at 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.

Congratulations to May 18 Prize Winners:
  • Camille Curry, Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
  • Kristi Ngo, SafeHaven
  • Bob Wolfe, THUMBTECHS
  • Richard Standlee, ASL
  • Tim Halden, FW Bike Sharing

The Hole-y Ones: Gary Patterson was probably statue stuck in place 10 days ago when his 7-iron tee shot went into the cup at Colonial's vaunted 16th green. The TCU coach was practicing for today's Dean & DeLuca pro-am.  Because B2B Insider is broadcasting shout-outs, it's worth noting that CBS NFL/golf producer, Colonial member and Colleyville resident Lance Barrow won an Emmy for his Super Bowl 50 production. A reporter, too, Barrow sourced the Patterson hole-in-one.

Miss work for this: Why a new sports division within the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau? Bob Jameson, President and CEO, described the amateur sports being targeted as "recession proof. Families make vacations around their kids' events."

Potty humor:
Amber Antolik, Antolik Group executive coach, says she works with bosses to improve their performance because "life's too short to work for a cr*ppy boss." Upon hearing that, Susan Shaw of Shaw Insurance said, "I'm not a cr*ppy boss." Said Amber: "That's what everyone says."

Straight talk: Chamber Am-Bass-Adorable
Brett Jeffreys of Handyman Matters on why he left retail to own his own business: "My ethics are not compromised nor questioned."

Playing the role of Joe Pesci ... : If you go to the Chamber's Job Links Excelerator June 1 at Tarrant County College Northeast, maybe you'll run into Cousin Vinny. Vinny Fazio works for Lamar Advertising and says you should, too. The sales manager says, "I've been here 15 years and I'm the baby of the sales group." He says the company is more than 100 years old and we offer "careers, not jobs."

Aging 2 quickly? Two Sara Mitchells at Camp Fire First Texas. The PR/Marketing Sara says it's all great stuff. "I get people coming by twice a year now to wish me Happy Birthday."

Aging well: Happy birthday to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 75 years old ... from two classrooms at De Zavala Elementary to 166,000 square feet in the Cultural District. The exhibit, Hidden Treasures: Celebrating 75 Years, is open.

Better with age: B2B Insider readers know for its great giveaways. The real Jim Austin just turned 65 and has been in commercial real estate more than 35 years, but still describes hisownself as "The Fresh Prince."

" week of the year. I walk in the Colonial front door and think of all the great places we're going to eat."

                                                -- CBS Sports' Lance Barrow,
 Producer of Dean & DeLuca Invitational
Cutting humor: The elevator speech from Scott Casey of Baylor Surgical is a bit surgical -- "We cut on you. I'd like to say I'd like to see you, but..."

Crying kid: New member Jolin Promo cleverly markets itsownself with a clear snack bag of red hot candy with a note -- "Promotions made easier than taking candy from a baby."

Unpaid testimonial:
Melissa Peters of CMP Construction is the epitome of Leads Group success. She heads the Cowtown Leads Group and "I've done business with 14 companies in our Leads Group and I wouldn't have known one of them if I weren't in the Chamber."

Big Impacts? TECH Fort Worth held its annual IMPACT Awards last week and before the luncheon it showcased some promising technology client companies. One has an ear drop to clear impacted wax; another is working on a treatment for sepsis/septic shock; A third has a prototype for fans built into chandeliers and the most promising is probably a company testing eye drops that would replace reading glasses.

Yes, we've got Spirit! Congrats to Big Brick Dennis Knautz and the Acme Brick Company team. They have been selected to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award at the Chamber's Annual Luncheon June 14. Perhaps every attendee should receive one of those Acme Brick signs used at Dallas Mavericks games.

No Dog house: JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Fort Worth is having a ribbon cutting Friday and is "borrowing" Saltgrass Steak House at 5845 Sandshell Drive for its celebration. Chamber Am-Bass-Adorables will be there to admire JDog's wrapped truck and trailer. Restaurant appetizers and cake to follow.

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