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Texas Christian University football coach Gary Patterson didn't offer much in the way of team secrets, but did tell some inside stories yesterday during the Chamber's Sports Series luncheon sponsored by Ciera Bank. Patterson has been a TCU coach 19 years, head man for 16. ""My first set of seniors are now 40, 41 years old," he said. They come back, too, and they tell stories. "One guy was a linebacker and now that he's 41 (and reminiscing), he's a quarterback." To see photos from the luncheon, click here.

L to R: Sunny Brous, Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc.; Coach Gary Patterson; Leslie Flanery and Priscilla Miller, also with Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc.

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Pet-ulant parting: Son NoBGood married into a family of 3 dogs ... and a wife, of course. One of the three pets, a huger than huge outdoor dog, is, in reality, a scaredy cat. NoBGood left him out one day, not knowing his way back into the protective garage area had been locked. Unexpectedly -- and un-forecasted -- it rained. It thundered. There was lightning. Big dog was verrrrry scared. Big dog knocks over fence and escapes. Now NoBGood is in the doghouse. Mr. B suggested a night at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Worth - Medical Center until things cooled down and Big Dogs (dog and wife) accept his apology. Merry Mary at Homewood does a buy one, get one night free, a fantastic deal when you consider the free breakfast, Wi-Fi, large rooms and dinner-time reception available five nights a week. Son NoBGood bought one so you get the one night free.

Definitely worth a re-cycle: Vicki Peden, Managing Partier of Cowtown Cycle Party, has Mr. B spoke-n-less, which is worse than speechless. She sent over two seats on a Make New Friends BYOB Mixer Tour for a Thursday evening or one of two available rides on Sundays. So? What has you going in cycles, B? Well, it's a Make New Friends tour and if both tickets go to the same person for a date night, then they really are not making new friends, right? If the tickets go to two individuals, then they have to meet each other plus others and that's the spirit of Make New Friends, right? But the Managing Partier makes these rides/tours so much fun you'd want to share with at least one old friend, right? Here's the compromise -- one person gets both spots, but has to promise to Make New Friends with the other partiers.

We got the beat: When this giveaway first came to B2B Insider, there was some discussion of what the heck is a cow orking? Then there was some discussion as to whatever happened to hyphens? New Chamber member Ensemble Coworking has a plan that will floor you for co-working space. From daily drop-in rates to private office space membership, it offers shared office and meeting space and programming. Ensemble is located on Park Place off 8th Avenue and there are three restaurants within an Olympic triple jump. Co-founder Tamara Payne is offering two months (August & September) of a Rhythm full-time membership, which includes 24/7 access and all member benefits.

Why you should do this survey? B2B Insider is behind the weekly events newsletter and the monthly Chamberletter (seriously?) in interest and necessity in early results of a Chamber survey. Go here  and tell the Chamber you love Mr. B or you never again may have the opportunity to win a prize. If you enter this survey, you could win a prize.

Congratulations to July 6 Prize Winners:
  • Trish Naylor, Buffalo West
  • Dennis Roberson, Colonial Country Club
  • Shonnah B. Driver, Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.
  • Jana Harris, Harris Packaging
  • Pam Bruno, Hub International Insurance



Tarred and weathered: Climbing on roofs in this heat for Tom's Mechanical (HVAC) led Robert Yarbrough to surmise -- "I HAVE! to lose weight now."

Getting older beats the alternative:
"That moment when you put on a pair of reading glasses for the first time that were meant to be a gag gift for your 40th birthday and you suddenly realize how much BETTER you can read!," read the Facebook post. "I'm stunned at how much popping and cracking my body seems to do now after a run - or even just getting out of bed in the morning." Welcome to old age and withering parts, Ossana Hermosilla. She works in the City of Fort Worth's economic development department. Fortunately, next door at TECH FW, a former Alcon worker is developing eye drops so people won't have to wear reading glasses.

Makin' it rain: TCU and Zamora Construction are in the midst of a test this week of three types of permeable pavement systems. The water seeps through the pavement instead of flowing for a drain. The university wants less water in its storm drains.

High-end real estate: Williams-Trew Real Estate founders Martha Williams and Joan Trew are the first shared honorees of the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame's 2016 Business Executives of the Year and the first women recognized since former Fort Worth Mayor Kay Granger. Presenters of the Sept. 29 event are Capital One Bank, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth Chamber and Fort Worth Business Press.

The front porch: Fort Worth Star-Telegram carriers now also deliver a non-subscriber package of ads that is bountiful, other newspapers and the National Enquirer group of papers. National magazines soon could be on the delivery schedule, something the S-T delivered door-to-door  in the early '90s.

Dollars and sense: Monday, after 17+ years at Lena Pope, former Chief Financial Officer Alicia Duran is the new CFO at Center for Transforming Lives. It wasn't anything financial. "My kids are 24 and 22; different needs in my life. Maybe it's MY mid-life crisis! I've got butterflies thinking of the new adventure." Lena Pope CEO Todd Landry wrote, "Alicia impacted nearly every initiative of Lena Pope during her tenure. She was critical in the development of the Chapel Hill Shopping Center land lease, was co-writer of the original charter school proposal and achieved un-modified financial audits every year."

"You believe social media (for medical diagnosis) more than your physician. That's not going away. We need to engage it, be a valuable partner."

                                                -- Dr. Stuart Flynn
Dean UNTHSC / TCU Medical School
Rubber-necking: Jared Wausau oversees a large sales territory for the Fort Worth office of NovaCopy. He drives to Millsap a couple of times a year. What's in Millsap? "I look this way and that way trying to spot Alice Walton." If you haven't heard, the Wal-Mart heir has dropped the price of her Millsap ranch to $16 million from $19 million.

Not as good as a giveaway, but:
Current member discounts on the Chamber site include offers from Kona Grill, Embassy Suites downtown and 18 l 8 Fine Men's Salons. (Psst...there's also a great job posted that Mr. B wants, but don't tell the Chamber.)

Chances are Good: The drummer for Chance Ray and the Good Sinners, winning band July 4th for 95.9 The Ranch's Panther Island celebration, was none other than Kelly LeBlanc of tyco security. He is a member of the Texas Tornados Leads Group.

Not doggin' it: Joey Garza, a rookie, won the Grand Masters annual hot dog eating contest at Curly's Frozen Custard. He gulped four quarter-pound dogs in three minutes, 31.1 seconds. You can cats-up to him at a Texas Rangers game because he won four front-row VIP Seats above the team's dugout, a VIP parking pass for the space closest to the stadium, and, of course, a 26-inch Boom Stick hot dog during the game.

Their Airbnb in London: If the Haynes & Boone acquisition/merger of Curtis Davis Garrard law firm in the UK is approved by England's regulators, U.S. attorneys could work in London and get raises with the same salary during the Brexit resolution. Haynes & Boone is particularly attracted to the UK firm's shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas clientele.

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