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Last Wednesday at TCU, more than 100 people shared information about jobs in Fort Worth at the September Job Links meeting. Special thanks to our new Job Links media sponsor Fort Worth Business Press and to TCU for hosting and sponsoring us. A healthcare focus on jobs included top HR docs from Texas Health Resources, Cook Children's, JPS and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth.

L to R: Bob Francis, Fort Worth Business Press; Betty Harvey, Fort Worth Chamber; Camille Bransom and Lauren Vay, both of Fort Worth Business Press.
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These boots are made for walkin': Justin Brands has five brands of boots, 1,433 styles and produces more than 3.5 million pair per year. One brand is Cowhide Bent Rail Collection Boots. Just in time for the State Fair of Texas and sturdy enough for many Fort Worth Stock Shows and Rodeos to come, Justin's Lisa Lankes and her marketing maestros have a his-or-her pair of the Cowhide Bent Rail Collection Boots (stock only, non-exotic). You'll be kickin' up a duster with these 'boys.

This could be quite handy: Brett Jeffreys ALWAYS points out that Handyman Matters can do 1,162 jobs and that no job is too small. Or too big, it seems. Handyman just completed a double home remodel thanks to a lead from Abby Slayton at No Place Like Home. Brett's toolkit includes all the hardware, and it has additional space for customer service. His handymen are employees, not contractors, and they are routinely background checked. Whether you hire Handyman for Job No 1 or Job No. 1,162, it is sure to be an awesome experience. This two hours of services will make Matters better.

A full Nelson: Vince Nelson is the development director for Fort Worth Can Academies, which are free, open-enrollment, dropout recovery schools that welcome students ages 14-21 who have struggled in traditional high school settings. Vince asked Mr. B to promote that he is asking corporations and individuals that can't play in the golf tournament fundraiser Oct. 3 at Mira Vista Country Club to instead purchase spots for Fort Worth police officers. Mr. B told Vince he doesn't have many police as B2B Insiders. "The only thing they're reading of mine is reading me the riot act," Mr. B said.  This is a star-studded celebrity tournament headlined with a rare playing appearance by former Dallas Cowboys QB Roger Staubach. 3M, former Mayor Mike Moncrief, is honorary host chair. Registration and lunch and a shotgun start at noon. B2B has a spot for four players or your favorite policeman.

This Happy Trail leads to Hall of Fame: Local cowpokes, including Mayor Price Is Right, will be holding a six-shootin' celebration this evening as the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans exhibit Happy Trail triggers some Stockyards excitement. Bullet the Wonder Dog also will be barking as the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame & Jersey Lilly Old Time Photo Parlor opens the tribute, which is on display through Feb. 19. Hall of Famer Julia Buswold wants you to ride in at your leisure and she'll throw in a Jersey Lilly Old Time photo for four and a family four pack of tickets to the museum.

Congratulations to September 14th Prize Winners:

  • Leslie James, The Learning Center of North Texas
  • David Milhollon, Heritage Land Bank
  • Marsha Smethers, Tarleton State University
  • Lauren Calzada, Trinity Habitat for Humanity
  • Celena Fannin, The Women's Center
  • Chris Gebhardt, Lackland Security
  • Luke Boughfman, Principal Securities
  • Edward McLin, Larkin Addison
  • Melanie Kilman, Texas Document Solutions
  • Jason Massey, Weaver
  • Paige Wilson, Camp Fire First Texas

Only the good die young: Attorney Chris Brown described Cantey Hanger as the oldest law firm in Fort Worth ... since 1882. "None of our original lawyers are still around..." he added. 
Truth in advertising: Doug Renfro, President of Renfro Foods, says he frequently is asked at trade shows if there really were a Grandmother Renfro as pictured on the jars' labels. "I always answer, 'Yes, unfortunately she passed away.' I'll take the pity sale any time."

Howdy, neighbor! Muckleroy & Falls doesn't have far to go for one of its jobs. It is the general contractor for 2017 next door neighbor Worthington Bank at Bryant Irving and Edwards Ranch Road.

She's just charming:
Dimanche Brewer works events and more with Recovery Resource Council. She is the first, first-generation American in her family, which hails from Liberia. "Growing up, stepping out of my house every day was a cultural shock," she says. On the side, Dimanche teaches etiquette and charm school moments to students.

Ta(i)g, you're it: Taig Lyons is a Chamber intern and she could be your new best friend. (BTW, Taig says her father selected the name from a baby naming book.) Mr. B ain't Lyon when he says Taig can come to your office and shoot video for Chamber social media if you're willing to do a Chamber testimonial. Great free publicity.

Did you know? Cook Children's has a large home health business for the care of children. Mike Simmons is looking to expand it into Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

Austin to Fort Worth? Sara Harwood says she had too many "peanuts" flights covering West Texas affiliates from her perch as head of the Austin American Heart Association. The Michigan native is entrenched in Fort Worth as the new Executive Director of our area AHA. 

"I'm a tax person, but nothing I say should be construed as advice."

                                                -- Speaker Sarah Webb,
 CPA/Controller Broadie's Aircraft

Free advice: Chris Handy of Thinkhandy spoke at a Chamber luncheon last week on content marketing. Top content?
  • Ask clients to rate you and post ratings on your website. Also consider content that compares / rates your company against your competition.
  • Qualify your employees that create your content marketing. Not everyone can or should be doing it.
  • Paralysis -- More businesses are bringing content marketing in-house from agencies, but know less about processes and are less efficient getting things done.
  • Aggregate questions your business gets frequently --"How do I...Can I...Do you do...?" -- and answer with blog posts or an FAQ. That cuts out the need to answer each question individually over and over.
  • 57 percent of a customer's purchase is done with research online or referrals before suppliers are even contacted.
Drinks with roadies: When B2B Insider gave away tickets to see the band Chicago during the Nov. 15 UNTHSC gala concert, Barbara Carmichael, assistant to the Business Unit Manager at Panalpina, had this flashback -- "I met Chicago in Houston at a Marriott hotel. I was the front desk manager at the time. They brought me a signed photo and we had a drink at the bar after work."
More on UNTHSC: ...Mr. B has 13 editors and none of us got it perfect. Last week in a photo caption, we identified Dr. Stuart Flynn, M.D. with TCU. He is. But as Dean of the new UNTHSC / TCU joint venture M.D. school, he also is with UNTHSC. We hope not to make another mistake for three years.

Wild about Carter: Carter P. Smith, Executive Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, says his team "cares deeply about our wild things and wild places." He is being honored Oct. 20 at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas for his contributions to conservation.

Tat right? Pepper Sims, owner of Pepper-L Specialties, says a new promotional product is a tattoo that comes alive with animation through an app, similar to Pokémon. The fad probably will last longer, too. Your logo could be that animated tattoo.

Scaling the heights: If you remember, Vince Nelson, mentioned above with Fort Worth Can Academies, proposed to Bethany Williams at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. They will be married Saturday. Honeymoon is on lower ground in the Dominican Republic. 

Priorities: Shirley Peterson, owner of CMIT Solutions, daily drives about 45 miles each way from Ponder. Why the haul? "My son moved to Ponder and when the home next door became available, we bought," she said. "Closer to our grandchildren."    
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