FWMBCC Update - February Newsletter

FWMBCC Update - February 2017 Newsletter

Editor / Writer
Bob Ray Sanders
Assistant Editor / Designer 
Dennise Babiche   
February 2017

HIGHLIGHT

25TH ANNUAL FILM AND MOVIE INSTITUTE SHARES “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION” AS HOLLYWOOD COMES TO FOREST HILL

 

Sneak Preview of Hit Movie, “Hidden Figures,” Arranged for
Film Institute Director and Her Special Guests


All students interested in preparing themselves for a career as an actor or filmmaker may want to attend this year’s 25th Annual Film and Movie Institute, sponsored by the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, held Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center. Workshops will be presented by industry experts covering crucial aspects of a career in the film and entertainment business, including: acting, modeling, film production, directing, writing, camera operation, staging and lighting.

 

The Institute is open to children (age 6+) and adults who are interested in careers in acting and filmmaking. Proceeds from the event benefit the Film Institute Scholarship Fund at Tarrant County College South Campus.

 

Scholarships from local sponsors are needed which will allow selected middle and high school students from Dallas-Fort Worth area schools to attend at no charge. Individuals may attend for a fee of $75.

 

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to schedule interviews, contact Gwen Barbee, Film Institute Director, at 682-365-5895.


Barbee said in the last 25 years -- a landmark she never thought she’d see in the beginning -- the Institute has had 15 movie premieres and three movie auditions. And this year, she said, she’s working on getting three more movie premieres for the Fort Worth area.



Last month, the manager of the Cinemark 12  theater in Mansfield, surprised Institute Film Director Barbee by inviting her and her guests to a special showing of the new highly acclaimed movie, "Hidden Figures."

 

Barbee and more than 60 others saw the film the day before it officially opened around the country.

 

The film, starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner, has received three Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) last month gave its top award, “Best Ensemble,” to the cast of "Hidden Figures." The Academy Awards will take place February 26.

 

"Hidden Figures," which tells the story of three black female mathematicians who helped put the first American in space, is an uplifting film which gives insight into a part of black history that most people didn’t know.

 

It would be most appropriate to see it during Black History Month -- and take your children.

“BRING MEETINGS HOME” LUNCHEON TO HONOR FOUR CIVIC GIANTS FOR THEIR LONGTIME SERVICE

 

For the fifth year, the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau have teamed up to present the “2017 African American Bring Meetings Home Luncheon.”

 

The luncheon is designed to recognize individuals who have brought people to Fort Worth, and to encourage others to bring their conventions, conferences, meetings, family reunions and sports activities to our city, said FWMBCC President Devoyd Jennings.

 

This year’s event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the Riley Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

Receiving the “ Willie M. “Bill” Pickett Legacy Award” will be legendary historian, civic leader and educator Reby Cary, and the Reverend Nehemiah Davis, who has been pastor of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church since 1963. Both men have been outstanding community leaders and activists for justice for decades.


Recipients of the “Bring Meetings Home Awards” are T. Arthurlene (Artie) Jackson, chapter organizer of The Drifters, Incorporated, which held their 60th Annual National Convention in Fort Worth last year, and Harnell Williams, a longtime regional director of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., which held its annual conference in Cowtown. The two organizations brought more than 1,200 people to Fort Worth in 2016.

2016 "Bring Meetings Home" Luncheon

STATE SENATOR KONNI BURTON TO HEADLINE FWMBCC OPEN HOUSE

 


This month’s FWMBCC Open House reception will feature Texas State Sen. Konni Burton who wants to meet Chamber members and discuss her priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session.

 

Burton, who was a top organizer for Ted Cruz’s 2012 U. S. Senate campaign, was elected to the Texas Senate from District 10 in 2014.

 

The Open House, which is free, will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the Business Assistance Center, Pharma Fab Conference Room, 1150 South Freeway, Fort Worth Texas.

 

Come by and have a conversation with one of your top representatives in Austin.

 

For more information, contact Jeremiah Anderson at janderson@fwmbcc.org.


 

MLCC CHAMBER DAY TO FOCUS ON
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT



                 Sultan Cole              Hiawatha Williams               Robert Sturns             Michael McClinton



The FWMBCC Day at the Minority Leaders and Citizens Council this month will feature four people close to the Chamber who will focus on the economic development vision for our community while celebrating a longtime business that continues to give back.

 

Speakers at the noon event February 15 at Community Christian Church will be Sultan Cole, a minister, businessman and new chairman of the FWMBCC board of directors; Michael McClinton, director of the Business Assistance Center, Robert Sturns, economic development director for the City of Fort Worth; and Hiawatha Williams of the Williams Chicken franchise.

 

Williams, who’s celebrating his 30th anniversary as a franchisee, will speak to the economic development opportunities as a franchisee with Williams Chicken. The other three panelists will talk about economic development and any updates in their particular silo, with Cole giving his economic development vision for the Black Chamber.

Click the link to register online! 


 



 




 



POWERFUL STAR-STUDDED CONCERT

TO BENEFIT THE FORT WORTH PREGNANCY HELP CENTER

 

“The Fragrance of Music” charity concert, set for 6 p.m. February 26 at Birchman Baptist, will be presented by the Music Ministry Conservatory (MMC), a non-profit organization that provides music education and artistic development to aspiring musicians.

 

Maestro Hyun Sang Joo, music director for the LA Symphony, will conduct the Irving Symphony Orchestra. (See details of guest artists, time and contact information in flyer below.)

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY

Essay by Bob Ray Sanders



 


Many young whites ask me,”Why is there a Black History Month? There is no white history month.” Of course, I have to remind them that there are 12 “white history months,” for every month of the year -- as far as our schools and institutions are concerned -- is “white history month.”



Then, there are the young blacks who ask with some disgust in their voices: “Why did they give us February? Why we get the shortest month of the year? And the coldest? And the one with the Groundhog? Of course, I must remind them that “they” didn’t give us anything. There was a reason -- a very good reason -- that February was chosen, first as “Negro History Week” and later “Black History Month.”

Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), noted African American writer, educator and historian, realized that a people without knowledge of themselves would be forever a lost and misguided people. This scholar founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, and the following year established the "Journal of Negro History."

Woodson, author of more than a dozen books, published "A Century of Negro Migration" in 1918, "The History of the Negro Church" in 1921, "The Negro in Our History" in 1922 and "Mis-Education of the Negro" in 1933.

But Woodson’s most lasting legacy was creating “Black History Week,” in which one week out of the year was set aside to focus on the contributions, the trials, tribulations and the triumphs of African Americans. He carefully selected the week in February which encompassed the birthdays of two great men: Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12), the president who freed the slaves; and Frederick Douglass (birth date believed to be about Feb. 14), the former slave who became a noted abolitionist and great orator.

Understand that “Black” history is “American” history. We must celebrate it, commemorate it, and continue to pass it on, regardless of your race or ethnicity.

And as you do observe this special month, think about the words to that anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." It is a song first written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson and put to music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson. It was first performed 117 years ago.

Check out the words, for they tell our story. Pay close attention to the last verse, for it continues to be our humble prayer.



 

Lift Every Voice and Sing
James Weldon Johnson,
1871 - 1938

 

Lift every voice and sing,
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast’ning rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered.
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who hast by Thy might,
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land.

Other Upcoming Events


 

February 10

 

11 a.m to Noon

 

CITY OF ARLINGTON & AISD MONTHLY SUPPLIER MEETING -- Purchasing staff from both agencies will be available to meet with new vendors, hand out registration instructions and provide current contract lists. If not currently registered as a supplier or vendor, stop by during one of the events during the year.

 

Location: Parks & Recreation Administration Building, Parks Board Room, 717 W. Main St., Arlington.

 

Admission: Free

 

 

February 10

 

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

SPEED NETWORKING WITH THE FORT WORTH ARTS COMMUNITY -- The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Art Galleries at TCU for a fast-paced speed networking event to introduce members and non-members to local artists and arts organizations in Fort Worth. Come learn more about these organizations, artists and how you can get involved in the arts community. Music, cocktails and lighter fare will be provided along with a tour of the MA Art History students exhibition with selections from TCU’s permanent Art Collection.

 

Admission: Free

 

Contact Information: Jeremiah Anderson – 773.680.4424 or janderson@fwmbcc.org

 

 

February 19

 

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

2ND ANNUAL UHURU ACADEMY ADULT SPELLING BEE -- Benefiting the African Centered Education (A.C.E.) Uhuru Academy, this is for the adults, but bring the whole family. Raffles, food, drinks entertainment and much more.

Location: Nubia’s Event Center, 6722 Brentwood Stair Road, Fort Worth

 

Contact Information: Faith Jackson at 908-409-FABI (3224) or 682-233-5054

 

Admission: Advance tickets $3; At the door $5. Children 3 and under FREE; Every paid guest gets a raffle ticket.

 

 

February 22

 

9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

FWMBCC NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION -- Members are invited to this monthly session to learn about the benefits, services and programs that the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce has to offer. All attendees are encouraged to come prepared with a 30-second introduction.

 

Location: Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, 1150 South Freeway, Suite 211, Fort Worth

 

Contact Information: Dennise Babiche, dbabiche@fwmbcc.org

 

 

February 25

 

 

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

BUSINESS PLANNING: THE OVERVIEW --  This session explains the reason to write a business plan and the Do’s and Don’ts. It will reinforce the importance of accurate financial projections and the market research needed to help you understand your industry, target market and competition.

 

Location: Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway, Fort Worth

 

Admission: Free

 

Contact Information: 817-871-6025

 


 

February 25

 

 

EXPEIENCE ARLINGTON CINEMA 2016

 

12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

EXPERIENCE ARLINGTON CINEMA 2016 – Presented by the Arlington Film Society, this event features two short film showcases, filmmaking workshops and a special tribute to legendary filmmaker Andy Anderson. They will also shine a spotlight on exciting films created by Arlington high school and college filmmakers.

Location: Fine Arts Building at the University of Texas at Arlington, 502 Cooper Street, Room 148, Arlington

 

Contact Information: [Get Email info from Calendar] ???

 

Admission: $10 pre-sale; $12 at the door. One single ticket will admit you to all events during the day!

 

Tickets available at experiencearlingtoncinema2016.eventbrite.com

 

Welcome New Member:


 

Sodexo Magic, Inc.

Cleaning Services*, Food, Food Products, Services, Supplies & Brokers, Miscellaneous, Trade Association, Vending Machines


Dr. Kimberly Ellison Global, LLC
Professional Developement



Tracey Boamah

 



Roly's Trucking, Inc.

Trucking



DoorServe Dry Cleaning & Laundry

Delivery*, Dry Cleaning, Laundry Services



 

Testimonials


Five successful members of the FWMBCC “testify” to the benefits offered by the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber. Meet Dr. Marie 'Doc' Holliday, Jeffery Postell, Larry Kemp, Trelaine Mapp, and Ken Hampton.

M. A. Holliday FWMBCC
Dr. Marie 'Doc' Holliday
Trelaine Mapp
Jeffery Postell
Larry Kemp
Ken Hampton
Ken Hampton
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FWMBCC Update - November Newsletter

FWMBCC Update - November 2016 Newsletter

Editor / Writer
Bob Ray Sanders
Assistant Editor / Designer 
Dennise Babiche   
November 2016

HIGHLIGHT


24th ANNUAL WOMEN’S DIVISION CONFERENCE SET FOR THIS MONTH

 

The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Division will host a full-day conference for professional women from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 11 at the Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope Campus, 3200 Sanguinet Street.

 

With the theme,“Creating Strategic Alliances,” the conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kimberly Ellison, as well as impactful breakout sessions and a dynamic panel discussion that will leave the women empowered and prepared to serve our community, said Business Women’s Division Chair Yolanda Harper.

 

Harper also announced that this year’s event will be FREE, thanks to some corporate members of the FWMBCC. A professional photographer will be onsite to take headshots for $10.

 

“This event will be life-changing -- professionally and personally,” Harper said, adding that space is limited and the registration deadline is Nov. 7.

 

Harper notes, “Ladies, our calendars are filled with work, church and community events, but where are YOU on your calendar? Here's an opportunity to take a day to recharge, reconnect, and refocus with other like-minded women seeking to be better.”

 

Click the flyer to register online!


FWMBCC HOSTS TWO SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS IN OCTOBER

Breakfast and Golf Tournament Both a Big Hit

 

The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce successfully pulled off two well-attended events last month that brought additional income into the organization’s coffers.

 

The Breakfast and Conversation with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discussing “The State of Our Money” drew 215 people to the Fort Worth Club October 6. Among the noted guests were Commissioner Roy C. Brooks; State Senator Konni Burton; State Senator Royce West; Former Mayor Kenneth Barr, former Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams; Bill Thornton, president of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; and Michael Jacobson, president of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

 

Commissioner Roy C. Brooks and Sen. Burton also were on the host committee, along with Mayor Betsy Price, Councilman Jungus Jordan, Deborah Connor of the Fort Worth Business Press, Rosa Navejar of The Rios Group, Glenn Anderson of Turner Construction and Charles Boswell with the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

 

Co-chairs for the breakfast were Attorney Glenn Lewis and Reginald Gates of Tarrant County College District.

 

The Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament, held a week later at Texas Star Golf Course in Euless, attracted 128 players who had a great time at this year’s event.

 

We’d like to thank Gwen Barbee and her troops from the South Tarrant Chamber of Commerce for serving as hosts for both fundraisers.

 


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BREAKFAST SPONSORS:

Gold: Turner

Silver: Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

Media: Fort Worth Business Press


 
Also, a BIG THANK YOU to our Breakfast Table Sponsors:

Hillwood
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
TRTC
District 6 Councilman Jungus Jordan
Tarrant Regional Water District
Tarrant County College District 
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
United Way of Tarrant County
Origin Bank
City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
Oncor
Kelly Hart & Hallman
BNSF

SCENES FROM THE GOLF TOURNAMENT


A BIG “THANK YOU” TO OUR GOLF SPONSORS:

Oncor 
BNSF  
 XTO   
DFW Business Diversity
Coca Cola Refreshments
Texas Health Resources
Cash America
Bell Helicopter
City Fort Worth
Miller Coors
Southside Bank
FWMBCC Office Manager Barbara Bolden and Membership Services Director Dennise Babiche, who worked extremely hard in helping organize both fundraisers, show off the beautiful flowers they received from Golf Committee Chairman Bob Jameson, a chamber board member and President and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau.

LUNCH & LEARN WORKSHOP SERIES

 

Featured speaker for the October Lunch & Learn Series at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen was Tim Jacquet, senior vice president at Apple Capital Group, Inc.

 

Jacquet talked about “Doing Business with the Government.”



The “Lunch & Learn” series provides an atmosphere for interactive learning and networking while maximizing time over lunch.

 


 

 

CONTINUE EATING, NETWORKING & LEARNING



Join us for the next session of our “Lunch & Learn Workshop Series” at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. 

Click the flyer to register online!

CITY OF ARLINGTON JOINS CERTIFICATION AGENCY

 


The Arlington City Council, at its October 25th meeting, voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement between the city and the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA). The city’s authorized annual commitment to the agency will be $39,888.

 

Arlington’s approved resolution to rejoin NCTRCA and its commitment “relative to participation in providing regional certification and other related services to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Minority and/or Woman-Owned Business Enterprise participants.”

 

This marks another giant step in Arlington’s commitment to minority contracting. Earlier this year, with impetus from the Community Influence Leadership Roundtable (CILR), the city council adopted a 25 percent goal for Minority- and Women-Business Enterprises to secure contracts on city-funded projects.

 

“This is historical in that this is going to potentially put Arlington on a  positive road,” said Chaplain Rich Stoglin, who was the convener for the CILR.

 

Stoglin pointed out that the CILR’s mission “is consistent with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s primary strategy of building a sustainable community, promote understanding, awareness and participation in opportunities in the growing diversity of our community.”

 

He noted that FWMBCC President and CEO Devoyd Jennings served as a consultant to the CILR when it was organized in 2015.

 

“On behalf of the NCTRCA board, we would like to thank the City of Arlington for their decision to rejoin the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency which indicates direct support for the certified minority and women owned business enterprises (MWBE) pursuing contracting opportunities with the City of Arlington,” said Board Chairman Andre McEwing.





 

Left to Right are: Andre' McEwing, Chairman of the NCTRCA, Devoyd Jennings, President/CEO of the Ft. Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Jeff Williams, Deputy Mayor Michael Glaspie, Don Stinnett of the Community Influence Leadership Roundtable, and Chaplain Rich Stoglin, of the Community Influence Leadership Roundtable (CILR).

CHILDREN’S BOOK COMPANY PUBLISHES FIRST WORK

 

Melanin Origins, a minority owned children’s book company located in Arlington, has published its first book.

 

"Brick by Brick: A Snippet of the Life of Booker T. Washington" has sold over 500 copies, and scores of books have been donated to children, libraries and charities across the country.

 

“Melanin Origins LLC is 100 percent committed to empowering the next generation via literacy and cultural competency,” said founder and CEO Louie T. McClain II.

 

The company’s theme is “Channeling The Greatness That Lies Within,” and its mission is “to provide quality educational materials which inspire young minds to aspire for excellence while embracing their heritage.”

 

For more information on the company and the book, go to www.MelaninOrigins.com.


 

MLCC FEATURED DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS INVOICE FACTORING

 


The FWMBCC Day at the Minority Leaders and Citizens Council in October covered a topic that was new to many people: “business invoice factoring.”

 

 

Brian Stewart, business development manager for Riviera Finance (a nationally recognized leader in business financing), did an excellent job of explaining the “factoring concept” in which his firm can advance small and medium-sized businesses money for invoices they have trouble collecting.

 

 

Riviera, which has been around since 1969, has eight processing centers in the United States and Canada, and is currently serving 1,200 clients. Stewart, who works out of the company’s Dallas office, is no stranger to Fort Worth. His late father is a former pastor of Community Christian Church where the MLCC luncheon is held every week.

 

 

For more information on business invoice factoring and on Riviera, contact stewart at bstewart@rivierafinance.com.

HISTORIC BLACK FEMALE ADDED TO TEXAS TRAIL OF FAME

FWMBCC Staffer Accepts Honor on Her Behalf

 


Cathay Williams, the first black woman to enlist in the United States Army, was honored in Fort Worth October 29, by being inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame during a ceremony in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. A bronze star bearing her name has been placed on the sidewalk along Exchange Street.

 

Williams, who enlisted under the name “William Cathay,”  joined the military on Nov. 15, 1866 at St. Louis, Missouri. She used the first name of “William” because she was posing as a man. Women were not allowed to join the military in those days.

 

The former slave, who was a native of Independence, Missouri, served two years in the Army before a surgeon discovered she was a woman during one of her stays in the hospital. Williams was discharged, and years later (late 1889 or early 1890) after being hospitalized she applied for a disability pension based on her military service. She was denied the pension, and it is believed she died (at age 49 or 50) around 1892 in Trinidad, Colorado.

 

Because none of her descendants could be located, FWMBCC Communications Director Bob Ray Sanders, was asked to accept the honor on her behalf.

 

“It is my privilege to rise on her behalf and represent this remarkable woman,” Sanders told the crowd. “Although she is new to me, and we don’t know of her direct, blood descendants, I proudly feel as though I am a part of her -- that I am one of her children. I know for a fact that I most definitely am standing on her shoulders.”


Other inductees into the Texas Trail of Fame last month were: Loyd A. Jinkens, a rancher and prize-winning horse breeder known as “Mr. Quarter Horse”; the North Fort Worth Historical Society (prevationalist); Vicente Oropeza, an entertainer from Mexico who popularized trick roping; the Great American Cattle Drive of 1995 (event); Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh, cattle ranchers and philanthropists; and Texas Rangers Leander Harvey McNelly, John Barclay Armstrong and Francis Augustus Hamer.


 


 


 

Other Upcoming Events

 

 

November 1

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

DALLAS/FORTWORTH AREA VENDOR FAIR HOSTED BY TARRANT COUNTY PUBLIC AGENCIES -- Tarrant County Public Agencies are collaboratively holding a Vendor Fair at one centralized location (Tarrant County Resource Connection). All Small, Minority, Women, Historical Underutilized or Disadvantaged Businesses and Enterprises are encouraged to come out. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet the decision makers from different businesses throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, attend workshops, participate in one-on-one interviews with buyers, network and learn about both current and upcoming bid opportunities. Upcoming bids and contracting opportunities included the $250-million Texas Live Project with the City of Arlington and the $138-million Water & Waste Line Relocations and Improvement, Bridges, Design & Construction of Park with the City of Fort Worth.

 

Location: Tarrant County Resource Center, 2300 Circle Dr., Fort Worth

 

Admission: Early Registration is $20 online; registration at the door is $25

 

Contact Information: mwbeoffice@fortworthtexas.gov, or call 817-212-2674

 


November 4 and 5

 

5:30 p.m. (on 4th); 4 p.m. (on 5th)

 

OCTANE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE -- A FOCUS ON HEALTHY LEADING -- Octane is a bi-annual conference focused on providing a context for leaders to refuel by providing learning opportunities and PRACTICAL tools that ignite focused purpose, high performance and effective practices. This conference is a component of EIGHT Leadership Development Group. Octane specializes in providing innovative, cutting-edge information that is practice-oriented to help you lead with a higher level of effectivness.

 

Location: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 820 Thousand Oaks Drive, Hurst

 

Admission: Early Bird Registration, $83.23; Conference Registration, $117.54

 


November 11

 

11 a.m to Noon

 

CITY OF ARLINGTON & AISD MONTHLY SUPPLIER MEETING -- Purchasing staff from both agencies will be available to meet with new vendors, hand out registration instructions and provide current contract lists. If not currently registered as a supplier or vendor, stop by during one of the events during the year.

 

Location: Parks & Recreation Administration Building, Parks Board Room, 717 W. Main St., Arlington.

 

Admission: Free

 

 

November 21

 

10:30 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

 

PRODUCTIVITY HACKS -- Every third Monday of the month Idea Works FW shares best practices and discusses popular tools and hacks that can help you stay on track, increase productivity and improve efficiency on small and large tasks.

 

Location: 600 East Rosedale, Fort Worth

 

Admission: Free

 

Contact Information: rob@ideaworksfw.org

 


November 23

 

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

 

FWMBCC DAY AT MINORITY LEADERS AND CITIZENS COUNCIL -- The speaker for this session will be Louie T. McClain II, founder and CEO of Melanin Origins, a black book company in Arlington that has published its first children’s book, “Brick by Brick: A Snippet of the Life of Booker T. Washington.” A catered lunch is available for $7.

 

Location: Community Christian Church, 1720 E. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth

 

Contact Information: Jeremiah Anderson at janderson@FWMBCC.org

 

Welcome New Member:



REAL L.O.V.E.


 

Testimonials


Five successful members of the FWMBCC “testify” to the benefits offered by the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber. Meet Dr. Marie 'Doc' Holliday, Jeffery Postell, Larry Kemp, Trelaine Mapp, and Ken Hampton.

M. A. Holliday FWMBCC
Dr. Marie 'Doc' Holliday
Trelaine Mapp
Jeffery Postell
Larry Kemp
Ken Hampton
Ken Hampton
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