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Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 1:46pm

Longtime Fort Worth oil and gas man retires, then returns to the industry he’s spent more than three decades in. 2:30-4:00 a.m.: Giggling with (my wife) Joanie until she falls back to sleep.  Then I organize things to do for the day/week, send emails to team, family, and partners in the...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 1:42pm

By: Jeff Whittle, Whittle & Partners Use scorecards to get a handle on the few numbers that answer whether things are going right for your business. It’s easy to appreciate the importance of a scoreboard at a football game.  The scoreboard gives us critical information —...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 1:14pm

By Amy E. Ott Protect the value of your retirement assets for the next generation. Deciding who to name as the beneficiary of retirement accounts is not always a simple process, but it’s very important to creating a sound estate plan.  For many people, retirement accounts comprise a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 1:10pm

By: Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth Another 100,000 square feet of downtown office space expected to hit market from oil and gas impact. The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth recently hosted the 27th Annual Tarrant County Commercial Real Estate Forecast, where eight industry...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 1:05pm

By Jay Shellum Forecasting, communication, taking advantage of opportunity, patience are key. With every boom comes a bust, and with oil prices below $30 per barrel, oil is at its lowest price since 2004.  As a result, businesses in the oil and gas sector have to plan differently than before...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 1:00pm

By: David Berzina Tourism marketing and economic development go hand-in-hand. When most people think about economic development, it’s usually in terms of corporate relocation and expansion.  While recruitment and retention initiatives will always be a primary focus for the Chamber, it...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Feb 18 - 12:44pm

Starting a business in the worst of times is the best idea.

By: Jason Forrest In 2009, Robby Whites and Jeremy Rincon (each with new babies at home) found themselves suddenly jobless during one of the worst seasons America’s economy has ever faced.  The year before, they had both been counting their blessings because they still had jobs in the...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Nov 11 - 3:52pm

Entrepreneur Glenn Adams goes from burning camp breakfast to making millions in oil and gas.

by Jason Forrest, Forrest Performance Group He’s a serial entrepreneur, a maverick in the oil and gas industry, and one of seven Eagle Scouts among his brothers and sons. Spend five minutes with Glenn Adams and his conviction that Scouting teaches invaluable skills and values for life...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Nov 10 - 4:26pm

Briggs Freeman CEO on The Demands of Juggling a Growing Firm, Family and The Need to Recharge

5:45 a.m. I awake fairly rested, but sleepy. It’s Wednesday. I take a long shower and dress in a suit and tie. My wife, Nancy, is awake, and I give her a kiss before my first cup of coffee. 6 a.m. I read Oswald Chamber’s daily devotion and about 30 minutes of a Bible reading plan. 6:...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Nov 10 - 4:22pm

IRS looks at curtailing valuation discounts in wealth transfers and expects to issue word this fall.

By Kelly Hein, Rylander, Clay & Opitz, LLP For decades, wealthy individuals have engaged in estate planning transactions to pass their accumulated wealth to their desired heirs and avoid imposition of federal estate taxes. An important item in the toolkit of estate planners is the...

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