Executive Life & Style

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2017 Apr 12 - 4:23pm

What’s the opposite of sitting in a boring cubicle? It might just be this office space.

The office space sitting just southeast of the intersection of College and Magnolia avenues is small, but with an exterior painted in hues of aqua and coral, it hardly flies under the radar. The occupant of this space is Hutson Creative, a full-service communications and creative agency with a bevy...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Apr 12 - 4:19pm

No, it’s not just a musical. Hamilton is also the name of a burgeoning Canadian city sporting a mix of natural and urban attractions. And also water. Lots of water.

About six or seven years ago, Hamilton, Ontario, would have been considered a hidden gem by some, but one local business owner says the area, though still a gem, isn’t so hidden anymore. “There’s a vibe that hasn’t been here for so many years that is here now,” said...

Posted By Molly Jenkins on 2017 Apr 12 - 4:14pm

Need an energy boost but can’t do coffee? Here’s a tea-rrific wake-up call, no beans necessary.

It happens to everyone – that drowsy buzz that hits you in the mid-afternoon or even as soon as you sit at your desk in the morning. Either way, long days at work likely have you in need of a pick-me-up. But let’s face it – coffee isn’t for everyone. For some, drinking...

Posted By Olivia Heinen on 2017 Apr 12 - 4:09pm

Hotel keys switch from cards to smartphones.

TJ Person once met an investor who was critical about the use of Bluetooth technology in hotels. The investor thought the technology would be distracting. Person begged to differ. That’s why Person – a 14-year resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth area – created OpenKey in 2014....

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Apr 12 - 4:04pm

TCU’s women’s basketball coach may wear stilettos on the sideline, but if she had her way, she’d suit up with her team.

Raegan Pebley still wears heels at 6-foot-3. The courtside attire of the TCU women’s basketball coach often consists of feminine blouses, dresses or pencil skirts – a look that the team’s administrative assistant, Jodi Christian, describes as “classic and understated....

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 31 - 12:47pm

Being a restaurateur takes more than just culinary expertise. It takes some business knowledge, too, and Blue Plate Network wants to help.

Behind every good restaurant is a great real estate deal. Carter Wilson knows all about that. He founded commercial real estate firm Blue Plate Network to not just help restaurateurs secure prime locations for their eateries, but also assist in making the business decisions that take place...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 31 - 12:43pm

Red Productions occupies a hip space in the Foch Street Warehouses. They’re willing to share it, too.

Red Sanders remembers what it was like to office in a coworking space. When the Red Productions president started his film company about 12 years ago, Sanders found a home for his startup at TECH Fort Worth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, located inside the former...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 31 - 12:36pm

Trying to squeeze in a quick workout? There’s an app for that.

We get it. You’re busy. Working out sounds like a good idea, but “ain’t nobody got time for that,” right? Wrong. A quick workout that lasts less than an hour can be done just about anywhere – even right in your office – using fitness programs like MASHUP....

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 30 - 5:13pm

Don’t panic. People aren’t being replaced by robots...yet. But there are a couple gadgets that promise to do some of the tasks a personal assistant can do. Well, maybe except make coffee. Last year, Google launched a new toy just in time for the holiday season – Google Home,...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 30 - 5:04pm

Commercial real estate broker Rodger Chieffalo has his Western professional look down to a science.

“Adaptive reuse” is a development term that refers to renovating an old building to turn it into something new. That’s essentially what Rodger Chieffalo likes to do with hats – he takes an old hat (none of them are newer than 1970, he says) and adjusts the brim, ribbon and...

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