Executive Life & Style

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...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Nov 18 - 3:40pm

Eating on the run? Grab-and-go restaurants try to meld tasty, easy and healthy.

Tasty. Healthy. Easy. Those three things are what people look for the most in a meal, says Snap Kitchen CEO Dave Kirchhoff, but it’s not easy to find them all at once. Fast food may be tasty and easy, but not necessarily healthy. A frozen meal may be easy and healthy, but not always...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Nov 18 - 3:29pm

Project 4031, a nonprofit that helps terminally ill adults get basic needs or fulfill a dream, appropriately has its offices in the peaceful setting of a 1900s home on the Near Southside.

A quaint house built in the early 1900s sits along May Street on the Near Southside. Unbeknownst to some, it serves not as a home, but as the office of nonprofit Project 4031. The office stands at two stories and approximately 1,500 square feet with all the elements any typical home would have...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 18 - 2:52pm

Florida’s Acqualina Resort & Spa offers busy executives a luxurious button-down experience, while upping the ante of family-friendly appeal.

Many successful businessmen and women with young children find themselves in a quandary when it comes to planning vacations. They often put in a lot of time at the office, and, while it affords them the ability to take opulent vacations, it also means they’re spending less time with their...

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