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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Time to make more Do-Nuts in DFW

Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

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Fort Worth company buys Austin software firm

 

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

Fort Worth-based ECi Software Solutions has acquired the assets of Red Cheetah Software LP of Austin for an undisclosed price, the company announced June 5.
The ECi family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For more than 30 years, the privately-held IT company has served the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. The company has offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the Netherlands.
ECi’s acquisition of Red Cheetah will allow both companies to better serve the needs of dealers in the office products and adjacent industries. Red Cheetah’s products and services will become part of ECi’s office supplies portfolio.
“Red Cheetah, in name, products and employees, represents the same mission as ECi: to support the entrepreneurial spirit of independent dealers by providing the best industry-specific solutions to manage their businesses and keep them competitive,” said Ron Books, president and chief executive officer of ECi. “We are very proud that the Red Cheetah organization has joined the family. This acquisition demonstrates our focus and commitment to the office supplies industry and the dealers. We will work together to ensure they are well served and continue to prosper.”
 

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