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Two Fort Worth council members propose temporary single-family moratorium around TCU

The moratorium would apply to new permits for single-family homes around TCU, and give the city time to figure out what to do with a controversial proposed overlay in several neighborhoods around the university.

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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Fort Worth launching Stockyards design task force

The task force, to be chaired by the Fort Worth architect Eric Hahnfeld, would be responsible for confirming the boundaries of the city's planned Stockyards design district and reviewing the work of a consultant.

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Fort Worth council approves tax abatement for Sprouts grocery in Ridglea

The abatement would be to VCB Property, which also won an abatement to build a strip retail center.

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Look who's 40: GCG Marketing celebrates

ABack in the day, Weekly & Associates.  

.40 years later: GCG Marketing

 

On April Fool’s Day 1973, a new advertising agency named Weekly & Associates opened its doors in Fort Worth.

Today, that same agency, now renamed GCG Marketing, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Over the decades, the firm has earned multiple awards, survived countless fads and coped with rapidly-changing technology.

Asked the secret of GCG’s success, President Neil Foster cites staying power. “Times have

changed, but we found our business-to-business marketing niche early on and stuck with it.

That niche has been the constant that helped us weather the decades.”

The agency has changed over the years. The ‘80s brought a rebrand for the agency. Many companies were taking marketing in house at the time,

but management still saw a strong need for graphics and other services, leading to a name change: Graphic Concepts Group.

By the 2000s, the wheel had come back around. Clients started asking for – and receiving – a broader list of services. Graphic Concepts Group was, by all accounts, a full-service advertising agency, but people couldn’t tell by the name. So the agency morphed again, to its current moniker, GCG.

“Success is a matter of staying power,” said Foster. “You have to adapt accordingly. We’ve made it 40 years because we never stopped challenging ourselves – both creatively and in terms of what we can do for our clients.”

 

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