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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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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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