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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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Concussion founders end partnership

 

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

Allen Wallach and Andrew Yanez, founding partners of Fort Worth-based advertising agency Concussion LLP, have ended their 12-year partnership and will operate separate firms.
Effective immediately, Wallach will continue to manage Concussion’s business and Yanez will launch his new firm, PYTCHBLACK. The terms of their agreement remain confidential, and both said it is an amicable and mutually beneficial arrangement.


Wallach, CEO, and Yanez, chief creative officer, grew the original, two-partner shop to the largest agency in Fort Worth to a high of 65 staffers and $24 million in annual billings. Under their leadership, Concussion engaged high-profile, national brands such as Konami, Texas Motor Speedway, Dean Foods’ Borden Cremora Non-Dairy Creamer, Chesapeake Energy, Brinker International’s On The Border restaurants and Bell Helicopter.


Local charitable agencies and arts organizations the partners have worked with include Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc., the Child Study Center, Gill Children’s Services, the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, MusicArté, the American Heart Association, Lighthouse for the Blind, the Buckets and Boots Foundation and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
 

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