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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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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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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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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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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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