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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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Pier 1 hires new marketing director from Penney's

 

Eric Hunter has been named as executive vice president of marketing at Pier 1 Imports Inc. as executive vice president-marketing, with responsibility for the Fort Worth-based retailer’s brand image and integrated marketing efforts.


Hunter brings more than 15 years of diverse marketing experience. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of marketing and acting chief marketing officer for JCPenney Co. Previously, he served as chief marketing officer and group president for Kellwood Co., an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners Inc. that designs, manufactures and markets a collection of premier fashion brands. Prior to Kellwood, Hunter worked with PMK/HBH/Momentum Worldwide, the promotional marketing arm of Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup, and Creative Artists Agency.


“As we look to the future and continue the development of our omni-channel business, '1 Pier 1,’ strategizing and effectively implementing the breadth and complexity of marketing activities is vital for our success,” said Alex Smith, Pier 1 Imports’ president and chief executive officer. “Eric’s broad marketing experience in retail makes him well-equipped to take on this pivotal leadership position.” - Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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