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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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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-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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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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Volunteer Center hires new CEO

Tammy Richards, new CEO at Volunteer Center of North Texas

The Volunteer Center of North Texas announced Monday that Tammy Richards has been named CEO of the Dallas-based organization.
Richards replaces Julie Thomas is stepping down from her day-to-day responsibilities as CEO. However, she will continue to cultivate major gifts to VCNT., but will continue to work obtaining major gifts for the organization.


The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT), founded in 1971, recruits volunteers, including individuals, corporations and civic and faith-based groups, to serve nonprofits and their clients throughout the North Texas area. Though based in Dallas, the organization has an office in Fort Worth.


Before moving into the education and nonprofit sectors, Richards worked at Texas Instruments (TI) for more than 20 years, including serving as vice president of marketing for the Education Technology division.
Most recently, she was CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. Richards also has experience in nonprofit boards, including the Plano Independent School District, Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Richards is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
“We are thrilled to have Tammy join the Volunteer Center of North Texas and help us further advance our goal of connecting more volunteers with volunteer opportunities,” said VCNT Board Chairman Cheryl Alston.
 

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