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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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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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The Third Annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition

 

 

Gail Bennison
Special to the Business Press
 
The Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition focuses on for-profit enterprises that impact society in meaningful ways. Plans must demonstrate a societal or environmental need to be filled, as well as the profitability of the business. Thirty student teams from 30 universities pitch ideas for 30 ventures that change the world. The competition will be set up much like the TV show Shark Tank. Students will pitch what they think is the new idea, and investors will ask them tough, real world questions. The panels of judges are made up of entrepreneurs, investors, marketing and financial experts, venture capitalists, attorneys, accountants, and other business leaders.
The 2012 winners were:  
• First Place, $15,000
College: University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship
Business Plan: UNlimiters, an online retailer for products and services for people with disabilities
• Second Place, $10,000
College: University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business
Business Plan: Bright Sanitation, a cost-effective sanitation solution for India’s urban slums
• Third Place, $5,000
College: University of Arizona, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
Business Plan: Onward Packs, a backpack retailer with a portion of the proceeds used to purchase academic and sports equipment for in-need schools
• Fourth Place, $2,500
College: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico)
Business Plan: AgriDeliCo, a company that builds jobs in Mexico by matching cactus farming to consumer demands in Japan
• Honorable Mention
College: Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
Business Plan: Fundraid, online ad management platform that enables consumers to collect donation money as they purchase products
 
Universities participating in the 2013 Richards Barrentine Values and Venture Business Plan Competition are:

 

U.S. Universities

Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.

George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

Regis University, Denver, Colo.

Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

The University of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

University of Houston, Houston, Texas

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.

Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio

 

International Universities

J.J. Strossmayer University Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico

Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland


 

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