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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Calendar: AAF with Nikki Arnell

Wednesday 6/18
The American Advertising Federation of Fort Worth will host its June luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joe T. Garcia’s La Puertita located at 2201 N. Commerce St. in Fort Worth. Nikki Arnell from Arkansas State University's Graphic Design Department will be guest speaker. Arnell will show and discuss examples of successful guerrilla marketing in regards to how audience, strategy and placement are affected. She will also investigate return on investment as brand loyalty is built. For information go to www.aaffortworth.com.

Thursday 6/19
TCU Press will host a The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History book signing from 1-4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble located at 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd. in Fort Worth. Jacqueline Hogan Towery, her late husband Robert and Peter Barbour’s novel is a family memoir about brothers and golf legends Ben and Royal Hogan. The book contains never-before-seen family photographs and chronicles the rise of modern Fort Worth. Towery, the daughter of top amateur golfer Royal Hogan and niece of Ben Hogan, narrates the book. For information contact Rebecca Allen at 817-257-6872 or Rebecca.a.allen@tcu.edu or go to www.prs.tcu.edu.

Friday 6/20
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce will host a Leaders in Business Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Petroleum Club located at 777 Main St. in Fort Worth. Guest speaker is Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Corp. – Aeronautics. Carvalho will provide news on Lockheed including the impact of sequestration, Lockheed’s foreign customers and aerospace jobs available in Fort Worth. The cost to attend is $35 for upper tier members, $40 members and $70 nonmembers. For information contact Brenda Dyer at 817-338-3399 or bdyer@fortworthchamber.com or go to www.fortworthchamber.com.

Saturday 6/21
SCORE Fort Worth will host a Business Planning seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center located at 1150 South Freeway. StratPad Founder Alex Glassey will present how to create an effective business plan and cash flow projections. The cost to attend is $99 and includes a one-year subscription to StratPad. For information call 817-871-6002 or go to www.scorefortworth.org.

Wednesday 6/25
The American Institute for Architects Fort Worth will host a BIM panel discussion (Building Information Modeling) at 6 p.m. at the Center for Architecture located at 3425 W. Seventh St. in Fort Worth. A social gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program panel will include a group from small firms who have made the BIM transition and what it has meant. No reservations necessary, but a small donation at the door is requested. For information go to www.aiafw.org.

The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth will host a Transportation Infrastructure Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at Colonial Country Club located at 3735 Country Club Circle in Fort Worth. Speakers include Kenneth Barr of Barr Consulting and former mayor of Fort Worth, Robert Hinkle of NTE Mobility Partners, Mark Rauscher from the city of Fort Worth, and Brian Barth of the Texas Department of Transportation. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $30 nonmembers. For information contact Karen Vermaire Fox at 817-480-1060 or Karen@recouncilgfw.com.

Saturday 6/28
The YWCA will host a Family Community Services Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sycamore Community Center located at 2525 E. Rosedale St. Twenty vendors will showcase services available to assist residents in their daily lives in the Polytechnic and Eastwood communities. The event includes financial education classes, offered in Spanish and English, by YWCA banking partner and sponsor JPMorgan Chase. For information contact Charlene Hurst at 817-841-7936.

Monday 6/30
The YWCA will host a Financial Coaching Clinic at 6:30 p.m. at the historic YWCA located at 512 W. Fourth St. in downtown Fort Worth. Attendees will meet with a financial coach to review personal financial issues and learn about credit and debt management, budgeting and expense tracking and savings. To register contact Renee Griggs at 817-841-0867.
 

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