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Ice cancels flights, snarls traffic; snow in North Texas forecast

DALLAS (AP) — More wintry weather was expected across parts of North Texas through Wednesday.

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Einstein Bagels closing two Tarrant locations

Einstein Bagels is closing two Tarrant County locations, part of a series of 39 closings around the country, according to the company’s owners, JAB Holding Co.

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Berkshire Hathaway company acquires Fort Worth firm

M&M Manufacturing, a producer of sheet metal products for the air distribution and ventilation market based in Fort Worth, has been acquired by MiTek Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,

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Plans for Grand Prairie indoor ski resort, Hard Rock Hotel evaporate

Plans for a $215 million indoor ski resort and Hard Rock Hotel in Grand Prairie have been shelved. Sherman Thurston, a member of the development team, sent a

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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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New leader at Irving Chamber of Commerce

Beth Bowman, currently the chief development officer and interim vice president of economic development for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, is the choice for its new president and CEO.
Bowman will take over Aug. 15.
In May, Bowman celebrated nine years with the Irving Chamber, the fourth largest chamber in North Texas and the first Five-Star accredited Chamber in Texas. She replaces Chris Wallace who left in May to become the president of the Texas Association of Business.
Bowman joined the chamber in 2005 as director of membership services, and then led investor business relations as vice president and quickly became executive vice president.
In May, she stepped in as interim vice president of economic development to lead the Irving Economic Development Partnership, which works to relocate and expand existing businesses in the city.
Bowman earned the Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive designation – the highest level attainable by chamber leaders – and is a graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management. She is a member of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives and American Chamber of Commerce Executives. She received her bachelor’s degree in speech communication with a minor in business from Baylor University. Bowman is a graduate of Leadership North Texas and is currently in the class of 2014 for Leadership Texas.

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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