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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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UPDATE: Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Heating up: West Lancaster corridor projects moving forward

West Lancaster Avenue through downtown Fort Worth is heating up, with planners envisioning a lively mixed-use corridor that extends the central business district further south.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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UPDATE: Wilkie, longtime head of Sid Richardson Foundation, dies at 91

Valleau Wilkie Jr., who headed the Sid W. Richardson Foundation from 1973 to 2011, died Tuesday in Sunapee, N.H., at 91.

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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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