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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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Time to make more Do-Nuts in DFW

Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

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Hallmark Financial names new CEO

Hallmark Financial Services Inc., a publicly traded insurance holding company headquartered in Fort Worth, has appointed Naveen Anand as chief executive officer, the company said Aug. 14.
Anand takes over from Mark J. Morrison, who will remain with the company as senior executive vice president. Morrison joined Hallmark in 2004 and served as CEO since 2006.
Anand has more than 25 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry. He joins Hallmark from Torus Insurance Holdings Ltd., where he served since 2009 as U.S. chief executive and global chief operating officer. Prior to joining Torus, Anand worked for CNA Financial Corp., Chubb Corp. and St. Paul Insurance Co.
Mark E. Schwarz, executive chairman of Hallmark, said, “We are fortunate to have someone with Naveen’s skills, experience and record of accomplishment assuming the chief executive officer role at Hallmark. I am confident his leadership abilities will be a valuable addition to the Hallmark team and believe he will do a terrific job in furthering Hallmark’s continuing development into a larger and more valuable company.”
Hallmark Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, engages in the sale of property/casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals. Hallmark’s common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “HALL.”

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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