New and Renewing Members Update

Bold indicates NTC Major Investor

Welcome new NTC partners!

Dallas Wings
Guidepost Solutions
North Texas Community Foundation
Sharp Business Systems
Texas Wesleyan University

Thank you to the following for renewing your partnership with the North Texas Commission!

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
AT&T
Atmos Energy Corporation
Bank of America
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
City of Colleyville
City of Grapevine
City of Kaufman
Constellation
Cooksey Communications
Datamax
DFW Airport
Emirates
Four Seasons Resort and Club
Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Greenville Economic Development
Hyatt-Regency DFW
Reliant Energy
Slalom
Southern Methodist University
Sundance Square
Texas A&M University–Commerce
Texas Christian University
Texas Health Resources
The Beck Group
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
Town of Westlake
Turner Construction Company
Union Pacific Railroad
WGU Texas
Woodbine Development
For more information on becoming a partner of the North Texas Commission or questions about your current membership level, please contact Amber Zuckerman.

2017 Best Places to Work Member Honorees

This week, the Dallas Business Journal recognized the top 101 places to work in North Texas in their annual ranking of the best business to work for. From more than 500 applications, the DBJ narrowed their selections down to this list.

Of the 101 North Texas companies, six North Texas Commission members made it on the list. We’re excited to share this news with our members and supporters, and celebrate the success of our NTC members in their recognition.

Pegasus Logistics Group

Slalom

The Beck Group

Hyatt Regency DFW

Jacobs

JLL

Congratulations to these NTC members on building a better North Texas!

NTX Trends November & December Recap

JINGLE ALL THE WAY

The North Texas Commission has been moving and shaking throughout November and December. We kicked off our newest program, Leadership North Texas University, an emerging leaders summit for young professionals across the region. NTX Magazine became an award-winning publication, and the production of the next issue is underway with advertising slots filling up quickly. The region also celebrated some big wins with Ex-Im Bank passing in Congress and the thriving regional economy pushing us up the global ladder.

We hope all of you have a safe and relaxing holiday. Thank you to our members’ continued support. Stay up-to-date with all NTC programs and events on our blog – NTX TRENDS.

HOW WOULD THE NORTH TEXAS ECONOMY RANK AS A STATE OR COUNTRY?

We know North Texas is an economic force to be reckoned with, and our latest data compilations illustrate how powerful our economy has become. Learn how we stack up against other states and countries HERE. Or, check out our highly read article from the Dallas Business Journal HERE.

 

YOU DID IT! EX-IM BANK REAUTHORIZED

Your work has paid off. The Ex-Im Bank was reauthorized on Dec. 4 with a strong bipartisan vote in the House and Senate. American companies once again have crucial tools to compete overseas. Get more information on this approval HERE.

 

 

LNT U CELEBRATES INAUGURAL CLASS

Leadership North Texas University celebrated the program completion of its inaugural class. Nearly three dozen young professionals came together to develop leadership skills and learn about the inner-workings of our region. Meet the class and learn about their three-day LNT U journey HERE.

 

 

NTX MAGAZINE VOLUME 4 WINS AWARD

NTX Vol. 4 received an Award of Honor at the Dallas PRSA Awards. Thank you to EVP Marcy Sherman and VP of Comm. Kim Walton for all their hard work! Get the details HERE.

 

 

 

NTX MAGAZINE VOL. 6  AD SALES OPEN NOW

It seems like North Texas is the place to be, and with one person moving here every five minutes, it’s hard to argue with the masses. NTX Vol. 6 will showcase North Texas as a relocation hub for businesses and people alike. Take advantage of this opportunity and advertise in NTX HERE.

 

 

thank you

THANK YOU NEW & RENEWING NTC MEMBERS

for your support of the North Texas Commission. View the list of new and renewing members in November HERE December HERE.

 

 

 

Have Something to Add?

We’re here to support North Texas and our members. If there’s a story you would like to add to NTX Trends, please email Kim Walton at Kimberly@ntc-dfw.org.

Thank You NTC Members | December 2015

We greatly appreciate the support of our renewing members from the month of December.

Renewing members:

City of Denton

DFW International Airport

Pegasus Logistics Group

Thank you for your continued support!

LNT University Class 1 Kicks Off!

The inaugural class of LNT University kicked off December 2, with a rousing morning full of informative sessions about the growing region that is North Texas.

LNT University, the North Texas Commission’s newest program and a branch of the successful graduate-level, regional Leadership North Texas (LNT), targeting millennial age professionals from across the Metroplex. The first class of participants includes employees from DFW International Airport, The North Central Texas Council of Governments, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Huitt-Zollars among many others.

CVOqfJGUsAIaeN8

Kimberly Walton leads LNTU Class 1 in the Regional Map activity.

Wednesday morning began with an elevator pitch activity, lead by NTC Marketing Events Manager Britton Cunningham, where participants were able to meet each other. This was followed by a regional map activity led by NTC Vice President of Communications and LNT director, Kimberly Walton.

LNT University Class 1 members were then able to hear about the many assets of North Texas from NTC President and CEO, Mabrie Jackson. Texas State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter discussed the changing demographics of Texas as a whole, in addition to North Texas as a region.

Lastly, Honorable Vicki Truitt, former Texas State Representative, informed participants on the increasing issue of voter apathy, as this is a challenge that hits home with the LNT University demographic – less than 1% of millennials vote in local elections.

LNT University Class 1 members have two more days of leadership development, networking and regional exploration before their graduation on Friday afternoon – stay tuned to see what’s next for our latest batch of regional leaders!

Thank You NTC Members | November 2015

We greatly appreciate the support of our renewing members from the month of November.

Renewing members:

City of Allen

City of Coppell

City of Lancaster

City of North Richland Hills

Sewell Automotive

Texas Instruments Inc.

Town of Highland Park

Trinity River Authority of Texas

Weaver & Tidwell

Thank you for your continued support!

NTX Trends October Recap

WRAPPING UP & KICKING OFF AT THE NTC

The North Texas Commission ended the fiscal year with a bang celebrating 44 years of regional service with Mark Cuban at our Annual Members’ Luncheon, we welcomed our newest class of Leadship North Texas (LNT) and debuted the fifth volume of NTX Magazine. With the new year kicking off, we hit the ground running launching our newest leadership program for young professionals in the workplace, LNT Univeristy, opening advertising for the next issue of NTX Magazine and so much more.

Stay up-to-date with all NTC programs and events on our blog – NTX TRENDS.

EVENT RECAP | 44TH ANNUAL MEMBERS’ LUNCHEON WITH MARK CUBAN PRESENTED BY AUDI

We celebrated 44 years with keynote Mark Cuban where we discussed the power of innovation in business and North Texas as a haven for startups. Get the full recap HERE.

 

 

TEXAS CELEBRATES A BIG WEEK OF WINS ON CAPITOL HILL

Representing North Texas, Rep. Sam Johnson was appointed to a big post in the House, and Ex-Im Bank makes it through the house budget unscathed. Learn more about this week in Washington HERE.

 

 

 

WELCOME THE 2016 NORTH TEXAS COMMISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are kicking off the 2016 fiscal year with our newly appointed Executive Committee and Board including new Chairman Robert Hastings, of Bell Helicopter Textron. Get to know the board HERE.

 

 

NTX MAGAZINE VOLUME 5 RELEASED

NTX Vol. 5, North Texas: A Knowledge Destination, is on the shelves and features innovative programs across the region that drive the masses to our region for knowledge and training. Read our newest issue cover to cover HERE.

 

 

LNT U – EMERGING LEADERS SUMMIT FOR FAST-TRACK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Leadership North Texas University is a three day intensive leadership summit, aimed to prepare millenials with the knowledge they need on issues and assets our region holds as well as development of key leadership skills. Learn more about LNTU and register for the program HERE.

 

EVENT RECAP | TO THE POINT: ENERGY

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick joined us for the latest luncheon in our To The Point series presented by Fidelity Investments. Get the full recap on Commissioner Craddick’s discussion HERE.

 

 

 

NTX MAGAZINE VOL. 6  AD SALES OPEN NOW

It seems like North Texas is the place to be, and with one person moving here every five minutes, it’s hard to argue with the masses. NTX Vol. 6 will showcase North Texas as a relocation destination for businesses and people alike.Take advantage of this opportunity and advertise in NTX HERE.

 

 

WEBINAR RECAP | WHO CARES? THE DATA BEHIND VOTER APATHY

The NTC’s “Millennial-in-Residence,” Britton Cunningham, offers insights into the phenomenon of voter apathy in our latest Topic: North Texas webinar, presented by Verizon. Watch the full recording and view the slides HERE.

 

 

INTRODUCING THE CURRENT CLASS OF LEADERSHIP NORTH TEXAS

Leadership North Texas welcomes 32 leaders  from around the region to LNT Class 7! The class was selected and announced in July. Meet the newest class of regional stewards HERE.

 

 

 

thank you

THANK YOU NEW & RENEWING NTC MEMBERS

for your support of the North Texas Commission. View the list of new and renewing members in October HERE.

 

 

 

Have Something to Add?

We’re here to support North Texas and our members. If there’s a story you would like to add to NTX Trends, please email Kim Walton at Kimberly@ntc-dfw.org.

Thank You NTC Members | October 2015

We greatly appreciate the support of our new and renewing members from the month of October.

New Members:

Colliers International
City of Forney
WGU Texas

Renewing members:

City of Arlington
Cooksey Communications
DFW Airport Marriott
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
City of Grapevine
City of Haltom City
City of Highland Village
City of Irving
City of Keller
City of Lewisville
City of McKinney
City of Rowlett
Sawko & Burroughs, PC
Texas A&M University–Commerce
UT Southwestern Medical Center
City of Wylie

Thank you for your continued support!

North Texas Commission Appoints 2016 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The North Texas Commission announced the election and appointment of its new officers, Executive Committee and Directors to its Board. Robert Hastings, executive vice president for Bell Helicopter Textron will serve as the 2016 chairman of the North Texas Commission. Stephen Tolerico, chief marketing officer, Sewell Automotive Companies, will serve as vice chairman. Kevin Ward, general manager, Trinity Water Authority, will become secretary and Gray Mayes, director, government relations, Texas Instruments, moves into the immediate past chairman role. Dan Johnson, city manager, City of Richardson, will continue his role as treasurer, and Hal Thorne, OnePrime, will serve as general counsel.

Newly appointed to the North Texas Commission Executive Committee are: Mayor Doug Athas, City of Garland (Suburban); Cameron Curtis, Turner Construction Company (At-Large); Andrew Johnsen, BNSF Railway (Fort Worth); Mayor Maher Maso, City of Frisco (Suburban); Dr. Joe May, Dallas County Community College (Dallas); Scott Orr, Fidelity Investments (At-Large); and Michelle Riddell, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (Suburban).

The following directors will remain on the Executive Committee for 2016: Chris Felan, Atmos Energy (At-Large); Bob Pence, Freese and Nichols (At-Large); Holly Reed, AT&T (At-Large); David Tesmer, Texas Health Resources (At-Large).

Newly appointed board members are: Baker Ashiwaya, AECOM; Anne Glasscock, Kaufman Chamber of Commerce; Brad Gorrondona, Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.; Karen Green, Ebby Halliday Realtors; Jamee Jolly, Plano Chamber of Commerce; Rob Lewin, FlowServe Corp.; Mindy Manson, City of Wylie; Grace McDermott, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce; Benjamin Rand, Tarrant County College District; Chancellor Veronica Stidvent, WGU Texas; Cliff Wall, Huitt-Zollars; and Shelley Whiddon, Alliance Data.

Maura Gast, Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, joined as an Ex-Officio Board member.

To view all the great men and women that serve of the North Texas Commission Board of Directors, Click HERE.

Meet our Members: Kellie Fischer, Texas Rangers Baseball Club

Kellie Fischer

Kellie Fischer, Chief Financial Officer, Texas Rangers

The “boys of summer” are a year-round priority for Kellie Fischer, chief financial officer for the Texas Rangers. Take a moment to meet our Board Member and active community partner in this week’s Meet our Members.

(more…)