Thank You NTC Members | September 2015

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

Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

Colliers International

City of Euless

City of Mesquite

Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation

The Payton Group

Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy

City of Balch Springs

Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Hyatt-Regency DFW

City of Colleyville

Earth Day Dallas

Jones Lang LaSalle

Thank you for your continued support!

LNTU Opens Doors for Young Professionals

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The North Texas Commission has launched Leadership North Texas University, our newest program under successful parent Leadership North Texas.

Leadership North Texas University, or LNT U, targets young professionals in the workforce looking to learn more about North Texas as a region.

“Today’s young professionals are citizens of the region,” said Mabrie Jackson, president and CEO of the North Texas Commission. “They see all the opportunities North Texas has to offer, but it’s important that we ensure they are well-educated on the challenges as well. LNT U will give them that platform of regional leadership with the tools they need to succeed in the workforce or working world.”

LNT U is ideal for any young professional passionate about North Texas and looking to learn more about their region, whether they’re a DFW native or new to the area. The three-day program, held from December 2-4, 2015 at the American Airlines Training Center, will address topics such as the changing demographics and economy in North Texas, and issues we face as a region. There will also be opportunities for professional development, with a focus on etiquette and networking.

Parent program Leadership North Texas, currently in Class 7, now holds an impressive base of over 200 alumni from across the region, including state representatives, executives at Fortune 500 companies and other regional leaders now making a meaningful impact on North Texas.

More information on LNTU and program applications, due October 31st, can be found on the LNTU website here.

Recap | To The Point: Energy

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Photo2The North Texas Commission’s latest To The Point event featured Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, speaking on the oil and gas trade industry and how it effects North Texas.

Among other topics, Commissioner Craddick discussed the work of the railroad commission and the nearly 130,000 inspections of oil and gas wells each year. They work with drillers across the state to teach best practices for creating oil and gas wells.

Funding for Texas’ infamous rainy day fund comes from oil and gas taxes, and recently, this funding has been tapped into for water and irrigation projects. In the near future, over $6 billion of the rainy day fund will be used for transportation projects.

In addition, Craddick spoke on the recent legislation Governor Abbott signed calling for a new program with the University of Texas at Austin to create new stations across the state detecting earthquake activity.

Don’t miss our next event, To The Point: Open Carry. For more information, click here.

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Thank You NTC Members | August 2015

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

City of Kaufman

Schindler Elevator Corporation

City of Farmers Branch

City of Richardson

Tarrant County College

University of Texas Dallas

Carrington Coleman

City of Sachse

The Rios Group

Union Pacific Railroad

Creating and Managing Wealth, LLC

MillerCoors

Oncor

Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Thank you for your continued support!

Marcy Sherman Honored at ASAE Conference

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Last week at the American Society of Association Executives Annual Conference in Detroit, North Texas Commission Executive Vice President Marcy Sherman was honored as a Certified Association Executive (CAE). This esteemed designation is given to executives with more than five years of association leadership experience and who pass an arduous examination. Marcy was one of 150 honored at the conference for successfully completing her CAE requirements.

The CAE designation accompanies Marcy’s previous Certified Fund Raising Executive designation (CFRE). Marcy is one of only 26 non-profit executives worldwide with both a CAE and CFRE.

Please join us in congratulating Marcy in this incredible achievement!

NTX Trends July Recap

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July brought warm temperatures, booming real estate, Leadership North Texas Class 7 and a new WNBA team, “The Shock.” Here’s a recap of July and what’s coming through September at the NTC.

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

UPCOMING NTC EVENTS:

 

LEADERSHIP NORTH TEXAS CLASS 7 IS HERE

Welcome to the newest members of Leadership North Texas! Class 7 was selected and announced in July. Learn more about the newest class of regional stewards HERE.

 

 

 

WEBINAR RECAP: BUILD YOUR BRAND & EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

In order to compete in the current business environment, research shows that executives must have a strong brand. As one of only 20 Master Brand Strategists worldwide, Valerie shares Best Practices from real-world experiences. Watch the recap of our webinar HERE.

 

 

NTX HOUSING MARKET BOOMS

North Texas ranked #5 on the list of hottest real estate markets in the U.S. Learn more about the housing boom in NTX HERE.

 

 

 

WEBINAR RECAP: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social entrepreneurs take ideas, either new or existing, and come up with innovative, creative ways leverage them to make an impact on social issues. Watch the recap of our webinar with Social Impact Architects’ Suzanne Smith HERE.

Catch up on all of our webinars HERE.

 

SHIPS IN THE SKIES: PLANES CARRY CARGO TO AND FROM NTX

There are 13 airports throughout North Texas that keep our region’s reputation as a business-friendly, logistics and manufacturing hub soaring above other U.S. metro areas. Read more about our local airports HERE.

 

 

THE SHOCK MOVES TO NORTH TEXAS

North Texas will gain a WNBA team in the 2016 season when Tulsa’s “The Shock” makes Arlington their new home. Read more about the move HERE.

 

 

 

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THANK YOU NEW & RENEWING NTC MEMBERS

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

 

 

 

 

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2015 Transportation and Water Summit

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Did you know that the current U.S. interstate highway system was designed in the 1950s? Back then, the population of North Texas was close to 885,000. Today, North Texas has grown to over 6.8 million people, the fourth largest region in the U.S. The needs and issues we had in the 1950s and the needs and issues we have today are very different, which is why the North Texas Commission is proud to sponsor the City of Irving’s 2015 Transportation and Water Summit, taking place August 18-19 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

While recently North Texas received lots of rain, there are times when water levels are low and temperatures are high. This precious natural resource can be scarce at times, and planning to ensure that North Texas has enough safe, clean water is just one of the topics to be discussed at the Transportation and Water Summit.

This summit, also sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation, will open the floor for discussion, allow for collaboration and sharing of information among local organizations and governments, and showcase new ideas and technologies to help meet the needs of an evolving North Texas.

Anyone who would like to attend is welcome, and registration information can be found HERE.

Thank You NTC Members | July 2015

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

Bear Transportation Services

Berger Engineering

Cedar Hill Economic Development

Citadel Partners

City of Lake Worth

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Ebby Halliday

Gorrondona and Associates, Inc.

Paragon Relocation

Rangers Baseball, LLC

Slalom

Southern Methodist University

Tarrant Regional Water District

Verizon

Thank you for your continued support!

NTX Trends June Recap

SUMMERTIME & THE NTC

The North Texas Commission kicked off summer with honors and announcements including our President & CEO being named one of the Dallas Business Journal Women in Business honorees and announcing that Mark Cuban will keynote our 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon in September. Make sure to stay up-to-date with all NTC programs and events on our blog – NTX TRENDS.

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MABRIE JACKSON NAMED DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL 2015 WOMEN IN BUSINESS HONOREE

Congratulations to NTC President & CEO Mabrie Jackson for her selection as one of the 25 Women in Business honorees this year. Learn more about Mabrie and see the full list of honorees HERE.

 

 

stairsWEBINAR RECAP: 7 STEPS TO THE LINKEDIN PROFILE YOU DESERVE

LinkedIn is the calling card of the professional world, and your profile speaks volumes about you and your company. Follow this simple 7-Step guide including the full video recap, a handy worksheet and the slides to reference HERE.

 

 

citiesFAMILY FRIENDLY NORTH TEXAS | 5 CITIES RANK IN THE TOP 20

North Texas dominated the Best category in WalletHub’s 2015 list of “Best & Worst Cities for Families” with 5 in the top 20. Find out if your city made the list HERE.

 

 

 

ozoneWEBINAR RECAP: OZONE IN NORTH TEXAS & OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

Our Federal ozone regulations continue to get tougher, leaders from the business community will be essential to the meeting the EPA’s standards. Learn dozens of ways your organization can get involved and lower operating costs HERE.

Don’t miss our next webinar on Social Entrepreneurship with the Suzanne Smith of Social Impact Architects on Wednesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. Register HERE.

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GIVE YOUR INPUT FOR THE DALLAS FED’S TEXAS BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEYS

Be part of a process that helps gauge regional business activity and informs monetary policy making. If you are an executive in a Texas-based manufacturing or service-sector firm, the Dallas Fed invites you to participate HERE.

 

 

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KAAM’S PLAYMAKERS TALK SHOW SITS DOWN WITH NTC PRESIDENT & CEO MABRIE JACKSON

PlayMakers Talk Show host Steve Klein joined Mabrie at the microphone to discuss the growth of North Texas and the North Texas Commission. Listen to her segment HERE.

 

 

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THANK YOU NEW & RENEWING NTC MEMBERS

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

 

 

 

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Thank You NTC Members | June 2015

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

Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Constellation
Town of Trophy Club
City of Haslet
City of Murphy
Fluor Corporation
Breitling Energy
Energy Future Holdings
Town of Westlake
Town of Addison
American Airlines
University of Texas at Arlington

Thank you for your continued support!