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

SUMMER SUN & TEXAS HEAT

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!

Mabrie Jackson Named Dallas Business Journal 2015 Women in Business Honoree

The Dallas Business Journal unveiled its list of the 2015 Women in Business honorees and NTC President & CEO Mabrie Jackson is listed among the 25 dynamic female business leaders. Mabrie is in good company with North Texas Commission Board Member Michelle Miller of Verizon, basketball legend Nancy Lieberman, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill and Mary Frances Burleson, President and CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies. Choosing this year’s honorees was anything but simple; a selection committee made up of previous winners sifted through more than 250 nominations looking at the overall impact each woman makes on the region’s business community. Read the Dallas Business Journal’s full article HERE, and view Mabrie’s full bio along with the list of all honorees below.

To celebrate the achieves of these women, the Dallas Business Journal is hosting a luncheon at the Irving Convention Center on August 25, 2015. Purchase tickets for the event HERE.

The Dallas Business Journal’s 2015 Women in Business Honorees

Suzy Bátiz, Founder and CEO, Poo~Pourri

Mary Frances Burleson, President and CEO, Ebby Halliday Companies

Delta Emerson, President, Global Shared Services, Ryan LLC

Ruth Farrar, Chief Administrative Officer and Partner, Sendero

Cathy Fraser, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Tenet Healthcare

Julie Hamrick, Founder and Chief Analyst, Ignite Sales Inc.

Laura Hill, Co-Owner of Downey Publishing and Mayor of Southlake

Susan Hoff, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Mabrie Jackson, President and CEO, North Texas Commission

Keri Kaiser, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Children’s Health System of Texas

Ashlee Kleinert, Owner/Managing Director of Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe and Co-Founder/Managing Director of Executives in Action

Nancy Lieberman, Founder and Chairwoman, Nancy Lieberman Charities

Laura MacNeil, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking

Beatriz “Betty” Manetta, CEO, Associar LLC and Argent Associates

Joyce Mazero, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Carol Meyer, Vice President, Merrill Lynch; The Meyer Fontana Group

Michelle R. Miller, Central Texas Region President, Verizon Wireless

Amy Power, President and CEO, The Power Group

Tracy Preston, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, The Neiman Marcus Group

Melissa Reiff, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Container Store

Deborah Ryan, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Rachel Sanchez, CEO, Prestige Maintenance USA

Elizabeth Solender, President, Solender/Hall Inc.

Tiffany Tippins, CEO, Impactful Wealth Solutions

Gauthami Vemula, Founder, Color Me Safe

North Texas Commission President & CEO Mabrie Jackson

2015_JACKSONMabrie Jackson joined the North Texas Commission as President and CEO in July 2010 and is the 40-year-old organization’s first female leader. Jackson comes to the NTC with a varied background that includes public service through a seat on the Plano City Council, roles with Fortune 500 companies and, most recently, serving as the interim President and CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Jackson’s background in the public sector includes serving on the Plano City Council in 2008 and 2009. After stepping down from the Plano City Council in 2009, Jackson ran for the Texas Legislature as the Republican primary and run-off election candidate for the Texas House District 66 seat. Jackson briefly served as interim president and CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Accompanying her civic and political background, Jackson brings an extensive history of corporate experience. She worked at Microsoft Corporation for 13 years incubating award-winning, revenue-producing relationships with international, national and local technology companies. Prior to Microsoft, Jackson spent 10 years in financial services marketing for EDS. She worked in virtually every aspect of public relations, including media relations, marketing collateral, advertisements, promotions and special events.

Jackson currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, a Governor’s Appointee to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, a member of the Energy Future Holdings Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, Prison Entrepreneur Program (PEP) Advisory Board, Texas Association of Business Board, Vision North Texas Management Committee, the North Central Texas Council of Governments Clean Air Steering Committee, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center Communications Committee.  She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Jackson previously served as President of the Collin County Child Protective Services Board, on the University of North Texas President Search Committee, on the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, H. Wayne Hendrick Scholarship Board, the Assistance Center of Collin County Board, and as a member of several National League of Cities and Texas Municipal League committees.

Jackson is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at SMU in Global Studies and is a graduate of Plano Senior High School and The University of Texas at Austin. While attending the university, she served as a legislative assistant in the Texas House of Representatives. Mabrie is married to Marshall Jackson, and they have two sons.

 

NTX Trends May Recap

The NTC Celebrates Throughout May

May in known for celebrating – graduations, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo & more – and the NTC didn’t miss a beat. With Class 6 of Leadership North Texas graduating, high-speed rail prospering in the state legislature and many others successes, the North Texas Commission swelled with pride during the region’s rainy season. Make sure to stay up-to-date with all NTC programs and events on our blog – NTX TRENDS.

 

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AD SPACE FILLING UP FAST IN NTX VOL. 5

Showcase your organization in the Knowledge Destination issue of NTX Magazine debuting this fall. Limited advertising space is available. Learn more HERE.

 

YOU DID IT: HIGH-SPEED RAIL MOVES FORWARD

Thank you to NTC members for rallying behind high-speed rail to make sure this project continued to develop. Read the full story HERE.

 

THE NTC’S 2014 ANNUAL REPORT HONORED

Thank you to Cooksey Communications for working with the NTC to create this outstanding piece of collateral that earned a Platinum Hermes Creative Award. See the award-winning report and learn more about the award HERE.

 

NORTH TEXAS UNIVERSITIES MAKE THE GRADE

It’s graduation season in North Texas, and our region’s universities have been recognized with honors. Read about the North Texas schools that are ranking nationwide and how that corresponds with regional job growth HERE.

 

CINCO DE MAYO & THE ROOTS OF THE MARGARITA

North Texas has rich a Mexican heritage and always celebrates Cinco de Mayo to the nth degree. Even the margarita machine, and arguably the margarita itself, were invented here. Learn more about the margarita’s roots HERE.

 

CONGRATULATIONS LNT CLASS 6 GRADS

Congratulate the regional leaders in this year’s Leadership North Texas class. Meet them HERE.

REMINDER: LNT CLASS 7 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 12. APPLY HERE

 

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NTX STARTUP REPORT – MAD SCIENTIST

This month’s NTX Startup Report requires inventive minds and technologies that redefine processes. Be sure to click through and learn about these emerging companies HERE. Interested in more? View the April and March editions.

 

WEBINAR RECAP: RETHINK PRISON

Our country has a prison problem, and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program is tackling the recidivism rate one inmate at a time. Learn more about PEP and the measurable impact they’re making in the Texas prison system HERE.

Don’t miss our next webinar on Air Quality and Ozone with the NCTCOG Tomorrow, June 10 at 10 a.m. Register HERE.

 

THANK YOU NEW & RENEWING NTC MEMBERS

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

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Limited Space Available in NTX Vol. 5

NTX 5 Temp Cover-07-horizontal-smallNorth Texans are smart. With more than 30 higher education institutions and six Nobel Laureates and state-of-the-art career tech academies, we foster a community of knowledge. And, because of that, North Texas is quickly becoming a Knowledge Destination with men and women from around the world flocking to our region to learn everything from how to fly a plane to how to put out fires.

NTX Magazine Vol. 5 will showcase our region as a Knowledge Destination with stories on how we educate doctors, how arts and culture foster learning, how the conventions and conference impact our economy and how the region’s community colleges are making a real impact on educating our workforce.

This issue of NTX Magazine will be available September 2015. Advertising space is filling up and sales close in the coming weeks. For more information, please contact Marcy Sherman at marcy@ntc-dfw.org or 972-621-0400.

Interested in NTX Magazine? Visit the NTX Magazine webpage HERE and view the previous four issues below.