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Between encouraging and hosting onsite vaccinations, determining return dates and flexible schedules, and implementing new safety protocols, business leaders face many decisions in ensuring a safe return of their employees. The hybrid work model will be the norm for some time. Beyond a safe return to the workplace, business leaders …
Year One of Pandemic: UPS Meets Logistical Challenges, Discusses Future of Supply Chain and E-Commerce
More than one year into the global pandemic, supply chains have achieved in a matter of months what would have taken years to accomplish. After delivering more than 27 million pounds of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 150 million COVID-19 test kits and biological samples globally, United Parcel Service (UPS) …
Capital Factory Embraces Virtual First and Shows the Power of Tech in Texas
Capital Factory, the most active early-stage investor in Texas, is proving the Texas tech trend is real. Last year, its Black in Tech Summit was the organization's first fully virtual event with record attendance and a $100,000 venture fund investment. The event returns this month in the same format.
Five Years Later: Reimagine Redbird Proving Southern Dallas Delivers
Five years after launching the redevelopment of Redbird Mall in Southern Dallas, owner and developer Peter Brodsky is proving his thesis—the demand for a vibrant mixed-use development south of Interstate 30 in Dallas is a sustainable investment that generates a profit.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Expects Economic Recovery To Accelerate as Texas Receives More Vaccines and Treatment Options
As more vaccines and treatment options make their way to Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott is optimistic about the state’s business and economic outlook. In a special address to the Dallas Regional Chamber, Gov. Abbott provided an update on vaccine distribution efforts and shared keys to sustaining the economic development successes …
Planning for Vaccine Distribution: DFW Airport, American Airlines Make Dallas-Fort Worth an Ideal Gateway
With COVID-19 vaccines moving toward regulatory approval, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is poised to serve as a key player in the “biggest product launch” in history. The Dallas region’s central location, transportation infrastructure, and connectivity make North Texas a desirable hub for a massive logistical effort.
Deep Ellum's 'Touchless Tower' Offers Next-Level Wellness and Safety
The Stack in Deep Ellum will offer a ‘frictionless path from your car to the office,’ developer Hines says. International developer Hines continues to expand its innovative offerings with The Stack Deep Ellum, the first Dallas-area office development with touchless access from parking garage to office space.
North Texas Companies Offer Five Keys to Keeping Employees Engaged While Working From Home
Studies show that companies with high employee engagement are 21 percent more profitable. Here's how Axxess, USAA, Hilti North America, and other companies in the region are improving employee engagement virtually.
Bridget Lopez Leads Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson's Dallas Office as Its First Hispanic Female Managing Partner
Bridget Lopez Leads Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson’s Dallas Office as Its First Hispanic Female Managing Partner Diversity and equality are not only the right thing to do, but it's the best business decision a company can make, the firm's managing partner says. The Dallas office of the nation's largest …
Dallas Region Sets Record Industrial Growth, Rises to No. 1 Industrial Market
Dallas Region Sets Record Industrial Growth, Rises to No. 1 Industrial Market Despite the economic issues COVID-19 has brought to the U.S., Dallas Region’s industrial market is on trend to close out 2020 as a record-breaking year for new industrial construction and leasing—there are no signs of slowing down.
McKinney Innovation Fund Draws Hundreds of New Jobs, 11 Tech HQs in Eight Months
McKinney Innovation Fund Draws Hundreds of New Jobs, 11 Tech HQs in Eight Months “We’re building an ecosystem and creating a space for startups to access funding, and helping them scale at the timeliest need for their company during the startup lifecycle,” Senior Vice President at McKinney EDC Danny Chavez …
A Safe Return to the Workplace: DFW Business Leaders Share Insights on 'Reboarding'
As Texas continues phased reopening, many businesses are faced with the challenge of safely resuming operations in the physical workspace. Regular communication, technology, and health screening will all come into play as the region continues reopening physical workspaces.
Dallas-Area Care Providers Learn to Think Outside the Box
C1 Innovation Lab is partnering with Dallas-area medical and nursing schools to help their students approach old challenges in new ways.
DFW Companies 'Sprint' to Solve Pain Points in Their Health Benefits
C1 Innovation Lab guides stakeholders from Dallas-area companies through immersive design sprints to find creative solutions for major challenges.
Dallas Millennial Club Shows Students Science's Fun Side at Celebrate STEM in the Park
Dallas Millennial Club Shows Students Science’s Fun Side at Celebrate STEM in the Park STEM in the Park was hosted by Millennials for STEM, a foundation by the Dallas Millennial Club. The event had different STEM zones like robotics or VR for parents and students from grades kindergarten to 12th …
Dallas Inventor Gives Gardening a Technology Makeover With Mini Smart Terrarium
Dallas Inventor Gives Gardening a Technology Makeover With Mini Smart Terrarium On the surface level, the patented OrchidBox allows people to garden anywhere, but inventor Nathan Hollis also wants to use the tech as an education tool to raise awareness about plant conservation...
Dallas-based Tech Enables People to Create Art Via Brainwaves
Dallas-based Tech Enables People to Create Art Via Brainwaves Braintone Art, which was founded in Dallas, allows anyone, with any ability, to create a piece of unique art using their minds. Using a mobile EEG headset and software from Dallas-based Braintone Art, people can create art using their brainwaves...
East Quarter Coworking Space Offers Room for Business Growth
The second Colab Workspace location will open up in an historic building on downtown Dallas’ east side with spaces for various business stages. Dallas’ freshly rebranded East Quarter will welcome a new coworking space on July 1...
Goodwill Dallas Named Recipient of Google.com $10 Million Investment
2 DFW Goodwill Industries Agencies Get Google Funds for Digital Skills Training as part of a national $10 million investment from Google.org. called Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.
Fort Worth's Reading with Barbers Creates a Space for Learning in Ordinary Places
Fort Worth’s Reading with Barbers Creates a Space for Learning in Ordinary Places Nine barbershops in areas with underperforming schools will provide patrons with a bookshelf of choices. Fort Worth ISD has teamed up with a handful of barbershops around east and southeast Fort Worth to encourage children ages 4 …
Nonprofit is Helping North Texas Kids 'Dream Outside the Box'
Nonprofit is Helping North Texas Kids ‘Dream Outside the Box’ The nonprofit started in 2009 and now has grown to 10 college chapters around the country helping kids in "dream desserts" realize their full potential. After coming to a harsh realization as a college student, Alvarado native Kam Phillips knew …
McKinney Teacher Creates First Texas Latino Comic Con
McKinney Teacher Creates First Texas Latino Comic Con The free July 29 event at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas will include local comic writers and artists, short film screenings, and of course, a Latino cosplay contest. Close up of "El Peso Hero," a comic series by Hector Rodriguez. The …