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A select group of Chamber members and guests were privileged to hear from AT&T M2M Foundry director Craig Lee this morning. Today's discussion ranged from failing quickly, to cultural change, to using a high-end 3D printer to build another 3D printer!  

Have you ever wondered where your checked bags ended up when they weren't awaiting you at your destination?  Very shortly you'll be able to use technology to know!

Great insights on the innovation, across a wide range of technologies, going on at AT&T!
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Excited to see that new construction in Dallas Midtown is on the way! Scott Beck of Beck Ventures serves on the Board of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and I serve on the Board of the 501(c)3 Midtown Park Foundation.
Developer Scott Beck has received approval Thursday from the Dallas City Plan Commission to move forward with his $4 billion catalyst project: Dallas Midtown. The project is expected to go before city council by the end of the summer.
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Need non-emergency medical care?  How about using an app on your phone to summon an old fashioned house call? No need to wait in a waiting room with other sick patients, or to grow frustrated by the long wait between patients. Interesting idea that seems to be catching on...
A host of health care apps are hitting the marketplace locally and nationwide as consumers seek mobile-driven, on-demand services that are convenient and less costly.
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It is fascinating how public policy is made, and the ways it impacts us - in this case the dietary habits of our schoolkids.  

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller weighs lifting ban on deep-fried foods in schools
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I find that I sometimes suffer from the comfort addiction the author mentions. Good counsel shared I the article - worth your time to read and take action!
Defeat procrastination right now, while reading this column.
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Crowd sourced medical diagnosis? What do you think of this idea? 
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2015 is off to a great start, rain-wise, but water will remain a critical component of our continued growth as a region.

Do you think we are doing enough water resource planning and infrastructure work for the decades ahead?
Seawater isn’t the whole answer to Texas’ future water needs, but it’s a big part, he says.
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A bit dated, this article features the keynote speaker from last week's 61st Annual Meeting of the North Dallas Chamber, and helps to offer additional context to some of what Stan generously shared with us. Great read!
An in-depth look at how one man built the nation's largest independent advertising agency on one principle: Creativity doesn't need a muse. It needs a drill sergeant.
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Great article about Chamber memberTexas Scottish Rite Hospital.
Bonds are formed through the hospital’s Legacy Scholarship Program, which helps with education and employment.
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Healthcare is a sizable portion of the DFW economy. It is great to see the continued success of so many great institutions.
Of more than 400 nonprofit health systems in the U.S., only one had a higher bond rating than Texas Health Resources and Children’s Health, according to Moody’s.
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Interesting the ways laws intersect with changes in technology. Should you own the programs that provide the operating framework for your vehicle? How does tweaking software differ from adding a turbocharger or boring out your engine to a greater size?
It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership.
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90 minutes by train between Dallas and Houston? I'm interested!

What about you? 
The Texas Central Railway is a private, for-profit enterprise that seeks no tax money, but some legislators in Austin are trying to kill it.
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North Dallas Chamber of Commerce president & CEO since 2011, 30 years as a commercial banking executive and manager prior to that.  I personally enjoy working with entrepreneurial businesses on matters related to their capital structure, banking relationships, marketing, accountability, corporate culture, and governance, and love the challenges afforded me as a chamber executive in working to leave a legacy of leadership on issues critical to our region's continued success - water, education, transportation all high on that list.

I served as board chair for The Concilio in 2011, and now serve on the board of the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation as well as on the Corporate Friends of the Library committee.  

Deanna and I are empty-nesters (not counting our two 75 pound boxers!), and we love to travel to Santa Fe and the Caribbean, and you will often find us riding together on our Co-Motion tandem bicycle at local bike events, and camping in our CampLite travel trailer.

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Married to my best friend for over 30 years, we are blessed with two amazing daughters and two (sometimes!) amazing boxer dogs - ask about any or all of these, and I can go on for hours...
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I have focused on enhancing entrepreneurial success throughout my career. Commercial banking, board roles, consulting, and now, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, have been my platforms for offering that help. I am a mentor, coach, consultant and connector, as well as your source for voiceover solutions. How may I help you?
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    President & CEO, 2011 - present
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Exclusive: Scott Beck gets city go-ahead for $4B Dallas Midtown 'catalys...
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Developer Scott Beck has received approval Thursday from the Dallas City Plan Commission to move forward with his $4 billion catalyst projec

Creativity Doesn't Need a Muse, It Needs a Drill Sergeant
www.inc.com

An in-depth look at how one man built the nation's largest independent advertising agency on one principle: Creativity doesn't need a muse.

The house call returns … with a millennial twist
www.dallasnews.com

A host of health care apps are hitting the marketplace locally and nationwide as consumers seek mobile-driven, on-demand services that are c

Texas Agriculture Chief: Don’t Mess With Our Deep-Fried Food - WSJ
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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller weighs lifting ban on deep-fried foods in schools

Google Tests Live Chat With Businesses From Search Results
techcrunch.com

Google is testing out a service that incorporates live chat with businesses right into search results, via a new link that shows whether a b

Where are the Water Projects that Are Asking For $5.5 Billion in State L...
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) had planned to distribute about $800 million in low interest loans for Texas water projects this ye

The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Spin Sucks
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In honor of Gini Dietrich's birthday, we thought it would be fun to have a Spin Sucks scavenger hunt. Find details and rules to win all sort

How to Make Small Talk with Strangers: My 21-Day Happiness Experiment
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One of the more unexpected changes I discovered upon becoming a parent is how much more you end up talking with strangers. This is in part b

Viewbox, a VR headset by Simon Josefsson — Kickstarter
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Simon Josefsson is raising funds for Viewbox, a VR headset on Kickstarter! A foldable "Virtual Reality" headset for smartphones up to 90x170

Café Momentum (Almost) Ready to Open. Announces New Pastry Chef. | SideDish
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I stopped by Café Momentum this afternoon to scope out the progress. The restaurant, located at 1510 Pacific Avenue, is coming along. Sure,

The Birthday Party Project
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Our Mission is to Bring Joy to Homeless Children Through the Magic of Birthdays.

The Five Best Business Books I've Read and Presented in 2014
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I’ve just sent my last business book synopsis handout for 2014 to our designer (she turns my Word documents into an attractive, much easier

Update: Former interim city manager Theresa O’Donnell to become Dallas’ ...
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Update: Theresa O\'Donnell will be the city\'s first chief resilient officer. She is proposed as the CRO in the city\'s application sent to

Roger Staubach scores again
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Heisman-winning quarterback and Super Bowl champ Roger Staubach has now been a real estate star for a lot longer than he played football

Staying Relevant for the Next Generation Consumer | McMillan Doolittle
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McMillanDoolittle is an internationally recognized retail consulting firm. Our partners have extensive expertise in all retail channels and

Cafe Momentum on The Rachael Ray Show | SideDish
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A couple Sundays ago, I attended Cafe Momentum's pop up brunch at Knife. When I walked in the door, I saw cameras everywhere. I gave Chad Ho

Ebola: Inside the first U.S. diagnosis
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The medical staff who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., tell the inside story to Scott Pelley

Creole breakfast was far too sweet, and the crawfish were tough/chewy and tasteless. Try something else.
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I'm a big fan! Great variety of delicious dishes, with lots of great sweets to choose from for dessert. My favorite? Breakfast panini (eggs over easy) add sliced jalapenos... yum!
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Huge dent on passenger side of Toyota Tundra doublecab after getting too close to the fence. I expected to see most evidence of dent eliminated. Instead - you cannot tell there was ever a dent at all! Some small scratches, yes, but NO DENT! Awesome work by Phil. Thank you so much!
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Yum! Yum! Yum! We try to visit Emporium Pies every time we are in Oak Cliff. They make delicious fare! I most recently enjoyed a buttermilk chess pie, while others lavished praise on their pumpkin, chocolate and pecan pie siblings. GO!
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