Martin Luther King, Jr.

DFW Events to Celebrate Black History Month

To honor Black History Month, there are several events around the DFW metroplex. Here are a few you can participate in this week through early March. African-American Heritage Month Exhibit at Tarrant County College - Southeast Campus The Southeast Campus displays a visual timeline of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., along with a visual display of African-American pioneers from the art community. Free to attend and open until February 28th. Learn more here . Black History Month Festival at Arlington Public Library - Southeast Branch Celebrate African-American history and culture in a variet
Texas Live

Texas Live Construction Opportunities

Texas Live The Texas Live Development Team in Partnership with RHCA is pleased to host a Construction Project Briefing for the Local MWBE Business Community. Monday, February 27, 2017 RSVP Required Upcoming Construction Projects Come Meet The Estimators, Project Managers and Decision Makers Texas Rangers Stadium Texas Live! Hotel and Entertainment Venue Manhattan Construction and Con-Real Upcoming Bid Opportunities Your invited to meet Rob Matwick, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Texas Rangers, The Manhattan Con-Real Joint Venture Team, Jonathan E. Collins, Preconstruct
WBENC

Important Alert from WBENC About 2017 "Scams" and Housing "Pirates" and "Poachers"

AN IMPORTANT ALERT FROM WBENC ABOUT 2017 "SCAMS" AND HOUSING "PIRATES" AND "POACHER S" With WBENC Summit and Salute and National Conference we wanted to share with our members a message from WBENC and to always use caution if something doesn't seem quite right. You may recall that in previous years WBENC has made you aware of unauthorized parties contacting attendees, sponsors and exhibitors about securing hotel rooms for our events. Please be advised to continue to be on guard for these "pirates" or "poachers" (meeting industry terminology) who might contact you with bogus discounts for hotel
CFJ Manufacturing

WBENC Women of Distinction: Sharon Evans

Our next WBENC Women of Distinction honoree is Sharon Evans, CEO of CFJ Manufacturing a mid-size American company. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, CFJ Manufacturing has evolved into a global provider of Total Employee Recognition Programs, Branded Merchandise, and uniforms. Sharon's pioneering spirit, along with the combined efforts of her global staff, has led to the creation of innovative programs and integrated technologies for her customer base. Sharon is currently the first WBE in the role of Chairperson for the Women's Busines Council - Southwest and CFJ Manufacturing has been a WBCS
Dallas Regional Chamber

ATHENA® Award

Athena Awards WBCS are excited to share a recognition opportunity brought to us by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Nominate a fellow WBCS member today! ATHENA® Award celebrates women who achieve excellence in their professions, serve the community in a meaningful way, and help other women reach their full potential. The ATHENA® Award, presented by Wells Fargo, is an international program that recognizes the accomplishments of local businesswomen in their professions and community. ATHENA criteria: Exemplifies excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business and profession Provides valuab
Parade of Stars Awards Gala

2017 Parade of Stars Award Winners

On February 2, 2017, we held our annual Parada of Stars Awards Gala in Frisco, Texas. The event kicked-off with a cocktail and networking hour, followed by dinner, a live auction, and awards. At the end of the night, guests enjoyed dancing at the after-party. Thank you to all of our sponsors who made the evening possible. Congratulations to all of our 2017 award winners! Corporate Champions AT&T BNSF Railway DFW Airport Ericsson Nokia Oncor PepsiCo Toyota Vistra Energy Corporate Volunteer of the Year - Pam Cline Glover with Southwest Airlines WBE Volunteer of the Year - Sou Lam with Ad-A-Staff
Northeast Tarrant

Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit

The 8th Annual Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit will take place on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. This event has become one of the largest transportation events in Texas and showcases a variety of speakers and panels discussing the future of transportation in Tarrant County, the state of Texas and the United States, as a whole. Featured presenters will discuss transportation innovations including autonomous vehicles, evolutions in the urban landscape and logistics of the future. The program’s keynote speaker, Kent Larson from MIT, will explore
CRC Group

WBENC Women of Distinction: Patricia Rodriguez Christian

Our second WBENC Women of Distinction honoree is Patricia Rodriguez Christian, President and CEO of CRC Group Inc. The firm's holdings are in the sectors of commercial real estate, retail, restaurant, professional services, and construction. CRC Group provides business, professional, and construction services to Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held enterprises. Patricia's expertise in strategic direction has been instrumental in developing strategic alliances in the areas of packaging, fulfillment, warehouse operations, business center, and mail-related services. As CEO, she has led
Diversity in Selling

Diversity in Selling Podcast

WBCS President, Debbie Hurst sat down with David Tyson of Diversity in Selling and talked about the Women's Business Council - Southwest and minority owned certification. "Women owned businesses comprise almost half of all small businesses in the nation and they grow at about twice the average growth of small business in America. We're an economic force, yet, we get about 5% of corporate and government purchasing opportunities. There in lies the disparity." Listen to the podcast here!