IT WAS A WONDERFUL YEAR FOR THE FWMBCC
Last year was an event-filled 12 months for the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce.
Here’s a look back at the year that was.
BUSINESSMAN DARRYL BREWER COMES ON BOARD AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR FWMBCC
TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER GEORGE P. BUSH DROPS BY CHAMBER OFFICE FOR A VISIT AND TO MAKE PLANS FOR A MAJOR NEW DEVELOPMENT IN FORT WORTH
27TH ANNUAL FILM AND MOVIE INSTITUTE FEATURED DALLAS-BASED ENTREPRENEUR REGINALD TITUS JR. AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Institute also showed a new documentary, “Natural Hair: the Movie” which was directed by Titus.
FWMBCC BOARD TREASURER APPOINTED TO DFW AIRPORT BOARD
TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS ADDED AT ANNUAL MEETING:
Valarie Washington, assistant city manager for the city of Fort Worth; and Kenneth Hampton, financial advisor for Edward Jones
NEW PATHS FORWARD CLASS STARTED
VISIT FORT WORTH AND FWMBCC HELD RECEPTION FOR PANHELLENIC COUNCIL
LONGTIME CHAMBER SUPPORTER LILLIE BIGGINS RETIRES AS LONGEST SERVING MEMBER ON DFW AIRPORT BOARD; SUCCEEDED BY FWMBCC BOARD MEMBER VERNON EVANS
MAGIC JOHNSON’S COMPANY, SodexoMAGIC, WINS $26 MILLION CONTRACT WITH THE FORT WORTH ISD
“SKILLED TRADES” TOPIC OF MLCC’S “CHAMBER DAY”
PREMIERE OF NEW FILM ON LEGENDARY COACH ROBERT HUGHES (DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY MIKE BYARS WHO PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR HUGHES AT FORT WORTH DUNBAR)
FORT WORTH “GIANTS” HONORED AT ANNUAL BRING MEETINGS HOME LUNCHEON, SPONSORED BY VISIT FORT WORTH AND FWMBCC
Honorees included Sarah Walker, Deborah Peoples, Judge Maryellen HIcks, Shirley Pace and Margaret Faust; the “Next Generation Award” presented to Albert Roberts; two posthumous awards went to two local Tuskegee Airmen heroes: Captain Claude R. Platte Jr., and 2nd Lt. Robert T. McDaniel
DR. PATRICE A. HARRIS, THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL 39TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Dr. Harris Is First African-American Female Elected to Head the AMA
FORMER FWMBCC EMPLOYEE BECOMES MAJOR SPONSOR
Trelaine Mapp, former economic development manager for the chamber and now owner of Source Group, donated $15,000 to the organization.
MAJOR ATTAWAY, STAR OF DISNEY’S “ALADDIN” ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO FORT WORTH; ADDED TO FWISD’s “WALL OF FAME” Legend, Opal Lee, also honored
ANNUAL BOARD/STAFF RETREAT FOCUSED ON AREAS “TO MAKE FOR A STRONGER FWMBCC”
THREE CHAMBERS FORMALIZE PARTNERSHIP
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sign a Memorandum of Understanding, Pledging Greater Cooperation Among the Groups