4 posts categorized "Women"


Fort Worth businesswomen set $100,000 fundraising goal for 2014 Stock Show auction

Women Steering Business, a second-year group and one of several raising money to buy livestock from youth exhibitors at the annual Fort Worth Stock Show, has set its goal for the 2014 show at $100,000. That would be more than double what the group raised for the 2013 show.

Here's the story in today's Star-Telegram.

And here's Star-Telegram video from Saturday's kickoff party:


Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram business news reporter

Twitter: @JScottNishimura


Frost Bank chief expects Yellen to get nod as next Fed chair

Dick Evans, the longtime CEO of San Antonio-based Cullen/Frost Bankers, told a Fort Worth audience that he thinks Janet Yellen will be tapped ahead of Larry Summers as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Evans, who spoke to at a luncheon for the bank's local customers, is more than a distant observer: He just finished a two-year term as a member of Federal Advisory Council to the Fed's board of governors and knows both Yellen and Summers, considered the two most likely candidates to succeed Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term expires Jan. 31. For the record, Summers is Evans' personal pick of the two, but both are highly qualified and likely to continue recent policies at the nation's central bank, he said. Yellen, currently No. 2 at the Fed, would become the first woman to lead the central bank.

Evans has headed what is the largest bank based in the state since 1997. It's the only one of the top 10 banks that didn't change hands during Texas' energy and real estate bust in the late 1980s, and is widely considered one of the best-run institutions in the state. He's not a fan of the federal Dodd-Frank legislation implemented in the wake of the financial crisis, saying it threatens even small banks with "mountains of red tape," but there is at least one regulatory step he'd like to see the feds take. That's a return to the separation of investment banking and commercial banking, a Depression-era firewall that was breached in 1998 when Congress repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. Bills are pending in Congress to do just that, but Evans said he doesn't expect one to pass.

-- Jim Fuquay


Women employees of GM plant to hold Arlington car show Saturday

Women employees of General Motors Arlington assembly plant will host their own car show Saturday to raise funds for cancer research.

The Heels N Wheels Car Show will be from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the GM plant at 2525 East Abram Street. Visitors can enter at Gate Six, the closest Abram Street entrance to Highway 360.

Attendance is free to the public. Last minute car, truck or motorcycle entries are welcome. Day-of-event vehicle registration fee for the car show is $30. Availability is limited and first-come, first-served. Prizes will be awarded in seven categories. There will be children’s activities.

Some new GM vehicles, including the Chevy Spark subcompact and Buick Verano compact cars, will be available for test drives.

GM spokeswoman Donna McLallen said the group, GM Arlington’s Women in Manufacturing, will donate all proceeds from the show to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer. For additional information contact McLallen at 972-849-8208.

-Bob Cox


Women For Hire expo on for Tuesday in Dallas

Tj Women For Hire's putting on a career expo and job fair Tuesday in Dallas. Here's our Q&A with founder Tory Johnson, published last week in the Star-Telegram.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram




(Photo: Tory Johnson)


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