Archive for the ‘Enterprise’ Category

Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet COO and Senior Operations Executive, Michael Dzura

Posted by Bill Chinn, CEO, The DEC

In this weekly column, CEO of The DEC Network, Bill Chinn, interviews a “celebrity mentor” that is currently participating in the organization’s Fast Start Mentoring Program. The program matches tenured business leaders who have handled crises before to small

Here’s How Companies Can Prioritize Employees’ Health and Wellness Post-Pandemic

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

For years, the stigma of mental health has made it a taboo subject in the workplace.

But in today’s pandemic-plagued world—coupled by a national outcry over racial injustice and inequalities—stress and anxiety have become a collective experience. In the Dallas …

Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of June 23

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

USMCA (Formerly NAFTA) Goes Into Effect As Pandemic Disrupts Supply Chains

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

On July 1, North American supply chains will begin operating under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

But, the launch of the renegotiated and modernized trade agreement is coming at a bad …

As Demand for HRAs Surges, Dallas-Based Take Command Health Grows its Team and Closes Fundraising

Posted by Alex Edwards

Take Command Health, the Dallas-based health reimbursement arrangement administrator, is ramping up its growth with some big moves.

On the heels of a successful funding round, Take Command announced that it’s adding ten new employees—in strategy, development, compliance, and sales—to …

A Safe Return to the Workplace: DFW Business Leaders Share Insights on ‘Reboarding’

Posted by Patricia Blasquez, Director, Economic Development, DRC

As Texas continues phased reopening, many businesses are faced with the challenge of safely resuming operations in the physical workspace.

The Dallas Regional Chamber hosted five sessions on a responsible return to the workplace as part of its Future of …

DI People: Match Group, Six Flags, CBRE, and More Make Executive Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations.

Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves …

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in June

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

In June, stories on funding, expansions, and the changing nature of the workplace dominated the Top 10.

From our top story on Toyota Motor North America making two executive changes to AT&T announcing its new enterprise-level home office connectivity plan,

City of Dallas, The DEC @ Redbird, 200 Business Orgs Partner to Launch Small Business Ecosystem

Posted by Alex Edwards

The City of Dallas, in collaboration with more than 200 business organizations, has formed a first-of-its-kind small business ecosystem that focuses specifically on small- and medium-sized women- and minority-owned businesses.

The new initiative—called Broaden Urban Investments to Leverage Dallas, or …

CallisonRTKL Collaborates With Patriot on PODS Isolation Units for COVID-19 Patients

Posted by Alex Edwards

Global architecture firm CallisonRTKL may have come up with a new way to treat people with COVID-19.

CallisonRTKL worked with facilities and infrastructure firm Patriot on a design-build project for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that uses PODS …

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation Vulnerability Index Uncovers COVID-19 Risk Factors in Dallas County

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Dallas-based Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation has developed a new Vulnerability Index to analyze what ZIP codes in Dallas County are most at risk for COVID-19 infection. 

County and city health officials are already using the tool to help …

GameStop CEO Sherman: Switching to E-commerce Helped Save Bottom Line

Posted by Dave Moore

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge to all businesses. Recently, GameStop CEO George E. Sherman discussed with Dallas Innovates how the pandemic pushed the company to switch from primarily brick-and-mortar to online, to adopt best practices in its operations,

Bottle Rocket’s Calvin Carter: ‘We estimate we are 10% more efficient working from wherever.’

Posted by Dave Moore

Bottle Rocket CEO & Founder Calvin Carter discussed with Dallas Innovates how the company is adapting to the future of work and business. Carter provides insights on the company’s new “work from wherever” model and how it’s maintaining a collaborative

Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of June 16

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

EVERY LAST WORD
‘This is how we are going to be able to say we changed the world.’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

We love folks who have a way with words. 

Here’s a roundup of quotes from North Texas innovators that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every …

The End of an Era at EY: Debra von Storch Says ‘Hello’ to Her Next Chapter

Posted by Quincy Preston

Debra von Storch has played many parts in the Dallas-Fort Worth entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem over nearly four decades at EY. As of today, it’s official: the longtime EY Partner and Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader has retired. Or

Todd Interests and East Quarter Give $1 Million Donation to Fund Harwood Park Construction

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas developer Shawn Todd, his company Todd Interests, and his partners at East Quarter are making a major investment in downtown’s fourth urban park.

Parks for Downtown Dallas, a nonprofit that aims to establish major downtown public parks, announced that …

Arcosa CEO Antonio Carrillo Shares Best Practices of Managing Essential Business Regulations, Safety During Pandemic

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

Early discrepancies between the United States and Mexico’s classification of essential businesses halted the movement of products, supplies, and business in North America.

Integrated supply chains were impeded as elected officials mandated business closings and shelter-in-place orders to prevent the …

‘Minutes, Not Months’: Texas‑based Hypergiant Partners With United States Air Force on Satellites That Update in Real Time

Posted by Quincy Preston

Texas-based Hypergiant Industries is launching a satellite that can update, collect, and share data in space—on the fly.

The company today announced the first node in a planned multi-satellite fleet called Chameleon Constellation, which was developed in partnership with the …

Work Shield Closes $4M Series A to Enhance its Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Tech

Posted by Alex Edwards

Work Shield, the Dallas-based startup behind technology for reporting, investigating, and resolving harassment and discrimination in the workplace, has closed on a $4.11 million Series A funding round.

The financing was led by Dallas-based Hoak & Co. in partnership with …