Fire Meets Ice: Solo Stove Family of Brands Brings Portable Air Conditioning Into Its Outdoor Lineup

by | Aug 10, 2023

Solo Brands, with its hallmark commitment to consumer passion and community engagement, is adding IcyBreeze Cooling to its outdoor lifestyle product portfolio. The deal was finalized on July 1, as announced by Generational Equity, a Richardson-based mergers and acquisitions adviser for privately held businesses.

In a statement, Generational Equity’s Michael Goss said the deal is the realization of a “vision and plan” set out alongside Sweetwater-based IcyBreeze President John Brinkman in August 2022. ...

Grapevine’s Sera Systems Reports ‘Eight-Figure’ Series B Funding Round
by | May 25, 2023
Sera—a SaaS service for small-to-large size HVAC, plumbing, and other field service businesses—said it closed the oversubscribed funding round with a market cap three times the value the company had at the close of its Series A round in November 2021.
Omnicell Appoints New Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
by | May 19, 2023

Nchacha E. Etta has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Grapevine-based Omnicell Inc., a leader in transforming the pharmacy care delivery model, effective June 1....

Meow Wolf Adds 3 ‘Innovative Humanoids” to its Leadership Team
by | Jan 26, 2023

Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf, which is opening a new facility in Grapevine, announced it has appointed what one publication called three “innovative humanoids” to its leadership team....


Grapevine Names Acting Director of Economic Development

by | Nov 12, 2022

Garin Giacomarro has been named acting director of economic development by the city of Grapevine, replacing Larry Holt who has left to take an economic development position in Los Angeles.

Giacomarro describes himself as an economic development professional with a passion for growing relationships, exceeding expectations, improving processes, and building up his community....

Frisco-based Ever.Ag Adds Ex-General Mills Exec to Board of Directors 
by | Nov 9, 2022

Ever.Ag, a Frisco-based AgTech supply chain software and financial services company, announced that it has added former General Mills executive John Church as an independent member to its board of directors....

AllOY Emerges from Stealth to Bring EV, Autonomous Technology to Boating
by | Jul 19, 2022
Sensors and autonomous tech have made cars and trucks safer for years. Now Grapevine-based AllOY aims to do that for boats—by building its own line of electric-powered, autonomously enhanced boats complete with sensors and backup cameras.

“Sitting on the back of the boat with a glass of wine, it just became clear that those same things were going to have a radical impact on marine,” CEO Brandon Cotter told Dallas Innovates.
Grapevine’s BILT Is Testing Its 3D Instruction App With the U.S. Military
by | May 24, 2022
BILT has spent years helping consumers assemble BBQ grills, treadmills, and other products with its 3D interactive instructions app. Now—with millions in funding and contracts with the U.S. Air Force and Navy—it's hired a lobbying firm to help get the BILT app in the hands of America's armed services.

"They're hungry for innovation, and they're hungry for innovative ways to get around the traditional procurement process which usually blocks out small businesses," BILT's co-founder told Dallas Innovates.

Payroll Giant Opens Grapevine Office, Making North Texas Home to its Second Largest Operation

by | May 11, 2022
Paycom Software, an Oklahoma City-based payroll processing and human resources solutions firm, has opened a new operations center in Grapevine. Construction on the 150,000-square-foot, 14-acre campus began in 2019 with the aid of $5 million in Grapevine tax incentives. One thousand employees are expected to work there by end of 2022.
TravelSafely App Alerts Arlington Drivers to Potential Road Hazards
by | Dec 7, 2021
Arlington's Cooper Street Smart Mobility Corridor uses "connected vehicle-to-everything" technologies to alert drivers to traffic light changes, nearby pedestrians and cyclists, approaching fire trucks, and more.
Amazon Launches In-Garage Grocery Delivery, Expands Package Delivery in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Nov 12, 2020
Amazon's new contactless grocery delivery service is initially launching in only five cities, including Dallas. The service can be used in Richardson, Denton, Irving, and Grapevine, among other North Texas locations.


Prime members who are eligible can get a myQ smart garage door opener and also combine that with a Ring smart camera for peace of mind, Amazon says.
APS named Ice Robotics' high tech cleaner "Whiz." [Photo: Ice Robotics]
This DFW Commercial Cleaner Wants to Disrupt an Industry with Robotics, Green Clean, and Purpose
$25,000 to disinfect an office building? Toxic chemicals sprayed in a daycare? Thomas Holland, founder of APEX Property Services, has heard all the complaints about janitorial services. Now he intends to shake up the status quo. His company—a certified B Corp—is one of a limited number of preferred partners that can apply Allied BioScience's SurfaceWise2, the first antiviral surface coating approved by the EPA last week.

Waterlogic USA Selects Grapevine for North American Headquarters

by | Dec 9, 2019
The U.K.-based global manufacturer of drinking water dispensers and filters plans to consolidate its operations and establish new U.S. headquarters in Grapevine.
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Influx of New Residents Helps Hoist Dallas-Fort Worth Atop the Nation for New Apartments
by | Aug 28, 2019
With 22,196 new units expected to be built by the end of 2019, Dallas-Fort Worth blasts past Seattle and New York City for new apartment construction.
Cities Nail Down Prosperous Futures From Their Pasts with Historic Redevelopment
It's amazing what can happen to a community when old, ignored properties are given a new purpose and a new life by forward-thinking cities and developers.
DI People: GameStop, Solera Holdings, OutMatch, VAR Technology Finance Make Executive Moves
by | Jun 3, 2019
You’ll also find news from the American Council of Construction Education, Qwick, The Senior Source, and Jacobs in this roundup of leadership and executive moves by companies and organizations in North Texas.