On Tap: Disney Institute, Ritz-Carlton Happy Hour & Net Worth

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details.


THURSDAY, JULY 20

DALLAS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS 2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION
InterContinental, Room Bel Air, 15201 Dallas Pkwy., in Dallas
4 – 10 p.m.

Connect with a community of business women who meet monthly to share stories, generate ideas, and form friendships.

Free for General Admission, $40 for VIP. 
Register and find more information here

ARTS & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: WHY BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE ARTS
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Drive, in Richardson
6 – 8 p.m.

Learn why businesses support the arts in a discussion moderated by Business Council for the Arts CEO Katherine Wagner.

Guest speakers include:

  • Jordan Shue, Private Sector Initiatives program manager at Americans for the Arts
  • Elena Bonifay, finance manager, The Dallas Weekly
  • Kevin Hurst, director of charitable giving, Neiman Marcus

 

BCA members can gain entry into an exclusive reception and discussion on “the relationship between businesses and the arts, their compliments, and trending topics on both local and national levels,” according to event organizers.

Free
Register and find more information here

PROJECTEDU; SEO IS A HOAX
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center,  311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas
9-11 a.m.

The DEC launches the second year of its startup crash course series aimed for beginner and intermediate entrepreneurs. The kickoff session is titled “SEO is a Hoax: Why Search Ranking isn’t the Priority of a Startup.” Classes will be taught by Brice McBeth of Reap Marketing.

Cost is $24 for one class, $60 for a three, or $150 for the entire series. 
Learn more information and see a full series schedule here

THE DOERS – GUT CHECK FT. BAYLOR BARBEE
HOWDO, 4827 Memphis St., in Dallas
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Baylor Barbee, a Dallas-based entrepreneur, author and triathlete, is the next doer. Join The Doers at HOWDO for a purposeful happy hour.

Baylor is an Amazon best-selling author and was named by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau as one of the Top 12 Most Influential African-Americans in Dallas.

Roots Juices owner Brent Rodgers will serve fresh pressed juices turned cocktails. 

Free.
Register and find more information here


FRIDAY, JULY 21

NETWORKING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave., #110, in Fort Worth
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

In addition to breakfast, this event will include the following:

  • The 5 Elements of Effective Networking
  • How to talk about the “Wow” of your business
  • Crafting the Perfect Pitch 
  • How to Stand Out
  • How to Successfully Navigate the Loan Application Process

 

Free.
Register and find more information here


SUNDAY, JULY 23

BLACK BUSINESS CLUB OF DALLAS: JULY BUSINESS, BRUNCH, & BELLINIS
Ten Eleven Grill, 1011 N. Corinth, in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Black Business Club of Dallas was created to introduce and support the black business marketplace in Dallas. Learn more about membership and discover new businesses.

July Event Business Partners:
Phenixx Marketing & Media, B&H Holding Co., Black Business Directory, Espy Sports Management, K Cheatham & Associates, MVP Vodka, Ten Eleven Grill, Honey Bees, Our Door To Yours

Tickets are $35.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


TUESDAY, JULY 25

LAST TUESDAY HAPPY HOUR AT RITZ-CARLTON
The Ritz-Carlton, The Rattlesnake Bar, 2121 McKinney Ave., in Dallas
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join the monthly Last Tuesday Happy Hour at Ritz-Carlton hosted by John & Carey Willding.

The dress code is business professional or business casual. We recommend valeting your car as parking is limited.

Free.
Register and find more information here


WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

1 MILLION CUPS
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas and Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave., Suite 110, in Fort Worth
9 – 10 a.m.

On Wednesday mornings, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to their communities. 1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. 

Free.
Register and find more information here.

NETWORKING FOR NET WORTH
NYLO Dallas South Side, 1325 South Lamar St., in Dallas
6 – 8 p.m.

‘Networking for Net worth’ is a sophisticated business event featuring DFW’s most successful business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. 

Each attendee should come prepared to share business cards and business knowledge. Business attire is highly recommended.

Free.
Register and find more information here


THURSDAY, JULY 27

DISNEY INSTITUTE
Texas Women’s University, Hubbard Hall, in Denton
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Disney Institute presents Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, a one-day business course that focuses on the keys to sustained business excellence leadership, culture, service, brand, and innovation.  

In this training, you will:

  • Understand the power of values and vision in leadership to obtain a thriving organization
  • Discover how customer loyalty can be established leading to sustained profitability
  • Gain insight into how culture is strengthened in the recruitment, selection and training processes
  • Recognize the systems and processes that can make exceptional customer service achievable for any organization
  • Examine how personal creativity and organizational processes could be integrated to create ongoing innovation within your organization

 

Tickets are $400.
Register and find more information here

EVERY HEART SISTER CIRCLE GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Coffee House Cafe, 6150 Frankford Rd., in Dallas
7 – 9:30 p.m.

Join us to build new friendships and grow personally and professionally. We will network, do activities, and more. 

Bring business cards.

Tickets are $10. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here

NETWORK AFTER WORK DALLAS AT EBERHARD
The Eberhard, 2107 North Henderson Ave., in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

Make great connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. 

Tickets are $15.
Purchase tickets and find more information here

SVP DALLAS DANA JUETT RESIDENCY HAPPY HOUR
Sambuca Uptown, 2120 McKinney Ave., in Dallas
5;30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Dana Juett Residency helps young professionals become philanthropic leaders. Created by SVP Dallas and the Sapphire Foundation, the program guides residents through nine months of hands-on learning and experience in philanthropy. 

Young professionals interested in joining the ’17-’18 Dana Juett Residency are encouraged to attend. This short meet-up is a chance to connect with the SVP Dallas network, learn more about the program, and meet program alumni. 

Free.
Register and find more information here


SNEAK PEEKS

FRIDAY, JULY 28 – SUNDAY, JULY 30

STARTUP WEEKEND: FITNESS
NoD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road, Suite 300, in Dallas
6:30 p.m. July 28 – 9 p.m. July 30

The 54-hour event challenges entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and software developers to create fitness-focused startup ideas and business plans all in one weekend. It could be a fitness coaching business or the next FitBit, according to the event website. Participants will have experienced entrepreneurs available as coaches. 

Tickets are $7.20-$50.
Learn more information here


SATURDAY, JULY 29 AND SATURDAY, AUG. 26

REUNION LAWN PARTY
Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd., in Dallas
6:30 – 10 p.m.

The event is free to the public and features live music, food trucks, and lawn games. On July 29, the Dallas Stars are taking over the lawn, and on Aug. 26, the Dallas Mavericks are taking over the lawn. 

Free
Find more information here


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

CREATIVE CAREERS SHOWCASE: SHANE CULP–HOMER LEARNING
1409 South Lamar St., in Dallas
6 – 8 p.m.

Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents.

With over 15 years in the game industry, Shane Culp’s professional experience includes working both in the U.S. and abroad. He’s developed casual games for LEGO, Adult Swim, Star Wars, Nokia and Verizon, among other Fortune 500 companies. Culp earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting at UNT while also studying computer science. 

Free.
Register and find more information here.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

BIG DESIGN CONFERENCE 2017
Crowne Plaza, 14315 Midway Road, in Addison
9:00 a.m. Thursday – Noon Saturday 

Keynote Speakers

  • Jared Spool, Founder of User Interface Engineering
  • Pamela Pavliscak, Founder of Change Sciences
  • Amy Cueva, Founder of Mad*Pow
  • Alan Cooper, Founder of Cooper Design

 

Brands Speaking

People will be speaking from IBM, Capital One, Intuit, AT&T, Microsoft, Cisco, ExxonMobil, 3M, Oracle, Shopify, Sabre, Bottle Rocket Apps, Universal Mind, Precocity, projekt202, MetLife, Verizon, Travelport, and more.

Workshops

  • Leading Creative Ideation (taught by a Cooper Instructor)
  • Essentials of Axure Prototyping
  • UX Field Research Toolkit 
  • Prototyping VR Environments 

 

Ticket prices vary depending on which workshops you attend.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES COHORT 11

Oct. 5 is the deadline for applications for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort 11 starting January 2018.

Apply and find more information here


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