Steve Fluckiger, Partner with Jones Day and Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Life Science Council shares his personal connection with innovation.
Tell us what innovation means to you in the comments below or click here to access our micro-site and enter for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase on December 2, 2011 at the Irving Convention Center.
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John Antos, President of Value Creation Group, Inc. and active angel investor explains the importance of innovation as it relates to the business ecosystem.
What Does Innovation Mean to You? Tell us your definition in the comments below or click here to access our micro-site and enter for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase on December 2, 2011 at the Irving Convention Center.
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The Momentum Dallas Awards recognize companies, organizations or projects that have created positive economic momentum in the Dallas region. This premiere business event is expected to draw an audience of 600 key regional and national corporate executives, economic development partners and legislative leaders.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 RECIPIENTS:
Corporate Headquarters Location:
Corporate Facility Location:
TriQuint Semiconductor – Texas
Perot Museum of Nature & Science and
North Oak Cliff Commercial & Neighborhood Revitalization -
(Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce)
North Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization (RCIC)
Qantas Airways LTD and
Texas Instruments – RFAB
The award recipients will be honored during a luncheon at The Fairmont Dallas on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Citi and Holmes Murphy & Associates sponsor this year’s awards luncheon. This year’s keynote is by Nicole G. Small, CEO of the Museum of Nature & Science and Forrest E.Hoglund, Chairman, Museum of Nature & Science Expansion Capital Campaign. The Museum of Nature & Science is a 2011 Community Catalyst award recipient.
To read the full press release announcing the 2011 recipients, click here. To learn more about the Dallas Regional Momentum Awards, visit www.dallaschamber.org/events or contact Erica Flores at (214) 712-1921.
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By Lanet Greenhaw, Director of Education
Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases this year’s accountability ratings for Texas public schools. It’s important to understand what you’ll see and what you may hear. We urge you to look deep into the actual student academic performance before determining whether your school or district’s performance has gone up or down.
It is important to know that the passing standard for each rating category increases a minimum of five percentage points each year. So, to earn the same rating as the previous year, five percent more students must pass in each category. (For example, schools must move from 50 percent passing to 55 percent passing in math to earn an Acceptable rating). That’s real academic progress that is rarely recognized and celebrated, unless one takes the time to thoroughly examine individual scores by subject, by grade and by sub-population. Continue reading
The Dallas Regional Chamber will accept applications for the 2011 Momentum Awards from June 20 – August 12. The Momentum Awards celebrate companies that have made a positive impact on the economy through job growth, location and expansion activities as well as those companies and organizations contributing to the vitality of the Dallas region. Honorees will be announced during the Chamber’s annual Momentum Awards reception on October 12 at the Fairmont Dallas. Citi and Holmes Murphy serve as the presented sponsors.
Award categories include:
- Local Employment Growth (2)
- Corporate Location (2)
- Community Catalyst
- Innovation Catalyst
- Education Catalyst
- Global Catalyst
Companies and organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by an outside individual or entity. Membership in the Dallas Regional Chamber is not required to apply. Applications may be downloaded from www.dallaschamber.org/Awards.
Previous recipients include: HMS, Inc, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, PegasusAblon Properties for the Design District, The Real Estate Council for the Park, Frisco Square Development for Frisco Square, Texas Instruments, Tang Wind Energy Group, and Fossil, Inc.
For more information or to receive an application, please contact Erica Flores at (214) 712-1921, email@example.com or visit the Dallas Regional Chamber website www.dallaschamber.org.
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By Lanet Greenhaw, Director of Education
Influencing public policy and key education legislation is a strategic goal of the Dallas Regional Chamber. It is so important that DRC education and public policy staffers are gathering monthly in Austin at the Texas Capitol with representatives of the Metro 8 Chambers to learn and share.
Briefings in Austin this week included the status of HB 400, Texas School Finance, the next biennium’s Texas budget, the importance of early childhood education, and public and higher education budget woes. Visits to the Texas House and Senate Galleries were followed by discussions with key Legislators. Continue reading
The best practices visits are almost complete, but the engagement level continues to rise. While our delegation visited Houston, our group of 13 was pleased to hear from multiple organizations and school administration that are actively raising the bar on education.
Joining our discussion were Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, Dallas ISD Board Trustees Bruce Perot, Mike Morath, Edwin Flores and Bernadette Nutall. Continue reading
The Texas Scholar initiative focuses students on education and career planning during middle and high school and prepares them for the transition to life after high school. Beginning with the 9th grade class, to receive recognition as a Texas Scholar, students will be required to:
• Graduate from high school having completed the Recommended High School Program, and
• Complete at least two courses while in high school eligible for college credit.
“The Texas Scholars program works to motivate students to excel and aim beyond minimum standards. By doing so, this unique program prepares our high school students – not just for college, but for life. All Texans benefit when our students can meet the challenges of rigorous coursework and are provided a strong foundation to compete in tomorrow’s competitive global workforce.” -Governor Rick Perry
This year’s Texas Scholar program will take place the last two weeks of October (18-29th). The Dallas Independent School District and the Dallas Regional Chamber have been working diligently to make sure no 8th grader goes without hearing this presentation. If you or your business would be interested in touching the lives of young students, please contact Christie Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an experience you will never forget.
Now is your chance to experience a day in the life of a principal! Join the Dallas Independent School District and the Dallas Regional Chamber to partner our principals and business professionals. This is an excellent experience for both parties and has become an extremely popular partnership.
What is Principal For A Day (PFAD)?
* Increasing your awareness and understanding of the strengths and concerns of the Dallas ISD schools
* Learning the importance and work that goes into providing a quality public education for ALL students
* Forming ongoing partnerships between individuals, businesses and the Dallas ISD
What Happens on October 5th?
PFAD takes places on Tuesday, October 5th. On the day of the visit, the PFAD gets to spend time with the principal, faculty, and students, sharing ideas and learning about the school’s day-to-day operatins. The PFAD might teach a class, meet with the student council, attend student performances, read to students, address a class assembly, or participate in other activites of choice. At the end of the day, the PFAD will have the opportunity to meet with the Superintendent to discuss their experiences, potential commitments, and plans for the future involvement with the host schools.
Interested in this experience? Please see below for sign-up information
Principal for a Day 2010 Invite