Category Archives: Business

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Arlington to Host Largest Asian Business Expo in Southwest

Register today for the August 15 Asian Business Expo being held at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. Connect with some of the country’s best and brightest Asian American entrepreneurs and key decision-makers from Fortune powerhouses,  the federal, state and local governments, and large non-profit organizations. Exchange highly-sought contract and contact information, and form lucrative teaming partnerships that lead to real opportunities. Verizon and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company are this year’s EXPO Title Sponsors.  Emma Stevens from Lockheed Martin and Jesse Crawford of Verizon are serving as Co-Chairs of the EXPO.  The EXPO’s Signature Sponsor is Wells Fargo. The Asian Read more…

Articles Business 07-18-14

Arlington is Getting a Brazilian Steakhouse

Arlington will experience the Brazilian steakhouse craze when Chamas do Brazil opens on July 21 at 4606 S. Cooper St. Brazilian steakhouses are known for their all-you-can-eat style, tableside waiters, with a meat-heavy menu at one fixed price. Chamas do Brazil features a wide variety of meats such as beef, pork, lamb and chicken slowly cooked and specially grilled to preserve its juices and flavors. It will also include a unique salad bar with over 50 different choices of vegetables, traditional side dishes, seafood, imported cheeses, and 150 domestic and traditional wines. At the table guest will be served fried Read more…

Articles Business 07-17-14

New Hospital to Have Significant Impact on Region

Arlington is getting a new hospital just off Interstate 20 near The Parks at Arlington. Construction on the $16 million Texas Rehabilitation Hospital is currently underway, and is expected to be completed next June. The 48,000-square-foot, 40-bed hospital will be dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of an acute injury or illness. This state-of-the-art facility will offer specialized treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury or similar medical conditions. “The Texas Rehabilitation Hospital is a great addition to the overall medical healthcare industry that Read more…

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Asian American Business Expo Set for August 15

Charting the Course…Expanding Business Horizons is this year’s theme for the Asian Business Expo in Arlington, the largest in the Southwest Region. This one-day event is Friday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. The goal of the expo is to bring together Asian American suppliers, government agencies and major corporations under one roof for the purpose of doing business together. Some of the highlights include: Opportunities to connect with several corporate and private sector exhibitors “A View from the Top Summit” panel discussion featuring top executives from Fortune 500 companies One-on-One business Read more…

New Arlington Business Helps You Get Fit

Motivation is the key to achieving, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the newly opened Fit Body Boot Camp in Arlington is committed to providing this to its clients. Each workout takes place in a group setting led by a certified personal trainer. This makes the atmosphere more fun and supportive, while maximizing fat loss and muscle gain—all at the same time. Each workout can be personalized to specific people in order to get the best results. Fit Body Boot Camp was brought to Arlington by Army veteran Josh Galbreath, who is very committed to helping people achieve and maintain Read more…

Park Place to Open Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Arlington

Dallas-based Park Place Dealerships is expanding its presence in Tarrant County. During Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony, the company introduced plans to build a two-story, 91,000 square foot Mercedes-Benz dealership in Arlington. It will be located at Interstate 20 and Beltway Place on a 16-acre site. The dealership, Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, is a multi-million dollar project that will feature a showroom that can accommodate up to 16 new vehicles, 35 service bays and 10-make ready bays. The anticipated opening is summer 2015. “Mercedes-Benz has one of the most exciting product lines in its history and there is a strong demand for the Read more…

Arlington Business Report: GM Foundation Gives Grants to Five Charities

Regena Taylor is grateful for every bit of food that is donated to the Fort Worth food bank she operates with her husband. But without money to pay the electricity bill, it’s sometimes difficult to keep giant refrigerators running that store perishable items. “We’re feeding 450 families a day. It’s a mission,” said Taylor, the executive director of the Community Food Bank on Galvez Street in east Fort Worth. “But we struggle with operating costs.” So Taylor wiped away joyful tears this week when her non-profit was chosen as one of five local organizations to benefit from a General Motors Read more…

Williams Sonoma Bringing Regional Distribution Center to Arlington

One of the leading retailers offering specialty home furnishings and gourmet cookware is bringing its new regional distribution center to Arlington. Williams Sonoma Direct, Inc. — parent company to all Pottery Barn lines, West Elm, Rejuvenation and Williams Sonoma — is putting its 821,502 sq. ft facility at the newly developed Arlington Commerce Center, 4900 Sherry Street near Interstate 20 and State Highway 360. When complete, the company will have invested approximately $15-$20 million in furniture, fixtures and equipment, and hired approximately 300-400 employees. Employment is planned to grow to 500-600 employees within 18-24 months. A new incentives package approved by Read more…

Arlington Business Report: Gov. Perry Touts GM Plant as Place Where ‘Dreams Are Made’

The slick black 2015 Cadillac Escalade that Gov. Rick Perry screeched across the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant floor was a far cry from the vintage Pontiac Chieftain that the plant first rolled out in 1954. But present and the past converged on Tuesday as Perry joined local, state and congressional leaders in celebrating the facility’s six decade history in the community and the launch of several all-new, full-size SUV’s manufactured there. “Dreams get made in this place,” Perry told plant employees, including several long-time workers who marked 50 years of service. “And it’s not just the dreams that roll Read more…

L-3 Communications Moving to Arlington

One of the leading companies in the aircraft simulation and training industry is expanding its current operations in Arlington. Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link), a division of L-3 Communications has initiated a project in Arlington that will bring about 150 new jobs to the city. New incentives approved by the Arlington City Council on April 8 will enable L-3 to renovate existing facilities at 2115 E. Randol Mill Road and 2200 Arlington Downs, and to construct a new facility at 2215 E. Randol Mill Road. The total incentive will be worth anywhere from $310,00 to $600,000 (over the 10-year period), ultimately depending upon the Read more…