Category Archives: Business

Articles Business 07-30-14

New Storefront Helps Arlington Food Co-op Expand

What started as a hobby soon turned into a business for owners Krista and Micah Grant. After two years of operating from their garage, the Grant’s recently opened the Farm to Fork natural food co-op’s store at 2001 W. Mayfield Road. Farm to Fork began when the Grants saw the need to find healthier meat after watching a documentary depicting the meat industry. They started by finding a rancher who would deliver beef to their house if they met a minimum order. They asked friends to order with them in order to meet the requirement. After a few months, they Read more…

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Tax-Free Weekend a Huge Benefit for Arlington Residents and Businesses

In Texas, August not only brings scorching heat, but thanks to the Texas state government, it also means sizzling savings just in time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday, Aug 8 through Sunday, Aug 10, the Tax Free Weekend law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, thus saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The tax exemption also applies to layaways if the customer places the qualifying merchandise on layaway during the holiday or makes the final payment during the holiday. Customers can also use a rain check no Read more…

Articles Business 07-28-14

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Gets New Member

Partnership Supported by Pantego Town Council Provides Expanded Resources for Development and Retention of Local Businesses  Both the Pantego Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to officially join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The investment in becoming part of the Chamber’s President’s Advisory Council (PAG) will provide significant new resources. As an active member of the Arlington Chamber’s PAG investors, the PEDC will become fully integrated into the Chamber, while maintaining a unique identity. The Chamber will expand its marketing and communications tools to further elevate the Pantego business community and deliver unique services for Read more…

Articles Business Demilec 07-25-14

New Manufacturing Facility Gives Energy Efficiency a Boost

Standing in the only facility of its kind in the world, officials with Demilec USA joined Arlington city leaders and customers from across the country on Thursday to unveil its new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. “This plant is a testament to the investment we are making here today,” Demilec CEO Zain Mahmood said. “Long after some of us have moved on, this building will still be here.” Headquartered in Arlington, Demilec has been a pioneer in the spray foam industry for more than 25 years. The company develops numerous spray foam insulation products to meet the growing demand for energy efficient Read more…

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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…