In mid-April, FORTUNE magazine released their annual FORTUNE 500 list which included 24 North Texas-based companies. And those 24 companies helped The Lone Star State to tie with California for being home to the most FOURTUNE 500 companies in the nation at 57 each. Not bad.
So it’s no surprise that Chief Executive magazine just named Texas as the best state for business. How did they choose? They asked more than 600 CEOs across the country to rate states based on various criteria including taxation and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment. Here’s part of what they had to say:
“By contrast, Texas, the second-most populous state and the world s 12th largest economy, is where 70 percent of all new U.S. jobs have been created since 2008. Unsurprisingly, it scores high in all the areas CEOs value most. ‘You feel like state government understands the value of business and industry to create jobs and growth,’ observed one CEO.”
To read the full article from the May/June 2010 issue of Chief Executive magazine, visit chiefexecutive.net.
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Last week, the top Associates in each Ebby office for listings and sales for First Quarter 2010 were honored at a Breakfast of Champions celebration and networking event held at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend.
During breakfast, Ebby shared with the honorees one of her real estate secrets – the two saints every Realtor should know.
The first is St. Joseph – folklore states that burying a small statue of St. Joseph on a piece of real estate will help to find a buyer for that property. “And anyone who brings a buyer for a listing is certainly a friend of ours,” she said.
The second Saint she mentioned she called “The Patron Saint of the Working Girl,” otherwise known as St. John. To do the story justice, we’ll let Ebby take it from here:
Following breakfast, Associates moved to the Couture Salon for a special St. John fashion show hosted by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus Senior Vice President/Fashion Director and George Sharp, Executive Vice President of Design for St. John.
It’s unanimous – Sting’s performance Saturday night at the Winspear Opera House for the second act of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee’s Kickoff Concert Series was a once in a lifetime experience.
Of course now the focus has shifted to the third and final act on September 10 at Cowboys Stadium. The performer was supposed to be revealed before Sting took the stage, but contractual obligations put a delay on the announcement. The audience did receive a few clues though – it’s a Grammy Award winning artist who has sold more than 40 million albums and September 10 “will be a night unlike anything North Texas has ever seen.” The official announcement will be made in a few weeks, possibly by the performer. Anyone have any guesses?
Keep checking back here for more information about the final concert and how you can win tickets from Ebby!
In the meantime, check out the following reviews of Sting’s Saturday night performance:
Congratulations to the following individuals on winning our Sting Concert Ticket Giveaway for tomorrow night’s North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Kickoff Concert Series at the Winspear Opera House:
Jeff C. – Dallas
Teresa C. – Rowlett
Whit H. – Dallas
Carolyn M. – Plano
Elaine M. – Dallas
And thank you to all those who entered! Keep checking back for more exciting giveaways as we continue to make our 65th Anniversary Year a super year for you, too.
This Tuesday, May 25, Ebby will be honored by Phoenix House with its 2010 Public Service award at a luncheon at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The award is presented to an individual who has significantly contributed to the betterment of their community.
The largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility in the nation, each day Phoenix House treats more than 7,000 persons in over 150 residential and outpatient programs throughout ten states. In Dallas alone, Phoenix House prevention, education residential and outpatient programs reached 6,294 teenagers last year.
If you would like to attend next week’s luncheon, tickets are still available. To learn more, click here.
Jeanne Prejean reported on D Magazine’s FrontBurner today that only 75 tickets remain for this Saturday’s Sting concert at the Winspear Opera House. The rock icon will be the second act of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee’s Kickoff Concert Series presented by Frito Lay.
But don’t worry, there’s still time to win one of five pair of premium tickets, plus VIP access to the pre- and post-concert receptions, courtesy of Ebby Halliday.
Register daily through midnight tomorrow right here. Good luck!