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Texans Can Academy - Garland students visit Richland College Garland Campus for Manufacturing Day, a day dedicated to helping students learn about careers in manufacturing and engineering.

Richland College Garland Campus recently hosted nine Texans Can Academy - Garland students for Manufacturing Day, a day dedicated to helping students learn about careers in manufacturing and engineering.

The high school students were introduced to the different manufacturing programs, certifications and training available at the college. They listened to program professionals discuss different careers in the field, learned what it takes to get a degree and job in manufacturing and got hands-on experience with robotics.

Manufacturing programs at Richland College Garland Campus train future manufacturing professionals in the latest advanced technologies in a flexible, efficient and cost-effective program. The college offers hands-on training courses, such as certifications for learning how to drive a forklift, and teaches the importance of safety and awareness in the field.

With over 30% of the manufacturing workforce being female, Richland College Garland Campus encourages female candidates that are determined and interested in manufacturing to enter the program. The college hosts onsite job fairs for its students with interviews on the spot with Dallas and surrounding businesses. Graduates of the manufacturing program are immediately employable in a wide variety of industries as the college provides the necessary skills to ensure each student is ready to work in a manufacturing career.

Earlier in the school year, a group of 32 students from Texans Can Academy - Garland visited the main Richland College campus in Dallas to learn more about future career options. Students toured the campus, learned about different academic programs and visited with administrators and students to gauge their interest in college. Texans Can Academies’ main focus during any campus tour is the exposure for their students to learn more about what direction they may want to take after graduation.

Texans Can Academies upholds the mission to ensure students have all the skills and opportunities for a strong, sustainable career path and higher education. Texans Can Academies graduate thinkers and offer students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). For more information, please visit www.texanscan.org.

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The Fairmont Dallas welcomes Menelik Tefera as the General Manager of Pyramid Restaurant & Bar. Menelik will be responsible for overseeing the direction of the Pyramid Restaurant & Bar. He brings over 20 years of hospitality leadership experience to the position and joins the Fairmont Dallas from his most recent position as General Manager of Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse at the Hyatt Orlando. 

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar is located within Fairmont Dallas. The restaurant's contemporary decor is perfectly paired with exciting menus which draw inspiration from local farmers and purveyors. The menu infuses classic dishes with modern twists while highlighting the wide range and variety of products available in the state of Texas.

Elizabeth Nelson also joins Fairmont Dallas as the Senior Catering Sales Manager. Elizabeth comes to Fairmont Dallas from Harwood International where she was the Director of Catering & Event Management and brings nearly 15 years of catering experience.

 

Fairmont Dallas is ideally located in the heart of Downtown Dallas Arts District surrounded by many options for entertainment venues, arts, dining and shopping. The iconic luxury hotel features 545 guest rooms and suites, over 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Pyramid Restaurant & Bar, prestigious Fairmont Gold floors, 18th floor Gold Lounge, rooftop pool and fitness center.

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Fairmont Dallas' Pyramid Restaurant & Bar is offering a delicious, elegant New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31st to celebrate the end of the year and ring in 2020! 

Chef James Phillips is preparing two menus, the Chef’s Tasting Menu and Chef’s Grand Tasting Menu. The Chef’s Tasting Menu starts at 6:00 p.m. and is $55 per person featuring an amuse bouche, appetizer, choice of entree and choice of dessert.

The Chef’s Grand Tasting Menu starts at 8:30 p.m. for $125 per person. It features four different amuse bouches, choice of entree and choice of dessert.

The Pyramid Restaurant & Bar features exciting cuisine drawing its inspiration from Texas growers and regional purveyors for a truly memorable fine dining experience in the heart of Dallas' downtown Arts District. 

To make a reservation, please call Pyramid Restaurant & Bar at 214-720-5249. 

 

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The award-winning Coyote Ridge Golf Club course includes 18 holes of picturesque golf for a country club feel without the country club fee.

Avid Golfer Magazine recently named Coyote Ridge Golf Club as one of the top luxury golf courses in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In its “The Best of Public Golf 2019” issue, Avid Golfer awarded the Carrollton golf course with not one, but three top accolades: one of the best golf courses in the “Top Luxury Courses” category, third place in the “2019 Dallas/Fort Worth Rankings East” and the “Best Pro Shop, Hands Down” award. Avid Golfer is one of the premier sources for up-to-date golf and lifestyle news, course reviews and golf course deals across the area. 

The public course offers a country club feel without the exclusivity and fees, including 18 holes of picturesque golf, a 26,000-square-foot luxury clubhouse, restaurant and bar, state-of-the-art pro shop, two private dining and meeting rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 guests no matter the event. All dining and meeting rooms are available to the public, there are no membership fees. 

Featuring a brand new fleet of E-Z-Go golf carts, Coyote Ridge Golf Club is focused on its players and their needs as well as anyone that wants to tee off at the luxury course. Visitors are drawn to the club’s luxury amenities that include  the clubhouse that provides a nice pre- or post-game respite for golfers with locker rooms for men and women as well as televisions for watching favorite sports. The back patio with full service dining is one of the best kept secrets in patio dining with an amazing view in the area. 

The Coyote Ridge Pro Shop offers everything golfers could ever need with a massive inventory of top golf brand clothing, shoes, accessories and more. Shoppers are also able to find many exclusive brands and apparel options for the men and women non-golfers or “wanna be” golfers in their lives.

“We are truly honored for Coyote Ridge Golf Course to be named as one of the top luxury courses in Dallas and Fort Worth,” said John Viscontti, General Manager of Coyote Ridge Golf Club. “The Coyote Ridge team puts a lot of effort into ensuring the course maintains its luxury feel. Coyote Ridge is so much more than just a golf course and we invite the public to visit the clubhouse, get a bite to eat at the grill, join us for happy hour, check out the pro shop or tour the space for a wedding, meeting or event.” 

For dining pleasure in North Dallas, Grill 19 offers the finest in club cuisine to the public with breakfast, lunch and dinner options at reasonable prices. The grill features happy hour specials on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and all day Sundays with a large selection of signature cocktails, liquor, beer and wine. 

Coyote Ridge Golf Club also features spaces for weddings, meetings, tournaments and events in addition to golf. With the most space at the club, the Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests in a beautiful indoor setting. A waterfall feature and sweeping picturesque views provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings. Additional spaces for hosting events or other gatherings at Coyote Ridge Golf Club can accommodate 10 to 100 people depending on the group size. 

Sam Moon Group has been developing and making improvements to Coyote Ridge Golf Club since 2005. In addition to the club, Sam Moon Group boasts an extensive portfolio of retail and real estate projects including seven Sam Moon Trading Co. stores across Texas, a JW Marriott Dallas hotel, a Renaissance Dallas hotel in Plano, a Hyatt Regency hotel in Frisco, a Hyatt Place hotel in Fort Worth and a mixed-use development north of Houston.

For more information about Coyote Ridge Golf Club, please visit www.coyoteridgegolfclub.com.

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Celebrate the holidays with a Christmas staycation at Fairmont Dallas. The hotel is beautifully decorated for Christmas and is the perfect location to experience everything merry that both the luxury hotel and Downtown Dallas have to offer during Christmas. Room rates begin at $133.00 per room, per night. The Lobby Bar offers Happy Hour and signature drinks each day of the week.  You can also catch your favorite teams play on their big screens at the bar.  

See A Christmas Carol at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, The Nutcracker at Winspear Opera House, or one of the many Christmas shows at the Meyerson Symphony Center, all walking distance away from Fairmont Dallas. Visit Klyde Warren Park to take photos by its massive Christmas tree, play outdoor games and enjoy a meal from one of the food trucks. Enjoy a delicious Holiday Buffet lunch at the original Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas’ elegant restaurant, The Zodiac. On December 21, the little ones can have breakfast with Santa! 

Fairmont Dallas offers a convenient location and elevated stay while indulging in all of the holiday fun in downtown Dallas.

On Christmas Day, Fairmont Dallas offers two TXmas dining options at Pyramid Restaurant for a holiday feast wrapped in joy. A TXmas brunch buffet prepared by Chef James Phillips will bring the whole family home for the holidays. Wear your cowboy boots or hat to brunch on December 25th for a complimentary mimosa or a glass of champagne. Seating times are between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m and the cost is $69 for adults and $34.50 for children. Guests can make reservations by searching "TXmas" on Eventbrite or by calling 214-720-5249. A very merry TXmas dinner offers a PrixFixe holiday menu from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $59 for adults and $29 for children. Guests can make reservations by calling 214-720-5249.

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Texans Can Academies’ Executive Director of Human Resources, Judith Aguilar, was honored with a 2019 La Cima Latina Leadership award in the Young Professional Leader category.

The La Cima Latina Leadership Luncheon is organized by Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC). The awards recognize and honor Latinas who have made significant and positive contributions to the community while establishing themselves as leaders advocating for Hispanics across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Awards are given to local leaders in the following categories: Entrepreneur Leader, Corporate or Professional Services Leader, Government/Education Leader and Nonprofit Leader. Through the La Cima Latina Leadership awards, the CDHCC honors Latinas for their significant contributions and aims to empower them to continue making strides in their professional careers as both, corporate women and business owners.

Judith began her career with Texans Can Academies in 2008 as an Accounts Payable Clerk in the finance department. In 2013, she moved into the HR Department as the Staffing Specialist and is now currently the Executive Director of Human Resources. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Texas A&M Commerce and is on the path to completing her Master of Business Administration from Concordia University Texas in May of 2020. She holds certifications with Texas Association of School Business Officials and American Association of School Personnel Administrators in Human Capital Management.

The awards luncheon took place Friday, November 8 at Forty50 in Addison.

 

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Good news! Fairmont Dallas has extended their Turkey To Go order deadline to noon on Tuesday, November 26. Let Fairmont Dallas help provide you with a relaxed holiday by doing all the work for those who want to dine in or bring dinner home with them to enjoy with family and friends. Executive Chef James Phillips at the Fairmont Dallas prepares the complete gourmet Thanksgiving meals whether it is their Turkey To Go package or TxGiving Brunch or Dinner.

The Turkey To Go option allows people to bring home a ready-to-serve dinner. Turkey To Go is $265 for eight people and $140 for four people, and includes one entree, sides and two desserts. Orders must be made by Tuesday, November 26 at noon by calling 214-720-5330 or emailing lisa.moore2@fairmont.com. Pickups will be on Wednesday, November 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, November 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For those that purchase a Turkey To Go, they will receive a 15% discount off their Christmas brunch reservation at the Pyramid Restaurant. The hotel is also featuring a Thanksgiving market during the Turkey To Go pick-up times that will have Chef prepared sides and desserts ready to heat and eat available for purchase.

TxGiving Brunch at the Fairmont Dallas' International Ballroom featuring Thanksgiving foods with a Texas flair and locally-sourced ingredients. Seating times are at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. To make a reservation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/txgiving-fairmont-dallas-tickets-75932567353. Guests that wear cowboy boots or hat to brunch on November 28 will receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne.

A Thanksgiving Pre-Fixe Dinner will also be available in the Pyramid Restaurant from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner is $49 for adults and $24 for children. To make a reservation, call 214-720-5249 or email pyramid@fairmont.com. 

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Cooking a Thanksgiving meal can be stressful and overwhelming. Fairmont Dallas is helping to provide a relaxed holiday by doing all the work for those who want to dine in or bring dinner home with them to enjoy with family and friends. Executive Chef James Phillips at the Fairmont Dallas prepares the complete gourmet Thanksgiving meals whether it is their Turkey To Go package or TxGiving Brunch or Dinner.

The Turkey To Go option allows people to bring home a ready-to-serve dinner. Turkey To Go is $265 for eight people and $140 for four people, and includes one entree, sides and two desserts. Orders must be made by Saturday, November 23 at noon by calling 214-720-5330 or emailing lisa.moore2@fairmont.com. Pickups will be on Wednesday, November 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, November 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For those that purchase a Turkey To Go, they will receive a 15% discount off their Christmas brunch reservation at the Pyramid Restaurant. The hotel is also featuring a Thanksgiving market during the Turkey To Go pick-up times that will have Chef prepared sides and desserts ready to heat and eat available for purchase.

TxGiving Brunch at the Fairmont Dallas' International Ballroom featuring Thanksgiving foods with a Texas flair and locally-sourced ingredients. Seating times are at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. To make a reservation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/txgiving-fairmont-dallas-tickets-75932567353. Guests that wear cowboy boots or hat to brunch on November 28 will receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne.

A Thanksgiving Pre-Fixe Dinner will also be available in the Pyramid Restaurant from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner is $49 for adults and $24 for children. To make a reservation, call 214-720-5249 or email pyramid@fairmont.com. 

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Texans Can Academy - Dallas North is accepting donations for non-perishable food items now through November 19. Canned and boxed food donations can be dropped off at 9704 Skillman Street, Dallas, TX 75243.

In North Texas, nearly 300,000 children live in food-insecure households. Many of those households are represented by students at Texans Can Academy - Dallas North.

This week, you can help! Texans Can Academy - Dallas North is collecting non-perishable food items for students and their families in need over the Thanksgiving break. Make a donation of canned and boxed foods that can be used by families to make Thanksgiving meals, including canned fruits and vegetables, cranberry sauce, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, boxed stuffing, boxed macaroni and cheese, boxed rice, cake mix and more. 

Donations can be dropped off now through November 19th at the Texans Can Academy - Dallas North campus, located at 9704 Skillman Street, Dallas, TX 75243.
 
When you support Texans Can Academies, you are helping students to find the help they need in the short run—and the skills and education to take them farther in the long run.
 
For more information about the food drive, please contact Delia Venegas at 214-824-4226 or dvenegas@texanscan.org
 
For more information about Texans Can Academies, please visit www.texanscan.org.

 

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Topping Out is a DFW Metroplex annual networking event and awards program in the Architecture / Engineering / Construction (A/E/C) and allied fields that recognizes projects and people that have transformed the city. The 16th annual event will take place November 7, 2019 at The Statler in downtown Dallas. 

The mission of Topping Out is to celebrate outstanding built environments, while raising money for educational opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which foster the development of future leaders. The award program honors the project’s entire construction team by celebrating the building team’s ability to confront tough issues and work together toward a successful project completion, provides a unique networking opportunity with peers from all disciplines, and gives the opportunity to give back to education and the local A/E/C community with a tax-deductible contribution.

The event will feature a networking cocktail hour that will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Topping Out program at 6:45 p.m. A brief panel will be moderated during the awards program with the individuals that are being presented the Topping Out Visionary Award; which include the following:

  • Michael Bennett, Principal and CEO of Bennett Benner Partners

  • Jerry Merriman, President and Founder of Merriman Anderson/Architects

  • Dan Noble, President and CEO of HKS

  • Scott Ruch, CEO and Executive Managing Principal of Corgan

In addition to the Visionary Award, the Annual Networking and Awards Program recognizes the year’s top ten projects that positively impact the Dallas-Fort Worth community; M/WBE Community Impact Award winning project; and the A/E/C Favorite Award project as selected by peers at the event. New-build, additions, or renovation projects and projects within a 75-mile radius of either Dallas or Fort Worth that have a minimum of one team member with an office in the Dallas or Fort Worth locale and have not won a Topping Out Top 10 and Top Winning award in the past were eligible to be submitted.

Companies who sponsor Topping Out at the Presenting, Platinum, Gold or Silver Level will have a scholarship donated in their name to students enrolled in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Sponsorship pricing ranges from $1,200 to $15,000, and individual tickets are available at $350. Proceeds from Topping Out benefit the UTA Alumni Association for educational programs and scholarships. The Architecture Chapter of the UTA Alumni Association continues its commitment to the growth of Topping Out by overseeing the committee, providing administrative support and managing the Topping Out brand. 

If you have any questions or need more information, please visit toppingout@eventlinkintl.com or call 214-750-9236.