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Quinn Norwood, luncheon chair Elsa Norwood, DSOL President Mari Epperson, Presentation Ball Chair Lori Routh.

The debutantes for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s 32nd Annual Presentation Ball attended an elegant Mother/Daughter Luncheon in the newly renovated 19th Floor Ballroom of the Adolphus Hotel on February 16. It was part of the final weekend of events leading up to the Ball which included bow rehearsals, Just for Gents Party, a Pre-Ball Party hosted by the Honor Guard and a farewell breakfast. The luncheon was planned by Elsa Norwood who has chaired the event for numerous years and sponsored by Watters, a leader in the bridal design industry. Vatana Watters founded the company 30 years ago and remains at the head of the design team. Her daughter, Sydney Watters Dunbar, was a debutante in 2015 and works with her at Watters. 

 

Photos by Deborah Brown

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The two day Antique Elegance Show will be held on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 at the Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road in Addison. Admission is $6 per person and includes full access both days to all the events at the Antique Elegance Show. Hours on Saturday, February 17th are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Box lunches will be available for purchase. 

The much talked about and anticipated annual Vintage Fashion Show at the Antique Elegance Show will be presented on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. The Vintage Fashion Show will highlight fashions and accessories, giving a glimpse into the elegant past and the art of dressing. Many of those items will be available to purchase from the vintage clothing dealers at the show. New this year is a vintage fashion contest to be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Antique Elegance Show has antiques, collectibles and treasures. Shoppers will fill their heart’s desire at the Antique Elegance show which continues its 26 year run presenting quality vintage and wonderful antiques. The show is held annually for vintage enthusiasts from all over the world to get together to celebrate style and antiques at this exceptional show.

Musician Matt Tolentino, a dedicated specialist of the sounds of the 1920s and early 1930s, will perform on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

A silent auction has been added this year and will close at 2 p.m. on Sunday. All proceeds will benefit Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

 

Schedule

Sat. Feb 17 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Musician Matt Tolentino

Sat. Feb 17 - 1:00 p.m. Vintage Fashion Show

Sun. Feb 18 - 1:00 p.m. Vintage Fashion Contest – wear your best! Compete for prizes!

Sun. Feb 18 – 2 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

 


There will be many favorite antique dealers returning, but there will be many new dealers offering everything from antique jewelry and vintage clothing to fine furniture. The dealers offer a unique and wide variety of high quality items including: vintage textiles, clothing and accessories, hats, purses, estate jewelry, furniture, glassware, art pottery, fine silver, toys, dolls, photographs, sheet music, post cards, buttons, handmade lace, advertising, books, quilts, tablecloths and fine linens, European art and antiques, and more. For more information: www.dallasantiqueelegance.com

 

Dealers include:

 

Chris Enebo Antique Jewelry

Heritage Antiques

Joann & John & Hathcock

Carolyn’s Antiques & Collectibles

Carolyn & Ray Swan

Treasures from Yesterday

Sandy & Doug Westrup

Treasures of the Ages

Patricia Kyle

A Window in Time

Debra Tuttle

The Elegant Lady

Sarah Nutter

Two Kats

Kathy Doll

Skip 2 My Lou

Janet Waldrop

Lakeside Antiques

Judith & Richard Fakkel

All Things Christmas

Rosie Knies

Cassandra & Suzanne

Cassandra Van Wahlde

Spencer House Antiques

Kim Tennison

Michael Sharp

Paper Heroes

Paul & Virginia Henderson

My Kitschy Closet

Pat Gill

Stearnsy Bears

Charles & Vicky Stearns

Simply Good Finds

Sally Lancaster

John Allen Fine Books

Creations Unlimited

Betty Brown

Marian M. Dietzmann

Country Art Gallery

Blanche Dillon

Nash’s Stash of Trinkets & Treasures

Patricia & Robert Nash

Al Krause

Tenny Roche Vintage

Vintage sewing tools

 

For more information:

 

www.dallasantiqueelegance.com

 

 

Aileen Brady is the producer of the Vintage Fashion Show and the Antique Elegance Show.

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Veritex Community Bank’s “Future Women In Business” Summer Internship Program, now beginning our 12th summer, is a community outreach program that is an extension of our Lakewood-area Women In Business (LWIB), Park Cities/North Dallas Women In Business (PC/ND WIB) and Plano WIB programs for female business owners and executives. The Summer Internship Program partners young women from these respective areas who are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in colleges across the U.S. with female business owners and executives that are active members in our communities or of one of these WIB organizations.

 As a selected intern in this program, young women will have the opportunity to spend the summer in a paid internship (usually paid hourly), where she will:

*Learn industry-specific skills pertaining to her internship position
*Experience the art of multi-tasking and balancing career, family, philanthropy, etc.
*Be mentored by a seasoned female business owner/executive

Here is how the program works:

*Interns submit their resumes to Darlene Ellison DEADLINE IS MARCH 12th
*WIB mentors from community submit internship opportunities/job descriptions DEADLINE IS MARCH 9th
*Program Coordinator (Darlene Ellison, SVP, Veritex Bank) compiles the information and provides interns with a listing of ALL internship opportunities (by March 16th)
*Interns select all the potential placements where they would like their resume submitted
*All WIB mentors providing internships will contact the interns directly to schedule interview (most will be via phone, Skype or Face Time since most students are attending college out of the area (late March)
*Interns selected by April 13th and notified
*A “Kick Off” reception for interns, their parents and their WIB sponsor will be held in June 2018

If you are interested in providing a part-time PAID internship OR know a female business owner or professional that is interested, please contact:

Darlene Ellison

Community Development Executive

(214) 269-2122 office dellison@veritexbank.com

 

Thank you for your consideration of our Women in Business Program!

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Chamber Chairman Darlene Ellison with MaryBeth Shapiro, Chairman’s Award winner, and Pete Sessions.

MaryBeth Shapiro was honored with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce 2018 Pete Sessions Chairman’s Award at a luncheon on January 24 at the Lakewood Country Club. 

The award is given annually to an individual for their significant contributions to the Chamber through their professional experience, community engagement, and leadership. It was presented by Congressman Pete Sessions, who also presented MaryBeth with a flag that had been flown over the Capitol building in her honor.   

MaryBeth works tirelessly behind the scenes and has been on the Chamber board in several capacities for many years. She is hardworking, positive, and energetic. She exemplifies what every Chamber Board member should strive for. 

As a founder of Live Local East Dallas, MaryBeth was instrumental in merging the organization with the Chamber. Encouraging the community to live, shop and eat locally remains an important objective of the chamber to support local businesses. 

“Years ago while attending the opening of Mockingbird Station, Ken Hughes the developer said one of the things he most enjoyed while working on that project was discovering a well-kept secret called East Dallas,” MaryBeth said in accepting the award. “It is no secret to us that East Dallas is a very special community and one I have been proud to live and work in for over 30 years.”   

She thanked Congressman Sessions, her husband and daughters for attending. Her Republic Title family was there in force and she recognized them for their years of support both professionally and through their generous donations to the Chamber. Many neighborhood friends and chamber board friends were also in attendance.     

MaryBeth recently retired as Senior Vice President with Republic Title of Texas, Inc. with over 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. She worked on the escrow side of the title industry closing complex commercial transactions and most recently served as the director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications departments. In this role, she was responsible for managing all of Republic Title’s public relations and marketing communications efforts including establishing the company’s overall marketing strategy, media relations, corporate communications, implementing the marketing for all offices, corporate event planning, and effectuating its regional marketing strategy. 

She is involved with Commercial Real Estate Women, The Real Estate Council, Aberg Center for Literacy, and Dallas Police Department Community Coalition. 

MaryBeth is married with two grown daughters Alexandra and Laura. Husband Gordon is an attorney at Jackson Walker. Alexandra a MBS candidate at SMU and Laura an attorney at Haynes & Boone. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, golf, traveling and reading. 

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Aileen Brady is the producer of the Vintage Fashion Show and the Antique Elegance Show.

The much talked about and anticipated annual Vintage Fashion Show at the Antique Elegance Show will be presented on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road in Addison.

The Vintage Fashion Show will highlight fashions and accessories, giving a glimpse into the elegant past and the art of dressing. Many of those items will be available to purchase from the vintage clothing dealers at the show.

The event is part of the two day Antique Elegance Show held on February 17 and 18 at the Addison Conference Centre. Admission is $6 per person and includes full access both days to all the events at the Antique Elegance Show.

The Antique Elegance Show has antiques, collectibles and treasures.
Shoppers will fill their heart’s desire at the Antique Elegance show which continues its 26 year run presenting quality vintage and wonderful antiques. The show is held twice a year for vintage enthusiasts from all over the world to get together to celebrate style and antiques at this exceptional show.

There will be many favorite antique dealers returning, but there will be many new dealers offering everything from antique jewelry and vintage clothing to fine furniture. The dealers offer a unique and wide variety of high quality items including: vintage textiles, clothing and accessories, hats, purses, estate jewelry, furniture, glassware, art pottery, fine silver, toys, dolls, photographs, sheet music, post cards, buttons, handmade lace, advertising, books, quilts, tablecloths and fine linens, European art and antiques, and more. For more information: www.dallasantiqueelegance.com

Dealers include:

Chris Enebo Antique Jewelry
Heritage Antiques
Joann & John & Hathcock
Carolyn’s Antiques & Collectibles
Carolyn & Ray Swan
Treasures from Yesterday
Sandy & Doug Westrup
Treasures of the Ages
Patricia Kyle
A Window in Time
Debra Tuttle
The Elegant Lady
Sarah Nutter
Two Kats
Kathy Doll
Skip 2 My Lou
Janet Waldrop
Lakeside Antiques
Judith & Richard Fakkel
All Things Christmas
Rosie Knies
Cassandra & Suzanne
Cassandra Van Wahlde
Spencer House Antiques
Kim Tennison
Michael Sharp
Paper Heroes
Paul & Virginia Henderson
My Kitschy Closet
Pat Gill
Stearnsy Bears
Charles & Vicky Stearns
Simply Good Finds
Sally Lancaster
John Allen Fine Books
Creations Unlimited
Betty Brown
Marian M. Dietzmann
Country Art Gallery
Blanche Dillon
Nash’s Stash of Trinkets & Treasures
Patricia & Robert Nash
Al Krause
Tenny Roche Vintage
Vintage sewing tools

For more information:

www.dallasantiqueelegance.com

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Lisa and Kenny Troutt are Honorary Chairs for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League 32nd Annual Presentation Ball which will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday, February 17.

 

The Troutts are longtime supporters of the DSO and the Dallas community. Lisa is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a major in Fashion Design and a minor in business.  She worked in the apparel business in sales, marketing and design. Lisa is a founding member of the Council for Life as well as One Hundred Shares and serves on the boards of New Friends New Life, The Salvation Army, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, UT Southwestern Medical Foundation and the Baylor Foundation.  She is also affiliated with the Laura W. Bush Women’s Initiative Advisory Council, Park Cities Republican Women and The Race Track Chaplaincy of America. 

 

Kenny is currently the CEO of Mt. Vernon Investments, LP, a diversified family investment company that he owns.  In addition, Kenny is the principal owner of Winstar Farms LLC, a Lexington, Kentucky based Thoroughbred breeding, training and racing farm. From 1988 to 1999, he was the founder, CEO and principal shareholder of Excel Communications. Excel merged with Teleglobe in 1998 and Bell Canada bought the company in 1999.  Kenny is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

 

Lisa and Kenny have been married for 24 years and have three children:  Preston (23), a UPenn graduate, Grant (21), a junior at SMU, and Savannah (17), a senior in high school.  They live in Dallas and they also devote time to their Thoroughbred horse farm, Winstar Farm, in Versailles, Kentucky.

 

Photo by James French

 

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DSOL President Mari Epperson, Presentation Ball Chair Lori Routh, hostess Jennifer Houghton, event Chair Cynthia Looney.

 

An elegant afternoon tea honoring Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s 2018 debutantes was held in the  home Jennifer Houghton on December 18. Many mothers and daughters along with some grandmothers were in attendance. The party was chaired by Cynthia Looney and Laurel Looney. Lori Routh is the Presentation Ball Chairman and Mari Epperson is the DSOL President. The season of parties will culminate when 33 debutantes will make their debut on Saturday, February 17 at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

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Honorary Chairs Kenny and Lisa Troutt, Presentation Ball Chairman Lori Routh, DSOL President Mari Epperson.

 

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League hosted parties and bow rehearsals for the 32nd Annual Presentation Ball debutantes during the busy holiday season. Roy and Gigi Salley hosted the holiday party in their elegant home on December 17 for the debutantes, honor guard and their families. The Honorary Chairs of the ball are Lisa and Kenny Troutt. The party was chaired by Jolie Humphrey and Debra Hitzelberger. Lori Routh is the Presentation Ball Chair and Mari Epperson is the DSOL President.

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Presentation Ball Chair Lori Routh, Richard and Betsy Eiseman, DSOL President Mari Epperson.

 

 

Richard Eiseman generously hosted a cocktail reception for the debutante and honor guard parents at his NorthPark store on December 7. The debutantes will make their debut at the 32nd Annual Presentation Ball on February 17 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Lori Routh is the Presentation Ball Chair and Mari Epperson is the DSOL President.

 

Photos by Deborah Brown

 

 

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DSOL President Mari Epperson, Presentation Ball Chair Lori Routh, event Co-Chair Kendra Averitt.

 

 

The Dallas Symphony debutantes returned for the Thanksgiving holidays and the days were filled with festivities in advance of the 32nd Annual Presentation Ball scheduled for February 17, 2018. The debutantes attended a Debs and Dads Brunch on November 25 at the Dallas Country Club. Each debutante and dad shared special joyous and heartfelt memories of each other.

 

The event was chaired by Kendra Averitt and Susan Averitt Duvall. Lori Routh is the Presentation Ball Chair and Mari Epperson is the DSOL President.

 

Photos by Deborah Brown