May 4, 2020

May 2, 2020 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LLC is shaking up its top leadership. The Austin-based theater chain with locations across North Texas announced April 30 that former Starbucks Corp. executive Shelli Taylor was taking over as CEO May 1. Founder and current CEO Tim League remains with the company as executive chairman, according to the […]

May 3, 2020 As Texas begins to reopen for business, Gov. Greg Abbott has “special guidance” for people who are 65 and older, and it’s written in all caps in a state report released last week: “STAY HOME IF YOU CAN.” In Colorado, which is also reopening gradually, the governor had a similar warning: “Vulnerable […]

May 3, 2020 Dallas County reported 234 new coronavirus cases Sunday, marking a new single-day high. The county also reported the coronavirus-related death of a Dallas woman in her 70s who had been hospitalized. The new record for cases reported in a single day comes two days after the previous high of 187. So far, […]

Southwest Airlines is joining other major carriers in requiring passengers and employees who interact with them to wear face masks. Starting Sunday, the Dallas-based airline’s employees who have contact with passengers will be required to don face coverings. Passengers will be required starting May 11. JetBlue started the trend April 27 when it said travelers […]

As businesses struggle to survive during COVID-19, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is working to ensure that they are making the best decisions for the future. Bill Chinn, CEO of The DEC Network, sees this as the nonprofit’s time to provide much needed mentorship. “We’ve seen a lot of nonprofits and government agencies work together seamlessly […]

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that he believes small businesses in Texas face numerous challenges in trying to reopen safely and effectively during the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s all these downstream issues that really haven’t been addressed yet, and small businesses haven’t been provided the support they need to actually get open,” […]

April 30, 2020 With the coronavirus pandemic causing panic buying of toilet paper and hand sanitizer across the country, you may notice some common food items missing in grocery stores, too. That’s why Danae Gutierrez says the need for free and affordable produce has more than tripled at Harvest Project Food Rescue, a community-focused nonprofit […]

May 1, 2020 American Airlines’ presence at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport represents the second-largest airline hub in the world, behind only Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. During the company’s first quarter earnings call Thursday, American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) executives made it clear: DFW Airport will still be an integral part of the […]

April 30, 2020 We know what business life has looked like in the last six weeks of the coronavirus crisis. Many offices have been empty and work has been remote. While non-essential businesses can return to the office starting on Friday, don’t expect things to return to “normal” any time soon. The Dallas Regional Chamber […]

Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for federal financial assistance to be made available to chambers of commerce, arguing that the thousands of chambers around the U.S. will be critical in helping small businesses recover from the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic once the economy can reopen. The recently-created Paycheck Protection Program provides loans and […]