Dallas Small Businesses Attend Super Bowl XLV Playbook Workshop Series Led by NFL, SMU Cox

Two hundred DFW small business owners attended the NFL Super Bowl XLV PLAYBOOK WORKSHOP SERIES at the SMU Cox James Collins Executive Education Center Thursday morning, January 6th.  These workshops, presented by the NFL Emerging Business Program, targeted DFW small, minority & women-owned firms.  The sessions were business development workshops led by SMU Cox faculty and leaders, designed to help local small and minority business owners by offering a primer on marketing strategies and tactics to identify and exploit opportunities in a changing environment. Opening speaker Bud Weinstein, Associate Director at SMU Cox Maguire Energy Institute, presented an economic preview of the DFW region for the next decade.  Dallas Cowboys great Chad Hennings presented a motivational speech and closing remarks.  Attending media included the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, El Hispano News, Univision and Fox...

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Alignment, Inc. Taps Brooks & Associates Public Relations to Tell the Story of Company’s Bottom-Line Benefits

Founder Kristin Kaufman moves forward to showcase  the power of alignment for individuals and teams HOWE, TX – July 18, 2011 –  Alignment, Inc., a Dallas-based corporate consulting firm, tapped Brooks & Associates Public Relations to enhance visibility for the bottom-line benefits Alignment offers its corporate clients.  Company founder Kristin Kaufman and Alignment, Inc. help companies, teams and individuals enhance business and personal performance by aligning their values, talents, goals and intentions. “Our company is at an exciting juncture,” said Alignment CEO Kristin Kaufman. “We’re being selected to work with Fortune 500s across the nation, and these engagements are translating the power of alignment to boost business performance in multiple industries.  This is the opportune time to get the word out about the value we offer, and Brooks & Associates is the team to help us make that happen.”...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Spotlights Virginia Brooks and “Little Brother” Miguel

SHERMAN, TX – July 7, 2011 – For more than a century Big Brothers Big Sisters has mentored and supported children all around the North Texas region.  But the program couldn’t run without volunteers. And in Grayson County there are more than 40 children on the waiting list to get a big brother or a big sister and it’s a problem that’s having a huge impact on dozens of local children. Brooks & Associates founder Virginia Brooks shared a rare moment in front of the camera with her Little Brother Miguel Delgado encouraging volunteers to sign up as “Bigs” for the experience of a lifetime! Coverage/Video: TV-KXII – Grayson County Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs...

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MURA Initiative Makes Strong Showing at SPE Digital Energy Conference 2011

It was hard to walk the exhibit hall at the SPE Digital Energy Conference and not see the letters M-U-R-A or hear about its impact on integrated operations. The Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture (MURA) Initiative, a collaboration by Microsoft and its oil and gas industry partners, is working to develop an IT reference architecture that will further the flow of upstream information. This week’s SPE event proved to be the perfect venue to address this industry need and meet stakeholders. Eight members of the initiative, including Energistics, Halliburton, Honeywell, Logica, K2, PointCross, The Information Store and VRcontext, displayed a tabletop MURA pyramid in their booths and highlighted MURA’s progress with attendees. Brooks & Associates provides marketing and partner communications support for the MURA Initiative. Also of note this week, Microsoft’s Paul Nguyen presented MURA technical updates at the Esri...

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Microsoft and Toyota Meet in Redmond to Announce Strategic Partnership

Brooks & Associates was on hand this week to support a Microsoft customer announcement with automotive maker Toyota. The two companies plan to build a global platform for Toyota’s telematics services using the Windows Azure platform. The news includes a live video press conference and targeted pitches to global business and automotive publications. Read...

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Brooks & Associates Public Relations Passes Decade Mark with Flying Colors

Howe, Texas (January 20, 2011) – Time flies when you’re having fun, they say, and for Brooks & Associates Public Relations, Inc., a Howe, Texas based full-service public relations agency, the old adage couldn’t be more suitable.  Celebrating 10 years in business, agency founder Virginia Brooks remarked, “If you define ‘fun’ as doing what you love to do for people you love to work with and participating in phenomenal projects with clients who appreciate business results, then it’s very true the past 10 years have been fun as well as productive.” Brooks founded the agency in 2000 following a 25-year career in corporate communications.  Since that time the company has claimed among its clients a list of blue chip companies all dedicated to excellence in communications.  With a strong emphasis on high tech and energy, Brooks & Associates has...

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