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D CEO September 2006

Cover Story

Battle of the Banks

Financial institutions are cropping up all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area, either starting here, moving here, or expanding on their position. As the market gets more crowded, the deals for potential clients get better. The battle already has a winner: you.
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B-School of Hard Knocks

Drug dealers know solid business principles; they’re just on the wrong side of the law. Catherine Rohr and her Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program educates and rehabilitates future ex-con businessmen.
By Pamela Gwyn Kripke

Cheap Seats

Rick Seaney’s FareCompare gives fliers an education in aviation.

Cityplace Versus City Hall

Cityplace is in the final stages of two decades of redevelopment, a bad time for the city to pull out as a partner. Neal Sleeper, for one, is glad it didn’t.
By Trey Garrison

Laugh It Up

Why must CEOs be funny? Blame Herb Kelleher—and several decades of research.
By Merrie Spaeth

One Day at a Time sells one product per 24 hours—an idea just crazy enough to work.
By Adam McGill

Poor Sports

Coffee shop owner Pascale Hall has run afoul of the S&P.
By Kristiana Heap

Ralph Hawkins

Ralph Hawkins of architecture firm HKS has built just about everything.

Who Stands Up for Dallas?

In the battle for economic development, every local neighborhood, suburb, and town is well-armed—except for the city that gives them all a reason to exist.

Catherine Carr Gets You Organized

Catherine Carr offers help for the organizationally challenged.
By Kristiana Heap

Cigar Accoutrements

Toke on your next stogie in style with these lavish cigars and accessories.
By Katelyn Koepke

IntelliCool’s Radical New Invention

Richardson-based IntelliCool’s radical new invention: a bearable Texas summer.
By Sarah Blaskovich

Javier Gutierrez

Javier Gutierrez likes cigars so much he dedicated a room at his eponymous Mexican restaurant to them.

Like Father, Like Son

Bill Kibler founded WBK Construction at a time when guilds were commonplace. Now, spreadsheets rule the day at work sites. Still WBK, under the helm of Bill’s son Kirk, continues to grow.
By David Spence


Beantown is more than just baseball and chowdah.

Ray Clark

The Marketing Arm’s Ray Clark talks about goals, inconsistency, and people who don’t get it.
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