College of Business (COB)

The Ethical Consumer

Many of our everyday purchases are made without giving much thought to the businesses we’re supporting. Yet the more we know about how a company operates – and even the political leanings of its C.E.O. – the more those purchases also become ethical decisions. This hour, we’ll talk about how what we know about businesses affects how we spend our money with a panel of business ethics professors. Be sure to check out...

Why you need to know Fehmi Karahan

By Karen Nielsen

Because he’s playing a critical role in developing Legacy West, one of the largest and most expensive commercial developments in Texas. The $2 billion+ project on 240 acres in Plano is anchored by both the corporate headquarters for Toyota North America and FedEx Office, and a large operations center for Liberty Mutual. It is an extension of the hugely successful Legacy mixed-use development that sits just to the east.

The personable, Turkish-born developer is known in the industry for his vision, his ability to assemble talented teams, and for creating destinations with heart...

New Chief Financial Officer hired at Imprimis Group

Imprimis Group, a privately held full service professional staffing firm based in Dallas, Texas, recently welcomed Kevin Beattie to the Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer.Kevin has more than 30 years of finance/accounting experience where he has directed accounting, financial planning and analysis for companies such as Texas Instruments, GAF/ELK Materials Corporation, Armstrong Cabinet Products, and Cornerstone Automation Systems. As Chief Financial Officer at Cornerstone, he helped the company grow more than 200 percent in less than two years. Beattie is active in the finance and accounting community where he is a member...

Jobless rate on rise in city, county

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 - 7:28am

Local unemployment is slowly on the rise this summer, following the same upward trend as last year.

Denton’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in June, up from 3.2 percent in May. The county was up from 3.3 percent to 3.6 percent, and the state sits at 4.4 percent unemployment compared to 4.1 percent in May, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

The seasonally unadjusted numbers are raw data that don’t account for expected changes in the economy.

This year, the increases could be attributed to slightly weaker seasonal hiring, college students not being enrolled as full-...

Lewisville High School alumni pay it forward

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 - 11:01am

Farmers Paying It Forward, a group of Lewisville High School alumni, takes its name from the book In the Garden of Delight, written by Lily Hardy Hammond in 1916.

The expression describes when the beneficiary of a good deed repays it to others instead of to the original benefactor.

Farmers Paying it Forward seeks to do just that. This is the group’s fourth year to give laptops installed with the Microsoft Office to some graduating seniors at Lewisville High School.

The group consists of members of Lewisville High’s graduating class of 1986 and is the brainchild of Michele Ramsey, now an associate...