College of Business (COB)

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...

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Tue, Jun 23, 2015 - 11:59am

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

To listen to the show please click here.

The three things I tell women in my social entrepreneurship class

Thu, May 28, 2015 - 12:34pm

The future of American economic growth is in the hands of women, but much of their entrepreneurial potential remains untapped. This is not just my opinion, it’s backed up by a 2014 Kauffman Foundation study, which found that women-owned businesses account...