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Robert Francis

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

In Market: A walk with Bigfoot and the fairies

It was a beautiful day for a walk, Sunday, May 24. I took the dog for his required morning walk, but he’s only...

In Market: Wait … this is a thing?

Robert Francis rfrancis@bizpress.net Have you ever seen something out of the...

Fort Worth approves $10M for small business grant program

Applications for Preserve the Fort grants open Tuesday, May 26, and will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 8. Business owners can apply...

Pier 1 to shutter all stores, citing retail uncertainty following pandemic

Light a scented candle for Pier 1 Imports Inc. The Fort Worth-based home furnishing retailer announced Tuesday, May 19, that...

Bankruptcy Changes in the CARES Act

John Robinson  and J. Machir Stull Machir Stull In March 2020, Congress...

In Market: Country music rides high with Strait, Cash

Robert Francis rfrancis@bizpress.net It was a big couple of days for...

In Market: ‘Be Prepared’

‘Be Prepared’ The Boy Scouts of America have taken it on the chin lately, but I’ve got to say this....

A Conversation with David Nolet, Market Manager for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Fort Worth

ROBERT FRANCIS rfrancis@bizpress.net David Nolet is the Market Manager for J.P. Morgan Private...

Arlington ISD switches graduation to AT&T Stadium

Graduation ceremonies for the Arlington Independent School District, originally scheduled for the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center, now will be...

Mayor Price has a special message for Tesla’s Elon Musk: Fort Worth is NOW

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has a message for an unhappy California resident. "Hey @elonmusk Cali...

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