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Frisco Life JUNE 2018

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JUNE 2018 PUBLISHER

Tim Miller | tim.miller@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

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Kristi Anderson

Men of Frisco

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Brandon Frakes, Serkan Zanagar

IT'S TIME TO TRADE IN THOSE JEANS FOR SHORTS, MARK DOWN THOSE PLANS FOR FAMILY SUMMER VACATIONS, AND ENJOY TIME BY THE WATER AS WE SOAK IN ANOTHER SUMMER OF FUN IN FRISCO, TEXAS! In this edition we kick off our fun-filled summer by celebrating the ever so, dapper men of Frisco. In our "Movers and Shakers" feature, we cover some of Frisco's most prominent men spanning across a number of different careers and lifestyles. From eager CEO's, city leaders to one of Dallas' favorite sport's broadcaster. Learn about how these gentleman are contributing to our city and being wonderful examples of Frisco men. Looking for a guy's night out? Grab the boys and head to The Star! You will read about several great rooftop bar/restaurant options in this edition. Enjoy craft beers, delicious food and vibrant atmospheres with panoramic views of the Dallas Cowboys training headquarters. You never know, you could run into one of our Dallas Cowboy players! Looking for that perfect Father's Day gift this year? How about a fresh new look for

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For all you Father's or Father's to be - we hope you enjoy a wonderful day full of gratitude and fun. You deserve it! Our Publisher, Tim Miller is a supportive and involved Father to his two children - Madison and Adam. Happy Father's Day, Tim! I also would like to quickly thank my Dad for being a continuing influence in my life. He is the most positive person I know, even through challenging life obstacles. He is brave, a hard worker and one of my biggest fans. I love you, Dad! Enjoy the start of summer, Frisco! Email me if you have any story ideas. As always,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2018

FEATURES 15 Hot Spot

Guy’s Night Out at The Star

20 Movers + Shakers Men of Frisco

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34 Mayor’s Turn UNT Campus Headed to Frisco

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34 DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

28 Trend Setter 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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This Father's Day, treat dad to a unique experience aboard the authentic early 1920's Victoriastyle coaches and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. On the 1 p.m. Fort Worth Stockyards excursion and 2:45 p.m. Trinity River Ride, there will be a drawing for one lucky dad to win a Father's Day gift.

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UNT CAMPUS HEADING TO FRISCO! Break out those backpacks, we've got some exciting news, Frisco! Our Mayor Jeff Cheney has made a deal with University of North Texas President, Neal Smatresk to make a UNT Frisco campus become a reality. The vibrant Frisco campus that will be centered around Preston Road and Panther Creek will offer both bachelor and graduate degree programs, with focuses on A.I., VR Robotics, eSports and Big Data. Exciting!

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HOT SPOT

GU Y ’S NIGHT OUT ROOFTOP FUN AT THE STAR ARTICLE KRISTI ANDERSON

LISTEN UP, GUYS - READY TO GET AWAY FOR A GUYS NIGHT OUT IN FRISCO? We have outlined several great choices to party at The Star. With rooftop views, you can enjoy craft beers, delicious bites, and interactive entertainment. Set alongside the World Headquarters of the legendary Dallas Cowboys, all of these restaurants/bars offer great views with high-energy fun. Whether you're watching the 90 Craft Beers On Tap

game, celebrating birthdays, bachelor party night or guys night out, The Star delivers! CONTINUED >

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HOT SPOT

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01. Are your taste buds calling for a juicy burger and refreshing craft beer? Come visit the American restaurant/brewery, City Works. Located at The Star, this place has it all. With it's 9,000 square feet of indoor space and a 4,000 square foot patio, there's room for your entire party. Watch your favorite sports teams battle it out on one of their eight video walls or sixteen big screens as you enjoy your choice of one of their ninety craft beers on tap! Guy's night awaits!

02. If the boys are looking for a fun, interactive place, you've found it with Sushi Marquee. The endless choices of fresh sushi and cocktail selections speak for themselves. This restaurant spans across two stories, including a 5,000 square foot indoor section and a rooftop full of entertainment. Enjoy video boards playing homage to 80's and 90's videos and movies. Want to try Saki bombs? This place has a designated area

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to get your Saki on. See you at the Marquee!

03. If a high-energy sports bar/restaurant is on the agenda for guy's night, Concrete Cowboy is a great option. Located at The Star, this place is designed for all you sports buffs in mind. With their video boards, beverages on tap, and delicious menu items - this is not your everyday "bar" food. Grab the boys and as they say, "Giddy Up" to Concrete Cowboy.

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Sushi Marquee At The Star

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t HE S PO RT S C AST ER Joe Trahan Joe Trahan grew up in Houston, Texas and moved into his first broadcasting job with a station in New Orleans. Upon college graduation, and looking into several option markets, he landed with WFAA Channel 8 in the Dallas Ft/Worth market. You've seen Joe Trahan on WFAA Channel 8 during the sports broadcasting segments, (he's celebrating his fifteenth year this month). You can see Joe often visiting The Dallas Cowboys training facility at The Star to obtain the latest Cowboys news. Joe minored in Philosophy, he's an avid golfer, and when he was young his Mom wanted him to become a Catholic priest.

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ARTICLE KRISTI ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY SERKAN ZANAGAR CREATIVE DIRECTOR KATIE MOYER

MOVERS & SHAKERS MEN OF FRISCO

THE CEO Tony Felker As the CEO/President of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Tony has enjoyed watching this city go from infancy to the sprawling city it is today. He said Frisco did not get to where it is today without dedication, and extreme hard work by everyone. He aspires to see Frisco continue to grow. When asked what he would like to see more of in Frisco, he said building and providing more opportunities for the younger demographic sector to enjoy our city. Tony, believe it or not only likes to mow the yard barefoot, loves being around the water and he loves animals! CONTINUED >

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

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t h e M AY O R PRO TEM John Keating John's always held a leadership role whether in politics, his noble service of serving in the Army for thirteen years or leading at home as a dad and husband. He grew up in California but later placed roots here in Frisco. Having remained active in his children's schools, he gained popularity to be selected on the City Council of Frisco. He recently won the current election as our City Council leader! John participates in "The Fireball Run" - an automotive racing driving show, his Dodge Challenger has been in three episodes, and his family visits Lake Tahoe each year.

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t h e REAL ESTATE MOGUL Robert Elliott Growing up in Texas, Robert got his feet wet in real estate early on. Having faced challenges and long work hours, he eventually saw the rewards of his thirteen years of work. By 2003, he raised capital for both residential and commercial projects. Robert

Elliott

Custom

Homes

is

responsible for developing The Corvalla Stonebriar. Be on the lookout for more projects coming to Frisco! Robert has a desire to seeing people succeed, he considers time spent with his wife and children the most valuable, and when he was 7 years old, a company called his house to ask for Robert's selling advice. CONTINUED >

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

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the businessMAN Mike Witte Mike grew up in Texas and took his experience he gained with construction jobs, whether it was installing custom swimming pools, being a Project Manager to a commercial construction company, or owning his own construction company to apply in his current business, Elevated Roofing. Being the CEO since 2012, Mike had to work from the ground up to make his company what it is today, which is one of the most successful roofing companies in DFW. Some interesting facts about Mike are, he is routine-oriented, he has five kids and twelve grand-kids and is always dedicated to serving God.

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t h e p A ST O R S Jim Johnson & Paul Basden Both Jim and Paul, having started down different paths, finally teamed up in 2002 and set roots here in Frisco. They watched the growth of this city flourish alongside their own ministry. Both family men hold the heart to serve and have nearly twenty years of ministry at Preston Trail Community Church. Some interesting facts about Jim are, his favorite band is The Beatles, His favorite food is Fish Taco's and he enjoys completing N.Y. Times crossword puzzles. Paul, is a Baylor football follower, he loves to teach the gospel to non-believers and he hasn't met a golf course he didn't enjoy.

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FRISCO LIFE MAGAZINE JUNE 2018 COVER PARTY

FRISCO TRAIL RACE

FRISCO ARTS AUTHOR’S CORNER

Frisco Northwest Community Park

Half Price Books in Frisco

Pockets Menswear

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the

Frisco Arts Author’s Corner hopes to

Come join us as we celebrate the un-

Frisco Trail Race will be held at the

share literary works of the community

veiling of our June 2018 edition and cel-

Frisco Northwest Community Park

and local authors. This free event is

ebrate our Movers and Shakers of Fris-

from 6:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. There will

open to the public and in the months

co! We look forward to seeing everyone

be three separate races: 5K, 10K,

of June and July, the organization will

at Pockets Menswear at Legacy West

and 15K that will start at 6:30 A.M.,

put on a special series. Hosted by

with families, friends and associates.

7 A.M., and 7:30 A.M. respectively.

Half Price Books in Frisco, it will be

Enjoy small bites, cocktails and a night

Race prices are $40 - $70 depending

on the last Wednesday on June from

of fun! Event photography will be cap-

on the race distance.

6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

tured and published in our next issue.

8 STUDENTS@WORK2018 The Gallery 8680

During the month of June, The Gal-

18 THE GLOBAL SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS ACADEMY

lery 8680 will host the students@

The Star

work2018 art exhibit. This exhibit will

The Star will host the Global Sports

be a chance for students from the

and Entertainment Business Acade-

Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties

my on June 18 - 29 to give people the

to have their work displayed. The gal-

chance to learn what it’s like to work

lery will be open on June 8 & 15. The

in the sports business. This two-

opening reception will be held on Fri-

week course is offered to the talent-

day, June 8, 2018 from 7 - 9 P.M.

ed and curious and offers workshops on career and personal development

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and leadership.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

ADRENALINE LACROSSE

Attention gardeners! Author and se-

The Star

nior horticulturist of the Fort Worth

The Western Prime will be host-

Botanic Garden, Steve Huddleston,

ed at The Star on June 22 - 24.The

will be giving a presentation at The

event brings national media cover-

Depot in the Heritage Center from 7

age, recruiters, top level regional

We are always accepting submissions

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club program, the famed ADRLN

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It is here that Huddleston will teach

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people how to use low water, colorful

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plants to create beautiful gardens.

to the Star.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

UNT Campus HEADING TO FRISCO

ARTICLE MAYOR JEFF CHENEY | PHOTOGRAPHY UNT WHEN TALKING WITH EXECUTIVES WHO ARE CONSIDER-

talent. Jennifer Cowley, UNT’s newly-appointed Provost, is breath-

ING A CORPORATE RELOCATION, I HAVE LEARNED THERE

takingly brilliant and wants to expand our partnership. She is work-

IS CONSISTENTLY ONE CONCERN. Do you have a 4-year

ing directly with Ron Patterson, Frisco EDC President, to create

college to train and prepare my workforce? In the past, com-

classroom training which follows the direction of our targeted

panies were looking for a quality school district and adequate

industries. So before Ron attracts the targeted company, Jennifer

housing. But now, the corporate landscape is quickly changing

will have courses to meet the workforce demands. Please meet Lt.

and companies want to attract superior talent to compete in the

Col. Wesley Randall, a US Air Force veteran who served overseas in

global marketplace. As of May 1st, we have a concrete answer to

Southeast Asia and Kosovo. Wesley is the Dean of UNT Frisco. He

any relocation prospects. UNT is a 128-year-old institution who is

understands and appreciates the need to train our young people in

adapting to our 21st century, aggressively pushing to become the

cutting-edge technologies. Wesley is committed only to victory in

best in research and technologies and offers leverage to Frisco in

his new position over the Frisco campus. He represents the best.

many unanticipated capacities.

Next comes Michael Rondelli. He is a leader in converting research

UNT is like Frisco, it is all about the people. The leaders of UNT

discoveries into useful products for market. Michael, along with

make this university extraordinary and they are becoming Frisco’s

Jennifer and Wesley, are committed to making Frisco the entrepre-

competitive advantage. Meet Dr. Neal Smatresk. He is the President

neurial capital of Texas. Inspire Frisco is the organization and will

of UNT. Neal, as he demands everyone refer to him, is committed

be the infrastructure to bring UNT’s intellectual property to market

to revolutionizing higher education. He believes universities should

through Frisco’s entrepreneurs. Michael is working with our Inspire

be nimble to respond to workforce needs. He tears down outdated

Frisco team to make our city an entrepreneur powerhouse.

education boundaries by partnering with the best of the private sec-

Of all our big deals, our partnership with UNT is the one which

tor like China’s NetDragon, the Dallas Cowboys, and Toyota. Neal

will generationally change Frisco forever. Welcome, Neal, and your

is an education visionary. A charismatic leader attracts exceptional

revolutionary team of educators.

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