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Executive profile: New local XFL league looks to boost Houston"s sports scene

Prior to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks were undefeated in the league.  The team’s record was 5-0, having just defeated the Seattle Dragons 32-23 on March 7 at TDECU Stadium. Three days later, Roughnecks President.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2020

Texas Business Minds: New XFL league looks to boost Houston"s sports scene

Prior to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks were undefeated in the league.  The team’s record was 5-0, having just defeated the Seattle Dragons 32-23 on March 7 at TDECU Stadium. Three days later, Roughnecks President.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 27th, 2020

Premier League Names Susanna Dinnage Its Next Chief Executive

The move makes Dinnage, the global head of Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet, one of the most high-profile women in sports......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytNov 13th, 2018

Houston to host first XFL championship game in April

The XFL, the startup football league from professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon, will host its inaugural championship game in Houston. Representatives from the XFL, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the University of Houston made the.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2020

Executive Profile: Tony Garrett builds college sports fan relationships

Meet Tony Garret, the senior vice president of fan relationship management at Atlanta-based Aspire Group......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 10th, 2020

Photos: These notable Houston-area restaurants closed in 2019

As 2019 slowed to a crawl, the Houston restaurant scene was hit with a blast of restaurant closings. In particular, local chef Bryan Caswell's only two remaining restaurants — Reef and El Real — closed within a month of each other.  Although se.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 26th, 2019

Overwatch League"s shift to a homestand format turns up the heat on teams to grow their local business

The Overwatch League is the first esports league to try a city-based model like traditional sports, and the efforts are being watched across the gaming landscape......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 24th, 2019

Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

MLB/YouTube Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros assistant GM Brando.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 22nd, 2019

Executive Profile: Meet Daniel Parker, one of the top matchmakers in college sports

Sandy Springs-based Parker Executive Search handles an array of senior-level assignments and has assisted with high-profile college hires including Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 18th, 2019

Birmingham soars on list of best markets for minor league sports

Birmingham took a huge leap on the latest edition of Sports Business Journal's list of the top markets for minor league sports. Buoyed by the addition of new local sports franchises over the past two years, Birmingham jumped from 125th in 2017 to .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 24th, 2019

Visit Seattle, Airbnb partner to boost tourism throughout the city

Airbnb Experience, lets travelers see Seattle through a local's eyes with guided activities like rowing urban waterways with a Guinness record holder or exploring Ballard's expansive brewery scene......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2019

Gaming executive to work with NHL teams

The National Hockey League has retained a well-connected former gaming industry executive to consult on commercial sports betting opportunities for both the league and its U.S. teams......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2019

Journal Profile: Adam Butler"s path from hungry upstart to branding visionary

From young and hungry to industry veterans, The Butler Bros have established themselves in Austin's branding scene. Their client list includes Austin's new Major League Soccer team, Real Ale Brewing and Tacodeli......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 10th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Charlotte university dedicates sports facility for BofA exec; American Airlines adds training for pilots on crash-plagued 737 Max planes

In local news: Queens University of Charlotte recently dedicated a field-hockey facility in honor of Cathy Bessant, a top-ranking executive with Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC). As previously reported by CBJ, Bessant Field, lo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 16th, 2019

Personal Foul! This League Boots U.S. Basketball Players for Being Too Tall

South Korea seeks to boost local basketball talent and flagging ticket sales by limiting the height of foreign players; ‘I’ve never heard of being too tall to play basketball,’ says one banned center......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 25th, 2018

Profile: Jordan Solomon made a jump from MBA to the NBA and MSG Sports

It’s been a meteoric rise at one of the biggest sports properties for Jordan Solomon, who entered the industry in 2013 and now works as executive vice president of Madison Square Garden Sports. Solomon joined McKinsey & Co. after earning his M.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2018

Exclusive: Exxon Mobil breaks with past, bulks up energy trading to boost profit

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp is pushing deeper into energy trading, building a global cadre of experienced traders and beefing up risk-management systems to lift profit, according to executive recruiters and people familiar with the business......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 12th, 2018

How Hawaii can win at sports tourism

Despite the indisputable appeal of Hawaii, local industry experts agree that the public and private sector could do much more to boost the state’s position as a world-class sports destination......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 22nd, 2018

Exclusive: SunTrust nabs key hire to help boost Nashville presence

SunTrust wants to grow in Nashville, and now they've hired a seasoned local executive to help them to do it......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 10th, 2019

Can HeadHunter Group Extend Local Success Globally?

Company looks to boost foreign income amid domestic dominanceRelated Stocks: HHR, RHI, MAN, MTL, MBT,.....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocus21 hr. 40 min. ago

Atlanta-area sports memorabilia stores struggle during coronavirus fallout

Bobbleheads and autographed baseballs have taken a backseat during these uncertain times. Just ask Bob Pressley, who owns one of metro Atlanta’s oldest sports memorabilia stores, BP Sports. Local hobby shops like his are trying to stay afloat amid .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 31st, 2020