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Signature Event Series



This quarterly luncheon series features prominent corporate leaders from around the Metroplex who bring their stories of success in business to the membership.

Next event

Thursday, December 11
11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW
100 S. Central Expwy, Richardson 75080


"Where the arts and business collide"

Featuring Craig Hall, entreprenuer, developer, philanthropist & chairman of the Hall Financial Group

Professional Speaker, Author & TV Host




About the Program

Of all the building blocks it takes to shape a community’s future, none is more important than its dedication to the arts. This program will help further define Richardson’s strong enthusiasm for the arts with one of the leading entrepreneurial businessmen whose passion and support for the arts is recognized at the local, national and international level. This program represents a tremendous opportunity for business and the arts to collide, exchange ideas, discover common ground and take steps forward in building a solid partnership in Richardson’s journey towards continued success.  

AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) is the nonprofit recipient of donations made in conjunction with this event.  All funds received by AIR go to support the artists, creative minds and innovators in Richardson. To learn more about AIR click here

Click on the links below to get to know Craig Hall
Craig Hall Bio click here
Craig Hall Vintner 
Craig Hall Philanthropist
Craig Hall- Arts Patron / Collector   

View Best of the Alamo Menu click here

2014 Theme
Economic Outlook for 2014 and beyond


February 6 - Robert Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank

May 1 - Dave Lieber, WatchDog columnist, Dallas Morning News

July 10 - How the future of energy will affect the future of Texas

October 9 - Superintendent, Kay Waggoner (RISD) and Richard Matkin (PISD)
Chris Coxon, Chief program officer, Educate Texas

December 11 - Criag Hall, entreprenuer, developer, philanthropist

*Dates are subject to change

Signature Committee

Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, 8-9 am, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Office, 411 Belle Grove Dr. 75080

2014 Signature Steering Committee Tri-Chairs 

Charles Hoffman, President, Insperity

Adam Keller, Atlas Wealth Advisors
Chris Cantrell, Vice President Branch Sales Manager, Regions Bank

Signature Steering Committee Members

Jeanne Hooker, Former Chairman of Board

Brad Lipton, Vice President, Maverick Commercial Real Estate

Greg Mechler, The Human Advantage

Ben Patterson, Patterson & Associates Insurance Company

Bonnie Perry, Richardson Local Proud

Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Sleeper Sewell Insurance Services

Ron Taylor, Former Chairman of Board

Erik Wyse, Co-Founder, WealthStar Advisors

Previous programs

Books to business: Connecting education to industry - Oct 9
Richard Matkin, Plano ISD superintendent, Kay Waggoner, Richardson ISD superintendent, and moderator Chris Coxon, Chief programs officer with Educate Texas

How the future of energy will affect the future of Texas - July 10
Greg Fasullo, EnTouch Controls; Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant; Rusty Speed, Axium Solar and moderated by Dennis McCuistion, TV host

Protect yourself, your business and your family from wrongdoing in a tough world? - May 1
Featuring, Dave Lieber, columnist, Dallas Morning News

Economic Outlook - February 6
Featuring Rober Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank


Mayors Forum: A New Perspective on Key Issues - October 24
Featuring Mayor Douglas Athas, City of Garland, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, City of Plano and Mayor Laura Maczka, City of Richardson.


The exclusive story behind the George W. Bush Library - July 25

Featuring Alan C. Lowe, Executive director


 "What Would You Ask a Navy Seal?" - May 23, 2013
Featuring Clint Bruce, founder and president, Trident and former Navy Seal 

"Living a Life of Legacy and Commitment" - Feb. 7, 2013

Featuring Chad Hennings, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt ll pilot, and Dallas Cowboy, commitment expert



"The Benefits of Corporate and Community Engagement" - Dec. 13, 2012

Featuring Rich Templeton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments, and 2012 chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas



“Banks and Businesses: Navigating 2013 Together” - Oct. 11, 2012

Featuring Richard W. Holt, market president for Bank of America in Dallas, Norman Bagwell, chief executive officer for Bank of Texas, and Gary Mulhollen, president and CEO of Vision Bank-Texas


"The Best Sports Stories You've Never Heard" - July 12, 2012

Featuring Norm Hitzges, talk show host on "The Ticket" a weekday

show on Sports Radio 1310 am


Tribute to retiring City Manager Bill Keffer - May 3, 2012

included former Mayor John Murphy, former Richardson Chief of Police Larry Zacharias, former Mayor and Judge Ray Noah, friend Tom Clifford and brother-in-law Barry Bondurant.



"Leading Through Turbulence"  Feb. 1, 2012

Featuring Dan Garton, president & CEO, American Eagle Airlines


Women In Leadership in partnership with Signature Luncheon Series - December 2011

"How Passion and Compassion have Shaped the Dallas Cowboys"
Featuring Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys VP & Chairman of Salvation Army National Advisory Board

Dallas Cowboys VP & Chairman of Salvation Army National Advisory Board Charlotte Jones Anderson used her experiences with the Dallas Cowboys and her support of the Salvation Army to explain the ways passion and leadership enriches lives.



"Tier One and Why it Matters"  Oct. 12, 2011 

Texas House Higher Education Chairman Dan Branch and UT Dallas President David Daniel talk about the Tier One movement and what it means for Richardson and the North Texas area.



July 21, 2011 -  Regional Mayors Panel Discussion

Mayors panel featuring Phil Dyer, mayor of Plano; Todd Meier, mayor of Addison; Bob Townsend, mayor of Richardson with moderator Chris Luna, MetroPCS



Video  (sponsored by Visionality Versatile Videoconferencing)


May 12, 2011 John McCaa

John McCaa, WFAA News anchor for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. He has a unique window to watch world and local events. John brought his unique perspective on the broadcast news industry and the events that affect North Texas