The train wreck known as WBBM-Channel 2's morning newscast is about to add a familiar face, Robert Feder writes. Ryan Baker, longtime sports anchor at the CBS-owned station, will join co-anchor Erin Kennedy from 4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays, starting September 30. … [Read more...] about Feder: Ryan Baker shifts to morning news anchor at CBS 2
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A landmark North Texas hotel has been purchased by a group headed by Dallas-Fort Worth investors. The new owners of the 90-year-old Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells west of Fort Worth say they plan to start work immediately to restore the property.The historic hotel about 80 miles from Dallas has been closed for decades and multiple developers have looked at restoring the once grand building.The buyers say they plan to spend $65 million over the next three years to turn the 14-story Baker into a luxury resort hotel, spa and conference center."The Baker will attract visitors from across Texas who are looking for a luxurious getaway as well as those from across the country and around the world who crave the small-town Texas experience," Southlake businessman Laird A. Fairchild who is heading the effort said in a statement. "In addition, with plenty of hospitality space, we believe The Baker will be an enormously popular spot for weddings, corporate gatherings and other special events … [Read more...] about D-FW investors buy Mineral Wells’ landmark Baker Hotel for redo
By Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle Published 1:30 pm CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Golden Pass President Sean C. Ryan (standing, left) and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry (standing, right) look on as Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation (seated, left) and H.E. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Qatar Petroleum President and CEO (seated, right) sign documents announcing their final investment decision to fund the Golden Pass LNG export project on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. less Golden Pass President Sean C. Ryan (standing, left) and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry (standing, right) look on as Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation (seated, left) and ... more Photo: Golden Pass LNG Photo: Golden Pass … [Read more...] about Baker Hughes lands equipment contract with Golden Pass LNG
Financial advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, with offices in Minneapolis, announced it is merging with Springsted Inc. of St. Paul, which provides public sector financial guidance. The move will add some 200 Springsted employees to Baker Tilly after a transition period. The combined firm’s presence in St. Paul will be maintained. Also involved in the deal is Indianapolis-based accounting firm H.J. Umbaugh and Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. APPAREL Menswear brand Fisher + Baker, Minneapolis, has hired Monica Allen as product developer. ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING HGA announced the following Minneapolis promotions: vice presidents: Krista Biason, Alanna Carter, Rebecca Celis, Erika Eklund and Johanna Harris; associate vice presidents: Amy Braford Whittey, Greg Freeman, Michelle Hammer, Laura Lusson, Nat Madson, Stephanie Nordstrom and Jon Weaver. HGA is based in Minneapolis. … WSB, Golden … [Read more...] about Business People: Baker Tilly merging with St. Paul’s Springsted
Accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause is acquiring two companies, including St. Paul-based Springsted Inc., to build one of the largest municipal finance advisory firms in the United States. Baker Tilly is a Chicago-based network of accounting firms with 45 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia and more than 3,000 employees. Its Minneapolis office employs 240 people. The firm plans to combine its existing public-service practice with those of Springsted and H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an Indianapolis firm that Baker Tilly also is acquiring. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Baker Tilly’s existing public-sector practice group employs 220 associates, primarily in the Midwest, and has about 1,000 government clients nationwide. “The combination will provide an extension of services and talents,” said Vicki Hellenbrand, Baker Tilly partner and public-sector practice leader. “All three firms are in fine financial shape,” … [Read more...] about Baker Tilly acquiring St. Paul-based Springsted Inc.