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Marketing Magnolia
At Magnolia Market, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. People travel from near and far to experience the Silos made famous by alums Chip and Joanna Gaines on the HGTV hit show "Fixer Upper." Baylor students saw the diversity of these visitors firsthand, after interviewing over 400 people who came to see Magnolia Market.

A Network’s Net Worth: Matt Carroll [BBR]
Carroll attends monthly BBN breakfasts and football watch parties. He stays in touch with alumni, meets them for lunch and visits their offices. Networking with Baylor alumni gives him personal satisfaction and confidence to associate with other professional groups.

Baylor Student-Managed Investment Fund Provides Contributions For Scholarships
For the 13th consecutive year, Baylor University’s student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a generous financial contribution for student scholarships. A check in the amount of $180,000 was presented to Baylor Athletics at halftime of the Feb. 29 fourth-ranked Baylor women’s basketball game vs. Texas.

Forum Addresses Challenges in Combining Healthcare and Business Transactions
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and Gray Reed & McGraw hosted “The Business of Healthcare,” as part of the Forum for Healthcare Professionals series on Jan. 26 at the Westin Gallery. Designed to bridge a gap in the healthcare industry for individuals whose professions overlap in both healthcare and business, the Forum targets industry leaders from widespread operations to exchange ideas, network and discuss best practices in the marketplace.

Baylor Survey Launches Next Chapter
The Baylor MBA Focus Firm project has officially begun Phase II of the project with North Bay, Ontario. Nineteen graduate students from Baylor are steering the next chapter which will focus on the key areas of opportunities identified in Phase I of the project - the development of strategic priorities, as well as the need for enhanced communication, retention and promotion.

Waco is Benefitting from the Creative Energy of HGTV’s Fixer Upper’ Couple Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Dallas Morning News: Article about the impact on Waco and its “cool” factor of Baylor graduates Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication) ’01, and Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, hosts of the popular “Fixer Upper” series on HGTV. This article in the Dallas Morning News business section also mentions Baylor’s McLane Stadium as a major contributor to the economic development successes, spurring more developers to begin investing in business and property along the Brazos River.

Baylor Class Urges Marketing Outreach to Keep Young Professionals in Waco
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor students and professors are brainstorming ways to market Waco to young professionals. At a Waco City Council work session, six students of Todd Finch, part-time lecturer of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, pitched ideas for a campaign to keep young professionals in town after they graduate from Waco’s colleges. Sophomore Taylor Dick, junior Savannah Batista and Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan are quoted.

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Most Financial Aid
Business Insider: Hankamer ranked #1 when the online grad school guide surveyed over 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which ones offer the best financial aid.

Bears on a Mission [BBR]
From volunteering at a soup kitchen to founding an organization to end hunger, the pursuit of a calling can be defined many ways.

For more than 50 years, Baylor Business graduates have applied their business education to provide principled leadership and a Christian commitment to service to their communities.

We spoke to four mission-driven alumni who have harnessed those business skills and dedicated their careers, and lives, to nonprofit organizations and their causes.

Investing in People
There are hundreds of “angel groups” across the U.S. and around the world. What are they looking for when considering where to invest?

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