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Dallas Examiner | 8/5/2013, 1:11 p.m.
A Zumbathon, benefiting the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas at Parkland Health and Hospital System, will be held from ...

“Creating an environment where more businesses are able to start and succeed is an important goal of mine,” Veasey said.

The federal government awards billions in contracts annually to small business owners. The forum helped local businesses compete in the global economy and ensure that they know how to access the services available to help them grow, hire and prosper.

ARLINGTON

The 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl announced last week the game scheduled for Jan. 3, 2014, at Cowboys Stadium is officially sold out. This represents one of the quickest sellouts in the bowl game’s history.

The matchup between schools from the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference has generated sellouts the past seven years. The 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl marks the fifth year the game has been played in Cowboys Stadium. Last year’s matchup between No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 11 Oklahoma was played in front of 87, 025.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our ticket holders and partners,” said Tommy Bain, chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. “Their enthusiasm for college football continually brings an intangible charisma to our game. It is really remarkable to be sold out this early.

The 2014 Classic will be played in primetime and nationally televised on FOX. The teams will be announced on Dec. 8. Fans still interested in attending the game can place their names on a waiting list for a limited number of Cowboys Stadium suites.

For more information, visit http://www.attcottonbowl.com.

AUSTIN

The Texas Workforce Commission invites Abilene-area business owners and managers to the Texas Business Conference Aug.9 at the Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N. 6th St., Abilene, Texas. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas.

Employers will receive practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business and managing employees. Seminar topics include Texas employment law and the basics of hiring, business retention and expansion and Texas wage and hour laws.

Participants will receive the latest edition of the popular publication Especially for Texas Employers and the accompanying CD, which address basic legal issues regarding hiring, post-employment and work separation policies. The cost to attend is non-refundable. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

For more information, call 512-463-6389 or visit http://www.texasworkforce.org/texasbusinessconference.