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Rocketeer Charity: The State Fair of Texas Raffle

The State Fair of Texas Raffle was selected as our second charity of the month – and it couldn’t be more timely!

The State Fair of Texas will open its doors in exactly one month, kicking off 24 days of music, entertainment, exhibits, livestock shows, food galore and the infamous Big Tex. (That’s right, Big Tex is back too!)

While this is a nostalgic event for many Texans, its mission is to promote agriculture and provide scholarships to high school students.

The State Fair of Texas Raffle was created to support the Youth Livestock Auction & Scholarship Program. Each year, the raffle committee gathers a dozen prize packages valued at over $1,000 for sale each day throughout the fair. Since 1990, the State Fair of Texas has awarded more than $18 million to Texas youth and has graduated more than 500 students through the scholarship program. 

Rocketeer Jourdan Hurst nominated this charity because she serves as a member of the 2013 Raffle Committee. 

“The State Fair is very important to Dallas’ civic and economic livelihood,” said Jourdan. “The event’s total economic impact on the Dallas / Fort Worth area is calculated at more than $300 million annually.”

For more information about the State Fair of Texas, click here.

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Rocketeer Recognition: Bottle Rocket Named Sixth Fastest-Growing Tech Company in North Texas

Bottle Rocket was named the sixth fastest-growing technology company in North Texas by Fast Tech!

Fast Tech, a Tech Titans Award, recognizes the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in the DFW Metroplex. Fast Tech award winners for 2013 are determined based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2010 to 2012. 

Thank you to our great employees, clients and partners, to whom we owe this prestigious award!

Finalists were announced at the Tech Titans Gala on Friday, August 23. Click here to see the complete list of honorees.

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Rocketeer Recognition: Bottle Rocket Named to Inc. 500 for Second Consecutive Year

Bottle Rocket was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, ranking no. 284 on the magazine’s 32nd annual Inc. 500/5000 list.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our growth, which only comes from our incredible team successfully doing great work for top-tier national brands,” said Calvin Carter, founder and president of Bottle Rocket. “Two years ago about this time of the year, we were a company of 45 Rocketeers. Today, we’re at 162 and plan to hire another 25-30 before the end of this year.”

The companies of the Inc. 500 were featured in the September issue of Inc. To see the full list, click here.

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App Launch: New and Noteworthy Syfy Now App is Now Available

Watch full episodes of Syfy on our latest AWE app – Syfy Now!

Syfy Now is your destination for all your favorite Syfy shows, including new episodes available the day after they air for most programs.

Access to the app is free through participating service providers. If your provider isn’t currently available on Syfy Now, there are still plenty of great things to enjoy; including selected full episodes and clips from Syfy shows, behind-the-scenes interviews and more.

Syfy Now, is currently featured as New & Noteworthy and is available on iTunes. Click here to download.

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Recent News

Bottle Rocket App’s new 49,570 square-foot space, not only almost doubles the size of its current offices in Addison, it provides it with a more-conducive environment to a fast-paced tech company, founder Calvin Carter said.

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