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November 12, 2001, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Come enjoy with your fellow Texchange members a casual fajita buffet at the Buffalo Grille.  Because space is limited, reservations are a must for this event for members and their guests. 

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Informal meet the members. Members and guests only.


$15.00 per person (Members)
$20.00 per person (Guests)


Buffalo Grille

3116 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

Phone: (713) 661-3663


We will hear from three entrepreneurs who are making significant advances even in this difficult economic environment. Each will give us a quick overview of their business model and their strategy for leveraging their current successes to build an enterprise of lasting value. Detailed descriptions are below.



Featured Entrepreneurs:


Our entrepreneurs will speak for several minutes, introducing themselves and their businesses, after which will follow a Q/A period.  


Jamie Wyrick 
  Founder and President
  Forum for Women Entrepreneurs - Texas

Larry McAfee 

Jim Wiseheart



Jamie Wyrick 
Founder and President
Forum for Women Entrepreneurs - Texas



The Texas office of FWE, headquartered in Dallas, was founded in January of 2001 by Jamie Wyrick, who serves as the president and chair of FWE Texas.   FWE assists women entrepreneurs in Texas's top high-growth markets including Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. FWE provides training and educational opportunities to its members in all three Texas markets. FWE members comprise a broad range of individuals including entrepreneurs, start-up employees, executives, venture capitalists, consultants and services providers. In 2000 alone, FWE accelerated the development of over 1,300 entrepreneurs and their companies, helping them raise $660 million in venture funding.


Larry McAfee 



Larry joined CheMatch.com in September 1999 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Executive Vice President and a Director in February 2000.  He was elected President in October 2000.  Prior to joining CheMatch.com, Mr. McAfee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was a member of the Board of Directors of ITEQ, Inc. from March 1993 to September 1999.  He served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Waste Processor Industries, Inc. from May 1991 to March 1993.  Mr. McAfee was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stillbrooke Corporation from April 1989 to February 1991 and served as Chief Financial Officer and held other financial management positions with US Home Corporation from April 1982 to May 1989.  Prior to joining US Home Corporation, Mr. McAfee held financial management positions with Transco Companies and First National Bank in Dallas.  He received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977 and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1978.

Jim Wiseheart

Jim is President of VoiceTarget, Inc. VoiceTarget is focused on the marketing of integrated access and distribution technologies including Voice Recognition, Text to Speech, Hand Held devices and the Internet.  Prior to VoiceTarget, Mr. Wiseheart was the founder of Celebration Computer Systems, Inc. (CCS) and has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of CCS since its inception and the initial launch of the 713HOUSTON Voice Portal in 1986.  As a pioneer in the automated information-by-telephone industry, Mr. Wiseheart has worked with several state and local government and educational institutions to implement "cutting edge" voice applications. 




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