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Jul 15, 2020
Stronger Together through Problem-Solving: Weekly Message from Maggie Campbell, President and CEO of DAMC
While I’m not an architect, an engineer or a contractor, I am a builder. To me, there’s nothing more rewarding than building strong communities by nurturing special places and programs through which people can come together and do great things. This is why I love working in Downtown Arlington: it’s such a special place full of talented people who are following their dreams.
Since our state and country began reopening in early May, we stopped winning the race against the spread of COVID-19. It wasn’t apparent at first, because it felt like we were building again. Businesses were cautiously reopening and folks were getting back to work. In our joy at the thought of reclaiming our normal lives, we tried to jump ahead in line. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus wasn’t having any of that.
Right about now, I could sure use a pep talk. How about you?
As we grapple with an unsteady horizon, consider our friends at Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Center in Downtown Arlington. Every day, their professional climbers work with beginners as they approach the rock face for the first time. While nothing is familiar to the novice, the pros know the art and science behind the sport:
- Prepare for the climb by taking care of your health and your body
- Prepare to be stretched in new ways
- As you climb, your range of movement and balance improves
- Climbing builds endurance
- Climbing in the wrong direction wastes energy
The discipline of rock climbing is a great metaphor for navigating a business through the pandemic. Experienced entrepreneurs and rock climbers both understand while there are problems and solutions ahead, we can’t rush the process. Instead, we must be prepared with all tools we'll need to leverage the discoveries we make along the climb. Through careful and confident problem-solving, teamwork, and commitment, we will all eventually reach the summit.
On July 24, our Texas Rangers are scheduled to play the Colorado Rockies in the first regular season game ever at the new Globe Life Field. During the abbreviated 2020 season, the Rangers will play 20 games at home and 20 games on the road. While the Rangers are looking into the possibility of bringing in fans at up to 50 percent capacity at some point this season, as of now home games will be played in an empty Globe Life Field.
Click here to learn how your likeness can attend games through the fun, new DoppelRanger program.
As you root, root, root for the home team from home, be sure you’re stocked up on all of your favorite hometown flavors. Consult our Downtown Delivers platform for a comprehensive guide to our bar and restaurant partners currently offering takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery options plus outdoor dining, dog friendly patios, gift cards, and other great services.
Let's go Rangers!
- As more employees return to campus, The University of Texas at Arlington is on track to offer Fall 2020 classes in three modalities: on-campus, online only and blended.
- West Nile Virus has reemerged as a current health threat in North Texas. Tarrant County Public Health advises residents to take extra care as cases increase across the county and particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
- With COVID-19 precautions in place, the Arlington Museum of Art reopens on July 18 with an exhibition by celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist Knox Martin.
- The Levitt Living Room Series continues next Tuesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. in partnership with J. Gilligan's. The event features a performance by Grand Prairie native Monica Saldivar, 2015 winner of Tejano Idol, streamed on Levitt Facebook Live.