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Arlington’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out Arlington’s rising stars below.

Gary Cooper

Straight out of college with a Finance degree, my brother-in-law was in the Label Industry and invited me to join him and start a new division of the company selling Food Rotation and Inventory labels to restaurants. We named the division ‘Mark-The-Day Labels’ (horrible name!) A few months after my start, I was working our booth at the NRA (National Restaurant Association) in Chicago when I met the owner of Dot It (much better company name!).  Read more>>

Juan Dellepiane

We started with a small ballroom to hold 80 to 100 people. As the business took off, customer starting asking for more space. The building allowed us to grow by opening Victor’s loft. We can currently hold 225 people. Victor was my grandfather, and he loved to celebrate life, he celebrated his birthday in a grand way every year, so it was easy to come up with a NAME for our event center. Read more>>

Monte Berry

That’s The Cake began in a home of Nancy Newsom back almost 20 years ago, she did it as a hobby for family and close friends. In 2008, she began to see a higher demand for her baked goods, therefore she formed the name That’s The Cake in 2009 and open her location in Lewisville, TX first, we’re now rooted in North Arlington, TX. Over the years, business has grown rapidly and continues on a path of excitement. In November 2016, we were featured on INSP’s Original Series State Plate with American Idol’s Taylor Hicks for our rich, divine, Texas Sheet Cake. Read more>>

Booker Spencer

A do better attitude has been my greatest teacher. As with most bootstrap entrepreneurs the path has not been an easy one and I’ve weathered many pitfalls and setbacks. The most rewarding feeling is seeing the value that you add to others by being a servant first and a leader second. Read more>>

Rory Cruz

Visual Impact Specialties is a family owned screen print shop located in Arlington, Texas. Established in 1989, we have been serving the DFW area for over 25 years. Ronnie Cruz purchased the business from his brother Randy Cruz in 1994. Ronnie took on the task of venturing into something completely new to him, an industry in which he had no prior experience. Read more>>

Rickey Townsend

I started this company in 2016 because I noticed a lack of minority representation in the gun community. I would see women coming to the gun range where I train and feel extremely uncomfortable while their significant other attempted to teach them about firearms. Read more>>

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