To support our growing community, brands, and sponsors, we offer a mix of networking events, speakers, speaker panels on various topics, and opportunities to connect with some of our experts in smaller groups called DFW CPG Huddles. We mobilize resources in the local community and beyond to enable the success of our brands and our members. And, we host the occasional happy hour!

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Benefitting from CPG Exit Market Information

January 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Benefitting from CPG Exit Market Information

Join us for a look at the exit market for CPG brands and how you can use it for fundraising and what you can do today to position your brand for the best possible outcome (no matter your size or how far in the future an exit may be).

Hear from the experts at StoutJohn Lahti, T.J. Hope, Gian Ricco, and Rob von Furth on Thursday, January 27 from noon-1pm. Register here.

DFW CPG Main Event : Storytelling For Influence

February 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DFW CPG Main Event : Storytelling For Influence



Date and time:

Wed, February 9, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)


Four Corners Brewing Company
1311 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

*Complimentary Urban Taco bar and Four Corners Brewing beverages.

Grab your ticket here:


Featured Event Sponsor: Iron Clad Consulting


About this event: 

Storytelling For Influence. Join us on Wednesday, February 9th from 6:00 PM CT – 8:00 PM CT at Four Corners Brewing Co. to learn from Eric Harris, CEO of MindHandle, Forbes Business Council Member, and Texas Christian University Visiting Professor. In this masterclass, you will learn the science of storytelling (on an emotional and chemical level) and why it is the most effective way to present and strengthen your personal and business communication.

Storytelling for Influence

  • The problem with most modern presentations: They’re the air we breathe in business, but the vast majority of them are ineffective.
  • The science of storytelling (on an emotional and chemical level) and why it’s the most effective way to present.
  • If you take a minute to spot patterns all around  you, you’ll find inspiration for your presentation.
  • Here’s one tool (The Movie Trailer) you can use to guide your next high-stakes presentation and get your audience craving more.


About the presenter: Eric Harris

Strategist by trade, storyteller by aptitude, creative by accident, professor by design. MindHandle CEO Eric Harris’ resume may not read the way you’d expect it to, but the sum of these experiences helps him empathize with clients, students, and the agency team.

After several years in large advertising agencies, Eric joined his clients on the corporate team at YUM! Brands, where he led Pizza Hut’s integrated communications for 2 years. The experience taught Eric not only what it was like to be on the “buying” side of the agency economy, but also how much room there was to improve on internal communications. That’s why Eric founded GatherRound, a training company focused on storytelling for presentations.

In 2018, GatherRound and MindHandle merged, creating an employment branding agency with the talent and expertise to reach employees with advertising quality messages. As CEO Eric provides the vision that becomes decisions in the agency, and if he’s ever missing, look no further than the nearest whiteboard.

Eric is a self-proclaimed suburban lumberjack, a communications professor via TCU Neely Executive Education, drummer, Forbes Business Council contributor, and a camp-in-the-backyard father of two.

Expo West: What to Expect

February 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Expo West: What to Expect

Expo West is back and it is time to prepare for the most effective experience as an exhibitor or attendee.

Sam Owen from New Hope (Expo West’s host company) and DFW’s Lauren Mariel, founder of Live Love Pop and an experienced Expo West exhibitor, will be on hand to provide valuable insight, tips, and tricks to make it your best Expo West ever. Join us on Thursday, February 10 from noon-1pm. Register here.

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