Worthington National Bank Expanding with More Office Space

Feb. 12--Worthington National Bank is expanding in the Burk Burnett building, at Fourth and Main streets, in Sundance Square.

The bank occupies the first floor for its operations but will soon take over the second floor, an addition of 4,445 square feet for offices, Worthington said.

The expansion comes nearly a year after the bank opened there. Worthington's part of the building has been closely restored to the original bank that occupied the space in the early 1900s.

"Our Fort Worth location has allowed us to grow our assets approximately 100 percent during 2006," said Greg Morse, Worthington's chief executive.

-- Sandra Baker

Partnership buys CentrePort park

The former Travelocity headquarters in the CentrePort Business Park south of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has traded hands.

A limited partnership that included five investor groups, called 4200 Buckingham, sold the 100,000-square-foot office building to a Brooklyn, N.Y., group called 150 Marcy Avenue Realty Corp., according to the deed.

Travelocity, an online travel site launched in 1996 and owned and operated by Sabre Holdings, moved to another facility nearby about six years ago. Sabre sold the building in 2003.

-- Sandra Baker

LULAC offers home seminar

English- and Spanish-speaking home buyers have an opportunity to learn about buying a home though a free seminar sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens.

The free bilingual seminar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the LULAC National Housing Commission, Suite 515, 6500 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

The seminar will also cover the basics of home purchasing, as well as alert buyers to tricks predatory lenders use or other fraudulent practices, according to the group.

The seminar will also include information about getting credit in shape for borrowing, responsibilities of homeownership and the loan process. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

-- Andrea Jares

Roofing group announces awards

The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association honored its top members this month.

Joe Henderson of Wholesale Roofing Supply was named Associate of the Year. The award goes to a member who is an asset to the association and the industry, and has great customer service, according to the association.

Rondi Perry of SLR Roofing was named Industry Leader. The award is for a member who has "made significant contributions to the association and the local roofing industry."

Golden Hammer Awards went to members who completed excellent roofing projects. Commercial recipients were Castro Roofing of Texas for work on a Texas Instruments building; KPost Co. for its work recoating Texas Stadium; and Supreme Roofing Systems' work at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Residential recipients were Bert Roofing and Canyon Creek Roofing.

Another Golden Hammer Award went to Empire Roofing for its community service. The company worked on the Very Special Arts Building in New Mexico, a building used by people with disabilities.

-- Andrea Jares

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