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Dawn Cobb: Rayzor Ranch shop tilts toward youth market

It’s official. Five Below Inc., a retailer of teen and preteen merchandise, opened Thursday at Rayzor Ranch Marketplace.

The 7,800-square-foot store sits between Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts and Kohl’s. Five Below boasts a wide assortment of merchandise that costs no more than $5 — including sporting goods, games, fashion accessories and jewelry, hobbies and collectibles, bath and body items, candy and snacks, room decor and storage, stationery and school supplies, video game accessories, books, DVDs, smartphone accessories, novelty and gag items, and seasonal items.

Five Below will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, visit

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What happens to the items that don’t sell from the shelves of the Goodwill Store?

Well, now they are going to be recycled.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. has announced the launch of a new recycling initiative for unsellable donations.

Items that do not sell in the Fort Worth affiliate’s 20 area store locations — of which Denton has one — are now broken down into commodities including metals, cardboard, paper and other recyclable goods that will be recycled.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth receives 21 million pounds of donations annually, goods that might otherwise end up in landfills.

Along with the impressive local environmental benefits, Goodwill’s retail stores help fund a number of community job training and placement programs that help thousands of Tarrant County residents every year.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth also accepts donations of computers and electronics. Goodwill’s Computer Works Program tests all computers donated, and any computer that works is resold in the Computer Works location on Campus Drive in Fort Worth. Those that don’t are disassembled and are responsibly recycled, keeping computer parts out of landfills.

For more information, and a full list of donation centers, visit

Denton’s Goodwill Store, located at 2030 W. University Drive, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Denton’s other Goodwill location, at 2440 S. Interstate 35E, is operated by Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc.


Coming up

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn and Suites at 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton. The Denton Safety Summit will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of $50 per person includes coffee and snacks.

According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, incidents involving violence and other injuries by people or animals and contact with objects and equipment ranked as two of the most frequent causes of work-related fatalities in Texas in 2012, accounting for 131 deaths.

The safety summit will address those and other issues including: workplace violence prevention, safety essentials for the general industry such as avoiding falls, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, and injury reporting and recording compliance. Employers and employees attending the summit will be able to choose which sessions to attend.

To find full course descriptions and register, visit For more information, call 512-804-4610.



The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the North Texas Society for Human Resource Management chapter the EXCEL Gold Award for 2012.

The Society for Human Resource Management Affiliate Program for Excellence was designed to ensure a strong connection between the society and its affiliated chapters, to focus on activities and initiatives that are more strategic in nature, and to enhance the business acumen of local volunteer leaders.

The program includes the EXCEL Awards, a tiered recognition and awards system.

The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management and represents more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries.

J. Robert Carr, senior vice president of membership, marketing and external affairs for the society, noted the recognition is a distinct indication of the chapter’s successful partnership to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession.


Eric Silver, owner of Fish Window Cleaning in Denton and Fort Worth, was recently named top producer at the company’s annual convention in St. Louis.

Silver received the award for producing one of the highest revenue totals during 2012. Silver is also part of the Pinnacle Club, recognizing owners who grow by $100,000 or more in production from the previous year.

Silver opened his business in 2008 and has two locations. His Denton office provides service to commercial and residential customers in Denton, Corinth, Hickory Creek, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Gainesville, Decatur and Prosper. To contact the Denton office, visit or call 940-808-0177. His Fort Worth office provides service to commercial and residential customers in Fort Worth, Keller, Hurst, Weatherford, Burleson and Cleburne.

DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879. Her e-mail address is