FORT WORTH, TX – The Fort Worth Chamber announced best-selling author, celebrated entrepreneur, and groundbreaking thinker, William Taylor, will keynote the organization’s 141st Annual Meeting March 30, 2023. 

The landmark event, presented by Frost Bank, is shaking up the status quo once again this year with a change of venue. FWC released a video teaser showcasing the new theme and location. The event, themed Fort Worth in the Fast Lane, will take place at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. 

“We continue to demonstrate our agility in the way we engage in business in an evolving landscape,” said Brandom Gengelbach, President and CEO of FWC, “This year we are thrilled to bring forward momentum to the community with a keynote from brilliant author and entrepreneur William Taylor. William is an expert at shaking things up while maintaining a steady pace to keep growing cities like Fort Worth on target to compete as a world class city.”

The event will also honor and recognize leaders with the Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award, presented by Jackson Walker LLP, and the Spirit of Enterprise Award, presented by BNSF Railway

Fort Worth in the Fast Lane | FWC’s 141st Annual Meeting, presented by Frost Bank, is one of FWC’s largest events of the year, typically attracting more than 800 attendees. Individual registration opens January 9 at For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Garrity at


William Taylor is a best-selling author, celebrated entrepreneur, and ground-breaking thinker who motivates organizations and leaders to compete, innovate, and win during times of growth as well as crisis. After making his name as co-founder and founding editor of the award-winning magazine Fast Company, William capitalized on the early momentum by selling the business for $345 million – the second-highest price ever paid for a single magazine in U.S. history. His landmark success helped shape the unique style in which he weaves intellectual authority and real-world experience in his storytelling. Taylor continues to maintain a valued voice in the business literature industry, as the author of several successful novels, numerous published essays in the Harvard Business Review, and a recurring column in the Sunday Business section of The New York Times.

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