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Few will dispute that everything is big in Dallas. Big Mansions. Big cars. Big money. Big business. Big hair.

Dallas is also a city where big business and big hair have merged from time to time to produce some of the world's most famous women entrepreneurs. The kitchen is where Mary Kay Ash in 1963 created the marketing plan for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

It was in her Dallas kitchen in 1956 where Bette Nesmith Graham used her blender to concoct a chalky white liquid that revolutionized the typing pool. She sold Liquid Paper for $47.5 million in 1980. It was in the mid-1950s that Mary Crowley founded Home Interiors and Gifts Inc., a company that mobilized women to sell home accessories on the party system.

The mention of Dallas still brings to mind J.R. Ewing of the 1980s hit TV show named after the city, or, more likely, the black and white memories of a brisk and sad November day in 1963, when a president was assassinated here. But whatever images the city produces in your mind, be sure to pronounce it "Deh-lis," according to columnist and author Molly Ivins.

Built by oil and cattle barons, and run by big business such as Electronic Data Systems, Texas Instruments, 7-Eleven, Southwest Airlines and J.C. Penney today, Dallas grew up snootier than it's next-door neighbor, Fort Worth. For years, there was fierce competition between the two cities. Amon Carter, Sr., the late publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, brought along a sack lunch whenever he had to attend a meeting in Dallas:
He wasn't about to spend a dime in Dallas. And, there's evidence the rivalry still exists. A new national home magazine called Dwell recently called up this Fort Worth humor: "What does Dallas have that Fort Worth doesn't? Answer: A nice city 30 miles away." Ouch!
 
While Amon Carter worried about nickels and dimes, today's business traveler to "Big D" is likely to spend more than a few dimes, but there's plenty to see and do on an extra day in this metropolis that is home to trade, transport, tech and cultural diversity.

The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau says that of the 13.1 million visitors to Dallas in 2001, 3.5 million were business travelers.

Whether visited in the mild winters or hot summers, when air conditioning is an absolute necessity, Dallas offers true southern hospitality, be it in a humble apartment or in the Mansion on Turtle Creek, ranked in 2004 as one of the world's top hotels by CondeNast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Harper's Hideaway Report among others. And with a 10th of its workforce in the hospitality industry, Dallas is always a welcoming city.



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