Gary Quarles is now at the Keller Williams — Dallas City Center office at 1811 Greenville Ave. … RE/MAX Urban Broker/Owner Jeff Updike, a director for the National Association of Realtors, said that the NAR board of directors voted unanimously to modify their Equal Housing Opportunity Policy to include sexual orientation. … Tea Thyme & Tisane in Carrollton has new hours. Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Chef Michelle joins the staff for dinner. … Dallas Voice and LifeBark are holding a Top Dog Model Contest. The winner will appear on the cover of the 2010 Readers Voice Top Dog Awards. The winner will get stardom and $2,500 awarded in their name or to their team in LifeBark. … The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce holds a morning coffee event the first Tuesday of each month. In December they meet in the Great Room at ilume from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The chamber’s annual holiday mixer will be at the Rose Room on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Information and RSVP at glbtchamber.org. … StraightOut Media & Marketing secured Vail as a second ski destination within its LGBT tourism promotions and marketing practice. … Former House of Blues and Live Nation marketing executive Scott Lonski joined StraightOut Media & Marketing. … More than 1,700 athletes and artists have already registered for the 2010 Gay Games in Cologne. HRS Hotel Reservation Service and Koln Tourismus (Cologne Tourism) have signed on as sponsors of the event.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 27, 2009.