TheWerxWhat is an angel investor? How old would Collin McKinney be today? What was the largest industry in McKinney in the early 20th century?

These are the types of questions teams will compete over in the First Annual Corporate Family Feud to be held on Wednesday, March 30 at the McKinney Cotton Mill. Proceeds of this fun event will benefit the WERX Foundation. There are still a few team spots open! Companies interested in participating in the Feud can reserve a spot for their team by contacting Cindy Johnson at or 214-417-5049. Team sponsorships are $500 for a team of four and a table of eight.

The WERX Foundation is surveying McKinney citizens with a free form survey of questions about McKinney’s history, business past, business today and more! The answers to this survey will make up the answers that Feud teams will try to guess to win the top spot in the 2016 McKinney Corporate Family Feud. The winning team will take home the 2016 trophy and bragging rights to the Feud name!
“This event will be a lot of fun for both the corporate teams and our WERX entrepreneur teams.” Said Cindy Johnson, Development Director at The WERX. “It will be fun to see who takes home the trophy!”

Johnny Quinn, local celebrity and Olympian, will be Master of Ceremonies, providing local humorJohnnyQuinn and motivation for the teams and the audience. Audience members will get the opportunity to participate, also, providing X’s to the teams to trip up their competitors.

Independent Bank is the Title Sponsor and Bernard’s Game Day Foods of McKinney will prepare a buffet luncheon with a Mexican theme showcasing their award winning salsa. Local McKinney experience packages will be featured as raffle items.

“We were looking for a fun event to get people together to learn more about The WERX and McKinney as a start-up business environment and The Corporate Family Feud seemed like just the ticket.” Said Christine Smith, The WERX Foundation Executive Director. “Just as McKinney is known for its rolling hills, stands of trees, large historic district and vibrant downtown square, it’s also known as a fertile space for new business opportunity. We need to get the word out to everyone about the opportunities that are available.”

Sponsorships are still available for the luncheon. For information about a sponsorship or to sponsor a team, contact Cindy Johnson at Luncheon tickets are on sale $30 each and $250 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased through The WERX website at Raffle tickets for local experience packages are $10 or 3/$25  and “X’s” to support teams will sell for $5.

For more information about The Corporate Family Feud, visit or call Cindy Johnson at 214-417-5049.