1 Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce chambertalk January Message From the Chairman SKIP OGLE Chairman We live in an amazing community home of the roses and home to the Tyler Rose himself, Earl Campbell. Honoring Earl Campbell, our Tyler Chamber of Commerce established the now nationally recognized Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award given each year to a top college athlete. We are home to the world famous Texas Rose Festival where we attracted 23,000 visitors to our hometown as well as Azalea & Spring Flower Trail which brought us 32,000 visitors this past year. There are so many wonderful attributes that are naturally native to our community. However, as I mentioned at our recent Tyler Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, it s you that makes this community so attractive. Yes, there are many moving to Tyler making this community their home. This past year, 3200 moved to Tyler. The choices to make Tyler home vary and include the great park system, world class medical care, the variety of restaurants and entertainment such as Caldwell Zoo, and many more. But above all, it s Continued on next page. CORPORATE SPONSORS with Tyler Morning Telegraph and Lifestyle magazine SCHEDULE OF EVENTS BUSINESS WORKSHOP: $75 Rose Garden Center 8:00 am Registration 8:20 am On Boarding: Engage to Retain Employees Matt Tibbetts, Express Employment Professionals 9:20 am 2019 Employment Law Update Eric Kolder, Ramey & Flock, P.C. 10:20 am Active Shooter 2.0 Employer Liability Risks & Gov. Abbott Recommendations Mark Sequin, TBG Solutions, Inc. MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON & SPEAKER: $25 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Growing Your Business Online: How Local Businesses Can Create a Digital Presence that Gets Results Allison Chaney, Boot Camp Digital BUSINESS EXPO: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Entry Fee: Business Card or $5 B2B AFTER HOURS: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PLATINUM SPONSORS Alpha Media East Texas KYKX / Jack FM / The Ranch KKUS / La Invasora 96.7 / La Invasora Magazine KYTX-CBS 19 Copeland Insurance KETK KLTV Townsquare Media PRIME SPONSORS Altra Federal Credit Union Bergfeld Merchants Association Data Max Southside Bank Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital Azalea Orthopedic UT Health Science Center Tyler BMW of Tyler Sponsors as of print deadline.
2 Chariman s Message Continued from front page. the people, it s you that make our community so special. Mark Twain is quoted, Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. I believe there is no other community that is filled with so many that are so passionate for their hometown. It is here, it is this community, it is Tyler that rises above the rest, because of YOU. It is an honor to be your chairman for our Tyler Chamber of Commerce for We have had an amazing year under the past leadership of Howard Patterson. We are still celebrating our newest chamber members from our recent membership drive where we saw almost 700 join the ranks of our chamber. Yes, we have an incredible chamber staff working hard every day on your behalf, but these newest members join because of YOU. We have some exciting events coming up that you will not want to miss: We are gearing up for East Texas Coalition Day at the Capitol. I hope you will join us February 24-26, along with members from the Longview and Kilgore chambers of commerce, to make the trek to our State Capitol to hear from state elected officials as well as deliver our personal message of what we expect from them during this next legislative session. The Chamber will again host the annual Economic Outlook with Ray Perryman on January 10th; The B2B Expo is coming up fast (January 17) so make sure to get your booth! This past year we had 3,000 visitors at this event; The Energy Summit (April 2) continues to become a significant event focusing on the impact of oil and gas across our great State. Our Chamber provides so many exciting opportunities for members to participate and grow their business. Thank you for an extraordinary past year and I look forward to an even greater next year! 2019 EXHIBITORS 2 Guys RV & Storage, LLC Ables-Land, Inc. Advance d Temporaries Inc. Alpha Media East Texas Ark-La-Texas Shredding ASAP Roofing & Construction Azalea Orthopedics / Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Beef Jerky Outlet Bergfeld Merchants Association Bethesda Health Clinic Better Business Bureau BioLife Plasma Services BMW of Tyler Butler Creative Group Butler-Lifestyles Magazine Butler-Tyler Morning Telegraph Cable s Roofing Calvary Plumbing LLC Carter Bloodcare City of Tyler City of Tyler Solid Waste Copeland Group Insurance Corazon Natural Beef Core Insights Cotton Patch CREST Exteriors, LLC Datamax Designer Graphics Discount Power Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance Services East Texas Veterans Alliance Edward Jones-Daniel Lyons & Bryan White Escapology / Urban Air Adventure Park EyeCare Associates Finance of America Goodwill Industries of East Texas Gorden House Leveling & Foundation Repair Hudson Printing Humana Inline Network Integration Integrative Health Matters Interstate All Pattery Center KETK KLTV KYTX-CBS 19 La Vie Med Spa Lake Tyler Petroleum Club Leon s Signs LeTourneau University Manpower MidSouth Bank Minuteman Press Mole Masters Nothing Bundt Cakes Office Barn Paper Sack Promotionals Platinum Communications Solutions Profile by Sanford Proforma Hoizon Total Source Quality Choice Solutions Reliant, an NRG Company Republic Services Ross & Shoalmire Elder Law Attorneys Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas, Inc. SERVPRO of Tyler Skillern s Business Systems Sleep Inn & Suites Tyler Southside Bank Staples Property Group Staybridge Suites Stonebridge Heating & AC, Inc. Stonewater Roofing Superior Roofing and Gutters TAABS Ted Kamel Foods, LLC Texas Bank and Trust Texas Farm Bureau Insurance The Cannery Lindale The Markim Group The Pamela Walters Group The Refinery Chiropractic The UPS Store Townsquare Media Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coalition Tyler Care Clinic Tyler Independent School District Tyler Junior College International Travel Tyler Junior College School of Continuing Studies Tyler Today Tyler Young Professional Network United Credit Union UT Health East Texas Visit Lindale VisitTyler, HBA, TACC, Eguide, LeadershipTyler, Business Education Council WorkHub
3 TYLER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMPLOYER WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY BROOKSHIRE GROCERY COMPANY THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 8:00 A.M.-11:15 A.M. WORKSHOP TOPICS On Boarding: Engage to Retain Employees Matt Tibbetts Express Employment Professionals 2019 Employment Law Update Eric Kolder Ramey & Flock, P.C. Active Shooter Employer Liability Risks & Gov. Abbott Recommendations Mark Seguin TBG Solutions, Inc. Registration Begins: 8:00 a.m. ROSE GARDEN CENTER Luncheon and Speaker: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. HARVEY CONVENTION CENTER How Local Businesses Can Create a Digital Presence that Gets Results Allison Chaney, Boot Camp Digital
4 TYLER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMPLOYER WORKSHOP Register Online: Payment at Time of Registration is Required. Registration Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 Register by Mail or Fax: Mail form to 315 N. Broadway, Tyler, TX or Fax to Make checks payable to the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. No refunds. $100 per person ($25 discount if registered by Monday, January 7.) For more information please contact Jenni Wilson at or Better Business Bureau Bosworth and Associates Express Employment Professionals 3 HOURS HRCI / SHRM Credit pending Great Door Prizes! Must be present to win. PRESENTING SPONSOR Brookshire Grocery Company PRESIDENTIAL SPONSORS Income Solutions Wealth Management Rose City SHRM Snelling TBG Solutions, Inc. VICE PRESIDENTIAL SPONSORS BAG SPONSOR The Lighthouse Gollob Morgan Peddy, P.C. Kelly Services Ramey & Flock, P.C. Center for Creative Media Einstein Bagels IN-KIND SPONSORS Proforma Horizon Total Source Tyler Beverages LUNCH SPONSOR BMW of Tyler Workforce Solutions East Texas
5 ribboncuttings ASAP ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION Kallan Avenue BEEF JERKY OUTLET Villages at Cumberland Park 8942 S. Broadway, Suite BELLA VISTA Highway 155 S Flint, TX COLONIAL LIFE THE BROOKS AGENCY 401 E. Front Street, Suite 224 Tyler, TX ESCAPOLOGY & URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK 8926 S. Broadway (Cumberland Shopping Center) Tyler, TX FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT 309 W. Heritage Drive HARBOR HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT 727 E. Front Street, Suite 100B Tyler, TX HONKY TONK WOODWORKS, LLC TX INTEGRITY HEALTH CLINIC 5605 Old Bullard Road, Suite B MARC ROBINSON JEWELERS 4601 S. Broadway, Suite #C MEALS ON WHEELS 3001 Robertson Road MPP INFUSION CENTER 6115 New Copeland Road, Suite
6 ribboncuttings PINEY WOODS ENDODONTICS 7925 S. Broadway Avenue, Suite POSH BELLA BOUTIQUE Broadway Square Mall 4601 S. Broadway, Suite B SHEARER SUPPLY 2020 Capital Drive SOUTHERN HILL HOMES, LLC FM 2493 Flint, TX SWEET GOURMET 4554 S. Broadway TAQUERIA EL LUGAR ON THE SQUARE 111 W. Ferguson Tyler, TX TEMPEST GOLF COURSE 568 East Wilkins Road Gladewater, TX THE FIRST TEE OF GREATER TYLER 6284 CR 152 W Bullard, TX THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 7278 Old Jacksonville Highway WESLEY FOUNDATION AT TJC WESLEY HOUSE 1400 E. Lake
7 newmembertalk 5 Linx 1403 S. Academy (903) A Pineywoods Home Health Care, Inc. 215 Winchester Drive #100 (430) America s Rehab Campuses 6944 E Tanque Verde Rd Tucson, AZ (833) Angels Care Home Health 1820 Shiloh Rd Ste 1400 (903) ArchSee Studios PO Box 1135 Whitehouse, Texas (903) BioLife Plasma Services 332 W Heritage (715) Bristol Hospice - Pathways LLC 115 Park Place Blvd Suite 100 Waxahachie, Texas (972) Charles Schwab/ Jack Halle 726 WSW Loop 323 (903) CINTAS Corp 1204 Cherokee Trace White Oak, TX (903) Colonial Life - The Brooks Agency 401 East Front Street Suite 224 Tyler, TX (903) Cycology Bike Co. 225 E Amherst Dr Ste 100 Tyler, Texas (903) DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions 8938 South Broadway Suite 380 (903) EGuide Magazine PO Box Tyler, Texas (903) /15/2018 Eyeglass World 4901 S Broadway Ave. (903) Fairfield Inn & Suites Tyler South 309 West Heritage Drive (903) Favor Delivery 1705 Guadalupe Street Suite 300 Austin, TX (512) Flex Supply, LLC State Hwy 155 N. Winona, TX (903) Gorden House Leveling and Foundation Repair 5221 S. Broadway Ste. 4 (903) Home Care Network 300 Willow Creek Parkway #240 Palestine, Texas (903) Honky Tonk Woodworks LLC TX-155 (417) Integrity Health Clinic 5605 Old Bullard Road, Suite B (903) J&J Exterminating 1901 Rickety Ln Ste 216 (903) JJO Radio HD? JJO Charities PO Box 927 Bullard, TX (903) Konica Minolta Business Solutions 3800 Paluxy Drive, Ste 410 (903) Lucky Tunes Hwy 64 East Tyler, Texas (830) Marc Robinson Jewelers 4601 S Broadway Suite # CO2 (903) Marsh & McLennan Agency, East Texas 8144 Walnut Hill Lane 15th Floor Dallas, TX (214) Michael P. Cichowicz 2444 Holley Street (475) Nedwol Properties PO Box 9877 Tyler, TX (903) New Hope Energy 5881 FM 2767 Tyler, TX (903) Orangetheory Fitness - Tyler 419 W Southwest Loop 323 Unit #100 (903) Parlor Salon & Spa, LLC 104 E. Eighth Street (903) Piney Woods Endodontics 7925 S. Broadway Avenue Ste #1130 (903) Posh Bella Boutique 4601 S. Broadway Suite B08 (903) Quality Choice Solutions Real Estate & Insurance Services 5935 Old Bullard Road #204 (870) SHOFUR Dallas Downtown Dallas, TX Social Security Disability Claims 305 S. Broadway Ave. Suite 300 Tyler, TX (903) Southern Hill Home, LLC FM 2493 Flint, TX (903) Spectrum Laser Aesthetics 212 Old Grande Blvd Suite C-116 (903) Staybridge Suites 2759 McDonald Rd (903) Taqueria El Lugar on the Square 111 W Ferguson Tyler, TX (903) Tech Link LLC Choice Circle Lindale, TX (903) The Boot Campaign 535 WSW Loop 323, Suite 206 PMB 160 Tyler, TX - Texas (903) The Madison Apartments 5348 Old Jacksonville Hwy (903) Continued on next page
8 newmembertalk The Parker Firm, PC 6115 New Copeland Road Suite 320 (903) Tyler Care Clinic 4519 Troup Highway (903) Tyler Karate Academy 3314A SSW Loop 323 (903) West Erwin Church of Christ 420 West Erwin Street Tyler, TX (903) The Refinery Chiropractic Old Jacksonville Hwy Suite D (903) Topp s Pizza 3101 Shiloh Road,, Suite 131 Tyler, TX (903) Tyler Civic Chorale PO Box Tyler, TX (903) Tyler Junior College Music Department PO Box 9020 Tyler, TX (903) Virtual Solutions, LLC 607 Tryon Ct (903) Vista College 1905 W. Loop 281 #21 Longview, Texas (903) Whitehouse Senior Village 201 Leamington Spa Whitehouse, TX (855) WP Nutrition and Wellness 8926 S Broadway Ave (409) contactor talk Ryan Tew October Cindy Smoak November Nicole Cox December A third year member of the Contact Club, Ryan Tew is the Contactor of the Month for October. She has earned four Production Awards. Ryan is the owner of Ryan Tew Marketing, LLC. She has served as Chairman of the Tyler Young Professionals Network as well as a member of the 2017 Heart Ball Committee. She is the Mom of Taylor and Koen. The recipient of 49 Production Awards, Cindy Smoak is Contactor of the Month for November. She is Vice President of SPORTyler. A 12 year member of the Contact Club, Cindy is the recipient of the Johnny Wright Life Membership Award and was awarded the Mary Howes Award in She is a member of the East Texas State Fair Senior Day Committee and a graduate of Leadership Tyler Class 22. She and David are parents of Craig and Jennifer. Contactor of the month for December, Nicole is a six year member of the Contact Club. She is in sales and marketing for Ables-Land. In addition to the Chamber, she is a Board Member for Tyler T.E.N. Nicole and her husband, Daniel, live in Chandler and are the parents of Mackenzi and Colin.
9 tacc officers Chairman of the Board...Skip Ogle Chairman-Elect of the Board...June Cheatham Past Chairman of the Board...Howard Patterson President / CEO...Tom Mullins Chief Operating Officer...Henry Bell Treasurer...Shannon Dacus Area Development Council, Chairman...Lee Browning Business Development Council, Chairman...Chad Cargile Membership Services Council Chairman...Cindy Smoak Business Education Council Chairman...Bob Westbrook Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance President...Ivette Zavarce Visit Tyler Chairman...Crystal Smart Tyler Area Chamber News (USPS ) is published monthly by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Broadway, Tyler, Texas (903) 2929 Crow Rd. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS IN THIS NEWSLETTER, CONTACT HENRY BELL: OR