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1 Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Newsletter June, 2010 Business Matters Chamber Committees Leadership Class Women s Division XLV Get Drafted New Members Constant Contact New Committees Ground Floor Renewing Members Awards Ribbon Cuttings Calendar Leading Grapevine into the Cyber-Marketing Future In 2010 the buzz words in the marketing and computer worlds are all about Social Media. While many in the Generation X culture may think that is talking about media journalists following around the latest celebrities, those businesses that use this new medium have found great benefits. Businesses, who are not using the technology available, are missing out on advertising opportunities and at times, losing customers due to negative twitter and blog postings. If you asked one hundred different Chamber members what they got out of the Chamber, you would most likely get a wide variety of answers. For some it is purely a way to spend their marketing dollars wisely. Where else can you spend $250 for a full year s worth of advertising in a community referral guide and on a website. For others, it is a way to network face to face. Whether that At the June luncheon, we will get an opportunity to learn about the Social Media age, and will find ways to catch up and surpass their competitors in this modern marketing cyber-world! J.R. Atkins is a Social Media Speaker, Strategist and Sales 2.0 Consultant. As a speaker, J.R. is noted for taking the mystery out of Social Media and speaking in terms that even a CEO can understand. He is best known for working with Company Leaders, Sales Professionals and Marketing What the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Can Do For You networking is to sell a product or service, everyone likes to do business with someone they know. Luncheons, mixers, committees and events are a great way to do that. For others, networking may be a way to meet new people and to develop a strong list of contacts fellow leaders in the business community who can answer questions, provide guidance, lend a hand or provide direction in a challenging business environment. Some corporations find the Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses who can support legislative efforts, or can serve as a means of getting the word out on issues that impact our Managers on how Social Media Networks can make a positive impact on their organization. As a Sales 2.0 consultant, J.R. works with business leaders to understand the shift in selling that is occurring as more consumers and businesses turn to the internet for information before engaging in the sales process. How has selling changed? How do the metrics for sales need to change? Using inbound and outbound marketing, J.R. can implement plans to increase Continued on page 9 businesses daily. It is an avenue to meet the elected officials in the city, county, state and nation who set the policies we must work by. The Chamber is also a way for corporations to learn about what products and services are offered in their own back yard, which can save them time and money. For newcomers to the community, the Chamber is the fast track to becoming involved in the community and to integrate in a shorter period of time. And still to others, the Chamber is a way of working along side others in the business community to help build a stronger community for today, as well as for our children s future. Whether you or your company invest in the Chamber for one of these reasons, or one of many others, I want to personally thank you for being involved in the Grapevine Chamber. Whether it is through your time, money or talents, each of you are a part of the success that is the Grapevine Chamber. Your continued involvement will help build our Chamber s foundation and continue to elevate this community and region as a premier destination for businesses and families for years to come! Louie Sullins Chairman, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

2 GRAPEVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kristine Amador Munaretto Kristine A. Amador, CPA Jack Bateman Great Wolf Lodge Lavon Bolech Ambassadors Dottie DiiBon Runway Theatre Gary Farina Farina s Winery & Cafe C.W. Higgins Classic Chevrolet Warren Hummer Attorney Tom Kormondy INC-BLOT Doug Lawson Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Carolyn Lease Box Insurance Agency Perry Leonard Blagg Tire Angela Mitcham Gaylord Texan Jane Richards Cowboys Golf Club Duff O Dell Premier Bank Texas Shelly Ruddick Bank of the West Shonda Schaefer GRACE Paul Slechta Panda Embroidery Jan Smith Women s Division Chair Scott Summers Cork It! Fine Wines, Spirits & Bistro Louie Sullins Merrill Lynch EXECUTIVE BOARD LIST: Louie Sullins... Chairman Angela Mitcham...Chair-Elect C.W. Higgins... Treasurer Tom Kormondy... Immd.Past Doug Lawson... VC Economic Development Perry Leonard... VC Civic Development Shelley Ruddick...VC Programs/ Membership Development RaDonna Hessel...President Ex-Officio: Bruno Rumbelow... City Manager P.W. McCallum...CVB Jim Chadwell...GCISD Carolyn Sims...Tarrant County GRAPEVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber Committees The Program of Work for the Grapevine Chamber is designed, scheduled and coordinated by business members to help them with their business and their fellow members through networking, education and cooperation. Take time to review YOUR Chamber s activities and determine how they might work for you. Networking in Grapevine Building on Your Chamber Investment! Merriam-Webster s Online Dictionary states that the term Networking can be a noun or a verb which is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. Two words highlighted in that definition are information and productive. Those two words are the goals of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Networking Groups. As the Chamber continues to work with the business members to improve the benefits of their investment, the Networking Groups are undergoing some changes to meet the needs of the membership. If you know all of the 850 business members of the Chamber, then these meetings aren t for you. But, if you want to take an hour out of your month to get to know other businesses in the community who might be your next customer or referral, you need to put the following dates on your calendar. Morning Networking: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Main Street Bistro and Bakery (Chair - Steve Jenkins) Noon Networking: 4th Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chill (Co-Chairs - Peggy Fermier & Dana McGuffin) Economic Development Partnership The next meeting of the Economic Development Partnership will be held on Wednesday, June 23rd and will continue to be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month for the remainder of Chamber of Commerce members take the opportunity monthly to meet with various City officials to learn about development projects, activities and transportation issues that will impact their businesses. At the May meeting forty-three Chamber members heard from Economic Development Director Dan Truex, Director of Department of Development Services Scott Williams, Development Engineering Construction Manager Scott Dyer, Gayle Hall, Director of Festivals for the CVB, as well as Bob McPherrin and George Kakos in regards to the area hotels. While the economy is slowly returning to most businesses, those in attendance were updated on several positive examples of this trend! All Chamber members are encouraged to take advantage of this unique open door policy afforded to us by the City and take an hour out of the month to become more informed about the businesses around us. Chairman Doug Lawson of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine invites you to get involved in, informed and excited about Grapevine! Ambassador Newsletter The Ambassador Division of the Grapevine Chamber always has some exciting events!!!! 1. See the Grapevine calendar for the month s ribbon cuttings and please join us as we welcome our new chamber member businesses. 2. MAIN STREET OUTDOOR ADVENTURE. The Ambassadors Division had various businesses volunteering for a beer booth at MAIN STREET OUTDOOR ADVENTURE and will be back for Grapefest!!! 3. Learn more about the Ambassadors at the June Chamber luncheon. We will be there to answer your questions. Join us at our next meeting and get involved as we welcome new members to the Chamber and the community!!!! As an Ambassador, you have a great opportunity to meet great people while promoting your business. Come to our next meeting: Wednesday, June 16th, 5:30 p.m., P.F. Chang s China Bistro, 650 W. Highway 114. Looking forward to seeing you!! Lavon Bolech Ambassador Chair 2 l June 2010

3 Leadership Class of The Final Chapter The Leadership Class enjoyed graduation for their year-long program at the Chamber luncheon in May. While excited to have completed the program, many in the class expressed their disappointment that the year of meeting each month was ending. But, with the Leadership Alumni getting set to meet again to begin planning for the program, those new graduates are now able to move on to the next level of leadership and involvement. At graduation, the class voted on their Valedictorian, and Charles Mackres was selected to speak to the luncheon audience on behalf of Leadership. Charles also presented a gift to Leadership Alumni Chair Jan Smith for all her work with the program. Jan s work has been immense in the last two years, as the program transitioned from a program that was three hours an evening for twelve consequetive weeks, to a full day program each month for nine months. In that expansion, the program also added some Leadership development with the inclusion of the John Maxwell book, The 21 Irrefutible Laws of Leadership, as well as developing curriculum that involved the role that Grapevine plays in the regional economy. The luncheon audience was also treated to a performance by class member, Cory Halliburton. Cory performed a song that he had written about Grapevine during the year, Bless the Vines. It was a wonderful tribute to the entire Grapevine community and was enjoyed by all. The class reviews of the programs attest to the success that Jan, and the rest of the Leadership Alumni had on building this into an even better program. If you are a former graduate of Leadership Grapevine, you are encouraged to come to the posted meetings of the Alumni group and help plan next year s program while developing new contacts. If you are interested in the Leadership Grapevine program, contact the Chamber office to get your name on the list to receive the application for next years program. The program is limited to twenty-five (25) participants, so it is imperative that your application be returned to the Chamber as soon as possible. Congratulations to the Graduates and the Class of Leadership Grapevine!! Richelle Aston... Qualtrust Credit Union Jill Bass... Baylor Regional Medical Center-Plano Lavon Bolech...Keller Williams Rick Bracy... Grapevine-Colleyville I.S.D. Mary Beth Burlet... Woodridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Amanda Calongne...Office of Congressman Kenny Marchant Elaine Capers... Rapid Refill Ink Steve Haley...Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Cory Halliburton... Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. Eileen Hinson... City of Grapevine Sharon Kircher... Bank of the West Rebecca Lyon... Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Charles Mackres... Hewlett Packard Corporation Debi Meek...Bermuda Gold & Silver Marti Pevehouse... Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Tim Powell...Allied Waste Services Steffanie Rackliff...Trinity Industries Joe Sanchez Community Church Vicki Taliaferro...Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Marilyn Thomas...Verizon Wireless Micah Thurlow...PanTech Design Ltd. Jenny Tucker...Jennifer Tucker Designs Kristi Zan...GRACE The THOMPSON GROUP at CLASSIC Experienced Professionals for Personal, Commercial & Fleet Vehicle Sales Experience superior service before, during and after the sale from the #1 commercial vehicle specialty group of its kind in the Southwest. OVER 400 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN STOCK & READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Chevrolet Traverse 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2010 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 2010 Chevy Box Truck truck KEN THOMPSON, the nation s #1 Chevrolet Salesperson for 32 consecutive years makes his home at the Nation s #1 Volume Chevy Dealership CLASSIC CHEVROLET. Grapevine Arlington PERSONA L BUSINESS F LEET CHEVROLET Now with 2 Locations to Serve You! Metro June 2010 l 3

4 From Jan Smith, 2010 President of the Women s Division... This past month, the Women s Division honored four Grapevine gentlemen who have consistently supported Women s Division projects and programs by being very hands-on with various resources. They have been our heroes by championing the cause for fundraising efforts, providing pick-up trucks and labor, storage space for projects, meeting space, and volunteering at our events, just to name a few. The gentlemen honored include Ron Stacy, Marcus Wayland, and representing the Grapevine Ambucs David Buhr and Tracy Huneycutt. Thank you gentleman for caring so much about the community and giving your personal time to support the success of the Women s Division and the Chamber. The Women s Division Bling Team proudly walked the track in support of Grapevine s 2nd annual Relay for Life. Special thanks to Shonda Schaefer, who served as Captain of the team, and everyone who supported the walkers and the blinky ring sales raising more than $2K for the cause! Congrats to Kathee Livengood who coordinated the Grapevine Relay for the City and Duff O Dell who coordinated all the teams. It was a very rewarding, memorable evening in Grapevine as we came together as a community and raised $100K+ for the cause. On Friday, May 21st, the Women s Division Beer Babes were in charge of selling beer in all the beer booths at the Main Street Days Festival. What a fun and memorable weekend to showcase our Chamber and our City! Thanks to all the Chamber members who volunteered to help us in the booths promoting another successful event! The Women s Division Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, June 15th, will host a Vendor Fair for Women s Division members to showcase their businesses and network with colleagues. RSVP required: Information about the Women s Division, luncheon meetings and membership applications are available at the Chamber office or on the Chamber website at Jan Smith President, Women s Division Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Grapevine Community Night with the Grand Prairie AirHogs Support your community! Help show the first class community support and pride that only Grapevine has - gather, network and have tons of fun at an AirHogs baseball game! Thirsty Thursday June 3 Gates open at 6pm Game starts at 7:05pm It s your date Grapevine! Get great exposure for businesses, have an employee s night out, network and have a night of affordable, fun, quality entertainment! For only $175, your company will receive: 20 tickets all seated together A group/company welcome over the PA, twice during the evening A group/company welcome on the Video Board A listed welcome that can be found inserted into your evening s program An info booth/table set up for your company on the main stadium concourse! Make Grapevine Community Night a HIT! Join the FUN! Show your community support! Thursday, June 3 For more info, and to join the Grapevine Community Night with the AirHogs, please call Andrew Seymour: or Look forward to having you with us! design websites logos local printing signs banners ads color copies NJ Graphic Design, Inc. I Located in Historic Downtown Grapevine I I 203 E. Worth Street I nj graphic design, inc. 4 l June 2010

5 How Do I Get Drafted For The XIV Volunteer Program? Review ROUNDS 1-7 of the XLV Volunteer Draft, read the volunteer details below, then go to the SuperBowl website and click on: GET DRAFTED. Round 1 - Volunteer Type: During Round 1, you must select your preferred volunteer type. You only get to choose once, so pick wisely. Choose from: Airport Greeters, Hotel Welcome Desks, NFL Experience, Office Operations, or Transportation. Round 2 - Profile Data: During Round 2, you must fill out all profile data. All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). All volunteers are required to input this data and will undergo a background check. Round 3 - Terms & Conditions: During Round 3, you should review and initial all terms and conditions outlined in the volunteer waiver. Round 4 - Shift Assignments: During Round 4, select your preferred shift assignment. Review the dates, times and locations closely! All volunteers are asked to select at least two (2) shifts. Most shifts are four hours. Round 5 - Itinerary: During Round 5, review your itinerary. Select complete registration. Round 6 - Confirmation: During Round 6, your registration will be processed. Confirm the information is correct and select complete registration one last time! Round 7 - Final Itinerary: During Round 7, a copy of your Final Itinerary will be ed directly to your account. What Types Of Volunteer Opportunities Are There? NFL Expereince Volunteers: Volunteers will assist with the management and supervision of interactive football games and displays. Volunteers will communicate NFLX information and greet guests, run the interactive games and assist the NFL with any on-site needs. Volunteers will choose from high- or low-intensity activities, so there is something for everyone. Airport Greeters: Volunteers will provide a sunny welcome and helping hand at DFW International Airport and Love Field during game week. Volunteers will also communicate game, event, transportation and hospitality information to visitors, plus distribute approved Host Committee publications. Hotel Welcome Desks: Volunteers will provide a friendly and helping hand at select local hotels during game week. Volunteers will also communicate game, event, transportation and hospitality information to visitors, plus distribute approved Host Committee publications. Transportation: Volunteers will direct guests to appropriate shuttles and check credentials as NFL guests load into pre- and postgame shuttles. Office Operations: Volunteers will perform general office duties (i.e. answering phones, faxing, copying, data entry, etc.). They will also assist with uniform distribution at Volunteer Headquarters. Do I have to attend training? All volunteers will be required to attend one training session specific to their volunteer type. Volunteer training sessions will be scheduled on a variety of days and at different times. Training details will be released in the Fall and registered volunteers will be notified via communication. Is there an age requirement? All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by November A valid drivers license or state identification may be used as proof of age. Volunteers must agree to a background check required by the NFL. Volunteer opportunities will be provided on an equal basis without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age or disability. How many shifts do I have to work? Volunteers must be available to work a minimum of two 4-hour shifts for the volunteer assignment they choose (NFLX, Airport, Hotels, Transportation, Office Operations). Additional Volunteer opportunities offered do not count towards the 4-hour requirement. Volunteers are permitted to volunteer for back-to-back shifts. If I volunteer, is there a chance that I will get Super Bowl tickets? There are NO Super Bowl tickets available to volunteers. Volunteers will also not be given the opportunity to get autographs from or take pictures with NFL players. Can I volunteer to work inside the stadium during Super Bowl XLV? On game day, the NFL will not place any volunteers inside of Cowboys Stadium. Can I bring family members or friends with me to my shift? No family members or friends are allowed to accompany volunteers while they are on duty, unless they also scheduled to volunteer at that time. How do I get involved with SLANT 45? For more information about SLANT 45 go to Other Questions? us at June 2010 l 5

6 Call A Ride of Southlake Richard McCauley Southlake, TX (817) Transportation Services Capture Photobooth Stephanie Tettleton 965 Fall Creek (214) Photobooth Rentals Steven A. Early, P.C. Steven A. Early, Atty Colleyville Blvd., #110 Colleyville, TX (817) Attorneys & Legal Services Tina Ferguson Agency Tina Ferguson (817) Insurance & Related Services First Choice Power Josh D. Coleman 225 E. John Carpenter Frwy., #1600 Irving, TX (469) Utility Companies & Related Services New Members Life Enrichment Center Frank Roberson 212 E. Texas St. (817) Counseling Services Louder Learn Primerica Carolyn Ezell 5751 Kroger Dr., #101 Keller, TX (254) Financial Services The Queen of Declutter Trophy Concrete Works John Klauss 120 N. Dooley, #B (817) Construction, Remodeling & Specialty Services Grapevine Drug Mart Andrew Louder Faith P. Tennyson TrueMedicine, P.A S. Pine St. Mary Simon Norvell Moss 1115 W. Northwest Hwy., #H (214) Computer Education Services (817) E. State Hwy. 114, #130 Trophy Club, TX Mary Kay Inc. Personal & Business Services (817) (817) Lorinda Mitchell Scott Electric Medical Facilities Pharmacies Watauga, TX Michelle Scott Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski The Hampton Salon & Spa (817) Stratton Green & Zuber, P.C. Kitty Johnson Skin Care & Cosmetics Colleyville, TX Cory D. Halliburton 420 N. Main St. Med Care Medical Supply (817) Matlock Rd., #201 of North Texas, Inc. Contractors Arlington, TX (817) Jon Van Winkle Silver Ridge Assisted Living (817) Salons 1005 Hwy. 16 South Brenda Jones Attorneys & Legal Services IntegraCare Holdings, Inc./ Graham, TX Bransford Rd. Your Construction Source IntegraCare Hospice (940) Colleyville, TX Roy Lange, Jill McIntire Debbie Moore 2559 SW Grapevine Pkwy., Medical Equipment & Supplies (817) Assisted Living Facility/ 2113 Greenbriar Dr., #E Southlake, TX #300 Mobility HealthCare Alzheimers & Dementia (817) Bo Brown Jim Striegel The Real Estate Construction, Remodeling (817) S. Stemmons Frwy., #F Conn./Coldwell Banker RES & Specialty Services Home Health Services Lewisville, TX Jim Streigel Lee Financial Group (972) Texan Trail, #105 James T. Lee 1426 Brazos Ln. Medical Equipment & Supplies (972) Lewisville, TX North Texas Basements Real Estate Agents & Brokers (972) & Concrete Financial Services Sara Holbrook P.O. Box Fort Worth, TX (817) Contractors Must Be Present to Win Drawing Still Growing!!! Again, those in attendance at the May luncheon want to thank Andy Dillion of CMR Construction and Roofing Company, for NOT attending, because his name was drawn for the Must Be Present to Win drawing. Since he was not there, the $800 was placed back into the bowl, and the June 2010 luncheon drawing will be for $850! This amount will continue to grow monthly until someone s name is drawn who is in attendance. All Chamber member names are in the drawing which is sponsored by the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine and they hope you are able to catch the drawing each month! Auto Home Life Business Workers Compensation Samuel Farhat Insurance Agent Farhat Insurance Agency 1280 S. Main Street, Suite 104 Phone: Fax: l June 2010

7 Get More For Your Business With Constant Contact! As a Chamber member, you can get some of the biggest discounts on Constant Contact s Marketing to help you stay in touch with your customers. Get 20% off for six months when you pre-pay Get 25% off for a year when you pre-pay-it s like getting three months FREE Plus, you get our unlimited, award-winning FREE support and personal coaching to help you do it right every step of the way! Get more loyalty and business from your customers. Get more from your marketing budget and efforts. There s never been a better time to get more successful-by using Constant Contact. Sign up right now, call today or go to: jsp?pn=grapevinechamber Marketing helps you stay on your customer s minds Click-and-drag templates make it easy to create professional, attractive promotions that reflect your brand. Hint: Send them a coupon to bring them through your doors Already a Constant Contact customer? Call us at to take advantage of this member benefit. A Couple Of New Committees Are Being Formed, And You Are Invited To Take Part Of The Ground Floor Research has been underway for bringing a Procurement Conference to Grapevine. Think of this as a reverse trade show. Large businesses have booths that are manned by their Procurement officers. Local businesses who provide any products or services are then invited to come and visit the booths and ask How do I do business with you? Another aspect of this event will be the inclusion of seminars that provide information on what large companies are looking for when it comes to those product or service providers. If you would like to get involved in putting together this new event to benefit our membership, please contact the Chamber office at or to be added to the initial committee. Meetings will be posted via to those who sign up. Another concept being considered is a Young Professionals Development Council. The idea will be to bring together young professionals in the Grapevine Chamber with corporate business leaders who will offer their perspective on what is needed in today s market place for advancement. With a global economy and a high unemployment rate, young professionals will be able to talk directly to corporate leaders and decision makers. As we all need to help develop the leadership of the future, you are invited to contact the Chamber office and sign up to help plan and implement this program. If you are a young professional (18-35) or know of one in your company that you would recommend to be a part of this, contact the Chamber office as well at or June 2010 l 7

8 To Our Renewing Members 121 Community Church Joe Sanchez 840 Mustang Dr. (817) A Place for Mom Michelle Appling 5801 Highland Hills (817) Advanced Rehab Trust Home Health Kimberly Pardi & Ron Tester 815 N. Elm (940) Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists Mariann Nichols & Richard A. Nichols, DPM 1600 Lancaster Dr., #102 (817) Armstrong Investments, Inc. Gail Schneider 8101 Shelton Dr. (817) The Back Porch Grill & Tavern Kim Newton & Rachel McGallian 210 N. Main St. (817) Bank of the West, Grapevine Cynthia Aranda & Stacy MacLure 4100 William D. Tate Ave. (817) Barron Company Louis Barron 2075 Ottinger Rd. (682) Bealls Department Store Karen Armstrong 1651 W. Northwest Hwy. (817) Community Coffee Sherry Szafranski 1140 Inwood Rd. (682) Crown Trophy Greg & Lisa Duggan 1288 W. Main St., #207 (972) DeRoth, Inc. John Rothenberger P.O. Box (817) DPS Teck Jim Carroll 755 Port America Pl., #315 (817) Edd s Towing Lance & Rhonda Hight 708-B Katy Rd. (817) Edward Jones Investments/ Wanda J. Cox, AAMS Wanda J. Cox & Robyn Scott 1100 S. Main St., #102 (817) Ethicus Hospital Grapevine Becca LaRue 4201 William D. Tate Ave. (817) Five M Management Company Thad McDonnell 1125 S. Ball St., #104 (817) Fox Rental Dana Fox-Bernard 1300 W. Northwest Hwy. (817) Genesis Cleaning Solutions Jean C. Tomlin 2206 Thistlewood Ct. (817) German Inga Bowyer & Gina Green 5100 Hwy. 121 (817) Grapevine Health Care Associates Carlos Bazaldua, Dorothy Newton, & Gina Ross-Burch 2020 W. Hwy. 114, #200 (817) Grapevine Mills Peggy Weaver 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. (972) Grubbs Infiniti George Grubbs 1661 W. Airport Frwy. (817) Heard It Through The Grapevine Audiology, PC Tara Wheeler 2200 Pool Rd., #102 (817) Henry S. Miller Brokerage, LLC Jim Leatherwood 520 S. Main, #103 (817) Hill School Kathy Edwards & Greg Owens 204 N. Dooley St. (817) Hogan Medical For Your Family Chad A. Hogan 1280 S. Main St., #100 (817) Kamino International Transport, Inc. Philip Dugan 2710 Regency Dr., #200 (214) Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Deborah Hawkins 3501 N. MacArthur, #950 (972) Marinas International John Swick P.O. Box 580 (817) MetLife Home Loans Mark Goodwin 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 (817) Mustang Ridge at Grapevine Ranch Jayne Tessmer 3601 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. (972) Omni American Bank Nancy Schneider 1616 W. Northwest Hwy. (817) Park Place Lexus of Grapevine Gary Venner 901 Hwy. 114 E. & Minters Chapel Rd. (817) Garry L. Quinn, PC, CPA Garry L. Quinn 230 N. Park Blvd., #102 (817) Razors Edge International, Inc. Joe R. Wilkinson 8409 Park Brook Ct. (817) SendOutCards Estee Hammer & James Littlepage P.O. Box 1141 (817) Society Life Magazine Steve Ellis P.O. Box 1593 (817) South Colleyvine Ranch Frank & Sherry Potter 2300 Pool Rd. (817) Southern Painting Dale Altenhofen 1701 W. Northwest Hwy. (817) Stone Bridge Oaks Luxury Townhomes Carol Ann Eldridge 4601 Euless-Grapevine Rd. (940) Sunrise Construction & Roofing Alan Holder 4817 Trail Hollow Dr. (817) Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Brenda Whitley 1600 Hospital Pkwy. (817) Thai Riverside Restaurant Kajornsri Chainant 2100 W. Northwest Hwy., #210 (817) Valley View Productions Stan Maddox 213 E. Northwest Hwy. (817) The Vineyards Campground Joe Moore 1501 N. Dooley St. (817) WHAM Productions Chris & Robin Smith 3522 Quail Crest St. (214) Whataburger Inc. #751 Shelby Randolph 2000 Hwy. 26 (972) l June 2010

9 J.R. Atkins Continued from page 1 sales results in this new sales environment. J.R. began speaking publicly in 1994 and on social media in March of He holds an MBA from The University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus and a BBA from Texas A&M University. J.R. is an ASA certified sailing instructor and avid reader, as well as a musician. Married to Stacey Groom Atkins, J.R. has a son, Coleman, who is a sophomore at Centennial High School in Frisco, TX. The luncheon will be Thursday, June 10th, at the Grapevine Convention Center. Cost is $20 with reservations made on or before Tuesday, June 8th and $25 if reservations are made after or if you are invoiced. All reservations are to be paid unless they are cancelled prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the luncheon. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chamber members are welcome to bring door prizes to market your business products or services. Also, remember the Must Be Present to Win drawing is up to $ and sponsored this year by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. And The Awards Keep Coming. Congratulations to our friends at Blagg Tire & Service, Their Irving location, Rick s Car Kare, won the Small Business of the Year at the Irving Chamber Annual Awards Banquet. Distinguishing the Irving business community as a special place through their spirit of giving, perseverance and willingness to go the extra mile, the Chamber s 2010 Annual Awards recipients are a most deserving group. Congratulations to all of these individuals and organizations! Value Place Hotel Trophy Club Wins Coveted 2010 Award over 163 Properties in US - April 30, 2010 Cleaner and Safer are two of Value Place Hotel s core principles and Value Place Trophy Club took top honors over 163 Value Place properties operating throughout the US at the 2010 Annual Value Place Conference held in Atlanta this week taking home the brands highest award, the 2010 Clean and Safe Award. Value Place cleans to a level of detail that goes above and beyond the standards of most hotels. After every move-out Value Place shampoos the carpet, washes the shower curtain and launders the bedspread. The award is based on top accumulative QAR (Quality Assurance Review) scores for cleanliness and safety throughout the Value Place franchise. Quanah Hospitality Partners, LP owns and operates the Value Place Trophy Club property plus six other Value Place locations located in Forest Hill, Fossil Creek, Rockwall, El Paso, Albuquerque and Jacksonville, Florida. Quanah s Value Place properties are newly constructed from the ground up and are electronically locked 24/7. Featuring at least sixteen cameras and a very well lit parking lot, they keep your safety in and out of the building in mind. Value Place employees live onsite in the buildings to uphold our rigorous safety standards. We are honored to receive this award and are very proud of our property management team led by Earl Loveday states Kirk Harrell Vice President at Quanah. We have proven that this product works well in this or any economy. People don t stay at Value Place for a night; they stay at Value Place by the week and longer. Looking for a hotel? Trying to rent an apartment? Waiting for your house to close? Whether you re on vacation, on a long term construction job, relocating or you just need affordable short-term housing, Value Place offers an Affordable - Clean - Safer - Simple - Flexible housing solution. June 2010 l 9

10 Ribbon Cuttings Grapevine Mary Kay Lorinda Mitchell Watauga, TX Select Physical Therapy Linda Power 1217 Ira E. Woods Ave Grapevine Nase Care Rachelle Hearrell 1235 S. Main St., #250, Grapevine l June Dallas Business Finance Corp. Charles McElrath 400 S. Zang Blvd., #1210, Dallas Hollinger, Stephens & Baade, PLLC Matt Baade 611 S. Main St., #400, Grapevine Logos in Motion Lee Jones 363 Parkvillage Ave. Fairview, TX 888-EZ2-CADZ Pura Vida Nails & Spa, LLC Heidi & Scott Sligar 909 S. Main St., #107, Grapevine Shape Shifters Lisa Heath 6230 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville Batteries Plus Jeff & Felicia Lambeth 2757 E. Southlake Blvd. Southlake Grapevine Economic Development Can Help You Chamber of Commerce GOLD SPONSORS 121 Community Church Bank of the West BDunn & Company City of Grapevine Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Verizon SILVER SPONSORS Allied Waste Services Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center BRONZE SPONSORS Kristine Amador, CPA Blagg Tire & Service The Carlyle at Stonebridge Park First Financial Bank, NA Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti LegacyTexas Bank Northgate Constructors Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Oncor Electric Delivery Stacy Furniture The T Wells Fargo Bank Grapevine Main Wright Development Co., Inc If you are looking to permanently move your business or office to Grapevine or you need assistance in helping to relocate your business, Dan Truex, Grapevine Economic Development Specialist, can help you find the perfect office, building or site to suit your needs. You can reach Dan by calling or

11 Grapevine Chamber of Commerce June, 2010 June Activities SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 7:30 a.m. Networking Main Street Bistro & Bakery 5:30 p.m. Spark Stacy Furniture 2 3 5:30 p.m. Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting for Graceful Buys :00 a.m. Membership Development Chamber Noon Women s Division Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Business After Hours The Library Bar & Grill 9 8:00 a.m. Booking Toward Success, RSVP Req d, $20 8:30-10:00 a.m. Senior Services Chamber 10 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Chamber Grapevine Convention Center Sponsor: Bank of the West, Grapevine Program: JR Atkins-Social Media Caterer: Tastefully Yours Catering 5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for Village on the Creek :30 a.m. Networking Main Street Bistro & Bakery 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Women s Division Luncheon at Stacy Furniture 16 5:30 p.m. Ambassadors P.F. Chang s China Bistro :00 p.m. Board of Director s Meeting 23 8:00 a.m. Economic Development City Hall :30 a.m. Networking Chill 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Business After Hours BB & Luigi s Vineyard Steakhouse June 2010 l 11

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