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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce 600 E. Depot PO Box 880 Brownwood, TX 76804

October 12, 2012 Volume 7, Issue 10

Your October 2012 Monthly Chamber Newsletter

Inside This Issue

Jack O’Lanterns, candy apples, ghosts and goblins, black cats, and a full moon - care to guess what these things have in common?

Page 2 • Chamber Luncheon • Santa’s Sleigh Page 3 • Christmas Is Coming! • Arts & Crafts Show Page 4 • Ribbon Cuttings Page 5 • Business Showcase Thank you! Page 6 • Trick-or-Treat Trail Page 7 • Pass the Syrup! Page 8 • Brownwood Area prints Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Phone: (325) 646-9535 Fax (325) 643-6686 membership @brownwoodchamber.org

Check out our up coming events on page 6

It is hard to believe the time has passed so quickly this year and Halloween is only a couple of weeks away. Store aisles have been full of candy and costumes since the end of August spurring everyone into the spirit of one of the most fun holidays. The Chamber of Commerce receives numerous calls about when everyone will be trick or treating. Regardless of which day of the week

October 31st falls on, trick or treating will take place on that night, which is a Wednesday this year. Area churches and not-for-profit organizations have activities and fall festivals planned for kiddos of all ages. Listed below are a few of the happenings. Please visit BrownwoodChamber.org for more information and have a safe Halloween.

✦ Trick or Treat Trail - Thirty local businesses will give out candy and offer games in the parking lot of Wendlee Broadcasting - 600 Fisk. Co-sponsored by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. 5-7pm ✦ Early Church of Christ - Fall Festival October 30th from 6-8pm - activities, games, and hot dogs - all at no cost. Preschool to second grade. ✦ Early First Baptist Church - Fall Festival October 31 from 5:30pm-7:30pm - all ages. ✦ Brownwood Firefighters Association Haunted House - October 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31. Opens at 7pm each night at the Home Economics Building at the Brown County Fair Grounds. $7 for 12 years and up, $5 for under 12. ✦ Boys and Girls Club - World of Terror Haunted House - October 25, 26, 27, & 31st. 8pm-midnight. $8. 1701 Avenue L. ✦ Brownwood Law Enforcement Center - Candy October 31st 6pm-8pm. ✦ Abundant Life Church - Harvest Festival October 31st. 6-9pm. Live music, games, free candy, food sales, and costume contest. Prize for the best Noah’s Ark character costume. 585 W. Commerce. ✦ Coggin Avenue Baptist Church - Fall Festival, October 31st, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Free. ✦ Austin Avenue Church of Christ - Trunk-O-Treat, October 31st, 5-6:30pm ✦ Southside Church - Trunk-n-Treat - October 31st - 6-8pm. ✦ Brownwood Bulletin - Trick-o-treat, October 31st, Photos taken 5-7pm. ✦ Brown County Museum - Haunted Jail 2012 - Zombie Lockdown. For ages 10 and over. October 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, and 30. 7:30pm-midnight. Tours take place every 15 minutes. 212 N. Broadway. ✦ Bennie Houston Center parking lot - Trunk or Treat - Oct. 31, 6-9pm


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Chamber Luncheon Focuses on Strategic Plan Sponsored by Abilene Regional Airport

NOTE: Program Begins at 11:45

The Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon will be Friday, October 19 at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Normally, the meeting starts at noon with the speaker beginning his/ her program about 12:30. However, this month, the meeting will begin at 11:45 and the speaker will start her presentation at Noon. The luncheon is open to members and guests. It will feature an interesting program, door prizes, introduction of new members and the “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing—which features a guaranteed winner each month. In addition, Chamber staff will report on current and upcoming projects, introduce new members and share important announcements.

The featured speaker will be Amy Holloway, founder of Avalanche Consulting, Inc. Her company was hired by the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation to facilitate them in adopting a long-term strategic plan. Amy’s B.B.A. and M.S. degrees in environmental economics are from Baylor University. Since its founding in 2005, the firm has served as a strategist and targeted marketing consultant for dozens of outstanding economic development organizations such as Team Texas, West Kentucky Workforce Investment

Board, Greater Houston Partnership, Upstate South Carolina Alliance, City of Provo and the Bastrop, South Carolina, and Metro Orlando EDC’s. Amy is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of strategic planning and marketing. At home, she serves on the boards of the Austin Creative Alliance and Fusebox Festival. Previously, she served on the boards of The Long Center, The Creative Fund, Leadership Austin, and the Austin State Hospital.  She is a graduate and active alumnus of Leadership Austin and won AU40’s Austinite of

the Year award in government and public affairs in 2010.  In 2012, the Austin Business Journal awarded Amy with a Profile in Power, recognizing her as one of the five most influential women in Austin. This luncheon’s Presenting Sponsor is Abilene Regional Airport. The Table Sponsor is F & M Bank. Door prizes have been provided by Mid-Tex Cellular, McCluskey & Associates Real Estate, Trees Forever Nursery and Mary Kay Cosmetics-Laura Lacey Johnson. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person to be paid at the door. Anyone interested in attending the luncheon is urged to RSVP to the Chamber by calling 325-646-9535. You can also register online on the Chamber’s website: www. brownwoodchamber.org.

3rd Annual “Santa’s Sleigh 5K” To benefit FUMC Weekday Pre-School The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the First United Methodist Church Weekday Pre-School for the 3rd Annual Santa’s Sleigh 5K. “Santa’s Sleigh 5K” will take place at Gordon Wood Stadium on Saturday, December 8th at 9:00 AM, with all proceeds benefitting the FUMC Weekday Pre-School. The FUMC Weekday Pre-school is located inside the First United Methodist Church in Brownwood, but operates on its own budget separate from the church and is a non-profit organization. The funds from the Santa’s Sleigh 5K will help provide supplies and other educational materials for the 3 day preschool over the next year. Registration is $25 and forms are available now at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, most area fitness centers, and the FUMC

Weekday Pre-School. This year there will not be same day registration or packet pick up, runners may pick up shirts and race numbers at the Christmas Under the Stars Festival, Friday, December 7th inside the Depot between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tshirts will be available to the first 50 to register for the race, so sign up early! Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group and Male and Female overall winners will receive trophies. The awards ceremony will be held immediately after the race at the finish line. All runners are encouraged to dress in Christmas costumes to show their Holiday Spirit! So hop in “Santa’s Sleigh” and join the elves and reindeer for a fun run and walk. For more information contact Missi Malone, Director of Member Services at 325646-9535.


Holiday Arts & Crafts Show Set for Nov 10 Just in time for the holidays, the 9th Annual Brownwood Arts & Crafts Show will be held inside the Brownwood Coliseum on Saturday, November 10 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The show will feature dozens of artists and crafters from across the state offering a wide variety of handcrafted, unique items such as jewelry, crosses, metal art, much more. Local and area vendors

are encouraged to register today as the booths are limited to first-come, first-serve. Booth fees start at only $50 up to $85, depending on location. A small number of doublebooths are also available. Applications are available by calling Laura Terhune, Event Coordinator at 325646-9535 or stop by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce located in the Historic Depot

Complex. Admission at the door will be only $2 per person twelve years and older. Proceeds will benefit the Brownwood Rotary Club Dictionary Project—a service project in which every third grader in Brown County receives a student dictionary. For more information, see the event listing on the Chamber’s website: www. brownwoodchamber.org.

BROWNWOOD HOLIDAY

Arts & Crafts Show Nov. 10, 2012

Most Items Hand-crafted or Embellished Jewelry Home Décor Christmas Gifts Metal Wood Art Paintings Clothing Crafts and more

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Christmas Festivities in the Works! Eight weeks – yes, that is correct – exactly eight weeks until the 4th Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival begins!!! We are so excited about everything that will be taking place this year! Here is what you need to know and what you need to do: 1. Mark your calendar for Thursday December 6th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade 2. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday December 7th & 8th – Christmas Under the Stars Festival 3. Sign up for one of our fun competitions: * Santa’s Sleigh 5K Fun Run * Treats for Santa baking contest * Photo Contest * Wii Winter Sports Challenge * Holiday Pet Costume Contest * Tree Decorating Contest * Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Just Dance * Amazing Race 4. Sign up to perform on the Entertainment Stage 5. Practice your Christmas carols and perform them during Christmas Karaoke 6. Overcome your fear of heights and climb the Rock Wall 7. Sign up to Volunteer 8. Have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus 9. Enjoy the Ice Skating Rink 10. Be prepared to have a wonderful weekend! For more information, contact the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or visit our website at www.visitbrownwood.com

Join Us!

October Business After Hours

Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm $2 per person At the Brownwood Coliseum

INDOOR VENUE! AFFORDABLE PRICES! For Information Call Laura: 325-646-9535

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Thursday, October 18th at Dazzling Diva’s inside Heartland Mall from 5:00 PM to 7:00. Do a little shopping for fall and enjoy delicious food and cold beverages!

Hosted by Dazzling Diva’s! Thursday, October 25th at

Cross Classical Academy 700 Fisk Ave. from 5:00 PM to 7:00.


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A Special THANK YOU to the following businesses that renewed their Membership in the month of September. We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brownwood Community! Brownwood Rotary Club — Flour Power Bakery Heart of Texas Foot Care Center, PA Timeless You — Big Country Ford Lincoln Kirbo’s Office Systems — First Baptist Church Brownwood Skilled Nursing Cadenhead Veternary Clinic David Robnett Agency Edward Jones Investments — Kyle Kirkland DDs Harris Broadband — TSO Broadband Jones Carpets — Heartland Pool Co. Brown County United Way Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast — Domino’s Brownwood Reunion Celebration State Farm Insurance – Larry Holder Grimsley Electric — Auto Glass Magic Bob and Ann Beadle Brownwood Glass and Alignment Coldwell Banker – Mark Campbell & Associates Brad Locker – Locker Cattle Company Brownwood Janitorial and Fire Extinguisher Pediatrics of Brownwood — Brown County Abstract Brownwood Iron and Metal Shaw’s Laundry & Dry Cleaning Citizens National Bank — Charles Pitts Plumbing Potters Industries — Grover Beakley Three Rivers Electric — Heart-Land Title Rick Evans, DDS — Bob Turner Sweetwater Steel — Southside Baptist Church Pecan Valley Electric — PF&E/Food Plaza Little Dude Ranch — Painter and Johnson Financial Tom Duren – Attorney — CMS Health Care Brown County Broadcasting – KOXE/KBWD Blevins Body Shop — Apollo Computers HODE Internal Medicine — Brownwood ISD Office Furniture Specialist

Ribbon cutting

Ricardo’s Celebrates Growth with Ribbon Cutting

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 30th to celebrate the new dining area at Ricardo’s Tortilla Bakery. Ricardo’s Tortilla Bakery, located at 904 Booker, is a family owned and operated business. They specialize in homemade flour, corn and wheat

tortillas as well as a full breakfast and lunch menu to meet all appetites! Stop by today and enjoy a delicious meal in the new spacious dining room. Pictured are Brownwood Chamber ambassadors with the company owners and staff.   For more information, call Ricardo’s at (325) 643-3333.

Cornerstone Pet Hospital Joins Brownwood Chamber of Commerce

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 25th for one of its newest members, Cornerstone Pet Hospital. Veterinarian Jeff Windham comes home to the Brownwood area with over 10 years experience in animal medicine. Cornerstone offers small animal medicine, surgery, vaccina-

tions and boarding/grooming. The new facility offers state of the art treatment and boarding options for pets of all kind. Call (325) 643-2020 or visit www.cornerstonepethospital. com for more information. Stop by 2406 Coggin Avenue to check out the beautifully built facility and set an appointment for your favorite pet today!


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Thank You for Making the 18th Annual Business Showcase & Taste of Brownwood – “GET IN THE GAME” another HUGE Success! The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to the success of our 18th Business Showcase & Taste of Brownwood. Gold Sponsor Citizens National Bank Songbird Lodge Silver Sponsors Kroger

Award Sponsor Wal-Mart Grand Prize Sponsor Home Depot

A SPECIAL Thank You to… Brown County Broadcasting and Wendlee Broadcasting for promoting the event. KTAB/KRBC TV & KTXS for the excellent coverage of the event before, during and after! Kevin Dearing and the Coliseum Staff for all of their hard work before and after the event!

A BIG THANKS to all of the exhibitors for their great looking booths and fun door prizes! AA Prosthetic Services AAA Vacuum & Power Tool Abilene Regional Airport Ace’s Full Signs Andy’s Pest Troopers Apollo Coffee and Computer AT&T BHCS – Brownwood Big Brothers Big Sisters Bob’s Fuels Brown County Broadcasting — KOXE/KBWD Brown County Republican Women Brownwood Bulletin Brownwood Regional Medical Center Brownwood Reunion Celebration CAIN Electric CARE Nursing & Rehab

CARR Central Texas Communications Citizens National Bank CMS Healthcare Common Grounds Coffehouse & Deli Council Finance Creative Image Laser Solutions Cross Timbers Health Care Dazzling Diva’s Demand Staff Donnie Stegemoller Realtors Dot’s Closet Boutique Eagle Nest Village Echo Wireless Fitness Evolution Goodwill of Brownwood Green Mountain Energy Guardian EMS

Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers Heart of Texas EMS Heartland Chiropractic Eagle West Village Howard Payne University Juice Plus+ KTAB/KRBC KTXS LeAp N LizRd Nutrition Leland’s Portable Buildings Lighthouse Hospice MAK Images Oak Ridge Manor Personnel Services Redstone Park Robnett Insurance Sedona Breeze Sodexo

Songbird Lodge Southside Church State Farm Insurance Sun Loan Texas Big Country Travel/ Niemiec Firearms Texas Farm Bureau Insurance TexasBank The Chatfield Assisted Living Tongate Services TSTC Verizon West Texas Rehabilitation Center West/Central Wireless Woodmen of the World Workforce Solutions

Thank you to all of the Ambassadors who helped during the Business Showcase! Meghan Mask – Wendlee Broadcasting • Donna Wilhelm – Auto Glass Magic • Clark Perez – Flagship Inn • Ray Garza – TexasBank Daniel Hutson – Council Finance, Inc. • Karina Daniel – Howard Payne University • Joyce Coffey – Davis-Morris Funeral Home Aaron Diaz- Staples • Gina Jameson – Big Brothers Big Sisters • Marian Deans – BHCS Brownwood • Barbara Stewart

“Best Overall Booth��� Winner Woodmen of the World

“Best Newcomer Booth” Winner Dazzling Divas

“Best Themed Booth” Winner Bob’s Fuels


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upcoming events October

12-14 HPU Homecoming HPU Campus/ Gordon Wood Stadium 13 VLA Skeet Shoot Charles Pitts Skeet Range 19 Chamber Monthly Luncheon Brownwood Country Club 24 Wake Up Wednesday Brownwood Chamber Boardroom 25 Business After Hours Cross Classical Academy 27 Karate Championship Tournament Early Primary Gymnasium 27 A Nite at the Races Grand Starz 27 Moonlight Talking Tombstone Tour Greenleaf Cemetery 30 BALOS presents Legacy of Floyd Cramer Victory Life Church Auditorium 31 1st Annual Trick or Treat Trail Wendlee Broadcasting Parking lot

November

6 Election Day 10 Holiday Arts and Crafts Show Brownwood Coliseum Kiwanas Pancake Supper 6 Brownwood Coliseum 11 Veteran’s Day 15 Business After Hours Hamilton’s 16 Chamber Monthly Luncheon Brownwood Country Club 17-18 Gun and Blade Show Brownwood Coliseum 22 Thanksgiving Day

December

6 Lighted Christmas Parade Downtown Brownwood 7-8 Christmas Under the Stars Festival Depot Plaza Complex 11 Business After Hours Oak Ridge Manor 14 Chamber Monthly Luncheon Brownwood Country Club

First Saturday of Every Month is Family Day Lehnis Railroad Museum

HPU’s Homecoming 2012 celebration Oct. 12-14

Howard Payne University’s Homecoming celebration will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14. This year’s theme is “The Great Adventure,” and approximately 40 events will be held throughout the weekend. Homecoming events will include the following: ~ Performances of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be held at the university’s Mims Auditorium. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For ticket information, contact the School of Music and Fine Arts at 325-649-8500. ~ The Golden Graduate Luncheon for the Class of 1962 will be held Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Mabee University Center’s Bullion Suites. ~ HPU’s soccer teams will take on Hardin-Simmons University Friday afternoon (women at 1 p.m. and men at 3 p.m.) and on Saturday (women at 1 p.m. and men at 3 p.m.). The games will be held at HPU’s Citizens National Bank Soccer Field. ~ Homecoming Convocation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in Mims Auditorium. The Homecoming Queen and Princess will be crowned. ~ The Sodexo Alumni Awards Banquet will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mabee University Center’s Beadel Dining Area, during which several Homecoming 2012 honorees will be recognized. Jonny Diaz will perform, and free child care will be available starting at 6 p.m. Registration for child care is required and can be scheduled by calling 325-649-8069. ~ The university will host Underwoods’ Cobbler on the Campus, a dessert

~ The Big Country Ford Parade will travel around the HPU campus on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The parade will wind its way from HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center around the Mabee University Center, down Fisk Street to Austin Avenue, where it will turn and re-enter the campus on Center Avenue. The parade will end on HPU’s Wilson Walkway. ~ The TexasBank Picnic on the Plaza will begin at noon on Saturday at Muse Plaza and Mall on the HPU campus. ~ The HPU Yellow Jacket football team will play Mississippi College at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gordon Wood Stadium. ~ HPU’s Academy of Freedom Alumni Reception will be held Saturday evening at 5 p.m. in the Academy’s Constitution Hall. ~ On Sunday at 9 a.m., married alumni are welcome to participate in renewing their vows in HPU’s beautiful Grace Chapel. A variety of reunions and other events will be held throughout the weekend. A complete schedule of events is available online at homecoming.hputx.edu.

social open to all campus visitors, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday night at Muse Plaza and Mall. HPU alumnus Clay Tyner ’11 will perform. ~ From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday evening, the university will host the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce pep rally and fireworks show at Don Shepard Park (HPU’s baseball park). ~ Saturday morning, the Hispanic Alumni Breakfast will be held in the Mabee University Center’s Bullion Suites from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. At this time, the university will honor the recipient of the Dr. The Brownwood Area José Rivas Distinguished Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Service Award. The Breeze 96.9 and News/Talk 102.3 to provide a safe and fun place for your kids to have a great time, ~ The third annual 5K/1and get their treats, without worrying about any tricks. Mile Fun Run will begin The community is invited to attend the “Trick or Treat at 8 a.m. Saturday mornTrail” where kids of all ages will visit various booths to collect candy, goodies, play games and win great prizes.  ing at Riverside Park. Thirty local businesses, organizations, Those interested in parand non-profit groups will be handing out candy and ticipating should contact goodies to area kids. David Foster, head cross This family friendly event will be held in the Wendlee Broadcasting parking lot (600 Fisk) country/assistant softball on Wednesday, October 31st from coach, at 325-649-8950.

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5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.   Participation in this event is

FREE.


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Pass the Syrup

Brownwood Kiwanians ready to flip pancakes

The Brownwood Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Supper – one of Brown County’s most beloved traditions – is fast approaching. So, mark your calendars and get your tickets now. This year’s event runs from 4:30 to 7:30, Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Brownwood Coliseum, which, of course is election

night. But, fear not says pancake chair and the club’s newly-installed president-elect Dennis Graham.  “We’ve arranged to have big screen TVs mounted in the coliseum so that our loyal pancake supper attendees can watch the early election returns while enjoying a delicious hot and fluffy stack of our great pancakes.” Tickets are on sale now, $6 each, and available from any Kiwanis Club member, as

well as the Brownwood Area Chamber office. And, Graham said, if that’s not easy enough, call him – (806) 674-1708 – and he will deliver. The Kiwanis Club’s mission is to help youth in Brown County and every year about $16,000 is raised through the pancake supper alone to benefit approximately 16 youth organizations. “Who in Brown County isn’t aware that needs seem to be growing while the pool of charitable dollars seems to be

Chamber to Host Google Workshop October 30th The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and TSTC West Texas will hold a Google Workshop on Tuesday, October 30th from 11:30am1pm in the Bertrand Technology Solutions Meeting Room inside the Brownwood Chamber office. Communication and collaboration have become increasingly important in our digital world. Google provides

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getting smaller,” said Kiwanis Club President Juan Ozuna. “Each $6 ticket sold really helps us do what we need to do, but at the same time people gather and visit, have fun and get a real treat for a meal. This is our 60th year for this event, and we have people who look forward to it each year.” “Everybody comes to the pancake supper. Everybody has a good time and people get to see people they maybe haven’t seen since the last supper.”

Chamber to Welcome New Members at Wake up Wednesday Each quarter the Brownwood Area Chamber hosts a “Wake up Wednesday” to welcome New Members to the Chamber and to give members and future members the opportunity to network over a hot breakfast and coffee. The third quarter “Wake up Wednesday”, presented by Julia Taylor, CPA, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM in the Bertrand Technology Solutions Meeting Room inside the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. New members will be introduced and have the opportunity to share a little about their respective businesses. The event is FREE for Chamber members and $25 for non-members; please call Missi Malone at 325-646-9535 to register or sign up online at www.brownwoodchamber.org.

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Building Partnerships for a better Community Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership 219 Early Blvd. Early, TX 76802 (325) 646-8023 Accu Screen 2201 Coggin Avenue Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-7828 www.accuscreen.net Blaylock Funeral Home 1914 Indian Creek Road Brownwood, TX 769801 (325) 203-4027 Brownwood Bulletin 700 Carnegie Brownwood (325) 646-2541

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Chip Camp BRMC Aaron Diaz Staples Dr. Bill Ellis Howard Payne University Jill Evans Family Services Center Toni Hill McCoy’s Ray Garza TexasBank Brian Kight TSTC Debbie Morelock Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast David Robnett Robnett Insurance Richard Russell Wal-mart Josh Stegemoller Stegemoller Realtors Sam Waldrop Waldrop Construction Steve Weckwerth Subway

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