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Program of Work & Membership investment

To use visionary stewardship of the Grapevine Chamber’s assets, both financial and intellectual, to strengthen the economic prosperity of all stakeholders.

Stewardship - Prosperity


Golf Classic Tournament


In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, this event offers networking opportunities with members or clients. Main Street Days & GrapeFest The Chamber hosts a concession trailer and beer booth each year at these major CVB events, providing a means of networking and advertising for members and raising funds for the organization. Financial Review Committee A committee aimed at maintaining the fiscal responsibility and analyzing the financial practices of the organization. Technology & Marketing The Chamber tasks itself with upholding the highest standards in technology, marketing and design in its printed and online communications.

The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation which was chartered in 1952. The Chamber’s operational budget comes from the business member’s yearly investment as well as projects and special events.

Annually each September

To have strong and progressive leadership for the Grapevine Chamber, and for the organization to be a model and recognized leader of the business community. To build strong partnerships through relevant, essential programs and opportunities.

Leadership Business Partnership



Leadership Grapevine Annually August - May

An innovative leadership development program, by the Chamber and City of Grapevine, for citizens and community leaders to learn about municipal government, economic development, cultural opportunities, as well as health and safety. Leadership Alumni

The mission, budget and program of work is designed by the volunteer Board of Directors made up of elected and appointed members. The board hires a CEO to maintain the day to day operations of the organization and staff, which is housed at the Chamber office.

Board of Directors Meetings The Chamber’s Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis. Executive Book Review

Every other month, 2nd Wed., 8:30 a.m. @ Bessie Mitchell House

A book briefing in conjunction with the City of Grapevine, allowing Chamber members to receive a synopsis of a book on leaderQuarterly meetings as needed ship, business or other current topics. For Leadership graduates, this pro- Legislation gram allows for assisting in planning The Chamber will review any policy or and directing Leadership Grapevine. legislation considered by local, state or Community Awards Banquet national governments impacting our Annually each January business community and find ways to This event recognizes and honors those secure a positive business environment. who have provided great leadership and By Laws & Policy Maintenance support for the Chamber, as well as the City Maintaining current and relevant by laws of Grapevine. and policies for the organization.

Economic Development Partnership

Senior Services Alliance

A partnership between Chamber member businesses and the City of Grapevine to promote the area for new business, business expansion and retention, as well as to address concerns of local businesses. Network Meetings • Business over Coffee

A consortium of Chamber member businesses that provide products / services for senior adults. Membership Luncheons

4th Wed., 8 a.m. @ Grapevine City Hall

1st & 3rd Tues., 8:15 a.m. (See online calendar for location)

• Business Builders

2nd & 4th Wed., 11:30 a.m. (See online calendar for location)

Business After Hours Mixers

Twice Monthly, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ various locations

Networking events for members to use for building business contacts.

2nd Wed., 9 a.m. @ Chamber

2nd Thurs., 11:30 a.m. @ Grapevine Convention Center

Designed to provide education, motivation and updates to Chamber members. Christmas Season Activities The Chamber hosts the Annual Parade of Lights and other events with GCISD, supporting the CVB’s Christmas Capital of Texas campaign. Business Retention Program Communicating with local businesses to maintain a thriving business community and Chamber membership.




Promote business that adds value to our community

A progressive business organization that brings relevant and essential opportunities for our investors and community to grow and prosper

Excellence, Innovation, Integrity & Community

Past Chairmen’s Council A meeting that connects the past Chairmen of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Best Practice Visits For mutual benefit, the Chamber meets with other area or regional Chambers to learn and share best practices. Young Entrepreneurs Academy A partnership with GCISD connecting students starting their own business with local business leaders to guide them. Opportunities for: • Instructors (minimum 10 weeks) • Guest Speakers • Business Mentors (7 weeks, 1 1/2 hour each) • Investor Panel Judges • Advisory Board Members

Online Benefits of Chamber Membership Customize your business’ online membership with: • Description of business • Keywords for search • Link to website • Link to Social Media • Hours of operation • Driving directions With the My Chamber App, on iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones, your business listing is mobile with: • Contact information • Location and map • Hot Deals • Community Events

Women’s Division Ambassadors 3rd Wed., 5:30 p.m. @ Various Locations Fostering the spirit of cultural and comChamber members promoting their mercial progress among the women of business by being a part of ribbon cutGrapevine, encouraging goodwill and tings, groundbreakings and volunteerfellowship. ing. • School Supplies Collection Membership Development • Holiday Charity Event - BenefitCommunicating with Chamber ting the Christmas Spirit Fund member businesses to strengthen • Christmas Spirit – Program benthe Chamber, while developing a efitting senior adults and the disstronger personal network. abled in Grapevine New Member Breakfast • Great Taste of Grapevine Every other month, 1st Wed., 8:15 a.m. • Women’s Division Luncheon New Chamber member busiDFW Connector Business Task Force nesses receive an overview of 3rd Wed., 9:30 a.m. @ NorthGate field office (Will run through the end of construction) the mission and goals of the orLocal business owners can learn about ganization. construction taking place near their business and stay ahead of work about to start.

Register for events online Post job openings to the Chamber’s online job board Promote Hot Deals to boost your business’ promotions Share community events on the Chamber’s online calendar Pay invoices online, quickly and easily Generate a Grapevine Chamber Membership Badge for use on your website Share news from your company or organization

Contact Us 200 Vine Street Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: (817) 481-1522 Fax: (817) 424-5208 www.

GrapevineChamber @GrapevineCoC Follow us on Google+ Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Pinterest Mobile App: My Chamber App

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Perry Leonard Blagg Tire & Service (817) 481-4578 VC-Business Partnerships Jane Richards Cowboys Golf Club (817) 481-7277 Immediate Past Chairman Doug Lawson Baylor University Medical Center (214) 820-4140

Chair-Elect C. W. Higgins Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group (817) 421-1200 Treasurer Scott Summers Club Car, LLC (817) 276-1501 CEO RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber of Commerce (817) 481-1522

Lavon Bolech Bolech Home Selling Team/Keller Williams (214) 315-7820

Steve Brown Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano (817) 481-4668

Steve Haley Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center (817) 481-8444

Cory Halliburton Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. (817) 795-5046

Stacy MacLure Peoples Bank (817) 251-1275

Theresa Mason W2W Painting (817) 719-3707

Iain Scouller LEGOLAND / SEA LIFE Aquarium (469) 444-3050

Paul Slechta Panda Embroidery (817) 488-4151

Ex-Officio P.W. McCallum Convention & Visitors Bureau Director (817) 410-3185 Bruno Rumbelow City Manager (817) 410-3105

Dr. Robin Ryan GCISD Superintendent (817) 251-5501 Carolyn Sims Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes Office (817) 581-3600

Staff CEO RaDonna Hessel Director of Membership Development Marti Pevehouse Office Manager Jeanette Dickey Director of Program Development Michael Miori Director of Communications William Moore

Contact Us Address 200 Vine Street Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone (817) 481-1522 Fax (817) 424-5208 E-mail Website www.

GRAPEVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT APPLICATION Date: _______________________ Business Name:_______________________________________________Phone:_____________________ Rep. #1 / Title:________________________________________Email:_____________________________ Rep. #2 / Title:________________________________________Email:_____________________________ Business Address: __________________________________City: ___________State: ____ Zip: ________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________City: ___________State: ____ Zip: ________ Website:_________________________________________________________________________________ Category:________________________________________________________________________________ Investment $_______ Check # ______ Credit Card: Visa M/C American Express Credit Card #:______________________________________________ Expires:______ Sec. Code ______ Signature of Applicant:______________________________Sponsored By: ________________________ Mail Form to: 200 Vine St., Grapevine TX 76051 Phone: (817) 481-1522 Fax: (817) 424-5208 Website: Email: Contributions or Gifts to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce are not deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

Chamber Member Business Investment

Annual Investment $250 $400 $600 $800 $250 * $1,500

Number of Employees 0 to 10 11 to 49 50 to 99 100 & above 501(c) Non-Profit Organizations (Chamber Champion – details below)

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities (Beyond Annual Investment) BRONZE SPONSOR - $1,850 • (1) 4-man team for Annual Golf Tournament (plus additional inclusions) • (4) Tickets at Annual Awards Banquet • (1) Monthly Luncheon reservation • Listed Sponsor for Chamber events SILVER SPONSOR - $2,750 • (1) 4-man team for Annual Golf Tournament • Table of 8 at Awards Banquet • (2) Monthly Luncheon reservations • (1) Leadership Grapevine participant • Listed Sponsor for Chamber events GOLD SPONSOR - $4,000 • (2) 4-man teams for Golf Tournament • (1) Luncheon Sponsor • (1) Table of 8 at Awards Banquet • (2) Monthly Luncheon reservations • (1) Leadership Grapevine participant • Listed Sponsor for all Chamber events

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $10,000 • Additional Sponsorships individually selected • (2) 4-man teams & tee box sponsor for Golf Tournament • (1) Luncheon Sponsorship • (1) Table of 8 at Awards Banquet • (2) Monthly Luncheon Reservations • (1) Leadership Grapevine Participant • Listed Sponsor for Chamber events DIAMOND SPONSOR - $15,000 • Additional Sponsorships individually selected • (2) 4-man teams & tee box sponsor for Golf Tournament • (1) Luncheon Sponsorship • (1) Table of 8 at Awards Banquet • (2) Monthly Luncheon Reservations • (1) Leadership Grapevine Participant • Listed Sponsor for Chamber events

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities • • • • • • • •

Annual Community Awards Banquet Annual Golf Tournament New Member Breakfast Sponsorship Monthly Luncheon Sponsorship Monthly Newsletter Community Directory & Referral Guide Grapevine Community Map Business After Hours Mixer Sponsor

*CHAMBER CHAMPION - $1,500 This investment is for a business that wishes to be a part of the Grapevine Chamber as a supporter of the business community, but does not want the company’s contact information to be listed on the website, in the Chamber’s directory or on labels provided to members. The Champions will receive the newsletter and email notices from the Chamber staff, but not solicitations from member businesses. Your company name would be listed without contact information.

2013 Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Program of Work  

The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Program of Work outlines the goals, programs, committees, events, mission, vision and values of the Chambe...