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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.

Goal Stewardship - Prosperity

Golf Classic Tournament

Organization Structure

Main Street Days & GrapeFest

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 October In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, this event offers networking opportunities with members or clients.

The Chamber hosts a Concession Trailer and Beer Booth each year at these major City of Grapevine 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.

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.

Goal Business Partnership

Goal Leadership

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 Quarterly meetings as needed For Leadership graduates, this program allows for assisting in planning and directing Leadership Grapevine.

Board of Directors Meetings

The Chamber’s Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis.

By Laws & Policy Maintenance

Maintaining current and relevant by laws and policies for the organization.

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. In 2013, the Grapevine Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was established to assist with worthwhile charitable activities.

Community Awards Banquet

Annually each January This event recognizes and honors those who have provided great leadership and support for the Chamber, as well as the City of Grapevine.

Executive Book Review

Every other month, 2nd Wed., 8:30 a.m. A book briefing in conjunction with the City of Grapevine, allowing Chamber members to receive a synopsis of a book on leadership, business or other current topics.

Legislative Council The Chamber will review any policy or legislation considered by local, state or national governments impacting our business community and find ways to secure a positive business environment.

Economic Development Partnership


Network Meetings


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

Business Over Coffee 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.

Every other month, 11:30 a.m. @ Various Locations AMP’T (Advancing Modern Professionals for Tomorrow) is a meeting of young professionals between the ages of 20-39, with business leaders who share their experiences, expectations and insight for success. 3rd Wed., 5:30 p.m. @ Various Locations Chamber members promoting their business by being a part of ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and volunteering. Membership Development Communicating with Chamber member businesses to strengthen the Chamber, while developing a stronger personal network. New Member Breakfast Every other month, 1st Wed., 8:15 a.m. New Chamber member businesses receive an overview of the mission and goals of the organization.




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 with current issues and activities.

Best Practice Visits

For mutual benefit, the Chamber meets with other area or regional Chambers to learn and share best practices.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) A partnership with GCISD connecting students starting their own business with local business leaders to guide them. Opportunities for business involvement: • Instructors • Guest Speakers • Business Mentors (7 weeks, 1 1/2 hour each) • Investor Panel Judges • Advisory Board Members • Sponsorship / Investors

Senior Services Alliance

2nd Wed., 9 a.m. @ Chamber A consortium of Chamber member businesses that provide products / services for senior adults.

Membership Luncheons

2nd Thurs., 11:30 a.m. @ Grapevine Convention Center (Corner of Vine St. & Municipal Way) Designed to provide educational, motivational and updates to Chamber members.

Christmas Season Activities

The Chamber hosts the Annual Parade of Lights and other events with GCISD, supporting the City of Grapevine’s Christmas Capital of Texas ® campaign.

Business Retention Program

Communicating with local businesses to maintain a thriving business community and Chamber membership.

Online Chamber Benefits Customize your business’ online directory listing with: • Description of business • Keywords for search • Link to website • Link to Social Media • Hours of operation • Driving directions • Get an Enhanced Listing ($180 annually) to add images and more content to your online directory listing With the My Chamber App, on iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices, your business listing is mobile with: • Contact information • Location and map • Hot Deals • Community Events • Register for events online

Login to the Chamber website to: • 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 Grapevine Commercial Property Index Through BrokerSavant and the Chamber website, commercial developers and brokers can add their property to the Chamber’s property index. (Visit the Relocation/Economic Development page of Chamber website)

Business Insight Series

Contact Us

Women’s Division

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

First Friday, Every other month 7:30 a.m. @ Cowboys Golf Club This series is designed for individual employees, managers or business owners who are interested in improving or developing their business skills. Fostering the spirit of cultural and commercial progress among the women of Grapevine, encouraging goodwill and fellowship. • School Supplies Collection • Holiday Charity Event - Benefitting the Christmas Spirit Fund • Christmas Spirit – Program benefitting senior adults and the disabled in Grapevine • Great Taste of Grapevine • Women’s Division Luncheon

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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Executive Board

Board Members

Chairman C.W. Higgins Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group (817) 421-1560

Chair-Elect Paul Slechta Panda Embroidery (817) 488-4151

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

Treasurer Scott Summers Club Car, LLC (817) 378-8157

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

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

Immediate Past Chairman Perry Leonard Blagg Tire & Service (817) 481-4578

CEO RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber of Commerce (817) 481-1522

Hagen Cleek Cowboys Golf Club (817) 481-7277

Ex-Officio Board Members Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine City Manager (817) 410-3105

Dr. Robin Ryan Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Superintendent (817) 251-5501

Carolyn Sims Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes’ Office Precinct Administrator (817) 581-3600

P.W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director (817) 410-3185

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

Theresa Mason MIG Real Estate Services (817) 719-0280

Nathaniel Neal NJ Graphic Design, Inc. (817) 329-9911

Chamber Staff Marti Pevehouse Director of Membership Development

Jeanette Dickey Office Manager

Steve Newton Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine (817) 481-1588

Michael Miori Director of Program Development

William Moore Director of Communications

Joe Szymaszek Grapevine Mills (972) 724-4910

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


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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 $265 $420 $630 $840

Number of Employees 0 to 10 11 to 49 50 to 99 100 & above

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities (Above and Beyond Annual Investment)

BRONZE SPONSOR - $1,950 (1) 4-man team for Golf Tournament (4) Tickets at Annual Awards Banquet (1) Monthly Luncheon reservation Listed Sponsor for Chamber events SILVER SPONSOR - $2,900 (1) 4-man team for Golf Tournament (1) 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 Sponsorship (2) Monthly Luncheon reservations (1) Table of 8 at Awards Banquet (1) Particiapant in Leadership Grapevine Listed Sponsor for all Chamber events

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

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

Enhanced Listings & Website Sponsorship Your Chamber Membership includes a FREE Basic Listing in the Chamber’s online business directory that includes your contact information.. For $180 annually, an Enhanced Listing includes: business logo, 1600 character business description, photo slideshow / YouTube video player, bullet point website links and additional website link in search results. Bundled with an Enhanced Listing, banner ads are also available in the Chamber’s online business directory at the annual rate of $360, $840 or $1,680.

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