Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
Business Matters Mission:
Rocky Gribble & “The Woods” to Perform Holiday Show at December Luncheon
The mission of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is to promote business that adds value to our community.
Vision: The vision of the Grapevine Chamber is a progressive business organization that brings relevant and essential opportunities for our investors and community to grow and prosper.
Values: Excellence Innovation Integrity & Community
The Grapevine Chamber is proud to have legendary Grapevine musician Rocky Gribble & “The Woods” perform at the December Membership Luncheon, sponsored by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine and catered by City Kitchen. The luncheon will be Thursday, December 19, at 11:30 a.m., at the Grapevine Convention Center, and donations of clothing& toys will be collected on behalf of GRACE.
The son of a West Texas cotton farmer, Rocky Gribble’s musical roots began when he first picked up his dad’s guitar at the age of thirteen. Before he turned fourteen, Rocky was making weekly television appearances on a country music show in Lubbock, Texas. His high school years in Post, Texas were dotted with awards recognizing his talents on the guitar. A Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Southern Nazarene University in 1974 would soon follow as Rocky embarked on a career in his first love. His abilities on the electric lead guitar, acoustic rhythm guitar, nylon string classical guitar, five string banjo and mandolin
keep him busy contributing to the music of countless singers and songwriters. Make plans to attend the luncheon at the Grapevine Convention Center, located at 1209 S. Main St. (at the corner of Vine St. & Municipal Way). The cost is $25 with a reservation by 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, or $40 after that date. Please note that the late registration and walk-in fee has been increased to $40, so please register early! Reservations can be made by contacting the Grapevine Chamber at (817) 481-1522, emailing info@ grapevinechamber.org or visiting the Chamber website’s Events Page. We will see you there!
Thank You for being part of our Foundation: It is almost Thanksgiving and I am working to come up with my last Chairman’s article for the Grapevine Chamber, that you are now reading in December. Out of all of my “duties” that RaDonna tells me to do, this is the one that causes the most
consternation. I mean I have gotten to where I can easily talk to you at the luncheon each month but asking me to put my thoughts on paper is nerveracking. So, I can say that while I can’t believe my term is almost over, and I will miss it – I won’t miss this assignment! Saying that, it has been a good homework project each month
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because it makes me review what has been done and look towards what is happening in the coming month. It also makes me realize how many people and businesses are involved in our Chamber to make great things happen. We have great committees who serve the Chamber and community like Continued on page 2
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Continued from page 1 the Ambassadors and Women’s Division. We have networking groups who get together to learn about each other and promote our businesses. The Senior Services Alliance committee meets to build a strong network of businesses to serve our elders. We have a strong group of leaders who served as Chairmen in the past who continue to give year after year as the Past Chairman’s Council. We have a phenomenal group of Board members who give a lot of their time to lead this organization and this year they took on the goal from the last six years to complete the Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center. If you ever wonder why your business is a member of the Grapevine Chamber – I can tell you it is because by working together great things happen for our community. This year has given me the opportunity to not only serve you, but to get to serve with you as we continue to build on the foundation of our Five Star Accredited Chamber. I want to THANK YOU for allowing me to lead our Grapevine Chamber into the future and I look forward to continuing to be a part of this business community.
Save the date for our Ribbon Cutting & Open House to celebrate the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center on January 14th, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Giving Together this Holiday Season
Happy Holidays, Please help the Women’s Division spread holiday cheer to the seniors in our community! The Senior Christmas angels are available for pickup at the Chamber office, as well as the REC. Please help by adopting one or several of our senior friends at Christmas! You can shop for your senior on your own or get your friends, family or office staff to join in on the fun. All presents need to be wrapped at returned to the Chamber by December 17th. The Women’s Division volunteers will deliver the gifts to our senior friends Saturday December 21st! Join in the fun and help to spread holiday cheer! Our 2nd fundraiser of the year is around the corner! Elves on the Run 5k will be at Oak Grove Park/Trawick Pavilion on Saturday December 7th. Please sign up to run/walk at www.elvesontherun5k.com We will have Santa and Frosty the snowman as well as Santa’s workshop filled with local vendors. Remember – you can also earn $2 per runner back to your school’s PTA when you sign up and choose your school to support!! Mark your calendars for Tuesday December 10th to come enjoy our Christmas program luncheon! We will be at MESA Restaurant from 11:45pm – 1pm. Register for lunch today and we will see you there,
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Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center 121 Community Church 6 Stones Mission Network Alert 360 AMP’T - Young Professionals Ana & Charley Erwin B&H Office Solutions Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine Bingham Family Vineyards Blagg Tire & Service / Perry & Paula Leonard Bob Burrus & Family Box Insurance Agency Boyle & Lowery, LLP Branding Resources Brown Chiropractic Clinic Bruce W. Rider C.W. Higgins CarolAnne Crossan Chris & Traci Coy Classic Chevrolet, Inc. / Tom & Susan Durant Covenant Church Colleyville Darla Denton - Devin Designs Florist Darlene & David Freed David and Jenifer Sutton DFW International Airport Dottie DiiBon Drs. Robin & Cindy Ryan Duff and Patrick O’Dell EECU Credit Union Esparza’s Mexicano Restaurante First Bank Texas First Financial Bank Frost Bank Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Gary Fickes, Tarrant County Commissioner Gayle Hall, CFEE Given for the glory of God Grapevine Escape Grapevine Faith Christian School Grapevine Golf Cars - Terry Hundley Grapevine Mills Grapevine Rotary Club Grapevine’s Runway Theatre
Great Wolf Lodge Harry & Patricia Nelson Hilton DFW Lakes Home Care Assistance Impact Signs & Graphics In Memory of Helen & JT Lucas by Helen Jean Lucas Independent Bank J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home Jan & Dennis Luers Jan Ramsey, Realtor Janice & John Kane Jason Ridley Agency Jennifer L. Stubbeman Jerry & Susan Pittman Joe & Balla Wright Joe & Chris Szymaszek John & Cindy Hood John & Kristine Munaretto John T. Evans Co Jon Michael & Sue Franks Jonathan S. Chance Judy Sherman, Cornerstone Wealth Strategies Kalee Wulfers KD Factors & Financial Services Keith & Lynda Temple Ken & Clydene Johnson Kylan & Angela Hoss Lara and Eric Hohweiler Larry McBeath Law Office of Christopher P. Hamm LeAnn Brown LEGOLAND Discover Center SEA LIFE Grapevine Leon & Tracy Leal Lifetime Benefits Insurance, LLP Linda Broom Transworld Business Advisors Mac’s on Main Marcia Willett Allen & Texas Farm Bureau Maykus Family Mi Mutual Mortgage - Bob & Norma Duane MIG Real Estate
Thank you to our all our Capital Campaign Pledges in 2019! Nerds To Go Nichols Financial Group Panda Embroidery Paul W. McCallum Peppa Pig World of Play Philip & Sarah Cloud Phillip & Shelia Cunningham RaDonna & Marvin Hessel Rick & Lavon Bolech Ross and Shannon Paterson Roy & Joan Stewart Sewell of Grapevine Sherry & Dave Custable TriVAN Roofing Shonda Schaefer GRACE Simmons Bank Stacy Family State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Stephanie & Bruno Rumbelow Steve & Maggie Haley Texas General Store The Miori Family The Ramos Agency The Salame Family Tina Ferguson - Farmers Insurance Traci Hutton Trinity Commercial Construction Tyler & Casey Maxfield US Congressman Kenny Marchant US Health Advisors - A United Healthcare Company Village Professional Painters Wayne Paul Frank Waypoint Montessori Weinberger’s Deli Whitlock Building Services Willhoite’s Restaurant est. 1981 Wise Guys Pizzeria Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber WordPlay PR & Marketing Wright Construction Co., Inc.
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Ambassador RibbonCuttings of the Month Thryv
has been a Grapevine Chamber Member since 2009 and is with TriVAN Roofing. TriVAN was established in 2001 with the purpose to provide a financial future for their children who the company is named after: Tri- for three - Vanessa, Anthony, & Nicholette. The purpose is to be run as a family business, and as a corporation, that adds honesty and integrity to an industry that currently has a reputation along the lines of used car salesman. TriVAN Roofing has voluntarily stepped up to the plate; taken commercial and residential classes, passed a test to be licensed by the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) and Endorsed by the CIB for Commercial Roofing in Oklahoma. TriVAN Roofing has established itself as commercial Elite Certified Contractor with Duro-Last PVC roof systems, and as a residential GAF Shingle Manufacturer Master Elite License #CE40343 Certified Roofing contractor which honors among only 3% of all roofing companies in North America with this designation. Our outstanding customer services enabled TriVAN to achieve an A+ Accredited rating with the Better Business Bureau. Their multi-million dollar revenue base is reflective from 98% of customer referrals. TriVAN Roofingâ€™s motto: It is more important to keep a customer than to make a buck. Being an Ambassador for our five-star accredited Chamber of Commerce is quite an honor and a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It allows business owners such as myself, to do business with those in the Chamber of the city you represent in Grapevine, Texas. I get the benefit of meeting commercial business owners such as myself and developing relationships to whereby weâ€™re able to share experiences and knowledge to help our companies grow profitable. I hope you will consider becoming an Ambassador in 2020! Why not try something new and join the welcoming arm of our great community.
2200 W. Airfield Dr. DFW Airport
Our Ambassadors attended 41 Ribbons Cuttings this year, plus countless community events!
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Become an Ambassador in 2020! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grapevine High School DECA Needs You
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
We need business leaders in our communtiy who would like to be a judge for the upcoming Texas DECA District Career Development Conference. This year, we have over 500 high school students competing across 50 different competitive events, and we need business and industry leaders like yourself to evaluate the students’ performances and presentations. The annual district competition will be held on January 14, 2020, from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
Bank of the West City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group Kubota
Frost Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
CornerStone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center LegacyTexas LSG Sky Chefs I Oncor Electric Delivery Sewell Cadillac & BMW of Grapevine As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to judge events such as marketing, finance, hospitality, management, entrepreneurship, and many more. This is an exciting and dynamic day, and we assure you it will be a meaningful experience for you, as well as for our students. You will be providing the students with much-needed feedback and encouragement as they hone their business and leadership skills, which will carry them into their college career and beyond. Don’t worry....no prior judging experience needed! You have all the experience you need to judge by working in the business industry and being in the “real world”! I hope that you can join us, and that you share this opportunity with your personal and professional networks. These students are tomorrow’s leaders. We have over 15,000 students and advisors as part of our organization across Texas, including 38% of our students preparing to graduate this Spring. Our students are geared to business, marketing, hospitality, finance, and entrepreneurship; however, many continue to pursue degrees in law, medicine, and education to name a few. I know that you will enjoy meeting an interacting with these outstanding young people, and I know they will appreciate you giving of your time to help. If you have any questions, please let me know and thank you. Ms. Carolyn Province email@example.com
BB&T I Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages The Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott First Financial Bank, N.A. Independent Bank Republic Services Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Texas Oncology - Grapevine Wells Fargo Bank - Grapevine Main
121 Community Church I Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service Crush It! Virtual Sports Lounge First Bank Texas Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Foust & Son Funeral Home Grapevine Mills I Grubbs Infiniti Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine Office Interiors Group I Paycom Spectra Bank I Stacy Furniture & Design Trinity Metro I Wright Development Co., Inc. www.grapevinechamber.org DECEMBER 2019 I 5
Nominations for the 2019
STEM Needs Mentors
Grapevine Community Awards Due December 20th! Each year, the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce takes time to honor deserving individuals from the community and from the Chamber’s membership at its Annual Community Awards Banquet, sponsored by Bank of the West.
The awards include: • Don Ramey Community Spirit • Ted Willhoite Legacy Award • D. E. Box Citizen of the Year • Business Hall of Fame • Chamber Member of the Year • Women’s Division Woman of the Year • Rising Star Nominations can be submitted ONLINE, please visit www. GrapevineChamber.org > Events > Community Awards. You can also download a nomination form on the page, if needed. Nominations must be submitted to the Chamber by 5 p.m., December 20, 2019. Make plans to join us February 6, 2020 at the Hilton DFW Lakes to celebrate the 2019 Grapevine Community Awards!
GCISD’s STEM program has need for career field experts to serve as mentors to high school students as they research topics of their choice. Research will take place over a period of approximately 18 months (spring of the junior year through the senior year of high school). During that time, a mentor could expect monthly contact with the student initially, and more often as their research topic narrows in the senior year, either face to face or by virtual means (email, Skype, etc.) to provide feedback on their research, ask cogent questions to spur the student’s thinking, or provide expert resources to the student. If you are available to be a STEM field expert mentor, and would like to volunteer your time, please call us at 817.251.5538. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you. If you know anyone else that would be interested in speaking to our students, feel free to pass this information along. Ms. Hylemon, Director of Mathematics
Grapevine Parade of Lights, Dec. 5th The 40th Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights will take over Historic Downtown Grapevine once again Thursday, December 5, beginning at 7 p.m. The largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas will have more than 100 entries with the theme of “Making the Season Bright.”
People’s Choice Award - On TWITTER, Tweet using the hashtag #GVParadeVote followed by the name or organization of your favorite parade float to cast your vote!
Rules For People’s Choice Award - Voting will open
at 7 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 5 & close at midnight CST, Thursday, December 5. Submissions will only be counted during that time period & only from Twitter. Results will be announced via the Chamber’s website & Social Media, Friday, December 6.
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Must Be Present to Win! Those present at the November Membership Luncheon saw the “Must Be Present to Win” Drawing continue its climb, with Regina Whitlock Whitlock Building Services not in attendance. The prize is now at $500 for December. Each month at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon, the drawing grows as long as the person whose name is called is not in attendance. To win, all you have to do is show up and hear your name be called! How easy is that? All Chamber members are eligible to win, thanks to the sponsorship from:
Criswell Wealth Management Bill Criswell (214) 998-2226 1111 S. Main St. Ste 120 Grapevine, TX 76051 Morgan Stanley / Cindy Martinez (817) 416-4466 1400 Civic Pl., #200 Southlake, TX 76092 On the Lamb Yarn Shoppe Heather Harrison (817) 527-6177 260 N. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 Rocket Fizz Ted Winter (817) 421-8400 317 S. Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051
Secret Beach Solutions John Rigler (682) 666-0614 Grapevine, TX 76051 Steffanie Grossman, Ph.D., PLLC (320) 318-0773 1000 S. Main St., Ste 200 Grapevine, TX 76051 Texas Oncology Grapevine Dee Dee Brooks (817) 359-9000 1631 Lancaster Dr., Ste 150 Grapevine, TX 76051 Turtle Creek Financial Bryan Faus (214)727-7364 3030 LBJ Fwy, Ste 1630 Dallas, TX 75234
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2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Steve Brown Esparzaâ€™s Restaurante Mexicano Chair LeAnn Brown Silver Oak Commercial Realty Chair Elect Theresa Mason MIG Real Estate Immediate Past Chair John Hood Manhattan Construction Company Treasurer Trudy Cresswell Grapevine Mills Vice Chair - Business Partnerships RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber CEO
Jonathan Chance Foust & Sons Funeral Home Phillip Cunningham Great Wolf Lodge Bently Durant Classic Chevrolet Tomas Eagan Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Ana Erwin Community Impact Newspaper Christopher Hamm Law Office of Christopher P. Hamm, PLLC Kosse Maykus Maykus Homes Kevin McNamara Wise Guys Pizzeria Travis Parker First Financial Bank, N.A. David Sutton Kubota Bruce Whitlock Whitlock Building Services
Amanda Calongne State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Sharon McCloskey DFW International Airport Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine Dr. Robin Ryan Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Chris York Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine 8 I DECEMBER 2019 www.grapevinechamber.org
Turtle Creek Financial Bryan Faus
Lucas Valuation Group Chris Lucas
John Paul Grafa
Skinny Performance Weight Loss Valerie Maclin
PROCO Roofing & Secret Beach Solutions Construction John Rigler Annie Davis
To Our Renewing Members Covenant Church of Colleyville Ricky Texada (817) 354-5757 AeristoCraft Christian Schmidt (817) 624-8400 Bartley’s Bar-B-Q Casey Wilkinson (817) 481-3212 Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill Brooke Weddle (817) 305-0025 Chicken Express of Grapevine John Tate (817) 488-0889 Chill Sports Bar & Grill Julia Sizemore (817) 310-6610 Code 3 Emergency Partners Bebbian W. Seiler (469) 320-9820 x107 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sue Wykes, GRI (214) 783-3607 Darrough Agency Vic Darrough (817) 481-6003 Espree / Manna Pro Products, LLC Pam Anderson (817) 251-6300
EXP Realty, LLC Jan Ramsey (817) 371-1393
Kubota David Sutton (817) 571-0900
Eye Associates of Grapevine/20/20 Vision Clinic Debbie Robinson (817) 488-4893
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson Marisela Navarro (817) 317-9519
Farmers Insurance David Burtzlaff (817) 510-9000 Flooring Inspirations Susan Moody (817) 479-9823 FSS Group Wes Warren (817) 251-1777 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Nick Cartmill (817) 416-8226 Grape Vine Springs Winery Dave Besgrove (817) 329-1011 Grapevine Bike Center Gary Scott (817) 481-0170 Grapevine Wine Tours Kelli Sattler (817) 259-WINE (9463) Holy Trinity Catholic School Arlene Anderson Jones (817) 421-8000 IMS - International Merchant Services Kevin McNatt (817) 857-3024
Mac’s on Main Harvey Cogdill (817) 251-6227 Marina del Rey Apartments Heidi Clark (817) 481-4588 Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home Martin Thompson (817) 292-2250 Maykus Custom Homes Eason Maykus (817) 991-8781 Mirau Capital Management, Inc. Brian Mirau (888) 668-9327 Nichols Financial Group Morgan E. Nichols (817) 488-0905 Passion Lighting Mr. Bruce D. Paul, CLC (817) 310-3261 Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott Elena Fernandez (817) 461-3344
Sonya Terpening Fine Art Mark Terpening (817) 488-3001 Super 8 HotelGrapevine Kathleen York (817) 329-7222 Synergy One Lending Noah Bryce Morgan (214) 991-8263 Texas Orthopedic Specialists, PLLC Karen King (817) 510-4051 The Barber Law Firm Kristopher Barber (817) 527-8833 The Gatehouse Wade Parker (817) 912-0317 The Original Pancake House Jeffery Dugger (817) 421-3444 The Wood Agency V.T. Wood (210) 474-7400 Trinity Title of Texas Leslie Milan 972-318-2881 True Dental Bridget Singratanakul 210-240-4777 Waypoint Montessori Charlane Baccus (817) 354-6670
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Please join us for a
Holiday Celebration Thursday, December 12th, 2019
You are invited to attend a special reception for Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Members 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Bank of the West 108 West Northwest Highway Grapevine, TX 76051
Please RSVP by December 5th, 2019 firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Networking For You! This New Year, try something New! AMPT Luncheon
Members & Guests, 21 - 39 years of age. January 9th this month, 11:45 am Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center 200 Vine St. I Grapevine
Business Over Coffee
Morning Networking Group January 7th & 21st this month, 8:00 am 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month The Original Pancake House 1505 William D. Tate Ave. | Grapevine
Afternoon Networking January 13th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2nd Monday of the month Bobs Steak & Chop House 1255 S. Main St. I Grapevine
Grapevine Chamber Holiday Hours: We will be closed December 24th through January 1st. Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 10 I DECEMBER 2019 www.grapevinechamber.org
Business After Hours Mixer Hilton DFW Lakes January 23rd, 5:00 â€“ 6:30 p.m. 1800 Hwy. 26 E. I Grapevine
Lunch Networking Group January 22nd this month, 11:30 am 4th Wednesday of each month Mesa Mexican Cuisine 1000 Texan Trail, #130 I Grapevine
PLEASE RSVP FOR EVENTS AT WWW.GRAPEVINECHAMBER.ORG
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
December Events MONDAY
8:00 am Business Over Coffee @ Original Pancake House
4:00 pm The Network @ Boomer Jack’s
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 4
5 7:00 pm 40th Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights in Historic Downtown Grapevine
30 Chamber Closed
6 5:30 pm
AMPT Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in Historic Downtown Grapevine
7 8:30 am Elves on the Run at Oak Grove Park
11:45 am Women’s Division Luncheon @ Mesa Mexican Cuisine
9:00 am Senior Service Alliance @ Foust Funeral Home
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24 Christmas Eve Chamber Closed
5:30 pm Business After Hours Mixer: Christmas Open House @ Bank of the West
8:00 am Business Over Coffee @ Original Pancake House
31 New Year’s Eve Chamber Closed
25 Christmas Day Chamber Closed
Membership Luncheon @ Grapevine Convention Center: Rocky Gribble & “The Woods” Holiday Show *Bring your Toy or Clothing donation for GRACE
January 1st, 2020 New Year’s Day Chamber Office Closed www.grapevinechamber.org DECEMBER 2019 I 11
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce 200 Vine Street Grapevine, TX 76051
Mission Statement: â€œto promote business that adds value to our communityâ€?
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