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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

July, 2019

Business Matters Mission: 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 essentialopportunities for our investors and community to grow and prosper.

Values: Excellence Innovation Integrity & Community

If it’s not happening, it’s getting ready to It is July 2019. Can you believe t h a t? Not only is half of the year gone, but we are just six months away for the year 2020! Time sure flies when you are having fun. At your Grapevine Chamber, there is a lot of activity. Even though the summer months tend to slow down, the many committees of this organization are heating up with plans for the rest of the year. The AMP’T Board met recently to plan the next six months of activities for the young professionals in our Chamber. If you have someone in your office who is 21 – 39 years of age, I would encourage you to let them get involved. Their leadership team focuses on professional development through their monthly luncheons, networking through social events and they also give back with various projects through com-

munity organizations that they support. And – they are young enough to have fun at all of it! Our Women’s Division continues with their monthly luncheons as well. They are also getting geared up for the “Elves on the Run” event in December. They will be looking for volunteers, participants and sponsorships. Keep an eye out for details and consider ways that you, your company and your family can get involved. This event helps raise funds for both school supplies and assistance to the elderly in our community – both important causes! For the Past Chairman’s Council, they are focusing on the annual Casino Night set for August 16th. This is first and foremost, just a fun event to bring your staff, family and friends to have a great evening playing games, eating awesome food, meeting new people and winning prizes. The purpose of the event was to raise funds to maintain your Chamber facilities while trying to keep your chamber investment as low as possible. But the result

is a fun evening to just enjoy a night out with friends! Thanks to the businesses who have already stepped up as sponsors. Check out this newsletter for details to get involved! Grapefest is just around the corner. The Chamber staff will be contacting those businesses who took entire shifts last year to confirm their participation. Now is the time for you to work with your staff to see if you can represent your company in the beer booth or trailer September 12th – 15th to possibly fill an entire shift. This is a great way to team build, advertise your business and support the community! That is just an overview of our mid-year review. Doesn’t even include the exciting things happening around your Chamber building as the expansion has begun. I appreciate all of the business partners who are a part of our Chamber and look forward to continuing to serve you for the rest of 2019!

Steve Brown

Chairman of the Board

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Sponsor Wall by making your support visible & your leadership clear. Put your name on the future, literally, by sponsoring a part of the Chamber. This is an investment in yourself, your business, & the future of our community. For more details on how you can receive exclusive placement & share in your company’s journey through signage, give the Chamber Office a call, 817.481.1522.

Thank you to all our Capital Campaign Pledges to date! Ana & Charley Erwin B&H Office Solutions Blagg Tire & Service Perry & Paula Leonard Bob Burrus & Family Brown Chiropractic Clinic Bruce W. Rider C.W. Higgins Chris & Traci Coy Cindy Blankenship Classic Chevrolet, Inc. Tom Durant Cornerstone Staffing Covenant Church Colleyville Darla Denton Devin Designs Florist Darlene Freed David and Jenifer Sutton Dottie DiiBon Drs. Robin & Cindy Ryan Duff and Patrick O’Dell Esparza’s Mexicano Restaurante Gayle Hall, CFEE Given for the glory of God Grapevine Escape Grapevine Fairth Christian School Grapevine Mills Grapevine Rotary Club Great Wolf Lodge Hilton DFW Lakes Home Care Assistance 2 I JULY, 2019 I

Impact Signs & Graphics In Memory of Helen & JT Lucas by Helen Jean Lucas Independent Bank J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home Jan Ramsey, Realtor Janice & John Kane Jason Ridley Jennifer L. Stubbeman Jerry & Susan Pittman Joe & Balla Wright Joe & Chris Szymaszek John & Cindy Hood John & Kristine Munaretto John T. Evans Co Jonathan S. Chance Judy Sherman, Cornerstone Wealth Strategies Kalee Wulfers Kosse Maykus 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

Marcia Willett Allen & Texas Farm Bureau MIG Real Estate Nichols Financial Group Panda Embroidery Paul W. McCallum Phillip & Shelia Cunningham RaDonna & Marvin Hessel Rick and Lavon Bolech Bolech Team Real Estate Ross and Shannon Paterson Roy and Joan Stewart Sharon McCloskey Sherry & Dave Custable TriVAN Roofing Shonda Schaefer GRACE State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Stephanie & Bruno Rumbelow Terry Hundley Texas General Store The Ramos Agency The Salame Family Trinity Commercial Construction Tyler & Casey Maxfield US Congressman Kenny Marchant Whitlock Building Services Wise Guys Pizzeria Wright Construction Co., Inc.

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Summer is here and the Women’s Division is gearing up for our largest giving project –

Back to School!

This year we anticipate providing school supplies for just under 1400 students in GCISD ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. This project allows these students to start school on the same footing as their peers with adequate supplies to have a successful school year. The back to school fair will be held Saturday August 7th. We could not fund this project without the support of our local community! Your sponsorship of the Great Taste of Grapevine and Elves on the Run, allows us to continue our mission and assist these children in need. We thank you!!!

New Member Introduction

Kitchen Tune-Up Grapevine Corby Walker

Be on the lookout for upcoming information on our 4th Annual Elves on the Run 5k! We are beginning to work on this fundraiser that will be held Saturday December 7th, 2019. Water levels permitting, we will again hold the race at Oak Grove Park in Grapevine. It is a family friendly event that is enjoyed by children and adults alike! Plan to bring your friends and family and join us! If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s race, please contact Sharon Smith for more information Mark your calendars for our July membership luncheon – Tuesday July 9th at Cowboys Golf Club. Our program for July will be presented by the Grapevine CVB! Luncheon Sponsor is Kris Klein with Senior Living Specialists. We would love to see you there!

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Joint Membership Luncheon with H.E.B. Chamber July 18th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm plus Must Be Present to Win! Thank you to our sponsor

With no winner at our June Membership Luncheon, the prize is now $250 for our July 18th Luncheon. Each month through the sponsorship of First Financial Bank, an additional $50 is added to the prize at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon, so the dollar amount grows as long as the person whose name is called is not in attendance. To win, all you have to do is attend the luncheon and hear your name be called! Every representative’s name is included for each chamber member, so everyone has an opportunity - you only have to have your name drawn to be Present to Win!

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR COALITION LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAP UP The Session is Over. . . Now What? On Friday, July 12, we will hold a breakfast event sponsored by the Coalition of East Tarrant Chambers of Commerce. It will be from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Arlington Sheraton (next door to Globe Life Park). This will not be the typical end of Legislative session program where members of the legislature relate the accomplishments of the House and Senate. Those are always interesting, but we are offering a different twist. What the Legislature did, or did not do, will impact Higher Education, PreK-12 Education, Economic Development, Cities and Counties. We have assembled a panel of experts on the actual impact of the legislature’s actions to share with us their perspectives. The Format will include Panel Discussion, each presenter gets 6 minutes to speak on the topic: How the legislative session impacted our organizations and where we go from here. After all five presenters, there will be 30 minutes for question from the floor. Questions will be written on note cards and passed to the moderator. PANEL: The Session is Over . . . Now What? Arlington Chamber: Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, President UT Arlington higher education Cindy Powell, CPA, CFO Arlington ISD for K-12 education Grapevine Chamber: RaDonna Hessel will do the welcome and introductions HEB Chamber: Mayor Jim Griffin who will serve as moderator for the panel Northeast Tarrant: Craig Hulse, Economic Development Director for the City of North Richland Hills Mansfield Chamber: Peter Phillis, Deputy City Manager for Mansfield. All Chambers: Russell Schaffner, Deputy Administrator Tarrant County representing counties. Costs: Individual seat in open seating $ 40 Table of 10 $ 500 Breakfast Sponsor with one table $1000 Event Sponsor with one table $2500 Sponsor Benefits: Table of ten gets a table sign. Breakfast Sponsor gets logo on all event promotions and on the program with recognition as a sponsor. Event Sponsor gets Breakfast Sponsor benefits, prime table placement plus two minutes to speak.

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Networking Opportunities Business Over Coffee

Morning Networking Group July 2nd & July 16th, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month The Original Pancake House 1505 William D. Tate, Grapevine

AMP’t Happy Hour

July 18th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Esparza’s, 124 E. Worth St., Grapevine Monthly networking mixer with new locations for those young professionals 21 - 39 years of age.

Business Builders

July 24th, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. 4th Wednesday of each month Mesa Mexican Cuisine 1000 Texan Trail, Ste. 130, Grapevine

The Network

August 12th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 2nd Monday of each month Bob’s Steak & Chop House 255 S. Main Street, Grapevine


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August 22nd, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Experience Restaurant & Performing Arts Center 1713 Cross Roads Dr., Grapevine

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Camp Bow Wow Grapevine June 6, 2019

Ambassador of the Month

REFINEU MED SPA, Grapevine June 27, 2019

Elizabeth Ramos

Owner of The Ramos Agency-Farmers Insurance, conveniently located off of 121 and Glade in Grapevine, right across the street from Delaney Vineyards. Liz and her team have over 20 years experience in the insurance industry and can help with Auto, Homeowners, Life, Umbrella, Business, Boat, RV, Motorcycle, etc.. Making the move to Farmers Insurance from a competitor, was one of the best decisions Liz has made in her career and choosing Grapevine as the home for her business has been the icing on the cake. When Liz is not at the office or attending a Grapevine Chamber event, you can find her spending time with her family. Joey, her husband works for the City of Allen as the Adult Athletic Supervisor and Allie, her daughter, will be a sophomore at the University of North Texas. Elizabeth Ramos, I JULY, 2019 I 7


To Our New Members

Call on Kim

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Mothernode, LLC

Kimberly Hill (817) 305-6401 Euless, TX 76039

Lisa Burger (682) 477-2078 2350 Hall Johnson Rd., Ste 130 Grapevine, TX 76051

Nils Desmet (817) 752-9400 611 S. Main St., Ste 400 Grapevine, TX7 6051

Ken Pearson (214) 960-4581 1155 W. Wall Street Grapevine, TX 76051

Destiny Solutions, MD

R2R Palliative & Hospice Care

Tonia Flowers (800) 486-4078 7324 Gaston Ave., Ste 124-486 Dallas, TX 76051

Effie Smillie (972) 291-0020 860 Hebron Pkwy, Ste 203 Lewisville, TX 75057

House of Mo Boutique

Seko Logistics

KS2 Technologies

Storm Guard North DFW

Monica Housewright (214) 598-1201 120 S. Main St. Ste 10 Grapevine, TX 76051

Jim Looft (817) 310-1800 1020 Mustang Dr. Grapevine, TX 76051

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Wes Hinz (469) 420-9190 2450 W Airfield Dr #200 DFW Airport, TX 76051

Mike Williams (972) 232-7547 2010 Valley View Lane #210 Dallas, TX 75234


To Our Renewing Members A Hole in the Wall Gina Uhtenwoldt (817) 421-8999

Ebby Halliday Realtors Rhoda Truitt (817) 481-3530

Jonte Freed, Inc. Darlene Freed (817) 480-6434

Resort at 925 Main Shelly Garvin (817) 442-5490

A Touch of Tranquility Julia Wilson 817-209-8480

Edward Jones Robyn Scott, CFP, AAMS (817) 488-2733

Knockouts Ashleigh Bassman (817) 251-8300

Scratch Catering & Fine Foods Ted Bilsky (817) 421-6555

ABM Richard Layson (469) 647-5914

EECU Kevin Bass (817) 882-0789

Law Offices of Richard McConathy (469) 206-8030

Simmons Bank Jim Patterson (817) 916-6217

Ashlins, Ltd. Debbie Kellum (817) 442-0400

El Cerrito Homes, LLC Ray Bunch (817) 751-1654

Lawyers Title/Attorney Traci D. Hutton (817) 442-9352

Southside Bank Fenil Punnoose (817) 367-5817

Assisted Living Locators West Dallas and Mid-Cities Mitzie Watson (469) 250-5220

Enclave At Grapevine Misty Breyel (972) 355-5500

Liberty Mutual Insurance Jennifer Galaviz (817) 337-3606

Eye Trends Southlake Chris Steritz 817-900-3937

Lifetime Benefits Insurance Bob Mundlin (817) 481-7133

SpringHill Suites Dallas DFW Airport North Sunita Hira (972) 724-5500

Farina’s Winery & Cafe Gary Farina (817) 442-9095

Main Street Barber Shop Larry Davis (817) 251-0243

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

Ferrari’s Italian Villa & Chop House Jane Secchi (817) 251-2525

Maykus Custom Homes Kosse Maykus (817) 991-8182

Bob’s Steak & Chop House Monte Morris (817) 481-5555

First Baptist Church Grapevine Grady Watson (817) 488-8573

Meadowood Assisted Living & Memory Care at the Vineyard Paula Bodnar (817) 275-6100

Bolech Home Selling Team/ Keller Williams Rick Bolech (817) 946-0994

Glacier Commercial Realty Steve Shrum (214) 819-4502

Mi Mutual Mortgage Bob Duane (817) 527-3200

The Asher Amy Galvan (817) 410-3551

Boyle & Lowry, LLP John F. Boyle, Jr. (972) 650-7100

Grapevine / HEB Martial Arts & Fitness Center Jean Good (817) 481-3400

Mike Davis State Farm Insurance (817) 481-5548

The Grapevine Escape Russell Sebastian (817) 601-5663

Brown Chiropractic Kelly Brown (817) 481-7025

Grapevine Powersports Aaron McWhorter (817) 481-2500

Cambria Southlake DFW North Beverly Brantley (817) 329-1010

Independent Bank Denise Nordling (682) 325-5228

Corky’s Gaming Bistro Craig Worrall (817) 532-5000

Inspire Yoga Grapevine Joshua Borge (817) 310-9860

Costco Wholesale Emily Sharpe (817) 749-2800

Island Bound Adventures Brian (Buck) Latas (817) 705-7996

Daystar Television Network Arnold Torres (817) 571-1229

John J. Martini @ The Wynne Moore Group John Martini (469) 855-9309

BHHS Worldwide, Realtors Ellen Johnston (817) 481-2573 Bingham Family Vineyards Betty Bingham (806) 585-6616

NJ Graphic Design, Inc. Nathaniel Neal (817) 329-9911 Painting with a Twist Colleen Coppenger (817) 328-8788 Park Place Jaguar/ Land Rover Matt Woolsey (972) 769-2000 Premier Bank Texas Stephanie Silva (817) 329-5500 Rapid Refill Ink Elaine Capers (817) 251-4INK

Stacy Furniture & Design Dorian Sims (817) 424-8800 Stoneledge Arianne Kuhn (817) 416-0200 Temporaries of Texas Mike Sheils (817) 481-1108 Texas General Store Jessica Cruz (214) 395-2525

Trinity Metro Bob Baulsir (817) 215-8600 United Real Estate DFW Properties Brenda Cole (817) 360-8499 Veritex Community Bank Darla Am’mons (817) 472-1935 Warhammer Morgan Bateman (817) 310-0123 White’s Chapel United Methodist Church Sterling Smith 817-481-4147 I JULY, 2019 I 9


GRAPEVINE CASINO NIGHT Presented by the Past Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Friday | August 16, 2019 | 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. @ Austin Ranch at Hilton DFW Lakes

Early Bird Tickets $50, After Aug 10th $60 (includes food & $1,000 in chips)


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Ace Bank of the West CLASSIC CHEVROLET/ The Thompson Group FROST King HILTON DFW LAKES NJ Graphic Design

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Get Tickets Online at, at the Chamber office, or call (817) 481-1522. Supporting the current needs and future expansion of our Chamber facilities with our business members of today, while leaving a legacy investment for tomorrow.

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