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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

October, 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 essential opportunities for our investors and community to grow and prosper.

Values: Excellence Innovation Integrity & Community

Board Member Nominations 2020 – 2022

To: All Members of the Grapevine Chamber

The Grapevine Chamber is operated by a Board of Directors made up of twentythree Chamber members. Nine members serve with three-year terms in three member cycles. There are four one-year appointments and seven ex-officio members. The Chairmanship rotation is a three-year term, so that the individuals appointed to serve as Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair will be able to fulfill their obligation. The CEO also serves on the Board as the Secretary. Those nominated will be presented at the October meeting of the Grapevine Chamber Board of Directors. These Board members and officers will begin to serve the membership on January 1, 2020, if no other nominations are received. Board Member Nominations: 2020-2022 (Elected Positions) Tom Egan – Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Jonathan Chance – Foust Funeral Home Kosse Maykus – Maykus Custom Homes

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Great Events this Fall

October begins the last quarter of my year as the Chair of the Grapevine Chamber. While the temperatures may feel like it’s still in the heart of summer, fall has officially begun, as have all of the opportunities that this organization has in place to help our businesses grow. First up is the 40th Annual Grapevine Golf Tournament. Paul Slechta and his committee are working together to provide the teams, volunteers and sponsors who support this event with a great day of golf, networking and marketing their businesses all while supporting the Chamber. We also have the North Texas Regional Job Fair. In today’s business climate – this event brings together employers and job seekers who will help make our workforce stronger. Thanks to all of the volunteers who have helped coordinate this event with the Chamber staff. While your business membership covers the marketing and advertising that is done in our directory and website, as well as the referrals made daily by staff, the face to face events, committees, networking and community involvement is a way to expand your reach for business. Whether you come to a luncheon, mixer or ribbon cutting – each handshake and introduction is an opportunity for you and your business to grow and prosper. Take advantage of what our chamber has to offer this fall!

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2019 Board of Directors EXECUTIVE BOARD

Steve Brown Esparza’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


Ana Erwin Community Impact Newspaper Bently Durant Classic Chevrolet Bruce Whitlock Whitlock Building Services Christopher Hamm Law Office of Christopher P. Hamm, PLLC David Sutton Kubota Jonathan Chance Foust & Sons Funeral Home Kevin McNamara Wise Guys Pizzeria Kosse Maykus Maykus Homes Phillip Cunningham Great Wolf Lodge Tomas Eagan Gayklord Texan Resort & Convention Center Travis Parker First Financial Bank, N.A.


Amanda Calongne State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine Dr. Robin Ryan Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Chris York Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Sharon McCloskey DFW International Airport

(Continued from Page 1) Board Member One Year Appointments: 2020 (Appointed Positions by Board/Chairman) Mike Ward – Classic Chevrolet Patrick McCoy – Village Professional Painters Kelly Schwartz – Legoland / Sea Life Dana Gibson – Holiday Inn Express Along with the Director nominations, the Board will be presented with this proposed slate of officers to serve the Chamber: Executive Officers for 2020 Chairman of the Board – LeAnn Brown, Silver Oak Commercial Realty Chairman Elect – Phil Cunningham, Great Wolf Lodge Treasurer – Trudy Cresswell, Grapevine Mills Immediate Past Chair – Steve Brown, Esparza’s Restaurante’ Mexicana Vice Chair Business Partnerships – Kevin McNamara, Wise Guys Pizzeria CEO – RaDonna Hessel, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Additional names of a candidate for a Director’s position to fill one of the three year terms can be nominated by petition bearing the signature of at least twenty-five active members of the Chamber. Such petition shall be filed with the Nominating Committee within ten days after this notice has been given of the name nominated. The determination of the nominating committee as the legality of the petition(s) shall be final. If no petition is filed within the designated period of ten days, the nominations shall be closed and the candidate shall be declared elected by the Board of Directors at their next regular board meeting. In the selection process, the nominating committee reviewed the various events, activities and committees of the Chamber to find members who were involved in the organization’s goals and activities, either through time, money or talents. They also took into consideration those members who expressed interest in serving on the board and were committed to the time involved in this service to our Chamber and business community. Several names were presented to the nominating committee of members who were interested in serving on the Board as well as officer positions. If you would like to be considered for a future board position, you are encouraged to: 1) Get involved in the Grapevine Chamber’s committees, events or activities, and / or; 2) Let someone know of your interest - either a Board Member, Executive Board Member or Chamber CEO The mission of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is to promote business that adds value to our community. It takes all of the member businesses working together to develop a stronger organization as well as community. As a member run organization, that involvement is critical to the continued growth and development of the Chamber. All members are appreciated for their support, involvement and dedication. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the Executive Board Members or Chamber staff at (817) 481-1522. Presented by and per the By-Laws of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce RaDonna Hessel, CEO

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in June, we began construction on a new building adjacent to our BUILDING Back existing building, and simultaneously, we launched our $1.5M Capital




Campaign to fund the project. The construction is moving along very well. We have walls and a roof, new concrete poured in the parking lot and new construction happening in our current Chamber Office building. At our September Membership Luncheon, we shared a very special announcement with regards to this project. We have secured a naming sponsor for the new building! We are thrilled to announce our building naming sponsors: Gary and Cynthia Blankenship!

Because of the generous donation of the Blankenships, the building will be the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Please help us thank them. Gary and Cynthia started Bank of the West in 1985. Gary serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Cynthia is the Vice Chairman and Corporate President for Bank of the West. The Blankenships and Bank of the West have been huge community partners here in Grapevine, giving back in countless ways. In total, we now have 97 Pledges turned in for our Capital Campaign with a new total of $645,600 raised! There is still time to turn in your Pledge Card! Last day to put your name on the sponsor wall before our Grand Opening is November 6th! Contact the Chamber Office today at 817.481.1522. Stop by and see the excitment!

Last day to put your name on the sponsor wall before Grand Opening

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40th Annual Grapevine Chamber Golf Tournament, Oct. 7th

Thank YOU to All Our Volunteers at 2019 GrapeFest!

Held at Grapevine Golf Course.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor

Golf Tournament Sponsors (to date) Shirt Sponsor: The REC of Grapevine Cap Sponsor: Panda Embroidery Signage Sponsor: Impact Signs & Graphics Photo Sponsor: The Imagemaker - Rob Robinson Water Sponsor: Kristine Munaretto, CPA Golf Ball Sponsor: Blagg Tire and Service Golf Towel Sponsor: Fox Rental Breakfast Sponsor: Library Bar and Grill Lunch Sponsor: Esparza’s Restorante Mexicano Dinner Sponsor: Chuy’s Registration Sponsor: Frost Goodie Bags Sponsor: EECU Volunteer Shirt Sponsor: Century Fire Protection

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September Luncheon

Introductions North Texas Center for Mindfulness Jaime Goldstein

GCISD Council of PTA’s Jill Tate

Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 410-4941

Brenda Ferguson Creating Flow, Inc.

Fidelity National Title Jennifer Buell


Monarch Office Furniture Meryl Wayne

Update Your Membership Information for the 2020 Directory NOW! HAS YOUR BUSINESS MOVED? DO YOU HAVE A NEW GENERAL MANAGER OR TEAM MEMBERS? DID YOU JUST LAUNCH A NEW WEBSITE? INTERESTED IN OUR 2020 ADVERTISING RATES? Make sure that your business information is up-to-date in our Grapevine Chamber database before the 2020 Grapevine Community Directory & Referral Guide is finished! Log on to your Chamber Account or contact the Chamber office today at (817) 481-1522, if you have changes to your company information. OCTOBER 2019 l 5

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce DIAMOND SPONSORS Bank of the West City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group Kubota PLATINUM SPONSORS Frost Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center GOLD SPONSORS Corner Stone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center LegacyTexas LSG Sky Chefs I Oncor Electric Delivery Sewell Cadillac & BMW of Grapevine SILVER SPONSORS BB&T 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 Wells Fargo Bank - Grapevine Main BRONZE SPONSORS 121 Community Church Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service Crush It! Virtual Sports Lounge First Bank Texas Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Foust & Son Funeral Home Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine Office Interiors Group Paycom Spectra Bank Stacy Furniture & Design Congratulations toformerGrapevineCity Trinity Metro CouncilmanRoyStewartonhisretirement Wright Development Co., Inc. fromNorthstarBank!Royhasbeena GrapevineChamberforover30years! 6 I OCTOBER 2019

WOMEN’S DIVISION We are gearing up for our Seniors Christmas project! We look forward to interviewing seniors for their Christmas wishes October 16th. If you are able to join us, please email We also want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our GrapeFest beverage booth volunteers! We could not fill all our shifts without the support of people and groups like you!! The beverage booths earn the Women’s Division money to support our causes surrounding Women, Children, and Seniors!! We thank you!! Please join us for our next event, the Women’s Division Chili Cookoff:

If you have questions about the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, please let me know. Wishing everyone a wonderful fall!

Casey Maxfield

2019 Chair for the Grapevine Women’s Division

Ribbon Cuttings

Vision Commercial Real Estate

Grapevine Power Sports

Ambassador of the Month, Mr. Fenil Punnoose

Mr. Fenil Punnoose came to this country in 2003 from India. He has 18 plus years’ experience in banking and the financial industry. He has a degree in Bachelors in Accounting and an MBA in International business from UK. His passion is to help, coach and navigate people succeed financially in their life with the product and services from the bank. He has been with Southside Bank for 5 years working as their Assistant Vice President/ Branch Manager for the Grapevine Office. He loves his job and loves what he does to help people. He believes in giving back to the community and that’s the reason he joined the Grapevine Chamber. He enjoys being an Ambassador to welcome new business to our community and help them with the resources we have to grow their business. He has served on the Board of Directors for Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was member of Irving Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of Gateway Church with his family. He and his family like to travel and have fun. He is also a musician & motorcycles. Fenil Punnoose, AVP, Grapevine Branch Southside Bank 817-367-5817

Mul Chamber Mixer October 29, 2019 5:00 7:00 p.m. Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan Resort Come check out the $7 million, newly remodeled venue!!!

A cket is required for entry, and

Ticket is required for entry and Tickets are avaliable for pick up at the Grapevine Chamber Office. OCTOBER 2019 l 7

S E P T E M B E R Advantage Merchant Systems LLC Charles Dudley (972) 900-0014 405 State Hwy. 121, Ste A250 Lewisville TX 75067

Balanced Dynamics Massage Therapy Tiffanie Graves (580) 618-1207 1111 S. Main St. Grapevine TX 76051

Creating Flow, Inc. Brenda Ferguson (901) 828-1225 1251 William D. Tate Ave. #2202 Grapevine TX 76051

Crush It! Virtual Sports Lounge - Opening Soon Michael Speets (925) 998-4333 401 W State Hwy 114 Grapevine TX 76051

Deluxe Roofing and Construction, LLC Chad Hughes (817) 893-5044 1925 Sage Trail Hurst TX 76054

DJ Grapevine

Jonathan Kendall (214) 926-2904 Grapevine TX 76051

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Fervent Financial Group

Monarch Office Furniture

Fidelity National Title


GCISD Council of PTA’s

PROCO Roofing & Construction

Grapevine Functional Medicine


Rodney Stockton (512) 694-0042 5765 Bozeman Dr., #2315 Plano TX 75024 Jennifer Buell (817) 722-0063 711 E. Southlake blvd Southlake TX 76092

Jill Tate (214) 354-9443 3051 Ira E Woods Ave Grapevine TX 76051

Haley Young (817) 527-7455 1202 William D Tate Ave Grapevine TX 76051

King’s Dental

Brett Walter (817) 350-4888 1400 W. Northwest Hwy., #150 Grapevine TX 76051Limeville Entertainment

Kendall Reese

(817) 329-5048 1701 W Northwest Hwy Ste 100 Grapevine TX 76051

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Carla Cavalio (972) 314-9333 680 S. Royal Lane #200 Coppell TX 75019 Rick Pixler (817) 527-6071 530 S. Main Street Grapevine TX 76051

Annie Davis (833) 467-7626 8605 Mid Cities Blvd, Ste 200 North Richland Hills TX 76182 Conner Gildenblatt (817) 527-6009 110 N. Main St. Grapevine TX 76051

Smoothie King Restaurant

Josiah Liszewski (682) 223-1975 1231 William D. Tate Ave. #300 Grapevine TX 76051

Varidesk LLC

Emily McLendon (918) 607-5450 1221 S. Belt Line Rd, Ste 500 Coppell TX 75019


To Our Renewing Members 6 Stones Adrianna Watson (817) 868-7400 A Changing Season CarolAnne Crossan (469) 628-7447 Ackermann Law Firm Timothy G. Ackermann (817) 305-0690 Aerostar Global Logistics and Operations, Inc. My Nguyen (877) 245-1100 Alphagraphics Richard Lamoy (817) 776-4713 American Family Care Corbin Hare (816) 518-8170 Associated Aircraft Supply Co., LLC Jason Frazier (214) 331-4381 Baylor Scott & White Family Medicine Grapevine Loren Lasater (817) 912-8510 Baylor Surgicare at Grapevine David Gross (817) 410-4326 BBVA Compass Jeanie Irvin (817) 481-9688 Beyond the Word Sandhya Hande (817) 308-8151

billyGo Billy Stevens (817) 722-6151 BOSS Office & Coworking Amy Hill (817) 328-0999 BrightStar Care of Grapevine Irina Davis (817) 377-3420 Buffalo Wild Wings Steven Cunningham (817) 481-9464 Building Homes for Heroes Christie Christian 8179322339 Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Colleyville Kim Murray 817-581-7437 Cafe Italia Jimmy Idoski (817) 251-0100 Choice Homecare & Hospice Brandie Donaldson (817) 310-0056 Cox Law Firm Ed Cox (817) 860-9200 Cross Timbers Architects, Inc. Jennifer Alford (972) 355-7754 Demlan Solutions DBA Favor Consulting Ann Adekunle (800) 558-2209

Devin Designs Florist Darla Denton (817) 421-2043 Dove Logistics & Transportation Diane Thomas Edward Jones Financial Advisor Monica Storm, CFP® Monica Storm (817) 424-5144 Edward Jones Investments Brad Storm (817) 442-0470 Flips Patio Grill Angela Swank (817) 251-9800 Gaius Strategies Chris King (972) 885-8820 Gateway Mortgage Group Matt Veoukas (817) 406-0258 Grapevine Green Margaret Meharg (817) 266-1885 GrapevineColleyville Education Foundation Sue Franks (817) 251-5480 Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Steve Haley (817) 481-8444 Jim Adler & Associates Texas Injury Lawyers Robert Adler (214) 220-3249

JLL Joel H. St. John 817 334 0095 Kotsanis Institute Beverly Kotsanis (817) 481-6342

Remington Laminations Sue Cresswell (817) 488-8700 Ruby Care Patty Williams (817) 995-1001

Land Air Express James (Butch) Burleson (817) 481-5858

Saltgrass Steak House Scott Burkhart (817) 329-1900

Law Office of Mark E. Wewers (817) 410-4735 Lipscomb, Davis & Company Gus Linthicum (817) 481-9572 Lucas Family Funeral Homes - Grapevine/ Keller/Hurst Mark Lucas-Kelly (817) 488-7566 MIG Real Estate Justin Mason (817) 719-0280 Olive Branch Services Jim Erhardt 214-557-0711 Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine Tina Crawford (817) 329-1668 Pizza Hut Jason Beadle (817) 421-8888 Porsche Grapevine Jordan Mizrach (817) 310-1400 Rainforest Cafe Mark O’Brien (972) 539-5001

Savvy Property Partners Sharon Smith (214) 533-0808 Service First Mortgage Chris Carney (817) 715-7930 Smart Start LLC Matt Strausz (972) 621-0252 Spirit of Texas Bank Scott Petty (817) 712-2690 Strait Financial Lester J. Strait (817) 481-7046 System Concepts Scott Bowers (972) 550-0400 Terrawood Jake Wittsche (972) 355-0336 Texas Center for Proton Therapy Gary Barlow (469) 513-5500 Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Sean Salyer (817) 421-0505

Texas Toyota of Grapevine Neal Assad (817) 329-5949 The Blessed Roofing Company LLC Samantha Collins (817) 683-5959 The Frank Law Firm, PLLC Wayne Paul Frank (817) 949-2161 The Grapevine Dentist Scarlett Bradham (817) 251-4888 The Magic Pen & Party Tiffany Branum (817) 424-4207 Thriving Edge Leadership Stephen Coxsey (817) 416-8971 TLC Realty, Inc. Keylee Adams (817) 358-8600 Truluck’s Seafood Steak Crab Luke Labbe-Lane (817) 912-0500 Village Professional Painters Patrick McCoy (817) 891-1017 OCTOBER 2019 l 9

October 17th

MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Grapevine Convention Center 1209 S. Main St. Grapevine

Sponsored by:

Networking Opportunities AMPT Luncheon

Members & Guests, 21 - 39 years of age. October 3rd this month, 11:45 am 1st Thursday of the month Stacy’s Furniture Community Room 1900 S Main St. #200 I Grapvine

Business Over Coffee

Speaker: Pete Havel The Arsonist in the Office Must register by October 15th to receive early bird price of $25.00! Catering by:


Must Be Present to Win! Those present at the September Membership Luncheon saw the “Must Be Present to Win” Drawing continue its climb, with Dave Custable, TriVAN Roofing not in attendance. The prize is now up to $400 for October. 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 our sponsor:

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Morning Networking Group October 1st & 15th this month, 8 am 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month The Original Pancake House 1505 William D. Tate Ave. | Grapevine

The Network

Afternoon Networking October 14th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2nd Monday of the month Bob’s Steak & Chop House 1255 S. Main St. I Grapevine

Business After Hours Mixer Monthly Mixer for all Members October 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Brio Tuscan Grille 1431 Plaza Place | Southlake

Multi-Chamber Mixer

October 22nd, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Gaylord Texan - Glass Cactus 1501 Gaylord Trail I Grapevine ***Tickets will be available at the Grapevine Chamber Office

Business Builders

Lunch Networking Group October 23rd 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

October Events SUNDAY






Business Over Coffee:: Original Pancake House



7 Chamber Office closed: 40th Annual Grapevine Chamber Golf Tournament 14



Women’s Division Chili-Cook Off: Hop & Sting Craft Brewery

Senior Service Alliance: Foust Furneral Home

Business After Hours Mixer: Brio Tuscan Grille

15 Business Over Coffee: Original Pancake House


22 Grapevine Family Alliance: Lucas Funeral Home



29 Multi Chamber Mixer: Glass Cactus, Gaylord Texan Resort










Ribbon Cutting: Bilt


Ribbon Cutting: Custom Trucks Unlimited 20

3 AMPT Luncheon: Stacy’s Furniture


16 Ambassador Meeting: G.R.A.C.E.


Membership Luncheon AMPT Happy Hour, 21 - 39 yrs of Nichols Financial Group Ribbon Cutting: House of Mo

23 Economic Development Meeting: City Hall


Business Builders Lunch: Mesa 30


NTX Regional Job Fair: Grapevine Convention Center

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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce 200 Vine Street Grapevine, TX 76051

Mission Statement: “to promote business that adds value to our community�

Grapevine Convention Center

Wednesday, October 30th 11:00am-2:00pm

1209 S. Main Street Grapevine, TX

CLAIM YOUR BOOTH Jobseeker recruitment booths include 6ft table with chairs, convenient venue, up to 2 lunches, raffle prizes, scrolling job board, advertisement of job openings, computer lab for application submissions, interview lounge access for on site interviews, electrical access, WiFi, and concierge service.

$250.00 Chamber Members

$350.00 Non Chamber Members


GOLD SPONSOR $1,000.00

Top Logo Placement on all Print & Email Marketing Campaigns Top Placement in Social Media Campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter Interview Lounge Naming Rights Prime Booth Location in Double Booth Dedicated Concierge Logo on Jobseeker Eventbrite Tickets


Logo Placement on all Printed & Email Marketing Campaigns Placement in Social Media Campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter Career Counseling Room Naming Rights Prime Booth Location Dedicated Concierge



Logo Placement on all Printed & Email Marketing Placement in Social Media Campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter Workshop Room Naming Rights Prime Booth Location in Double Booth Dedicated Concierge

Name placement on all Printed & Email Campaigns Prime Booth Location



Hosted by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Contact Robyn Mims at OR 817-481-1522.

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