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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January, 2020

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

Happy New Year! W o w ! Where did 2019 go? I h o p e everyone had a happy holiday season with friends and family and got a chance to recharge your batteries as we head into an exciting new year! I am honored to serve as the 2020 Chairman of the Board of Directors of your Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. I am a Managing Partner at Silver Oak Commercial Realty and have worked in and around Grapevine for the past 22 years. I want in particular to thank

outgoing President Steve Brown and Past President Theresa Mason who spent countless hours working to realize the completion of the Cynthia and Gary Blankenship Business Center and all of the other programs and work of your chamber. As we begin this new year, I am reminded how blessed we are to live and work in a city as vibrant as Grapevine and the people and the business community are what make up the fabric of our city. Your Grapevine Chamber has many opportunities for you to showcase your business. I encourage you if you are a new chamber member to jump in and get involved - not only will you highlight your business,

but you will meet a lot of great people in the process — plus it’s FUN! Your Board of Directors and Chamber staff have been working diligently on planning for an exciting 2020! The Board will finalize our goals for the year at our Board Retreat a little later this month. Make sure to mark your calendar for the annual Awards Banquet on February 6 as we celebrate our successes of 2019 and thank Steve for a wonderful year. I want to thank you again for allowing me to serve as your Chamber Chair - it is going to be a great year! Happy New Year,

LeAnn Brown

Grapevine Chamber Community Awards Banquet, February 6th Each year the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce takes time to honor individuals in the community, as well as its Chamber members. Sponsored by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards

Banquet is Thursday, February 6, at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center. The theme is “Denim & Diamonds,” and attire is business. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 29 to the Grapevine Chamber office by calling (817) 481-1522 or register online at www.

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grapevinechamber.org on the Events Page. Tickets are $55 each or $500 for a reserved sponsor table of eight. The registration and reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Continued on page 3

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Our Member businesses are growing and thriving. Now we are looking towards the future. The addition of the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center creates an environment for all of our businesses to flourish. The large 2500 square feet of flexible meeting space is designed for interactions at all levels and can accommodate groups of up to 80 guests. We invite you to host your business workshops, forums, training, continuing education, meetings and networking groups with us. Hosting a more intimate meeting? Ask about the Chamber Executive Boardoom.

Gary& Cynthia Blankenship B U S I N E S S



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Nominees For This Year’s Awards Are:

2020 Board Members EXECUTIVE BOARD LeAnn Brown Silver Oak Commercial Realty Chair Phil Cunningham WhataShine Enterprises Chair Elect Steve Brown Esparza’s Restorante Mexicano Immediate Past Chair Trudy Cresswell Grapevine Mills Treasurer Kevin McNamara Wish Guys Pizzeria Vice Chair - Business Partnerships

D.E. Box Citizen of the Year, sponsored by Wright Construction: • Traci & Chris Coy • Colin Cresswell • Jon Michael Franks • Leon Leal • Kevin McNamara Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by Stacy Furniture & Design: • Bermuda Gold & Silver • Merlin Entertainment • Sloan & Williams • The British Emporium

RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber CEO

Chamber Member of the Year, sponsored by Manhattan Construction Company: • Grapevine Mills • Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center • Impact Sign • Sam Pack’s Five Star Subaru • Trinty Commercial Construction Don Ramey Community Spirit, sponsored by Grapevine Realty: • Wayne Paul Franks • Steve Haley • Shirley Roberts • Julia Sizemore

DIRECTORS Jonathan Chance Foust & Sons Funeral Home Thomas Eagan Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Ana Erwin Community Impact Newspaper Dana Gibson Holiday Inn Express Klint Guerry Sewell BMW of Grapevine Kosse Maykus Maykus Homes Patrick McCoy Village Professional Painters Kelly Schwartz Legoland / Sea Life David Sutton Kubota Mike Ward Classic Chevrolet Bruce Whitlock Whitlock Building Services EX-OFFICIO 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

Ted Willhoite Legacy Award, sponsored by TLC Realty, Inc.: • Gary & Cynthia Blankenship • Bob Burrus • Rocky Gribble • KenThompson Women’s Division Woman of the Year sponsored by Mike Davis State Farm Insurance: • Amanda Calongne • Susie Howell • Alisa Runge Rising Star Award: • Traci Coy • Ana Erwin • Kindal Wright Kreamer • Theresa Mason

Women’s Division Thanks You Thank you to all those who sponsored, volunteered and attended the 4th Annual Elves on the Run! Funds raised from this event helped those in our community and everyone’s participation was greatly appreciated!! We have to send a huge thank you to all who supported and shopped for our Christmas Spirit program. We were able to help close to 100 Senior in our community with daily necessities and Christmas gifts at Christmas time. This has been a great year for the Women’s Division and another year of fundraising for those in need is in the books! On to 2020! We are already gearing up for the 25th Annual Great Taste of Grapevine in April! If you would like to be part of the Great Taste event, please email me at casey.maxfield@frostbank. com. Lastly I would like to give a huge thank you to those who served with me on the 2019 Executive Committee. You are an amazing group of service focused women and I am proud to have served with you! Thank you Nancy Cable, Susie Howell, Merry Lyn Bagwell, Sharon Smith, Lara Hohweiler, Traci Coy, Kris Klein, Brandy Headington and Alisa Runge!! Happy New Year to You & Yours, Casey Maxfield

Networking Opportunities AMP’T Luncheon

Networking for 21 - 39 years of age January 9th, 11:45 a.m.


837 E. Walnut St. Grapevine, TX 76051

Economic Development Morning Networking & City Update

Business After Hours Mixer

Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

4th Wednesday of each month, 8:00 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

200 Vine St. Grapevine, TX 76051

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1800 Highway 26E Grapevine, TX 76051 If you plan to attend, please RSVP: business.grapevinechamber.org/events


Those at the December Membership Luncheon saw the “Must Be Present to Win” Drawing continue its climb to $550, with Esther Barron of Move Solutions not in attendance. 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’ names are in the drawing, sponsored by the First Financial Bank, NA. Cash in on your membership investment by attending the monthly luncheon for your chance to win!

THANK YOU Bank of the West for hosting the Grapevine Chamber Christmas Open House!

January 16th

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

Start the new year off at the Chamber Membership Luncheon! This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and network. You can even donate an item for our raffle drawing! Must register by January 14th to receive early bird price of $25.00! Cartering by:


Terri Hammond

is a Global Accounts Director and Meeting Planner for HPN-Global. I manage key accounts and acquire new business daily. I have also worked for other major hospitality, hotels and resort properties for employers, exceeding expectations and growing their clientele portfolio. My strength’s and abilities are strong verbal and written communication which allows me to be effective at dealing with the internal and external clients. My years of experiences in relationship sales, negotiating contracts, planning special events with detailed execution are some of my positive qualities. My overall goal is to be a supportive team player and pursue outstanding customer service, offering great solutions for growth and exceeding expectations to assist you in planning your next important meeting, conference or special event. My services are complimentary and I am always looking to assist new businesses with saving money and time. I have one 26, son, Matthew and I love to travel, pair foods with wine and see new places meeting new people. I have been an Grapevine Ambassador for 4 years and part for this Chamber for 6 years, get involved and you will forever have many new customers, friends and many blessings along the way! Happy New Year, Terri Hammon thammond@hpnglobal.com www.grapevinechamber.org J A N UA R Y 20 2 0 I 5

February 6

Grapevine Community Awards Banquet

April 9

25th Annual Great Taste of Grapevine

April TBD

Grapevine Job Fair

May 15-17

36th Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience

August 28

7th Annual Grapevine Casino Night

September 17-20 34th Annual GrapeFest

October 5

41st Annual Grapevine Chamber Golf Classic

October 29

NTX Regional Job Fair

December 3

41st Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights

December 5

Annual Elves on the Run 5K

Take Advantage of Your Membership in 2020 with the Chamber website! • • • • • • •

Login with your username/password Update your business’ online directory information Share a Hot Deal to promote your business Post a Job Opening to attract new employees Add an Event to the Community calendar Don’t forget to update your Team Member’s listed Make sure you are receiving our Monday email

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40th Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights Results:

Thank you to all the participants in the 40th Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights, with the theme, “Making the Season Bright.” Once again this year, there was an outstanding lineup of entries - from marching bands and imaginative bright displays to classic cars and holiday dressed pets.

The judges parade winners are: • 1st Place - Silver Lake Elementary PTA • 2nd Place - Dove Elementary PTA • 3rd Place - OC TAYLOR Dad’s Club • 4th Place - Cannon Elementary Dad’s Club • Best Marching Group - Grapevine High School Marching Band • People’s Choice Award - Dove Elementary PTA The People’s Choice Award was based on votes from Twitter, using the hashtag #GVParadeVote followed by the name of the organization or entry, from 7 p.m. to midnight on Thursday. We look forward to another great parade in 2020; so make plans to join us, Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Historic Downtown Grapevine.

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce DIAMOND SPONSORS

Bank of the West City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group Kubota


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Frost Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center


Boeing CornerStone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center LegacyTexas LSG Sky Chefs I Oncor Electric Delivery Sewell Cadillac & BMW of Grapevine


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 Texas Oncology - Grapevine Wells Fargo Bank - Grapevine Main


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 Infifiniti Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine Offiffice Interiors Group Paycom Spectra Bank Stacy Furniture & Design Trinity Metro Wright Development Co., Inc. www.grapevinechamber.org JANUARY 2020 I 7

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Apex Mechanical Services Is Your Warren 2020 Mills, Mar(940) ketin368-0900 g Program 2101 Colorado Blvd Unit 50002 I N Denton, F O C UTX S 76206 or FUZZY ?

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Harvest Hall Warren Stowe 815 S. Main St. Grapevine, WORD P L AY TX W76051 O RKSHOPS

20/20 Marketing Trends January 29 ● 8:30AM-10:30AM Blankenship Business Center Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

20/20Vin, Marketing Trends Hotel Autograph Collection January 29 ● 8:30AM-10:30AM Tom Santora, (817) 796-9696 215 E. Dallas Rd Blankenship Business Center Grapevine, TX 76051 Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Create a Kick-Butt Marketing Plan February 12 ● 9:00AM-11:00AM Office Evolution Southlake

Morgan Stanley Create a Kick-Butt Marketing Plan Cindy Martinez, (817) 416-4466 February 12 ● 9:00AM-11:00AM 1400 Civic Pl., #200 Office Evolution Southlake Southlake, TX 76092

Take Your Social Media to the Next Level March 4 ● 8:30AM-10:30AM Blankenship Business Center Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Take Your Social the Next Level Raise YourMedia Handto Texas March 4 ● 8:30AM-10:30AM Matthew Hall, (682) 558-2816 Blankenship Business 1005 Congress Ave, Center Ste 100 Austin,Chamber TX 78701of Commerce Grapevine

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President, WordPlay PR & Marketing Tracy@wordplaytexas.com

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817-756-1233 Michelle Grissman, (972) 430-8005

2451 W Grapevine Mills Circle Grapevine, TX 76051

X3 Regenerative Medicine Tina Davidovich, (817) 373-5432 1600 W. College St, Ste 320 Grapevine, TX 76051 8 I J A N UA R Y 2020 www.grapevinechamber.org

To Our Renewing Members Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C. Cory Hartsfield (817) 552-7742

Back 2 Real Food Dennis Electric Co. Flynn, Francis & Hestia Dr. Liz Graves Ms. Tracy Clark, LLP Investigations (817) 251-0077 Sorensen Ms. Leslie Johnson Kimberley Deras (817) 481-1508 (817) 329-3000 (817) 756-1708 Boeing Alisa Runge/ Ingrid Piedrahita DFW Advertising Freeman Buick Hope Behavioral Berkshire Consultants GMC Health Hathaway HSCamp Bow Wow - Mr. Dale Fout Mr. David Parrish Dr. Deana Adams PenFed Realty Coppell (817) 715-0305 (817) 410-6352 Ph.D. Texas Mrs. Linda Grady (817) 688-5212 Ms. Alisa Runge (972) 393-2267 Eagle Gun Range Grapevine Elks (817) 875-6177 Mr. David L. Prince Lodge #2483 Impact Signs & CareFlite (972) 712-6655 Mr. Matt Graphics Altitude Mr. Jim Swartz McNicholas Ms. Joan Rawson Trampoline Park (972) 339-4201 Empower Your (817) 329-3557 (817) 329-3491 of Grapevine Value Mr. Jim Kamp CNN Mortgage Carolyn Marie Grapevine Insurance (972) 691-5867 Kelli Gossett Rubin Physical Therapy & Solutions USA (817) 601-5900 (817)964-6587 Sports Medicine Mr. Jack D Ameritex Movers Mr. Terry Townsend Mrs. Melody Code 3 Fidelity Robinson, PT, ATC (817) 756-1442 Khavari Emergency Investments (817) 481-3451 (972) 481-1199 Partners Southlake InterBank Mr. Bebbian W. Mrs. Sheetal Guillory & Joe Wilson Anderson Legal Seiler Kelkar Associates (972)935-5219 Group, P.C. (469) 320-9820 (817)310Mr. Jean Guillory Paul Daly x107 3656x53958 (972) 740-6331 Interiors by Marci (817) 424-3405 Mrs. Marci Junge Cowboys Golf First Financial Hall’s Dry Storage (817) 366-6138 Ascend Marketing Club Bank, N.A. Ms. Gayle Hall Ms. Darcy Borutta Mr. Don Mr. Mark Jones (817) 481-9049 Intertech Fluid (817) 416-3800 McDougall (817) 410-2915 Power, Inc. (817) 481-7277 Handyman Mr. Billy Buhrkuhl B&H Office Floor Coverings Connection (817) 329-9733 Solutions Defenders of International of Grapevine Mrs. Jeannie Freedom Southlake Ian Charters Jake’s Hamburgers Norris Donna Cranston Mr. Joe Jordan (817) 888-5573 Ms. Crysti Heath (817) 430-8345 (214) 232-4962 (817) 898-7284 (817) 564-0048 www.grapevinechamber.org J A N UA R Y 2 0 2 0 I 9

To Our Renewing Members Jason’s Deli Mr. Ian Tucker (817) 421-0566 Kat’s Musik Ms. Kathleen Wayland (817) 251-0476 Kidd Plumbing Mr. Russell Kidd (817) 481-7200 Kiss It Good Buy Ms. Lisa Crafton (817) 481-9754 Love That Door Ms. Jenni Parker (817) 442-8844

Mustang Pool Service Mr. Kalin Flournoy (817) 975-3636

Talley Amusements, Inc. Mary Talley (817) 847-0888

Ramos Insurance Agency, LLC Mrs. Elizabeth Ramos (817) 601-8311

Tarrant County College NE Campus Dr. Kenya Ayers (817) 515-6516

Restoration Roofing Mr. Jonathan Gaspard (214) 295-6213

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Ms. Traci Bernard (817) 748-8700

Sam’s Club Ms. Chekelah Betts (817) 416-5434

Trinity Aesthetics & Laser, PA Ms. Janie Simmons M.D. (817) 310-6624 TriVAN Roofing Mr. Dave Custable (817) 891-7313 x1001

Weinberger’s Delicatessen Mr. Daniel Weinberger (817) 416-5577

Uniquely Made Health and Life Coaching Kim Jamieson (817) 995-6435

Wm. Stukey & Associates, LLC Mr. William Stukey CPA (817) 481-3265

Wash Brothers Grapevine The Carlyle @ Mr. Newt Harrell Stonebridge Park (817) 261-9274 Love, Cassidy Mr. Kevin Flurry Ms. Suzanne Sanus Vivere (214) 954-4114 Wayne B. Mitchell - Seward Health and O’Daniel, CPA (817) 948-6483 Wellness The Gatts Group Mr. Wayne Ms. Shari Orphey Ms. LuAnn O’Daniel McIlvain & (817) 366-2665 Chapman Gatts (817) 481-2803 Associates, CPA’s (817) 410-9977 Ms. Janine Shipleys Do-Nuts Weichert Castleberry Grapevine The Richey Realtors (817) 545-1277 Mr. Michael Beaty Company Bev Young & (817) 527-5444 Mr. Jeff Hall Associates Merrill Lynch/ (972) 470-0800 Ms. Bev Young Louie Sullins Silver Tree (817) 849-8630 Mr. Louie Sullins Partners TLP Solutions LLC (817) 410-3815 Mr. Paul Gardner Mr. Dan Driscoll (972) 669-9955 (817) 481-8774

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Wm. Deacon Co., Inc. Mr. Bill Deacon (817) 481-1895

WordPlay Public Relations & Marketing Ms. Tracy Southers-Parker (817) 756-1233 Zoe’s Kitchen Mrs. Jennifer Zoucha (817) 488-5900

January, 2020

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

January Events MONDAY



8 a.m. Business Over Coffee @ The Original Pancake House


11:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting at Lenny’s Grill & Subs

WEDNESDAY 1 Office closed for New Year’s Day






9:00 a.m. Senior Services Alliance @ Foust Funeral Home

5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting at On the Lamb Yarn Shoppe

13 4:00 p.m. The Network @ Bob’s Steak & ChopHouse




11:45 a.m. Women’s Division Luncheon @ Cowboys Golf Club

5:30 p.m. Ambassadors Meeting @ Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center

5:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting & Open House: Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center @ Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

21 8 a.m.Business Over Coffee @ Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center


8 a.m. Economic Development Partnership Meeting @ Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center 11:30 am Business Builders @ Mesa Mexican Cuisine


11:45 a.m. AMPT Luncheon @ G.R.A.C.E.




11:30 a.m. Membership Luncheon @ Grapevine Convention Center



5:00 p.m. Business After Hours Mixer @ Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center Please RSVP!

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5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting at Jefferson Silverlake Apartments

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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�

You are cordially invited to the 2019




Grapevine Community Awards

Hosted by your Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Celebrating the Individuals and Businesses Who Make Our Community Outstanding

Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:00 pm Doors Open I 7:00 pm Dinner

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center 1800 Highway 26 E, Grapevine, TX 76051 $55 Per Ticket, Reserved Sponsor Table of 8- $500 Attire: Denim & Diamond Cocktail RSVP to the Grapevine Chamber by January 28, 2020 by calling 817-481-1522 or online at grapevinechamber.org and click "Community Awards". Presenting Sponsor

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