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We are back to our normal 3rd Thursday schedule with the Membership Luncheon on November 18th, and we will be welcoming Ross Perot Jr. as our guest speaker. Ross Perot Jr. serves as Chairman of The Perot Group, which manages the various Perot family interests that include real estate, oil and gas, and financial investments. Additionally, Mr. Perot is Chairman of Hillwood, a Texas-based, leading global real estate development company he founded in 1988. That same year, Mr. Perot developed Fort Worth Alliance Airport, the country’s first industrial airport, through a unique public-private partnership. The airport now anchors AllianceTexas, a 27,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use community in North Texas. The area is home to the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone, an integrated testbed for both surface and air mobility technology to test, scale, and commercialize. Since inception, AllianceTexas has generated nearly $84 billion in regional economic impact. Mr. Perot is co-founder of Perot Systems Corporation and served in various roles within the company including CEO, Chairman of the Board and member of its Board of Directors. Perot Systems was acquired by Dell Inc. in 2009 at which time, Mr. Perot joined their Board of Directors where he served until 2013. As an aviation enthusiast, Perot completed the first helicopter flight around the world in less than 30 days in 1982 and served as a pilot in the Unites States Air Force. Mr. Perot then became chairman of the Air Force Memorial Foundation, leading the 14-year effort to build the United States Air Force Memorial in Washington, DC. Mr. Perot currently serves on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was also selected as a member of President Trump’s Economic Revival Task Force. He currently sits on the board of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and is Board Member Emeritus for both Vanderbilt University and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Visit and click on events to register online. Make your reservations by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 16th to receive the $25.00 early bird registration rate ($40.00 after that time). @GrapevineChamber



I will totally admit to “borrowing” this article from my fellow Chamber CEO, Mike Mallone, of the Texarkana Regional Chamber of Commerce. Recently I was at an event where someone was asked twice for a business card, and they provided an “old” card the first time and didn’t have any others for the second request, and that was just while I was standing with them. While modern technology is here to stay, I also believe that the tried and true handshake and business cards should also be a part of your marketing equation, and always readily available. Mike’s article below shares the same conclusion…. “He who has a thing to sell And goes and whispers in a well Is not as apt to get the dollars As he who climbs a tree and hollers.” -Diana Ratliff This old marketing adage speaks volumes to individuals or businesses wishing to sell themselves and products to the rest of the world. The infamous and often underused/overused/misused/or simply not used – the business card. This 90x50 mm piece of paper or card stock has opened and shut many doors throughout history and in the world of business. It has evolved and grown over the centuries but still maintains its usefulness in today’s world. Karen Klein, writing in the Los Angeles Times, comments on the continual importance of the business card. She reiterates the position that the card is a ‘picture’ of you. As a reference point, in Japanese, the word for a business card is “make” when translated literally means ‘my face’. It represents you. Why Is a Business Card Important? 1.It announces who you are. 2.It introduces you to someone. 3.It can solicit a person’s business. 4.It markets your business. 5.It provides essential contact information after you walk away. All are important but it narrows down to: It is a picture of you. Your card reminds the person of who you are, why you communicated, how can contact you, and the type of person you are. It is the first impression. Your cards must be clean, attractive, and printed on quality stock. Your card must look professional if you are to look professional. You need to identify the necessary ingredients for your card. In all cases, you need to decide what is needed on it to keep you from losing business. In all cases, keep the cards up to date. A card with hand ‘scratched’ items only indicates disrespect for the recipient and an impression of your disorganization. Don’t hand out torn or worn business cards. Don’t place a card in a bag, pocket, or wallet when you receive it. Always treat cards with respect when receiving them. After all, it represents the person. Never forget your cards. Doing so is a social faux pas. Don’t include cards with personal or emotional correspondence. Give your card to everyone. It is a marketing piece and can be used well. Give it to family, friends, clients – new or old, post it on bulletin boards, and distribute it at meetings. No matter where you are in the world, the business card is a great form of marketing and if done incorrectly, it can be a dealbreaker. Etiquette is important to a card’s use. This etiquette is affected by the culture in which the participants are from or the location of the transaction. Don’t just share yours, ask for theirs first. Remember, your business card is a giant billboard in the palm of your hand.

RaDonna Hessel, Grapevine Chamber CEO


CHAIR Phil Cunningham What a Shine! Enterprises

CHAIR - ELECT Trudy Cresswell Grapevine Mills, A Simon Company

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR LeAnn Brown Silver Oak Commercial Realty

TREASURER Kelly Schwartz Legoland / Sea Life

VICE CHAIR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS Kosse Maykus Maykus Homes & Neighborhoods

RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Darla Denton Devin Designs Florist

Vicki Dale NerdsToGo

Thomas Egan Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Ana Erwin Community Impact Newspaper

Dana Gibson Holiday Inn Express

John Hood Suffolk Construction

Jared Richardson Sewell BMW

Rick Stacy Stacy Furniture & Design

Joseph Stanyer Texas Gun Experience

Mike Ward Classic Chevrolet

Sue Wykes Coldwell Banker Residential

EX-OFFICIO Amanda Calongne State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Chief of Staff

Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director

Sharon McCloskey DFW International Airport VP Customer Experience

Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine City Manager

Dr. Robin Ryan GCISD Superintendent

Chris York Baylor Scott & White Medical Center President



Kennon Rider Phone: (928) 600-4594 Email:

Jennifer Brecht Phone: (817) 424-5335 Email:



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Byron Jackson Phone: (817) 528-4444 Email: Phone: (972) 576-6352

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GRAPEVINE CHAMBER COMMUNITY AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Celebrating the Community Spirit of Grapevine by Recognizing Outstanding Contributions from its Citizens and Businesses

D. E. Box Citizen of the Year Ted Willhoite Legacy Award Don Ramey Community Spirit Woman of the Year Business Hall of Fame Member of the Year Rising Star Award Scan to download the nomination form:

NOMINATIONS MUST BE TURNED INTO THE CHAMBER BY DECEMBER 15, 2021 Mail to: 200 Vine St., Grapevine, TX 76051 Or email to: 4 I NOVEMBER 2021

Alisa Runge/Berkshire Hathaway HS-PenFed Realty Texas Alisa Runge (817) 875-6177

Fairfield by Marriott DFW Airport North / Coppell - Grapevine Lisa Hoover (972) 304-1112

Kristine A. Munaretto, CPA in conjunction with Block Advisors Kristine Amador-Munaretto (817) 329-0106

Always Best Care Senior Services Shane Carpenter (940) 241-2273

Fidelity Investments Southlake Stephen Sabino (817) 310-3656

Land Air Express (Kafco), Inc. James (Butch) Burleson (817) 481-5858

AMLI Grapevine Ashley Daniels (817) 332-1670

Fort Worth Heat and Air, Inc. Greg George (817) 800-0340

Law Office of Mark E. Wewers, P.C. Mark E. Wewers (817) 410-4735

FSS Group Wes Warren (817) 251-1777

Lucas Family Funeral Homes - Grapevine/ Keller/Hurst Mark Lucas-Kelly (817) 313-8288

Associated Aircraft Supply Co., LLC Jason Frazier (214) 331-4381 Atria Grapevine Davis Buescher (817) 416-8907 Bagwell Wicke Investment Group of Raymond James Scott Wicke (817) 310-7882 Blu Medspa Brandy Trotter (817) 885-5025 Boeing Ingrid Piedrahita (972) 586-1000 Branding Resources, Inc. Matt Carnes (817) 722-8811 Byrd Electric Clint Byrd (940) 642-5963 Chez Fabien Bistro/Main Street Bakery & Catering Yasmine Bohsali (817) 424-4333 Classic Tile & Plaster, Inc. Bart Adams (817) 481-4527 Dave Buhr, CFP Dave Buhr, CFP® (817) 329-1573 Deal Me In! Casino Parties Joe Oliver (214) 277-3241 Deluxe Roofing and Construction, LLC Chad Hughes (817) 893-5044 Emergency Ice Donnell Toler (972) 988-0577

Future Financial Solutions Jeffrey Potter, CLU, RICP, LUTCF (214) 908-5563

Off the Vine Holly Donnelly (817) 421-1091 Olive Branch Services Jim Erhardt 214-557-0711 Park Place Jaguar/ Land Rover Gary Venner (972) 769-2000 Paycom AJ Griffin 1-800-580-4505

Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, LLP Elena Fernandez (817) 461-3344

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Chuck Pacioni (817) 778-1000

Magnolia Realty - Justin Mason Justin Mason (817) 719-0280

Performance Drywall Services, LLC Roy Robertson (817) 481-7901

Grapevine Elks Lodge #2483 Marcus McCrary (817) 666-7832

Malai Kitchen Yasmin Wages (817) 251-9141

Plant Care Co Hugo Espiritu (214) 316-3787

Maykus Homes and Neighborhoods / Eason Maykus Eason Maykus (817) 991-8781

Priority Signs & Graphics Janice Horak (817) 260-0700

Grapevine Wine Tours, LLC Robbyn Wysocki (972) 571-9809 Holy Trinity Catholic School Ellen Glaze (817) 421-8000 i Insurance Group Glenn Kearby (817) 310-6677 x300 i5 web works Michael Piccoli (817) 481-1447 Insurance Solutions USA, LLC Jack Townsend (817) 756-1442 Katopody CPA, LLC Tom Katopody (214) 624-9890 Kintetsu World Express USA Inc Shinya Takada (817) 796-7890 Kiss It Good Buy Lisa Crafton (817) 481-9754

Med Data Services Matt Sobecki (888) 246-1085 Merit Floors Cindy Larned (817) 329-0200 Messina Hof Grapevine Winery Leif Ranstrom (817) 442-VINE Mi Dia From Scratch Nicole Williams (817) 421-4747 Mirau Capital Management, Inc. Brian Mirau (888) 668-9327 Montelena Apartments Joyce Gardner (817) 329-5815 New York Life/Pedro Gonzalez Pedro Gonzalez (817) 938-3431 Notification Systems of America, Inc. Michael Richmond (817) 442-5442

Smart Start LLC Matt Strausz (972) 621-0252

Solstice Senior Living at Payne Mechanical Services Grapevine Marvin Hessel Mark Williams (817) 716-0376 (817) 421-0220

Mac's on Main Harvey Cogdill (817) 251-6227

Grapevine Kids Dental & Ortho Ciara Schofield (817) 909-2920

SigmaHLR Linn Conerly (972) 355-3047

PROCO Roofing & Construction Mike Davis (833) 467-7626 Rampart Construction Company, LLC Craig Cummings (817) 310-0053 Regent Services Chaney Russell (817) 229-5543 Republic Finance, LLC Anna Haygood (817) 310-0533 Residence Inn by Marriott Lori Silva (972) 539-8989 Rick's Hardware & Decorative Plumbing Trevor Tacker (817) 481-8807 Sam's Club Chekelah Betts (817) 416-5434 Sharon Smith - BHHS PenFed Realty TX Sharon Smith (214) 533-0808

Sonya Terpening Fine Art Mark Terpening (817) 488-3001 Southwest Wholesale Nurseries Adrian Mahlstien (972) 245-4557 Spine Team Texas Andrea Becicka (817) 442-9300 Sport Clips Amy Nelson (817) 251-6517 System Concepts, Inc. Dondi Winzen (972) 550-0400 Texas Gun Experience Jared Stanyer (817) 285-0664 The Kevin Rhodes Group Teri Rhodes (817) 797-5465 The Socialholics Jessica Bell (918) 520-6727 Traci Coy CPA Firm, PLLC Traci Coy (817) 729-0963 TriVAN Roofing Dave Custable (817) 891-7313 x1001 Versacor Enterprises, LLC Steve Byrd (817) 310-3525 Vitality Wellness Clinic Zareena Samidon (817) 527-6077 WCK Cleaners, LLC Richard K. Baker (817) 488-8723


GRAPEVINE CHAMBER SPONSOR PARTNERS I have lived in the DFW Airport area for 40+ years mostly in the corporate sector. I have supported local restaurants and businesses in Grapevine for all those 40+ years. My wife Donna and I continue to love Grapevine and the surrounding area. My Company is Olive Branch Services which was Named after Olive, my Grandmother. Olive Branch Services provides Digital Marketing Tools. We provide my clients Digital, Web Based Business Cards, Lead Generation and Intentional Referral Tools. "My Business is Connecting Your Business.” Jim Erhardt Vice President Business Development Olive Branch Services 214-557-0711

DIAMOND SPONSORS Bank of the West City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet Kubota Paycom Southland Holdings


Baylor Scott & White Medical CenterGrapevine Frost Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Sewell Cadillac and Sewell BMW of Grapevine


Bob Moore Construction, Inc. Boeing Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages CornerStone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Oncor Electric Delivery Phelps Dunbar LLP Prosperity Bank


Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott First Financial Bank, NA Independent Financial Republic Services Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Texas Oncology



121 Community Church Advance Auto Parts Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service Brightview Landscaping First Bank of Texas Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Foust & Son Funeral Home Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti Hilton Garden Inn Grapevine at Silver Lake Crossing Junkluggers of Grapevine, Irving & Denton Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine Morningstar Storage OIG/ Office Interiors Group Stacy Furniture & Design Suffolk Construction Trinity Metro Wright Development Co., Inc.

WOMEN'S DIVISION NEWS Our next event is coming up very quickly. The Elves on the Run 5K and Fun Run will be Saturday, December 4th, at Oak Grove Park. We have lots of fun planned for this, and sign ups and other information can be found at

We do have sponsorships still available as well. Please contact Janice Kane for more information at

Thank you to our sponsors so far: Holiday Magic Presenting Sponsor Brinker International

Thank you







Reindeer Runner Sponsor Alliance Foot and Ankle

Sleigh Bell Sponsor Giovanni Capriglione

Frosty the Snowman Sponsor Ranger Fire and Frost Bank

Santa’s Helper Sponsor Bank of the West, First Financial Bank, MT Global Freight Solutions, Giggles and Grins

Please join us at our next luncheon at the Blankenship Center on Tuesday, November 9th. We would love to meet you and get you more information. The link to sign up is on the Grapevine Chamber website.





DESSERT SPONSORS Blagg Tire & Service LeAnn Brown, Silver Oak Commercial Realty Nancy & Phil Coplen Kim & Jose Deras Sue & Jon Michael Franks GC Education Foundation Marci & Allan Gibbs Janice & John Kane Lucas Funeral Home Casey & Tyler Maxfield Duff & Patrick O’Dell Helen Jean Lucas Reed Sharon Smith, BHHS PenFed Realty TX Becky St. John


CREATING MAGIC VACATIONS Jennifer Neal (214) 868-2833 2501 Twelve Oaks Lane Colleyville, TX 76034

FARMERS INSURANCE / ALLEN INSURANCE Jason Allen (817) 345-0155 4201 Gateway Drive Colleyville, TX 76034

SOLO BRANDS, INC. Ty Hancock (928) 587-1649 1001 Mustang Drive Grapevine, TX 76051

DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY Nora Colorado (469) 948-1019 1701 Shoal Creek, Suite 240 Highland Village, TX 75077

I PUTT BETTER LLC Paul Russo (972) 849-7958 6735 Salt Cedar Way, Bldg 1, FI 3 Frisco, TX 75034

WINDOWS OF TEXAS Mike Vinez (817) 223-8011 312 W. Northwest Hwy. Grapevine, TX 76051



10 I NOVEMBER 2021







4:00 pm The Network Bob's Steak & Chop House


8:00 am Business Over Coffee Venture X

11:30 am Ribbon Cutting Bob Moore Construction

9:00 am

11:45 am Women's Division Luncheon Blankenship Business Center

Senior Services Alliance Blankenship Business Center



8:00 am Business Over Coffee Venture X

5:30 pm Ribbon Cutting Solo Brands


11:45am AMPT Luncheon (ages 21-39) Sewell BMW


8:00 am Economic Development Partnership Meeting Blankenship Business Center

5:30 pm Ambassador Meeting Blankenship Business Center





5:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting Somar Wellness Spa



11:30am Membership Luncheon Grapevine Convention Center

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