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BUSINESS MATTERS 02-03 04-05 Membership Luncheon Save the Date

06-07 Renewing Members

Networking Opportunities

Calendar of Events

Women’s Division

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


Letter from the Chairwoman It is hard to believe that we are at the start of another new year! 2017 was a great year for the Grapevine Chamber under the leadership of Mr. Joe Szymaszek, and I want to thank him for all of the work that he did on behalf of all of our businesses. As the 2018 Chairwoman of the Board for the Chamber, I look forward to building upon the great things that we are currently doing, and I look to improve in areas where we can offer more value to our members. I am a wife, a mother to three young children and an entrepreneur, currently working on three small businesses and a non-profit. Life is BUSY to say the least! That is why I am choosing to focus this year on value and efficiency — making sure that your investment dollars and time spent at Chamber events are VALUABLE and additionally, making sure we are maximizing your time and money in the most efficient way that we can. I know that we are all pulled in many different directions and we all have choices as to where we spend our time and money. My goal is for you to feel like your investments into the Chamber are time and money well spent. I welcome your input and suggestions this year and look forward to serving as your Chairwoman for 2018!

Theresa Mason MIG Real Estate

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2018 Board of Directors

Grapevine Chamber Christmas Open House

EXECUTIVE BOARD Theresa Mason MIG Real Estate


Steve Brown

Esparza’s Mexicana Ristorante

Chair Elect  

Joseph Szymaszek Grapevine Mills

Immediate Past Chair

John Hood

Manhattan Construction Company


LeAnn Brown

Silver Oak Commercial Realty, LLC

Vice Chair - Business Partnerships

RaDonna Hessel

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce


Thank you to Bank of the West for hosting the Grapevine Chamber Christmas Open House!

DIRECTORS George Grubbs III Grubbs Infiniti Grapevine

Kevin McNamara Wise Guys Pizzeria

Matt McPhail LegacyTexas

Travis Parker

First Financial Bank, N.A.

Bruce Whitlock

Whitlock Building Services

Ana Erwin

Community Impact Newspaper

Jake Garcia

NJ Graphic Design, Inc.

Gary Levine

Hilton DFW Lakes

Bently Durant Classic Chevrolet

David Sutton


Membership Luncheon JANUARY 18TH!

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, January 18, or $40 after that date. There is a $5 fee for invoicing, and all reservations not canceled by 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, will be billed. Reservations can be made by contacting the Grapevine Chamber at (817) 481-1522, emailing or visiting the Chamber website’s Events Page.


EX-OFFICIO Amanda Calongne

State Representative Giovanni Capriglione

Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Must Be Present to Win!

Those present at the December Membership Luncheon saw no winner for the “Must Be Present to Win” drawing.

Steve Newton

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine

Dr. Robin Ryan

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

The prize is now $350 for January. Each month at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon, 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! How easy is that? All Chamber members are eligible to win, thanks to the sponsorship from First Financial Bank, NA.

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We Can Show You the Way!

Networking Opportunities - January

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We’ll create a program to match your goals and budget.

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Please RVSP to chamber mixers and networking events

The Network

@ Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Jan 8th, 4 pm (2nd Monday of the month) 1255 S Main Street | Grapevine, TX 76051

Business After Hours Mixers @ California Pizza Kitchen

Jan 11th, 5:30 pm 1051 TX-114 | Grapevine, TX 76051

Business Over Coffee Morning Networking Group

Jan 16th this month, 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m. The Original Pancake House 1505 William D. Tate Ave. | Grapevine, TX 76051

Business Builders Lunch Networking Group

Jan 10th and 24th this month (2nd & 4th Wed. of each month, 11:30 a.m.) Locations - Jan 10th - TBD Jan 24th - The Library Bar & Grill at Residence Inn 2020 Hwy. 26 | Grapevine, TX 76051

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2018 Grapevine Community Awards Banquet February 1, 2018 Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Texas Grande Ballroom

City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group

PLATINUM SPONSORS Frost Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine

GOLD SPONSORS Aviall, Inc. Bank of the West LegacyTexas Oncor Electric Delivery Sewell Cadillac and BMW of Grapevine

SILVER SPONSORS BB&T CornerStone Staffing The Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott First Financial Bank, N.A. Republic Services Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake

BRONZE SPONSORS 121 Community Church | Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service | Complete Mailing Partners First Bank Texas | First National Bank Southlake Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Fort Worth Transportation Authority Foust & Son Funeral Home | Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti | Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine | Independent Bank Stacy Furniture & Design | UMB Bank Vector Areospace Wells Fargo Bank – Grapevine Main WCK Cleaners, LLC Wright Development Co., Inc. 4 l J A N U A RY 2 0 18 l

Grapevine Community Award nominees and winners will be honored at this annual celebration of our community!

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

Watch for your invitation soon!

Mark Your Calendars!

Notable 2018 Dates

February 1 - Grapevine Community Awards Banquet February 21 - 2018 DFW Veterans Summit & Procurement Fair April 7 - Grapevine Job Fair April 19 - 23rd Annual Great Taste of Grapevine

May 18-20 - 34th Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience August 24 - 5th Annual Grapevine Casino Night September - 13-16 32nd Annual GrapeFest October 1 - 39th Annual Grapevine Chamber Golf Classic

October - 31 NTX Regional Job Fair December - 3rd Annual Elves on the Run 5K

2018 Women’s Division The Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is a “can do” organization that promotes friendship, philanthropy and business among its members, the Grapevine Chamber and the community. Each year our organization, through fundraising activities, provides school supplies for our local GCISD children. The packs are distributed at the district’s Back to School Fair in August. In addition, we provide gifts and other necessities for senior adults in our community through our Christmas Spirit Program. Look back at 2017- we had one of the most successful Great Tastes of Grapevine events ever raising almost $22,000. We engaged in several new smaller activities to spread our message raising more than $2,500. Volunteered at Main Street Days and GrapeFest and we earned $4,228. Provided almost $31,500 in school supplies to more than 1,300 students. Coordinated and delivered Christmas gifts, and donated another estimated $12,500 in other items to almost 100 disadvantaged senior adults in our community. We wrapped up our 2017 with our 2nd annual Elves on the Run 5k which raised approximately $20,000. This could not be achieved without our sponsors, volunteers and participants. Without all this support, it would not be possible for the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber to help those in need. To all of you, THANK YOU! Mark your calendars for April 19, 2018, when we hold the 23rd Annual Great Taste of Grapevine. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites at 2401 Bass Pro Dr. Grapevine. The Great Taste will have more than 20 local restaurants that will serve delicious samples of their menu items. Watch for more details. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:45 a.m. In 2018, we will continue to have our luncheons at the Courtyard Marriott TownePlace Suites located at 2200 Bass Pro Ct. Grapevine. If you have any questions or would like to join the organization, feel free to contact me. Connect with us at: or find us on facebook: Have a happy and prosperous 2018!

Alisa Runge 2018 Chair of Grapevine Women’s Division | 817-875-6177

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New Members Sam’s Dock

(817) 481-1918 2500 Fairway Drive Grapevine TX 76051 Boat Rental Chamber Rep Kirk Duff

Kintetsu World Express USA Inc

(817) 796-7890 612 E Dallas Rd # 100 Grapevine TX 76051 Logistics Chamber Rep John Michael

Rockin’ S Bar & Grill

(972) 612-2317 4600 Murrell Park Rd. Flower Mound TX 75022 Restaurants Chamber Rep Sam Lecomte Marti Pevehouse


1-844-HAIRSIL 950 S. Hwy 114, Suite 160 Southlake TX 76092 Health, Wellness & Nutrition Chamber Rep Karla Lyon Referred By Reggie Lyon Scorpio Event Services (817) 353-0223 Arlington TX 76006 Event and Entertainment Productions Chamber Rep Mason Hudson Referred By Reggie Lyon

Breddy Enterprise

(214) 683-0330 1301 Bardin Rd. Suite 181936 Arlington TX 76096 Landscaping Services, Garden Centers & Nurseries Chamber Rep Theodore (Tedo) Dillworth Referred By Reggie Lyon

Specialty Exteriors

(817) 410-1227 950 State Hwy. 114, Suite 160 Southlake TX 76092 Landscaping Services, Garden Centers & Nurseries Chamber Rep TJ Gibson

Success Propelled Systems

(817) 881-1118 Grapevine TX 76051 Consulting Services Chamber Rep Alicia Hoang

Tom Thumb - South Grapevine

(817) 785-1004 4000 William D. Tate Ave Grapevine TX 76051 Supermarkets Chamber Rep Tommy Ross

Keller Williams/Yvonne George 817-308-4171 2106 East State Hwy 114, Suite 101 Southlake Texas 76039 Real Estate Agents & Brokers Chamber Rep Yvonne George Referred By Kristine Amador Restoration 1 of Southlake/Grapevine

(800) 746-5161 1251 William D Tate Ave Unit 176 Grapevine TX 76051 Water & Fire Restoration Chamber Rep John Yerby Referred By Chase Hughes

Evolve Pro Solutions, Inc.

(817) 424-5900 1900 S. Main Street, Suite 111 Grapevine TX 76051 Hospitality Cleaning Supplies Chamber Rep Joseph Cole 12/4/17

THANK YOU To Our Renewing Members Abba Home Improvement Loretta Canino (817) 778-4474 1801B Industrial Blvd. Colleyville, TX 76034

Ameritex Movers

Melody Khavari (972) 481-1199 3209 W. Hunter Ferrell Rd. Irving, TX 75060

ARI - Automotive Resources International Marc Villalobos (817) 251-4425 2550 SW Grapevine Pkwy. Grapevine, TX 76051

Eye Associates of Grapevine 20/20 Vision Clinic

Jason’s Deli

SEA LIFE Aquarium

Eye Consultants of Texas, PA

Yvonne George 817-308-4171 2106 East State Hwy 114 Southlake Texas 76039

Keller Williams/Yvonne George

State Representative Giovanni Capriglione

Debbie Robinson (817) 488-4893 819 Ira E. Woods Ave. Grapevine TX 7605

Chris Crowe (817) 410-2030 2201 Westgate Plaza Grapevine TX 76051

Ezell, CPA, Wendy

Wendy Ezell (817) 562-2700 x107 1670 Keller Parkway Keller TX 76248

CareFlite Jim Swartz (972) 339-4201 3110 S. Great Southwest Pkwy. Grand Prairie TX 75052

Onisa Treibs (817) 310-3656 1576 E. Southlake Blvd. Southlake TX 76092

(817) 329-8910 630 E. State Highway 114 Southlake, TX 76092 Medical Spas Chamber Rep Sarah Khan

Carlyle @ Stonebridge Park

Finding Me Academy Global, Inc.

Luv 2 Play

The Chicken Express of Grapevine

MedX Imaging and Eve’s Breast Center / Esthetic Med Spa

(214) 843-3355 5311 William D Tate, Suite 100 Grapevine TX 76051 Entertainment - Events, Recreation & Related Services Renee Kramer Referred By Luv 2 Play Corporate

Senior Living Specialists

(972) 551-9369 Grapevine TX 76051 Senior Living & Care Referral Service Chamber Rep Kris Raab

Luxe Homes Team @ Keller Williams

(214) 662-5055 2106 E State Hwy 114 STE 101 Southlake TX 76092 Real Estate Agents & Brokers Chamber Rep Ray Rice

Caring Transitions of North Fort Worth

(817) 609-9435 5157 Escambia Terrace Fort Worth TX 76244 Senior Move Managers Chamber Rep Paul Bank

Emily D. Parham, C.P.F.

(817) 722-6162 Grapevine TX 76051 Custom Picture Framing Chamber Rep Emily Parham

Kevin Flurry (214) 954-4114 175 Stonebridge Southlake TX 76092

John Tate (817) 488-0889 130 Greenhill Tr. St. Trophy Club TX 76262

Covenant Church of Colleyville

Darmetreis Kilgore (972) 275-6602 1016 Seider Lane Grand Prairie TX 75052

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Nick Cartmill (817) 416-8226 2030 Glade Rd., #296 Grapevine TX 76051

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

Accounts Payable Cherie Giddens (972) 416-5466 (817) 488-8600 2644 E. Trinity Mills Rd. 624 S. Main St. Carrollton TX 75006 Grapevine TX 76051

Cowboys Golf Club

Robyn Mims (817) 481-7277 1600 Fairway Dr. Grapevine TX 76051

Cross Timbers Winery

Golseth Allstate Agency

Marina LeBlanc (972) 874-8200 2128 Parkwood Blvd., Ste. 102 Bedford TX 76022

Grape Vine Springs Winery

Penny Bigbie (817) 488-6789 805 N. Main St. Grapevine TX 76051

Dave Besgrove (817) 329-1011 409 S. Main St. Grapevine TX 76051

Eagle Gun Range, Inc.

Grapevine Golf Cars

David Prince (972) 712-6655 491 W. Valley Ridge Blvd. Lewisville TX 75057

Embassy Suites by Hilton DFW Airport North

Jacki Dudding (972) 724-5107 2401 Bass Pro Dr. Grapevine TX 76051

Emily D. Parham, C.P.F. Emily Parham (817) 722-6162 821 E. Dove Loop, #222 Grapevine TX 76051

Evolve Pro Solutions, Inc.

Joseph Cole 8174245900 1900 S. Main Street Grapevine TX 76051

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Fidelity Investments - Southlake

Terry Hundley (817) 251-8032 1380 W. Northwest Hwy. Grapevine TX 76051

Hall’s Dry Storage, Inc.

Gayle Hall (817) 481-9049 P.O. Box 2566 Grapevine TX 76099

Hilton Hotel Southlake Town Square

Mike Hutchison (817) 442-9900 1400 Plaza Pl. Southlake TX 76092

Isle at Watermere

Byron Bounds (817) 431-8668 101 Watermere Dr. Southlake TX 76092

Ian Tucker (817) 421-0566 1270 William D. Tate Ave., #100 Grapevine TX 76051

Laurel, The

Thomas Bain 2040 Enchanted Way Grapevine TX 76051

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Kelly Schwartz (469) 444-3050 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. Grapevine, TX 76051

Luv 2 Play

Renee Kramer 5311 William D Tate Grapevine TX 76051

MedX Imaging and Eve’s Breast Center / Esthetic Med Spa Sarah Khan (817) 329-8910 630 E. State Highway 114 Southlake TX 76092

Merrill Lynch/Louie Sullins

Louie Sullins (817) 410-3815 286 Grand Ave., #200 Southlake TX 76092

Mike Weddington Consulting Group

Mike Weddington (201) 315-0791 4913 J I Bruce Dr. Temple TX 76502

O’Daniel, CPA, Wayne B.

Wayne O’Daniel (817) 481-2803 920 S. Main St., #150 Grapevine TX 76051

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro VC Vongchanh (817) 421-6658 650 W. Hwy. 114 Grapevine TX 76051

Precision Door Service

Charan Gohlwar (817) 203-2700 1609 Hart St., Ste. 100 Southlake TX 76092

Restoration 1 of Southlake/Grapevine

John Yerby 800-746-5161 1251 William D Tate Ave Unit 176 Grapevine TX 76051

RWP Services

Rick Pevehouse (817) 874-6864 2911 S. O’Dell Ct. Grapevine TX 76051

Kelly Schwartz (469) 444-3001 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Ste. 525 Grapevine TX 76051

Amanda Calongne (817) 229-5911 P.O. Box 770 Keller TX 76244 member-page/?district=98

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Traci Bernard (817) 748-8700 1545 E. Southlake Blvd. Southlake TX 76092

Texas Premier Title Jennifer Buell (817) 577-5111 1575 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 110 Southlake TX 76092 Tom Thumb - South Grapevine Tommy Ross (817) 785-1004 4000 William D. Tate Ave Grapevine TX 76051 Tommy Tamale

Steve Barker (817) 360-6385 1689 W. Northwest Hwy. Grapevine TX 76051

TheTracy Harrison Foundation for Melanoma Awareness Lance Harris (817) 688-1356 P.O. Box 612 Grapevine TX 76099

Trinity Aesthetics & Laser, PA

Janie Simmons (817) 310-6624 88 Village Ln., Ste. 150 Colleyville TX 76034

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

January Activities MONDAY

























9 a.m.

Senior Services Alliance @ Chamber

4 p.m. The Network

11:30 a.m.

Business Builders




8 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

AMPT - Young Professionals Lunch

11:45 a.m.

Women’s Division Luncheon @ Courtyard/ TownePlace Suites by Marriott



Business Over Coffee @ The Original Pancake House

5:30 p.m.

Business After Hours Mixer @ California Pizza Kitchen

5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

Ambassadors Committee Meeting @ Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steak House

Membership Luncheon @ Grapevine Convention Center

24 8:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m.

Ribbion Cutting The Dapper Doughnut 21


23 8:30 a.m.

Grapevine Children’s Alliance

5:30 p.m.



Economic Development Partnership Meeting @ City Hall

Business After Hours Mixer @ Business After Hours Mixer at Wise Guys Pizzeria

Business Builders The Library Bar & Grill at Residence Inn



5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

AMPT - Young Professionals Happy Hour

5:30 p.m.

Ribbion Cutting The Hook

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BIG BUSINESS Wednesday, February 21st 9 AM - 3:30 PM Grapevine Convention Center Proceeds benefit Veterans Programs through the Grapevine Chamber Foundation Register Online Click on “Procurement Fair”

FREE for veteran and Service Disabled veteran businesses In partnership with the DFW Veterans Summit and your Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, an exclusive opportunity is being offered for you to do business with BIG BUSINESS. This unique opportunity invites our local business community to meet with major government and commercial contractors to discuss business opportunities.

EXHIBITORS Exhibitor Registration


FREE - Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

ANY size business wanting to showcase their products and services to major corporations.

Companies with 1-100 staff

Exhibitor booth space includes table, chairs, linens, Wi-Fi & lunch. Most have electric.

Companies with 100+ Staff

Priority positioning for veteran exhibitors

$50 per booth

$300 per booth



NOW OPEN Attendee Registration FREE - Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses General Public $25 | Per Person

PRIVATE MATCHMAKING SESSIONS (to date, more to come)

ANY size business with products or services that could benefit a large government entity or commercial business. Attendee fee includes private matchmaking (while spaces last), workshops, trade floor access, prize drawings & lunch.

AT&T, Bell Helicopter, DynCorp International, L3 Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Shell, Southwest Airlines, Vistra Energy, Triumph Group, Orbital ATK, American Airlines, DFW Airport, Atmos Energy, Raytheon, FAA, Tarrant County, GSA PARTICIPATING PARTNERS Cross Timbers (PTAC), SBA

WORKSHOPS #1 | How To Do Business With Primes (Panel) #2 | Procurement Technical Assistance Center #3 | Lockheed Martin Shark Tank (Pre-Requisites Required)

Primes Questions | Mershelle Davis 817.762.1385

Exhibitor and Attendee Questions Mary Jo Tellin at 817.481.1522

Grapevine Chamber Business Matters Newsletter January 2018  
Grapevine Chamber Business Matters Newsletter January 2018