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JULY 2018

BUSINESS MATTERS 04-05 06-07 08-09 10-11 02-03 Membership Luncheon Ribbon Cuttings Luncheon Renewing Members Chamber Sponsors Networking Opportunities

Women’s Division Introductions New Members

Mission: The mission of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is to promote

A Letter from Rockport

Ambassador of the Monht

Grapevine Chamber Wins Awards

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 Newsletter Sponsored by

June was a fantastic month for the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce! We were busy, as always, and we received some humbling recognitions for the hard work and efforts by our Chamber staff and CEO. Grapevine was happy to host an annual conference for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center. We welcomed nearly 300 Chamber Executives from around the state to our City for this conference. At this conference, an awards dinner was held to recognize the achievements of Chamber executives as well as the media efforts by Chambers. The Grapevine Chamber was a finalist for 5 media awards. We received 2 second place awards for our Brochures and Marketing campaigns and 2 first place awards for our Map and Website this year! Additionally, our Chamber CEO, RaDonna Hessel, was awarded the distinguished Marvin Hurly award, given to one individual each year for exceptional leadership and contributions to the Chamber profession as a whole. We are very proud of RaDonna and very proud to have her serve as our leader, for the past 10 years! Our 5 star accredited Chamber is truly special. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our Chamber! Have a safe and enjoyable summer. Theresa Mason, MIG Realty 2018 Grapevine Chamber Chair

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2018 Board of Directors EXECUTIVE BOARD

Theresa Mason MIG Real Estate Chair Steve Brown Esparza’s Mexicana Restorante Chair Elect   Joseph Szymaszek Grapevine Mills Immediate Past Chair

The Grapevine and HEB Chambers Membership Luncheon will be on July 12th with Doug Renfro of Renfro Foods

John Hood Manhattan Construction Company Treasurer LeAnn Brown Silver Oak Commercial Realty Vice Chair - Business Partnerships RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber CEO

DIRECTORS Ana Erwin Community Impact Newspaper Bently Durant Classic Chevrolet Bruce Whitlock Whitlock Building Services David Sutton Kubota George Grubbs III Grubbs Infiniti Grapevine Jake Garcia NJ Graphic Design, Inc. Phillip Cunnigham Great Wolf Lodge Kevin McNamara Wise Guys Pizzeria

The July luncheon will be combined with the HEB Chamber. The speaker will be Doug Renfro, president of Renfro Foods. His topic will be “Selling as David in a World of Goliaths.” Reservations can be made by visiting the Chamber website Events Page and registering online. The location will be at the Hurst Conference Center at 1601 Campus Dr., Hurst TX 76054 The cost is $25 with a reservation by 5 p.m., Monday, July 9th, or $40 after that date. There is a $5 fee for invoicing, and all reservations not canceled by 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11th, will be billed.

Matt McPhail LegacyTexas Travis Parker First Financial Bank, N.A.

Must Be Present to Win!


Sponsored by First Financial Bank, NA.

Amanda Calongne State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine Dr. Robin Ryan Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Those present at the May Membership Luncheon saw no winner for the “Must Be Present to Win” drawing. The prize is now $650 for July. 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! We also pick a Business of the Month from thwe luncheon attendees, so sign up today!

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Networking Opportunities Please RVSP to mixers and networking events.

Business Over Coffee Morning Networking Group July 17th this month 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m. The Original Pancake House 1505 William D. Tate, Grapevine, TX 76051

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Business Builders Lunch Networking Group July 25th this month 4th Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. Bone Daddy’s 1720 William D Tate, Grapevine, TX 76051 l M A R C H 2 018 l 3



Beautiful Strength

1245 William D. Tate Avenue, Grapevine, TX

425 E. Northwest Hwy., Grapevine, TX

Aura Four44

Bricks and Minifigs

444 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine. TX

2030 Glade Rd., Suite 220, Grapevine, TX

Bev Young &Associates - Wiechert Realtors,

The Grapevine Escape 160 N. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051

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Counting Our Blessings Happy 4th of July everyone! It’s a great time to reflect and count our blessings for the many liberties we have. Our June luncheon had a very large member participation as well as a record number of visitors. Our venue, The Marriott Courtyard TownePlace Suites, and staff have done an exceptional job in accommodating our growing membership. Saturday, August 11th we will be partnering with CONNECT at the Back-to-School Fair for Grapevine Colleyville ISD. We will be servicing over 1400 students with their school supplies. Our fundraising efforts have been providing funding for this program since 1991. We firmly believe that every child is entitled to start the new school year equipped with sufficient supplies to be prepared to learn. We are truly blessed! Also, join us for our monnthly luncheon on July 17th! If you or someone you know wishes to know more about our organization, please feel free to pass along my contact information: or cell # 817-875-6177. Alisa Runge 2018 Chair of the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber

Hello Leadership Grapevine Alumni We are excited to announce that the Leadership Grapevine Advisory Board has now organized some wonderful alumni events and we are anxious to reconnect. They studied the results from the alumni survey and have selected specific activities and events that will meet the wants and desires expressed in your responses. The list of events and survey results can be found at the Please note the incentives that are being offered to our alumni. To get registered, simply click on the link provided. Please do not share this link with non-alumni associates as it is exclusive to just our Leadership Grapevine Alumni Association members. To stay connected all the time, please LIKE our Facebook Page. Event announcement, photos and special alumni perks will be posted at We hope you will find value in the arrangements that have been made for our Leadership Grapevine alumni. We encourage you to visit at least one event to reconnect, learn and grow. Alumni dues is what supports this program. We hope you find worth and significance in the programing and feel confident in the contribution of dues. Dues are $100 annually for the entire 12 month series of events. Go to if you would like to submit your dues Our Best, The Leadership Grapevine Advisory Board l M A R C H 2 018 l 5

Luncheon Introductions

Chris Steritz, OD of Eye Trends Southlake

Bruce Hvidsten and Jason Welch of BoomerJack’s Bar & Grill

Brent Pennington of JP & Associates Commercial

Austin Lock, Duane Lock, Chelsi Hobbs of River Oaks Energy

Are you interested inLeadership Grapevine 2018-2019? Commitment to the class entails one day a month for 8 hours for 9 months. There is a strict attendance policy and tuition is required. The price is $600 for members and $750 non-members. Don;t delay as the class will fill up and is only offered once a year! Apply online at 6 l M A R C H 2018 l

Save the Date! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 5th Annual Grapevine Casino Night on Friday, August 24th at Austin Ranch at Hilton DFW Lakes! Early Bird Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at or at the Chamber office.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Frontier Communications Lorie Edgell 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039 (469) 646-9171 com Telecommunications & Related Services 5/23/2018 River Oaks Energy, Inc. Chelsi Hobbs 2727 LBJ Freeway, #950 Dallas, TX 75234 (972) 241-1970 Energy Services 5/23/2018 Encore Memory Care Day Center Alex Nameth 2928 Blue Quail Ln. Bedford, TX 76021 (817) 857-7200 Senior Living & Care Referral Service 5/24/2018 Old School Tree Service Tameka Medas Dallas, TX 75211 (972) 201-7140 Tree Services 5/24/2018 Goosehead Insurance Ayme Agency Natalia Ayme 1111 S Main Street Suite 110 Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.875.0776 http://www.goosehead. com/Natalia-Ayme Insurance & Related Services 5/24/2018

Cornerstone Health & Wellness Tammy Schreckengast 5509 Colleyville Blvd. Suite 100 Colleyville, TX 76034 (817) 479-0055 Chiropractors 5/29/2018 Trinity TransCon, LLC Richard Gartner 1111 S. Main Street Suite 200 Grapevine, TX 76051 817-508-0531 Construction, Remodeling & Specialty Services 5/29/2018 Linda’s Sailing Adventures Linda Morrissey Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 228-5629 Travel Agencies 5/30/2018 Concordia International Forwarding Corp Tiffany Szedeli 601 Hanover Dr. #500 Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 481-4560 Transportation - Shipping, Trucking & Freight 5/30/2018

Corky’s Gaming Bistro (Opening July 2018) 3520 Grapevine Mills Blvd NGrapevine, TX 76051 Restaurants 5/31/2018 Grapevine Medical Lodge Laura Allegro 1005 Ira E Woods Ave Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 421-1313 Healthcare Services 6/4/2018 Eye Trends Southlake Chris Steritz, OD 1021 E Southlake Blvd. Southlake, TX 76092 817-900-3937 Healthcare Services 6/4/2018 Texas Paint & Wallpaper Joseph Long 2150 W Northwest Hwy #109 Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 796-9540 http://www.texaspaint. com Retail 6/5/2018 The Next Generation in Business Solutions Heath Gagne 550 Reserve St. Suite 150 Southlake, TX 76092 (808) 679-8277 Website Design & Internet Consultants 6/6/2018

The Skyline Agency Katie Solomon 1529 Dragon Street Dallas, TX 75027 (972) 904-9331 Marketing & Related Services 6/7/2018 Disability Insurance Advisors, LLC Skip Rice Grapevine, TX 76051 817-377-4040 Insurance & Related Services 6/7/2018 Haltom’s Fine Jewelers Arna Posey 1469 W. Hwy. 114 #612 Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 488-5527 Jewelry 6/8/2018 Inspire Yoga Grapevine Joshua Borge 400 E. Dallas Rd Suite 400 Grapevine, TX 76051 214-213-1118 http://www.inspireyoga. com Fitness Centers, Programs & Personal Training 6/12/2018 Hop and Sting at Grapevine Craft Brewery Lane Joseph 906 Jean St Grapevine, TX 76051 8174882337 http://www.hopandsting. com Breweries 6/14/2018

Tapping Knowledge/Texas Substance Abuse Education Andrea Marton 250 E. State Hwy. 114 Grapevine, TX 76051 972-732-1917 Education Services 6/20/2018 JP & Associates Commercial Brent Pennington 566 N Kimball Ave, Suite 120 Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 999-8266 Real Estate Agents & Brokers 6/20/2018 Executive Medicine of Texas Judy Gaman 2106 E. State Hwy 114 Suite 300 Southlake, TX 76092 817-552-4300 Physicians & Surgeons 6/21/2018 l M A R C H 2 018 l 7

Thank You

SYNERGY HomeCare of Irving Alexandra Banfield 8402 Sterling Street Irving, TX 75063 http://www.synergyhomecare. com

Christie Deaton BHHS Lou Hillman Realtors Christie Deaton 203 E. Northwest hwy Grapevine, TX 76051

United Real Estate DFW Properties Brenda Cole 611 S. Main Grapevine, TX 76051

DuroMedia Ruben Roel 735 Plaza Blvd Coppell, Texas 75019

Highland Landscaping LLC Russell Young 1372 Woodbrook Ln (mailing address only) Southlake, TX 76092 Lionheart Children’s Academy Kim Brown 3930 Glade Road #108-155 COLLEYVILLE, TX 76034 Island Bound Adventures Brian (Buck) Latas 2606 Evinrude Drive Grapevine, TX 76051 https://islandboundadventures. com/ Lonestar Popcorn Wendy DePaz 6230 Long Prairie Rd., # 200 Flower Mound, TX 75028 Rodan+Fields Joanna Cherrett 512 Rancho Laredo Trl Southlake, Texas 76092 Texas Pain Physicians Jennifer Rhinehart 815 Ira E. Woods Ave. Suite 200 Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.texaspainphysicians. com Prime Lending Debbie Brown 913 S. Main St. Grapevine, Texas 76051 Solstice Senior Living at Grapevine Aaron Haley 2300 Pool Rd. Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.solsticeseniorliving. com The Reserve Ballroom Angela Cain 101 W Glade Rd #102 Euless, TX 76039

Christi R. Messinger CPA, PLLC Christi Messinger 1120 S Main St., Ste. 200 Grapevine, TX 76051 Drybar Shannon Williams 1401 William D. Tate Ave., Ste. 200 Grapevine, TX 76051 Justin Mason Entertainment, LLC Justin Mason 2150 W. Northwest Hwy, #1141174 Grapevine, TX 76051

i Fratelli Pizza Southlake T. Kevin Fox 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 110 Southlake, TX 76092 Rooms To Go Khang Nguyen Rooms To Go Attn: Rob Crigler Atlanta, GA 30346 stores/grapevine/grapevine-millsstore/2101 CornerStone Staffing Jody Smith 2301 Mustang Dr., #100 Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.cornerstonestaffing. com Expeditors International Lorri Singleton 506 E. Dallas Rd., #400 Grapevine, TX 76051

Premium Roofing Matthew McNicholas 625 N. Riverside Dr. Grapevine, TX 76051 Great American West Gallery Phil Berkebile 332 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 GSB Mortgage, Inc. Lisa Blankenship 201 N. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 Scott Electric Mike Scott P.O. Box 1884 Roanoke, TX 76262 Salame, Margie/Keller Williams Margie Salame 2800 Summit Ridge St. Grapevine, TX 76051

ABM Richard Layson 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Ste. 220 Irving, TX 75062

Aries Worldwide Logistics Gary Gilbert PO Box 3589 Grapevine, TX 76099

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Deborah Hawkins P.O. Box 141446 Irving, TX 75014 http://www.LasColinasSymphony. org

Cafe Italia Jimmy Idoski 505 W. Northwest Hwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.cafeitaliagrapevine. com/

Chicago Title - Reid PLLC Rusty Reid 270 N Denton Tap Rd., #120 Coppell, TX 75019

Ferrari’s Italian Villa & Chop House Jane Secchi 1200 William D. Tate Ave. Grapevine, TX 76051

Santé Aesthetics & Wellness Fawad Ghafoori 1835 E. Southlake Blvd. Southlake, TX 76092

Marquis at Silver Oaks Brenda Dunaway 3701 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. (Office) Grapevine, TX 76051

Great Wolf Lodge Phil Cunningham 100 Great Wolf Dr. Grapevine, TX 76051

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP Marisela Navarro 100 Throckmorton, Ste. 300 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott, The Michelle Strong 2200 Bass Pro Ct. Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.marriottgrapevine. com

Farina’s Winery & Cafe Gary Farina 420 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051

ABM Building Services, LLC Tracy Delio P.O. Box 612567 DFW Airport, TX 75267 tx/fortworth/facility-services-fort-worth-tx-1157.html

Whitsell and Company, P.C. Daniel Whitsell 1275 E. Road to Six Flags Arlington, TX 76011 http://www.whitsellandcompany. com

Hampton Inn & Suites Trophy Club Lisa Edwards 525 Plaza Dr. Trophy Club, TX 72626 http://www.hamptontrophyclub. com

Complete Mailing Partners, Inc. Bill Weir 1060 Texan Trl. Grapevine, TX 76051

Privy Oasis, LLC Taaka Cash 220 N. Park Blvd, Ste. 114 Grapevine, TX 76051

Lauren Midgley Consulting Lauren Midgley 4843 Colleyville Blvd. 251-333 Colleyville, TX 76180

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Providential Realty Partners Kevin Archer 1500 Corporate Cr., #17 Southlake, TX 76092 Hogan Medical For Your Family Chad A. Hogan 1280 S. Main St., #100 Grapevine, TX 76051 Heard It Through The Grapevine Audiology, PC Tara Wheeler 190 S. Peytonville, Ste. 120 Southlake, TX 76092 http://www.grapevineaudiology. com

To Our Renewing Members Vineyards Campground & Cabins, The Randy Sell P.O. Box 95104 Grapevine, TX 76099 http://www.vineyardscampground. com

Marinas of Lake Grapevine Jeff Rose, CMM 14785 Preston Rd., #975 Dallas, TX 75254 http://www.scottslandingmarina. com

Feedstore BBQ Mike Lafavers 530 S. White Chapel Blvd. Southlake, TX 76092

BoBo China Restaurant Louis Chiue 1112 W. Northwest Hwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.bobochinagrapevine. com/

Tigers (USA) Global Logistics, Inc. Philip Dugan 14950 FAA blvd Fort Worth, TX 75155

Fox Rental Dana Fox-Bernard P.O. Box 1956 Grapevine, TX 0

Spine Team Texas Andrea Becicka 1545 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 Southlake, TX 76092 Olive Garden Grapevine Corey Spinks 301 Hwy. 114 W. Grapevine, TX 76051 Drifting Sands Travel, LLC Marianne Rayermann 2807 Garden Ct. Grapevine, TX 76051 Traci Hutton, Attorney Traci D. Hutton 1235 S. Main Street, Suite #250 Grapevine, TX 76051 Bank of the West Gary Blankenship 108 W. Northwest Hwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 Spring Creek Barbeque Becky Carroll 2340 W. I-20, #100 Arlington, TX 76017 http://www.springcreekbarbeque. com/grapevine.htm Verizon Wireless Sydney Ables 1400 William D. Tate Ave. Grapevine, TX 76051 Grapevine Kawasaki Polaris Aaron McWhorter 721 W. State Hwy. 114 Grapevine, TX 76051 Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy John Martinez P.O. Box 25429 Oklahoma City, OK 73121

A Letter from a small business owner in the Rockport-Fulton Chamber Dear Grapevine Chamber and Members, My name is Carol Inman, I live in Rockport Texas and my husband Michael Langbecker and I own a small RV park here too. We recently attended a meeting at the chamber and were given a small gift bag of chamber goodies. Among the goodies was a card from the Grapevine Chamber with a note from Dr. Joey Kramer. I want to you all to know just how much your note and kid words meant to me and Michael. It truly struck my heart to read those words of encouragement. I have the little anchor charm pinned to my window valance at my work area and I see it every day and still feel encouraged by it. We are doing amazing things in Rockport and are pushing forward. We are thriving with God’s blessings and our neighbors support and love. Thank you sincerely! Carol Inman and The Rockport crew l M A R C H 2 018 l 9



Ambassador of the Month


City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group


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


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


BB&T CornerStone Staffing 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


121 Community Church | Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service | Complete Mailing Partners First Bank Texas Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Foust & Son Funeral Home | Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti | Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine Stacy Furniture & Design | StandardAero Trinity Metro I Trinity Union WCK Cleaners, LLC | Wright Construction Co., Inc. 10 l M A R C H 2018 l

Margaret Meharg is the owner of Grapevine Green. The company was established in 2008 and it’s mission is to improve air quality in home and businesses through patented Green Screen HV/AC Air Filters. Grapevine Green offers a custom made, reusable frame. The initial frame comes with filter material which usually last 2-3 months and generally costs less than the pleated paper filters sold in big box stores. The advantages of the Green Screen are: • Controls the growth of dust mites, mold spores, pollen and other harmful allergens with an antimicrobial agent baked into the fibers of the filters. • Less restrictive air flow allows for greater efficiency and lower utility bills • Massive dust holding capacity with wet tactifier to hold in the particles. The frames and filter material will be shipped directly to your door and email reminders will be sent at customized times. For more information contact Margaret Meharg at or call 817-266-1885.

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July Activities SUNDAY










4 Chamber closed for 4th of July







11 Senior Servicce Alliance

12 Membership Luncheon with the HEB Chamber



18 Ambassadors Committee Meeting

19 AMPT Happy Hour at Hop and Sting at Grapevine Craft Brewery



25 Business Builders (Lunch Networking)




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16 AMPT Young Professionals Lunch

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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”

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