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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

March, 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

2030 and Beyond! H a p p y March! Hard to believe that Spring is around the corner and that we are approaching the end of the 1st quarter of 2020. This month I would like to give you an idea of the scope of work that your Board of Directors has tasked itself with to steer the direction of the Chamber in the coming year, while keeping in mind the Chairman’s “theme”. At the beginning of each year, your Chamber Board meets for a Strategic Planning Retreat to put in place goals and objectives that we would like to accomplish by the end of the year, as well as looking several years into the future. We focus on three primary areas of focus for the Board’s time and energy – Leadership, Business Partnerships and Stewardship & Prosperity – designed to add value to your Chamber membership. A couple of this year’s goals of the Leadership team is working on the Reaccreditation of our 5-Star Chamber. This application

is evaluated every 5 years by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There are currently only 18 chambers in the State of Texas – including Grapevine – that are 5-Star accredited. The process to qualify is rigorous. This is a really big deal in the Chamber world! Another focus of the Leadership team is to continue to advocate for our local businesses with our elected officials in Austin in preparation for next years legislative session. And then, the Business Partnership team will be working with our Ambassadors to help new members get plugged into and involved in our numerous programs and events - City Economic Development/ Chamber Partnership meeting, Senior Services Alliance, AMP’T (Young professionals under 40) and the Women’s Division luncheons are a few of the monthly activities that fall under this team’s watchful eyes. Business Partnerships helps to develop programs that assist in building business relationships and equip our Chamber members with information that can help them be successful. Stewardship & Prosperity is

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exactly what it sounds like. This team is in charge of goals and ideas for fundraising and ensuring that the financial interests of the Chamber are in good working order.

Your Board of Directors’ commitment is not only focused on making 2020 a successful year, but investing in ideas and goals to keep your Chamber great for many years in the future. . . . 2030 AND BEYOND! (Look for Buzz around town in the coming year!) This is the theme for my year, as I hope we are all planning for a successful future for the end of my year, as well as the looking ahead towards the next decade. Thank you for the honor of serving as your Chamber Chair for 2020. Please let me know how I can be of service to you.

LeAnn Brown

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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Executive Board Chair LeAnn Brown Silver Oak Commercial Realty Chair - Elect Phil Cunningham WhataShine Immediate Past Chair Steve Brown Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano Treasurer Trudy Cresswell Grapevine Mills, A Simon Company VC-Business Partnership Kevin McNamara Wise Guys Pizzeria RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber CEO

Board of Directors Jonathan Chance Foust & Son 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 Emily McLendon Vari Kelly Schwartz Legoland / Sea Life Mike Ward Classic Chevrolet Bruce Whitlock Whitlock Building Services

Ex-Officio Amanda Calongne State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Chief of Staff Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Sharon McCloskey Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, VP Customer Experience Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine City Manager

SSA, Vision to Action The 2020 Census


Have you ever wondered how or why insurance, banks, lawyers, family health committees are born? In the Grapevine professionals, doctors and hospitals. There 2018 Chamber, it is because people listen, while is a tremendously growing population of others get involved. In 2009, a business seniorsand and the community to meet Counting everyone once, only once, in the rightworks place. member of the chamber came forward their needs and wants. More and more and asked we had ever thought about companies are looking at ways to be an The U.S.ifCensus Bureau is the federal government’s largest stahaving a meeting of businesses who had active part in that expanding market. tistical agency. We are dedicated to providing current facts and products services for senior adults.places, Theand concept was so well received, other figures or about America’s people, economy. Federal law When asked why, he shared that while chambers began to imitate the model and protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census his company provided some services for create their own version of a Senior Service Bureau collects. seniors, his clients and their families were Alliance. Each group works together to always asking him to makerequires referrals for find ways to solve be successful The U.S. Constitution that each decade weproblems, take a count— other While he couldpopulation. “look and help create a quality culture for our or abusinesses. census—of America’s in the phonebook” (for you reading senior communities. 2019 this under 40 – that is something like google), he wouldn’t know much about the quality of service for those businesses. He felt it was important to find a way to get together with others in the overall industry and learn from, network with and share their experiences and knowledge. After some discussion, the Chamber decidedtosendoutaninvitationtobusiness members who had products or services for senior’s, and almost immediately, the 2020 Senior Service Alliance (SSA) was born. The Several of the initial charter members first meeting had over thirty attendees, and are involved today in the SSA and new within the first eighteen months over thirty members attend regularly. If this is new businesses joined the chamber to get something that would benefit your involved with this group. While some may business, you are encouraged to come The census provides vital information for you and your community. call it a networking group, others look to it check it out. Or, if you have another idea determines how many representatives each stateorgets as•anIteducational opportunity, but all who for a partnership committee with in Congress and is used to redrawfellow district boundaries. participate find it benefits their businesses business members, take the time to and their customers. counts are sent to the reach out to the Chamber or a Board Redistricting states by March 31, staff 2021. It was a learning curve for the Chamber member to discuss it. Working • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety oftogether staffresident as well. While initially the thoughts is a schools, way to move ouremergency community onwards needs including new roads, and of the types of businesses who might and upwards as we look towards 2030 and services. want to be involved were senior living, beyond! • Businesses use census to determine where to open places nursing homes, etc., the reality data included

at a Glance

to shop.

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data. In 2020, we will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. We will use data that the public has already provided to reduce followup visits. And, we are building an accurate address list and automating our field operations—all while keeping your information confidential and safe.

Dr. Robin Ryan Grapevine – Colleyville ISD Chris York Baylor Regional Medical Center – Grapevine

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Take Advanatge of Your Membership in 2020 with the Chamber Website! • Login with your username & password • Update your Business’ Profile that is listed in the Online Business Directory & view your public company webpage • Update the Reps listed on your Chamber Membership • Share a Hot Deal to promote your business • Post a Job Opening to attract new employees • Add a your Company Event to the online community calendar • Register for an upcoming Networking Event • Check out the weekly Monday Morning Chamber Email for the lastest Chamber news. For questions, please contact our Marketing & Communitcations Director, Emily Nelson, at emily@grapevinechamber.org or (817) 481 - 1522.

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 Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages ConerStone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center LegacyTexas Lucas Family Funeral Homes LSG Sky Chefs Oncor Electric Delivery Sewell Cadillac and Sewell BMW of Grapevine


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


121 Community Church Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service Crush It! Virtual Sports Lounge First Bank of Texas Foust & Son Funeral Home Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti Marinas of Lake Grapevine Office Interiors Group Paycom Stacy Furniture & Design Trinity Metro Wells Fargo Bank - Grapevine Main Wright Development Co., Inc. www.grapevinechamber.org MARCH 2020 I 3

March 19th Membership Luncheon 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Grapevine Convention Center 1209 S. Main St. Grapevine

Help us welcome Mr. Chris York, President

Thank you to our sponsor:

Must register by March 17th to receive early bird price of $25.00! Catering by:

Must Be Present to Win!

Those present at the February Membership Luncheon saw the “Must Be Present to Win” Drawing continue its climb, with Edmund Mitchell of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, not in attendance. The prize is now up to $650 for March. 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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Congratulations to our Community Award Winners:

D.E. Box Citizen of the Year:

Don Ramey Community Spirit:

Kevin McNamara

Steve Haley

Member of the Year:

Women’s Division Woman of the Year:

Business Hall of Fame:

Chairman’s Award

Amanda Calongne

Ambassador of the Year Award: Linda Broom

Sloan & Williams Winery

Ted Willlhoite Legacy Award: Gary & Cynthia Blankenship

Grapevine Mills

Joan Rawson

Rising Star Award: Theresa Mason

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Linda Broom

Ms. Linda Broom is with Transworld Business Advisors and helps people Buy and Sell their Business. Their focus is on Main Street Business. Any Business you would find on Main Street USA and beyond. Restaurants, Retail, Medical offices, Salons, Dry cleaning, etc. She likes to work with businesses looking to sell in the next 1-3 years so they can give them a valuation for their business and provide an exit strategy to get them the very best price for their business and explore tax consequences etc. Why use a Broker? So that you may continue to run the daily operations of your business and allow us to vet the buyers for you. We also help business owners who are thinking about Franchising their business. If the business is Duplicatable, Scalable, Sustainable and Profitable. We teach you how to be a Franchisor from A-Z for about ½ the cost of what an attorney’s charge. We will be doing some Lunch and Learns on preparing Business Owners to sell their business. Let us know if you would be interested in more information.

Being an Ambassador for our 5 Star Accreditaced Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is an honor and Linda loves sharing our beautiful city and business community with others. As a marketing extension to the Chamber, Linda looks forward to meeting the owners of new businesses coming to town and helping to spread the word about them. Linda Broom, Broker at Transworld Business Advisors linda@lindabroom.comm (877) 432 - 2239

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Perimeter International 18:12 Solutions

Brad Coleman (817) 471-5446 12928 Parade Grounds Lane Fort Worth, TX 76244

Coldwell Banker Southlake

Karmen Wilkerson (817) 437-0521 850 E. Hwy. 114 Suite 100 Southlake, TX 76092

EPI SpeCenter

Randolph Estes (817) 873-8331 2255 Stone Myers Pkwy, Ste 105 Grapevine, TX 76051

Frannet of Dallas/Fort Worth

Sara Waskow (817) 519-3952 6340 Davis Blvd., Ste 200 North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Integrative Pain and Wellness Center Melanie Gray, DO (817) 912-1436 1100 N Kimball Ave Suite 130 Southlake, TX 76092

Live More

Spencer Davis (817) 757-6159 Arlington, TX 76003

Moulton Chiropractic Kris Moulton (402) 366-0246 1450 Hughes Rd., Ste 250 Grapevine, TX 76051

Peter Wanken (877) 701-1919 2800 Story Rd., Ste 100 Irving, TX 75038

Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas

Josh Lavelle (877) 738-9396 2821 E Randol Mill Rd Arlington, TX 76011

ResQdebts, LLC.

Tanner Hollinger (817) 776-8995 2701 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd., Apt 1427 Grapevine, TX 76051

Smith Allen Insurance

Kami Brown (214) 691-7655 12801 N Central Expy, Ste 500 Dallas, TX 75243

Tazmanian Freight Systems

Bill Kappler 1065 Texan Trail, Ste. 250 Grapevine, TX 76051

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Emily Bereuter (469) 619-6414 1220 Chisholm Trail, Ste 100 Euless, TX 76039

US Health Advisors

Teaira Still (972) 369-3582 17400 Dallas Pkwy, Ste 200 Dallas, TX 75287

WhataShine Enterprises

Phillip Cunningham (817) 757-6419 1412 Cherry Blush Ct., Ste 100 Keller, TX 76248

Our 2020 Community Directory & Referral Guide is now available! Stop by the Chamber Office to pick up your copy and more for your staff, friends, & customers! Download the e-version at grapevinechamber.org. www.grapevinechamber.org MARCH 2020 l 7

Ribbon Cutting

Venture X Grapevine - DFW Airport North Michelle Grissman, (972) 430-8005 2451 W Grapevine Mills Circle Grapevine, TX 76051

Luncheon Introductions

Moulton Chiropratic

Integrative Pain and Wellness Center

1450 Hughes Rd. Ste 250 Grapevine, TX 76051 (402) 452-7598

1100 N. Kimball Ave Ste 130 Southalke, TX 76092 (817) 912-1436

Kris Moulton & Nathaniel Worden

Melanie Gray, DO

Apex Mechanical Services

Smith Allen Insurance

2101 Colorado Blvd Unit 50002 Denton, TX 76262 (940) 368-0900

12801 N. Central Expy Ste 500 Dallas, TX 75243 (214) 691-7655

Warren Mills

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Kami Brown

Presenting Sponsor:

Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center 1800 Hwy. 26 E. Grapevine, TX 76051 Enjoy 20+ local restaurants, Live Music, Cash Bar, Raffle Admission includes: Sampling of all foods One complimentary beverage Souvenir wine glass & plate & much more! Early Bird Admission $30, At Door $40 $10 children ages 12 & under Buy Tickets Online: www.GrapevineChamber.org Click on “Events” No strollers please Proceeds benefit the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce School Supplies program and the Christmas Spirit program for local seniors!

This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Great Taste of Grapevine! Mark your calendar on Thursday, April 9th to join us at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center from 5:30-8:30 PM for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. We will have up to 30 restaurants serving samples of their food to eat and your ticket also includes a drink – Soda/Wine/Beer for $30.00 if you pay in advance - $35 at the door. Children’s tickets are $10 for ages 2-12. This year we will have a raffle for a “Liquor Wagon” and a wine pull along with a restaurant pull for a gift card valued at $50 or more. Presenting Sponsor: We are looking for sponsors for this event and this is a great way to get in front of 500+ people at a fun event. Contact Janice Kane at msjkane1@gmail.com for more information. You can be a sponsor for as little as $300.00. Thursday, 9,the 2020 She would be thrilled April to explain different sponsorship levels–and makep.m. suggestions on 5:30 8:30 what fits your business best! Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center We are Executive a non-profit 501c3 agency who are 1800 Hwy.to26serve E. Grapevine, TX 76051 raising funds the underprivileged children in GCISD who can’t afford to buy school supplies. Last year we donated over Enjoy 20+ local restaurants, 1,400 BTS Pre-packaged school supply packs Live Music, Cash Bar, –Raffle to the students in Grades Pre-K 12. Admission includes: I want to invite you to ourofluncheon Sampling all foodson Tuesday, March 10th at 11:45 AM at Blankenship One complimentarythe beverage Business Center. Our wine caterer will&be Loveria Souvenir glass Caffe which serves true Italian food from plate &onmuch more! Italy. Please RSVP the Chamber’s website beginning March 1st or contact Sharon Smith at ssmith33@me.com. Cost is At $20 with$40 your Early Bird Admission $30, Door RSVP or $25 at the door. $10 children ages 12 & under Buy Online: Please contact meTickets with any questions on how you canwww.GrapevineChamber.org get involved with our great group of women! Click on “Events” No strollers please

Nancy Cable

2020 Chair benefit for the the Women’s Division of Proceeds Grapevine Women’s Division the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce nancycable2@gmail.com School Supplies program and the

Christmas Spirit program for local seniors!

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To Our Renewing Members Big Fish Seafood Grill & Bar Michael Easley (817) 481-2010 Blooming Colors Nursery & Landscaping, LTD. Barry Johnson (817) 416-6669 Bolech Home Selling Team/Keller Williams Rick Bolech (817) 946-0994 Boxwood Hospitality The Laurel Thomas Bain (817) 617-7400 Busy Noggin Digital Ron Hall (972) 534-3100 Charlie & Linda Van Zant Chez Fabien Bistro/ Main Street Bakery & Catering Yasmine Bohsali (817) 424-4333 Christian Counseling Associates David Dickerson (817) 281-3000

Comfort Inn Peggy Chavez (817) 329-9300 Cook Children’s Primary Care Greg Clark (682) 885-4128

Grand Brook Memory Care Christina Voss (817) 329-8500

PlanetMagpie Robert Douglas 817-806-3521

Grapevine Mills Joseph Szymaszek (972) 538-5901

Runyon’s Fine Furniture Anne Gamble 817-490-0082

Cover-Tek, Inc. Allison Patterson (817) 329-6900

House of Shine, Inc. Colleen Monroe (817) 995-0633

SEA LIFE Aquarium Kelly Schwartz (469) 444-3001

RE/MAX Trinity Cyndi Powell Broker-Assoc., CRS, ABR, CNE, SRES (817) 300-3344 Enterprise Car & Truck Rental Matthew Marshall (214) 354-4279 Express Employment Professionals Rakesh Malhotra (817) 354-9675

Il Paradiso Brittany Ballard (682) 706-6472

Sewell Cadillac of Grapevine Justin Nichol (817) 912-3000

Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Dee Boyett (817) 438-1700

MOL Logistics (USA) Inc. Yoshitaka Takahashi (817) 481-9591 Novatech Shannie Wolcott (972) 536-1466

Global Cynergies Robert Sanchez (817) 909-6757

RE/MAX Unlimited Cindy Billman - Broker (817) 368-3863 10 l M A R C H 2020 www.grapevinechamber.org

Larry North Fitness at Solana Jason Randall (817) 430-0038 Malai Kitchen Yasmin Wages (817) 251-9141 Mindy McClure (817) 312-9863

Office Depot #406 Shane MacFawn (817) 251-0311

Shield Awards & Promotions, LLC Karen Gilleland (817) 267-0511 Sullivan Custom Homes & Remodeling Randy Sullivan (817) 600-2518 Terracare Associates Bruce Verdick (817) 796-9929 Texas Gun Experience Jared Stanyer (817) 285-0664 The Brandt Companies, LLC Darrell Brewer (214) 907-1118

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

March Events MONDAY 2



Business Over Coffee 8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Blankenship Business Center 9

The Network 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Bob’s Steak & Chop House



*open to those 21 - 39


Senior Service Alliance 9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Blankenship Business Center

Business After Hours Mixer 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ Jefferson Silverlake




Business Over Coffee 8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Blankenship Business Center

Ambassador Meeting 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ Blankenship Business Center

Membership Luncheon 11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Grapevine Convention Center Program: Chris York, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Grapevine Sponsor: ConerStone Staffing

Women’s Division Luncheon 11:45 am - 1:00 pm @ Blankenship Business Center


AMPT Luncheon 11:45 am - 1:00 pm @ Blankenship Busienss Center



Ribbon Cutting 11:30 am 12:00 pm @ Sauce’d Pizza




AMPT Multi Chamber Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm @ Redrock Canyon Grill, Southlake *open to those 21 - 39






Economic Development Partnership Meeting 8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Blankenship Business Center



Business Builders Lunch 11:30 am 12:30 pm @ Mesa Mexican Cuisine

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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce 200 Vine Street Grapevine, TX 76051

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