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MAY, 2021

MISSION: The Mission of the Grapevine Chamber is to collaborate, communicate, connect, and advocate for business to add 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.

Networking Groups Renewing Members

Ambassador of the Month Sponsor Partners Nerdy BFF Chamber Event Photos

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New Members

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Spirit of Grapevine Grapevine Job Fair SBA EIDL Assistance WordPlay Marketing

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Chairman's Letter Luncheon Intros Ribbon Cuttings Women's Division

Support Local May Calendar

LEADERSHIP GRAPEVINE "COVID CLASS" SET TO GRADUATE AT THE MAY MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON The 2020-2021 Leadership Grapevine class, or "Covid Class" as they have lovingly named themselves, will celebrate graduation from their year-long program at the Chamber’s luncheon on Thursday, May 20th, at 11:30 a.m. May's luncheon, sponsored by Bank of the West and hosted at Courtyard/TownePlace Suites, will include a Year in Review of the graduate's accomplishments along with photo recap of year's activities. The new graduates are now able to move on to the next level of leadership and involvement in the Leadership Grapevine Program as alumni. A program of the City of Grapevine and the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Grapevine offers an educational experience designed to develop an awareness of the city, its relationship with the DFW Metroplex and to provide personal leadership training. At the conclusion of the program, participants are better prepared, to seek leadership roles, both within their business and community. Applications for the 2021-2022 Leadership Grapevine class will open in June. Make your plans to attend the luncheon today. The cost is $25 with a reservation by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, or $40 after that date. Reservations can be made by contacting the Grapevine Chamber at (817) 481-1522, emailing info@grapevinechamber.org or visiting the Chamber website Events Page.

VALUES: Excellence Innovation Integrity Community



REASONS FOR OPTIMISM If you were able to attend your Grapevine Chamber Luncheon in April, our guest speaker Rodney H. Johnson, Director, Tarrant Small Business Development Center, shared very promising data regarding the current state of business. Mr. Johnson presented data from the United States Census Bureau on the overall impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. In his report, graphs were shown about how U.S. Small Businesses were experiencing increases in operating revenues/sales/receipts week over week, marking the fifth consecutive week of reported increases as of 4/04/2021. It was also noted that new Texas Business Applications rose +4.7% YOY to 37,603 as compared to a decline of (-5.3%) in April 2020. Locally, help wanted advertisements and job fairs (virtual and in person) are in the news daily. Hotel occupancy is on the rise with more flights being reported into DFW and Love Field airports. I recently spent a Saturday afternoon with my family visiting downtown Grapevine and shopping on Main Street. I decided to take the Texas Rail from Keller into Grapevine and boy, was I impressed with the high volume of traffic on the train coming into Grapevine for the day. More importantly, I was so happy to see robust activity of patrons shopping and eating at the various restaurants. These are all healthy signs that our recovery is underway. As the nation continues to vaccinate everyone that wants to be vaccinated (200 million plus as of 4/22/2021) there is good reason to be optimistic about life in general. As a business, those that serve the public (in any capacity) know firsthand that “service excellence” is paramount in creating “customer value” to grow your business. At your Grapevine Chamber, we want to partner with you in anyway possible to ensure that we provide Chamber resources to help you sustain and grow your business. Since January 2021, we have welcomed (32) new members in the Chamber and look forward to our new membership drive in August 2021. Let us all share this renewed business spirit that we will continue to not only raise our business revenue and volume but more importantly, build a better community that our children and grandchildren can enjoy. Yours in service, Phil Cunningham - 2021 Board Chair

GRAPEVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVE BOARD 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 Klint Guerry Sewell BMW of Grapevine 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 Kelly Schwartz Legoland / Sea Life 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

Renewed Excitement Happy Spring! The Women’s Division is very much looking forward to changing of the “season” and getting back to (almost) normal!! Grapevine events are getting back on track, and we have lots of information to share with you. Main Street Days is coming up very quickly! It is scheduled for May 15th and 16th. Lots of changes to the format of the event this year, but the event is still a celebration of and in Grapevine. The Women’s division will be working volunteer slots in the Craft Beer Pavilion this year instead of our normal beer booths. Huge thank you and shout out to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and all the people and organizations working very hard to put on this event. The Women’s Division is looking forward to be back volunteering in the community and seeing all of you! Planning is under way to get school supplies to the students in need in GCISD. The date of the back-to-school fair is August 7th. This is one of the Women’s Division’s philanthropic events each year, and we are looking forward to being able to support these children again, as we have for many years. The Women’s Division two main fundraising events are in the planning stages! The date has been set for the Great Taste of Grapevine. This year’s event will take place at the Hilton DFW Lakes on October 14th. Our committee will be contacting area restaurants soon, and we are looking forward to holding our 25th Annual event. We are also getting close to making some decisions on the date, format and place for Elves on the Run. As soon as we have more information to share, we will certainly do that. As you can see, things are getting rolling again. Lots of activity and lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved! If you are interested in learning more about the Women’s Division, I invite you to attend one of our monthly luncheons. They are held the second Tuesday of each month. More information can be found on the Chamber website. You may also contact me at sssmith33@me.com or Susie Howell at Susie.howell@frostbank.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our group.


2505 E. Grapevine Mills Cir. Grapevine, TX 76051 (214) 435-7720


14609 Spitfire Trail Roanoke, TX 76262 (817) 301-4259



2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. L456 Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 716-4865


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We still have Spirit of Grapevine Wine Calendars available for sale. As a 501(c)6, these calendars serve as one of our 2021 fundraisers and are a vital part of the Chamber's operational budget for the year. We currently have 8 unsold winning calendars (mixed in a box of 20 total calendars) and the wines that go along with them, in the office so stop by today...you might draw a calendar that is already a winner!

HERE'S HOW EASY IT IS: 1. Purchase a calendar for $100 to support your Grapevine


Chamber. Each calendar has a number from 000-999. 2. Check the Monday evening Texas Lottery pick 3 drawing to see if the numbers drawn match the numbers on your calendar (we will also contact you if your calendar is a winner). 3. If they match, you win a case of wine from around the world with a $250-750 value per case.


On April 22nd, your Grapevine Chamber hosted one of the first in-person job fairs in the metroplex, with 35 employers and just over 100 job seekers in attendance for the Grapevine Job Fair. Participating employers offered just over 800 positions in the fields of hospitality, automotive, entertainment, and government, just to name a few. We would like to extend a big thank you to our 35 participating businesses, and to the staff at The REC of Grapevine, for being such gracious hosts for the event. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as we will be hosting the NTX Regional Job Fair at the Grapevine Convention Center. If you are interested in registering now, please reach out to John Adkins at john@grapevinechamber.org.



The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supplemental Targeted Advance program is the latest SBA relief program to launch as part of the American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, 2021. “Many of our nation’s small businesses are still struggling to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve found that the smallest businesses -- the majority of which are minority-owned -are hurting the most. The SBA’s Supplemental Targeted Advance program aims to reach those businesses with 10 employees or less who need our help today,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “The Supplemental Targeted Advance funds will help us make sure that no small business falls through the cracks or gets left behind. This program is a crucial part of our efforts to bring businesses back, create jobs and build an equitable economy for everyone.” This additional relief to the smallest and hardest hit businesses builds on Administrator Guzman’s April 6 action to significantly increase the maximum loan amounts for COVID-19 EIDL assistance from 6 months of working capital with a maximum of $150,000 up to 24 months of working capital and a maximum of $500,000. SBA also announced on March 12 that the agency would extend deferment periods for all disaster loans, including COVID-19 EIDLs, until 2022 to provide more time for businesses to build back. Effective April 22, the SBA modified the Targeted EIDL Advance application process to determine if businesses also qualify for the additional $5,000 Supplemental Targeted Advance. SBA will contact eligible business entities to apply and applications will be processed on a first-come, firstserved basis. To qualify for the Supplemental Targeted Advance, an eligible business entity must be in a low-income community, suffered greater than 50 percent economic loss, and have 10 or fewer employees. For details about the Targeted EIDL Advance and Supplemental Targeted Advance program, please visit SBA.gov/eidl.

The “Must Be Present to Win” Drawing continues its climb. With Darrell DeLong with DFW Parking Lot Striping not in attendance for the April luncheon, the prize is now up to $1,100 for May. Each month at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon, the drawing grows by $50 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.

Thank you to our sponsor:


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Rick Boggs (817) 421-8647 500 Dove Creek Place Grapevine, TX 76051

Janelle Whitehead (817) 251-9828 211 W. Franklin St. Grapevine, TX 76051

AHLERS ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION LLC Gerald Jackson (214) 214-ROOF 7709 Davis Blvd. North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Arlon Washburn (817) 421-2331 1400 West Northwest Hwy, Ste 200 Grapevine, TX 76051


CAMELLA HR SOLUTIONS Barbara Cohen (817) 992-2230 350 Central Avenue, #402 Southlake, TX 76092


Kurt Hippchen (214) 906-8489 2805 North Dallas Pkwy, Ste. 220 Plano, TX 75093

Brianna Strong (214) 285-9110 3500 Grapevine Mills Blvd Grapevine, TX 76051

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of Each Month VARIOUS LOCATIONS

This morning networking group has a time for spotlight speakers, as well as one-on-one networking

John Yerby (972) 734-1402 720 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 500 Grapevine, TX 76051

Mark Yeager (844) 394-2265 Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051

GREY OWL HR Marisa Eckberg (214) 995-6090 4028 Churchill Dr. Flower Mound, TX 75028

INSPERITY / BROOKE HOFFMAN Brooke Hoffman (972) 409-4312 545 E. John Carpenter Frwy. Ste 1200 Irving, TX 75062

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS Terri Woodruff (817) 329-3605 3605 Ira E. Woods Ave. Grapevine, TX 76051


Business Over Coffee




Melissa Cardenas (469) 705-6879 849 E. Dallas Rd. Grapevine, TX 76051


The Network

2nd Monday of Each Month BOB'S STEAK & CHOPHOUSE Learn the best practices of how to network while networking.


RESTORATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY Nanette Hay (800) 400-5058 1732 Minters Chapel Rd., Ste 100 Grapevine, TX 76051

ROANOKE ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION Zed Rashid (817) 301-4259 14609 Spitfire Trail Roanoke, TX 76262

SOUTHLAND HOLDINGS Rachel Sackett (817) 293-4263 1100 Kubota Dr. Grapevine, TX 76051


Business Builders

Economic Development

4th Wednesday of Each Month CITY HALL In partnership with the City, This lunch networking group promotes the area for new has a time for spotlight business, business expansion speakers, as well as one-onand retention, as well as one networking. addresses concerns of local businesses. At each meeting a different guest speaker shares about an upcoming project or a topic of community interest.

4th Wednesday of Each Month ESPARZA'S

Thank You

Renewing Members

Accommodated Learning Academy Jenny Helten (817) 421-2955

Cook Children's Primary Care Holly Pennington (682) 885-6212

Aries Worldwide Logistics Gary Gilbert (817) 424-3558

Dave Buhr, CFP Dave Buhr, CFP® (817) 329-1573

Atmos Energy Kelly Biegler (817) 375-7911

Debt Recovery Resources Joe Noland (817) 514-3999

Bank of the West Cynthia Blankenship (817) 310-3555

Discover CBD Jaime Lowe (817) 527-6075

Bartley's Bar-B-Q Casey Wilkinson (817) 481-3212

Expeditors International Lorri Singleton (817) 305-4000

Beyond the Word Sandhya Hande (817) 308-8151 Big Tex Insurance Phil Wilson (817) 662-7266 BoomerJack's Bar & Grill Bruce Hvidsten (817) 554-0554 Cable Sales LLC Nancy Cable (817) 228-0632 Camp Bow Wow Grapevine Linda Grady (817) 329-7667 Chicago Title- Reid PLLC Rusty Reid (972) 462-1800 Coaching 2 Win Kim Farbisz (817) 846-5237

Eye Consultants of Texas, PA Elisa Gant (817) 410-2030

Grimaldi's Pizzeria Bruce Pelligra (817) 488-4547 Grit Productions & Expositions Leigh Massey (817) 349-6410 GSB Mortgage, Inc. Wes Pakebusch (817) 310-1980 Hawk Movers Casey Kercheval (817) 283-7694 Heard It Through The Grapevine Audiology, PC Tara Wheeler (817) 488-1637 Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Steve Haley (817) 481-8444 i Fratelli Pizza Southlake T. Kevin Fox (817) 749-0990 Justin Mason Entertainment, LLC Justin Mason (817) 719-0280

The Courtyard/ TownePlace Suites by Marriott Christopher Jones (817) 251-9095

Novatech Shannie Wolcott (972) 536-1466 Park Place Lexus of Grapevine Gary Venner (817) 416-3100

Providential Realty Partners Kevin Archer (817) 488-9188 Rockin' S Bar & Grill Tina Spiek (972) 612-2317 S3 Global Events Robert Sanchez (817) 909-6757

FarsideDev, Inc. Raymond Jenkins (817) 402-4151

Laura Gaspard - Realtor Laura Gaspard (817) 601-7006

Feedstore BBQ Mike Lafavers (817) 488-1445

Marina del Rey Apartments Heidi Clark (817) 481-4588

Grapevine Dodge Chrysler Jeep Yvonne Gomez (817) 410-7526

Move Solutions Mark Schrader (214) 630-3607

Photos by Walt Walt Mills (817) 271-0353

Family Tire & Service Cody Jones (972) 816-2414

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Nick Cartmill (817) 416-8226

Super 8 HotelGrapevine Alex Kramer (817) 329-7222

Northwest Crossing Center Marcus Wayland (817) 229-6782

Keep Grapevine Beautiful Kathy Nelson (817) 410-3394

Fox Rental Dana Fox-Bernard (817) 481-7581

Merrill Lynch/Louie Sullins Louie Sullins (817) 410-3815

ServPro of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County/HEB Gabby Shaw (817) 595-2506 Sewell BMW of Grapevine Klint Guerry (817) 912-4500

Market Street Omid Bolourforosh (817) 577-5020

Shield Awards & Promotions, LLC Karen Gilleland (817) 267-0511

Marquis at Silver Oaks Rachel Silvers (972) 906-9039

Spirit of Texas Bank Scott Petty (817) 712-2690

Merchant Processing Corporation Jeremy Fail (817) 283-7500

The Imagemaker Rob Robinson (817) 456-6788 The Kettle Corn Company / Turner Family Ventures LLC Cheryl Turner (817) 523-1959 The TShirt Guys Stan Maddox (817) 481-1968 Triple R Locksmith Ted West (817) 481-5345 US Health Advisors Teaira Still (972) 369-3582 Ware Brothers Remodeling Phil Ware (817) 296-4022 Warhammer Desiree Dorsey (972) 518-3204 Waypoint Montessori Charlane Baccus (817) 354-6670 Whataburger #751 Sheila Willis Whitsell and Company, P.C. Daniel Whitsell (817) 461-0041


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TriVAN was established in 2001 named after: Tri- (for three) - Vanessa, Anthony, & Nicholette. TriVAN Roofing has voluntarily stepped up to the plate; taken commercial and residential classes, passed a test to be licensed by the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) and endorsed by the CIB for Commercial Roofing in Oklahoma. They are experts in commercial flat and metal roof systems. Dave and his Wife Sherry have been Grapevine residents since 1986. TriVAN Roofing has an A+ Accredited rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been a Grapevine Chamber member since 2008. Dave is also the Chairperson for the Ambassadors of the Grapevine Chamber which provides an opportunity for his business to meet organizations from active members in the chamber who benefit from each other’s involvement. In fact, through Dave’s leadership, the Ambassador’s voluntarily made well check phone calls to chambers members during the COVID-19 crisis. As we begin to work our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, choose our local businesses whenever possible for your support and business. If you would like to be a part of the 5 star accredited Grapevine Chamber Ambassador’s, scan the QR code here: Dave Custable 817-891-7313 x1001 www.TriVANRoofing.com

Grapevine Sponsor



DIAMOND SPONSORS Bank of the West City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet/ The Thompson Group Kubota Paycom Southland Holdings

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

GOLD SPONSORS Boeing Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages CornerStone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Oncor Electric Delivery Phelps Dunbar LLP Prosperity Bank

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


Self Care in 2021 is not about finding time to meditate. It’s about getting organized and using your time more efficiently to stay sane in this crazy world. Scan to view the second session of Beth Z's Tech Tools for Serious Self Care (password: nerdybff), FREE of charge!


121 Community Church Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service Brightview Landscaping First Bank of Texas Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Foust & Son Funeral Home Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infiniti Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine REXEL, USA Stacy Furniture & Design Trinity Metro Wright Development Co., Inc.


April Business After Hours Mixer- Daylight Golf

April Women's Division Luncheon NEW Hilton Garden Inn

AMPT Young Professionals Luncheon Chill Grapevine

AMPT Young Professionals Happy Hour Third Rail @ Hotel Vin

April Membership Luncheon with Rodney Johnson Grapevine Convention Center


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Monday 3


Tuesday 4

8:00 am Business Over Coffee Original Pancake House

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



11:45 am Women's Division Luncheon Courtyard/ TownePlace Suites


Wednesday 5




9:00 am Senior Service Alliance The REC


31 Memorial Day Chamber Office Closed

SCAN to register for upcoming events!

5:30 pm


11:30 am


Membership Luncheon Courtyard/TownePlace Suites

5:30 pm Ambassador Meeting Venture X

5:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting Restoration Management Company

8:00 am Economic Development Partnership Meeting City Hall 11:30 am Business Builders Lunch Networking Esparza's


Alpha Wellness Center




Ribbon Cutting Dr. J's Wholistic Farmacy

19 8:00 am Business Over Coffee Venture X




5:00 pm AMPT Young Professionals Happy Hour Farina's


Sat& Sun May 15 - 16

11aM - 8pM


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