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In this issue Message from the President and Chairperson


New and Renewing Members


List of Committees & Board of Directors


Past Events


Business Spotlight


Business After Hours


Ambassador Spotlight


Business Breakfast


Upcoming Events


Helpful Links




Chamber Staff Information


Saturday, April 28th, 2018 FESTIVAL - 2:00pm - 9:00pm - Free Admission WINE WALK- 4:00pm - 8:00pm - $25

MIDLOTHIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 513 S. 9th Street | Midlothian, Texas 76065 | 972-723-8600 |

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April 2018

A Message from the President... Do you support your fellow chamber members? According to an October 20, 2016 article on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s website, visiting chamber of commerce member businesses strengthens community ties, boosts the local economy, improves the chamber of commerce’s reputation and influence and creates professional relationships among members. Your chamber of commerce website contains a directory that makes it easy to find businesses that meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an advertising company, a PR firm or a place to go to lunch, these directories highlight the best organizations Midlothian has to offer. Two-thirds of consumers believe that chamber of commerce members are more likely to use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community, according to a national study conducted by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Becoming a chamber of commerce member helps businesses establish a good reputation, as consumers are 49% more likely to think favorably of member businesses as well as 80% are more likely to purchase goods or services from them. More chamber of commerce members leads to a larger number of small businesses prospering in the area, and therefore a stronger local economy. People do business with people, not with businesses, and people do business with people they know. So, whenever you can, support other chamber members, and get to know them so they in turn will support you. Together we can create a strong, vibrant community that supports each other. Shop local. Eat local. Spend local. Enjoy local.

Cammy Jackson, President Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

A Message from the Chairperson... Leadership Lessons: #BringingHomeTheBacon aka Pepper the Pig March was an exciting time for our chamber, our county, and our community. We saw new partnerships and collaborations built around the idea that together we are stronger and better. Trusting that a rising tide lifts all boats (see my February column), we are creating places in our community where everyone can belong. I found my inspiration for this month’s leadership column in the leaders found in barns scattered across the largest and smallest cities of our county. Last week, those leaders young and old came together as a county in the large metal barn sitting on the highway connecting Midlothian and Waxahachie. Lifetimes of leadership lessons are there buried in the wood shavings, etched in the metal stands, and scratched in sand-filled show rings. I could write dozens of columns trying to capture the inspiring stories of discipline, trust, teamwork, selflessness, and resilience. You would be captivated by the hardworking kids, investing love, sweat, and money preparing their animals for the show ring and learning invaluable business lessons. You would see those same lessons chiseled in the hearts of the successful business leaders pouring tens of thousands of dollars back into the youth of today, fondly remembering their own walks through those rings decades earlier. You would hear grandfathers proudly introducing the kids they sponsored through the season, still investing heart, soul, and dollars, long after their own grandchildren graduated the programs. You might catch a glimpse of the gruff ag teacher trying to slip a hundred dollar bill from his wallet into the pot of money raised by the Ellis County Women in Business to support young women at the Expo with project #bringinghomethebacon. You purposefully wouldn’t hear even a whisper from the anonymous donors, working behind the scenes to partner with that newly-formed women’s group. But, you wouldn’t miss the hootin’ and hollerin’ of those women’s determined bid to win the auction for Pepper the Pig. And you would learn that Pepper was proudly raised and shown by Heritage Freshman Allison Bevers, who tragically lost her mother Missy two years ago this month. I’ll get back to the executive suite interviews, the library of leadership books, and philosophical discussions about leadership theory soon. For now I am still trying to absorb every last detail of the character lessons that came to life in that large metal barn, where egos are checked and generosity flows quietly from those seeking no credit for their kind and selfless acts. As my friend Clint Almand explained, these “new” traditions of partnering the business community with the youth expo actually date back to the 1880’s when the county expos and local chambers came together as the epicenter of commerce in communities across Texas. I can’t wait to see where we go with this rediscovered powerhouse of the Ellis County Youth Expo, the Ellis County Women in Business, our school ag departments, 4H and FFA families, and of course the chambers from across the county. If you want a front row seat at the very best leadership summit around, grab your bid card and join us at next year’s show and sale. Based on the warm welcome we received this year, I promise the “regulars” will make you feel like you belong.

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April 2018

Renewing Members

New Members

*The following memberships were due and paid in March

*Joined in March

Buckley Oil Company (214) 421-4147 Cobblestone Learning Center (972) 775-3900 Concrete and More (972) 217-9880 Creek Bend Center for Counseling (972) 775-9050 Ellis County Children's Advocacy Center dba The Gingerbread House (972) 937-1870 Ellis County Coalition for Health Options/Hope Clinic (972) 923-2440 Greatwood Custom Homes (214) 236-1451 Growing Ideas Florist (972) 723-9990 Horse Feathers Equine Facility LLC (240) 529-3066 McKnight Insurance Services (469) 612-5020 Hibachio (972) 775-6063 Tangle Ridge Golf Club (972) 299-6837 Target Distribution Center (972) 351-5450 Texzon Utilities (972) 480-2453 Town Square Title (972) 938-1045 U.S. Drug Mart (972) 775-1180

America’s Swimming Pool Company 6409 Hill Valley Ct. Midlothian, TX 76065 972-435-7978 Backyard Orphans 702 Champlain Ct. Midlothian, Texas 76065 417-830-5126

2018 Board Members Executive Committee Chair: Cathy Altman Carrington Coleman Chair-Elect: Steve Rose Paragon Payroll Vice Chair: Amanda Miller Martin Marietta

Baylor Signature Medicine 1441 S. Midlothian Pkwy Midlothian, Texas 76065 469-800-9720 Brand New Pool Service, LLC 905 New York Ave Midlothian, Texas 76065 469-773-8326

Chick-fil-A Midlothian 2010 FM663 Midlothian , TX 76065 972-775-5713 Cool Pool Inspection, Cleaning & Consultation 2621 Duvall Lane Midlothian, Texas 76065 817-240-2025 Daily Desker

Immed. Past Chair: Keith Nichols Baylor Scott & White Health Treasurer: Jennifer Wilson Life Schools President: Cammy Jackson Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

Directors Angel Biasatti Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Jeff Buckley My Father’s Shop Automotive Repair Dr. Toni Engram Legacy Dentistry

220 W Avenue F Midlothian, Texas 76065 855-329-3375 My Sister’s Affair Catering 285 Victorian Dr Waxahachie, Texas 75165 214-695-0801 Rock City Fellowship

Kris Garrison Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy Brad Golden Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Stephen Hidlebaugh Leasing Impressions/Founders Row

1888 N. 9th Street M, T 76065 214-229-8696 Sweet Belle’s Boutique 800 silken crossing Midlothian, TX 76065

Kobey Juergens Gerdau Brett Kemp Roger A. Kemp, CPA, PC


JOIN A COMMITTEE! Please consider joining a committee in 2018. We rely on volunteers like you to help make our events and programs successful.

Judy McGraw The UPS Store, Century 21 Judge Fite Co Tracy Wiley Courtyard by Marriott

Events Community Partners Larry Barnett Midlothian Economic Development

April 28, 2018 & November 10, 2018

Wine and Arts Festival

Co-Chairs: Stephen Hidlebaugh & Judy McGraw

May 17, 2018

Golf Tournament

Co-Chairs: Koby Juergens & Kevin Klein

Chris Dick City of Midlothian

September 29, 2018


Co-Chairs: Logan Gaddis & Judy McGraw

Dr. Alex Kajstura Navarro College

October 20, 2018

Fall Festival

Sissy Franklin & Sharon Price

October 20, 2018


Tracy Wiley

Paul Perry Ellis County Commissioner Pct. 3

August 17, 2018

Clay Shoot

Koby Juergens

Programs Education, Co-Chairs: Angel Biasatti & Keith Nichols

Ellis County Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Co-Chairs: Amanda Skinner & Jeff Buckley

Legislative, Co-Chairs: Ross Weaver & Amanda Miller Leadership, Co-Chairs: Brett Kemp & Carolyn Taylor Ambassador, Chair: Tommy Blake

Dr. Lane Ledbetter Midlothian ISD

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April 2018

What we’ve been up to... Ellis County Fair Ribbon Cutting

Presented by

Business After Hours

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April 2018

Business Spotlight

Bricks 4 Kidz Bricks 4 Kidz® is a global STEM-based, children’s enrichment franchise that uses LEGO® bricks and proprietary model plans. We provide a hands-on learning experience, where children work together to build engaging models. We do this by offering many fun and educational programs for children at an early age (3 to 12). These programs include classes (preschool, afterschool, and in-school), camps, Kidz Night Out (aka Parent’s Night Out), and birthday parties. Our heart is to help kids find their passion at a young age, especially their passion for STEM! B4K also builds children’s self-esteem and confidence as they build their models.

Please visit our website at or our Facebook page at Feel free to call Irene Chomicki at 469-383-2538 for additional information.

Bricks 4 Biz® uses the power of team building and experiential learning to transform the business team. During the two-hour team-building seminar, experiential learning is broken down into three steps: activity, reflection, and application. The seminar’s objectives are to increase communication, increase teamwork, and increase leadership skills in the workplace. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is also incorporated in our B4B seminar, providing an innovative process that “deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue - for everyone in the organization.” ( seriousplay)

For more information about B4K and B4B, check out this newspaper article by the Waxahachie Daily Light: waxahachie-based-stem-business-provides-leadership-tools-to-businessleaders

Business After Hours Network with us every Third Thursday of the month. Come and Go from 5:00pm-7:00pm

This month! April 19th with Dental Center of Midlothian. 800 Silken Crossing #112 Midlothian, TX 76065 5/17 – Century 21 Judge Fite Co. Midlothian 6/21 – Long Family Dental

7/19 - Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation 8/16- Available! 9/20– Available! 10/18– Available! 11/15– Titan Contractors 12/20– Annual Jingle Mingle

If you would like to host an upcoming Business After Hours e-mail

April 2018

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Ambassador Spotlight

Sharon Price, CPA

Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Evangel University in 1991. She also holds an MS in Management, which she received in 2005 from Indiana Wesleyan University. Sharon went on to acquire her Doctorate in Business Administration in 2014 from Anderson University. Sharon has developed her talents in large corporations and in small business, specializing in general ledger accounting, budgeting, cost accounting, and systems implementations. A teacher by nature, Sharon was previously an associate professor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Fueled by her passion for education, Sharon enjoys providing individualized accounting training and streamlining processes for our clients. She also holds a CPA license in Texas. Sharon resides in Midlothian, Texas with her husband, Rob, and their four children.

Midlothian Chamber Talk with Cammy Jackson Every Tuesday Morning at 8:10 on KBEC 1390 am -Recording Monday at 10:30amAdvertise your business by sponsoring a program for $100 Now accepting Sponsorships for March & April! Contact to schedule your date! 4/2– Gerdau

4/23– Midlothian Plumbing

4/9– Chic-fil-A Midlothian

4/30– Available!

4/16– Marvel Dental

Midlothian Chamber Talk is a great way to advertise your business or event to nearly 12,000 listeners in Ellis, Hill, Johnson, Kaufman and Navarro Counties.

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Upcoming Events

April 2018

Midlothian Business Breakfast April 4th, 2018 Speaker: Dr. David Deviney Topic: Tuning Up Your Customer Service: Building Trust

Sponsored by

Dr. David Deviney a Professor of Management at Tarleton State University and has taught there for 20 years. Spending 22 years in the nuclear power generation industry, he held various senior manager positions in quality assurance and change management. In addition to teaching, the last 30 years of his career, he has been active in teaching organizations how to manage change, reduce workplace injuries and develop supervisory and management skills. Clients included PecoFacet, Chevron, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, CertainTeed, 3M, Boise Cascade, Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., Brazos Electric Cooperative, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Union Electric and Monsanto Chemical Co. He has authored numerous papers, training manuals and written “Outstanding Customer Service: Key to CusWednesday, February 14th 2018 tomer Loyalty.” He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Tarleton State University and his Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.


A Viet Nam era veteran, Dr. Deviney served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1976 as an Electrician's Mate 1st class. He was nuclear and SCUBA diver qualified aboard the USS Grayling (SSN 646), a fast attack submarine. He was Midlothian Conference Center responsible for operation and electrical maintenance of nuclear reactor primary and secondary systems, as well as, 1 Community other Circle Dr non-nuclear submarine systems.

Midlothian, TX 76065


Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Circle Dr.

$20 Member TicketRegister Onlineonline for $10 $30 General Admission and$15 Walk-ins at the door Table Sponsor | $250 (multiple available) -Table of 8 -Podium recognition at event -Table SignagePresented by:

Don’t miss out! Award Sponsor:

There is no place like Downtown Midlothian... Join us on 8th Street & Ave F in Historic Downtown Midlothian! The Festival is FREE from 2-9pm, Join the Wine Walk from 4-8pm for only $25 which includes 15 Wine Tasting tickets, Shopping Tote and Wine Glass. This is a great time to gather your family and friends for an evening of live music, food, art, shopping & wine tasting from premier Texas Wineries. This is an outdoor event so plan accordingly for inclement weather. No refunds will be issued due to the weather. Pick your tickets up at the Chamber or the day of the Event at Chamber booth located at the corner of Ave F & 8th St. To join Wine & Arts go to the Register Now Button on the Midlothian Wine & Arts Festival Home Page at

We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 FESTIVAL - 2:00pm - 9:00pm WINE WALK- 4:00pm - 8:00pm

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April 2018

Helpful Community Links City of Midlothian City Council Boards & Commissions Public Notices Midlothian Economic Development Midlothian ISD Midlothian Mirror Midlothian Parks & Recreation

We now have an APP! Member Plus: Chamber Member App Download Member Plus for iPhone or Android For your log in credentials please email

April 2018 Sunday














4pm Marketplace Committee Wrap-up Meeting

8am Midlothian Business Breakfast

11:30am Ambassador Committee Meeting

8am Shooting for Graduation Clay Shoot

8am Fundraiser Yard Sale/ Bake Sale

12pm Waxahachie Nissan Ribbon Cutting

11am Heritage Jaguar Classic Car Show

7pm Financial Peace University 8

9:30am Wine & Arts Committee Meeting







8:30am Legislative Committee Meeting

7pm Financial Peace University

11:30am State of the Current Workforce Member Luncheon

9am Ribbon Cutting for

8:30am Midlothian Downtown Business Association

The 5K Foam Fest

10am Grand ReOpening - McDonalds

7pm SAGU Jazz Band


Chick-fil-a 11:30am Nonprofit Committee Meeting 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting/ Open House - Baylor Signature Medicine







7pm Financial Peace University

Leadership Midlothian

10:45am Executive Committee Meeting

12pm Ribbon Cutting/ Grand Opening—Marvel Dental Midlothian

5:30pm Candidate Forum

11:30am Board of Directors Meeting

7:30am Pedal 4 PCHAS 8am Spring Trash Bash

5pm Business After Hours– Dental Center of Midlothian 22




7pm Financial Peace University




11:30am Twelve @ 12

11:30am Keep Midlothian Beautiful

10am Steady Warriors Yoga Class 2pm Wine & Arts Festival



Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsor!

STAFF Cammy Jackson, President | Donna Mitchell, Executive Assistant | Kim Kizer-Hays, Events Manager | Maci Hindman, Marketing & Administrative Assistant | 513 S. 9th Street | Midlothian, Texas 76065 | 972-723-8600 |

April 2018 newsletter  
April 2018 newsletter