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A Message from the President... Last month marked my 5-year anniversary with the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. I knew when I came here that Midlothian was on the brink of change, but little did I know how fast those changes would come. One of the biggest changes happened a little over a year ago, when we moved into our new location at 9th and Alabama. The “little brown house” on the corner has suited us well as we continue to grow, and as more people notice us, they stop in to pick up newspapers, information about Midlothian and informational brochures from our members. (Don’t forget to drop some by the office!) As our events continue to grow and help us sustain operations throughout the year, we’ve been able to add more staff to manage the administrative side of things. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to meet Kim, Donna, Kelbi and Maci, but if not, stop by any time – we love to visit with our members! In the past five years, we’ve added the Wine & Arts Festival twice a year, bringing awareness to our downtown restaurants and businesses. Visitors from all over the Metroplex, the state of Texas, and even other states have visited our downtown because of these two festivals. The success of these festivals, as well as the other community events we hold (Marketplace and Fall Festival), have enabled us to add some exciting new programs for our members, including the Entrepreneurship Workshop, which was a partnership among several different businesses and organizations. In the past three years, we’ve added an events team, allowing me time to strengthen and form some valuable partnerships. Through these partnerships, we’ve started several new programs, including the Midlothian Youth Leadership Council in partnership with the City of Midlothian, Midlothian ISD and REACH Council. A new partnership with Midlothian Police adds a communication piece with our retail businesses that we’ve never had before. Look for Breakfast with the Blue coming in September.

It’s true that many things have changed in the past five years, but one thing remains the same, and that’s you – our loyal members. With members like you, we are able to provide a sustainable business community in Midlothian as well as foster growth and positive change. Only through your support can we continue to fund important community initiatives and lead the way for business. Thank you for this amazing journey, and here’s to many more years of growth and positive change for our community. All my best,

Cammy Jackson, President Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

Google buys DFW property slated for data center with potential $500M investment Alphabet's Google has bought a Dallas-area site slated for a data center that could deliver a $500 million investment. The search giant purchased property in the city of Midlothian, said Andrew Silvestri, head of public policy and community relations for central U.S. at Google. As part of agreements with the city of Midlothian, Ellis County and the state of Texas, the site will be for a data center that's targeting a minimum of 40 jobs and an investment of $500 million over five years, according to a source familiar with the matter. “While we do not have a confirmed timeline for development for the site, we want to ensure that we have the option to further grow should our business demand it," Silvestri said in an email. The announcement comes after the Dallas Business Journal reported last month that a massive data center was slated in Midlothian, according to city documents. The site is near industrial operations such as a distribution center for Target. It is located in the southwest part of the city, according to the documents, which referred to a company called "Sharka LLC." North Texas is becoming a more popular home for data centers with technology companies and others choosing the region to help handle the growing demand for digital information. The local area is ranked among the largest markets in the country in 2017, according to BBG, a commercial real estate valuation, advisory and assessment firm. Other top areas include Northern Virginia, Chicago and Phoenix. Facebook, another Silicon Valley giant, has a massive $1 billion data center campus in Fort Worth, and late last year the development team behind it filed permits for two additional halls. That operation has more than 200 employees. As of 2018, Google has invested more than $10 billion equipping its data centers to deliver services, according to its website. Earlier this year, it officially broke ground on a $600 million data center in Montgomery County, Tennessee, the company said. Once up and running, it will employ more than 70 employees in full-time and contractor roles, including computer technicians and engineers, along with food services, maintenance, and security positions, the website said. The company says the data centers have a positive impact economically. Other locations include Council Bluffs, Iowa; Douglas County, Georgia; and Lenoir, N.C.

“Google’s U.S. data centers generate significant income and economic activity for the communities around them and have created over 11,000 jobs," the company said.

Google is slated to build a data center similar in size and scope to Facebook's data center in Fort Worth, which is shown here.

By Brian Womack – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal


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Renewing Members 360 Grassroots (214) 334-2973 360grassroots.org

Lisa Wyatt, PLLC- Attorney at Law (972) 723-7529 lisa-a-wyatt-pllc-attorney-at-law.business

A Handful of Bubbles (214) 676-3672 ahandfulofbubbles.com

Pinnacle Bank (817) 202-7003 pinnbanktx.com

Comfort Rehab Chiropractic (469) 454-1556 http://www.comfortrehab.com

Praxair Distribution, Inc (972) 775-3441 praxair.com

Ennis, Inc. (972) 775-9801 ennis.com

RE/MAX Suburban South (972) 723-2553 suburbansouth.com

Kroger (469) 645-7920 kroger.com

Right At Home (469) 672-4880 elliscountyhomecare.com

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

New Members

Dr. Toni Engram Legacy Dentistry

Anchor Industrial (817) 607-8373 anchor-industrial.com

Joshua Thibodeaux State Farm (972) 780-5599 thecoveragecrew.com

Goddard Management LLC (972) 576-5055 goddardtx.com

LuLaRoe Cieanna Tovar (469) 256-8828 facebook.com/LuLaRoeCieannaTovar.com

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

J&M Power Wash (214) 404-9643 jmpowerwashllc.com

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

Events Sharon Price AFairchild, PC

September 29, 2018

Auction

Co-Chairs: Logan Gaddis & Judy McGraw

October 20, 2018

Fall Festival

Sissy Franklin & Sharon Price

October 20, 2018

5K Cupcake Run

Kris Garrison

Community Partners Larry Barnett Midlothian Economic Development

Wine and Arts Festival

Co-Chairs: Stephen Hidlebaugh & Judy McGraw

Chris Dick City of Midlothian

November 10, 2018

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

Guy Featherston Navarro College Paul Perry Ellis County Commissioner Pct. 3 Dr. Lane Ledbetter Midlothian ISD


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August 2018

What we’ve been up to... Lone Star Events & Tents Ribbon Cutting

Wilbur’s Antiques & More Ribbon Cutting

Gill Tech Services Ribbon Cutting

Business After Hours


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August 2018

Business Spotlight

About Omega Airline Software, Inc. Omega Airline Software is the industry leader in advanced maintenance planning and scheduling. It provides market-driven planning through collaborative solutions for both marketing & maintenance operations. Omega supports over 20% of all commercial aircraft in operation through nearly 20 customers totaling 5,000+ aircraft. The Ames™ solution is a suite of smart web applications that maximizes aircraft availability & resources while managing risk and maximizing return on investment. Founded in 1991 by airline maintenance veteran, Richard Reno, Omega is a privately owned company headquartered in Midlothian, Texas. For more information contact us online at omegaair.com or call 972-775-3693. Omega Airline Software Hires Three Business Application Specialists

Omega Airline Software, Inc. has hired three new Business Application Specialists to support its nearly 20 customers across the globe, consisting of international, national, regional, and charter/ business operators.

The Business Application Specialists will serve as the liaison between Omega and its customers providing technical support and training to the users of our advanced maintenance planning and scheduling software. “The growth at Omega is exciting, both as a locally-owned business and a member of the Midlothian business community. Customer wellness is a key initiative at Omega, and I am pleased to hire such skilled professionals, one from right here in the city of Midlothian, to support this effort.” said Meredith Chase, CMO at Omega. “Anson, Edgar, and Kyle bring a wealth of experience from the aviation and software industries, as well as the US Army.”

To learn more about the three new employees, click here!


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Ambassador Spotlight Dennis Smith

I have been a professional insurance agent and advisor for over 16 years, starting in 2002 as I exited the Navy. I am not a "salesperson" for some huge insurance company; I am a licensed experienced insurance agent. I love what I do, and enjoy helping families protect their assets. Just as you wouldn't go to court without a lawyer, or a hospital without doctors, don't try to protect everything you own and work for with out the assistance of a professional insurance agent.

I have been an Ambassador with the Midlothian Chamber for a few years now. The enjoyment of meeting new members and being able to encourage new businesses is very rewarding. Being an Ambassador allows me to be a part of the community by supporting and encouraging growth, professional relationships, and a positive outlook for Midlothian businesses and families alike.

Being an Ambassador is a great opportunity, and I want to thank the Chamber for allowing me to be a part of it.

Midlothian Chamber Talk with Cammy Jackson Every Tuesday Morning at 8:10 on KBEC 1390 am/ 99.1 fm

-Recording Monday at 10:30amAdvertise your business by sponsoring a program for $100 Now accepting Sponsorships for August & September! Contact cammy@midlothianchamber.org to schedule your date!

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.


Upcoming Events

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August 2018

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

Sponsored by This month! August 16th with Baylor Scott & White Signature Medicine 1441 S. Midlothian Parkway, Suite 110 Midlothian, TX 76065 9/20– Hardesty Law Office,107 S. 4th Street Midlothian, TX 76065 10/18– Rigsby’s Garden Center, 3080 Shady Grove Road Midlothian, Tx 76065

Wednesday, 11/15– Titan Contractors, 207 E Ave East Midlothian, TX 76065

February 14th 2018

12/13– Annual Jingle Mingle, 3 Community Circle Drive Midlothian, TX 76065

11:00am-1:00pm

1/17– River Ranch Dental, 203 George Hopper Rd Suite 100 Midlothian Tx 76065

Now taking reservations for 2019!

Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Circle Dr Midlothian, TX 76065

If you would like to host an upcoming Business After Hours e-mail info@midlothianchamber.org

$20 Member Ticket Online $30 General Admission and Walk-ins

Breakfast with the Blue September 18, 2018

Table Sponsor | $250 (multiple available) -Table of 8 -Podium recognition at event -Table Signage

8:00am-9:30am

Award Sponsor:

Midlothian Conference Center Speaker: Scott Hughes, MPD Topic: Personal Safety Please join us for a light breakfast and to learn about public safety with Officer Hughes. The Midlothian Chamber and Midlothian Police are partnering to serve you better! All businesses are invited to this FREE seminar. We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events

August 2018

Legislative Luncheons Your Chamber Legislative Committee has been hard at work distilling information from a myriad of sources to develop our FIRST EVER (or at least in a very long time) official Policy Position Statement. What is this you ask? Essentially it is collection of overarching concepts that we feel are integral to keeping Sponsored byplace to live, work and play! However, we are Midlothian, Ellis County and the state of Texas a vibrant now at the crossroads in the development process that requires YOUR help.

*All luncheons will be located at the Midlothian Conference Center from 11:30am - 1:00pm* Wednesday, February 14th 2018 11:00am-1:00pm County Focus Luncheon - August 8, 2018 Midlothian Conference Center Join us at our County Focus Luncheon with County Judge 1 Community Circle Dr Candidates Todd Little and JR Phillips, as well as Paul Perry, Midlothian, TX 76065 County Commissioner, Pct 3 and Kyle Butler, County Commissioner, Pct 4.

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$20 Member Ticket Online $30 General Admission and Walk-ins

National Focus Luncheon - August 22, 2018 Table Sponsor | $250 (multiple available) -Table of 8 -Podium recognition at event -Table Signage Award Sponsor:

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Join us at our National Focus Luncheon with Congressional District 6 Candidates Ron Wright and Jana Sanchez

Register Here! State Focus Luncheon - August 29, 2018 Presented by: Join us at our State Focus Luncheon with Representative John Wray and Chris Wallace, President & CEO, North Texas Commission

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August 2018

Save the Dates!

October 20, 2018

November 10, 2018

At the MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium 1800 S. 14th Street

On 8th Street in Historic Downtown Midlothian Join for the Fall Wine & Arts Festival! The Festival is from 2-9pm and the Wine Walk is from 3-8pm. The Festival is FREE!

Start your day off with a fun 5K Cupcake Run and then stay and play at our 41st Annual Fall Festival with Food, Shopping & Entertainment! The 5K Cupcake Run begins at 8:00am with Check-in from 6:30-7:30am.

Join the Wine Walk for only $25 ($45 per couple) which includes 12 Wine Tasting tickets, a shopping tote, and a wine glass. For even more fun join our VIP Area for only $75 or $140 per couple. VIP get the Royal Treatment.

The Fall Festival is from 9-2pm. Shop at our Vendor Booths, Eat a variety of Festival Food & be Entertained by local talent all located conveniently at our very own MISD Multi-Purpose facility. Admission to all is FREE!

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.

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

Midlothian Mirror Midlothian Parks & Recreation

STAFF Cammy Jackson, President | cammy@midlothianchamber.org Donna Mitchell, Executive Assistant | donna@midlothianchamber.org Kim Kizer-Hays, Special Events Manager | kim@midlothianchamber.org Maci Hindman, Special Events Coordinator | maci@midlothianchamber.org Kelbi Kubicek, Marketing & Communications Assistant | kelbi@midlothianchamber.org


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