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CHAMBER CONNECTION Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

December 2016 IN THIS ISSUE… Letter from the President Letter from the Chair Business Spotlight: Manna House


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Board of Directors Community Links Annual Award Nominations Business Breakfast Renewing Members New Members Coffee with Cammy Business After Hours Upcoming Community Events

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Upcoming Events Clay Shoot Calendar Sponsor Staff Directory

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Message from the President... Can you believe it’s December 1st already? The businesses are starting to look festive, the weather is getting colder, and the elves are starting to show up on my timeline. Christmas is coming…. are you ready? More importantly, are you ready for 2017? Have you written down your goals for 2017? (Be honest, have you even thought about 2017 yet?) It’s one thing to think about what you want to do in the next year, but writing your goals down not only makes them concrete, it also helps you remember what you said you were going to accomplish for the year. Take some time to think about what you achieved this year, and what you think you can accomplish in the coming year. Brainstorm first, writing down everything that comes to mind that you want to achieve in the next five (5) years, then pare the list down to three (3) things you want to focus on in this next year. Once you have those three items, create a plan. How are you going to achieve the goal you set out for yourself? If your goal is to increase sales by 10% in 2017, what will you do differently next year to ensure you reach your goal? How will you track your progress? How will you know that you’re successful in achieving your goal? At the end of 2017, how will you determine if the goal you set for yourself at the end of 2016 was attained? I want all your dreams to come true in 2017. But I encourage you to create a plan so you can fulfill your dream, because a dream without a plan is just a wish.

Dream Big,

Cammy Jackson, President Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

Message from the Chairman... Dear chamber friends, This year has been a whirlwind in so many ways! Many of them wonderful; others, not so much. However, one thing is certain: I will finish my year as chair with an enormous amount of gratitude for all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of me in this role. But more importantly, thank you for your support of the business community and the city of Midlothian. I hope that this year has, in some small way, brought us all closer together. And I assure you that the end of the calendar year does not mark the end of my commitment to serving you and this great community.

In good health,

Toni Engram, DDS Legacy Dentistry Chairman of the Board, Midlothian Chamber




Executive Committee Chair: Toni Engram Legacy Dentistry

Manna House has taken great strides this year in our effort to make Midlothian a physically, spiritually and emotionally healthy community. We have added 3 chaplains to our staff. Justin Coffman is our Community Chaplain and heads up our team of Ray D Miller, Senior Citizen Chaplain and Gary Crabtree, Youth Chaplain. These guys are active in our community meeting people and reaching out to find out how Manna can better serve their needs.

Chair-Elect: Keith Nichols

Combined with your assistance Manna House has already filled over 2000 food orders. Each order contains about $300.00 (retail value) in food and includes some toiletries and pet items. For 11 weeks this Summer Manna fed a total of 4000 hot meals to MISD students on free and reduced lunches during the school year. Without this program, these kids would not eat during the summer. We included a reading program for these kiddos, in an effort to keep reading levels up while out of school. Manna has already provided over 1300 food orders to our senior population, those on a fixed income, some of these seniors are having to decide to pay for RX or buy food.....Manna works with the community to provide around 300 Thanksgiving meals and will provide Christmas for families in need, around 3500 angels, are available for adoption right now.

Interim Treasurer: Michael Van- Amburgh

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Vice Chair: Judy McGraw The UPS Store/Century 21 Judge Fite Co.

Immed. Past Chair: Kobey Juergens Gerdau


President: Cammy Jackson Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

Directors Cathy Altman Carrington Coleman

Mike Barnes When parents cannot feed their kids and when elderly do not have adequate nutrition....our entire community suffers. Manna strives to meet these needs in our community. As 2016 winds down, if you are considering any end of year Charitable Gifts, please keep Manna House in mind. The funds we receive during the holidays are how we survive some of the leaner months of the year.

Angel Biasatti Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Harry W. Conerly Aquamatrix

Kris Garrison Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy

$5,000 will pay all utilities for 20 families

Brad Golden

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

$2,500 will supply 1,000 hot lunches for our Summer Feeding Program

Brett Kemp Roger A. Kemp, CPA, PC

$1,000 will pay for school supplies for 25 MISD students

Mike Knisley GDF Suez

$500 Helps 10 seniors with RX Mark Riggs $250 pays child care for 2 weeks

Buckley Oil

Steven Rose $100 Pays a water bill

Paragon Payroll

Ex-Officio Board Members Larry Barnett

$50 Pays 2 gas bills

Midlothian Economic Development

$25 Buys gasoline to travel to job interviews or medical appointments.

Chris Dick City of Midlothian

Thank you all for your continued support.

Dr. Alex Kajstura Navarro College

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Manna House Paul Perry Ellis County Commissioner Pct. 3

Dr. Lane Ledbetter Please visit for more information. 3

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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


Please email us today for your Nomination Form


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DECEMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST “Women Buy, Women Rule” Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Neil Anderson

7:00- 8:00 am

Account Assistant Professor Dallas Baptist University

Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Circle Midlothian 76065 Click HERE to register! Email for questions

RENEWING MEMBERS Anderson Mills Interests, LLC dba Glacier Homes

Lakeridge Self Storage

Bluebonnet Garden Center

Magic Destinations Travel

Bolgiano Capital Management

Midtech Power and Control, LLC

Caroline’s Country Café

Midlothian Mirror– Waxahachie Newspaper, Inc

Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP

Mid– Way Regional Airport

Clay Reynolds Plumbing, Inc.

On The Cutting Edge Engravers

Courtyart by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center

Rally Sportswear L.L.C.

Express Employment Professionals

Regional Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center

GDF Suez

Swink Color Bar

Handy Jack Services

Tarleton State University

Hardesty Law Office, PLLc

Technical Support

Kwik Kar Lube & Tune

The Flower Shoppe

Thank you for your continuous support! The following memberships were due and paid in December***

NEW MEMBERS Document Solutions Amiee Bilberry 817-558-9656 1540 Rice Rd Suite 100 Cleburne, TX 76033 Ellis County Insurance Agency Anna DeSelle 972-938-2801 103 Executive Ct Ste 3 Waxahachie, TX 75165 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Eric Walker 817-933-2064 513 George Hopper Rd Midlothian, TX 76065 Juice Plus— Vivienne Kamp 972-765-9947


Mary Kay Cosmetics Rhonda Landrum 972-742-8125 River Ranch Dental David Rivers 972-730-0606 203 George Hopper Rd Ste 100 Midlothian, TX 76065 Spectrum Business Evan Eastman 817-616-3940 235 NE Loop 820 Hurst, TX 76053 4L Marketplace Patricia Luedtke 972-775-5136 211 West Ave F Midlothian


News From


Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rules As we noted in previous bulletins, new Department of Labor regulations were slated to take effect on December 1, 2016. They would have nearly doubled the minimum salary required for certain employees to be exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements. But late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas granted a nationwide

Open to all new and renewing members

preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the new regulations. The plaintiffs—twenty one states and various business

Next Meeting: January 27th

organizations—argued the DOL had exceeded its rulemaking authority. The court’s ruling bars the DOL from implementing and enforcing the new regulations until the court orders otherwise. The DOL has not yet indicated whether it will appeal. But for now, the current $23,660 salary basis remains in effect nationwide.



You’re Invited!

Jingle Mingle Annual Membership Appreciation and Christmas Party Thursday, December 15th 4:00– 8:00pm RSVP Today!

If you would like to host a Business After Hours Event in 2017 please contact Cammy at

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS Southern Star Christmas— December 3rd 1:00– 5:00pm Southern Star Christmas Parade–- December 3rd 5:00– 6:00pm; Tree Lighting to Follow

UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS December 7th— 12:00pm— Midlothian Chamber— Mary Kay Representative Rhonda Landrum


UPCOMING EVENTS SAVE THE DATE! Friday, February 24, 2017 Registration:8:00am First Shoot: 9:00am

Sponsorship Form Here

Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Holiday Hours Friday, December 23rd– Closed Monday, December 26th– Closed Friday, December 30th– Closed Monday, January 2nd– Closed Happy Holidays!







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Fri 2

Sat 3 Sothern Star Christmas; Noon– 8:00pm











Jingle Mingle; 4:00-8:00pm

Wine & Arts Mtg; 8:30am




Chamber Closed

Christmas Eve



Chamber Closed

New Year’s Eve

Business Breakfast; 11

Clay Shoot; 3:30pm

13 Auction Committee Mtg; 8:30am Market Place Mtg.; 4:00pm








Chamber Closed


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STAFF Cammy Jackson, President | Kim Kizer-Hays, Events Manager | Haley Cleveland, Office Manager | 8