CHAMBER CONNECTION Midlothian Chamber of Commerce
December 2016 IN THIS ISSUEâ€¦ Letter from the President Letter from the Chair Business Spotlight: Manna House
2016 ANNUAL JINGLE MINGLE
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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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Save the Date! Annual Awards Luncheon & Awards Banquet Click the links to follow us on Social Media!
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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.
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
2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: MANNA HOUSE
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
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
Steven Rose $100 Pays a water bill
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 www.midlothianchamber.org/businessdirectory for more information. 3
HELPFUL COMMUNITY LINKS City of Midlothian City Council http://www.midlothian.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=536 Boards & Commissions http://www.midlothian.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=58 Public Notices http://www.midlothian.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=284 Midlothian Economic Development http://midlothian-tx.org
Midlothian ISD http://www.midlothian-isd.net/
Midlothian Mirror http://www.midlothianmirror.com/
Midlothian Parks & Recreation http://www.midlothian.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=25
ANNUAL AWARD NOMINATIONS
Please email us today for your Nomination Form
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DECEMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST “Women Buy, Women Rule” Wednesday, December 7, 2016
7:00- 8:00 am
Account Assistant Professor Dallas Baptist University
Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Circle Midlothian 76065 Click HERE to register! Email email@example.com 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
Swink Color Bar
Handy Jack Services
Tarleton State University
Hardesty Law Office, PLLc
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
CHAMBER 101: MAXIMIZE YOUR
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.
DECEMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
THE CHAMBER OFFICE WILL BE MOVING IN 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL CAMMY@MIDLOTHIANCHAMBER.ORG
DECEMBER 2016 Sun
Sat 3 Sothern Star Christmas; Noonâ€“ 8:00pm
Jingle Mingle; 4:00-8:00pm
Wine & Arts Mtg; 8:30am
New Yearâ€™s Eve
Business Breakfast; 11
Clay Shoot; 3:30pm
13 Auction Committee Mtg; 8:30am Market Place Mtg.; 4:00pm
For additional information about these events, visit www.midlothianchamber.org This issue sponsored by:
118 N 8th St Midlothian 76065
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STAFF Cammy Jackson, President | firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Kizer-Hays, Events Manager | email@example.com Haley Cleveland, Office Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org 8