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MAY•2012

EVENTS CALENDAR 8 Leadership Temple Graduation 9 Red Carpet Ambassadors Committee Meeting 9

Business Networking Breakfast

11 Ribbon Cutting: Capital Farm Credit 15 Leadership Temple Executive Board Meeting 16 Eco Lunch & Learn 16 Workforce Development Committee Meeting 17 Temple Chamber Board Meeting 24 Ribbon Cutting: Texas A & M Central Texas 24 Business After Hours 28 The Chamber will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

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Project ReDirectory Finishes Successful Year By: Tanya Gray, Keep Temple Beautiful the 19th annual KTB Project ReDirectory phone The 2012 Project book recycling contest. Each elementary school ReDirectory Phone put forth tremendous efforts in this year’s contest. Book Recycling Cater Elementary School was the first-place winContest hosted by ner, collecting a record number of 7,698 phone Keep Temple books. The largest amount ever collected by a Beautiful (KTB) has school. Second-place winner Scott Elementary colcome to a close, and lected 1,158 phone books. Third-place winner the result was a sucSouthwest Elementary (Belton) collected 959 cess. More than phone books. 10,340 pounds of On May 15, 2012 prize money will be awarded to phone books were recycled, and $600 in prize money will be donated the top 3 collecting schools; Cater Elementary ceremony will begin at 8:30am. Scott Elementary cereby Keep Temple Beautiful to local schools. The mony will start at 9:20am. Southwest Elementary objective of the contest is to encourage and eduprogram will begin at 10:30 am. The public is invitcate youth about the importance of conservation ed to attend. The highest collecting classes for each and preservation of valuable landfill space through winning schools will also receive project redirectocollection and recycling of old phone books. ry t-shirts. The money awarded to each school is to Temple Independent School District (TISD) and serve as funds for campus beautification or enviBelton Independent School District participated in

ronmental projects. The winning scores are determined based on the number of books collected at each school in comparison to its total enrollment. Project ReDirectory would not be possible without the assistance of the City of Temple, HEB, Wal-Mart and AT&T Yellow Pages. Keep Temple Beautiful is responsible for the promotion and management of this program. For more information on Keep Temple Beautiful, please contact Tanya Gray at (254) 493-4000.

Get Fit Temple! By: Kristen Reichert, Photo by Skeebo, Photo By: Skeebo Reichert, Photo by Skeebo With summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to jump on board with Get Fit Temple. Established by The Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness, this program encourages Temple residents to stay healthy with fun events that promote regular exercise and balanced nutrition. Besides increasing awareness on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle, Get Fit Temple also cooperates with local businesses and employers to sponsor events. The Temple Police Department and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System are a few of the local businesses hosting events during the summer. Scott & White will host several events, Local Softball Game at Lyons Park including a Get Moving Fit Walk with Sione Fa, a west campus on Monday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. contestant from NBC's Biggest Loser, Season 7. At educational sessions area citizens can receive a Sione will share his story and lead participants on a free skin cancer screening by the Scott & White one-mile walk around the Pepper Creek Trail at the

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By: Erin Spencer, Temple College, Photo by: Skeebo Reichert without any review,” said Dr. Barron. The Temple Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of Temple College “That is the way most of our students feel.” Luncheon on May 2. Dr. Based on the student’s Glenda Barron, president ACCUPLACER score, they of Temple College, premay be required to take sented. During the presup to three semesters of entation, Dr. Barron edudevelopmental courses cated attendees on varithat are designed to fill ous aspects of the in any gaps they have in College’s demographics, their skills. These classes the educational chalcover the subjects of lenges it faces and some reading, writing, math of the solutions the and study skills, and they College is using to Dr. Glenda Barron do not count towards a address those challenges. college degree. Based on current enrollment, the To resolve this issue, TC is instituting average age of TC students is 29, meana policy that will require students to ing that a large section of the student attend a review session prior to taking population is not coming to Temple the ACCUPLACER that will help stuCollege straight out of high school. dents recall some of the basic princiForty-two percent of the student population is male and 58% is female. One ples need to be successful on the test and in college. The policy is based on of the main challenges TC is currently the success of TC’s current initiative of addressing is that a large section of offering educational “Boot Camps.” those students come to the college under-prepared to succeed in college “Boot Camps” are a week-long intencourses. sive review for students who scored The average of under-prepared collow on the ACCUPLACER in areas such lege students state wide is 61.9%. TC’s as math. At the end of the week the average is 63.6%. In an effort to demostudents retake the test and in most nstrate what these students feel as cases it has been successful in helping they try to register for their first those students require less developsemester of college, attendees were mental course work. given three basic algebra problems Dr. Barron ended the presentation and asked to solve them. The probwith a quick update on the construclems, such as “which of the following tion projects that are currently taking expressions is equivalent to 20–45x> place on the campus. The projects, 16?”, were taken from sample queswhich are funded by the $13 million tions for the ACCUPLACER, the college bond package that was voted in last placement test used by TC. The quesMay, add much needed classroom tions had multiple choice answers. space and parking. All are expected to “Imagine walking in and being asked be completed on time and on budget. to answer these kinds of questions

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Aftermarket Material Handling Parts, LLC: AMHP, located in 1032 Coyote Ln. in McGregor, provide Forklift, press on, solid, poly, foam filled, industrial pneumatic, solid and pneumatic skid steer tires. Their major tire manufacturers include the following brands Amerityre, Mitco, Sentry, Superior, Brawler, Continental, Globe Star, ITL, Pro, Lande, Camoplast, Solideal, Maine, Titan, Road Runner, Millennium & Rhino forklift tires. AMHP offers on site forklift tire flat repair, mobile tire pressing at your site or in house tire pressing for solid pneumatic tires and press on tires. For more information on AMHP, contact Steven Smith at (254) 709-1395. You can also check out their website at www.tirepressing.com.

Cappolino, Dodd and Krebs LLP: Cappolino, Dodd and Krebs, located at 3604 SW HK Dodgen Loop, #104 in Temple, are personal injury attorneys that handle cases such as Defective Drugs & Medical Products, Insurance Claims, Birth Injury like Cerebral Palsy, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Truck and Automobile Wrecks, Oil & Gas Royalty cases, Asbestos Exposure & Product Liability. The attorneys with Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP, are never willing to settle for anything less than what their clients deserve. For more information on their services, please contact Valerie Farwell at (254) 778-HELP (778-4357) or you can check out their website at www.778-help.com.

McAlister’s Deli: McAlister’s Deli, located at 2102 SW HK Dodgen in Temple, has just completed a fabulous renovation of their restaurant. On top of their great selections of sandwiches, soups, salads and entres, McAlisters Deli now offers catering for Breakfast and even has free delivery! For more information on their restaurant and catering options, please contact David Welty at (254) 742-1720, or you can email him at mcdeli513@saxtonpierce.com. You can also check out their website at www.thesaxtongroup.com.

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Fairways at Sammons Park: Fairways at Sammons Park, located at 2201 W. Adams Avenue in Temple, is a Senior Living Community that wants to provide residents a pleasant place to call home. The meandering walks in the courtyard lead to a beautiful swimming pool, wooden pergola, gazebo, and other amenities. The vibrant native planting design highlights and enhances the architectural style and provides residents with an attractive setting. For their affordable leasing information at Fairways at Sammons Park, please contact Janet Atkins at (254) 773-3110 or email her at fairwaysatsammonspark@gmail.com.

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Temple Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Observes Texas Tourism Week By: Nancy Glover, City of Temple Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

In recognition of the Texas travel industry and its important contribution to the economy of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed May 5-13 Texas Tourism Week. He is urging Texas cities to promote tourism awareness in their respective communities. Temple will join in this celebration with a variety of activities designed to promote the wonderful treasures of this community. • The Seventh Annual Discover the Visitor Center Open House will be held on Friday, May 11. All Temple visitors and residents will be invited to the Visitor Center for refreshments throughout the day. • Specials and discounts for area attractions will be offered through the Temple CVB Facebook page. • The Totally Temple Photo Challenge will be held all week. This contest invites Temple residents and visitors to capture the unique sites that make Temple special. Participants will compete for prizes in a variety of categories by submitting pictures, along with a name, short description and category to sfarias@templetx.gov.

The categories with examples are as follows: Temple After Hours - Your night will be filled with fun at anyone of these downtown locations: O’Briens, Green Door, J kowboy, In the Mood Ballroom. Grab a photo of what you think is the best entertainment Temple has to offer! Historic Temple - Throughout the city, remnants of the past can be seen in many historically significant structures. Highlight your favorite glimpse of the past. Wildflowers - Temple TX is the wildflower capital of Texas. Snap a picture of your favorite wildflowers. Temple Knowledge - Temple is more than you expect with various facilities that highlight the importance of education such as CAC, Temple Library, Railroad and Heritage Museum and Czech Heritage Museum. Any one of these provides the perfect photo opportunity. Explore Outdoors - Temple has a variety of parks and trails to enjoy. Showcase the temple outdoor beauty with a picture of your favorite outdoor location. With 58 developed

parks and special use facilities in Temple, you will be pleased to find that no matter where you are in Temple you are not too far from a park. Temple Culture - Temple has so much to discover! Explore the artistic and cultural side of Temple but be sure to check out: Temple Civic Theatre, Temple Symphony Orchestra and the CAC. Favorite Thing about Temple Capture the essence of what is truly Temple, TX. Frame what you love with the lens and let everyone know what you love most about Temple! Bonus Snapshot - Score extra points with the judges by capturing a shot of an official City of Temple logo! Photos must be submitted by Midnight May 10th to be considered for judging. Winners will be announced throughout the day Friday May 11, on the Temple CVB Facebook page. No registration required. Each photo submission qualifies for a chance in a drawing for prizes. The drawing will be held May 11, at the Temple Visitor’s Center from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. You must be present

to win. If you have questions about the Totally Temple Photo Challenge, please contact Sennett Farias at (254) 298-5418, email sfarias@templetx.gov or message us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/templecvb. “Tourism has long been recognized as an economic development tool that generates revenue and jobs,” said Ken Cicora, Director of the City of Temple Parks and Leisure Services Department. “Our citizens are encouraged to take part in the week’s activities as we promote the tourism professionals and attractions in our community. They truly do have a positive impact on Temple’s economy.” For more information about Temple Tourism Week, call the Temple Visitor Center at (254) 298-5900 or visit us at www.discovertemple.com.

Congratulations to Our RCA of the Quarter & Runner Ups! Congratulations to our 2012 Red Carpet Ambassador of the First Quarter Eula Jett and Runner Ups Richard Schneider and Dorothy Mathieson! The RCA of the Quarter is achieved by the highest attendance at ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours and committee Meetings. The winner of RCA of the Quarter received $50.00 cash and a name badge that she gets to wear for the entire quarter. The Runner Ups each received a $25.00 gift card to Starbucks. “We are very proud of our RCAs and their commitment to the Temple Chamber”, said Bourdon Wooten, Temple Chamber President.

2012 Red Carpet Ambassador of the First Quarter, Eula Jett with RCA Chairwoman Sandy Pontes

2012 Red Carpet Ambassador of the First Quarter Runner Ups Richard Schneider and Dorothy Mathieson with RCA Chairwoman Sandy Pontes


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Leadership Temple Public Service Day

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By: Kristi Sykora, City of Temple Parks and Leisure

The Leadership Temple Class of 2012 had Public Safety Day on April 10th. The day began at the new Fire Station 8/Training Center with an overview of Temple Fire and Rescue’s services and operations. Then, the group participated in a series of firefighter training exercises. Everyone dressed in firefighter gear and participated in an obstacle Two of our Leadership Temple Class members course including using the participating in one of the many Fireman’s fire hose, pulling a dummy to exercises safety, hauling equipment, and demonstrated an explosive device for carrying a hose up a flight of stairs. breaking down doors for SWAT team The class climbed the 85 foot ladder entry. The team toured the SWAT on the ladder truck, and extinguished truck, Crime Scene bus, patrol motora live fire with a fire extinguisher. cycle, and the mobile operations units The next stop was the Central Fire in order to get an inside look at the Station where we had a spaghetti SWAT operations. lunch with Fire Chief Lonzo Wallace We are proud to have such a wonand several firefighters. derful Fire and Rescue Department The second half of the day was led and Police Department in Temple. It is by the Temple Police Department. At truly amazing the dedication and comPolice Headquarters the group heard passion of these departments. from Police Chief Gary Smith and learned crime statistics in Temple and the police procedures in place to keep those statistics low. Details about the operations of the Police Department and their different divisions were discussed. Afterwards, the group went to the Temple Police Department Firing Range. The SWAT team explained different methods and devices used in the various situations they encounter. Everyone experienced using a semiautomatic shot gun and an automatic submachine gun. The SWAT team

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Temple Splash Pads Open for Summer

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H E B Food Store #071 Hindu Temple of Central Texas Horny Toad Harley Davidson Iglesia Cristiana Monte Horeb Johnnie's Office Systems, Inc. Lone Star Circle of Care Mitchell Equipment Panel Specialists, Inc. Pignetti's Resource Benefits Administrators Rodney Dunn Co., Inc./Guy Fowler Security Mini Storage Stain Solutions STAR TEX Propane Inc. Taste of Thai Restaurant Temple & Central Texas Railway Topstone Universal Services David Yeilding

Summer in the Park By: Melissa Davis, Charter Real Estate

City of Temple Parks Foundation and Parks and Leisure Services Department are gearing up for another fun filled, family summer. The Parks Foundation will once again offer their Movies in the Park series at local parks. This free series takes place in various city’s parks and offers a great opportunity for community members to escape the summer heat with an outdoor, evening screening of family friendly movies. The event is completely free and open to the public. The 2012 summer movie lineup includes recent releases Puss in Boots, The Muppets and The Adventures of Tin Tin. Each showing takes place in a different park and showcases the great facilities our parks department has to offer. Bring your lawn chair and picnic and enjoy the show. Hot Summer Sounds is another great way to escape the summer doldrums. This free concert series, sponsored by Scott and White Health Plan, has

entertained Temple citizens for over a decade and always proves to be a fun event. The concerts kick off Friday, June 8th and run each week from 7:30 to 9:30 at Miller Park. Some of this summer’s artists include Pride and Joy, Hedley Grange, Mike and the Moonpies and Grupo Zistema to name a few. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the atmosphere as you listen to some great live music under the starry Texas sky. A full line up of music and movies can be found at the Parks Department website at www.ci.temple.tx.us or call 254-298-5561.

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Temperatures are rising and Temple Parks and Leisure Services wants to help you cool off at the Temple Splash Pads! All three splash pad locations will open weekends only starting Saturday, May 5th and daily starting May 31st. Three great splash pads to explore in Temple: Ferguson Park Splash Pad 1203 E. Adams Miller Park Splash Pad 1919 N. 1st Street West Temple Park Splash Pad 121 S. Montpark Road “The splash pads in Temple are very popular. We estimate over 15,000 children will visit the splash pads this

summer,” said Parks and Leisure Services Director, Ken Cicora. “The first one we opened was at Ferguson Park and because of that success, in the 2007 Parks Bond election we put the Miller and West Temple Park splash pads on the ballot and they were overwhelmingly approved by the voters. Splash pads offer a free and fun activity for the community and we are happy to offer three unique splash pads across Temple.” The splash pads are operational from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. throughout the summer. Weather permitting, they will stay open through early fall. For more information on the splash pads, please visit www.TempleParks.com or call (254) 298-5690.

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Vote to Help Leadership Temple Win Money for a Dog Park! By: Laura Leigh Whitnell, Temple Chamber of Commerce

The Leadership Temple 2011-2012 Class has entered the city of Temple in a contest to win $100,000 to go towards building a dog park! Now it is up to the community of Temple to cast your vote. All you have to do is three easy steps: 1. Go to the website: www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/cit y/17865/temple-tx/ 2. Create an account: This involves you entering your email address and creating a simple password. 3. Click “Vote Now!” twice every day. You can vote once on the website above and once on their facebook page, PetSafe. Follow these three easy steps through June 14th and you have just gotten yourself one step closer to getting you and your canine friend a fabulous dog park. The Leadership Temple Dog Park, in partnership with the City of Temple,

Temple Parks & Leisure, and Temple Parks Foundation, they are trying to create a fenced-in, off-leash dog park where well behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering people, property or wildlife. Located in the Lion’s Park ecreational area, there will be two separate locations for the park areas to accommodate large and small dogs. Planned amenities include shade and water for dogs and owners, covered waste receptacles, parking and benches and tables. If you would like to give more than just your votes on the PetSafe website, you can also give monetary dona-

tions. The Leadership Temple class is in dire need of funding for this incredible project. They need your help to make this come to fruition. All levels of sponsorships are available. For $50,000 you would get the naming rights to the Temple Dog Park. $3,000 will get you a stone bench in your name. For $2,000 a canine silhouette will be made in your name and placed along the fence line. For $1,000, a tree will be planted in honor or memory of your choosing; and for $250 you will receive an engraved brick that will be placed on the paved walkway. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact a member of the Leadership Temple class.

All donations would be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. If you are interested in donating to this great project, you can go online at www.templeparks-foundation.org and click on “Make a tax deductible donation”. Be sure to select “Temple Dog Park” in the drop down menu. You can also give donations at any BBVA Compass location. All checks need to be made payable to Temple Parks Foundation Dog Park or put Dog Park in the Memo Line. For more information on the dog park, visit www.templetx.gov/dogpark or you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/templedogpark. There are so many ways that you can contribute to this great project; not only for you, but for your dog! So far, there have only been 146 votes on the PetSafe website, and we need so much more! So get on your computer and place your votes today.

Program Encourages Residents to Identify Outstanding Trees in Temple By: Kristi Sykora, City of Temple Parks and Leisure

The Legacy Tree program is designed to identify and promote outstanding trees in Temple. Trees are very beneficial to the community. They remove pollutants from the air, they help reduce run off after rain storms, when planted or growing in the right spots they can reduce electric consumption by helping to keep your home or office cooler during the summer months, and they beautify our city. A Legacy Tree is defined as a tree or stand of trees that due to its age, size, species, quality or historic association is of landmark importance and its retention as such will not unreasonably interfere with the use of the property on which it is located. “The Legacy Tree program was started three years ago by the City’s Tree Advisory Board as a way to recognize outstanding trees in Temple. The history of the importance of trees to Temple goes back to when W. Goodrich Jones convinced the state of Texas to begin its annual Arbor Day recognition,” said Val Roming, Parks and Leisure Services Arborist. “There are several categories that a person

can choose to nominate his or her tree – or another person’s tree.” Legacy Tree applications must fit into one of five categories: Heritage Tree, Landmark Tree, Parkway Resource Trees, Champion Tree, or Preservation Grove. Heritage Tree – Trees that are 50 years or older or have a connection to some historic event, building, district, or were planted by a historically significant individual. Landmark Tree – Trees that are unusual or have a very high aesthetic quality. They can be unusual due to: large size for that species, special and intact aesthetic form, unusual shape not normally seen in most trees, very interesting flower and/or branching patterns, or a species of tree that rarely occurs in Temple. Parkway Resource Tree – Planted groups of trees in public rights-ofway, public parking lots or trail with a consistent design theme. Champion Tree – This category will identify and recognize the largest living tree of its species located within the city limits of Temple. The trees

will be measured for height, circumference of the trunk, and the average width of the crown spread. Preservation Grove – naturally occurring trees in a grove consisting of at least six trees grouped in close proximity (within a ¼ acre area) with trunks closer together than 100 feet that are of the same species or are very similar in form. The trees shall be native or naturalized or endemic and surviving without intervention or supplemental watering. “We only have six Champion Trees identified – Live Oak, Pecan, Bald Cypress, American Elm, Mulberry, and Magnolia. That means there are a lot of species of trees not represented such as Red Oak, Sycamore, Bur Oak, Sweetgum, Red Bud, Chinquapin Oak, Chinaberry, Soapberry, Cedar Elm, and even Hackberry – so the door is wide open for nominations,” said Roming. You can view an interactive map of all Temple Legacy Trees at www.TempleTrees.org. It is free to nominate a tree, we just ask that you have the property owner’s permission. Nominations are

reviewed by the City of Temple Tree Advisory Board. “I think there is a misconception that there are not any noteworthy trees located in Temple and that is far from the truth. Just driving around and knowing where to look, I have seen many trees that fit our Legacy Tree categories. By nominating trees it allows us to make these trees known to our citizens and bring a bit of recognition to the owners of these trees,” said Roming. Legacy Tree nomination forms and more information can be found at www.TempleTrees.org or by calling City Arborist Val Roming at (254) 2985401.

May 2012 Focus on Business  

Chamber Member highlights, Ribbon Cutting, past and upcoming events and applicable articles for the business community in Temple, Texas.

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