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Wylie East Principal Retires HIGHER EDUCATION Shining Bright HEALTH Stiched With Care CHAMBER Welcome New Members MONEY Pullbacks, Corrections, Bear Markets

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When we last spoke, March had ended, and we were just moving into the total lockdown phase in the area. Two months later, we are carefully venturing out of lockdown following all the new rules and recommendations. As we move closer to full capacity at events and gatherings (legal qualifier: at least as of this writing), it feels a bit like the opening might have passed and we missed it. Or maybe the “Big Bang Celebration” will be more of a slow rise to “happy,” as we start to slowly engage and venture into places we haven’t been in a while. Either way, we will be here for it and hope to bring you the stories and businesses still working to make this a great place to work and live. In case you were lost in Facebook feeds and Netflix movies for the last two months, we are happy to report Collin College will be open for students in August! It is a game-changing addition to Wylie, and we continue to preview the opportunities for students of all ages. So, there was a virus going around recently … heard this one? Did you hear about some superstar Southeast Collin Corridor residents who didn’t just ask, “How can I help?” but started their own thing to help their neighbors in need? Sachse resident Mark Kmieciak and Wylie resident Lon Ricker fit that bill perfectly. Mark went to work sewing masks for our local hospital and citizens,

and Lon started Team Up to Fight Hunger, a win-win food relief program, that is partnering local restaurants with the local food pantries to provide meals to families and bring business to restaurants. Wylie Chamber President The City of Murphy with the Murphy Chamber of Commerce launched Murphy Unites shortly after the pandemic hit, to serve as an information/help point for Murphy businesses and residents. These are just a few of the many examples we have seen where neighbor helps neighbor through a chaotic, confusing, and frightening time. We are so happy to be here to highlight them for their efforts and the example they set for all of us. Please take a moment to review the advertisers and businesses listed in this publication. They are mostly locally owned and struggling to keep it afloat in these difficult times. This has been a hard one, but we hope you enjoy reading about your local heroes and businesses as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you. •

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Changing Lives, One Home At A Time

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Digital edition available online at www.wyliechamber.org The CONNECTION Magazine ©2020, Wylie Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. The CONNECTION is published bimonthly and mailed free of charge to over 46,000 households and businesses with an estimated readership of over 125,000 in the Wylie/Sachse/ Murphy/Lavon/Parker/St. Paul/Lucas/Richardson/Garland area. An additional 1,200 copies are distributed to our advertisers and local city offices. Contents of this magazine may not be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for content of all advertisements. Information published in The CONNECTION is the opinion of the sourced authors. The Wylie Chamber of Commerce does not necessarily share the editorial opinions expressed in The CONNECTION magazine. Personal decisions regarding health, finance and other matters should be made after consultation with the reader’s professional advisors. Just for fun, find the butterfly! Last issue it was hidden on page 22 in Dear Sorella Boutique's ad! Happy butterfly hunting!! NOTE: The first person to correctly locate the butterfly and send an email to magnew@wyliechamber.org wins a The CONNECTION T-shirt! (It's not this one!) Occasionally we make a mistake. Let us know if you find one so we can correct it. We love your feedback - send comments to info@ wyliechamber.org. Story ideas are always welcome and appreciated. Thanks for “Connecting” with us! Wylie Chamber of Commerce 307 N. Ballard Ave. • Wylie, TX 75098 972-442-2804 • info@wyliechamber.org www.wyliechamber.org A Wylie Chamber of Commerce Publication

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atie Henry’s future is not an open book. This Wylie East High School student has already earmarked pages of what is yet to come. She has plans to graduate with an associate degree from Collin College — a year earlier than her peers — and serve as a trauma surgeon in the the Air Force. “We are free in America, and people are giving up their lives for us,” Henry said. “I want to be one of those people who protects others. I have a sense of duty. I feel like I need to do this,” she said. Henry has known since the second grade, when she moved to Wylie, that she wanted to serve in the military. She joined ROTC her freshman year of high school, and she has 32 college credit hours under her belt. “I already have half of my associate degree,” Henry

said. “I will be a college sophomore when I start taking classes at the Collin College Wylie Campus this fall. I decided to take dual credit classes because they count for high school and college. I saved money, and it takes many years to become a trauma surgeon.”

A future day in the life Excited for the Fall 2020 semester, Henry can envision what she will do at the new Wylie Campus. “Before the fall semester begins, I will visit the bookstore, meet with an advisor, and speak to people in the financial aid office,” she said. “I like small classes because you are able to ask more questions, and I want to learn about the Honors Institute and honors classes. I also want to find out more about service-learning classes

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because you can volunteer as part of the class, and I enjoy helping out in the community.” Henry can buy the books she needs at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Campus Commons. This is the same building which houses the career center, where she will explore internships, and the fitness center, where she plans to start her day with planks, push-ups, and sit-ups while she listens to Tim McGraw. Though she has already received online assistance with her college papers, Henry is looking forward to meeting with writing and math tutors at the Anthony Peterson Center for Academic Assistance housed in the library. “I will double-check my homework in the library before I head to class,” Henry said. “The study rooms will allow me to close the door and focus. I like to hold books in my hands, and I also like audiobooks. I used both at the same time in my American Literature class. I will also check out novels to read at home.” Henry is contemplating taking biology, psychology, algebra, speech, and music, or art classes in her first semester at the Wylie Campus. The idea of painting on the second-story terrace is right up her alley. “I like to paint patriotic things,” Henry said. “I have a board in my room with a painting of all the branches in the military and a cool sky picture from when I volunteered for the Wylie Art Gallery.”

ing trails to the new campus. “It will only take 10 minutes to walk there,” he said. “That will help me save gas and keep miles off my car. I hope Mama Lucido’s café has chicken parmesan. That is my favorite food ever. I also want to lift weights at the fitness center on my days off. I will definitely get assistance at the math and writing labs if I need it. The art history classroom with multiple-image projections sounds cool. I also want to find out more about learning communities classes because you get to learn about two disciplines at the same time. The library study rooms will be great because it is not usually quiet at home. I have little brothers,” he said, laughing. From dual credit classes to firefighter and paramedic training to an associate degree and classes that will transfer to a university, Collin College is helping Harris to achieve his dream to serve the community as a first responder. “When I am on my deathbed I can look back and know I made a difference in this world, I helped others, and I can be satisfied." Fall registration is underway. For more information about the Wylie Campus, visit www.collin.edu/campuses/wylie. •

College within walking distance Wylie High School senior and fellow Collin College dual credit student, Hudson Harris, may take an art class at the Wylie Campus, but he plans to train to become a firefighter and a paramedic first. “There is no better feeling than to be on the fire truck, with the lights and siren going, on the way to help somebody,” Harris said. “Ever since I was a little kid, I thought firefighting was the coolest thing ever. When we lived in Florida every one of my birthday parties was at the fire station, but I was 16 years old when I made the decision to become a firefighter. I was in the Wylie Fire Rescue Explorer program. We had the opportunity to do ride outs, and that’s when I made my decision.” In the fall, Harris will be taking classes at the college’s Public Safety Training Center, but before he starts, he will visit the Wylie Campus for advising. He plans to take math, government, fine arts, and other classes at the Wylie Campus to complete his associate degree and ultimately transfer to a university to earn a bachelor’s degree in emergency management. “If I walk outside of my house and turn right, in four minutes I can see the Wylie Campus,” Harris said. “I pass it on the way to high school, and it has been cool to see it change from the time they broke ground to now.” Once the campus is open, Harris plans to leave his car in the driveway, grab his backpack, and listen to music while he enjoys nature as he travels on foot via the walkA Wylie Chamber of Commerce Publication

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By Donnita Fisher

NETWORKING FOR GOOD Lon Ricker says volunteering is the best way to build business

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etworking is a lifestyle for Lon Ricker. Not the onthe-web or take-my-business-card styles of networking, but the making-connections-to-createopportunities-and-lasting-friendships kind. “For years, I’ve been sharing with friends – and anyone that would listen – that the time to network is not when you need a job, a girlfriend or someone to fix your car,” said Lon, owner of Ricker Dynamics, a “fund development” consulting business. “You should be networking all the time.” More than going to lunches and group gatherings trying to build your business, Lon’s brand of networking includes doing something for the greater good. “Spend at least 10% of your networking time volunteering at some place that sparks your passion,” he advises. “The connections you make will be with people that have similar passions, which will open doors and friendships well into the future.” During the recent COVID-19 self-quarantine time, social media and the news were full of stories of people helping each other through the time of isolation. “If this pandemic caused you to start caring about your neighbors, please continue doing it, even when you don’t have to,” Lon advocates.

One such initiative that Lon has been spearheading is Team Up to Fight Hunger. In an effort to supplement their often-empty shelves, local food pantries are providing vouchers to clients that are redeemable at local area restaurants for a hot, hearty meal for their family. Via fundraising efforts, Team Up reimburses the restaurants for a portion of the meals as a way of not only giving food and love to families in need, but also to supplement the restaurant’s business. “It’s been a real blessing to see the collaboration of nonprofits and restaurants, not to mention the financial support from the community.” Most people would agree that Lon is a success story. Born and raised in Michigan, he attended a one-room schoolhouse until sixth grade. (“Just like ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ” he explains.) After high school the self-described nerd earned degrees in electronic and computer engineering technology from Lake Superior State University in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. His first job out of school was with Bell Laboratories, and he spent 20 years in the telecom industry “primarily working for start-up companies,” he said. But success doesn’t always mean passion. “I dropped out of the corporate world – three times – and traveled,” Lon recalls.

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for donations and taking care of the people who give. “Raising money is a necessary evil that they often don’t like,” Lon said. “Often they don’t even know how to do it. I have to gain their trust so they will let me help them engage and cultivate their donors.” Communicating with donors is important all the time – not just when donations are needed, Lon advises. He urges nonprofits to tell their donors about the impact their donations have. “Tell them the successes – and struggles – you are having. Treat them like friends and keep them informed of what is going on,” he said. “I tell people they should communicate and thank their donors

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After the third time, and while traveling in his RV, when he’d come back to Texas, he started volunteering at a mobile soup kitchen in Dallas. “Then God led me to run a big event where we put 500 homeless men and women up at the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel, and then later the Omni Dallas Hotel for Christmas,” Lon reminisces. “I ended up running the event for five years and became the director of development.” During his time with the nonprofit, the group’s annual revenue grew from $300,000 to $1.3 million. “We went from feeding the homeless to feeding and sheltering the homeless with nine group/transitional homes. We also started a thrift store to generate revenue. I like ‘friendraising,’ so asking for money is easy,” he said. Now with Ricker Dynamics, Lon uses what he’s learned to help other nonprofits and businesses. “I’m only doing this article if it can help others,” Lon said. “Perhaps someone learns that it’s OK to chase their passion, or that you can really be happy being broke. I’m happiest when I’m serving others. Like, helping nonprofit leaders raise money so they can serve more clients; that makes me happy. “It’s like taking ‘do unto others’ to another extreme.” Lon often starts off meetings and conversations by asking the groups he’s working with what he can do to help them. “Even if it’s just helping put up flags in Old City Park before Memorial Day, I get so blessed by the opportunity and the people I get to work with,” he said. Locally Ricker Dynamics works with Wylie ER, a freestanding emergency room, handling marketing and community engagement. Some of the local nonprofits he has or currently works with include In-Sync Exotics, 5 Loaves Food Pantry, The Coventry Reserve, Wylie Acting Group and the Murphy Veterans Tribute Project. “One of my main nonprofit clients right now is In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center here in Wylie. They rescue exotic big cats and take care of them for the rest of their lives. An example of how I get blessed is that I’ve gone on a couple of rescues where we have transported cats from failing facilities. How many people get the opportunity to transport five tigers across country!?” Lon has also brainstormed fundraising ideas with the Murphy Veterans Tribute Project. “I spend quite a bit of time working pro bono for smaller agencies that can’t really afford to hire a consultant,” Lon said. “If I can help them build their donor base, then I’m blessed by that.” The message Lon gives nonprofit leaders is to “love on their donors just like they love on their clients.” Some are really good at taking care of the people (or animals) who use their services but not great at asking

Lon volunteers during the Wylie Championship Rodeo.

at least four times between their last gift and the next time you ask.” He also admits that he’s not afraid to come up “with crazy ideas” to help nonprofits stand out. He said it takes creative – “crazy and often wild” – ideas to stand out from other nonprofits or businesses. “If I scare them, then perhaps we aren’t a good match to work together.” Some of his ideas might include charging volunteers to volunteer (it works, if done right, he says) making silly (some might say fun, others “unconventional”) videos, hosting galas in locations where no one has ever had a gala before. “People will buy tickets, just to see how you pull it off,” Lon says. “It’s good to get people talking about you, so when you have a need, they already know who you are.” Many nonprofit leaders are uncomfortable asking for money, but Lon works with a group that teaches fundraising from a biblical perspective. “Not only is it OK to ask for money, but the Bible instructs us to be cheerful givers. If I don’t tell you about an opportunity to help someone, then I’m doing you a disservice,” Lon said. “It’s kind of like this article – I didn’t want to do it, because I didn’t want to talk about myself, but if maybe someone reads it and thinks ‘I can go help others,’ well then maybe it was worth it.” After all, “The best way to be blessed is to be a blessing.” • www.wyliechamber.org • 11

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Resource Guide 2020 Board of Directors John McClure McClure Partners (972) 663-3722 jmcclure@mcclureusa.com

Dr. Mary McRae Collin College (972) 881-5710 mmcrae@collin.edu

Gino Mulliqi Napoli’s Italian Restaurant (972) 442-4653 gmulliqi@gmail.com

Carmen Powlen City of Wylie (972) 516-6387 carmen.powlen@wylietexas.gov

Dr. Beth Anderson Wylie Eye Center (972) 429-9090 wylieeyecenter@gmail.com

Kylie Reising Wylie Insurance Agency (972) 442-3505 kylie@wylieinsurance.com

Jan Arrant Methodist Richardson Medical Center (469) 204-2019 janarrant@mhd.com

Greg Scott Great Scott Sites (214) 437-0639 greg@greatscottsites.com

Catherine Ginn Lawyers Title (972) 442-3541 catherine.ginn@lticao.com

Kevin Stewart Wylie Baseball & Softball Association (972) 897-0016 spartanstew@gmail.com

Ian Halperin Wylie Independent School District (972) 429-3019 ian.halperin@wylieisd.net

Allen Stroud First Baptist Church of Wylie (972) 442-2261 allen@fbw.church

Steve Mayes Red Head Barrels (469) 969-0449 www.redheadbarrels.com

Chris Gaston Credit Union of Texas (972) 263-9497 CGASTON@cutx.org

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Tina Stelnicki, IOM Vice President, Operations tina@wyliechamber.org

Kim Vacante Advertising Sales Representative adsales@wyliechamber.org

Welcome to the Wylie Chamber of Commerce and our 2020 Business Resource Guide! The Wylie Chamber started in 1977, and for over 40 years our mission has been to connect business to the community and grow together. We do this through publications like the Connection magazine and this Annual Business Resource Guide. The Chamber has produced a great two-night event, the Wylie Championship Rodeo, in September for the last 25 years. Held in the F. Ovid Birmingham Ag Arena, the rodeo brings in over 2,000 people each night from Wylie and beyond to watch the rodeo action and play in the Kiddie Corral. Our members are right there with us, as volunteers and sponsors, working together to create a family-friendly community event. In addition to publications and events, the Chamber hosts weekly and monthly programs for the membership designed to educate and connect them to other businesses and organizations in Wylie. Inside these pages, you will find the members of the Chamber who live here or work here every day to impact their business and benefit the town. If you have need of their services, please reach out to them and help local business not just survive but thrive. And tell them “the Chamber sent you!” Mike Agnew, Wylie Chamber President

The Wylie Chamber of Commerce is the central component linking the business community, Wylie Independent School District, City of Wylie and its residents. VISION STATEMENT: Connecting business and community. MISSION STATEMENT: To promote and support Wylie Chamber Members while contributing to the growth and quality of life in our community.

307 N. Ballard Ave., Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2804 info@wyliechamber.org

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Special Section Wylie Chamber of Commerce Platinum Partners

Inwood National Bank

American National Bank

www.inwoodbank.com

anbtx.com

City of Wylie

www.methodisthealthsystem.org/ methodist-richardson-medical-center/

Wylie Economic Development Corporation

Wylie Independent School District

WylieTexas.gov

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

www.wylieedc.com

www.wylieisd.net

Garnet Hill Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing

Morningstar Storage www.morningstarstorage.com

www.garnethillrehab.com

Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Plano www.sampack.com

McClure Partners

Collin College

mcclureusa.com

www.collin.edu

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE

New Member Ribbon Cuttings

TOP 10 B E N E F I T S

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

Referrals to Potential Customers

Yearly Business Directory Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings Countless Networking Opportunities Weekly Chamber Newsletter

Wreaths on the Runway

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Year Round Educational Opportunities Free Job Listings Member to Member Discounts Local & State Advocacy Social Media Exposure

Wylie Championship Rodeo

For More Information On Joining Contact the Chamber at 972-442-2804

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Special Section ACCOUNTING/ TAX SERVICES Fitzpatrick Accounting Service John Fitzpatrick 111 W. Oak St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2263 www.Johnfitztax.com Fulfer and Associates, Inc. Deonna Osborn 331 N. Fifth St., Ste. 100 Garland, TX 75040 (972) 272-8567 www.fulferandassociates.com Gold Roots Accounting Renate Schulmeistrat 700 Linden Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 836-8272 www.goldrootsaccounting.com Walton CPA PC Twilla Walton 801 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 155 Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 200-7335 www.waltoncpa.com

APARTMENTS Bachon Townhomes, LP Alice Wise 505 Fleming Ct. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 461-9933 www.sdcus.com Firewheel Town Village Susie Whitehurst 5151 N. Pres. George Bush Hwy. Garland, TX 75040 (214) 392-6536 www.firewheeltownvillage.com Olympus Woodbridge Mandy Tucker 7700 Cody Ln. Sachse, TX 75048 (469) 888-4137 www.olympuswoodbridge.com Parc at Wylie Apartments Jerri Dunham 1315 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 786-0107 www.parcatwylie.com

The Mansions of Wylie Active Adult Laura Beth Teel 300 McCreary Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 440-9120 www.MansionsWylie.com Villas at Wylie Kelly Penney 600 Woodbridge Pkwy. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6665 www.villasatwylie.com

APPLIANCES Mr Appliance of Wylie Jason Roth 7214 Hwy. 78, Ste. 15 Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 836-0550 www.mrappliance.com/wylie

ART ACTIVITIES Painting with a Twist Christine Pilling 330 N. 6th St., #F Garland, TX (972) 468-9370 www.paintingwithatwist.com/ studio/garland

ARTISTS Concept Ore, LLC Onyebuchi Nwaeze-ezeagabu 2610 W. FM 544, Ste. 201 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 370-4915 www.facebook.com/ conceptoreUSA/ Creative Arts Guild of Wylie Lily Courtney 403B S. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 209-1907 www.cagwylie.com

or Call: 1-888-441-7316 or 972-581-9343 or Solar2sk.com

Our company provides a ton of Incentives, including a $500 Referral!

Pergola or Roof for the same price!

ASSISTED LIVING Anchor of Hope Hospice Joanna Razowski 7708 San Jacinto Place, Unit 100 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 490-4387 www.anchorofhopehospice.com

Seventy 8 & Westgate

Ariel Pointe Senior Living Jenni Knutson 3801 Miles Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (469) 527-2223 www.arielpointesl.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE VII

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Contact Us! Email: advisor@solar2sk.com or Text/SMS: 972-332-1002

Creative Arts Guild of Wylie Lily Courtney 403B S. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 209-1907 www.cagwylie.com

Rustic Oaks Apartments Diana Barbosa 401 Fleming Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2221 www.rustic-oaks.com Misty Miller 960 S. Westgate Way Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 891-9181 seventy8westgate.com

The Best Investment you can make! Internal Rate of Return (IRR): 66% Net Present Value (NPV): $61,915.35 Only $3,800 Net Investment Cost

Garnet Hill Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Sherry Higgins 1420 McCreary Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6776 www.garnethillrehab.com

Joyful Assisted Living Home Stacy Yonas 2931 Glendale Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 901-1768 www.joyfulassistedlivinghome.com

New Haven Assisted Living & Memory Care Loran Perry 800 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 925-0654 www.newhavenassistedliving.com

Oxford Glen Memory Care at Sachse

Kimberly Twomey 4546 Bunker Hill Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (469) 814-9162 www.oxfordatsachse.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXI

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE COMPUTER SECURITY

CONSULTING

Secured by THEM David Mandala 127 Sherwood Dr. Murphy, TX 75094 (469) 298-8436 www.them.com

Elm Creek Environmental Daniel Gardner 611 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 132 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 914-8296 www.elmcreekenv.com

EXCEPTIONAL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS Over 40 Years Experience Over 200 Projects

Solar3k LLC

CONCRETE

Shahthureen Khan 310 Lakefront Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 332-1002 solar3k.com

Cooper Concrete Tom Cooper P.O. Box 461118 Garland, TX 75046 (972) 276-1167 www.cooperconcrete.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE IV

Teqnavi Teddy Kinzer 5250 Hwy. 78, Ste. 750-222 Sachse, TX 75048 (925) 413-8102 www.teqnavi.com

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES Eubanks Sand, Gravel & Construction

Kenneth Zachary 5390 Pleasant Valley Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 442-6231 www.eubankssandandgravel.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVIII

Pegasus Home Improvements Przemek Szczot Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 674-0069 www.pegasushomeimprovements.net

CONTRACTORS Evander’s Construction LLC Evan Curley 1786 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. B Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 686-2953 evandersconstruction.com Talent Construction Brian Warrick 14371 CR 545 Nevada, TX 75173 (972) 632-8922 www.talentconstruction.net

Talent Construction Brian Warrick 14371 CR 545 Nevada , TX 75173 (972) 632-8922 www.talentconstruction.net

COUNSELING Beacon Counseling Bryan Young 205 S. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 757-4525

McClure Partners (972) 661-0205 105 N. Jackson Street Wylie, TX 75098

mcclureusa.com

Counseling Center of North Texas Vanessa Gill 303 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 342-3468 www.counselingcenterofnorthtexas.com

CREDIT UNION CREDIT UNION OF TEXAS Chris Gaston 2580 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 713-8253 www.cutx.org

Lagniappe Counseling & Community Services, PLLC Rachel Nunez 7214 Hwy. 78, Ste. 18 Sachse, TX 75048 (214) 578-1545 Lagniappeccs.com

Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am - 6:30pm Saturday 9am - 2pm 2300 W FM 544, Suite 130 Wylie, TX 75098 Inside Wylie Medical Plaza

972-442-5333 Fax: 972-442-5356

www.qualitycarewylie.com

Sales, Service, Maintenance, and Installation of HVAC Equipment Licensed & Insured 100% Financing Available Family Owned & Operated

M

ontgomery HVAC

Service Company

972-442-5171

TM

License # TACL B012530E

www.MontgomerySVC.com

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

• Commercial Development • General Contractor • Tenant Representation • Expert Consulting DAYCARES/ PRESCHOOLS Kids Unlimited Early Care & Education Kim and Larry Gray 620 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4407 www.kidsunlimitedwylie.com Liberty Private School Christy Peterson 1435 E. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0323 www.libertyprivateschool.com

Premier Learning Center of Wylie Melissa Ingram 640 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6186 www.premierlearningcenter.co SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XX

Primrose School of Breckinridge Park Heather Lyday 4301 E. Renner Rd. Richardson, TX 75082 (972) 671-5437 www.primroseschools.com

Primrose School of Wylie

Deepak Madhav 1615 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 318-2335 www.primrosewylie.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVIII

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTISTS Berry Family Dentistry Darlene Berry 901 W. FM 544, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0078 www.berryfamilydentistry.com Cantrell Family Dentistry Drs. Jon and Sarah Cantrell 456 Country Club Rd., Ste. 104 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-9139 www.cantrellfamilydentistry.com Dr. Brian Dunagan, DDS Brian Dunagan 303 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2292

Fesler Orthodontics

Michael Fesler 160 E. FM 544, Ste. 98 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 424-2221 www.feslerortho.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE IX

InSmile Dental Behram Shah 330 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 908-9830 www.insmiledentist.com Los Rios Dental Henry Liao, DDS 4013 14th St., Ste. 413 Plano, TX 75074 (972) 665-1888 www.losriosdental.com www.wyliechamber.org • IX

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE Hwy. 78 Auto Kevin Wallace 3302 Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2269 www.hwy78auto.com Janecek Performance & Equipment Jessica Black 750 Paul Wilson Rd. Wylie, TX 75098-4648 (972) 442-6904 www.jpetrucks.com Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting Helmuth Mayer 12 Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 799-7644 www.maaco.com/locations/tx/ wylie-12850/

972-442-SOLD (7653)

www.KathySpillyardsTeam.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

ATTORNEYS Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett Richard Abernathy P.O. Box 1210 McKinney, TX 75070 (214) 544-4000 www.abernathy-law.com

Edmondson Law, PLLC Tyler Edmondson 303 S. Jackson, Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-8326 www.wylietxlaw.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXII

104 N Murphy Rd., Ste. #212 • Murphy, TX 75094

AUTO BODY Caliber Collision Valentin Trejo 451 S. Westgate Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7700 www.calibercollision.com Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting Helmuth Mayer 12 Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 799-7644 www.maaco.com/locations/tx/ wylie-12850/

Linebarger, Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP Ed Lopez 2777 N. Stemmons Frwy., Ste. 1000 Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 880-0089 www.lgbs.com

Straightline Paintless Dent Repair Richard Mancini, Jr. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 708-8457 www.straightlinepdr.com

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott Erin Minett Hutto 1919 S. Shiloh Rd., Ste. 310, LB40 Garland, TX 75042 (972) 278-8282 www.pbfcm.com

Whistle Clean Car Care LLC Ryon Hilton Murphy, TX 75094 (214) 966-9046 whistlecleanautodetailing.com

The Law Office of Deborah L. Matern, PC Deborah Matern 405 S. Birmingham Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5700 www.WylieAttorney.com

Gearhead Auto Repair and Transmission Robert Freeman 1050 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. B Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 929-6019 www.gearheadautorepair.net

Golden Rule Auto Care - Wylie Chris Cloutier 709 N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6556 www.goldenruleautocare.com

Rich’s Performance Mufflers Lia & Rich Rigsby 603 Commerce, Ste. 203 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 461-0776 www.richs-performancemufflers.com Wylie Kwik Kar Trey Ellis 901 S. Westgate Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 461-2911 www.wyliekwikkar.com Wylie Tire Shop, LLC Dan Stufft 207 N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0500 www.wylietire.com

AUTO SALES

Meineke Car Care Center of Wylie Alex Slayton 3461 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2800 www.meinekewylie.com

Collins Bros. Jeep Kimberly Collins 3101 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6189 www.collinsbrosjeep.com

NAPA Auto Parts Chris Tilton 1303 Century Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6272 www.napaonline.com

Destination Motorcars Lori Zon 2806 Capital St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3500 www.destinationmotorcars.com

Parker Road Automotive Mike Pace 709 Parker Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 442-0809 parkerrdautomotive.com

Sam Pack Auto Group Bill Peace 8900 Pres. George Bush Hwy. Dallas, TX 75252-6891 (972) 854-2161 www.sampack.com

AUTO DETAILING

AUTO PARTS/ REPAIR Caliber Collision Valentin Trejo 451 S. Westgate Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7700 www.calibercollision.com www.wyliechamber.org • V

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Special Section AUTO TOWING Wylie Auto Towing Joe Bellows 1352 W. FM 6 Nevada, TX 75173 (972) 442-9940 www.wylieautotowing.com

AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS, PRODUCTS & SERVICE Dent Mechanic Group David Gorena 2540 E. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 126 Plano, TX 75074 (972) 379-2348 dentmechanicgroup.com

AWARDS & ENGRAVING Awards, Gifts and Engraving Kevin Johnson 800 Summer Place Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 467-2959 www.wylieawards.com Browning Trophies and Awards Eric Browning 123 N. First St. Garland, TX 75040 (972) 276-5479 www.browningtrophies.com Cactus Awards Carl Johanson 403-C S. Birmingham Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0088 www.cactusawards.com Red Head Barrels Steve Mayes 114-A Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0449 www.redheadbarrels.com

BAKERY Cajun Donuts Brian Ibert 1796 Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-2299 www.loc8nearme.com/texas/ wylie/cajun-donuts/3564911/ Confection Perfection By Melissa Melissa Stone 1903 Fair Park Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 333-5189 www.ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes Jaleah Colon 313 E. FM 544, Ste. 102 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 881-2303 www.Nothingbundtcakes.com Say it with Sugar Cake Shop Monica Whitaker 106 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3613 www.sayitwithsugar.com

BEAUTY SPECIALTY SERVICES Deka Lash Murphy Supreeth Hari 226 E. FM 544, Ste. 104 Murphy, TX (860) 292-0808 www.dekalash.com

BRIDAL & TUXEDO The Bridal Shoppe Wylie Janet Smith 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-9494 www.wyliebridal.com

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

CALIBRATION/REPAIR Certified Test Equipment, Inc. John Collinsworth 708 Cooper Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3722 www.certifiedtestequipment.com

Ricker Dynamics Lon Ricker P.O. Box 1141 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 498-7340 www.RickerDynamics.com

BANKS American National Bank of Texas Anita Collins 301 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6565 www.anbtx.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE V

BB&T now Truist Aaron Jameson 2720 Beltline Rd. Garland, TX 75044 (469) 440-0679 www.bbt.com/atworkwellness Independent Bank Marcey Bench 1009 S. Hwy. 78 Lavon, TX 75166 (972) 843-2650 www.ibtx.com

Inwood National Bank, Wylie Marvin Fuller 200 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 351-7951 www.inwoodbank.com

Bloomfield Homes...it’s in the

DETAILS ALL INCLUDED

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XX

• Covered Front and Back Patios (per plan) • Three Coach Lights on every home • Semi-Frameless Shower Enclosure • Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms and living rooms • Gas Cooking • Post Tension Foundations • Granite Countertops

LegacyTexas Bank Chad Sands 3490 FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 467-1070 www.viewpointbank.com

• Oversized 5” Baseboards

RBFCU Jesse Sanchez 5345 Towne Square Dr., Ste. 170 Plano, TX 75024 (469) 500-5363 www.rbfcu.org

• Elongated Toilets

Woodforest National Bank Dawn Gandy 2050 N Hwy 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-6563 www.woodforest.com

• Retractable kitchen faucet • Garden Soaker Tub • Framed Vanity Mirrors • Stainless Steel Appliances • Rounded Corners and Archways • Energy Efficiency Package • Multi-zone Programmable Sprinkler System with Rain Sensor

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE CAR WASH Water Works Express Car Wash Mike Young 2010 N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5588 WaterWorksAutoSpa.com

CATERING Pink Company, The Larry Pink 1018 Joe’s Dr. Duncanville, TX 75116 (972) 342-3326 friedbypink.com

CELLULAR PHONES/ PAGERS

AT&T (Spring Mobile) Caleb Wilson 1125 W. FM 544, Ste. 400 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 833-4008 springmobile.com

CEMENT, SAND, GRAVEL & STONE

Eubanks Sand, Gravel & Construction

Kenneth Zachary 5390 Pleasant Valley Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 442-6231 www.eubankssandandgravel.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVIII

CEMETERY Lake View Cemetery June Nance P.O. Box 100 Lavon, TX 75166 (972) 853-0808 www.lakeview-lavon.com

WYLIE’S NEWEST LUXURY COMMUNITY

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

STUDIO, 1, 2, & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT HOMES

Sachse Chamber of Commerce 7214 Hwy. 78, #16 Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 496-1212 www.sachsechamber.com

NOW LEASING

Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Tina Stelnicki, IOM 307 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2804 www.wyliechamber.org

CHILD CARE/ DAY CARE Liberty Private School Christy Peterson 1435 E. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0323 www.libertyprivateschool.com Pinnacle Montessori At Inspiration Ruwaidha Liwaza 2931 Parker Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 455-8230 www.pinnaclemontessori.com/ inspiration-stpaul/

PRICES RANGING FROM $950-$1900 214-891-9181 Seventy8Westgate.com Primrose School of Wylie Deepak Madhav 1615 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 318-2335 www.primrosewylie.com

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

CHIMNEY CLEANING The Chimney Sweep Choya Tapp 2250 Sachse Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 363-8751 www.thechimneysweep.com

CHIROPRACTORS Southwestern Chiropractic and Wellness Center Shad Reif 114 S. Jackson, Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-8228 www.southwesternchiropractic.com

CHURCHES Biker Church Wylie Texas Annie Young 303 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 103 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 283-0620 www.bikerchurchwylietexas.com

Pharmacy

BridgePoint Church Nova Pittman P.O. Box 789 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 631-5053 www.bridgepoint.tv

We Treat Customers Like Family Custom Compounding

Connection Point Church Joel Halpin P.O. Box 1086 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 302-9569 www.connectionpoint.church

- Hormone Replacement Therapy - Erectile Dysfunction - Dermatology - Pain Management - Hair Loss - Veterinary

Complex Specialty Therapies - Fertility - Hemophilia - Dermatology - Immunology

Routine Maintenance Prescriptions Vitamins & Whole Food Supplements

4 Regency Drive Wylie, TX 75098

972-535-2020

sandsrx.com

First Baptist Church of Wylie Kris Segrest 100 N. First St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2261 www.fbw.church

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XIX

First Christian Church of Wylie Don Hawkins 701 E. Stone Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5721 www.fccwylie.org Gateway Community Church Blake Switzer 2201 Country Club Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0400 www.gatewayonline.org New Hope Christian Church Keith Spurgin 1100 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0868 www.newhopechristian.org Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Deniece Mason 3015 Pleasant Valley Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 412-9003 www.pleasantvalleyumc.org St. Anthony Catholic Church Tony Densmore 404 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2765 www.saint-anthony.com Trinity Friendship Baptist Church Raymond Perry 840 E. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3414 www.trinityfriendship.org www.wyliechamber.org • VII

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Special Section Unity Spiritual Center Kim Andrews 5502 Ben Davis Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (443) 799-0263 unitysachse.org

Home Girl Lisa Coburn 110 Oak St. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 425-7366 www.shophomegirl.com

Veritas Community Lutheran Church & Academy Mark Hotopp 109 S. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 661-8002 www.veritasacademics.org

JOLT Printing & Embroidery Gary Garcia 104 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 723-9439 www.joltprinting.com

Waterbrook Bible Fellowship

Jeff Denton 507 Thomas Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-7815 www.waterbrook.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXII

Wylie United Methodist Church Dean Libby 1401 Country Club Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5835 www.wylieumc.org

CLEANING SERVICES Maid to Go USA Norma Calvache 2771 W. FM 544, Ste. 101 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 422-1957 maidtogousa.com

Prestige Janitorial Services

Kevin Wyrick 620 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. 615 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 372-9071 www.prestigejanitorial.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXII

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES Bargain Depot Andrea Dugan 2771 W. FM 544 Rd., Ste. 104 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 661-9150 www.bargaindepottx.com

Juzt Jazz Boutique Marisol Gutierrez Online Boutique, TX (210) 771-6274 juztjazboutique.com

Dallas Tech Doctor Dallas Jones 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 102 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 855-8776 www.dallastechdoctor.com

Dataline Com Rodney Lewis 108 S. Jackson Ave., Ste. 201 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 230-3282 www.datalinecom.net

Hiney Saver Technical Support David Hiney Denton, TX 76205 (469) 333-0348 www.hineysaver.com

Wylie Printing & Office Supply

Donna Larson 300 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2111 www.wylieprinting.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XI

M-37741

Stella’s Shabby Boutique Paige Sills Online Boutique Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 679-3456 www.stellasshabbyboutique.com The Bridal Shoppe Wylie Janet Smith 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-9494 www.wyliebridal.com Trendz N Traditions Donna Wesson 122 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0066 www.facebook.com/trendzntraditions/

COFFEE SHOPS Cajun Donuts Brian Ibert 1796 Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-2299 www.loc8nearme.com/texas/ wylie/cajun-donuts/3564911/ Conversations Coffee Bar Chris Funk 304 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 863-7387 www.conversationscoffeebar.com

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

Darling Charli’s Children’s Boutique Holly Shield - Martinez Inside Trendz N Traditions 122 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (817) 727-0308 www.facebook.com/DarlingCharlis-Childrens-Boutique207066836033841/

Miller Services, Inc. Stayci Runnels 2076 Troy Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5484 www.millerservicesinc.com

Dear Sorella Boutique Kim Vacante 113 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 905-5195 www.dearsorellaboutique.com

Dallas Pro IT Warren Lewis 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 108 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 372-9121 www.dallasproit.com

COMPUTER & NETWORKING SERVICES

Commercial & Residential ★ Gas Line Repairs/Replacement ★ Misc. Plumbing Repairs ★ Camera Lines ★ Leak Location ★ Sewer Lines ★ Slab Leaks ★ Drains

972-429-2223

www.HoleInOnePlumbing.com

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Special Section WYLIE CAMPUS

OPENING FALL 2020

Willaby Electric Jeff Willaby P.O. Box 1011 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7117 www.willabyelectric.com

ELECTRICITY BROKER FRD Energy Services, LLC Frank Dirnbauer Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 616-9704 www.frdenergyservices.com Inertia Resources Inc. Ian Dees 1919 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 (817) 298-2896 www.inertiaresourcesinc.com

ENGINEERING

FIND YOUR FUTURE www.collin.edu/campuses/wylie Maxwell Creek Family Dentistry

Lonnie Guardiola 505 Woodbridge Pkwy., Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3028 www.maxwellcreekdds.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVI

North Texas Oral & Facial Surgery Ajay Ganti 2300 FM 544, Ste. 240 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 596-7722 www.northtxofs.com Trusted Dental Care Fesehatsion Gebrehiwot 560 Country Club Rd., Ste. 106 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 702-0446 www.TrustedDentalCare.com Willow Family Dentistry Esther Jeong 1125 W. FM 544, Ste. 700 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 881-0715 www.willowfamilydds.com Wylie Dental Associates 611 W. Brown St., Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2515 www.wyliedental.com Wylie Dentistry Co. Femi Fadahunsi 2810 FM 544, #100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 478-0540 www.wyliedentistry.com

Wylie Family Dentistry

Roger Morton 304 S. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5599 www.wyliefamilydentistry.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVII

Wylie Orthodontic Specialist Dr. Lewis & Dr. Thieberg 600 Cooper St., Ste. 160 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-9363 www.wylieortho.com Wylie Village Dentistry Dr. Vinay Kumar 115 S. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 575-8885 www.wylievillagedentistry.com

DEVELOPERS Herzog Development Corporation Daryl Herzog 800 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 130 Richardson, TX 75081 (214) 348-1300 Inspiration - A Huffines Signature Community Chellie Meziere 1715 Inspiration Blvd. St. Paul, TX 75098 (469) 522-2120 www.InspirationTexas.com

McClure Partners

Mac McClure 105 N. Jackson Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 663-3738 www.mcclureusa.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE IX

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION Dataline Com Rodney Lewis 108 S. Jackson Ave., Ste. 201 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 230-3282 www.datalinecom.net

DISTRIBUTORS E-Distribution Brad Emerson 9 Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 398-2360 www.e-dist.com

EDUCATION Collin College

Jennifer Clay 391 Country Club Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 758-3800 www.collin.edu SEE OUR AD ON PAGE X

Grand Canyon University Juan Perez 8255 Ranchview Dr., Ste. 1107 Irving, TX 75063 (956) 639-8089 www.gcu.edu/udc/juan.perez

Veritas Community Lutheran Church & Academy Mark Hotopp 109 S. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 661-8002 www.veritasacademics.org Wylie Independent School District David Vinson P.O. Box 490 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3000 www.wylieisd.net Wylie Preparatory Academy Kristi Shaw 4110 Skyview Ct. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1388 www.wylieprep.com

Engineering Concepts & Design David Chesson 201 Windco Cir., Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-8400 www.ecdlp.com Helmberger Associates, Inc. Steve Helmberger 1525 Bozman Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7459 RLK Engineering Ronny Klingbeil 111 W. Main Allen, TX 75013 (972) 359-1733 www.rlkengineering.com

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Allen Americans Hockey Club Robert Fatta 200 E. Stacy Rd., Ste. 1350 Allen, TX 75002 (972) 912-1024 www.allenamericans.com Collin Park Marina, Inc. Joe Castro 2200 Saint Paul Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3567 www.collinpark.com Creative Arts Guild of Wylie Lily Courtney 403B S. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 209-1907 www.cagwylie.com Dallas Summer Musicals Amber Sloan 909 First Ave. Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 413-3924 www.dallassummermusicals.org Garland Summer Musicals Patty Granville 300 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040 (972) 205-2790 www.garlandsummermusicals.org

PARKER ROAD VETERINARY HOSPITAL Small Animals & Horses

ELECTRICIANS B.H. Electric Master Lic. 357004 Suhail Iqani Soghadi Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 336-3190 www.bhelectrictx.com Rockwall Electric Inc. Royce Pollard 101 E. Fate Main Place Rockwall, TX 75087 (972) 771-5390 www.rockwallelectric.com/ electrician-wylie-tx

35 Years of Dedicated & Caring Service to Wylie and the Surrounding Area

Dr. Kerin

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE Landon Winery Bob Landon 103 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0155 www.landonwinery.com Painting with a Twist Christine Pilling 330 N. 6th St., #F Garland, TX (972) 468-9370 www.paintingwithatwist.com/ studio/garland Plano Super Bowl Erin Degray 2521 Ave. K Plano, TX 75074 (972) 881-0242 www.planosuperbowl.com

EVENT CENTER Bear Creek Ranch Celebrations Mel Foust 1045 Bear Creek Ranch Nevada, TX 75173 (469) 865-0151 bearcreekranchevents.com

EVENT/MEETING SPACE Landon Winery Bob Landon 103 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0155 www.landonwinery.com

Woodbridge Golf Club Sara Holsted 7400 Country Club Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-5100 www.wbgolfclub.com

Studio Lotus Melissa Mancini 131 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 609-7370 www.studiolotusphotography.com

Wylie Acting Group Melissa Irvin 205 Industrial Ct., Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 298-8061 www.wylieactinggroup.org

Woodbridge Golf Club Sara Holsted 7400 Country Club Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-5100 www.wbgolfclub.com

EQUIPMENT RENTAL Rental One Shawn Zwieryznski 1211 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 326-0500 www.rentalonestore.com

FARM & RANCH B. Scholz Farm Ben Scholz 301 Boyd Ct. Lavon, TX 75166 (214) 534-9176

Family Owned & Operated in Wide Awake Wylie Since 1986

HARGRAVE CUSTOM FOUNDATION REPAIR • Steel Pipe Piers - Provide Trouble-Free Stability for the Lifetime of Your Home

• • • •

Lifetime Transferrable Warranty Drainage Correction Polyurethane Foam Injection Fully Insured & Bonded

FINANCIAL ADVISORS American General Financial & Insurance Jerry Allen Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0422

Edward Jones, Bryan Brokaw Financial Advisor

GLP & Associates, LLC 37000 Twelve Mile Rd., Ste. 101 Farmington HIlls, MI 48331 (248) 489-0101 www.glp403b.com

Jal Dennis Group / LPL Financial Trace Dennis 601 Commerce St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0603 www.jaldennis.com

Bryan Brokaw 119 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-4465 www.edwardjones.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XIV

Jal Dennis Group / LPL Financial

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXI

Kristi Denham 601 Commerce St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0603 www.jaldennis.com

Edward Jones, Josh Young Financial Advisor Josh Young 303 S. Hwy 78, Ste. 202 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4394 www.edwardjones.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XIV

Retirement Education Partners, Inc. Danny Bickerstaff 516 S. Wheeler St. Jasper, TX 75951 (214) 295-5447 RetirementEducationPartners.com

Edward Jones, Morgan Jennings Financial Advisor

Morgan Jennings 119 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-4465 edwardjones.com/ morgan-jennings SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXI

Fulfer and Associates, Inc. Deonna Osborn 331 N. Fifth St., Ste. 100 Garland, TX 75040 (972) 272-8567 www.fulferandassociates.com

Anytime Fitness 101 S. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 461-1600 www.anytimefitness.com/ clubs/wylietx

www.HargraveCustomFoundationRepair.com

Snap Fitness 24-7 Deanna Williams 560 Country Club, Ste. 102 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 978-5459 www.snapfitness.com/gyms/ wylie-tx-75089/8143 Wylie Karate Dennis Sukut 1234 Parker Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 293-8057 www.wyliekarate.com

FLOORING At Home Flooring Ramzi Abubaker 1001 Alanis Dr., Ste 130 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-9313 www.athomeflooringsolutions.com Cox’s Fine Floors Gary Cox 650 Country Club Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 461-0707 www.coxfinefloors.com PK Floors Plus Jeni Cox 2771 E. FM 544, Ste. 103 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 626-3230 www.pkfloors.com Wylie Carpet & Tile Center Wendy Prock 501-A N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7319 www.wyliecarpetandtile.com

FLOOD/FIRE RESTORATION Servpro of Rockwall/ Rowlett John Longacre 3101 Century Dr. Rowlett, TX 75088 (214) 607-1900 www.servprorockwallrowlett.com

FLORIST Wylie Flower & Gift Shop Pam Wells 129 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5837 www.wylieflowershop.com

Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wylie Printing & Office Supply

Your Full Service Printer & Business Service Center Press & Digital Printing • Binding Computer Workstations • Blueprints Copy Center • Signs and Banners Graphic Design • T-Shirts • Notary Computer Repair • UPS / FedEx

Public Fax: 972-442-1882

972-442-5000

Pure Barre Murphy Kelly Jensen 511 E. FM 544, Ste. 109 Murphy, TX 75094 (214) 991-0947 www.purebarre.com/location/ murphy-tx

FITNESS CENTERS/ PROGRAMS

972-442-2111

Call for a FREE Estimate

CrossFit Wylie Chris Coker 120 Security Ct. Wylie, TX 75098 (903) 513-5766 www.crossfitwylie.com

www.wylieprinting.com info@wylieprinting.com 300 S. Hwy 78, Ste. 100, Wylie

I can show you how to make your home equity work for you! • • • •

Pay off high interest credit cards Send your kids to college Buy a second home or vacation property Create monthly cashflow with an investment property • Update the house, add a pool or outdoor kitchen (or both!)

Louis Baca

Producing Branch Mgr., Loan Officer

(214) 395-7630

LBaca@GenevaFi.com 104 N. Murphy Rd., Ste. 215, Murphy, TX 75094

www.LouisBaca.com NMLS 196378, NMLS 42056, BK 0910215

This is not a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet LTV requirements for refinances, and final credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines, and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Geneva Financial LLC is not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA or the Federal Government. Geneva Financial LLC is approved to participate in FHA programs but the products and services performed by Geneva Financial LLC are not coming directly from HUD or FHA. Geneva Financial LLC NMLS #42056 is an Equal Opportunity Lender and Equal Housing Lender. 3155 S. Price Rd Chandler, AZ 85248. 1-888-889-0009. AZ BK #0910215 **These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency. Reverse mortgage borrowers are required to obtain an eligibility certificate by receiving counseling sessions with a HUD-approved agency. The youngest borrower must be at least 62 years old. Monthly reverse mortgage advances may affect eligibility for some other programs. This is not an offer to enter into an agreement. Not all customers will qualify. Information, rates and programs are subject to change without notice. All products are subject to credit and property approval. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. Taxes and insurance still apply.

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Special Section FOOD - WHOLESALE & RETAIL Carmie’s Kitchen, Inc. J R & Carmie Randack 210 Windco Cir. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1337 www.peppersprings.com Deanan Products Inc. Gourmet Popcorn Barbara Hodge 216 Windco Cir. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1500 www.deanan.com The Mad Mallow, LLC Madison (Maddie) Mayfield 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 204 Wylie, TX 75098 (505) 506-3225 themadmallow.com

FOUNDATION REPAIR Hargrave Custom Foundation Repair Dan Hargrave P.O. Box 2909 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5000 www.hargraveinc.com

GIFTS Carrie Elle Charles Lindsey (214) 600-9938 www.carrieelle.com Deanan Products Inc. Gourmet Popcorn Barbara Hodge 216 Windco Cir. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1500 www.deanan.com Red Head Barrels Steve Mayes 114-A Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0449 www.redheadbarrels.com Thirty-One Gifts Nicole Ostrom 1321 Greensboro Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 835-0051 www.mythirtyone.com/ NicoleOstrom Wylie Flower & Gift Shop Pam Wells 129 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5837 www.wylieflowershop.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XI

FUNERAL HOMES Allen Funeral Home, Located in Wylie Liz & Danny Allen 508 Masters Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2234 www.allenfuneral.com Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home Charles Smith 2925 5th St. Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 414-5050 www.eastgatefuneralhome. com/?page=sachse

GARAGE DOORS Wylie Garage Door & Opener Aaron Norman 219 Northridge Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2240 www.wyliegaragedoors.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR TRC Taylor Roofing & Construction Josh Taylor 2744 FM 1378, Ste. 1 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 667-0176 www.roofingnorthtexas.com

Call us today for trusted advice on all your real estate needs!

GOLF Woodbridge Golf Club Sara Holsted 7400 Country Club Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-5100 www.wbgolfclub.com

GOVERNMENT City of Wylie Chris Holsted 300 Country Club Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 516-6000 www.wylietexas.gov Noble, Candy Texas State Representative, District 89 Suzanne Bowers 206 N. Murphy Rd. Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 423-6542 North Texas Municipal Water District David Kelly 501 E. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 626-4388 www.ntmwd.com

Wylie Economic Development Corporation

Jason Greiner 250 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7901 www.wylieedc.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXIII

Jeanie Marten has over 20 years of Real Estate

experience and has negotiated hundreds of transactions. She is a long time resident of Sachse and knows the surrounding area intimately. Jeanie has been honored to be recognized as a Five Star Professional – featured in Texas Monthly for 7 years running. She has also been recognized as Best Real Estate Agent in Sachse by D Magazine, Best Realtor in Sachse multiple years by the Sachse News, and finally, as the Sachse Chamber of Commerce Chamber Champion in 2020, Business of the year in 2017, Person of the Year in 2015 and 2018, and Spirit of Sachse in 2009.

64o6 Highway 78, Suite 212 • Sachse, TX 75o48

972-414-o719

jeanie@MartenRE.com

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EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE GRAPHIC DESIGN Anne Hiney Design Anne Hiney Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 672-4133 www.annehiney.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXI

GROCERY STORES Target 3440 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 769-3943 www.target.com

Brenda Byboth

Susan Edmonds

brendabyboth@gmail.com

sedmonds2010@gmail.com

972-742-9o98

972-989-o43o

Wal-Mart 2050 N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3526

GUN SALES & SUPPLIES Wylie Gun Guy Keith Stephens 211 Rush Creek Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 964-9106 www.wyliegunguy.com

HAIR & NAIL SALONS Dear Sorella Salon Kim Vacante 113 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 905-5195

Angie McBride 972-841-o853

angie.mcbride14@gmail.com

Sue Lacy

956-433-9517 sue_lacy@hotmail.com

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color Ben Cooper 170 E. FM 544, Ste. 102 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 633-0548 www.fantasticsamsmurphy.com Full Spectrum Hair Salon Ruth Ononogbu 141 N. Murphy Rd. Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 509-1565 www.thefullspectrum.info Salon by the Park Beth Bell 107 West Oak St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 626-2002 www.salonbythepark.com Sport Clips Ken Kroviak 120 E. FM 544, Ste. 76 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 633-3747 www.haircutmenmurphytx.com

Gaven Edmonds

Erica Guzman

gaven@MartenRE.com

ericasellsdallas@gmail.com

Administrative Assistant

972-489-15oo

The Hair’em and Nail’em Pam Bradbury 2301 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 290 Plano, TX 75075 (972) 578-7656 www.hairemandnailem.com

The Mane Hair Salon Cynthia Thibodeaux 2610 W. FM 544, Ste. 111 Wylie, TX 75098 (713) 557-8436 www.themanehairsalon.com

HEALTH FOOD & WELLNESS All The Rave Nutrition Andrew Green 104 S. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 955-9176 alltherave.goherbalife.com Herbalife Independent Distributors, Doug and Kristin Gray 203 Security Ct. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 243-7390 www.teamgray.goherbalife.com Wylie Nutrition Janie Nardiello 501 W. Brown St., Ste. 100 Wylie , TX 75098 (972) 333-7887 www.facebook.com/ WylieNutritionClub/

HEALTH CARE SERVICES Anchor of Hope Hospice Joanna Razowski 7708 San Jacinto Place, Unit 100 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 490-4387 www.anchorofhopehospice.com Beyond the Behavior LLC Jessica Zuniga 611 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 123 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 921-5041 www.beyondthebehavior.com Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center, PLLC Ashley Gardner, M.D. 611 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 133 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 997-4459 pathwaypsychiatry.com Pain Relief Therapy Raeann Cain, LMT, MMP Murphy, TX 75094 (214) 392-2801 www.join.painrelief.coach Solis Mammography Bergitta Black 4430 Lavon Dr., Ste. 326 Garland, TX 75040 (972) 530-0100 www.solishealth.com Wylie Children’s Medical Clinic Teri Johnson 303 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 106 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 801-9689 www.healthntx.org/index.php/ locations/wylie-childrens-medical-clinic/ www.wyliechamber.org • XIII

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Special Section HEATING & AIR Action Heating & Air Conditioning Brenda Slayton 121 Touchstone Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4335 www.actionheatingair.com D’s Enterprise Air Condition & Heating Theresa Ory P.O. Box 278 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 897-7994 www.dsenterpriseairandheat.com Martin Heating and Air Steve Martin P.O. Box 702 Rockwall, TX 75087 (214) 403-8207 www.martinairandheat.com

Montgomery HVAC Service Co.

Betty Montgomery 215 Colonial Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5171 www.MontgomerySVC.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE IX

StevenSons Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Carla Crouse 5211 Gordon Smith Dr. Rowlett, TX 75088 (972) 475-3227 www.stevensonshvac.com

HOME BUILDERS Bloomfield Homes

Scott Silvis 1005 Sheldon Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 822-5539 www.bloomfieldhomes.net SEE OUR AD ON PAGE VI

Bloomfield Homes Lewis Ranch Patrice Hopkins 3402 Chadbourne Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 987-4444 www.bloomfieldhomes.com HistoryMaker Homes Susan Washington 1149 E. Collins Blvd. Wylie, TX 75098-4891 (972) 757-9212 www.historymakerhomes.com Windsor Homes David Hitchings 1703 Dove Landing Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 310-3443 www.windsorhomestx.com

HOME DECOR/ FURNISHINGS Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Collin County Kavanski Morrison 2060 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Ste 402 Plano, TX 75023 (214) 892-8226 www.planorestore.com

WE ARE YOUR FIN

Rick’s Home Store Kim & Rick DeFoe 102-A N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 575-8855 www.rickshomestore.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Depot Steve Reyna 951 Westgate Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-4892 www.homedepot.com

HOME THEATRE Dallas Tech Doctor Dallas Jones 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 102 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 855-8776 www.dallastechdoctor.com

HOSPITALS & MEDICAL CENTERS Baylor Scott & White Emergency Center - Wylie 2300 FM 544, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 366-3400 www.BSWHealth.com/ LakePointe

Derek Draper, Jal Dennis, Trace Dennis, Demond Dawkins Julia Thorman, Kristi Denham

Baylor Scott & White Imaging Center, Wylie Tori Owens 2300 FM 544, Ste. 110 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 535-1566 www.lakepointemedical.com Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe 6800 Scenic Dr. Rowlett, TX 75088 (972) 412-2273 www.BSWHealth.com/ LakePointe

Exceptional Emergency Center Victoria Smith 7545 Murphy Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (469) 202-8658 www.eer24.com

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial. A registered investment advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXI

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE Wylie Vision Care Craig Schacherer 303 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 203 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2020 www.wylievisioncaretx.com

PARTY RENTALS J & S Party Rental, Co Eloisa Martinez 4906 Dillehay Dr., Ste. 300 Allen , TX 75002 (214) 884-5713 www.jandspartyrental.com

PERSONAL ASSISTANT L&M Personal Assisting Sherry Searcy Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 922-9845 www.lmpersonalassistants.com

PEST CONTROL All Pest Solutions Wendell Daniel 2025 E. Stone Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1169 www.all-pest-solutions.com

PET SERVICES Double H Pet Sitting Hope Osborn Sachse, TX 75048 (469) 503-7144 www.doublehpetsitting.com

Pawmiere Mobile Pet Spa Megan Mertes Mobile Service (469) 636-8152 pawmieremobilepetspa.com PetSuites - Dallas Murphy JoAnn Dodson 415 E. FM 544 Murphy, TX 75094 (469) 409-1065 www.petsuitesofamerica. com/locations/texas/murphy/#intro Sadie’s Sitting Service LLC Mignon Morse Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 405-6465 www.facebook.com/sadiesittingservice/

PHARMACY Quality Care Pharmacy and Compounding

Craig Goodson Wylie Medical Plaza 2300 W. FM 544, Ste. 130 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5333 www.qualitycarewylie.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE IX

SandsRx, LLC

Mike Sands 4 Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 578-5000 www.sandsrx.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Elle-Mi Photography Elizabeth Miller Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 713-6328 www.ellemiphotography.com Ethan Good Photography Ethan Good 404 Washington Pl. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 922-2469 ethangoodphotography.com Melissa Mancini Photography Melissa Mancini 131 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 609-7370 www.melissamanciniphotography.com

PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY Studio Lotus Melissa Mancini 131 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 609-7370 www.studiolotusphotography.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY Garnet Hill Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Sherry Higgins 1420 McCreary Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6776 www.garnethillrehab.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE VII

Wylie Office

D. Baron Cook & Catherine Cook Ginn

250 S. Hwy. 78 • Wylie, TX 75098 (972)442-3541 • Fax (972)442-4162 Murphy Office

104 N. Murphy Rd., Ste. 214 Murphy, TX 75094 (469)626-6500 • Fax (214)299-4297

Allen Office

301 South Watters, Ste. 101 Allen, TX 75013 (972)727-9898 • Fax (972)727-5407

Richardson/Plano Office

501 W. George Bush Hwy., Ste. 120 Richardson, TX 75080 (972)905-9000 • Fax (972)234-4090

Law Office of J. Kent Newsom, P.C. Fee Attorney Appointed by Lawyers Title Company

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Allergy and Asthma Care of Wylie Angela Fadahunsi 611 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 102 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 954-9826 allergywylie.com Baylor Scott & White Family Medicine Wylie Terrie Perez 600 Cooper Dr., Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7325 www.fmcwylie.com Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic Gloria Nelson 3930 Naaman School Rd., Ste. C Garland, TX 75040 (972) 414-9800 footandanklemedical.com King Family Medical, PLLC Samantha King 5750 Bunker Hill Rd. Garland, TX 75040 (972) 675-5300 www.kingfamilymedical.net Lakeside Allergy Ear Nose & Throat Paula Singleton 1320 Summer Lee Dr. Rockwall, TX 75032 (972) 771-5443 www.lakesideallergyent.com

Methodist First Aid Family Care

Dr. Stephen Drye 613 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-8700 www.methodisthealthsystem.org/texas-locations/ methodist-first-aidfamily-care/ SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVII

Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas Kelly Payette 2300 FM 544, Ste. 120 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 771-8111 www.dallasortho.net Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center, PLLC Ashley Gardner, M.D. 611 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 133 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 997-4459 pathwaypsychiatry.com

Pediatric Associates of Wylie, P.A. Nicole Lanman 501 Woodbridge Pkwy. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2300 www.pawylie.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XXI

Solis Mammography Bergitta Black 4430 Lavon Dr., Ste. 326 Garland, TX 75040 (972) 530-0100 www.solishealth.com Wylie Foot & Ankle Specialists A Division of StrideCare Savannah Nelson 2300 W. FM 544, Ste. 230 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 288-9034 www.beltlinefootandankle.com Wylie Children’s Medical Clinic Teri Johnson 303 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 106 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 801-9689 www.healthntx.org/index.php/ locations/wylie-childrens-medical-clinic/

PLUMBING Best Quality Plumbing M39245 Chuck Ononogbu 1309 Greensboro Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 664-8090 www.bestqualityplumbing.net www.wyliechamber.org • XIX

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Methodist Richardson Medical Center

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Paramedics Plus, Wylie Operations Lauren Crouch 115 Jordan Plaza Blvd., Ste. 200 Tyler, TX 75704 (903) 752-2742 pcls-us.com Wylie ER Melissa Henry 508 S. Hwy 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 782-0619 www.wylieER.com

HOTELS & MOTELS Holiday Inn Dallas-Garland Jeff Daugherty 5110 N. Pres. George Bush Hwy. Garland, TX 75040 (972) 495-1144 www.holidayinn.com/garland Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Wylie West Kimberley Jones 630 Sanden Blvd. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 543-0009 www.hiexpress.com/wylietx Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland Lauren Crenshaw 5101 N. George Bush Hwy. Garland, TX 75040 (972) 414-3500 www.dallasgarland.place. hyatt.com LaQuinta Inn & Suites Dipali Patel 2210 W FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0911 www.laquintawylie.com

IMMIGRATION SERVICES Action Visa Assistance Lori Whitten P.O. Box 363 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4244 www.actionvisa.com

INDIVIDUALS Black, Ted and Betty Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 767-9089

Draper, Dr. Al & Linda Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2321 Fetzer, Ms. Ronni St. Paul, TX 75098 (972) 442-1387 Hogue, Eric & Tammie P.O. Box 1461 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 365-8873 Martinez, Mr. Henry 2121 Posey Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5677 Tibbals, Ms. Retha P.O. Box 56 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5795 Washington, Mrs. Geri (972) 442-0282 Whitt, Mr. & Mrs. (972) 672-6498 Williams, Cheryl - Collin County Commissioner Commissioner Cheryl Williams 2300 Bloomdale, Ste. 4192 McKinney, TX 75071 (972) 548-4632 www.collincountytx.gov

INSURANCE AFLAC, Sammye Garner Sammye Garner 329 Oaks Trail, Ste. 211 Garland, TX 75053 (214) 228-2783 aflac.com Allstate Insurance D. Zane Shepherd, CPA Zane Shepherd 412 Village Dr., Ste. 100 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 633-2222 www.allstate.com/ zaneshepherd American Entitlements Brian Tobias 310 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 814-0289 www.americanentitlements.com American General Financial & Insurance Jerry Allen Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0422 Brightway Insurance, The Lunte Family Agency Maegan Lunte 2901 W. FM 544, Ste. 160 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 453-1262 www.brightwayluntefamily.com www.wyliechamber.org • XV

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Special Section Farmers Insurance, Carolyn Weeks Rich Baker 104 N. Murphy Rd., Ste. 215 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 954-1321 www.agents.farmers.com/tx/ murphy/carolyn-weeks Farmers Insurance, Gene Ryan Agency Gene Ryan 308 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0742 Gerry White Insurance Gerry White Irving, TX 75062 (972) 256-1258 Gromit Consulting LLC Chris Hayes Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 757-4080 gromitconsulting.com HI Agency Nick Klein 306 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 665-1930 www.hiagency.com Hobbs Farmers Insurance Agency Tiffany Hoang Hobbs 2771 FM 544, Ste. 108 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 502-3579 agents.farmers.com/tx/wylie/ thuy-hoang-hobbs

Jeff Buckley Insurance Agency Jeff Buckley 310 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 284-2241 www.buckley-insurance.com

Changing Lives, One Home At A Time

State Farm, Adam Leggett Adam Leggett 600 E. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-9400 www.adamleggett.com

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Texas Farm Bureau Tascha Pinson Tascha Pinson 305 E. McDermott Dr., Ste. D Allen, TX 75002 (469) 682-3536 www.txfb-ins.com

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WoodmenLife21 Kevin Finnell 506 W. Oak St. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 914-6770 woodmen.org

Wylie Insurance Agency, Inc.

John Yeager 201 Calloway Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3505 www.wylieinsurance.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVII

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INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Dataline Com Rodney Lewis 108 S. Jackson Ave., Ste. 201 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 230-3282 www.datalinecom.net

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Signalnet Broadband Connie Bailey 205 Windco Cir., Ste 200 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-9306 www.signalnetbroadband.com

Dental Cleaning & Check-ups Periodontal Treatment Children’s Dentistry Oral Cancer Screenings Emergency Care Crowns & Veneers Bridges & Dentures Dental Implants Root Canals & Extractions Sedation Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign Braces & More

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A New Deal Irrigation Bob Thurmond P.O. Box 1089 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4077

IT CONSULTING Blackland Technologies Jorge Prieto 7214 Hwy. 78, Ste. 4A Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 872-8887 blacklandtech.com Data Center Active Ryan Elliott Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 926-3573 www.datacenteractive.com

LAND DEVELOPMENT/ INVESTMENTS & BROKERS Douglas Properties, Inc. JR Douglas 2309 K Ave., Ste. 100 Plano, TX 75074 (972) 422-1658

LANDSCAPING/ LAWN CARE

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IRRIGATION

Lonnie Guardiola, DDS

A New Deal Irrigation Bob Thurmond P.O. Box 1089 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4077

Dubya Lawn Care Herb Whitaker Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 670-9749 www.dubyalawncare.com Lawn Doctor of WylieSachse-Mesquite Ronald & Stacy Roberto 107 Prairie View Dr. Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 520-5110 www.lawndoctor.com/wylie-tx

LAUNDROMAT Super Kleen Coin Laundry Masoud Houshidari 707 N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0756 www.wylielaundromat.com

MAGAZINE The CONNECTION Magazine Wylie Chamber of Commerce 307 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2804 www.wyliechamber.org/pages/ TheConnectionMagazine

MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing, Inc.

Brandi Hendrix 900 Hensley Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3824 www.carlisleconstructonmaterials.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVIII

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE Lutz Woodworks, LLC Greg Lutz 700 Parker Rd. Loop Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-5521 www.lutzwoodworks.com

Irvin Technical Services Melissa Irvin Murphy, TX 75094 (469) 235-4386 irvintech.com

Mann Made Inc.-II Russell Edge 710 Business Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3561 www.mannmadeinc.com

NTX Indoor Digital Billboard Tommy Baugh Serving Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett (214) 460-3388 www.ntxidb.com

Nortex Greenhouse Aaron Pinkus 1300 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5451 www.nortexgrows.com

Outdoor Signs Jody Wallace P.O. Box 600477 Dallas, TX 75360 (214) 615-2727 www.odstx.com

Avanti Windows and Doors, LLC Tim Gilchrist 933 Hensley Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 304-3000 www.avantiwindow.com

Persona Marketing Linda Yoo 3414 Leameadow Dr. Sachse, TX 75048 (214) 755-8719 www.persona-marketing.com

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Savage Precision Fabrication., Inc. JoAnn Gardner P.O. Box 2049 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0993 www.savage-precision.com Smith Tool & Mfg. Jim Palmer 116 Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098-7016 (972) 442-4673 www.smithtoolmfg.com Tower Extrusions Jimmy Rentfrow 1405 Martinez Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7200 www.ascendextrusions.com Universal Transformer Mark Cooper P.O. Box 472 Farmersville, TX 75442 (972) 784-7700

MARKETING/ ADVERTISING Great Scott Sites Greg Scott 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 203 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 437-0639 GreatScottSites.com Housewarmers of Wylie-Sachse-Murphy Blair Johnson 118 E. Main St. Royse City, TX 75189 (214) 864-4569 www.housewarmersWylie.com

The CONNECTION Magazine Wylie Chamber of Commerce 307 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2804 www.wyliechamber.org/pages/ TheConnectionMagazine Valpak of Dallas Anthony Greco 18333 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252 (469) 831-7400 www.valpak.com

MASSAGE THERAPY Pain Relief Therapy Raeann Cain, LMT, MMP Murphy, TX 75094 (214) 392-2801 www.join.painrelief.coach

MERCHANT SERVICES Hobbs Payment Solutions Office Tiffany Hoang Hobbs 2771 FM 544, Ste. 108 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 502-3579 tsys.com Peak 5 Payments Jennifer Cunningham 3401 Custer Rd., Ste. 132 Plano, TX 75023 (972) 998-4445 www.peak5payments.com

MONUMENTS The Monument Store Nick Kurz 77 Paul Wilson Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 544-6305 www.giffordmonument.com

Your Health Care Home Stephen Drye, MD Methodist First Aid Family Care in Wylie provides both routine care and prompt medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. We see patients on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Annual physicals and wellness exams require an appointment. In Wylie on Hwy 78 & FM 544 613 Hwy. 78, Suite 200, Wylie, TX 75098 M, T, Th, F: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — W: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 972-941-8700 MethodistFamilyCare.com/FirstAidFamilyCare Methodist First Aid Family Care is owned and operated by MedHealth and staffed by independently practicing physicians who are employees of MedHealth. The physicians and staff who provide services at these sites are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.

MORTGAGE SERVICES Caliber Home Loans D’Ann McConnell 2 Horizon Ct., Ste. 1000 Heath, TX 75032 (469) 855-3266 www.caliberhomesloans.com/ dmcconnell

Geneva Financial LLC Louis Baca 104 N. Murphy Rd., Ste. 215 Murphy, TX 75094 (214) 395-7630 www.LouisBaca.com

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Great Western Home Loans Scott Hevel 2095 Summer Lee Dr., Ste. M200 Rockwall, TX 75032 (972) 834-9798 www.scott-loans.com

MOVIE THEATRES B&B Theatres

Tiny Underwood 711 Woodbridge Pkwy. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 412-8765 www.bbtheatres.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XVII

MOVING & STORAGE Morningstar Storage John Pina 1221 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-7575 www.morningstarstorage.com Dallas Moving & Storage, LLC Red Byboth 106 N. Birmingham St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1010 www.dallasmoving.com

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MOVING & STORAGE SUPPLIES Morningstar Storage John Pina 1221 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-7575 www.morningstarstorage.com RightSpace Storage Cryselda Ramirez 3475 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-6230 www.rightspacestorage.com

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 1LT Robert F. Welch III Charity Becky Welch 617 Odenville Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 395-4952 www.1ltwelchrunforourheros.org

Amazing Grace Food Pantry Karen Ellis 1711 Parker Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 292-7241 www.amazinggracepantry.org American Legion Hale - Combest Post 315 Mitchell Swan P.O. Box 652 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 232-9662 www.wylielegion.org American Legion Auxiliary #315 Barbara Welch Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 417-8097 alatexas.org East Fork Masonic Lodge Keith Stephens 508 Parker Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 964-9106 www.eastforklodge.org

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Special Section F. O. Birmingham Memorial Land Trust Jon Lewis 100 W. Jefferson St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1898 www.birminghamtrust.com Friends of the Smith Public Library David Elderbroom 300 Country Club Rd., Bldg. 300 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 516-6250 www.wylietexas.gov/library Gay & Lesbian Alliance of North Texas Jeanne Rubin P.O. Box 860752 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 682-2198 www.galanorthtexas.org Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Collin County Kavanski Morrison 2060 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Ste 402 Plano, TX 75023 (214) 892-8226 www.planorestore.com His Gracious Hands Tony Jacinto Wylie, TX 75048 (469) 910-7515 www.hisgracioushands.org

In-Sync Exotics Vicky Keahey 3430 Skyview Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-6888 www.insyncexotics.org

NOW

ENROLLING

Junior League of Collin County - Allen Ambassador Chris Wallace Christian Wallace 5805 Coit Rd., Ste. 301 Plano, TX 75093 (972) 769-0557 www.jlcollincounty.org

Primrose School of Wylie

Rotary Club of Wylie Bryan Brokaw P.O. Box 441 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 322-9219 www.wylierotary.org Sachse-Wylie-Murphy Kiwanis Club Susan Hennum P.O. Box 971 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 460-9537 www.swmkiwanis.com Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Wylie P.O. Box 1983 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 648-6000 The Coventry Reserve Darlene Blakey 2004 Parker Rd. St. Paul, TX 75098 (972) 636-8498 www.coventryreserve.org

Infants to Pre-K and After-School

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The Leader in Early Education and Care® Trinity Friendship Baptist Church Raymond Perry 840 E. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3414 www.trinityfriendship.org

Veterans Center of North Texas Steve Ready 900 E. Park Blvd., Ste. 170 Plano, TX 75074 (214) 600-2966 www.veteranscenterofnorthtexas.org

Wylie Downtown Merchants Association Jeremy Meier 105 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 302-0382 www.discoverwylie.com

SAND & GRAVEL

Wylie Evening Lions Club Pamela Baker American National Bank 301 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1387 www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/ wylieeveninglionstx

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Wylie Community Christian Care Center Mary Warkentine 1310 W. Brown St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4341 www.wyliecommunitychristiancare.org

Carlisle believes in making a difference in our own backyard. By building a strong community, everybody wins.

Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofi ng Carlisle HVAC Products 800.527.7092

Wylie Football League Mark Burnett Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4196 www.wyliefootball.org

Wylie ISD Education Foundation, Inc. Lori Villarreal 951 S. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3025 www.wisdfoundation.org

OFFICE SPACE Wylie Office Space Charleen Ferguson 2610 W. FM 544, Business Office Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 652-0929 www.wylieofficespace.com

OFFICE SUPPLIES Wylie Printing & Office Supply

Donna Larson 300 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2111 www.wylieprinting.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XI

OPTICAL CARE

Wylie Historical Society Jon Lewis 100 Jefferson St. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-9192 www.wyliehistoricalsociety.org

Eye Center of Murphy Beth Anderson 213 N. Murphy Rd., Ste. 100 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 429-9011 www.murphy-eye.com

Wylie ISD Council of PTA’s Kim Cubbage 951 S. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 556-0870 www.ptawyliecouncil.com

Wylie Eye Center Beth Anderson 130 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-9090 www.wylie-eye.com

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Special Section Blue Star Plumbing LLC Devyn Stinnett 1185 Wheelis Rd. Wylie TX 75098 (214) 799-9284 bluestarplumbingllc.com Do It All Plumbing M37850 Norman Bundrant Lavon, TX 75166 (469) 487-9209 www.doitallplumbing.us

Hole in One Plumbing

Oscar Sherman P.O. Box 1779 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-2223 www.holeinoneplumbing.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE VIII

Professional Plumbers Group, Inc. - M1441 R C Ottwell 1322 Century Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-5575 Waterman’s Plumbing M37760 Mike Waterman P.O. Box 1444 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 964-1974 www.watermansplumbing.com

PODIATRISTS Foot & Ankle Consultants of Texas Lisa Baxter 412 Village Dr., Ste. 300 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 881-0110 www.footankleconsult.com Wylie Foot & Ankle Specialists A Division of StrideCare Savannah Nelson 2300 W. FM 544, Ste. 230 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 288-9034 www.beltlinefootandankle.com

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION Collins for Texas Genevieve Collins Eli Williams Dallas, TX info@gcforcongress.com www.gcforcongress.com

POST OFFICE RightSpace Storage Cryselda Ramirez 3475 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-6230 www.rightspacestorage.com

PRINT MEDIA The CONNECTION Magazine Wylie Chamber of Commerce 307 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2804 www.wyliechamber.org/pages/ TheConnectionMagazine The Wylie News Chad Engbrock 110 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5515 www.wylienews.com

PRINTING Appreciation Printing Aaron Oshner 1700 Anthem Dr. Royce City, TX 75189 (214) 682-2786 www.appreciationprinting.com Stone & Associates Printing Kyle Stone P.O. Box 2921 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3279 www.stoneandassociatesprinting.com The UPS Store - Murphy Sam Patel 120 E. FM 544, Ste. 72 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 423-0270 theupsstore.com/4758

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Coldwell Banker Apex, Angela Tucker Angela Tucker 650 Beebalm Ln., Ste. 210 Garland, TX 75040 (214) 549-1930 www.atucker.cbapex.com

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Coldwell Banker Apex, The Aaron Morrow Team Aaron Morrow 2180 Drain Dr. St. Paul , TX 75098 (214) 335-3085 www.aaronmorrow.com

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Donna Larson 300 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2111 www.wylieprinting.com

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Persona Marketing Linda Yoo 3414 Leameadow Dr. Sachse, TX 75048 (214) 755-8719 www.persona-marketing.com

PUBLIC SPEAKER Jason Earls Productions, LLC Jason Earls 461 Lakefield Dr. Murphy, TX 75094 (214) 226-4663 jasonearls.com

PUBLISHER Integrity Publishing Solutions Michael Chilbert P.O. Box 453 Little Elm, TX 75068 (940) 222-0115 www.christianbusinessonline.com

REAL ESTATE - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Barnhart Realty Group David Barnhart 801 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 307 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7508 www.barnhartrealtygroup.com

REAL ESTATE AGENTS Barnhart Realty Group David Barnhart 801 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 307 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7508 www.barnhartrealtygroup.com Bishop Country Realty Group Marissa Bishop (972) 239-9600 www.bishopcountry.com Cardillo Realty Group w/JP & Associates REALTORS Bob Cardillo Bozman Farms Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 877-6075 www.CardilloRealtyGroup.com

Coldwell Banker Apex, The Lisa Henry Group Lisa Henry-Weaver 2710 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 839-7227 www.LisaHenryGroup.com Dorsey Realty Group eXp Realty Wes Dorsey 1320 Chestnut Hill Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 200-1414 www.dorseyrealtygroup.com Ebby Halliday Realtors, Malinda Howell Malinda Howell 3621 Shire Blvd., Ste. 100 Richardson, TX 75080 (972) 783-0000 www.ebby.com Ebby Halliday Realtors, Macey Davis Macey Davis Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 205-4213 Ebby Halliday Realtors, Stacie Gooch Stacie Gooch Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 728-6425 goochgroundsgroup.ebby. com/bio/staciegooch

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Kathy Spillyards Team, Keller Williams Realty Kathy Spillyards 104 N. Murphy Rd., Ste. 212 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 442-7653 www.kathyspillyardsteam.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE V

Mark Helm 24 Hour Realty Mark Helm 1216 Estate Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 676-5231 www.collincountytexasrealestate.com

Simply Texas Realtors Alicia Ponfick Conley 1701 Vintage Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 734-6042 www.aliciadfwhomes.com

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WYLIE CHAMBER RESOURCE GUIDE Soto Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Matthew Soto 104 N. Murphy Rd., #212 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 994-6101 www.sotorealestategroup.com The Burkart Group Real Estate Erin Burkart Keller Williams Central 75 501 W. President George Bush Hwy., #125 Richardson, TX 75080 (214) 763-5386 www.theburkartgroup.com Zero Dollar Listings, LLC David Maisch Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 258-3982 www.zerodollarlistings.com

REAL ESTATE AGENTS COMMERCIAL Barnhart Realty Group David Barnhart 801 S. Hwy. 78, Ste. 307 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-7508 www.barnhartrealtygroup.com Central Commercial Group, Rebecca Kuhl Rebecca Kuhl 501 W. President George Bush Hwy., #125 Richardson, TX 75080 (469) 667-9832 centralcg.com

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REMODEL /REPAIR Skymad Handyman Services

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RENTAL & SALES Iron Throne Site Services Jennifer Langel 5593 TX-276, Ste. 104 Royse City, TX 75189 (214) 600-7667 ironthronesiteservices.com

RENTALS PARTY/ EQUIPMENT Studio Lotus Melissa Mancini 131 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 609-7370 www.studiolotusphotography.com

RESTAURANTS Bold BBQ Pit LLC Adam Diebold 114 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 804-9939 www.boldbbqpit.com Burgerim At Wylie Lubaba Nahar 805 Woodbridge Pkwy., Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 786-0131 www.burgerim.com Cajun Donuts Brian Ibert 1796 Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-2299 www.loc8nearme.com/texas/ wylie/cajun-donuts/3564911/ Chick-fil-A Katie Haver 400 S. Hwy 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-8035 www.cfarestaurant.com/wylie

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Chili’s Eddie Gattus 1600 E. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-5551 www.chilis.com

Dickey’s Barbecue Stacy Van Dyke 1301 Century Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-8525 www.dickeys.com

Community BBQ & Grill Britt Hammond 7010 Hwy. 78 Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 442-7772 www.communitybbqgrill.com

Fish ‘N Tails Oyster Bar Guillermo Torres 330 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 299-9354 www.fishntails.com

Cotton Patch Cafe Kevin Hilton 3300 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 626-3519 www.CottonPatch.com

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Lisa Lovejoy 2814 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 785-1327 www.freddysusa.com

Cowboy Chicken Zaid Hammad 3360 W. FM 544, Ste. 950 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0606 www.cowboychicken.com

Goodfella’s Pizza & Subs Craig Cosgrove 2260 Country Club Rd., Ste. 107 St. Paul, TX 75098 (972) 941-8167 www.goodfellaspizzaus.com

Great American Cookie & Marble Slab Creamery John Murphy 3200 W. FM 544, Ste. 100 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-9901 www.facebook.com/CookiesAndCreamWylie/ Jason’s Deli Patrick Shankle 214 E. FM 544 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 881-0074 www.jasonsdeli.com La Flor Murphy Lupe Santibanez 305 E. FM 544, Ste. 905 Murphy , TX 75096 (972) 881-1583 laflormexicangrill.com La Flor Wylie Lupe Santibanez 501 W. Brown St., Ste. 103 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 661-9148

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McAlister’s Deli Renay Grubaugh 3200 FM 544, Ste. 101 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0128 www.mcalistersdeli.com Napoli’s Italian Restaurant Gino Mulliqi 701 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. A Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4653 www.napoliswylie.com OMG Creamery Ken Swayze 100 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 299-9776 www.omgcreamery.com Rosa’s Cafe & Tortilla Factory Kent Dean 3480 FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3703 www.rosascafe.com

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Sonic Richard & Beth Marwin 501 Williams Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-1730 www.sonicdrivein.com

Cowboy Chicken Zaid Hammad 3360 W. FM 544, Ste. 950 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0606 www.cowboychicken.com

Taco Delite Terry Greaves 409 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4177

Dickey’s Barbecue Stacy Van Dyke 1301 Century Way Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-8525 www.dickeys.com

Villa Vinci Flamur Derguti 117 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-4799 www.villavinci.net

RESTAURANTS/ CATERERS Bold BBQ Pit LLC Adam Diebold 114 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 804-9939 www.boldbbqpit.com Chick-fil-A Katie Haver 400 S. Hwy 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-8035 www.cfarestaurant.com/wylie Community BBQ & Grill Britt Hammond 7010 Hwy. 78 Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 442-7772 www.communitybbqgrill.com

Jason’s Deli Patrick Shankle 214 E. FM 544 Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 881-0074 www.jasonsdeli.com McAlister’s Deli Renay Grubaugh 3200 FM 544, Ste. 101 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-0128 www.mcalistersdeli.com Napoli’s Italian Restaurant Gino Mulliqi 701 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. A Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4653 www.napoliswylie.com Rosa’s Cafe & Tortilla Factory Kent Dean 3480 FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3703 www.rosascafe.com

RETAIL Bargain Depot Andrea Dugan 2771 W. FM 544 Rd., Ste. 104 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 661-9150 www.bargaindepottx.com

CBD Plus USA Carlos Qualls 3483 FM 544, Ste. 118 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 455-1420 cbdplususa.com/wylie HempXa, Inc. Carmen Soto 701 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. C Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 299-9067 Hempxa.com Red Head Barrels Steve Mayes 114-A Regency Dr. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 969-0449 www.redheadbarrels.com Target 3440 W. FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 769-3943 www.target.com TJ Maxx/HomeGoods Jeff Ledesma 3030 FM 544 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-0710 tjmaxx.tjx.com Walmart 2050 N. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-3526 www.walmart.com

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Ariel Pointe Senior Living Jenni Knutson 3801 Miles Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (469) 527-2223 www.arielpointesl.com

The Mansions of Wylie Active Adult Laura Beth Teel 300 McCreary Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 440-9120 www.MansionsWylie.com

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ROOFING Atlas Restoration Marukh Hall 605 US Hwy. 80 E., Ste. D Sunnyvale, TX 75182 (972) 800-8423 www.Restorewithatlas.com Triumph Roofing and Construction Brad Sanders 820 F Ave., Ste. 102 Plano, TX 75074 (972) 332-1766 www.triumphroofing.net

SCREEN PRINTING JOLT Printing & Embroidery Gary Garcia 104 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 723-9439 www.joltprinting.com

SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE Liberty Sound & Security Systems, Inc. Tony Lucas P.O. Box 982 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-9478 www.libertysoundandsecurity.com

MWBE SEPTIC TANK SERVICES AAA Septic Tank Services, Inc. Frank Powell 6906 Hwy. 78 Copeville, TX 75121 (972) 843-0135

SIGNS Diesel Signs and Displays Jessica Lansberry 1625 Lakeview Ln. Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 744-6569 www.dieselsigns.com Fastsigns Garland Nikki Tran 5255 N. President George Bush Hwy., Ste. 300 Garland, TX 75040 (972) 543-4323 www.fastsigns.com/2071 Signarama-Richardson Sherry Perry 1850 N. Greenville, Ste. 174 Richardson, TX 75080 (469) 206-0825 www.signarama-richardson.com SignSmiths of Texas LLC Mallory Smith 302 Paul Wilson Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 464-2926 www.SignSmithsofTX.com

SPA Massage Bliss and Cryo Jon Fleitman 8040 Woodbridge Pkwy. Sachse, TX 75048 (214) 425-5477 www.massageblissandcryo.com

SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS Wylie Baseball and Softball Association Lance Wallace PO Box 1178 Wylie, TX 75098 www.wyliebaseball.org Wylie Football League Mark Burnett Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-4196 www.wyliefootball.org Wylie Youth Soccer Association Shannon Howard 2771 W. FM 544, Ste. 101 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 200-7991 www.wyliesoccer.com

STORAGE FACILITIES AA Assured Storage, LTD Keith & Jennifer Anderson 440 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-3900 www.aaassuredstorage.com Community Boat & RV Storage Wes Dalton 2618 Vinson Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 785-5085 www.communityboatrvstorage.com Davis Self Storage and RV Carissa Killian 8318 E. Parker Rd. Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-8806 www.davisselfstorage.com

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Capital Title of Texas, LLC Tressa Watson 3400 W. FM 544, Ste. 600 Wylie, TX 75098 Wylie Economic Development Corporation continues to focus on Wylie Economic Development Corporation continues to focus Wylie Economic Development Corporation continues to focus(469) on 814-9109 strengthening and developing a robust business base in Wylie. on strengthening and developing a arobust business base Wylie Economic Development Corporation continues to focus oninin Wylie.www.ctot.com Industrial, manufacturing and businesses have decided strengthening andcommercial developing robustalike business base Wylie.is THE Industrial, and commercial businesses that Wylie tomanufacturing be! What does this mean forbase you?businesses strengthening andplace developing a robust business inStrong Wylie.andalike have decided Industrial, manufacturing and commercial Lawyers Title alikebusinesses have decided that Wylie is THE place to be!alike What does thriving enrich our community with job opportunities, diverse Industrial, manufacturing and commercial businesses have that Wylie is THE place to be! What does this mean fordecided you? Strong and this mean for you? Strong anddoes thriving businesses enrich our and Baron Cook and shopping options and infuse thethis localmean economy with thatdining Wylie is THE place to be! What for you? Strong thriving businesses enrich our community with job opportunities, diverse property and saleswith tax support. All good news for Wylie citizens! community job our opportunities, diverse dining & shopping diverse250 S. Hwy. 78 thriving businesses enrich community with job opportunities, dining and shopping options and infuse the local economy with Wylie, TX 75098 options and infuse the local economy with property and sales dining andproperty shopping options and infuseofthe economy and sales taxfor support. Alllocal good forwith Wylie citizens! (972) 442-3541 Chick-Fil-A openedAll last May at the corner Highway 78 news & Cooper Drive. tax support. good news Wylie citizens! www.lawyerstitledfw.com property and sales support. All goodOyster newsBar forjoined Wyliethem citizens! Schlotzsky’s Austintax Eatery and Fish-n-Tails last Chick-Fil-A opened of 2019 corner of of Highway 78 & SEE OUR AD ON PAGE XIX fall. And Breaking News –May Whataburger will join them this year! Chick-Fil-A opened last Mayat atthe the corner Highway 78 & Cooper Drive. Cooper Drive.last Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery and Fish-n-Tails Oyster Chick-Fil-A opened May atEatery the corner of Highway 78 & Cooper Drive. Schlotzsky’s Austin and Fish-n-Tails Oyster Bar joined them last Just around the corner onthe FM 544, Wylie’s first French cuisine restaurant, Bar joined them in And Breaking News – joined Whataburger TOWER Schlotzsky’s Austin andfall. Fish-n-Tails Oyster Bar themthis lastyear! fall. AndEatery Breaking News Whataburger will join them Josephine’s, began serving Wylie area –residents this summer. A full-serwill join them this year! INSTALLATION/ fall. And Breaking News – Whataburger will join them this year! vice restaurant featuring a farm-to-table concept that procures the bulk

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MANAGEMENT Just around the corner onranchers. FM 544, Wylie’s first French cuisine restaurant, around the corner onand FM 544, Wylie’s first French cuisine of itsJust product from local growers Just around the corner on FM 544, Wylie’s first French cuisine Josephine’s, began serving Wylie area residents thisrestaurant, summer. A full-serrestaurant, Josephine’s, began serving Wylie area residents Pet Supply Plus, Credit of Texas BURGERim all summer. joined Communications, Inc. Josephine’s, began serving Wylie area residents this A full-serlast vice summer. A Union full-service restaurant featuring a farm-torestaurant featuring aand farm-to-table concept that procuresAmchel the bulk Centre’s Kroger anchored development inthat 2019. viceWoodbridge restaurant aprocures farm-to-table concept procures the bulk Ron Robinson tableofconcept that from bulk ofand its ranchers. product from local itsfeaturing product localthe growers 1703 Martinez Ln. of its product local growersULTA, andSkechers, ranchers. growersfrom and ranchers. Woodbridge Crossing welcomed Great American Cookie Wylie, TX 75098 Pet Supply Plus, Credit Union of Texas and BURGERim all joined Company & Marble Slab Creamery, Bath & Body Works along with the Pet Supply Plus, Credit Union of Texas and BURGERim all joined Petnewest Supplyaddition, Plus, Credit Union of Texas and all joined in 2019. (972) 442-1030 Mod Pizza, which opened in BURGERim October.development Woodbridge Centre’s Kroger anchored www.amchel.com Woodbridge Centre’s Kroger anchored development in 2019. Woodbridge Centre’s Kroger anchored development in 2019. Industrial and manufacturing business is booming in Wylie as well.Great Woodbridge Crossing welcomed ULTA, Skechers, GreatAmerican Cookie Woodbridge Crossing welcomed ULTA, Skechers, TRAVEL Deanan Gourmet Popcorn expanded and consolidated its operations Woodbridge Crossing ULTA, Skechers, Great American American Cookie Company &Creamery, Marble Slab Creamery, Bathin&Cookie Company &welcomed Marble Slab Bath & Body Works along with the Wylie, adding over 10,000 sf to its production facility on Windco Circle. Company &newest Marble Slab Creamery, Bathwhich &addition, Body Works along with the Body Works addition, along withMod the Pizza, newest Mod Pizza, which opened in October. Regency Business Park, which welcomed DCU’s 10,000+ square foot facilCruise Planners newest addition, Mod Pizza, which opened in October. opened in October. ity this past year, has caught the attention of other businesses looking to Merchell Jones Industrial and manufacturing business is booming in Wylie as well. relocate to Wylie. Cardinal Strategies business broke ground this fall and has plans Industrial and manufacturing is booming in Wylie as Wylie, TX 75098 Industrial and manufacturing business is booming in Wylie as well. Deanan expanded and in to hire engineering professionals to expand their growing business. well. DeananGourmet GourmetPopcorn Popcorn expanded andconsolidated consolidated its operations (469) 969-2805 Deanan Gourmet Popcorn expanded and consolidated itsfacility operations in Wylie, adding over 10,000over sf to10,000 its production on Windco Circle. www.paradiseunseen.com its operations in Wylie, adding sf to its production Historic Downtown Wylie continues to flourish and attracton new businessWylie, adding over 10,000 sf to its production facility Windco Circle. Regency Business Park, which welcomed DCU’s square foot facilfacility onMexican Windco Circle. Business Park,10,000+ which es like Frankie’s Cuisine, BoldRegency Barbecue, OMG Creamery and the Regency Business Park,year, which welcomed DCU’s 10,000+ square foot facil-EMC2 ity this past has caught the attention of other businesses looking to Planners Travel welcomed DCU’sMexican 10,000+ square foot this past year,reahas reopening of La Joya Restaurant. As facil-ity if you needed another ity this past year, caught attention of other businesses looking toJanet relocate to Wylie.ofthe Cardinal Strategies broke ground hasSmith plans caught thehas attention other looking relocate to fall and son to love Historic Downtown Wylie,businesses you now have more to reasons to this relocate to Wylie. Cardinal Strategies broke fall has plans 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 101 to hire engineering professionals tolast expand their growing business. spend a little more time in our unique area. Wylie. Cardinal Strategies brokedowntown groundground fallthis and hasand plans Wylie, TX 75098 to hire engineering professionals to expand growing to hire engineering professionals to their expand their business. growing Last but not least, all eyes are focused on Collin College’s Wylie campus. (469) 808-1895 Historic Downtown Wylie continues to flourish and attract new businessbusiness. Construction is well underway on FM Cuisine, 1378 and Bold theand campus is onnew track toCreamery www.emc2travelplanners.com Historic Downtown Wylie continues to flourish attract es like Frankie’s Mexican Barbecue, OMGbusinessand the openFrankie’s its doorsDowntown to students in the continues Fall of 2020. Historic Wylie to flourish andCreamery attract new es like Mexican Cuisine, Bold Barbecue, OMG and the reopening of La Joya Mexican Restaurant. As if you needed another reabusinesses like Mexican Frankie’s Mexican Cuisine, Bold Barbecue, OMG rea-Lake Ray Hubbard reopening of La Joya Restaurant. As if you needed another son to love Historic Downtown Wylie, you now have more reasons to New businesses are finding Wylie a great place to call home, and … RV Resort Creamery andDowntown the reopening of Layou Joya Mexican Restaurant. As sonwe tocouldn’t love Historic Wylie, now have more reasons agreea more! spend little more time in our unique downtown area. to Pat Childers if you needed another reason to love Historic Downtown Wylie, spend a little more time in our unique downtown area. E. FM 544 you Last nowbut havenot more reasons to are spend a littleon more timeCollege’s in our Wylie2065 least, all eyes focused Collin campus. Wylie, TX 75098 unique downtown area. Last but not least, all eyes on Collin campus.is on track to Construction is are wellfocused underway on FMCollege’s 1378 andWylie the campus (972) 330-9396 Construction well underway on 1378 the campus on track towww.lakerayhubbardrv.com Lastopen butis not alltoeyes areFM focused on College’sisWylie its least, doors students in theand FallCollin of 2020. open itscampus. doors toConstruction students inisthe Fallunderway of 2020. on FM 1378 and the well 972-442-7901 | www.WylieEDC.com Newisbusinesses are finding Wylie a great this place campus on track to open its doors to students fall.to call home, and … UTILITIES New businesses are finding a great place to call home, and … we couldn’t agreeWylie more! New businesses are finding Wylie a great place to call home, we couldn’t agree more! Atmos Energy and … we couldn’t agree more! Eva Hummel 1310 State Hwy. 66 Garland, TX 75040 (972) 485-6226 972-442-7901 | www.WylieEDC.com www.atmosenergy.com 972-442-7901 | www.WylieEDC.com CoServ Donna Wood 7701 S. Stemmons Fwy. Corinth, TX 76210 TANNING SALON TAX SERVICE TELE-COM (940) 321-7800 EQUIPMENT Sun Lounge Tanning Studio Liberty Tax Service coserv.com Andrew Deetz Andrea Grimes Dataline Com 620 N. Hwy. 78, Ste. 615 Rodney Lewis 120 N. Ballard Ave. Farmers Electric Wylie, TX 75098 108 S. Jackson Ave., Ste. 201 Cooperative Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 459-1701 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 941-8181 Jim Nimmo www.facebook.com/liberty(214) 230-3282 www.sunloungewylie.com 108 W. Marble St. tax20981/ www.datalinecom.net Wylie, TX 75098 (903) 455-1715

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Oncor Electric Delivery Barry Young 7309 Frankford Rd. Dallas, TX 75252 (972) 985-2066 www.oncor.com Wylie Northeast Water Supply Corp. Amanda Horst P.O. Box 1029 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 442-2075 www.wylienortheastwater.com

VETERINARIANS Lake Lavon Animal Hospital Michael Lamping, DVM 456 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 110 Wylie, TX 75098 (972) 429-7901 www.lakelavonanimalhospital.com

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Sachse Veterinary Hospital Steve Pirkey 4730 Ranch Rd. Sachse, TX 75048 (972) 442-4441 www.sachsevet.com Wylie Pets Joshlynn Nixon 503 S. Hwy. 78 Wylie, TX 75098 (469) 782-2561 www.wyliepets.com

WEBSITE SERVICES Fluid Platforms George Crawford Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 272-0976 fluidplatform.com Great Scott Sites Greg Scott 201 N. Ballard Ave., Ste. 203 Wylie, TX 75098 (214) 437-0639 GreatScottSites.com Irvin Technical Services Melissa Irvin Murphy, TX 75094 (469) 235-4386 irvintech.com Special Webs Co. Bobby Tillman P.O. Box 460447 Garland, TX 75046 (972) 272-3555 www.specialwebs.com www.wyliechamber.org • XXIII

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By Juli Richards, Murphy Chamber Executive Director

Shortly after the announcement

of the pandemic, the Murphy Chamber board of directors began meeting to develop a plan for the chamber to act upon. The idea of #murphyunites emerged and has been running successfully on the chamber Facebook page. The goal is to create a movement that will boost local businesses while meeting the needs of our residents. To further the efforts to “Shop Local”, the City of Murphy launched a new website on May 15th as a collaborative effort with the Chamber of Commerce to expand upon the #murphyunities movement. It will serve as a great resource to our businesses and local citizens. Visit murphyunites.com today! You can also follow the murphyunites Facebook page for daily updates! The Murphy Chamber also launched a “Livin’ That Quarantine Life” t-shirt contest in April to engage our community in a creative way to “rally” around this difficult time which will leave an imprint

on our history. Designs were submitted and voted on by the community. The top 3 designs included “Murphy Strong t-shirt” (submitted by Pat Brown), “Just Roll With It” (submitted by Dheeya Jivnani) and “Social Distancing Social Club” (submitted by Glazer Family Dentistry). We want to thank those that participated and enjoyed seeing all the creative design entries. T-shirts will be available for purchase through the Chamber soon at www.bonfire.com/ store/murphyunites-merchandise and proceeds will benefit our local business community! •

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By Ian Halperin

Raiders Only Principal Retires

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t’s a great day to be alive and a great day to be a Raider!” Anyone who has heard Mike Williams on the morning announcements at Wylie East High School knows that he truly believes both these sentiments are true. Williams opened the school in 2007 and has led the campus through the ups and downs with a steady hand and calming demeanor. Now, after a 38-year career in education, the original “RFL” (Raider for Life) will step away from the classrooms, gyms, band halls and sidelines he has called home. “I know the time is right for me to make this decision on the next chapter of my life,” said Mr. Williams. “I have thought and prayed about it, and while this school year is not ending the way any of us could have imagined, I truly believe this is what is best for me, my family and the Raider Nation.” Mr. Williams came to Wylie in 1998 and held a variety of administrative positions at several campuses. In 2007, he was tapped to open and lead East. The school opened with just 900 students, all freshmen. Today there are 2000 students. “Mr. Williams has been a true gift to Wylie ISD and has created quite the legacy at WEHS through years of consistent leadership,” said Matt Atkins, president of Wylie ISD Board of Trustees and proud East dad. “In a short time, he created rich traditions that make students proud to be a Raider for Life. His passion and genuine care for the students showed every day at that campus through his actions and communication.“ The campus has grown steadily, both in students and in their successes. Raiders have earned state and national honors in every field of competition, including in the classroom. “Mr. Williams brought so much to Wylie East,” said Jaxon Hill, a 2019 WEHS graduate. “He was extremely A Wylie Chamber of Commerce Publication

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Mike Williams, Wylie East High School principal, speaking during graduation ceremony.

personable and made his best effort to come to as many student events as possible, always with a smile on his face, ready to support us.” “I am most proud of East’s academic successes, earning a 93 (“A” rating) and seven out of seven distinctions from the Texas Education Agency,” noted Williams. “We are the only campus in Wylie ISD in 2018-2019 to earn all possible distinctions.” Williams also cited the Pride of the East’s recent top 10 rating in the UIL state marching contest as one of the highlights he will most remember. Other notable highlights of William’s tenure include: numerous students earning National Merit Honors; multiple students earning All-State ranking in band and choir; the 2015 Lady Raider Soccer Team UIL State Championship; Raider baseball’s run last year to the Regional Semi-Finals; the solar car team placing second in the national crosscountry race; football’s five playoff appearances in the first seven years of varsity competition; girls’ basketball’s four consecutive district championships; and numerous students earning college athletic scholarships. "Mike's passion is for kids to learn in a positive atmosphere and that atmosphere is at East," said WISD School Board trustee and Wylie East parent, Mitch Herzog. "Mike wears East as a sense of pride and this was exemplified in everything he did." Williams will be missed next fall, but his legacy of “RFL” will live on in the students he has influenced. “It makes me very happy to see so many of my former students come back to Wylie ISD and serve as teachers to the next generation of Raiders and Pirates,” said Williams. His final act as principal was to preside over the graduation of the Class of 2020. His fondness for Disney is well known, and he said he plans to spent lots of time at The Happiest Place on Earth. • www.wyliechamber.org • 17

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Higher Education

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avigating the waters of the ever-changing pandemic has been challenging for the entire world. While collectively we struggle to find our sea legs from one wave of change to the next, in Collin County we have activated a beacon of light – an extensive, resilient partnership between residents, business and industry, educational institutions, and community leaders. Together, we addressed issues utilizing a wireless network and are leaving a wake of innovative solutions. According to Dr. Neil Matkin, Collin College District president, the college was in a good position prior to the pandemic because it has continually invested in technology and offers an e-learning center to assist professors with moving classes online. This foundation served the college well as it transitioned all of its spring class offerings to a virtual format. “We plan to open a new virtual campus in the near future and moving our classes and services to an online format provided us with an unexpected opportunity to be better prepared for doing so,” Matkin said. “From the beginning, our Board of Trustees and leadership, professors, staff, industry, and business partners stepped up and worked together. This extraordinary team navigated each new challenge with amazing tenacity, creativity, and enthusiasm. One visible example of this diligence is our new Wylie Campus. Our construction crew and college team kept moving forward to make sure this campus would be ready for students this fall.” From sharing respiratory supplies with area hospitals to accelerating energy-saving upgrades on campuses while students learned from home, the college continued to look for opportunities to make positive changes as the

Photo by Nick Young, Collin College photographer.

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pandemic unfolded. When it became evident that internet access was an issue, the college partnered with area school districts to offer hot spots for their IT departments and created new “Wi-Fi Drive-Ins” (external hotspots) for students without internet access. To ease the transition from high school to college, the college also held Collin College Bound virtual events for Wylie ISD graduating seniors. Approximately 120 individuals learned about registration, financial aid, and other student resources at Collin College. “One of the most wonderful aspects of Collin College is that it is nimble and can quickly adapt to changing situations, markets, and industry needs,” said Dr. Bob Collins, Collin College chair and founding board of trustees member. “That serves us well on a daily basis, but in a crisis situation that element enables us to continue to offer exceptional service to our students and our community.” Students are always the top priority at Collin College which is why the college recently celebrated future health care heroes with recognition parades for more than 140 nursing and allied health students. No one knows what the future holds, but one thing is certain. “We have an incredible team of partners in our community,” Matkin said. “At Collin College, we are committed to our students and to our communities. We will continue to offer excellent education at affordable prices today and in the future, and we cannot wait to safely open the doors of our Wylie Campus.” For more information about Collin College’s Wylie Campus, visit www.collin.edu/campuses/wylie. •

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uring the coronavirus pandemic, the world changed, seemingly overnight. What hasn’t changed is our resilience as a society and the generosity of others who remind us there is still so much good in the world. In late March when the pandemic was just starting to ramp up, Sachse resident Mark Kmieciak looked at his wife and said “I’ve got to help.” Kmieciak hadn’t sewn anything since his childhood, some 50 years ago; but that didn’t stop him from going to Walmart where he bought the last sewing machine on the shelf. He stocked up on material and supplies. He did his research and found what he believed was a suitable mask pattern on the Centers for Disease Control website. He admits those first few masks were not his finest. “I kept those for myself,” he says. As he continued to sew, he asked for feedback on the designs from nurses and others. “They evolved. Right now I’ve got three patterns that I use,” he adds. Some masks have string ties, some have elastic ear loops. Much like everyone else making masks, Kmieciak encountered supply chain issues. “It’s been hard to get materials. My orders kept getting cancelled,” Kmieciak says. He even tried wholesalers, but without much luck. None of that slowed him down. Kmieciak sewed masks 12 hours a day, and he has the wounds to show for it: stiff fingers, blisters, and needle punctures. As it turns out, he is uniquely qualified to tackle this project. First and foremost, he has a servant’s heart and wants to contribute to his community, but he also has a background in manufacturing and as a mechanic. He even has FEMA training, which might explain his curiosity to test the effectiveness of his layered masks. Kmieciak used a sleep apnea aid known as a CPAP machine to see if he could blow out a flame through the mask. If the flame held up, he knew his pattern was a success.

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