Bell Helicopter Donates 5K to HEB ISD Program

District adopter, and HEB Chamber Member, Bell Helicopter has made a substantial donation to support HEB ISD Students. The monies from Bell Helicopter are planned to be used for STEM programs or students – possibilities being discussed include supplies, contribution toward a scholarship fund endowment, or support for enrollment in dual credit engineering classes during the summer sessions at UTA. We are so appreciative of our district adopters and all they do to support our students.

If you’re company has interest in becoming a District Adopter for the HEB ISD, please complete the Adopter Interest Form.

Congratulations to the HEB-ISD Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

HEB ISD Hall of Fame Inductees

The HEB ISD held their Hall of Fame induction ceremony recently, and honored six individuals:

  • Lisa Theisen – Distinguished Volunteers
  • Michael Foster – Bell Distinguished Graduate
  • James Powell – Trinity Distinguished Graduate
  • James “Bub” Downe – Distinguished Former Employee
  • Neal Adams – Distinguished Board Member
  • Steve Farco – Distinguished Community Leader

These individuals were recognized because they understand true community service and they understand the term “global citizenship”. Each of these honorees has their own story… a story of how they have given sacrificially to this community and this great school district.

2015 Bedford Holiday Decorating Contest Rules and Registration

Deadline to enter – NOON on Monday, December 7, 2015

Bedford Holiday Decorating Contest

Get ready…set…DECORATE!!!

Start putting up those holiday decorations to participate in Bedford’s 4th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest! Decorations and registration will need to be completed by 12:00p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015.   You can nominate your home, home owners association or the home of someone else. Please be sure to have their permission and include the contact information needed (see below). Based on feedback from the prior contests, we are asking contestants to self submit the information and up to five photos of the decorations via email.

A list of nominated homes will be available and online voting will begin on Wednesday, December 9.  The voting will close on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:00p.m.

In order to be eligible for prizes in the contest, each home must be located in the City of Bedford and be officially nominated via the email below. A return confirmation of receipt will be emailed to you after submission. Contest participants are not limited to any theme or decoration specifications; however participation in the contest does not exempt a location from any City of Bedford code or ordinance.

There will be three household winners. Winners will be determined by popular vote and the home that receives the most votes will get 1st place and the winner with the second highest number of votes gets 2nd place, etc.

Please email the following information to before NOON on Monday, December 7. Entries with incomplete information may be excluded from the contest.

Location address or HOA location (if different than above):
Best Contact Phone#:
Email contact:
Brief description of display:
Up to five photos:

For additional information, please visit

Thank you and good luck!

Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall

small business saturday hurst euless bedford #shopsmallIs your business planning something for Small Business Saturday?  If you have, great!  Make sure to publicize it on Social Media using the hashtag #ShopSmall.  This is how people will be looking for deals this coming Saturday, November 28, 2015.

What is Small Business Saturday?  It’s an event that American Express spearheaded in 2010.  They continue to provide special marketing promotion for those merchants that accept the card, but the concept has grown beyond their own promotion.  Local and National media are covering it as part of the “trifecta of shopping” with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  These are all key days that you can offer special deals. Small businesses that are members of the HEB Chamber have another advantage with their access to SaveLocalNow.

Why not take a few minutes today, and create a promotion or event focused on Small Business Saturday?  It’s a simple way that you can create a unique page on the Internet that you can promote through social media and e-mail.  Shoppers will then be able to readily find it on Saturday when they’re out looking for ways to #ShopSmall.

Not sure how to do it? SaveLocalNow created a number of short videos that walk you through the process.  We have these connected to the Chamber website, just click here for instant access.

If you’re having trouble logging in, please contact the Chamber office by Wednesday, November 25, as the office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday.

Bedford Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Bedford Christmas Tree Lighting

The City of Bedford would like to invite you and your family to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at the Bedford Library and Old Bedford School on Friday, December 4. The Library will be featuring classic Christmas cartoons from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Cookie decorating from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Christmas Classic Movies from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Then take the hayride over to the Old Bedford School where there will be refreshments, train rides for the kids, a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick and much more. Photos with Santa will be available to purchase for $7 dollars. Santa will arrive around 6:00 p.m. with the Christmas Tree Lighting to follow.

Want the honor of actually lighting the tree? Head over to and join the Christmas Tree Lighting Event. Tag 3 of your best friends in a comment on the event page to enter!

This is a pet friendly event, so make sure to bring your leashed pup to enjoy the festivities.

When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Where: Old Bedford School & Bedford Public Library
Fee: FREE (pictures with Santa $7)

Please help us help The Clubhouse for Special Needs by donating individually wrapped snacks

Clubhouse for Special Needs Clubhouse Logo

The Clubhouse for Special Needs, Inc. is a safe environment for fun and fellowship for the mild to moderate intellectually/physically challenged teenagers and young adults providing education, socialization, and independence in a recreational atmosphere that promotes Socialization, Not Vegetation!

Collection and Drop-off Dates: November 16-December 16

Individually wrapped snack ideas:
Pretzels, Chips, Goldfish, Chex Mix, Popcorn, Raisins, Cereal Bars, Cheez Its, Fruit Snacks, Trail Mix, Peanut Butter Crackers, Pretzel Crisps, Cheese Crackers, Granola Bars, Yogurt Covered Raisins, Fruit Rollups

For more information please contact:

Elaine DillardElaine Dillard
Shaw Insurance Agency
947 W. Glade Road
Hurst, TX 76054
Phone: 817-479-7601


Drop Off Location:

Shaw Insurance Agency

Shaw Insurance Agency Located at the intersection of Precinct Line and Glade Road

DOCUelves – Sponsoring Children and their Families for Christmas

DOCUmation DOCUelvesIt is hard to believe the Holiday Season is rapidly approaching.

DOCUmation, a member of the HEB Chamber, believes in giving back to our community and supporting those who aren’t able to provide a holiday experience for their families.  We have a great opportunity to help others and we are asking for your help.

For over a decade, DOCUmation’s San Antonio office has helped families through our DOCUelves program and we are now expanding the program to North Texas.  DOCUmation is partnering with two of our Non-Profit Chamber Members (Volunteers of America and The Community Enrichment Center) to support local families in need.  DOCUmation employees will personally deliver food, household items, clothes and toys for the children, so they can experience the joy of the Season.  In order to raise the needed funds, we have created the DOCUmation of North Texas cookbook with almost 150 of our favorite recipes.

The cookbooks are $20.00 each and can be purchased with cash or a check to DOCUmation of North Texas.

How your donation will be used:

•         Approximately $350.00 will be spent on each family supported
•         100% of funds raised will be contributed to supporting families (DOCUmation will cover 100% of the printing and labor expense)
•         DOCUmation will match all contributed funds up to $25,000

Please contact Kimberly Ball via e-mail at to let her know if you are interested in making a donation and how many Cookbooks you would like to purchase. If you could also distribute this message throughout your organization it would be most appreciated.  DOCUelves Flyer

You can never have enough recipe books!

Thank you in advance for your support and have a Wonderful Holiday Season!

YOU could design the next Chamber logo!

HEB Logo

Calling all Artists and Designers! 

Do you have excellent graphic design skills? Perhaps you’re naturally artistic and creative? Since the Chamber recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, a new Chamber logo is in order! We’re having a contest for the design of our new logo, something that embodies our new mission of “Advancing Business, Strengthening Community.”  We are inviting interested members to submit a new design for the HEB Chamber of Commerce’s logo. We want a logo which will provide a common look and feel across our community that represents our new mission for the HEB Chamber of Commerce.

HEB Chamber of Commerce Logo Contest Official Rules

This document describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce Logo Design Contest organized by the Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce (“HEB Chamber”), (the “Contest”). The object of this contest is to design a logo for the HEB Chamber.  Information on how to enter and about the prizes is part of these Official Rules. To the extent of any inconsistency, these Official Rules prevail.

“Entry” means a logo design created by the Entrant for this Contest.
“Entrant” means the individual that offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.
“HEB Chamber” and “Chamber” means the HEB Chamber of Commerce.


  • The Contest is open to everyone except those few people involved in the contest decision making process as described below.
  • Members of the Marketing Committee or HEB Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, who are the contest judges, and their immediate family are not eligible to enter the Contest unless they recuse themselves from any involvement in the decision making process.
  • Chamber Staff may participate, but cannot receive the compensation if their design is chosen.
  • There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Submission Guidelines

  • The Chamber reserves the right to reject any or all logo submissions, and to extend or cancel the competition at its discretion.
  • No more than 3 Entries may be submitted by any one Entrant.
  • The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise and other uses the Chamber deems appropriate. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.


The Chamber may consider registering the winning logo as a Service Mark. Because of this, Entrants should take care to ensure that their Entries are not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. A logo that cannot be registered as a Service Mark, no matter how well crafted, cannot win the Contest.

All entry materials become the exclusive property of HEB Chamber of Commerce and will not be returned. Any and all intellectual property rights in and ownership of the winning submission will be deemed transferred, without any compensation or consideration, to HEB Chamber of Commerce at the time of submission. If considered necessary by HEB Chamber of Commerce, the winner will be required, and undertakes by virtue of his/her submission, to sign an affidavit of eligibility and transfer to HEB Chamber of Commerce of the intellectual property rights and ownership to the winning logo entry.

Design Requirements

  • Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing Entries must submitted in scalable vector graphic format (EPS).
  • The logo may or may not contain the words “HEB Chamber of Commerce” and may or may not have a tagline which succinctly describes the mission of the Chamber. The Chamber reserves the right to accept the tagline, but reject the logo.
  • We advise against the use of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector graphics program.
  • Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.
  • We require a black/white version to accompany a color version.
  • The logo needs to be recognizable when printed as small as 1.5 cm. and as large as 150 cm.
  • Do not use more than two fonts.
  • Logo submissions may not contain copyrighted or proprietary images, including the current HEB Chamber of Commerce logo. This means no clip art files or stock images. You must create these elements from scratch if they are used.
  • JPGs must be at least 300 dpi in density and 1200×1200 dpi of the logo are also requested so that entries can be posted to the HEB Chamber of Commerce web site without the need for conversion.
  • Consider contemporary trends in logo design, but remain timeless.
  • Be adaptable to multiple uses. The logo will appear on the Chamber’s website, social media, promotional materials, and other media as deemed appropriate by the Chamber.
    • The logo should not lose impact or legibility when substantially reduced.
    • If the full logo would not be legible as such, then one element of the logo could be used as a square icon, while the full logo used in print, web and other materials.  For example, Target uses their recognizable red circles alone as an icon, and the image with the word “Target” on their website and in print.


Whoever submits the winning design will receive their choice of one of the following:

  1. A complimentary booth at the 2016 EXPO in March (a $250 value).
  2. A complimentary entry for two players in the Chamber’s Golf Classic in April, 2016 (a $300 value).
  3. Chamber Membership for one year for a company from 1 to 5 employees. A $275 value, includes a $25 application fee for new members, and $250 investment for the first year.  If the winning Entry is submitted by a company with more than 5 employees, then the $250 would be applied to the prevailing investment and the company would only be responsible for the difference.  Eligible prize for non-members only.

How to enter
Initial entries must be submitted by email to the Chamber’s CEO and President, Mary Frazior via email. The entries must be submitted as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format, and also as a JPG. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out above. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.

The email must include the name, institution, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.

The deadline for Entries is 11:59PM on December 21, 2015, Central Standard Time.

We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt; however, we cannot be responsible for entries or responses lost in email.

By submitting, the Entrant of any candidate logo gives ownership of the logo design to the HEB Chamber of Commerce.

To recap, the entry will consist of 4 files:

  • the basic logo, in EPS, as a JPG, in both color and black/white.
  • the basic logo, as a JPG, in both color and black/white.

We are able to handle most common file compression formats.

Decision Process
After the HEB Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee pairs down the Entries to a few suitable options, the winner will be determined by a vote of the HEB Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in January, 2016. The new Chamber logo will be unveiled at the Annual Awards Luncheon on January 14 and a notice will be posted on the Chamber’s website.

For questions, please contact the Chamber’s CEO and President, Mary Frazior via email

2015 HEB Chamber Member Awards ~ Nominations Accepted through Nov 20

Annual Awards Luncheon web ad

Recognizing the Accomplishments of HEB Chamber Members, Member Businesses, and Outstanding Individuals

You, our Chamber members, are the best source of information about the accomplishments of other Chamber members and businesses. Please take a moment to complete the nomination form linked below with your nominations and return it to the Chamber by November 20. Winners will be awarded at the Chamber’s Awards Luncheon on January 14.

2015 Member Awards Nomination Form


Save Local NowBy now, you’ve read the stats. You know that consumers are looking to support locally owned businesses, you know that they’re more likely to shop online than in-store, and you know that they’re Google-ing search terms like “local deals” and “unique gift ideas.”

How many more reasons do you need to update your Save Local Now profile and create promotions for your business? It’s time to pump up your online marketing, especially for holiday shoppers! Here are three ways to capitalize on Save Local Now’s free Search Engine Optimization:

  1. Update your profile: Your profile will appear higher and higher on search engines like Google ONLY IF you update it. Your business description should be at least 250 words long. Why? Because Google said so (and that’s good enough reason for us).
  2. Create a post: Showcase a promotion, a product or a service and do so in a fun, creative and engaging way.
  3. Use SLN’s email marketing: sharing your posts to social media is a great way to expand your reach, but using SLN’s free email marketing is a sure-fire way to generate revenue.

What are you waiting for? Holiday shopping for your target audience started weeks ago!

 Learn more about your Save Local Now account.

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