Last week’s HEB Chamber Luncheon featured Amanda Whitelaw from the local organizing committee of the NCAA Final Four coming at AT&T Stadium on April 5 and 7. There is quite a variety of activities coming up in addition to the basketball games themselves. Here’s a quick list of events:
- Tip-Off Tailgate
- Watch the Final Four Teams Practice
- Reese’s College All-Star Game
- NCAA March Madness Music Festival at Reunion Park in Downtown Dallas
- Final Four Fan Fest at the Convention Center in Dallas
- 5k Road to the Final Four
- NCAA Final Four Dribble
- …and others
The organizers have set up a robust website at http://ncaa.com/FinalFour. Here you can find out information about the events mentioned above, tickets to the games, and opportunities to volunteer.
The HEB Chamber is always welcoming new members, and hosts influential speakers every month. Find out more about the Chamber here.
What do the Final Four, why HEB is a good location for businesses, the Olympics and HEB ISD have in common?
They are each topics of speakers in 2014 at the HEB Chamber membership luncheons!
The Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce has eleven luncheons every year with speakers like former Olympian Lanny Basham, Bill Sandbrook of U. S. Concrete, a representative of the Final Four Host Committee and HEB ISD Superintendent of Schools Steve Chapman. The luncheons are held the third Thursday each month at the First United Methodist Church of Hurst.
Not only can you be informed about issues that affect the community, hear about current events and be motivated by the speakers, you can network with over 100 business people and civic leaders. In addition, display tables are available for you to promote your product or service. You can also advertise your business by donating a door prize.
So join us for the next luncheon – Thursday, February 13! Networking begins at 11:00 a.m., the buffet line opens at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at Noon. Call the HEB Chamber office 817/283-1521 to make a reservation or go online to www.heb.org and look for the Calendar of Events in the middle of the home page.
I hope to see you then – and of course at the EXPO on March 7!
Mary Frazior, President & CEO, Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce
When’s the best time to plant a tree? 20 Years Ago! When’s the next best time? TODAY! Plant your product or service in the minds of the business and community leaders of Hurst Euless Bedford by participating in the HEB Chamber’s EXPO on Friday, March 7. It will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, 76054.
Sponsorships and Exhibit Space are still available – sponsorships start at $499 and include a booth. Exhibit space starts at $250 and is available for Chamber members as well as non-members. Tickets are $10 per person.
Meet potential clients and customers, sample food from area restaurants and register for door prizes. Find out what you can purchase from area businesses and let them know what you and your company have to offer.
This annual event is hosted by the HEB Chamber of Commerce and the Hurst Euless Bedford Economic Development Foundation. For more information call the Chamber at 817/283-1521 or go to our website, www.heb.org.
If you’re looking for an edge for 2014, EXPO on March 7 is the place for you!
Mary Martin Frazior, IOM
President & CEO
HEB Chamber of Commerce
With 16 entries from spicy to eclectic, the judges had a difficult time choosing the winners, but they did!
Best Team Spirit – Shield Awards & Promotions
Spiciest Chili – James B. Wright, DDS
Mildest Chili – Garrett Spegar State Farm Agency
Most Unusual Chili – Reflections of Health
Overall Best Chili – Insurance of Mid Cities Agency
– who will represent the Chamber at the Classic Chevrolet Multi Chamber Chili Cook Off on November 12.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up and take down everything in the parking lot. Our appreciation goes to Tom Hingst and Bill Brookman for grilling the hot dogs, to David Pollard of FX Entertainment for the music, to judges HEB ISD Trustee Andy Cargile, Bedford Mayor Jim Griffin, HEB Chamber 2014 Chair-elect Michael Land and Euless Mayor Mary Lib Saleh, and to Shield Awards & Promotions for donating the winners’ rosettes for the 18th year.
Contributions from Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth, Ben E. Keith/Budweiser, Coca Cola Refreshments, USA, Inc., Wal Mart Super Store in Bedford and Tom Thumb, Hurst made the evening special, as did all the chili cooks that participated!
Nine constitutional amendments are on the November 5 ballot. This type of election typically has a low voter turnout – all the more reason for you to exercise your right to vote!
Two amendments are of particular interest to the economic development of our area: Proposition 3 on aerospace inventory and Proposition 6 on funding for water projects. The HEB Chamber of Commerce supports both Prop 3 and 6 because of the effect on jobs and the economic vitality of Texas. Continue reading
Not long ago, many of us were intrigued by the use of a Garmin GPS. The device provided a step-by-step road map to our destination – we were wowed by its’ capabilities. Today, the proliferation of guidance systems are keenly at our disposal from our cars to our phones. One cannot imagine going somewhere new without plugging in the address and letting the system take us to our place of interest. Continue reading
Exercise Your Right to Vote!
One of our rights, and privileges, as U. S. citizens is the right to vote on the officials who represent us – and that includes city council members and school board trustees. Hurst, Euless and Bedford all have contested races this year as does the HEB ISD. Continue reading
The Texas Legislature has begun their work on the 2014-15 budget and the HEB Chamber needs you to be engaged in this important session. In 2011, the Legislature made numerous cuts and delayed funding programs like Medicaid to balance the budget. These cuts and delays will have an immediate impact on how our legislators will develop the next budget. Even with a projected surplus for 2014-15, they will have some difficult decisions to make in the coming months. Continue reading
The Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
On Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., members of the Fort Worth Chapter of SCORE will be available for counseling small businesses at the HEB Chamber office at 2109 Martin Drive in Bedford. This will provide current and prospective small business owners an easy connection to key expertise in all areas of business. Continue reading