Come Read with Me Opens in Euless

img_1567Come Read with Me recently opened in Euless, Texas, and the HEB Chamber of Commerce was on hand on Monday to help them celebrate with an official ribbon cutting!

Come Read with me is a life-long learning center for amazing adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The organization strives to support the participants long-term cognitive strength through life-long learning.

Their website has much more information about their mission and goals, and you can access it here: comereadwithme.us.

They have a wishlist they are actively promoting right now, so if you feel moved to contribute with your time, talents or treasures, please consider the following:

Groceries
Laminating machine
1 month scholarship
Teach a Class
Laptop
Prepare a meal
Volunteer
Carpet for Hall
Task Chair
Portable Washer/Dryer
Vacuum Cleaner
Small Freezer
USB Mouse
iPad

Monetary donations are always greatly appreciated.  Come Read with Me is a qualified 501(c)3 organization, and donations can be made securely via PayPal here.  Instructions on donating with a check can be found here.

 

Kevin Ball Named HEB Chamber’s October Member of the Month

Kevin Ball of KB Handyman and Home Services was recently named the October Chamber Member of the Month.

kevin-ball-october-member-of-the-monthThe honoree for October was an easy choice, because he worked so hard during the month on behalf of the Chamber’s community efforts.  He served as captain of the Chamber team that participated in 6 Stones Mission Network’s fall CPR event. He helped organize the team, and surveyed the house where the team would be working.  This was critical to be done in advance to determine what needed to be done.  Kevin also provided many of the tools used during the scope of the project.

It’s important to note, that he didn’t just supervise the operation, he was very much a hands-on leader.  Kevin worked hard both days, helping cut trees, clear debris and much more.  He’s a great handyman, and an outstanding Chamber member.  Thank you for your many efforts, Kevin!  The Chamber and its members appreciate you!

Support the Century Club!

The HEB Chamber’s “new” building is now 12 years old. Equally impressive, our mortgage is just $30,000.  We’d like to pay off that small amount now, before interest rates start rising.  That’s why we have created our Century Club.  We are seeking just 100 people, each of whom will contribute just $300 to help pay off the mortgage.  Each contributor will be recognized on a donor recognition plaque which will be displayed in the Chamber’s lobby.  This is a great chance to leave a legacy with the Chamber – won’t you be a part of our Century Club?  To learn more, please contact Mary Frazior.

Watch our invitation video below, and hear from some other Century Club Members:

Nominations Open for HEB Chamber’s 2016 Member Awards

The HEB Chamber’s Annual Awards serve to recognize the accomplishments of HEB Chamber Members, Member Businesses, and Outstanding Individuals in the community.

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 with your nominations and return it to the Chamber. Winners will be awarded at the Chamber’s Awards Luncheon on Friday, January 13, 2017.

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Deadline for all nominations is November 23, 2016.

HEB Chamber Recognizes What’s Poppin’ Texas Team as Members of the Month

Whats Poppin Texas sue Schulz and Ruth BurnsCongratulations to the HEB Chamber’s September and October Members of the Month: Sue Schulz and Ruth Burns of What’s Poppin’ Texas.

Sue and Ruth worked very hard to support the Chamber over the last couple of months. They’ve brought in new members and were heavily involved in the Birthday Bash, donating auction items, helping secure additional items and even helped with setting up the event. They work very well together, which isn’t surprising, because they also work together in their business.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “I wonder What’s Poppin’?” then head to Central Dr in Bedford and find out or click here to review their website.

Your Vote Counts! Early Voting Begins October 24!

Your vote counts

One of our rights and privileges as U. S. citizens is the right to vote on the officials who represent us in Tarrant County, Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Early voting for the November 8 general election for county, state and national offices will be October 24 through November 4:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, October 24-28

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, October 31-November 4

Voting locations in the Hurst, Euless, Bedford area include:

Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford

Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Drive, Euless

Hurst Recreation Center, 700 Mary Drive, Hurst

Northeast Courthouse, 645 Grapevine Highway, Hurst

In addition to the presidential and vice presidential seats, this election includes
U. S. Representatives, State Representatives, State Railroad Commission, Texas Supreme Court and other judges, County Sheriff, Tax Assessor Collector and constables.
If you miss early voting, vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.

Exercise your right to vote!

 

Mary Martin Frazior, IOM, CCE

HEB Chamber of Commerce

Tarrant County Delegation Promotes Stuffed Animal Drive in Support of National Adoption Day

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Members of the Tarrant County Delegation are having a stuffed animal drive in support of National Adoption Day, which takes place in November each year. This year, Tarrant County will be celebrating on November 18, 2016. It is a day of celebration and joy as the adoption of children from the foster care system join with their new forever families.

We will be taking donations of new stuffed animals until November 10, 2016. If you would like to make a donation, feel free to leave it at the HEB Chamber office at 2109 Martin Dr in Bedford, or one of our local district representative’s offices:

Sen. Konni Burton — Leigh Collins, District Director
933 W Weatherford St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Sen. Kelly Hancock — Susan Young, District Director
9121 Belshire Drive, Suite 200, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

Rep. Jonathan Stickland — Murphy Simpson, District Director
1600 Airport Freeway, Suite 334, Bedford, TX 76022

For any questions/concerns, do not hesitate contact Representative Stickland’s District Director, Murphy Simpson. She can be reached in the office at 817-283-5300.

 

Get Up and Give – #NTXGivingDay is September 22 – #MissionCentralMetroplex and @KofC 7641

September 22 is North Texas Giving Day, an online donation event. Each year, people give millions of dollars to thousands of local nonprofit organizations. In support of this important day, the Chamber will be highlighting some of our nonprofit members in the coming weeks.

mission Central Stacked LogoMission Central empowers people in need to improve their own quality of life. We help meet emergency needs through our Village Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry, and we also offer transformational programs to help our neighbors build a better future. Through our Community Resource Center, Family Opportunities Program and Village Library after-school tutoring assistance, we are giving people the tools they need to secure long-term stability for their family.  We also operate the Coat of Many Colors Resale Shop, which offers affordable clothing and household items to the public. To learn more, please call 817-595-0011.

Knights of Columbus, KofC LogoThe Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael. J. McGiveny in 1882 in New Haven, Conn. Back then, he noticed there were a lot of challenges for people to contend with and they were unable to sustain their families. Father McGiveny decided to alleviate this situation by founding the KOFC order. The families would help each other in whatever way they could: If there was a need for a plumber, an electrician, an accountant, a lawyer or financial services, the others would immediately step in and help. The order and our members abide by 4 Principles, Charity being number one and most important, and then Unity, Fraternalism and Patriotism. Our basic operational unit is called a Council — each unit has a number and a name. Ours in Bedford is No. 7641, St. Anthony The Miracle Worker.  We are located at 1319 Brown Trail in Bedford.

Get Up and Give for #NTXGivingDay: Focus on Metroport Meals on Wheels and Community Enrichment Center

‘Get Up and Give’

September 22 is North Texas Giving Day, an online donation event. Each year, people give millions of dollars to thousands of local nonprofit organizations. In support of this important day, the Chamber will be highlighting some of our nonprofit members in the coming weeks.

Metroport Meals on WheelsMetroport Meals On Wheels, Inc. is a grass-roots volunteer advocate for the elderly and those in need, through home-delivered meals, senior center luncheons, and other support services. We are “neighbors helping neighbors,” alleviating hunger and isolation in our communities and fostering independence, worth and dignity of each individual we serve. Since our beginning in 1980, MMOW has built a people-centered program on a foundation of community support rather than federal, state, or United Way funding.  Your support allows us to serve any individual in need, regardless of age or financial status. To learn more, please call 817-491-1141.

CEC LogoThe Community Enrichment Center (CEC) works to break the cycle of poverty and abuse for both current and future generations.  Working with victims of domestic violence, low-income and homeless families in Northeast Tarrant County, the CEC provides housing, food and basic necessities, high school equivalency classes, employment and financial coaching. These integrated services empower individuals to become independent, emotionally and financially stable members of the community, with a focus on families while helping restore hope and self-esteem. To learn more, please call 817-281-1164.

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