Bedford, TX –The HEB Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2015 Executive Committee.  The slate was presented by the Chamber’s Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is composed of elected officers who act for and on behalf of the Board of Directors when the Board is not in session.

Comprised of local business owners and leaders, the Executive Committee plays a vital role in developing all aspects of the organization’s business advocacy efforts and offers guidance for the organization’s strategic plan. The Chairman of the Board serves as the chief elected officer of the Board of Directors and the division chairs are responsible for the committees and programs in their respective divisions. The 2015 Executive Committee includes the following officers:

Chairman of the Board Michael Land Forest Ridge Funeral Home
Immediate Past Chairman Brent McIlvain Edward Jones
Chairman-Elect Kimberly Ball DOCUmation
Secretary/Treasurer Geoff Graham Carter BloodCare
Corporate Guidance Officer Pete Benenati Benenati Law Firm, P.C.
Business Development Division Darryl Day Day Real Estate
Community Development Division Travis Parker First Financial Bank
Economic Development Division Steve Farco Mason-Dallas, Inc.
Marketing & Membership Division Patty Marshall Glint Advertising
Member at Large Michael Delgado Delgado Orthodontics
Member at Large Wes Harrison Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Hyundai

“I am honored to serve as the 2015 Chairman of the Board for the HEB Chamber of Commerce. Members of our new Executive Committee are valuable sources of business experience and hold tremendous leadership qualities. We look forward to maintaining close relationships with Chamber members in further strengthening our community,” stated Chairman of the Board Michael Land.

The HEB Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses working together to improve the quality of life and economic climate in the Hurst, Euless, Bedford area.

For additional information, contact The HEB Chamber of Commerce at 817-283-1521 or www.heb.org.


Texas Capitol BuildingThe Coalition of Tarrant County Chambers of Commerce and the HEB Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to Tarrant County Days At The Capitol on February 25-26. Tarrant County Days At The Capitol provides an opportunity for local business and community leaders to meet Texas Senators and State Representatives while offering an up-close and personal look at the Texas Legislature in action. This event will be held in Austin, Texas, and registration is $100.

Honoring the Members of the 84th Legislature
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Suites – Bluebonnet Room


Honoring the Members of the Fort Worth and Tarrant County
State Legislative Delegation
Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:30 a.m – 9:00 a.m.
Austin Club

Click here to register or for additional information!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy ~ Investor Panel Presentations

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT


Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy
1849 Central Dr Bldg E
Bedford, TX 76022

The HEB Chamber of Commerce and HEB ISD would like to invite you to attend the Investor Panel for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.  The students will present their plans to investors, who will evaluate them and potentially reward them with funds to help them start their businesses. The best presentation will go on to compete at the Regional Event in Phoenix, Arizona on May 15.

Our Master of Ceremonies will be Michael Sherrod, Entrepreneur in Residence at TCU. Our panelists include: Steve Ward, Allstate Insurance; Alicia McGlinchey, HEB Education Foundation; Steve Chapman, Superintendent of HEB ISD; and Michael Land, Board Chair of the HEB Chamber.   For more details and participant bios, click on “Get more information” below.

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SBA launches the Innovate HER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Dallas/Fort Worth District Office would like to announce the launch of the InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge (Business Competition for up to $30,000 in prize money).

The SBA is looking for innovative products and services that help impact and empower women’s lives as they navigate the challenges of a changing work and family life.

  • SBA is interested in entrepreneurs to create products or services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families ( 30%), has the potential for commercialization ( 40%) and fills a need in the marketplace (30%).
  • SBA is asking local organizations such as universities, colleges, accelerators, clusters, scale-up communities, SBA Resource Partners and other local organizations to participate as hosts for this Business Challenge throughout the month of March 2015.
  • Each host will select and identify a local winner who will compete for advancement to the finals in Washington DC where they will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges and compete for up to $30,000 in prize money during National Small Business Week, May 4-8, 2015.
  • Below are links to additional information on the InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge.


  1. Competition Summary
  2. FAQs
  3. Competition Rules
  4. Topline Points
  5. InnovateHER Flyer

Join Leadership HEB 2015 in Helping the Clubhouse for Special Needs

Clubhouse for Special Needs LogoPlease join in the Leadership HEB 2015 Art Supply and Snack Drive to help

The Clubhouse for Special Needs!

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.

Please help us help The Clubhouse for Special Needs by donating any of the following items:

Individually Wrapped Snacks

Pretzels, chips, crackers, cereal bars, granola bars, chex mix, popcorn, yogurt covered raisins, Welch’s fruit snacks

Art Supplies

Construction paper, glue sticks, acrylic paint, paint brushes, sketch pads, washable markers, Prang water colors.

Collection and Drop-off Dates: February 1 through April 1

Drop off locations:

The HEB Chamber and Shaw Insurance Agency, located at the intersection of Precinct Line and Glade Road.

For more information, please contact:

Elaine Dillard

Shaw Insurance Agency

947 W Glade Rd

Hurst, TX 76054-6052



Phone: 817.479.7601


Clubhouse for Special Needs

SERVPRO Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List



Jessica Henson

SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co.

(817) 595-2506


SERVPRO® Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List

Cleanup and restoration franchisor stands strong in the #7 position in the 2015 Franchise 500 rankings

Hurst, TX (Grassroots Newswire) January 20, 2015 – SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, maintains its hold on the No. 7 spot overall – out of a group of 927 franchises that qualified for inclusion in the list—in the recently announced 2015 Franchise 500 rankings* from Entrepreneur magazine. This recognition marks the sixth consecutive year Entrepreneur has included the company in its Top 10 list and the 12th consecutive year SERVPRO has earned the top spot on the magazine’s list in its own industry—Restoration Services.

Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 selection process** uses “objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation” to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities. Some of the most important factors considered by Entrepreneur in developing the list each year are “financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.”

“It’s very satisfying to represent the ongoing brand leadership of SERVPRO® for disaster cleanup and restoration services in the Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co. area,” said Jessica Henson, owner of “SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co.. “As a SERVPRO franchisee, we have the tools and knowledge—and the responsibility—to provide the best possible service to every  customer.”

According to Henson, SERVPRO continues to innovate with systems, processes and training designed to deliver faster, more consistent results to their customers. In the past year, SERVPRO customers benefited from the introduction of the following advanced features:

* The company’s DryBook™ proprietary software, which provides franchisees with tools to capture and track the steps of a restoration project according to industry best practices and standards.

* The Here to Help® Connection, which provides homeowners with 24/7 access to real-time data, allowing them to track progress toward project completion.

* The Drying Chamber, which uses vacuum freeze-drying technology to vaporize water in water-damaged documents—a technique recommended by the Library of Congress. The process can recover and restore even the most delicate items and preserve the integrity of a variety of media including irreplaceable files, medical files, books, x-rays, photographs and more.

SERVPRO® specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping both commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies “Like it never even happened.” For more information about SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co., contact Jessica Henson at

(817) 595-2506 or Jehenson@servproofheb.com. For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.servpro.com.

*   http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/index.html

** http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/franchise500/about.html


Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of nearly 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.


Texas Capitol BuildingFor the sixth consecutive legislative session, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce plans to take Chamber members to Austin early in the 84th Legislative Session to meet with legislators and agency staff on policy issues important to the Chamber. Again this year, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Chamber of Commerce will be partners in this venture.

Individual registration and sponsorships are available now.The dates for Arlington to Austin are January 27-29, 2015. This includes a reception Tuesday, January 27 at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 303 W. 15th Street for all in attendance and all members of the Legislature and selected state agencies. The agenda will include meetings at the Texas State Capitol with members of the Arlington and HEB legislative delegations along with other selected leaders. Most meetings will be Wednesday, January 28, with any that couldn’t be scheduled carried over to Thursday morning, January 29. We will complete all scheduled meetings by 11:30 a.m. Thursday.In addition to the reception, the Chamber will provide breakfast and lunch at the Doubletree Wednesday and breakfast Thursday mornings, with speakers invited for each of these meals. State Representative John Zerwas, a key member of the House leadership and a leader on health care policy, has tentatively agreed to speak to the delegation at breakfast on Wednesday, January 28.

To register for this event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please Click here.

Contact Mary Frazior for additional information!

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