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RAFFLE Benefitting The Clubhouse for Special Needs

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  • Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50
  • Winner announced at the Dinner/Silent Auction event on April 8th:
  • Do not need to be present to win, but it will be a fun evening so join in!

Call: 817-285-0885 for tickets or information

The Clubhouse for Special Needs Annual Fundraiser
Texas Star Conference Center
1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless
Tickets Available for the Dinner / Silent Auction
$35 Individual – $60 for Couple
April 8, 2017 – 6.30p

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Jeff Corbet, DDS named Director of the Year by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Jeff Corbet, DDSThe Chamber is fortunate to have so many directors who are actively involved and committed to making the organization successful, and this year’s Director of the Year is definitely one of those.

This is Dr. Corbet‘s second term on the Board, and he has chaired the Governmental Affairs Committee as well as the Community Alliances Committee. He also has worked on our golf tournament and the Gala.

This year, Dr. Corbet donated his talents to our Challenge by Choice program. When he saw that we needed a stronger presentation for the classroom, he stepped in to update it, creating a new presentation that is both appealing and relevant to our seventh grade audience.

Throughout his tenure, he has provided thoughtful insights and invaluable leadership to the Chamber. And his office has some of the best Business After Hours events of the year. He not only brings a smile to your face, he can make it look better, too!

Out thanks to Reliant, an NRG company for sponsoring the Director of the Year Award.

Membership Event was serious fun, seriously successful

Member Event Wednesday AfternoonOur 2017 Membership Event was held the week of January 23, and what a great event it was. For two days, more than 150 volunteers from Hurst, Euless and Bedford gathered in the community room of the Tarrant County Northeast Courthouse to make calls and help sign up new members. And when they were done, we had increased the size of our membership by roughly one-third. It’s a great example of the support HEB has for both the Chamber and our community.

We want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy week to help make this event such a great success – final statistics and the “award” winners are listed below. Special thanks to Chairman of the Board Steve Farco for his leadership and to Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes and his staff for their wonderful hospitality. You can find lots more fun photos of the event – including some pix of our new members – on our Facebook page.

We also want to extend a warm welcome to all our new members – we are delighted to have you in the Chamber, and eager to serve you. We also hope you will make time to attend a New Member Orientation. The next orientation will be Friday, Feb. 24; register online or by calling the Chamber, 817-283-1521. Additional orientations will be scheduled in the coming months; in the meantime, if you have questions about your membership, please don’t hesitate to call us at 817-283-1521. Thanks again and welcome to our new members!

FINAL TEAM RANKINGS

Team Chairman Sales
Tie One On Team John Fletcher 43
Camo Team Allan Weegar 23
Silver and Blue Mike Collins 27
Blue Jim Griffin 21
Red Deborah Paganelli 22
Purple Team Gary Fickes 19
Royal Blue Geri Harwell 11
Lime Team Steve Chapman 11
Navy Team Allen Goben, Ed.D. 8
Gold Scott Sheppard 8

TOP SALES GROUP: Team Tie One On, chaired by John Fletcher, with 43 sales totaling $14,528.

TOP SALES INDIVIDUAL: Josh Hobbs – 12 sales totaling $4,784

MOST COMPETETIVE GROUP: Team captained by Josh Hobbs

“FOUR OR MO’” sales: Mike Collins, Linda Eilenfeldt, Mike Collins, Steve Farco, Evan Islam, Clint Junell and Linda Martin

“TOP DOGS” (six or more sales): Chris Connolly, Gary Fickes, Roger Fisher, Josh Hobbs, Mike Lofland and Allan Weegar

“GOODFELLAS:” Mike Collins, Gary Fickes, Mike Lofland, Kelly Pacleb and Allan Weegar

“PIZZANO”: Steve Farco

GODFATHER AWARD: John Fletcher

GODMOTHER AWARD: Brenda Whitley

Allan Weegar named Clyde Mooney Award Winner by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

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Allan Weegar, presented with the Clyde Mooney Award from last year’s winner, David B. Medina, Forest Ridge Funeral Home

The Clyde Mooney Award honors a person who has shown exceptional leadership in our region and has provided service that includes, but is not limited to, the Chamber. Clyde Mooney was the first chairman of the HEB Chamber, serving from 1954-55. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the HEB Chamber.

Allan Weegar has been an integral part of our community for many years. He worked for the City of Hurst for 35 years, serving as city manager since 1997. During his tenure, he managed numerous departments, including economic development, code enforcement, administrative services central services and facility maintenance.

He provided visionary leadership and was actively involved with the HEB Economic Development Foundation. He also was instrumental in the economic development and revitalization of Hurst, working on the Hurst Town Center project as well as the Transforming Hurst initiative. In the process of developing the city, he helped his team develop a strong organization and a culture of customer service excellence.

Mr. Weegar retired in July, but remains as active as ever. He currently serves on the boards of the Northeast Transportation System and the Texas City Management Association, and is a member of the Northeast Leadership Forum.

Our thanks to Texas Health HEB for sponsoring the Clyde Mooney Award this year.

HEB ISD Named Winner of the Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

Steve Chapman accepts the Bill Ridgway Award from last year's winners, the Economic Development Directors of Hurst, Euless and Bedford

Steve Chapman accepts the Bill Ridgway Award from last year’s winners, the Economic Development Directors of Hurst, Euless and Bedford (Pictured l. to r. Mike Collins, Euless, Steve Bowden, Hurst, Steve Chapman, HEB ISD, and Bill Syblon, Bedford)

The Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes individuals or entities who have been significantly involved in the economic development of our three cities.  As we know, when businesses are deciding where to locate, they look at a variety of factors, including tax rates, parks and cultural amenities.

But they also look at the workforce – simply put, if a community does not have a skilled and educated pool of prospective employees, businesses won’t come.

So when it comes to economic development, education is not just a part of it; it is the heart of it. And few places do more to prepare our students to be skilled and productive members of our workforce than the HEB Independent School District. Their continued commitment to excellence has placed them among not only the best in state, but the best in the nation. And they have made clear to everyone in our community that it is not where you come from that matters, but where you want to go.

Thank you to the Thompson Group – Classic Chevrolet for sponsoring the Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award.

The Thompson Group at Classic Chevrolet named HEB Chamber Community Service Award Winner

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Ken Thompson accepts the Community Service Award from last year’s winner, Steve Lineweaver

The Thompson Group at Classic Chevrolet has been a great supporter of both the HEB Chamber and other nonprofit groups in our area. Among other things, they have served on a variety of boards, including 6 Stones Mission Network, and they have supported GRACE, Little League teams and the Toys for Tots program run by the Marine Corps.

Each fall, they hold a chili cook-off for area chambers and nonprofits, and each fall, they sponsor an annual golf tournament, with proceeds going to charitable organizations.

The remarkable thing about the Thompson Group is that, in everything they do, they participate 100 percent. That’s because they are in this for the long haul, and they want the contributions they are making now to benefit our community for years to come.

The HEB Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award was sponsored GRACEful Buys.

Tracy Morehead of Edward Jones named the Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award Winner by HEB Chamber

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The Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award recognizes a person who leads by example, exemplifying limitless energy, spirit and selflessness.

Tracy Morehead of Edward Jones certainly exemplifies those qualities. For example, she has served several terms as vice-chair of the Power Networking Leads Group, has assisted with multiple ribbon cuttings and other meetings, and is one of the founders of the WILD group.

In addition to all she does, she’s also a delight to work with. She is always energetic and enthusiastic, and with her Chamber spirit, she is great at inspiring others as well.

Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award was sponsored
by Lucas Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant & Lounge named Small Business of the Year by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

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Gabby Vidauri of Miguelito’s receives her award from Tom Hingst

Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant & Lounge commitment to the Chamber goes back many years – 20 years, in fact. And over that time, they have provided outstanding support for both the Chamber and the community.

For example, they have hosted several Business After Hours events. In previous years, they worked on the Gala planning task force, and last year, they helped with the startup of our new women’s leadership group, WILD. And they have donated many, many wonderful items for our silent and live auctions.

In the community, Miguelito’s has supported the HEB ISD campus adopter program, Santa’s Texas Team and the Fraternal Order of Police. They’ve also been active with 6 Stones Mission Network and supported groups and sports teams for L.D. Bell and Trinity High School.

In short, Miguelito’s has cooked up some great things for our community. And if you happen to visit them, they’ll cook up something great for you, too!

The Small Business of the Year Award was sponsored by Better Signs & Banners.

Bob Dahdaleh of Cosmic Counselor named Member of the Year by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

Bob Dahdaleh receives his Member of the Year Award from last year's winner, Darryl Day.

Bob Dahdaleh receives his Member of the Year Award from last year’s winner, Darryl Day.

Bob Dahdaleh with Cosmic Counselor has gone above and beyond the call of duty in service and participation of the Chamber.  For several years, he has done a lot of the heavy lifting for the Chamber. And we mean that in quite the literal sense: It seems like every time they need something put up, taken down or hauled somewhere, he has been there to help.

He’s also there for every major event the Chamber does, including the EXPO, the Birthday Bash and the Golf Tournament. He’s done handyman work around the Chamber office, and during our membership luncheons, he’s the man at the controls of our sound and audio. And he does all this work for the Chamber while running his own business.  In short, this honoree is a man whose skills and dedication could reach beyond the cosmos.

The Member of the Year award was sponsored by Allstate – Steve Ward Agency.

HEB Chamber honors 11 community leaders

Award Winners Group 2017

The HEB Chamber of Commerce recognized 11 honorees at its Annual Awards Luncheon, held January 13 at the Texas Star Conference Center in Euless. The event celebrates member businesses, organizations and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Chamber and the HEB community.

More than 60 Chamber members were nominated this year. Robert Earley, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, served as master of ceremonies, and awards were presented in a variety of categories, recognizing both organizations and individuals.

The award for Large Business of the Year went to Atmos Energy.

“Their employees have helped out at events including the Bedford Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast and the Hurst Fire Department’s Steak Dinner,” Earley said. “And each spring, they designate a full day to volunteer at 6 Stones Mission Network. In short, this honoree is a valued friend to both the HEB Chamber and many other local organizations.”

Allan Weegar, retired city manager for the City of Hurst, received the Clyde Mooney Award, the Chamber’s highest recognition.

“Allan provided visionary leadership and was actively involved with the HEB Economic Development Foundation,” Earley said. “He also was instrumental in the economic development and revitalization of Hurst. … And in the process of developing the city, he helped his team develop a strong organization and a culture of customer service excellence.”

Mary Frazior, president and CEO of the Chamber, said the luncheon is an important event for the Chamber and the community.

“The luncheon is an opportunity for us to shine a spotlight on some of the members who made truly significant contributions in 2016,” Frazior said. “They are an asset not only to the Chamber but to our community, and we are honored to have them as members.”

The complete list of winners:

Small Business of the Year: Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

Mid-size Business of the Year: Central Station Marketing

Large Business of the Year: Atmos Energy

Officer of the Year: Steve Farco, Mason-Dallas, Inc.

Director of the Year: Jeff Corbet, Jeffery Corbet, D.D.S.

Ambassador of the Year: Tyler Gibson, Farmers Insurance

Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award: Tracy Morehead, Edward Jones

Member of the Year: Bob Dahdaleh, Cosmic Counselor

HEB Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award: The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet

Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award: HEB Independent School District

Clyde Mooney Award: Allan Weegar

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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