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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

National Adoption Day color-logo

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.

Gale Wagner named July Member of the Month by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

Gale WagnerGale Wagner was named the July Member of the Month by the HEB Chamber of Commerce at their regular monthly luncheon on August 11, 2016.  Gale is a board member, an active Ambassador, and a regular presenter and moderator at ribbon cuttings. She is also active in her Leads Group, and serves on the WILD Steering Committee that plans all of their meetings.

Be sure to congratulate her the next time you see her!  To find out more about Gale, click on her picture to the right which connects to her LinkedIn profile.

HEB Chamber names Linda Huggins as the June Member of the Month!

Linda Huggins 2014Linda Huggins with the dental office of James B. Wright was recently named as the HEB Chamber’s Member of the Month for June.  Linda is a current board member; and one of our most active Ambassadors. She is a presenter and moderator at many ribbon cuttings, and active in her Leads Group. She also frequently works with our nonprofit members, reminding them to use their benefits and encouraging them to attend luncheons.

Please be sure to congratulate Linda the next time you see her!

Carter BloodCare Needs You NOW! #MissingType

Carter BloodCare currently has a lower-than-preferred level of all blood types and urges you to make an appointment to give, or attend a blood drive in the next few days.

This week Carter BloodCare is participating in the #MissingType campaign and the blood center is experiencing an actual Missing Type situation. Please fill in the gaps with your blood type so it is there for local hospital patients.

Come in to donate before August 21, and you’ll get a free “Missing Type” T-shirt. You can now make your appointment using one of our easy scheduling options below:

  1. Schedule online – carterbloodcare.org
  2. Call 817-412-5433 (LIFE)
  3. Text “DONATE4LIFE” to 444-999

Get Ready for #NTXGivingDay: Texas Baptist Home and United Way of Tarrant County

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.

Texas Baptist Home for ChildrenTexas Baptist Home is a Christian foster care and adoption agency. This ministry exists to protect the sanctity of human life and to promote the preservation of the family. This purpose manifests itself in preventative, rehabilitative and specialized services to children, youth, adults, and families. The aim of these programs is to enable this ministry, local churches and the community to meet more effectively the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families. For more information, please call 817-355-1700.

UWTC_logo_JPG_HI_300United Way of Tarrant County: Simply speaking, we help people. For the past few years, we’ve focused on improving lives in the areas of education, income and health. We specifically want students to graduate on time, families to be on the path to financial stability and older adults and those with disabilities to be healthy at home as long as possible. Our partners in this work include 42 community agencies and our information and referral service, 2-1-1. Our free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers tax preparation for many. For more information, please call Faye Beaulieu at the Northeast office, 221 Bedford Rd., Bedford 76022; 817-282-1160 or email faye.beaulieu@unitedwaytarrant.org.

‘Get Up and Give’ for #NTXGivingDay

NTXGivingDay 2016September 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.

GRACE is a faith-based social service agency that provides emergency relief to over 5,100 families and individuals in crisis each year. For nearly three decades, GRACE has partnered with the community to provide food, clothing, housing, education and medical care to guide families and individuals in their journey toward self-sufficiency. In 2015, 1690 volunteers invested nearly 55,000 hours to continue the mission of extending grace to our neighbors in need. GRACE relies on the unwavering support of church partners, civic groups, businesses and community residents to continue the mission of GRACE for every local family facing hardship.

The Airport Area YMCA has been located in Bedford since 1982.  The Airport Area YMCA is part of the larger YMCA organization that was started in 1844 as a Bible study. The YMCA has been very influential in culture, having invented basketball, volleyball, racquetball and swimming lessons, and currently serving as the largest child care provider in the nation. The Airport Area YMCA provides over $80,000 annually to community members in need of programming. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL. Our vision is to prepare youth to succeed and serve. Contact us at: 3524 Central Dr., Bedford TX, 76021. Phone: 817-571-3371.

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