The HEB Chamber of Commerce Offers Its Members a Unique “Buy Local” Program

Buy Local | Save Local NowDigital Marketing Platform Gives Local Businesses Added Sales Edge

BEDFORD, TEXAS— Chamber members can use SAVE LOCAL NOW™ (SLN) to create, manage and analyze their digital marketing campaigns. Bundled together on an easy-to-use digital platform, SLN includes live business listings, content creation and publishing, email marketing, social sharing, and Search Engine Optimization.

Locals and tourists alike can access the deals, events, and promotions created by Chamber members via the chamber’s website or the free-to-download SLN iPhone or Android app. Saving money and buying local in Hurst, Euless or Bedford has never been easier.

“Community organizations are looking for creative ways to market themselves and be an asset to the businesses they serve,” said Keith Latore, Save Local Now’s co-founder and CEO. “That’s why we created Save Local Now exclusively for chambers of commerce and community organizations. Save Local Now benefits everyone. The HEB Chamber now has a tool to help promote local businesses and organizations while encouraging people to shop local. Business members have access to a digital marketing platform they might not otherwise be able to afford. Consumers have a convenient source for finding local businesses, deals, events and promotions.”

The Save Local Now platform is available at savelocalnow.com, the App Store and Google Play. Members of the HEB Chamber are eligible to create unlimited digital marketing campaigns using the Save Local Now platform. If you believe your business could benefit from Save Local Now, please contact the HEB Chamber at 817.283.1521.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) INFORMATION NIGHT – September 17 – 6.30p

START AS A STUDENT, FINISH AS A CEO!

YEAlogo gifGene A. Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy will host a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Information Session for students currently in grades 7-12, their families, and local business leaders about YEA! YEA! is a yearlong program that guides junior and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements!

The YEA! application will be available and attendees will learn about the structure, curriculum, and application process for the program. YEA! graduates will be present to share their experiences and talk about their successful business launches! Business leaders can learn how to get involved with YEA! as a mentor, guest speaker, field trip host, or even an investor!

YEA! brochures and applications will be available at the event.

Gene A. Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy
1849 Central Dr, Bldg E
Bedford, TX 76022
6.30p to 7.30p

For more information, please contact Linda Dibley at the HEB Chamber at 817.283.1521.

NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 BOARD MEMBERS for HEB Chamber of Commerce

The Nominating Committee has met and presents the following slate of eight candidates to serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2016 to replace directors whose regular terms are expiring:

  • Jeff Corbet, DDS
  • Chris Coyle, Express Oil Change and Service Center
  • Charolete Davis, Century 21 Mike Bowman
  • Elaine Dillard, Shaw Insurance
  • Deborah Paganelli, Texas Health HEB
  • Chris Orona, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
  • Scott Sheppard, 6 Stones Mission Network
  • Steve Ward, Allstate – Steve Ward Agency

According to The Chamber Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2c, additional names of candidates for directors can be nominated by petition bearing the signatures of at least fifteen members of The Chamber. Such a petition would have to be filed with the Nominating Committee within ten days of this notice.

If you have any questions, please give call the Chamber office at 817/283-1521.

Name That Horse! Naming Rights for Video Horse Racing

Horse Racing

60th Birthday Bash

Presenting Sponsor

 Moritz Kia Hurst

Promote your business while helping the HEB Chamber celebrate
60 years of promoting members and supporting the community.

“And they’re off!” 


Enjoy video horse racing at the  60th Birthday Bash.
You can even name the contenders!

This is your opportunity to promote the name of your business through coming up with a catchy name for one of the race horses. There will be 6 exciting races with 12 horses per race.

Purchase the “naming rights” for only $25.00 per horseand hear the name of your horse called out during a thrilling race to place—just as you would hear the names of the horses announced at a live horse race.

Be creative. Be funny. But please be respectful.

All horse names must first be approved by the Chamber.

Click here to complete the form to reserve your name today!

THE VALUE OF JOINING A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Did you know that Chamber membership affects consumer outcomes for both large and small businesses? Consider results from a research study conducted by the Schapiro Group…

When consumers know that a large business is a member of the chamber, they are likely to patronize the company more often, to express favorable opinions about the company, to know more about the company, and to buy the company’s products. Let’s look at two large business examples:

  •  When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 68% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.
  •  When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 36% more likely to think favorably of the company.

The impact is similar for small businesses:

  •  When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Do you know of companies that would benefit from this added value? Do you do business with non-chamber members? Our Chamber’s Membership Division could use your assistance with warm leads for our business development representatives to call upon. If you can help, please send the company name and address, the decision maker’s name, phone number and email address to chamber@heb.org. This will help us expand our local reach and reinforce the value of joining the chamber. Refer a friend who joins the chamber and we’ll spotlight your business in our next Chamber Connection!

Connect with the Hurst, Euless, and Bedford Community in a Unique Way

ADVERTISE IN THE GUIDE

HEB The GuideWhat is The Guide? The HEB Chamber’s annual publication is much more than a membership directory–it’s also a community guide and resource for visitors, residents and businesses in the Hurst Euless Bedford area.

  • 5,000 printed copies distributed
  • Online edition
  • Sections about healthcare, dining, education, economic development, and much more
  • Business Directory lists more than 600 businesses by product and services

Interested in advertising in The Guide? It’s a great way to promote your business!
View our Advertising Options. Contact Marlea Maschmeyer at marlea@heb.org if you have questions.

Rochelle Ross Named HEB Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month for May, 2015

Rochelle Ross May 2015 Member of the MonthEach month we like to honor a member who has recently gone above and beyond in service to the Chamber and the community. We are proud to recognize this member for her valuable commitments to the Leadership HEB Steering Committee, the Leadership HEB Alumni Association, and her assistance in reorganizing the Chamber offices. Our May Member of the Month is Rochelle Ross with A Simplified Space.

HEB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY WINNER PRODUCES VIDEO FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

2015-05-15 19.35.24Hurst, Texas, May 26, 2015:  Dr. Michael Delgado was so impressed with Cameron Kostopoulos, CEO of Dionysian Productions and winner of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district and Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, he approached him to film and produce a video for his own business. Dr. Delgado experienced Kostopoulos’s winning presentation first-hand as a member of the YEA Investor’s Panel of judges this past month.

Kostopoulos, a sophomore at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, responded immediately and met with Dr. Delgado and his team. “It was exciting to get an offer so soon and I knew it was something I could do for them,” said the young entrepreneur. He accepted and scheduled Dionysian Productions to cover the Delgado Orthodontics Patient Appreciation Party in April and produce on-site patient testimonials.

“Cameron’s knowledge and love of film making was evident in his YEA presentation,” said Delgado. “And I appreciated his business plan and proposal to keep video rates affordable so that even small businesses can afford his services. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a young talent and to support his up and coming business.” Dr. Delgado is also the Chair for the Steering Committee for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in the HEB Chamber of Commerce.

Kostopoulos filmed, edited and produced two videos for the Delgado Orthodontics website and social media.  In addition, he will use the finished product for his own Dionysian Productions portfolio. When Cameron is not behind a camera or computer, he is busy performing with the LD Bell Band, studying for his AP exams and recently competed in the regional Young Entrepreneurs Academy competition in Phoenix.

Delgado Orthodontics Patient Appreciation Party Videos, Dionysian Productions:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delgado-Orthodontics/191683600855417

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHjTBu5tj9L_s3FjRhgBMVg

http://www.dionysianproductions.com/#!video/citr

Dr. Michael Delgado is a member of the HEB ISD Education Foundation Board and the HEB Chamber of Commerce. Delgado Orthodontics provides braces and orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults in the HEB area. Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a year-long program and combined effort with the HEB Chamber and ISD that teaches junior high and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses. Dionysian Productions is a video production company specializing in preproduction, filming, and postproduction.

CONTACTS: Angela Wood, Marketing, Delgado Orthodontics, 817-913-4470

anwood@myorthosynetics.com

Cameron Kostopoulos,  CEO, Dionysian Productions, 817 991-4981

cameron@dionysianproductions.com

Dr. Michael Delgado, DDS, MS, Delgado Orthodontics, 817-282-1821

Wes Harrison recognized as the April Member of the Month by the HEB Chamber of Commerce

Golf Committee Chair Wes Harrison with Chairman of the Board Michael Land.

Golf Committee Chair Wes Harrison with Chairman of the Board Michael Land.

During our monthly Chamber Luncheons, we like to recognize chamber members who have gone above-and-beyond their responsibilities to contribute their time and effort during Chamber events.

Last month, the Chamber’s annual Golf Classic at the Texas Star Golf Course was a great success. Everyone who participated had a wonderful time, but the event could not have happened without the hard work of our Golf Committee, led by Committee Chair Wes Harrison of Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Hyundai.

We are proud to honor Wes Harrison as our April Member of the Month.

GENERAL ELECTION | Every vote counts | Saturday, May 9 from 7a to 7p

The General Election will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the following locations.

Vote ButtonBedford residents may vote for City Council Places 1 and 2, and Mayor. Voting will take place at:
Pat May Center
1849 Central Drive, Bedford, 76022
Click here for more information about voting in Bedford.

Euless residents may vote for City Council Places 5 and 6.
Voting will take place at:
Euless Public Library
201 Ector Drive, Euless, 76039
Click here for more information about voting in Euless.

Hurst residents may vote for City Council Places 1, 2, and 6.
Voting will take place at:
Hurst Public Library
901 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, 76053
Click here for more information about voting in Hurst.

HEB residents may vote for HEB Independent School District Board of Trustee Places 1, 6, and 7. Voting will take place at the above locations.

Click here for more information about voting for HEB ISD Board of Trustee Places.

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