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HEB Chamber Announces Winners of Annual Golf Classic

LONGEST DRIVE FOR WOMEN
Beth Heldenbrand

LONGEST DRIVE FOR MEN
Jeff Smith

CLOSET TO THE PIN
Cody Bear

PUTTING CONTEST, sponsored by the Benenati Law Firm, PC
Geoff Graham

CHIPPING CONTEST, sponsored by Pinnacle ER
Russell Breck

THIRD FLIGHT, SECOND PLACE
Geoff Graham, Walter Ott, Nancy Perez

THIRD FLIGHT, FIRST PLACE
Eric Pollard, Mark Miller, Bill Montignani

SECOND FLIGHT, SECOND PLACE
Buck Weatherby, Joey Galvan,
Drew Flemming, Alan Stark

SECOND FLIGHT, FIRST PLACE
David Frazior, Danny Walton, Randy Pribble,
Curby McBride

FIRST FLIGHT, SECOND PLACE
Ernie Flores, Sergio Alvarado,
   Julian Estorgo, Anthony Estorgo

FIRST FLIGHT, FIRST PLACE
Steve Ward, Garrett Nees,
Jeff Smith, Rudy Flores

Celebrate National Small Business Week

April 30 through May 6 is National Small Business Week. The HEB Chamber wants to celebrate this important week, and if you help us, you could win $50! Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Print out this 8 1/2 x 11 sign.
  2. Take a photo of you and/or your employees holding the sign, just like we did at right. (If you can, have your company sign in the background or wear a company shirt.)
  3. Sometime during the week, post the photo on your social media.
  4. Be sure to use the hashtag #hebtheplace2b so we can find your photo!

We will then post your photo on the Chamber’s Facebook page, giving your business extra promotion. If you also include the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek, your photo may even get picked up by the U.S. Small Business Administration!

At the end of the week, we will hold a random drawing, and one participating business will receive a $50 gift card. Don’t have a Facebook page? No problem, just email your photo to craig@heb.org, and we will post it for you. This is a great way to show your pride in your company and in all of the small businesses in our community. Get your cameras ready!

HEB Chamber of Commerce Names Diane Roberts of Pinnacle ER Member of the Month for March, 2017

During the most recent luncheon held at the First United Methodist Church of Hurst, the HEB Chamber of Commerce named Diane Roberts of Pinnacle ER the Chamber Member of the Month for March, 2017.

Diane is very active in the Chamber. She serves as an ambassador, attending many ribbon cuttings, and she also chairs one of our Leads Groups. Additionally, she is a regular attendee of our luncheons, Business After Hours and WILD. Everything she is involved in, she does with a smile and enthusiasm, brightening the day of members and everyone else she encounters. You might say she is ready for almost any Chamber emergency — which should not be surprising, since she works for an emergency clinic! Thank you Diane! We appreciate your involvement and service in the community!

HEB Chamber of Commerce Announces Open Leads Group

The HEB Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the formation of a new leads group, lead by Mandy Eliot of Deep Roots DFW, Your Community Realtor.

This will be an OPEN Leads Group, meaning that any HEB Chamber Member is welcome to join.

The first meeting will take place at Spring Creek BBQ in Bedford at 11.30a:

Spring Creek Barbecue
1509 Airport Freeway, Bedford, TX 76021

The group will plan to meet weekly on Wednesdays at this location and time for the foreseeable future.  If you have any questions about the group, or to find out more information, please call the Chamber at 817-283-1521

RAFFLE Benefitting The Clubhouse for Special Needs

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Winner Receives 70″ Samsung SMART TV

  • 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

Sponsorship Forms

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.

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