More than 1,200 people are moving to Texas every day and the transportation infrastructure is not increasing enough to keep up with the demand. An estimated $5 billion more per year is needed to maintain the existing roads at current levels of congestion. The continued economic success of Texas depends on a viable transportation system. Proposition 1 is a constitutional amendment that would allow income from Texas’ oil and gas tax collections to go to the highway fund to be used for road maintenance and for building new roads without tolls. This would not raise the gas tax or other fees. A vote for Proposition 1 is a vote for the continued economic growth of Texas.
Make plans to vote for your Congressman, State Leaders and area State Representatives and Senators. Early Voting takes place at the following locations, dates and times:
- Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge
- Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector
- Hurst Recreation Center, 700 Mary Drive
- For more voting locations, go to www.tarrantcounty.com/evote
- Monday through Friday- October 20-24, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 25 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, October 27-31, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the HEB Chamber’s Ambassador of the Quarter (2014 3rd QTR) Cindy Benke of Shield Awards and Promotions. She has been greeting at luncheons, attending and making presentations at ribbon cuttings, and helping members get involved. She is also our ambassador of the Year for 2014. Congratulations Cindy!
Congratulations to the HEB Chamber’s September Member of the Month: Karen Gilleland, of Shield Awards & Promotions – Karen has been on the Gala Committee for many years and she knows who to call to get things done. This year, she also sold a huge number of Wish Bowl tickets. Karen, thanks for everything you did to make the event a success!
At the HEB Chamber’s October Luncheon, held on October 9, 2014; eight directors were elected to three-year terms beginning in January, 2015. The eight directors are:
- John Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting
- Jeri Harwell, Republic Services
- Linda Huggins, James B. Wright, DDS
- John Humphreys, DBU Hurst-Colleyville
- Rochelle Ross, A Simplified Space
- Sandee Treptow, Reliant, an NRG company
- Gale Wagner, Affiliated Bank
- JJ Walker, Bell Helicopter, A Textron Company
Congratulations to Crissy Begin of New Leaf Chiropractic for being named the HEB Chamber’s August Member of the Month. Crissy and her husband joined the Chamber this year, and Crissy got involved with the Gala Committee, contacting people for auction items and sharing ideas.
She also was the decorator with a special flair – most of the baskets of wine in the silent auction? Crissy was the designer! She did a great job – thanks Crissy! And tell Curtis thanks for helping with the set up.
Chamber Construction Card
Reconstruction through Hurst and Bedford may be complete, but you can still save! It will take time for traffic and people to come back into the corridor. Our businesses are still needing new customers, and you can be a part of this win-win. Get a card to use to support the affected businesses and sign up to offer a discount or a special! Click here for additional information.
The last day to register to vote for the November general election is Monday, October 6, 2014. If you have not registered yet you can visit VoteTexas.gov to find where you can pick up an application or to print out an application. Also, remember that you must re-register to vote if you have moved to another county.
Tell your customers and potential clients you are a member of the HEB Chamber! We have a specific logo in print and web format for your use in advertising, on your website and in marketing materials. A national study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, shows that being a member of a chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that chamber members use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. If you would like to have the logo show below, please contact us at 817-283-1521 or email@example.com.
The Clyde Mooney Award is named after the first Chairman of the HEB Chamber from 1954-55. This award honors a person who has shown exceptional leadership in our region and recognizes broad community service that includes, but is not limited to, The Chamber. It is the highest award the Chamber bestows.
Although Gary McKamie has been in the public eye for many years, he is not a person who calls attention to himself by making a lot of noise. Gary quietly goes about his business making the HEB area a better place to live and raise a family. He leads by example just doing the “right thing.” He is a careful listener who doesn’t jump to conclusions before giving advice or making a decision. A thoughtful and dedicated public servant, he spent the first 26 years of his career in the police department, some of those as police chief. Gary has served the City of Euless for the last 15 years at City Hall, as deputy city manager and as the city manager. Gary was also a founding member of 6 Stones Mission Network.
Congratulations to the 2014 Clyde Mooney Award winner: Gary McKamie, of the City of Euless.