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									The Chamber

Spotlight                                                                                   Vol. 3, No. 3
                                                                                    October-November 2011

An ‘Evening in
Rome’ on tap
 for October
Tickets go on sale for
 2011 civic auction

           he Terrell Chamber of
           Commerce volunteers
           are preparing a weekend
           getaway to Italy for
attendees of the 2011 Terrell Civic
   “The auction this year will be
held at the Cowboy Collection
Arena, which will be transformed
into the Coliseum in Rome for
the evening,” said event co-chair
Tori Lucas during the chamber’s
board meeting Aug. 15. “We will
be dressed up for the occasion and
we encourage you to do the same.
Have fun with this, it will be the
event of the year.”

    See AUCTION on Page 6

Dressed in Roman garb to promote
“An Evening In Rome,” the 2011
Terrell Chamber of Commerce
Civic Auction, Tori Lucas, Walt
Davis and Carlton Tidwell join
Sarah Dyess in David Renshaw
(second from left) with the first five
of tickets for the $10,000 drawing.

  Inside this issue
      Riley, Conaghan Join Chamber Staff

              Flights Of Our Fathers
                                             Business Spotlight                      A look ahead
                                            Nucor Building Systems Employees Host      Community Calendar
     City Announces Eighty Twenty Project
                                                ‘Cook For A Cure’ BBQ Cook-Off
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 The Chamber Spotlight                                                       It’s all about people
                                                           Riley named Chamber of Commerce’s new tourism director
                TERRELL, TEXAS 75160                               ou can call it a                                                                       see us bring back some of
      Phone: 972-563-5703 Fax: 972-563-2363                        happy accident.                                                                        the old things that brought
                                                                      The        Terrell                                                                  people into our commu-
                                                         Chamber of Commerce                                                                              nity like baseball tourna-
                                                         was looking for a new tour-                                                                      ments.”
  2011 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                               ism director. At the same                                                                            At the same time, Riley
                Kelly Rodgers, Chairman                  time, Donna Riley, who                                                                           said an emphasis will be
     Tori Lucas, Chairman-Elect and Vice Chairman        had returned to her home-                                                                        placed on highlighting the
                   Internal Operations                   town after more than two                                                                         positive aspects of the local
              Chuck Carpenter, Treasurer                 decades, was seeking a job.                                                                      community.
  Cindy Tayem, Vice Chairman Economic Development           In the end, Riley did not                                                                         “One aspect of my job
          Denny Rohe, Vice Chairman Tourism              intend to apply for the tour-                                                                    will be to find ways to bet-
  Joe Smith, Vice Chairman Community Development         ism post, but she got the job                                                                    ter publicize the good qual-
               Jim Range, Past Chairman                  anyway.                                                                                          ities of Terrell, which there
                 Danny Booth, President                     “Actually, I had applied                                                                      are plenty,” Riley said. “We
             Carlton Tidwell, Vice-President             for a receptionist position                                                                      have a very nice commu-
            Donna Riley, Director of Tourism             at the chamber, but when                                                                         nity here and people out-
                                                         they looked at my resume,                                                                        side of Terrell should know
                                                         they saw I had the experi-                                                                       about it.”
        BOARD OF DIRECTORS                               ence that the tourism di-                                                                            On the job less than a
    Chuck Carpenter, Mary Clemons, Natalie Gandy,
                                                         rection position called for                                                                      month, Riley said she has
 Barbara Myers, Denny Rohe, Joe Finch, Kelly Rodgers,
                                                         as well,” Riley said.                                                                            enjoyed the atmosphere.
   Katy Schell, Kyle Shannon, Joe Smith, Danny Ste-         A 1980 graduate of Ter-                                                                           “The people at the
  phens, Jim Range, Tori Lucas, Cindy Tayem, Luanne      rell High School, Riley left                                                                     chamber are absolutely
 Bourland, Sarah Dyess, Stacey Ellis, Michael Gresham,   the community 25 years                                                                           wonderful. I have laughed
     Scott Landreth, Jim Logan and Dawn Vincent          ago. For 20 of those years,                                                                      and enjoyed myself greatly
                                                         she worked for Texas Health       Donna Riley is the new tourism director for Terrell            in my first week,” she said.
             VISITORS CENTER                             Resources.                        Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors                    “It’s important to like what
                Patsy Ellis, Faye Wilson,                   “I started out as a depart-    Bureau.                                                        you do and to want to get
             Debby Goolsby and Jowell Peden              ment secretary at Presbyte-                                                                      up and go to work every
                                                         rian Hospital in Plano,” Ri-      sources has helped prepare    is what I like,” she said. “My   day.”
              CHAMBER STAFF                              ley said. “I worked my way        her for her new role with     role now, though, will be to         Riley, who along with
      Danny Booth, Carlton Tidwell, Donna Riley,         up to manager, and my last        the chamber of commerce.      help organize some of the        her husband, Jim, has two
   Sue Humhreys, Dawn Steil and Hannan Conaghan          position with the company            “In human resources,       community’s major events         children, 25-year-old Rusty
                                                         was that of recruiter for the     we wore many different        as well as encourage people      and 23-year-old Kelli, said
                                                         Texas Health Resources            hats,” Riley said. “Part      to come to Terrell, shop in      that along with her new
                                                         system.”                          of my responsibility was      our stores and visit our res-    role at the chamber her re-
                                                            After years of working in      planning activities such as   taurants and businesses.”        turn to Terrell has provided
       6WUHQJWK 6WDELOLW\ 6HUYLFH                     human resources, though,          retirement parties, birth-        According to Riley, the      her some exciting opportu-
                                                         Riley decided to take a           day parties, United Way       main focus of her role as        nities.
                                                         break.                            events and a whole gamut      tourism director is finding          “Having seen the Heri-
                                                            “Originally, I thought         of activities.”               new ways to bring people         tage Jubilee and other ma-
                                                         I was going to retire, but           Riley summed up life in    to town.                         jor events that occur in Ter-
   : +LJK 6WUHHW Â7HUUHOO 7H[DV                 it ended up just being an         her former career as simply       “A big part of my job is     rell, it will be exciting to be
                                                         extended vacation,” Riley         being “all about people.”     bringing people to Terrell       working behind the scenes
                                                                               She feels the same applies    and looking for new av-
                                                         laughed.                                                                                         and seeing what all goes
       ZZZWH[DVEDQNDQGWUXVWFRP                            Riley believes serving         to her new job.               enues to spark some inter-       into making these types
                                                         in a human resources ca-             “Here, I will still be     est in our community,” Ri-       of events a success,” Riley
                                                         pacity for Texas Health Re-       working with people, which    ley said. “I’d maybe like to     said.

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   The ‘make it happen’ person                                                                                             FLIGHTS OF OUR FATHERS

 Conaghan steps in to oversee Chamber membership services
            annan Con-                                                                      was perfect for her.
            aghan      isn’t                                                                   “I am very proficient
            afraid of chal-                                                                 with computer pro-
lenge. In fact, she em-                                                                     grams, which I think will
braces it.                                                                                  benefit the membership
   And that is what                                                                         services aspect of my
makes Conaghan perfect                                                                      job,” Conaghan said. “I
for her new role oversee-                                                                   am also very outgoing
ing membership services                                                                     and very social. I just love
for the Terrell Chamber                                                                     interacting with people
of Commerce Conven-                                                                         and doing what I can to
tion and Visitors Bureau.                                                                   make them happy.”
   “As we all know, the                                                                        A native of Lexington,
chamber of commerce                                                                         Ken., Conaghan and her                                      grandson, Jackson,
                                                                                                                            John Kegerreis and his grandson Jackson
is a volunteer driven or-                                                                   husband, John, live in          look at one of the classic airplanes on display
ganization so my job is                                                                     Wills Point. Their two          at the Flights of Our Fathers Fly-In, held Sept.
to make sure that not                                                                       sons, 9-year-old Nicho-
only all our volunteers
are happy, but also that
                                                                                            las and 5-year-old Na-
                                                                                            than, attend Quinlan              Annual fly-in draws
they are staying well in-                                                                   ISD schools. In the past,
formed about what we
are doing,” Conaghan
                                                                                            Conaghan had worked
                                                                                            as an executive assistant
                                                                                                                               crowds to airport
                                                                                                                                With temperatures around 90 degrees, Sept. 16-18 Ter-
said. “At the chamber,                                                                      for STMicroelectronics          rell was home to the Flights of Our Fathers Fly-In.
I wear many hats with                                                                       in Carrollton. However,             Festivities began Sept. 16 with the dedication of the
                                                                                                                            new William F. Long terminal at the airport.
my job. At times I am                                                                       she has spent the past six          That evening, the No. 1 British Flying Training School
a volunteer coordina-                                                                       years as a stay-at-home         Museum held its annual dinner dance, with the Heritage
                                                                                                                            Brass Band playing the sounds of the 1940s.
tor. At other times, I am                                                                   mother.                             The fly-in began bright and early Saturday morning with
more like a social activi-                                                                     “With Nathan now             a flag raising ceremony at 7:15 a.m. followed by a pancake
                                                                                                                            breakfast. The rest of the day was filled with events at both
ties director. Of course, a                                                                 in kindergarten, I was          the No. 1 BFTS museum and around the William F. Long
                                   Hannan Conaghan has joined the Terrell Chamber                                           Terminal.
big part of it is database         of Commerce, helping oversee membership                  just ready to get back to           Speakers included Dr. Calvin Spann, one of the famed
maintenance. Basically, I          services.                                                work,” Conaghan said.           Tuskegee Airmen who flew P-51 fighters in Europe during
am ‘information central.’                                                                      With three weeks on          World War II, and Georgette MacGarrah, a British decoder
                                                                                                                            during the war.
I get a lot of people who                                                                   the job under her belt,
call the chamber for a             know about our com-         that God puts you in the     Conaghan is pretty sure
variety of needs so I am           munity,” she explained.     right places at the right    she has found the perfect
somewhat the informa-              “Whether they are new       times, and I think that is   job for her.
tion go-to person.”                to the community, just      what happened here at           “Everybody that is          Pritchett’s Jewelry Casting Company
   Or, simply put, Con-            visiting, a volunteer or    the chamber because my       here at the chamber of
aghan is what she jok-             a chamber member, my        husband says this job is     commerce is just won-
                                                                                                                           A family tradition since 1912
ingly described as the             job is to help them the     completely ideal for me,”    derful to be around,” she      Downtown Terrell     972-563-8874
“make-it-happen girl.”             best I can.”                Conaghan said. “This job     said. “It’s not just the em-
   “I see my role at the              While all this may       allows me to use all of my   ployees of the chamber,
chamber as being the               seem a daunting task,       best qualities.”             but everyone I’ve come
person who does what I             Conaghan believes she is       A self-described peo-     into contact with as a
can to help people find            perfect for the role.       ple pleaser, Conaghan        part of the chamber. It’s a
out what they want to                 “I’m of the mindset      admitted the position        great place to be.”

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     Sunday            Monday                            Tuesday                  Wednesday       Thursday
                                                                                                                    & Events
                                                                                                                   Friday             Saturday

 2                     3                              4                           5           6                7              8       9:00 AM-4:00 PM
                                                                                                                                      First Christian Church

                                                                                                                                      7:00 PM-11:00 PM
                                                                                                                                      Sixth Annual “Ghost of
                                                                                                                                      Kaufman County Past”

 9   3:00 PM
     E! Terrell
     American Spirit
                       10                             11                          12          13               14             15
                                                                                                                              6:00 PM-12:00 AM
                                                                                                                              30th Annual Civic Auction

 16                    17                             18                          19          20               21             22
                                                                                                                              8:00 AM-5:00 PM
                                                                                                                              Kaufman Scarecrow Festival

 23                    24                             25                          26          27               28             29
                                                                                                                              6:30 PM-9:00 PM
                                                      5:00 PM-9:00 PM                                                         Lake Country Jubilee - Great

 30                    31   5:00 PM-7:00 PM
                            Downtown Trick or Treat
                                                      Kaufman County Hay Show &
                                                      Auction Exhibit
                                                                                                                              Vision & Legacy Five

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 6                     7                              8                           9           10               11             12

 13                    14                             15                          16          17               18             19
                                                                                                                               9:00 AM-5:00 PM
                                                                                                                               Children’s Living HIstory Day Fair

 20                    21                             22                          23          24               25             26

 27                    28                             29                          30                 To make additions to our calendar,
                                                                                                      please send your submissions to
                                                                                               TERRELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • October-November 2011 – Page 5

City announces major new retail deal
             Proposed 255-acre Eighty Twenty project to break ground in early 2012

             he     MGHerring        Group,
             a    leading     Dallas-based
             shopping center developer,
             and the City of Terrell
have finalized plans on an economic
development agreement for a new 255-
acre, regional, open-air shopping center.
   The center will be called Eighty
Twenty, named after its location at the
intersection of I-20 and US Highway 80
(Spur 557). The first phase of the project
is slated to break ground in early 2012
with a projected opening date of spring
   “Eighty Twenty is positioned to
become the commercial hub for this
portion of the East Texas trade area,
serving approximately 275,000 people,”
said Gar Herring, president of The
MGHerring Group. “We are currently
in active negotiations with national
retailers and restaurants for several
hundred thousand square feet of space
for the first phase of the project.”
   Upon completion of the first phase,
Eighty Twenty is expected to generate an
estimated $130 million in annual sales
tax revenue and create more than 1,000
new jobs for the Terrell community. The
project will serve an expansive trade
area that reaches from the eastern side
of Dallas to the western edge of Tyler.        shopping center.
   “Terrell has successfully competed              The incentive agreement will become
on a national stage,” said Mayor Hal           effectiveonceMGHerringreachesspecific
Richards. “In these tough economic             development and leasing thresholds. In
times, projects of this type are very          addition, MGHerring will invest $12.5
rare nation-wide, and this development         million to construct roadways, water
is proof that private sector investors         systems, recreation amenities, and other
recognize the unparalleled potential of        public infrastructure. The agreement
Terrell.”                                      includes a provision to provide small
   The first phase of Eighty Twenty will       and medium-sized local businesses
span 80 acres and feature approximately        an opportunity to participate in the
600,000 square feet of retail, including big   construction of the infrastructure and
box anchors, large format retail, specialty    buildings.
shops and restaurants. The first phase             The MGHerring Group also developed
also will include amenities such as a          and operates three additional shopping
fountain spray park, children’s play area      centers in the Dallas area.
and public art display. Future phases of           Mayor Richards concluded, “Terrell
Eighty Twenty will include mixed-use           is a family-friendly home town, and this
components amongst the retail.                 exciting opportunity to host visitors for
   Under       the    performance-driven       shopping and dining will produce new
economic development agreement, the            sales tax revenue to the city services
City of Terrell, the city’s Tax Increment      we provide such as public safety, street
Financing District No. 1 and the Terrell       maintenance, library programs and
Economic Development Corporation               parks. Investors see the opportunities                                                 The Terrell Tribune/MICHAEL GRESHAM
will reimburse the upfront development         in the Terrell market along with the        Terrell Mayor Hal Richards (right) and Gar Herring of The MGHerring
costs of MGHerring over a period of 25         professionalism of our city operations      Group sign a developer’s agreement for the new Eighty Twenty project,
years, based exclusively on new sales          and have given us a strong vote of          which was announced by city, county and civic leaders (pictured at top)
and property taxes generated by the            confidence.”                                at the Sept. 20 Terrell City Council meeting .
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                                                                                               Thank You!
                                                                       RENEWALS & NEW MEMBERS AS OF 8-31-11

 A great big “thank you” to the following businesses that continue to support Terrell with their Chamber as members.
              (TFE)Technology for Education                                                   Goggans Funeral Home                                                         Russell Stover Candies
                      AFLAC Insurance                                                             Gooden, Lance                                                          Scratch n Dent Appliances
                Albright, Hill & Sumpter PC                                                    Greatwide Dedicated                                                   Servpro of Mesquite & Kaufman
                          Ali’s Market                                                     Green’s Automotive Center                                                           Sikors, Dr. J. P.
                  American Cancer Society                                          Greenwood Industrial Battery Services, Inc.                                            Slocum, Pete and Candy
            American Red Cross Terrell Branch                                              Gwendolyn D. Kines D.D.S.                                                      Store More Self Storage
           Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar                                              Hamberlin Wellness Clinic                                                        Taqueria Dos Aces
                    Autozone Distribution                                                  Heritage Buick Pontiac GMC                                                      Tenco Properties, Inc.
                      Award Music, Inc.                                                   Hunt Regional Medical Center                                                          Terrell Aviation
                    B.G. Miracle, CPA,PC                                                   Jackson Title / Flowers Title                                                     Terrell Garden Club
                     Brockway Services                                                    Johnnie Holmes Construction                                                   Terrell Senior Terrace I & II
             Bruce Wood Intermediate School                                                     Kathryn McClellan                                                      Terrell Veterinary Center, PC
                   Budget Blinds of Terrell                                           Kaufman County Title & Abstract Co.                                          Terrell Women’s Health Center, Inc.
              Carl Thomas & Associates, Inc.                                                Lake Country Productions                                               Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
             Carl’s Pawn & Trading Company                                            LaQuey Environmental Services, Inc.                                              Texas Neighborhood Services
                         Casey’s Heart                                                              Lions Club                                                 Texas Regional Medical Center of Sunnyvale
          Century 21 Schaeffer & Associates LLC                                                 M & M Real Estate                                                           The Desire to Change
                 Cheeks Custom Cages LLC                                                   Meadowview Town Homes
                       Cheney, Michelle                                                    Mechanical Sheet Metal Inc.                                                         The Front Porch
               Clear Springs Scuba Park LLC                                                  Meridith’s Fine Millworks                                                       The Ludden Group
                      Costco Wholesale                                                            Musser Motors                                                      Thomas Protective Service, Inc.
                 Cowboy’s Discount Liquor                                                North Central Texas Workforce                                                            Trans-Pro
                  Creative Picture Framing                                                   Nucor Building Systems                                               Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative Inc.
                       Deja Vu Medispa                                                         Our Kids Tree House                                                          Triple A Muffler Shop
                   Discount Tire & Service                                                    Petermann Southwest                                                     United Way of Kaufman County
                          ECS TEXAS                                                    Phillips Air Conditioning & Heating                                              Van Zandt Glass and Mirror
              Edward Jones-G. Pharris AAMS                                             Pritchett’s Jewelry Casting Co. Inc.                                            Vaughan Auction Group, LLC
                    Elliott Electric Supply                                                    Purpose Life Church                                               W.H. Burnett Elementary-Angela Barton
                 Emergency Outfitters LLC                                                            Ranger Title                                                             Wade Indoor Arena
                    Ervin, Scott A., D.D.S.                                                   Renfro Industries, Inc.                                                  Wal-Mart Distribution #6056
              Fine Line Metal Fabricators, Inc.                                          Riter C. Hulsey Public Library                                                     Wayne Dry Car Wash
                 Fox Corners Stained Glass                                                    Rock Church of Terrell                                                          Wells Fargo Bank
      Friends of Kaufman Cty. Historical Commission                                           Rocking L Guest Ranch                                                              Whataburger
               Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas                                                       Rotary Club                                                             Windsor Care Center

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Lucas said the fundraising goal for          and best auction Rome has ever                                   Sinacola Companies, Madix Store
this year’s auction is $160,000.             seen.”                                                           Fixtures, AutoZone, Renaissance
   “We want to hold on to the title            Tickets remain on sale for the                                 Hospital, Maines Paper & Food
as one of the biggest civic auctions         30th annual Terrell Chamber of                                   Service, Inc., Pritchett’s Jewelry
in the state,” she said.                     Commerce Civic Auction, which                                    Casting Company, Inc. and
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                                                                                                                                                                             Cooking up a cure
 Nucor Building Systems employees raise funds for American Cancer Society with BBQ cook-off
    Nucor Building Systems raised more
than $8,000 for Relay for Life through
its first “Cooking for a Cure” BBQ Cook-
Off on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Terrell
Municipal Airport.
     The event, which was sanctioned by
Lone Star Barbeque Society, featured
39 teams all competing to win for the
best BBQ recipe. More than 200 people
attended the event, tasting each recipe
and casting their votes. Team Troy King
Full Moon BBQ of Wills Point, Texas, was
designated the winner. Nucor Building
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Offs across Texas. The team donates
their winnings from the events to various
    “Nucor Building Systems is always
looking for new ways to give back to
the community,” said Tom Batterbee,
general manager of the Terrell office for
Nucor Building Systems. “The cooking
team gives our employees a fun way to
pursue a Texas tradition and to support
important causes such as Relay for Life.
We plan to make ‘Cooking for a Cure’ an
annual event.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                        11300 North FM 148
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DB CONSTRUCTORS, INC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jeff Toon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2400 Great Southwest Parkway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ft. Worth, TX 76106
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         General Contractor
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eddie Deen

                                                                                                                                       PARK, LLC                      P.O. Box 951
                                                                                                                                                                      Terrell, TX 75160                 LIQUOR                           P.O. Box 1022
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                                                                                                                                       8131 County Road 346
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                                      elieve it or not, the saying “it
                                    tak a village” appl to more
                                    takes             applies
                                 than just raising children. In the
                                       j            childr
                               City of Terrell, that age-old adage
                                       T             age-o
               also is a way of doing business. Ask aro around and
               folks will share stories of how things ge done in this
               historically rich community, from fundraising and
                                                                            this North Texas community isn’t fertile ground for
                                                                            even more progress.

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                                                                                 Terrell’s natural position — at the core of three
                                                                            intersecting highways — puts it at an unparalleled
                                                                            advantage for a town of its size. Not only are its roads
                                                                                                                                        CLEMONS AUTO SALES

                                                                                                                                        Johnny Clemons
                                                                                                                                        607 S. Virginia
                                                                                                                                        Terrell, TX 75160
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                                                                                                                                        Automobile Dealers

                                                                                                                                        CLIFF’S HEATING AND AIR
                                                                                                                                        Cliff Hanan
                                                                                                                                                                      Trisha Willy
                                                                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 1419
                                                                                                                                                                      2990 Tem Tex Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                      Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                                                       CONTINENTAL CREDIT
                                                                                                                                                                       Clarice Mingo
                                                                                                                                                                       1436 West Moore Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                       Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CREATIVE PICTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dan Sowers
                                                                                                                                                                                                         112 East Moore Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Custom Picture Framing/Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CRUMPTON TV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Blair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          P.O. Box 618
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE DEPOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wayne Fieldsmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          703 1/2 West Moore                                                                                                                                                   Who It's For
               service projects to retail, commercial or industrial
                                                          o                 laid out in an easily navigable grid, but they also can     620 East Nas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Terrell Chamber Business Directory and Referral Guide is a glossy, magazine-
               endeavors. For this Texas town, partnering to reach
                                                   partner                  support a variety of transport including passenger                                                                           Dale Crumpton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Storage - Household
               a common goal is a way of life.                              vehicles and big rigs. Along with Interstate Highway
                                                                                                                                        972-563-8634                                                     1400 W. Moore Ave.
                                                                                                                                        Air Conditioning & Heating,
                                                                                                                                        Air Condition
                                                                                                                                          r o      i                   COPIER CONNECTION -               Terrell, TX 75160                & Commercial
                    In these tough economic times, tha approach             20, U.S. Highway 80 and State Highways 34 and               Repairs Ins
                                                                                                                                        Repairs & Installation
                                                                                                                                           p i                         AUTH. XEROX AGENCY                972-551-7113                                         NGE,
                                                                                                                                                                       Tim Dooley                        Cellular                          THE DESIRE TO CHANGE,
               is tried and true. Despite downturns on a national           205 the city’s first major travel system — rail —                                           10425 Wesley Street               Electronic Supplies & Company     INC.
                                                                                                                                         COLDWELL BANKER APEX,
               scale, city leaders continue to diligently move for-         continues to reliably carry valuable cargo through           REALTORS                      Greenville, TX 75402                                                Sandra Mims
                                                                                                                                         Brenda Samp
                                                                                                                                                 Samples               903-450-4544                       CURRINGTON WINDOW,               1201 South Frances

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               style publication that is included in new resident packets and also distributed at job
               ward with well-laid plans for an even b    brighter tomor-   this growing hub. Additionally, travelers seeking                                          Copiers - Service, Sales           SIDING & GUTTER                  Terrell, TX 75160
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               row. For the past several years, entities such as the        easy access by flight have found the airport to be a          Terrell, TX 75160              CORNERSTONE BAPTIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Danny Currington

                                                                                                                                                                                                          7611 CR 302                      Non-Profit
               Chamber of Commerce and its ancillar boards, City            true dealmaker.                                              214-226-09
                                                                                                                                         214-226-0911                   CHURCH                            Terrell, TX 75160
               of Terrell staffers, Terrell Economic De Development              “A lot of our businesses have airplanes at the          Real Estate-
                                                                                                                                         Real Estate-Commercial         Bob Price                         972-524-8293                      Sen. ROBERT DEUELL, M.D.
                                                                                                                                         & Residentia
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                                                                                                                                            Residential                 113 Hwy. 205                      Vinyl Siding-Gutters              18601 LBJ Freeway, Suite 400
               Corporation, Terrell City Council, and Terrell Inde-
                                                           T                airport and we get companies flying in and out on a           Real Estate-Land, Farms        Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                         Real Estate-
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                                                                                                                                                                        972-563-1011                      Window Replacement                Mesquite, TX 75150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TISD Excellence Foundation funds dreams                                                               The Terrell ISD Excellence

               pendent School District have combined efforts with           regular basis,” pointed out Danny Booth, the Terrell                                        Churches                                                            972-279-1800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      —D—                   Elected Officials                                                                                                                      Foundation provided
               social service groups, local churches and committed
                                                          an                Chamber of Commerce’s long-standing president.                COLE MOU
                                                                                                                                                                        COSTCO WHOLESALE                   DAIMILUS, LLC                                                                                                                                                          more     than $50,000 in

               investors and residents to build on the past while           “I’ll use AutoZone as an example ... the CEO of the           CATERING COMPANY              Philip Mercier                     Cilla Wichmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DISCOUNT TIRE & SERVICE                 reating strong ties between the community and the school system is a priority
                                                                                                                                          Rob Gates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for Terrell grants for teacher and
               looking to the future.                                       company flew into the Terrell airport and it was a                                           1225 SH 276                        10894 CR 350                     Greg Moore                              leaders, as evidenced by the development of the Terrell ISD Excellence Foundation.              student development
                                                                                                                                          419 E. Moore Ave.
                                                                                                                                                  Moo                   Rockwall, TX 75032                 Terrell, TX 75161                180 State Highway 205
                    Weathering the global economic storm has by all
                                                         sto                half a mile down to the site, but when they flew into          Terrell, TX 75160                                                                                                      4                      “Even though the school district and the community are different entities, with
                                                                                                                                                                        972-772-1600                       972-563-3454                     Terrell, TX 75160-2314                                                                                                          differ- projects in 2010.
               accounts been met with an offensive pl steeped in
                                                         plan               one of our competing communities the nearest air-             972-524-0
                                                                                                                                          972-524-0498                  Wholesale Club                                                      972-563-9700                    ent roles to fill, the end product we are all working for is a really desirable quality

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Embroidery/Garment                                                                                                                                      place to live,”
                                                                                                                                          Restaurants                                                      Embelishing                      Tire Dealers                    said Terrell Mayor Hal Richards. “We’ve seen studies that show that we are entering
               strategic planning, united partnership a optimistic          port was 30 miles away. That made a huge impact on                                           COUNTRY VIEW NURSING              Dog Training                                          Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Automobile Repairs & Service                                                                                              a place with
               preparedness for a future ripe with opp opportunity. As      them ... time is money. The airport, especially with           COLONIAL LODGE
                                                                                                                                           COLONIA                       & REHAB                                                                                            the retirement of baby boomers there will be a shortage of workers. As needs
                                                                                                                                                                         Barry Stone                       B.H. DAVES APPLIANCES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ramp up, communi-
                                                                                                                                           RETIREMENT INN
                                                                                                                                           RETIREM                                                                                           DOMINO’S PIZZA                 ties that can provide qualified workers for these employers will have an advantage.”
               belts have tightened at nearly every kitchen table
                                                        kit                 the improvements, can be an even bigger catalyst or            Kim Doyal                     1900 North Frances Street         Tony Ables                        Dave Ingram
               and City Hall in America, Terrell has witnessed sig-
                                                           w                driver for economic development.”                                        25
                                                                                                                                           202 FM 2578                   Terrell, TX 75160                 218 W. Moore Ave.                 305 E. Moore Ave.                   The foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation that provides funding
                                                                                                                                                                         972-524-2503                      Terrell, TX 75160
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for programs
               nificant signs of growth amid fiscally sound decision-
                  fi                                       so                     Currently, the chamber and its partners are in            Terrell, TX 75160                                                                                 Terrell, TX 75160              and projects that do not fall within the budgetary guidelines of TISD, or that

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                                                                                                                                                                         Nursing Homes                     972-563-2743                      972-563-0511
                                                                                                                                           972-563-1043                                                                                                                     cannot be funded with tax dollars.
               making.                                                      discussions with a Fortune 500 company whose                   Retirement Residences
                                                                                                                                             t      e                    JIMMY COWART
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Appliances                        Restaurants
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Air Conditioning & Heating,                                          “We are not interested in funding anything that focused on TAKS scores               More information on the
                    Progress can be seen on every side of town.             executives also benefit from the flight center’s conve-          Assisted Li
                                                                                                                                           Assisted Living
                                                                                                                                                  d                      TRANSPORTATION LLC                Repairs & Installation
                                                                                                                                                                         William Cowart                                                      DOUBLE T STEAK & GRILL         or things that tax money already pays for,” said Foundation board member Tori
               From revitalized homes in the Southern sector and            nience as they visit and consider Terrell for a future                                                                                                           Jaime Chavez                                                                                                            Terrell ISD Excellence Foun-
                                                                                                                                            COMFORT INN
                                                                                                                                            COMFOR                       11579 South Highway 205

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            WALT DAVIS                       307 Interstate 20             Lucas. “We want to get kids ready for a career or get them excited about specifi           dation is available on the
               along the city’s famed Griffith and John
                                             fi        Johnson avenues       business unit. Local leaders say a deal could be an-            Kashmir S Singh              P.O. Box 976                       1135 Zajic Drive                                                                                                                                 c
                                                                                                                                            103 Mira Place               Terrell, TX 75160                                                   Terrell, TX 75160             things that they want to focus on.”                                                       organization’s website, www.
               to new business park tenants on the we   western edge of     nounced as early as May of this year.                                                                                           Terrell, TX 75160

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               Terrell. On the east a highly anticipated expansion               “It makes you sort of a player,” noted Terrell                                           Trucking/Transportation           214-794-1060                     Restaurants                        The effort goes beyond the students, also helping teachers who want to               terrellexcellencefoundation.
                                                                                                                                            972-524-5590                                                    Individuals
                                                                                                                                              o /Mo                       Brokerage                                                                                        develop their own abilities.                                                              org.
               of the runway and new entry and terminal building
                                                    termi                   Mayor Hal Richards, who is an avid flight enthusiast             Hotels/M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “We want to knock down financial walls,” Lucas said. “If they find training
               at Terrell Municipal Airport on State Highway 34,
                                                          H                 and pilot. “If you don’t have an airport, or you have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that they know will give them ideas and tools to teach better, but the district
               which should be completed in May 2011.  201                  one that has a short runway, it’s an inconvenience for                                                      WWW.TERRELLTEXAS.COM
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to send them there.”
                    With its eye on the future, few could argue that
                                                      coul                  prospects. I think it’s very possible that we’re going
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