Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
The Correspondent Monthly Newsletter ~ September 2010
“It is the mission of the Rowlett BIRDIE SPONSORS:
Chamber of Commerce to represent
the business community, promote Baylor Medical Center Garland
economic well-being and quality of
life.” Jordan’s Car Care Centers
Chamber Board of Directors
Lake Pointe Medical Center
Mark Garcia, Chairman
BB&T Milestone Electric, LLC
Netera Network Integrations, LLC DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Coldwell Banker Apex
Becky Encinia TIME: Check-In is at NOON
Chick-fil-A of Rowlett
James Fowler, DC Lunch Sponsor: 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Scramble
First Step Chiropractic
WHERE: Waterview Golf Club - 9509 Waterview Pkwy.
Individual Dinner Sponsor: Food! Fun! Refreshments! Prizes!
My Computer Guy Come out for a day of networking & fun!
Kevin Lawson, CPA
Lawson & Company CPAs, LLC The Classic will be a four person scramble with a shotgun start.
Staci Mauldin, EA There will be a variety of contests, including longest drive, clos-
Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping
est-to-the-pin, and buy-a-shot.
The Mitchell Law Firm. LP
Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
On The Menu: during a dinner served at the golf course. We’ll have some raffle
Capital One Bank Filet Mignon, Chicken,
Kevin Parker Hibachi Fried Rice, & Steamed Vegetables items too. The event is meant to be a day of fun for serious
Parker Family Chiropractic, PA golfers and novices alike.
Lake Pointe Medical Center
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON Host Company:
Garland ISD / Herfurthy Elementary “The State of the GISD School District”
The Ryan Insurance Agency Speaker: Dr. Curtis Culwell, Superintendent GISD
Lake Cities Community Church Host: State Representative Joe Driver
Lori Trahan-McKelroy, DVM
Four Paws Animal Hospital Join us on September 8th at the Rowlett Community Centre - 5300 Main Street
Carol Wallace Food Service begins at 11:30am P Come early and network P Guests are always welcome
Barry Young Bring brochures & promotional items for the Information Table.
Scott A. Airitam - Past Chair Reservations should be made before Friday, September 3rd
Scott Airitam’s Leadership Systems, LLC
Please be aware that if you make a reservation and do not attend, you will still be invoiced for the lunch.
Vernon Schrade - Chairman Emeritus
Schrade Properties You must cancel by Noon on the Tuesday before the luncheon in order not to be invoiced.
Note Change: Program cost to attend which includes meal is $15.00 for Chamber Members and $20.00 for
Lisa Ferrell, IOM
President Remember when you make a reservation food is purchased. When you don’t show up, it costs the Chamber.
Carol Prano Call 972-475-3200 or email Carol Prano at email@example.com to RSVP or go online at
www.rowlettchamber.com & click on monthly events calendar.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING AVAILABLE AT CHAMBER
Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
Office Address Linking retired business executives with up and coming business owners and professionals in a
3910 Main Street
Rowlett, TX 75088
mentoring capacity has been the goal of the SCORE program. Since the Chamber and the City’s
Mailing Address Economic Development Department partnered to offer the SCORE program, numerous businesses
P.O. Box 610 have utilized the professional expertise and advice of SCORE counselor Richard Linn. He has also
Rowlett , TX 75030-0610
Ph. 972/ 475-3200 many follow-up appointments counseling current and future business owners over a variety of issues.
FAX 972/ 463-1699
email: If you are interested in setting up a 1-hour appointment call the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce at
rowlettchamber.com 972-475-3200. SCORE counseling is offered every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rowlett
Web Site: Chamber of Commerce.
Welcome CHAMBER'S WEBSITE!
New Members We are excited to have launched a new and improved website for the Rowlett Chamber. The new
07/24/10 - 08/24/10
Add these new members to your website will have greater capabilities to communicate to our members as well as promote your
Business Directory. business to the North Texas region and beyond. As a Chamber member you will be able to login and
Thank You for your investment in Rowlett
& the Chamber of Commerce. update your information, add jobs to the job bank, post a Hot Deal, and post your events to our
Arbonne International community calendar.
214-562-4435 For your username and password give the Chamber a call at 972-475-3200 or email Carol at
Contacts: Brenda Turner, Regional V.P. firstname.lastname@example.org or Louise at email@example.com Login Name and
Cosmetics - Beauty & Skin Care Products
Password are case and space sensitive therefore an email would be best.
Law Office of Wesley C. Johnson
3960 Broadway Blvd., Ste. 230
Garland, TX 75043 Also, take a look at the site www.rowlettchamber.com and give us your feedback. We're still in the
214-328-9378 process of making sure the information presented is up to date and comprehensive and can be easily
Contacts: Wesley Johnson, Atty., Owner
located. Your input is important to us so be sure to let us know what you think.
Mansions of Rockwall Active Adult
1470 South John King Boulevard
Rockwall, TX 75032 Website launch sponsored by Lake Pointe Medical Center.
Contacts: Sheryl Toney, Property Manager
Apartments - Retirement / Active
Rowlett High School Football Booster THE CHAMBER NEEDS YOUR
Rowlett, TX 75088 The Chamber needs
Contacts: Keith Waddell, players, raffle items, & goodie bag items
Organizations for the Golf Tournament.
Texas Outdoor Oasis
3905 Miller Road
Rowlett, TX 75088
972-795-4838 THANK YOU TO OUR TEACHER & PRINCIPAL
Contacts: Ben England, Manager SPONSORS FOR 2010 - 2011!
Fences / Lawn Care / Landscape / Sprinkler
Back Elementary Rowlett Elementary
Renewals Teacher - Community Bank Teacher - All Star Real Estate / The Buddy Wall Team
07/23/10 - 08/24/10 Principal - American National Bank Principal - Mansions of Rockwall Active Adult
Happy Anniversary to these members.
Their investment in the Rowlett Chamber Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary Steadham Elementary
has recently been renewed. Thank you for
your vote of confidence. Teacher - Lake Point Medical Center Teacher - The Mitchell Law Firm, LP
Principal - Lake Cities Community Church Principal - Capital / American Title
Kneggs Investment Properties Dorsey Elementary Stephens Elementary
Teacher - My Computer Guy Teacher - First Step Chiropractic
Marion’s Wrecker Service Principal - Capital One Bank Principal - Nancy DeVelde / Coldwell Banker Apex
25 Years Herfurth Elementary Coyle Middle School
First Baptist Church - Rowlett Teacher - Lawson & Company CPAs Teacher - Jason’s Deli
24 Years Principal - Flat Rate Printing & Promotions Principal - Inwood National Bank
Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store Keeley Elementary Schrade Middle School
22 Years Teacher - Sprint/Nextel Communications Teacher - Schrade Properties /
Animal Hospital of Rowlett Principal - Dallas Co. Commissioner Mike Cantrell Principal - Vernon & Lorene Schrade
Rowlett Dance Academy, Inc.
Liberty Grove Elementary Rowlett High School
19 Years Teacher Sponsor - Chick-fil-A of Rowlett Teacher - Kathy Robinson / State Farm Insurance
Inwood National Bank - Rowlett Principal Sponsor - Baylor Medical Center at Garland Principal - Dry Clean USA
Sonic Drive In - 5201 Lakeview Pkwy. Nita Pearson Elementary Assistant Principal - Legacy Natural Gas
17 Years Teacher - Four Paws Animal Hospital
Paul’s Oil Station, Ltd. Principal - Butler Plumbing Company
16 Years 10 Years & Under 10 Years & Under 10 Years & Under
Samson’s Advanced Lock & Safe Service Broadway Security (7 yrs) Keep Rowlett Beautiful (4 yrs) Rehab Management (2 yrs)
13 Years Bubbles Laundry Service (4 yrs) Konica Minolta (3 yrs) Rowlett Smiles (4 yrs)
Mail + Business Directories of Texas (2 yrs) Kyoto Japanese Steak House (7 yrs Sears Home Appliance Showroom (2 yrs)
Cantrell Pearson, PLLC (1 yr) Lake Ray Hubbard Emergency Pet Care Specialty Products, Inc. (5 yrs)
10 Years & Under Dermatology Center of Rockwall (4 yrs) Center (8 yrs) Still Water Community Church (3 yrs)
Baker & Affiliates Ins. Agency, Inc. (3 yrs) Electric, Inc. (7 yrs) Lions Club - (2 yrs) Travel Leaders (2 yrs)
Barbara Kelly, Ind. Insurance Agent (8 yrs) Evergreen at Rockwall (3 yrs) Long Horn Self Storage (3 yrs) Wing Aero Products, Inc. (2 yrs)
Renewals Continue Renewals Continue Renewals Continue
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE BUSINESS BITES
Educational Opportunity Exclusively for Chamber Members
5th ANNUAL TASTE &
TRADE OF ROWLETT!! When: Friday, September 24th at 12:00 noon
Where: 3910 Main Street (Chamber Conference Room)
Cost: $10.00 Program cost to attend includes a boxed lunch
Thursday ~ October 21, 2010 Speaker: Trey Finley, Owner of The Question Matters
Rowlett High School - 4700 Kirby @ Main St. Topic: Leadership in the Gen Y Workplace
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Millennials are "confident, connected, and open to change," according to
Trade Title Sponsor for this event: one recent study. Are YOU confident, connected, and open to the change
that Millennials will bring? Come participate in discussion around three
big-picture strategies to provide leadership to the next generation of
employees and entrepreneurs.
For more info go to www.rowlettchamber.com or call Space is Limited so Make Your Reservation ~ RSVP Required -
972-475-3200 (Also, check out back of ribbon cutting page.) (972) 475-3200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN Ready for a vacation? Sponsored By:
You increase your chances of winning a $2,500 vacation by attending Rowlett Chamber of Commerce events.
Milestone Electric is sponsoring a "You Must be Present to Win" contest throughout the year. At each Chamber
event a drawing from the Chamber Members present will take place. Whoever wins is entered into a large drawing
for a vacation valued at $2,500 at the Annual Chamber Awards and Gala. This month's winners include:
Pam Bell Cliff Hand Jan May Maria Grace Ranola-Hauper Chris Sutton
Coldwell Banker Apex Marketing Specific, Inc. Marketing Specific, Inc. New York Life Ins. Co. BB&T / Branch Banking & Trust
Tom Fulton Wesley C. Johnson, Atty. Kenny McKelroy Felipe Resendiz Lori Trahan-McKelroy, DVM
Raymond James Financial The Law Office of Edward Jones Investments Williams Funeral Directors Four Paws Animal Hospital
Services, Inc. Wesley C. Johnson
Mark Garcia Angelia Mahan Kim Nguyen Kathy Robinson Amy Wiggins
BB&T / Branch Banking & Trust TexStar Web.com, LLC Dry Clean USA State Farm Insurance My Computer Guy
Mary Grace Staci Mauldin Jeff Patterson Jason Ryden James Williams
Community Bank - Rowlett Lakeside Tax & Lake Pointe Medical Center Advantage Self Storage Edward Jones Investments
Please Mark Your Calendar For The Following Business of the Month
Wed. Sept. 1 8:00 am Ambassadors Meet at the Chamber Office Automated Interiors,
Schedule Ribbon Cutting
Insphere Insurance Solutions / Dave DeWitt
Thurs. Sept. 2 8:00 am - 9:00 am “Make A Connection” Networking Event ~ Next events: 9th,16th, 23rd, & Mike Adams & Steve Howell,
30th Managing Partners
Thurs. Sept. 2 11:30 a,m Ribbon Cutting - Downsize U2 @ Chamber Office
Wed. Sept. 8 11:30 am Monthly Membership Luncheon @ Community Centre - 5300 Main St. P.O. Box 2148
Rowlett, TX 75030
Fri. Sept. 10 NOON Small Business Network Luncheon at Kyoto’s
Tues. Sept. 14 11:30 am Business of the Month - Automated Interiors, LLC @ Chamber Office 972-948-1914
Fri. Sept. 17 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Friday Night Live - Dry Clean USA & Glamour Nails & Spa @ Chamber Presentation of the plaque
will be at 11:30 am on
Tues. Sept. 21 8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting
Fri. Sept. 24 NOON Business Bites @ Chamber Conference Room
Tuesday, September 14th
Thurs. Sept. 30 NOON - 5:30 pm 20th Chamber Golf Classic @ Waterview Golf Club - 9509 Waterview at the Chamber Office
Friday Night Live
October Friday, September 17th
Wed. Oct. 6 8:00 am Ambassadors Meet at the Chamber Office
Thurs. Oct. 7 8:00 am - 9:00 am “Make A Connection” Networking Event ~ Next events: 14th, 21st, & 28th
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 8 NOON Small Business Network Luncheon at Kyoto’s Hosted by:
Wed. Oct. 13 11:30 am Monthly Membership Luncheon @ Community Centre - 5300 Main St.
Fri. Oct. 15 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Friday Night Live
Dry Clean USA
Tues. Oct. 19 8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting &
Thurs. Oct. 21 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 5th Annual Taste & Trade of Rowlett - Rowlett High School - 4700 Kirby Glamour Nails & Spa
Fri. Oct. 22 NOON Business Bites @ Chamber Conference Room See FLYER Inside for DETAILS!
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Chair Cliff Hand - Marketing Specific, Inc.
Shaun Acker - Sprint/Next Star Communications
Mike Adams - Automated Interiors
Pam Bell - Coldwell Banker Apex
Nora Bollman - LakeView Image Magazine
Eric Boon - Lake Pointe Medical Center
Kim Danna - RMCN Credit Service, Inc.
Nancy DeVelde - Coldwell Banker Apex
Debbie Dooley - Business Directories of Texas
Suzan Fulton - ACTOR
Michael Gallops - Individual
Mary Grace - Community Bank - Rowlett
Fernando Gutierrez - MetLife
Mindy Harris - American National Bank
Grace Haupert - New York Life Insurance
Kevin Lawson - Lawson & Co. CPA’s
Tracey Lively - Lively Printing
Angela Mahan - Texstar Web.com, LLC
Staci Mauldin - Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping
Jan May - Marketing Specific, Inc.
Kenneth McKelroy - Edward Jones Investments
Pam Minatrea - Texas Family Insurance Agency
Mat Morris - Capital One Bank
Kim Nguyen - Dry Clean USA
Felipe Resendiz - Williams Funeral Directors
Kathy Robinson - State Farm Insurance
Robbie Ryan - The Ryan Insurance Agency
Becky Sebastian - Rep. Senator Bob Deuell’s Office
Robbert van Bloemendaal - Travel Leaders
Teresa Wallack - BIS - Health Insurance
Your Business Ad Needs to be here!
Amy Wiggins - My Computer Guy DO NOT MISS OUT!
James Williams - Edward Jones Investments
Bari Woolley - First Step Chiropractic Phone: 972-475-3200 Fax: 972-463-1699
Business Ad runs for 3 months or longer.
Ambassador of the Month Call or go online to see Ad Agreements.
July www.rowlettchamber.com - Under Membership Info
Edward Jones Investments 3 Month Rate $120.00
(Subject to change without notice)
City Council meetings are held on
the 1st & 3rd Tuesday - 7:30 pm Newsletter Put an insert about your business in our monthly newsletter
P & Z meetings are held on Inserts and reach 625 potential customers.
the 2nd & 4th Tuesday - 7:00 pm The cost is $95.00 ($50.00 first time for New Member!)
City of Rowlett Television Network RTN 16 Bring 625 - 8½ X 11 flyers to the Chamber (20lb. bond copy
Video on Demand weight paper) by 15th of month prior to run month.
Work Sessions are telecast at 7:00 pm on
Wed. & Fri./ Sat. 12:30 pm Call (972) 475-3200 to Reserve Your Space.