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                               The Correspondent                                                           Monthly Newsletter ~ September 2010
 Mission Statement
 “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
 Nancy DeVelde
                                           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
 Larry Glick
                                                                                          WHERE: Waterview Golf Club - 9509 Waterview Pkwy.
 Individual                                         Dinner Sponsor:                                     Food! Fun! Refreshments! Prizes!
 Sheila Hair
 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
 Greg Mitchell
                                                                                          est-to-the-pin, and buy-a-shot.
 The Mitchell Law Firm. LP
 Mat Morris
                                                                                          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.
 Jeff Patterson
 Lake Pointe Medical Center
 Sherri Perkins
                                           MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON                                                               Host Company:
 Garland ISD / Herfurthy Elementary        “The State of the GISD School District”
 Robbie Ryan
 The Ryan Insurance Agency                 Speaker: Dr. Curtis Culwell, Superintendent GISD
 Craig Schill
 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
 Chamber Staff
 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 to RSVP or go online at
    Membership Services
                                  & click on monthly events calendar.
 Louise Brown
    Program Coordinator
                                           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
rowlett_chamber@                         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.
Rowlett, TX
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. or Louise at 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 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
Club                                                                                                                            HELP!
4700 Kirby
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
28 Years
Kneggs Investment Properties                  Dorsey Elementary                                                Stephens Elementary
                                              Teacher - My Computer Guy                                        Teacher - First Step Chiropractic
26 Years
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
Dalrock Plumbing
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 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:

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, 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
                                                                                                                     September 2010
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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The strength of a Chamber of Commerce                                                                                              ROWLETT TX
has always been in its members. The
amount of expertise, knowledge, and
experience spanning a diverse group of
businesses creates a powerful organization.
With our new blog, members can easily post
comments and communicate with one
another sharing information, knowledge, tips
and resources.
    Please visit the Rowlett Chamber
     Chatter and let’s start chatting!

   Chamber Ambassadors
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, 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                                                                    - Under Membership Info
           James Williams
       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.

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