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• The Greenville Chamber of Commerce hosts a community calendar on its website, www. greenvillechamber.com Not only is this a great way to keep up with all that is going on in the community, it is a way for your business or organization to avoid scheduling conflicts with other events. • Business After Hours is one of the most popular events available to Chamber members. Fun, affordable and smart marketing are apt descriptions. For more information or to schedule your Business After Hours event, call Darla Baker at the Chamber, 903-455-1510.
Blooms to zooms
EXPO offers something for everyone
Floral creations, fast wheels, fine wine and fine-tuned guitars will all be part of the fun at the Greenville Chamber Business EXPO on November 5th. The 2009 Business Expo will provide invaluable exposure for local businesses. Doors open at Noon at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. The Chamber has arranged for Connections to provide transportation on their daily route as well. Join corporate sponsor, Alliance Bank, for this fun and informative event, as well as other sponsors: KIK-T FM, KETR, The Herald Banner, and GEUS. This year, more than forty of the finest businesses will be showcased at the Expo. A complete listing of who will be exhibiting is updated on the Chamber Web site. “Alliance Bank will continue to support the Business Expo because it is the ideal setting for making connections with other businesses, meeting potential new clients, and solidifying established relationships, Gary Rusch, of corporate sponsor, Alliance Bank, said, “which is essential for success.” The Chamber will be offering a new option this year for exhibitors, as well as for businesses that are unable to attend the Expo. Let a business banner do the work, as it hangs on display during the Expo. For businesses that See Expo/Page 2
Calendar of events
Greenville Growing Smarter?
Breakfast forum focuses on Smart Growth
Curious to know what all the talk is about “Smart Growth?” The most important fact is that Smart Growth is Pro-Growth! That’s the message that will be delivered, along with vital details, at the next Wake Up to the issues breakfast on November 11. We are fortunate to be well aware of what unintelligent growth can do to communities that do not plan for it—even when they know it’s coming! The PlaceMakers event in July helped to clarify how to ensure that we keep our small-town feel while enjoying many of the benefits of a larger city. We need to decide what we do with that information. Smart Growth What are these smart growth principles we keep hearing about? Principles: THE most important fact about Smart Growth is that it is
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PRO-GROWTH! Growth is not and should not be synonymous with sprawl. Unintelligent growth allows natural development to occur in areas where infrastructure is overextended or non-existent. What does it mean to the business community? Smart Growth is THE most business-friendly way to grow. City ordinances become streamlined and even logical! Streets and streetscapes are designed to complement businesses. Quality of life is enhanced making Greenville an even more desirable place to live and work—for you and for your employees. The Panel: Kim Quimby, Quest Land Development & Smart Growth Committee Chair; Bryan Herrin, Power Protection Partners & Greenville City Mayor Pro-Tem; and Jon Adel, Assistant City Manager, City of Greenville For registration form, please see the back page of this issue of Spectrum .
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do not have a banner, the Chamber is partnering with local printing
companies to provide banners at a discounted rate. Call the Chamber for details. It is not too late for
businesses to sign up to be exhibitors during the Expo. Booth rates are still available. Each booth rent-
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Celebrating 20 years in business!
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al provides the following: · One 8’x8’ professionally piped and draped booth with one skirted 6’ table · Two chairs · One exhibitor sign · Listing in: Show Guide 2813 LEE STREET Chamber Spectrum GREENVILLE, TX 75401 Herald Banner Newspa(903) 454-9198 Shop per Chamber Website (903) 268-2556 cELL · Free admission to Exhibitor Workshop · Recognition as a business that supports Greenville A business Yard Sale will also be featured at this year’s event. Businesses that have gently used, but no longer needed items, Coin collecting is a leisurely hobby for all are welcome to place items ages. The enrichment of knowledge gained in in the Yard Sale. Donate collecting wisely provides a challenging poitems or the Chamber will tential for investment when enjoyed with deditake them on a 50/50 concation and an understanding of Numismatics. The Coin Shop will also appraise or purchase signment basis. Don’t miss your coin collection. Appraisals are given free this excellent opportunity to give new homes to items of cost. The Coin Shop carries a full line of supplies that are still useful.
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and materials for coin collecting.
Buy, sell or trade at
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• Home owners • Life • Health • Auto • Financial Needs
Admission is free. There will also be door prizes, free food, and giveaways. Many businesses will provide “show special” deals which can only be re-
deemed by attendees of the Expo. These are great, and just in time for the holiday season! Exhibitors as of press time include: Abbey Interiors, Inc., Aerobic Enterprises, AFLAC, Alliance Bank, Blue Armadillo Winery, Chic-Fil-A, City of Greenville, Community Access, Copier Connection, CURE Greenville, Encompass Home Health, Family Foot and Ankle Specialists, Farm Bureau Insurance, GEUS, Glann H. Johnson Construction, Greenville Board of Development, Greenville Floral, H&R Block, Hairology, Hampton Inn, Herald Banner, Hunt Regional Healthcare, KETR/TAMU-Commerce, Lone Star Credit Union, Longbranch Dental, Louis Powersports, Office Solutions, Open Imaging of Greenville, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Paris Junior College, Pregnancy Resource Clinic, Scott Coven’s Heart of Greenville Music, Small Business Development Center, Solarium Apartments, Southwest Ford, Travel Dreams Tuppence Creative Enterprises, Visiting Angels, and Women In Need. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 903-4551510. Ask for Sally Bird, or Destiny Whitley. Or, visit the Chamber Web site at www.greenvillechamber.com <http://www.greenvillechamber.com> .
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Special QML to honor volunteers
The Greenville Chamber’s Quarterly Membership Luncheon on Friday, December 4 will be special in both place and purpose. Held at Occasions at Stone River (1250 FM 2453 in Royse City), the event will honor outstanding Chamber volunteers for 2009. Rather than a business meeting, the holiday gathering will feature an hour of entertainement. Watch for further details in the December issue of Spectrum.
Owners - Mike and Luanne Dickens • Fresh & Silk Flowers • Balloon Bouquets • Large Gift Selection • Tuxedo Rentals • Custom Designs
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New Chamber Members
Glenn H. Johnson Construction John Erickson 4529 Stonewall Street, TX 75401 (903) 454-1998 Fax: (903) 450-9519 email@example.com Kid to Kid Greenville Stacey Mayfield 5029 Wesley St. Greenville, TX 75401 (903) 454-1955 Fax: (903) 454-1989 firstname.lastname@example.org http:/greenville.kidtokid.com My Sisters Closet Roger Robertson 2601 Johnson St Greenville, TX (903) 454-2056
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, November 3rd 7:30 am Wednesday, Nov. 4th 1:00-5:00 pm Thursday, Nov. 5th Noon-5:00 pm Tuesday, November 10th 7:30-9:00 am Ambassador meeting Chamber office QuickBooks Training Class Chamber office Business Expo Fletcher Warren Civic Center Wake Up to the Issues Will Greenville “Grow Smart” Fletcher Warren Civic Center Wednesday, Nov. 11th QuickBooks Training Class 1:00-5:00 pm Chamber office Friday, November 13th Education Committee meeting 11:00 am Chamber office Tuesday, Nov. 17th Executive Committee meeting 11:30 am Chamber office Wednesday, Nov. 18th QuickBooks Training Class 1:00-5:00 pm Chamber office Thursday, Nov. 19th Smart Growth Committee meeting 9:00 am Chamber office 5:00-7:00 pm Business After Hours Hilliard Florist 4900 King St. Tuesday, Nov. 24th Board of Directors meeting 11:30 am Chamber office Thursday, Nov. 26th Office closed for Thanksgiving All Day Friday, Nov. 27th Office closed forThanksgiving All Day
Skate Safari Solarium Apartments Southridge Apartments State Farm Insurance - Don Gris ham Stovall & Associates Travel Dreams, Inc. Uptown Forum ViewPoint Bankers Mortgage Watergate Apartments Williams Motors Inc. Wright’s Air Conditioning AFLAC - Leann Carpenter Oliver ARAMARK Uniform Services Boles Independent School District Brookland Learning Center Coin Shop, The Coleman Diesel Service, LLC Colonial Lodge Retirement Inns/ Assisted Living/Alzheimers Cypress Bank Dallas Northeast/Caddo Mills KOA Downey Publishing Eddie Deen & Co. Catering First Bank of Celeste Glenda’s Deli Cafe and Catering Greenville Neurology Associates - Ahmad S. Ata, MD Helena Chemical Co. Homes & Ranch Realty HTG Investments Hunt County EMS Kingsbury, Tim Kwik Kar Lube & Tune of Greenville Lake Printing Company Lakes Regional MHMR & Substance Abuse Treatment Lektrotech, Inc. Mary K Property Management, Inc. McGaughey Medicine Chest North Central Texas Workforce PenServ Rafter P Construction, Inc. Ranch View Townhomes Re/Max Premier Real Estate II Re/Max Premier Real Estate II - David Hunnicutt Ronaghan, Joseph E. , MD, FACS Salazar Eyecare Sampson Custom Homes, Inc. Sayle Garden Apartments Scott, Money & Ray Smith, Kyle M. DDS, Southridge Apartments State Farm Insurance - Mike Kubacak TaMolly’s Tarpley Agencies - Amy Wade Texas Furniture & Appliance Texas Yard Pro Vision Quest Eyecare & Surgery Center Visiting Angels Paris Wal-Mart
Wake Up to the Issues
“We shape our public spaces; thereafter our public spaces shape us.”
- Winston Churchill
Although Mr. Churchill won’t be joining us, the sentiment and people concerned about Greenville’s future will form a panel to discuss Greenville’s growth— which anyone can see has already begun.
Wake Up to the Issues - Tuesday, November 10
Scott Cowen’s Heart of Greenville Music, 9701 Wesley Street, Suite 200, Greenville, Texas 75401. Contact Scott Cowen at 903454-1993.
Andy’s Pizza • Bath and Body Works • Bealls • Belk • CitiFinancial
Overview: The PlaceMakers event in July helped to clarify how to ensure that we keep our small-town feel while enjoying many of the benefits of a larger city. We need to decide what we do with that information. Smart Growth: What are these smart growth principles we keep hearing about? Principles: THE most important fact about Smart Growth is that it is PRO-GROWTH! Growth is not and should not be synonymous with sprawl. Unintelligent growth allows natural development to occur in areas where infrastructure is overextended or non-existent. • What does it mean to the business community? • Smart Growth is THE most business-friendly way to grow. • City ordinances become streamlined and even logical! • Streets and streetscapes are designed to complement businesses. The Panel: Kim Quimby, Quest Land Development & Smart Growth Committee Chair; Bryan Herrin, Power Protection Partners & Greenville City Mayor Pro-Tem; Jon Adel, Assistant City Manager, City of Greenville
Shop Local and Save!
J.C. Penney • Laser Blast • Nail City • Schlotsky’s • Staples
Claire’s • Console Game Exchange • Corn Dog 7 • Curves for Women • Frosty’s
Call the Greenville Chamber for last minute EXPO ideas and information! 903-455-1510
GNC • Gifts & More • Hibbett Sporting Goods