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                                                   HUNT COUNTY                                                                                Standard
                                                                                                                                           US Postage Paid
                                                                                                                                            Greenville TX

                                                BUSINESS                                                                                    Permit No. 94

 Holiday Greetings
 from the Green-
 ville Chamber! The
 entire staff of the
 Chamber extends
 the warmest holi-
 day greetings to our                                                                                                               December 2008
 many members and             A Publication of the Greenville / Hunt County Chamber of Commerce
 volunteers! Have a
 safe and wonderful               Luncheon                               LEADERSHIP HUNT COUNTY | Leading the way
 holiday season!
Did you know?                     volunteers
The Better Business         The       Cham-
Bureau is changing its      ber’s Quarterly
rating system to “A+”       Luncheon on
through “F.”                Friday, Dec. 5 honors the many volun-
A member of the             teers who assist with various functions
                            throughout the year. Sponsored by Hunt
BBB, The Greenville         Regional Healthcare, the event at noon
Chamber/CVB has a           at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center will
                            feature a performance by the Heartsong
rating of “A+.”             Quartet. Special invitations have been
                            sent to volunteers and others, but the
Inside:                     luncheon is open to the general public
                            at a cost of $15. Call 903-455-1510 for
                                                                         The Leadership Hunt County class of 2008/2009 recently toured the county, visiting Cham-
                            more information.
New members, ribbon                                                      bers of Commerce, learning centers, a ranch, Greenville’s Industrial Park and other attrac-
cuttings                             Annual                              tions. Several members of the group will also travel to Austin for Hunt County Days on Jan.
                                                                         28 & 29.
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                                     Banquet                               Sign up now for Hunt County Days
Calendar of events                  is Jan. 15                             A trek to Austin to interact with elected        gins with a Chartered bus trip to the state
                               Reservations are now being accepted
                pages 3                                                  officials and government agencies is slat-         capital.
                            for the Greenville Chamber of Com-
                            merce/ Greenville Board of Develop-          ed for Jan. 28 and 29. Organized by the               Spots are still available for citizens to
Chamber Bucks make          ment Annual Banquet on Jan. 15. Details      Hunt County Government Council of the              get on board.
                            are still being worked out on a featured     Greenville Chamber & Convention and
the perfect Christmas       speaker, but as always the event will also
                                                                         Visitors Bureau, Hunt County Days be-                          See Hunt County Days/Page 3
gift! See ad...             focus on the award to the year’s Worthy

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                                “This event has been a sell-out for
                            several years, and early reservations are
                                                                          Local bankers to address concerns
                            highly recommended,” said Chamber              Hunt County residents and                                       local economy. This should be
                            President Sally Bird.                        business people can get an in-                                    of particular interest to all our
                               Call 903-455-1510 for more informa-       side look at the local financial                                  members, particularly indepen-
                            tion or go to www.greenvillechamber.         picture at a special luncheon                                     dent business owners.
                            com                                          Dec.18 at the Fletcher Warren                                       Speakers are Riter Hulsey,
                                                                         Civic Center.                                                     Chairman of the Board - Amer-
                                                                          “State of the Economy – A                                        ican National Bank; Robert
                                                                         Community Banking Per-                                            Hulsey, Chief Executive Of-
                                                                         spective” will be presented by                                    ficer-      American National
                                                                         American National Bank and                                        Bank; and Tom Sellers, Presi-
                                                                         Alliance Bank from noon to 1 p.m. following        dent/Chief Executive Officer Alliance Bank.
                                                                         registration beginning at 11:30.                     Cost of the luncheon is $15 with RSVP by
                                                                            The chief executive officers of American        Monday, Dec. 15 or $18 without RSVP at the
                                                                         National Bank and Alliance Bank will be the        door.
                                                                         guest speakers for this very special Chamber         For further details, contact the Chamber at
                                                                         event. These gentlemen will be addressing the      903-455-1510 or pre-register at
                                                                         current financial issues and their impact on the
Page 2 • December 2008                                                                                                                                            Hunt County Business Spectrum

                                                 New Chamber Members                                                                                 Ribbon Cuttings
                                       Eddie Hall                     Tony Johnson
                                       State Farm Agency              Homes & Ranch
                                       7215 Interstate 30,            Realty
The mission of The Greenville          Suite F                        2708 Sunset Strip,
Chamber of Commerce is to
serve as a catalyst that motivates
                                       Greenville, TX                 Suite A
and mobilizes the community to         75402                          Greenville, TX
improve the quality of life and
                                       903-455-4444                   75402
enhance economic environment
where business and industry can        Fax: 903-455-4449              903-455-9944
grow and prosper.                      e-mail: eddie@ed-              Fax: 903-456-2357
                                                                                                                            D.E. Narramore Memorial Company, 3116 Wellington St., Green-
           Board of
                                           email:tjohnson@                                       ville 75401. Contact Don Christopher at 903-455-3481.
       Terry Blankenship
         Frances Dalbey                                          Please make these latest
          Jason Decker
                                                                Chamber members welcome
          Julia Degelia
                                                                    in our community!
         Luane Dickens
         Terry Driggers
         Holly Gotcher
           Melva Hill                                                    Terry Driggers
        Geoffrey Jackson                                                       Real Estate Sales
         Mike Kubacak                                                                 Auctioneer
                                                                     Personal Property Appraisals
         Jacque Murley
                                                                      Serving Hunt Co. and Surrounding Area
           Hitesh Patel
        David Renshaw                6603 Wesley St.
                                     Greenville, Texas 75404                                                                Avon Beauty Center, 4900 King St., Greenville 75401, Contact
       Harold Roseberry              Business (903) 455-9415                                                                Allison Handley at 903-455-2030.
         Bonnie Stewart              Metro (903) 450-1111                        Patterson Agency
                                     Fax (903) 455-9754
          Denise Taylor              Residence (903) 454-6437                                                                                          • Home owners
       Amy Tarpley Wade                        Each office Indepedently Owned and Operated
                                                                                                                                                       • Life • Health
                                                                                                                                                       • Auto
           Directors                                                                                                                                   • Financial Needs

        George Kroncke
         Joe Winneford

           Ex-Officio                                                                                                            MIKE KUBACAK
           Directors                                                                                                             Agent- Registered Rep.
                                                                                                                                4818 Wellington, Ste.11, Greenville
        Richard Carter
         Lisa Chappell
          John Horn
        Donald Jefferies
          Tom Oliver
          Mike Taylor                                                                                                                                     Jacque Murley
                                                                                                                                903-455-1477 Office and Fax
                                                                                                                                903-450-3586 Cell
                                                                                                                                214-210-0505 Fax                    Vice President
                                                                                                                                2714 Washington St., PMB 102
        Professional Staff                                                                                                      Greenville, TX 75401           Senior Loan Officer
           Sally Bird
                                                                                                                                              Bankers Financial Mortgage Group
     Tourism and Marketing
            Director                                                                                                        •
          Milton Babb

      Office Administrator
                                                                                                                                                               Glenda s
          Darla Baker                                                                                                                          Deli Cafe and Catering
        Sales Coordinator                                                                                                          Business Lunch Delivery * Call for our daily specials
         Shauna Nabors                                                                                                                           Full Catering Services

         Office Assistant
                                                                                                                                               open 7 AM - 2:30 PM, Mon-Fri 4400 Moulton Street
          Megan Jones
  Hunt County Business Spectrum                                                                                                                                                Page 3 • December 2008

       Chamber                                       Hunt County Days trip set                                                               Calendar of Events
       Reminders                                     Continued from page 1             Senate. Smaller groups will          Friday, December 5th         Quarterly Membership Luncheon

• Last minute opportuni-                             The bus will arrive at the        form to visit specific legis-        11:30 am – 1:00 pm           Fletcher Warren Civic Center

ties to advertise in the                             Hilton Austin at 11 a.m.          lators’ chiefs of staff and          Thursday, Dec.11th           Leadership Hunt County Class
2009 Chamber Member-                                 January 28. After check-          committee clerks. Some
                                                                                                                                                         All Day
ship Directory and Visi-                             ing in, the group will waste      may sit in on official com-
                                                     no time, meeting at 1 p.m.        mittee meetings.                     Friday, December 12th Education Committee meeting
tors guide are still avail-
able until Dec. 12. This                             with representatives from           All of this will be to learn       11:00 am                     Chamber office

prime community publica-                             various commissions and           and to bring Hunt County’s           Monday, December 15th Industrial Council meeting
tion offers a great venue to                         agencies. There will be           viewpoints to the issues of
                                                                                                                            Noon                         GEUS
promote your business to                             three or four such sessions.      education, health care ac-
                                                      Returning to the hotel at 5      cess, transportation and                                          6000 Joe Ramsey Blvd.
other companies, current
residents and visitors. Call                         p.m., participants will gath-     economic development.                Tuesday, December 16th Smart Growth Committee meeting

903-455-1510 for more                                er in the hospitality room          The trip will wrap up with         9:00 am                      Chamber office
information.                                         with invited guests, which        a group photo and tour of
                                                                                                                            Noon                         Executive Committee meeting
                                                     will include State Senator        the Capitol. The return bus
                                                     Bob Deuell and his staff          trip will begin at approxi-                                       Chamber office
• The Greenville Cham-
ber of Commerce hosts a                              and State Representative          mately 3 p.m.                        Thursday, Dec. 18th          State of the Economy-

community calendar on                                Dan Flynn and his staff.             There are different op-           11:30 am to 1:00 pm          A Community Bank Perspective
its website, www.greenvil-                           The rest of the evening is        tions for participating in
                                                                                                                                                         Fletcher Warren Civic Center                                        open.                             Hunt County days, as well
                                                        Thursday morning will          as different fee structures.                                      Immediately following luncheon Board
Not only is this a great way
to keep up with all that is                          begin with breakfast and            To learn more, please call                                      of Directors meeting

going on in the community,                           presentations from Hunt           the Chamber as soon as                                            Fletcher Warren Civic Center
it is a way for your business                        County’s representatives          possible at 903-455-1510.
                                                                                                                            5:00 – 7:00 pm               Business After Hours
or organization to avoid                             and from other invited            Rooms at The Hilton must
                                                     guests.                           be reserved by December                                           Innovation First, Inc.
scheduling conflicts with
other events.                                          Following that, the group       29 to ensure being a part                                         1519 I-30 West
                                                     will return to the Capitol        of the reserved block of             Thursday, Dec. 25th          All Day Office Closed
• Business After Hours                               building for a visit to the       rooms.
                                                                                                                            Friday, December 26th All Day Office Closed
is one of the most popular                           galleries of the House and
events available to Chamber                                                                                Hospice is

                                                                                  Life is
members. Fun, affordable                                                                              covered by Medi-
                                                                               unpredictable         care, Medicaid and
and smart marketing are

                                                                                                     most private insur-
apt descriptions. For more                                                                             ance companies.
information or to schedule                                                                             Hospice benefits
your Business After Hours                                                                              include nursing,                                            & GiFts
                                                                                                       chaplain, social
event, call Darla Baker at                                                                           work, home health
                                                                                                                                                          Owners - Mike and Luanne Dickens
the Chamber, 903-455-                                                                                aids and all related                              • Fresh & Silk Flowers
1510.                                                                                                     medicines.                                   • Balloon Bouquets
                                                      Nurses are available 24 hours                                                                    • Large Gift Selection
                                                       a day to answer your ques-                                                                      • Tuxedo Rentals • Custom Designs

                                                      tions. For more information
     THE COIN SHOP                                     or to find out if you qualify
        2813 LEE STREET                                      for hospice, call
      GREENVILLE, TX 75401                                                                                                                                        6008 Wesley St.
        (903) 454-9198 Shop                             903-454-6207                                                                                            (Next door to KFC)
        (903) 268-2556 cELL
                                                                                                                                             CLIA Accredited
                                                                                                                                             Cruise Counselor

      Coin collecting is a leisurely hobby for all                                                      Hours
   ages. The enrichment of knowledge gained in                                                    Monday - Friday
   collecting wisely provides a challenging po-                                                      10 AM— 6PM
   tential for investment when enjoyed with dedi-                                                 Saturday
                                                                                                     10 AM— 5PM
   cation and an understanding of Numismatics.
     The Coin Shop will also appraise or purchase
   your coin collection. Appraisals are given free
                                                                                                                              Celebrating 20 years in business!
   of cost.                                                                                                                   Contact
     The Coin Shop carries a full line of supplies
   and materials for coin collecting.
                                                                                                                              Shannon Routh or Kathy Hartley
                                                                                                                               Office 903-454-3381                              8801 Wesley Street
              Buy, sell or trade at                    Smart & Classy Fashions at Affordable Prices                            Metro 903-450-1022                                   P.O. Box 8687
      THE COIN SHOP                                                2701 Lee Street, Greenville, Texas 75401                    Fax 903-454-0724                               Greenville, TX 75404
                         It’s Time
                    to make your list
                   and check it twice!
                  The holidays will be here soon
             and we have the perfect gift for you
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             Redeemable at many great locations
                 throughout the Greenville area

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