January 17, 2012
Chamber Weekly
In This Issue
10th Anniversary Celebration for Wes Jurey
Chamber Connection
Legislative Issues
UT Arlington Day
State of the County
Join Networking Groups
AISD Looking for Judges for Career Competition
Women's Alliance
Welcome, New Members!

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January 20- 

Chamber Connection Luncheon 


January 24-  Chamber After Hours


January 26-

10th Anniversary Celebration for Wes Jurey


January 31-  Women's Alliance After Hours



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Last Week to Register for Wes Jurey's 10th Anniversary Celebration Lunch 

The Chamber and Foundation Boards of Directors are planning a luncheon celebration marking the 10th anniversary of Wes Jurey's service as President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Join the Boards and featured speakers on January 26 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Cacharel Grand Ballroom as they recognize Wes' significant accomplishments to the Arlington business community.


To purchase a seat or sponsor a table, please click here.    

Get More Out of Your Chamber Membership! Attend the Chamber Connection This Friday
Join us this Friday from 11:30 am -1:00 pm at the Chamber for our Chamber Connection. New members are encouraged to attend and learn how to maximize their investment in the Chamber. This is also a great opportunity to learn about Chamber programs, services, money-saving affinity partnerships and business-building networking. See you Friday for lunch! Sponsored by Jason's Deli. Register here.  
Texas Senate Encourages Regulators & Elected Officials to Address Water and Insurance Issues

CapitolTexas Senators encouraged state regulators or statewide elected officials to step up to address the high cost of insurance and the lack of preparation for future water needs. The Senate Business and Commerce Committee's interim hearing was focused primarily on drought conditions and their impact on the demand for electricity, along with the ability, in a drought, to generate electricity. But senators also criticized lax regulation in the insurance markets, which they suggested has led to Texas having some of the highest consumer rates in the country.


For more on the hearing, click here. 

Feb. 1, 2012 Designated as UT Arlington Day

In honor of the opening of the College Park Center, the City of Arlington is naming Feb. 1 UT Arlington Day. To promote the special day, UT Arlington is running a "spirit contest" open to anyone who lives or works in Arlington, Arlington businesses, and people affiliated with the University. To participate, dress yourself, your neighbors, your kids, your pets, your house, your place of business, your car, or anything else in your best blue, orange and white Maverick gear, take a picture, then email the photo. Click here for more details.   


Three winners will each receive $250! Winners will be announced at the UT Arlington Homecoming game at 7pm on February 11. 

Hear Judge Whitley Speak on the "State of the County"

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley will present a first-ever State of the County luncheon address to Chamber of Commerce members Thursday, February 16 at Cacharel Restaruant.


Whitley, a member of the county commissioners court since 1997, serves as the head administrative official for the county government, which has more than 4,000 employees and locations in all areas of Tarrant County. The county is the main agency responsible for the administration of criminal justice, the civil and family court systems, public health and is a significant player in local transportation decisions.


To register for the State of the County, click here.

Join a Chamber Networking Leads Group. Discover New Ways to Increase Business in 2012!

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The Chamber cordially invites you to a leads group "open house" February 15 at 8:15 am where you can hear guest speaker Scott Sherwin (Sandler Sales) provide insights on "Why sales people fail... and what you can do about it."


Learn how a networking leads group is an efficient way to expand your sales force without the expense. The groups are uniquely designed to give you exclusive access to quality referrals. Only one person or company per industry is allowed to join each group, so take this opportunity to lock out your competition. We currently have three networking leads groups at the Arlington Chamber. Click here to register.

Check Your Mailbox for the 2012 Chamber "Important Dates" Postcard
The Chamber has just mailed a postcard with important event dates planned for 2012. We encourage all members and those considering Chamber membership to add the dates and events to calendars now. Take advantage of all the networking and business-building events!
AISD Looking for Judges for Local Career Competition

AISDFebruary 4, the AISD Association of Marketing Students DECA will hold their District competition. DECA programs prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management for exciting careers.  For this competition, students are preparing written projects and presentations on entrepreneurship and international business. 


Individuals willing to judge these events can learn more by contacting: Ami Motsenbocker, DECA Advisor, Career and Technical Education, at (817) 456-0052 or amotsenb@aisd.net. 

Women's Alliance After Hours Event Jan. 31 - Update on Economic Development

Women's AllianceThe Women's Alliance of the Arlington Chamber will be holding an entertaining and informative "After Hours" event on Jan 31 (5:00 - 7:00 pm) at Theatre Arlington. Andrea Roy, Economic Development Specialist for the City of Arlington will provide an update on current and proposed development in the city. Arlington's own Melissa Lawson, winner of NBC's Nashville Star will provide the entertainment. Register for this outstanding evening here.

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