March 5, 2012
Chamber Weekly
In This Issue
Golf Tournament
Women's Alliance "Tiara Tuesday"
Gas Drilling
Business Over Breakfast
Chamber Connection Luncheon
Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County

Featured Event


Business Week 2012 Executive Dinner  


The UT Arlington College of Business and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend Business Week 2012 The Executive Dinner, with special guest and keynote speaker Larry O'Donnell (President & CEO of Rockwater Energy Solutions). You might remember Larry from "Undercover Boss." Join us Wednesday, March 28 at College Park Center. Click here  to become a sponsor or purchase individual tickets. Chamber members will receive special discount pricing -- $35/ticket (versus $45). 



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Time to Register for the 8th Annual Golf Tournament 

The Chamber's 8th Annual Golf

Tournament is Friday, April 27 at Tierra Verde. It's a perfect event for networking, competition, food and fun! Consider sponsoring a hole to enhance your image. With the scramble format, everyone is bound to have fun. Register today, spots are filling up. Click here to sign up.


May 29 Primary Set - Redistricting Impacts Arlington

CapitolSome short-term certainty returned, probably, to Texas elections last week when a San Antonio federal court ordered a May 29 primary date and a July 31 runoff leading up to November's general election. The court earlier in the week issued a third set of maps that conform - at the state legislative level-much more closely to those originally drawn by the Texas Legislature in 2011. Read more here.

Women's Alliance to Hold Inaugural "Tiara Tuesday" 

The Women's Alliance of the Arlington Chamber is holding a "Tiara Tuesday" on March 20 at Maverick's Grill from 5:00-7:00 pm. "Tiara Tuesday" is a wonderful opportunity for women and their friends to network and learn about women in the Arlington business community. Wear a tiara - you just might win a prize!


Tiara Tuesday supports the Arlington Chamber Foundation and the annual Women's Alliance Judith Carrier Scholarship. Click here to register.


Chamber Asks City to Delay Gas Drilling Fee

Leaders of the Chamber of Commerce last week urged the Arlington City Council to slow down its implementation of a new fee proposed for companies drilling gas wells, especially since a new set of regulations was just approved by the Council in November that imposed additional costs on the industry. Industry officials argue that many of the additional resources in the Fire Department that the new fee would pay for are redundant, since specialized training, equipment and emergency response necessary to address well incidents would still need to be provided by the companies.


The city's discussion in favor of the measure is here on the Chamber's website.


The Chamber's letter to the city is here.

Network at the Chamber's Business Over Breakfast March 13.

handshakeRegister here to be part of this fast-paced networking event. Build relationships, present information on your business or service and exchange business cards with prospective clients and customers. Come prepared with your thirty second "elevator pitch." The event is Tuesday, March 13 from 8:00 - 9:30 am at the Chamber. Remember - your future customers will be there. Event is sponsored by 4Trust Mortgage.

Chamber Connection is March 16 - Get the Most Out of Your Chamber Membership.

If you are deciding if a Chamber membership is worth the investment or you just want to learn how to make the most out of your Chamber membership, consider attending a Chamber Connection Luncheon. This luncheon scheduled for Friday, March 16 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Chamber, provides guidance in understanding the products, services, money-saving affinity programs and networking opportunities available through your Chamber. Click here to start maximizing your membership.

Are You Looking for a Few New Employees?

Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County is conducting a job fair on March 29 in Arlington. There is no cost to potential employers to participate. If interested, please click here to download the application form.

Welcome, February New Members!


                                         Adobe Title
American Wholesale Dist. Inc.
Arlington Black Chamber of Commerce
Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Cimmaron Window and Door
Guild Mortgage Company
J. Hilburn Men's Clothier
Merryhill School
Pro-Tech Design & Manufacturing Inc.
Snap Fitness
Joel B. McCray




Henry Lewczyk
Arlington Chamber of Commerce

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