March 26, 2012
Chamber Weekly
In This Issue
Chamber After Hours
Women's Alliance
Water Remains an Issue
Open House at College Park Center
U.S. Affordable Care Act
Division Street Study
Entrepreneurship Day
Executive Dinner
SBDC Seminar
Learning Over Lunch
Welcome, New Members!

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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.


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Chamber After Hours Networking Event is Tomorrow!

4000 Bagpiper Way, Suite 150
Arlington, TX 76018

Tomorrow, the Arlington Chamber will hold a Chamber After Hours from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Black-eyed Pea. This come-and-go event provides the opportunity for networking, building relationships and exchanging business cards with prospective clients and customers. It is also a terrific way to introduce a prospective member to the Chamber. Click here to register. 

Women's Alliance Enjoys Success at Inaugural "Tiara Tuesday"

The Chamber's Women's Alliance held their inaugural "Tiara Tuesday" last week at Mavericks. The reviews have been positive for the new event planned to be held on a quarterly basis. A special thanks goes out to Mavericks Bar & Grill for their generous contribution from the evening's proceeds. The donation supports the Chamber Foundation efforts - especially the Judith Carrier Scholarship Fund established by the Women's Alliance. Anyone interested in learning more about the Women's Alliance, please click here.

Water Remains an Issue - Even in Arlington!

After a year of bone-dry weather and near-record heat, recent rains have created the impression in some minds that last year's drought is over and we can return to water consumption on a whenever-we-need -it basis. But local and state officials all caution that our water needs over the long term will not be met without conservation, planning and the state spending some money. Continue reading here.

Businesses Invited to Open House at New College Park Center

On April 18, from 8:30-10:30 am, you have a chance to experience the buzz at an open house and tour of the new College Park Center. The new, $78 million, 218,000-square-foot facility on the UT Arlington Campus provides a new home court for the University's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as a signature facility for high profile events, conferences and community activities. Click here to read the invitation.

U.S. Affordable Care Act Moves to Supreme Court This Week

CapitolWith the national dialogue dominated this week by the U.S. Affordable Care Act, a presentation to a couple of Texas House committees from late February is relevant. Dr. Thomas Saving, director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University and a former Trustee of the Medicare and Social Security systems, told lawmakers that health care costs are going to consume the federal budget in the coming decades.


Read more here.

Discover Division - Improving Division Street

Discover DivisionArlington City officials are studying what measures could be taken to improve both the land uses and appearance of Division Street between Collins Street and Cooper Street. Labeled "Discover Division," consultants, property owners and city officials are reviewing the economic conditions and possible feasible land uses as well as design standards that could affect the streetscape as the corridor evolves.


A study committee has met a couple of times, and that committee includes a representative from the Chamber of Commerce. The information presented to the committee at its last meeting is posted here.

The AISD and Chamber Proudly Host Entrepreneurship Day is This Saturday!

351 students from the Arlington ISD will be recognized at the "What's Your Big Idea" Entrepreneurship Day festivities at Texas Hall on the UT Arlington Campus. The 2:00 pm event will also award the Top 24 students and their teachers. Top students are awarded prizes from the Texas Rangers, Six Flags Over Texas, Alley Cats and UT Arlington. A sincere thanks to the major sponsors for making this event a reality - the City of Arlington, Texas Trust, Kaplan College, Oncor and SCM Real Estate Services. Click here to register to attend.

Business Week 2012 Executive Dinner is This Wednesday

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 purchase individual tickets. Chamber members will receive special discount pricing -- $35/ticket (versus $45). 

SBDC "How to Start a Business" Seminar at Chamber on April 12.

The Tarrant Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a 2 hour mini-course on "How to Start a Business." The course will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Chamber offices. Learn how to define your business idea, understand your business plan, legal structures, and where to turn for help. To learn more about this free seminar and register, please click here.

April's Learning Over Lunch- "Doing Business with the City of Arlington"

Come hear Debra Twinam with her presentation on simplifiying the procurement process for the supplier community. Designed to walk businesses through the Supplier Portal Registration Process and provide a synopsized overview of contracting with the City for services and supplies. This class is a must for firms pursuing City contracts. 


Class materials include a detailed "How to Do Business" booklet, Web Navigation Guide, and Supplier Portal Registration Packet. Learning Over Lunch will be held April 18 at the Chamber. Click here to register.

Welcome, February New Members!

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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




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Arlington Chamber of Commerce

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