April 23, 2012
Chamber Weekly
In This Issue
Small Business of Year Awards
Golf Tournament This Week
Tuesday's Chamber After Hours
Miss Representation Film Screening
Vote for Arlington
Congressional Meet & Greet
Energy Forum
March New Members

Featured Event


Small Business Of the Year Awards' Luncheon Announces Speakers




On June 7, 2012 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel, the North Texas Small Business Development Center and the Arlington Chamber will honor businesses, both small and large. The Chamber will also recognize its prestigious small businesses of the year in both the for-profit and non-profit categories. The emcee for the event will be a D/FW favorite - Scott Murray. The keynote speaker will be Preston Pearson, former Dallas Cowboy, player in 5 Super Bowls and recipient of two Super Bowl rings. To learn more, sponsor or purchase tickets, please click here.


Scott Murray
Preston Pearson

Find us on Facebook



Follow us on Twitter

Quick Links

Chamber Website

Chamber Events

Join the Chamber

Community Calendar 

Arlington Chamber Events This Week

Tuesday, 8:30 am - Congressional Meet & Greet

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - Chamber After Hours, Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Wednesday, 8:30 am - Congressional Meet & Greet

Friday, Noon - Chamber Golf Tournament

Chamber's 8th Annual Golf Tournament is FRIDAY - A Few Spots Remain!

The Chamber's 8th Annual Golf Tournament is this Friday, April 27, at Tierra Verde. It's a perfect event for networking, competition, food and fun! With the scramble format, everyone is bound to have fun. Register today, a few spots remain. Click here to sign up.

Chamber After Hours Networking Event is Tomorrow - Register Now! 

Event Sponsor

Tomorrow,  Tuesday, March 27, the Arlington Chamber will hold a Chamber After Hours from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar. This come-and-go event provides the opportunity for networking, building relationships and exchanging business cards with prospective clients and customers. It also is a terrific way to introduce a prospective member to the Chamber. Click here to register.

Chamber's Women's Alliance Announces May 3 Screening of Historic Documentary - Miss Representation 

Miss RepresentationThe Chamber's Women's Alliance, in partnership with SafeHaven and Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus, host a screening of the acclaimed film - Miss Representation. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Click here to sponsor or register for the May 3 screening and panel discussion. Admission is FREE for the 6:00 - 8:30 pm event at TCC - Southeast Campus. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

Early Voting & Candidate Information available on VoteforArlington.com

Early voting in the Arlington City Council and the Arlington School District Board of Trustees election began today and ends Tuesday, May 8 at 7 pm. Early voting locations, dates and times are available on the Chamber's voter information website, www.voteforarlington.com, along with biographical information from the candidates and their responses to questions on issues important to the business community.

New District 33 Congressional Candidate "Meet and Greet"

The Chamber is hosting short, members-only meetings with candidates who are most likely to be competitive in the newly created Congressional District 33, which contains part of Arlington. Attendance at each session is FREE. Click on the name of the candidate to register for that session.


Former Dallas City Council member Steve Salazar has confirmed for Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 am. 


Former Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks has confirmed for Wednesday, April 25 at 8:30 am.

Arlington Energy & Natural Resources Forum Set for May 17

The Chamber is hosting an Energy and Natural Resources Public Policy Forum Thursday, May 17, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Arlington Convention Center. The forum will touch on energy generation, water supply and other crucial infrastructure issues from a federal, state and local perspective.


The keynote speaker will be Karen Harbert, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy. State Representative Jim Keffer, chairman of the Energy Resources Committee in the Texas House, is also a confirmed speaker. The cost for registration is $35 for non-members and $25 for Chamber members. You may register by clicking here.


The energy forum is part of a series that Chamber will conduct periodically as it rolls out the 10-year strategic plan. A forum on mobility is set for October 4 and a date for a discussion of redevelopment in early 2013 will be announced later this summer.

Welcome - March New Members!



The Dallas Directory, Inc.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Higginbotham & Associates, Inc.

Hooligan's Pub

Joe Chow for Congress District 6

Lena Pope Home, Inc.

Networking Results, Inc.

New York Life Insurance Company

Schifano Realty Group LLC

Transparent Electricity Quotes

Affairs To Cater

Budget Sign

ForchuTeck Consulting Group



Henry Lewczyk
Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Members Save Money Everyday


Member Marketplace


Affinity Programs


Click above for more information