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March 2011

Chairman's Message
Kirt SpeaksWhat a month we've had!! Lots of cold weather, ice, time off, school closings are just a few things that we encountered. For those of you who own a business, the pinch may have been felt or depending on the business you have, it may have helped your business. But this month, we are back to our normal routines-Chamber Night Out, Business on the Hill, Networking events are just a few things that will bring your business opportunities to go to the next level.

Have you read the Speed of Trust by Steven M.R. Covey? I have just started listening to it on audio book and it's a great reminder of how much trust plays into everything we do. Lack of trust can cost us time, money and resources. I would highly recommend this book for your personal life and to help analyze your business and workplace activities. The Chamber is also privileged to welcome Mr Covey on March 23rd. Reservations can be made in advance-and I highly recommend that because seating is limited!! I have attached the link for you to get all the details on his visit to Cedar Hill. Take your staff, your coworkers, your college students or anyone you want to see move to a new level. They will not be disappointed!

Have a great month!

Speed of Trust Event                           Mar 23 

SOT - Leading Picture

We are very excited to launch a Signature Series that will keep your business on the Competitive Edge. The first of the series presented in partnership with Northwood University, will debut Wednesday, March 23, 2011 featuring Stephen M.R. Covey author of New York Times Bestseller, The Speed of Trust. With nearly one million books in print in 23 languages, The Speed of Trust is one of the bestselling books on trust in history and is rapidly becoming one of the most requested keynote topics of this decade. Stephen M. R. Covey is consistently rated by audiences as "our best speaker this year".  

You must be a part of this "never been done before" event.  This event includes a two hour workshop highlighting the book and the BSW Quarterly Lunch.




Welcome New Member

Interstate Road Management Corp 

930 KCK Way

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Jayd Bosiacki


Business Helping Education 

The CHISD Board of Trustees is forming a Community Advisory Committee to take an independent look at the need for two elections in addressing the operating budget revenue shortage and the district's current facilities conditions. The Board seeks a recommended course of action for its consideration. The Board and Superintendent believe the district is at a critical crossroads and they do not want to make difficult decisions that reach so deeply into the community without its participation. Ultimately, it is the Board's goal, and the Superintendent, to continue serving this community with the very best possible educational experiences and learning environments.


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the district is asking to help them achieve these goals. Please accept this invitation to serve on the Community Advisory Committee. The committee will begin meeting in March with the goal of developing a recommendation for the Board of Trustees in June. Meetings will be held weekly starting in March and ending in May.


Please contact Diane Case at (972) 291-1581 x4085 or by email at and let her know if you are willing to serve on this important committee and believe you can commit to attending the scheduled meetings.




Horace Williams, Superintendent 

Rob Franke, Mayor, Committee Chair 

Bill Ballengee, Committee Co-Chair 

Ambassador Lunch          Mar 1 @ 11:30 AM

Cotton Patch LogoGreat business leads, great food, great FUN!  Ambassadors are a vital part of the Chamber Program of Work.  They serve as the face of the Chamber and assist in welcoming and getting members involved so that they can maximize the benefits they receive from membership.  Interested in becoming one?  Call Chairman, Amber Hatley at 972-974-8530 or the Chamber for more info.  Or just come out to lunch at Cotton Patch Cafe.

January Ambassador of the Month

Kathy Draxler, Coldwell Banker

Kathy Draxler


Coldwell Banker 

January Ambassador of the Month

Jill Woolly, Sterling House
Sales and Marketing Director for Sterling House Assisted Living, part of Brookdale Senior Living-America's largest Senior Living Corporation with over 650 senior living communities in the United States. I have worked in Cedar Hill for just over a year and have been in senior living for over 12 years.

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Member Message 

Nova Gymnastics began advertizing in Southwest Now Magazine in January 2011. Response has been amazing; much better than anticipated. Our success relies on student enrollment and we began receiving calls and new student enrollments the very first day the January edition was delivered to local residences. New January enrollments greatly exceeded our projections, with many new families coming to us as a direct result of our advertisement in Southwest Now Magazine.

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Committee Meetings

 Tuesday, Mar 8
Speed of Trust Committee @ Chamber 12 pm B.Y.O.L.
Education Development Council @ Chamber - 4 pm
Thursday, Mar 10   
Government Affairs Committee @ Dick's Uptown Cafe, 610 Uptown Blvd, #100 - 7:30 am

 Tuesday, Mar 15   
Speed of Trust / Business Development Council @ Chamber 12 pm B.Y.O.L.

Wednesday, Mar 16
Day in Austin

Tuesday, Mar 22  Speed of Trust Committee @ Trinity Church -  12 pm B.Y.O.L.

ribbon cutting

Ribbon Cuttings 

Tue, Mar 8 - 11 am

Conrad Creative 

1401 Norwegian Drive



Thu, Mar 31 - 11:30 am 

And Everything Nice 

200 S. Main Street  


Business on the Hill                                Mar 9 & 23 - 7:30 to 8:30 am

Premier peer learning, networking group designed to build business relationships.  Open to anyone that wants to build name recognition, connect with business leaders, network and strengthen relationships in an informal, no expectations atmosphere.  Simply bring $2.00, plenty of business cards, and anything you would like to donate to the giveaways.


Mar 9 - Host: Sterling House at Chamber, 300 Houston St
Mar 23 - Host: Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 1007 N. Hwy 67  
Chamber Night Out                                      Mar 10 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
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CNO, What is CNO?Comfort Rehab Logo

Voted Best Chamber Event in 2010 and last month had over 75 guests.  You cannot miss this networking event!  Wear your favorite basketball jersey for March Madness.  Host location is Comfort Rehab at 950 E Beltline Rd and the caterer is the one and only, David C. Wilson, Sr.David's Logo