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                     June 2011

Chairman's Message
Kirt Speaks-familyCan you believe that kids are out of school already or will be very soon? College students are pouring back into our community. Our spring showers have certainly made an impact on my trees and garden. The warmth of summer is really becoming a reality! I know I always say how time flies, but it really does.

This month while school events come to a close I want to encourage everyone to make a goal to attend an event that maybe you don't normally attend.....a Chamber Night Out, Business on the Hill, Ambassador event, Ribbon Cutting. I can say that if you want to get more, you have to give more. So make June your month to "Give". Give to new businesses, give to events, give to our local charities --such as the food pantry and watch giving return right back to you!

Thanks for being a part of a great community. The people here never cease to amaze me with their genorosity and happy demeanor! Enjoy the beginning of summer.
BSW 25th Anniversary Celebration
BSW Logo You are invited to join in the celebration of a unique partnership that has many reasons to celebrate.  This event in June is going to be a grand evening.  Plans are under way for a complimentary reception with hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, classical guitarist and seated dinner.  Individual reservations and table sponsorships can be made by calling us at 972-291-7817.  Registration email will be sent out soon. 
               When:   June 16, 2011
                            6:30 - 9:00  PM
               Where:  Midlothian Conference Center
                            1 Community Circle  
Welcome New Member

Medifast Weight Control Center 

425 E. Pleasant Run Rd -  #249 

Cedar Hill, TX 75104  

Amanda Wilson 



Ambassador Lunch                          Jun 7 @ 11:30 AM

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Great 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 Panera Bread of Cedar Hill at 416A E. Pleasant Run.

April Ambassador of the Month

Sherry Kennedy, ProForma A-Z Specialties


Sherry KennedySherry has been in the promotional side of the business for about 30 years as an office administrator, sales rep and now owner of Proforma A-Z Specialties. Tom left the corporate world to join her 24 years ago. They moved from Chicago to Duncanville in May 1987. From 1989 - 1991 they owned their own screen printing company where they screen printed apparel for their customers as well as for other distributors. Because they were blessed with adopting their daughter, and there were only 24 hours in a day, they sold the business in 1991. In October 2000, they joined Proforma and became Proforma A-Z Specialties.

Proforma is a franchise company. They joined because there are so many other opportunities for them to be their customer's Business Solutions Provider. Not only can they provide them with every promotional item such as screen printed and embroidered apparel, trade show banners and giveaways, writing instruments, calendars, Christmas gifts; they can also provide their customers with printed material such as business cards, brochures, books, pamphlets, etc.; e-commerce solutions such as company stores, and now social media and multi-media such as commercials, mobile texting, etc.

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Business on the Hill        Jun 8 & 22 - 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.


Jun 8 - Host: Paychex at the Chamber, 300 W. Houston St 
Jun 22 - Host: P & W Quality Machines, 707 S. Hwy 67, Cedar Hill  
Quick Links

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Northwood University  

Platinum Members
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Gold Members

Cedar Hill EDC

Comfort Rehab & Chiropractic

Methodist Health System

Oncor Electric Delivery



Silver Members


Atmos Energy


Coca-Cola Enterprises

JC Penney Co.

Nationwide Construction

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Prosperity Bank

UNT - Dallas Campus

A Premier Chamber serving and enhancing our community through business growth and development 

Committee Meetings

 Tuesday, Jun 7
Ambassador Committee @ Panera Bread - 11:30 am 


Wednesday, Jun 8
Membership Development Council @ Chamber - 10 am

Thursday, Jun 9
Government Affairs Committee @ Dick's Uptown Cafe, 610 Uptown Blvd - 7:30 am

Education Council will not meet in June or July 


Tuesday, Jun 21 

Business Development Council @ Chamber - 12 noon, B.Y.O.L. 

ribbon cutting

Ribbon Cuttings   

Tue, June 14 - 3:00 pm


Cedar Hill Adult Day Care & Recreation Center   

330 S. Cooper St 

Cedar Hill 

Chamber Night Out                                                               June 9 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
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Campuzano                     Dogwood Canyon 


Make plans to attend this CNO!  Great networking, Great food and fun! 

  Location Change:  Due to construction, Dogwood Canyon, will not be ready for visitors.  Judge Mike Petty, huge supporter of the Audobon Center, has graciously opened his home for our networking event.  The address is 1640 Promontory Drive.