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Chairman's Message                                                                  May 2012

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CONGRATULATIONS!                                    Award Recipients for 2011

MAN OF THE YEAR - A man who has made contributions to the quality of life in the city; demonstrated leadership, cooperation and teamwork; as well as inspired others to better serve the community.   

David Wilson, David's Seafood Grill & Catering


WOMAN OF THE YEAR - A woman who has made contributions to the quality of life in the city; demonstrated leadership, cooperation and teamwork; as well as inspired others to better serve the community. 

 Maranda Auzenne, Uptown Village at Cedar Hill


FAST START AWARD - A Chamber member who joined the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and got off to a "fast start", becoming involved in and making contributions to the goals and activities of the Chamber. 

Del Ramirez, The Computer Guy


DISTINCTIVE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - A Chamber member business that exhibits the highest level of integrity through ethical and honest business practices, excels in customer service, demonstrates a servant leadership philosophy, creates and fosters partnerships within the community and participates in maintaining the distinctive character of Cedar Hill.   

Expressions Chiropractic & Rehab

Coaching Series      May 1 - 7 AM or 6 PM

Explore strategies, tools, and mindsets that will help empower you to discover your path to move your business forward.

May Topic:  Discover your Strengths  

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We hear about strengths quite a bit these days, but what does it really mean? Is it more than just a catch-all buzz word? What are strengths? How can you identify yours? What's the benefit?


Everybody has their own unique set of strengths. Understanding and knowing how to use them can have a profound impact on your performance, both in business and your personal life. Join us for the discussion and receive some resources to start your strengths journey.




Networking Lunch          May 1 - 11:30 AM

Great business leads, great food, great FUN!   Looking for a new avenue to pick up contacts?  Join us for lunch at Los Lupes, 213 N Hwy 67, Suite 100A Formerly known as Ambassador Lunch but is now open to all Chamber Members that want to network and need to eat.

Los Lupes

CedarHill2Go Webinar   May 2 - 11:30 AM 

Mobile AppYou will learn: 

  • How to download the app
  • How to search members
  • How to contact members via the app
  • How to search and RSVP to events
  • How to access news and the chamber's social networks.
  • How to map to any member
  • How to access deals
  • Sponsorship availability
  • Benefits of sponsorship
  • Statistics on mobile app usage
  • How other similar chamber apps are performing in similar markets.
To register for app webinar on May, 2nd at 2:00 p.m., call Anna Newman at 913-951-8432 or email


The Chamber meeting space will also be holding the webinar on the big screen if you would like to join us.

Referral Exchange   Tuesdays - 11:30 AM

Get More Qualified Referrals! 


Did you know that word of mouth referrals are up to 27% more effective than any printed advertising and cost you nothing.


If you'd like more qualified referrals to help you grow your business, join us on these new dates at 11:30 for some lunch and leads.....


2nd Tuesday of Month - May 8 

Chick-fil-A, 387 E. FM 1382 

4th Tuesday of Month - May 22 

Chamber, 300 W. Houston 

Coffee & Connections     May 9 - 7:30 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. 
Event will be at 610 Uptown Blvd, Suite 3500, Third Floor.

Head for the Hills           May 12 - 7:30 AM 

Head for the Hills The Cedar Hill Chamber will host a rest stop on the route and we are looking for volunteers.  Stop will be open from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.  We must have the tent set up and supplies out by 7:30, so volunteers are welcome to be there at 7:00 am.  Please call Amanda at 972-291- 7817 to schedule your time. 

C-4 Networking              May 17 - 5:30 PM 


Wine, Dine & Network all at one event.Cedar Hill Chamber is the host for this quarterly regional networking event and Uptown Village is the presenting sponsor: Meet at the tent at the Village Green.  Must be 21 to participate in the Wine Walk.

  Uptown Village  

Lunch & Learn             May 24 - 11:30 AM 

Cracking the Networking Code Book Cover You can't achieve your best in business without learning the all-important art of connecting. Dean Lindsay's rip-roaring CODE Cracking programs, based on his best selling business networking book Cracking the Networking CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Relationships, are filled with fresh insights to build meaningful, profitable, win-win relationships for business and life. The four letters that make up the word CODE stand for the four proven steps consistently taken by the most effective networkers to crack the networking CODE and begin to build powerful business relationships.

C: Create Personal Curb Appeal
O: Open Face-to-Face Relationships
D:  Deliver Solid First Impressions
E:  Earn Trust


For More Info and to Register NOW! 


Luncheon Sponsors: 

Arbor House  Uptown Village  

Quick Links
Welcome New Members

White's Innovative School of Enrichment, Inc.

125 W Wintergreen Road

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Tobitha Stromile

(972) 293-0191


Freedom For Seniors Eldercare

901 Walters Drive

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Charity Casey

(469) 537-5170


Approved Home Health Care

200 Silken Crossing, Suite 202

Midlothian, TX 76065

Kathy Ponder

(972) 723-2933


Los Lupes Mexican Food

213 N. Hwy 67, #100A

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Alma Ramirez

(972) 293-9722


CHAT, Cedar Hill Action Team

928 Black Walnut Trails

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Clara McGinnis

(972) 742-1974


Flip Flop Shops

305 W FM 1382, Suite 724

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Lori Malone

(760) 774-6252


Jeter & Son Funeral Home,

Cedar Hill Chapel

4830 W Illinois Ave.

Dallas, TX 75211

Tim Jeter

(214) 330-4700


Roof Time Contractors

617 W Main St,

Midlothian, TX 76065

Kevin Swain

(972) 723-8463

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Diamond Member

Northwood University  

Platinum Members
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Tex Trust

Gold Members

Cedar Hill EDC

Comfort Rehab & Chiropractic

Oncor Electric Delivery



Silver Members


Atmos Energy

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Nationwide Construction

Proforma A-Z Specialties

Prosperity Bank

Regions Bank 

UNT - Dallas Campus  


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


Committee Meetings

Thursday, May 10
   Government Affairs Committee
@ Dick's Uptown Cafe, 610 Uptown Blvd, Suite 100 - 7:30 am


Tuesday, May 15    

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


Wednesday, May 23
Membership Development Committee @ Chamber - 11:30 am


ribbon cutting

Monday, May 7

 Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. Ribbon Cutting @
436 N. Hwy 67 - 11:30 AM
 Light refreshments
will be served  

Last Monday Networking 

This event will not be held this month.  Last Monday is a holiday, enjoy your family and friends.  Instead make plans to attend the C-4 Networking Event on May 17.   


Monday, May 28