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Chairman's Message                                                                 April 2012

Steve MAson Video PicMas Tek

Gala & Auction                                                               Apr 13 - 6:00 PM 

 Yes, it is now only 2 weeks away!  The largest fund raiser, the best deals and the most fun you will have all year!  There is still time to get involved.
Gala 2012
  • Have you donated an auction item that will promote your business to over 300 business leaders?  Donor Form 
  • Have you sponsored a table that will allow you to bring your significant other and 6 great customers?  Or go in together with three other couples.  Register Now 
  • Have you purchased your BIG Cruise Ticket?  $50 a ticket for the chance to win one of three prizes:$1500 voucher for Carnival Cruise Lines, David's Chef Table and Wine Sampling Event or Car Washes for a Year.

Annual Award Nominees for 2011  

Each year, the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce recognizes those men, women and businesses among our membership who have exhibited exemplary involvement and service during the prior year.  The quality of the Cedar Hill Chamber is directly impacted by the involvement of members. Please take a moment to read the nominees, thank them for their service and attend the Gala and/or Luncheon to see who wins! 


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. The nominees are .... and the winner will be announced at the 2012 Gala.

Jonathan Davis, Methodist Charlton Medical Center

David Wilson, David's Seafood Grill & Catering

Honorable Stephen Mason, Mas-Tek Engineering

Dr. Kirtland Speaks, Expressions Chiropractic & Rehab 

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. The nominees are .... and the winner will be announced at the 2012 Gala.

Maranda Auzenne, Uptown Village at Cedar Hill

Jill Heyerdahl, JH Travel Incentives

Dr. Lesa Ansell, Pro Adjuster Chiropractic Clinic 

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. The nominees are .... and the winner will be announced at the April Luncheon.  

Del Ramirez, The Computer Guy

Black-Eyed Pea  

Dr. Jeremy Vaughn, Cedar Hill Women's Center 

Teril Woodward, Teril's Takeout

Eagle Landscape Maintenance

Strayer University

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.  The nominees are .... and the winner will be announced at the April Luncheon.

Expressions Chiropractic & Rehab

Clark Patton Insurance

David's Seafood Grill & Catering 

CustomEyes Vision Care

Dick's Uptown Café

Uptown Village at Cedar Hill 

NOW Magazine

David Vedral Attorney at Law 

February Ambassador of the Month 

Ambere HatleyMs. Amber Hatley 

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As Marketing Director for  Chick-fil-A Amber stays very busy and still finds time to volunteer with several organizations including as chair of the Ambassador Committee.  This committee has been meeting regularly on the 1st Tuesday of the Month and has continued to grow.  In order to have a true networking lunch with the large number of people attending, it has been decided to move the "work" part of this group to the Membership Development Council meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am at the Chamber.  Ambassadors, please plan to attend this meeting and anyone interested in assisting the Chamber in growing their membership. 

Coaching Series            Apr 3 - 7 AM or 6 PM

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


April Topic:  Taking Control of Your Fears


If you own a Hendon Video Clipbusiness, manage a business, manage a sales territory as a commissioned sales professional, or hope to one day own your own business, the Competitive Edge Coaching Series is designed to provide you with education and support in the form of new ideas, strategies, and tools, to help you realize your success.  We invite you to participate.  Everyone brings something of value to the learning process.





Networking Lunch               Apr 3 - 11:30 AM

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Great business leads, great food, great FUN!   Looking for a new avenue to pick up contacts in 2012?  Join us for lunch at Cotton Patch Cafe, 124 W. Beltline Rd Formerly known as Ambassador Lunch but is now open to all Chamber Members that want to network and need to eat. 

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 - April 10

Whataburger, 211 E. FM 1382 

4th Tuesday of Month - April 24

Chamber, 300 W. Houston 

Coffee & Connections         Apr 11 - 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.  This month event will be held at Arbor House., 8027

Arbor House   

Lunch & Learn                   Apr 26 - 11:30 AM 

 The focus of this luncheon will be  


 Do you know what your business is valued at?  Are you ready to sell?

Jeff Adams will address this topic.



Luncheon Sponsored by: 

Edwards Jones (Victor Sobers)

Victor Sobers * 610 Uptown, Suite 2400 - Cedar Hill 

Last Monday Networking         Apr 30 - 6 PM 


Last Monday is a monthly networking event hosted on the last Monday of the month at various businesses throughout the year.  This event is designed for you to develop new business relationships in an informal environment.  

Bring plenty of business cards. 


 Free Hors d'oeuvres and Happy Hour Prices

Black-eyed Pea305 W. FM 1382 Suite 114  *  Uptown Village at Cedar Hill  

If you would like to sponsor Last Monday event, please contact 


Quick Links
Welcome New Members 

Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co.

436 N. Hwy 67 
Tricia Brown 



Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc.
610 Uptown Blvd, Suite 2000
Gil Hernandez


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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

Wednesday, Apr 11
Membership Development Committee @ Chamber - 10:00 am

Thursday, Apr 12
       Government Affairs Committee @ Dick's Uptown Cafe, 610 Uptown Blvd, Suite 100 - 7:30 am    


Tuesday, Apr 17   

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


Thursday, Apr 26

Monthly Luncheon @ 11:30 AM

Northwood University


ribbon cutting

Friday, April 6

Sears Home Appliance
 Ribbon Cutting @
145 W. FM 1382 - 10:00 AM
 Light refreshments
will be served.

Saturday, April 21
Earth Day &
Community Garden Ribbon Cutting @ Zula B. Wylie Public Library 
225 Cedar - 10:00 AM
Happy Easter