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Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce  e-Newsletter
Volume 1 | Issue 7July 2013
In This Issue
Business Spotlight
Featured Article
7 Tips on Keeping Customers for Life
Award Winning Marketing
Collegiate Student wins essay contest
Institute prepares female gradues
Immigration Reform
Upcoming Events
Active Shooter Training
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Executive Board
Chair- Honorable Tom Kennedy
Proforma A-Z Specialties

Chair Elect- Maranda Auzenne
Uptown Village at Cedar Hill

Vice Chair- Jonathan Davis
Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Vice Chair- Amber Hatley
Chick-fil-A of Cedar Hill

Immediate Past Chair- Honorable Stephen Mason
Mas-Tek Engineering

Secretary- Phillip Washington
Northwestern Mutual

Treasurer- Michael Lemmon
Haydin Insurance Group

Ex-Officio- Alan Sims
City of Cedar Hill

CEO- Amanda Hinton-Skinner

Board of Directors

Steve Hendon
Practice to Business 

Monica Hurtado 
Northwood University

Melissa Cothern
Marriott TownePlace Suites

Jamie Gatto
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

David Vedral
Attorney At Law

Del Ramirez
N'Sync Services, Inc.

April Soria
Alpha Omega Plumbing

David C. Wilson, Sr.
David's Seafood Grill

Dr. Tony Tran
Custom Eyes Vision Care

Dr. Brandon Florence
D.D.S., P.L.L.C

Warren Goss
Goss Allstate Insurance

Kathy Draxler
Individual Member

Ex-Officio Members

Honorable Rob Franke
City of Cedar Hill

Allison Thompson
Cedar Hill Economic Development Corp.

Horace Williams 
Cedar Hill ISD

Chamber Staff

Director of Membership Development
Michelle Rodriguez

Director of First Impressions
Adrienne Schatzline
June Happenings 
orr1 HRO


I wanted to thank you for the awesome ribbon cutting ceremony last night.  My guest commented on the how they were impressed with the Chamber staff and Board members.   They said they would never get this from the Dallas Chamber!!  A lot of our colleagues never thought much about Cedar Hill but they do now!!!!  Don't be surprised if more people relocate to Cedar Hill.


You all work so hard to make us feel wanted in the community and you make us feel we have been friends for years.


You made the party last night a success!!!


Again, thank you soooo much and please pass this on to the Board Members!!


Linda, HRO Architects, LLC.

Kuddos From Our Members
Renewing Members
  • Dunkin Donuts   
  • Approved Home Health Care
  • Jaynes Memorial Chapel
  • McDonalds Cedar Hill
  • The Trevino Group, Inc.
  • Doug's Plumbing
  • Jeter & Son Funeral Home, Cedar Hill Chapel
  • Black-eyed Pea
  • American Trophy & Awards
  • Jack Shroeder & Associates
  • Metro Media

 thank you

Friday, Oct 25
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Don't Skip a Beat! 
Register now to promote your business, play a round or volunteer your time!
A Note from the Chairman

  Tom Kennedy Head SHot 

It's July already and the Cedar Hill Chamber has lots of things going on.  We are still selling raffle tickets for a chance at a wonderful trip package.  Please call the Chamber today and buy one for only $100.00.  This is part of our largest fund raiser and we want to have the drawing soon so the winner can take a great vacation. (Only 16 tickets left.)


Many of the Chamber activities will be canceled during the month of July so make sure you check your calendar for activities that you may be interested in.  There will be a networking lunch at Panera Bread on July 2 at 11:30.  Take this opportunity to come and network with other business owners.  There will also be an Experience Cedar Hill Event on July 18th at Northwood University featuring Peace Through Business.


Planning is underway for the annual golf tournament which has been rebranded to the Cardio Shack Open.  We will be partnering with Methodist Charlton Hospital for this annual event.  It will be at the Golf Club of Dallas on October 26 so mark your calendar now and plan on participating.


Planning has already started for the 12th Annual Taste of Cedar and Business Expo.  This year's Taste will be held at the Cedar Hill Rec Center on Tuesday September 3rd.  If you would like to help with this event or be a vendor, contact Michelle at the Chamber.


The Chamber staff is there to help you. Please call if you have questions or need information about how you can be more involved.  Hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.  Have a great summer!

Chairman, Tom Kennedy

7 Tips on Keeping Customers for Life
Transform a one-shot sale into a lifelong customer. 

Granted, there are scads of ways to do that, but here are seven that may be just the right fit for your business:


Get Tips. 

Cedar Hill Chamber wins award at TCCE Annual Conference

Woo Hoo!  Executive Director/CEO, Amanda Skinner returned form the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference with an award in hand!  In the category of marketing for a mid-size chamber, the hotel keys that market CH2GO, the Chamber's Mobile App, won!
Cedar Hill collegiate student wins District Optimist Essay Contest

Louis Gomez won first place in the North District of Texas Optimist Club and Cedar Hill Optimist Club essay contests.


CEDAR HILL - Louise Gomez, a Cedar Hill Collegiate High School sophomore, won an essay contest hosted by the North Texas district Optimist organization and received a $2,500 scholarship. The Cedar Hill Optimist Club sponsored Louise and honored her at a reception on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Ninth Grade Center. Fourteen North District of Texas Optimist Clubs sponsored students at the competition.

Before Louise represented the Cedar Hill Optimist Club in the district competition, she won the local contest.  Read More 

The Institute For Economic Empowerment Of Women Prepares Female Graduates Foieewr Entrepreneur Roles To Promote Peace Within Their Growing Nations
IEEW, is a nonprofit organization that encourages women's leadership and entrepreneurship through education and mentoring initiatives.  Northwood University partners with the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS Program to provide a facility and support for the women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda,  Each country has 30 women who participated in an eight-week training course focused on developing entrepreneurs, improving technical skills and creating leaders with an emphasis in accounting, marketing and business operations. 
Don't miss this exciting International networking opportunity!
Experience Cedar Hill - July 18 - 5:30 pm 
Sponsored by Cedar Hill Economic Development Corp  
Immigration Reform - For / Against?
How do you feel about Senate Bill 744?  Is it a proposal that will not require new spending and have a positive impact on the economy?

Legal Immigration - Green Card Reform
Legal Immigration - Temporary Work Visa Program
Enhanced Employment Verification System
Border Control

Read complete document published by U.S. Chamber  
Upcoming Events
What's going on in July
Helping Business Do Business
Active Shooter Training

This collaborative effort is designed to educate and prepare businesses, leaders and individuals in a crisis situation while training first responders.

Friday, August 9
at Northwood University
For more details email Amanda