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Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce  e-Newsletter
Volume 1 | Issue 9September 2013
In This Issue
Renewing Members
CardioShack Open
Cedar Hill ISD First Phase
Come Taste Cedar Hill
Active Shooter Training
New Members
Upcoming Events
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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

Immediate Past Chair- Hon 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
August Happenings 

Renewing Members
  • Cedar Hill Adult Daycare
  • Cotton Electric
  • Southstar Communities
  • Los Lupes Mexican Food
  • Monarch Dental
  • Your Car Wash
  •  City of Cedar Hill
  •  Billie Driver Ballengee
  • Crescent Place Assisted Living
  • Texas Oncology Methodist Cancer Centers
  •  IHOP Restaurant
  • White Rhino Coffee House

 thank you

Friday, Oct 25
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First I want to thank all the board members that came out to all the ribbon cuttings we had this past month. We've had great turn outs and our new members was very excited to see all of us there.  I wanted to remind each of you of our next big event that will happen on Tuesday September 3 at the Cedar Hill Rec Center.


The event is the Taste Of Cedar Hill and we are excited that we have over 50 members and non-members that will be presenting their products at the Taste.  We also have a large number of food vendors who will be offering food items from their restaurant's.


Please plan on attending and wearing your shirts if you have one and your name badge so the vendors will see that the leadership is supportive of this event.  Please put this event on your calendar as it is the day after a holiday and will be easy to forget.


Thanks for your support. 


Tom Kennedy

2013 Chairman

Proforma A-Z Specialties


"Helping Business Do Business"

A Note from the Chairman

Cedar Hill ISD School Starts as First Phase 

of Bond Work Winds Down


Cedar  Hill, TX - August 23, 2013 - The first phase of bond work in the Cedar Hill Independent School District is winding down as the 2013-2014 school year starts on Monday, August 26, 2013.  Crews worked on High Pointe Elementary, Waterford Oaks Elementary, Permenter Middle School and West Intermediate during the summer.


The first phase of the $45 million-dollar bond program started the day after school let out for the summer in June.  Helicopters were used to remove 146 air-conditioning units off the roofs of High Pointe Elementary and Pementer Middle schools to save time on replacing them with energy-efficient units.  Crews put new roofs on both schools as well.


Permenter students in the Fine Arts program will be greeted by renovations in the art class, combination theatre/dance room, the band room, and two ensemble rooms.


Amy Baker starts her seventh year teaching band at Permenter this year.  She was excited when she saw the expansion and renovations awaiting her students.  "We could not fit all of the 98 band students in this room at the same time. Now we can," she said.  "The students will feel important because they will know that the District and community cares."


High Pointe Elementary also got an energy-management system, drainage improvements, and a parking lot replacement during the summer.


Other bond projects completed this summer include:

      Updating the District phone system, networking system, and universal power supply

      West Intermediate School-renovations, roof replacement, energy management system, and new HVAC units

      Waterford Oaks Elementary-exterior lighting and upgraded plumbing in the kitchen


Article written by Ramona Logan, 214-882-2451

Come Taste Cedar Hill 12th Annual Taste of Cedar Hill & Business Expo

Cedar  Hill, TX August 20, 2013:  The 12th Annual Taste of Cedar Hill & Business Expo will be held on Tuesday,  September 3, 2013 at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center located at 310 Parkerville Rd. More than 50 vendors will be on hand to spotlight and showcase their services with giveaways and samples from their menu. Orr Toyota of Dallas will be giving away a free car for the weekend, Massage Envy Spa in Uptown Village will has a masseuse on hand to sooth away tense muscles and Expressions Chiropractic will be conducting complimentary spinal screenings. This year we've added a silent auction with must have items from gift cards to sports memorabilia and more. A live DJ will keep it grooving with a special performance from local artist Jade Flores and a live demonstration from Twister Athletics, LLC and Love Your City Theater. This annual event is a great way to come out and meet your local businesses and taste what Cedar Hill has to offer.


Be one of the first 300 guests and receive a complimentary recyclable tote courtesy of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.


You can purchase tickets at the door; admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids (3-12) and $5 for seniors. Doors will open to the public at 5PM.

For more information please call the chamber: 972.291.7817



Active Shooter Training

What an incredible collaborative effort between the Cedar Hill Chamber and Cedar Hill Police Department was planned and executed.  The Active Shooter training was designed to educate and prepare businesses, leaders and individuals in a crisis situation while training first responders.  There was excellent coverage in the Dallas Morning News, read entire article.  If you were not able to participate, look for it again.

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