October 20, 2014
Chamber Weekly
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2014 Major Events

November 28 - December 21 - Texas Christkindl Market
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Chamber After Hours - VIRIDIAN - Tuesday, October 21 @ 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 21 - Seminars

  1. "Government Contracting" SBDC Seminar @ 9:00 a.m. 
  2. "Starting a Business - Where to Begin" SBDC Seminar @ 2:00 p.m. 

Ribbon Cuttings

  1. Brookdale Arlington - Wednesday, October 22 @ 3:00 p.m. 
  2. Brookdale Lake Arlington - Thursday, October 23 @ 11:30 a.m. 
  3. Brookdale Pecan Park - Thursday, October 23 @ 4:00 p.m. 

Women's Alliance Inspired Women Luncheon - Friday, October 24 @ 11:00 a.m. 

Chamber After Hours is TOMORROW at VIRIDIAN
Chamber After Hours is a come-and-go event providing the opportunity for networking, building relationships and exchanging business cards with prospective clients and customers. It is also a terrific way to "bring a friend" and introduce a new member to the Chamber.  


Join our Ambassadors, Arlington Chamber Young Professionals and a host of members to expand your networking contacts.


Chamber After Hours will be TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 21 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at VIRIDIAN. Please register here for networking, fun and door prizes. 

Early Voting for November 4 Elections
Begins Today
Early voting begins today for the November 4 elections. For a complete list of early voting polling locations, please click here. Early voting runs through Friday, October 31. To view a ballot, please click sample ballot.
Chamber Supports City's Bond Proposal on November 4 Ballot
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports the City of Arlington's $236 million bond proposal, on the ballot November 4, 2014. To view a complete list of projects in the bond proposal, please click here. All are encouraged to support the City's bond proposal.                            
4th Annual Women Alliance 
Inspired Women Luncheon is SOLD OUT

The 4th Annual Inspired Women Luncheon is SOLD OUT. The Friday, October 24 event features the following:

  • Samantha Davies (NBC 5 Today Meteorologist, Traffic) as emcee
  • Panel discussion with Lisa Copeland (author and entrepreneur) and Melinda Garvey (publisher and philanthropist)
  • Recognition of Dr. Judith J. Carrier Scholarship recipients
  • 2014 Hero & Rising Star Awards
  • Silent auction, cork pull and more!


Presenting Sponsor





 Bag Sponsor

The Arlington Highlands


Speaker Sponsor

Texas Health Arlington Memorial


Centerpiece Sponsor

Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery


Silver Sponsors

Affiliated Bank

Frost Bank

Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center


Southwest Bank

Sutton Frost Cary LLP

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 


Design Sponsor                 Printing Sponsor

Art by Ellie                  Digital Corporate Companies


Magazine Sponsor             Photography Sponsor

Arlington Today          Alexander Portrait Designers

Future Networking Events

Governor's Small Business Forum - Wednesday, October, 29 @ 8:30 a.m.


Business Over Breakfast - Tuesday, November 11 @ 8:00 a.m. - sponsored by Corner Bakery Cafe

Chamber Members Encouraged to Vote

Early voting for the November 4th election is only weeks away and there are two issues of real importance to our economic sustainability. One is Proposition 1 which provides additional state funds for mobility, and the City's 4 bond proposals to maintain our infrastructure. Please click here to read a message from Mr. Wes Jurey to all members of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. 

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Governor's Small Business Forum in


The Governor's Small Business Forum (GSBF) will be held in Arlington at the Convention Center on Wednesday October 29, 2014. GSBF, sponsored by the Texas Governor's Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Arlington Chamber and local partners, are designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills, and knowledge needed to thrive in today's fast-paced economy. Featuring a wide range of instructive seminars and expert speakers offering vital information on both public and private resources, the forum provides a great opportunity to network and connect with industry specialists, government officials, service providers, and other regional businesses. Click here to sponsor or register.  









District Export Council
International Executive Forum THIS TUESDAY
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the North Texas District Export Council to provide members discounted registration fees for the International Executive Forum THIS TUESDAY, October 21, 2014 from 7:30 - 11:00 a.m. The Forum will be three part program including a Panel on "Middle East/Ukraine & Russian Conflict" - "Impact/Opportunities for Texas Businesses", a Speaker on "Recent Amendments to Mexican Customs Legislation and NAFTA Rules" and a third part, "Interface with the Experts - one-on-one discussions with Panelists/Speakers/North Texas District Export Council Members & Members of the U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce. To register, please click here. 
Texas Arlington Christkindl Market to Run from November 28 through December 21

The 2014 Texas Christkindl Market runs from November 28 - December 21. The partnership event between the Arlington Chamber Foundation, the City of Arlington, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Six Flags Over Texas and the Texas Rangers, will once again offer FREE admission and FREE parking. The Texas German holiday market features authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, children's lantern parades, Bavarian petting zoo, marionette theatre, arts, crafts and holiday gifts. To sponsor or learn more about the Market, please click here.

Welcome September New Members



     Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce

     Gauteng Department Infrastructure Development

     Midland Development Corporation




     Rose State College




     AllStar Healthcare, Inc.

     David G. Petter, Attorney at Law




     Add Em Up, Inc.

     Arlington Bar Association


     Integrity Support Inc.

     Joanie Pace Dynamaxx Independent Associate

     Kos/Danchak Audiology & Hearing Aids

     Landmark Roofing & Construction

     Redemption Church of Arlington, TX

     Texas Fitt

     Texas Weight Loss Strategies

     Total Wine & More         



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