May 11, 2015
Chamber Weekly
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2015 Major Events

May 14

Small Business Awards Luncheon


June 5

11th Annual Golf Tournament

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Events This Week   

Business Over Breakfast - Tuesday, May 12 @ 8:00 a.m. - Sponsored by Caliber Homes Loans 


Ribbon Cutting - Loc Star! The Natural Hair Salon & Spa - Tuesday, May 12 @ 4:00 p.m.


Ribbon Cutting - Builders FirstSource - Thursday, May 14 @ 10:30 a.m. 


2015 Spirit of America: Salute to Small Business - Thursday, May 14 @ 11:30 a.m. 


Chamber Orientation (New Member or Prospect Session), Friday, May 15 @ 11:30 a.m. 

2015 Salute to Small Business Luncheon!

The 2015 "Salute to Small Business" luncheon is THIS THURSDAY, May 14 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. This annual event, co-hosted by the Arlington Chamber, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center, will recognize the Outstanding Small Business Champions of the Year from a 72-county area. The Arlington Chamber will also award its Small Businesses of the Year.


Returning to emcee the event is a DFW TV celebrity,    Scott Murray. This year's event includes the annual luncheon, seminars before lunch and an "Expo" of services focused on small business. Please click here to sponsor, register or display.                                      

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Bronze Sponsors


Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington


City of Arlington

Frost Bank

Master WoodCraft Cabinetry, LLC

Oncor Electric Delivery

TXU Energy Energy

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce - SW

Register for TOMORROW'S Business Over Breakfast - Sponsored by Caliber Home Loans
Business Over Breakfast (BOB) is a fast-paced networking event. Build relationships, present information on your business or service and exchange business cards with prospective clients and customers. Come prepared with your thirty-second "elevator pitch." Remember - every attendee may be a future customer!


Please register here for TOMORROW'S (Tuesday, May 12) BOB sponsored by Caliber Home Loans.

NTAM to Hold Organizational Meeting 


The North Texas Association of Manufacturers (NTAM) will hold an important organizational meeting THIS THURSDAY, May 14 from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. The meeting will conclude with the opportunity for all to attend the 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spirit of America: Salute to Small Business Luncheon with many of the same partners. Please click here to view more and register. Both the NTAM meeting and the luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel.  
11th Annual Golf Tournament is June 5
The 11th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 5 at Shady Valley Country Club. Players will enjoy lunch, prizes, gift bag, polo-type golf shirt, four special hole-in-one opportunities during the round, and end the evening with an awards dinner. Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you on our new date of June 5.
Cart Sponsor
Meal Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Beer Sponsor

Official Beer
Beverage Sponsor
Hole Sponsors
    Affiliated Bank
    Ben E. Keith
    Galactic Performance Solutions              
    LBL Architects
    PM Realty Group
    Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff and Miller, LLP
    Southwest Bank
    Kindred Hospital Tarrant County, Arlington
    Texas Rangers
Firemen Sponsor
    Medical Center Arlington
Police Sponsor
    Arlington Highlands 
Future Networking Events 

ACYP "Happy Hour" - J. Gilligan's - Thursday, May 21 @ 5:00 p.m.


Chamber After Hours - Alley Cats Entertainment - Tuesday, May 26 @ 5:30 p.m.  


11th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament - Friday, June 5 @ Shady Valley Country Club 

Chamber Announces
2015 Small Businesses of the Year

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Small Businesses of the Year Awards. After reviewing nominations and questionnaire responses, the Business Development Advisory Council made a recommendation and received approval for the following. You may read the press release here

  • For-Profit - LBL Architects, Inc.
  • Nonprofit - Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington

Recipients will be recognized THIS THURSDAY, May 14 at the 2015 Spirit of America: Salute to Small Business. Please be part of the luncheon celebration by clicking here.

ACYP Happy Hour May 21 - Register Today!
Join the Arlington Chamber Young Professionals (ACYP) at their Happy Hour on Thursday, May 21.


The ACYP Happy Hour is a come-and-go event that provides the opportunity for networking, building relationships and exchanging business cards with  other young professionals. ACYP Happy Hour will be Thursday, May 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at J.Gilligan's Bar and Grill. Click here to register for this fun event.

Chamber After Hours May 26 at Alley Cats
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.


Chamber After Hours will be Tuesday, May 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Alley Cats Entertainment. Please register here for networking, fun and door prizes.

Women's Alliance Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Women's Alliance

The Women's Alliance of the Arlington Chamber annually awards scholarships to female students attending UT Arlington or Tarrant County College. Four Dr. Judith J. Carrier scholarships will be awarded in 2015. Completed applications must be submitted by September 14. 


Scholarship application can be downloaded here 

Welcome April New Members



     Bank SNB




     Texas Capital Bank




     A Sophisticated Affair, Inc.

     American National Bank of Texas

                     Small Business  Division

     American Shredding

     Arlington Texas Today

     @Work Personnel Services

     Cindy Sue Enterprises, LLC

     LA Enterprises

     LA Fitness

     The Law Offices of Lauren Gaydos Duffer, P.C.

     Lakewood Center/Farrell Property Company

     Lexmark International

     Loc Star! The Natural Hair Salon & Spa

     Pamela St John Juice Plus

     Park Row Dental

     Quorum Architects, Inc.

     Rite Increaser LLC

     Sam & Joe's Foreign Car Repair




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