January 2017

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This year, the State of the Community will take place at Lamar Elementary School. This brand new, state-of-the-art campus will provide the perfect backdrop for our event. Envision Mineral Wells, and the unveiling of the new destination brand for Mineral Wells will be this year’s focus. Sponsorships are available. Contact Rachel by email at [email protected] or call (940)325-2557 to partner with us on this event.

Team Mineral Wells to Converge at State Capitol A local delegation will make a visit to the State Capitol in Austin during the 85 th Legislative Session to begin developing partnerships with our elected officials and state agencies. This effort is a strategic component of Envision Mineral Wells that many community and business leaders have been engaged with over the past year. Our trip includes meeting with our State Senator Craig Estes, newly elected State Representative Mike Lang, and State Representative Phil King. We will also be planning to meet with agencies that include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to discuss aviation, tourism, and manufacturing; Texas Workforce Commission; Texas Education Agency; the Higher Education Board; TXDOT; Commission for the Arts; Texas Historical Commission; Health and Human Services; and Texas Parks and Wildlife. The local delegation attending the trip will host a reception during the evening everyone arrives for State Representatives and Senators for an opportunity to network and discuss the upcoming legislative session. Tuesday and Wednesday will be spent meeting with state agencies where we will express our desire to become better partners and make them aware of the community’s recent efforts with Envision Mineral Wells. We are pleased to a have a strong showing of support from our local community with 25 individuals attending to represent Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. Members of Team Mineral Wells include Mike Allen, Lance Howerton, Wes Jurey, Ryan Roach, Raymond Greenwood, Tammy Underwood, Wayne Johnson, Clif Wright, Jerrel Tomlin, Steve Butcher, Richard Ball, John Kuhn, Harris Brooks, Tracey Kirsch, Ken Williamson, Brian Bennett, Kelli Buschow, Zinn Brown, JC Colton, Richard Dennis, Roger Smith, John Dugan, and Rhett Warren.

Renewing Investors Board of Directors Raymond Greenwood- Chairman of the Board Suddenlink Roger Smith-Chair Elect Genesys Aerosystems Kelli Buschow-Vice Chair Nix Rental Homes Dacey Malone-Finance Chair Titan Bank Linda Porter-Bradford-Secretary Children’s Alliance Center Mitch Bradshaw-Past Chairman Ace Hardware Brian Bennett Bennett’s Office Supply & Equipment Mel Kincaid First Baptist Church Mineral Wells John Ludlum Ram Country Dodge Rhett Warren The Warren Firm, PLLC

Major Investors Chairman’s Council: City of Mineral Wells, First Financial Bank, Jerry Durant Auto Group, Mineral Wells Chevy Buick GMC, Mineral Wells Index, QXFM Radio, Ram Country Dodge, Community National Bank, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Executive Members: Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas Gas Service, First National Bank of Santo Staff Ryan Roach President Marcelinda Williams Director of Member Services Nikki Bossaller Office Manager Rachel Lively Director of Sales & Marketing

The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau advances, supports and promotes the economic vitality of the Mineral Wells Area and Palo Pinto County.

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce 511 E. Hubbard St. P.O. Box 1408 Mineral Wells, TX 76067 Phone: (940) 325-2557 Fax: (940) 328-0850 Web: www.mineralwellstx.com www.visitmineralwells.org Follow us on:

PREMIUM Palo Pinto General Hospital ENTREPRENEUR Best Western Club House & Suites BASIC 2 C Investments Anytime Fitness Careflite Clark Gardens Botanical Park Elliott & Waldron Abstract Co. Ken Engle, CPA Mary Kay Cosmetics-Tonya Gary Meals on Wheels TJR Services TSU Small Business Development Center

NEW Members American Precision Ammunition (817) 480-7016 109 Garrett Morris Pkwy. Mineral Wells Fathom Realty (940) 859-0392 1600 SE 1st St Mineral Wells

Ambassador Spotlight Name: M att S udder th Business/ how long have you worked here? Far m er s Insurance Brad Jones Agency / 1 year. Title: Financial S er vices Agent Education: B B A in Fin ance Family/Pets: W ife: Am anda and 2 ch ildr en Aver y age 5 and Bryce age 2. English Bulldog named Tank who is 8 years old. Hobbies: Hun ting and Golf Something most people do not know about me: I’m a Secret Agent Years of Service as an Ambassador: Th is is m y fir st year . Why I became an Ambassador? To help pr o m o te n ew busin ess in Miner al Wells. The Chamber is important to me because: Th e Ch am ber h as th e sam e goals I have. What is your passion for Mineral Wells? I w an t Miner al W ells to be a destination for new families.

Now accepting applications for Leadership Mineral Wells Class 23 Do you want to enhance your leadership skills, learn more about our community and develop lifelong business relationships? Leadership Mineral Wells Class 23 is the education course you must take! The class will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month from 8am to 4pm. We will tour businesses, develop leadership skills and address challenges and successes in our community. Orientation is February 23, 2017 at 9am in the Chamber Community Room. On March 3-4, we will have a mandatory overnight retreat at Camp Grady Spruce where we will engage in team building and begin exploring leadership styles. Another important date will be September 28, 2017, where we will be at the State Capitol, for Palo Pinto County Day. The cost to participate in this course is $500 and it includes all meals and materials. For more information or to request an application, call Marcelinda at 940-325-2557. A special heartfelt thank you to Mineral Wells ISD for providing the transportation for the class and to Titan Bank for being our title sponsor.


$645,300 kept local !

2,151 Shop Local and Win! cards collected Thank You Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Participating Merchants, and Shoppers! Ribbon Cutting Photos

Cawley Medical & Aesthetic Center

American Precision Ammunition

Sims Motor Company




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Featured Members

Business Beautification

Congratulations to Snapshots of a Memory by Danielle, the December 2016 Business Beautification Award recipient. The beautiful improvements made to this business are visible inside and out!

Member of the Month The December 2016 Member of the Month was awarded to North Texas Pressure Vessels for the donation of time and materials for the Medal of Honor plaques in the Historical Park on Fort Wolters.


The Chamber office will be closed January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day and January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


The Chamber newsletter is supported by Weaver’s Print Shop.

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau P.O. Box 1408 Mineral Wells, TX 76068


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