May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter -

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Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Thank you to these newsleƩer Sponsors!

May 2015

Chamber Quarterly Business Luncheon Learn what is happening in Austin and how it is affecting our local businesses. On May 22, 2015 at 11:30am at the Holiday Hills Country Club, the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Luncheon with the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the state’s Chamber. The guest speaker will be the President of TAB, Chris Wallace, IOM, CCE. In this role, he oversees TAB’s operations including membership, administration and chamber relations. He is among only 520 executives in the nation who have earned their CCE (Certified Chamber Executive) designation. Wallace has experience in economic development marketing, strategic planning, and public relations including management in both the public and private sectors. He has played an active role in several local and state political campaigns. Wallace is an advocate of strong civic engagement through his involvement with numerous social service, education, arts and municipal-related boards/ commissions. Join us for this informative legislative update! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Chamber or by calling Nikki Bossaller at 940-325-2557.

City Council Candidate Forum The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 23 at Mineral Wells High School. Moderator David May asked questions related to topics ranging from current drought conditions and water supply to downtown redevelopment and business growth. Other topics discussed were smoking bans in public facilities, tourism, improvements to emergency services, and communication between the council and constituents. Candidates were also given the opportunity to share their platforms. Thank you to the candidates who took part in the Forum: Clif Wright, Bill Terry, Heath Farmer, Brian Reagan and Wayne Johnson. Kevin Harrison and Karium Carter were not in attendance. Early voting is April 27-May 5. Election Day will be May 9. All ballots will be cast at the Palo Pinto County Annex. Make your voice heard. Your vote matters!

Chamber Team

Ambassador Spotlight

Board of Directors

Name: Marilyn Rhodes

Brian Bennett-Chairman of the Board Bennett’s Office Supply & Equipment Mitch Bradshaw-Chair-Elect Ace Hardware Raymond Greenwood–Vice Chair Suddenlink

Business: Retired from Palo Pinto County United Way (2011). Joined the Chamber as a Friend of the Chamber. Education: Texas Women’s University and Louisiana University at Monroe.

Dacey Malone-Finance Chair Titan Bank

Family/Pets: 4 grown children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Mary Braddock-Secretary Palo Pinto General Hospital

Hobbies: Reading and enjoying grand kids.

Pat Bazzell-Ex-Officio Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

Something most people do not know about me: I am a true Cajun, born and raised in Louisiana.

Kelli Buschow Nix Rental Homes

Years of Service as an Ambassador: 9 years

Les Dorton First National Bank of Santo

Why I became an Ambassador? As the Director of Palo Pinto United Way, I thought it would be beneficial to the success of our fundraising campaign. I enjoyed it so much that when I retired, I signed on to become a Friend of the Chamber so I could continue to serve my community.

Tina Kidwell Genesys Aerosystems Casey Lister Baum-Carlock Bumgardner Funeral Home John Ludlum Ram Country Major Investors Chairman’s Council: Cedillo Roofing, 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

The Chamber is important to me because: We network and support one another and help to facilitate development and growth in our community providing strength and longevity to our town. What is your passion for Mineral Wells? To see the Baker Hotel come to life again providing new opportunities for our community.

Executive Members: Alpine Construction, Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas Gas Service, First National Bank of Santo

17th Annual

Staff Ryan Roach President

Cowtown Society of Western Music Swing Fest

Marcelinda Williams Director of Member Services Nikki Bossaller Office Manager

May 6—Slack 5:00pm


May 7—Rodeo Parade 5:00pm Rodeo 7:30pm *Military Apprecia on Night*

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.

Contact 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: Follow us on:

May 8—Rodeo 7:30pm *Tough Enough to Wear Pink*

Saturday, May 2 12:00pm‐10:00pm Holiday Hills Country Club Hosted by Award Winning Fiddle Player Jason Roberts

Kinneth Doyle & the Texas Dancehall Band 9:30pm

May 9—5K Stampede Rodeo Run 8:00am Rodeo 7:30pm *Crowning of Queen & Princess*

Sunday Singing

and Old


Tickets: $15.00 at the door $5.00 kids 12 & under $12.00 presale by calling (817) 558‐7580


Sunday, May 17 v 1:00pm-4:00pm Live Music by Local Worship Teams Z Fun Family Activities Bring your lunch, blankets, chairs & camera

FREE Admission

Western Heritage Park

PULSE Ministries

Ribbon Cutting Photos

Meals on Wheels celebrates the remodel of the building due to damage cause by a neighborhood fire. Become a volunteer and bring a smile to a participant’s face.

Looking for summer help??? The Chamber and Mineral Wells ISD will be hosting their annual Summer Job Fair for high school students on Wednesday, May 27.

Pet Western Animal Hospital celebrated the return of Dr. Brandon Dutton and also welcomed Dr. Darryl McEndree with an Open House. Their team was joined by family, friends & pets alike!


If you are interested in participating in the Job Fair, please call Ryan Roach at (940) 325-2557.

RENEWING INVESTORS CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL Ram Country Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep PREMIUM Cantex, Inc. Walmart ENTREPRENEUR Archstone Dental Antelope Oil Tool & Mfg. Company Bennett's Office Supply & Equipment Crawford, Carter, Thompson & Durbin D & D Motors Lakewell Place / Elivant Metro Discount Foods Palo Pinto Nursing Center Save-a-Lot Food Store Texas Star RV Resort and Bluebonnet Hall

BASIC Brazos Cinema III Crazy Cutz J-L Plumbing Co, LLC

BASIC, Cont. Lake Country Sun Lone Star Ag Credit Palo Pinto Historical Association Perri Leavelle Design PULSE Ministries Inc.



A.C.R.T.Air Conditioning Resources of Texas 1001 Cactus St. (940) 328-0000 Domino’s 801 SE 1st St. (940) 328-1155 Synergy Home Care 1512 8th Ave., Suite 800 Ft. Worth (817) 927-1925

The Chamber Office will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.


Featured Members

Member of the Month

First Baptist Church was honored for their contributions to the community with the Upward Program, BOUNCE Program, Coronation Closet and a host of other local projects.

Chamber Members 424 Member Referrals 95 Relocation Packets 5 Tourism Guests 55 Tourist Inquiries (Mail) 162 Promotional Items 81

Business Beautification Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints built this beautiful building that is totally debt free thanks to generous donations and grant money.

The Chamber newsle er 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

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau


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