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Ryan to address business security for chamber

March 16, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:30am

The world will never be the same following Sept. 11, 2001. Concerns arise daily about security in the workplace, including the subject of management's responsibility to ensure the owner's assets and provide a safe and secure environment for its employees and customers.
Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and security needs differ from business to business.
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host Phil Ryan, former DPS trooper and retired Texas Ranger, April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at New River Fellowship, 3253 East I-20 South Service Road, Hudson Oaks.
Ryan’s expertise in the field of commercial security and his high profile experiences in law enforcement will be informative for business owners as well as employees.

Women's Business Alliance sets luncheon

March 2, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:30am

Women's Business Alliance of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon Friday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Short Chef Creations, off the square in downtown Weatherford.

Chamber hosts mayors forum

February 18, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:30am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2015 Mayors Forum. Mayors Kit Marshall, Aledo; Bruce Pinckard, Annetta; Pat Deen, Hudson Oaks; and Richard Neverdousky, Willow Park will present economic development strategies in their respective cities. Questions will be taken at the end of the program. 
The event is sponsored by Lone Star Ag Credit and catered by Bakers Ribs at New River Fellowship, 3253 East I-20 South Service Road, Hudson Oaks Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the chamber office at 817-441-7844 for more information.

Chamber hosts networking luncheon

February 6, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:30am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host the award-winning Networking Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at New River Fellowship, 3253 East I-20 South Service Road in Hudson Oaks. The event sponsor is The Community News. Chamber members will have the opportunity to rotate to four tables of eight attendees (potential clients). Each person will present a “60-second” promotional business commercial (name, business and best lead for them). Each attendee will be given a business card holder and bag for all take-aways. Early bird reservation before Friday, Feb. 6.  For the networking rotation to work the way it was designed, walk-ins and non-dues paying members will not be able to participate in the networking.

Annual chamber awards banquet

December 29, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:30pm

Celebrating 18 years, East Parker County Chamber of Commerce announces the Denim and Diamonds Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 20. Each year the chamber recognizes the heroes of business; men and women who have exhibited outstanding achievement in business and community involvement in Parker County. Award recipients are nominated by members of the chamber. This year the chamber has added to the list of awards, the prestigious Athena Award, sponsored by Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Auto Group. The Athena Award is given sparingly to a woman who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; provides a valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community; and who actively assists women in achieving their full leadership potential.

Chamber sets December luncheon

December 2, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:30am

The East Parker County Chamber Membership Luncheon is Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the New River Fellowship Church, 3252 E. I-20 in Hudson Oaks. Spotlight members are Lone Star Ag and Moncrief Cancer Institute. Register online at eastparkercountychamber.com.

Women's Business Alliance hosts Trussell

December 2, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:30am

Join Fran Trussell for the December Women’s Business Alliance Luncheon to be held at Fairfield Inn and Suites, 175 Alford, Weatherford. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Mary Helen McDow with First Financial Brokerage is the event sponsor. Short Chef Creations is the caterer.

Chamber hosts networking luncheon

October 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:30am

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce hosts another networking luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the New River Fellowship church in Hudson Oaks.
Chamber members will have the opportunity to rotate to four tables of eight attendees. Each person will present a 60-second promotional business commercial (name, business and best lead for them).
Reservations are required no later than Friday, Nov. 7. For the networking rotation to work the way it was designed, walk-ins and non-dues paying members will not be able to participate in the networking event this month.

Women's Business Alliance to host Dr. Barber

October 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:30am

Join Dr. Marsha Barber as she discusses the “working woman’s challenges” at the Women’s Business Alliance of East Parker County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 175 Alford Drive, Weatherford.
Barber retired in 2013 after a long career as an educator. She spent 18 years in public education and in 1993 founded Trinity Christian Academy where she served for the next 20 years. Barber has a bachelor’s degree from TCU in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement, a master’s degree from the University of Houston in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in language, literature and reading and a doctorate in educational administration from Oral Roberts University.  She served on the Association of Christian Schools International South Central Regional Accreditation Commission for six years.
Register online at: www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the chamber at 817-441-7844 for more information.

Lunch and learn to focus on disaster planning

October 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:00am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn on emergency preparedness for business and beyond Thursday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court.
Parker County Emergency Management Dept. including Assistant EMC Janice Stroud and Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall, community liaison for emergency preparedness, will give an informative presentation on businesses large and small and the importance of disaster planning, emergency preparedness, and business continuity – the goals are ultimately the same: to get an organization back up and running in the event of a disaster.
Major disasters, such as tornadoes and large-scale power outages, are rare. Smaller disasters, such as server failure, burst pipes and fires, however, happen every day. Companies often prepare for the worst, but forget the everyday challenges, which can be just as crippling.
The mission of the lunch and learn is to assist in developing a plan to protect employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and reopen the business quickly to support economic recovery in the community. Knowing what to do before, during, and after disruptions or large-scale disasters is critical. A small investment of time now can help alleviate major challenges, and costs, in the future.
Chamber members and community may register today at www.eastparkerchamber.com or for additional information, call the chamber office at 817-441-7844. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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