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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.

Superintendent to address bond election

September 8, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:30am

Join Aledo ISD Superintendent Dr. Derek Citty at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Oct. 8 at New River Fellowship, 3252 East I-20 South Service Road, Hudson Oaks, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Citty will give an informative talk on the recommendation by the Aledo ISD trustees calling for a $61.5 million bond election Nov. 4.
The bond suggests the student enrollment will increase from 4,872 students in the fall of 2013 to 6,397 students by the fall of 2018. “Based on the timeline that we have, the growth that’s coming and the fact that our current four elementary schools are going to be closing up capacity-wise over the next two to three years, we really need to look at the notion of asking the community for some additional capacity elementary-wise,” Dr. Citty advised. (McAnally expansion), security entrances, buses, the list goes on…”
The chamber invites members as well as the community to attend this very important luncheon. Register online: www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the chamber for more information at 817-441-7844.

Art event for Women's Business Alliance

September 8, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:30pm

Join the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Alliance for an evening of fun and fellowship with other professional women. Unleash creative spirit, put away thoughts of the workplace and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with step-by-step painting instructions from an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. No experience necessary. All art supplies will be provided. Participants will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent to explore. Bring a favorite bottle of wine or beverage. Weatherford Regional Medical Center will sponsor fruit and cheese. The event will be held at Painting With A Twist, 303 North Main Street, Weatherford from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.
Invite a friend and register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com
The purpose of the Women’s Business Alliance is to provide women business professionals with resources and activities that foster personal development and growth in East Parker County business community and beyond.

Take a shot in the dark

July 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:00pm

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Shot in the Dark golf tournament Friday, Sept. 5 at Canyon West Golf Course.
Dinner and cash bar opens at 6 p.m. with tee time of 7:30 p.m.
Register four-person teams online at the chamber website eastparkerchamber.com, where sponsorships opportunities are also available.

Women's alliance hosting planner

July 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:30am

Women’s Business Alliance of East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will hold the monthly luncheon at Tucker Red’s Banquet Hall, 4971 East I-20 Service Road North, Willow Park Friday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Keynote speaker Carrie Sayre’s topic is “Business Succession Planning.” Learn the importance of succession planning and why it is a crucial factor to the success of today's businesses.
Sayre has 25 years experience in the financial services industry. She serves as consultant to the Mass Mutual Financial Group’s North Texas office as the disability income, long term care, bank-owned life insurance and pension specialist.
She also runs Boathouse Financial, a boutique BGA, with her partner.
Sayre traveled extensively for years as an insurance wholesaler and was a vice president with Credit Suisse as part of the bank’s Fixed Income Group. Because of her travels, she enjoys relationships with brokers and financial professionals across the country.
She loves to read and travel and enjoys spending time in West Virginia with her family. She holds a BS and MA from WVU and Marshall, respectively.
The luncheon is sponsored by Rosemarie Swain, BENEFITSMART, L.L.C.
Register online today at www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the chamber for more information, 817-441-7844.

Transportation Today and Tomorrow

June 27, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:30am

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon will host County Judge Mark Riley as keynote speaker July 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New River Fellowship, 3253 East Interstate 20 South service road, Hudson Oaks.
Riley will give an update on FM 1187 and Aledo Trail. His presentation will include information on Proposition 1, the state transportation funding proposal that will be on the ballot in the November general election. Prop 1 will provide $1.4 billion from the Economic Stabilization Fund, reallocating gas & oil funds while creating no new taxes according to Texas Association of Business.
Riley has served as county judge for the past 16 years. He was recently re-elected to a fifth term, which he will begin in January 2015. He is active in transportation, leading Parker County through its 2008 Transportation Bond Program. He was recently elected vice chair of the 16 county Regional Transportation Council, of the North Central Texas Council of Governments. He serves as secretary of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Council and has been an invited speaker to several transportation forums across the state.
Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com or for more information call the Chamber office at 817-441-7844.

Non-profit showcase

May 19, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:30pm

The Women’s Business Alliance of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will hold the third annual Nonprofit Showcase Luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6 at Tucker Red’s Banquet Hall, 4971 East Interstate 20 Service Road North, Willow Park.
The WBA encourages all women in leadership to get involved with Parker County nonprofits and give back to the community. Those looking for volunteer opportunities or ways to give should register today for the Nonprofit Showcase. Several Parker County charities and nonprofits will have representatives at the luncheon, and each organization will share their mission as well as their needs.
Nonprofits signed up to participate include Aledo Children’s AdvoCats, Alzheimer’s Association, Camp Fire First Texas, Careity Foundation, Center of Hope, Grace House Ministries, Lena Pope Home, Parker County Senior Center, Parker Paws, Ride for Heroes, Trinity Habitat for Humanity of Parker County and United Way of Parker County. Each nonprofit’s top three needs can be found on the East Parker County Chamber website. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations to the luncheon.
If unable to attend, donations may be dropped off at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce office, 100 Chuck Wagon Trail, Willow Park or Trinity Christian Academy, 4954 E. I-20 Service Road South, Willow Park, prior to the event.
The purpose of the Women’s Business Alliance is to provide women business professionals with resources and activities that foster personal development and growth in East Parker County business community and beyond.

Boomin' 4th

May 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:00pm

This year's Boomin' 4th celebrates America's 238th birthday on July 4 with patriotic music by singing sensation Wynn Williams and the Hazers at 6 p.m., followed by 25 minutes of a choreographed fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks sponsors are Jerry’s GM and Charlie Gilchrist Southwest Ford.
Bring family and friends, wear red, white and blue, grab a picnic basket (no glass bottles please) and lawn chairs, and head over to Gene L. Voyles Park, 210 N. Lakeshore in Hudson Oaks.
The family-fun-filled event will offer festivities for all ages, arts and crafts, face painting, food trucks, and a photo booth. This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the community.
Park at the WalMart (exit 411 off of I-20) and ride the free shuttle bus to the event.
It is hosted by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hudson Oaks. Call the chamber for more information: 817-441-7844 or visit: www.boomin4th.com.

Healthcare education panel on caregiving

April 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:30am

East Parker County Women’s Business Alliance will host a Healthcare Education Panel of five professional women who have been in the medical field guiding families through tough decisions concerning the healthcare of their loved ones.
The panel will present several medical scenarios followed by informative suggestions on resources and procedures for a plan of action. The topics will range from in home healthcare and rehab to long term care and hospice.
Statistics show there are over 65 million caregivers in the United States, about 72% of those caregivers are women with an average age of 48 and active in the workforce. With the boomer generation living longer and needing caregivers, are you prepared for the daunting responsibility and complex tasks needed to provide the appropriate care for loved ones?
The panel will include Shirley Smelley with IntegraCare Hospice; Tatum Smith, IntegraCare Home Health; Tami Fitzgerald, College Park Rehabilitation & Care Center; Lynda Keeton, Home Instead Senior Care; and Lori Sulak with Martin Crest Assisted Living.
Caregiving touches almost every family; the panel will offer the tools needed to navigate the transition process for a loved one’s care. The panel will offer tips on the support and services that are available in Parker County for these unexpected life changing medical events.
Each presenter will have a table set up with information and a time to speak one on one.
Healthcare Education Panel including lunch will be held Friday, May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucker Red’s Banquet Hall, 4971 E I-20 Service Road North.

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 20

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Waxahachie Tournament, Waxahachie CC, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Joshua;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

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