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Women's Business Alliance luncheon

March 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:30am

Join the Women’s Business Alliance for a discussion of tried and true tips for getting contacts (warm referrals or warm leads) from your existing network. Find out how to keep the names coming, and how to get qualified referrals.
East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host key note speaker Liz Cavitt for the monthly Women’s Business alliance luncheon Friday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucker Red’s restaurant, 4971 East I-20 Service Road North, Willow Park, TX 76087.
Cavitt has more than 10 years of experience in the promotional products industry in sales management and training. She was among the original founding mangers for one the largest distributors in the United States and during her tenure developed a sales training program that assisted sales professionals in targeting Fortune 500 companies and vertical markets. Sales increased to $52 million in seven years.
Most recently, Cavitt has accepted a position as the Fort Worth Branch Manager while continuing her roles as Business Development Coordinator for Scarborough Specialties, headquartered in Lubbock. Cavitt continues to pursue her passion for teaching and helping others by aiding sales professionals in realizing their potential through a focus on forming strategic partnerships with clients to optimize promotional budgets.
The event is sponsored by Trinity Management. Register online: www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce for more information at 817-441-7844.

Candidate forum hosted by chamber

February 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:00pm

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee will host a Candidates Forum at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20, Hudson Oaks, Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of this nonpartisan forum is to allow voters to become more familiar with the candidates running for positions in the upcoming elections. The forum will be conducted in a structured format with predetermined questions which will allow the candidates to present their views and vision on the role of the office for which they are running and their qualifications for that office. No questions will be allowed from the floor. Candidates will be available before the forum in the lobby and will have information tables set up with campaign materials.
The forum will present candidates for the office of County Clerk, County Commissioner Precinct 4, County Judge, County Treasurer and Justice of the Peace Precinct 4.
Moderators for the forum are Darcy Young, EPC Legislative Affairs Committee Chair and Kathy Meyer, EPC Board of Directors

Social media focus for WBA

February 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:30am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Women’s Business Alliance luncheon. The purpose of the WBA is to provide business women professionals with resources and activities that foster personal development and growth in the East Parker County Business Community and beyond. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Tucker Red’s restaurant at 4971 East I-20 Service Road North, Willow Park.
With the explosion of social networking, there is now a way to break down physical barriers which once hindered communication and limited opportunities. Gain the insight to position yourself and create opportunities to better serve you in your career and life.
Join speaker Lisa Graves as she presents the many benefits of social media in reaching millions of people. Graves will highlight the communication fundamentals of the diverse social media sites. Graves is a retired Air Force veteran and business entrepreneur. Her social media company, MLJS Legacy, was created one year ago as a derivative of Facebook marketing for her direct sales business.
“I want to be a local resource to help business owners create an online presence with a defined strategy to leverage brand image, connect, retain, and build new customers,” said Graves.
Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com for the luncheon, $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call the chamber office at 817-441-7844 for more information.

17th annual chamber banquet

February 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:30pm

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th Annual Awards Banquet themed Oscar Night in Parker County on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Tucker Red’s Restaurant, 4971 East I-20 Service Road North, Willow Park.
The awards will honor the Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Businessperson of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Community Service Award.
The Oscar Night is sponsored by Charter Business, EtchOSketch, Plains Capital Bank, Splash Kingdom, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Tucker Red’s will provide an exciting menu of smoked beef medallions, chipotle chicken breast, Spanish rice, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, Tucker biscuits, cheesecake with cherries.
Join the chamber in congratulating the deserving businesses of Parker County. Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the chamber for more information at 817-441-7844.

Women’s Business Alliance

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:30am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Alliance will host the monthly first Friday luncheon Feb. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucker Red’s restaurant, 4971 East I-20 Service Road N., Willow Park, TX 76087.
Guest speaker Brenda Harkins facilitates personal and professional growth and success. For more than 20 years she has helped people discover their potential, boost their performance, increase their skills, strengthen their relationships, and understand themselves and those with whom they live and work.
“Contrary to old-school management philosophies, individuals, teams and organizations excel by maximizing their strengths, not by fixing their weaknesses. Yet society is fixated on ‘fixing’ people, trying to make them well-rounded so that they can fit in anywhere. The truth is we are all gifted in different ways, and trying to mold us into cookie-cutter shapes is contrary to our very nature,” said Harkins.
As President of TRANSFORM International, Harkins inspires, motivates and challenges others to move forward. She is a public speaker, writer, mediator, life coach, and CoreClarity facilitator. Brenda has equipped hundreds of people to achieve their goals and maximize their potential by helping them recognize their talents, develop their strengths and identify their core values.
Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the chamber office for more information: 817-441-7844. Registration is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Monthly Chamber Luncheon

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:30am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon is Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will be held at New River Fellowship, 3252 East Interstate 20 Service Road South, Hudson Oaks.
Join the Chamber for the award-winning networking luncheon. Members will rotate tables and have one minute to present their business at each rotation. The luncheon is open to East Parker County Chamber members only. Register online www.eastparkerchmaber.com or call the Chamber office for more information: 817-441-7844.

East Parker County Chamber luncheon

January 3, 2014 by Phil Major

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

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New River Fellowship Church in Hudson Oaks.
Events include the election of the 2014 Board of Directors. Speaker is 2013 Chairwoman Debbie Minco, owner of Kwik Kar in Aledo and Hudson Oaks. She will give the State of the Chamber address. Spotlight tables will be EPC Library and the Weatherford Democrat. Copper Creek will be serving holiday spiral ham, stuffing, green salad and dessert.

EPCCC Membership Luncheon

October 30, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

“How to Succeed in Business When All You Really Want to Do Is Find a Cave and Hide” is the topic for the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20, Hudson Oaks.
Speaker Mark Brown is the former Co-CEO of Pre-Paid Legal and travels across the country speaking and motivating independent businessmen and women to achieve their goals and go beyond.
Brown retired from the corporate end of the business world two years ago. The program will be a subject that’s especially interesting to anyone in business during these changing times. He will give sound advice on how a business owner can best tackle the difficult task of self motivation.
“Nobody feels like swinging for the bleachers 100 percent of the time; things happen in our personal lives – parents die, children get sick or have problems, sometimes husbands or wives leave, or you get sick,” Brown said. “For business owners, whatever personal problems you may have, business must go on. The question is – how do you make your business succeed even when you aren’t feeling like driving it down the road to greatness?”

Business Expo

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

The fourth Annual Business Expo, hosted by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Willow Park Baptist Church, 129 South Ranch House Road.

The Business Expo will bring together more than 60 businesses from around Parker County exhibiting their products and services. Visitors will be able enjoy free goodie bags, coupons galore, live demonstrations and on-the-spot-shopping. Plenty of food trucks will be on hand with snacks and treats. No admission fee is charged. For more information, call the EPCCC at 817-441-7844 or visit www.eastparkerchamber.com.

Boomin' Fourth

June 19, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/04/2013 - 6:00pm

The East Parker County Chamber will host the Boomin’ 4th to celebrate Independence Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Gene Voyles Park, 210 North Lakeshore Drive, Hudson Oaks. Recording artist Katy Keenie will perform, a special appearance from retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Dana Bowman, children’s activities and food vendors will be available. A 25-minute fireworks display caps off the evening. For more information, visit www.boomin4th.com or call 817-441-7844.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 30

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Northwest Tournament, Willow Springs, 8 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua Loflin MS at Aledo 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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Joshua Loflin 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.

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

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    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 at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

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

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

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

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