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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.

Council candidate forum

April 7, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:00pm

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host a council candidate forum Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park.

Dr. Newman chamber speaker

March 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:30am

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Dr. Stephen Newman as the featured speaker for the April 9 monthly luncheon. Dr. Newman is a Texas native and purchased his first stethoscope in fifth grade with money earned from a paper route after witnessing several family members and neighbors suffering the effects of poor lifestyle choices. He worked in laboratory medicine and radiology while in high school and in pathology and forensic medicine in college. Dr. Newman received his BA from Austin College in 1983 with a major in biology and completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1988. He concurrently completed medical school and research in hematology. He remained at UTMB to complete his internal medicine residency and followed with his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. He was a clinical instructor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in internal medicine and with the School of Allied Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program. He completed additional work in coronary artery CT angiography at programs in Newport Beach, Cal. (Hoag Hospital), Kansas City and Princeton Longevity Center.

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.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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