April 2016

Cover Story

Chamber Spring Swing just two weeks away!

This community favorite tournament, to be held Thursday, April 21st at Sugar Tree Golf Club will have a 1:00 flight and a full course. We are sold out of teams this year; however, we will be keeping a waiting list. A delicious Chick-fil-A lunch will be provided before tee off courtesy of Plains Capital Bank and a Cotton Patch dinner will be enjoyed during the awards ceremony.

The tourney is always a great mix of…

Get to know our City - On a Bike!

Let's get to know our city with a bike ride through our town. The Young Business Leaders of the Weatherford Chamber are hosting their first ever “Bike Around Town”. Join us on your bike or hop one of our Golf Carts for a cruise around Weatherford to learn about our community while meeting some great young professionals. The event will include Guest Speakers from the City of Weatherford, James Hotopp, Assistant City Manager, Dennis Clayton,…

News & Special Events

The Biggest Event of the Year!

July 9th will be here before you know it and the Peach Festival Planning Committee has already begun to…

Let's Celebrate

The Weatherford Chamber will be celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-6. We will be visiting some of our…

FREE Seminar - Let's Put Weatherford on the Map

Tarleton Small Business Development will be presenting this program to learn how to effectively make Google work for your…

36th Annual Shaw-Kemp Open House

Don’t miss this annual event! Mary Kemp, along with the help of over 100 or so of her closest…

Largest home and garden festival in Parker County entering sixth...

The City of Weatherford Parks, Recreation and Special Events Department are hard at work organizing the sixth annual Weatherford…


     The Weatherford Chamber wants to extend an invitation to any of the members to become an active participant in the Business…

Let’s Honor This Year’s Outstanding Teachers!

The WISD Outstanding Teacher of the Year luncheon will be here before you know it. Don’t miss out on…

“Art in Action” Deemed a Success

The Tourism Committee of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2nd Annual “Art in Action” art show on March…

Greenwood Farm Horse Trials

After 21 years of Greenwood Horse Trials, you’d imagine that just about everyone in Parker County has either…

Lunch & Learn - Getting the Most From My Membership

Have you ever asked yourself "What are the benefits of the Chamber? Are you a new member looking to…

May Membership Luncheon

Leadership Weatherford will be graduating its 2016 class on Friday, May 20th. We are excited to recognize the 15…

New Members

New Members February-March 2016

DFW Roll Off
3275 North Fwy Fort Worth, TX 76106

Flames Seafood Grill & Bar
1917 Martin Dr. Weatherford, TX 76086

My Favorite Things
Aledo, TX 76008

No Worries Cleaning
200 S. Oakridge Dr, #101 Suite 322 Hudson Oaks, TX 76087

202 W. Weatherford St. Weatherford, TX…

Star Member Roster

Star Members March 2016

Citizens National Bank of Texas
City of Weatherford       
First Financial Bank      
First National Bank       
Imperial Construction   
Jerry Durant Auto Group
Mr. Rooter Plumbing -Parker County
Plains Capital Bank
Pogue Construction
Texas Health Outpatient Center Willow Park 
Weatherford Democrat     
Weatherford Regional Medical…

Renewing Members

Renewing Members Feb-March 2016

Renewing Members
February 16 – March 15, 2016

1 Year: Twentieth Century Club of Weatherford, Town Creek Pharmacy, Statewide Remodeling, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, First Financial Brokerage, Profit Builders - BNI

2 to 5 Years: El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, Price Rite Self Storage, The Brooks at Weatherford, Dromeo, Tequila Bar Y Grill,…

Ribbon Cuttings

March 2016 Ribbon Cutting Recap

3/2         Lumin ER 709 S. Main Weatherford www.luminhealth.com
“Lumin ER, a division of Irving, TX-based Lumin Health, is a comprehensive freestanding emergency care center featuring the same advanced capabilities as a hospital emergency room. All Lumin ER facilities include on-site laboratories, cutting-edge C.T., ultrasound and X-ray areas and experienced E.R. physicians staffed at all times. Lumin ER is committed to high quality patient care through expert attention, effective emergency treatment and significantly shortened wait times.” Look for the Weatherford opening this winter.

3/3         Shirley Hall Middle School Groundbreaking Corner of Longhorn & Bowie Drive Weatherford
Weatherford ISD is excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Shirley Hall Middle School on March 3.  The ceremony took place on what would have been Mrs. Hall’s 99th Birthday.  The new Shirley Hall Middle School is scheduled to open in August 2017. 

3/4   First National Bank Hudson Oaks
The First National Bank "Texas' Oldest National Bank continues service" celebrated a ground breaking in Hudson Oaks. The new First National Bank location is on the corner of Cinema drive and Fort Worth Hwy. The Chairman of the Board Zan Prince, along with President & CEO Lin Bearden hosted the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce along with many community members,  and dignitaries. Pat Deen Mayor of Hudson Oaks and Patrick Lawler City Manager, welcomed The First National Bank Family to Hudson Oaks, Texas.

3/8         Karen Hinton: RGP Realty 817-597-1021 Weatherford
Real Estate is a passion for Karen.  You know when you are on your off time and you are watching TV shows about your field of work, you are probably in the right profession! Karen has been a Realtor for 6 years now and is a legacy to Real Estate.  Her mother was #1 in Hood County for many years.  The majority of her business is residential Real Estate but she has done some commercial as well.  Karen is thankful for all of her friends, family, clients, and acquaintances in the community that have done business with her and referred their loved ones.  It has made building a successful Real Estate career a true joy! 

3/10       Mac Smith Attorney, LLC 121 Dallas Ave. Weatherford 817-550-6294 www.macsmithattorney.com
Mac Smith served as the Parker County District Attorney for three terms and has spent his entire career — 40+ years — helping people in our community solve their legal problems. When you are in trouble with the law, have been seriously injured, need a will or a probate, you can count on Mac Smith and his team, long-time assistants Margaret Morris and Kim Cherryhomes, for honesty, straight talk, experience and results.

3/15       My Life ToolBox 313 Clear Lake Lane Weatherford 817-965-1248 www.mylifetoolbox.com
“I chose the name “MyLifeToolBox” as I truly believe we have all the tools inside to be successful and happy in live.  Sometimes we need to be reminded of the tools or be taught new tools”, says Carine. As a Strategic Intervention Coach her role is to empower people to be whom they were born to be and help them realize their dreams. A Strategic Intervention Coach is an expert in helping people make progress towards their goals. Their clients are people who have something they want to improve and they want to make sure they get results.  They, as coaches, break down obstacles into do-able…

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

April 2016 Ribbon Cuttings

April 12 –Chamber Event–Gabe Grote Edward Jones Investments Ribbon Cutting-10:30am
1951 Fort Worth Hwy., #102.

April 14 – Chamber Event – Peacock’s Propane Ribbon Cutting – 11:00 am
122 W. Water

April 19 – Chamber Event – AirMedCare Ribbon Cutting – 10:30 am
South lot of Heritage Park on Santa Fe.

April 22 – Chamber Event – Verizon Wireless Ribbon Cutting – 11:00 pm
740 Adams Drive.

April 22 – Chamber Event – Heritage Park Amphitheater Ribbon Cutting – 6:00 pm
Heritage Park off Santa Fe. Concert too!

April 27 – Chamber Event – Precious Junk/Ray & Dora’s Fish Place Ribbon Cutting– 11:00 am
2375 Grindstone Rd., Brock.

Breakfast Before Business

April 2016 BB4B

Friday, April 8th 
 Weatherford College
Texas Hall

Join us for this …

Calendar of Events

April 2016 Calendar of Events

April 6 – Just Between Friends Children’s Consignment Sale10:00am to 2:00pm Northside Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St.

April 7 – Celebrity Happy Hour for Friends and Family Supporting TOTS – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
No ticket required or cover charge. In support of Theatre Off the Square. Come meet DFW's Radio Super Star KLUV's Jody Dean & TV Personalities Rebecca Miller & Tammy Dombeck. Also attending will be Bridgeport/Aledo's former New York Jet, Kyle Clifton! Come for food, cocktails, silent auction, & pictures with our LOCAL CELEBRITIES! It's "happy hour" where patrons will meet the celebrities who will be tending the bar, taking tips (the fundraising part), and taking photos. Plus, we'll have a silent auction.

April 8 – Chamber Event – Breakfast Before Business – 7:30 am   
Join us for this  special Chick-fil-A breakfast at Weatherford College! This is your opportunity to Network and to generate great business. Breakfast is FREE to attend thanks to our generous sponsor Verizon Communication Connection! Bring plenty of business cards with you! Our Speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Hanks, Superintendent of WISD. Dr. Hanks will be giving us a WISD Bond update!  We hope you will join us! So that we may plan accordingly, please let us know by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6th if you will be able to attend. Please RSVP to the Chamber at (817) 596-3801 or lortiz@weatherford-chamber.com

April 9 – Parker County Master Gardener Plant Sale – 8:00 am to Noon
Get there early before plants sell out! Annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, vines, ground covers, ornamental grasses, and succulents.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with shoppers' selections and answer questions.  There will also be free, mini classes on various subjects of interest to gardeners, and a raffle for a beautiful, handmade quilt. Held at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 604 North Main Street. Contact: 817-598-6096.

April 9 – Annual Kid Fish – Holland Lake Park – 9:00 am to Noon
Free event. Holland Lake will be loaded with 300 pounds of catfish for a friendly fishing competition. www.weatherfordparks.com Contact: 817-598-4124. 1419 Holland Lake Rd.

April 9 – Parker County/Weatherford NAACP Membership Meeting – 11:00 am
This is a general membership meeting and all are welcome. Held at the historic Mt. Pleasant Colored School, 200 Raymond George Way. Contact: Calvin Clay at 817-523-3408 or

April 9 – Shaw-Kemp Open House – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Celebrate the history, bluebonnets, and the brand of good, down-home fun and hospitality for which Parker County has become famous. This free event features 9 Buildings with Parker County History. Guests are…