August 2015

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August Membership Luncheon - Ridin' with Red

August Membership Luncheon
In place of August BB4B

Ridin' with Red
Title Sponsor:

Championship Bull Riding

Table Sponsors:
Plains Capital Bank

First National Bank

First Financial Bank
Stewart, Brooks & Bates
Jerry Durant Auto Group

The Weatherford Chamber invites folks to mosey on out to the Parker County Sheriff's Posse event building for lunch on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Red Steagall will be bring stories of cowboy days and sing a few songs. You don't want to…

Peach Festival was Peachy as always!

Video Courtesy of Donna Tillman

The 31st Annual Parker County Peach Festival welcomed over 50,000 happy attendees to our beautiful downtown! It was a PEACHY day with lots of Peach Cobbler, Peach Ice Cream, Peach Juleps, Fried Peaches and much more! This year’s success would not have been possible if not for our many volunteers and sponsors.

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the event’s Title Sponsor, Jerry Durant Auto Group, were able to partner and once again…

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News & Special Events

Art in Action Returns this Fall!


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Iron Skillet features Peach Festival Winning Cobbler

IRON SKILLET® RESTAURANT INSIDE PETRO STOPPING CENTERS®

TO FEATURE PARKER COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL WINNING COBBLER

Iron Skillet Restaurant announces…

Accepting Applications for Leadership Weatherford 2015

The Weatherford Chamber was pleased with the success of the inaugural Leadership Weatherford class. From the initial overnight retreat…

8th Annual Healthy Woman Anniversary & Health Expo

8th Annual Healthy Woman Anniversary and Health Expo

Healthy Woman is celebrating eight great years with a special event featuring…

5th Annual Ride United

The 5th Annual Ride United Parker County will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, ride begins at 8:00…

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN...

The Weatherford Chamber needs YOUR help in nominating outstanding businesses for this year’s annual Business of the Year Awards!…

Working Together to Make a Difference in Our Community!

 

Join us for our 12th annual Food Drive benefiting the Center of Hope of Parker County hosted by Snow Garrett…

Shop Local this Sales Tax Holiday: August 7-9

It's important to shop local on the Tax Free Holiday!

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales…

City Talk

"City Talk" Fire Department offering inaugural citizens fire academy

The City of Weatherford Fire Department will be offering a Citizens Fire Academy beginning Thursday, July 30, located at 122 S. Alamo St. (Fire Station 1).The two month academy will...
Star Member Roster

Star Members July 2015

Platinum
Albertson's 
City of Weatherford       
First Financial Bank      
First National Bank       
Imperial Construction   
Jerry's Auto Group
Plains Capital Bank
Texas Health Outpatient Center Willow Park 
Weatherford Democrat     
Weatherford Regional Medical Center

Gold
Community National Bank & Trust
Hooks Lincoln
Progressive Waste Solutions
LegacyTexas Bank
Plaid for Women
Roger…

Renewing Members

Renewing Members June-July 2015

Renewing Members
June 16 – July 15, 2015

1 Year:
Wholistic Body Solutions LLC
Millar Family Dentistry
EtchOsketch
Tupperware/A Heathier You
Texas Health Outpatient Center Willow Park
Brit Phillips DDS

2 to 5 Years:
Professional Caretakers
Silverleaf Resorts
Pastafina
Quilter’s Guild of Parker County
Lonestar Ranch & Outdoors
Residences at Holland Lake
Phillips Services Unlimited
Lake Weatherford Marina
Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

6 to 10 Years:
Autumn Hill…

Ribbon Cuttings

July 2015 Ribbon Cutting Recap

7/1/15     Caddo Critter Construction 1541 Salado Trl 817-565-4284
Caddo Critter Construction specializing in all types of tractor work, grading, excavation work & pier drilling. They do all types of cement work: retaining walls, patios, driveways and washed aggregate. Kevin has 15 years experience. Call for free estimates 817-565-4282.

7/17/15     IceBox 815 Ft. Worth Hwy Weatherford 817-550-6252
The new Shell Icebox at Denton and Fort Worth Highway is just east of the town square in Weatherford. The Icebox convenience store features a clean modern look with a wide assortment of products including fresh made food, cold beverages, and a wide assortment of desserts. The Shell fuels feature V-power Nitro+, the latest blend to help your vehicle perform at its peak as well as the FRN loyalty program. Cash customers also receive a deeper discount on fuel purchases at this location. The site is operated by David Bhandari, Bobby Acharya and Nick Dahal who are actively involved in the community.


7/22/15     Mount Pleasant Colored School Raymond George Way Weatherford
Raymond George’s passion has become reality.  It has taken sixteen (16) years and a lot of donated time, equipment, and finances to complete the restoration of the Mt. Pleasant Colored School.  The board and Raymond along with the good citizens of Parker County and surrounding areas accomplished the goal of saving an important piece of black history.  The school has now been donated to the City of Weatherford.

 

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

August 2015 Ribbon Cuttings

August 18th - Iron Skillet Ribbon Cutting - 4:00pm
2001 Santa Fe Dr.

August 27th - Back at the Ranch Ribbon Cutting - 11:00am
138 College Park

New Members

New Members June-July 2015

Addington & Associates, CPA, PLLC
800 Autumn Ridge Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
817-573-2484
www.addingtoncpa.net


Charlotte Thompson-Century 21 Judge Fite
1880 Santa Fe Dr. Ste 100
Weatherford, TX 76086
940-859-9127
www.charlottethompson.c21jf.us

Cool Breeze Rental
4205 Lebanon
Edinburgh, TX 78539
956-279-2214

Grace Covenant Church
319 York Ave
Weatherford, TX 76086
817-559-2416
www.graceweatherford.com

Property Management Inc.
940-465-0607
www.propertymanagementinc.com/dfw

Schwarz-Hanson
2570 River Park Plaza Ste. 100
Ft.…

Young Business Leaders

August YBL Breakfast Mixer

Join us Tuesday, August 18th for the Young Business Leaders Breakfast Mixer from 7:30am-9:00am (come and go) at Sunny…

Calendar of Events

August 2015 Calendar of Events

Aug. 1-2 – First Monday Trade Days – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at Heritage Park off of Santa Fe Drive. For vendor information, contact the City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation at 817-598-4351. www.weatherfordparks.com

Aug. 7-9 – Tax Free Shopping Weekend – Remember to Shop Local!

Aug. 8 – John Conlee and The John Conlee Band, Mandy Barnett – 3:00 and 8:00 pm
Tickets are $30, $35 or $40 each. For more info. visit www.texasoprytheater.com or call 817-341-1000. at The Texas Opry Theater, 319 York Avenue.

August 10 – Weatherford ISD New Teacher Luncheon – 11:30 am
Join us at our New Teacher Luncheon. There’s no cost to attend thanks to the generous sponsorship from Jerry’s GMC. If you would like to contribute items to our New Teacher Goody Bags, please take 125 items to the Weatherford Chamber by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 6th. Please RSVP by e-mail to or call 817-598-2956.Event held at North Side Baptist Church.

August 11 – Chamber Event – Business Development Committee Mtg. – 8:30 to 9:30 am
Short Chef Creations, 120 College Ave. Call the Chamber for more information: 817-596-3801.

August 11 – Chamber Event – “Ridin’ with Red”Luncheon– 11:30 am to 1:00
Red Steagall is coming to town! The Business Development Committee is planning a western themed luncheon with Red Steagall! Red will give us stories from the Old West and sing a few tunes. The Title Sponsor for this event is Championship Bull Riding. Tickets for Chamber members are $20, and non-members are $30. Table sponsorships are available for $250 for a table of 8. For reservations, contact Peggy Hutton at: 817-596-3801 or at The luncheon will be held at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse building, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy.

August 15 – School Supply Drive and Shot Clinic – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WISD Education Foundation is teaming up with the Parker County Hospital District at Jerry’s GMC. They will be accepting school supply donations for WISD students in need, and the Campbell Clinic will be offering free immunizations to children ages 4-18 with current shot records. Live remote broadcast. Wallace Insurance Group will be on site providing free hot dogs! Contact: or 817-598-2956. Jerry’s GMC, 3100 Fort Worth Hwy.

August 15 – Children’s Magic Festival – Kiwanis Club – 6:00 pm
Tickets are $10.00 each. Contact a Kiwanian if you would like to purchase. Contact Shawn and James Loiacano at 817-613-1914. Held at Weatherford High School Auditorium, 2121…