August 2016

Chairman's Message

August 2016 Chairman's Message

It’s HOTTTTTT……no, really….it’s HOTTTTTT! Gotta love a Texas summer, because that means we’ll  get a Texas winter – some trade-offs are not so bad!   While you’re inside your air-conditioned office,...
Board Member Spotlight

Board Member Spotlight - Beverly Branch

Beverly is the CEO and co-owner of Dromeo Health, a product line that helps alleviate some of the side effects of chronic disease or harsh medical treatments. Dromeo “Kick…

Cover Story

5 Days Left to Apply for Leadership Weatherford

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Leadership Weatherford class. Deadline to submit applications is THIS FRIDAY, August 5. The class is limited to 15 participants. This class gives a good behind the scenes look at our community. Each of the previous class participants have been surprised at how much they learned and gives the program excellent reviews.

The class begins with an overnight retreat on August 26 & 27 and has a…

September Membership Luncheon - Remembering Those Who Serve

Make your plans to attend this special luncheon honoring those who serve.  The “All American Salute” will be Friday, September 9, just prior to the remembrance of 9/11.  Our speaker will be Tim Lee, a double amputee Vietnam veteran who gives motivational speeches all over the world.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity.


The luncheon will be held Friday, September 9, from 11:30-1:00 at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse.  Individual tickets are $20 for our members and $30…

News & Special Events

Put a Face on Your Business!

The Weatherford Chamber knows the importance of business relationships and branding your business! That’s why the Business Development Committee…

Shop Local this Tax Free Weekend: August 5-7, 2016


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

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales tax on…

Another Peachy Year Behind Us

The 32nd Annual Parker County Peach Festival welcomed approximately 30,000 happy attendees to our beautiful downtown! It was a…

WISD Backpack Drive

It's a tradition that helps so many students start school on the first day with the supplies they need…

Nominations are OPEN for 2016 Business of the Year Awards!

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

Healthy Woman 9th Anniversary Celebration

Healthy Woman is celebrating nine great years with a special event featuring Rebekah Gregory. Rebekah Gregory's life was changed…

New Members

New Members July 2016

Carly Klassen, DDS, PA
200 E. Rentz St.
Weatherford, TX 76086

Fort Wolters Machine & Tool, LLC
822 Division Loop
Mineral Wells TX 76067

Goodwill Industries
1801 S. Main
Weatherford, TX

John Peterson Auto Puchase Consultant
186 Crown Pointe Blvd #317
Willow Park, TX 76087

North Texas Fence…

Renewing Members

Renewing Members June-July 2016

1 Year: Weatherford Business Center, Cool Breeze Rental, Grace Covenant Church, ACH Child & Family Services/Our Community Our Kids, Parker County Daily Post

2 to 5 Years: Aretas Assistance Dogs, Millar Family Dentistry, Willow Park Rehabilitation & Care Center, EtchOSketch, Tupperware, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Baily & Galyen, Weatherford Rehabilitation Hospital LLC, The…

Star Member Roster

Star Members July 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…

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

August 2016 Ribbon Cuttings

8/4   10:30  Vintage Car Museum & Event Center @ 100 Fort Worth Hwy.

8/16  4:15  Galbreaith Pickard Hilltop Chapel @ 4941 I-20 Service Rd. 4:00-6:00 Open House

8/18 10:30  Steeped in Purpose @ 119 N. Main Ste. 221

8/25 11:00  Weatherford Business Center @ 1823 A Clear Lake

Ribbon Cuttings

July Ribbon Cutting Recap

7/12 Klassen Dental DDS, PA 200 E. Rentz St. Weatherford 817-594-7424
Dr. Carly Klassen’s office is a general dentistry practice, conveniently located just off South Main in Weatherford. Dr. Klassen has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education and is well-versed in all of the industry’s latest technology and techniques. Dr. Klassen has a true passion for her patients and their comfort, offering complimentary nitrous (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation. She offers conservative and gentle care that focuses on her patients as a whole, not just a single tooth.

7/14   John Peterson Auto Purchase Consultant 682-351-7848
You no longer have to pay more than you should when purchasing a new or preowned vehicle. Don't allow the dealerships to make thousands off you anymore!!! With John’s years working for dealers, he has gained valuable inside knowledge on how they make their profits off of their customers. His service will not only save you on the sticker price, your trade-in, dealer accessories, interest rates and extended warranty/Gap Insurance. Allow John to save you both money & time. He is the customers advocate and the dealerships headache :) Call him for more information or a free consultation at 682-351-7848

7/28       Jordan Taylor & Co. 120 N. Main Weatherford
Jordan Taylor & Co is excited to announce the opening of their newest location in the beautifully restored Carter Ivy Hardware Building in downtown Weatherford. For over 16 years, Jordan Taylor & Co. has been bringing unique home furnishings, accessories, and gift items to customers throughout Texas. Please join them in the celebration and meet owner Dana Rector and co-managers—the faces of JT&Co Weatherford—Shannon Byrd and Roanna Ballew. They look forward to serving you and becoming a part of the Weatherford community!
Roanna Ballew   940.229.9042
Design Director
Shannon Byrd   817.675.0565
Retail Director

Breakfast Before Business

August 2016 BB4B

Join us for a light breakfast and networking as…

Calendar of Events

August 2016 Calendar of Events

August 4 - Chamber Event - Vintage Car Museum & Event Center Ribbon Cutting - 10:30am
100 Fort Worth Hwy

August 5-7 – Texas Tax Free Shopping Weekend

August 8 – New Teachers Luncheon – 11:30 am
at Northside Baptist Church

August 9 – Tourism Committee Meeting8:30 am
Held at Fairfield Inn & Suites. Please call Peggy Hutton for more information.

August 11 –Summer Caregiver Seminar – Creating Moments of Joy – 9:30 am
Nationally known speaker Jolene Brackey, author of the book “Creating Moments of Joy”. Look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more energy on creating moments of joy. Catch the speaker’s energy and obtain fun, simple ways to bring joy and hope into every day.
Check-in begins at 9 am. Light breakfast will be served. There is no charge to attend this seminar. Suggested donation of $10. Donations can be made online or at the door. Family caregivers and health care professionals are invited to attend. Contact: Shelly Young at 817-336-4949. New River Fellowship Church
3252 I-20 Frontage Rd. Hudson Oaks. For more information call:800-272-3900.

August 12 – Chamber Event - Breakfast Before Business – 7:30 to 9:00 am
Join us for a light breakfast and networking. Our speaker will be Mayor Craig Swancy. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 10. Call 817-596-3801. Held at Chandor Gardens, 711 W. Lee.

August 13 - WISD Backpack Drive – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Benefitting WISD students. All sizes of backpacks needed. Event held at Jerry’s GMC, 3118 Fort Worth Hwy. Contact: Charlotte Lagrone, 817-

August 16 - Chamber Event - Galbreaith Pickard Hilltop Chapel Ribbon Cutting - 4:15
4941 I-20 Service Rd. 4:00-6:00 Open House

August 18 - Chamber Event - Steeped in Purpose Ribbon Cutting - 10:30am
119 N. Main Ste. 221

August 18 - Quilter's Guild of Parker County Presentation – 7:00 pm
Doug Leko, a prominent quilt designer from Minnesota, will be featured speaker for the program. Doug is founder of Antler Quilt Design and has quilts featured in numerous national quilt magazines. A social period begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7. Contact Sue Haupt, 817-366-9134. Held at Northside Baptist Church, 910 North Main Street.

August 20 – A Summer Night of Praise – 6:00 pm
Join Debra Camp for her Summer Night of Praise with special guest artists Christian Hutton, Jennifer Youngblood, Kyle Williams, Ginny Hix, Jennifer Williams and Ken Halford. For ticket info. visit us online at or Held at the Texas…