May 2016

Chairman's Message

May 2016 Chairman's Message

Wonderful exciting events are happening all over Weatherford!  I hope you are taking advantage of the many, many opportunities to enjoy our spring weather, visit and network with friends old…

Board Member Spotlight

Board Member Spotlight - Laura Tuley

We are proud to have Laura Tuley on our Chamber Board. Laura was born in Weatherford, graduated from WHS and Weatherford College and her parents and grandparents are from…

Cover Story

FREE SEMINAR: Put Weatherford on the Map w/ Google

Randy Burch from the Tarleton Small Business Development will teach participants the best practices to get their business noticed. The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 175 Alford Dr., on Tuesday, May 3 from 8:30-9:30. You are also asked to bring your own laptop if convenient.   You don’t want to miss this chance to learn the secrets to get your business listed in the best way possible. It’s free to attend but the class…

Travel With Us Next Week!

The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce invites the public to participate in the National Travel & Tourism Week. Each workday we will visit a tourism related business to thank the business for their work to bring in tourists. We will begin our visits on Monday, May 2 at 11:00am with Vintage Grill & Car Museum. Tours will be available to all participants. We will end our Travel Week with a tour of Sweet Springs Winery at…

News & Special Events

The City of Weatherford's First Annual "Spark in the Park"

The City of Weatherford is proud to announce Spark in the Park to benefit the community. This exciting event…

May Membership Luncheon: Leadership is about Vision

The Leadership Weatherford class 2015-2016 will graduate on May 20, 2016. This group of outstanding individuals has been committed…

3rd Annual Weatherford Antique Fair

The 2016 Weatherford Antique Fair is just around the corner. Mark your calendars to attend this annual event on…

Taste of Parker County set for May 12

Area restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors will be preparing their finest offerings for the eighth annual Taste of Parker…

15th Annual Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant

The 15th Annual Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016, in the Alkek Center…

New Members

New Members March-April 2016

Angel's Nest
1105 PALO PINTO ST
WEATHERFORD, TX 76086
817-596-8295
www.angels-nest.com

Blind Horse Saloon
1886 Mineral Wells Hwy
Weatherford, TX 76088
817-599-6501
www.blindhorsesaloon.net

Cricket Wireless
1918 South Main St.
Weatherford, TX 76087
817-757-7767

Faith Academy
4000 W. IH-20
Weatherford, TX 76088
817-599-5963
www.faithacademyweatherford.com

Indra's Grace-A Yoga and Meditation Studio
131 W. Church…

Star Member Roster

Star Members April 2016

Platinum
Albertson's 
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 March-April 2016

1 Year: Fit For Life-Weatherford, TelePacific Communications

2 to 5 Years: Trinity Solutions Group, Western Wishes, Hybrid Financial LLC, The Resale Secret & Resale Secret Kidz, Jenny Barnwell, Sweet Springs Winery, Kiwanis of Weatherford, Texas, Brit Phillips DDS, Century 21 Lynch & Associates, Baker-Clearview Kiosks, Weatherford Acting, Film & Stunts Academy, Bill…

Ribbon Cuttings

April Ribbon Cutting Recap

4/12       Gabe Grote 1951 Fort Worth Hwy. Ste 102 Weatherford 817-602-9767
The financial services firm Edward Jones is proud to announce that long time Weatherford resident Gabe Grote has moved his office from Fort Worth back to his hometown of Weatherford. "We're very proud to have Gabe represent us in Weatherford, and the communities of Parker County," said Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner. "The people of this community have grown to rely on our firm for their investment needs, and I am confident Gabe will continue our outstanding tradition by providing one-on-one service." "I joined this firm because I was impressed with its commitment to individual investors," Gabe said. "Now I'm looking forward to meeting with the individuals here to help them meet their financial goals."

4/14       Peacocks Propane 122 W. Water St Weatherford 817-594-5424 www.peacocksfeed.com
Peacock’s Propane LLC is a propane refill station that is locally owned and operated since January, 2015, and is located at Peacock's Feed & Supply, right on the railroad tracks at the west end of the historical T&P Train Depot in Weatherford, TX. Refills are available for 20 lb. grill tanks ($16), forklifts, RV’s and all other portable sized tanks.  Plus you get a bonus of hometown friendly service from Blaine and Huck and you can shop inside for your fur babies and many new novelty and gift items and home goods offered by Peacock’s Custom Leather Work and Peacock’s Feed & Supply, a full service agriculture store.

4/22       Verizon Wireless 740 Adams Drive Weatherford 817-458-3019
www.verizonwireless.com/stores/texas/weatherford/weatherford-1140002/Verizon is proud to open its newest Smart Store concept, a unique retail experience designed to make shopping for wireless devices and services easier. The new store features interactive lifestyle zones – including Get Fit and Anywhere Business zones – and a dedicated workshop area to connect with education specialists to learn about how to get the most out of devices and the latest technology. Located at 740 Adams Drive, Verizon is proud to continue bringing innovation to the great city of Weatherford!

4/27       Precious Junk/Roy & Dora’s Fish Place 2375 Grindstone Road 817-599-3130
Precious Junk owners Dora Bell and Vicki Benton both like unusual decor and they are opening a store which features unique decorating items.  They will offer new, old, and rusty furnishings.  If you are looking for unique ideas, this is the place. The store will be located in Roy and Dora’s Fish Place at 2375 Grindstone Road just west of Brock.  The store will also feature Roy and Dora’s catfish.  The store will be open the first full week of every month.  On Mondays they will be open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  Mexican tostados will be served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Tuesday through Thursday the hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   Friday hours are from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Catfish and trimmings are served from 10:30 AM until 8:00 PM.  Saturday hours are from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM and catfish will be served from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Follow them on Facebook. 

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

May 2016 Ribbon Cuttings

May 4     10:00     Bowie Drive Animal Hospital @ 824 South Bowie

May 10   10:00     Freedom House Transitional Housing @ 1152 Camelia

May 11   10:30     Quick Heart – Cheerful Dimensions @ Chamber

May 12   10:00     Wild Bird Center of Weatherford @ 325 Adams Drive

May 13     6:00p   Heritage Park Amphitheater @315 Santa Fe with concert to follow

May 17   11:00     Verizon Wireless Communication Connection @ 200 S. Oakridge, Hudson Oaks

May 19     4:00p   The Dermatology Spot @ 1841 Martin Drive (Open House 4-6)

May 24   10:30     AirMedCare Network @ Heritage park south lot

Young Business Leaders

YBL May Luncheon

We look forward to seeing you on May 13th from 11:30-1:00pm at Mader-Bagley State Farm for the Young Business…

Calendar of Events

May 2016 Calendar of Events

May 2-6 – Chamber Event – Tourism Week – Join us each day at a different location!
Monday – Vintage Grill & Car Museum @202 Fort Worth Hwy.– 11:00 am - tour
Tuesday – Doss Heritage @1400 Texas Drive -10:00 am and Museum of the Americas @216 Fort Worth Hwy. - 10:30 am – tours
Wednesday – Rose Garden Cottage @212 E. Lee – 11:00 am tour
Thursday – Greenwood Farms @2390 Greenwood Road– 4:30 pm
Friday – Sweet Springs Winery @215 North Main – 4:00 pm

May 3 – Chamber Event – GOOGLE - Let’s Put Weatherford on the Map8:30-9:30 am
Bring your laptop! Breakfast provided. No cost to attend but seating is limited so please register by calling the Chamber at 817-596-3801. Presented by SBDC Tarleton State University and SBA. Topics include: Being found on Google, Being sure your business information is up-to-date, Business Account access, ownership and verification. Held at Fairfield Inn & Suites, 175 Alford Drive.

May 4 –Chamber Event –Bowie Drive Animal Hospital Ribbon Cutting–10:00 am
824 South Bowie Drive.

May 5 – WISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament – 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
The WISD Education Foundation's annual golf tournament is a tradition in our community!  Join us in a day of golfing, socializing, and FUN that supports our WISD teachers and students.  Our multiple levels of sponsorship allows your organization to advertise at a level that best fits your needs. Donations of silent auction items and golf goodies are also welcome. Canyon West Golf Course, 160 Club House Drive. Contact Charlotte LaGrone at 817-596-4653.

May 6-8 – Greenwood Farm Horse Trials – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join us for a horse triathlon. Each horse & rider pair competes in 3 tests: dressage, stadium jumping, and cross-country jumping.  Food and tack vendors. Free Admission. Volunteers welcome. Contact: Christie Tull at 817-599-8159. 2100 Greenwood Road.

May 6 – National Public Garden Day at Clark Gardens – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Clark
Gardens invites you to celebrate National Public Gardens Day. They will be conducting historical guided walking tours at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Walk alongside a trained docent as they share the Clark Gardens love story. At Noon, Carol Welch, Parker County Master Gardener, will present a class on Shade Gardening in North Central Texas. Free free to bring your own lunch and picnic in the garden for this special day! General admission fees apply. There is no charge for the tours or the Shade Garden presentation. Clark Gardens, 567 Maddux Rd.