Building for Our Future
Why Does the Chamber Need to Expand?
Because our member businesses are growing and thriving, we’re looking toward the future. We continue to add value with continuing education, marketing our small businesses & building strong networks of a regional business community – creating an environment for all of our business to flourish. We are looking at more ways to recruit employees, facilitate people engagement and to give back to our community through involvment and promotion.
Chamber Event & Committee Growth
|10 Years Ago We Had:||Since 2009, We've Added:|
|750 Business Members||1,200 Business Members|
|2,484 Representatives||4,158 Representatives|
|Ambassadors **||The Network **|
|Women’s Division **||Senior Services Alliance **|
|Business Over Coffee **||Family Alliance|
|Business Builders||AMP’T (Young Pros) **|
|Economic Development **||Legislative Advisory|
|Leadership Grapevine **||Job Fairs (2)|
|Past Chairman’s Council|
|** Committees are too large to meet at Chamber facility in 2019|
Where are we going?
To a place designed around your needs.
- Centralized location.
- Plenty of parking.
- 4,000 square feet of which 2,500 will be dedicated to meeting space for committees and member businesses.
- A large, flexible educational space designed for interactions at all levels from one-on-one to group dynamics.
- A “home base” for members who need it.
- A space for businesses to concentrate or collaborate.
No matter what you’re looking for you can find it here:
- Workshops & Forums
- Connections to People & Resources
- Meeting Space
- Networking Opportunities
Our members want transformational knowledge, and we have a plan to deliver it in our new space. We have developed a people-intensive learning-focused plan with exciting, new programming to engage our members.
We will be delivering that plan in our new meeting space, just behind the chamber building at 200 Vine Street. This building will become the epicenter of learning and interaction for our more than 1,200 member businesses.
What’s the Ask?
You can make your support visible and your leadership clear. Put your name on the future, literally, by sponsoring a part of the Chamber. It’s an investment in yourself, your business and the future of our community.
- Receive exclusive placement.
- Share your company’s journey through signage.
- Enjoy advance reservations of meeting space.
- Position your company as a leader to other members and visitors.
Exclusive Naming Rights for the New Building. Having your family or company name placed on the building as a permanent representation of your support for the Chamber and business community.
Each of the donors at the above levels will be prominently displayed within the facility. Donations can be paid at one time or over a maximum of a three-year period via check, credit card or ACH payment through your bank on an agreed upon schedule (annually, bi-annual or monthly).
Capital Campaign Pledges (to date)
|Esparza's Mexicano Restaurante||MIG Real Estate||Phillip & Shelia Cunningham||Great Wolf Lodge|
|RaDonna & Marvin Hessel||LeAnn Brown||Rick and Lavon Bolech / The Bolech Team Real Estate||Law Office of Christopher P. Hamm|
|Classic Chevrolet, Inc. / Tom Durant||Panda Embroidery||State Representative Giovanni Capriglione||Stephanie & Bruno Rumbelow|
|Whitlock Building Services||Wise Guys Pizzeria||Ana & Charley Erwin||Janice & John Kane|
|LEGOLAND Discover Center/SEA LIFE Grapevine||The Salame Family||Chris & Traci Coy||Paul W. McCallum|
|Joe & Chris Szymaszek||Larry McBeath||Grapevine Food Tour||Jan Ramsey, Realtor|
|Anonymous Donor||John & Kristine Munaretto||Tyler & Casey Maxfield||Wright Construction Co., Inc.|
|Joe & Balla Wright||Trinity Commercial Construction||Kylan & Angela Hoss||Jason Ridley|
|C.W. Higgins||Leon & Tracy Leal||Shonda Schaefer, GRACE||Jonathan S. Chance|
|Grapevine Escape||Marcia Willett Allen & Texas Farm Bureau||Dottie DiiBon||Linda Broom - Transworld Business Advisors|
|B&H Office Solutions||Texas General Store||Sharon McCloskey|