Capital Campaign

Building for Our Future: Gary & Cynthia Blankenship Business Center

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 involvement and promotion.

At our 2019 September Membership Luncheon, we shared a very special announcement with regards to this project. We have secured a naming sponsor for the new building! We are thrilled to announce our building naming sponsors: Gary and Cynthia Blankenship! Because of the generous donation of the Blankenships, the building will be the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Please help us thank them. Gary and Cynthia started Bank of the West in 1985. Gary serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Cynthia is the Vice Chairman and Corporate President for Bank of the West. The Blankenships and Bank of the West have been huge community partners here in Grapevine, giving back in countless ways.

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Chamber Event & Committee Growth

10 Years Ago We Had:Since 2009, We've Added:
750 Business Members1,200 Business Members
2,484 Representatives4,158 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)
Procurement Fair
Casino Night
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
  • Training
  • 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.

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  • 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.

Sponsorship Levels

$50,000

Founder Level

$25,000

Executive Level

$10,000

Visionary Level

$5,000

Champion Level

$1,000

Partner Level

$500

Ambassador Level

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 RestauranteMIG Real EstatePhillip & Shelia CunninghamGreat Wolf Lodge
RaDonna & Marvin HesselLeAnn BrownLaw Office of Christopher P. HammClassic Chevrolet, Inc. / Tom Durant
Panda Embroidery State Representative Giovanni CapriglioneStephanie & Bruno RumbelowWhitlock Building Services
Wise Guys PizzeriaAna & Charley ErwinJanice & John KaneLEGOLAND Discover Center/SEA LIFE Grapevine
The Salame FamilyChris & Traci CoyPaul W. McCallumJoe & Chris Szymaszek
Jan Ramsey, RealtorJohn & Kristine MunarettoTyler & Casey MaxfieldWright Construction Co., Inc.
Joe & Balla WrightTrinity Commercial ConstructionKylan & Angela HossJason Ridley
C.W. HigginsLeon & Tracy LealShonda Schaefer, GRACEJonathan S. Chance
Grapevine EscapeMarcia Willett Allen & Texas Farm BureauDottie DiiBonLinda Broom - Transworld Business Advisors
B&H Office SolutionsTexas General StoreJerry & Susan PittmanRoss and Shannon Paterson
Judy Sherman, Cornerstone Wealth StrategiesDuff and Patrick O'DellJennifer L. StubbemanRoy & Joan Stewart
Grapevine MillsIndependent BankGayle Hall, CFEEBlagg Tire & Service / Perry & Paula Leonard
In Memory of Helen & JT Lucas by Helen Jean LucasCornerstone StaffingNichols Financial GroupDarla Denton - Devin Designs Florist
Grapevine Golf Cars - Terry HundleyBob Burrus & FamilyDarlene & David FreedMaykus Family
David and Jenifer SuttonGary & Cynthia Blankenship Business CenterBruce W. RiderJohn & Cindy Hood
Drs. Robin & Cindy RyanU.S. Congressman Kenny MarchantBrown Chiropractic ClinicImpact Signs & Graphics
Home Care AssistanceThe Ramos AgencyGrapevine Fairth Christian SchoolHilton DFW Lakes
Grapevine Rotary ClubCovenant Church ColleyvilleSherry & Dave Custable TriVAN RoofingJ.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home
John T. Evans CoLifetime Benefits Insurance, LLPLara and Eric HohweilerAMP'T - Young Professionals
Kalee WulfersDFW International AirportFirst Financial BankSteve & Maggie Haley
Mi Mutual Mortgage - Bob & Norma DuaneEECU Credit UnionFrost BankHarry & Patricia Nelson
Nerds To GoWeinberger's DeliFirst Bank TexasKeith & Lynda Temple - Chairman 2007 - 2008
Philip & Sarah Cloud - Chairman 2000 - 2001KD Factors & Financial Services, LLCWomen's Division of the Grapevine ChamberPeppa Pig World of Play
Traci HuttonCarolAnne CrossanAlert 360Jan & Dennis Luers
Sewell of GrapevineThe Miori FamilyStacy FamilyGrapevine's Runway Theatre
Simmons BankIn Honor of Marti Pevehouse & FamilyGary Fickes, Tarrant County CommissionerMac's on Main
Rick & Lavon BolechJon Michael & Sue FranksUS Health Advisors - A United Healthcare CompanyVillage Professional Painters
Ken & Clydene JohnsonTina Ferguson - Farmers Insurance121 Community ChurchBingham Family Vineyards
CORPORATE CULTURE • COMMUNITY CARING • CLASSIC CHARACTER
Contact Info: E-mail: info@grapevinechamber.org Office: 200 Vine Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-481-1522