About the Author | Nancy Cable, Welcomemat Services Mid-DFW

Nancy Cable is the owner of Welcomemat Services Mid-DFW – New Mover Marketing. Her business reaches new families the first month they move into the area with a direct mail campaign gift certificate from a local business, data report, thank you card and a loyalty app – Punch Points – to keep them coming back to your business.

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Diamond Sponsors

Bank of the West

City of Grapevine

Classic Chevrolet

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center



Sewell Cadillac and Sewell BMW of Grapevine

Southland Holdings

Platinum Sponsors

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Maykus Homes & Neighborhoods

Gold Sponsors

Bob Moore Construction, Inc.


Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano


Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

Oncor Electric Delivery

Phelps Dunbar LLC

Prosperity Bank

Republic Services

Title Partners

Silver Sponsors

Boyle & Lowry, LLP

Community Impact Newspaper

Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Cowboys Golf Club

First Financial Bank, NA

Independent Financial

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake

Texas Oncology

Bronze Sponsors

121 Community Church

Aloft DFW Grapevine-Coppell

The Assaad Group

Atmos Energy

Blagg Tire & Service

Caliber Home Loans

Farmers Insurance/ Allen Insurance

First Bank Texas

First Mid Bank & Trust

Five Star Subaru of Grapevine

Foust & Son Funeral Home

Fransen Pittman General Contractors


Grapevine Mills

Grubbs Infiniti

Hop & Sting Brewing Co.

Hotel Vin/ Harvest Hall

Jason Ridley Agency

Junkluggers of Grapevine, Irving and Denton

Lucas Family Funeral Homes

Marinas of Lake Grapevine

Meow Wolf

Merlin Entertainments

Methodist Southlake Medical Center

MiMutual Mortgage

OIG/Office Interiors Group

PNC Bank

Renata Salons

Stacy Furniture & Design

Trinity Metro 

TriVAN Roofing

Wright Construction Co., Inc.

Contact Info: E-mail: Office: 200 Vine Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-481-1522