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Leadership HEB 2015-2016 Calendar

Key Dates for the 2015-2016 Class Year:

Orientation Thursday, September 24 4.00p to 5.00p
Full-Day MANDATORY

Challenge Course

Friday, October 9 ALL DAY
Regular Class Thursday, October 29 1.00p to 5.00p
Regular Class Thursday, November 5 1.00p to 5.00p
Regular Class Thursday, December 3 1.00p to 5.00p
Regular Class Thursday, January 7 1.00p to 5.00p
Regular Class Thursday, January 28 1.00p to 5.00p
Regular Class Thursday, February 18 1.00p to 5.00p
Regular Class Thursday, March 3 1.00p to 5.00p
Austin Trip Wednesday, March 9 ALL DAY
Regular Class Tuesday, April 5 12.00p to 5.00p
Bad Weather,

Make-Up Class

Thursday, April 21 1.00p to 5.00p

North Texas Giving Day – HEB Chamber Non-Profits Quicklinks

North Texas Giving Day #NTXGivingNorth Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to – and start relationships with – new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.  After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $26.3 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hopes that North Texas will raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits. On September 17, 2015, donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 2,100 certified nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Those donations will be amplified by more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes.

HEB Chamber Nonprofit Members participating in North Texas Giving Day include:

6 Stones Mission Network
Alliance for Children, Inc.
American Cancer Society
Arlington Life Shelter
Arts Council Northeast
Community Enrichment Center
Crown of Life Lutheran School
GRACE
Metroport Meals On Wheels
Mid-Cities Care Corps
Mission Central
Texas Baptist Home For Children
The Clubhouse for Special Needs, Inc.
United Way – Northeast

In the spirit of giving, consider how you too can make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteer. Donate. Give Back.

Start as a Student, Finish as a CEO! Free Webinar about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy

YEAlogo gifJoin us for a free informational webinar to see how the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is helping middle and high students across America learn to start and run their own, real businesses!

In just 15 minutes, students, parents and teachers can discover:

  • Highlights of the Academy’s fun, hands-on class that teaches students how to generate an idea, conduct market research, write business plans, and pitch to a panel of investors for real startup funds.
  • Information about the Saunders Scholars college scholarship competition
  • How to nominate students
  • How to submit a winning application for acceptance to the program

DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2015

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. CDT

Presented and moderated by Sara Bukowiec, Director of Operations, Young Entrepreneurs Academy!

Click here to Register

60th Birthday Bash for the HEB Chamber of Commerce | Saturday, September 12 | Individual Tickets Available

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Hurst Conference Center
Saturday, September 12
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

In celebration of the HEB Chamber’s 60 years of promoting its members and supporting the community, join us for an exciting night of live entertainment, food stations, auctions, video horse racing, dancing, karaoke, a photo booth, and much more!

Returning musical favorite, Time Warp, will once again take the stage as our featured musical entertainment. Other performers include Projeke 57, Pianist Isaac Foreman, LD Bell String Quartet, and TCC NE Dancers.

Gift cards, gift certificates, gift baskets, iPad Air, Apple TV, Texas Rangers Baseball Tickets, Lone Star Park Track Passes, NASCAR Xfinity & NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 tickets, Mini Cowboys Football Helmet signed by Drew Pearson, complimentary hotel stays, a private tour of the Tarrant County Court House and lunch with County Judge B. Glen Whitley, and many other sought after auction items will be available!

Purchase individual tickets for only $75. Enjoy a festive evening with friends and coworkers!

Make a difference through Challenge By Choice!

Challenge by Choice

The Challenge By Choice Program teaches students the importance of taking challenging course work in high school.  Simply spend an hour of your time speaking to 8th grade students in the HEB ISD. As a volunteer presenter, you will encourage the students to prepare themselves for whatever path they choose, whether it is college, trade school or going directly into the workforce. You will help them understand that high school is their opportunity to “load-up” on those courses that will put them one step ahead at graduation.

The presentation is “packaged” and ready for you in the classroom. All you need is to attend a brief explanation session to prepare you for your time with the students. Training sessions are scheduled to maximize your time and will be held at the HEB Chamber. For more information, return this form by September 18 or contact Linda Dibley at linda@heb.org to be a Challenge By Choice presenter!

The HEB Chamber of Commerce Offers Its Members a Unique “Buy Local” Program

Buy Local | Save Local NowDigital Marketing Platform Gives Local Businesses Added Sales Edge

BEDFORD, TEXAS— Chamber members can use SAVE LOCAL NOW™ (SLN) to create, manage and analyze their digital marketing campaigns. Bundled together on an easy-to-use digital platform, SLN includes live business listings, content creation and publishing, email marketing, social sharing, and Search Engine Optimization.

Locals and tourists alike can access the deals, events, and promotions created by Chamber members via the chamber’s website or the free-to-download SLN iPhone or Android app. Saving money and buying local in Hurst, Euless or Bedford has never been easier.

“Community organizations are looking for creative ways to market themselves and be an asset to the businesses they serve,” said Keith Latore, Save Local Now’s co-founder and CEO. “That’s why we created Save Local Now exclusively for chambers of commerce and community organizations. Save Local Now benefits everyone. The HEB Chamber now has a tool to help promote local businesses and organizations while encouraging people to shop local. Business members have access to a digital marketing platform they might not otherwise be able to afford. Consumers have a convenient source for finding local businesses, deals, events and promotions.”

The Save Local Now platform is available at savelocalnow.com, the App Store and Google Play. Members of the HEB Chamber are eligible to create unlimited digital marketing campaigns using the Save Local Now platform. If you believe your business could benefit from Save Local Now, please contact the HEB Chamber at 817.283.1521.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) INFORMATION NIGHT – September 17 – 6.30p

START AS A STUDENT, FINISH AS A CEO!

YEAlogo gifGene A. Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy will host a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Information Session for students currently in grades 7-12, their families, and local business leaders about YEA! YEA! is a yearlong program that guides junior and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements!

The YEA! application will be available and attendees will learn about the structure, curriculum, and application process for the program. YEA! graduates will be present to share their experiences and talk about their successful business launches! Business leaders can learn how to get involved with YEA! as a mentor, guest speaker, field trip host, or even an investor!

YEA! brochures and applications will be available at the event.

Gene A. Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy
1849 Central Dr, Bldg E
Bedford, TX 76022
6.30p to 7.30p

For more information, please contact Linda Dibley at the HEB Chamber at 817.283.1521.

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