Stan the Man’s 18th Annual Chili Challenge

With 16 entries from spicy to eclectic, the judges had a difficult time choosing the winners, but they did!

                Best Team Spirit – Shield Awards & Promotions

                Spiciest Chili – James B. Wright, DDS

                Mildest Chili – Garrett Spegar State Farm Agency

                Most Unusual Chili – Reflections of Health

                Overall Best Chili – Insurance of Mid Cities Agency

                 – who will represent the Chamber at the Classic Chevrolet Multi Chamber Chili Cook Off on November 12.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up and take down everything in the parking lot.  Our appreciation goes to Tom Hingst and Bill Brookman for grilling the hot dogs, to David Pollard of FX Entertainment for the music, to judges HEB ISD Trustee Andy Cargile, Bedford Mayor Jim Griffin, HEB Chamber 2014 Chair-elect Michael Land and Euless Mayor Mary Lib Saleh,  and to Shield Awards & Promotions for donating the winners’ rosettes for the 18th year.

Contributions from Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth, Ben E. Keith/Budweiser, Coca Cola Refreshments, USA, Inc., Wal Mart Super Store in Bedford and Tom Thumb, Hurst made the evening special, as did all the chili cooks that participated!


Take the Time to Vote!

Your vote counts Nine constitutional amendments are on the November 5 ballot. This type of election typically has a low voter turnout – all the more reason for you to exercise your right to vote!

Two amendments are of particular interest to the economic development of our area: Proposition 3 on aerospace inventory and Proposition 6 on funding for water projects. The HEB Chamber of Commerce supports both Prop 3 and 6 because of the effect on jobs and the economic vitality of Texas. Continue reading

The Merits of Business Planning

Not long ago, many of us were intrigued by the use of a Garmin GPS.  The device provided a step-by-step road map to our destination – we were wowed by its’ capabilities.  Today, the proliferation of guidance systems are keenly at our disposal from our cars to our phones.  One cannot imagine going somewhere new without plugging in the address and letting the system take us to our place of interest. Continue reading

Your vote counts!

Exercise Your Right to Vote!

One of our rights, and privileges, as U. S. citizens is the right to vote on the officials who represent us – and that includes city council members and school board trustees.  Hurst, Euless and Bedford all have contested races this year as does the HEB ISD. Continue reading

Get Engaged in the Texas Legislative Session

The Texas Legislature has begun their work on the 2014-15 budget and the HEB Chamber needs you to be engaged in this important session. In 2011, the Legislature made numerous cuts and delayed funding programs like Medicaid to balance the budget. These cuts and delays will have an immediate impact on how our legislators will develop the next budget. Even with a projected surplus for 2014-15, they will have some difficult decisions to make in the coming months. Continue reading

HEB Chamber Partners with SCORE to Provide Business Mentoring

The Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).

On Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., members of the Fort Worth Chapter of SCORE will be available for counseling small businesses at the HEB Chamber office at 2109 Martin Drive in Bedford.  This will provide current and prospective small business owners an easy connection to key expertise in all areas of business. Continue reading

Your Vote Counts

Your vote countsOne of our rights and privileges as U. S. citizens is the right to vote on the officials who represent us in Tarrant County, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Early voting for the November 6 general election for county, state and national offices will be October 22 through November 2: Continue reading