Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and
Grapevine Chamber - The Women's Division
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
200 E. Vine
Grapevine, Texas 76051
The mission of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is to promote business that adds value to our community.
Whether you're looking to enhance your leadership role in the Grapevine business community or within your own organization, the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce provides a vast array of educational and networking experiences to enrich your professional life. Come and meet the community's business p
Chamber Supports Business Growth Through Programs
Focused on a diverse audience, the Chamber of Commerce also has many programs to help businesses grow and get connected to the community. The Chamber meets at the Grapevine Convention Center the second Thursday of each month for networking, lunch and to hear a professional speaker address timely business topics. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling the office the Tuesday before the luncheon: 817 481-1522.rofessionals and grow your business.
In additon, there are many other networking groups and opportunities, business after-hour mixers, civic leadership opportunites, monthly economic development updates, community service events, and weekly Ribbon Cuttings to welcome new businesses to Grapevine.
|U.S. Chamber Awards Grapevine Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation|
March 21, 2013
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.
"Accreditation validates a Chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community," said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber Executive Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. "We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise."
"As one of just 19 Chambers of Commerce accredited in Texas, out of 400 Chambers in the state, we are proud of where we are and committed to move from the top 3% in the nation to the top 2%," said RaDonna Hessel, CEO of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.
2013 is the first year the Grapevine Chamber has applied for accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
"It is exceptional for a Chamber to receive a 4-Star Accreditation in its first effort," said Hessel. "Of course our ultimate goal is to become the sixth 5-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas; so the Chamber's Board of Directors has already started work to reach that goal."
Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes Chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. In order to receive Accreditation, a Chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. This extensive self-review can take six to nine months to complete.
"Our Chamber's goals are to create strong leadership, business partnerships, and stewardship and prosperity, and each goal helps in promoting businesses that add value to our community, which is the mission of the Grapevine Chamber," said Hessel. "Building a strong business base ultimately benefits all of those who live, work and play in Grapevine."
Local Chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. State Chambers are recognized as either Accredited State Chamber or Accredited State Chamber with Distinction. The final determination is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
About the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1952, the mission of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is to promote business that adds value to our community. A 501(c)6 non-profit business organization, the Chamber functions through working committees developed by those who invest in the organization, to further their business viability and to strengthen the community at large.
|'Business Solutions' Seminars|
|The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce continues to offer monthly Business Solutions seminars for local business owners at it's office on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. Reservations requested|
“Leadership Grapevine is a great opportunity for our business community to learn first-hand about the City's economic, civic and cultural programs that directly impact their business,” says Kristine Amador, past-chair of Chamber Board of Directors.
Participants got an overview of municipal government, GCISD, economic development strategy, as well as historical preservation efforts. “In addition, class members had one-on-one time with city leaders and department heads throughout the classes,” says Jennifer Hibbs, assistant city manager. “There were field trips scheduled to see the city Parks’ programs, business development corridors and more...all of which were great fun.”
Contact the Chamber for membership application and additional information at 817 481-1522 or www.GrapevineChamber.org.
|Grapevine Chamber - Women's Division|
|Mission Statement:To foster the spirit of cultural and commercial progress among the women of Grapevine, toencourage good will and fellowship, and to enable them to cooperate with the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce in the advancement of the civic, industrial, commercial and educational interest of the City of Grapevine.|
The Chamber has a very active philanthropic Women's Division, which hosts many civic opportunities for public outreach and personal development. Some of the key programs supported are: Second Chance School Supplies, Police & Fire Appreciation, Senior Fest, Christmas Spirit, and Anniversary Ball.
The Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber annually produces one of the community's favorite events: The Great Taste of Grapevine!
Monthly luncheon meetings with a guest speaker are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at Stacy's Furniture, 3rd Floor, 1901 S. Main St. Contact us at 817 481-1522, or on our website, www.grapevinechamber-womensdiv.com.
|Women's Division "Woman of the Year",|