Chamber Latte: Your Monday Morning eNews
June 20, 2022
Good Morning! Here's what you'll find in this week's Chamber Latte. (Best viewed on desktop monitor)
NEW This Week
-Photos: Business Builder Networking Coffee
-Childcare Survey
-Thank You: Beyond the Brick Capital Campaign
-Tarrant County allocates $25M to help small businesses affected by pandemic
-How to hold a contest or giveaway on TikTok
-Corporate gifting innovations

Networking THIS Week
-Member Mixer
Upcoming Programs & Events
-Business | Education | Training: Grants & Resources for Small Business
-Regional Advantage Leadership Class
-Ribbon Cuttings!

In Every Issue
-Member Marketplace
-Event Calendar
-Benefit Bullets
-Chamber "How To"
-2022 Member Partners, Community Partners & Event Partners
Featured Events
Member Mixer - THIS WEEK!
After Hours Networking
Join us for after-hours networking at Soul Fire Brewing. FREE for Metroport Chamber Members and 1st time visitors.

Complimentary Appetizers
Cash Bar - Happy Hour Pricing

Thursday, June 23 | 4 PM - 7 PM
Soul Fire Brewing, Roanoke
Sponsored By
BET On Your Future!
"Resources and Grants for Small Businesses"
Learn about financial resources helpful to your small business.

Eric Shanks
Business Development Liaison
Workforce Solutions for N Central Texas

Wednesday, June 29
9 AM to 11 AM
Metroport Chamber Offices
Presented By
Only $20 for Members! Register by June 22!
Apply by June 30 for the Leadership Class!
Seven Communities.
One Leadership Class.
Regional Advantage!
The Metroport Chamber offers a unique leadership program with the goal of developing region-minded leaders.

-Enhance your leadership skills,

-Learn about our Metroport Region, and

-Make key contacts with area business
professionals and community leaders.
Watch J.D. Dargai with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. share his thoughts about the class
News You Can Use
Photos: Business Builder
We had a great turnout with lots of connections & conversations at our Business Builder Networking Coffee. Thanks to Tanger Outlets for hosting and to PJ's Coffee of New Orleans for providing the fantastic coffee!
NOTE: There will not be a Business Builder held in July. Save the Date of August 17 for our next Business Builder Networking Coffee in NORTHLAKE!
Beyond The Brick Capital Campaign
Many thanks to all those who continue to donate to the Chamber's 'Beyond the Brick' capital campaign for the Chamber building. A special thanks to the following donors:
110% Campaign in May

Adjuva Primary Care
Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Firefly Landscapes, LLC
Hard Eight BBQ
Pinnacle Bank
TexOp Construction, LP
Donations Made at The Taste Event

AFLAC - Kelvin S. Waggoner
Bravis Brown
Creative Office Furniture Inc.
Ebby Halliday Realtors, Mary Ann Izzarelli
Kim Taylor Real Estate Group
Trophy Club Women's Club
Western & Southern Life
For more information on the Beyond the Brick Capital Campaign and how to donate, please click here. Thank you!
Childcare Survey
Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas
As you’ve likely heard on the news, research has found that childcare, specifically lack of quality childcare, results in huge losses for employers. A U.S. Chamber Foundation’s November 2021 study found that Texas employers lose more than $7.5 billion annually due to employee absences and turnover.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is working to identify the challenges local employers face due to employee issues with childcare as well as to educate and engage interested employers developing solutions.

Will you help us by completing our short survey? Thank you!
Tarrant County Grants
Tarrant County allocates $25M to help small businesses...

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court voted unanimously at its June 14 meeting to allocate $25 million in federal funds for the Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo) Tarrant County is planning...

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Tik Tok Contests
How to Hold a Contest or Giveaway on TikTok

TikTok users love to share their authentic selves through video, and a fun challenge, contest, or giveaway can increase interest in your small business. Indeed, some of the largest brands, like Ralph Lauren and Crocs, use TikTok contests and...

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Corporate Gifting Innovations
How Startups Are Modernizing the Corporate Gifting Industry

Need a corporate gift? These startups offer innovative ideas . . . The $242 billion corporate gifting market is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 8% and reach $306 billion by 2024. The pandemic, remote work, labor shortages and the . . .

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Member Marketplace
Drop a supply in the Chamber Lobby.
Member Marketplace is a member promotion for the Metroport Chamber. You may receive ad(s) as part of your benefits. For advertising details and specs, please click here.
Events & Programs
Quick Calendar
Scroll down for details on events & programs.
Ribbon Cuttings!
Join the Celebration!
Thursday, June 30, 4:30 PM
131 E Exchange Ave, Suite 204 Fort Worth

Wednesday, July 27, 4:30 PM
3301 Golden Triangle Blvd Fort Worth
Brewed Inspiration
Benefit Bullets
Chamber "How To"
Contact Us
Metroport Chamber
381 West Byron Nelson Boulevard
Roanoke, TX 76262
Sally Aldridge, IOM, President & CEO
Trey Warren, Director of Operations - ext 105
Dani Ashton, Membership Services Manager - ext 103
Barbara Kovacevich, Events - ext 104
Christy Atkinson, Facility Manager and Executive Assistant - ext 101
Shannon Henson, Administrative Assistant - ext 102
Christina Weeks, Marketing & Communications - ext 107
Our Mission:
Create, promote and enhance opportunity and growth for the business community.
PUBLIC HOURS: Monday - Thurs 9 AM - 5 PM | Friday 9 AM - 4 PM
2022 Member Partners
Chairman's Circle
President's Circle
Community Partners
2022 Event Partners
Fidelity Investments
Classic Chevrolet Fleet & Commercial
Legend Bank
Peloton Land Solutions
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake
Town of Northlake

American National Bank & Trust
Comfort Suites Roanoke
Diamond Financial, LLC
Frost Bank
Integrity Land Title, LLC
North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
Republic Services
Town of Argyle
Interested in becoming a 2022 Event Partner? Click here for details!