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Chamber Latte: Your Monday Morning eNews
January 4, 2021
Greetings! Here's what you'll find in this week's Chamber Latte. (Best viewed on desktop)
New This Week:
  • Happy New Year 2021!
  • Chairman's Message
  • MBA Finalists To Be Announced
  • Blog: 3 Ways to Stand Out When Everyone Else is Trying to Do The Same

Upcoming Programs & Events
  • ELM Networking Coffee
  • Business Builder in Roanoke
  • Metroport Business Awards Video Premiere
  • February Membership Luncheon
COVID-19
  • Free Webinar: Second Stimulus Package Overview
  • SBA Extends Deadline: EIDL Loans
  • Business Resources

In Every Issue
  • Chamber Marketplace
  • MemberPlus App
  • Chamber Calendar
  • 2021 Member Partners, Community Partners & Event Partners
Happy New Year 2021!
We wish you and your team a very Happy New Year 2021!
Chairman's Message
Happy New Year! As the 2021 Chairman of the Board, I thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Metroport Chamber - even during an unparalleled year of challenges.

I have the distinct honor of working side-by-side with modern day heroes, the frontline healthcare workers waging war against the COVID-19 virus. If there is one constant I have learned from watching these dedicated professionals provide the highest level of care possible, it is during those difficult times when we discover our true strengths. This rings true for our Chamber members as well. Every day, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, you are working hard to provide essential goods and services. While these battles may be different, the fortitude, courage and hard work required is very similar.

Our Chamber is comprised of exceptional business and community leaders who overcome. I admire the work ethic, strategic thinking and innovations I have seen as Chamber Members have developed new processes, procedures and products to keep moving forward.

The Metroport Chamber is doing the same. Whether in-person or virtual, we will provide our Members opportunities for professional development, networking, promotion and advocacy. We will continue to implement our mission to create, promote and enhance opportunity and growth for the business community. Now more than ever, we need to support our business community. Together, we are stronger.

We look forward to a year of progress in 2021. Please watch for more details on how you can plug in to the Metroport Region and enhance your business. And finally, I want to thank you for your membership and wish you a safe, healthy and profitable New Year!

Glenn Wallace
CEO, Medical City Alliance
2021 Chairman of the Board
SCORE Fort Worth - FREE Webinar
Second Stimulus Package: An Overview of the New Stimulus Bill Webinar
January 7, 2021 - 1 PM to 2 PM - Free webinar, but must register in advance
Second Stimulus Package: An Overview of New Stimulus...

Second Stimulus Package: An Overview of the New Stimulus Bill Webinar As part of an end-of year pandemic relief package, Congress has pased a new stimulus bill. Please join SCORE Fort Worth for this free informative webinar we're they'll discuss...

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2021 Event Calendar
Plan Out Your Year!
What are your goals for your Chamber Membership this year? Take time to review the 2021 networking and professional development opportunities available to you.

Download our Events Overview & Calendar!
Become a 2021 Event Sponsor!
2021 Sponsorships Now Available!
The Metroport Chamber provides the platforms to elevate your business and maximize your visibility.

With a variety of target audiences and pricing levels, the Chamber's sponsor program can meet your marketing needs.
Metroport Business Awards
Finalists Announced Thursday!
Watch for an email Thursday morning announcing the finalists for our 2021 Metroport Business Awards. These nominees were submitted by the Membership, and we are proud to recognize each of them.
2021 MBA Sponsors
Many thanks to the following Members supporting our MBA Video Presentation!
(sponsors at time of publication)
February Membership Luncheon
Register by February 3
Join us for networking, market tables, an informative program and more!

Wednesday, February 10
11:30 AM - 1 PM
The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway
Featured Speaker

CEO and Chief Economist Elizabeth Morris with Insight Research Corporation will compare the trends, cycles and likely forecasts for the North Texas, Texas and US markets. A must see presentation!
Sponsorships & Market Tables Available!
2021 Luncheon Packages
Save Time & Money!
Three opportunities to save! Reserve your luncheon spot today! Receive discounted pricing and never miss a deadline.

(VIP seating option available)


The deadline to purchase luncheon packages is January 31.
ELM Networking Coffee - Jan 12
Young Professionals Under 40
Meet and connect with fellow young professionals in the Metroport Region.

FREE for Chamber Members under 40.

Tuesday, January 12
8 AM - 9 AM
Sponsorship Available!
Hosted By
Business Builder in Roanoke - Jan 20
Hosted By
Morning Networking
Join us for coffee, conversations & connections in Roanoke! FREE for Members and first-time visitors. General Admission $20, payable at the door.

Wednesday, January 20
8 AM - 9 AM
Sponsorship Available!
Membership Matters - Jan 26
Chamber Orientation
Start the year off right with an overview of the benefits your Chamber Membership provides.

Whether you are new to the Chamber or just need a refresher, sign up and learn how to get the most value from your investment.

Tuesday, January 26
4 PM - 5 PM
Virtual Presentation
Chamber Marketplace
Chamber Marketplace is a member benefit of the Metroport Chamber. You may receive ad(s) as part of your benefits. For advertising details and specs, please click here.
Brewed Inspiration
FREE Webinar: How to Use US Census Data
January 6, 2:00 - 3:30 PM CST
Find out how data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey can help business owners and entrepreneurs find information related to their potential customers for various geographic areas.

You will learn how to access statistics on the socioeconomic, housing, and demographic characteristics of customers in your potential market using the Census Business Builder.

The Census Business Builder is a free online data tool, which provides key information related to businesses and their potential customers.
Chamber Blog: 3 Ways to Stand Out
3 Ways to Stand Out When Everyone Else Is Trying to Do...

There can be a desperation that you feel on social media. Many businesses are creating content that demands "look at me." But while some may believe that "shouting" into social media is the way to get attention, it rarely is.

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SBA Extends Deadline
The SBA announced that the deadline to apply for a COVID-19 pandemic Economic Injury Disaster Loan has been extended to December 31, 2021.

To date, SBA has approved $197 billion in low-interest loans, which provide U.S. small businesses, non-profits, and agricultural businesses working capital funds. Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds.

Loans are offered at affordable terms, including a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profit organizations, a 30-year maturity, and an automatic deferment of one year before monthly payments begin. All eligible small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply.
Coronavirus Business Resources
Helpful information for our Members: www.MetroportChamber.org/coronavirus
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Metroport Chamber
381 West Byron Nelson Boulevard
Roanoke, TX 76262
817.837.1000 
 
Sally Aldridge, IOM, President & CEO
Carrie Kindel, Accounts Manager
Barbara Kovacevich, Events
Christy Atkinson, Facility & Admin Support
Christina Weeks, Communications
 
Our Mission:
Create, promote and enhance opportunity and growth for the business community.
 
PUBLIC HOURS: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
The Chamber's office is open for business.
Please email, call or make an appointment to drop by the office
Please contact us at 817-837-1000 or MetroportInfo@MetroportChamber.org.
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