Events for March 2017
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Mar 01   Branch Out Networking Sunrise Meeting
Join us for an early morning networking meeting featuring industry leaders in our community and promote your business with company commercials! 
Featured speaker Mark Mandell, Business Development and External Relations with Argosy University.
Date:   March 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Community Room
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, March 1, 2017 
7:30am - 8:30am 
Fees/Admission:   $1 for Coffee & Donuts
Mar 03   1st Friday Networking Luncheon
Get connected with your fellow Farmers Branch Chamber Members and meet new business leaders within the community!  

The 1st Friday Connection Luncheon is a networking & membership event – Exploring all the Restaurants in the Chamber!


Sponsored by:
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce, Membership Committee

Arrive by 11:15 to order food; there will be a special room for our event!

Agenda:  Meet & Greet, Networking Super-Nuggets, and 30 Second Commercials

Secret Prize for the “Best” Networking Super - Nugget
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchchamber.com
Location:   Mercer Crossing 
11700 Luna Rd
Farmers Branch, TX 
75234

Phone: 
214-613-1260
Contact:   Alex Sagcal asagcal@spford.com
Email:   asagcal@spford.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 3, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Lunch option: Lunch catered by Sid’s Rainbow Grill
Cost: $10.00
Mar 09   Education Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room 
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Mar 15   Branch Out Networking - Sunrise Meeting
Join us for an early morning networking meeting featuring industry leaders in our community and promote your business with company commercials! 
Featured Speaker: Sandra Seigler, Owner
Date:   March 15, 2017
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Community Room
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, march 15, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 Hot Coffee & Delicious Doughnuts
Mar 15   Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Ambassadors Committee Monthly Meeting after Branch Out
Date:   March 15, 2017
Time:   08:45 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce Community Room
Contact:   Brother Eddy Ketchersid, Ambassador Chair Richard Brown, Member Relations Consultant Farmers Branch Chamber
Email:   rbrown@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Every third Wednesday after our Sunrise Branch Out Meeting.
Mar 16   Frost Bank's Monthly Coffee Event
Please join us for our monthly Coffee Event @ C2 Cafe in Old Downtown Carrollton. 

FREE Beverage of your choice; Compliments of FROST BANK!
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
C2 Cafe'
1101 S. Broadway
Carrollton, Texas


 
Date:   March 16, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:   C2 Café 1101 S. Broadway, Carrollton, TX 75006
Email:   josephus.howard@frostbank.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 19, 2015 / 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 21   Board of Directors Meeting
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Board of Director's Meeting
Date:   March 21, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   10:00am-11:00am
Mar 22   Drive 4UR Community - CFB Educational Foundation
As a community, you are invited to help raise money for the CFBISD Educational Foundation that will go towards teacher and student grants and scholarships.
 
All you need to do is Test Drive a new Ford!  Please consider scheduling a time through the sign up link in order to minimize your wait time.  Please note that the busiest times will be 4:30 pm. To 7:30 p.m.
 
Sign Up Genius:  
Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044EA8AA29A4FB6-drive/42999078
Date:   March 22, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 07:30 PM
Website:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044EA8AA29A4FB6-drive/42999078
Location:   3201 Old Denton Road
Carrollton, TX 75007
Contact:   Alex Sagcal
Email:   asagcal@spford.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, March 22    
10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE EVENT!
Mar 23   Metrocrest Services 12th Annual Keyholder Breakfast
Metrocrest's 12th Annual Keyholder Breakfast will be held Thursday, March 23, from 7:15am-9:00am. at the Crowne Plaza Dallas near Galleria-Addison. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend to celebrate and support Metrocrest Services and the community it serves.

Every year, a local business is chosen to receive the Lou Sartor Heart for the Community Award from Metrocrest Services, which recognizes and celebrates a business that has shown an outstanding commitment to its community. By supporting the mission of Metrocrest Services, the business has impacted families, individuals and seniors by providing significant resources to support programs and services. This award recipient has a “heart” for the community, as demonstrated by its consistent efforts to make a difference in the lives of those in need. The award carries the name of Lou Sartor, a dedicated philanthropist and Metrocrest community member.

This year's recipient is Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Carrollton, which is more than one of the top Ford dealerships in the state: it’s also an engine of change and positive support in the Metrocrest area. In recognition of its outstanding commitment to the community, the dealership is receiving a prestigious award, the Lou Sartor Heart for the Community Award. Sam Pack will accept the award on March 23 at the Metrocrest Services 12th Annual Keyholder Breakfast, an event that is open to the public.  

“This is our home, this is our city, and this is our community,” said Trey Russell, general manager of Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Carrollton. “We have been involved because it’s the right thing to do to give back to a community that has supported us and continues to support us today. We are humbled to be a part of this community and honored to be the recipient of the Lou Sartor Heart for the Community Award.”
Date:   March 23, 2017
Time:   07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://metrocrestservices.org/kcfinder/upload/files/Breakfast%202%2028%2017.pdf
Location:   Crowne Plaza Dallas near Galleria-Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX
75001
Contact:   For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact mharris@metrocrestservices.org.
Email:   mharris@metrocrestservices.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 23, from 7:15am - 9:00am
Fees/Admission:   Single Tickets are $75
Sponsorships are available.
Mar 29   Branch Out Networking - 5th Wednesday Special Presentation
Join us for an early morning networking meeting featuring industry leaders in our community and promote your business with company commercials! 

5th Wednesday Special Presenter The City of Farmers Branch
Come meet the Farmers Branch City Officials and get your questions answered! 
These networking opportunities are a great way to connect with others in the Chamber and community. - See more at: http://www.farmersbranchchamber.com/membership#sthash.TMEtuwyx.dpuf
Date:   March 29, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.farmersbranchchamber.org
Location:   Hilliard Office Solutions
 2100 Valley View Ln #100
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Contact:   Richard Brown
Email:   rbrown@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Mar 31   Lunch and Learn
Becoming a Decisive Leader
Mike Gibson, MRG Presentations
 
Making decisions is easy.  Making good decisions is a challenge.  Effective leaders accept that challenge.

Based on the book, Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath, this session will serve as an introduction to the challenge of making good decisions.  It will also provide participants with an immediate application—an idea that can be put into practice right away. 

The experience will include short insights followed up by small group discussions.   This will allow business leaders to interact with other leaders and consider how to best apply the information. 

If you have been in a session with Mike, you know it will be engaging and informative!  Lunch and Learn at the same time!
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Community Room
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
2815 Valley Vew Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX  75234
 
Contact:   Please contact the Chamber for more information, 972-243-8966.
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 31st
11:30am-1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per participant, includes lunch.