Events for September 2014
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Sep 03   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 30 second commercials. Guests welcome.
Come join us as we welcome some of our newest Members. Companies include:
 
Van Chevrolet
Healthy Vending by H.U.M.A.N.
Favorite Brands
Acappella In Home Care
RMP-RV Parts Company 
Other Companies Invited
 
Each will present a 5 minute Spotlight and several plan to have a show & tell.
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:   September 3, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Luby's
13455 Midway Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 per person
Sep 03   An Informational Session: Storm Water Utility Fee
An informational session with an environmental company to answers any questions or concerns regarding the Storm Utility Fee.
Date:   September 3, 2014
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Manske Library 
13613 Webb Chapel Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   4PM-6PM
Sep 04   Ribbon Cutting at Wyndham Garden Dallas North
Please come celebrate the Re branding to Wyndham Garden Dallas North with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, September 4.

Our full service hotel has recently completed a 21 million dollar renovation and offers 350 sleeping rooms and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space.
Wyndam Garden also has a restaurant on site that offers a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Our Complimentary shuttle  services drop off and pick up at both DFW and Love Field Airports.
We also have a outdoor pool with Cabanas that can be reserved and we offer Happy Hour specials daily.
Date:   September 4, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   2645 LBJ Freeway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
The hotel is located at I-635 and 
Josey Lane in North Dallas.
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 4
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Stay for Appetizers & Drinks
Sep 06   Is Business Ownership Right For Me? - Brookhaven College
Are you ready to jump in but not sure where to start or what you're getting yourself into? Choose the right business. Your success in business may be directly related to how well you choose. Select a business in which you can use your skills and talents. Building a business is neither for the faint of heart or the speed demon. What does it take to launch a business? Who succeeds, and who doesn't? Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. How do you know whether it's for you? This workshop will help you determine if you are ready to plunge into the world of Entrepreneurship. Determine if you have what it takes!
Date:   September 6, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.BrookhavenCollege.edu
Location:   3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Contact:   To register call: (972) 860-4600
Date/Time Details:   September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50
Sep 11   Education Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Date:   September 11, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   FB Chamber 2nd Floor Board Room
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   1:30 PM
Sep 12   September Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting prior to the September General Membership Luncheon
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Doubletree Hilton near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane

Email:   rbrown@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   September 12, 2014
10:30 AM
Sep 12   September General Membership Luncheon
September General Membership Luncheon

"What a CEO MUST Know to Raise Sales Performance"
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Doubletree Hilton near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane
Email:   cdavis@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   September 12, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $30 Per Person
Sep 13 - Sep 27   Starting Your Own Business - Brookhaven College
Take the first step in starting your business! This overview course takes you through the basics of getting started with your own business showing you the steps you will need to take when getting started. Different types of businesses will be discussed along with how to obtain licenses, set up your record keeping, find funding and develop a marketing plan. Upon completion of the course, each participant will have the basic understanding needed to start a business. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about their business as it relates to this course's content. (For any advice and/ or consultation on your business, with regard to specific situations, please contact a business advisor.)
Date:   September 13, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.BrookhavenCollege.edu
Location:   3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Contact:   To register call: (972) 860-4600
Date/Time Details:   September 13, September 20, and September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $95
Sep 16   3rd Quarter Platinum Club Luncheon
Hosted by Dallas Medical Center
Quarterly Exclusive, Round-table Platinum Club Member Only Luncheon.
Date:   September 16, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Dallas Medical Center
7 Medical Parkway
3rd Floor Board Room
 
Contact:   Nanette Foght
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   September 16, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Platinum Club Member Only Event
Space is limited ****
Sep 17   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 30 second commercials. Guests welcome.
Spotlight Presenter ~ TBD
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:   September 17, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Luby's
13455 Midway Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 per person
Sep 18 - Sep 19   Event at Drug Alcohol Tobacco Education -

Help support Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education Mission to educate our Youth and Community on the dangers of Drugs and Alcohol.

#NTXGivingDay


Sept. 18, 6am - Midnight

http://www.northtexasgivingday.org/


 
Date:   September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014
Time:   06:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location:   http://www.northtexasgivingday.org/
Contact:   Margaret Hughes
Email:   Mhughes@NorthTX-DATE.org
Date/Time Details:   September 18, 2014 - 6 am - Midnight
Sep 18   Using Facebook to Market Your Business
Using Facebook to Market Your Business
 
Whether you have a Facebook account and page or not you can learn how to use Facebook to market your business. This hands on workshop will focus:
 
  • Utilizing the functions of Facebook Pages
    • Cover Photos
    • Post
    • About
    • Photos
    • Video
    • Events
    • Links
    • More
  • On how to develop a following (building community)
  • How to promote your products and services
  • Producing content to go viral
  • The role of Video in Facebook
  • The daily conversation of business and Facebook
  • Facebook Ads
 
Key Learning Objectives
  • 3 Keys to Social Media Marketing
  • Utilizing the functions of Facebook Pages
  • Fans, Following, Community
  • Promotion of Products & Services
  • The role of Video in Facebook
  • The daily conversation
 
Your speaker, J.R. Atkins has been working with individuals, executives and small businesses since 1993 and on Social Media since 2008. He has a BA from Texas A&M University and an MBA from The University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus. He has published 3 books Success Simplified, Social Media 2.0 and Road Map to Success.
 
Date:   September 18, 2014
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center
14050 Heartside Place
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Contact:   Lara Orlic
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 18
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $60 Per Person

Special Rates
This is workshop 1 in a 3-part workshop series with J.R. Atkins, Something Different Companies. Register for all 3 for $145 per person! To redeem this discount contact Lara Orlic at info@fbchamber.com. 
Sep 19   Demo Sale at Artisan's Studio-Gallery
Artisan's Studio-Gallery Demo Sale of Original Art
Artists/Teachers: Naomi Brotherton & Pat Kochan
Date:   September 19, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artisanntudio.com
Location:   2825 Valley View Lane, Suite 301
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Contact:   Pat Kochan
Email:   patkart@aol.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 19
10 AM - 4 PM
Sep 23   25th Annual Golf Classic
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of golf swings, hole-in-ones, partners and friends! 
Date:   September 23, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Drive
Newly Renovated Championship Course
Contact:   Beverly Wagner, Special Events Chairman
Email:   beverly.wagner@house.state.tx.us
Date/Time Details:   12:00 PM Registration
1:00 PM   Tee Time
Fees/Admission:   Early Bird Entry Fee | $160 (until Sept 1)
Entry Fee | $180


Gold Sponsorship | $2,000
8 Players, 2 Exclusive Hole Sponsorships, 4 Cart Sponsorships, Program & Banner Listing, Recognition at the Reception and Display Table at Tee upon request

Silver Sponsorship | $1,250
4 Players, 1 Exclusive Hole Sponsorship, 2 Cart Sponsorships, Program & Banner Listing, Recognition at the Reception and Display Table at Tee upon request

Bronze Sponsorship | $800
4 Players, 1 Hole Sponsorship, 2 Cart Sponsorships and Program Listing

Medalist Sponsorship | $400
2 Players, 1 Hole Sponsorship and Program Listing

Tee Box/Green Sponsorship | $100
Cart Sponsor | $50