Events for October 2014
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Oct 01   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:   October 1, 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
Oct 02   Branch Out Networking Business Afterhours
Join us for a Branch Out Networking Business After Hours Sponsored by Saltgrass Steakhouse.

 
Date:   October 2, 2014
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   4101 LBJ Freeway
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   4 PM - 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   $2.50 Beers & BOGO Margaritas
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Saltgrass Steakhouse.
Oct 04 - Oct 18   How Write A Business Plan - Brookhaven College
This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business, and provides access to samples plans and resources that can help you build a very good business plan. A well written business plan takes time, patience, detail, research and a right approach to presntation.This course will walk you through the process of writing your business plan.
Date:   October 4, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Location:   3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Contact:   To register call: (972) 860-4600
Date/Time Details:   October 4, October 11, and October 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $95
Oct 09   Education Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Date:   October 9, 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
Oct 10   Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Date:   October 10, 2014
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber
2nd Floor Board Room
One Medical Parkway, FB
Contact:   Nanette Foght
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, October 10
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Oct 14   Red Ribbon Committee Meeting
Planning Committee for the Red Ribbon Breakfast
Date:   October 14, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   FB Chamber 
2nd Floor Board Room
One Medical Parkway, Farmers Branch
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Oct 15   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:   October 15, 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
Oct 15   Ambassadors/Membership Committee Meeting
Ambassadors/Membership Committee Meeting
Date:   October 15, 2014
Time:   08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Location:   Luby's 
12455 Midway Road
 
Email:   lara.orlic@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   8:45 AM - 9:45 PM
Oct 16   Building LinkedIn for Business
LinkedIn continues to grow as a business building social media tool. It starts with setting up a profile, continues through building out the company page to running a campaign.
 
This workshop will start with the “why” and quickly move through the “how” of using LinkedIn to grow your business. Some of the topics to be addressed:
  • Building a Successful Profile
  • Sharing your Subject Matter expertise
  • 3 Keys to success with Social Media
  • Driving business via relationships
  • Resources to learn more
  • Linkedin & Outlook/Google+
  • In Mail
This is a hands on workshop. Bring your laptop and set up your LinkedIn profile and we will take it from there.
 
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:   October 16, 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, October 16
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $60 Per Person

Special Rates
This is workshop 2 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. 
Oct 17   Demo Sale at Artisan's Studio-Gallery
Artisan's Studio-Gallery Demo Sale of Original Art
Artists/Teachers: Naomi Brotherton & Pat Kochan
Date:   October 17, 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, October 17
10 AM - 4 PM
Oct 17   Ribbon Cutting at Mercer Crossing Apartments
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Plaque Presentation Ceremony as we welcome Mercer Crossing Apartments into the Chamber membership.
Date:   October 17, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://mercercrossing.net
Location:   Mercer Crossing
11700 Luna Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   3:00 PM
Oct 22   Ribbon Cutting at Van Chevrolet

Please join us as we welcome Van Hyundai into the Chamber Membership with a Ribbon Cutting, and Member Plaque Presentation.
Lunch Provided Compliments of Van Hyundai
 

Date:   October 22, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vanhyundai.com/index.htm
Location:   Van Hyundai
1301 South Interstate 35 E
Carrollton, TX 75006
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   11:00 AM-1 PM
Oct 24   Annual Red Ribbon Breakfast
Please join us as we host the 25th Annual Red Ribbon Kick-Off Breakfast on Friday, October 24, 7:30 am - 9:00 am at the beautiful Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. This nationwide program encourages students to live with FREEDOM from DRUGS.
Keynote Presentation by Dr. Thom Chesney, President, Brookhaven College

The Red Ribbon Story. Enrique “Kiki’ Camarena grew up with hopes and dreams of making a difference.  He worked his way through college, served in the Marines and became a police officer. While working undercover for the DEA in Mexico, Camarena was tortured and killed by drug traffickers. To honor Camarena’s memory and work, parents began the Red Ribbon Campaign in 1988 as an effort to protect children from the dangers of drugs.
 
Date:   October 24, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.farmersbranchchamber.com
Location:   Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Drive
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM-9:00 AM
Please arrive a few minutes early for registration.
Fees/Admission:   Presenting Sponsor | $1,500
Customizable Package
Gold Sponsor | $750
(2) Tables of 10 | Minimum of 14 Students
Silver Sponsor | $350
(1) Tables of 10 | Minimum of 6 Students
Bronze Sponsor | $200
1 Company Representative & 4 Students
Student Sponsor & Representative Reservations| $30 each
 
Oct 25 - Nov 01   Your Professional Brand - Brookhaven College
This course helps professionals define and develop the professional brand they want every part of their organization to emulate. Participants will also develop an elevator speech that they can use as an effective marketing tool and practice presentation skills to deliver the speech with confidence.
Date:   October 25, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:30 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:   October 25, and November 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55
Oct 29   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 30 second commercials. Guests welcome.
Special Presentation by the City of Farmers Branch
Spotlight Presenter ~ City Manager Gary Greer
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:   October 29, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Saltgrass Steakhouse
4101 LBJ Freeway
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $5 Per Person 
Register Online | Please pay cash at the door.
Oct 29   Ribbon Cutting at Brookdale Senior Living
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Tour as we celebrate Brookdale Senior Living.

We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
 
This is the promise that the staff at Brookdale Farmers Branch, formerly known as Emeritus at Farmers Branch — and throughout Brookdale communities — has shared since 1998, when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful — a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.
 
The Perfect Location
 
Brookdale Farmers Branch is located in a quiet residential area, set on five acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails. One of the premier assisted living and memory care communities in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, Brookdale Farmers Branch is located close to I-635 and I-35. For the convenience of our residents, our community is also near the Valley View Mall, Galleria Mall, several parks, as well as major employers and state-of-the-art medical facilities, including RHD Memorial Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center and several skilled nursing facilities.
 
A Wonderful Selection
 
Brookdale Farmers Branch offers 52 assisted living apartments, with three open floor plans to encourage movement and independence within a safe environment. We also offer 10 memory care apartments. All apartments are on one level for easy access. And each includes a walk-in shower, separate dressing area and individual climate control. Some also have beautiful views of our enclosed courtyards.
 
Here, within the warmth of our tight-knit community, residents also have access to several lovely common areas – an elegant dining room, living room and sitting areas, library and other cozy spaces – to enjoy conversation and friendship with their neighbors. Pets are also welcome at our community.
 
Date:   October 29, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brookdale.com/communities/emeritus-farmers-branch/
Location:   Brookdale Senior Living Community
13505 Webb Chapel
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 30   Partners in Possibilities Fundraising Luncheon
Learn more and help support Mosaic at our Annual Partners in Possibilities Fundraising Luncheon. The event will be held on October 30, 2014 from 12-1pm.  There is no cost to attend the luncheon, but reservations are required. You can call Lori at 972-866-9989, ext. 322.
Date:   October 30, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   The Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001
Contact:   Lori Baum 972-866-9989, ext 322
Email:   lori.baum@mosaicinfo.org
Date/Time Details:   October 30, 2014 from 12:00-1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission and lunch are free