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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
U.S. Cold Storage (USCS) closed on a 40-acre site on Jim Christal Road east of Western Boulevard on February 2, 2018.  USCS provides its clients with refrigerated and frozen food warehousing and transportation with 38 facilities in 13 states and 2,500 employees.  Clients include Kraft, Kellog’s Unilever and Butterball; USCS has four existing facilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, andArlington.  USCS ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, January 11, 2018
“I’m open to just about anything reasonable,” was the prevailing message offered recently by new City of Denton Fire Marshall Brad Lahart.  Brad was promoted to Fire Marshall in November 2017.  He contacted the Denton Chamber to arrange an informal update on his department’s policies and procedures, and to seek input from area professionals involved in commercial construction projects.  Local ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Government Relations, Press Release
Friday, January 05, 2018
A new twist for this year’s annual membership banquet will be a silent and live auction to help raise funds for some desperately needed maintenance projects on the chamber building.  Chamber officers Carrell Ann Simmons and Rick Wick are in the process of securing professional sports gear, music celebrity items, California Wine Country and Colorado ski trips, as well as several unique gift ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Events
Friday, December 22, 2017
A satellite office of the North Central Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is housed at the Denton Chamber.   The chamber provides office space and matching funds through its Economic Development contract with the City of Denton.  A full-time counsellor is provided by North Central Texas College.  The focus is on encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship and providing resources needed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Friday, December 22, 2017
Board Chair-Elect Erik Clark has tentatively named his Executive Committee, including division officers for the program year beginning April 1, 2018.  All officer and committee chair appointments, along with major program initiatives, will be submitted to the chamber’s full board for final approval on March 15.  Former City Council Member and local commercial real estate advisor Greg Johnson will ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, December 22, 2017
Interaction with elected officials and public servants at all levels of government is a key component of the Denton Chamber’s overall purpose.  In preparation for the March 6 Primary Elections and City of Denton elections in May, the chamber’s Government Relations committees are preparing for a number of different projects pertinent to the 2018 voting cycles.  The State & Federal Relations ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Government Relations, Political
Monday, December 11, 2017
During its regular December meeting, the Board approved the results of the Ballot for six Directors to begin a three-year term of service April 1, 2018.Two of the six, Gary Henderson and Jill Jester will conclude a three-year term on the board March 31; and, as authorized in the chamber’s bylaws, have been elected to serve a second term. Gary is the President of the United Way of Denton County, ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, December 11, 2017
During its regular November meeting, the Board adopted a couple of key priorities for the chamber’s Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB).  Kim Phillips, the CVB Director, was authorized to execute an agreement with the Denton Record-Chronicle to produce Denton Live magazine.  The contract calls for 60,000 copies printed semi-annually, to promote major Denton area events and attractions.   Denton ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Events, Shop Denton Chamber First
Monday, December 11, 2017
Former Denton County Judge and current Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Jeff Moseley, was the featured speaker during the chamber’s December Membership Luncheon.The Texas Association of Business is structurally similar to a local chamber, but, primarily functions as an advocate of state-level business issues.                                        Judge Moseley ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Government Relations, Political
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Keeping the chamber relevant stimulated a narrative early by the organization’s top leadership for the Program Year that began April 1, 2017.  A number of key priorities were addressed in the first six months.  Their relevance to today’s business and professional community will be evaluated all year long.The month of October marked the start of the second half of the 2017-18 Chamber Year.  During ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Leadership Denton
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Adam Gawarecki, the chamber’s Vice President of Economic Development informed the board that he expected an announcement soon for a significant investment on an 83 acre Rayzor property site.  Code named Project Rail Load, the company will construct a 500,000 square foot cold storage facility and ultimately employ 150.  The chamber’s Economic Development Department (ED) operates on an October 1 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Monday, October 23, 2017
As part of the annual nomination process, referral forms have been distributed electronically to the general membership via MailChimp requesting the names of up to six individuals who represent a Denton Chamber membership account in good standing.  The current board consists of 23 directors, endeavoring to represent the diversity of the Denton Chamber membership.  The official ballots will be ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 03, 2017
James G. Fykes, III, (Jim), the Project Manager at Peterbilt Motors, began his term as Board Chair of the Denton Chamber on April 1, 2017.                Jim has been on the chamber’s board the past six years, serving on the Executive Committee as head of the Economic Development Division.             He succeeds Glenn T. Carlton, Executive Director of the North Texas Fair Association.  Erik ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 03, 2017
          During the chamber’s Annual Membership Banquet in March, Board Chair Jim Fykes announced the adoption of a new five-year, organizational Strategic Plan.  The 2012-2017 five-year plan cycle concluded on March 31, 2017.          Based on the responses of three different focus groups, the 2012-2017 plan was updated, and adopted as revised by the full board of directors on March 30, ...read more
Categories: Government Relations, Chamber, Political
Monday, April 03, 2017
                Area banker and former Chamber Board Chair Marty Rivers received the Otis L. Fowler Award during the 108th Annual Membership Banquet.                  Otis Fowler was the first full-time, paid executive of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, a position he held for nearly 30 years. This award is the highest and most prestigious honor annually presented by the Denton Chamber of ...read more
Categories: Events, Chamber