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June - Chamber of Commerce
BLKRT U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
PERMIT NO. 102
Commerce, Texas 75428
June 2015
A PUBLICATION OF THE COMMERCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Gr and Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the
New Hunt Regional Emergency Hospital
By Paul Voss
Sunday was a great day for the City of Commerce and Hunt Regional
Healthcare in Commerce, Texas. The new facility at 2800 Highway 24 had
their Grand Opening Sunday at 2pm with great fan fare. Many Commerce
citizens and city leaders came out to tour the new facility and get to witness
the new Emergency Hospital opening. There were some good speeches
by Ron Wensel the Chairman of the Hunt Memorial Hospital District
Board, John Heatherly assistant administrator for support services, Beckey
Thompson community advocate for the election to build the hospital and
Dan Jones President ofTexas A&M University-Commerce. The Chamber
of Commerce welcomed them as well with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Alicia Wittkopf one of the Directors for Hunt Regional Healthcare and the
staff of the new hospital provided refreshments and self guided tours of
the facility. The Hospital Board was on hand to make everyone welcome.
Monday May 18 will be the official opening of the new hospital.
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CHAMBER
P re s ide nt ’s L e tt er
Dear Commerce Community,
I usually take this opportunity to provide a sneak peak into the coming month, and
or, provide insight on how our community is excelling. While I don’t plan on going
completely negative, I feel compelled to share examples of complacency, and how that
may help or hurt members and businesses of our community.
For one, I am a frequent diner at Plain and Fancy off of Monroe St. Call it pregnancy
cravings, but I love their fancy chicken salad, fresh fruit, wonderful hospitality and the
easy way to get a well-balanced meal for a long day at work. This was also the same
restaurant who faced a hardship last year when construction on Monroe St completely
paralyzed their potential and success. I remember thinking, “Will they make it?” I, and
many others in the community, stayed loyal, and they persevered past the construction
and are thriving today. I do intentionally dine at our other Chamber restaurants,
however, Plain and Fancy is where I am content.
On the other hand, it was recently shared with me about the negative effects of
complacency. [I will only use our Chamber board and office practices as an example
to avoid calling anyone out.]
Where do we turn to quote or pay for services required for our office operations
or event functions? How do we make these decisions? Well, it is customary to seek
the services offered by our own Chamber business to bid on first. And, if there
aren’t any Chamber businesses to select from, we seek outside of our membership.
Unintentionally, and I am guilty of it myself, we became complacent in selecting the
same business more times than one because of recent work, strengthened relationship
from before and convenience. We become the cliché, “We’ve always done it this way.”
This is where complacency negatively affects our members and businesses.
Everybody needs our love and business here in Commerce, TX and beyond (We have
Chamber members in Greenville and Sulphur Springs, too.). This month’s President’s
letter was not meant to preach or criticize our own business practices, but to be aware
of how our relationships and business choices affect everyone in our tight community.
Reflect. Reach out. Ponder on where you can help those in hardship and where you can
diversify in services. I know I am going to make an extra effort to avoid complacency
wherever possible.
Lastly, I will be on maternity leave for the month of June, July and parts of August.
While I will be active with the Chamber behind the scenes later in July, Velvete
Womack, Chamber Vice President, will be taking lead until I “return” fully at the end
of August.
Sincerely,
Lisa Martinez - Chamber President
Executive Director of Marketing Communications
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce Chamber of
Commerce Mission Statement
The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to promote the common
business interests of merchants and citizens living and working in the City
of Commerce, Texas, and in the immediate area; promote the free enterprise
system; encourage the commercial, industrial and agricultural development of
the City of Commerce and the immediate area; assume a role of active leadership in community improvement. The Chamber shall stand for local harmony,
cooperation, and progress and shall be non-partisan, non-sectarian and nonsectional in its activities.
June 2015
CHAMBER
Board of Directors
Executive Board
Lisa Martinez
Velvete Womack
Julie Gentle Jeannie Creed
Scott Ward
President
Vice President
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Permanent Board Members
Marc Clayton
David Collier
Blake Cooper
Bonnie Hunter
Dr. Dan Jones
Elected Board Members
Sarj Agha
Robin Alexander
Jeannie Creed
Joe Feduccia
Shelly Gerard
Tony Henry
Gary Rusch
Joe Shipman
Brent Turner
Scott Ward
Alicia Wittkopf
Velvete Womack
Executive Director
Office Administrator
Paul Voss
Sheryl Millar
1114 Main Street,
P.O.Box 290
Commerce, TX 75429
903.886.3950
f 903.886.8012
commerce-chamber.com
[email protected]
To place an ad in the CONNECTION feel free to contact us.
Do you want to run an ad in the Connection?
Advertising in the Connection is a great way to increase your businesses visibility
beyond the Connection or Chamber website Directories
Display Ad (Horz. 5” w x 3” h or Vert. 3.25” w x 4.625” h) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30
Event Showcase (5” w x 6” h) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50
Back Cover Ad (10.25” w x 10.75” h) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300
Chamber Membership Levels
Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25
Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 57.50
Clubs and Churches. . . . . . . . . . $ 57.50
Business Membership . . . . . . . $172.50
(1-10 full-time employees)
Business Membership . . . . . . . . . . $230
(over 10 full-time employees)
Hotels, Motels & Apartments. . . . $230
Banks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $287.50
Manufacturers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $575
Utility Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . $575
2nd Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/2 price
Enhanced Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50
Directory Listing
Call 903.886.3950 to join the Chamber today!
June 2015
CHAMBER
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Calendar of Upcoming Events
Commerce Farmer’s Market Every Saturday 8:00 until Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . beginning May 23
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . . . August 5
RECYCLE DAY
IN COMMERCE
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . September 2
The First Saturday of Every Month
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . . . . . . June 3
Cotton Boll Art Fest, at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6-7
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . . . . . . July 1
Bois d’Arc 4th of July Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 3
Miss Bois d’Arc Pageant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 19
Bois d’Arc Bash Golf Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 25
Commerce Leadership Institute BBQ Fundraiser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 25
30th Annual Bois d’Arc Bash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 25 – 26
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at the Bash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 26
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . . . October 7
Bois d’Arc Halloween on the Square. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 31
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . November 4
A&M-Commerce Lions Showcase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 21
Small Business Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 28
Merry Marketplace and Lunch for Missions
Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
First United Methodist Church of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 1
Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center. . . . December 2
Bois d’Arc Christmas Parade & Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 5
Bad Weather Date for Parade if needed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 13
If you would like to us to showcase your event or have it added to the
Calendar of Events please e-mail your event information to the
Chamber of Commerce at [email protected]
The Spring 2015 session of GriefShare begins Monday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church of Commerce, and
meets from 6-8 p.m. each Monday through April. The video-based curriculum will be the all-new GriefShare 3.0, designed by grief experts and counselors throughout the United States. For more information,
see www.griefshare.org, or call First Baptist Church of Commerce at 903-886-3189.
• February 7
• March 7
• April 4
• May 2
• June 6
• July 4
• August 1
• September 5
• October 3
• November 7
• December 5
• January 2
between the hours of
9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
at the
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4000 FM 3218
Commerce, TX 75428
903.886.6792
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Hunt County Tax Office Commerce Sub-Station Hours
at the Chamber of Commerce
Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.)
Offering full service to our taxpayers including motor vehicle registration and property tax collection services.
Online services available at www.hctax.info.
Forfurther information please call 903.408.4000 or by email [email protected]
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CHAMBER
June 2015
Our Community
Dos Laredos Restaur ant Open in Commerce
A new Mexican Restaurant has opened on the square in Downtown Commerce. Dos Laredos is owned and operated
by Thomas’ Ruiz and Jose Parra who come to Commerce with over 25 years of experience in restaurant management and
ownership. Thomas’ has been here for over a month overseeing the remodeling of the facility on Washington Street. They
have a new kitchen with all new appliances as well as new interior furniture and décor. They have brought their own cooks
and have been hiring their wait staff and training them for the last two weeks. They have passed all their inspections and
are open to serve you, so look for the lights and signs to a great dining experience. Go by and say “Hi” And welcome them
to Commerce.
Texas A&M-Commerce Rodeo Team Member to
Compete at National Finals
Texas A&M-Commerce rodeo coach Dameon White has one of his ladies from the rodeo team qualified to
compete in the College National Finals Rodeo. Abby Pursifull will be going to Casper, Wyoming June 13th through the
20th to compete in the girl’s barrel racing finals on her six year old horse Pearl. Abby and Pearl have placed at seven
out of ten rodeos held this year. The National Finals Rodeo is like the Rose Bowl to a college football team. The best
in college rodeo from across the nation will be competing in this championship rodeo. It’s great to know a young lady
from Paris, Texas and Texas A&M-Commerce is representing us so well. Abby is a senior and an accounting major as
well as an expert barrel racer. We want to wish her and Pearl a safe and prosperous trip To Casper and home again.
The Mane Salon
Summer Kickoff
Join Mane Salon & Spa on Saturday June 13, for
The Mane Summer Kickoff! Lacy and the gang
will be offering kids hair cuts for $10. There will
be drawings for his & hers gift baskets. You can
get a hot dog or hamburger meal for only $5. Get
beautiful and get lunch while you’re here! For more
information or to schedule an appointment for this
fun day, call 903-886-0717 or 903-517-0275.
FRIDAY
July 3, 2015
Centennial Park
(Eddie Moore Sports Complex)
Commerce, Texas
(Bring a can of food for entry, to help those in need)
5:00 to 9:00 - Live bands, food,
children’s activities and bounce houses
FIREWORKS - 9:30
Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce
903.886.3950
[email protected]
June 2015
CHAMBER
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Business
Guests Honored at 2015
Bill Martin Jr Memorial
Symposium
By Kathleen Morrow
The 11th annual Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium wrapped up on
Friday, May 11. Attendees were treated to keynote speaker and award-winning
author, Floyd Cooper, as well as several specialized breakout sessions, a tour
of the Bill Martin Jr Library, the Planetarium and a luncheon.
$10 Off To Chamber Members
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Commerce, TX 75428
903.886.1555
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Susan Oliver, Manager
The 2015 Bill Martin Jr Scholarship Award was presented to Amy
Frachiseur, a senior at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The scholarship
has been awarded for over 20 years from an endowment established by Bill
Martin Jr. The symposium awarded the “Spirit of Martin” award to Dr. Linda
Henrie, retiring Superintendent of Mesquite ISD. Rheba Icenhower, co-chair
of the symposium from 2004-2014, was also presented with a new award, the
“Rheba Martin Icenhower Service Award”.
“The Curriculum and Instruction faculty wanted to honor her for her
‘generosity of spirit’ and longtime service to the department,” said Dr.
Martha Foote, professor and department head of Curriculum and Instruction.
“The faculty decided that creating an award in her name was a great way to
honor her legacy.”
The Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium also featured the Authors of
Class Writing Competition which is open to kindergarten through eighth
grade. This year’s competition featured students from six area schools and
over 60 authored books. The competition strives to provide children with both
creative and communication skills by having students write and illustrate
their own books under the guidance of a teacher, staff or parent.
“The Department of Curriculum and Instruction hosts this yearly
symposium to honor the legacy of Dr. Bill Marin Jr, one of the greats in
children’s literature and major friend and donor to A&M-Commerce,” said
Dr. Foote. “Bill Martin Jr was a master in using rhythm and rhyme to capture
children’s hearts and keep the words reverberating in their heads.”
Celebrating 125 years
www.tamuc.edu
Join us for the 125th Anniversary Reveal Thursday, April 24, 2014
3PM-6PM | A&M-Commerce Amphitheater
The Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium Steering Committee was cochaired by Dr. Josh Thompson and Susan Bishop, faculty members in the
Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Other faculty who chaired a
sub-committee for the event was Susan Szabo, Susan Williams, Tami
Morton, Kathy Dixon, Melanie Fields, Gilbert Naizer, Debra Lee, Darla
Meeks, Barbara Hammack, and Karen Walker.
The Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium will honor the 100th year since
his birth next spring.
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CHAMBER
June 2015
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June 2015
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Our Community
Lions and Gazelles?
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be eaten.
Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.
It knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle,
When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.
ITALIAN
FOOD
You know that this is so true in the business world, the successful
businessman or woman knows that there are forces ready to take them
down at any given minute. If they are to survive in the real world they
have to be running at full speed all the time to make their business live.
Their employees will fail, their suppliers will fail, their customers will
fail, their families will fail and ultimately their community will fail if
they are not on top of their game every day. Today is the most important
day in your history. Of course we need to think about tomorrow and plan
for the future however, we as business people need to do it today. Every
day is the first day of the rest of our lives. We have to get up every day
running and every day we need to learn from what we did yesterday. We
need to learn to market our product we need to be confident as to what
we do. The concept of opening your doors to customers and they will
automatically flock to your business, is a policy set up to fail. You must
sell yourself and your business. Promotion, Promotion, Promotion and
keep your name on out there and on everyone’s lips. Like in the wilds
of Africa, it is the survival of the fittest and only the strong survive. Do
not let competition make you weak let it make you and your business
strong. Thrive on the comparison while having the reflexes to cease all
opportunities to improve. Even though success can be short lived, there
is no reason to think that the roller coaster has to come down from its
climb. You just have to realize it is not a roller coaster it’s a business
in perpetual motion if you dare. So dream big with a solid plan while
pushing the envelope and never expecting anything but success. Welcome
to the winner’s circle. Feast!!!
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June 2015
Political Science
department and Pi Sigma
Alpha hosted Holocaust
Days of Remembr ance
A&M-Commerce students
attend Disney College
Progr am
By Julia Gessner
Elementary education major, Brianeka “Bre” Smith, recently participated
in the Disney College Program. The Disney College Program gives students the
opportunity to work and live at Disney World while earning a salary and college
credit by taking classes in Florida or online at their home university.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Political Science
recently hosted Holocaust Days of Remembrance with the assistance of the Dallas
Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance and the Pi Sigma Alpha
political science honor society. The three day event included guest speakers and
student presentations.
“The Holocaust Days of Remembrance is my favorite program that Pi Sigma
Alpha honor society organizes. The political science department has a strong
relationship with the Dallas Holocaust museum,” said Pi Sigma Alpha honor
society member Courtney Fleming. “For the past three years we’ve invited
survivors, refugees and experts to come and speak to our students and students
from surrounding high schools and next year’s event will be just as educational and
inspiring.”
Guest speaker, Margaret Furst, shared her experiences on the KinderTransport,
an effort that rescued nearly 10,000 Jewish children from the Holocaust by
transporting them to the United Kingdom. Children eligible for transport had to
travel alone and had to be under the age of 17. Only two children were allowed to
be transported per family.
“No other country in the world would take in Jewish refugees. There was no
place for them to go when the Holocaust started. Many of them could have been
saved,” said Furst. “We are supposed to be our brother’s keeper, aren’t we? I hope
you all think about this. It is a very big problem, even today.”
By Julia Gessner
Smith entered the program after Associate Professor of Curriculum and
Instruction Dr. Becky Barton Sinclair described the program in her ELED 200
class discussion about education issues including what careers or companies, other
than traditional classroom teaching jobs, value and hire education majors. The
program changed Smith’s life. She gained confidence and became a more driven
student when she returned.
“The experiences she shared proved she learned more about diverse cultures,
communication and public relations than she could have ever learned from a
textbook,” said Dr. Sinclair. “She returned home a changed young woman with
goals and the drive to achieve them.”
Smith will graduate in May and begin a yearlong Disney Program position in
August. She hopes to earn a full-time internship position at Disney in the future.
Honors college student Grace Campbell will also participate in the program for the
fall semester.
Other guest speakers included Dr. Charlotte Decoster of the Dallas Holocaust
Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presenting “The Life of Anne
Frank,” Roberta Clark presenting “Hate Groups in America” and Fred Strauss,
who presented his collection of postcards and spoke about his family’s escape to
America from Nazi Germany.
A&M-Commerce R anked No. 18 in 50 Best Value Online
Business Schools
By Taelor Duckworth
Texas A&M University-Commerce was named No. 18 in Value Colleges’ recently published 2015 rankings for the Top 50 Best Value Online Business Schools.
“I am pleased with this external quality validation for the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce. This recognition demonstrates that A&MCommerce offers affordable, high-quality online programs, including our internationally acclaimed online MBA program and our award-winning online Master of
Science Accounting program,” said Dr. Steve Williams, dean of the College of Business at A&M-Commerce. “These programs are taught by our regular faculty with
standards and expectations equivalent to our business programs offered on campus. This national ranking demonstrates that business faculty are committed to excellence
and student learning.”
Value Colleges is an online database that uses research to find practical answers to commonly asked questions about value and affordability when making decisions
about higher education. Their articles, rankings and findings are meant to help college-bound readers choose the best collegiate path for them.
To determine the ranking order of the Top 50 Best Value Online Business Schools, Value Colleges considered three criteria: complete cost of a degree, average debt
for graduates and the average starting salary of graduates. All of the AACSB-accredited business schools in the country were considered and evaluated. A&M-Commerce
is one of only five schools that made the cut from Texas.
June 2015
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June 2015
Member Spotlights
Is there a wedding in your future? These Chamber
members can help!
Adventures in Printing (for t-shirts, hats, favors). . 972-547-4304
Latson’s Print Services (invitations, etc.). . . . . . . . . 903-886-2710
Personalized Printing (invitations, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . 903-886-7173
April Showers Florist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-886-3104
The Billboard House (venue, catering). . . . . . . . . . . 903-513-9234
Sand Hills Country Club (venue, catering). . . . . . . . 903-468-4890
Summer is a great time to make sure your finances are
in order. Contact these Chamber members now for a
“money check-up”.
Active Wealth Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-455-6956
AIS Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-886-8050
Edward Jones & Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-886-3333
State Farm Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-886-7774
[email protected]
Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade children are invited to
attend the Library Summer Reading Club Programs this June
and July! Registration begins at the Library on June 8th.
Come get your reading logs, book bags and folders and start
reading! You may also register at the special programs which
will be held in the Commerce Elementary School Library.
Pre-School Story Time will continue through the summer on
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.
June 2015
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June 2015
2015 Bizarre and
Unique Holidays
Month:
18 Go Fishing Day
26 Forgiveness Day
5 National Doughnut Day always the first
Friday in June
18 International Panic Day
26 Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday after
Father’s Day
Dairy Month
5 World Environment Day
18 International Picnic Day
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
6 National Gardening Exercise Day- Get out
and exercise with your plants.
18 National Splurge Day - Oh yeah!!
Aquarium Month
Candy Month
Gay Pride Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
27 Sun Glasses Day
Rose Month
28 Paul Bunyan Day
20 Ice Cream Soda Day
29 Camera Day
20 National Hollerin’ Contest Day - third
Saturday in June
29 Hug Holiday
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 Best Friends Day
29 Waffle Iron Day
8 Name Your Poison Day
Week 1 Fishing Week
Week 2 Email Week
19 World Sauntering Day
6 National Yo-Yo Day
Turkey Lovers Month
Week Celebrations:
28 Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do
you think invented that!?!
6 National Trails Day First Saturday in June
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
18 Ramadan - date varies
20 World Juggler’s Day - Saturday closest to
June 17th
9 Donald Duck Day
21 Father’s Day - third Sunday
10 Iced Tea Day
June 2015 Daily Holidays,
Special and Wacky Days:
1 Dare Day
1 Flip a Coin Day
2 National Bubba Day
2 National Rocky Road Day
3 Repeat Day (I said “Repeat Day”)
21 Go Skate Day
11 National Corn on the Cob Day
21 Finally Summer Day- Summer Solstice
12 Red Rose Day
22 National Chocolate Eclair Day
13 Sewing Machine Day
23 National Columnists Day
14 Flag Day
23 National Pink Day
15 Smile Power Day
24 Swim a Lap Day
16 Fresh Veggies Day
25 Log Cabin Day
4 Applesauce Cake Day
TBD Nursing Assistants Day - First day of
National Nursing Assistants Week
25 National Catfish Day
4 Hug Your Cat Day
17 Eat Your Vegetables Day
26 Beautician’s Day
4 Old Maid’s Day
30 Meteor Day
June 2015
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COMMERCE
June 2015
Business Directory
A C C O U N T I N G – C PA’s
Conway Company CPAs, PC
903-886-2123
Deborah Harris CPA, PC
903-886-8727
Kenneth Foust CPA,PC
903-886-3106
ADVERTISING | SPECIALITIES
B&D Signs of Texas
903-513-9463
Giggles & Grins 903-450-4746
Hoss Outdoor Adv. | Billboards I-30
972-212-9315
A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G | H E AT I N G
Ken Parker Service, Inc
903-886-6990
New Covenant Plumbing/Heat/A/C 903-886-8882
Progressive Air and Heat
903-366-8197
A M U S E M E N T | E N T E R TA I N M E N T
NE TX Children’s Museum 903-886-6055
Planetarium 903-468-8652
Reed’s Entertainment
903-885-7136
A N I M A L W E L FA R E
Commerce Humane Assn
903-496-2412
A PA R T M E N T S | P R O P E R T Y M G M T
American Eagle Properties
903-886-4430
Bradford Place Apts. 903-886-8855
Charlinda Villages
903-886-8807
Churchill at Commerce Apts. (Culver)
903-886-4444
Gant Apartments 903-886-6863
Landmark Properties
903-886-7038
Maple Place Apartments
903-886-4050
Oak Meadows Townhomes
903-886-1555
Sparks Enterprises
817-460-3347
Valentine Properties
903-886-8881
Village Creek Apartments
903-246-3120
ART/GALLERIES/STUDIO
Commerce Office of Cultural Affairs
903-217-8050
Downtown Art Party
903-454-8230
ASSISTED LIVING/RETIREMENT
Colonial Lodge Retirement Inn
903-454-6636
Country Homes Estates
903-886-7754
AT T O R N E Y S
Curtis, Alexander/McCampbell & Morris 903-455-8113
Edgar J. Garrett
903-886-3146
AUTOMOBILE DEALERS
Commerce Auto Group
903-886-4014
Commerce Chevrolet/Buick
903-886-2188
North TX Hyundai 903-455-4949
A U T O M O B I L E S E R V I C E S / PA R T S
D & E Auto Supply
903-886-8040
Hoover’s Automotive
903-886-7781
J J’s Quick Lube
903-886-8775
O’Reilly Auto Parts 903-886-1755
BAKERIES
Braum’s
903-886-6242
Brookshire’s
903-886-3252
Good Donuts 903-886-1011
Sweeties Donut Shoppe
903-886-6111
BANKS/CREDIT UNIONS
Alliance Bank
903-886-3244
Cypress Bank
903-886-7425
Dixie Turman/State Farm Bank
903-886-7774
Guaranty Bank & Trust
903-886-2274
Heritage Land Bank
903-455-2835
Inwood National Bank
903-886-2126
BOOKSTORES
East Texas Book Store
903-886-3248
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING
Commerce EDC 903-886-1121
C A R P E T C L E A N I N G & R E S T O R AT I O N
Jeff’s Carpet Cleaning & Restoration
903-885-1320
C AT E R I N G / M E E T I N G FA C I L I T I E S
Peninsula Ranch & Lodge
903-461-9924
Sand Hills Country Club 903-886-4455
Sodexo 903-468-7586
The Billboard House 903-513-9234
CELL PHONES AND SERVICE
ACN-Independent Rep.
903-335-6034
CHECK CASHING/LOANS
Chaney’s Check Cashing Express
903-886-8080
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
A&M-Commerce Children’s Learning Ctr
903-886-5769
Jane Jane’s Day Care
903-886-8605
CHIROPRACTORS
Jensen Chiropractic 903-886-4333
CHURCHES
Bread of Life Church of Nazarene
903-886-1515
Commerce Assembly of God
903-886-0303
Commerce Church of Christ
903-886-6136
Commerce Community Church
903-513-2699
Cross Trails Cowboy Church 903-886-9114
Disciples of Faith Bible Fellowship
903-886-3644
First Baptist Church
903-886-3189
First Christian Church
903-886-2542
First Presbyterian Church
903-886-3783
First United Methodist Church
903-886-3220
Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship
903-886-8585
Ridgecrest Baptist Church
903-886-6034
St. Joseph Catholic Church
903-886-7135
CLEANERS
Country Cleaners 903-886-1609
CLOTHING/GIFTS
The Bargain Box
903-886-8306
My Sister’s Closet
903-886-1224
Sister Babyz
903-886-3020
West Girls in TX 903-422-2900
COMPUTER SERVICES/FORENSICS
Wolf Security Analysts
903-366-6721
COPIERS
Advantage Copy Systems
903-885-3375
CONCRETE
B & A Concrete 903-886-6845
Brummett Concrete
903-461-2200
D. L. Lennon, Inc.
903-886-3174
Rafter P Construction 903-454-8332
CONVENIENCE STORES
Flying L Fast Mart
903-886-8091
Mr. Minit Food Mart
903-886-3415
COSMETICS/SKIN CARE:
Rosalyn Rose – Mary Kay 972-369-3930
COUNSELING
Lakes Regional MHMR
903-455-5770
COUNTRY CLUBS
Sand Hills Golf/Country Club
903-886-4455
DENTISTS
Commerce Family Dental
903-886-3081
Longbranch Dental
903-455-4161
Mary/Marc McDaniel, DDS
903-886-6945
DISTRIBUTORS
Ben E. Keith Company
903-886-2158
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
214-388-6052
Dr. Pepper
214-402-2248
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Commerce Economic Dev. Corporation
903-886-1121
E D U C AT I O N
Texas A&M University.-Commerce
903-886-5081
Commerce ISD 903-886-3755
Paris Junior College
903-782-0330
ELECTRONIC SUPPLIES
Country Cleaners & Electronics
903-886-1609
EMBROIDERY/PRNTG/PROMO
PRODUCTS
Adventures In Printing 972-547-4304
Greenville Trophies & Awards
903-455-5441
Personalized Printing 903-886-7173
E M E R G E N C Y M E D I C A L E VA C U A T I O N S
Air-Evac Lifestream
903-886-1551
ENERGY PROVIDERS
ACN-Independent Rep
903-335-6034
Atmos Energy
800-460-3030
Eagle Energy
903-422-2960
FEC Electric 903-455-1715
Oncor Electric Delivery
888-313-6862
ENGINEERS
Hayter Engineering, Inc.
903-785-0303
EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Luckett Crane Service LTD 903-886-3407
FARM/RANCH
Aaron Ranch
903-886-8836
FA R M S U P P L I E S / F E E D
Fix & Feed Commerce Hardware
903-886-7917
Hunt County Farm Supply
903-862-2273
Price Liquid Feed
903-513-4006
Twin Oaks Farm
903-886-5358
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Active Wealth Management
903-455-6956
AIS Financial Services
903-886-8050
Edward Jones & Company
903-886-3333
Dixie Turman/State Farm Bank
903-886-7774
FLORISTS
April Showers 903-886-3104
FOOD-STORES/MARKETS/TRUCKS
Brookshires 903-886-3252
Kathy’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream 469-223-4774
Kona Ice Rocks
469-500-6500
Twin Oaks Farms
903-886-5358
FUNDRAISERS
Kathy’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream 469-223-4774
Kona Ice Rocks
469-500-6500
FURNITURE
Affordable Furniture & Etc.
903-886-6096
The Funky Attic
903-886-0100
GOVERNMENT
City of Commerce
903-886-1100
State Representative Dan Flynn
903-455-0971
GRAPHICS
Pride Shop 903-886-5818
HAIR/BEAUTY/NAIL SALON
Aracely’s Hair Salon
903-366-9256
Hair on the Square by Kristie
903-886-0191
The Mane Salon & Spa
903-886-0717
T&M Commerce Nails
214-692-1241
H A R D WA R E
Fix & Feed Commerce Hardware
903-886-7917
HOME BUILDERS
Legacy Housing
903-886-7394
Rafter P Construction
903-454-8332
Crescent Estates Custom Homes
214-957-8549
H O M E H E A LT H
1st Choice 903-886-2666
Home Health Associates 903-886-0612
Visiting Angels 903-784-3902
HOME INSPECTION
JK’s Professional Inspections 903-886-3069
H O M E R E PA I R / M A I N T E N A N C E /
REMODELING
American Eagle Home Maint/Remodeling
903-886-4430
Mas-Con Builders
903-246-1565
Under Construction 903-468-2683
HOSPICE
Odyssey Hospice 903-454-1107
HOSPITALS
Hunt Reg. Comm. Hospital-Commerce
903-886-3161
Hunt Regional Medical Center-Greenville
903-408-5000
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Business Directory
HOTEL/MOTELS/B&B’s
Bois d’Arc Bed & Breakfast, 903-886-7705
Helm Hotels Group 903-450-5780
Holiday Inn Express, Sulphur Springs
903-885-6851
Magnuson Hotel Commerce
903-886-4777
HOUSING
Commerce Housing Authority
903-886-2946
HUNTING
10-2-4 Ranch
254-485-3080
INSURANCE
Cornerstone Senior Services
903-456-3514
Diversified Insurance
903-886-6943
Duncan Insurance 903-886-2183
Dyer Insurance 903-886-2131
Farm Bureau Insurance
903-455-6782
State Farm Insurance
903-886-7774
I N T E R N E T / C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
ACN-Independent Rep
903-335-6034
CenturyLink
800-788-3500
JEWELRY & REPAIR
Drake Jewelers
903-454-1671
LIBRARIES
Commerce Public Library
903-886-6858
M A N U FA C T U R E D H O U S I N G
Henly Land & Homes, Inc.
903-886-0112
MANUFACT URING
Hydro Aluminum Metal Products
903-468-5012
Zurn/Pex Hydronics
903-886-2580
MASSAG E / NUT RIT I ON
Fire & Ice Massage by Velvete
903-886-0304
METAL BUILDINGS
Rafter P Construction
903-454-8332
MED ICAL SE RVICE S
Hulsey Therapy Services
903-886-7669
Live Oak Professional Ctr.
903-886-8818
Raffa Clinic
877-707-2332
Air-Evac Lifeteam
903-390-7022
MEN TAL H E ALT H
Lakes Regional MHMR
903 455-5770
MUSIC PRODUCTION STUDIO
Brad Davis Audio Production
903-886-6027
NEWSPAP E RS
The Commerce Journal
903-455-4220
The Commerce Connection
903-886-3950
NURSING H O M E S/LON G TE R M C A R E
Briarcliff Health Center
903-455-8729
Oak Manor Nursing Home 903-886-2510
OFFICE E Q UIP M E N T
Advantage Copy Systems 903-885-3375
OFFICE SUP P L IE S/P R I N TI N G
Latson’s Office Solutions
903-885-1553
Latson’s Print Services
903-886-2710
Personalized Printing
903-886-7173
OPTICAL CENTERS
Texas Optical Center
903-455-0294
ORGANIZ AT IO NS
A&M-Commerce Alumni Chapter
903-886-6175
A&M-Commerce Athletics
903-468-3033
Aglaia Club 903-886-1968
American Legion Post No. 1
903-886-8479
Boys & Girls Club of NE Texas
903-455-9233
Celebrate The Children, Inc.
903-886-8365
Commerce Classroom Teachers Assn.
903-886-3758
Commerce Humane Society
903-496-2412
Commerce Office of Cultural Affairs 903-217-8050
Commerce Parks Foundation
903-886-7697
Coterie Culture Club
Keep Commerce Beautiful
903-453-7201
Kiwanis Club 903-886-4733
Ladonia Chamber of Commerce
972-757-8920
Lions Club 903-886-4034
Louise Drake Garden Club
903-886-6263
Masonic Lodge 903-886-3549
N. Hunt Co. Retired Teachers Assn.
903-886-7695
North Hunt SUD 903-886-3458
Pi Kappa Alpha
903-422-0316
Pi Sigma Alpha
903-886-5317
Psychology Club 903-886-6078
Republic of Texas Parrot Head Club
903-366-2737
Rotary Club 903-886-7047
Silver Leos Writing Club 903-468-7391
Thalian Culture Club
903-886-6209
United Way of Hunt County 903-455-7414
Woman’s Culture Club
903-886-2624
PAWN SHOPS
B6UP Pawn and Gun 903-246-3030
United Pawn & Bargain
903-886-7874
PECANS
Campbell Pecans
903-366-1141
PET SUPPLIES/GROOMING/BOARDING
Pet Degrees Mobile Grooming
903-886-8469
PHARMACIES
CVS Pharmacy
903-886-0718
Total Care Pharmacy
903-886-8888
PHOTOGRAPHY
Luminous Productions
903-851-3183
PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & GRAPHICS
B & D Signs of Texas 903-513-9463
Latson’s Print Services
903-886-2710
Personalized Printing
903-886-7173
P R O PA N E
Commerce Automatic Gas 903-886-3045
PLUMBERS
Ashley Plumbing 903-886-2355
DMP Services 903-274-9987
New Covenant Plumbing/Heat/A/C 903-886-8882
Powers Plumbing
903-886-3300
R A D I O S TAT I O N S
E TX Broadcasting, Inc. (95.9)
903-885-1546
Hunt County Radio
903-455-1400
KETR 88.9 903-886-5848
RAILROADS
Blacklands Railroad
903-438-1324
R E A L E S TAT E
Century 21 First Group
903-886-1200
Freedom Realty
903-348-5826
Chapin Real Estate
903-886-6373
RESALE SHOP
Fine Finds
940-231-1362
Goodwill Industries of NE TX 903-886-3600
My Sister’s Closet (WIN)
903-886-1224
The Bargain Box
903-886-8306
This & That Resale Shop
214-226-2046
R E S TA U R A N T S | C L U B S
Black Angus Grill 903-886-0349
Braum’s 903-886-6149
Chicken Express
903-886-7777
Dickey’s BBQ
903-886-8808
Domino’s Pizza 903-886-2116
Dos Laredos
903-886-1234
Good Donuts
903-886-1011
Lone Star Eatery, Grill and Bar
903-886-2121
Los Mochis Mexican
903-886-8200
Luigi’s Italian Cafe
903-886-2000
Lulu’s Burgers 903-886-3888
McDonalds # 10645
903-886-7771
McKay’s Country Kitchen & BBQ
903-886-6080
Panda Chinese 903-886-4008
Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe
903-246-3048
Pizza Hut 903-886-9600
Pride Coffee
903-886-0753
Sonic Drive-In 903-886-7166
The Drunken Mule
903-886-3289
R E TA I L
Wal-Mart 903-886-3108
ROOFING
NovaTech Construction
903-335-6034
RBS Roofing
903-440-4148
Under Construction
903-468-2683
SAND
Com m er ce Sand
903-886-6457
SELF- STO RAG E FACILITIES
All-American Self Storage
903-886-7575
J & R Hill Self Storage
903-886-3133
The Guard House Self-Storage
903-886-6040
SIG NS/ BANNERS
B&D Signs of Texas
903-513-9463
Latson’s Print Services 903-886-2710
Personalized Printing
903-886-7173
SEPTIC SYSTEM
Quality Concrete Products
903-886-3055
STO RM SH ELTER
Quality Concrete Products
903-886-3055
S T U D E N T & C O R P O R AT E L O D G I N G
Lion’s Den
903-246-3174
TA N N I N G S A L O N S
Healthy Glow Tanning Salon
903-886-0100
T I T L E C O M PA N Y
North Texas Title of Hunt County
903-454-3364
TOBACCO
Chaney’s Tobacco Station
903-886-8080
T R A N S P O R TAT I O N / T R U C K I N G
BL II Logistics L.L.C .
903-886-2900
TRASH HAULING-COMMERCIAL
City Sanitation 903-886-2314
TREE SERVICE
Shaffer Tree Service 903-582-9160
T R O P H I E S / AWA R D S
All Star Enterprises
903-886-0300
Greenville Trophies & Awards
903-455-5441
Pride Shop
903-886-5818
VETERINARIANS
Bright Star Equine
903-886-0104
Commerce Vet Clinic
903-886-7941
Hunt County Animal Hospital
903-886-3911
WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Luminous Productions 903-851-3183
WEDDINGS
The Billboard House 903-513-9234
Sand Hills Country Club 903-886-4455
Sodexo 903-468-4890
WRECKER SERVICES
Benson Bros.
903-886-2765
WINERY/DISTILLERY
Landon Winery
903-454-7878
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