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February 8, 2014

Chamber Chatter: Feb. 8

CHEROKEE COUNTY — The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce hopes to add, ideally, 100 new members this year to its roster, which now numbers 359, according to Chamber Membership Division chairman Kathleen Stanfill.

“If you know of a business or person – there are individual membership levels as well – that is not involved … tell them about the Jacksonville Chamber. Tell them about the website www.jacksonvilletexas.com, which they can use to promote their business or activity,” she said.

This month, a variety of events are planned by member businesses.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday, Feb. 10,  for “I Love Pretty Things” kicks off 10 a.m. the 1201 W. Rusk St. store in Jacksonville. The business, which features floral, jewelry, gifts and other items, is owned and operated by Maresa Randall.

The 2014 Sweetheart King and Queen of Gardendale Rehab & Nursing Center will be crowned during a Valentine's Day Sweetheart dance, held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1521 E. Rusk. To learn more about the dance, contact 903-586-3626.

Twin Oaks Health & Rehabilitation will host this month's Chamber “Business After Hours,” which begins at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at its 1123 N. Bolton location. The event includes a $50 cash drawing and door prizes.

Circle of 10, Inc., will host Music Circle Mondays from 6-9 p.m. at its “C10 Education and Event Center,” 201 E. Commerce in Jacksonville. Events include: February 10 – Talented Teens; February 17 – Acoustic pickin' circle; February 24 – Band directors circle.

C-10 also will host “Board Basics,” from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, February 13, at the “C10 Education and Event Center,” 201 E. Commerce in Jacksonville. The seminar is part of the organization's “Half-Day Non-profit Trainings.”

A Feb. 25-27 workshop at C-10, “Part I: Process of Collaboration,” helps link leadership, community organizing, program development and grant writing; it will be offered daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

To learn more about the seminar or workshop, call 903-541-0013.

Local citizens can participate in a relief effort benefiting Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley, who was injured in a January fire, by dining out next Thursday at the Jacksonville Chili's restaurant. The business regularly hosts “Give Back” events, and donates 15 percent of its proceeds to a worthy cause; diners must show an event flyer – an image on hand-held mobile devices also are accepted – to participate in program. Contact the Lindale Fire Department, 903-882-3443, for more information.

Throughout the month of February, Jacksonville's Darr Chiropractic, P.A., located at 2045 S. Jackson, is offering new patients free exams with the donation of non-perishable food items to benefit the HOPE food pantry. To learn more, call 903-586-3667.

The Chamber welcomes new members American Legion Post #152 of Jacksonville; Voltage Vapor Shop, Advocare of Jacksonville and I Love Pretty Things, and thanks Super Gallo Mercado for hosting the Chamber's Jan. 30 executive board meal. We appreciate your business very much!

 

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