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•• Taassttee ““Arround Thee
• July Luncheon
• Ribbon Cuttings
• Monthly Mixer
• Biz-Ed Breakfast
• Community Calendar
• Activity Log
• President’s Corner
Thank you to our
Schertz Bank & Trust
Schertz Family YMCA * Frost Schertz
Jordan Ford * Brandt Engineering
RBFCU * KDJ Insurance Agency
Texas Machining Technologies *
Time Warner Business Class
Schertz Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
The Taste: “Around the World”
Get your taste buds ready for worldly treats! HEB
Schertz presents The Taste: “Around the World” at the Schertz
Civic Center. Sample foods from Mexico, Italy, England and
more! Free gifts for all attendees!
Thursday, July 26th
5 - 8 pm
Schertz Civic Center
1400 Schertz Parkway Bldg 5 (Schertz)
Tickets on sale NOW at the Schertz Chamber office!
Over 400 have already gone out the door!
Pre-Sale prices: Adult: $12, Seniors & Kids (3 – 11yrs): $7
Day of sale prices: Adult $15, Seniors & Kids (3-11yrs): $9
Kids 2 and under FREE!!
of Gary Inmon
Do you know why it is important to Advertise or
have a “Brand” for your company?
Join us July 17th from 11:30am to 1:00 pm
at the Schertz Civic Center. Our guest
speaker will be Bruce Coderre of BruGuy Designs
who will speak on the topic
“Importance of Advertising & Branding”
All area businesses and individuals are invited to attend and
MUST RSVP by Tuesday, July 10th by calling 210-566-9000
or email us at: email@example.com
Cost: $18 SCOC Members and $28 (pre-paid) non-Members
Lunch Policy: As a friendly reminder: All meals are prepaid according to
the RSVP count. Cancellations must be received no later than 7 days
before the event. In the occurrence you cannot attend, please send
another representative in your place; otherwise you will be billed as
a “no-show”. Thank you for your support!
Darryl Freeman of SBA/SCORE spoke to our Members
on the most popular social networks available to businesses
and how to attract people to their website. We also welcomed
Advocare-Sonja Coderre and R.C. Pest Control to our
Schertz Bank &
June Lunch Highlights
R.C. Pest Control
A special thank you to our lunch sponsors: GVEC and Schertz
Bank & Trust. Also thanks to O’Neill’s Catering, Sandra’s
Creations for our linens, A Moment in Time for the
centerpieces, and our host, the Schertz Civic Center.
37th Annual 4th of July Jubilee at
Pickrell Park in Schertz. Parade, BBQ Cook
Off, Food, Carnival, Live Music, Apple Pie
Bake Off, FIREWORKS and more!
Gates open Tuesday, July 3rd @ 6pm
Parade Wednesday, July 4th @ 9:30am
Opening Ceremonies, July 4 @12pm
FREE & open to the public. Complete
schedule online at www.visitschertz.com
Thank you, RE/MAX Corridor, for hosting our June
Mixer. Guest enjoyed playing Casino Games, winning prizes
munching on tasty treats! The winner of our $300 Cash Drawing
was UBuildIt, who unfortunately was not there to collect. This
means the amount increases to $350 at our next mixer, hosted
by Clear Blue Car Wash July 19th.
July AFTER-HOURS MIXER
Thursday, July 19th @ 5:30pm – 7pm
Clear Blue Car Wash
4715 FM 3009 (Schertz)
Food, fun, Chamber Cash Drawing & more!
RSVP by July 17th to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-566-9000
Calling all singers
between the ages of 12-20 years:
Our hYPer group is hosting the
first Schertz Idol event to
scholarship the DECA Programs
at Clemens and Steele H.S.
Auditions will take place at the
Schertz Family YMCA from
4 - 6pm on the following days:
- Saturday, July14th
- Saturday, July 28th
- Saturday, August 11th
(choose one that best fits your schedule)
Finalists will compete on August 25th at 6pm at Samuel Clemens
High School auditorium in front of a live audience for cash, prizes
and singing at major City and Chamber events!
For registration form and more info, call 566-9000.
Ribbon Cuttings & Openings
Christian Brothers Automotive
205 FM 3009 Schertz, Texas 78154
Christian Brothers Automotive, the locally owned and operated
automotive repair shop is creating a positive “culture shock” in
town with its commitment to honesty and integrity, since
opening in December 2011. The nearly 5,000 square foot
location includes nine service bays, an upscale lobby with
home-charm décor, and free Wi-Fi. Their staff, who are
automotive service excellence (ASE) certified technicians,
provide full-service automotive diagnostic testing/ evaluation,
maintenance programs and repair work for all domestic and
foreign vehicles are. Stop by for your next car care need!
3901 FM 3009 (Schertz)
Wednesday, July 11th at 10 am
Discount Mattress Depot
1204 FM 78(Schertz)
Date & Time TBA
Thank you to our Phil Mickelson Sponsor,
Frost Bank -Schertz
Sponsorships, Team and Individual players still available.
Call the Chamber office for more details!
Would you like to have better communication with your
customers? Learn how to increase your Customer Service
through communication, phone power and service skilss at
our next Biz Ed breakfast class
Free to SCOC Members, non-members are only $10.
Breakfast provided by RBFCU and javaNook Coffee. Biz Ed
is the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Date: Wednesday, July 25th
Time: 7:30 – 9am
Location: Schertz Chamber/Visitor Center
RSVP by July 23rd to email@example.com or call 210-
566-9000 to reserve your spot. Space limited to the first 12 people!
Fiesta Fun was had by all who attended the Ambassador
Committee Mixer Drive. Guests not only met with and got to know
Members of our team but learned how to become part of this
exciting group! Games included “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” and
swinging at a colorful piñata containing promotional items from the
Ambassador’s businesses. Pin the Tail winner and Ambassador
hopeful, Ida Guerra of Schertz Parkway Physical Therapy won a
night’s stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites – Selma - San
Antonio/RAFB. Congratulations and be on the lookout for new
Is your business where you thought it would be profit-wise, customer-wise and dream-wise? I read an article recently about a
would-be golfer. He looked the part, had the right clubs and knew the “talk” but once he began to play, in his words, he “stinks”. He accredited
it to missing the three “P”s – Practice, Passion and Play. Can we apply this concept to our businesses? You bet!
Do you “practice” good customer service in your place of business? Ask yourself, “would I want to be a customer of my business,
judging from how I serve, right now”? Are you personable, timely, and deliver what you say you will in the quality that is expected?
Are you still passionate about what you do? If not, maybe it’s time to “revitalize” and take a continuing education course, go to a
conference or seminar or simply plan time with a trusted mentor in the business who can look at what you’ve done and give you sound advice
on how and where to prune and grow.
Most important after seeing to these crucial areas, is play – that is, take the time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Too many
times, we achieve the goals we have set and, and, in the process of setting new ones, forget to celebrate what we have achieved so far. Take
the time to appreciate the milestones you have set with those who have supported it – family, friends, and employees.
Have a great month, happy 4th of July and see you at The Taste Around the World!
Ambassador “Cash Mob”
javaNook Coffee House was “Cash Mobbed” by
Members of the Ambassador Committee. This unique idea,
spearheaded by our wonderful Ambassadors Committee, has the
sole purpose of supporting our area businesses by stopping by
unannounced and spending money and time getting to know the
services and goods available through the Membership. Be on the
lookout - will yours be “Cash Mobbed” next?
Visitor & Call Log Report
Total Walk-in traffic: 145
● Maps/Visitor Guides/Area Information - 60
● Chamber Event, Business/New Member Interest – 82
● Other - 3
Total Phone calls to Chamber: 279
● Business Inquiries/Referrals - 19
● Visitor Center/City Questions – 42
● Chamber Event, Questions, Member Interest - 176
● Other –42
Jul 3: Berry Beautiful Complexion Party @KM Impressions @1-3pm
37th Annual 4th of July Jubilee. Pickrell Park @6pm
Jul 4: 37th Annual 4th of July Jubilee. Parade @9:30am/ Opening
Ceremonies @ Pickrell Park @ 12pm
Jul 11: Ribbon Cutting @ Express Lube @ 10am
Jul 17: Chamber Luncheon @Schertz Civic Center @ 11:30am
Jul 19: After-Hours Mixer @ Clear Blue Car Wash @ 5:30 - 7pm
Jul 25: Biz-Ed Breakfast @Schertz Chamber/Visitor Center @ 7:30am
Jul 26: The Taste “Around the World” @Schertz Civic Center @5-8pm
Jul 28: Grand Opening for Graceplace @ Schertz United Methodist
The Schertz Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors has an open door policy because YOU are important to us. Stop by our
offices or visit with us at our many chamber events. And don’t forget – Choose Chamber!