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Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 1511 W. Henderson St. Cleburne, TX 76033
Young Professionals of Cleburne is an extension of the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce, geared towards those 21-40 years of age. YPC is a diverse group in terms of the types of businesses repre- sented but all the members understand the purpose of the group is to be leaders in business and the community.
As a member of YPC you will have the opportunity to expand your business contacts, enhance leadership skills, and learn from experienced business leaders at the monthly meetings typically held the third Wednesday of the month. Some of the topics covered these past few months have been “Reframing Stress,” “Effective Communication,” “Creative Marketing” and “Management Tips.” Our most recent meeting was our highest attendance yet so it’s encouraging to see the group continuing to grow.
YPC members are encouraged to give back to Cleburne through volunteerism and presented various opportunities to do that. One opportunity that was a great experience for a few of the YPC members in the fall was mentoring a TEAM school student involved in the Leadership Class. The YPC Leadership Team will be meeting soon to explore other community service proj- ects that the group can support.
The YPC group also host social events each quarter that are a fun way to meet new people and connect with fellow members. Some of the YPC socials in the past have been a bowling party, happy hour and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Lost Oak Winery. The upcoming spring social will be a fun evening of social- izing and dancing at Dance Across Cleburne.
If you are interested in being part of a purpose-driven, fun group, consider joining Young Professionals of Cleburne. For more information, call Tara Janszen at the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce at 817-645-2455.
Young Professionals of Cleburne
Come and enjoy a relaxing day with your friends…
MAY 13th 2016
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Golf Tournament
FRIDAY, MAY 13th At Cleburne Golf Links
One Flight - 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
To register or for more info…
Post Tournament Shoot-out Sponsor
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Chamber Mission Statement
“our mission Is To Promote business and the Community”
The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, membership-based organization of the business
community – and is not an arm of city, county or state government. Over 930 plus members are united to cre-
ate a unique central agency working to improve and build a better community. Over 90 percent of the mem- bership is comprised of small businesses interested in
prospering and creating a healthy environment in which to conduct business.
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Professional Staff
Cathy Marchel President Tara Janszen Executive Vice President LaRita Jackson Membership/Tourism Luelda Robichaux Administrative Asst. Heather Juarez Tourism/Marketing Dir.
Download this newsletter and view other information at the
chamber’s website, www.cleburnechamber.com
2016 Chamber of Commerce The following are the people guiding the
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce through 2016. If you have any questions and comments, feel free to give any one of these people a call. We
look forward to serving you and helping make 2016 a prosperous and successful year.
Chairman of the Board Eric Dobransky Past Chairman Tom O’Neil Chairman Elect Terry Bay Vice Chairman John Finnell Vice Chairman/Sec. Judy Patton Vice Chairman Chuck Bailey Vice Chairman Diana Gardner Treasurer Brandon Lehrmann President Cathy Marchel
2016 Directors Chuck Bailey Robert Childress Brent Shields Brandon Lehrmann Diana Gardner Ben Allen Ron Lindsey Lorrie Normand Rebecca Roe Melissa Dansby Marty Kelley Terry Bay Fernando Rodriquez Kasey Rachel Chetan “C.J.” Jala Blake Jones
Ex-Officio Directors Kyle Heath Cleburne ISD Roger Harmon Johnson Co. Judge Dan O’Leary City of Cleburne Jerry Cash Cleburne Dev. Foundation Pam Boehm Hill College Ken Shaw SWAU
Monthly calendar March
3-4 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Beauty and the Beast” 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 5 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Beauty and the Beast” 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 5 Songbird Live! presents Sonny Burgess 7:30 p.m. — 210 E. Henderson St. 7 Cleburne Christian Leadership Prayer Breakfast 6:50 a.m. — Cleburne Bible Church 10-11 Plaza Theatre Co. presents Beauty and the Beast” 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 12 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Beauty and the Beast” 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 17 Chamber board of directors meeting 4 p.m. — Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 17 After Hours Business Social 5-6:30 p.m. — Patrick’s Cleburne Floral (Celebrating 100 years in business) 204 N. Caddo St. 18 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “7 Brides for 7 Brothers” 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 19 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “7 Brides for 7 Brothers” 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 19 Songbird Live! presents Celtic Passion 5 Second Rule 7:30 p.m. — 210 E. Henderson St. 21-25 Community Holy Week services 7 a.m. — Cleburne Conference Center 24-25 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “7 Brides for 7 Brothers” 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 26 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “7 Brides for 7 Brothers” 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
A great place to work. www.jameshardie.com
James Hardie. The Making of a Dream Home.
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by robbie fenyes President, Cleburne railroaders baseball
A vision to return profes-sional baseball to the community, along with a passion shared by the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce, civic leaders, and overwhelming support by the citizens voice, has paved the way for Cleburne Railroaders Baseball, LLC.
In May 2017, the Cleburne Railroaders professional baseball team will take the field in defense of a championship earned 111 years prior. While May 2017 is over a year away, the business of baseball has already begun.
In January, the chamber board approved a request by the city man- ager allowing Cleburne Railroaders Baseball to use office space within the chamber until permanent offices are built at the new ballpark, the Cleburne Depot, scheduled to open in April 2017.
While we now reside in the chamber building, in terms of a baseball season, baseball opera- tions, schedules, promotions and running a team, that begins Oct. 1. Once the 2016 baseball season is over, operations planning begins for next year.
With that, Railroaders staff will spend much of this spring and sum- mer engaging in Cleburne and Johnson County communities, events, civic groups and organiza- tions. Talking to as many business-
es, baseball fans and citizens as possible is the key to our success. Educating the masses on tickets, sponsorships and opportunities is as much of a discussion as the need for us to just be part of the community. Our organization is committed to ensuring this is Cleburne’s team.
The Railroaders were part of Cleburne in 1906, and today is no different. We want to create an orga- nization that the citizens are proud of and can rely on for affordable family entertainment, a safe place to be for many events throughout the year and a gateway to the commu- nity as a whole, linked to and asso- ciated with the retail of Cleburne Station.
As proposed and voter approved, the business model for success has a city owning a baseball stadium or complex, and leasing to an operator. We have been selected and since entered into an agreement with the city to operate an independent pro- fessional minor league baseball team at The Depot.
The Railroaders bring with them, experience and integrity in running a business by doing things the right way. Our goal is, what we do, engages the community, contributes to the development of the commu- nity, charitable organizations, youth programs and family life and by meeting that goal, we feel we will be successful regardless of the bot- tom line totals.
Incorporating local support in ownership with Randy Rogers, the credibility of Donnie Nelson and
Matthews Southwest Group in property development and the even- tual issue of some team ownership shares to local Citizens, provides a foundation of success before the first cement is poured.
The stadium location ground- breaking held Feb. 27 marked a key timeline event. Once the operator has been established and the loca- tion dedicated, we can get to work offering ticket and sponsorship opportunities and scheduling non- baseball events to maximize facility utilization.
As we work to establish those relationships and partnerships with- in the community, we then focus on building the team. We anticipate announcing our league affiliation in early fall. The team and core players
should be under contract and by March 1, 2017.
As the operator of the Cleburne Railroaders, we are grateful to the chamber of commerce for their sup- port and the opportunity to be in the community working side by side with them and the city leaders to bring this v