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DBC: Area chamber round-up

Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce

Spring activities are in full swing, and the Aubrey 380 area is no exception. This upcoming weekend will be a busy one. 

On Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m., the Aubrey Historical Society invites you to the dedication of its Veterans Monument in Aubrey Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Aubrey.

That evening, enjoy Keep Aubrey Beautiful's Music in the Park series with Texas music star Zane Williams, also at Veterans Memorial Park. 

Western Son Distillery in Pilot Point has a musical event on Saturday featuring Austin-based Americana singer Parker McCollum. 

For a more upscale evening, check out the 10th anniversary edition of Silver Dollar at the Ranch, at the XO Ranch in Aubrey, benefiting Speedway Children's Charities. Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer initiatives in four Dallas-Fort Worth counties. Silver Dollar at the Ranch concludes with a concert by country superstar Neal McCoy.

The Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Casino Night committee would like to thank the sponsors, auction item donors, volunteers and of course all our guests for making Casino Night 2017 a huge success! 

A special thank-you to Diamond T. Arena for sharing your wonderful facility, Raphael's Restaurante Mexicano for providing the delicious food and staff for the evening, and World Famous Mom's for the desserts. 

Guests had a great time playing casino games, visiting the Picture This! photo booth and dancing to the music of DJ Manny B from www.countrynonstop.com. A special treat was a line dance performance by volunteers from Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center, accompanied by Sandi Holt riding Bella.

As always, please join us at our monthly networking luncheons, held the third Wednesday of each month at Prairie House Restaurant. For questions or membership information, visit www.aubreycoc.org or call at 940-365-9781.

Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce 

The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce celebrated new ownership for Chicken Express on Swisher Road with a ribbon-cutting April 11. On April 13, the monthly mixer was held at Bone Daddy's House of Smoke in Denton, complete with great food and a band. 

The monthly luncheon was held April 18 at Oakmont Country Club. The luncheon was sponsored by Lowell Johnson, who gave an overview of Keep Texas Beautiful. Jordan Dunnington of i5 Netwoho was the featured speaker at the event, talking about "Using Videos to Market Your Business." 

Another ribbon-cutting was held April 19 at Lake Dallas Church of Christ. 

The May mixer was hosted by Steve Holtzwarth of Kevin Lewis Properties and Robyn Arbogast of Pure Synergy Wellness.

The May luncheon was held  Tuesday at Oakmont, sponsored by David Gilmore of Edward Jones and the speaker was Keith Martino.

You are invited to come and be a part of all the great things happening at the Lake Cities chamber.

On May 18 we will celebrate a ribbon-cutting at Farmers Insurance's Reese Agency in Corinth. The June luncheon is set for June 20.

Please visit our website at www.lakecitieschamber.com for information on any events, or email Tina Henderson, executive director, at director@lakecitieschamber.com

Sanger Area Chamber of Commerce 

The Sanger Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Spring Fling was a huge success, all because of our wonderful sponsors. A huge thank-you goes out to Wash N Go Laundry, Sanger Insurance Agency, D&L Farm and Home, Bolivar St. BBQ, Dinner with Debbie, Kelsi Bannahan, Sanger Bank, Gypsy Cowgirl, Team Avery LLC, Acton Septic Inc., Stars Massage Clinic, Nortex Communication, Cops 4 Cops TX Police, Neighborhood Autos, Sugar Ridge Winery and BNB Stone.

In addition to financial support, several area businesses attended and helped in other ways. Camp Gladiator provided a wonderful and challenging obstacle course for guests to try. Sanger Ace Hardware, thanks for the PVC utilized for the noodle games. Blake's Snow Shack set up shop at the event, and the snow cones were delicious as always.

Special thanks to DATCU for providing the "Chalk in the Park" judge. And nobody cooks hot dogs like Clay Akers of First United Bank. Stitchin' and More Custom Graphics provided the business signs.

To Sanger Parks & Recreation: The coordination you provided was instrumental in the success of this event.

Thanks to Grace Bible Church for opening up its doors for restrooms, providing the music and having scrumptious popcorn for the movie.

This was a free annual event that is family-oriented with fun games and festivities at the Sanger downtown square park. To conclude the evening, we added a "Movie in the Park" showing of the Disney movie Brave. Fun was had by all.

To any and all who came and participated, we thank you and look forward to seeing you again next year the Sanger Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling, which will be held on the second Saturday in May. Mark your calendars!