Lake Cities, Little Elm and Argyle Chamber mixer, Thursday, Sept. 6

The Lake Cities, Little Elm and Argyle Chambers will host a Mix & Mingle mixer at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at TX Land & Cattle, 8398 S. Stemmons Fwy in Hickory Creek.

The event will be hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas and Chris Stabile of Merchant Bank Card.

The first 50 RSVPs will get in free and receive a free drink coupon and appetizers. Cost to attend is $5 at the door.

To RSVP, please visit


HWNT meets the new Coca-Cola White Can


On Saturday, Oct. 28, officials with the Coca-Cola Company announced something will happen soon to their distinctive soda can.

“Beginning Nov. 1, white will be the new red,” said Luisa Casso Lindsey, director of governmental affairs with the Coca-Cola Company during the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT) in Austin, “Coca-Cola will be turning their iconic red cans white in celebration of the polar bear.”

The company will be committing up to $3 million to help the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in their polar bear conservation efforts. More than 1.4 billion white Coke cans will be distributed to help bring awareness of the campaign.

“It was really neat that we got to see it before it came out,” said Maricela Alvarado, vice chair for membership with the HWNT Denton Chapter.

Officials with the company made said the white soda cans will be in the store shelves from Nov. 2011 until Feb. 2012.

“The eye-catching cans will feature the image of a mother bear and her two cubs making their way across the Arctic,” officials with the company said.

Established in 1986, HWNT has chapters across the state of Texas including Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth and promotes the advancement of women in corporate, civic and public life.

More information about the company’s Arctic Home campaign is available at

More information about HWNT is available at

Royalyn Reid to speak at upcoming NCTC/SBDC meeting


Royalyn Reid, founder of Consumer & Market Insights, a consulting firm with expertise in consumer and marketing research, training and strategic event planning will be the guest speaker at North Central Texas College/Small Business Development Center’s (NCTC/SBDC) business breakfast meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The meeting will take place the Denton Chamber of Commerce, 414 Parkway St.; from 7: 15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Networking will begin at 7:15 a.m. with the meeting following at 7:30 a.m.

Some of the key things, Reid will share will be how to improve customer satisfaction without spending money, how to read and motivate employees and how to train workers, a press release said.

For more information, call NCTC/SBDC at 940-380-1849 or e-mail

USDA-FSA free webinars on Hispanic and women farmer and rancher claims process


To explain the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hispanic and women farmer and rancher settlement claims process as well as the current Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs, the USDA Farm Service is hosting a free webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. CDT.

According to a press release, on Feb. 25, 2011, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Tony West announced a process created to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert they faced discrimination when seeking USDA farm loans during certain periods between years 1981 and 2000. The optional claims process offers a streamlined alternative to litigation and provides at least $1.33 billion in compensation, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers, said the release.

“I encourage producers who want more information about the claims process or about FSA farm loan programs to register for one of these webinars,” said USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Juan M. Garcia in a news release.

The webinars are free and open to the first 100 participants who register. Other seminars are scheduled for July 28 and Aug. 11. The first webinar on the topic took place June 30.

For more information, call Eddie Trevino, farm loan chief in the Texas State FSA Office at 979-680-5221 or Webinar information is listed at

Lakes Cities Chamber, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas – Denton Chapter upcoming meetings

Monday, June 27
Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas – Denton Chamber
Re-organizational meeting
6:00 p.m.
Los Toreros Restaurant
2900 Wind River Lane
Denton, TX 76210-0112
For more information, visit

Wednesday, June 29
Lake Cities Chamber Weekly Coffee
7:15 a.m.
Lake Dallas City Hall
212 Main St.
Event Hosted by Lake Cities Printing
For more information, visit

Lake Cities Chamber morning coffee canceled for Wed. Feb. 2

Due to inclement weather, the Chamber coffee scheduled for tomorrow morning (Wed., Feb. 2nd) has been canceled.

The Chamber Office was closed today due to the weather, said the chamber in their newsletter communication.

The QuickBooks Training is still scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3rd at Lake Dallas City Hall.

“If the weather does not improve or worsens you will receive an e-mail with training information,” Chamber officials said.

SBDC Monthly Meeting: Structured Selling

SBDC will host their monthly breakfast meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Denton Chamber Building located at 414 Parkway. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. with the meeting following at 7:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Lee Roberts who will discuss structured selling. The presentation will cover how to target customers, building customer service, sale presentations, how to launch a product and other topics.

Visit the Structured Selling Web site for more information

For questions, you may call: 940-380-1849.

Healthcare talk tonight at the Denton County Courthouse

Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, Texas Medical Association (TMA) president-elect; John G. Flores, MD, Denton County Medical Society (DCMS) vice president/programs chair; other local physician leaders; members of Congress or key staff; members of the Texas Legislature or key staff; and local business leaders will lead a discussion to learn patient’s opinions regarding the present national health care reform debate.

According to a press release, doctors want patients to share one thing they like most about today’s health care system, one thing they would change about the current health care system, and what patients want and do not want from health system reform.

The event will be held at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square located at 110 W. Hickory from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.