CCL Area Chamber Business Expo a success

Marty Mullins/Texas Ability LLC (R), CCLACC Chairman of the Board of Directors, presents an appreciation plaque to Ralph Fortner/Southside Bank, $1,500 Platinum underwriting sponsor of the October 17, 2013 Cedar Creek Lake Fall Business Expo at Mabank Pavilion.
Marty Mullins/Texas Ability LLC (R), CCLACC Chairman of the Board of Directors, presents an appreciation plaque to Ralph Fortner/Southside Bank, $1,500 Platinum underwriting sponsor of the October 17, 2013 Cedar Creek Lake Fall Business Expo at Mabank Pavilion.

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The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s new event, the Cedar Creek Lake Fall Business Expo, held last Saturday at Mabank Pavilion, featured approximately 40 vendors, ranging from small businesses to non-profits. Even with a light turnout from the public, the vendors were able to conduct excellent business to business networking and by all accounts, the inaugural event was a success. If you were to read this piece here, you’d know what strategies they implemented to maximise their marketing efforts and at the same time, minimise costs. Cleanliness is next to godliness? Maybe not, but let’s look at the benefits to hiring a cleaning service. Why have a clean home? What do first think of when you know the house has to be cleaned? Were to begin? How long will it take? Are you motivated to clean? Why should you go to the trouble and expense of keeping things clean? Do you have a regular cleaning routine? The fact is, bacteria and dust thrive in the house when not cleaned regularly. There are places in the home where cleanliness is critical for good health, like the bathroom and kitchen. The way your home looks could even affect your mental attitude. It is beneficial to keep your home as clean as possible. Dust and vacuum rugs and upholstery regularly. For children with asthma, dust, mold and pet dandruff can trigger asthma attacks and allergies. Reduce your use of aerosol sprays indoors. Try green cleaning products. Why not make a cleaning checklist? If you feel that you are too busy to stay on top of it or do not have the motivation to do is you need to contact a cleaning services company. There are numerous ones in every city that will be more than happy to do it for you at an affordable price. A Clean Home-Weekly Checklist By following a weekly clean up check list, not only will you benefit from a clean healthy home, cleaning will not be such a lengthy never ending task. I personally use and stick to this weekly checklist, and it works wonders for my home. You can get more detail about Upholstery Cleaning Montreal through this site The simple answer is carpet cleaner rental. To hire carpet cleaner professionals is an expensive job and has in the past been limited to businesses and people moving into their new home. Carpet cleaner rental is the most cost effective way to get those carpets clean and fresh. More and more people are trying the rent carpet cleaner packages on offer and their repeat business shows how effective the results can be. Best of all, the price is terrific. A carpet cleaners rental can be for one day or a weekend. During the time you rent carpet cleaner machinery, you can do as many rooms as possible. Rooms can be tackled more than once if there are particularly stubborn stains or several people could share the costs and share the rental price. Apart from the obvious benefits with regards to germs and allergens, when you hire carpet cleaner machines or a service similar to this slough carpet cleaning company, you will be giving your carpets a lovely deep clean. This will bring about a freshness and softness to the carpets that wiCleaning the house is something the majority of the nation does regularly. There are different levels of cleaning, but washing down the work surfaces and giving the rooms a vacuum is a daily task. Working people have to find time to do the housework with their busy professional lives and stay at home parents will find they are permanently cleaning up chaos and mess. If the housework is not kept on top of, grime and germs can build up quickly and spread throughout the home So housework is a part of life that cannot be neglected. As Platinum Carpet Cleaning announced they provide the best carpet cleaning services.

According to CCLACC President, Jo Ann Hanstrom, plans are already under way for the 2014 Business Expo. Asked about future plans for the event, Hanstrom said, “With the first Expo behind us, the committee will be able to do a thorough assessment of the event, make adjustments and/or improvements where necessary. I’m excited that we’ll be bringing the Second Annual Cedar Creek Lake Fall Business Expo to the community next October.”

She went on to say that even though the chamber had sponsored such an event some years ago, this is a whole new venue and format, so it was like starting over and will need to rebuild. Having a new venue has greatly benefitted the attending businesses, giving them more room for their displays, trade show banner materials, and other booth marketing entities. Hanstrom said, “I’m pleased that the chamber of commerce was able to reformat our fall fund-raising event and bring a totally business-related venue back to the community.”

On hand as vendors for the 2013 Expo were: Edward Jones Investments, Southside Bank, Athens Daily Review, Clint Davis/Henderson County HELP Center, Solar Turbines, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman, Lone Star Maps, Ragsdale Real Estate, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, Skip Smith Insurance…A Division of Lana L. Mock & Associates, Arabella of Athens, Woodforest National Bank, The Inspiration Foundation, Star Lite Custom Homes, Moorhead Epps Funeral Home, Inc., Servpro of Kaufman Co/Cedar Creek Lake, Ruth Martin Insurance, Friends of the Animals of Cedar Creek Lake, Prosperity Bank, Red Hat Rentals, Texas Trust Credit Union, Healing Hands Kneading You, The Flying Grape & Bean Coffee & Gift House, Gun Barrel City Upholstery/GBC Airpark, Griswold Home Care, Simply Solved, LLC, Theresa P. Cryer, CPA, Mabank Floral & Gifts, Purtis Creek State Park, Bella Maison Carpet Cleaning & Restoration, Cornerstone Payments, BnR Pit Grill, Cedar Creek Country Club, 1st Call Restoration, A+ Plumbing and Elegant Concrete Surfaces, and Groom & Sons Hardware.

The chamber wishes to thank the CCLFBE Committee, led by Mac McKinsey/B & J Boat & Self Storage and Lana Mock/Lana L. Mock & Associates. Other committee members are Jim Taylor/Elegant Concrete Surfaces, Marty Mullins/TexasAbility LLC, Becky Hepker/Southside Bank, Dr. Paul Guttuso/Lakeside Family & Sports Medicine and the chamber staff, Jo Ann Hanstrom and Dorene Watts.

Underwriters for this year’s CCLFBE were Southside Bank/Platinum Sponsor, Solar Turbines, TVEC, Moorhead Epps Funeral Home and Prosperity Bank, all Silver Sponsors. The Bronze Sponsors were Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman, Arabella of Athens, Woodforest National Bank, Star Lite Custom Homes & It’s Your Home, Servpro of Kaufman Co/Cedar Creek Lake, Red Hat Rentals, Texas Trust Credit Union, Healing Hands Kneading You/Shauna Brucker,
Bella Maison Carpet Cleaning & Restoration, BnR Pit Grill and Cornerstone Payments. Member Spotlight Sponsors included TexasAbility LLC/Marty Mullins and Pine Gardens RV Park/Oscar Diaz.

In addition to the vendors, sponsors, volunteers and committee, special thanks is extended to the Mabank Fire Department for the use of the Mabank Pavilion for this event and others throughout the year. The chamber also wishes to thank KCKL 95.9 FM, the Monitor/Lake Area Leader, The Athens Daily Review, Henderson County Now and for their generous help in publicizing the event.

If you’re a businessperson working on your 2014 budget, don’t forget to make plans for the Second Annual Cedar Creek Lake Fall Business Expo in October of 2014. It will be brought to you by the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, proudly serving the Cedar Creek Lake community.

For a complete list of chamber events and a categorized list of chamber members, please visit . For other chamber information, call 903.887.3152 or email The chamber of commerce is located at 604 S. Third St. Ste. E Mabank.

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