Chamber Weekly Update – November 13, 2020

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

“Keeping Dollars in Duncanville”


2020 has been a very unusual and trying year.

It has brought us many obstacles to deal with in our businesses, families and personal lives. Although it has been a difficult year we still have plenty of things in our lives to be thankful for. But we sometimes don’t see these blessings because we are too busy dwelling on the negative things that are happening.

Thanksgiving will be very different for a lot of us this this year. But however you choose to celebrate it please take a moment to say Thanks to God about the Blessings that you have also received.

Steve Martin

“We are in the same waters but not the same boat.”

We will all get through this “together”!

Be sure to check out the latest updates on the website

Chubby’s Restaurant

7474 S Cockrell Hill Rd
Dallas, TX 75236
(972) 298-1270

The minute you walk into Chubby’s, you know you’re home.

John & George Touris established Chubby’s Family Restaurant in 1987. Peter Touris oversees the restaurant now and has kept the family restaurant tradition going forward. Breakfast is served all day along with their famous Chicken Fried Steak as well as their Greek Specialties.

Order your Thanksgiving Meal complete and ready to heat and serve.

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Virtual Morning “Meet & Munch”

Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 8am – 9am
Sponsor: Jennifer Pennebaker, Chair

Grab your breakfast and coffee and log in to network with us!

Please invite a couple chamber members to join us!

$50 Gift Card drawing

Let’s make some connections!

Host: Jennifer Pennebaker, Chair

Please use your name as you join the meeting!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 4230 9676
Passcode: 752381

Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees
3rd Annual Student Coat Drive

Duncanville ISD Website

Canales Furniture

Giveaway Free Turkey Drive Thru Event
This Saturday, November 14th

COPD COVID-19 Discussion

Paid for by a Chamber Member

LSW Distinguished Leaders Alumni Award Renamed in memory of Curtistene S. McCowan

The LSW Board of Directors unanimously agreed to rename the DLA Award in honor and memory of LSW Class 2015 Graduate and 2016 DLA Award
Recipient, the Honorable Curtistene S. McCowan. When board members were asked to describe Mayor McCowan, there were plenty of heartfelt
intrinsic qualities shared.

Tamara Sadler, Crescent Strategies, LLC, shared a few of words of wisdom that McCowan shared and definitely lived by.

“Be professional, responsible, inspirational, zealous, and ethical…”
“Be proactive and dedicated to getting things done…”
“Becoming a leader is not for the faint hearted.”
“Be about growing and investing in others.”
“Model excellence and boldness… Tap into your inner greatness.”

Trudy Lewis, City of Hutchins, states Mayor Curtistene McCowan was an incredible leader with a servant heart. She stood as an example of grace,
discernment, generosity, leadership, and commitment to the public good. Her legacy is one that paved the way for so many others; she was blessed to be able to see the fruits of her labor. She cannot be replaced but will be honored by all those who knew her.

Randall Chase, Cedar Hill Chamber, says she was such an advocate for our area and for LSW. Her passion, drive, impact, and enthusiasm will live on in this region for decades to come.

Jason Ruiz, Resource One Credit Union, recalls a time he sat with her during a luncheon. She was so down to earth and genuinely cared about who he was, what he was doing, and his future plans for advocacy in our community. It was so encouraging and uplifting! Being his first time meeting her and to give him the platform. That’s true leadership!

Monica Kenney, Frost bank, says Mayor McCowan was the epitome of genuine leadership and community advocacy.

Corey Green, Oncor, remembers his experiences with her were always welcoming and curious about how she could serve him. She embodies
servant leadership with grace and elegance!

Elizabeth Guillen, Ruiz Financial Solutions, remembers Mayor McGowan as a woman of great valor & courage. A mother to a city that paved the way for others to lead, serve, and build up communities.

The 2020 DLA Honoree was announced back on May 20, 2020. The style of leadership and dedication to this area is just that of what Mayor
Curtistene McCowan lived by and it is absolutely appropriate for Kenneth Govan with Oncor to be the first recipient of the award named in her honor, the Curtistene McCowan Distinguished Leader Alumni Award.

Here are the Names of Winners
Item # 1 Costco Cash Card – Pamela Johnson
Item # 2 Dry Clean Super Center – William T. Maye
Item # 3 Return To Romance – Diane Pegues
Item # 4 DCT Theatre, Roma’s, Best Western – Shelley Martinez
Item # 5 Little Caesars – Gayle & Bob Bailey
Item # 6 Gold-N-Things Wall Clock – Ken Weaver
Item # 7 City View Tacos – Grady Smithey
Item # 8 Round of Golf – Ken Weaver
Item # 9 Children’s Bowling Party – Clifford Freeney
Item # 10 Canales Furniture Desk – Steve Rutherford
Item # 11 HBPI Portrait Session – Kathy Hooper
Item # 12 Thibodeaux Cajun Food – David Hertenstein

Here are the Winners

Grand Prize winners of $2,500 Phyllis & John Lambert
2nd and 3rd place winner of $1,000 and $500 – W&B – Tracey Maynor