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Patience and Support Are Key as Another School Year Begins This week Terrell students began a new school year. As most things in 2020 have gone, it’s not the typical first day back to school. Some have opted for at-home learning. Others are returning to the classroom. Some are doing a combination of the two.…

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Versatility is Key for 2020 Civic Auction Planning It’s hard to believe that we just flipped the calendar to August 2020. August is always a very busy month for us at the Terrell Chamber of Commerce. A month where we begin to eagerly promote and hastily prepare for our annual Civic Auction, which takes place…

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Welcome Back, Terrell Just a few weeks ago, Governor Abbott issued an executive order to begin reopening Texas. During Phase 1, restaurants, retailers, malls, theaters, museums and libraries could reopen at 25% capacity. Within a week, salons, barber shops and tanning salons were added to that list. Now we’ve entered Phase 2, which allows gyms,…

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Small Businesses Continue to Fight to Survive COVID-19 Small businesses are the lifeline of our community. We like to constantly reiterate that 68 cents of every dollar spent in Terrell stays in Terrell. It’s a cyclical pattern – you spend your money at a local restaurant, they pay their employees who live in Terrell, those…

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Surviving COVID-19: Advice for Local Businesses What a whirlwind the last few weeks has been for our nation. We are all faced with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We at the Chamber of Commerce have been in touch with many of our members and know first-hand they are all trying to figure out…

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Connecting Terrell In my December column I reflected on all the change that took place with the Chamber in 2019 and mentioned we have a lot of exciting things planned for 2020 that will allow us to better serve our members. In the fall we surveyed our members. We wanted to learn things from them…

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There is Much to Celebrate in Terrell In a couple of weeks, we will have the opportunity to honor local businesses and individuals who have made a positive impact on our community at our annual luncheon. The 112th Annual Membership Meeting & Industrial Recognition Luncheon will take place on Monday, February 17 at 11:30 a.m. at…

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2019: A Year of Change As 2019 comes to an end and I reflect upon the last 12 months, I recognize there is an underlying trend that can’t be ignored. This was a year of change for the Terrell Chamber of Commerce Convention Visitors Bureau and Terrell Economic Development Corporation. Change sometimes has a bad…

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All In, All Done: The 38th Annual Civic Auction It’s a wrap! Another Civic Auction has come and gone, and it was a great success. Of course, it would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, donors, and supporters to whom we are very grateful.    We’re still crunching numbers, but it looks to be shaping up…

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Education and Sense of Place According to the U.S. Census data estimates earlier this year, Kaufman County ranks third in the nation in percentage of population growth from 2017 to 2018 for counties with more than 20,000 people. When families are looking for a place to call home, they aren’t just looking for a house…

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