December 2014
Chamber Spotlight


        Shop Eastland!

This month in History

Mary Falter

Teddy Roosevelt became the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  It was awarded to him for negotiating peace in the Russo-Japanese War in 1904-5 as well as helping resolve dispute with Mexico by resorting to arbitration as recommended by the peace movement.

Welcome New Members!

Certified Auto Glass
Virginia Tucker
Join Date: 12/02/2014

Business of the Month!

Eastland County Tire, located at 315 East Main in Eastland, was selected as the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for December.  We had a pizza lunch with some of the employees on Tuesday to celebrate their selection as Business of the Month.  Congratulations to owner Sherry Roberts and the entire crew for their service to the Eastland area.
(Just a side note... one evening, right at closing time, the employees at Eastland County Tire came to the rescue of a lady that had a flat in downtown Eastland.  They came out after closing, changed the tire for the lady, and then repaired the one that went flat.  Great guys!) 

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Et Cetera

Need a RipFest or Rip's Ribs Cook Off t-shirt?  We have 'em at the Chamber office.  Just let us know... we deliver!

We also have Old Rip jewelry, gold or pewter color... tie-tacks, necklaces, earrings, lapel pins.  We even have Old Rip paperweights for your desk!  And how about an Eastland High School commemorative Christmas ornament?  We have 'em!

Give us a call at 254-629-2332. They will soon be available in our on-line store.

Chamber Spotlight

The following businesses were featured in the Chamber's Spotlight on Business during the last month...
Lone Star Ag Credit  Loans are available on farms, ranches and agri-business.  Gerrit Schouster is the Credit Officer and Lone Star Ag has been in business since 1917 to assist rural needs.  They are located at 101 E. Road, Stephenville 254-965-3612.
Ken's Motorcycle Shop  Ken's is owned by one of Eastland's own Ken Chapman.  Ken sells new Polaris ATVs, used motorcycles and does all service work.  Stop in before December 31, and take advantage of his $200 discount on SxS Full-size and new Polaris ATVS.  
Encompass Homehealth  Ron Pipkin RN is Branch Director of Encompass.  Services include Physical and Speech therapy, Post Op care, Fall/Balance and medical home-health care.  Encompass is located at 300 West Main Street, in Eastland and be reached by 254-629-8200 or web.
Grandpaw's Tool Shed Rental For equipment and party rental Ken Chapman is your man.  Ken continues to be civic-minded and replaced Old Rip back in his home at Grimes Garden.  Here is a fun fact you may not know about this business:  "A beesuit is part of our rental inventory," Heather Chapman adds.  This week's special offer:  10% off your next daily rental (limit 1 per customer) valid 'till December 31, 2014.
Aaron Insurance Agency has been locally owned and operated since 1980, and is owned by Melba Aaron, who says, "Our Motto is 'We Cover It All'", home, auto, commercial, boat, motorcycle, life, health, long-term care, prescription plans, supplements, oil field, and annuities!  Call for a FREE quote!
Aaron Insurance is located at 310 S. Seaman in Eastland, and you can reach them by telephone at 254-629-8533.

A Taste of Eastland!

Get your tickets next week from the Chamber office... only $10!  We've sent invitations to 49 area restaurants and caterers, but we only have room for 18-20, so if you are a vendor and wish to participate, you need to sign up very soon!  No cost for vendors to give out samples of their delicious fare.  
And if you wish to be a sponsor for this event, sponsorships are $150, and you get your name displayed on posters at the event... and you get 5 tickets, too!  Just let us know you want to be a Taste of Eastland sponsor!

The "Way Back" Machine

Did you know?

In the early 1920's, female pilot Agnes Doyle crashed into the Eastland Airport... and lived to tell about it!
Eastland Chamber of Commerce - December 2014