Chamber members and community leaders will hear a “CEO Forecast” for Burleson and North Texas at the Burleson Chamber’s upcoming Summer Quarterly Meeting. The Quarterly will take place on Thursday, June 15th at Nazarene Christian Academy and is sponsored by Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth.
The Summer Quarterly Meeting will offer a unique format with several community leaders slated to participate. Alex Philips, Economic Development Manager for the City of Burleson, will present an update on economic development news for our city. Philips is part of a team that recruits new business and serves as a resource for existing Burleson businesses to be more successful. A goal of the Economic Development team is to create more primary jobs in Burleson so citizens have the opportunity to work close to home. Philips has worked for the City of Burleson for 10 years.
Philips will also moderate a conversation about the current and future business climate in Burleson and North Texas with the CEOs and owners of three local companies in the Chamber’s Annual CEO Forecast. This year’s CEOs represent the best of small business success in Burleson.
Carolyn Burns is the owner of Advanced Total Kar Kare. She originally opened a single Kwik Kar franchise in 2008. In 2015 she entered into a partnership to form Advanced Total Kar Kare. They have acquired nine additional shops in the last 14 months, three in Burleson and one each in Fort Worth, Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Mineral Wells, Cedar Hill and two in Arlington.
Prior to her venture as a business owner, Burns served as Vice President of Operations for Beverly Enterprises, the owner of a chain of nursing homes and assisted living centers in the United States.
Kurt Jaeger is the Owner of City Market, Burleson’s home town grocery store. He purchased the iconic Bransom’s grocery store in 2003 and today offers a full line of quality groceries, prepared meals and catering options, specialty bakery items, cards and gifts, and an extensive selection of wine, with an emphasis on local vendors and suppliers such as Lost Oak and Sunset Wineries, Sunday Dinner Catering and many more. A 44 year veteran of the grocery industry, Kurt purchased his first store in 1987. Kurt serves on the Board of Directors for Home Bank and was the Chambers 2008 Citizen of the Year.
Bobby Woolard is the owner of Woolard’s Custom Jewelers. Woolards Jewelers was founded in 1973 by the Woolard family, with the first store opening in downtown Fort Worth. The business moved to Burleson in 1979 and joined the Chamber the same year. Bobby and Caryl Woolard purchased Woolards Jewelers from his parents in 1993.
In 2015, Woolard’s doubled the size of their store and purchased a 3-D printer. This 3-D printer allows Bobby’s hand carved molds to be replicated in-house and on a much greater scale, opening a lot of wholesale and broad scope opportunities. Woolard’s Customs Jewelers was the Chamber’s 2015 Shining Star Small Business of the Year.
Title Sponsor Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth has been providing quality medical care to Fort Worth and the surrounding communities since 1906.
The Affiliate Sponsor Frost Bank was founded in 1868 and today has 126 branches across the state of Texas, with 22 branches near Burleson and Fort Worth.
Each quarter, the Chamber hosts a Membership Meeting that educates its members and provides the opportunity for meeting new members and businesses. The 2017 Summer Quarterly takes place at Nazarene Christian Academy at 2001 E Main St, Crowley, TX 76036. Doors open at 11:00 AM, lunch is served at 11:30 and the meeting concludes at 1:00. Tickets are $20 for Chamber members, $25 for Non-Members and $25 Late Registration after June 13. For more information or to reserve your ticket online, visit the Chamber’s website at burlesonchamber.com.