Grapevine Chamber of Commerce unveils new expansion project

A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
The business center will be available for chamber committee meetings and businesses to rent, said Theresa Mason, the 2018 board of directors chair for the chamber. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
The addition was named for sponsors Gary and Cynthia Blankenship, who spoke at the celebratory event. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
A wall painted with the names of project donors features prominently on one side of the room. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Jan. 14 for the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, the new addition to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.

It has been a project nearly six years in the making, said Theresa Mason, the 2018 board of directors chair for the chamber.

“In 2014, at our board retreat, that was when we first recognized we had a need to expand this building and this chamber,” Mason said.

The expansion project adds another 3,900 square feet of space. It will be available for chamber committee meetings and businesses to rent, Mason said.

Trinity Commercial Construction and architect Ed Yost, managing principal of Carrell Partners & Yost Architecture, worked together to complete the project, she said.


A wall painted with the names of project donors features prominently on one side of the room.

The addition was named for sponsors Gary and Cynthia Blankenship, who spoke at the celebratory event. The Blankenships are the executives of Bank of the West, a community bank in Grapevine.

“To say the least, Cynthia and I are very proud to be part of this and very humbled,” Gary Blankenship said. “But really, we’re humbled by the fact that so many of you are on this wall [of donors]. ... We’re glad to be able to make a contribution here, and we’re very proud to be a part of it.”

The chamber has raised about 60% of the funds it needs and is still accepting donations.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Texas State Optical is now open to provide eye care to Colleyville. (Courtesy Texas State Optical)
Texas State Optical now open in Colleyville

Texas State Optical opened a new location in Colleyville on Jan. 26.

Reebok Outlet will be located near Entry 2 at the Grapevine Mills mall. (Courtesy Grapevine Mills)
Reebok Outlet coming soon to Grapevine Mills mall

Reebox Outlet is set to open in the Grapevine Mills mall this summer.

Fragranza has closed its store in Southlake. (Courtesy Fragranza)
Fragrance store closes shop in Southlake Town Square

Fragranza closed in January at 1251 Main St., Southlake.

This rendering shows a view of the downtown residences' central courtyard. (Rendering courtesy city of Southlake)
Council denies request for apartments in Southlake Town Square

A proposal to build hundreds of new apartment units on 7.28 acres in Southlake Town Square was rejected Feb. 18 after numerous concerned residents spoke against the development.

Roll 'N Bowl in Grapevine has closed. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Grapevine sushi restaurant closes on Hall-Johnson

The Roll ‘N Bowl located at 2350 Hall-Johnson Road, Ste. 140, Grapevine, closed in February.

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas. The Shinkansen trains in Japan will be customized for Texas with no middle seats and additional legroom, company officials announced. (Courtesy Texas Central)
JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high-speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.

New Balance Factory Store is set to open in Grapevine Mills mall March 30. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Grapevine Mills adds to athletic footwear selection with New Balance Factory Store

New Balance Factory Store is set to open in Grapevine Mills mall March 30.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
8 candidates file for Grapevine, Colleyville Southlake city races in May election

Southlake voters will have the choice of electing new candidates to city positions during the May 2 election.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
10 file for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Carroll ISD elections

The race is on for open seats on the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees

The Barrows Firm is relocating its practice. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Family law and estate planning office to relocate in Southlake

A Southlake law firm is relocating its practice.

Macy’s Brand Experience Officer Rachel Shechtman has brought her expertise to Southlake with Market by Macy's. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
FIRST LOOK: First-of-its-kind shopping concept Market by Macy’s unveiled in Southlake

After founding a themed retail boutique in New York in 2011, Macy’s Brand Experience Officer Rachel Shechtman has brought her expertise to Southlake.

U.S.-based restoration services company Restoration Management Company plans to open its 14th location in Grapevine this March. (Courtesy Restoration Management Company)
Restoration Management Company announces new location in Grapevine

U.S.-based restoration services company Restoration Management Company plans to open its 14th location in Grapevine this March.

Back to top