Candidate Forum–Luke Hollingsworth

Luke Hollingsworth, candidate for Place 3 on The Allen City Council joins Friedo in this episode of The Allen-Fairview Candidate Forum.

The Candidate Forum consists of episodes that will allow you to get to know the local candidates and their platforms.   

Anyone running for any office in The Allen Fairview Community is welcome to join Mark Friedman ( ) for an episode.  

These episodes are not endorsements of any of the candidates, they are simply for information purposes only.


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Chamber/City Partnerships

In this Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce Edition of Allen in Action:

  • Eric Hoyle updates you on everything going on at Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Sharon Mayer–CEO of The Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce talks about the relationship that The Chamber has with The City
  • Rhonda Ptak has all the details on upcoming events
  • Saundra Midkiff welcomes new members and announces upcoming ribbon cuttings

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The Crusade Run — Carson’s Crusade

Sharon Bothelo, the Executive Director of Carson’s Crusade Foundation joins Friedo to talk about The Crusade Run.

The run is Saturday, April 7th at 7:45am.  

All proceeds from the event go to Carson’s Crusaders Foundation.

“Carson’s Crusaders Foundation provides support and assistance to children and their families affected by solid tumor pediatric cancers.”

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Small Business Academy and Other Events

The final week of March was a very busy week for The Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce.  In this Chamber of Commerce Episode of Allen in Action: 

  • Sharon Mayer discusses the increased influence individuals can possess when they combine with others
  • Rhonda Ptak has the details on upcoming events
  • Saundra Midkiff welcomes new members and announces upcoming ribbon cuttings

Special thanks to:   

  • Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
  • Terri Davis of Doterra Essential Oils
  • David Hardaway of Outerbridge

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Chamber Partnership w/Allen American

The Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with The Allen American to offer Chamber Members discounted ad rates in the paper.  Saundra Midkiff gives you all of the details.

Rhonda Ptak talks about the upcoming Chamber Events including a free “Business Academy” brought to you by Comerica.

And, Sharon Mayer recaps a business advocacy trip to Washington to meet with our representatives. 

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Operation Thank You

The staff, board members and ambassadors at the  Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce dedicated 2 days to calling and thanking each and every member of The Chamber this week. 

In this episode

  • Saundra Midkiff recognizes all the people who worked “Operation Thank You”
  • Sharon Mayer talks about the next Eggs & Issues Breakfast that will feature candidates running for local office
  • Rhonda Ptak tells us about a great event that Comerica Bank is making possible

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Business Spotlight–Outerbridge David Hardaway

Realizing that most if not all businesses are paying too much on their services due to mismatched or orphaned rate plans, out of date or unused features or outdated or incorrect data plans that don’t support your current usage and more, David Hardaway decided to take action

Just by looking at your bill and making just a few small changes, Outerbridge has saved companies thousands of dollars

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Business Spotlight–The Taylor Team

Joel Gabrelow and Carol Taylor of The Taylor Team bring you a lifetime of experience in real estate

Carol was born into the real estate business. Her father, Frederick Taylor, was the President of the Los Angeles Board of Realtors and served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Realtors. He had one of the largest residential brokerages in Los Angeles.

Carol and her husband have purchased, leased, built and sold commercial buildings during their careers. She understands both the financial and emotional sides of real estate ? the things that motivate and the things that cause us to hesitate. She thrives on helping people get through those times.

Carol earned a Graduate, REALTORĀ® Institute (GRI) designation. She has in-depth knowledge on technical subjects and the fundamentals of real estate to better help prospective home buyers and sellers. With several years of independent legal study, Carol is particularly well versed in compliance and due diligence. As a past President and CFO, she is an excellent negotiator which translates into an asset to each real estate transaction. 

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