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Rockwall Matters e Magazine of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce SUMMER 2016 START YOUR ENGINES Four Car Dealers Share Their Stories Enjoy a taste of the good life at Rockwall Farmers Market Go

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Contents 6 Rockwalls top auto dealerships excel in sales and service Three success stories in Rockwall Technology Park Go green. Go fresh. Visit Downtown Rockwall Farmers Market Culpepper Steak House

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Mike and Robin Chouteau are married and own Honda Cars of Rockwall. By Linda Friedel Photos by Hannah Way Photography WHEELING AND DEALING Cruise on into Rockwalls top auto dealers and see how they

where she swept floors, shined the showroom, polished cars, answered the phone and recorded ledgers. I also knew all the different makes and models, Robin added. When Robin and Mike married, Mike work

ROCKWALL CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Jon Davis, General Manager at Rockwall Chrysler Jeep Dodge, has been in the auto industry since 1998. Davis started out as a parttime salesman at a Chevrolet dealership in

Brandon Morris was named General Manager of Southwest Kia in Rockwall on March 1. SOUTHWEST KIA Brandon Morris, General Manager of Southwest Kia in Rockwall, started selling cars in 2001 in Tarrant C

Robert Bobo is General Manager of Heritage Buick GMC. We pride ourselves on the nicest used cars and the most unique, Bobo said. Heritages top selling Buicks are the Encore, a small luxury SUV, and t

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Business Special Products MFG. Inc. specializes in electromechanical assembly, precision metal fabrication, machining, welding and powder coating. The company has more than 200 employees. By Linda

Business health care organizations. Fortune 1000 companies are their newest customers, who in turn have challenged SPM in new ways, said GrandLienard. We want to create a line out the door of people w

Business Hatfield leads with the familys tradition of honesty, ethics and hard work. Weve had customers that have been buying from us since the 1960s, he said. Hatfield and Company has a legacy of ben

SHOP LOCAL BUY GREENS Rockwalls Downtown Farmers Market Thrives with Melons to Music By Linda Friedel Fresh grown produce and locally made products are all the rage. Its good for our health and good f

to bales of straw in the fall. They added Christmas trees in December. She and Coleson founded Friends of Rockwall Downtown with a host of volunteers in 2008. When the City of Rockwall sponsored a Fou

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ROCKWALL WELCOMES NEWEST BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY WITH GRAND OPENINGS FEBRUARY APRIL The Jessica Hargis Group Artisan Masonry, Inc. ProStar Collision Treasured Blossoms Flower Market Higier Allen

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From left, Chad Bowden is Chef of Culpepper Steak House and Joel Johnson is Vice President of Operations. By Linda Friedel Photos by Hannah Way Photography CULPEPPER STEAK HOUSE Upscale steakhouse d

cloths, he said. Suits and ties are not required, but customers wear business and golf attire. One of the prominent features in the restaurant is a beautiful curved bar top known as the Beatle Bar loc

End your Timeshare nightmare for good At Lonestar Transfer, a familyowned, Rockwall, Texasbased company, our mission is to eliminate your timeshare maintenance fees FOREVER We offer Free private cons

SMOOTH SAILING ON Captains offer big lake experience Harbor Lights cruises yearround on Lake Ray Hubbard. Lake Ray Hubbard is one of Rockwalls crown jewels where lake enthusiasts can cast their line

LAKE RAY HUBBARD aboard catamarans and cruiser SAILING WITH SCOTT Boat enthusiast and owner of the countrys largest wooden catamaran, Seawolf, Scott Self has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and

Bests Of Rockwall Photo credit Jack Palmer 26 R o c k w a l l M a tter s Su mmer 2 016

Community Event Listings JULY 2 Farmers Mark et from 8 a.m. noon on Saturdays through Sept. 24. The Farmers Market is located on North Courthouse Square at Kaufman Street. Pick up local fruits, vege

Around Town LEADERSHIP ROCKWALL COMPLETES BACKYARD REFUGE PROJECT Class of 2016 creates safe haven for trauma victims By Linda Friedel V 28 ictims of abuse now have an outdoor oasis to promote h

Leadership Rockwall is a program of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce to promote leadership, citizenship and connections in the community. Pictured is the Leadership Rockwall Class of 2016. I feel

Glen Oaks Hospital Provides inpatient and partial hospitalization for behavioral health, substance abuse and detoxtreatment for ages 12 to older adults. I want to thank all of the staff at Glen Oaks H

Dr. Danette McNew, D.D.S. Sports Dentistry is the treatment and prevention of oral facial athletic injuries s and related oral diseases and manifestations. estations. Dental injuries are the most comm