Royse City ISD is hosting 2 community-wide Education Summits, and we are hoping to have a great representation of students, parents, community members, business owners and staff there to weigh in on what success looks like for Royse City ISD graduates. We know that the state values test scores, but we are also interested in building our own accountability system here in our community based on what matters to our stakeholders. We hope everyone will consider joining us at one of the summits on Oct. 26th at Miss May Vernon Elementary in Fate or on Nov. 2nd at Royse City High School in RC. Both will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Every month the Royse City Chamber Ambassador Program will be highlighting each Ambassador. This month’s Ambassador is Tiffany Olson.
Tiffany Olson is the Director of Events & Marketing for Rockwall County Helping Hands and she runs her own wedding planning business. She is passionate about her role and the mission of Helping Hands. Her life philosophy is:
To Serve is not to help – I am not above you.
To Serve is not to fix – You are not broken.
To Serve is when my wholeness, Serves your wholeness &
Together we are Both Served.
Tiffany currently serves as a Chamber Ambassador, is on the Royce City Chamber Board and the Royse City Education Foundation Board. She had a strong passion for Royse City and loves living in this great community.
She is also a board member for the Rockwall Area Chamber Commerce Professional Women’s Alliance and worked as the Woman’s Alliance of McKinney staff liaison. Thus, fulfilling her passion for encouraging women in business and chamber networking.
Graduating from Texas A&M, College Station, Tiffany has over 20 years of events and marketing experience to include working for an Incentive Travel House, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Royse City for ten years with her husband and two children, Gracelyn & Hayden.
We are proud to have Tiffany as part of the Chamber Board and Ambassador Program.
We are excited to have Amiee Griffiths, Operating Officer of Cafe Momentum, speak at our October luncheon at Occasions at Stone River.
A successful entrepreneur and non-profit leader, Aimee Griffiths has built an impressive record of accomplishment in her career to date. Prior to joining Café Momentum, Aimee was Director of Development at Rainbow Days, and she also served as Director of Alumnae Relations for Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Before transitioning to the non-profit sector, Aimee owned and operated the pizza and family entertainment concept GattiTown Dallas and was a franchisee of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.
Aimee was President of the Junior League of Dallas, and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Dallas. She has served on the auxiliary boards for Genesis Women’s Shelter, Community Partners of Dallas, and LaunchAbility. She recently finished serving terms as President of the St. Rita Catholic School Parents’ Club and as a member of the Foundation Board for YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
She has been married to Paul Griffiths since 1997, and they have two children – Jack and Maggie. Aimee and Paul share Canadian roots, and are dedicated to raising the next generation of Dallas Stars hockey fans!
We were also happy to welcome four of our newest members to the Chamber with a plaque presentation at the September Chamber luncheon.
They are, left to right: Garret Carruth – Rockwall Escape Rooms; Ashlee Wilburn – Supreme Lending; Nasima Alim – Panda Express; Denise Hedges – United Elite Gymnastics.
Welcome to the Chamber community!
Amrit Kirpalani with NectarOM & 9HappyPeople made quite an impact on the audience at the Royse City Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on September 19th. Mr. Kirpalani believes in personal responsibility and spoke to us about the positive concept behind his businesses and the connection between local community as it relates to economic equality.
Every month the Royse City Chamber Ambassador Program will be highlighting each Ambassador. This month’s Ambassador is Ashlee Burke.
Ashlee Burke works for Rest Haven Funeral Home at the Royse City location. She works as an Administrative Assistant and handles the Community Outreach for Royse City. She has been a resident of Royse City for 6 years. She is passionate about volunteering and helping out the community any way she can.
Not only is Ashlee and Ambassador for the Chamber but she is also involved in many groups around Royse City. She is a proud member of the Royse City Rotary Club. Ashlee serves on the board of the Education Foundation, Royse City Merchants, and she is also the Hospitality and Spirit Coordinator for the PTO at her son’s school. She is also involved with the Promotions Committee for Downtown Royse City.
When Ashlee is not at work or volunteering, she is spending time with her family. She has been with her husband, Shane Burke, for 12 years and they have one amazingly thoughtful, compassionate and hilarious child together.
We are proud of Ashlee’s Ambassadorship with the Chamber. Thanks for all you do for the Royse City Community.
Let’s welcome GenCore Payment Services LLC to the Royse City Chamber Community!
GenCore is a merchant credit card service doing business in Royse City. Here is a quote from their website:
“We founded GenCore with one goal in mind: TRUTH. Our founder, Troy Elison, spent many years in the banking/merchant processing industry. After witnessing many “changes” and deceptions from shady sales reps and companies, Troy wanted to do better. Enter GenCore!” http://www.gencoreps.com/