972-782-6533

About Us & Our Directors

Meet Our President

Jim Foy
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce
2019 Board President

Jim Foy, owner of Foy Inc. is a local aluminum extrusion software company that has been in business since 1978.

We are looking forward to our new Chamber of Commerce Board President, Jim Foy, being at the helm this year.  He has served in many capacities as an officer, a dedicated member and sponsored every major event to help the growth of this community and in the Chamber.

Our board members ensure that the Farmersville Chamber fulfills the mission statement, Programs of Work and established goals.   They act as advisers overseeing the finances, programs and missions, and setting policy’s to best implement this vision.

Join the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce and see what’s possible when our board members, our business partners {members} and volunteers work together to create the best possible environment for successful programs and events. Our mission is to collectively work with our Chamber partners, other area businesses, leaders, churches and schools to create opportunities for commerce. The more commerce…. the better business atmosphere there is for anyone with a business passion to thrive.

We want to be a strong influence in bringing our leaders together to bring out the best in our community, to see good in everyone and make decisions that can keep Farmersville united.
If you have any ideas, questions or concerns please feel free to contact one of our Board Members.

Our 2019 Board of Directors

Jim Foy, Board President
Foy, Inc.
jim@foyinc.com
Office 972-782-7282

Joe Helmberger
Kimley-Horn
joehelmberger@gmail.com
Cell 214-546-3707

John Hickman
Dyer Drug
j.d.hickman@sbcglobal.net
Cell 972-365-5167

Roy Homfeld
Tracy’s Custom Home Design
roy.homfeld@tracyscustomhomes.com
Cell 903-274-6022

Clay Potter
Clay Potter Auction Group
Claypotterauction@gmail.com
Cell 972-782-7653

Brian Alford, VP, President Elect
Police Chief – Farmersville ISD
brianalford@hotmail.com
Cell 903-268-2220

Heather Grupido
Charlie’s Old Fashioned Burgers
Mr. Jim’s Pizza
helisegrupido@gmail.com
Charlie’s (972) 782-7900

Jeff Adams, Superintendent
Board of Directors Ex-Officio
bdrayer@farmersvilleisd.org
Office 972-782-6601
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Lisa Eastman, Executive Director
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce
Lisa@farmersvillechamber.com
Office 972-782-6533

Our 2019 Chamber Ambassador Program

We invite you to become a part of our 2019 Chamber
Ambassador Program.

We need business minded people like you to be an active part of our Chamber, helping us be a better partner with our Chamber Members and in our Business Community.

Heather Grupido, Chamber Board of Director
Ambassador Chairman

What is an Ambassador?
An Ambassador is an official representative of the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce, a front-line volunteer promoting our members, events and programs and helping with new member recruitment and member retention.

Who can serve as an Ambassador?
All Ambassadors shall be current members of the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
• Term of Service shall be one (1) year. Upon completion, a new Ambassador Commitment form must be submitted.

ROLE OF THE AMBASSADOR
It is the purpose of an Ambassador to serve as an official representative of the Farmersville Chamber. We ask you to wear your official Chamber Ambassador name badge when attending Chamber or Community events.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Promotion of the value of Chamber
Membership within the Community.
• Active recruitment of new members and retention of existing members.
• Support at Chamber functions as an official greeter or host.
• Inform and invite others to upcoming Chamber events.
• Serving as a source of information on

Chamber programs, products, services and events.
• Staying well informed of Chamber of Commerce policies, procedures, events and services.
• Conducting goodwill visits or calls and alerting Chamber staff of new businesses in the City.
• Serving as a liaison between the Chamber, its members and the business community.

RECOGNITION
Serving as an Ambassador you will receive recognition throughout the year.
• Listing with your name and business on the Chamber’s Website.
• Introduction in an article in the Chamber’s eNews.
• Introduction and recognition at Chamber events at which you attend and/or volunteer.
• Recognition at the Annual Banquet.
• Opportunity to be named Ambassador of the Year.

ENROLLMENT
If you are interested in serving as an Ambassador for the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce, please
contact Lisa Eastman, Heather Grupido, or another Chamber Ambassador.

 

 Our Mission – The Farmersville Chamber of Commerce staff, committee volunteers and board members invite and encourage all businesses to participate in all our events. We work very hard to be a strong influence in bringing leaders and businesses together so we can collectively bring out the best in our community, and although our highest priority is to our Chamber Members first, we are dedicated to providing resources and using resources to bring commerce, tourists and a variety of business opportunities and events to Farmersville.

If you want to participate in events let us know.  If you want to become a Chamber Member let us know.  If you want to get involved, join the Chamber and we will help you find an event that interests you most.  Our planning meetings are open to Chamber Members who have a passion to serve, volunteer, and be a team leader.


Meet Our Director

I joined the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce team in April 2012 with all kinds of ideas from the great leaders who represented this Chamber at that time.  They wanted change.  They wanted a bigger presence in this community.  They wanted to see what was possible when they designed a better plan to create the best possible environment for successful programs and events.  They formed a Program of Work to build business resources, improve referrals and outline a better path to bring commerce to this community.  It was an easy decision to come because of the board members and the community spirit.  My husband Larry has always been an integral part and accepted that challenge to work every event, help around the office and support this community with me. We love Farmersville.

I started in the mid 1980’s working at the Chamber of Commerce in Denison, Texas.  I published three of their Member Directories & Visitor Guides.  Since that time, I worked for, or volunteered in seven Chamber offices.  It’s my passion and I truly enjoy the job I have at the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce.

Here is why:  We have over 170 Chamber Members with a desire to grow, be seen, heard and referred. They aren’t Farmersville Chamber Members by chance, but by choice. It’s our job… it’s our pleasure to help them grown.  Jim Foy is our Board President this year and I couldn’t ask for a better person to work with.  We know this is the year to GO AND GROW for Farmersville.  We are ready.

This is what goes on in our office on a daily basis with the help of our Chamber Board of Directors, Chamber Members and our Chamber Event Committee Members:

–  We work every day to seek out tourism potential.

–  We constantly strive to host and promote events people want to attend.

–  We look for informative and educational speakers for luncheons.

–  We bring together resources and network opportunities through morning network and business after hours.

–  We promote our Business Members and provide business referrals seven days a week.

–  We work hard to be the perfect business partner for our Chamber Members.

–  We support this community.

–  And we want to see our business members thrive.

It has been my pleasure, and an honor to be a part Farmersville.

Lisa Eastman, Executive Director
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce