Tax-free weekend starts today, Aug 7-9

Tax-free weekend starts today, Aug 7-9

August 7, 2020 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Comptroller encourages all taxpayers to continue practicing social distancing and support Texas businesses while saving money on tax–free purchases of most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) during the annual Tax–Free weekend. Qualifying items can be purchased tax free from a Texas store or from an […]

UPDATE: Rockwall’s Downtown Daycation event postponed

UPDATE: Rockwall’s Downtown Daycation event postponed

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 26, 2020) “The decision has been made to postpone the Downtown Daycation event set for July 3 in historic downtown Rockwall. Although shops and restaurants will be open for business, the cornhole tournament, lawn games, food trucks and related activities will be rescheduled. The Downtown Rockwall Association looks forward to hosting […]

Local businesses honored, winners named at Rockwall Chamber’s 2019 Game Changers Awards

Local businesses honored, winners named at Rockwall Chamber’s 2019 Game Changers Awards

CONGRATS to tonight’s BIG WINNERS at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce “Game Changers” Awards! A record 630 Chamber partners packed the Hilton as local businesses were honored at the 90s-themed event presented by Lakeside Bank. Stay tuned as we continue to update the photo gallery! WINNERS ARE: Excellence in Community Involvement – Texas Health […]

Rockwall Businesses, Restaurants Prepare to Paint the Town Blue

Rockwall Businesses, Restaurants Prepare to Paint the Town Blue

(ROCKWALL, TX- Feb. 28, 2019) In anticipation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is leading the charge to raise awareness and prevent child abuse by encouraging the community to #GoBlueForKids. Look for local restaurants, retailers, neighbors, and even this newspaper to “go blue” with special offers […]

Local businesses support Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show, Oct 3-5

Local businesses support Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show, Oct 3-5

ROCKWALL, TX (September 29, 2014) To date, local businesses have donated more than $400 in door prizes for the Rockwall Art League’s 14th Annual Fine Art Show, which returns October 3-5 to the Rockwall Rotary Building, 408 S. Goliad. “The community has always been supportive, but this level of participation by our local businesses and […]

Garland Chamber to host 4th Annual Business Expo April 18

(GARLAND-February 27, 2013) Local businesses will showcase their products and services at the Garland Chamber’s 4th Annual Business Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18. After the success and growth seen in the past two years, the Expo will relocate this year to The Curtis Culwell Center, located at 4999 Naaman Forest […]

Rockwall noted as fastest growing retail market in Texas

Rockwall noted as fastest growing retail market in Texas

(ROCKWALL, December 3, 2012) The Rockwall Economic Development Corporation’s primary mission is to bring big industry to Rockwall and we’ve had a banner year doing so.  But Rockwall is also home to an impressive retail market.  So impressive in fact, that we are the fastest growing retail market in Texas, according to a recent study by Texas […]

True Blue Businesses take to the airwaves with Scott Sams

UPDATE: We’ve been busy shooting the following True Blue Businesses in the KRLD studios with Scott Sams. Airings began in mid-November on KRLD NewsRadio 1080 and continue through the first quarter and second quarter of 2012.  Stay tuned at BlueRibbonNews.com soon to watch the in-depth video interviews and read their True Blue business profiles published in the March 7, 2012 True Blue […]

Inspire Financial Group named True Blue DFW Business

Press Release (Dallas, TX)          Oct. 20, 2011 – Inspire Financial Group, a member of U.S. Retirement Partners, Inc. and a financial services company located in Richardson, Texas, was recently invited to participate in the True Blue Business Recognition Series, a program that publicly recognizes exceptional companies and business owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that […]

‘Shop Rowlett Now’ offers discounts for buying local

Think local, buy local (Rowlett) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently rolled out its 2011-12 “Shop Rowlett Now” program, which offers consumers special discounts at retail stores, restaurants and other businesses in Rowlett. The 2011-12 “Shop Rowlett Now” discounts began Sept. 1. Pick up a discount card for $10 at the Rowlett Chamber office, located at 3910 Main […]