Leadership Southlake Class of 2022 wrapped up their leadership project Taste of Southlake earlier this month on March 3rd! The event was a huge success raising funds and awareness to support local restaurants still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and current staffing shortages.
Hosted by the Cambria Hotel, Taste of Southlake brought together stakeholders of the Southlake Restaurant Community including Armend’s Pizza & Pasta, Cake Pops & More, Calabrese, Fajita Pete’s, Feedstore BBQ, Jane., Jellicos, Kirby’s Steakhouse, Pokeworks, Scratch Kitchen, Shuck Me, Sky Creek, Thailicious, Wildwood and more!
With the purchase of a ticket, attendees were invited to the Cambria Hotel to eat, drink, enjoy live music and learn about the local restaurants serving and supporting the Southlake Community. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales of tickets to attend the event as well as the funds raised from gift card sales went back to the restaurants. In total, the Leadership Southlake class of 2022 raised more than $10,000 for our local restaurants.
“From its inception we wanted Taste of Southlake to be planned in a way that it could easily be continued after the conclusion of our leadership program,” said Daniel Paschke, a Leadership Southlake 2022 participant. “Our hope is that the Southlake Young Professionals Group within the Southlake Chamber of Commerce will take on the event, give it a new flavor, and continue to support our local restaurants in the coming years.”
If you missed out on Taste of Southlake, another opportunity to celebrate Southlake’s community and culture is right around the corner! Celebrate Southlake is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26. Join in on the celebration with family and friends to enjoy food, cultural performances, and fun! Or sign up to volunteer and help make a memorable event for the whole city! Find more information on the city webpage.
Leadership Southlake is hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Southlake. To learn more, please visit the Southlake Chamber of Commerce’s webpage.
Earlier this year, the state of Texas experienced one of the harshest and devastating winter storms in decades. The impact on businesses was significant as many were already struggling through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and was then compounded by a winter storm that resulted in further lost revenue.
To further support these local businesses in overcoming these challenges, the Southlake City Council adopted the Southlake Landscape Reimbursement Grant Program. This grant program is aimed at providing relief to local business owners whose landscaping was killed by the winter storm of February 2021. This grant will reimburse businesses the amount spent for the city required landscaping on their commercial property.
“This is a unique grant program but one that our local business property owners will appreciate,” Director of Economic Development and Tourism Daniel Cortez said. “Our main goal is to bring back the aesthetic beauty that landscaping brings to Southlake. It’s been difficult enough for businesses to manage through a pandemic, but the winter storm of February added to the hurt our businesses were facing.”
While most businesses have recovered from the winter storm and the economic impacts of the pandemic have mostly passed, there remains some visual impacts from the winter storm, specifically the landscaping on commercial properties. Many business properties throughout the city have needed to replace their landscape due to the extreme cold temperatures from the storm. While many business owners have already replaced most of the landscaping that was lost due to the low temperatures, the costs associated with acquiring the landscape materials were higher than normal due to the demand across the state.
To assist businesses that have already replaced their landscaping or are in the process to replace it, the City is offering a reimbursement grant for local business owners with commercial property in Southlake. Here is what business owners should know to apply for the grant:
The application period for this grant program is open from October 11, 2021 to December 31, 2021 until all funds for the grant are disbursed. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To find out more information about the grant program, visit the Southlake Landscape Reimbursement Grant Program webpage. For questions, please contact the Office of Economic and Development and Tourism at BusinessGrant@cityofsouthlake.com.
To support Southlake’s local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council adopted the Southlake Business Relief Grant Program. This grant program is the first of its kind ever in Southlake aimed at providing relief to local business owners.
“Southlake is a strong community. Over the last several months, I have spoken with countless business owners that are operating with a reduced capacity in customers, staff and are making it work despite the challenging environment. The City Council wants to make sure that we give back to our businesses that have given to the community so much over the years. By helping our businesses succeed, we can continue to build a stronger Southlake and stronger economy together,” Mayor Laura Hill said.
Over the last several months, the business community has experienced an increasingly challenging environment due to the ongoing pandemic. Changing consumer behaviors and loss of revenue, are just two things on Southlake business owners’ minds. They have also had to adjust to state and local mandates while finding the best ways to accommodate their customers and reassuring them their business is a safe environment to be in.
“This program will help our local businesses bridge the revenue gap they’ve experienced so they can continue to provide the great products and services to the community without having to consistently worry about revenue. It’s important to understand that when our local businesses hurt and struggle, as a community, we do as well,” Economic Development and Tourism Director Daniel Cortez said.
This business relief grant is the newest of many recovery efforts the City has provided to its business community. Earlier this year, the Southlake City Council, with input from the Economic Recovery Task Force and the Community Enhancement and Development Corporation also provided strategies to help local businesses in their recovery efforts by allowing them to expand their offerings, from outdoor retail sales to outdoor dining and signage placement. This grant program further expands on Southlake’s relief efforts.
The application period is open from December 3 to January 15. Notifications to all businesses that apply will be sent beginning late January with grant disbursements to occur in February.
To review eligibility requirements or to apply for the grant, visit the Southlake Business Relief Grant Program webpage. For questions, please contact the Office of Economic and Development and Tourism.
This list of new Southlake businesses is provided by the Southlake Department of Economic Development and Tourism to help you see what’s new and what’s coming into the Southlake market! Contact us by Email if are a new business coming into town or if you have any questions about our listings.
Tastefully Yours Catering is a full service, family owned and operated catering business located here in Southlake! Serving their loyal Dallas – Fort Worth area clients since 2007, their goal is to transform your ideas of food and event catering into spectacular and memorable events.Specializing in wedding receptions, corporate & team building events, and private parties of all flavors, Tastefully Yours Catering combines delicious cuisine with impeccable service and unmatched presentation to create truly unique culinary events. Learn about them directly from owner, Lisa Huszar, and start making your culinary plans for the holidays!#SelectSouthlake #BusinessSpotlight #LocalBusiness #Southlake #dinelocal #localcatering #holidaymeals
Posted by Select Southlake on Wednesday, October 7, 2020
This list of new Southlake businesses is provided by the Southlake Department of Economic Development and Tourism to help you see what’s new and what’s coming into the Southlake market! Contact us by Email if are a new business coming into town or if you have any questions about our listings. You may also visit www.SelectSouthlake.com for other business information or follow us on Facebook for the latest business news.
Rainy days and heat waves can’t limit family fun in Southlake. With numerous indoor entertainment options available—from escape rooms to adventure parks, cooking classes and play worlds—kids (and kids at heart) are making exciting memories, no matter the forecast.
Confinement is the name of the game at Red Door Escape in Southlake. With fully-immersive team-based experiences using technology and creativity, teams actually attempt to escape from trapped rooms in less than an hour by solving puzzles and looking for hidden clues. With a variety of “episodes” available, from Prison Break to the fairy-tale themed Once Upon a Time, there are experiences for everyone’s taste, age and desired level of difficulty. From having fun with family and friends to team building with co-workers, Red Door Escape is the place to unleash your imagination. Red Door Escape is located at 280 Commerce Street, Suite 285.
From jumping to climbing and racing to riding, Urban Air Adventure Park offers guests numerous gravity-defying adventures. The indoor amusement park features multiple types of trampolines and jumping activities, indoor go-karts, bumper cars, virtual reality, climbing walls, ropes course and more. Urban Air also offers a designated trampoline area for children seven and under, a pizza café, weekly activities, birthday and special event bookings, and various membership levels. Urban Air Adventure Park is located at 2201 W. Southlake Boulevard.
Sharpen your culinary skills at Taste Buds Kitchen. Offering adult cooking classes (with BYOB), family cooking classes and exciting events for kids, everyone has a place in the kitchen, regardless of age or skill level. If the kids can’t handle the heat this summer, get them in the kitchen for summer camp. With week-long camps and single-day adventures, these opportunities offer budding chefs as young as four-years-old a look into how dough rises and ice cream freezes, allows kids to participate in cooking games, contests and more. Available for birthday parties, private cooking lessons and corporate events as well, Taste Buds Kitchen is located at 2140 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite V.
Hungry for hands-on? For self-proclaimed gourmands and people who are “really into food,” Central Market also offers cooking classes. From tapas to American classics, cupcake decorating to seafood, the ever-updating cooking calendar is filled with a variety of flavors to satisfy multiple food cravings and appetites for learning culinary techniques. Although most classes are for adults, some classes are open to children. Central Market is located at 1425 E. Southlake Boulevard.
Sparking imaginations for children through dramatic play, Small World Big Imagination allows kids to simply be kids. The play facility is targeted to children ten and younger, and offers hands-on activities, crafts, and free-play in a miniature grocery market, fire house, doctor’s office, house, barn, mechanic station, puppet theater, camp site and more. Small World Big Imagination is available for open play, birthday parties, private events, and offers special events (holiday parties, summer activities, firefighter day and more), and is located at 280 Commerce Street, Suite 125.
Rain or shine, exciting indoor activities in Southlake offer fun-seekers plenty of opportunities for keeping busy.
Featured in the August Business Spotlight is Office Evolution.
The workspaces for rent at Office Evolution Southlake, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, are designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs excel. Southlake, known as one of the country’s wealthiest areas, is conveniently located north of Fort Worth and Dallas and easily accessible to both cities. The fully furnished office spaces help you work efficiently and comfortably.
You may tell yourself that you can focus on familiar environments like your home or local coffee shops, but in reality, they’re often filled with distractions and interruptions. The professional atmosphere found in our office spaces will allow you to give tasks your full concentration, avoiding the lack of productivity found in a hectic environment. Our workspaces offer plenty of room to help you stay organized.
The office spaces at Office Evolution Southlake help small business owners and entrepreneurs establish a place to get work done efficiently and productively. When a member sits down in one of our fully furnished workspaces, it’s time to focus on building their business.
Watch the Office Evolution team present to City Council here.