Some of the programs supporting existing businesses are summarized below.
The Department Staff and City leaders work closely with the Chamber to help support existing businesses. The Chamber has many programs complementing those of the City.
Quarterly Promotion Program
The City is taking a proactive step to assist businesses during the SH26 road construction project and in turn seeks to increase sales tax revenue to pay for services that contribute to residents’ quality of life. The City is launching quarterly programs in 2018 to directly aid businesses along SH26 and encourage residents to shop Colleyville first. We are calling these Quarterly Promotions. See below for details.
Next time you’re deciding where to shop or dine, remember, Colleyville is open for business.
2019 Colleyville Receipt Race
The City of Colleyville is proud to partner with the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District for our 2019 Colleyville Receipt Race.
The latest program, Colleyville Receipt Race, runs from the beginning of March through the last day in April. Each GCISD school’s PTA can collect receipts from any Colleyville business throughout March and April. The school that collects the most receipts, regardless of value, will receive a donation to the school’s PTA. All participating schools will receive a $500 donation. The grand prize is $5,000, second place gets $3,000, and third place will receive $2,000.
This is the second receipt race the City of Colleyville has overseen as part of the Economic Development initiative. The first race collected 21,339 receipts from Colleyville businesses. City staff estimates the receipts collected by the community amounted to more than $2,000,000 in local business.
For questions about the 2019 Colleyville Receipt Race, contact Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery at 817.503.1112.
2018 Quarterly Promotion Programs
The Q1P grant program provides qualifying businesses along the SH26 construction corridor up to $1,000 to spend on advertising. To qualify, a business must be located on SH26 within the project limits (John McCain Road to Brown Trail), generate sales tax, and utilize the phrase “Colleyville is open for business” in its ad. The program has been well received by the business community.
The City of Colleyville partnered with Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District to encourage each school's Parent Teacher Association to collect receipts with the top three schools turning in the most receipts receiving cash prizes. The schools collected more than 21,000 receipts, which city staff estimates contained about $2 million in local business.
The City of Colleyville has rolled out its Quarter 3 Promotion (Q3P) program aimed at helping businesses affected by the SH26 construction. Every Colleyville household should have received a $10 (blue) gift card in the mail. Households were sent a second (red) $10 gift card in early September. This gift cards are good at any participating business. Simply provide the gift card to the business at the time of purchase (minimum $20 purchase) and they will provide the discount. If a business is not able to provide the upfront discount, just bring the card and your receipt to finance staff on the first floor of City Hall, and we will reimburse you directly. The gift cards may be used anytime between July 1 and September 30, 2018. Questions regarding Q3P should be directed to City Hall at 817.503.1111.
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The Q4P grant program provides qualifying businesses along the SH26 construction corridor money to spend on advertising. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $1,000 in grant money to put toward an advertising campaign. Businesses who wish to make a $500 donation to an area non-profit will receive an additional $1,000 in grant money. Advertisements must display the hashtag #ColleyvilleGives.
Qualifying businesses must:
• Be located within the SH26 Project corridor, from Brown Trail to John McCain Road, and collect sales tax (sales tax ID may be required)
• Complete the Q4P application
• Complete a W-9 form
• Run an advertisement by December 31, 2018. The ad must contain the hashtag #ColleyvilleGives
• Submit proof of advertisement campaign to city staff
To apply, eligible businesses must submit a completed and signed application and a W-9 form
to the City Manager’s Office by emailing Christine Johnson at email@example.com. If
you have any questions about this promotion, please call us at 817.503.1111.
The City partners directly with the Fort Worth SCORE Chapter, which provides free business consultations at Colleyville City Hall by appointment. The mission of the Fort Worth SCORE Chapter is to provide free business counseling, mentoring, and coaching to existing and emerging businesses in Fort Worth and other North Texas cities. This is the place where entrepreneurs can get the help they need to start a business or improve results.