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San Marcos Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2310 San Marcos, Texas 78667-2310

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June, 2009 Monthly Newsletter

2009 Chamber Luau

DATE: Thursday, June 11th TIME: 5:30 p.m. LOCATION: Vantage at San Marcos (1350 Saddler Drive, San Marcos, TX) the Luau. Here are just a few of the prizes: * $1,000 Prime Outlets Shopping Spree * 2 Tickets to a Blue October Concert and a Meet-and-Greet with the Band

* HDMI DVD Player & 20 Greatest Westerns DVD - CenturyTel ($125 value)

Chamber Board Member or you can drop by the Chamber oďŹƒce.


Commerce on the Corridor 24th Annual San Marcos Chamber Business Expo 2009

Business Expo 2009 Fact Sheet Wednesday – Thursday, August 26 - 27, 2009 San Marcos Convention Center Join City of San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz for the 24th Annual Business Expo Official Kick Off – at the Sneak Peak Party, Wednesday August 26 from 5:30- 8:30 pm. Enjoy food and beverage samples from area restaurants and caterers and delicious hors de oeuvres from Embassy Suites as you visit with 100 exhibitors and network with over 1,500 attendees. Admission tickets provided to all chamber members. Additional complimentary admission tickets provided to sponsors and exhibitors.

EVENT HOURS: The Sneak Peak Party will be held on Wednesday, August 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Business Expo 2009 will be held on Thursday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the San Marcos Conference Center located at Embassy Suites, 3101 South IH 35, San Marcos, TX.

SHOW DETAILS: This trade show/mixer combination event is in its 24th year and is one of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce’s best attended events. It is the premier networking event for 2009 and provides a great opportunity to reach key business contacts. Attendance is expected to exceed 1500 and we are planning for 100 booths and exhibits representing a wide cross section of Chamber members!

EXPO PREVIEW PARTY TO OPEN THE SHOW The 2009 Business Expo will open with a preview party the evening of August 26th. Food vendors will provide samples of their offerings in a Taste of San Marcos showing while exhibitors will mix and mingle with members! The preview party is expected to be one of the best attended networking events of the year so be sure and mark your calendars now.

NEW IN 2009: EXHIBITOR HOSPITALITY SUITE An exhibitor hospitality suite will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the EXPO, and will be located near the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy complimentary soft drinks, water, and snacks – and comfortable chairs to rest in! Please be sure to thank the sponsors that make the Exhibitor Hospitality Suite possible!

ALSO NEW IN 2009: INTERNET CAFE An internet café will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the EXPO in the Exhibit Hall, where vendors and attendees can check their emails and surf the web.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BUSINESS EXPO 2009 including booth information, sponsorship opportunities and other details, call the Chamber today at 512.393.5900 and ask for Robert, or check out our expo website at www.sanmarcosbizexpo.com.


Dear Chamber Member, As you may know, because of the incredible grassroots advocacy of so many state and local chambers, there is a growing sense that the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as Card Check, doesn't have the 60 votes needed to get it through the U.S. Senate. Even Senator Specter of Pennsylvania, having recently switched to being a Democrat, maintains that he will not vote for cloture on Card Check in its current form. That is the good news. The less good news is that serious efforts are underway to develop an alternative version of the Card Check bill that can get 60 votes in the Senate. The discussions are very fluid, but we want to update you on the latest developments.

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Senator Tom Harkin is now encouraging other Senators such as Specter, Caper, Pryor, and Feinstein to consider other proposals. Among them are the concepts of "quickie elections", "mail-in voting", "union access", and "baseball-style arbitration." o Quickie elections would preserve the use of the secret ballot process, but on a compressed time frame which would put the employer at a disadvantage in communicating their message to employees, even though unions will have had weeks and months to communicate to employees during the drive to get cards signed. Quickie elections will thus deny employees the ability to make a fully informed decision. o Mail-in voting would have workers send in their ballots by mail. However, because unions are legally permitted to visit workers' homes, they could pressure workers to sign and mail the ballots in front of them, taking away any private vote. In addition, such organizing activity could be conducted without the employer ever knowing that a union campaign was going on. o Union access provisions would require employers who call meetings with their employees to discuss unionization to give unions equal access to their employees, on company time and on company premises. Unions already enjoy the opportunity to meet with employees in a wide array of locations, including their homes (employers must provide the unions with employees' addresses) in ways that the employer is prohibited. Unions are also allowed to make any promises and comments they wish, while employers are restricted in what they can say. Finally, employees who are sympathetic to the union are allowed to approach employees in the workplace and express their support for having a union. Expanding union access is not only unnecessary; it would be disruptive to business operations and expose workers to harassment. o Baseball-style arbitration refers to a form of binding arbitration used to settle contract disputes in baseball. Both sides present their best offers and the arbitrator picks one or the other. This process encourages both sides to present proposals that are most likely to be picked, rather than including provisions which have no chance being accepted. However, arbitration in professional baseball is mutually agreed to by contract; this proposal would use the force of federal law to require businesses to submit to government arbitration. Even if forced arbitration is imposed only when there appears to be "bad-faith bargaining" by an employer, it's expected that the new National Labor Relations Board will side with the unions in finding such "bad faith" in order to trigger forced arbitration of first contracts. This undermines the fundamental concept of collective bargaining and the ability of employers and employees to have a hand in shaping the contract under which they will operate. Another provision being talked about would create a two-sided card whereby workers could express a preference to have a union either through the card check process or by secret ballot election. This approach assumes that the employee wants a union-it will disenfranchise employees who do not want a union at all. It would also provide just as much opportunity for union organizers to pressure employees into signing cards as the currently proposed card check organizing scheme, and union organizers could ignore those cards calling for a secret ballot until they got the requisite number to be recognized through the card check process.

Here is the bottom line: unions and their congressional allies are trying to cobble together an alternative to the Card Check bill that could get past the 60-vote hurdle in the Senate - but so far, the proposals on the table are just as harmful to workers and employers. While we do not know when a new bill will be introduced, there are reports it could happen in the coming weeks. Now is the ideal time to make sure your Senators know of your strong opposition to so-called "compromise" proposals such as these. With our economy hanging in the balance, now is not the time to compromise on workers' rights or jobs. We will keep you informed as more provisions surface in the coming weeks and will alert you when a new bill is introduced. We have made tremendous progress in this fight and we thank all of you for the work you have done thus far. Sincerely, Bill Miller Senior Vice President and National Political Director U.S. Chamber of Commerce | 1615 H Street, NW | Washington, DC 20062-2000 www.uschamber.com | www.chamberpost.com


City of San Marcos

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630 E. Hopkins San Marcos, Texas 78666 May 26, 2009 For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Millecam, Communications/ Intergovernmental Relations Director 512.393.8105 mmillecam@sanmarcostx.gov

Celebrating Tourism

DEDICATED TO TOURISM: Mayor Susan Narvaiz honors the volunteers with the Tourist Information Center who greet visitors every day as they enter San Marcos to enjoy shopping, dining, the San Marcos River, historic San Marcos, Wonder World, Aquarena Center, museums and much more. Celebrating Texas Tourism Week are front, L-R: Mayor Narvaiz, Viola Sowell, Connie Hughes, Virginia Nichols, Bettye Nagy, Betty Conley, Annette Jackson and Sylvia Garza; second row: Bob Davis, Ronnie Murphree, Bob Sappington, Sam Volpe, Dick Nichols, Raymond Conley, Joyce Sissom, Stan Sissom, Iris Blythe, Hal Blythe, Ron Cross, Tom Mason and Susan King; back row: City Council Members Fred Terry, Chris Jones, John Thomaides, Gaylord Bose and Kim Porterfield.


RIBBON CUTTINGS Country Inn & Suites

San Marcos Knights of Columbus

1560 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 512.392.8111 www.countryinns.com/sanmarcostx

107 Texas Avenue San Marcos, TX 78666 512.878.8262

Lolita’s Cafe

Ruiz Financial Group, Llc

1501 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 512.392.3441

June 6/2 6/3 6/3 6/4 6/6 6/10 6/11 6/12 6/14 6/18 6/19 6/21 6/22 6/24 6/25

Calendar of Events*

Ambassadors Club meeting Last day of School for SMCISD Lunch & Learn Workshop: Changes in Employers’ Obligations in Challenging Economic Times Education Committee meeting Leads Group meeting SMCISD High School Graduation Ceremony Leads Group meeting Chamber Luau Mariachi Nueva Generacion President’s 12 @ 12 Flag Day Government Affairs Committee meeting - Dr. Patty Shafer Leads Group meeting Juneteenth Father’s Day First Day of Summer Natural Resources Committee meeting Leads Group meeting Chamber Board of Directors meeting Business Development Committee meeting Songwriter Circle

1920-A Corporate Drive, Suite 106 San Marcos, TX 78666 512.396.2487 www.moneyconcepts.com/rruiz

July 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/7 7/8 7/10 7/16

7/21 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/27 7/29 7/30

Education Committee meeting Leads Group meeting San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce will be closed in observance of Independence Day Independence Day Summerfest - San Marcos Ambassador Club meeting Leads Group Meeting President’s 12 @ 12 Government Affairs Committee meeting Leads Group Meeting Business After-Hours Mixer: Prime Outlets Chamber Finance Committee Chamber Board Meeting Leads Group Meeting Business Development Committee New Member Orientation Natural Resource Committee Chamber Board Meeting (Updated) Essentials of Government Contracting Seminar


Member Name ACM Body & Frame/ACM Tractor Sales AIRESERV of the Rivercities Alpha Graphics Appearance Plus Audio Outlet Austin Extreme Graphics Austin Turfcats B & L Enterprises Bada Bling Bear Creek Coffee Bigideas Group bath junkie

Bizzy B’s Flowers Booth Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Bradzoil, Inc. Cali's Boutique Calphalon Kitchen Outlet Central Texas Business Consulting Central Texas Medical Center – Center for Wellness & Sports Performance Centex Pressure Washing Service Chili’s Chuck Nash Auto Group

Conley Car Wash Culligan Water Conditioning Curves - San Marcos Dakota Ranch Apartments Dermatology Laser Center & Spa Dixie Cream Donuts Econo Lodge Education Station Scrapbook Depot Enterprise Rent A Car Ernie's Paint & Body Shop, Inc. E-Z Credit Autos First United Methodist Church The Floral Studio Folding Chairs Plus Furr’s Family Dining G & L Communications Green Leaf Lawn Service Guaranteed Appliances Heartland Payment Systems Helicopter Tours of Texas Hill Country RV Resort Hofmann’s Supply Howard Johnson Huey Plumbing Co. IBC Bank Integrity Blinds IsAnZe Day Spa & Hair Co J & R Gymnastics

Offering* 5% off on any body repair or paint; 3% off on any new tractor or mower purchase; 5% off on tractor or mower parts 10% Off Diagnostic Call; $25 Off Repairs; $50 Off Equipment Replacements 20% Off any print project 10 % off any window film installation valued at $500.00 or more. Free 1/2 hour audio system check out ($25 value) 10% discount on any banner, sign, or magnets 10% off all team season tickets and merchandise 10% off all restaurant packaging and janitorial supplies 10% off any Consignment Purchase 10% off drink orders when you bring your own cup plus FREE Chocolate covered coffee beans 20% off in-house educational workshops; 20% off in-house educational materials; 50% off quick pay setup & training costs Complimentary Hand Spa Treatment Purchase a 4 oz. or 8 oz. Body Dessert and receive Signature Salt Scrub for 50% off or 15% off entire purchase of regular price merchandise 10% Off your purchase Initial Examination Fee waivered 10% all services, excluding State Inspections 10% off regular merchandise 20% off total purchase 20% off all consulting services; Free Business Analysis 3 Month membership for the price of 2 month membership, plus a free fitness assessment – a $43.40 savings 15% off first time residential or commercial service Free Chips and Salsa 10% off any parts or service purchase (not valid with other coupons) 500 bonus points on rewards card for being a Chamber member. Contact Crystal for more information 10% off all services, Monday – Friday Free Basic Installation Free sign-up to Curves - Valued at $149.00 $50.00 off 1st full month rent. 10% discount on all cosmetic services & products 2 Free fruit filled with each $5.00 purchase 15% off of rack rates. Buy One Friday Night Crop Bring a Friend for Free (one per month, $5 value) 40% discount on daily rentals. Offer only good @ S. Enterpirse by Outlet Mall. 10% discount of repair bill up to $500 $500 Off Sales Price of any vehicle financed at E-Z Credit Autos 4 Free Yoga Classes (Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) at the Church Activity Center, Bring a sticky mat and wear clothes that stretch 10% off; can be called in or picked up $0.25 off the price of any chair (purchases only) $2.00 off the price of any table (purchases only) Free Beverage with the purchase of a buffet 20% off any cell phone accessories First mowing free with seasonal lawn maintenance agreement 10% off any appliance purchase, part purchase or appliance repair 10% off anything we do or sell 1/2 price on payroll, cost on gift & loyalty cards, cost plus merchant processing Free photo with folder with any extended tour 10% discount on all rentals, cottages and RV sites for members or their families 15% off miller welders 10% off PPG Automotive Paint Products Extra 20% Discount on Room Rent. 10% off any service call; please call Robert for more details at 512.749.7641 ½ off on opening deposit with Direct Deposit 10% off any order, not combined with any other discount $5.00 off any service $4.00 off Friday Night Fun! Call for 392-9882 for reservations


Member Name J & S Solutions Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Jazz, Blues and Diamonds J-co Janitorial Supply Co. Josiesque Designs Keith Mock Construction Kelly Services KER HOMES Lake Country Carpets Levelfield Little Guy Movers Liz Claiborne Outlet Store Los Cucos Mexican Café Marmi Shoe Rack Montana Mike’s myARCworld

Natures Retreat Neiman Marcus Last Call Nicoya Fritanga Ol’ Yeller Landscaping Pak Mail Papersmith Janitorial & Foodservice Supply

Paychex, Inc. Prime Outlets – San Marcos Ramada Limited Red Roof Inns, Inc. River Bluff Cabin Rock Star Limo Saltgrass Steak House San Marcos Bluebonnet Lions Club San Marcos Laser and Body Sculpting Savannah Club Apartments Sean Patrick's Irish Pub Seiko Service First, Inc. SERVPRO San Marcos/New Braunfels Sign Arts Spa Botanica – Embassy Suites SparkNet Creative Startup Hand Stoneworks Sylvan Learning Center of San Marcos Tanger Outlet Center Texas Health & Racquet Club The Bug Master Exterminating The Wine Cellar

Offering* 15% off any service call (computer repair/network install) up to 2 hours, and $50.00 off your next service call for any referral. $25.00 off tax preparation (expires 4/15/2009) $200 off any event that books our band to provide music for dance or show 1 can J-co Glass Cleaner with any order of $50 1 can J-co Glass and 1 Honey Bowl with any order of $100 or more 10% Off Initial Website Design/Redesign Free estimates and 1% off of the total bid $50 off for using Kelly Services to staff for any clerical, office or warehouse position 2% Reduction in Final Bid 10% off all non-sale items. 10% discount on custom small business package from now until the end of 2008; visit www.levelfield.com or call 866.489.4889 for more information 10% off any move up to $ 1,000 15% off entire purchase; Valid only at the Liz Claiborne Outlet Store in San Marcos. 20% Off Your Meal. Excludes Alcoholic Beverages. Not Valid with any other specials or discounts 20% off all shoes & 2nd pair 50% off FREE Appetizer with purchase of entree Website financing – 0% financing & $99 down; Sites as low as $42/month for 24 months; contact Nell Johnston @ 830-627-2272 and mention the San Marcos Chamber 25% off massage therapy; regularly $60.00, discounted to $45.00. Bed & Breakfast discount 10% (does not include breakfast). 20% off on a single item 10% discount or free non-alcoholic drink. 10% off on all stone patios – 500 sq. ft. or larger $5.00 off custom packaging Free Floor Pad with any Floor Buffer Rental Free Bowl Mop with Bolex Heavy-Duty Bowl Cleaner Purchase 5% Off every purchase at www.papersmith.com with local delivery. Enter “smchamber” in Source Code at checkout. First Month Payroll Processing Free; No Set-up Fee; Complimentary YTD Payroll Audit. Free Coupon Book, $7.00 value, worth hundreds in savings 15% off Rack Rates 15% off of rack rates. Subject to availability. Not valid during special events. 10% Off Two-Night Reservations 15% discount on limousine rental- 2 hr. minimum 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages. Applies to Chamber tag members only. All applicable taxes apply. Free lunch to first time visitors of Club meetings; meetings are held at noon on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the SM Activity Center 15% off on services and products 1 Bedroom $25 off, 2 Bedroom $30 off, 3 Bedroom $35 off each month’s rent 15% discount on food portion of bill w/proof of Chamber membership & purchase of any drink. Additional 25% off total purchase. Discounts on top of current discount being offered in the store. Not to include final price items 10% Discount 10% off all services ($75 min charge still applies) 5% discount on banner purchase of $250 or more 20% off all services (gift certificates not included); 25% off all retail items 15% off website design/development, monthly website hosting and computer repairs $10.00 off Basic package or 10% off any other package 10% discount on equipment rental or stone No registration fee ($50 value) and 10% off tuition Free Tanger Coupon Book ($5 purchase value) with over $650 in added savings No enrollment, or FREE personal training $35 off Initial Pest Service, $75 off Rodent Control, $75 off Termite Control 10% Discount on Any Purchase


Member Name Tuttle Lumber Company Two P's Boutique Ultimate Sound & Photography, LLC Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Veintec - Varicose Vein Clinic & Laser MedSpa Webber Lending Weinerschnitzel Wimberley Glass Works World Gym Xtreme Glamour Salon

Offering* 5% discount on non-sale Hardware items only 10% off regular merchandise 10% off sitting fees, up to $50 value; $100 off corporate party DJ services 50% off 1st full month’s lease on storage space and FREE truck on move-in 10% discount on all aesthetic (cosmetic) services & products 50% off loan origination fee $1.00 off on any combo meal 10 % off purchases over $100 No Enrollment Fee on Club Membership 20% OFF Any chemical service

* Must present valid Member-to-Member keytag in order to receive discount/offers

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Chamber is looking for individuals that would be willing to help with various tasks around the Chamber office. If you would like to volunteer a little bit of your time each month to help the Chamber, please contact them by phone at 512.393.5900, or by email at chamber@sanmarcostexas.com

Advertise in the Chamber’s Weekly E-newsletter or Monthly Newsletter Weekly E-Newsletter Formats Accepted: jpg, bmp, gif, pdf, psd, png, tiff, pub or ai** Camera-ready art must be received by noon the Wednesday before the newsletter is sent out Business Card Size Ad (3.5”w X 2”h): • Link to your Website • $25 per ad*, per newsletter run, for businesses • $20 per ad*, per newsletter run, for Non-Profits • Free Business Card ad in Monthly Newsletter if your ad is run in 4 consecutive Weekly E-newsletters Block Size Ad (up to a 1/3 page size): • Great for advertising your company’s events, sales, promotions, etc. • Multiple links can be inserted, e.g., to company Website, email addresses, promotional flyers, etc. • $75 per ad*, per newsletter run, for businesses • $63 per ad*, per newsletter run, for Non-Profits • Free Half Page ad in Monthly Newsletter if your ad is run in 4 consecutive Weekly E-newsletters

Monthly Newsletter Formats accepted: jpg, bmp, gif, pdf, psd, png, tiff, pub or ai** Camera-ready art must be submitted within 7 days of the end of the month Business Card Size Ad (3.5”w X 2”h): • 6 spaces available per newsletter • $25 per ad*, per newsletter run, for businesses • $20 per ad*, per newsletter run, for Non-Profits Half Page Ad (8.5”w X 5.5”h or 4.25”w X 11”h): • 1 space available per newsletter • $75 per ad*, per newsletter run, for businesses • $63 per ad*, per newsletter run, for Non-Profits Full Page Ad (8.5”w X 11”h): • 1 space available per newsletter • $125 per ad*, per newsletter run, for businesses • $113 per ad*, per newsletter run, for Non-Profits

Ad Design We will design your ad for an additional $20.00 for Business Card sized ads, $40.00 for Block and half-page ads or $50.00 for full-page ads. You must provide us with the text, graphics and/or pictures you would like in the ad in one of these formats: jpeg, bmp, gif, pdf, pub, psd, png or tiff. All text, graphics and pictures must be received within three days of newsletter distribution. *Advertising rates as of January 1, 2009. Rates are subject to change. Please contact the Chamber to find out the current rates. **Quality of graphics in advertisements is dependent upon the quality of graphics received


MAY 2009 NEW MEMBERS Edward Jones - Kevin Hollemans Investment Securities Kevin Hollemans 102 Wonder World Dr., Suite 302 San Marcos, TX 78666 512.393.7861 www.edwardjones.com

Easy Home Furniture Store Electronic Supplies & Company Ron Hayes 1023 Hwy 80, Suite #113 San Marcos, TX 78666 512.392.5950 www.easyhome.us

Bank of America Banks & Banking Associations Lisa Teshirogi 308 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 512.353.5857 www.bankofamerica.com

Stitches & Such Embroidery / Silk Screening Pam Daltry 1917 Dutton Dr., Ste. 201 San Marcos, TX 78666 512.805.8547

Fortin & Associates, LLC Bookkeeping Services Gloria Fortin P.O. Box 1729 San Marcos, TX 78666 512.754.8956

Texas Home Health Home Health Services Katie Reyes 3520 Executive Center Dr., Ste 350 Austin, TX 78731 512.343.0093 www.txhha.com

Living Solutions Apartment Locators Krista Courtaway 111 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 512.757.8900 www.smlivingsolutions.com

MAY 2009 RENEWALS Your Continued Support of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is Greatly Appreciated. Company Stokes Construction Company San Marcos Baptist Academy Chuck Nash Auto Group Gill's Fried Chicken Bill's Trading Place Coldwell Banker First National, Realtors Kermit Welch DDS MSD J.M. Management Lewis, Jeannie Pac N Sac Redwood Springs Retirement & Asssisted Living Community Fred Markham Sullivan, Patty & J.C. Prime Outlets - San Marcos Goodrich Corporation Colloquium Books Stellar Plastics, Inc. Pecan Plantation Tickle Blagg Animal Hospital Wimberley Chamber of Commerce Dean's Shop Clarewood Apartments San Marcos Toyota Yellow Book USA Wright Distributing Co. Inc. Bug Master Exterminating Services, LTD Renicko Lindquist, DDS ABC Pest & Lawn Service

Date Joined 05/01/1952 05/01/1975 05/01/1977 05/01/1978 05/01/1978 05/01/1980 05/01/1983 05/01/1984 05/01/1987 05/01/1987 05/01/1988 05/01/1990 05/01/1990 05/01/1990 05/01/1990 05/01/1990 05/01/1991 05/01/1993 05/01/1993 05/01/1995 05/01/1995 05/01/1996 05/01/1999 05/01/2000 05/02/2000 05/02/2000 05/26/2000 05/30/2002

Company Fazoli's Time Warner Cable Customer Service Cook & Associates Express Personnel Los Cucos Mexican Cafe Nichols Tire & Automotive Cool Mint Cafe Flintco, Inc. Rio Services (The Rio Foundation) Air Evac Lifeteam Texas State University-Continuing Education Office Reytex Homes LLC & Pacesetter Homes LLC Bluebonnet of San Marcos Matkin-Hoover Engineering & Surveying San Marcos Nissan Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center City of San Marcos-City Manager Regent Care Center of San Marcos Rosie's Pizza To Go Furr's Family Dining Bobcat Coupons Veronique Zehnder-Hahn Ruby Ranch Lodge & Celebration Facility David Short Ol' Yeller Landscaping, Inc. AccountSolve Inc. Rick Saulcy

Date Joined 05/01/2003 05/04/2004 05/05/2004 05/11/2004 05/04/2005 05/24/2005 05/02/2006 05/05/2006 05/09/2006 05/09/2006 05/01/2007 05/04/2007 05/14/2007 05/14/2007 05/24/2007 05/30/2007 05/01/2008 05/05/2008 05/05/2008 05/05/2008 05/05/2008 05/07/2008 05/14/2008 05/19/2008 05/19/2008 05/21/2008 05/21/2009


Chamber Staff

2008-2009 Board of Directors

Phyllis Snodgrass President phylliss@sanmarcostexas.com

Chairman Chair-Elect Past Chair Treasurer Secretary Vice Chair Vice Chair Directors

Robert Watts Executive Vice President robertw@sanmarcostexas.com Eric Bonar Communications Manager ericb@sanmarcostexas.com Margaret Lindsey Membership Sales Director margaretl@sanmarcostexas.com Joel Davis Bookkeeper bookkeeper@sanmarcostexas.com

P.O. Box 2310 202 North C.M. Allen Pkwy. San Marcos, TX 78667 512.393.5900 (o) 512.393.5912 (f) chamber@sanmarcostexas.com www.sanmarcostexas.com

Moriah Eberhart Front Desk Manager main@sanmarcostexas.com Rachel Poteat Communications Assistant admin@sanmarcostexas.com Daniel Barrera Communications Intern communications@sanmarcostexas.com

Convention & Visitor Bureau Rebecca Ybarra-Ramirez Director rebeccar@sanmarcostexas.com Angela Boland Tourism Promotion Coordinator cvb@saanmarcostexas.com Viola Sowell Group Tours Coordinator grouptours@sanmarcostexas.com Lauren Davis Administrative Assistant tourismpromotion@sanmarcostexas.com

Economic Development San Marcos Amy Madison Director amym@sanmarcostexas.com Rosemarry Lucio-Suniga Research Assistant rosemarys@sanmarcostexas.com

Dan Roy Joel Williams John Schott Earl Studdard Brenda Damron Michael Heintze Clay DeStefano Michelle Carswell Kay Wilson Chuck Nash Fraye Stokes Denise Collazo Joe Gomez Donna Hill Frank Leonardis Dan Stauffer

2008-2009 Committees Ambassadors Club Chair: Randy Bryan Vice Chair: Mitsie Benton Business Development Chair: Gloria Andrade-Merrell Education Chair: Rick Bell Vice Chair: Theresa Knight Golf Fest Chair: Bill Pennington Government Affairs Chair: Don Garrett Vice Chair: Wayne Becak Leads Groups Wednesday Chair: Ryan Patrick Perkins Vice Chair: Darlena Basham Treasurer: Tim Snodgrass Thursday Chair: Jason Lemley Vice Chair: Connie Ulmer Treasurer: Steven Forrester Natural Resources Chair: Clay DeStefano Special Events Chair: Kristy Stark Vice Chair: Margaret Ennis Secretary: Tracy Herman


June 2009 Monthly Newsletter