Chamber Express - January 2023 Edition

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TCLM Chamber hires incoming president

The Board of Directors of the Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted at the December Board meeting to name Tim Culp as the President/CEO of their organization. Marielle Mascorro, TC-LM Chamber Communications and Promotions Coordinator set down with Mr. Culp to ask a few questions about his experience and what he is looking forward to most.

Tell me about your previous chamber experience.

I have over 30 years of chamber experience, I

started off my chamber career in East Texas as the Executive Director at the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce. I also served as the Executive Director for the Crockett Economic Development Corporation which was a 4A Sales Tax Corporation. After this I served as the President/CEO at the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce. I also served on the Texas Association of Business Board of Directors, the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) and I am a lifetime member of the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Executives (GCCE).

What brought you to the TCLM Chamber of Commerce?

This chamber is one of the premier chambers in the State of Texas and to have the opportunity to work for this organization is what brought me here. Knowing the respect that this chamber has around the state, because of the legacy that it has, is the reason why I wanted to be here and why I am happy that I have been given this opportunity.

What are some goals you would like to accomplish in the community?

With the great rep-

utation that the Texas City-La Marque Chamber has, the first thing that you want to accomplish is to not mess anything up and keep the heritage in place! I will work with our membership and the board of directors to explore new objectives and opportunities. My goal is to add value to the services we provide and to ensure we are meeting the needs for our membership. If we are doing that, we are accomplishing the overall mission of the chamber.

What event are you most looking forward to? Why?

Well, when you have one of the largest golf tournaments in the State of Texas, everyone wants to be a part of it. With it being a signature golf tournament chambers throughout the country call to ask the TCLM Chamber how we do what we do. I am excited to work behind the scenes on this event with

the committee and staff.

Is there anything you want the community to know about you?

I want the community to know that I am here to stay. I am excited about being here, meeting and working with everyone. I am dedicated to this job, to the members and to the

area. People are going to see me at sporting events, events sponsored by our members, Rotary Club and outside of those hosted by the TCLM Chamber. I believe that being an effective chamber executive you must be immersed in the community.

JANUARY 2023 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Young Professionals 2 New members/Hot deals 3 Leadership Mainland 4 Welcome new board members �������������������������� 5 Christmas Open House photos �������������������������� 6 Thank you from the Chamber ����������������������������� 7 Ribbon cuttings 8 Business of the Month/ Membership renewals ������������������������������������������� 9 State of the County & Cities Luncheon 10 Board of Directors ������������������������������������������������� 11 The official publication of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

The Young Professionals Network group met Aug. 25 and heard from guest speaker Jay Campbell, Vice President at Ameriprise Financial.

The topic was “Setting Goals & Keeping Them” and was sponsored by Eastman. With the new year around the corner, this topic will help the young professionals in the upcoming year.

The next Young Professionals Network meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 24. Find full details online at www.TCLMchamber.com under “Events.”

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General
Manager,

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Children’s Oasis Foundation, Inc.

304 Tanglewood, Dickinson, TX 77539 832-651-1869

Representative: Ashley Gillespie info@childrensoasisfoundation.org www.childrensoasisfoundation.org Non-Profit Organization

FastSigns

1021 61st Street, Galveston, TX 77551 832-244-7271

Representative: Kinsey Droege Kinsey.droege@fastsigns.com www.fastsigns.com/2073

Printing, Signs, Banners, Decals, Flags, Exhibits, Engraving

Improving Your Success

4705 Skyline Dr., Suite 425, Flower Mound, TX 75028 972-467-1965

Representative: Bob Phillips bob@improvingyoursuccess.com www.improvingyoursuccess.com Consulting Services

Lil Xtreme Productions 11665 Fuqua St., #D408, Houston, TX 77034 281-484-3400

Representative: Steve Nau steve@lilextreme.com www.lilxtreme.espewebsite.com

Advertising & Marketing, Printing, Signage, Mailing, Promotional Items, Trophies & Awards

My Castle Realty

10560 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77092 713-562-6040

Representative: Ed Socha esocha@hotmail.com www.mycastlerealty.com

Real Estate Rentals – Residential, Real Estate-Commercial

Refined Industrial Services 3203 Lilac Street, Pasadena, TX 77505 281-529-6600

Representative: Amanda Miranda accounts@refinedindustrialusa.com www.refinedindustrialservices.com General Contractor for Energy, Oil & Chemical

The Nutrition Hangout

9300 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Texas city, TX 77591 409-457-4430

Representative: Sebastian Tropea sebastiantropea@yahoo.com Health & Wellness, Restaurants

The Yella Dog LLC

2800 Ted Dudley Dr. Texas City, TX 77591 346-453-6435

Representative: Jaanai Sherman jsherman@theyelladog.com www.theyelladog.com Restaurants

Brick and Spoon Texas City

10000 Emmett F. Lowry EXPY, 1134, Texas City, TX 77591 409-440-8535

Representative: Shelby Frakes texascity@brickandspoon.com www.brickandspoon.com/location/texas-city-tx Restaurants

Beyond Burger

10510 Emmett F. Lowry EXPY, Texas City, TX 77591 409-986-7832

Representative: Michael Liu www.beyondburgertx.com Restaurants

Get Fit with Mel

2613 Golden Palms Ln, Texas City, TX 77568 409-539-1259

Representative: Melody Dillon www.melodydillon.issacertifiedtrainer.com Health & Wellness

HOT DEALS

Texas City-La Marque Chamber members offer “Hot Deals” on lodging, dining, jewelry, dental care, vehicle services, personal care and more. View Hot Deals by scanning the QR Code with your smartphone or visit www.TCLMchamber.com/hotdeals.

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LEADERSHIP MAINLAND

Join Leadership Mainland

The Texas City-La Marque Chamber’s Leadership Mainland program will be accepting applications for the 2023 class in January.

The mission of Leadership Mainland is to develop, energize and engage the leadership potential of men and women in the mainland communities.

Over the course of a year, members of Leadership Mainland participate in day-long sessions once a month that focus on a variety of topics, such as government, health care, education, economic development, petrochemical industry, social services and more. VIP tours are given by local government and business leaders, and team-building activities bond class members together.

The program runs from January to December. Each year’s class is composed of about 20 people and is led by former graduates of Leadership Mainland.

Applications are submitted, and, upon enrollment, a $950 enrollment fee entitles participants to local and out of town transportation, meals, lodging for two overnight trips and graduation plaque.

For more information on Leadership Mainland, contact Stefanie Aldrich at 409-935-1408 or stefanie@tclmchamber.com

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WELCOME NEW CHAMBER BOARD MEMBERS

Why are you a member of the TCLM Chamber of Commerce?

There is nothing better than being a cheerleader for the community you live in!

I enjoy being a part of the Chamber Board because you get to work with others that are like minded. Meeting and working with other business owners to create a better community is beneficial to all. I am excited to be a part of the 2023 Board of Directors!

I have long standing roots in the community here in the TCLM area and want to see the economic and community development continue to grow in a positive direction. I am interested in the knowledge and experience it will provide me, and I really want to help provide anything that I can to help the mission of the TCLM chamber and the communities that the chamber serves.

Andrew Warren Ashland

I am a member of the chamber of commerce because I enjoy learning more about the city and the different industries that help it run. Being involved in the chamber allows me to understand how my actions and decisions impact the community and how I can help grow the area.

It is important to me to identify, support, and drive positive change within our communities to better integrate work and life. I believe it is my responsibility as a leader to not only serve those within my own plant, but within the broader Texas City area. Being a member of the Chamber is an excellent way to better understand and support the opportunities we have within our community to make it a great place to live and work.

I’ve always believed that the Chamber performs an invaluable service to our communities by highlighting the importance of the businesses – both large and small – and the benefits to all of our citizens of local business. The Chamber constantly offers opportunities for its members to network with all aspects of our local economy, and also advocates for initiatives which enhance the business climate here. This also includes supporting non-profit service organizations, education, and many other aspects critical to the success of all the stakeholders in the Texas City-La Marque area.

It’s good for me, and it’s good for Linde. When I was a small business owner years ago in Tampa, I found involvement in the community very personally rewarding. I joined Linde in 2019 and am excited that community is a core value of the company. Linde is committed to improving the communities where it operates. I’m glad I can be a part of the effort.

Adam Wheeless Gallant Builders

I wanted to become a Chamber member because it’s the best investment I could make within the Community, hands-down! I’m excited to be part of such a wonderful team.

• Caitlin Kim, Domac Inc

• Jim Russell, HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland

• Sonny Tholcken, Trey Industries

• Candice Towels, Texas First Bank

• Cathie Woitena, ACU of Texas

• Georgia Meyer Barzilay, Karat Creations Jewelry

• Shannon Doyle Osborn, South Land Title

• Mike Meyer, Ashland

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Chris Ryan Doyle Texas First Bank Anita Jones Linde A big thanks to our outgoing board members:

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

The Texas City-La Marque Chamber opened its doors during the holidays for members to join together and celebrate Christmas, and to create long-lasting relationships with other Chamber members. Thank you to everyone who came out, sat with Santa and made the night amazing. A huge thanks goes out to the Open House event sponsors in December. Tastefully Yours provided an amazing feast and several dedicated volunteers. Thanks to BWC Terminals, South Land Title–Gulf Coast, Carnes Funeral Home and Roberts, Johnson & Cain for ensuring the event was a joyful evening for all.

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THANK YOU FOR THE

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GIFTS
Thank you to several generous Chamber members for delivering gifts for Chamber volunteers and staff in December.
Gift basket from Hospitality Health ER Gaido’s Famous Pecan Pie from Shawn Bailey, CEO and President of AMOCO FCU Beautiful poinsettias from Lyons & Plackemeier PLLC Thank you for the Christmas Cards from Arcosa Stabilized & Recycling, Bay Area Turning Point, AMOCO Federal Credit Union, Chief David Zacherl TCFD, GBI Partners, Roberts, Johnson & Cain, Wellnow Health, and Ashland. Chocolate covered peanuts from Moore Industries, LLC

RIBBON CUTTING

Meals on Wheels Galveston County–Interfaith Ministries

3303 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 713-533-4965

Representative: Jerry Haus www.imgh.org jhaus@imgh.org Non-Profit Organization

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Patterson Plumbing Company

1522 Texas Avenue, Texas City 409-945-6481

Patterson Plumbing is a fourth-generation, family-owned business and is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The company started in 1923 by Harold Patterson Senior and was taken over by his sons Robert and Harold Jr. (“Bud”) Patterson. Bud’s sons, Denny and Kenny Patterson, eventually succeeded the business from Bob and Bud. Their brother, Rick Patterson, was also a plumber at Patterson Plumbing. All four generations of Pattersons had the pleasure of working with Tom Lockett. Kenny’s son, Brent Patterson, began working with his dad and his

uncle Denny as an apprentice and subsequently became a Master Plumber, in February 2005. Brent became co-owner of the shop with his dad. Kenny, Brent and Lucas Vargas are the current plumbers at the shop, and Brent’s wife, Charlene Patterson, is the office manager and bookkeeper.

Patterson Plumbing performs Industrial Plumbing, Commercial Plumbing and Backflow Testing.

Patterson Plumbing is a long-time dedicated supporter of the Chamber of Commerce and many community events. Kudos to this Business of the Month.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

A big THANK YOU to these businesses for their longstanding support of the chamber and this community. Renewals from Oct. 22, 2022 to Dec. 9, 2022.

Years Since Join Date Company Years Since Join Date Company

Oxbow Energy Solutions LLC ............ 58

A&A Machine & Fabrication, LLC. ..... 54 Able Roofing Company ....................... 37 Domac, Inc. .............................................. 35 Eads EPSCO .............................................. 32 Ashland ..................................................... 32 Industrial Material Corporation 32 Kelley’s Country Cookin’...................... 31 DeMontrond Texas City ....................... 29 St. John’s United Methodist Church ................................. 29 Texas City Chiropractic Clinic 29 Unifirst Holdings LP .............................. 28 TC Teachers Federal Credit Union .... 26 State Farm InsuranceMary Lou Church ................................... 25 Big Brothers Big Sisters Gulf Coast .. 24 Land and Sea Services ......................... 21

Ashton Parke Care Center................... 19 Repcon, Inc. ............................................. 16 Boyd’s Seafood, Inc. 15 Diamond Refractory Services, Inc.... 15 Galveston County Food Bank............ 15 Community Strategies LLC 14 Function 4 LLC ........................................ 14

R.B. Mosher Co. Inc. ............................... 13

Whataburger #40 13

Whataburger #599 ................................ 12

Safety RX ................................................... 12

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. ......................... 11

Neuhaus Investment Company 8

Catholic Charities 6

Cylinder Solution Services ................... 5

Urban Gypsies........................................... 5

KIES Solutions, Inc 4

Nothing Bundt CakesLeague City 4

Marty’s Towing ......................................... 4 Tommy Toups ............................................ 4 Thelma Bowie 4

Nord-Lock, Inc./Superbolt .................... 4 LJA Engineering ....................................... 4

Mark 1 Plumbing ..................................... 4 Kelley-Drye & Warren ............................. 4 Spurgeon Insurance ............................... 4 Alert Alarms ............................................... 3

AReid Photography ............................... 3 Jaguar Fueling .......................................... 2 Craving For A Change Foundation Inc. ........................................ 2

Skipper Insurance Advisors, Inc. ........ 2 PTFE Industries, Inc. 1 Elliot Tool Technologies Ltd. - Gulf Coast 1

Del Bosque Plumbing ............................ 1 Best Western Mainland Inn & Suites 1

Word Power Church................................ 1 KCG Industrial LLC ................................... 1

Spectrum Camera Solutions 1 Boterra at Lago Mar ................................ 1

Be the next member in the spotlight! Send your submission to news@tclmchamber.com for inclusion in an upcoming issue. (Maximum 200 words)

Galveston County Health District ...... 7 Gulfside Cleaning Services ................... 6 Antonini’s Subs ......................................... 6

Vettrus Supply .......................................... 1 Retreat at Texas City 1 ExploreUSA RV.......................................... 1 Barton’s Boutique .................................... 1

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PAST CHAIR

Gallant Industrial

Ramiro Barba CHAIR-ELECT

Port of Texas City

Jon Branson

Texas City Economic Development

James Brumley TREASURER Advario

Lori Carnes

Carnes Funeral Home

Desoto Clark ROBCO Services

Chris Devries

Standard Steel Supply

Ryan Doyle Texas First Bank

Dr. Melissa Duarte

Texas City I.S.D.

Lavelle Edmonson

Marathon Petroleum

Harry Faust Faust Distributing

Alex Getty

La Marque Economic Development

George Hill Tolunay Wong Engineers

Anita Jones Linde Company

Thomas Keim Industrial Commissioning Consultants International

Shane Long BWC Terminals

Stacey Malbrough AMOCO Federal Credit Union

Mandie McMillan Crowder

VICE CHAIR RE/MAX Coastal

Frank Mistretta Houston Hurricane & Security

Cory Moss VICE CHAIR Valero

Jason Pollard Grand Prize Barbecue

Phil Roberts SECRETARY Roberts, Johnson & Cain

Bob Senter Texas First Insurance

Andy Venables Eastman

Christine Wade UTMB Health

Andrew Warren Ashland

Adam Wheeless Gallant Builders

Chamber Staff

Tim Culp, President/CEO

Stefanie Aldrich, Vice President

Lauren Kaiser, Operations Manager

Marielle Mascorro, Communications & Promotions Coordinator

Bianca Jenson, Director of Membership

Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce 9702 E.F. Lowry Expressway Texas City, TX 77590 409-935-1408 www.TCLMchamber.com

Chamber Mission

To serve members and enhance economic and community development.

Chamber Vision

To be recognized as a vital resource, providing relevant, innovative and impactful programming that produces a healthy business climate and an enhanced quality of life.

Chamber Express Newsletter

The publication of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce is published monthly (second Sunday of the month). Some content and photos provided as a courtesy by The Galveston County Daily News.

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