Chamber Express - July 2022 Edition

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JULY 2022

Community-wide Shrimp Boil and Dance — Aug. 12

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asty Cajun boiled shrimp, jambalaya, corn and potatoes, icy cold drinks and the exciting sounds of live music all will be plentiful at the Texas City-La Marque Chamber’s annual community-wide Shrimp Boil. The Shrimp Boil will start at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12 at Nessler Park in Texas City. Food will be served until 7:30 p.m., and the band will play until way past dark. Young, old and every age in between agrees — the chamber’s Shrimp Boil offers the whole community a night to relax and visit with friends, neighbors and colleagues. This Shrimp Boil is a favorite tradition that has been held for more than 40 years in Texas City, and it draws a crowd of more than 500 people each year. The Shrimp Boil will have live bands performing in the Rotary Pavilion. There is plenty of shade under the trees and picnic tables are set up for you and your group to sit down and

relax. Make this your “end of summer” picnic and enjoy a special evening. Entertainment for the evening is The Line Up band. Most native Galvestonians remember the first time they saw The Line Up, and newcomers will love their sound. Led by founding member Willy Gonzales, The Line Up was formed almost 30 years ago as a five-piece ensemble. “We were all from different bands, it really was an all-star lineup,” Gonzales explained. “That is how we got the name.” Assembled as the house band of Hennessy’s, a popular local nightspot at the time, the band soon began to land gigs outside the club and reverted to a three-piece for performances. “We have been a three-piece band ever since,” Gonzales said. Although band members changed a few times, current bassist Stacy Cook has been with The Line Up since 1996 and Jeff Pennington, lead guitarist, has been with the band for more than 25 years.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Business Spotlight: Clear Lake Medical/ New members ���������������������������������������������������������� 3 Night on the Town/Board member nominations open ��������������������������������������������������� 4 Leadership Mainland photos ������������������������������ 5 Hurricane Preparedness Luncheon photos ��� 6

Women in Business Luncheon photos ������������ 7 Ribbon cuttings ������������������������������������������������������� 8 Business of the month: Ron Hoover RV & Marine ��������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Membership renewals �����������������������������������������10 Board of Directors �������������������������������������������������11

With each band member’s unique background and talent, The Line Up is a cross-section of cultures and genres. “There is not one type of music that anyone in this band likes enough to play all the time,” Gonzales said. “We like the stuff that is timeless, and we play it all.” Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the chamber office, Texas First Bank or online. The ticket price includes a one-pound shrimp dinner, jambalaya, corn and potatoes, two beers or soft drinks and live musical entertainment. Hot dog meals will be available for kids for $5, including chips and a cold drink. A special

thanks to the Rotary Club of Texas City for serving the hot dog meals. “We look forward to seeing everyone at the Shrimp Boil,” said Stefanie Aldrich, Chamber Operations & Events Manager. “Bring an appetite, an ear for good music, some dancing shoes, and be ready to have a good time!” For more information about the 2022 Shrimp Boil, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase $30 tickets in advance, contact the Texas City-La Marque Chamber at 409-935-1408 or events@ TCLMchamber.com. Tickets will be sold at the event for $35 per person.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Clear Lake Medical Group – Mainland New location, family practice serving the residents of Texas City

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lear Lake Medical Group provides primary care services, including preventative medicine, annual wellness physicals, management of acute and chronic illnesses. Hannah Waggett, MPAS, PA-C is a physician assistant with years of experience in family practice. Waggett opened the mainland location in June 2021 and has been filling the need for primary care providers in the Texas City-La Marque area. Waggett has a passion for preventative health care and family medicine. She takes the time to listen to her patients and tailor treatment to the unique individual. She provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages. She offers in-office, virtual and same-day appointments. New patients welcome.

Clear Lake Medical Group has three locations, including Clear Lake, Webster and Texas City with a total of 12 providers, including family medicine, internal medicine, sleep medicine and sports medicine board-certified physicians and physician assistants. To learn more about Clear Lake Medical Group, visit www. clearlakemed.com or call 281486-7900.

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

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Adler Tank Rentals 2751 Aaron St., Deer Park, 77536 281-479-5675 Representative: Brett Beverly www.adlertankrentals.com brett.beverly@adlertank rentals.com Industrial Sales, Rental, Repair AECOM 13640 Briarwick Dr., Austin, 78729 512-454-4797 Representative: Regina Geren www.aecom.com brian.cochran@ AECOM.com Engineering, Environmental, & Professional Services Envirotech Environmental Services 226 E. Tidwell Rd., Houston, 77022 713-805-0440 Representative: Natalee Morin www.envirotechservices.com natalee@envirotechservices.com Environmental Services Frank’s Collision Repair 2627 Palmer Hwy., Texas City, 77590 409-943-5000 Representative: Mari Martinez www.frankscr.com mari@frankscr.com Auto Paint & Body Luxe Wellness and Aesthetics 5885 Gulf Fwy., Suite 101,

Texas City, 77591 832-819-0038 Representative: Josephine Edwards www.luxewellness medspa.com luxewellnessaesthetics@ gmail.com Health & Wellness New Creation Family Worship Center 1825 Howell St., La Marque 77568 409-655-5039 Representative: Pastor Rodrick Reeves www.newcreationfwc.com newcreation_ ministriesinc@yahoo.com Non-Profit Organization Resource Management International 2211 Troon Dr., League City, 77573 281-777-0687 Representative: Samantha Padua samantha.padua@ rmiservices.org Business Equipment Smoke and Vape Factory 9300 E.F. Lowry Expy., #112, Texas City, 77591 409-229-7394 Representative: Mohammed Amoodi www.smokeandvape factory.com amoodigroupllc@ gmail.com Retail Stellar Tax Services 801 21st St. N., Suite A, Texas City, 77590 409-229-1048 Representative: Stella

Shelton www.Stellartax.net Stellashelton.1977 @gmail.com Accounting-Tax Services SWBC 9311 San Pedro Ave., #100, San Antonio, TX 832-827-7944 Representative: Brett Baker www.swbc.com bbaker@swbc.com Financial Advisors/ Investment Taztee Treats 111 Avery Springs Ln., Dickinson, 77539 267-753-9179 Representative: Trezlyn Dunbar www.tazteetreatz.com tazteetreatz@gmail.com Food Products, Services, Supplies, Processors TGCI Inc. 7575 Dillon St., Suite B, Houston, 77061 713-641-2282 Representative: Michael Hamilton www.tgcigroup.com mponce@tgcigroup.com Valves, Fittings, Instrumentation Ward Vessel & Exchanger 6900 McHard Rd., Houston, 77053 281-972-4654 Representative: Kyle DeArmon www.wardve.com kdearmon@wardve.com Manufacturer


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BOARD MEMBER NOMINATIONS

NIGHT ON THE TOWN AND HURRICANE PARTY

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ouston Hurricane & Security Products hosted an amazing Hurricane Party After-Hours Mixer on June 9. A great crowd of community members attended to network and have fun. Everyone enjoyed a delicious taco dinner, provided by

Gorditos Tacos. Special thanks to Del Papa Distributing Company for providing cold drinks. The next Night on the Town will be July 28 at Lagoonfest Texas at Lago Mar. Find more details online at TCLMchamber.com under “Events.”

SEEKING A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN...

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s a chamber member, you are invited to join in the process to nominate future board members. The chamber needs several new board members each year to fill a three-year term. Suitable candidates will fit this description: • an active member of the business community • dedicated to the betterment of Texas City and La Marque • a decision maker in his/her field • a person with vision; a leader • interested in serving as a volunteer

• able to attend monthly board meetings, usually held at noon on fourth Wednesday of the month All Chamber members are asked to give this some consideration and help identify the next group of leaders who will steer the Chamber of Commerce in the future. Submit nominations to the chamber office in writing from now until Aug. 1. You can send them by mail (9702 EF Lowry Expy., Texas City 77591) or email to president@texascity chamber.com.


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LEADERSHIP MAINLAND

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Leadership in the community

eadership Mainland focused on community and human services at its June session. The group toured the new location of the Salvation Army in Texas City. As part of a Salvation Army tradition, they delivered donuts and thanks to City of La Marque, Texas First Bank, City of Texas City, Galveston County Food Bank, Texas City Police Department, Grand Prize Barbeque, Piling Inc. and United Way on National Donut Day. The Leadership group also visited

United Way Galveston County Mainland and heard from Executive Director Leslie Ornelas. A delicious lunch was provided by Grand Prize Barbecue. After lunch, participants traveled to the Texas City Food Bank where they had the chance to tour the facility. The Leadership Mainland class members volunteered time to pack boxes of food for people in need. Thank you to all who inspired and motivated the Leadership Mainland Class of 2022.


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HURRICANE FORECAST AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LUNCHEON

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he Hurricane Forecast and Emergency Preparedness business luncheon was held June 8 at the Doyle Convention Center with more than 200 guests in attendance. Speakers included Galveston County Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Tafuri, City of La Marque Emergency Management Coordinator Kyle Hunter and City of Texas City Director of Emergency Management Joe Tumbleson. They spoke about how to be prepared during the upcoming season and emphasized to “be sure to have a plan!”

Hurricane Hal was the keynote speaker. Dr. Hal Needham, an extreme weather and disaster scientist with CNC Catastrophe and National Claims, talked about how he tracks hurricanes, how property owners can get better prepared and when to plan for evacuation. A huge thanks goes to luncheon sponsors, including Valero, Marathon, AMOCO Federal Credit Union, City of La Marque, City of Texas City, Eastman, Houston Hurricane & Security Systems and TNMP.


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WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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The Power of Participation

he Women in Business networking group met June 16 and heard from guest speakers Leslie Ornelas, executive director of United Way Galveston County Mainland, and Pam Schwertner, UTR-Realtors. The theme was “The Power of Participation,” and the event was sponsored by Eastman. They spoke about getting out into the community and volunteering your time to help others, and how that enhances your life both personally and professionally.

All women in attendance were able to share their experiences with volunteering and how it impacted their lives. They encouraged each other to continue helping out in the community and identified resources and needs. The next Women in Business luncheon event will be Thursday, August 25, at the chamber. The topic is “The Power of Mentoring.” Find more details online at www.TCLM chamber. com under “Events.”


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RIBBON CUTTINGS

Species Gym Texas City 702 9th Ave. N. Texas City, TX 77590 210-485-9528 Representative: Erin Clymer speciesgym.texascity@gmail.com Fitness Center

Upscale Lounge 524 6th St. N. Texas City, TX 77590 409-359-3019 Representative: Janet Morris www.upscaleloungeon6th.com info@upscaleloungeon6th.com Bar

Stellar Tax Services 801 21st St. N. Texas City, TX 77590 409-229-1048 Representative: Stella Shelton taxprep@stellartax.net www.stellartax.net Accounting-Tax Services


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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Ron Hoover RV & Marine

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1903 Gulf Freeway, La Marque 409-935-7101

on Hoover RV & Marine is a family-owned business with more than 30 years of experience. The company has grown to become Texas’s largest boast and RV dealer with locations all over Texas. The business’ product line includes center console bay boats, fish and ski boats, deck boats, runabouts, bass boats, offshore boats and pontoons. Ron Hoover also has RVs, motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailer, park trailers and pop-

ups. Shop equipment such as tractors, ATVs automobiles, golf carts, motorcycles, cargo and utility trailers at select locations. With more than 1,200 pieces of inventory, it should be easy to find the right one for you. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is a long-time dedicated supporter of the chamber of commerce and many community events. Kudos to this Business of the Month! Learn more online at www.ronhoover.com.


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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS A big THANK YOU to these businesses for their long-standing support of the chamber and this community. Renewals from May 24 to June 27. Company Name

Let “The Sunrise Team” Unlock the Right Key to the Right Door to the Right Home for you!

Serving ALL of the Mainland Yvonne Chatelain Owner/Broker

12302 Hwy. 6 Santa Fe 409-925-1021

Sunrise Realty

Robert Cheek

Owner-Manager

409-948-6480 • 409-925-1021

Years Since Join Date

Crescent Electric and Industrial I&E.................... 61 Bradshaw’s Florist...................................................... 41 First Baptist Church of Texas City......................... 35 ROBCO Services......................................................... 35 Amato Linehandlers................................................. 34 Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association............ 23 Hunter Heavy Equipment....................................... 17 Brandon Fleshman, DDS......................................... 16 Barcenas Mexican Grill............................................. 15 Schlitzberger & Daughters..................................... 14 UTMB Health............................................................... 14 Commercial Fence Co.............................................. 11 Kodiak Metals Recycling......................................... 11 Tolunay-Wong Engineers....................................... 9

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PORT OF TEXAS CITY Texas City Terminal Railway Company Port Authority

No. 4 In Texas

No. 10 in U.S. Gulf Coast

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2425 SH 146 North • Texas City 409-945-4461 • Fax 409-945-8479 • Email: tctrr.com

Mainland

409-935-2496 Metro

281-337-5634 Island

409-765-5883 www.alexsair.com

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HOT DEALS Texas CityLa 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.

Years Since Join Date

South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center................................................ 6 RSS Ag Products......................................................... 6 Force Corporation..................................................... 5 Preferred Industrial Contractors.......................... 4 Law Offices of Ned Barnett.................................... 4 Rotary Club of Texas City........................................ 4 Envirocon Systems.................................................... 4 RE/MAX Coastal.......................................................... 4 Gregory Rikard, Justice of the Peace Pct. 1...... 4 Anchor Point............................................................... 4 Higher Up Texas......................................................... 3 ADA Women’s Center............................................... 2 Moore Industries....................................................... 2


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2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ron Assad, CHAIRMAN Gallant Industrial

Harry Faust Faust Distributing Co.

Cory Moss Valero

Ramiro Barba, SECRETARY Port of Texas City

Alex Getty La Marque Economic Development

Georgia Barzilay, PAST CHAIR Karat Creations Jewelry

George Hill Tolunay Wong Engineers

Dr. Warren Nichols, CHAIR ELECT College of the Mainland

Jon Branson Texas City Economic Development James Brumley, VICE CHAIR Oiltanking-Texas City, L.P. Jay Carnes Carnes Funeral Home Desoto Clark ROBCO Services Shane Day Kodiak Metals Recycling Richard Devries Standard Steel Supply

Alan Hutchins A&A Machine & Fabrication April Jones Queens Attic Boutique Thomas Keim Industrial Commissioning Consultants International Caitlin Kim Domac, Inc. Shane Long BWC Terminals Stacey Malbrough AMOCO Federal Credit Union

Jason Pollard Grand Prize Barbeque Phil Roberts Roberts, Johnson & Cain Jim Russell HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland Bob Senter Texas First Insurance Sonny Tholcken Trey Industries Candice Towles Texas First Bank

Mandie McMillan Crowder RE/MAX Coastal

Andy Venables Eastman

Dr. Melissa Duarte Texas City I.S.D.

Mike Meyer, TREASURER Ashland

Christine Wade UTMB Health

Lavelle Edmonson Marathon Petroleum

Frank Mistretta Houston Hurricane & Security

Cathie Woitena Associated Credit Union of Texas

Shannon Doyle Osborn VICE CHAIR, South Land Title

Chamber Staff Page Michel, President/CEO Lauren Novack, Office Manager & Administrative Assistant Marielle Gomez, Communications & Promotions Coordinator Stefanie Aldrich, Operations & Events Manager Jordan Kleinecke, Director of Membership Alyssa Jennings, Small Business Support Coordinator

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.

MAINLAND T O O L

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

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