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A Message from J.J. Hollie We know in this fast-paced world, how you do business is always changing. What doesn’t change is the need to protect your business from outside threats and the need to represent business interests with elected officials.

As a core function, The Woodlands Area Chamber’s advocacy efforts focus on creating an atmosphere in which businesses can succeed and create jobs and the community can flourish. We work with organizations on the local, county, state and federal levels to improve our region’s business climate. Most recently, bringing together more than 150 business leaders to visit lawmakers in Austin for Montgomery County Day at The Capitol. This spring and summer, we’ve partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Association of Business to bring two important programs to The Woodlands. Join us May 29 for the Cyber Security Series: Greater Houston we’re hosting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, experts will 2 woodlandschamber.org APRIL 2019

share insights on a multitude of topics from Assessing Business Cyber Risk, to Tackling Complex Cybercrimes, and even a live hack. Reserve your seat for this free event at cvent.me/1GbYz. Mark your calendar for July 11. We’ve partnered with the Texas Association of Business to host a special review of the 86thLegislative Session at Lone Star College System from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a unique opportunity to hear from state lawmakers and area experts on what was accomplished during session and what issues our state and specifically The Woodlands and surrounding communities still face. Be on the lookout for the speaker lineup and agenda in the next coming months and register at txbiz.org/events. I so look forward to seeing you on May 29 and July 11. As always, I encourage you to attend our Business Advocacy Council meetings the third Friday of every month at 8 a.m. in The Chamber Lakeshore Conference Room. Please visit woodlandschamber.org/calendar for additional details and reach out to me with any questions.

J.J. Hollie President & CEO


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The Chamber’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon is hosted by the Community Relations Team and is designed to recognize the accomplishments of our nonprofit organizations. Every nonprofit is encouraged to send a staff member along with a dedicated volunteer for a complimentary lunch.

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PEARL SPONSOR 5Point Credit Union Airsimplicity Mechanical Services L.C.C. Carol Stromatt, The Woodlands Township — Director Position 7 Children’s Books on Wheels Education for Tomorrow Alliance Homewood Suites by Hilton — The Woodlands/Shenandoah JMB Insurance Solutions Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc. The Woodlands Young Learners Academy

For Sponsorship Opportunities contact Cyndi Alvarado, Vice President of Membership at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org or 281-363-8109.

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10 am to 2 pm

Scout out potential employers and employees at the annual Community Job Fair taking place at Lone Star College – Montgomery. BOOTH OPPORTUNITIES:

VIP Employer | $500 | Limited space available. First come, first serve basis. • Double booth (16’X12’), skirted tables and (4) chairs with prominent location • Publicity in Business Today, Chamber website (with logo/link), Chamber social media and press releases • Company logo listed in event program Employer | $250 | Limited space available. First come, first serve basis • Single booth space (8’x6’) with one 6’ skirted table and (2) chairs • Publicity in Business Today, Chamber website, Chamber social media & press releases • Company name listed in event program Event Supporter | $100 | Display your company information on designated, unmanned table during the job fair.

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Saturday, May 18th | 9 am to 2 pm

Join for a health, wellness and fitness pop up event at Market Street. This event is underwritten by America’s ER and is open to the public. Bring your family, friends or workout buddy and visit with health and fitness vendors or play with baby goats at our goat yoga classes! The event will be held rain or shine. BOOTH OPPORTUNITIES: VENDOR BOOTH | $250 | Single booth space (10x10 space- must provide own table and chairs) • Refreshments & lunch provided for 2 FITNESS CHAMPION | $200 | Showcase your fitness class with 30-minutes of stage time to perform a workout session • Opportunity to handout promotional items (coupon/flyer) upon conclusion of workout session • Must bring 10+ participants to workout session • Must provide additional equipment for 10 guests to join the workout • Must provide a detailed description of the workout session to The Chamber for approval *Demonstration participants will have to sign a Fitness Center Waiver & Release of Liability Form. VENDOR BOOTH AND FITNESS CHAMPION | $350 Limited Availability | Vendor booth benefits • Fitness Champion benefits

To get more information, visit behealthythewoodlands.com

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What does it mean to be a Chamber Member? “The Woodlands is our corporate headquarters and our home. Waste Connections believes that a strong Chamber is not only good for business but also good for the community.”

RON MITTELSTAEDT – CEO and Chairman of the Board, Waste Connections Inc Executive Level Member since 2012 “We’ve been loyal and happy Chamber members for over three years, and I personally cannot say enough about how The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce has benefitted our business. There are so many opportunities that are provided to members.”

KATIE HOLDITCH – Co-Owner, Blo Blow Dry Bar The Woodlands Bronze Level Member since 2013 “We value our membership and feel our participation has contributed to the practice’s growth and expansion since its beginning.”

DR. DAWN SCHWAB – Co-Owner, Spinal Care Chiropractic Bronze Level Member since 1999 “I have been a member with The Woodlands Chamber since the late 90’s. Getting involved in the Chamber is a great way to meet people and to help your business grow.”

CAROL GOOCH – Founder & Executive Director, Montgomery Co. Association of Business Women Member Since 1998 “We are proud to be a member of the Chamber and strive to utilize the products and services that our fellow members provide. The Chamber also provides us with numerous opportunities to network with other people and build new relationships.”

MARTY JOHNSON – Owner, Fine Line Glass Tinting Member since 2006 “I built my travel business one person at a time through networking. I did this by being a member of The Woodlands Area Chamber early on in my business. I found that when I got involved…my Chamber membership became priceless to me.”

JJ KUYKENDAHL – Owner, Cruise Planners Member since 2005

Congrats to Robard’s Steakhouse for winning the 2019 People’s Choice award at Taste of the Town!

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“I have nothing but good things to say about the chamber! We have been going to a lot of the events and so far have had quite a few people take advantage of our new offerings and forming great relationships!”

DRAKE SMITH – Printing Director, UPS Store Member since 2017 “I moved my agency here almost 12 years ago without any contacts or associations. Through my Chamber Membership and activities, I was introduced to many businesses and individuals that I would never have known otherwise. I attribute the vast majority of my leads, warm referrals and success to The Woodlands Area Chamber.”

RANDY LOVELACE – Vice President, Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc. Member since 2006 “Joining the Chamber has been the best investment I have made in my business and myself. Not only has my business grown but I have grown as a person. You have to work your membership like you work your business but when you do, the results are phenomenal!”

JENNIFER MAJORS BACA – Owner, JMB Insurance Solutions Member since 2015 “The Woodlands Area Chamber is the backbone for this community advocating DAILY for small, large, and even non-profit companies in MANY ways. Our Executive Level membership has helped us build credibility in The Woodlands area and is by far the best bargain and ROI for us that we could find in this community.”

ZACH RICHMOND – Richmond Group-RE/MAX The Woodlands and Spring Member since 2016 We want to hear from you! Share your experience with us and be featured. Send your testimonial with your company logo and headshot to info@woodlandschamber.org.

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Leadership Montgomery County Class: Infrastructure in Montgomery County LMC Class of 2019 Explores Infrastructure in Montgomery County at Session Sponsored by Entergy Texas The Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2019 recently got a look into some of the latest issues and accomplishments in infrastructure in Montgomery County at their Infrastructure Session sponsored by Entergy Texas. The Infrastructure Session allowed the 44 business and community leaders to take a deeper look into the inner workings of the county, from water and electricity to roads, communication, and more. LMC Board Member Erich Peterson of Jones|Carter served as the session director, planning the day for the class. Held at the San Jacinto River Authority, the day began with the Leadership Series, followed by an overview of infrastructure from Peterson and fellow LMC graduate Dan Kolkhorst of The Woodlands Development Company. LMC graduate Rob Koester of Consolidated Communications gave the class a look into communications infrastructure in the county. The class then heard from Chris Meeks of the San Jacinto River Authority before taking a tour of the Lake Conroe dam. The afternoon featured Stuart Barret of Entergy Texas and Mark Smith, division manager of the SJRA GRP Division. The class then toured the San Jacinto River Authority Surface Water Treatment Plant and the Montgomery County Utility District #3 Wastewater Treatment Plant. Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to cultivating the future leaders of Montgomery County. The mission of LMC is to prepare emerging and existing leaders to understand local issues, grow their leadership skills and connect with others to better serve Montgomery County. The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce, the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber, the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber, and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce are all partner Chambers in the LMC program. Participants are chosen by application process in June of each year. For more information about Leadership Montgomery County, please visit LMCTX.org

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ways to engage in education this spring Volunteers will engage about 1,000 junior and senior high students this spring through Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) career, leadership and STEM programs. There are several ways to get involved, and several can be done in the span of a lunch break.

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Share your words of wisdom as part of a career panel! An easy way to volunteer is to share your career story. Students ask the questions they really want answered. Check out the EfTA website to find panel dates at Conroe and Oak Ridge High Schools or Peet and Washington Junior High Schools this spring.

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Sign up to host a high school intern. With the help of volunteer hosts, more than 100 students will gain insights into their desired professions through two-week internships during the summer. Check out the EfTA website to learn more about hosting or to refer current 11th graders interested in participating.

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Serve as a mock interviewer. Volunteers are needed on May 7 and 9 to help get students interview-ready! Interviewers challenge students to improve their skills by offering immediate feedback on some common interview questions and give tips for how to shine during interview time. To learn more about these or other opportunities, visit efta-us.org. Education for Tomorrow Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating education and community partnerships that advance student success. With innovative programs focused on science, technology and career preparation, EfTA is the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education.

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Visit woodlandschamber.org/calendar for up-to-date information and registration details.

Job Fair APR 30 10 A.M. -2 P.M. Community Market Street

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JUL 11 10 A.M. -1 P.M.

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Series MAY 29 9 A.M. -2 P.M. Cybersecurity The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

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CHAMBER TEAM MEETINGS Chamber Teams are open to all members and meetings are held at the Chamber office, located at 9320 Lakeside Blvd, Suite 200, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

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Community Job Fair

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Community Relations

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APR 22

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Community Job Fair

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APR 23

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Community Relations Chairman’s Ball

Learn more about Chamber Teams and how to join by visiting woodlandschamber.org/teams

DEPARTMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SBU 106 HR

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PRESENTER: Haley Paul, Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorneys

LAKESHORE CONFERENCE ROOM

Registration fee: $50; Chamber members receive discounted rate of $25

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Chairman’s Ball

LIABILITY & ENTITY FORMATION

PRESENTER: Clay McCollor, Knighton & Stone PLLC

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 9-11 a.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 • 9-11 a.m.

HOW TO SECURE FINANCING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SBU 201 PANEL: PRESENTER: Richard Rector, Green Bank; Jeremy Horton, Woodforest National Bank; Dennis Silva, TDECU; and SBA Representative

Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 9-11 a.m.

YOUR DOL AUDIT FINANCIALS/CASH MANAGEMENT SBU 105 UNDERSTANDING FOR HR SBU 202 MOCK PRESENTER: Lynne Abercrombie, Haynie & Company

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • 9-11 a.m.

PRESENTER: Cheryl House, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 • 9-11 a.m. Advanced Pre-Paid Reservations Required. woodlandschamber.org/calendar 11


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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

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CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital Community Impact Newspaper

In the Pink of Health Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann Memorial Hermann 24 HR Emergency Care Memorial Hermann Bender’s Landing Urgent Care TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

ExxonMobil ExxonMobil – Hughes Landing ExxonMobil – Hughes Landing II

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Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands Houston Methodist Cancer Center at The Woodlands Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center at The Woodlands Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Houston Methodist Primary Care Group – Conroe Houston Methodist Primary Care Group – Montgomery Houston Methodist Primary Care Group – The Woodlands Houston Methodist Primary Care Group – The Woodlands MD Anderson Cancer Center – The Woodlands MD Anderson Cancer Center Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center

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Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Texas Children’s Pediatrics The Strong Firm P.C.

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership The Woodlands Christian Academy

Woodforest National Bank – Town Center Two Woodforest National Bank – College Park Woodforest National Bank – Rayford Road Woodforest National Bank – Research Plaza Woodforest National Bank – Sterling Ridge Woodforest National Bank – Waterway

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Alta Mesa Holdings, LP Green Bank Lone Star College System Office Lone Star College – Conroe Center Lone Star College – Creekside Center Lone Star College – Montgomery Lone Star College – Tomball Lone Star College University Center – The Woodlands Lone Star Corporate College PM Realty Group Repsol Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. – Shenandoah Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. – Augusta Pines Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. – The Woodlands 12 woodlandschamber.org APRIL 2019

The Woodlands Mall The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking Wells Fargo Business Banking Wells Fargo – Alden Bridge Wells Fargo – Kuykendahl & Woodlands Pkwy Wells Fargo – Market Street Wells Fargo – The Private Bank Wells Fargo – Woodlands Branch Wiesner Buick-GMC – Hyundai


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Masters In Dietetics, L.L.C. Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Woodlands Parkway Milagro Interactive Inc Morgan A. Bourque, Attorney At Law PHP Agency (People Helping People) Pioneer Bank Prosperity Bank – The Woodlands Prosperity Bank – Magnolia Parkway Prosperity Bank – Research Forest Prosperity Bank – Spring R Associates Inc (RAI) Sewell Automotive Companies Audi North Houston Sewell INFINITI of North Houston Shenandoah Convention & Visitors Bureau City of Shenandoah SWBC Mortgage TETRA Technologies, Inc. The Belvedere at Springwoods Village The Broadmoor at Creekside Park Ashford Gardens • Solera at West Houston The Bradford at Brookside The Johnson Development Corporation The Johnson Development Corp. – Grand Central Park The Johnson Development Corp. – Harmony The Johnson Development Corp. – Woodforest The Mark at Cityplace The Woodlands Country Club – Tournament Course Legend’s • Mitchell’s 74 Bar & Grill The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course The Woodlands Financial Group The Woodlands Hearing Center The Woodlands Township Visit The Woodlands The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Linder Young Learners Academy Oak Ridge Young Learners Academy The Learning Lane ThrIVe Drip Spa Weygandt Law, PLLC The Singing Lawyer • Weygandt Enterprises, LLC Woodland Springs Hospital Xavier Academy

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Advanced Fertility Center of Texas Amerant Bank Black Forest Ventures Black Walnut Café Galaxy FBO The Kitchen Tris Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) Comcast Comcast Business Conroe Coca-Cola Bottling Company Conroe Regional Medical Center Dan’s Networks, LLC Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy Business Development: Texas Especialidades Emyasa SA de CV Laguna Outdoor Grills Industrial & Commercial Mechanical (ICM) John Daugherty Realtors Keating Imports Keating Honda Keating Nissan Kevin Baker Homes & Real Estate – Keller Williams Realty Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP Market Street McKesson Pharmaceutical Services and Solutions McKesson Naskila Gaming National Museum of Funeral History Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc. Sergio‘s Landscaping Stephen F. Austin University TDECU Woodlands Member Center TDECU Business Services TDECU Mortgage The Westin At The Woodlands Como Social Club Embassy Suites The Woodlands / Hughes Landing Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Robard’s Steakhouse United Airlines Up My Brand Executive Coaching BGBC Management Chairman’s Academy Constant Spark Vernier & Associates, PLLC VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa Wright Business Technologies, Inc Wright’s Printing

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ENCOMPASS HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL VISION PARK

BARKER DENTISTRY & IMPLANT CENTER

Ms. Jennifer Brewer • (936) 444-1700 • Fax: (936) 444-1980 117 Vision Park Blvd. • Shenandoah, TX 77384 encompasshealth.com

Ms. Susie Baker Brezik • (832) 413-6068 9803 Hwy 242, Ste 700 • Conroe, TX 77385 barkerdentistryandimplantcenter.com

At Encompass Health, we are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. From inpatient rehabilitation to home-based care, we’re with our patients for every step of their post-acute journey. Our clinical collaboration and cutting-edge treatments ensure patients receive the best care for their needs at all times. We’re proud to say our approach helps patients achieve better outcomes.

Our patients have been amazed at what modern dentistry can do for them. Teeth that appeared hopeless have been miraculously restored with dental implants. We are committed to helping you understand your options. We would love the opportunity to show you the possibilities available to you. It’s our goal to make sure you leave our office happier than when you walked in.

FIRST FINANCIAL BANK - GRAND PARKWAY BRANCH

Mr. Dean Burden • (281) 865-7985 1575 Sawdust Rd., Ste 150 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 diamondclientgroup.com

Mr. Cody Sundbeck • (346) 328-6910 3563 Riley Fuzzel Road • Spring, TX 77386 ffin.com First Financial Bank is a full-service community bank providing a wide scope of state of the art banking products and services, Our team of friendly and professional bankers are ready to assist with any of your banking needs. We put YOU FIRST!

GOLD DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH Mr. Jay Willett • (832) 423-4653 Serving The Fundraising Needs of Southeast Texas diamondsintheroughauctions.com Established in 2011, Diamonds in the Rough is an authentic autographed memorabilia consignment company dedicated to raising funds for charities & organizations. We take great pride in the opportunity to help our clients and offer a professional service at NO COST and NO RISK. All of our memorabilia is 100% certified and we offer only the best quality and most popular items for your fundraiser.

MARKET STREET FRAMING STUDIO Mr. Jeff Bernal • (281) 362-5368 9391 Grogans Mill Rd., Ste B-3 • The Woodlands, TX 77381 marketstreetframingstudio.com We are eager to hear about your framing projects and would be honored to complete it for you. We take great pride in our work and great satisfaction in seeing the look on our customers’ faces when they see their finished product for the first time. From photos to memorabilia, we cover all your custom framing needs and guarantee results.

DIAMOND CLIENT GROUP

Dean Burden is a Financial Strategist with Diamond Client Group, which is a boutique financial services firm that specializes not only in retirement planning and estate planning, but also helping business owners and physicians with reducing or deferring taxes, employee incentives, improving asset protection, using leverage to grow or expand their business and business succession planning. Sponsored by Bryan Frenchak; Vintage Creek Centre, LLC

JLA REALTY THE WOODLANDS Ms. Teri A. Meyer • (832) 616-3441 574 Sawdust Rd. • The Woodlands, TX 77380 jlarealestate.com Since March, 2011 JLA has provided a wide-range of real estate services. Buyers and sellers give high marks to their real estate agents for the expertise and professionalism they bring to the real estate transaction. The agents at JLA Realty are industry experts and dedicated professionals. They assess their client’s goals and desires and then over deliver on those expectations. Sponsored by Tammy Schroder; Veritas Title Partners

MAIN STREET MEDICAL CLINIC Ms. Saira Inayatali • (281) 528-4100 • Fax: (281) 528-4099 415 Woodline Drive • Spring, TX 77386 mainstreetclinics.com

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Main Street Medical Clinic provides exceptional and personalized care to all patients. Here patients can find treatment for all areas of internal medicine including all adults diseases, urgent care, wellness physicals, hospital care and home health care. Dr. Abbas Jafir and his staff are dedicated to every patients well being and continually strives for highest quality care and service.

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PERFORMANCE POWERWASHING

Ms. Alison Veldekens • (281) 363-1336 • Fax: (281) 363-4405 P.O. Box 9556 • The Woodlands, TX 77387 marcelgroup.com MARCEL is a fully-integrated property development firm. The development team works on strategic master planning solutions that provide competitive advantages for investors, brokers, tenants, and community residents. In the communities we serve, MARCEL’s growth has been built on a reputation for excellent service and client satisfaction. Sponsored by Julie Ambler; The Woodlands Christian Academy

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Mr. Clint Crouch • (281) 520-1052 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas performancepowerwashing.com Performance Power Washing is a locally owned and operated professional pressure washing contractor. We offer a variety of roof cleaning, house washing, building washing, specialty stain removal, wood restoration, and surface cleaning services to homes and businesses in The Woodlands, Spring and surrounding areas. Contact us for free estimates and/or free demonstrations.


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BUSINESS ROYAL CLEANING SERVICES LLC Ms. Andrea Canales • (832) 326-6572 6902 FM 2920, Ste 005 • Spring, TX 77379 royalcleaningtx.com Do you remember how exciting it was to be in your place when it was new, fresh, and clean? Let’s see if we can help you reinvigorate that feeling. A clean home is a happy one, and a clean office is a productive one. By enlisting our services, you’re not only getting a new lease on your place, but you’re also removing potentially dangerous or allergy-inducing elements.

SP + PARKING Ms. Sue Keenan • (713) 658-9142 1200 Smith St., Ste 620 • Houston, TX 77002 spplus.com Follow us for up-to-date parking information as well as discounts and updates from the markets we serve across the country.

YOUR LEAN LIFE LLC Ms. Lisa Agens • (832) 289-0489 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas yourleanlife.com Are you ready to lose fat? Ready to set goals & attain them? Ready to learn how to sustain those goals for the long run? If you are ready to eat whole foods, not buy meals, shakes, bars, supplements & waste money with little or temporary result, then you have come to the right place. Have a plan tailor made for you and your goals and gain the knowledge to lose fat and maintain Your Lean Life. Sponsored by Dr. Dawn Schwab; Spinal Care Chiropractic Center

EMLER SWIM SCHOOL Ms. Megan Lantz • (832) 521-8989 27822 Interstate 45 North • Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 emlerswimschool.com Emler provides a non-threatening and nurturing environment, full of creative teaching methods to ensure that every student is comfortable and confident in the water.

TANYA ALEXANDER WELLNESS Ms. Tanya Alexander • (936) 828-0175 9303 Pinecroft, Ste 200 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 (Inside Spinal Care Chiropractic) tanyaalexander.com I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in The Woodlands, Texas. My mission is to provide you skilled relief from lower back pain, sleepless nights and stress.

THE RUSTIC BRUSH - THE WOODLANDS Ms. Megan Thomas • (801) 414-4313 27326 Robinson Rd., Ste 107A • Conroe, TX 77385 therusticbrush.com We offer workshops to help you and your friends create custom home decor items, in a fun and creative atmosphere! Also, please bring your snacks, food, and of course BYOB!

TITAN T-CENTER & WEIGHT LOSS Mr. Jason Viada • (346) 224-2225 • Fax: (281) 362-5243 25701 I45 N, Ste 5 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 titantcenter.com Founded in 2014, we are a testosterone replacement therapy clinic that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of men with low testosterone levels.

UNIFORMS CORPORATE IMAGE LLC Mr. Ricardo Andres Donino • (936) 273-8218 • Fax: (936) 273-8219 8601 Fawn Trail, Bldg. 4 • Conroe, TX 77385 privateclothier.com Quality is in the details! Private Clothier provides quality custom commercial apparel from the fabric down to the buttons with low minimums and fast turnaround times at a great price.

WOODLANDS RESERVE LLC Mr. Jacob Osborne • (713) 890-2025 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas woodlandsreservellc.com We can replace your back office with accounting, payroll, & bookkeeping support. We’ve represented our clients in audits with the IRS, FTB, and EDD and provide strategies for business and individuals.

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RENEWING COMMITMENTS EXECUTIVE INVESTORS America’s ER Medical Centers Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

EMERALD INVESTORS Amerant Bank Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

RUBY INVESTORS Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) Brickhouse Bridal * CLPF - Waterway Plaza, LLC Delta Life Franchising Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Woodlands Parkway Randalls

PLATINUM INVESTORS Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Guy M. Lewis, DDS Palace Nails Bar - Rayford Petroleum Wholesale

Lifetime Members AABCO Insurance / Denise Wranischar

Houston Woman Magazine Janis Cornmesser

Abercrombie Retreats / Marilyn Abercrombie

Karen L. Hoylman

Arceneaux Insurance & Mortgage Services

Keller Williams Realty / Rui Martin

B. ‘Chic’ Chicoine

Linda Curington

BeautiControl / Loretta DuBose

Linda Woods

Carol Gooch / Montgomery County Association of Business Women

Maxine Mueller

Congressman Kevin Brady

Transcendental Solutions / Daryl W. Houck

Donna Daniels Doug Stuart / Shaklee

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Vogt Ventures / Sandra Vogt Wendy Bolz

GOLD INVESTORS Katana Global, LLC McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. Plantation and Coventry Homes

Moody Rambin Rainbow Car Wash & Express Lube Silver Eagle Distributos, L.P.

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Diligent Delivery System Fine Line Glass Tinting

First Community Credit Union Periodontal Center of Excellence

BRONZE INVESTORS Burnett Specialists Express Family Clinic FastPark & Relax / IAH Airport Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Momentum Insurance & Financial Services

Olson & Olson, LLP Pond & Company Sleep Number Spa at the Waterway The Seiler Law Firm, PLLC

BUSINESS INVESTORS Antares Arts & Design Bridgewood Farms Christian Youth Theater Colonial Life - Natalie Teltow Crabbydaddy - Seafood & Steakhouse Derrick Bryant Photography Fasthoff Law Firm PLLC Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers GTIN Managed IT Support Houston Tree Surgeons JDH Association Management Co. Jerold Gardner Law Firm

MKB Services LLC Montgomery County Republican Party Riddle & Associates, PC Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark South Montgomery Girls Softball League TerBo Performance Inc. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Woodlands First Baptist Church The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness Thryv V.F.W. Post 12024

*These renewing members increased their level of investment.

We Sincerely Appreciate Our


DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2019 2019-2020 Community Guide & Membership Directory

1] CHECK YOUR CHAMBER LISTING: Check your current chamber listing including name, phone number. address, website and category. You can check your listing my visiting woodlandschamber.org and clicking the "Membership Directory." This publication will be in circulation from September 2019 – August 2020 and list all active Chamber Members as of May 31, 2019 in both alphabetical order and listed by category.

Edits to your Chamber Listing can be made by logging in at woodlandschamber.org/login or contacting the membership

department at 281.363.8109 or info@woodlandschamber.org

2] ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION: 3] FEATURES IN 2019-2020: The 2019-2020 Community Guide & Membership Directory will feature a Restaurant, Giving and Lodging Guide. Guide submissions will be open for consideration until May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. To submit your information, go to WoodlandsChamber.org/resourceguide. Guide content is open to Chamber Members only.

The Community Guide will also feature newcomer information, a restaurant guide, an overview of village associations and communities, demographics, annual community events and much more. 10,000 copies will be distributed to Chamber Members, relocation and visitor packets, area real estate offices, hotels, apartment complexes and more. For more information about distribution: WoodlandsChamber.org/resource-guide

Advertising sales will continue through the end of May. To secure your advertising space, contact Steve Anderson at sanderson@southcomm.com or 281.363.8122

Look for these buttons on woodlandschamber.org/resource-guide

QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTENT OR GUIDES? CONTACT LAUREN JOERG AT LAUREN.JOERG@WOODLANDSCHAMBER.ORG The Chamber’s Community Guide & Membership Directory is filled to the brim with content to showcase all the amenities The Woodlands has to offer. Pick one up today for all your summer guests! Available online at WoodlandsChamber.org/memberresources or pick up a free copy at The Chamber Office.

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networking breakfast /

Chicken Salad Chick

3026 College Park Dr, Ste A The Woodlands, Tx. 77384 Contact: Michelle Huval (936) 202-3140 chickensaladchick.com/conroe

SPOTLIGHT TABLE: Airsimplicity Mechanical Services Airsimplicity Mechanical Services is a Family owned and operated Air Conditioning & Heating service company located in Spring Texas. Mr. Phillip’s started the business 20 years ago with one vehicle and himself since then the company has grown tremendously. Airsimplicity takes great pride in being a Company of honesty, integrity while giving top notch service. Our goal is to create Life Time Customers as well as Exceeding their expectations! We specialize in Commercial and Residential Services.

LINK Professional Group

9320 Lakeside Boulevard, Ste 200 The Woodlands, Tx. 77381 Contact: Jaime Sims (713)784-4400 linkstaffing.com

Superior Home Renovations

4747 Research Forest Dr., Ste. 180 The Woodlands, Tx. 77381 Contact: Randy White (281) 784-1611 superiorhomerenovationstx.com

Airsimplicity Mechanical Services has an incredible giving spirit and have held a number of fundraising drives for local nonprofit organizations helping those in need. For Christmas they gave one lucky winner the Gift of Heat and will continue that tradition each Christmas season. We are very fortunate to have an organization like Airsimplicity Mechanical Services as members.

The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. P.O. Box 9934 The Woodlands, Tx. 77387 Contact: Carolyn Newman (832) 248-3397 thewoodlandsgreen.org

To learn more about Airsimplicity, contact them at (281) 363-4100 or visit them on the web at airsimplicityhvac.com.

Reach Stretch Studios The Woodlands

1900 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite 300 The Woodlands, Tx. 77380 Contact: Evan Alexander (936) 718-0601 Reachstretch.com

To learn more about how to showcase your business at the next Networking Breakfast, please contact Cyndi Alvarado, VP of Membership at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org.

April’s Theme: By networking with The Chamber and other events, I… Work this slogan into your commercial and you may win the Creative Commercial Award. SPOTLIGHT TABLE: Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

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The Woodlands Specialty Hospital, PLLC

25440 Interstate 45 N. Spring, Tx. 7386 Contact: Erica Jensen (281) 602-8160 woodlandsspecialtyhospital.com


RIBBON CUTTINGS PurePoint Financial

9595 Six Pines Dr, Suite 150 The Woodlands, Tx. 77380 Contact: Will Warren (346) 831-6080 purepoint.com

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meet the new members /

MEDICAL RESORT AT THE WOODLANDS The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to celebrate Februarys’ Meet the New Members at the newly completed Medical Resort at The Woodlands facility. The Medical Resort is the industry leader in postacute rehabilitation and in-patient skilled nursing. Their beautiful new, state-of-the-art 90 bed transitional care facility, located in the Cathedral Lakes Development at 24400 North Freeway at the southern entrance of The Woodland, offers a high level of care for patients in the post-acute setting.

First Financial Bank

3563 Riley Fuzzel Road Spring, Tx. 77386 Contact: Cody Sundbeck (346) 328-6910 ffin.com

National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr. Houston, Tx. 77090 Contact: Genevieve Keeney (281) 876-3063 nmfh.org

Noe’s Crepes, Coffee & Tea 295 Enclave Dr., Ste 200 Conroe, Tx. 77384 Contact: Wanalee Gorelick (832) 429-2929

[PICTURED] Our Meet the New Members diplomat team lead Kristi Leggett, Bridgewood Farms, presents a certificate of appreciation to Maria Viray, Administrator; Corrie, Secretary; Ehmy Texon, Admissions Coordinator and Britney Coetzee, Clinical Marketing Director, of The Medical Resort at the Woodlands. Also pictured is Chamber Diplomat Elaine Smith, Berryhill Baja Grill.

The environment patients will encounter at The Medical Resort is serene, yet active and conducive for healing. Clients can rehabilitate in a modern setting with full private rooms, individual spacious showers, restaurant style dining along with high staffing and a modern fully-staffed rehab area with the newest equipment and caring staff. The staff is trained and educated to provide high quality care to medically complex patients. In the near future we will care for those patients who need mechanical ventilation. The Medical Resort’s goal is to return patient to their prior level of function before they became ill due to injury or accident. The Medical Resort also has properties in Pasadena, Sugar Land, Willowbrook, and Pearland (under construction), which have created a new paradigm in healthcare. To learn more about The Medical Resort at The Woodlands, please visit their website at themedresort.com or contact them at (346) 831-0656.

Pictured with our hosts are the new members that gave their new member commercials: Ed Falkenstein, Gibraltar Insurance & Financial Services; Jason Viada, Titan T-Center & Weight Loss; Ricardo Donino, Uniforms Corporate Image, LLC; and Lisa Agens, Your Lean Life LLC.

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business after hours / CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS In February, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and our members headed north to Conroe as Consolidated Communications hosted Business After Hours. Consolidated Communications Commercial Sales Director, Troy Wood, welcomed Chamber members and guests, and shared how Consolidated Communications (CCI) is working to enhance lives in The Woodlands area through innovative technology. CCI is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 37,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, for businesses of all sizes. This year,

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Consolidated is celebrating 125 years of turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. The evening included great food from Berryhill Baja Grill and some amazing cups to celebrate 125 years for Consolidated Communications. If you are interested in learning more about Consolidated Communications and how they can your business, please call (844) 968-7442 for visit consolidated.com.

Please join us‌

APRIL 9th AT THE STRONG FIRM FOR OUR NEXT BUSINESS AFTER HOURS.


TEAMS IN ACTION Community Relations Team / NON-PROFITS The Chamber Community Relations Team continues to volunteer to help other nonprofit organizations.

In February the team took on two volunteer opportunities. The team sent volunteers to work with the CASA Gala helping with check-in, wine-pulls and other various duties. In addition, volunteers helped with the Inspire Film Festival from February 14th – 19th. The volunteers had a blast helping check credentials and had the opportunity to meet some of the actors that had inspired many with their independent films.

the diplomat team

of the Month:

DIPLOMAT TEAM WORK♦ LIFE♦BALANCE Team was honored as the February Diplomat Team of the Month. If you have attended any of The Chamber’s Business Connection events, you have seen our Diplomats in action. This dedicated team of volunteers help The Chamber with their member outreach. They are the friendly faces eager to help you get connected. If you are looking to reconnect with The Chamber or you are new to the area and looking to expand your network, our Diplomat Team will help introduce you to all The Chamber has to offer. Please contact Cyndi Alvarado, vice president of membership, at cyndi.alvarado@ woodlandschamber.org. We would be happy to help connect you with a Diplomat, so you may start building relationships.

the diplomat team

of the Month:

DIPLOMAT JENNIFER MAJORS BACA Congratulations to Jennifer Majors Baca of JMB Insurance Solutions on being named the Diplomat of the Month for February. Jennifer is a dedicated Chamber member that you will see attending events, committee meetings and volunteering on various community service projects for The Chamber. She has been a great asset to our Membership Department, insuring that new members understanding the membership benefits and are utilizing them. The Chamber works for you, but you have to put forth the effort to engage in the various opportunities to expand your network and build lasting relationships. If you see Jennifer at any upcoming Chamber Business Connection Events or team meetings, please be sure to congratulate her.

Congratulations, Jennifer!

team spotlight / SEMINAR TEAM

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ne way The Chamber serves as a professional and community resource, is to offer a variety of value-added seminars to the business community through our Seminar Team. Topics include Business Plan Basics, So You Want to Be An Entrepreneuer?, HR Department for Small Business, CRM Software Solutions, IT Cyber Risks, and How to Keep Growing Your Business to name a few. “The quality of seminars that have been presented are a direct reflection of the expertise of our Seminar Team and membership,” says Cyndi Alvarado, Vice President of Membership and staff liaison to The Chamber Seminar Team. “This team has a great deal of creativity and purpose when putting together programs. One program that the Chamber Seminar Team is very proud of is the Small Business University. The team wanted to provide tools that would help a small business owner thrive. This is our second year putting this program together and the feedback has been phenomenal.” “I am excited about with our program this year. Last year, we started with just seven seminars and listened to the feedback from those that attended and this year we are proud to offer a total of eighteen seminars for Small Business University,” says Ann Wolford, The Wolford Group and Team Leader for the Chamber Seminar Team. “In fact, we are offering eleven 100 series seminars and seven 200 series seminars. Our industry Professionals sharing their knowledge and expertise regarding the topics of discussion are invaluable and will help provide the foundation for a successful small business. The Chamber Seminar Team is made up of a variety of Chamber members with expertise in their field. The team consists of small business owners, corporate counsel, leaders in non-profit, business strategist, experts in education, accountants, human resource professionals, financial planners and industry experts. The Chamber Seminar Team meets the first Wednesday of each month at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.

SEMINAR TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE: Jay Tompkins, Baker Tilly • Monica Bomkamp Enia, Education for Tomorrow Alliance • Martin Obiozor, Empowered Pulse • Dawn Candy, I Promote You • Craig Ivy, Linscomb & Williams • Miguel Lopez, Lone Star College – Small Business Development Center • Tanya Bryan, Marsh & McLennan Agency • P. Natalia Turnquest, Providence Corporate Services • Amanda Trapp, Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorneys • Michele Kooken, Strike, LLC • Brian Albert, The Strong Firm P.C. • Ann Wolford, The Wolford Group • Cyndi Alvarado, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce

Are you interested in presenting a seminar? Members looking to provide educational seminars are encouraged to apply to present through The Chamber’s Seminar Team. Topics of interest should focus on current issues affecting local businesses. The seminar needs to be educational in content and should not be used to sale business services or products. APPLY TO PRESENT: Members can apply at WoodlandsChamber.org/ Seminar. The application can be filled out directly from the website. Members should include the completed application along with their biographical sketch and copy of their presentation. Applications without the required information will not be submitted to the team

for review until all materials have been received. APPLICATION REVIEW & BOARD APPROVAL: The team will review the application at their monthly meeting and will contact the member to discuss next steps. Once approved by the team, the application is forwarded to the Board of Directors. SCHEDULING: After the Board reviews and approves the application, Cyndi Alvarado, VP of Membership will contact the member to schedule the seminar. For more details on this process, visit WoodlandsChamber.org/ Seminar and review the Chamber Seminar Guidelines.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Guess who opened a new location in Magnolia? Cindy Irvine is accepting new members to try out the newest Delta Life Fitness by Xscape Theatre in the Woodland Square Shopping Center. Megan Alarid, Founder of Heightened Leaders, earned the title of Certified EOS Implementer (TM) in February. Recognized as an expert in the professional Implementation of the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Megan is one of approximately 150 certified EOS Implementers throughout the world! HeightenedLeaders.com.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Grand Central Park has released renderings of its 13-acre Lake House amenity complex set to open next year. The resident hub encompasses a resortstyle pool, fitness room, yoga and event lawn, large covered pavilion, patio with lake views and an indoor Grand Room. The clubhouse features floor-to-ceiling windows that seamlessly integrate the outdoor setting with indoor spaces. Other new amenities coming to Grand Central Park are Twilight Park, with a playground, fitness trail and fitness stations; and Mystic Pond, offering a fishing pier, fire pit, café lights and gazebo. Visit grandcentralparktx.com.

In February, PurePoint Financial celebrated the Grand Opening of their location in The Woodlands. Clients, business and community partners joined the Financial Center team. One of the highlights of the evening was the check presentation of $25,000 to Kids’ Meals, a Houston-based non-profit that provides meals to children in need. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) recently announced the winners of the 2018 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. The winner of the under $500,000 category was the 13-mile Spring Creek Nature Trail, a project constructed by Bayou Land Conservancy. The natural surface, hike/ bike trail runs along Spring Creek, in both Harris & Montgomery County, and was mostly constructed by community volunteers, including about 20 boardwalks and bridges.

NEW TO THE TEAM & PROMOTIONS

Harvest Market has announced it will open its fourth Houston-area store — and first 40,000-square-foot facility — in Woodforest. The store, projected to open during the fourth quarter of 2019, is being branded as a “grocerant,” offering both groceries and a number of made-fresh-to-order casual dining establishments. The Woodforest store will also have a drive-thru coffee service and golf cart parking. The new Harvest Market will be located in the Pine Market retail village. Learn more at woodforesttx.com.

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Byron Ellis, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CRPC, Managing Director of the financial advisory firm of Use, has announced the addition of Mike Camara as a Certified Financial Planner. Camara has worked in the financial services industry for more than 13 years. In addition to wealth planning, Camara has used his extensive experience to help train new associates at his previous firm.

The Woodlands Mall will showcase the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Pop-up through May 10, 2019. The travelling pop-up features unparalleled and curator-approved replicas of nine Van Gogh masterpieces. In addition to examining up-close famous works of art, visitors can buy selected gifts such as books, prints, toys and fashion and home accessories at a gift shop in the mall.

Looking for mediation training? The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. will be providing both general and family mediation training. The General Mediation Training will be a 40hour training April 24-26, and May 2-3 at The Strong Firm Mediation, Arbitration & Collaboration Center. The Family Training will be 8am-5pm May 22-24 at the DRC-MC office in Conroe. Details on resolutioncenter.org/mediation-training. The latest calendar of events for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion include performances by Chris Tomlin with Tauren Wells and Pat Barrett on April 13; Leon Bridges on April 26; Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band on May 2; Dave Matthews Band on May 17; ZZ Top and Bad Company with Special Guest Cheap Trick on May 18; Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on June 1; Hootie & The Blowfish with Barnaked Ladies on June 14; Train and Goo Goo Dolls on June 28; Third Eye Blind with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot on July 27. For more information and tickets, call 281-364-3010 or visit woodlandscenter.org. You are unique. Your team is unique. Your organization is unique. Don’t settle for generic development programs. Together, you and DLP Coaching will create customized development experiences to unlock your full leadership potential. Build self-awareness, drive team alignment, and create value! Contact DLP Coaching and get ready to GROW! DLPCoaching.com.


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For the fourth consecutive year, Houston Methodist has had the privilege of providing medical aid to runners at The Woodlands Marathon and Houston Methodist Half Marathon, held on Saturday, March 2 n The Woodlands. More than 120 medical staff contributed their skills and talents along the race course, at the finish line and in the medical tent, where runners were able to receive expert medical attention. Rita Wiltz of Children’s Books on Wheels is continuing FREE Tax Preparation for families with an annual income of $57,000 or less by certified IRS volunteers at various mobile sites through April 15 deadline for filing. Services are provided in English, Spanish, and other five additional languages as requested. See the schedule around the county at facebook.com/pg/cbow.childrensbooksonwheels/ events. The Woodlands Township Board of Directors recognized more than 200 volunteers at the annual Spirit of Service Reception on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Volunteer of the Year awards went to the Hands-Only CPR team of Ron Mullins, Mike Larson, Ken Schumann, William Atteridge and Tom Schwartzkopf for The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, Haleh Liittjohann, also for The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, and the Bayou Land Conservancy Trail Crew team of Bob Goode, Frank Halter, Peter Jensen, Dean Kahney, Steve Murray and John Stacy were awarded by the Township’s Parks and Recreation Department.

EDUCATION

Lone Star College is pleased to welcome Bellevue University to the LSC-University Center at The Woodlands. Bellevue University will provide on-site advisers for LSC students wishing to transfer. LSC students who have earned their associate degree can meet with Bellevue University advisers on how to enroll for online classes. Students can continue to utilize the resources of LSC-University Center at The Woodlands and earn a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University while still living in Houston.

Have you purchased your ticket yet? The 5th annual Montgomery County Association of Business Women Foundation Fundraiser “The Red-Carpet Gala” benefiting scholarships for female high school seniors attending school in Montgomery County will be held on April 4, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 p.m. at the April Sound Country Club. Make a difference to female graduating seniors by donating, sponsoring, or attending the Red-Carpet Gala. MCABW.org.

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for their graduating class of 2019. Legacy Prep is excited to celebrate their sixth graduation ceremony at the end of this school year. Allison Byrd has been named valedictorian and Grace Morris has been named salutatorian. Jamie Meche believes in “Women Helping Women”, and Comforts of Home, LLC- Conroe, Tx is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Red Carpet Gala on April 4 at April Sound. Read about how you can get involved in making a contribution to high school graduating females at the event. For information, visit MCABW. org or contact Jamie@YourComfortsofHome.com.

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the chamber leadership Officers, Priority Goals & Project Leaders

Stuart Lapp........................................................................ Chairman of the Board Jeff Garrett................................................................. Vice Chairman of the Board J.J. Hollie....................................................................................President & CEO Steve Berry.................................................................. VP Business Opportunities Sales.............................................................. Royce Brooks / Shirley Santangelo Community Job Fair..........................................................................Bill Gervasi Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo.................................................... Christin Cherry Employment Law Update...............................................................Annette Kreuz Dan Altom.....................................................................VP Committed Volunteers Membership...................................................... Cyndi Alvarado / Jennifer Kramer Diplomats........................................................... Michelle O’Rourke / Josh Cherry Discovery Day...................................................................................Dan Altom Business After Hours......................................................................Elaine Smith Meet the New Members................................................................. Kristi Leggett Networking Breakfast............................................. David Dewhurst / Jamie Plunk Melissa Young............................................................... VP Financial Development Signature Events....................................................................... Meagen Korenek Golf Championship......................................................................... Dennis Silva Taste of the Town......................................................................Steffani Konzem Chairman’s Ball..............................................................................Hanna Pollet Cards & Cocktails......................................................................... Robby Marlow Linda Nelson..................................................................... VP Government Affairs Governmental Affairs......................................................................... J.J. Hollie Economic Outlook Conference.................................... Angela Storseth / Kyle Rojas Business Advocacy Council..................................... Melissa Bochat / Landon Estay Transportation Education Council............................Laura Lea Palmer / Kevin Kastor Day at the Capitol................................................. Melissa Bochat / Landon Estay Julie Ambler.................................................................. VP Legendary Leadership Leadership Retreat......................................................................... Julie Ambler Past Chairman..............................................................................Frank Holmes Young Professionals Network.............................................................Brian Albert Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon........................ Michelle O’Rourke / Josh Cherry Michele Kooken....................................................................VP Visibility & Image Marketing.................................................................................... Lauren Joerg Community Relations Team..................................Chris Elmi / Jennifer Majors Baca Chamber Seminar Team............................................... Ann Wolford / Tanya Bryan Angela Strong...............................................................Vice President & Treasurer Jack Stibbs............................................ Vice President & Chairman’s Appointment Frank Holmes.................................................................Immediate Past Chairman Gil Staley.......................... The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

Directors: Terms Expire 2019

Dan Altom.................................................................. The WoodlandsYoung Learners Academy Bob Milner.........................................................................................TerBo Performance Inc. Dr. Curtis Null.................................................................................................. Conroe I.S.D. Debbie Sukin............................................................... Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital Greg Usher......................................................................................... Cypressbrook Company Kristy Villarreal.......................................................................................Urban Woods Realty Tim Welbes.......... The Woodlands Development Company/A Division of The Howard Hughes Corporation

chamber staff J.J. Hollie President & CEO......................................... jjhollie@woodlandschamber.org Mary Smith Vice President Community Service.............. mary.smith@woodlandschamber.org Cyndi Alvarado Vice President Membership................. cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org Gina Mitchell Director of Finance & Operations.............gina.mitchell@woodlandschamber.org Lauren Joerg Director of Marketing & Communications.....lauren.joerg@woodlandschamber.org Royce Brooks Director of Sales................................. royce.brooks@woodlandschamber.org Meagen Korenek Director of Special Events................. meagen.korenek@woodlandschamber.org Margo McZeal Director of Government Affairs...............margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org Jennifer Kramer Membership Engagement Coordinator....jennifer.kramer@woodlandschamber.org Carrie Miller Membership Assistant...........................carrie.miller@woodlandschamber.org Shirley Santangelo Sales Associate.......................... shirley.santangelo@woodlandschamber.org Jae Kim Finance Assistant....................................... jae.kim@woodlandschamber.org Kelley Misetich Communications Assistant.................. kelley.misetich@woodlandschamber.org

Directors: Terms Expire 2020

Julie Ambler.......................................................................The Woodlands Christian Academy Melanie Bush............................................................................Montgomery County Treasurer Jeff Garrett...................................................................Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP Missy Herndon.............................................................................Interfaith of The Woodlands Michele Kooken...................................................................................................Strike, LLC Zach Richmond.................................. Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Melissa Young................................................................................. Corporate Incentives, Inc.

Directors: Terms Expire 2021

Steve Berry........................................................................................Waste Connections, Inc Ryan Edone.................................................................................... Petroleum Wholesale, L.P. Randy Lovelace....................................................Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc. Linda Nelson...................................................Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Don Norrell.......................................................................................The Woodlands Township Kathy Rifaat.............................................................................. Community Assistance Center Dr. Dawn Schwab.......................................................................Spinal Care Chiropractic Center

Ex–Officio Directors

State Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. ............................................... Texas House of Representatives, District 3 Chief Alan Benson............................................................. Fire Chief – The Woodlands Township James Brown.................................................................Conroe North Houston Regional Airport Gordy Bunch / Don Norrell...................................................................The Woodlands Township Commissioner Jim Clark................................................................... Montgomery County, Pct. 4 Sen. Brandon Creighton. .............................................................. Texas State Senate, District 4 Monica Bomkamp Enia..............................................................Education for Tomorrow Alliance Judi Foster.........................................................................................................United Way Constable Ryan Gable........................................................ Montgomery County Constable, Pct. 3 Pete Garcia.......................................................................... U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce Melanie Bush............................................................................. Montgomery County Treasurer Lisa Gonzalez............................................................................................................ HARC Ted Harris...............................................................................................The Woodlands Mall Linda Head................................................................................... Lone Star Corporate College Missy Herndon..............................................................................Interfaith of The Woodlands Captain Tim Holifield.................................................... Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Frank Holmes............................................................................. Sam Houston State University Randy Johnson.................................................................Montgomery County Hospital District Samantha Reiter.....................................................Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Mark Keough ................................................................................. Montgomery County Judge Mayor Jim Kuykendall........................................................................... City of Oak Ridge North Miguel Lopez...................................................................................... SBDC Lone Star College Jerry MacDonald / Cameron Klepac.............................................. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tammy McRae.............................................................................County Tax Assessor Collector State Rep. Will Metcalf ...............................................Texas House of Representatives, District 16 Ricardo Mora, MD............................................................ Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Commissioner James Noack / Evan Besong .......................Montgomery County Commissioner, Pct. 3 Dr. Curtis Null.................................................................................................. Conroe I.S.D. Sarah Rhea..............................................................................Leadership Montgomery County David Riddle............................................................... Harris County Commissioner Cagle, Pct. 4 Commissioner Charlie Riley............................................................... Montgomery County, Pct. 2 Dr. Rebecca Riley....................................................................... Lone Star College Montgomery Betty Russo....................................................................... Officer of The Governor Greg Abbott Gil Staley / Jim Calvetti............................ The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership James Stinson, P.E....................................................................... The Woodlands Water Agency Jenny Taylor / Noemi Gonzalez............................................................................ Market Street Steve Toth ...............................................................Texas House of Representatives, District 15 Heather Washburn................................................................ Office of Congressman Kevin Brady Mayor Ritch Wheeler ................................................................................ City of Shenandoah Nick Wolda............................................................................................. Visit The Woodlands

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Business Today | April 2019  

Business Today is a monthly magazine produced by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce featuring news, articles and events from The Chamber...

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