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A MESSAGE FROM J.J. HOLLIE

We are in the midst of a digital revolution that is drastically transforming the way we live, work and interact with the world around us – and it’s changing the way we do business, too. As the digital shift continues to unfold, creativity, innovation and new technologies will be essential to maintaining Greater Houston’s position as an economic leader. The Chamber will continue to bring together a wide variety of voices across industries, promote dialogue between them, and advance policies that support innovation, technological advances, job creation and growth in every industry. At this year’s Economic Outlook Conference on February 21 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, four Houston area CEOs will discuss how technology-based industries and businesses can create tremendous growth and opportunity for the region’s economy beyond oil and gas and health care.

As an organization whose mission is to advocate for business and economic development, The Chamber has a keen interest in knowing what is happening in government. But it goes deeper. The Chamber is made up of folks who live and work in the area. This is home; our members want to know who their elected officials are and where they stand on issues that affect us all. Ahead of the March Primary Election, The Chamber will host the 2020 Whistle Stop Tour on February 26 at The Lone Star College System Office to give community members a chance to hear directly from candidates running for office in Montgomery County. While The Chamber is not a political action committee, we sponsor candidate forums because we believe people have a right to know what their candidates for public office say about issues that affect our communities. We provide the forums as a public service, and we are privileged and proud to play a role in the democratic process. Learn more about The Whistle Stop Tour on page 9 and view the 2020 election calendar on pages 10-11.

Read more about the Economic Outlook Conference and the Innovation Panel on page 6.

J.J. Hollie President & CEO

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THE PATHWAY TO OPPORTUNITY‌ The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is

the largest business association in Greater Houston representing nearly 1,500 employers.

The Woodlands Area Chamber Provides Access To: Unparalleled business development Leadership opportunities Professional development and mentoring Business advocacy Strategic community partnerships A network of elite business leaders

Get Connected Throughout the year, The Woodlands Area Chamber offers events and programs focused on business advocacy, networking opportunities, professional development and giving back. Visit our online calendar at woodlandschamber.org/calendar.

More than 500 events, committee meetings and seminars every year offering networking and business development opportunities Nationally recognized industry experts, speakers and thought leaders

Not a Chamber member?

Reach out to a member of our sales team to discuss the best ways to maximize your benefits. Contact Royce Brooks, director of sales, royce.brooks@woodlandschamber.org, or Kelly Fuller, sales associate, kelly.fuller@woodlandschamber.org, and get involved today.

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Thank You to All Participants!

PR ESEN T ED B Y

EX ECUTIV E CH EF

VIP SPONSOR LOUNGE

GOURMET CHEF

MOBILE CHEF

ENTER TAINMENT SPONSOR

SHOPPING BAG SPONSOR

BEER WRISTBAND SPONSOR BACK OF THE HOUSE APPRECIATION SPONSORS Sidecar Health • Tachus • Woodhouse Day Spa

FRIENDS OF TASTE PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Just Cats Veterinary Services

WATER SPONSORS PUBLICITY PAR TNER

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Daniel Office Products Edward Jones - Bill Gervasi, Financial Advisor Edward Jones - David Lee, Financial Advisor


COMMUNITY Tuesday April 21 200 JOB SEEKERS

ONE CENTRAL LOCATION

Lone Star College – Montgomery 9AM TO 2 PM

thewoodlandsjobfair.com

Saturday, May 16th

| 10 am to 2 pm

Health, Wellness and Fitness Pop-up Event at Market Street. 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

behealthythewoodlands.com FEBRUARY 2020

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F E AT U R E

2020 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE:

Innovative Solutions in a Diverse Community

J MEET THE SPEAKERS

oin more than 700 business leaders at the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s conference, themed “Innovative Solutions in a Diverse Community,” will feature a community, national and economy update, a CEO panel focused on technology and innovation, and keynotes highlighting the projected growth of the economy in Montgomery County and beyond. Tickets are on sale now at woodlandschamber.org/EOC for $199 and Chamber members receive a discounted price of $169.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER Renu Khator Chancellor, University of Houston System President, University of Houston

CONFERENCE AGENDA 7:30 A.M. REGISTRATION 8 A.M. WELCOME 8:20 A.M. NATIONAL UPDATE 9 A.M. COMMUNITY UPDATE 10 A.M. ECONOMY UPDATE 11 A.M. INNOVATION PANEL NOON: KEYNOTE LUNCHEON 1 P.M. ADJOURNMENT

Nationally known as an education thought leader and higher education policy expert, Dr. Renu Khator is currently serving as Chancellor and President of the University of Houston System/University of Houston where she oversees a four-university system that serves nearly 74,000 students, has an annual budget that exceeds $1.8 billion and has a $6 billion-plus impact on the Greater Houston area’s economy each year. Throughout her nearly 35-year career, Dr. Khator has directed the transformation of complex global organizations responsible for fulfilling critical and challenging missions worldwide in the health, technology, and energy industry. Before joining the University of Houston System in early 2008, Dr. Khator held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions within higher education, including Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at University of South Florida and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at University of South Florida. A champion of public universities, Dr. Khator has served on several leading national associations and advisory boards, including serving as the former Chair of the American Council on Education, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. A native of India, Dr. Khator earned her Bachelor degree from Kanpur University and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Purdue University.


MEET THE SPEAKERS

INNOVATION PANEL Clint Brinkley CEO, Your Business Solutions A self-described problem-solver

on a tireless chase for success, Clint Brinkley is widely-known as a selfmade man who understands that nothing good in business – or life, for that matter – comes without sharp determination and a thirst to excel. As the CEO of Your Business Solutions, an industryleading Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Cyber Security firm he founded in 2004, Clint knows that, for some, success comes in the form of forging the path for your own venture, learning from the mistakes of your predecessors, and building a business all your own. Through collaboration, observation, and taking several notes on what not to do, Clint developed Your Business Solutions in 2004. Now, Your Business Solutions is expanding from its headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas into multiple cities and proudly serves dozens of clients across the continental United States.

Ashok Gowda, PhD

Tony Nash Founder and CEO, Complete Intelligence Tony Nash is the founder and CEO

of Complete Intelligence. Using advanced AI, Complete Intelligence provides highly accurate cost and revenue forecasts fuelled by billions of enterprise and public data points. Previously, Tony built and led the global research business for The Economist (EIU) and the Asia consulting business for IHS (now IHS Markit). He has also been a social entrepreneur, media entrepreneur, writer and consultant. Tony is a frequent public speaker and leader of closed-door dialogues with business and government leaders on markets, economics, risk and technology. He is a contributor to leading global media (BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, etc) and has served as an advisor to government and think tanks in Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, Washington DC and others.

Gabriella “Gaby” Rowe

President and CEO, Biotex, Inc.

Executive Director, The Ion

Dr. Ashok Gowda is a founder

Gabriella “Gaby” Rowe is the

and CEO of the Houston-based medical technology developer and manufacturer, Biotex, Inc. To date, under his direction, the company has raised over $20 million in nondilutive funding, successfully licensed numerous earlystage technologies, spun out three separate companies (Visualase, Inc., Base Pair Biotechnologies, Inc., E-SAFE Medical, Inc.), all of which successfully raised private capital. At Biotex, Gowda oversees internal development programs as well as partnering activities, where the company works with other entrepreneurs and start-ups to develop and bring novel medical technologies to market. Previously, Gowda co-founded and served as chief operating officer at Visualase, Inc., which was acquired by Medtronic for up to $105M in late 2014.

executive director of The Ion, a 300,000-square-foot structure designed to bring the area’s entrepreneurial, corporate and academic communities together into collaborative spaces and programs. The Ion supports businesses at all stages of the innovation lifecycle and provides resources for Houstonians seeking to participate in the innovation economy. The innovation space is also a place where academic and corporate partners are integrated into a robust environment of educational events, demonstrations, hack-a-thons and programming. Prior to becoming the executive director of The Ion, Gaby was CEO of Station Houston, the city’s largest hub for startup technology acceleration, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. She took Station Houston to the next level as a dominant global innovation hub and as Rice University’s partner for content and programming in the development of Houston’s much-anticipated innovation district.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

2020 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE:

Innovative Solutions in a Diverse Community NATIONAL UPDATE U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady 8th District of Texas Kevin Brady is the third Texan in history to chair the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

A national economic voice for Republicans, he led the first reform of the tax code in more than three decades which has catapulted America to the most competitive economy in the world. As chairman he negotiated for Speaker Paul Ryan an end to the 40-year ban on selling U.S. crude oil overseas which has led to America’s energy independence. His initiatives which are now law, include the first reform of the IRS in two decades and recently the SECURE Act, which is the most sweeping overhaul of America’s retirement system in a decade. A longtime leader in free trade, he helped lead the successful passage of 13 U.S. trade agreements including the recent modern trade agreement with Mexico and Canada which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support and is projected to create 176,000 new jobs in America. In health care he led the repeal of four Affordable Care Act taxes—including the unpopular individual mandate—totaling over $600 billion in savings to America’s families and businesses. Prior to his election to Congress representing the 8th District of Texas, Kevin worked as a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives.

COMMUNITY UPDATE Gil P. Staley CEO, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Gil Staley has been with The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership for over 15 years

and serves as CEO. He is responsible for directing recruitment of new businesses as well as directing the business retention and expansion program. Gil also oversees the operational aspects of the EDP while maintaining the financial integrity of the organization. Prior to joining the EDP, he was the District Sales Manager in Houston for Delta Air Lines. In this role, he was responsible for marketing, corporate sales and community affairs for Central and South Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Gil was with Delta for over 26 years. Gil is a 2009 Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Leadership Forum graduate, as well as a 2006 Leadership Montgomery County graduate and a 2013 Hometown Hero. He serves on numerous community boards including Montgomery County Food Bank, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Conroe North Houston Regional Airport Board of Directors, Small Business Development Center, Gulf Coast Economic Development District and Gulf Coast Workforce Board.

ECONOMY UPDATE Jesse Thompson Senior Business Economist, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch Jesse Thompson, who joined the Bank in 2010, performs research and analysis on issues affecting the Houston and Gulf Coast economy. In particular, he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries. He also collects information for the Dallas Fed’s Beige Book summary of current economic conditions. He is author of the monthly Energy Indicators, the Houston Economic Indicators, and contributes to the quarterly publication Southwest Economy. Thompson earned an MA in economics, with emphasis on empirical microeconomics, and BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Houston.

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Schedule Announced for the 2020 Meet the Candidates: Whistle Stop Tour at Lone Star College

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head of the March Primary Election, The Chamber will host an old-fashioned political rally to inform community members about candidates running for office in Montgomery County. The Whistle Stop Tour will take place Wednesday, February 26 from 4-7 p.m. at The Lone Star College System Office Community Building, located at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands. “As a Chamber tradition taking place every even year, The Whistle Stop Tour gives attendees a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with candidates and enjoy a modern take on this nostalgic experience,” Margo McZeal, director of governmental affairs for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, said.  All candidates appearing on the Montgomery County ballot are invited to participate and the event is open to the public. Interested candidates must register at woodlandschamber.org/ whistlestop in order to give a “stump” speech.  The Whistle Stop Tour is produced by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Council (BAC). The BAC volunteer leadership team includes Kevin Kastor of Consolidated Communications, vice president of government affairs and board member of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce; Landon Estay of Haynie & Company CPAs and team leader for the Business Advocacy Council; and Melissa Bochat of Entergy Texas and team leader for The Whistle Stop Tour.

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 • 4-7 P.M.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Constitutional Underwriter • $4,000 (Exclusive)* • Recognized as presenting underwriter with event logo • Leads attendees in Pledge of Allegiance to the United States & Pledge to the Texas Flag • One promotional item in attendee gift bags (provided by sponsor) • Reserved exhibitor table • Reserved table for 10 • Company logo displayed on slide show and event program • Logo recognition: event publicity, Business Today magazine, event website and marketing materials Lady Liberty Sponsor • $2,500 (2 Available)* • Recognized as Lady Liberty Sponsor on table centerpiece • One promotional item in attendee gift bags (provided by sponsor) • Company logo displayed on slide show and event program • Logo recognition: event publicity, Business Today magazine, event website and marketing materials • (8) table reservations Bill of Rights Sponsor • $1,500 • Company logo displayed on slide show and event program • One promotional item in attendee gift bags (provided by sponsor) • Logo recognition: event publicity, Business Today magazine, event website and marketing materials • (6) table reservations Legislative Sponsor • $750 • Company name displayed slide show and event program • One promotional item in attendee gift bags (provided by sponsor) • Name recognition: event publicity, Business Today magazine, event website and marketing materials • (5) table reservations

Justice Sponsor • $500

• Company name displayed slide show and event program • Name recognition: event publicity, Business Today magazine, event website and marketing materials • (4) table reservations

We the People Sponsors • $250 • Company name in event program • (2) table reservations

Candidate Reservation • $75

TICKETS: CHAMBER MEMBERS: $15 NON-MEMBERS: $25

• (1) ticket • “Stump Speech” on stage (1 minute for unopposed candidates; 2 minutes for opposed candidates) • Display table (location first come, first serve)

*Sponsorship not available for candidates

woodlandschamber.org/whistlestop FEBRUARY 2020

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2020

Montgomery County ELECTION CALENDAR

TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

7 AM – 7 PM

February 18 – 21 February 22 February 23 February 24 – 28

8 AM – 5 PM 7 AM – 7 PM 12 PM – 5 PM 7 AM – 7 PM

Tuesday – Friday Saturday Sunday Monday – Friday

Primary Election ELECTION DAY MAP

Primary Election Early Voting Polling Locations in The Woodlands Area SOUTH COUNTY COMMUNITY BUILDING (Room 102) 2235 Lake Robbins Drive n The Woodlands, TX 77380

GEORGE & CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL LIBRARY (Meeting room 101 & 102) 8125 Ashlane Way n The Woodlands, TX 77382

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Election Precincts and Early Voting POLLING LOCATIONS MAP


SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 ELECTION DAY

7 AM – 7 PM

April 20 – 25 April 27 – 28

8 AM – 5 PM 7 AM – 7 PM

Monday – Saturday Monday – Tuesday

TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020 PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION DAY

May 18 – 22

Monday – Friday

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION DAY

7 AM – 7 PM

Early October 19 – 23 October 24 October 25 October 26 – 30

8 AM – 5 PM 7 AM – 7 PM 12 PM – 5 PM 7 AM – 7 PM

Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday Monday – Friday

7 AM – 7 PM 7 AM – 7 PM

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PA R T N E R S P R O G R A M

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30th Anniversary SCI://TECH Exposition ach summer, Education for Tomorrow Alliance partners with area businesses to offer local students career exploration opportunities. The Student Internship Program (SIP) provides two-week internships to more than 150 motivated 12th grade students each summer. Each student learns about the day-to-day experiences of a profession that interests him or her. Host companies offer career mentoring that help shape students’ career paths. Here is a sampling of what 2019 participants said about their internship experiences.

“Learning from the very people that I hope to be like one day left a big impression on me.” “I was interested in software engineering before, and now I am sure that I want to do it because of this experience!” “My capacity for compassion was broadened by a mile, as it was necessary to step into a child’s shoes in order to make a lesson plan that could truly fit their needs.” “My biggest takeaway would have to make the effort to establish a relationship with people. I did not want this internship to end because by the second week, I felt like a valuable employee going to work with people who love what they do.” Internships in a wide range of fields are needed, including business, law, marketing, and more. The greatest demand is for STEM internships. The program kicks off in June and can run for any two consecutive weeks until the end of July. To learn more or to sign up to host an intern, visit efta-us.org > Programs.

Education for Tomorrow Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating education and community partnerships that advance student success. With innovative programs focused on career, leadership, and STEM preparation, EfTA is the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education

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Leadership Montgomery County

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Gets Insights into Healthcare he Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2020 recently explored healthcare in Montgomery County at their Healthcare Session, sponsored and hosted by Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. The day kicked off with the Leadership Series facilitated by Phillip Moore and LMC alumni. Session Director Linda Nelson welcomed the class and gave an overview of the day’s events before Walter Wilkerson, Jr., M.D. presented the history of healthcare in Montgomery County. Freddy Warner with Memorial Hermann Health System presented the class with legislative healthcare updates. The class then got a look into the issues facing hospital CEOs in Montgomery County with the CEO panel, consisting of Dr. Debra Sukin of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Jim Parisi of CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital, and Josh Urban of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. After lunch, the class heard about innovations in Healthcare from Dr. Roberta Schwartz of Houston Methodist, end-of-life issues from Kelli Gershon and mental health from Evan Roberson of Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare. The class then had the opportunity to tour Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, including the trauma OR, LifeFlight helipad, and Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center. After the tour, the class learned about the role healthcare centers play in the community from Missy Herndon of Interfaith Community Clinic and Karen Harwell of Lone Star Family Health Center, followed by Dr. Divya Chirumamilla, who spoke on the opioids crisis.

Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated 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 are all partner Chambers in the LMC program. For more information about Leadership Montgomery County, please visit LMCTX.org.

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NETWORKING BREAKFAST BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

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BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

Business After Hours Northside Lexus

Networking Breakfast

Star Cinema Grill - Springwoods Star Cinema Grill is a Houston based dine-intheater concept that offers guests first run film releases, an extensive menu, and a full-service bar with a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits. Their goal is “to provide every guest with an unforgettable experience through unmatched hospitality, the highest quality food and beverages, and a flawless presentation.” The New Springwood’s location offers a private room and theater called the “Audrey,” great for birthdays, meetings, social mixers, baby and bridal showers, and more. Be sure to check out their new Premium Privacy Pods perfect for that special date night.

Chamber VP of Membership, Cyndi Alvarado and Business After Hours Team Lead present Donnie Holcomb with Northside Lexus with a Certificate of Appreciation for hosting.

‘Tis the season of giving and there was no better place to host the December Business After Hours than the new state-of-the-art showroom at Northside Lexus. Guests had the opportunity to enjoy some light bites while browsing the latest Lexus models on display in the showroom. Northside Lexus prides itself in providing superior customer service from the moment you step on their property. Everyone at Northside Lexus goes the extra mile to make your buying experience one to remember. View their inventory selection online at northsidelexus.com or visit their showroom at 24222 Interstate 45 North, Spring, TX 77386.

Meet the New Members Calling All New Members! If you recently joined The Chamber in the last 90 days, we encourage you to sign up to give a one-time only introductory commercial and help educate us on you, your business and how we can help you grow your business. We are all in it together and we look forward to helping guide members on their pathway to opportunity. Join us on February 25 at The Broadmoor at Creekside Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for our February Meet the New Members.

For more information about Star Cinema Grill – Springwoods, visit starcinemagrill.net. The nonprofit selected to receive benefits from the December Networking Breakfast was The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. To learn more about how to showcase your business at the next Networking Breakfast, please contact Cyndi Alvarado, vice president of membership, at cyndi.alvarado@ woodlandschamber.org. Our next Networking Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The February theme is “My heart and passion in business is…“ and the Spotlight Table is Quirky Leaf.

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CHAMBER EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2020

woodlandschamber.org/calendar

TUE, FEB 11 5:30-7:30PM

TUE, FEB 18 8:30-9:30AM

Business After Hours Networking Social

Discovery Day Chamber Orientation

SPONSORED BY:

BMW of Houston North 17730 North Freeway Houston

The Chamber 9320 Lakside Blvd., Ste 200 The Woodlands

All Members Welcome

RSVP Required

TUE, FEB 18 10:00AM

WED, FEB 19 7:01AM

New Membership Levels Info Session

Networking Breakfast Member Commercials

The Chamber 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 200 The Woodlands

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite 305 The Woodlands

RSVP Required

Pre-registration Required

FRI, FEB 21 7:30AM-1PM

TUE, FEB 25 5:30-7:30PM

Economic Outlook Conference Signature Event

Meet the New Members New Member Introductions

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 1601 Lake Robbins Dr. The Woodlands

The Broadmoor at Creekside Park 5665 Creekside Forest Dr. The Woodlands

BuyTickets: woodlandschamber.org/EOC

All Members Welcome

SPOTLIGHT TABLE:

SPONSORED BY:

WED, FEB 26 4-7PM Meet the Candidates Whistle Stop Tour Lone Star College System Office 5000 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands

Buy tickets: woodlandschamber.org/whistlestop

CHAMBER TEAM MEETINGS

woodlandschamber.org/teams

Open to all members. Meetings are held at The Chamber.

FEB 5 FEB 7 FEB 18 FEB 24

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11:30 AM 8 AM 11:30 AM 11 AM

Community Relations Transportation Education Council Economic Outlook Conference Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo

MAR 4 11:30 AM Community Relations MAR 17 11:30 AM Economic Outlook Conference 8 AM Business Advocacy Council MAR 20


CHAMBER EVENTS

MARCH 2020 TUE, MAR 10 5:30-7:30PM Business After Hours Networking Social

SPONSORED BY:

Hodges Collision Center 130 Lane Ln. Spring

SAVE THE DATE

All Members Welcome

WED, MAR 18 7:01AM Networking Breakfast Member Commercials

Long Star College–Montgomery

SPOTLIGHT TABLE:

APR 24 11AM-1PM Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite 305 The Woodlands

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Parish–Event Center

Pre-registration Required

TUE, MAR 24 5:30-7:30PM Meet the New Members New Member Introductions

APR 21 10AM-2PM Community Job Fair

SPONSORED BY:

MAY 16 10AM-2PM

Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo Market Street–The Woodlands

Goode Co. 8865 Six Pines Dr. Shenandoah

All Members Welcome

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NEW MEMBERS

DECEMBER

EXECUTIVE IGS HOMEWORKS

SILVER BLACK BEAR DINER, BEAR TRACKS HOLDINGS LLC

Mr. Bill Simpkins • (281) 465-9101 32319 Tamina Rd. Ste.D • Magnolia, TX 77354 igshomeworks.com

Ms. Carrie DeMallie • (936) 283-5312 8821 Metropark Blvd., Ste. 100 • Shenandoah, TX 77385 blackbeardiner.com

If you’re looking for a fully integrated audio visual and monitored security system for a new property or are updating an existing home, we are the home automation team for you. Our knowledge and engineering experience lets you easily control your home technology with the very latest in smart home products including media room control, lighting, landscape AV, automated shades and temperature. Sponsored by Lindy Johnson; Montgomery County Food Bank

We have something for everyone. You’ll find huge portions of good oldfashioned family food at a reasonable price for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With nearly 25 years of experience and restaurants in 14 states, Black Bear Diner continues to be recognized as one of the country’s fastest growing brands. Home-style cooking and a warm, family atmosphere are hallmarks of every diner... and we deliver!

GOLD FIRST UNITED MORTGAGE GROUP Ms. Kelsey Majstorovic • (832) 257-4442 9400 Grogans Mill Road Ste.205 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 LoansByKelsey.com We sit down and really get to know you, answering your questions and asking some of our own to best understand your unique situation. Unlike most lending companies, we house our underwriting, processing, closing and funding departments all under one roof to simplify and accelerate the mortgage process. The result is a loan that’s simple, fast, convenient and specifically tailored to you.

SAFEBIT SOLUTIONS INC. Mr. Faraz Hussain • (281) 987-9800 1300 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E. Ste.230 • Houston, TX 77032 safebitsolutions.com At Safebit Solutions, our goal is simple: to provide advanced, yet affordable technology that will help you gain a competitive edge against industry leaders. We offer outsourced IT services to small- and medium-sized business all over the country, no matter their industry.

THE WOODLANDS NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER Ms. Catherine Pyle • (855) 509-2629 4650 S. Panther Creek Dr. • The Woodlands, TX 77381 regencyhealthcare.com As the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services from short-term to long-term and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services, Genesis focuses on the Vitality of the person. How and where we can make a difference in the overall well-being and healthy outlook of everyone we serve is our daily mission.

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BOSS & HUGHES Ms. Ginger Hardesty • (713) 664-9829 10200 Hempstead Rd. Ste.2G • Houston, Tx 77092 bosshughes.com A smooth running office is critical to your business. Don’t take a chance with your brand marketing partner. We have been serving the Texas area for over 40 years with more than 10,000 customers served. We are a Houston-based company since 1965, offering Print, Branded Apparel, Signage, Promotional Items, break room and office supplies, and furniture. Our goal is to help your business stand out.

ESCALANTE’S FINE TEX MEX AND TEQUILA Ms. Gaby Ortiz • (281) 292-7800 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste.100 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 escalantes.net Escalante’s is proud to serve its guests with family recipes that are made fresh daily. Once you experience Escalante’s, you’ll know what everybody’s talking about.


DECEMBER

GENGHIS GRILL Mr. Eric Dunlap • (512) 909-2166 9300 Six Pines Dr. • The Woodlands, TX 77380 genghisgrill.com

NEW MEMBERS

BRONZE CONNECTIVE TALENT Ms. Julie Luikens • (713) 936-0667 3555 Timmons Lane Ste.1500 • Houston, TX 77027 connectivetalent.com

Your meal is what you make it. Start with the freshest ingredients of your choice. Top them with signature flavors. Then watch us grill it up—Mongolian style—into a bowl that’s all yours. No matter what you’re craving, you’re always in control of your own, mouth-watering meal. Any diet. Any lifestyle. Whatever you subscribe to, wherever you are - we’ve got options for you. You are in control!

Connective Talent is a full service national staffing firm offering contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire staffing services. At our core is a disciplined focus to help people succeed by connecting ‘’the right candidates with the right clients at the right time.’’ We have the tools, culture and experience to deliver on making the best connections.

KILLEN’S STEAKHOUSE

Ms. Consuelo Santos • (346) 224-2909 2202 Timberloch Pl. Ste.133 • The woodlands, Tx 77380 CPAsantos.com

Mr. Ryan Penn • (281) 323-4004 1700 Research Forest Dr. • Shenandoah, TX 77381 killenssteakhouse.com Family owned steakhouse serving the highest quality steak and Gulf Coast seafood. From USDA Prime Beef to Japanese Wagyu and everything in between, Killen’s steakhouse has been one of Houston’s Premier dining destinations for more than a decade. Whether dining in our main dining room, hosting a private party in our wine cellar or stopping by for happy hour our attentive service is second to none.

NASYIM.COM Ms. Nasyim Segal • (281) 801-1500 2002 Timberloch Place, Suite 200 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 nasyim.com If you’re an executive, entrepreneur, or high potential employee, even the most successful leaders can face these issues: Procrastination, Lack of Focus, Stress & Burnout, Trust & Reliability, Communication. It’s critical to develop leaders capable of nurturing their teams to create a culture of engagement that positively impacts the company’s ability to stay competitive & grow.

RC’S NYC PIZZA & PASTA, INC. Mr. RC Gallegos • (281) 298-4663 501 Sawdust Rd. Ste.1 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 rcsnycpizza.com Our mission is to “Break the Chain” of all the pizza and fast food chains that don’t deliver the kind of personalized food, service and attention that has become RC’s trademark. Once you’ve visited RC’s and tasted our food, you won’t settle for mass produced pizza ever again. Our PIZZA is not fast food. It is a Craft. Hand Crafted by our Pizzaioli, each Pie is a work of art. Never settle for less. Sponsored by Margie Taylor; Taylorized PR

VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE Ms. Kristi Peterson • (612) 308-9633 8611 W New Harmony Trail • The Woodlands, TX 77375 store.vioc.com/tx/tomball/oil-change-070052.html Service you can see. Experts you can trust. Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Creekside Park offers: Full-service Oil Change, State Inspection, Transmission Service, Radiator Service, Headlight/taillight Replacement, Air Filter Replacement, Fuel System Cleaning, Serpentine Belt Replacement, Battery Replacement, Air Conditioning Service, Tire Rotation, Fluid, Wiper and Battery Replacement.

CPA SANTOS PC

If you are looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, you have come to the right place! We offer a broad range of services for business owners, executives and independent professionals. Our rates are affordable. We are experienced and we’re friendly. Please call us for a free initial consultation.

MARTINIS & MANICURES Mr. Daniel Wolfson • 936-202-2399 8821 Metropark Dr. Ste.500 • Shenandoah, Tx 77385 martinisandmanis.com Martini’s & Manicures is The Women’s Retreat providing manicures, pedicures, nail treatments and nail enhancements, including our unique signature scrubs, hydrating paraffin treatments, hot stones, nail art and waxing. Try our Lavender Love, Coconut Dream, Citrus Twist or Vanilla Rose experience, or pamper yourself with our elite Spoil Me Pedicure. Enjoy a rejuvenating, relaxing retreat with us.

MUSUNLANE MUSUNLANE SALON & BOUTIQUE Ms. Musu Jones • (281) 841-5833 2227 Golden Rd. • The Woodlands, TX 77380 Musu Jones is an experienced Master Hairstylist offering men’s, women’s and children’s cuts, color and style, waxing and beard trimming. Find your new favorite stylist here! Don’t forget to shop the boutique for unique international gifts when you visit. Sponsored by Rose de Bond, Providence Office Products, Inc.

NATALITAS #2 MEXICAN RESTAURANT Mr. Samuel Buenrostro • (281) 298-8195 387 Sawdust Rd • The Woodlands, TX 77380 natalitaswoodlands.com Come & enjoy a little piece of Mexico in the heart of Texas! Welcome to the official Amigos Mexican Restaurant. Amigos translates directly as friends, that’s how we like to think of the people who come to our restaurant & share in the experience & delight of Mexican food. The atmosphere’s warm, friendly & relaxed. As soon as you walk through the door at Natalitas you know you’ll be taken care of.

PINEY ROSE FLOWERS & DECOR Mr. Cullen Handfelt • (936) 524-1540 2417 Research Forest Dr. Unit B • The Woodlands, TX 77381 pineyrose.com We are a full service floral design studio. We pride ourselves on every detail from the smallest petal to the overall look and design. We deliver locally for special occasions and have subscriptions for residential flower lovers and commercial needs. We also donate ‘’leftovers’’ to local charities. Established in 2016, we are a fresh spin on natures oldest beauty. Husband and wife owned/operated. Sponsored by Will Carter; WC Construction FEBRUARY 2020

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NEW MEMBERS

DECEMBER

RIGHT AT HOME THE WOODLANDS

CHELSEA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

Mr. Tate Wilder • (281) 402-8858 25132 Oakhurst Dr. Ste.145 • Spring, TX 77386 rahtw.com

Ms. Chelsea Williams • (936) 537-5273 2005 Timberlane St. • Conroe, TX 77301 chelseawilliamsphotos.com

Whether your loved one needs a little extra help around the house, daily medical assistance or just someone to check in throughout the week, Right at Home’s in-home care could be the answer. Our senior Care Services are extensive so that we can tailor our plans around your loved one’s specific needs through our Custom Care Plan and custom caregiver matching from companionship to 24/7 care.

Portrait Photography - I am a portrait photographer with a bachelors degree in photography from SHSU. I am a member of TPPA and PPA. I do all types of photography but my emphasis is headshots. Sponsored by Leslie Guillermo; Quality of Life Chiropractic

THE GROWTHCOACH OF SPRING, TX Mr. Robert Osborne • (832) 212-9774 13619 Caney Springs Lane • Houston, TX 77044 thegrowthcoachspringtx.com For nearly 20 years, we have provided coaching to business owners, companies, managers and sales teams, leading them to their business goals, life balance and beyond. Our coaching services are customized to meet your specific goals. Our proven processes & accountability methods create long lasting mindset changes that equip you and your business for the future offering ongoing coaching support.

BUSINESS ARH CONSULTORES

EZ BOX VALET STORAGE Mr. Eric Lobdell • (713) 554-5689 11714 Boudreaux Rd. Ste. 215 • Tomball, TX 77375 ezboxvalet.com The smart storage plan that comes to you! We pick up. We store. We deliver. Sponsored by Cliff Repka; Jonah’s Movers

NONA’S ITALIAN GRILL Mr. Juan Garcia • (936) 224-3132 3091 College Park Dr., Suite 185 • The Woodlands, TX 77384 nonasitaliangrill.com Food is at the heart of our mission. From the Italian classics, to our one of a kind spiced Italian favorites, all of our offerings are handcrafted from the finest, freshest ingredients available. Our mission is to deliver the freshest, most authentic, homemade Italian cuisine to The Woodlands area. Dine in, To go orders, and catering available.

PINCH TRANSPORT

Mr. German Reyna • 1-713-870-5177 Boulevard Atlixcayotl 5210 2224310190 • Puebla, Puebla 72197 arhconsultores.com

Mr. Ken Skadal • (832) 399-1032 18515 Aldine Westfield • Houston, TX 77073 pinchtransport.com

Leading Consulting and Audit Firm providing solutions to the public and private sector through three unique shields: Corporate Shielding®, Government Shielding® and Shielding for Public Officials.

For over 40 years our team of transportation professionals has delivered oil field equipment, pipe, steel and machinery across the nation with crating, storage, proppant delivery and container drayage

BIG RIVERS WATERPARK & ADVENTURES

POINTS NORTH THEATRE COMPANY Mr. Sam Sigman • (832) 422-8348 1540 Sawdust Rd. Ste.900 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 pointsnorththeatre.org

Mr. Terre Albert • (281) 914-2597 23101 Hwy 242 • New Caney, TX 77357 bigriverswaterpark.com Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park are two fun-filled destinations at one location with waterslides, wild isle, obstacle courses and inflatable slides, aerial adventures and more!

Points North Theatre Company began as UpStage Theatre in Houston in 2000. After two decades, this award-winning theatre brings its seasons of comedy, drama, music, and more to The Woodlands.

CELLA TWENTY FOUR

SEAMLESS SOLUTIONS, INC.

Ms. Shelli Moran • (281) 419-9966 6700 Woodlands Pkwy Ste.210 • The Woodlands, Texas 77382 cellar-24.com/contact We are a locally owned and operated wine bar specializing in high quality, small boutique wines from around the globe. We offer a fun relaxed atmosphere that caters to wine and craft beer lovers.

Mr. Vince Giacona • (713) 863-8900 7786 Blankenship Dr. • Houston, TX 77055 seamlesssolutions.com We provide the knowledge, expertise, services, and equipment to optimize business processes. Seamless merges office equipment, work flow and document management into one cohesive offering.

We Sincerely Appreciate Our Lifetime Members

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Marilyn Abercrombie

Janis Cornmesser

Carol Gooch

Doug Stuart

Brian Arceneaux

Linda Curington

Daryl W. Houck

Sandra Vogt

Wendy Bolz

Donna Daniels

Karen L. Hoylman

Nancy Wallace

Congressman Kevin Brady B. ‘Chic’ Chicoine

Beverly Denver

Rui Martin Maxine Mueller

Linda Woods

Loretta DuBose

Denise Wranischar


RENEWING 2019

COMMITMENTS DIAMOND INVESTORS Veritex Community Bank

RUBY INVESTORS Arnold Chiropractic Center, LLC Better Bookkeepers, Inc. Liberty Mutual Insurance - Bryan Selby

Milagro Interactive Inc Morgan Bourque, Attorney At Law

PLATINUM INVESTORS Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, PA - The Woodlands Palace Nails Bar-The Woodlands Paul Davis Restoration of North Houston

GOLD INVESTORS CDC Houston, Inc./Springwoods Village Gallagher Benefit Services Goode Company Kitchen and Cantina

Houston Dutch Lions FC Olympus Auburn Lakes Robichau’s Jewelry

SILVER INVESTORS Olive Garden The Forum at The Woodlands

Trail Point at The Woodlands

BRONZE INVESTORS Charbonneau Interiors Esprit International School Kids’ Meals

SUTLIFF & STOUT, INJURY & ACCIDENT LAW FIRM Mr. Hank Stout • (713) 987-7111 550 Post Oak Blvd #530 • Houston, Texas 77027 sutliffstout.com Our personal injury attorneys are guided by a singular belief: That access to competent legal representation is a fundamental right. If you or a loved has been seriously injured, we want to help.

THE CROSSING CHURCH Ms. Allison Vespa • (281) 292-2909 6265 Shadowbend Pl. • The Woodlands, TX 77381 thecrossing.com The Crossing is a non-denominational church with a vision to see all people restored to God and to the life He created them to live. Join us on Sundays at 9:00 or 11:00 am.

THE WILSON FIRM Ms. Madison Hubbs • (281) 296-3180 2700 Research Forest Dr. Ste.124 • The Woodlands, TX - Texas 77381 thewiilsonfirmpllc.com The Wilson Firm is a boutique tax law firm dedicated to helping individuals and businesses involved in disputes with governmental taxing authorities at the federal, state, and local levels.

Meridian Springs Primary Care The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands Heating & Air Conditioning

BUSINESS INVESTORS

2020

Apple Spice Box Lunch Delivery & Catering COMPU-DATA International, LLC Houston Tree Surgeons JMB Insurance Solutions MKB Services LLC STAC Bizness Solutions

The Residence Doctor The Strong Firm P.C. The Sum American Heart Association The Woodlands Bible Church Youngevity

PREMIER INVESTORS

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) Entergy Texas, Inc. The Broadmoor at Creekside Park

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS Landry’s Seafood House

COMMUNITY INVESTORS AEI Engineering, LLC Insperity Shrieve Chemical Company, Inc.

Spinal Care Chiropractic Center Stewart Title of Montgomery County Inc. Woodforest Golf Club

BUSINESS INVESTORS adWhite - advertising & marketing Assessment Advisors Blackwood Gun Club C & S Executive Transportation Cherry Creek Mortgage Chicken Salad Chick Crossroads Baptist Church Cruise Planners Giammalva Racquet Club Honda of Spring Honey Bee Ham & Deli Houston Association of Realtors Montgomery County Branch Hughes & Cozad Orthodontics Lakeview Health Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC

Manhard Consulting MHW Commercial Real Estate, Inc Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Pediatric Academic Societies Rainbow Car Wash & Express Lube South Montgomery Girls Softball League The Flying Locksmiths The Gibraltar Group The Michels Firm, PLLC The Woodlands Dental Group Voter Awareness Council Wham & Rogers, LLC WorkSpace Resource Yes to Youth Montgomery County Youth Services FEBRUARY 2020

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THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE EXECUTIVE LEVEL

10-Needham, Inc Houston Galaxy Fireworks • Houston Galaxy Halloween Paul Duey Jones, Non-Paid Political Consultant America’s ER Medical Centers

Arnold Chiropractic Center, LLC

McKesson Pharmaceutical Services and Solutions McKesson

Amerant Bank Benihana

Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Woodlands Parkway

Black Forest Ventures Black Walnut Café • Galaxy FBO • The Kitchen • Tris

Morgan Bourque, Attorney at Law

BMW of Houston North MINI of The Woodlands

National Museum of Funeral History

BMW of The Woodlands

Bradbury Brothers - Cooling | Heating | Plumbing

BrightView Landscape Services

Heightened Leaders

Houston Business Journal

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 IGS Homeworks LGI Homes

MD Anderson Cancer Center – The Woodlands MD Anderson Cancer Center Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center • 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 Rice Business Executive Education

Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Steptoe & Johnson PLLC STRIKE

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

The Woodlands Development Company / A Division of The Howard Hughes Corporation Creekside Park The Residences CubeSmart Self Storage - College Park CubeSmart Self Storage - FM 2978 • One Lakes Edge The Millennium One Waterway Ave. The Millennium Six Pines Urban Air Adventure Park - The Woodlands Valorem Insurance Group

Waste Connections, Inc. Hardy Road Transfer Station - Waste Connections R360 Environmental Solutions Seabreeze Landfill - Waste Connections Waste Connections of Texas Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking Wells Fargo - Alden Bridge Wells Fargo - Kuykendahl and Woodlands Parkway Wells Fargo - Market Street • Wells Fargo - The Private Bank Wells Fargo - Woodlands Branch Wells Fargo Business Banking 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

Masters In Dietetics, L.L.C.

Better Bookkeepers, Inc. Blanton Advisors, LLC

Community Impact Newspaper

ExxonMobil ExxonMobil - Hughes Landing • ExxonMobil - Hughes Landing II

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) BB&T Vision Park

Consolidated Communications

PREMIER

Adcetera

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital

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A Strong CPA, LLC

Brickhouse Bridal

Milagro Interactive Inc Naskila Gaming

Office Evolution - Conroe/Woodlands

Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc.

Prosperity Bank - The Woodlands Prosperity Bank - Magnolia Parkway Prosperity Bank - Research Forest • Prosperity Bank - Spring R Associates Inc (RAI)

Buckalew Chevrolet, LP

Randalls Randalls - Buckthorne • Randalls - Panther Creek

CenterPoint Energy

Sergio’s Landscaping

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) CenterPoint Energy - C & P Tower Location CenterPoint Energy - Cypress Location CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Government Affairs CHASE - Six Pines Branch CHASE - Alden Bridge • CHASE - Panther Creek CHI St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital CLPF - Waterway Plaza, LLC

ComfortHome Caregivers, LLC

Repsol

Sewell Automotive Companies Audi North Houston • Sewell INFINITI of North Houston Shenandoah Convention & Visitors Bureau City of Shenandoah Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. - Shenandoah Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. - Augusta Pines Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. - The Woodlands Stephen F. Austin State University

Conn’s Home Plus

Sunbelt Business Sales and Acquisitions

Corporate Incentives, Inc.

TDECU Woodlands Member Center TDECU Business Services • TDECU Mortgage

Conroe Coca-Cola Bottling Company Cypress Creek Hospital

Delta Life Fitness Franchising Delta Life Fitness - Spring-Klein • Delta Life Fitness Magnolia Doggett Ford

Edward Jones - Bill Gervasi, Financial Advisor Edward Jones - Chantel Williams, Financial Advisor Edward Jones - David Lee, Financial Advisor Edward Jones - Edwin Nieto, Financial Advisor Edward Jones - Keaton McDaniel, Financial Advisor Tiny Paws Rescue Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy Business Development: Texas Especialidades Emyasa SA de CV Laguna Outdoor Grills Excelerate Energy LP

First American Title - National Commercial Services First Financial Bank - Conroe First Financial Bank - Creekside First Financial Bank - Grand Parkway Branch Gensler

Hodges Collision Center-Rayford Rd. Hodges Collision Center 1488 Hodges Collision Center Hwy 249 Hodges Collision Center - Lane Ln. Hyatt Centric The Woodlands John Daugherty Realtors Kean Miller Independence Title

Keating Imports Keating Honda • Keating Nissan Kevin Baker Homes & Real Estate Team Keller Williams Realty Lexington Apartments Alexander Apartments • The Biltmore

Liberty Mutual Insurance - Bryan Selby Liberty Mutual Insurance Lone Star College System Office Lone Star College - Creekside Center Lone Star College - Montgomery Lone Star College University Center - The Woodlands Lone Star Corporate College Madison Marquette Market Street

SWBC Mortgage

The Belvedere at Springwoods Village

The Broadmoor at Creekside Park Ashford Gardens • Solera at West Houston The Bradford at Brookside The Johnson Development Corp. The Johnson Development Corp. - Grand Central Park The Johnson Development Corp. - Harmony The Johnson Development Corp. - Woodforest The Lion Consulting Group The Mark at Cityplace

The Westin At The Woodlands Como Social Club Embassy Suites The Woodlands / Hughes Landing Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen The Woodlands Country Club - Tournament Course Legends • Mitchell’s 74 Bar & Grill The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course The Woodlands Mall

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Robard’s Steakhouse The Woodlands Specialty Hospital, PLLC The Woodlands Township Visit The Woodlands

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Linder Young Learners Academy Oak Ridge Young Learners Academy The Learning Lane • The Learning Lane Little Lane TWFG Insurance United Airlines

Veritex Community Bank

Vernier & Associates, PLLC

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa WC Construction Will Carter Band

Wiesner Buick-GMC-Hyundai

Woodhouse Day Spa The Woodlands

Woodlands Primary Healthcare - Javier Sosa, MD Wright Business Technologies, Inc. Wright’s Printing


JANUARY

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Palace Nails Bar Specialty Foot Spa and Premier Nail Salon Palace Nails Bar, established in 2013, is committed to creating an inviting and comfortable spa experience for guests to be pampered in their very own private alcove in a luxurious therapeutic setting with soothing music, and the finest aromatherapy to embody the healing traditions of many cultures. Upon entering the salon, every guest chooses a complimentary cold beverage from their full cocktail bar while receiving services. Palace Nails Bar is committed to creating a comfortable and relaxing experience with elegant furnishings, fresh orchids, and serene professionally trained experts prepared to provide impeccable service to nurture the body holistically and spiritually.

“My daughter and I got pre-wedding pedicures here today! We had the most amazing experience! The technicians took their time and truly gave us the most relaxing mani/pedi ever! We received complimentary watermelon slices and cocktails. This place is fantastic and a must see! Gorgeous inside too!” ~ Hiliary Santos

The entire staff is dedicated to offering the latest techniques and products with the largest selection of innovative products that deliver exceptional results while maximizing health benefits. The Palace Nails Bar team offers complete spa and skin treatments at the forefront of beauty, health and body care. The pampering continues with reflexology, spa pedicures, full nail services, manicure, a waxing bar, complete facial/skincare, and eyelash extension services to make every guest feel beautiful! Also, Palace Nails Bar can plan your next Spa Event for birthday celebrations, bridal party, Ladies Day Out, or for any fun memorable experience in any theme. Offering flexible appointment times to fit the busiest of schedules, they are committed to ensuring that every time you visit, you are 100% satisfied. Guests can book through Facebook at facebook.com/PalaceOnRayford/ or their other location facebook.com/palacewoodlands/. “I have been doing nails for over 15 years and so very proud of our salon”, said Steven Ho, Owner of Palace Nails Bar. “ We have been chosen as one of the best nail salons in the area by our supportive clients. We hope to see you soon!” “You have tried the rest, Proud to be a Chamber Member since 2017, Palace Nails Bar invites you to their location in now you deserve the best!” The Woodlands at 10700 Kuykendahl, Suite M, 281-719-8060 or in Spring at 2725 Rayford Road 832-246-8558. Both locations are open 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 11:00am until 5:30pm. Additional information about services can be found at PalaceNailsBar.com “Our sanitation practices and procedures coupled with the best customer service is always our top priorities! Our staff are the best in the business and stay on top of the latest techniques with monthly required training.” Whether you’re looking to relieve stress, or you’re interested in getting some much-needed relaxation, Palace’s team is ready for you! FEBRUARY 2020

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RIBBON CUTTINGS

Blissful Waters Float Center

2408 Timberloch Place, Suite D4 (281) 978-4037 blissfulwatersfloat.com

The Woodlands, TX 77380

2219 Sawdust Road, Suite 1603 (832) 823-5099 casgroupllc.com

The Woodlands, TX 77380

Healthy Hangout

Reunion Court of The Woodlands

Urban Air Adventure Park – The Woodlands

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

Woodlands Primary Healthcare – Javier Sosa, MD

WoodSprings Dentistry

33418 Egypt Lane, Suite D Magnolia, TX 77354 (936) 230-4331 healthyhangout.business.site

17943 Interstate 45 North Shenandoah, TX 77385 (936) 483-2602 urbanairtrampolinepark.com

25511 Budde Road, Suite 3502 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 466-4644 woodlandsprimaryhealthcare.com 24

CAS Group LLC

1730 Woodstead Court The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 681-9900 12oaks.net/senior-living-communities/woodlands-senior-living

2107 Research Forest Drive, Suite 150 (281) 363-8130 edpartnership.net

24527 Gosling Road, Suite D-120 (832) 930-7795 woodspringsdentistry.com

The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands, TX 77389


TEAMS IN ACTION

TOP 10 Benefits of Joining the Young Professional Network

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Exclusive Services and Benefits: Being a member of The Chamber has its perks! Your member ship gets you into all signature events as volunteers and access to resources tailored to your business industry.

# If you’re a young professional unsure about joining The Woodlands Area Chamber’s Young Professional Network, here are some reasons why becoming a member can be beneficial to your career.

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Be a Leader: The Chamber provides you with an opportunity to develop skills as a leader in your community and your career. Learning Environment: Not only will you gain access to educational resources like seminars, events, and lunch and learns, but you’ll also benefit from sharing insight on the latest trends, innovations, technology and best practices with fellow young professionals. Job Opportunities: Access to 1,400 business members’ job listings – this a great network to connect with individuals and companies of interest.

Giving Back: The Chamber is always finding ways to coordinate with local charitable organizations. For example, we may work with Yes to Youth or help build a home with Habitat of Humanity.

Networking Opportunities: From happy hours to informal seminars, The Chamber YPN hosts several events, providing young professionals with opportunities to get to know and serve with other like-minded individuals.

Become a Mentor: The Chamber YPN partners with great organizations that allows members to give back in the greatest way.

Strength in Numbers: Leverage this network to establish a support system of experienced individuals who are motivated to get things done!

Intrinsic Value: Any organization is looking for dedicated individuals that want to be engaged with YPN and we have that! This a group that encourages our members to get involved.

Chamber Growth: From member to team lead to board member. YPN is a great stepping stone for you to want to grow in The Chamber. This network will get you prepared for any role that you may seek to take on.

Get Connected! YPN meets on the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Chamber. To learn more, contact Margo McZeal at margo.mczeal@ woodlandschamber.org or 281-363-8106.

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TEAMS IN ACTION

Community Relations Team CRT Volunteers at Christmas in The Woods The Community Relations Team sent a handful of volunteers to assist Inspiration Ranch with their annual Christmas in The Woods fundraiser. This holiday event featured hayrides, horse painting, ornament making, Christmas cookie decorating, letters to Santa, bounce house and many other activities.

Inspiration Ranch provides hope and improves the lives of those with physical, mental and emotional challenges through equine assisted activities and therapies. To learn more about Inspiration Ranch, please visit inspirationranch.org.

The festivities at Inspiration Ranch brought in clients as well as local community members and families making it a holiday event no one will want to miss in years to come.

If you are looking for ways to connect with local nonprofits and have a heart for community service, we invite you to join our Community Relations Team. The team meets the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at The Chamber. For more information, contact Cyndi Alvarado, vice president of membership, at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org.

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TEAMS IN ACTION

Business Advocacy Council 2020 is Bringing Exciting Changes!

In an effort to make a bigger impact and provide even more opportunities for The Chamber to advocate on behalf of your business, the Legislative Committee voted to combine the Transportation Education Council and the Business Advocacy Council. The missions of both councils will be carried out under the “Business Advocacy Council” name. No doubt transportation issues will still have a presence in the council as we will present regular speakers and updates about our roads, interstates, airports and alternative transportation to name a few. The Business Advocacy Council will meet the third Friday of every month at 8 a.m. in The Chamber’s Lakeshore Conference Room. The kick-off combined meeting will take place Friday, March 20. The council strives to be an effective voice of business by developing and implementing a legislative agenda, carrying out a “Get Out the Vote” Campaign and hosting advocacy events to inform and encourage business involvement in the community. Questions? Please contact Margo McZeal, director of governmental affairs, at margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org. The Business Advocacy Council facilitates discussion and action related to the business perspective on local and state policy issues. The council meets the third Friday of every month at 8 a.m. at The Chamber. All members are welcome. For more information about the Business Advocacy Council, contact Margo McZeal, director of government affairs, at 281-363-8106 or margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org.

The Diplomat Team of the Month Carnivore Team Honored in December

[Pictured left to right] Jennifer Majors Baca, JMB Insurance Solutions; Nancy Leeds Gribble, Women’s Wellness and Weight Loss; and Leslie Guillermo, Quality of Life Chiropractic. Not pictured is Eric Saville, Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse and Angela Schimmels, Image 360 Houston Spring.

Known as the hardest working team at The Chamber, chances are you have spoken to one of our Diplomats. They call to welcome new members, call you on your anniversary and always available to meet you at an event to make sure you get connected. If you have attended any of The Chamber’s Business Connection events, you have seen our Diplomats in action. 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 of the Month David Dewhurst Three times is a charm and we are thrilled to congratulate David Dewhurst with Prosperity Living on earning the honor of being named the Diplomat of the Month for December for the third consecutive month. David has served on the Diplomat Team for the last 14 years and The Chamber graciously awarded David our Volunteer of the Year in 2019 as his dedication is unwavering. If you are looking for ways to get connected, David is one of the first members of our Diplomat Team to step up and educate members on all things Chamber. He is the friendly face greeting you and taking your door prizes at most Chamber events. He is a strong advocate for the Chamber and our community and believes that both go hand in hand. If you see David at any upcoming Chamber Business Connection Events or team meetings, please be sure to congratulate him. Congratulations, David!

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BUSINESS BRIEFS ANNOUNCEMENTS Liz Murray will serve as the keynote speaker at Community Assistance Center’s Legacy Luncheon April 22 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. She is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who was living on the streets at age 15 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. cac-mctx.org 2020 is New Danville’s 15th anniversary of serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To honor this major achievement, the organization is rebranding its annual Spring Luncheon from Tea on the Lawn” to “New Danville’s Spring Thing.” The 2020 event is set for April 24 at 10:30 a.m. at The Woodlands Resort. newdanville.org Pregnancy Assistance Center North (PACN) will host its annual Spring Gala April 3 from 6-9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. This year, PACN proudly announces fellow truth-teller and former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy as the keynote speaker. We hope you will join us. Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County’s 2nd Annual Cigars under the Stars “Shanghai Nights” will be at Blend Bar Friday, April 17 at 7pm. Enjoy a night of music, specialty drinks, and food bites as you contribute to Homebound Seniors. Pictured are Linda Nelson, Chef John and Debra Staley at last year’s event. mowmc.org/cigars-under-the-stars

What happens if you die without a will? Did you know the likelihood is very strong that all your assets will be tied up in probate and a cost to surviving members of your estate? Learn how to avoid probate and protect your loved ones, including minor children or students away at college in Weygandt Law’s Monthly Wine & Wills + Chocolate events. weygandtlaw.com Submit your content to woodlandschamber.org/business-brief

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Learn to lose fat and maintain YOUR LEAN LIFE! If you want to improve your body in 2020, make sure you have all the tools to get you progressing in the right direction. I customize your macronutrients and provide the accountability and support to keep you moving toward your goals. Email YourLeanLife@yahoo.com, visit YourLeanLife.com or call 832-289-0489. Need a space for your weekly or monthly meetings? Office Evolution The Woodlands hosts groups that need a medium-sized room with a kitchen. Food may be brought in or there are a variety of restaurants in the Marcel Center. Come by and visit with Phil Anderson or send him an email at Phil.Anderson@ OfficeEvolution.com.

Gov. Abbott has appointed Nelda Blair to the Public Safety Commission for terms set to expire Jan. 1, 2026. The commission oversees the Texas Department of Public Safety, which enforces laws protecting the public safety and provides for the prevention and detection of crime.

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) recently hired Mariana AlmanzaCook as the director of Business Retention and Expansion. She is responsible for maintaining existing relationships with businesses in the community, as well as assisting them with their employee recruitment and development, expansion of space as needed, and providing demographic/labor market profiles when appropriate. Better Bookkeepers, Inc. announced the promotion of Cindy Polio to Senior Bookkeeper. “BBK is setting our sites on the next phase of growth, and Cindy brings enthusiasm to the team’s vision,” Randie Morton, President of Better Bookkeepers, Inc., said“ Inspiration Ranch announced Barbara Ward, Ph.D., will return as an equine-assisted therapeutic riding instructor and equine specialist. Ward will be a parttime instructor for the ranch’s therapeutic riding program and equine specialist for its mental health program. Ward is one of nine employees added to the Inspiration Ranch staff since its relocation to a 40-acre property in Magnolia.

NEW TO TEAM/PROMOTIONS Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital welcomes Dr. Fernando Silva as the newest member of its comprehensive neurosciences team. Silva is an established neurosurgeon and spine surgery expert with more than 20 years of experience and is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is currently seeing patients at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Medical Office Building 1, Suite 650. For appointments, call 936.270.3905. MHW Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce Jeff Williams as their 2019 Broker of the Year. Williams came to MHW in 2016 with a clear vision and has excelled amidst the sweeping changes in the industry. Charitable work has been a focus for Williams over the years. Service to others is one of William’s passions.

Briggs & Veselka Co., a leading audit, tax, and consulting services firm, announced that Claudio Diaz has joined the firm as its first Chief People Officer. Diaz will oversee the cultural refreshment, leadership development, HR operations, and workplace planning of one of the fastest growing CPA firms in Texas.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Entergy and Congressman Brady partner with Children’s Books on Wheels (CBOW) annually to assist Montgomery County residents with an annual income of less than $56,000 with FREE TAX HELP! CBOW will be at multiple sites throughout the county until April 15. Refer to the Facebook page or ChildrensBooksonWheels.org for specific information.


BUSINESS BRIEFS EDUCATION

VGXI, Inc. announced the successful implementation of new RNA production services through completion of all Phase II initiatives as part of a license agreement with the Houston Methodist Research Institute. VGXI has established pilot mRNA manufacturing capabilities in a purpose built GMP production suite at its facility in The Woodlands. Launch of clinical grade mRNA manufacturing is anticipated in 2020.

GIVING BACK

In 2019, Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County celebrated 30 years of building homes! They constructed 10 new homes, repaired 25 existing homes, volunteers contributed over 30,000 hours, and secured the first Veteran family home! Pictured is the Cazares Veteran Family wall-raise. habitatmctx.org Family Promise of Montgomery County accepted donations of warm blankets (pictured) this winter. They are looking for volunteers, churches, and Board Members to support their mission of serving homeless families with children in our community. Learn how you can impact lives by connecting with Marilyn Kasmiersky at marilyn@ familypromiseofmc.org or call 936-441-8778.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Lone Star College has the largest number of online students in Texas. LSC is the first community college in Texas to roll out three bachelor’s degree programs in fall 2020: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Applied Technology in Cybersecurity (BAT); and Applied Science in Energy, Manufacturing and Trades Management (BAS-EMTM). All Nations Community School is now accepting applications for students in PreK-8th grade! We are a globally minded, Christ-centered school offering Spanish immersion, an integrated STEM curriculum, internationally based standards, and more. Schedule a tour to see if ANCS is the right fit for your child’s education.

The Montgomery County Food Bank, along with others, presented Sen. Brandon Creighton with a 2019 Hunger Leadership Award for his filing of SB 2334 and support of HB 3668. The Food Bank is planning a “Food for Life” safari themed gala set for March 28 to benefit the food insecure in our community. mcfoodbank.org

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 Best of Taste Winners!

Best Appetizer

Best Entree

Wonton nacho with marinated ribeye, avocado, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions and cilantro chimmichuri

Malbec braised short ribs, garlic mashed potatoes reduced braising jus and sauteed carrot

Best Dessert Panna cotta special berry sauce and fresh fruits

People’s Choice Smoked pork belly burnt ends with a cherry habanero BBQ glaze

Best Decorated Booth

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Thank you to all participating restaurants for helping make the contest a success!


CHAMBER LEADERSHIP Officers, Priority Goals & Project Leaders

Directors: Terms Expire 2021

Chairman Jeff Garrett...............................................Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Vice Chairman....... Linda Nelson, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center President & CEO................................................................................... J.J. Hollie VP Business Opportunities.............................. Steve Berry, Waste Connections, Inc. Sales........................................................................ Royce Brooks / Kelly Fuller Community Job Fair....................................................................................TBD Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo...................................................................TBD Employment Law Update.............................................................................TBD VP Committed Volunteers........ Dan Altom, The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Membership...............................................................................Cyndi Alvarado Diplomats....................................................... Josh Cherry / Courtney Schweitzer Discovery Day...................................................................................Dan Altom Business After Hours................................................................. David Weygandt Meet the New Members........................................... Deia Tucker / Leslie Guillermo Networking Breakfast................................................ Paul Miranda / Elaine Smith VP Financial Development............................... Melissa Young, Corporate Incentives Signature Events....................................................................... Meagen Korenek Golf Championship.....................................................................................TBD Taste of the Town......................................................................Steffani Konzem Chairman’s Ball................................................... Lacey Prieto / Michelle O’Rourke VP Government Affairs......................... Kevin Kastor, Consolidated Communications Governmental Affairs.....................................................................Margo McZeal Economic Outlook Conference.................................... Kyle Rojas / Angela Storseth Business Advocacy Council............................................................. Landon Estay Transportation Education Council...................................................Melissa Bochat Whistle Stop Tour.................................................. Melissa Bochat / Landon Estay VP Legendary Leadership............... Julie Ambler, The Woodlands Christian Academy Leadership Retreat......................................................................... Julie Ambler Past Chairman................................................................................ Stuart Lapp Young Professionals Network.............................................................Brian Albert Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon................................................... Josh Cherry VP Visibility & Image....................................................... Michele Kooken, STRIKE Marketing.................................................................................... Lauren Joerg Community Relations Team.........................Jennifer Majors Baca / Jessica Munselle Chamber Seminar Team............................................... Ann Wolford / Brian Albert Vice President & Treasurer...................................Angela Strong, A Strong CPA, LLC Vice President & Chairman’s Appointment..........Danny Schroder, PlainsCapital Bank Immediate Past Chairman........................ Stuart Lapp, Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorneys The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership.......................... Gil Staley

Directors: Terms Expire 2020 Julie Ambler.......................................................................The Woodlands Christian Academy Melanie Bush............................................................................Montgomery County Treasurer Rip Reynolds...The Woodlands Development Company/ A Division of The Howard Hughes Corporation Missy Herndon.............................................................................Interfaith of The Woodlands Michele Kooken....................................................................................................... STRIKE Zach Richmond.................................. Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Melissa Young................................................................................. Corporate Incentives, Inc.

C H A M B E R S TA F F 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 Kelly Fuller Sales Associate......................................kelly.fuller@woodlandschamber.org Jae Kim Finance Assistant....................................... jae.kim@woodlandschamber.org

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

Directors: Terms Expire 2022

Dan Altom................................................................... The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Tanya Bryan...................................................................................Marsh & McLennan Agency Jay Dreibelbis................................................................................. Woodforest National Bank Kevin Kastor..............................................................................Consolidated Communications Bob Milner..........................................................................................TerBo Enterprises, Inc. Jim Parisi .......................................................... CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands Hospital Sarah Rhea..............................................................................Leadership Montgomery County

Ex–Officio Directors State Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. ............................................... Texas House of Representatives, District 3 Chief Palmer Buck.............................................................. Fire Chief – The Woodlands Township James Brown.................................................................Conroe North Houston Regional Airport Gordy Bunch / Don Norrell...................................................................The Woodlands Township Commissioner James Metts............................................................... Montgomery County, Pct. 4 Sen. Brandon Creighton. .............................................................. Texas State Senate, District 4 Monica Bomkamp Enia..............................................................Education for Tomorrow Alliance Michelle O’Rourke................................................................................................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 College System Office 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 Paul Bond................................................................................. 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 Lorena Perez McGill......................................................... 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 / Ron Roberson.......................... The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership James Stinson, P.E....................................................................... The Woodlands Water Agency Jenny Taylor / Noemi Gonzalez............................................................................ Market Street State Rep. 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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