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A MESSAGE FROM J.J. HOLLIE

We’re Thankful for You! As we enter the holiday season, I want to take a moment and thank you for your support of, investment in and involvement with The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. This past fiscal year has been one of increased engagement – from events to business advocacy, from social media campaigns to community service projects. As our 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon held on September 27 highlighted, your Chamber team has been working on connecting businesses, growing their businesses and influencing our community’s future. See who we recognized and honored at this year’s annual awards luncheon on page 8. With Jeff Garrett of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. as the 20192020 chairman of the board, this fiscal year has already started out with some great achievements including the rollout of our new logo. We intend that 2020 looks even better for our members and our community. However, not one project, accomplishment, recognition or connection can happen without our members, community and partners. Learn about our new chairman’s vision for The Chamber on page 10. Without our community, there would be no The Woodlands Area Chamber. There would be no consumer, audience, supporters, or residents with whom to connect. Thank you for your engagement 2

and for making The Woodlands area the location where you choose to work, to live, to support. Without our partners, there would be no The Woodlands Area Chamber. As we all face limited resources – limited financial means, limited human capital and limited time. There is so much to be done, and with our numerous collaborators who share our commitment and our vision, we can positively influence our small part of the world. So, thank you. It seems so simple. Yet, it is heartfelt. As the largest business association in Greater Houston with nearly 1,500 members, our strength is in our numbers and our future is a result of our membership. We hope to see you at our monthly business connection events – Networking Breakfast, Meet the New Members and Business After Hours – as well as our signature events like Taste of the Town on January 16 and the Economic Outlook Conference on February 21. Check out our calendar of upcoming events on pages 16 and 17 and visit woodlandschamber.org/calendar for the latest event details. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous holiday season!

J.J. Hollie President & CEO


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

Get Connected Throughout the year, The Woodlands Area

Professional development and mentoring Business advocacy Strategic community partnerships

Chamber offers events and programs focused on business advocacy, networking opportunities, professional development and giving back. Visit our online calendar at woodlandschamber.org/calendar.

A network of elite business leaders 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 invloved today.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 4 – 9 PM | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

Taste of the Town is a paradise for foodies looking to fulfill their cravings and sample local-area cuisine.For one low price, guests can sample mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries, and drinks from more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries, delis and beverage companies. For only $30 a ticket, it pleases your palate and pocketbook!

Sponsorship Opportunitites EXECUTIVE CHEF | $5,000

in Business Today, chamber social media and website, press releases and event invitation • Publicity 100 tickets, 10 vendor bands for event and early entry • Double exhibitor booth with prominent placement • Display of your banner in lobby area at event • Invitation for (4) to VIP/Media • Verbal recognition at the eventkick-off event • Opportunity to be on Lone Star Community Radio Conroe Culture News 104.5FM • GOURMET CHEF | $2,500 in Business Today, chamber social media and website, press releases and event invitation • Publicity tickets, (4) vendor bands and early entry to event • 30 One exhibitor booth with prominent placement • Invitation for (2) to VIP/Media kick-off event • MOBILE CHEF | $750 *Limited Availability Food Industry Booths Placement for Mobile Catering Truck *Must adhere to the • Marriott’s vehicle requirements SINGLE BOOTH | $275 10X10 booth space, 8’ skirted table and two chairs in Business Today, chamber social media and • Publicity DOUBLE BOOTH | $550 website, press releases 20X20 booth space, 16’ skirted table and four chairs tickets, (4) vendor bands and early entry to event • 15 One exhibitor booth with prominent placement • Invitation for (2) to VIP/Media kick-off event •

Individual Tickets: $30

Includes (2) alcoholic drink tickets and unlimited food samples, water and soft drinks. Group packages are also available.

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PRESENTED BY:

Presented by experts in the employment field, the annual Employment Law Update is designed to assist employers to protect their business from possible labor or employment lawsuits. The event is coordinated in conjunction with The Woodlands Bar Association.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS SEMINAR? In-House Counsel, Human Resources Professionals, Certified Public Accountants, Business Owners and All Managers

BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

LUNCH SPONSOR:

Friday, November 8, 2019 8 AM to 3:30 PM — Lone Star College System Office — Sponsorships and Tickets Available:

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RAFFLE SPONSOR:

Heightened Leaders • Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC

EXHIBITOR SPONSOR:

Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. Leigh K. Freeman Attorney at Law, PLLC Prim Prim, PLLC • The Strong Firm, P.C

All-Star Sponsors:

Lunch Sponsor: • Heightened Leaders Golf Cart Sponsor: • Sam Houston State University

PRESENTING UNDERWRITER

Hole Sponsors: • Bob Milner for The Township Position 7 • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center • Topgolf-Spring • Xerox Business Solutions Southwest • WorkSuites • Sun Coast Resources • First Financial Bank-Conroe • Veritex Bank • Radunar • Providence Office Products Putting Green Sponsor: • Leigh K. Freeman, Attorney at Law NOVEMBER 2019

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Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30am

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1pm

— The Woodlands Waterway Marriott — For more than 30 years, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Economic Outlook Conference to provide valuable insight into the projected growth of the economy in Montgomery County and Texas. This event attracts nationally-recognized speakers and around 700 businesses, community leaders and corporate sponsors.

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F E AT U R E

Now Taking Reservations for The Chamber’s 2020 Street Map and Resource Guide The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again be working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color South Montgomery County Area Street Map. This publication will be the only official map endorsed and distributed by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the publication being a printed, overall guide to our area, the new update will also include a digital version linked from the Chamber’s website. Accurate, user-friendly maps are a popular item for our newcomers, potential commercial relocation candidates and even our lifelong residents. Here are a few more reasons to include your advertisement on the new map. According to ”The New Movers Marketing Potential“ published by relevategroup.com: • Over 12% of the U.S. population moves each year, that is 37.1 million people in 15.8 million households • New homeowners spend more within 6 months than the average consumer spends in 3 years • New mover expenditures total more than $150 billion annually • New movers are 5 times more likely to become your long-term customers - if you reach them first The Business and Professional Showcase Directory of Members section offers the opportunity to promote your business. This section will classify participating businesses by category, including a brief description of products and/or services. Advertising space on the back cover and a limited number of interior display panel ads are also available. Participating advertisers will receive a complimentary supply of the folded maps with a counter-top display dispenser. Don’t miss out on the unique members-only opportunity to reach potential buyers, new residents and new partners. Space is limited, and advertising rates are reasonable, especially considering more than 11,000 maps will be printed and available for the next 12 months. ACT NOW! Email Tyler Shepard at tshepard@chambermaps.com or call Target Marketing at 800-933-3909 to reserve ad space. woodlandschamber.org/map

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Chamber Recognizes Volunteers, Members and Leaders The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce held its 41st Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 27 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course. The annual awards ceremony has honored volunteers, loyal members and community leaders since 1978.

2018-2019 Board of Directors Chamber President J.J. Hollie, 2019-2020 Vice Chairman Linda Nelson and 2018-2019 Chiarman of the Board Stuart Lapp

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he 2019-2020 Chairman of the Board, Jeff Garrett of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, welcomed attendees that filled the Legacy Ballroom and recognized the past chairmen, elected officials, chairmen circle investors and lifetime members.

As guests enjoyed lunch, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s President and CEO, J.J. Hollie, presented the annual report and a video unveiling The Chamber’s new logo. Luncheon Team Lead Michelle O’Rourke of United Way of Greater Houston - Montgomery County Regional Center continued by recognizing the 2018-2019 board members and recognition of member milestone anniversaries (10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years). Josh Cherry of Delta Life Fitness Franchising and the luncheon co-team lead recognized the 2018-2019 Team Leaders.

2018-2019 Team Leaders PHOTOGRAPHY: Hello Woodlands

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The 2019 Community Citizen of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Diplomat of the Year and Top Influencer Under 40 were also announced at the luncheon. n The Community Citizen of the Year is awarded to a local resident that has made a significant contribution to our community. This individual has provided leadership to improve the economic, civic and/or cultural wellbeing of The Woodlands area / South Montgomery County. n The Chamber Volunteer of the Year recognizes an individual who through their volunteer service with the Chamber has gone above and beyond to assist and participate in various committees, events and activities. This individual sets an example for future volunteers and leaders through his/her dedication and commitment to the Chamber. n The Top Influencer Under 40 Award celebrates a young professional who is achieving a successful career, has made innovative contributions to their company and has distinguished themselves as an emerging leader within the community.


at 41st Annual Awards THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S 2019 AWARD WINNERS ARE: CHAIRMAN’S AWARD Greg Usher, Cypressbrook Company

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR David Dewhurst, Prosperity Living

The event concluded with J.J. Hollie thanking Stuart Lapp of Stibbs & Co., P.C. for all of his hard work as the 2018-2019 chairman of the board. The Woodlands Area Chamber thanks its 2019 Annual Awards sponsors: The Howard Hughes Corporation, Children’s Safe Harbor, Leadership Montgomery County, Entergy Texas, Inc., Heightened Leaders, America’s ER Medical Centers, Sam Houston State University and Hello Woodlands.

TOP INFLUENCER UNDER 40 AWARD Zach Richmond, The Richmond Realty Group RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

LEGACY AWARD Coulson Tough, Retired from The Woodlands Development Company

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD Alan Benson, Retired Fire Chief of The Woodlands

DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR Jennifer Majors Baca, JMB Insurance Solutions Luncheon Co-Team Lead Josh Cherry and Team Lead Michelle O’Rourke

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Q&A:

Meet Jeff Garrett, new chairperson of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors population is well served by sophisticated public works and a viable workforce. It creates marketing and networking opportunities to help businesses get the word out about their products and services. It serves as a professional and community resource, staying ahead of the issues that face the community. And it supports local nonprofits through monthly service projects. WHAT ARE THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES? Board members have fundamental governance responsibilities—ensuring that the chamber follows its stated missions and financial oversight—in addition to external responsibilities including fundraising, advocacy and community building and outreach.

Jeff Garrett, a resident of The Woodlands since 2002, began his term as the new chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors Sept. 1 after previously serving as a chamber board member, vice president of governmental affairs and vice chairman. Garrett moved to The Woodlands when he joined the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and first became involved with the chamber through a county leadership program in 2005. HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED IN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? I have always been interested in the mission of chambers. I participated in Leadership Brazos County in BryanCollege Station shortly after college and also participated on the local Chamber membership sales team. I became involved with The Woodlands Area Chamber in 2005 when I participated in the Leadership Montgomery County program, which introduced program participants to different aspects of the local economy and community. WHY IS THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAMBER AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE COMMUNITY? The Woodlands Area Chamber is made up of thousands of business and professional representatives, political advocates and community-minded citizens that have joined together to promote jobs, economic growth and a strong community. So, what roles does the chamber play? It helps to sustain a strong Business Advocacy Council that works with community leaders and influencers to ensure the area’s growing 10

WHEN DID YOU BECOME VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FOR THE CHAMBER BOARD, AND WHAT DID THAT ROLE ENTAIL? I first joined the Chamber board in 2010 to finish out another member’s term, after the partial term, I then rolled into a new full term. During the second term, I served as the vice president of government affairs. In that role, I led several Chamber teams, including the Economic Outlook Conference. I rolled off for a brief period and then rejoined the Board. This past year, I served as the Vice-Chair. HOW DID YOUR TIME AS BOARD OF DIRECTORS VICE CHAIRMAN PREPARE YOU FOR THE ROLE OF CHAIRMAN, AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DISTINCT DUTIES BETWEEN THOSE TWO POSITIONS? The chairman of the board serves as the volunteer leader of the chamber and manages committees such as the board, Executive Leadership Council, executive committee and nominating team. The vice chairman serves as a backup to the chairman in the event the chairman is unavailable. As vice chairman, I gained experience and an understanding of all the roles of the people who work on the board. One key skill I learned was how to run the board meetings. In addition, I watched how Stuart Lapp (the immediate past chairman) did a great job in raising issues for discussion and consensus building. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE CHAMBER AS ITS NEW CHAIRMAN? The chamber board recognizes that if we want to stay relevant in today’s highly competitive and digital market, we must evolve from an organization known for its ribbon cuttings and member directories. Some of my key goals as chairman will be to crystallize the chamber’s focus on business advocacy programs, grow its membership and improve membership retention by communicating our value to our members and community at large. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WOODLANDS BUSINESS COMMUNITY? The Woodlands is a special place to do business. We are truly blessed to have elected officials, business owners, educators and residents who realize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and prosperity. While the area continues growing, new developments that bring big opportunities still nurture the small-town community’s livework-play culture, and that’s what makes it so attractive to employers and employees alike. HOW HAS THE WOODLANDS CHANGED SINCE YOU BEGAN WORKING IN THE AREA? The Woodlands has experienced unprecedented growth, transforming south Montgomery County from what was mostly residential when I moved my family here in 2002, into a selfsustaining community home to thousands of businesses in all sectors. WHAT NEW CHANGES OR CHALLENGES DO YOU ANTICIPATE COULD AFFECT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY OVER THE COMING YEARS? With all of this exciting growth and change comes some challenges and potential stress on resources such as workforce, water and transportation. The chamber’s Business Advocacy Council will remain on point making sure that these issues are being prioritized and handled in the interest of the business community. SOURCE: Community Impact Newspaper


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Business Votes Day The Woodlands Area Chamber celebrated Business Votes Day on Tuesday, October 29 with the Voter Valet and Party at the Polls!

Voter Valet Sponsored by The Richmond Realty Group RE/MAX The Woodlands and Spring The Chamber offered members a ride to the polls to vote in the Nov. 5, 2019 election.

Party at the Polls After voting, The Chamber hosted an after party at Mahoney’s Texish Bar and Restaurant with special guests Olympic Champions Laura Wilkinson and Kassidy Cook and live music from The Will Carter Band.

Business Advocacy Council Hosts

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP CANDIDATE FORUM

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en of the 11 candidates running for the three open seats on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors in the Nov. 5 election took part in a forum hosted by The Chambers’ Business Advocacy Council on Ocober 15. Nicole Preston of Community Impact News moderated the forum.

Three at-large positions on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will be elected in the November 2019 election, designated as positions 5, 6 and 7. Position #5: Rashmi Gupta l Walter Cooke Shelley Sekula-Gibbs ••• Position #6: Alan Richel l Ann K. Snyder Louis Granados l Tom Chumbley ••• Position #7: Bob Milner l David Cassidy Walt Lisiewski l Andy DuBois

The township board election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. For polling times and locations, please visit elections.mctx.org. From left: Chamber President J.J. Hollie, Walter Cooke, Dr. Shelly Sekula-Gibbs, Rashmi Gupta and Nicole Preston

From left: Chamber President J.J. Hollie, Alen Richel, Dr. Ann Snyder, Tom Chumbley and Nicole Preston

From left: Chamber President J.J. Hollie, Bob Milner, Walt Lisiewski, Any DuBois, David Cassidy and Nicole Preston

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

Leadership Montgomery County

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2020 Class Begins Experience

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he Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2020 began their experience on October 7 & 8 with their retreat at Camp Allen. The class participated in a ropes course and other team building activities to bond as a class before starting their year of educational sessions, leadership series, and class project.


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

Education for Tomorrow Alliance 30-Year History Rooted in the Chamber

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ducation for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) is celebrating 30 years of service to Montgomery County during the 2019-20 school year. EfTA was created in 1989 as a project of the The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and local science and technology professionals who wanted to encourage the next generation of workers, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Education for Tomorrow Alliance eventually became a separate 501(c)(3) with the focus of connecting business and community volunteers to empower tomorrow’s adults. The programs have changed through the years, but the Chamber is still a key partner in involving community members and their companies in EfTA’s efforts to prepare students for the next steps in life. EfTA President Monica Bomkamp Enia shared, “At the core of each career, leadership, and STEM program is the willingness of volunteers to give their time to support kids. Last school year alone, Education for Tomorrow reached around 7,500 students with the support of 1,200 volunteers giving a collective 16,000 volunteer hours. The Chamber, with its dedication to supporting charities, provides numerous opportunities for creating connections that promote student success.” This fall, volunteers can get involved as career panelists and mock interviewers at area schools. In addition, the 30th Annual SCI://TECH science fair that began at McCullough High School in 1990, will be

held on Friday, January 31 with more than 1,200 student participants. Learn more at www.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 career, leadership, and STEM preparation, EfTA is the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education. Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) is celebrating 30 years of service to Montgomery County during the 201920 school year. EfTA was created in 1989 as a project of the The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and local science and technology professionals who wanted to encourage the next generation of workers, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The programs have changed through the years, but are still focused on helping students prepare for the next steps in life. EfTA President Monica Bomkamp Enia shared, “At the core of each Education for Tomorrow’s career, leadership, and STEM programs is the willingness of volunteers to give their time to support kids. Last school year alone, EfTA reached around 7,500 students with the support of 1,200 volunteers. Those volunteers contributed a collective 16,000 volunteer hours. The Chamber and three decades of Chamber members. Volunteers can get involved this fall as career panelists and mock interviewers at area schools, and the 30th Annual SCI://TECH Exposition is set for early 2020. Education for Tomorrow Alliance eventually became a separate 501(c)(3) with the focus of connecting business and community volunteers to empower tomorrow’s adults.

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NETWORKING BREAKFAST MEET THE NEW MEMBERS

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

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CHAMBER EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2019

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FRI, NOV 8 8AM-3:30PM

TUE, NOV 12 5:30-7:30PM

Employment Law Update With The Woodlands Bar Association

Business After Hours Networking Social

Lone Star Community College System Office PRESENTED 5000 Research Forest Dr. The Woodlands

Courtyard Houston North/Shenandoah 19255 David Memorial Dr. Shenandoah

BY:

SPONSORED BY:

RSVP Required

All Members Welcome

FRI, NOV 14 5:30-7:30PM

WED, NOV 20 7:01AM

YPN Access to Experts A Veteran’s Day Networking Event

Networking Breakfast Member Commercials

Lone Star College 3200 College Park Drive, Recital Hall, H102 Conroe

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

All Members Welcome

All Members Welcome

SPOTLIGHT TABLE:

THU, NOV 21 5:30-7:30PM Meet the New Members New Member Introductions

SPONSORED BY:

Vogt Engineering & LANDology, LLC 2203 Timberloch Place, Suite 124 & 126 The Woodlands

All Members Welcome

SAVE THE DATE

JAN 4-9PM Taste of16the Town The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

MAR 28 10AM-3PM

Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo Market Street, The Woodlands

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FEB 21 7:30AM-1PM Economic Outlook Conference The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

APR 24 11AM-1PM

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Parish Event Center


CHAMBER EVENTS

DECEMBER 2019

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TUE, DEC 17 8:30-9:30AM

TUE, DEC 10 5:30-7:30PM Business After Hours Networking Social

Discovery Day Chamber Orientation

SPONSORED BY:

Northside Lexus 24222 I-45 North Spring

The Chamber 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 200 The Woodlands

RSVP Required

RSVP Required

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

SPOTLIGHT TABLE:

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

All Members Welcome

CHAMBER TEAM MEETINGS

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

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NOV 19

8AM 11:30AM 8:30AM 11:30AM 3:30PM 11:30AM

Transportation Education Council Community Relations Employment Law Update Young Professionals Network Taste of the Town Economic Outlook Conference

DEC 4 DEC 6 DEC 12 DEC 12 DEC 16

11:30AM 8AM 8:30AM 11:30AM 3:30PM

Community Relations Transportation Education Council Employment Law Update Young Professionals Network Taste of the Town

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NEW MEMBERS

SEPTEMBER

GOLD ALLSTATE- BELLO INSURANCE AGENCY PEARLAND Mr. Chris Bello • (281) 241-4524 11233 Shadow Creek Parkway Ste.127 • Pearland, TX 77584 allstate.com/cbello

Mr. Charlie Watkins• (936) 242-1373 4900 FM 1488 • Conroe, TX 77384 burgerandbordeux.com

Meet Christopher Bello, your local Allstate Agent serving Pearland. Mr. Bello is bilingual & has over ten years experience in our community. He will handle your home/condo/renters, automobile/motorcycle/atv/boat, life and business insurance & even cover your move. Allstate is committed to making a difference, helping rebuild after catastrophes & giving back to communities.

We are a contemporary, casual, upscale space. Texas bred, French inspired fine food, a blockbuster wine list and premium spirits. Located in Marcel Town Center (FM 1488 and Old Conroe Rd). Join us for Leisure Hour (our version of Happy Hour) Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Vive Les Boulevardiers!

ALLSTATE- BELLO INSURANCE AGENCY SPRING

CHEATHAM MANAGEMENT LLC

Mr. Chris Bello • (281) 241-4524 322 Spring Hill Dr. Ste.A600 • Spring, TX 77386 allstate.com/cbello

Mr. Chris Cheatham • (936) 449-5400 21300 Eva St. Ste.210 • Montgomery, TX 77356

Meet Christopher Bello, your local Allstate Agent serving The Woodlands, Conroe & Spring. Mr. Bello is bilingual & has over ten years experience in our community. He will handle your home/condo/renters, automobile/ motorcycle/atv/boat, life and business insurance & even cover your move. Allstate is committed to making a difference, helping rebuild after catastrophes & giving back to communities.

Our company locates, plans and develops real estate projects in the $1mm to $10mm range. Our current real estate holdings are approximately $15mm. We have adjoining commercial tracts which could include at buildout approximately 125,000 square feet of improvements. The concept is to develop a town center within an old historic town with retail and small business tenants. Sponsored by Shannon Reid; City of Montgomery

HERRSCHER CONSULTING

WOODSPRINGS DENTISTRY

Mr. Jorey Herrscher • (832) 515-2765 3915 W. Davis St Ste 130-118 • Conroe, TX 77304 herrscherconsulting.com We provide training, coaching, implementation, expertise & informative speaking to First Responders, Educators, Businesses & Non-profits. Utilizing our combined 80+ years of experience, we offer consultations, training, and ultimately...solutions. We will not only help you identify problems, but we promise to find the best solutions, develop training as requested, and implement the needed changes. The Unbroken Project

MR. JOREY HERRSCHER (832) 515-2765 3915 W. Davis St Ste 130-118 • Conroe, TX 77304 unbrokenproject.org The Unbroken Project is a movement to fix the way PTSD is dealt with in the workplace, the media & in our communities. It’s an opportunity for those of us who care about someone suffering with PTSD, Depression or Anxiety to stop suffering ... and for those of us who are made to suffer at the hands of someone we love, who hurt us in part, because of their PTSD, Depression or Anxiety to heal as well.

SILVER ALIGN CLINIC Mr. Walter Ramos • (281) 419-1616 1001 Medical Plaza Drive Ste. 130 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 align-clinic.com Align Clinic is an orthotic & prosthetic facility specializing in scoliosis & pediatric orthotics. Home of the WCR brace for scoliosis & including walkaide & the cranial remolding band. We provide the best treatment program consisting of optimal scoliosis bracing in conjunction with Schroth-based physical therapy. Walter Ramos, LO/CPO & Emery Maloney, LO/CO will be on staff full time.

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BURGER AND BORDEAUX

Mr. James Tejada • (832) 930-7795 24527 Gosling Rd. Ste.D-120 • The Woodlands, TX 77389 woodspringsdentistry.com We are passionate about patient care & committed to staying current with the latest technological advances in order to provide the best possible services to our patients. Our goal is to meet our patients’ needs beyond their expectations. We make you feel comfortable, taking the time to listen & provide treatments tailored to your needs, solutions for your dental concerns, & the smile you deserve.


SEPTEMBER

BRONZE B.D. GRIFFIN, COUNTY ATTORNEY Mr. B.D. Griffin • (936) 539-7828 501 N. Thompson Ste.300 • Conroe, TX 77301 mctxcao.org B.D. Griffin holds the office of the elected County Attorney for Montgomery County, Texas. The office represents Montgomery County in all civil matters and in federal & state courts. The office also acts as the general counsel for Montgomery County, TX and advises Commissioners Court & County departments. The office represents the State of Texas in juvenile & child protective service matters.

DR. ANN SNYDER FOR THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP POSITION 6 Dr. Ann Snyder • (713) 305-2931 Proudly Serving The Woodlands, TX annksnyder.com As a current Township Board Member, Ann’s longtime service to the Community has given her a unique perspective to advocate for all ages, socio-economic groups, ethnicities & faiths. Her service includes; Conroe ISD Board of Trustees, Chairman of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, leading Interfaith of The Woodlands, Interfaith Community Clinic &The Woodlands United Methodist Church Ministry Staff.

FLOOR & DECOR Ms. Shula Bennett • (832) 995-4638 18840 US-59 • Humble, TX 77338 flooranddecor.com We are a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, offering the broadest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, related tools & flooring accessories at everyday low prices. Founded in 2000, we give homeowners & professional contractors access to superstore selection at warehouse prices with showroom quality. Our extensive selection of in-stock product is priced below our competitors.

FOCUS WINDOW WASHING LLC Mr. Matt Peringer • (346) 298-9990 Serving The Greater Woodlands Texas Area focuswindowwashing.com

NEW MEMBERS

MILITARY SOLUTION, LLC Mr. Michael Hardy • (936) 391-8443 Serving the Greater Houston Area We set up & manage veteran internship/apprenticeship programs, matching opportunities for transitioning service members during their final 180 days of service. These service members work for you (usually for 3-4 months) while they are still Active Duty. They are paid & insured by the military. You aren’t allowed to pay them! At the end of the internship or apprenticeship, you can hire them.

SEDALCO Mr. Eric Taylor • (281) 907-5651 9400 Grogan’s Mill Road, Ste. 320 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 sedalco.com For over 35 years we have transformed visions & ideas into steel masonry & concrete realities. Our clients represent a broad spectrum of industries, allowing us the opportunity to apply our extensive experience, know-how & passion for excellence to each specific project from educational spaces to industrial/manufacturing facilities to multi-level commercial buildings and criminal justice facilities

TAPOUT FITNESS Mr. Wolfgang Maar • (832) 884-0404 3789 Rayford Rd. Ste. B • Spring, TX 77386 tapoutfitness.com Martial Arts Infused Fitness for all ages & fitness levels. Experience our exclusive Tapout Fitness branded classes, complemented by today’s hottest group fitness programming & state-of-the-art cardio & strength equipment. Our boutique studios offer high intensity interval training, group classes, strength & cardio equipment, boot camp, boxing/kickboxing classes, personal training & Martial Arts.

THE WOODLANDS GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Ms. Robin Hodges • (832) 928-4407 713 Honea Egypt Ste. B • Magnolia, 77354 woodlandsgaragedoor.com

We are the best option for your residential or commercial window & solar panel cleaning. Our team manages all projects with the skill & experience our clients have come to expect. We are licensed & insured, with fast, efficient & friendly service. We use an advanced water filtration system for the best outcome. Owner/ Operator, Matt, is a 16-year police veteran with a passion for customer service.

We are a local garage door repair & service company owned & operated by Justin & Robin Hodges. The Hodges family has served The Woodlands community for over 35 years. No matter how small or large your project needs are, we can respond to your call in a timely manner & ensure quality work for your garage door. From complete renovations to minor repairs, we are a one-stop-shop for all your needs!

GILLETT & ASSOCIATES, LLC

THESPOTMOBILEHAIRSALON

Mr. Niall Gillett • (832) 447-3772 134 Vintage Park Blvd Ste A193 • Houston, TX 77070 gillettandassociates.com We are a specialized PR firm dedicated to providing & executing highly effective strategies for preventing & managing crisis situations. With over 12 years of experience & 24/7 availability, we help minimize damage to brand & reputation, ensuring swift responses & accuracy in media coverage by executing effective internal communications, stakeholder engagement, and mobilizing third-party support.

INCLUDING KIDS AUTISM CENTER

Ms. Kemmie Houston • (346) 970-0711 Serving The Woodlands Area TheSpotMobileHairSalon.com My mission is to give you the look you want on-the-spot from anywhere, anytime. I not only come to your location, but I also bring the stylist & the salon. With a one of a kind mobile hair salon, I am able to deliver, customize & create the hair & make-up needed for any occasion. With over 30 yrs of experience, we bring you the latest & hottest hair styles & a multitude of other special services. Sponsored by Carlos Gutierrez; AEM The Woodlands

Ms. Erica Johnston • (281) 852-0501 18401 Timber Forest Drive • Humble, TX 77346 includingkids.org It is a vital goal for 100% of our clients to be included in the community. This includes in school, at job sites, in group programs & through social activities. As our clients continue to thrive, we are building programs & partnerships that support children & young adults with autism spectrum disorder, including those that may exhibit aggressive behaviors. Every child should be able to succeed. NOVEMBER 2019

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NEW MEMBERS

SEPTEMBER

BUSINESS EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS Ms. Beverly Moyse • (713) 213-4788 2816 Interstate I-45 North Ste.100 • Conroe, TX 77303 expresspros.com We are a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada & South Africa. Every day, we help job seekers find work & help businesses find qualified employees. We annually employ more than 566,000 people.

FREEDOM BOAT CLUB LAKE CONROE Ms. Sande Olson • (281) 798-1952 15320 Hwy 105 Ste. 500 • Montgomery, TX 77356 freedomboatclub.com/locations/86-lake-conroe-tx/boats Lake Conroe’s Premier Boat Club offering higher end vessels to those that want to get on the water without all the expense & time associated with owning & maintaining a boat. The smart alternative.

FREEMAN FOUNDATION FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE RESEARCH Mr. Timothy Freeman • (713) 828-4669 9200 New Trails Dr. Ste.200 • The Woodlands, TX 77381 ffndr.org We are focused on research to eliminate neurological disease. We host Birdie’s for Parkinson Research & help fund TX Children’s Hospital Research Institute. We are a completely voluntary venture. Sponsored by Zach Richmond; Richmond Realty Group - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

GUIDEU Ms. Amy Hollie • (936) 232-4733 9450 Pinecroft #7924 • The Woodlands, TX 77387 GuideU offers personalized college preparation to help families of students, 8th - 12th grade, plan for the college admissions process.

HOME STAGING FOR HOUSTON Mrs. Rhonda Conchola • (832) 301-5696 3332 Spring Stuebner Rd. Ste.M • Spring, TX 77389 homestagingforhouston.com Specializing in Vacant Home Staging, we work with Realtors, Builders, or anyone who wants to sell their listing for the most money in the least time. Serving The Woodlands, Spring, and Houston area.

JOSHUA VESSEL Mr. Joshua Vessell • (281) 364-4423 9595 Six Pines Dr. Suite 8380 • The Woodlands, TX 77381 fa.ml.com/joshua-vessell Offering a comprehensive approach to managing wealth that begins with listening to a client’s needs & helping to ensure every strategy is grounded in understanding what each client wants to achieve. Sponsored by David Dewhurst; Prosperity Living

KONO PIZZA OF NE HOUSTON Mr. Brian Speer • (936) 204-6755 Serving The Woodlands Area konousa.com Our mobile food truck is coming soon! We provide consumers with authentic Italian pizza in a cone made from only high-quality ingredients, with mobility in mind. Book the truck for your next event!

NATIONAL PANCREATIC CANCER FOUNDATION Ms. Rhonda Hatfield • (800) 859-6723 PO Box 1848 • Longmont, CO 80502 npcf.us We are the national leader delivering unwavering support for patients & families fighting pancreatic cancer with patient advocacy, educational awareness and direct financial assistance to all in need. Sponsored by Jim Crowder; Enterprise Holdings

WALTER COOKE FOR TOWNSHIP CAMPAIGN POSITION 5 Mr. Walter Cooke • (832) 603-9962 1095 Evergreen Circle Ste.200 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 cookefortownship.com My only ‘’agenda’’ is to evaluate each program, issue & proposal on its merits & carefully weigh the costs, benefits & consequences of each deciding whether it is in the best interest of The Woodlands.

YELLOWSTONE LANDSCAPE Mr. John Murphy • (936) 321-2044 Serving The Greater Woodlands Area yellowstonelandscape.com We are a commercial landscape management company, landscape design/ build firm & complete tree care operation. We have added John Murphy, LEED AP & Certified Arborist to further develop our market.

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


The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE EXECUTIVE PLUS LEVEL 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

Hardy Road Transfer Station – Waste Connections R360 Environmental Solutions Seabreeze Landfill – Waste Connections Waste Connections of Texas

EXECUTIVE LEVEL America’s ER Medical Centers

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

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

ExxonMobil ExxonMobil – Hughes Landing ExxonMobil – Hughes Landing II 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 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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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

DIAMOND LEVEL

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 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

EMERALD LEVEL 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 Dan’s Networks, LLC

Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy Business Development: Texas Especialidades Emyasa SA de CV Laguna Outdoor Grills 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

Rice Business Executive Education

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Robard’s Steakhouse

SteepSteel, LLC

Up My Brand Executive Coaching BGBC Management • Chairman’s Academy • Constant Spark

Strike

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Texas Children’s Pediatrics

Woodhouse Day Spa The Woodlands

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

The Strong Firm P.C.

United Airlines

Vernier & Associates, PLLC WC Construction Will Carter Band

Wright Business Technologies, Inc Wright’s Printing

RUBY LEVEL

3 Steps to College A Strong CPA, LLC Adcetera Advanced Health and Wellness Arnold Chiropractic Center, LLC Better Bookkeepers, Inc. Blanton Advisors, LLC BMW of Houston North MINI of The Woodlands BMW of The Woodlands Bradbury Brothers - Cooling | Heating | Plumbing Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) BB&T Vision Park Buckalew Chevrolet, LP CenterPoint Energy CenterPoint Energy – C & P Tower Location CenterPoint Energy – Cypress Location CenterPoint Energy, Inc. – Government Affairs CHASE – Woodloch Forest CHASE – College Park • CHASE – Creekside Park CHASE – Panther Creek CHI St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital CLPF – Waterway Plaza, LLC Conn’s Home Plus Corporate Incentives, Inc. Cypress Creek Hospital Delta Life Franchising Delta Life Fitness – Spring-Klein • Delta Life Fitness – Magnolia Doggett Fordl Edward Jones – Bill Gervasi, Financial Advisor Edward Jones – Chantel Williams, Financial Advisor Edward Jones - Edwin Nieto, Financial Advisor Edward Jones – Keaton McDaniel, Financial Advisor Tiny Paws Rescue Enterprise Holdings Enterprise Car Sales Excelerate Energy LP First American Title – National Commercial Services First Financial Bank – Conroe First Financial Bank – Creekside First Financial Bank - Grand Parkway Branch Gensler GTIN Managed IT Support Hodges Collision Center – Rayford Road Hodges Collision Center 1488 • Hodges Collision Center Hwy 249 Hodges Collision Center – Lane Ln. Hyatt Centric The Woodlands Kean Miller Independence Title Lexington Apartments Alexander Apartments • The Biltmore Liberty Mutual Insurance – Bryan Selby Liberty Mutual Insurance Lub – Line Corp. 26010 Oak Ridge L.L.C. Macy’s Marsh & McLennan Agency Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Masters In Dietetics, L.L.C. Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Woodlands Parkway Milagro Interactive Inc Morgan A. Bourque, Attorney At Law Office Evolution 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 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 TWFG Insurance Weygandt Law, PLLC NOVEMBER 2019 The Singing Lawyer • Weygandt Enterprises, LLC

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RENEWING COMMITMENTS EXECUTIVE INVESTORS MD Anderson Cancer Center - The Woodlands The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

DIAMOND INVESTORS Madison Marquette

EMERALD INVESTORS Wright Business Technologies, Inc. National Museum of Funeral History

RUBY INVESTORS Marsh & McLennan Agency

PLATINUM INVESTORS Research Forest Lakeside

GOLD INVESTORS Boni’s Dance & Performing Arts Studio Colliers International Gold’s Gym - Magnolia Linscomb & Williams The Market At Springwoods Village

SILVER INVESTORS Bayway Cadillac Donna’s Home Furnishings Stilwell, Earl & Apostolakis LLP Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center

BRONZE INVESTORS Another Broken Egg Cafe Babin’s Seafood House Chick-fil-A at Alden Bridge COSTCO Wholesale Fortune Financial Services - Randal Bolt La Quinta Inn The Woodlands North Questco Companies The Woodlands Behavioral Health & Wellness Center Thistle Draftshop UPS Store #4001 Vottron

BUSINESS INVESTORS Andrew Butler Travel American Marketing Association Houston Chapter CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Children’s Books on Wheels Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County Grace School of Theology I Promote You Liz Grimm Public Relations Mustard Seed Realtors - Real Property Management Republic SERVPRO of The Woodlands/Conroe Town Center Automotive, Inc. Wakerobin Partners, Inc. Young Rembrandts North Houston

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TEAMS IN ACTION

Community Relations Team CRT shows some PRIDE!” The Community Relations Team was proud to help connect, celebrate, educate, and foster relationships in the LGBTQIA community while promoting equality, unity, and love in The Woodlands and beyond at this year’s Pride Festival. The Woodlands Pride, formed in 2018, is a 100 percent volunteer- run, 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the state of Texas that is dedicated to celebrating, educating and advancing the LGBTQIA community through various events and activities, inviting everyone to show their love, support and unity.

guest speakers and performances, to DJs, food trucks, a kid zone, and a plethora of vendors, love and support for the LGBTQIA community was overflowing at Town Green Park in The Woodlands. Visit thewoodlandstxpride.org to learn more about The Woodlands Pride.

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 offices. To learn more contact Cyndi Alvarado, vice president of membership, at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org. CRT volunteers helped the festival welcome around 6,000 attendees from all over and from all walks of life. From special

The Diplomat Team of the Month The Incredibles

Pictured from The Incredibles team is Paul Miranda, Thryv; Jason Rocha, The Woodlands Pride, Inc; and David Dewhurst, Prosperity Living. Not pictured is Leslie Guillermo, Quality of Life Chiropractic.

The Chamber honored The Incredibles team as the September 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.

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The Diplomat of the Month David Dewhurst

Congratulations to David Dewhurst with Prosperity Living on earning the honor of being named the Diplomat of the Month for September. David, a long time Diplomat of The Chamber, has become a regular staple at Chamber events and meetings. We truly appreciate his dedication and commitment to the Chamber and know we can always count on him as he is instrumental in mentoring others and supporting the programs offered through The Chamber. We couldn’t be prouder to have him acting as a Chamber representative. He is a true asset to Membership department! If you see David at any upcoming Chamber Business Connection Events or team meetings, please be sure to congratulate him. Congratulations, David!


TEAMS IN ACTION

Young Professionals Network Soars to New Heights at iFly The Woodlands In celebrating of Veteran’s Day, The Woodlands Area Chamber and Lone Star College will host Access to Experts Networking Event. This Event will area business and Young Professionals networking working with our Veteran’s and discussing ways on an easy transition to civilian life after graduation. RSVP at woodlandschamber.org/calendar.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 FROM 5:30-7:30 P.M. LONE STAR COLLEGE – RECITAL HALL, BUILDING H102 3200 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE • CONROE, TX 77384 Are you a young professional in The Woodlands area looking to meet new people? Join The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network. We meet the second Thursday of every month at the chamber, located at 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 200 in The Woodlands. All members (including all of your YP employees) are welcome! Email Margo at margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org for more information.

Team Spotlight Taste of the Town The Taste of the Town committee is composed of Chamber members interested in becoming more involved in this longstanding signature event. If your passion is fundraising, marketing, or building relationships within the community, the Taste of the Town committee is for you!

NOW IN ITS 34TH YEAR, TASTE OF THE TOWN IS A LARGE FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXPO SHOWCASING MORE THAN 40 AREA RESTAURANTS WHERE ATTENDEES CAN SAMPLE SIGNATURE MENU ITEMS ALL IN ONE NIGHT. The committee meets monthly from August to January and is responsible for securing restaurants, sponsors, and promoting the event to the community.

“The Taste of the Town committee is vital in making the event a success. Our monthly meetings are a place where innovative ideas are brought to life and new relationships are fostered,” says team leader, Steffani Konzem with The City of Shenandoah. “Although the planning for this event truly is a year-round task, it’s extremely rewarding to see all of the committee’s hard work come to fruition the night of Taste of the Town.” The next committee meeting is November 18 at 3:30 p.m. at The Chamber office and is open to anyone who is a member of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in learning more about how to join the committee, email events@woodlandschamber.org or visit tasteofthetown.org.

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RIBBON CUTTINGS

Shea Homes Houston

State Representative Steve Toth

Kids R Kids South Woodlands

Conn’s Home Plus

Alisa Bailey Imagery, LLC

MD Anderson Cancer Center The Woodlands

27691 Vivace Drive Spring, TX 77386 Contact: Rebecca Summers (832) 869-4006 sheahomes.com

23300 Kuykendahl Rd Tomball, TX 77375 Contact: Mandy Peshori (832) 510-8165 kidsrkids.com/south-woodlands/

Serving The Woodlands, Conroe & Montgomery Contact: Alisa Bailey (832) 830-2119 AlisaBaileyImagery.com

25700 Interstate 45 S #100 Spring, TX 77386 Contact: Steve Toth (346) 220-0300 house.texas.gov/members/member-page/?district+15

1401 Rankin Rd. Houston, TX 77073 Contact: Jacqueline Ruma (936) 230-5831 conns.com

100 Fellowship Drive Conroe, TX 77384 Contact: Kendra Windisch (713) 563-0050 mdanderson.org/woodlands

SCHEDULE YOUR RIBBON CUTTING: Jennifer Kramer, Membership Engagement Coordinator (281) 363-8128 jennifer.kramer@woodlandschamber.org The Woodlands Christian Academy – The Micah Academic Center 5800 Academy Way The Woodlands, TX 77384 Contact: Julie Ambler (936) 273-2555 twca.net 26


BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

Meet the New Members

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa VillaSport kept their promise to make their facility our home away from home when they welcomed us to their premiere 130,000 square foot resort-like campus in The Woodlands for our September Meet the New Members Reception. The only place where fitness, family and community all come together, Chamber Bethany Brechler, VillaSport, receiving her members got a glimpse of their upscale certificate of appreciation for hosting The Chamber’s Meet the New Members event from amenities and 5-star service. Complete Kathy Rifaat, Community Assistance Center and with state-of-the-art equipment, more Meet the New Members Co-Team Leader; Cyndi than 200 group classes, a complete kids Alvarado, The Chamber; and Deia Tucker, Wells club and a beautiful full-service day spa, Fargo – Woodlands Branch and Meet the New members can’t help but lead a healthy Members Team Leader. lifestyle while having fun.

The following is a list, in alphabetical order by company, of new members who attended the reception and delivered their introductory commercials: Katie Lindsay, Drama Rocket, LLC; Niall Gillett, Gillett & Associates, LLC; Rhonda Conchola, Home Staging for Houston; Michael Hardy, Military Solution, LLC; Zoran Perunovic, Rice Business Executive Education; Laurie Ash, SendOutCards; Joshua Vessell, Merrill Lynch – Joshua Vessell; Ashley Easterwood, Springwood Marketing; Kemmie Houston, TheSpotMobileHairSalon and John Murphy, Yellowstone Landscaping. Not pictured: Arianna McKinney, Freeman Foundation for Neurological Disease Research.

To learn more about the VillaSport difference, check out their website at villasport. com/the-woodlands and discover features, services and the environment that make them unique.

Business After Hours

First Financial Bank – Grand Parkway Chamber members had a grand time at September’s Business After Hours hosted by First Financial Bank at their newest location on Grand Parkway in Spring. Though headquartered in Abilene, First Financial Bank showcased their new, fullservice location with a three-lane drivethru and a 24-hour deposit-taking ATM, thus demonstrating their commitment to J.J. Hollie, The Chamber; Cody Sundbeck and a growing community, serving new and Sam Baker, First Financial Bank. existing friends and customers alike. For more than 128 years, and with 73 locations peppered around the state of Texas, they have stayed committed to serving the financial needs of all their lifelong customers through stability and trust. To learn more about First Financial Bank and all they offer, visit ffin.com.

Networking Breakfast

Spotlight Table: Dispute Resolution Center Montgomery County In September, our spotlight table at the Networking Breakfast was The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC).

DRC-MC is a non-profit, volunteer organization which provides mediation and conflict resolution training to residents, businesses, agencies and the courts. There is a paid staff of 3 and over 50 volunteers, each of whom has had a minimum of 64 classroom hours of training plus six supervised co-mediations prior to handling DRC cases. Started by a committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association in conjunction with commissioner’s court in 1988, it mediated its first case in 1989. It is funded partly by civil suit filing fees, partly by user fees, partly by contributions and grants, and partly by in-kind services provided by the county. The DRC-MC’s main office, located across the street from the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, is where mediations are held as well. Visit esolution-center.org to learn more about DRC-MC.

Tiny Paws Rescue was the non-profit selected to receive benefits from the September networking breakfast. Contact Cyndi Alvarado, vice president of membership, at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org. to learn more about how to showcase your business at the next breakfast. Our next Networking Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th at Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House. The November theme is ‘My business is (I am) thankful for…’ Topgolf - Spring will be the spotlight table of the month. NOVEMBER 2019

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BUSINESS BRIEFS ANNOUNCEMENTS Interfaith Community Clinic is excited to announce that Grammy award winning artist, Mandisa, will be the featured speaker for the 7th Annual Women Empowering Women luncheon. Presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health, the luncheon will be held at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center on Jan. 31, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The John Cooper School will host the 15th Annual Signatures Author Series featuring Maria Semple, on Dec. 6 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. Semple is an internationally acclaimed novelist and has been a producer and writer for such television shows as 90210, Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Ellen and Arrested Develop-ment. Every year, a portion of the proceeds from the luncheon is given to a local literacy organization and this year’s beneficiary is the Montgomery County Memorial Library System. johncooper.org/signatures. The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County is honored to have David Dewhurst as a board member and mediator for nine years. David was just awarded Volunteer of the Year at The Woodlands Area Chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon. DRC-MC also just received a Community Partner Award from Lone Star Legal Aid for their pro bono contributions to the community. Boulder Designs by TLI is a family owned and operated business in Spring. We not only produce custom crafted boulders for commercial and residential customers, but our team also manufactures drink dispensers, benches, mailboxes, fire pits and more...Our Halloween Pumpkin was a smash. Let us turn your vision into a unique one of a kind drink-dispenser, boulder or whatever you desire. Our capabilities are on display at youtu.be/ yvNAb0DIEr8. United Way of Greater Houston Women Who Rock Luncheon will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Proceeds will benefit the Women Who Rock Scholarship which helps young moms pay for childcare while they attend post-secondary education. Have you tried handcrafted Belgium chocolate with Argentinian wine in the center? You are missing out! La Goulue Chocolatier founder and CEO, 28

Guillermo Nicosia joined David Weygandt’s Wine and Wills at Total Wine to offer the pairing. This chocolate is a unique gift giving idea that will surely impress everyone that tastes the irresistible bite of chocolate sensation. Find out about getting yours at LaGoulue. us to order your chocolate shipped direct from Guillermo. Samplings can be arranged also! Did you know you can buy a bear cub from a breeder for $300-$500 and keep it as a pet in most states? There are almost 1,000 neglected, abused, and unwanted pet bears living in peoples’ back yards across the U.S. The true sanctuaries are full, so Bears Etc. is working to get up and running with a sanctuary of their own. Help support them to be able to give animals and people a PEACE of the wild and leave their world better than we found it. Have you ordered your promotional items for clients and exhibits yet? Be different and stand out amongst other businesses. Angela Shimmels of Image 360 will come to you with ideas to rock your next festival, exhibit and wow your clients! Be different. Image360.com/HoustonSpringTX As a self-employed business are you tired of having to meet clients at coffee shops or other venues? Shared office space at Office Evolution can keep those overhead costs low while boosting your professional image. There are even conference rooms for individual or group meetings. Conference rooms typically hold 6-12 people easily, and training rooms can accommodate 20+ participants. Each conference room has a variety of technology options, from whiteboards and projectors, to TVs and video conferencing equipment. Schedule a tour with us at at oe_conroewoodlands or call 936-270-1150.

More than cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing trash cans…Blazing Bins also pressure washes homes, roofs, driveways, sidewalks, patios, patio furniture, basketball courts, outdoor playgrounds, toys and more. Veteran owned and operated, certified and insured, serving the community around us. Check us out! Owner and operator of Focus Window Washing LLC, Matt Peringer, is a 16-year police veteran with a passion for customer service and leadership, experience with policy development, supervision, project management, and technology implementation. He loves clean windows and happy customers! You can expect only the best in appearance and professionalism with us - Always. We use only the best equipment, saving you time and giving you a better outcome. ​

New Danville honors Walter Cooke at its 2019 Founder’s Circle meeting on Oct. 24, at East Shores Club House in The Woodlands. Cooke is considered one of the founding fathers of New Danville; he served as Chairman of New Danville’s founding board of directors from October 2004 to December 2008. He continued to provide legal advice and documents pro bono after he rolled off the board including the lease agreement when Meadowbrook, New Danville’s first residential neighborhood, which opened in August 2010. Walter continues to provide guidance and legal advice to New Danville. Do you have a will already? Is it in harmony with your goals? Find out in a harmony session with David Weygandt, The Singing Lawyer of Weygandt Law, PLLC, by attending his next Wine and Wills event Nov. 6 at Total Wine in The Woodlands. FREE! WeyLaw.com Alisa Bailey Imagery, LLC now has a large selection of original, scenic/nature photographs to help decorate your office space for guests/clients/patients. Prints are available in a wide selection of sizes and material including canvas, metal, acrylic and wood. Email AlisaBaileyImagery@ gmail.com for more information. Jerry MacDonald, president/CEO of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, poses with Peter Frampton after his final performance at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sept. 21, 2019. The Grammy award-winning guitarist put on an energetic performance before a lively crowd at The Pavilion as part of his “Finale The Farewell Tour” which featured Jason Bonham’s’ Led Zeppelin Evening. Allstate-Bello Insurance Agency has three locations to service your insurance needs. We also offer supplemental benefits. This is a great way to enhance your employee benefits package at no cost to your company. For more information, contact Carmen England at 281-241-4524 or email carmenengland@allstate.com. Don’t forget to check out our referral program! Earn up to $40 per quoted referral at BelloInsuranceAgency.referralcarrot.com.

NEW TO TEAM/PROMOTIONS Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Associates in The Woodlands welcomes Dr. Juan Carlos Rozo to its comprehensive team. Rozo is a board-certified cardiologist, specializing in nuclear cardiology, peripheral arterial disease, endovascular venous ablations and valvular heart disease. For more information about cardiovascular services at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, call 936-270-3933.


BUSINESS BRIEFS Partners Dentures & Implants is the No. 1 Dental Implant Specialist in The Woodlands! Great quality work without the astronomical fees! For a limited time, we are offering dentures at $250 each, extractions starting at $45 per tooth, and implants for $850 each! Call us today to discover the Lowest prices in TEXAS! Let us create your SMILE! Most insurance plans accepted, 936-756-9015, Partnerspdi.com.

COMMUNITY NEWS Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center was one of three Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals to earn national recognition as a top performer for excellence in delivering high-quality care by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking at the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit in Las Vegas on Sept. 19. “It is a tremendous honor to be part of the special Memorial Hermann The Woodlands team and to be recognized nationally by Vizient,” said Sr. Vice President and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands CEO Josh Urban. Houston’s largest locally owned CPA firm, Briggs & Veselka, again has earned client satisfaction scores four times the average for the accounting industry. The results came after a four-month process including an online survey and personal interviews with corporate clients. Additionally, the firm received high scores for individual service characteristics of technical knowledge and communications. This is the third year the firm has conducted such research, and the third year the scores were quadruple those of its peer group nationally. The Woodlands Lions Club is hosting the Woodlands Wildflower Festival on November 9th from 10am-2pm at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township and The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), developer of The Woodlands, are Presenting Sponsors. Buckalew Chevrolet is a Tote Bag Sponsor. “Thanks to the support we receive from the community and Sponsors, The Woodlands Lions Club has the means to conduct our mission,” said Chris Hanson, president of The Woodlands Lions Club. All proceeds from this event will go towards our Vision Program. In celebration of 30 years running for a cause, Huntsman Corporation has generously taken the lead as presenting sponsor for the annual YMCA Run Thru The Woods charity event held on Thanksgiving morning in The Woodlands, Texas. “We are honored to present the 30th annual Run Thru The Woods this Thanksgiving,” said Peter R. Huntsman, Chairman, President and CEO of Huntsman Corporation. To learn more and register for YMCA Run Thru The Woods, visit runthruthewoods.org. Like us on Facebook, YMCA Run Thru the Woods.

GIVING BACK Community Assistance Center (CAC) was blessed to serve our neighbors in need after the recent flooding with amazing community partnerships. As we work together to meet these immediate basic needs, we are planning our collaborative efforts to meet the long-term needs for the families displaced by Tropical Storm Imelda. Many families still have a long road to recovery. Need help? Contact Kathy@CAC-MCTX.org The Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring hosted a sponsor’s booth at the recent Woodforest Charity Run to benefit The Woodforest Charitable Foundation. Pictured are Marlys Mulkey, Aleisha Bannenberg, Heather Gable, and Colleen Stockert. They were extremely grateful to see our community come together as one while supporting a great cause! RichmondRealtyTX.com We Clean 4 You has partnered with Cleaning for a Reason, a non-profit organization that helps female cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy by connecting them with cleaning service to clean their homes for free all year long! If you know of someone that would be blessed by this service, please let us know. WeClean4You.com Family Promise of Montgomery County just com-pleted their 2nd Annual Bed races and Chili Cook off at Lone Star College with fun in fundraising! Bears, ETC received the Best in Show, sponsored by Planet Ford Lincoln. Family Promise is about community helping community to empower homeless families with children to find a place of their own and prosper. Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) is super excited to be the 4th quarter ‘Change for Charity’ recipient at Market Street! Part of this awesome privilege is also being the chosen agency for Cars & Coffee For A Cause the first Sunday of every month. Park at Market Street and contribute to feeding seniors in our county. Check out volunteer opportunities at MOWMC.org.

Call for Vendors! Inspiration Ranch is looking for vendors to set up and sell at this year’s Christmas in the Woods event to be held Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2-8 p.m. This is a free event, open to the public. Last year’s event was attended by 350 people and this year we are expecting more than 500. Apply at inspirationranch.org/vendors or email Ashley@inspirationranch.org.

Just in time for Christmas gift giving Children’s Books on Wheels is partnering with Kendra Scott at Market Street with an event on Friday, Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Anyone who purchases an item from Kendra Scott during that time will be able to contribute 20 percent of the sales directly to Children’s Books on Wheels. That includes items on order as well, and they deliver.

EDUCATION Lone Star College was named one of the 2019 Great Colleges to Work For® by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the third consecutive year. “Lone Star College has worked very hard to encourage collaboration and nurture a culture that values and respects all employees,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “This effort leads to greater student success.” Lone Star College also received special designation as an Honor Roll institution, one of only four two-year large colleges to be cited most often across all recognition categories. The Monthly Senior Luncheon at Comforts of Home featured education about tax fraud and other dangers of sharing your information with people you don’t know. Rita Wiltz of Children’s Books on Wheels shared information that emphasized the importance of not giving out your family information, social security number, or address with people you aren’t familiar with. Senior fraud is all time high and Rita has seen it as she assists with free tax services year-round. The Luncheon is hosted by Comforts of Home at the Community Assistance Center every third Wednesday of the month. YourComfortsofHome.com Jessica Holloway of Delta Life Fitness just completed the Mentoring Program with Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) and hopes this will help her connect with more ladies to increase her business and grow relationships. Delta life Fitness is an all women, 30-minute boutique venue that provides childcare at no cost. The Conroe Delta Life Fitness location is on track to open mid-November and Jessica is rocking the membership! Get in quick for the six-week trial. Taking time out every 90 days to celebrate wins, get back on the same page and solve key issues IS where growth happens! Businesses get so tied up in the weeds that we don’t take time to truly elevate up and work on the biz! Each month prospective business partners are encouraged to attend a 90-minute workshop detailing the EOS system and the impact it can make on your business at the Heightened Leaders Training Center, located at 2203 Timberloch Place, Suite 128, The Woodlands. RSVP for Nov. 20 workshop by calling Megan Alarid at 832-306-8482. NOVEMBER 2019

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CHAMBER LEADERSHIP Officers, Priority Goals & Project Leaders

Directors: Terms Expire 2021

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...............................................................Annette Kreuz VP Committed Volunteers........ Dan Altom, The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Membership...................................................... Cyndi Alvarado / Jennifer Kramer 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......................................................................... Dennis Silva Taste of the Town......................................................................Steffani Konzem Chairman’s Ball.................................................... Lacey Prieto / Michelle O’Rouke VP Government Affairs......................... Kevin Kastor, Consolidated Communications Governmental Affairs......................................................................... J.J. Hollie Economic Outlook Conference.................................... Angela Storseth / Kyle Rojas Business Advocacy Council............................................................. Landon Estay Transportation Education Council...................................................... Kevin Kastor 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, Pioneer 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 Jennifer Kramer Membership Engagement Coordinator.... jennifer.kramer@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 TBD................................................................................ 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 / Rob 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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