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A MESSAGE FROM J.J. HOLLIE

Remember the Chamber is a Resource for You during this Time… During this very challenging time, we all have had to shift our activities to meet the new necessities due to COVID-19 but there are some very effective ways to stay engaged with your fellow members of the Chamber. One of the Chamber’s Four Core Focus Areas is Advocacy. Our Business Advocacy Council focuses on important issues that mean a lot to the economy such as transportation, workforce development, and natural resource management. In particular, we have been working with our elected officials on how to help the business community cope with medical restrictions. The team has also been working on updating the Chamber’s Legislative Priorities and will be holding candidate forums on important races on the ballot this November. While we have curtailed our in person meetings, there are many opportunities to partner with the Chamber to meet virtually with our Networking Breakfast, Meet the New Members, Business After Hours as well as our Young Professionals Network and so much more. I invite you to maximize your membership by engaging with our upcoming signature events such as the Annual Meeting and Awards Program, Putt Pass and Chip Golf Tournament, and Employment Law. Looking ahead to 2021 to the Taste of the Town and the Economic Outlook Conference which are both planned for early next year. Take advantage of these resources. Check out a listing of our upcoming events at woodlandschamber.org/calendar. And while you are there, I encourage you to learn more about our volunteer teams at woodlandschamber.org/teams. If you have any questions or would like additional information, give us a call at 281-367-5777, email us at info@woodlandschamber.org or stop by our office at 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 200, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Thank you for reading our September publication. And thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your business.

J.J. Hollie President & CEO 2


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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LINDA MANHARDT NELSON 2020-21 CHAIR Business Development & Regional Marketing Director, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Linda Nelson has been with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, a 397-bed acute care hospital, since 1997. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business at West Virginia Wesleyan College and her MBA at Texas Women’s University. Wanting to stay active in the community that she both lives and works, Linda is active in the following organizations: Current Board Member of Leadership Montgomery County (LMC); Alumni Chairperson (2008 to present); LMC as past Chair; and a Class of ’99 graduate. She holds a current Vice Chairman of the Board position with the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce with Team Leads on the Transportation Education Council; (2017-2018) and Business Advocacy Council; (2018-2019) plus two stints on Governmental Affairs Team (2012-2014; 2018-2019). Linda also held past Board of Directors position with the Greater Conroe/ Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce and contributes time on the Governmental Affairs Committee. She has also served the Montgomery County Republican Committee as precinct Chair and Election Judge (2006-2016) and on the Facilities Planning Committee for the Conroe Independent School District. Linda was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the Houston area in 1980. She has been married to her husband, Gordon, for 40 years. They have three children and three grandchildren living in Houston and Austin. Other than spending time with family, you can find Linda playing racquetball or on the golf course.

JULIE H. AMBLER VICE CHAIRMAN Head of School, The Woodlands Christian Academy Julie H. Ambler has been the Head of School at The Woodlands Christian Academy since 2006. Under her direction, Woodlands Christian is becoming a national leader in Christ-centered college preparatory education serving students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. Previously, she served on the school’s Executive Board for four years. Mrs. Ambler currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Summit Ministries, located in Manitou Springs, Colorado, Past Chairman of the Board and current board member for Leadership Montgomery County (LMC), Vice President of Legendary Leadership for the board of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Committee Member for the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA). Additionally, she is a member and past board member of the Rotary Club of The Woodlands, where she has been named a Paul Harris Fellow. Mrs. Ambler is also past president of the Executive Women’s Alliance. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Leadership Montgomery County in 2012 and was named a Woman of Distinction by the Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations in 2014 & 2017. Interfaith of The Woodlands named The Woodlands Christian Academy the corporate Hometown Hero of The Woodlands for 2017. A graduate of The Hockaday School in Dallas, Mrs. Ambler holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. For seventeen years, she worked as a real estate investment banker in Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, where she financed in excess of $1.2 billion of commercial real estate transactions nationwide. She is married to Price Ambler, a member of The Crossing Church, and is the mother of two adult children, Julia and J.P., both of whom are graduates of The Woodlands Christian Academy.

BRIAN ALBERT Shareholder, The Strong Firm P.C. Brian Albert is a partner with The Strong Firm P.C. in The Woodlands. Brian’s practice focuses on the firm’s Corporate, Business Transactions, and Commercial Real Estate practice groups. Brian utilizes his skills and experience in representing clients in a variety of business transactions and counseling on general corporate and other business matters. After graduating from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Business Administration and a specialization in Finance, Brian went on to attend the University of Houston Law Center, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal. During law school, Brian completed corporate clerkships with Hewlett-Packard Company and Baker Hughes, Inc., and in between his two stints with The Strong Firm, he spent time serving as in-house counsel with Waste Connections, Inc.

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Aside from work, Brian also volunteers his time and resources in serving on various boards and committees of local organizations, including past and present leadership positions with Leadership Montgomery County, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, The Woodlands Bar Association, and many teams within The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. Some of the teams Brian serves on includes: the Diplomats, Young Professionals Network, the Seminar Team, the Golf Classic, and the Annual Awards Luncheon.

JIM CARMAN President, Houston Region, The Howard Hughes Corporation Jim Carman is President of the Houston region at The Howard Hughes Corporation. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of MPC Commercial Development. He joined the company in August 2012 to oversee vertical development on projects located within The Woodlands and Bridgeland, both master planned communities in the Houston area. Mr. Carman was responsible for leading multiple teams in the development of the first phase of Hughes Landing, Houston’s premier mixed-use urban center on Lake Woodlands, taking the 66-acre project from conception to completion within three years. Prior to The Howard Hughes Corporation, Mr. Carman worked on mixed-use developments in Las Vegas, including Tivoli Village at Queensridge as well as projects located within the 70-acre Hughes Center. Previously, Mr. Carman served as Project Manager for the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, a $500 million resort complex consisting of seven restaurants, 365 keys, 85 luxury condominiums,and a golf course designed by Greg Norman. Before moving overseas to manage the Ritz-Carlton project, he worked with The Haskell Company, a design-build contractor based in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Carman was part of the joint-venture team that constructed the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, a $370 million performance complex in the heart of downtown Miami. Mr. Carman received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering as well as Master of Engineering in Construction from Texas A&M University.

JIM CROWDER Director of Business Rental Sales , Enterprise Holdings Inc. Jim Crowder is the Director of Business Rental Sales for Enterprise Holdings Inc., for the Greater Houston Area, representing National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He has worked with Enterprise for over 22 years in sales and management roles; moving to Houston in 2017 after 7 years in Salt Lake and 12 years in Memphis. Crowder has been a leader in numerous community, travel and industry organizations here in Houston as well as Salt Lake City and Memphis including Vice President of Mid-South Business Travel Association, Board of Directors for Memphis CVB, Board of Directors for SKAL Memphis, Chairman of SL Chamber President’s Ambassadors, Salt Lake Chamber Clean Air Committee, SkiUtah Board of Directors, Breathe Utah Board of Directors and many others. Crowder was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.

NICOLE PRESTON General Manager The Woodlands, Community Impact Newspaper Nicole Preston has adored The Woodlands from the time she moved to the community with her family in 1994. Nicole is a graduate of The Woodlands High School and The Aveda Institute. She started her business career in banking as a bank teller where she quickly rose through the ranks working for Amegy Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, Edward Jones and later became Assistant Vice President Branch Manager of Icon Bank. Nicole exited the finance sector in 2015 to pursue a career with Community Impact Newspaper and launched the company’s 9th edition in Houston for the Conroe/Montgomery community in April 2015. After entrenching Community Impact in that market, Nicole took advantage of the opportunity to return to her hometown of The Woodlands, where she became a top salesperson. Because of her knowledge and passion for The Woodlands community, Nicole was promoted to General Manager of The Woodlands edition of Community Impact Newspaper, the largest edition in the company, in the Fall of 2019. Nicole has been recognized by her company for her contributions with their ‘Passion’ stone and ‘Faith’ stone. Nicole serves on the Advisory Council at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, The Woodlands Chamber Executive Leadership Council, Business Advocacy Council and the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Advisory council. She is on The Woodlands Chamber marketing committee and the fundraising subcommittee for Memorial Hermann’s In the Pink of Health. Nicole and her daughter are members of The Woodlands United Methodist Church where she regularly volunteers her time. She is a member of Interfaith Young Professionals and has the opportunity to serve with likeminded leaders that understand you must have faith in others and you have to serve others fist. She is most recently a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County class of 2020.

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RIP REYNOLDS Senior Vice President, JLL Houston’s Retail Agency Leasing Rip Reynolds is a Senior Vice President and is the lead for JLL Houston’s Retail Agency Leasing. Rip specializes in marketing and leasing retail properties on behalf of institutional and private owners. His current responsibilities include actively marketing properties, lease analyses and strategic lease negotiations for a wide range of owners with varying goals and objectives for their real estate assets. In addition, Mr. Reynolds is responsible for further expanding the firm’s Retail Agency Leasing platform in Houston. Rip has over 15 years of experience in retail leasing and commercial land transactions. Prior to joining JLL, he worked with The Woodlands Development Company/Howard Hughes Corporation where he was Vice President of Leasing and Commercial Land. While there, he had a large portfolio including Hughes Landing, Waterway Square, Creekside Park Village Green and more. Prior to working with the Woodlands Development Company/Howard Hughes Corporation he was a Vice President, Retail Brokerage at CBRE and before that he worked for Staubach/SRS Real Estate Partners. Rip is an avid fitness enthusiast who completed the Boston Marathon in 2018 and is a two-time finisher of Ironman Texas. He and his wife reside in The Woodlands, TX. They have two daughters attending college.

ANN WOLFORD President, The Wolford Group Ann Wolford, President of The Wolford Group marries her experience as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and her work in the philanthropic sector to bring a forthright business approach to the clients she serves. Her work in the nonprofit community officially began at the Santa Fe Community Foundation in 1991, where she saw firsthand the impact a well-run organization can have on the community. When Ann moved to The Woodlands in 1997, her work involved many “firsts” as she was recruited to establish departments and implement programs from the ground up for several organizations where she created innovative approaches to fundraising and sustainable donor relationships. She founded Interfaith of The Woodlands’ Development and Community Relations Department; Memorial Hermann Foundation’s first Development office at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands; and she became the first Director of Business Development at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Ann launched the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation as its first Executive Director and served as Director of Charitable Giving for US Oncology (now McKesson). In 2011, Ann established The Wolford Group based on her vision to strengthen nonprofit organizations at their core. Her years in the industry have proven that without a foundation that includes strong board leadership, a bold vision, a clear mission, and a strategic plan that nonprofits will not realize their full potential. As a result of her corporate and nonprofit experience, she expanded her services to work with businesses to help them develop a corporate social responsibility plan to strengthen community partnerships, employee engagement and create heightened brand awareness. Ann’s clients range from startup nonprofits to multi-million dollar organizations. She is a mentor at Hailey Elementary, past president of Rotary Club of The Woodlands and The Woodlands Rotary Club Foundation, and currently serves on the boards of Leadership Montgomery County and The Woodlands Rotary Club Foundation.

STEPHEN WRIGHT Founder and President, Wright Business Technologies, Inc. As the Founder and President of Wright Business Technologies, Stephen Wright is responsible for the overall success of the company, clients, employees and the vendor partners who support the business. Wright Business Technologies has been named woodlandschamber.org/guide one of the 101 Best Places to work in the Nation and in Houston, BBB Winner of Distinction and Pinnacle Award winners, as well as many honors through area Chambers and local civic organizations. His team provides IT managed services or outsourcing for small to mid-sized businesses in The Woodlands and greater Houston area with special experience in professional services, healthcare facilities, religious organizations, municipalities, legal professionals and anyone looking to grow their business using technology. With a local, Houston-based operations center, they offer clients both onsite and remote help desk support and 24-hour monitoring and maintenance. Wright Business Technologies’ IT consulting services help businesses evaluate their people and processes with a focus on profitability, cost savings and greater productivity. They focus on proactive systems and processes that ensure business continuity and maximum uptime, meaning employees and their equipment work and work efficiently – data protected, e-mails working, computers functioning and back-up systems are in place. Stephen graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in business management. In 1992, established Wright Business Technologies. He later earned his MBA, also from Texas Tech. Stephen is a past member of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership board and The Woodlands Methodist School Board. Stephen is a lifelong resident of The Woodlands, where he lives with his family. 6


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MIGUEL A. LOPEZ Executive Director, Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Miguel serves as the Executive Director for the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center. In this role he oversees a team of business advisers that work and assist small businesses start, grow and expand their businesses by providing; oneon-one, confidential, no cost business advising. Born in Monterrey MX, he became a naturalized citizen during his time in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a machine gunner from 1986-1990. After being honorably discharged he began attending North Harris Community College, today known as Lone Star College. Eventually transferring to Sam Houston State University, graduating in 1995 with B.A. in Criminal Justice. Miguel credits his customer service etiquette and business acumen to his almost 17 years of banking. He has worked with hundreds of small businesses; pre-ventures, start-ups and existing businesses. He has been involved in and served in leadership roles with numerous non-profit organizations throughout his years in Montgomery County, where he has been a resident of the Woodlands for over 25 years. Miguel is the oldest of 3 children, and plays Uncle (Tio) to 7 nieces and nephew. When not working you can find Miguel on the golf course, on the trails, on the water, visiting small businesses, or just lounging with his dog CoCo.

BRET STRONG Founder & Managing Shareholder, The Strong Firm P.C. Bret Strong, the founder and managing shareholder of The Strong Firm P.C., has been a resident and an active community leader in The Woodlands, Texas for over 30 years. Bret spent 11 years with Shell Oil Company in areas of contracting, finance, and information services prior to becoming licensed in the legal field and establishing his practice in The Woodlands in 1996. Bret has represented hundreds of real estate developers, property owners, operators and businesses in the purchase, development, construction, leasing, financing, structuring of businesses and sales all over The Woodlands, Montgomery and Harris Counties, the State and the country. Bret founded  The Strong Firm P.C. in 2004.  Bret Strong served as Chairman for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce from 2008-2009.

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Steps to Leadership for Young Professionals

As a young professional, you can still be a leader even if you’re not in a position of power. In fact, if you exercise your leadership skills as a young professional, your road to a more desirable position can be much shorter. Follow these six steps to cultivate and exercise your leadership skills without having positional power:

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Do Good Work

It is a cliché, but it’s true — lead by example. Do the best you can do, ask questions and try to exceed all expectations. Winners are seen as leaders.

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Get a Mentor

A mentor is a trusted advisor with more experience or status who teaches you in a constructive partnership. You, as the protégé, learn from your mentor’s experience, while your mentor grows and benefits from your fresh perspective and knowledge. If your organization does not have a formal mentoring program, take the initiative to get one or more mentors on your own. You will stand out from the pack by doing so.

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Take on an Initiative or Side Project

Many organizations have leadership opportunities on business development groups or committees. Leading one of these groups can increase your exposure to other leaders and managers in your organization. Professional associations typically have committees that also provide great opportunities for leadership, networking and self-marketing.

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Speak or Write About Your Work

Nothing establishes you as a trusted expert on a subject faster than communicating about it in public. Seek out opportunities to speak at trade shows, conventions, technical symposia and meetings of professional organizations. In the office, give a “brown bag” presentation over lunch to your coworkers about your area of expertise. Offer to give this presentation to other offices as well. You can also show your expert status by writing articles for your industry trade journal, alumni magazine or company newsletter. If a difficult subject, such as a new or emerging technology, is important to and poorly understood by your group, do some research, write a white paper and share it with your coworkers. This extra effort can provide a lot of extra career mileage.

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Stay Above the Fray

In any organization, it pays to be friendly and communicative with all your coworkers. But it is equally important to stay away from the gossip and backbiting that sometimes goes on in the workplace. Leaders need to be credible and honest. Nothing will undermine your leadership efforts more than being a source of office gossip or negative talk. If you are in a bad situation organizationally, don’t complain. The best thing you can do is step up your efforts to lead. Handling the situation in a focused and professional manner will cast you in the most positive light with management.

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Ask for Advancement

This might be the simplest and most effective tip, but it is often the most overlooked. Once you decide what you want to do in your organization and what the next logical step for your career advancement should be, tell your immediate supervisor. Your supervisor’s success is directly and positively affected by your success, so in most cases your supervisor will help you be successful. If your supervisor is not receptive or helpful, it might be time to reassess your situation. Source: Monster.com

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THE GOLF TRAILS OF THE WOODLANDS Monday, October 26, 2020 • 10AM Shotgun Start

18 Holes of Golf in a Sports-Themed Format • Lunch • Awards & Prizes

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

19th HOLE SPONSOR

| $2,500 *Exclusive

• Ability to set up a table in the reception/awards area • Logo on drink ticket in every player bag • Signage in the reception/awards area • Company logo displayed on event banner • Publicity in Business Today, social media, website, and press releases • Verbal recognition at the event

HOLE SPONSOR

| $300

• Signage at designated hole • Option to set up a table/tent at your hole *Must provide own table, tent and chairs • Publicity in Business Today, social media, website, and press releases • Includes lunch and awards reception for team

SPONSORSHIP

ALL-STAR SPONSOR

| $1,500

• 1 Team Registration (4 players) • Extra Point Package • Hole Sponsorship* • Company logo displayed on event banner • Publicity in Business Today, social media, website, and press releases • Verbal recognition and signage at event • Includes lunch and awards reception for team

Team packages begin at $700 Individual players are $200 Chamber members can drop off promo items to be included in player bags at no cost before October 19.

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How To Be There Without Attending

Chambers hear this often: “I’m just too busy to make any of the events” or “We had someone who was attending events, but they are no longer here.” Although the Chamber is much more than just an avenue for networking, we recognize many companies have the need for networking in order to market their products or services. There are many ways the Chamber offers a business the opportunity to stay top of mind with over 1500 members; many of these are at little or no cost:

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Submit a Business Brief – Submit a 50-word brief on your company’s announcements, business milestones, new products and services, prominent new hires or community involvement to appear in The Chamber’s monthly Business Today magazine. Your membership includes one business brief per member every month.

Review your listing in our online Member Directory. Does it properly represent your business? Add hours of operation, directions, a bulleted description, pictures, and videos to your listing on our site. Make sure your listing has links to your social media. We offer links to Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube with your listing. Make sure your customers and potential customers can find you online in our Member Directory. Your listing is under a certain number of categories based on your level, but you have unlimited key words available. Are you set up under all the key words that describe your business? We have 7000 to 9000 hits a month to our online Member Directory…make sure you are well represented!

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Utilize your advertising credits. Every membership level now comes with some advertising credits which can be utilized for a member minute eblast, website banners, or Business Today advertising. These outlets not only reach our members, but out entire community has this information available to them.

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Purchase a spot on the business card display case at theNetworking Breakfast. For just $10/year your card can be on display our Networking Breakfasts, which average 120 people every month. Put your card to work for you, for less than $1.00/month!

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Post promotions in our Hot Deals section on our website. Add coupons/offers that Chamber members and guests can view on the home page of our website. These are posted for up to 30 days.

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Do you have an event you would like to publicize for free? Get the word out, create a buzz and add your event to the Chamber Community Calendar. Both members and guests are able to view this information.

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Like our Facebook page, and add comments to our postings (other followers will see your comments). Follow and comment on our Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts. The Chamber is not the only ones who will see your comments, others in the community will as well.

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Stay connected with the Community. You and your business are the building blocks of our Community, keeping it strong and vibrant. Display your Chamber plaque proudly, affix your Chamber decal to your window and add our MEMBER OF logo to your website and promotional materials. Encourage customers to do business with other Chamber members. Refer someone who is not a member and receive a $100 advertising reward.


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Rules of a Zoom Meeting Etiquette From the Pros

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BE ON TIME

Zoom’s waiting room allows a host to decide how long laggards must cool their heels before being granted entry. A rule of thumb: There’s no need to recap for a late arrival.

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Turn off your phone. Stop notifications and email alerts. Arrange for family to stay in another area.

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TURN ON THE CAMERA Avatars and stock photos are no longer acceptable stand-ins at many workplaces. They’re difficult to take seriously and make everybody wonder what you’re up to.

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If you need to change location, don’t just grab the laptop and go, making everybody else feel like they’re on a wild amusement ride. Turn off the video momentarily.

CHAMBER NEWS

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Chamber Announces

New Marketing & Communications Director We are pleased to Welcome Chazzette Adams to our Chamber Team Chazzette Adams is now serving as the Chamber’s Director of Marketing and Communications. Mrs. Adams (Chaz or Chazzie) was born and raised on the twin island Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. Chazzette comes to the Chamber having Chazzette Adams 8 years of experience owning her own digital marketing agency in the Caribbean. At the age of 23, after working at a publishing company, she ventured into the digital marketing arena and worked with some of the biggest companies in the Federation. She moved to Houston 4 years ago. Her life’s motto is to “impact and empower everyone she has the chance of meeting or working with.” We are happy to have Chazzette on our team. Please don’t hesitate to send her a friendly hello.

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

Offering Students Access to Distinguished Speakers

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n September 3, Education for Tomorrow Alliance kicks off a Distinguished Speaker Series aimed at high school students. This new online offering will give students the opportunity to connect with accomplished individuals, hear their stories, and ask questions about how they got where they are. Sessions will occur twice a month during the fall and feature leaders in business and STEM fields, including former astronaut Dr. Bonnie Dunbar and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. President and CEO Mark Lashier. Education for Tomorrow Alliance has adapted fall career programming with the same goal of helping students plan for next steps in life. 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. To learn more, visit efta-us.org.

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Daniela Alldredge Manhard Consulting/Manhard Houston Mariana Almanza-Cook The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Matt Beasley Montgomery County Justice of the Peace #3 Joe Belmares Montgomery Police Department Matt Blakelock Conroe I.S.D. Grant Boshart Manhard Houston Heidi Bunyan Lone Star Family Health Center Becky Conner Society of Samaritans Matt Corley San Jacinto River Authority Corinne Coulter Education for Tomorrow Alliance Summer Day Meals on Wheels Montgomery County Carolyn Donovan Interfaith of The Woodlands Dedra Ecklund Lockwood Andrews & Newman, Inc. Alisha Estay Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Sandra Ferguson Signorelli Company Christopher Foreman Foreman Business Interests, LLC - Office Pride of The Woodlands - Spring Josh Fowler Woodforest National Bank Amanda French The Woodlands Christian Academy Jerrica George HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe Tami Herschmann Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Krystal Hopton CHI St. Luke’s Health Jerry Hlozek Caldwell Companies Amy Hollie GuideU Rachel Jordan The Junior League of The Woodlands Stew Keltner Northwestern Mutual Kati Krouse Bears Etc. Bruce Kuehn Southern Cross Communications, LLC Faith Lane Montgomery County Food Bank Dr. Dan Lewis Panther Creek Village Association Josie Lewis Visit The Woodlands

Sonja McCain Trustmark National Bank Jennifer Moreland The Moreland Team - Abby Realty Brent Palermo Costello, Inc. Jamie Parker Yes to Youth - Monstgomery County Youth Services Kim Phillips The Howard Hughes Corporation Dr. X. Carmen Qadir Coaching & Consulting Experience, LLC Lydia Robinson The Howard Hughes Corporation Tammie Rushing City of Conroe Andy Schonert Entergy Texas Amanda Van Dusen Vogt Engineering Theresa Wagaman Abby Realty Jennifer White Creighton Realty Partners Ketrese White Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Lindsey Wiegand Lackey Frost Insurance Agency Kerry Wiggins Consolidated Communications Jason Willis Entergy


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ver the past 25 years, Lone Star College-Montgomery has served the community by creating a culture of innovation, academic excellence, and student success. On August 14, 1995, founding President Dr. Bill Law and former President George W. Bush (then governor of Texas), dedicated Montgomery College. Dr. Law remarked, “The sun is always shining at Montgomery College. It shines because we have such a tremendous opportunity to help people improve their lives.”

Dr. Law predicted that Montgomery would be among the best community colleges in the United States. As LSC-Montgomery celebrates its 25th year, those expectations have been met. Montgomery is the first choice in higher education for more high school graduates in our area than any other college or university and was recently ranked among the top 100 community colleges in the US by Niche. With programs as diverse as aviation, biotechnology, health occupations, fine arts, live entertainment technology,

LSC-Montgomery is an affordable option for higher education. The college provides community support through job fairs, fundraisers, sporting events, and science fairs and partners with Chambers of Commerce, economic development groups and industry to promote economic growth. Even as Montgomery celebrates its accomplishments, we look to the future with excitement about what the next 25 years will bring. Don’t miss a bit of Montgomery Maverick news. Visit Lonestar.edu/MontgomeryPresidents-Update to subscribe to the Maverick Minute. Go Mavericks! Dr. Rebecca Riley, President Lone Star College-Montgomery

and engineering, to mention just a few,

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CHAMBER EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 2020

woodlandschamber.org/calendar

TUE, SEP 8 4-5:30PM

WED, SEP 16 7:01AM

ZOOM SOCIAL:

Networking Breakfast

Business After Hours

THEME: I believe common courtesy goes a long way in business because‌

Reservations Required

TUE, SEP 22 4-5:30PM

WED, SEP 23 10-11AM

Meet the New Members

WEBINAR:

Reservations Required

Exploring Global Markets: Resources for Exporters Reservations Required

FRI, SEP 25 11AM-12:30PM LIVE BROADCAST:

Annual Meeting & Awards Program $20/Members Virtual Ticket Reservations Required

UPCOMING WEBINARS THURSDAY • SEPTEMBER 23 Exploring Global Markets: Resources for Exporters Presented by: U.S. Commercial Service, SBA and EXIM

The webinar will introduce US government resources for US companies currently exporting and have interest in global markets. Participants will come away with (1) an understanding of the U.S. Commercial Service and its impact nationally and locally, (2) how the USCS can assist them with engaging in foreign markets, and (3) recent and upcoming initiatives by the local Houston office. The U.S. Commercial Service connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, and advocacy/commercial diplomacy support. The U.S. Small Business Administration delivers millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to American small businesses to help them start, build, and grow businesses. The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export agency of the United States with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services, filling in financial gaps and leveling the playing field for U.S. goods and services so that American companies can create more good-paying American jobs.

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CHAMBER EVENTS

OCTOBER 2020

woodlandschamber.org/calendar

THU, OCT 1 11:30-1PM

TUE, OCT 13 5:30-7PM

Volunteer Appreciation Drive-Up Luncheon

Business After Hours

TUE, OCT 20 8:30-9:30AM

WED, OCT 21 7:01AM

Discovery Day

Networking Breakfast

Reservations Required

$12/Members; $20/Guests Reservations Required

MON, OCT 26 10AM-4PM

TUE, OCT 27 5:30-7:30PM

Putt, Pass & Chip Golf Tournament

Meet the New Members

$200/Individual Player; $700/Team of Four

Reservations Required

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Parish 26777 Glen Loch Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77381

National Museum of Funeral History 415 Barren Springs Houston, TX 77090

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite 305 The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Chamber – Lakeshore Board Room 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 200 The Woodlands, TX 77381

The Golf Trails of The Woodlands – Panther Trail 2311 N. Millband Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77380

Goode Co. Restaurants 8865 Research Forest Dr. Shenandoah, TX 77380

CHAMBER TEAM MEETINGS woodlandschamber.org/teams Open to all members. Contact staff member to confirm meeting location.

SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 10 SEP 10 SEP 15 SEP 18 SEP 23 SEP 23 OCT 7

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Community Relations

4:00 PM

Golf Championship Meeting

11:30 AM

Young Professional Network

4:00 PM

Taste of The Town Meeting

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Economic Outlook Conference Meeting

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Business Advocacy Council Meeting

10:00 AM 1:00 PM 11:30 AM

Employment Law Update Diversity & Inclusion Community Relations

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Community Relations Team Hosted Strategic Planning Meeting

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he Community Relations Team (CRT) embraces and promotes the value of teamwork, community service and stewardship. The team completes monthly service projects or donation drives to serve nonprofit Chamber members. CRT held their strategic meeting to review non-profit community service applications and selected the monthly service projects representing: Angel Reach, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Stronger to Serve, Henry’s Home Horse and Human Sanctuary, Bears Etc., Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Books on Wheels, Special Angels of The Woodlands, United Way of Greater Houston – Montgomery County Regional Center and Community Assistance Center (CAC). Mandy Rabon, Team Leader for the Community Relations Team, stated “We are very excited by the selection of projects our team chose for the coming year. We had quite a few worthy projects, but in the end chose the ones where we could make the most impact.” The Community Relations Team meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. We encourage all members to join us. This team has a passion for giving back to others and it is such a gratifying experience. Nonprofit members are also encouraged to attend. We end each meeting with a round table discussion of what is happening with each nonprofit. It is a great opportunity to keep everyone informed of how they can help contribute to various causes and an opportunity to share resources. For more information, please contact Cyndi Alvarado, Vice President of Membership, at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org.

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he Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Council will be hosting virtual Legislative Priorities meetings starting the month of August to identify the Chamber’s legislative priorities related to education/workforce, and tourism for the 87th Texas Legislature beginning January 12, 2021, and concluding on May 31, 2021. Business Advocacy’s Legislative Agenda is to summarize the important legislative goals and areas of concern to our community. For more information on the Chamber’s Business Advocacy Council or the Chamber’s legislative priorities, contact Margo McZeal, Director of Government Affairs at margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org.

The Diplomat Team of the Month Cheers Team Honored in July

The Chamber honored the Cheers Team as the July Diplomat Team of the Month. The Cheers Team is comprised of Paul Miranda, Thryv; Ashley Reina, Blue Skies Bookkeeping; David Lee, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones; and Natalie Teltow, Colonial Life. Ashley Reina; David M Lee; Natalie Teltow; Paul Miranda (not pictured)

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 Lee, Edward Jones

We are thrilled to congratulate David Lee, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, on earning the honor of being named the Diplomat of the Month for July. David joined our Diplomat Team just two months prior to COVID-19 hitting our community and quickly became a super star at helping The Chamber in our outreach to members. He checked in with members to let them know that we stand beside them and offered resources to help their businesses succeed. He is a strong advocate for the Chamber and our business community, and believes that both go hand in hand. If you know David, please reach out to congratulate him. Congratulations, David!

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NEW MEMBERS

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PREMIER ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR Mr. Todd Absher (281) 378-2024 27030 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 110 Tomball, TX 77375 enterprise.com

Ms. Kevin Rich (936) 647-1232 10160 Hwy 242, Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77385 harperspreservedentistry.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides more than just traditional car rental. We’re your global transportation solution. From SUVs to pickup trucks, wherever you go, we’ve got your ride. Our customized rental programs are designed specifically to meet your company’s needs, saving you time and money. Sponsored by Jim Crowder, Enterprise Holdings

Our entire team is proud to present industry-leading technology and a clean, safe, inviting environment to our patients. We offer essential and cosmetic dentistry so we have the right procedures to help you achieve your goals. If you’re looking to brighten your smile, try professional in-office teeth whitening. We also offer veneers and dental implants.

HARVEY BUILDERS

LEIGH LAW FIRM, THE

Mr. Scott Clarke (713) 783-8710 3663 Briarpark Dr. , Suite 101 Houston, TX 77042 harveycleary.com A leading full service General Contractor with offices in Houston, Austin & Washington D.C. providing general contracting, pre-construction, designbuild and construction management services. Harvey’s team shares the same vision and mission as the owner and architect resulting in our projects being successfully completed, even on the most aggressive of schedules. Sponsored by Billy Sams; Madison Marquette

COMMUNITY ACADEMY LEADERSHIP Mr. Ken Smith (281) 698-7902 Serving The Woodlands Area academyleadership.com Founded by Naval Academy and West Point graduates this training and way of life has instilled in us the passion to lead others, the persistence and drive to win, integrity, and the importance of clarifying each person’s contribution to the overall mission. These characteristics are invaluable when it comes to leading your organization, and can be achieved through training & development with us.

BELAIR LEADERSHIP (AN ACADEMY LEADERSHIP FRANCHISE) Mr. Ken Smith (281) 698-7902 Serving The Woodlands Area belairleadership.com Belair Leadership, Inc. (An Academy Leadership Franchise), a Service-Connected Disabled Veteran owned small business, partners with organizations to improve leadership effectiveness & increase results. Solving problems that may manifest as low financial performance, low engagement, low morale or high turnover. We are acclaimed for and turning good managers into inspirational leaders.

CHRIS DOYLE REALTOR Mr. Chris Doyle (936) 337-9456 Serving The Woodlands Area chrisdoylehomes.com Real estate agent with Rick Lamar Real Estate LLC, focusing on the best possible experience with helping you buy or sell your home. My goal is to be more than just your agent. I want to be your trusted partner to help facilitate making new memories.

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HARPER’S PRESERVE DENTISTRY

Mr. Brad Leigh (281) 419-3476 25325 Interstate 45 North, Suite A The Woodlands, TX 77380 woodlandsinjurylawyer.com Our personal injury lawyers represent clients who have suffered due to the careless, negligent or intentional acts of others. We have the experience, resources and proven strategies you need to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. In addition to personal injury, we practice commercial litigation and we help whistleblowers file lawsuits under the false claims act.

RICK LAMAR REAL ESTATE, LLC Mr. Rick Lamar (832) 562-6630 Serving The Woodlands Area The Woodlands, TX 77381 ricklamar.com We are full time professional agents with over 30+ years experience combined serving The Woodlands and surrounding communities. We are a full service boutique brokerage assisting both buyers and sellers with all aspects of the real estate process. We make real estate simple!

ROOSTER RIDGE CAR CARE COLLEGE PARK Ms. Rissy Sutherland (936) 321-8404 4070 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384 roosterridgecarcare.com Formerly Driver’s Automotive, we are a full service automotive repair center that is committed to serving the Community. From oil changes and state inspections to complete engine and transmission overhauls, we obtain your authorization first for all your repair and service needs. We offer free estimates, free rides home, and free pickup and delivery. Visit one of our two fully sanitized locations.

ROOSTER RIDGE CAR CARE THE WOODLANDS Ms. Rissy Sutherland (281) 681-9330 10441 Kuykendahl Rd. The Woodlands, TX 77382 roosterridgecarcare.com Formerly Driver’s Automotive, we area full service automotive repair center that is committed to serving the Community and fleets. Offering oil changes & inspections to complete engine and transmission overhauls. Free estimates, no wait, free rides $ interest free financing. We are the only automotive shop in the Woodlands area that offers a 5 year/50,000 mile warranty pus extended warranty work!


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WOOF GANG BAKERY & GROOMING COLLEGE PARK Mr. Greg Davis (346) 220-9663 3091 College Park Dr., Suite 280 The Woodlands, TX 77384 woofgangbakerycollegepark.com We are the leading specialty retailer of pet food, supplies and professional grooming in N. America. We are nutrition certified, offering the very best quality products and service-oriented grooming. We are the ultimate retreat for the pampered pet, designed to provide a calm and luxurious experience in which your pets can be groomed, indulged and revitalized. Get your custom birthday cake today! Sponsored by Carla McDaniel; Tiny Paws Rescue

WOOF GANG BAKERY & GROOMING CONROE Mr. Greg Davis (936) 506-9663 525 Woodlands Square Blvd. Suite 150 Conroe, TX 77384 woofgangbakeryconroe.com We are the leading specialty retailer of pet food, supplies and professional grooming in N. America. We are nutrition certified, offering the very best quality products and service-oriented grooming. We are the ultimate retreat for the pampered pet, designed to provide a calm and luxurious experience in which your pets can be groomed, indulged and revitalized. Get your custom birthday cake today! Sponsored by Carla McDaniel; Tiny Paws Rescue

BUSINESS CASA MEDINA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Ms. Patsy Pazaron (281) 298-9866 28777 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX 77381 casamedinarestaurant.com Established in March of 2012, this family owned and operated restaurant features classic TexMex dishes such as: fajitas, tacos, tamales, enchiladas, flautas and burritos. Customer Favorites include: Tampiquena, Crab Enchiladas, Enchiladas Suizas, Barbocoa, Fajitas for Two, Camaron Ranchero and Stuffed Avocado. Enjoy Happy Hour and Menudo daily! Join us for Heuvos Rancheros for breakfast too! Sponsored by Joe Lopez; Lopez Marketing Group

EAST END TRANSFER AND STORAGE INC. Ms. Lisa Castro (713) 644-1811 5607 Cavanaugh Houston, TX 77021 eastendtransfer.com For over 73 years, we have been providing world class moving services to customers in Houston, as well as across the country and around the world. Our commitment to making each move successful has been accomplished through the teamwork of dedicated professionals in every facet of our company. We are proud to be an agent for United Van Lines.

EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S ALLIANCE Mrs. Sarah Rhea (832) 248-1116 Serving all of Montgomery County The Woodlands, TX 77381 executivewomensalliance.org Executive Women’s Alliance (EWA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of professional business women. EWA provides personal and professional development for its members alongside mentoring and educational outreach programs for young women at Conroe High School through EWA’s Women of Vision Program. Scholarships are to provided seniors in the Women of Vision program upon graduation.

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FRIENDLY FACES SENIOR CARE

PAYLOCITY

Ms. Ashleigh Grantham (832) 851-3270 9595 Six Pines Dr., Suite 8210 The Woodlands, TX 77380 friendlyfaces.com

Mr. George Garcia (832) 714-2838 Serving The Woodlands Area paylocity.com

When your loved one needs more help than you can offer, but lack the need for specialized medical care, we are here for you. Our mission is to provide compassionate care, dependable services, and friendly faces to our clients right where they are comfortable with non-medical, in home care. In addition to assistance with daily activities, we provide companionship for your loved one.

For professionals who crave true partnership, Paylocity is the HR & Payroll company that frees you from the tasks of today, so together, we can spend more time focused on the promise of tomorrow. We deliver more than our awesome product suite with crazy good reviews. We prioritize your success by covering you with a deep support system to back up our easy-to-use, innovative solutions. Sponsored by Keaton McDaniel, Financial Advisor; Edward Jones

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HOUSTON NORTHWOODLANDS AREA Ms. Melanie Sutton (281) 462-9150 21606 Spring Plaza Dr., Spring, Texas 77388 hiexpress.com/houspringtx At Holiday Inn Express, an IHG Hotel, we strive to make every interaction you have with us simple, smart and refreshingly engaging. A refreshing mix of business and fun - just like you! Stay smart. Book with us and become an at IHGRewardsClub member.

JDOG JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING - THE WOODLANDS Mrs. Angela Donnell (832) 592-0511 9450 Pinecroft Dr., Suite 9976 The Woodlands, TX 77380 jdogjunkremoval.com/locations/texas/woodlands-junk-removal/ JDog Junk Removal & Hauling The Woodlands offers junk removal, hauling, light demolition, and other labor services for residential & commercial customers of The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and surrounding areas. We are a Veteran-owned/operated small business providing excellent junk removal and hauling services the Military way: with Respect, Integrity, and Trust! We donate or recycle 60-80% of hauls.

SILVER-SPRING HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE Ms. Lola Bakare (281) 651-2268 25420 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite F400 Tomball, TX 77375 silverspringhhs.com Our home health care helps you recover safely and more independently in comfortable surroundings. Our caregivers work with your physician and provide care designed specifically for your needs and abilities, whether you need skilled nursing and rehabilitation or non-medical personal assistance. We are committed to delivering the highest quality care with both pediatric and adult care.

STONE LOCH Ms. Rachel Corgey (281) 351-9210 10921 Boudreaux Rd. Tomball, TX 77375 livestoneloch.com Stone Loch apartments in Tomball bring a new level of sophistication to one of northwest Houston’s most scenic and convenient neighborhoods. Tomball is full of shops, restaurants and outdoor recreation, yet retains the charm and serenity of its country roots. It’s a place you can stay connected to all that matters most.

TRAVEL WITH GREAT COMPANY Ms. Nicole Lawrence (877) 935-1797 Serving The Woodlands Area travelwithgreatcompany.com We plan outstanding trips for groups, families and couples who crave more than a vacation - they crave re-connection. From family reunions to class reunions, romantic escapes to religious pilgrimages, we use our travelplanning prowess to help you nurture your most valued relationships. Travel is better when it’s shared - and when it’s perfectly planned, just for your group.

WATFORD INTERESTS Ms. Carol Watford (713) 204-8669 Serving The Woodlands Area Watford Family Foundation is a private foundation based in The Woodlands, TX that was founded in 2011.

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RENEWING 2020

COMMITMENTS EXECUTIVE INVESTORS CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands Hospital

PREMIER INVESTORS Madison Marquette Procare Collision - Rayford Rd. The Johnson Development Corp.

The Woodlands Township Wiesner Buick-GMC-Hyundai

PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS Rice Business Executive Education Woodland Springs Hospital

COMMUNITY INVESTORS Auberge at The Woodlands Chicago Title Conroe I.S.D. Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

Mobile Insurance The Towers Woodland VGXI, Inc. Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center

BUSINESS INVESTORS A Vital Business Growth Solutions Aventura Family Office Baumgartner Law Firm BGE, Inc. Blissful Waters Float Center Camp Bow Wow The Woodlands Christian Brothers Automotive - Spring Crown Trophy Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs For Woodlands Township Position 5 Executive Service Corps of Houston Haley Garcia Group Innovation Oxygen / DooWooWoo, L.L.C. Interfaith of The Woodlands Jonah’s Movers, LLC Lansdowne-Moody Co. Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy Meals on Wheels Montgomery County Millennium Physicians - Oncology & Rheumatology Montgomery County Fair Association Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Northwest Assistance Ministries Precise Global Translations, Inc. Prévu / Move Resource Group RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Sapporo Japanese Bistro Sushi & Bar SEDALCO ServiceMaster by Century Starzyk & Associates, P.C. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry Taylorized PR TeamLogic IT of The Woodlands Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law The Abundant Harvest St. Isidore Episcopal The Pierpont The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. Theresa Wagaman & Associates Abby Realty United Pharmatek LLC. Wealth Development Strategies

We Sincerely Appreciate Our Lifetime Members Marilyn Abercrombie

Carol Gooch

Brian Arceneaux

Daryl W. Houck

Wendy Bolz

Karen L. Hoylman

Congressman Kevin Brady B. ‘Chic’ Chicoine

Rui Martin Maxine Mueller

Janis Cornmesser

Doug Stuart

Linda Curington

Sandra Vogt

Donna Daniels

Nancy Wallace

Beverly Denver

Denise Wranischar

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

By: Margie Taylor, Taylorized PR

Abundant Harvest Kitchen... Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul, Transforming the Community

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he Abundant Harvest Kitchen is a non-profit food kitchen and food pantry with the mission to create and support experiences around the table that feed the body, nourish the soul, and transform the food insecure community in Montgomery County. St. Isidore Episcopal Church launched The Abundant Harvest Food Truck in 2017 and opened The Abundant Harvest Kitchen at 24803 Oakhurst Drive (Rayford and 45) in March of 2020 just as the coronavirus pandemic hit Texas. Jeremy Hall is their new Executive Director. Year-to-date the Abundant Harvest Kitchen has served more than 6,600 meals and given away more than 750,000 pounds of food. Currently the Abundant Harvest Kitchen is feeding more than 500 families in the community each week residing

in South Montgomery County and Spring neighborhoods through the Kitchen site at St. Isidore Episcopal Church. In addition, once every week groceries are distributed to over 200 families in New Caney through the mobile food pantry in partnership with the Texas Familias Council and the Montgomery County Food Bank to those suffering from food shortage and lost income from the pandemic. The drive through pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-3:00pm. Prepared meals are also donated to the Kitchen on site by appointment. To make an appointment visit HarvestKitchen.org/food-pantry.

Meals to Go are offered for purchase every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Each meal purchased allows another meal to be donated to a family in need. Hot meals have included Pulled Pork with Macaroni and Cheese, Southern Tomato Pie, and Stuffed Hatch Chili. Frozen meals may also be purchased for dining at home later or to share with another family in need. To see the latest menu offerings visit HarvestKitchen.org/ meals-to-go The Abundant Harvest Kitchen is always in need of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to cook, serve, provide hospitality, organize the pantry, and stock shelves. Experience is not needed, and any skill level is welcome. Sign up at HarvestKitchen.org/volunteer. Monetary donations are always appreciated to help the community with food. Proud to be a member of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, The Abundant Harvest Kitchen can be reached via email at Team@HarvestKitchen.org or by calling (781) 474-3673. Visit their website harvesttruck.org or on Facebook @TheAbundantHarvestKitchen.

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BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

Networking Breakfast: Guide U

Focused on its mission of comprehensive college planning, application assistance, and degree planning, GuideU is now booking consultations!

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he Woodands based company GuideU, owned and operated by Amy Hollie, offers personalized college consulting to help families successfully navigate the complicated college admissions process. GuideU’s approach includes a holistic process to answer each family’s questions as they search to find the right fit for their student’s needs. GuideU is available to start this process for students as early as 8th grade, allowing the students and their families time to explore high school course selection, summer enrichment programs, prepare for standardized testing, and begin effective research on target colleges. The most common services for juniors and seniors in high school include creating time-lines for application deadlines, assistance with writing resumes, analyzing test scores, as well as evaluating out of state college choices and different degree plans. GuideU’s goal is to reduce the anxiety students and parents feel when preparing for college admissions. With 19 years experience in public and private education, Amy provides access to someone who is knowledgeable, well-trained, ethical, and remarks, “While it is impossible to make a guarantee in regards to admission, I often feel the benefit you gain from this type of investment is similar to hiring someone to help you plan a vacation - you avoid potential missteps, the best advice is from someone who has been to the destination before!” Amy Hollie holds a BA in Operations Management from Auburn University with a M.Ed. in School Counseling from University of St Thomas. For more information please checkout GuideU’s webpage at collegeguideu.com.

Meet The New Members: Connecting Over Zoom

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n these times of uncertainty, we have found ways to reinvent the way we used to do things and we must say, we still managed to host a very successful Meet the New Members Virtual Event on July 21st.

We had 56 members join us and we welcome 10 new Members. Pictured above are 8 of the new members that participated and gave their introductory commercials: Kathleen Buckland, ARCpoint Labs of The Woodlands; Dr. Amie SunWright, New Wave Direct Care; Nina Ross, Nina Ross Business Solutions; Ranee Banks, The Row House Hughes Landing; Tracy Cowley, StretchLab Hughes Landing; Jeff Newkirk, PEM Consulting Group; Bill Heuer, Texas Card House and Lindsey

Pilarczyk, Vari. Not shown are Mike Mogell, Clean Sweep Office Cleaning and Vickie Mackey, Dynasty Financial Group; We encourage you to join us for our next Meet the New Members. We will provide a platform to introduce you to

some new members, learn more about their business and how we can work together. We will host some breakout sessions to allow everyone to meet in a smaller more intimate setting to foster new relationship, play a little trivia and distribute some door prizes. Let us help you stay connected. To learn more about our upcoming events, please visit woodlandschamber.org.

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CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE S I G N AT U R E Bentley Houston at Post Oak Motors

EXECUTIVE 10-Needham, Inc Houston Galaxy Fireworks • Houston Galaxy Halloween Paul Dewey Jones, Non-Paid Political Consultant 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 IGS Group LGI Homes MD Anderson Cancer Center 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 One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating

Morgan Bourque, Attorney at Law

BB&T now Truist BB&T now Truist Vision Park

National Museum of Funeral History

Arnold Chiropractic Center, LLC

Benihana

Better Bookkeepers, Inc. Blanton Advisors, LLC Black Forest Ventures Black Walnut Café • Galaxy FBO The Kitchen • Tris BMW of Houston North MINI of The Woodlands Boone’s Restoration

Bradbury Brothers – Cooling | Heating | Plumbing Breakthrough Psychological Solutions, PLLC Buckalew Chevrolet, LP

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI)

CenterPoint Energy CenterPoint Energy – C & P Tower Location CenterPoint Energy – Cypress Location CenterPoint Energy, Inc. – Government Affairs CHASE – Six Pines Branch CHASE – Alden Bridge CHASE – Panther Cree CLPF – Waterway Plaza, LLC Comcast Comcast Business

ComfortHome Caregivers, LLC Corporate Incentives, Inc. 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

Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy Business Development: Texas

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Enterprise Holding Enterprise Car Sales Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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

First Financial Bank – Conroe First Financial Bank – Creekside First Financial Bank – Grand Parkway Branch

The Strong Firm P.C.

Hyatt Centric The Woodlands

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership The Woodlands Christian Academy

Urban Air Adventure Park – The Woodlands Valorem Insurance Group Sidecar Health Waste Connections, Inc. Hardy Road Transfer Station – Waste Connections R360 Environmental Solutions Seabreeze Landfill – Waste Connections Waste Connections of Texas 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

Milagro Interactive Inc

Amerant Bank

Questback

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PREMIER A Strong CPA, LLC

Excelerate Energy LP

Harvey Builders Kean Miller

Keating Imports Keating Honda Keating Nissan 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 Lubrizol

Madison Marquette Market Street

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

McKesson Pharmaceutical Services and Solutions McKesson

Naskila Gaming

Office Evolution – Conroe/Woodlands PEM Consulting Group PlainsCapital Bank – The Woodlands PlainsCapital Bank Procare Collision – Rayford Procare Collision – 1488 Procare Collision – Hwy 249 Procare Collision – Lane Ln.

Prosperity Bank – The Woodlands Prosperity Bank – Magnolia Parkway Prosperity Bank – Research Forest Prosperity Bank – Spring Repsol

Sergio’s Landscaping

Sewell Automotive Companies Audi North Houston Sewell INFINITI of North Houston Shenandoah Convention & Visitors Bureau City of Shenandoah Stephen F. Austin State University Sunbelt Business Brokers SWBC Mortgage

TDECU Woodlands Member Center TDECU Business Services TDECU Mortgage The Abbey on Lake Wyndemere Mid-Rise & Townhomes The Abbey at Conroe The Abbey at Montgomery Park The Abbey at Northpoint The Abbey at Spring Town Center 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 Westin At The Woodlands Como Social Club Embassy Suites The Woodlands / Hughes Landing Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen The Woodlands Mall

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Robard’s Steakhouse 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

Wright Business Technologies, Inc.


RIBBON CUTTINGS

Amazing Window Cleaners

20821 D Eva Street, #40 Montgomery, TX 77356 Sonya Brazeal (936) 249-2100 amazingwindowcleaners.com

Bayway Cadillac

16785 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77385 Linda Wischnewsky (936) 321-6000 baywaycadillacofthewoodlands.com

SCHEDULE YOUR RIBBON CUTTING

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

27030 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 110 Tomball, TX 77375 Todd Absher ((346) 331-6609 ntrprise.com

The Chamber and its Diplomats will partner with you to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for your business. Ribbon cuttings are generally held on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at your location within a 12-mile radius of The Chamber Office. (All ribbon cuttings for business level members are held at The Chamber office). Once the ribbon cutting has taken place, we will post an official photo on our social media sites and publish it in our monthly Business Today magazine. Contact Cyndi Alvarado, Vice President of Membership at cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org to learn how.

Some Great conversations we’ve enjoyed on the podcast: Randy Johnson Montgomery County Hospital District

Missy Herndon President & CEO Interfaith of the Woodlands & Interfaith Clinic Co-Founder

Summer Day President & CEO Meals on Wheels Montgomery County

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BUSINESS BRIEFS ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY NEWS

The Howard Hughes Corporation® announces The Lane at Waterway. Set to open in December, the 179,338 sq. project offers 163 new residences with one, two and three-bedroom plans and townhomes. The 7-story urban, luxury, multifamily community will feature walk-up townhomes as well as apartments, located at Six Pines Dr. and Timberloch Place. TheLaneAtWaterway.com

Though The Pavilion’s Main Stage is currently dark, the nonprofit has recently launched several of its free educational outreach programs virtually for families to enjoy from the safety of their homes. Get information about the free Mini Maestros Kids Club and Virtual Scout Day Program. Learn more at woodlandscenter.org

Muse Mantra School of Music & Arts offers both Online and In-Studio lessons for kids & adults. Choose from Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Cello, Drums, Voice and Music Production. Our Teachers are experts in their craft with experience teaching and performing on stage, and are background checked and screened before hiring. Visit musemantra.com to learn more. Blanton Advisors, LLC is excited to be celebrating their 10th anniversary. Founded in September 2010 by Barry D. Blanton, the firm offers experienced CFO services on a flexible engagement basis. We empower entrepreneurs by equipping them with tools and resources to make wise financial decisions without the necessity of a full-time financial executive. Visit BlantonAdvisors.com.

Finding a SAFE Assisted Living Facility for Mom or Dad can be as easy as connecting with Tracie Garcia at ElderStage. There is no fee associated with using her resources and experience to navigate the care at the level you need it. ElderStage.com

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Tailgators is open for curbside takeout and dinein ordering 11am-11pm in Magnolia for all your favorites! Dine in and watch the Astros or the Rockets with an Ice Cold Big Ziegenbock Mugs for only $4! tailgatorspub.com/menu or give us a call at (281)-259-5343 for our store on FM1488. Accounting Today recognized Haynie & Company as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Firm in the U.S. With growth of nearly 50% in 2019, we were also recognized as one of the top 40 ‘Firms To Watch’ for 2020. We’re excited to stay on this trajectory and look forward to 2020!

Woodforest National Bank recently broke ground on its 29th branch in Montgomery County located in the Woodforest Development community at 895 Fish Creek Thoroughfare in Montgomery, Texas. The new branch will complement the bank’s 750 branches located in 17 states across the U.S. and is set to open in early 2021. Companionship is one of the most important services offered at Comforts of Home. When a senior is isolated from family during the pandemic, both their mental and physical health quickly declines. Connect with us for services for parents aging at home or temporary assistance while recovering from a surgery or hospital procedure. YourComfortsofHome.com Did you know that many of your friends office out of Office Evolution in The Woodlands? Great place for privacy with a furnished space, kitchenette, and a conference room! Come in and see what our “Work from Home” looks like! Call to learn more about Office Evolution at 936-270-1150.

Now it is easier to shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for all your home improvement needs! The ReStore is online! All proceeds from the Habitat ReStore are used to build strength, stability, self-reliance, and shelter in Montgomery County. mctxrestoreonline.com. The 15th Anniversary of Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) was celebrated via a Zoom on August 25th. Carol Gooch, lifetime Chamber Member, founded the organization to offer a professional networking group for women in business within Montgomery County. Her vision was to make it affordable and supportive for all businesswomen. MCABW.org Did you know Citizens Grill has a huge pet friendly dining patio with lots of room for social distancing? Open weekdays 11am-9pm for both dine-in service or curbside takeout and 10am-9pm on weekends including brunch service 10am-2pm. Order online at ordering.app/citizensgrill or call (936) 320-0022 for both takeout orders and dine-in reservations.


BUSINESS BRIEFS NEW TO THE TEAM/PROMOTIONS Linda Pearson, M.D., a board-certified specialist in pain management and medical acupuncture, has recently joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. If you need to see a pain medicine specialist or a physician for any other medical specialty, rest assured, our doctors can see you safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find a doctor, call 936.270.3333. Stibbs & Co., P.C. announced addition of Senior Counsel, Bret W. Davis to head operations at the firm’s new College Station office. Brett specializes in complex Commercial Litigation, Construction, Contracts & Business Issues, Trusts and Estates, Intellectual Property and Owner Disputes.

EDUCATION Lone Star College students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find financial help this fall thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “This special funding is specifically intended for students who have been impacted by the coronavirus,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. Visit LoneStar.edu to learn more. The Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 MCCF Henry and Billie Brooks Scholarship at Lone Star College Montgomery, Marcelo Gasca. The Brooks family and the board of Montgomery County Community Foundation congratulate Mr. Gasca as he plans to study aviation and aeronautics. Lone Star College-Houston North and Comcast team up to provide free internet access to students and families during pandemic. The business partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program will provide free internet access to approximately 200 LSC-Houston North students and families in need.

GIVING BACK The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) launched a Stronger Together campaign in May to acknowledge and thank the heroes in various industries serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EDP Team delivered 7,500 multicolored bracelets embossed with the message “STRONGER TOGETHER” to area hospitals.

Montgomery County Food Bank is pleased to announce Cowboy Kia as the presenting sponsor for the 8th annual “Shootout Hunger” shooting clays fundraising tournament September 11, 2020. The highly anticipated event will be held at the Ables Gun Club in Huntsville. Registration is now open at mcfoodbank.org/shoot-out. For more information contact ljohnson@ mcfoodbank.org, 936-271-8822. In August Children’s Books on Wheels held a KidsTech Drive for gently used computers, laptops, and hardware accessories to refurbish and donate to eligible children in the community to “leave no child offline” when school begins. The devices were evaluated and refurbished for use by The Woodlands High School Junior, Jinesh Jain, a volunteer tech wizard. Richmond Realty Group - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring held the “Shelter for Shelter” event in June, which raised $44,000 to benefit YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services. YES to YOUTH strengthens the emotional and mental health development of youth and families by providing crisis intervention, counseling, and suicide presentation services. Families will be able to enjoy a new virtual tour of The Woodlands Children’s Museum and online story times through new funding received from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funding, totaling $5,200, is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The Great Pumpkin Shoot is a go on Friday, October 30 at Blackwood Gun Club presented by SWBC Mortgage to raise funds for Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County. Homebound seniors need you now more than ever. The waitlist continues to grow as an increasing number of seniors become homebound limiting exposure to COVID-19. mowmc. org/great-pumpkin-shoot/

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CHAMBER LEADERSHIP Officers, Priority Goals & Project Leaders

Chairman..................Linda Nelson, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Vice Chairman..................................Julie Ambler, The Woodlands Christian Academy President & CEO..................................................................................... J.J. Hollie VP Business Opportunities...............................................................Randy Lovelace Sales..........................................................................Royce Brooks / Kelly Fuller Community Job Fair....................................................................... Shortel Brent Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo.....................................................Christin Cherry Employment Law Update............................................................... Lee Winkelman VP Committed Volunteers............. Dan Altom, The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Membership............................................................................... Cyndi Alvarado Diplomats...................................................Courtney Schweitzer / David Weygandt Discovery Day................................................................................... Dan Altom Business After Hours...............................................David Dewhurst / David Deveau Meet the New Members.....................................................Janet Skeels / David Lee Networking Breakfast............................................ Adam Koch / Angela Schimmels VP Financial Development.................... Nicole Preston, Community Impact Newspaper Golf Championship............................................. Paul Miranda / Wesley Lichenstein Taste of the Town........................................................................... Margie Taylor Chairman’s Ball....................................................Lacey Prieto / Michelle O’Rourke VP Government Affairs............................ Kevin Kastor, Consolidated Communications Governmental Affairs.....................................................................Margo McZeal Economic Outlook Conference.......................................................Angela Storseth Business Advocacy Council.................................. Landon Estay / Christina Harughty Montgomery County Day at the Capitol....................... Melissa Bochat / Landon Estay VP Legendary Leadership....................................... Brian Albert, The Strong Firm P.C. Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon.........................................Courtney Schweitzer Diversity and Inclusion Council......................................................................TBD Leadership Retreat..........................................................................Brian Albert Past Chairman................................................................................ Jeff Garrett Young Professionals Network........................................................ Cameron Cruise VP Visibility & Image............................................... Ann Wolford, The Wolford Group Marketing............................................................................... Chazzette Adams Community Relations Team..................................... Mandy Rabon / Jessica Munselle Vice President & Treasurer....................................... Angela Strong, A Strong CPA, LLC Vice President & Chairman’s Appointment..................Bret Strong, The Strong Firm P.C. Immediate Past Chairman......................Jeff Garrett, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership..............................Gil Staley

Directors: Terms Expire 2021

Steve Berry........................................................................................ Waste Connections, Inc Ryan Edone.....................................................................................Petroleum Wholesale, L.P. Randy Lovelace.................................................... Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc. Miguel Lopez.......................................................................................SBDC Lone Star College Don Norrell...................................................................................... The Woodlands Township Kathy Rifaat...............................................................................Community Assistance Center Dr. Dawn Schwab....................................................................... Spinal Care Chiropractic Center

C H A M B E R S TA F F J.J. Hollie President & CEO......................................................................................jjhollie@woodlandschamber.org

Mary Coley 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

Chazzette Adams Director of Marketing & Communications............... chazzette.adams@woodlandschamber.org

Royce Brooks Director of Sales.........................................................................royce.brooks@woodlandschamber.org

Margo McZeal Director of Government Affairs......................................... margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org

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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

Directors: Terms Expire 2023 Brian Albert........................................................................................... The Strong Firm P.C. Jim Carman............................................................................The Howard Hughes Corporation Jim Crowder........................................................................................... Enterprise Holdings Nicole Preston.......................................................................... Community Impact Newspaper Rip Reynolds................................................................................................................ JLL Ann Wolford............................................................................................. The Wolford Group Stephen Wright..................................................................... Wright Business Techologies, Inc.

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 / Jeff Jones..................................................................... 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 Iker Pimienta..................................................................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..........................................................................Office of The Governor Greg Abbott Gil Staley................................................ 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 Lindy Johnson..........................................................................Montgomery County Food Bank

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