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CELEBRATING YEARS OF LEADERSHIP AND GROWTH When The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce started operations, the community’s first supermarket Jamail’s opened in The Wharf, now the Grogan’s Mill Village Center, and George Mitchell began construction on the corporate headquarters for Mitchell Energy and Development. Within five years, the total investment in The Woodlands reached $1 billion and business was booming. As the community grew during the next four decades, the chamber grew with it. The chamber will celebrate this legacy Saturday, August 18, with its 40th Anniversary Chairman’s Ball themed “Star Wars: May The Force Be With You and Beyond.” This black-tie celebration, set to begin at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, will include a tribute to outgoing Chairman of the Board Frank Holmes of Sam Houston State University. Since its inception in 1978, 40 different board chairs have led the chamber. Progress over the years has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of these individuals among many others. As we celebrate the momentum and energy that’s carrying us into our next four decades, we thank all of our past chairs for investing in the chamber and helping to create the lifestyle and sense of community we enjoy today. The Woodlands Area Chamber will continue to promote business prosperity and quality of life for people who live here and work here. In addition to the Chairman’s Ball, we will host events throughout the year to celebrate our successes with our 1,500-plus members and the community-at-large. As one of Houston region’s largest business organizations, we are proud of what we’ve accomplished. Every one of our past board chairs has been a key contributor to the local economy and to the lives of those who make The Woodlands area their home. We hope you will join us at our 40th Anniversary Chairman’s Ball on August 18, and we look forward to partnering with you for the next 40 years and beyond. For more information about the chamber or the Chairman’s Ball, visit woodlandschamber.org.

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Thank you to our sponsors to date: STORMTROOPER:

DROID:

LIGHT SABER: Abercrombie & Associates • Champions School of Real Estate • MidSouth Bank • PMRG WOOKIE: First Community Credit Union • I Promote You/Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc. PUBLICITY PARTNER: Taylorized PR

MEDIA PARTNERS: PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR: Hello Woodlands Memories Matter Photo Booths WoodlandsHits.com

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $150 • TABLE OF 10: $1,250 For Tickets & Sponsorships visit

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LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM OFFICE

5000 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands, TX PRESENTED BY:

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

19th HOLE SPONSOR | $1,500

• 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, chamber social media, website, and press releases • Verbal recognition at the event

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, chamber social media, website, and press releases • Verbal recognition and signage at event • Includes lunch and awards reception for team

Presented by experts in the employment field, the annual Employment Law Update is designed to assist employers to protect their business or company 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!

GOLF CART SPONSOR | $600 *Exclusive

• Signage on all player golf carts • Publicity in Business Today, chamber social media, website, and press releases • 2 Lunch and reception tickets

HOLE SPONSOR | $200

• 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, chamber social media, website, and press releases • 2 Lunch and reception tickets

Team packages begin at $680. For reservations visit:

WoodlandsChamberGolf.com

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SPONSORSHIPS & TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE For more information on the Employment Law Update 2018, please contact Lupe Cuellar at lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org or 281-367-5777.


SAVETHE DATE

January 17, 2019 4 – 9 P.M.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

This premier epicurean event is one of the largest events held in Montgomery County attracting over 6,000 people! Enjoy mouth-watering food from restaurants, bakeries, and distributors plus contests, raffles and entertainment. Over 80 area restaurants and beverage distributors participate each year and welcome the opportunity to showcase their culinary specialties and waitstaff.

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WHAT IS ADVOCACY? J Advocacy is: providing educational opportunities around public policy; while also supporting causes and issues in the state and national legislature. J Advocacy is not: a political action committee (PAC) for supporting candidates. The Chamber’s Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is the place to learn about and discuss causes and issues that matter to your business and our community. Meetings include informational briefings from guest speakers and structured discussion with fellow members. Every Chamber member is eligible and encouraged to participate in the monthly BAC meetings. WHAT ARE THE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES? J The legislative priorities are: a clear guideline of our membership’s positions on issues affecting the business community that determines the functions of the Business Advocacy Council. J The legislative priorities are not: a support of candidates or a political party. The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting a healthy, prosperous and competitive business environment in the South Montgomery County region. The legislative priorities are drafted and discussed by Chamber members and approved by the board of directors. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME? The Business Advocacy Council is updating its legislative priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Now is the time to be a part of the discussion about what is important to your business or industry. If you work for or own a local business, provide a service to our community, or have an interest in any of the following sectors, please participate in the scheduled planning meetings. UPCOMING PLANNING SESSIONS Meetings are held at The Chamber offices. For more information, please contact Lupe Cuellar, Director of Government Affairs, at lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org.

J J J Utilities, Energy and Natural Resources Friday, July 6 from 8-9 a.m.

Education and Workforce Friday, July 20 from 8-9 a.m.

Financial Services and Elections Friday, August 3 from 8-9 a.m. 8 woodlandschamber.org JULY 2018


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Attend a tabletop decorator info session July 17

Market Your Company to 600-plus Business Leaders for Free at The Chairman’s Ball Thinking about becoming a tabletop decorator at Chairman’s Ball? Join us Tuesday, July 17 from 3:30-5 p.m. at The Chamber for an informal session where we will discuss rules, guidelines and showcase examples from previous years. Having trouble coming up with ideas to decorate? We are here to help! BENEFITS OF BEING A TABLE TOP DECORATOR INCLUDE: • Market your company to hundreds of people in one night for free!

• Publicity in The Chamber’s social media, press releases and Business Today Magazine • Winners will receive: a trophy, verbal recognition at event, the opportunity to be on Conroe Culture News Radio show on FM 104.5 hosted by Taylorized PR, and a featured article highlighting the table in The Chamber’s Business Today magazine. RSVP to Meagen Korenek at meagen.korenek@woodlandschamber.org.

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ummer months in The Woodlands offer a wide variety of recreational activities and entertainment for residents and visitors alike. The dilemma is deciding among all the options. Those of us who live here are very fortunate.

You can take a morning walk on the miles of hike and bike trails, cool off in the afternoon at the award-winning Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, enjoy a wonderful meal at one of your favorite restaurants, and end the day on the hill of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It is no wonder The Woodlands is considered one of the top ten best cities to live in America. Travel + Leisure featured our community in its “Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit” and CitySearch Houston named The Woodlands the “Best Weekend Getaway.” While all these amenities are great for spending leisure time, they also contribute to the economic prosperity of the community. Outdoor recreation is big business. Cities and towns across America are investing in outdoor recreation and open spaces as they have proven to contribute to a high quality of life while attracting and sustaining businesses and families.

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Nationally, $646 billion is spent each year on outdoor recreation supporting 6.1 million direct jobs and creating $80 billion in federal,

state, and local tax revenue. The No. 1 community amenity consistently sought by prospective homeowners is a trail infrastructure. Open spaces such as parks and recreation areas can have a positive effect on nearby residential property values. It appears that those trails are “paved with gold.” Frank Holmes With almost 7,800 acres of green space, 130 neighborhood parks, 205 miles of hike and bike trails, a 200-acre lake, and a number of signature golf courses, The Woodlands provides an environment that fosters the best in family life, career opportunities, and community involvement. I encourage everyone to take full advantage of The Woodlands experience and the lifestyle it offers. You deserve it.

Young Professionals Network Luncheon

THEME: “How I Built This” WHEN: August 23, 2018 TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. HERE: The Strong Firm W 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd The Woodlands, TX 77380

This luncheon is your opportunity to get an exclusive insight look on how three entrepreneurs built their company from the ground up. Join the Young Professionals Network on August 23.

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Dan Altom / The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Bret Strong / The Strong Firm Melissa Young / Corporate Incentives, Inc.

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Luncheon Tickets / $15 Chamber Member Price / $10

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n 2017, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital opened its doors, bringing its renowned brand of leading medicine to The Woodlands. As the eighth hospital

in the Houston Methodist system, Houston Methodist The Woodlands offers world-class, innovative health care to families that live, work and play in Montgomery County and the northern Houston region, with the incomparable patient experience only Houston Methodist provides. We are committed to delivering the services and specialties you expect from the Texas Medical Center, right here in your community. Working together, our highly skilled physicians and experienced staff combine the most sophisticated technologies and advanced therapies to diagnose, treat and heal patients. We value the opportunity to care for the community and strive to exceed our patients’ expectations.

FIRST IN THE WOODLANDS TO OFFER:

• Axumin / Injection for PET imaging to test for recurrent prostate cancer • Cardiac MRI / Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a noninvasive method of imaging the heart and vascular system

• World’s smallest pacemaker / A leadless heart device one-tenth

the size of a traditional pacemaker

• WATCHMAN / A Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) implant for non-valvular Afib

FULL SPECTRUM OF SERVICES: • Breast Care Center • Cardiology • Cancer Center • Childbirth Center • Emergency Medicine • Executive Health • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery • General Surgery • Heart and Vascular • Imaging and Diagnostic Services • Laboratory Services • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Neurology and Neurosurgery • Obstetrics and Gynecology • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine • Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery • Rehabilitative Services • Spiritual Care • Stroke Program • Thoracic Surgery • Urology • Weight Management

BY THE NUMBERS: VOLUNTEER HOURS

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16,900 SURGERIES 4,500 CARDIAC CATH PROCEDURES 1,400 EMERGENCY VISITS

For more information or to make an appointment, visit houstonmethodist.org/thewoodlands or call 936.270.3333

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The Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2018 recently graduated from the program at their Graduation Celebration Luncheon presented by Consolidated Communications and Starzyk & Associates, P.C. With more than 375 people in attendance, the luncheon highlighted the accomplishments of the current LMC Class 2018 GRADUATES: Doug Adams of The Woodlands Fire Department; Dan Altom of The Woodlands Young Learners Academy; over the past year and also celebrated the Brian Bondy of Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce; Michael Bradbury of Bradbury Brothers; Kandice Cabets of 2018 LMC Distinguished Alumnus Missy Quadvest; Breanna Challicombe of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Christine Chapman of YMCA of Greater Houston – The Herndon. Woodlands Family YMCA; Jeff Christy of the Conroe Police Department; Christian Collins of Brady For Congress; Melanie Davis of Better Bookkeepers; Allegra Ellis of Entergy Texas, Inc.; Heather McDonald of Lone Star Family Health Center; Adam Fracht Over the past nine months, the 44of Stibbs & Co., P.C.; Eric Geppelt of Burditt Consultants; Jennifer Graff of Graff Law Firm, PLLC; Terry Green of Consolidated member class of business and community Communications; Amy Gregorcyk of Coldwell Banker; Tom Hauser of The Woodlands Christian Academy; Patty Howard of Conroe Regional Medical Center; Allison Hulett of the Montgomery County Food Bank; Lindy Johnson of Interfaith of The Woodlands; leaders learned about the county through Rashard Johnson of CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands, Lakeside, and Springwoods Village Hospitals; Dan Kolkhorst of The monthly education sessions, completed Woodlands Development Company; Wendy Lambie of The Strong Firm, PC; Carrie Lujan of Woodforest National Bank; Michelle a leadership series, and worked together Marek of Keller Williams The Woodlands & Magnolia; Sarah McClure of City of Oak Ridge North; Lisa McElroy of Alegre HR Advisors; Clint Nichols of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital; Tim Patton of The Woodlands Methodist School; Catherine to give back through their class project. Prestigiovanni of Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare; Dr. De’ Reese Reid-Hart of Lone Star College-Montgomery; Darrin Rice of The education sessions featured a Conroe Independent School District; Zach Richmond of Richmond Realty – RE/MAX The Woodlands and Spring; Chris Roznovsky of Jones|Carter; Brian Sauers of Strike, LLC; Tammy Schroder of Veritas Title Partners; Brittany Sloan of Dossey & Jones, PLLC; different topic each month exploring Stephen Smith of Soules Insurance Agency, LP; Travis Smith of Caldwell Companies; Dannette Suding of Montgomery County the inner workings of the county. Topics Youth Services; Sergio Van Dusen of Vogt Engineering; Ryan Wade of Manhard Consulting; and Jack Yates of City of Montgomery. included Economic Development, Education, Government, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Healthcare, Serving Our Community, and Leadership Development. The Leadership Series, sponsored by Repsol and presented by Chad Patterson & Associates, covered the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. The class worked in small groups with alumni facilitators to study and apply proven leadership principles. These shared experiences caused the class to stretch and grow in their leadership development. The class left their mark on our county through their Class Project benefiting Society of Samaritans (SOS) in Magnolia. The class pooled their collective talents and skills to strategically serve SOS – helping them maximize their current resources, increase service capacity, and improve business processes. In total, the class raised $15,000 in cash donations and another $50,000 of in-kind donations for the project. They helped SOS purchase and implement new case management software, and purchase and install two refrigerated storage units to increase food storage capacity and eliminate food waste. They also secured a portable building for additional food pantry and classroom space, built an ADA-compliant ramp, and painted all the outdoor units. The class connected SOS with Workforce Solutions to help increase capacity and the resources for their job assistance program. New equipment for use in the jobs classroom was also secured. The class also provided SOS with a refreshed logo, marketing materials, and created a new promotional video. 12 woodlandschamber.org JULY 2018


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“I’m so proud of this class and how they’ve worked together to serve and give back to Society of Samaritans in such a powerful way. This class has truly grown as leaders and has earned the recognition received,” said Sarah Rhea, LMC Executive Director. “Nine months ago this group of individuals came together as strangers from across our county. Today they are a cohesive, bonded team, who have come together to learn, grow, and make a lasting mark on Montgomery County,” said Phillip Moore, LMC Chairman of the Board. The event also honored Missy Herndon as the 2018 LMC Distinguished Alumnus. Herndon, CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands, was honored for her dedication to the community and for all of her work after Hurricane Harvey. “Missy is a phenomenal leader,” said LMC Executive Director Sarah Rhea. “She has shown a true commitment to Montgomery County and leads with professionalism, integrity, and excellence. We are thrilled to honor her as our 2018 Distinguished Alumnus.” Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to developing and enhancing current and future leaders of Montgomery County. The mission of LMC is to prepare emerging and existing leaders to understand local issues, grow their leadership skills and connect with others to better serve Montgomery County. The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce, the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber and the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber are all participating Chambers in the LMC program. Participants are chosen by application process in June of each year. For more information about Leadership Montgomery County, please visit LMCTX.org.

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Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) will be hosting the sixth annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction presented by Consolidated Communications on Friday, August 10 at the Sts. Simon & Jude Event Center in The Woodlands. All are invited to an evening of brain-busting fun and friendly competition where guests will be challenged with trivia ranging from biology to pop culture in pursuit of the Smarties Cup. Every team of up to ten will attempt to demonstrate their mastery of trivial knowledge to win prizes and bragging rights. All proceeds support local K-12 students through EfTA’s educational enrichment programs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $85 on the day of the event. Ticket prices include catering by Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse, beer, wine and soft drinks. Bret Strong of The Strong Firm, P.C., will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Ages 21 and up are welcome. To register as an individual or a team, visit efta-us.org/events. 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 has become the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education. To learn more, visit efta-us.org.

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NETWORKING BREAKFAST

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

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

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CHAMBERTeamMEETINGS

TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION COUNCIL Fridays, July 6 and August 3 from 8-9 a.m.

CHAIRMAN’S BALL Wednesdays, July 25 and August 8 from 4-5 p.m.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS TEAM Wednesday, July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

GOLF TOURNAMENT TEAM Mondays, July 30 and August 27 at 3:30 p.m.

CHAIRMAN’S BALL Tabletop Decorator Information Session Tuesday, July 17

COMMUNITY RELATIONS TEAM Strategic Planning Wednesday, August 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BUSINESS ADVOCACY COUNCIL Fridays, July 20 and August 17 from 8-9 a.m.

CHAIRMAN’S BALL Mandatory Tabletop Decorator Meeting Monday, August 6 from 3-5 p.m.

TEAMS ARE OPEN TO ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS. Joining a team yields more opportunities to build relationships and network while collaborating with others for a common goal. Learn more about Chamber teams and how to join at woodlandschamber.org/teams.

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Save THE DATE

40th Annual Chairman’s Ball

Employment Law Update

The Chamber’s 40th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Taste of the Town

Annual Putt, Pass & Chip Golf Tournament

Economic Outlook Conference

AUGUST 18, 2018

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 OCTOBER 22, 2018

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 JANUARY 17, 2019 FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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Member Spotlight SHOWHOMES OF THE WOODLANDS: DECORATING IS FOR LIVING. STAGING IS FOR SELLING! In the current real estate market, home staging is no longer optional, it’s absolutely necessary! According to the National Association of Realtors, 95% of potential buyers look at houses online before they go to see them in person. So, when I decided Laura Landesman to open Showhomes of The Woodlands, I had one goal in mind: help make the process of selling a home easier and faster for sellers, helping sustain the great value property values in the area, and help potential buyers be able to envision themselves making a house in The Woodlands their future home. Here at Showhomes, we specialize in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, offering a full suite of home staging services for both occupied and vacant properties.

know everything they need to do to make their occupied homes look great for buyers. And if they need us to just do it for them, we offer Home Makeovers where our team will come in and redesign the home with selling in mind, using the homeowners’ own furniture and décor. We also do Home Updates for paint, carpet, and flooring, to make homes move-in ready. And Showhomes’ signature service is Home Manager Staging, which is a unique service that provides security, savings, and peace of mind by placing a Home Manager to care for a client’s home 24/7 while keeping it show-ready. While we’re known for offering a “one-stop-shop” for your home staging needs, we really pride ourselves on having our finger on the pulse of what buyers are looking for, since we, like our clients, proudly live in The Woodlands ourselves. As a young business in the community, just nearing four years since we first opened our doors to the public, being a part of The Woodlands Chamber

Our services include Vacant Staging, Staging Consultations, Home Makeovers, Home Updates, and Home Manager Staging. For Vacant Staging, we bring in our own inventory of furniture and décor to take the cold edge off of a vacant house and give buyers a glimpse of what their dream home might look like. Our Staging Consultations are two-hour “walk & talk” sessions to let homeowners

of Commerce has played a vital role in helping strengthen our presence in the community, even introducing us to some of our very first clients. Truly not a day goes by where we aren’t reminded of the power of networking and building trustworthy, meaningful relationships, with both potential clients and other businesses in The Woodlands area.

We Sincerely Appreciate Our Lifetime Members AABCO Insurance / Denise Wranischar Abercrombie Retreats / Marilyn Abercrombie

Congressman Kevin Brady

Linda Curington

Donna Daniels

Linda Woods

Doug Stuart / Shaklee

Maxine Mueller

Floy Kelly

Nancy Wallace

B. ‘Chic’ Chicoine

Houston Woman Magazine

BeautiControl / Loretta DuBose Carol Gooch / Montgomery County Association of Business Women

Janis Cornmesser

Transcendental Solutions / Daryl W. Houck

Arceneaux Insurance & Mortgage Services

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Karen L. Hoylman Keller Williams Realty /Rui Martin

Vogt Ventures / Sandra Vogt Wendy Bolz


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Alexan Spring Crossing Avana Grogan’s Mill Avana Six Pines Avana Sterling Ridge Apartments Avana Woodridge Apartments Boardwalk at Town Center Crescent North Point The Plantation at The Woodlands The Retreat at The Woodlands Waterford Springs

Hardy Road Transfer Station – Waste Connections R360 Environmental Solutions Seabreeze Landfill – Waste Connections Waste Connections of Texas The Millennium Six Pines CubeSmart Self Storage - College Park CubeSmart Self Storage - FM 2978

EXECUTIVE LEVEL : $5,460

365RSS + 365PRO Staffing Services America’s ER Medical Centers Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP Community Impact Newspaper ExxonMobil ExxonMobil – Hughes Landing ExxonMobil – Hughes Landing II Great Built Roofing & Construction, Inc. 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 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 Mercantil Bank Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Southwestern Energy Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Strike, LLC Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Texas Children’s Pediatrics The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

The Woodlands Christian Academy Vintage Creek Centre, LLC BRealty • Maverick Development • The Butler House Woodforest National Bank – Town Center Two Woodforest National Bank – College Park Woodforest National Bank – Rayford Road Woodforest National Bank – Waterway Woodforest National Bank – Research Plaza Woodforest National Bank – Sterling Ridge Wright Business Technologies, Inc.

DIAMOND LEVEL : $3,575

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 Talon International Inc. The Red Brick Tavern Glenn Insurance Agency The Woodlands Mall The Woodlands Pain Institute St. Mary Ambulatory Surgical Center, Inc The Woodlands Integrative Care Hospital The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking Wells Fargo – Alden Bridge Wells Fargo – Kuykendahl & Woodlands Pkwy Wells Fargo – Market Street Wells Fargo – The Private Bank Wells Fargo Business Banking Wells Fargo – Woodlands Branch Wiesner Buick-GMC – Hyundai

EMERALD LEVEL : $2,540

Advanced Fertility Center of Texas Black Forest Ventures Black Walnut Café • Galaxy FBO Hubbell & Hudson Bistro • Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) CB&I Comcast Comcast Business Conroe Coca-Cola Bottling Company Conroe Regional Medical Center Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy Business Development: Texas H-E-B Woodlands Market-#579 H-E-B #564 • H-E-B #594 H-E-B Creekside Market H-E-B North Woodlands Market John Daugherty Realtors Kevin Baker Homes & Real Estate – Keller Williams Realty Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP Market Street McKesson Specialty Health McKesson Pharmaceutical Naskila Gaming Peak Roofing Systems Sergio‘s Landscaping Stephen F. Austin University TDECU Woodlands Member Center TDECU Business Services • TDECU Mortgage The Westin At The Woodlands Embassy Suites The Woodlands / Hughes Landing The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Robard’s Steakhouse United Airlines Vernier & Associates, PLLC VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa Wright’s Printing

RUBY LEVEL : $1,940

A Strong CPA, LLC Adcetera Arnold Chiropractic Center, LLC Ascend at Jacobs Reserve Better Bookkeepers, Inc. Blanton Advisors, LLC BMW of Houston North MINI of The Woodlands BMW of The Woodlands Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) BB&T Vision Park British International School of Houston 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 Cornerstone Wealth Management Corporate Incentives, Inc. Delta Life Franchising Dupuis & Polozola LLC Independence Title Edward Jones – Keaton McDaniel, Financial Advisor Tiny Paws Rescue Edward Jones – Richard L. Johnson, CFP(R), AAMS(R), Financial Advisor Edward Jones – Bill Gervasi, Financial Advisor Edward Jones – Brian Bowman AAMS®, CRPS® Financial Advisor Edward Jones – Chantel Williams, Financial Advisor Excelerate Energy LP Ferrari of The Woodlands First American Title – National Commercial Services First Financial Bank – Conroe First Financial Bank – Creekside Gensler GTIN Managed IT Support Harvey Builders Hodges Collision Center – Rayford Road Hodges Collision Center 1488 • Hodges Collision Center Hwy 249 Hodges Collision Center – Lane Ln. Hyatt Centric The Woodlands Legacy – The School of Sport Sciences Liberty Mutual Insurance – Bryan Selby Liberty Mutual Insurance Liberty Mutual Insurance – Susan Gonzalez Lub – Line Corp. 26010 Oak Ridge L.L.C. Marsh & McLennan Agency Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Masters In Dietetics, L.L.C. Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Woodlands Parkway Morgan A. Bourque, Attorney At Law Newfield Exploration Co. PHP Agency (People Helping People) Pioneer Bank Prosperity Bank – The Woodlands Prosperity Bank – Magnolia Parkway Prosperity Bank – Research Forest • Prosperity Bank – Spring Randalls Randalls – Buckthorne • Randalls – College Park Randalls – Panther Creek Sewell Automotive Companies Sewell INFINITI of North Houston • Audi 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 Corp. – Woodforest The Johnson Development Corp. – Grand Central Park The Johnson Development Corp. – Harmony The Mark at Cityplace The Ward Law Firm The Woodlands Country Club – Tournament Course Legend’s • Mitchell’s 74 Bar & Grill The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course The Woodlands Financial Group The Woodlands Hearing Center The Woodlands Township The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau The Woodlands Young Learners Academy Linder Young Learners Academy Oak Ridge Young Learners Academy • The Learning Lane Visit The Woodlands Weygandt Law, PLLC The Singing Lawyer • Weygandt Enterprises, LLC Wilkinson Financial Woodlands Center for Special Surgery

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EMERALD DAN’S NETWORKS, LLC Mr. Daniel Fielder • (281) 516-8112 • Fax: (877) 556-7917 25511 Budde Rd., Suite 1401 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 dansnetworks.com Dan’s Networks is a full service IT Company with a team of highly qualified and certified IT professionals that have gone through rigorous training and certifications to bring you the highest quality standards. SPONSOR: Colette Cole; First Models and Talent Agency, Inc.

KEATING HONDA Mr. Mike Boston • (936) 523-2399 311 Interstate 45 South • Conroe, TX 77301 keatinghonda.com Welcome to Keating Honda, an elite Honda dealership in Conroe, Texas serving Houston, Kingwood, and The Woodlands, Texas. We have a nice selection of new Honda vehicles along with a wide variety of used cars, sedans, minivans, and SUVs for sale at competitive prices. We take pride in our customers and strive to provide impeccable customer service to everyone that visits our dealership.

KEATING IMPORTS Mr. Mike Boston • (936) 760-2446 • Fax: (936) 523-2197 311 Interstate 45 South • Conroe, TX 77301 keatingimports.com You’ve arrived at Conroe, Texas’ number one quality import vehicle website. Here you’ll have access to Keating Nissan and Keating Honda’s complete inventory where you can browse our wide range of imported vehicles. Keating Imports provides the advantages of dealing with a local business while also having valuable industry connections that ensures you’re getting the best service possible.

KEATING NISSAN Mr. Mike Boston • (936) 760-2446 333 Interstate 45 South • Conroe, TX 77301 keatingnissan.com Keating Nissan treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence! Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

RUBY THRIVE DRIP SPA Ms. Erin Kemp • (281) 343-3747 9595 Six Pines Dr., Suite 1460 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 thrivedripspa.com ThrIVe Drip Spa is an I.V. vitamin therapy and lifestyle wellness spa that has taken traditional medical treatments and given them a modern twist. As your area’s premier Drip Spa, we offer customized Drips and Boosters that maximize health, performance recovery, and wellness, all from one of our relaxing Drip Lounges. ThrIVe Drip Spa also features Cryotherapy and energy injections (B-12).

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WOODLAND SPRINGS HOSPITAL Mr. Tobey Bogardus • (936) 270-7520 15860 Old Conroe Road • Conroe, TX 77384 woodlandspringshealth.com Woodland Springs is a 96-bed behavioral health facility offering inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment to adults and their loved ones. SPONSOR: Carol Gooch; Montgomery County Association of Business Women

PLATINUM NEXT LEVEL URGENT CARE – CHAMPIONS Ms. Kelly Dramberger • (281) 783-8162 15882 Champion Forest Drive • Spring, TX 77379 nextlevelurgentcare.com Next Level Urgent Care provides walk-in care for non life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures, lacerations, allergies, rashes, and congestion issues. With convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week.

NEXT LEVEL URGENT CARE – CONROE Ms. Kelly Dramberger • (936) 647-0330 1246 N. FM 3083 W., Suite B • Conroe, TX 77304 nextlevelurgentcare Next Level Urgent Care provides walk-in care for non life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures, lacerations, allergies, rashes, and congestion issues. With convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week.

NEXT LEVEL URGENT CARE – TOMBALL Ms. Kelly Dramberger • (832) 617-5664 25750 Kuykendahl Road, Suite A • Tomball, TX 77375 nextlevelurgentcare.com Next Level Urgent Care provides walk-in care for non life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures, lacerations, allergies, rashes, and congestion issues. With convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week.

GOLD AGM INSURANCE GROUP, LLC Ms. Ana Montalbano • (936) 209-1858 • Fax: (888) 234-0561 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas aginssolutions.com AGM Insurance Group helps you mind your business by scouting the best rates & coverage for commercial & aligning your homeowner needs with niche carriers. We’re committed to our customer base, not by carriers’ volume requirements. Growth keeps Texas moving forward, so do our tech enabled services. We are certified in construction insurance for custom home builders and small contractors; member GHBA. SPONSOR: Colette Cole; First Models and Talent Agency, Inc.


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SILVER MY SALON SUITE Mr. Aaron Gillaspie • (832) 930-1677 19075 I -45 South, Suite 250 • Shenandoah, TX 77385 mysalonsuite.com/houston We are a community of FLAIR: Fun, Loving, creAtively, Inspired, entRepreneurs. Every single one of our salons is designed and engineered to be an ‘’Eco Salon Suite™’’ that reduces energy, decreases water consumption creating a long lasting eco-friendly environment.

INFINITY HOME RENOVATION AND FINE FLOORS Ms. Lindy O’Brien • (346) 351-4142 1650 Louetta Road, Suite 450 • Spring, TX 77388 We specialize in home renovation, new construction and fine flooring. We provide a wide range of services that fall under the renovation umbrella including: Demolition, Plumbing, Electrical, Custom Cabinetry, Showers/Bathrooms, Seamless Glass, Wood, Tile, Carpet, Installation, Painting, Faux Painting, Wall Texturing, Interior Design, Construction Project Management and Architectural Services.

ACTON ACADEMY: THE WOODLANDS Ms. Michelle Bowen • (208) 680-8052 Coming This Fall! actonwoodlands.org At Acton we know that most learning environments simply cannot help students reach their greatest potential. We want to help your child discover their unique talents, skills and gifts by LEARNING TO LEARN, LEARNING TO DO & LEARNING TO BE. We uphold a rigorous academic standard that not only ensures mastery but also allows them to discover their greatest potential. EMPOWER your child for success! SPONSOR: Cary Mollinedo; Texas Autism Academy

BRONZE ELLARD INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC Mr. Travis Ellard • (281) 479-6444 61 Carlton Woods Drive • The Woodlands, TX 77381 ellardinsurance.com An independent agency specializing in high value property and casualty accounts, and mid to large market commercial businesses. With two separate divisions within our agency specifically for personal and commercial lines, we provide a firsthand, direct approach to an industry where so often people are treated as commodities. Client relations and support form the foundation of our company culture. SPONSOR: Ken Skadal; Prevu/Move Resource Group

EMPOWERED STRIDES Mrs. Kelly Teran Fucheck • (713) 557-8825 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Area empoweredstrides.com Empowered Strides is a wellness company founded by a passionate stroke survivor offering speaking services, certified health coaching, meal prep workshops, healthy grocery store guided tours, pantry makeovers and more. Offered in settings such as online, community centers, hospitals, fitness centers, schools, corporate wellness programs, and more. Simple solutions in wellness for the busy family. SPONSOR: Jennifer Majors Baca; JMB Insurance Solutions

JD ENTERTAINMENT Mr. Joshua Campbell • (713) 702-2433 16305 Lewis St. • Houston, TX 77040 JDEntertainment.org For 20 years JD Entertainment has been providing quality entertainment for corporate events, weddings, parties and school functions via sound, lighting and Emcee services. Now that we are fixing to celebrate our 20th anniversary we will soon be expanding our range of services. So give us a call today and schedule a free consultation and let us make your event amazing.

OUTSIDE THE BOARDROOM Mr. Bob Stephens CPA • (281) 320-9365 • Fax: (281) 251-6752 4290 Cypress Hill Dr., Suite 100 • Spring, TX 77388 kimescpa.com If you are looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, you have come to the right place! We offer a broad range of services for business owners, executives and independent professionals. Our rates are affordable. We are experienced and we’re friendly. If you need help managing any aspect of your home or business’s finances, we want to hear from you.

RETIREMENT FUNDING SOLUTIONS Mr. Jon Karuschkat• (832) 286-4122 • Fax: (713) 583-3996 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas texasreversemtg.com I have been in the mortgage industry for 30+ years. Recently I started concentrating my energies on Reverse Mortgages & the HECM 4 Purchase program. This has allowed me to work with seniors and to help them find the best loan options available. Our goal is to help our customers make the right, informed decision about funding their retirement.

EMERGENT VR Mr. Bob Milner • (281) 895-1111 385 Sawdust Road • The Woodlands, TX 77380 emergentvr.com Emergent is a leader in mixed reality design and development. We are a world-class producer of immersive entertainment experiences, combining storytelling with cutting edge engineering and design. SPONSOR: Bob Milner; Bterbo Consulting

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Mr. Andrew Muema • (281) 206-2607 3335 College Park Dr., Suite 500 • The Woodlands, TX 77384 RhythmMusicSchool.com Spring Texas premier’s Music School offering Music lessons from 4 years and up! We teach Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drum, Violin, and Ukulele!

Mr. Blake Zaugg • (832) 777-7530 16051 Old Conroe Road • Conroe, TX 77384 xscapetheatres.com Xscape Theatres offers the finest quality presentation, with stadium seating, digital sound, and a friendly, courteous, ever-present staff.

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Mr. Michael Huffine • (281) 362-1565 • Fax: (281) 292-4881 701 Sawdust Rd., Suite 2 • The Woodlands, TX 77380-2943 silverrock.net We produce corporate videos, photography, graphics, animation and commercials for businesses and feature films. Whatever the creative production you may require, we’ve got you covered; and we’ll treat you as if you were our only client. For over 20 years we have been partnering with our clients to design and communicate - where so many others have come and gone - longevity is a rare thing.

SPECIALISTS IN DERMATOLOGY Mr. Wayne Schilleci • (281) 364-8844 • Fax: (281) 364-8833 8850 Six Pines Dr., Suite 100 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 twssc.org The highly-skilled team at Specialists in Dermatology are equipped to address all your skincare needs. The team consists of Dr. Brent A. Shook & Dr. Robert Cook-Norris, dermatologists who specialize in skin cancer surgery and reconstruction. Alongside the doctors are Susannah Andrews and Michelle Purtle, Physician Assistants with many years of experience in dermatology. SPONSOR: Sheila Greaver; Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch

TX ELITE ROOFING SERVICES Ms. Carolina Civallero • (346) 757-7494 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas txeliteroofingservices.com TX Elite Roofing Services, LLC was formed to provide the most exceptional customer service and quality of work for our Residential and Commercial customers. We provide services in Roofing, Painting, Pressure Washing, and Rodent Exclusion. Our family heritage is that of family owned businesses with roofing experts that have serviced Texas over the last 60 years.

WILSON’S APPLIANCES & MATTRESSES Mr. Ryan Wilson • (936) 900-4120 4050 FM 1488, Unit B • Conroe, TX 77384 wilsonsappliances.com Wilson’s Appliance is a family owned and operated business, with 4 generations of Appliance and Mattress experience. Wilson’s Appliance has served customers in Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia and Spring with low prices on Appliance and Mattress products and top notch customer service. We can help you select your new Appliance and Mattress purchase at any budget. SPONSOR: Jamie Plunk; JD Precision Plumbing Services

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A CLEAN SWEEP - CLEANING & HAULING Mr. Oliver Williams • (832) 594-5850 9730 Sleepy Hollow Rd • Conroe, TX 77385 Located in The Woodlands area, we offer same day delivery in all of the Houston area. Over 20 years experience.

ADDISON GROUP Ms. Sulma Fuentes • (713) 222-7667 1001 Mckinney Street • Houston, TX 77002 addisongroup.com Professional staffing and search firm that has reshaped the industry with our excellent placements in IT, Finance & Accounting, Executive Search, Healthcare, HR & Administrative, & Engineering sectors.

AHMAD & CAPODICE, PLLC Mr. Dwain Capodice • (832) 767-3207 24900 Pitkin, Suite 300 • The Woodlands, TX 77386 ahmad-capodice.com North Houston’s Premier Labor and Employment Law Firm

ALLSTATE INSURANCE Mr. Michael Leuck • (281) 450-5679 Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas Allstate.com We don’t just talk about good—we make it happen. From our dedication to helping rebuild after catastrophes to our passion for giving back to communities, Allstate is committed to making a difference.

ALLSTATE INSURANCE - PATTY POGUE AGENCY Ms. Patty Pogue • (281) 363-2444 1610 Woodstead Ct., Suite 320 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 agents.allstate.com/patty-pogue-the-woodlands-tx1.html With over 17 years experience, I am capable and excited to help you protect what is most important to you and your family.

ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY Mr. David Graham • (346) 412-5076 4920 Westway Park Blvd., Suite 250 • Houston, TX 77041 allstate.com Allstate offers car insurance, home, property, condo and renters insurance, plus insurance for recreational vehicles like motorcycles, boats and more.


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DEVEREAUX WEALTH MANAGEMENT, INC. Mr. Devin Packer • (281) 573-0066 • Fax: (800) 540-0526 1095 Evergreen Circle, Suite 255 • The Woodlands, TX 77380 devinvestments.com Devereaux Investments, Inc. is a firm dedicated to serving the retirement needs of small business owners and individuals seeking financial freedom and independence. SPONSOR: Mike Fortner; Open Door Benefits

GLADE ARTS FOUNDATION Mr. Dragos Tapu • (832) 557-8781 2000 Woodlands Parkway • The Woodlands, TX 77380 gladeartsfoundation.org Unique & accessible fine arts experience with programs focused on art education, scholarships, community based public art projects and curated museum-like exhibit center. SPONSOR: Zach Richmond; Richmond Realty Group – RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

INSPIRED LIVING REAL ESTATE GROUP Ms. Amber Crawford-Chojnacki • (832) 877-0994 2829 Technology Forest Ste 340 • The Woodlands, TX 77381 inspiredlivingtx.com We have the ability to network real estate markets from the Gulf Coast to Central TX (even the world) offering limitless possibilities. Local roots, global reach wherever life takes you, call on us.

LANDOLOGY LLC Mr. Jonathan McMillian • (832) 585-5085 29955 Interstate 45 North • Shenandoah, TX 77381 landology.net Landscape Architects that provide quality and expertise available from a big operation, with the responsibility, attention and professionalism of a local, neighborhood shop.

RELIANT PEST MANAGEMENT Mr. Trey Clawson • (281) 741-8830 600 Kenrick Dr., #B1 • Houston, TX 77060 reliantpest.com Reliant Pest Management is proud to provide effective, affordable pest control services to the Woodlands, Texas area. Experienced, well trained technicians. Reliable, friendly service!

SUPERIOR RENOVATIONS & CONSTRUCTION Mr. Shayne Clardy • (281) 961-5860 8000 Research Forest, Suite 115-241 • The Woodlands, TX 77382 SRCHomeConstruction.com Our professional service and expert craftsmanship makes us the leader in construction and remodeling. Our personal attention to each project ensures 100% satisfaction. SPONSOR: Josh Cherry; Delta Life Franchising

THE WOODLANDS PRIDE Mr. Jason Rocha Serving The Woodlands & Surrounding Areas thewoodlandstxpride.org Our mission is to connect, celebrate, educate and foster relationships in the LGBTQIA community while promoting equality, unity, and love in The Woodlands & beyond. SPONSOR: Jennifer Majors Baca; JMB Insurance Solutions

RENEWING COMMITMENTS EXECUTIVE PLUS INVESTORS Alexan Spring Crossing Avana Grogan’s Mill Avana Six Pines Avana Sterling Ridge Apartments Avana Woodridge Apartments

Boardwalk at Town Center Crescent NorthPoint The Plantation at The Woodlands The Retreat at The Woodlands

EXECUTIVE INVESTORS Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands

Texas Children’s Pediatrics

DIAMOND INVESTORS

Wells Fargo - Alden Bridge Wells Fargo Kuykendahl and Woodlands Parkway Wells Fargo - Market Street

Wells Fargo - The Private Bank Wells Fargo - Woodlands Branch Wells Fargo Business Banking Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking

EMERALD INVESTORS

Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing Market Street John Daugherty Realtors Naskila Gaming Keating Honda TDECU Business Services Keating Imports TDECU Mortgage Keating Nissan TDECU Woodlands Member Center Kevin Baker Homes & Real Estate Team The Westin At The Woodlands Keller Williams Realty

RUBY INVESTORS CHI St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital Edward Jones - Keaton McDaniel, Financial Advisor First American Title National Commercial Services

The Belvedere at Springwoods Village The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course The Woodlands Township

PLATINUM INVESTORS Honea Egypt Self Storage Milstead Glass - Home Décor

Milstead Glass Co., Inc. The Woodlands Lodge

GOLD INVESTORS American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc. Homewood Suites by Hilton North Houston Spring MidSouth Bank Northside Lexus

Panoptic® Insurance Russo’s New York Pizzeria - Spring Marketplace Russo’s New York Pizzeria - The Woodlands TownePlace Suites by Marriott Houston North/Shenandoah

SILVER INVESTORS

5Point Credit Union Dawson Security Group Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar GKBK Jones & Carter, Inc.

Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse Overhead Door Company of Conroe Sentry Garage Door & Gates Texas RockStar Group - EXP Realty Woodlands Dental-Care

Aspire Hospital Berryhill Baja Grill & Catering Blissful Waters Float Center Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. c3 - Creative Content Creations Efficient Climate Control Inc. El Kiosko, Inc. ETSZONE, LLC FedEx Office Jack Gordon & Sons Air Conditioning & Heating Laura Powers Properties

Living Magazine Main Event Entertainment Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center Parking Services of Houston - Valet Repair One Automotive Repair/Service Saltgrass Steak House Silver Rock Productions The Koch Insurance Group The Woodlands Office Suites Thomas Kinkade @ PTL Gallery Village Nannies Woodlands Eco Realty & Excecutive Rentals

BRONZE INVESTORS

BUSINESS INVESTORS Adnorml - Digital Advertising & Marketing Agency Andrews Kurth LLP At Home Healthcare Avalon HR Conroe ISD Education Foundation, Inc. Crighton Theatre Foundation Dependable Kleening Services Earth Works Foundation Chiropractic Frassati Catholic High School Hilton Garden Inn-The Woodlands Houston Colon & Rectal Surgery Interfaith Community Clinic J. R. Moore, Jr. Montgomery County Food Bank

MP2 Energy, LLC New Danville OurTrainingCenter.org Proven Results Marketing Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center Showhomes of The Woodlands Superior Renovations & Construction Susan Love Fitts Communications Texas Home Group Realtors - Kim Angle The Brownstone Group | Keller Williams Realty The Wolford Group The Woodlands Lions Club Windsor Building Services, Inc

*These renewing members increased their level of investment.

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GOODE COMPANY BBQ RESTAURANT

Thank you to Goode Company BBQ Restaurant for hosting the Young Professionals Network in May. The Young Professionals Network brings together the next generation of leaders in South Montgomery County. Whether you are embarking on your professional journey, beginning to accelerate your career, or aspiring to grow your business as an entrepreneur, this is your opportunity to collaborate, grow and network with like-minded leaders in The Woodlands area.

The network provides a variety of opportunities for young professionals to get involved and connected in the community. Monthly events range from industry tours to lunch and learns and evening socials. Taking advantage of these monthly opportunities will allow you to create meaningful relationships that will be essential in your professional career. Get involved with the YPN and let us help you get connected! If you are interested in learning more about YPN, email Lupe Cuellar at lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org.

the diplomat team DIPLOMAT TEAM

of the Month: The TRES LECHES

Team was honored as the May Diplomat Team of the Month.

Diplomats are active Chamber members that serve as an extension of the membership department. Their volunteer role is to welcome new members, coordinate monthly business connection events and assist [PICTURED] Jamie Plunk (JD Precision Plumbing in member retention. Services Inc.), Elaine Smith (Berryhill Baja Grill) and Callie Painter (Electricity Club). Not pictured: If you would like to be Natalie Teltow (Colonial Life). paired with a diplomat to learn how to make the most of your membership, contact Cyndi Alvarado, vice president of membership, at info@woodlandschamber.org. 24 woodlandschamber.org JULY 2018

community relations team CELEBRATES NONPROFITS

The Community Relations Team held a fundraiser benefitting Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary in May at Pie Town. The Community Relations Team (CRT) collaborated with Chamber member Pie Town to organize a fundraiser on behalf of Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary May 23. Pie Town graciously hosted the event at their beautiful new space, located at 19285 David Memorial Dr., Suite 100 in Shenandoah. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch complete with individual pies and cookies, and Pie Town generously donated 30 percent of the proceeds to Pure Mutts. It was a fantastic turnout and guests also had the opportunity to hold a couple of the precious Pure Mutts mascots, Liberty and Freedom.

CRT members at Pie Town supporting Priyanka Johri and Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary

Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary provides special care for special needs and senior dogs. They provide hospice care for these precious animals ensuring they lead the best quality of life possible. As you can imagine their needs including medical care, prescriptions, housing and pet food. To learn more about how you can help, visit puremuttsanimalsanctuary.com. The Chamber encourages you to visit Pie Town and check out their menu at pietown.net.

of the Month:

DIPLOMAT JENNIFER MAJORS BACA

Congratulations to Jennifer Majors Baca of JMB Insurance Solutions on being named the Diplomat of the Month for May. This makes five consecutive months that Jennifer has earned the title of Diplomat of the Month. Jennifer’s commitment to the Chamber and the community is something that we truly treasure. Jennifer is happy share her experiences on how she has expanded her network through her Chamber membership. She is always willing to offer guidance to new and existing members to ensure they take advantage of all the opportunities their Chamber membership offers. If you see Jennifer at any upcoming Chamber Business Connection Events or team meetings, please be sure to congratulate her.

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meet the new members / STRONG FIRM Past Chairman, Bret Strong and his colleagues at The Strong Firm

P.C. hosted the May Meet the New Members.

It was a great opportunity to showcase their new MAC – Mediation, Arbitration and Collaboration Center and meet some of our newest members.

Pictured with our host, Bret Strong, The Strong Firm P.C. is Meet the New Members Team Leader Amber Sickafoose, The Woodlands Country Club; and Meet the New Members Co-Team Leader Sharla Grayson, Woodlands Event Planners, with our newest Chamber members who spoke at the reception.

The Strong Firm has successfully been serving clients in The Woodlands, Montgomery County, and greater Houston area, as well as clients around the country and the world, since 2004. As a business law firm, The Strong Firm specializes in all aspects of business

law, including: commercial real estate; oil, gas and energy; mergers, acquisitions and sales; business law and contracts; corporations, LLCs and partnerships; trusts and estate planning; commercial litigation and disputes; lending and borrowing; and trademarks. Community-minded, The Strong Firm is an active member of dozens of community and civic organizations, including The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Montgomery County, and serves as the official law firm of The Woodlands Township’s three signature races: the Muddy Trails Bash, the CB&I TRI-The Woodlands Triathlon, and the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas. The following is a list, in alphabetical order, of new members who attended the reception and delivered their introductory commercials: Dr. Vasilios Goudas, Advanced Fertility Center of Texas; Kayla Crawford, MY SALON Suite; Teri Schmidt, Stronger to Serve; Colleen Wood, The Alainian, Executive Suites; and Mauricio Ramirez, The Studio. To learn more about The Strong Firm, please visit thestrongfirm.com.

business after hours / ROBARD’S STEAKHOUSE More than 150 The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce members gathered May 8 at the recently redesigned Robard’s Steakhouse for an exclusive Business After Hours event. Inspired by the original maverick Howard Robard Hughes Jr., the luxury boutique steakhouse has been reimagined for Texas tastemakers and a new generation of foodies. The new Robard’s redefines the classic American steakhouse with a menu that showcases sophisticated cuts of dry-aged beef, artisanal bread, fresh-catch seafood, creative desserts, and handcrafted garden-to-glass cocktails. The soirée was held on the gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the 18th green of the stunning Panther Trail Golf Course. Delighted attendees indulged in Area Executive Chef David Morris’ culinary creations including seasoned scallops, local farm-greens, and timeless steakhouse favorites such as filet mignon and ribeye. “I am honored to be a part of such a monumental culinary moment for The Woodlands, which will change the traditional steakhouse experience for local residents and travelers,” Chef Morris said. “Howard Hughes was a truly inspiring individual and I enjoy channeling his spirit to bring a sense of adventure and curiosity to every meal at Robard’s.” Offering vintage luxury with a modern twist, the new Robard’s features an in-house butchery and smokehouse. Chef Morris and his team create a personal touch to each hand-selected steak, utilizing signature dry-aging techniques for each cut of USDA prime grade beef. The restaurant also demonstrates the farm-to-table philosophy, sourcing the freshest of everything – from the Gulf Coast and beyond. Signature menu items include “dock to door in 24” seafood, Prime Certified Angus Beef, 50-day, dry-aged Texas Waygu, specialty lettuces hydro-grown by Sustainable Harvesters in Hockley, Texas and coming this fall, housemade honey from the 100,000 resident bees on the property.

Wendi Gelfound (The Howard Hughes Corporation Hospitality Division) with Business After Hours Team Leaders Kathy Rifaat (Crisis Assistance Center) and Elaine Smith (Berryhill Baja Grill)

Lovers of great food cannot miss Sunday Brunch at Robard’s, which boasts a culinary adventure of global influences. The recently launched Market Brunch menu includes a free-flowing mimosa, Bloody Mary bar, fresh seafood, ceviche and omelette stations, cured and smoked meats, cheeses, specialty pastries, salads, and a choice of Chef David’s Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Texas Sticky Bun French Toast, Lobster Truffle Mac & Cheese, as well as many other delectable brunch favorites. For more information, visit RobardsSteakhouse.com.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS is a monthly networking social hosted by Chamber members. Bring a colleague and join us June 12 at Oak Ridge Young Learners Academy. Be one of the first to get a sneak peek of this new center.

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Amazing Spaces Storage Centers – Springwoods-Exxon Campus

QUICK QUACK CAR WASH

Contact: Sabrina Cruthird 21836 Holzwarth Rd. Spring, TX 77388 (281) 602-8942

The Chamber recognized Quick Quack Car Wash as the May Networking Breakfast Spotlight Table. Having recently opened in the area, residents will soon become familiar with this organization. The Quick Quack Green and Clean Water System reclaim the water used in the car washing process. This water is put through a state-of-the-art filtration system, using a fraction of the water used at home or other car washes. In addition, Quick Quack uses only environmentally safe soap eliminating the worry of harmful soaps, chemicals, and road phosphates being released into fragile ecosystems through storm drains designed for rainwater. The folks at Quick Quack offer convenience membership options at affordable prices. Find a location near you at DontDriveDirty.com.

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B.Good

Contact: Juan Lecanda 2162 Spring Stuebner Road, #180 Spring, TX 77389 (346) 971-7992 bgood.com

Delta Life Fitness - Spring-Klein Contact: Shane Thomas 5250 FM 2920, Suite A Spring, TX 77388 (281) 939-3055 deltalifefitness.com

Enterprise Car Sales Contact: Gina Harris 17046 North Freeway Houston, TX 77090 (888) 251-1483

Thomas and Eric from Quick Quack Car Wash

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Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors Contact: Craig Eissler 21 Waterway Ave., Suite 332 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (713) 343-0495 hhga.com

Jessica Kemp-Park, DC and Missy Herndon with the Will Herndon Fund For Research at Beyond Batten Disease Foundation with Amber Scheer and Chris Davis from Truluck’s.

As an added bonus to an already fabulous event, Truluck’s will give 50 percent of their proceeds from every Chamber Networking Breakfast to a deserving nonprofit member. Recently, The Will Herndon Fund for Research at Beyond Batten Disease Foundation received Truluck’s generous donation. To learn more about this organization, visit willherndon.org. 26 woodlandschamber.org JULY 2018

LMC Class of 2018 – Society of Samaritans

Contact: Sarah Rhea 6606 FM 1488, Suite 148-332 Magnolia, TX 77354 (832) 248-1116 lmctx.org


RIBBON CUTTINGS Stages Great Events

Contact: Angel Dauphine 4503 Spring Cypress Rd., # B1 Spring, TX 77388 (409) 790-2322 stages-greatevents.com

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SHARE NEWS ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS, join us for the next Networking Breakfast held the 3rd Wednesday every month at Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House in Restaurant Row at Hughes Landing.

Stepping Stones Child Care Center Contact: Tiara Gary 10601 Falconwing Drive The Woodlands, TX 77381 (281) 298-5838

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Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy Contact: Tiara Gary 11900 Crane Brook Drive The Woodlands, TX 77382 (281) 292-8783

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TopCoat Nail Boutique

Contact: Mandy Hoang 6700 Woodlands Parkway, Suite 180 The Woodlands, TX 77382 (281) 292-7322

The Strong Firm MAC

Contact: Bret Strong 1790 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 200 The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-367-1222 thestrongfirm.com

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“My business helps my clients/customer be strong and independent by…” Advanced payment required. Visit WoodlandsChamber.org/Calendar to RSVP.

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Contact: Blake Zaugg 16051 Old Conroe Road Conroe, TX 77384 (832) 777-7530

JULY 18 THEME:

Craft a 60-second commercial with this prompt in mind about you and your business and share with about 100 attendees each month. Chamber members are invited to arrive as early as 6:30 a.m. to share promotional materials in the networking breakfast takeaway bags.

$12/MEMBERS • $20/GUESTS $5 MORE AT THE DOOR

FREE PARKING

Park free in the Whole Foods parking garage (2nd floor), located at 1925 Hughes Landing Blvd. or along marked side street parking. Please do not park in the Restaurant Row loop.

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Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC), a local land trust focused on conserving land and protecting Houston’s ASI Software Solutions has announced a new primary water source, Lake Houston, announced that partnership with several of the nation’s largest construction of the 13-mile Spring Creek Nature Trail distributors of technology services. They can now has reached completion. For more information, visit offer customers a comprehensive suite of technology bayoulandconservancy.org. solutions including internet, voice, data, mobility, and Dr. Brent Shook and Dr. Robert Cook-Norris are dermacloud capability, in addition to its tologists who specialize in all your portfolio of IT software solutions. New skincare needs including removing Vice President of Sales, Cary Boykin skin cancer and reconstruction. The comes to ASI with over 25 years of IT highly-skilled team at Specialists In and Telecommunications experience. Dermatology also include Susannah ASISoftwareSolutions.com. Andrews and Michelle Purtle, phyJosh Cherry (Delta Life Fitness) and his business sician assistants with many years of experience in partner, Robby Marlow, have launched their monthly general dermatology. Call 281-364-8844. radio show focused on franchises in Texas. Texas Franchise Radio is live the last Tuesday of every month NEW TO THE TEAM, PROMOTIONS & AWARDS with effective ways to buy into a current franchise, Did you know We Clean 4 You was rated Top 100 partners setting up a business model of franchising, and tips for for 2017 with Cleaning for a Reason? They clean homes businesses already in the franchise business. Be a guest for FREE for any women, any time of year, undergoing or just listen in with Robby and Josh on their Facebook cancer treatments. Do you know anyone that can benefit page: Texas Franchise Radio. from this service? WeClean4You.com.

Millennium Physicians is expanding our diagnostic services for improved patient care. We are excited to announce our new state-of-the-art MRI scanner, Optima MR450w with GEM, located at our Woodlands office. Our MRI is designed to help maximize patient comfort while maintaining excellent image quality. For more information contact our friendly staff at 281-3158120 or visit us at 9319 Pinecroft Drive, Ste. 130 The Woodlands, TX 77380. AEI is celebrating our 35th anniversary this year! We’re proud to still be serving our very first client, West Memorial Municipal Utility District! In 1983, Jim Alexander formed the firm that is now known as AEI Engineering LLC. The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) has completed the sale of a minority interest in its capital stock to RenaissanceRe Ventures U.S. LLC, according to Richard “Gordy” Bunch, president and CEO of TWFG. The transaction will provide the capital infusion the Woodlands-based company will direct toward expediting dynamic national growth for all of its business properties including TWFG Insurance Service, TWFG General Agency, and TWFG Premium Finance, as well as its operations as an insurance carrier, The Woodlands Insurance Company (Twico).

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University of Central Arkansas and pursuing his CFP designation. For more information about HFG, visit hfgwm.com or call 832-585-0110.

COMMUNITY NEWS Believe it or not, homes and offices are still in need of mold remediation in the Greater Houston area. Lone Star Pro Services was rated No. 1 by Houzz Magazine for customer service in 2017! Yes, we are bragging on our ability to keep your space safe and clean with the BEST customer service, according to Houzz!

Woodforest is blowing out the candles on nine years of home sales with a month-long celebration and a Birthday Bash July 8. Birthday treats will be served weekends in July at the Woodforest Homefinder Lodge, 101 Elk Trace Parkway. The lodge also will be the site of a party 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, that will serve up cake, snow cones, as well Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital welcomes as inflatables, a game Dr. Dipan Shah and Dr. Huie Lin to Houston Methodist truck, face painting, DeBakey Cardiology Associates in The Woodlands. and DJ. Houston Methodist The Woodlands is the only hospital Have a legal question? A free call-in public Law Line in Montgomery County to offer for residents of Montgomery County who have general Cardiac MRI. Shah serves as legal questions is offered on the first Monday of every director of the Cardiac MRI month at 281-645-6344 from 5-7 p.m. by volunteer program, and Lin serves as the attorneys from The Woodlands Bar Association. (If director of the hospital’s adult the first Monday is a Federal holiday, then the Law Line congenital heart program. will be offered on the Interfaith of The Woodlands is pleased to announce second Monday of that Lucy Gomez as the new vice president of programs. month.) Upcoming dates Lucy brings more than 12 years of experience to the are July 2, August 6 and executive-level position. She will work alongside the September 10. president and CEO and CFO roles to further enhance Interfaith’s community involvement, programs and services, disaster efforts, volunteers, support strategic planning efforts, and congregation relations. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services, or to become a volunteer, visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call The Woodlands Family YMCA is hosting the Annual 281-367-1230. YMCA Kids Triathlon on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 a.m. at President and CEO of Hodges Collision Center Steve the Branch Crossing location. Children, ages 6-12, are Guinn announced Ryan Guinn as the location manager eligible to register and experience the fun and excitement of the Rayford Road location in Spring. of triathlon. It’s a morning of friendly competition and Ryan Guinn was raised in the business physical activity that can lead to a lifetime of fitness. For and remembers sweeping floors and information and online registration, visit ymcahouston. cleaning up the shop when he was in org/ymca-kids-tri. Registration ends at noon on July 18. high school. After serving in the Navy, For more information, contact Roxanne Davis at 281he worked for several years at Caliber 367-9622, ext. 230. Collision before rejoining the team at Hodges Collision Center. For more information, visit hodgescollision.com The 20th Annual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge Presented by Repsol, scheduled for September 27-30, HFG Wealth Management, LLC is pleased to announce is a unique, fun and easy team-building outing. The Matt Harvey, son of Larry Harvey, Founder and CEO, charity event promises teamwork and camaraderie has joined the firm as a client services at its best as team members work together to reach associate. As a client services associate, their goal. Who will take home the coveted “Dragon?” Matt will contribute to operations, ymcadragonboat.org client services and financial planning. Matt is currently finishing his B.S. in Business Administration through the


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The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) held their Quarterly Partner Luncheon May 16. More than 150 partners and guests heard from Gordy Bunch, chairman of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors with a special presentation, “The State of The Township.” Bunch gave an overview of The Woodlands and reviewed The Township’s accomplishments, resources, law enforcement services, economic development investments, budget, property tax values, discussed the incorporation process and gave an update on The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit The Woodlands.

GIVING BACK

The 2nd Annual Shelter for Shelter benefitting Montgomery County Youth Services was held May 10 at Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands. The Richmond Realty Group was able to present another check of $50,000 to Yes to Youth Montgomery County Youth Services new shelter.

Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2018, comprised of 45 leaders in the county, adopted Society of Samaritans (SOS) as their class project and accomplished some amazing things that will strengthen SOS’ services and ministry to the community in the Greater Magnolia Area. Learn more by visiting SocietyOfSamaritans.org. The Woodlands Rotary Club recently launched Rotary House of The Woodlands to provide temporary housing for patients and families who are receiving treatment at CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, Conroe Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Methodist Hospital The Woodlands and Texas Children’s Hospital. To arrange to use Rotary House of The Woodlands, patients or families can contact the hospital or medical treatment facility social workers

Primrose School of Conroe celebrated their Pre-K and Kindergarten Classes of 2018 at an exciting ceremony hosted at the Creighton Theater May 30. Owner Jennifer Millington and the entire Primrose School of Conroe Staff are thrilled to congratulate not only their amazing graduates, but also all of the young scholars throughout the community celebrating graduation from Pre-K to the 2018 seniors heading out into the world to make their mark.

to see if the situation is eligible. The social workers will provide a simple application, including credit card information for payment of one-time fee. When Hurricane Harvey hit, Strike employees reached out to assist other Strike employees affected by the Hurricane’s wrath. Employees donated their PTO hours so that any time off needed by Harvey affected employees would not result in loss of pay. Strike was left with additional PTO hours. Steve Pate, CEO asked that the hours be monetized and donations made to local non-profit organizations. Recently, Strike donated $5,000 to Meals on Wheels Montgomery County.

This spring, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Montgomery County worked with local businesses and nonprofit organizations including The Woodlands YMCA Shadowbend and Branch Crossing, The Woodlands Lions Club, Amazing Spaces Storage Centers and The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church to collect essential and comfort items. More than 4,000 donations were collected and delivered to the Montgomery County Women’s Center in time for Mother’s Day.

EDUCATION Lone Star College-Montgomery honored 94 students achieving a challenging educational milestone, and now they will turn to the next chapter in their lives. Twenty-nine General Equivalency Diploma earners walked across the stage at the college’s annual recognition ceremony May 30. For more information about the LSC-Montgomery GED program visit LoneStar.edu/GED.

Celebrating 20 years in The Woodlands Community, The Rubicon Academy had their 2nd Annual allinclusive theatrical performance on May 15 under the direction of Terry Woods, drama coach, involving students aging from 2-14 in various roles in Willy Wonka Jr. Students had roles ranging from the younger children playing the colorful Oompa Loopmas and

squirrels, to children that won the “Golden Ticket” to have the opportunity to visit the Chocolate Factory, the roles of Mr. Bucket, Mrs. Bucket, the older grandparents of Charlie Bucket, Grandpa Joe, and of course Willy Wonka, aka the Candy Man..

The Montgomery County Association of Business Women, founded by Carol Gooch in 2005, awarded 12 college scholarships to Montgomery County high school girls at their April lunch meeting. MCABW Foundation hosts an annual fundraiser to benefit their scholarship fund. 95 young ladies applied this year to receive a scholarship. The mission of MCABW is to provide a local forum for area business women to network their business as well as give back to the community. To learn more about MCABW, visit mcabw.org. Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy celebrated the graduation of its senior class on Friday, May 25. The graduation ceremony was held at the school’s campus on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands. This memorable event recognized the graduation of 32 outstanding senior students. With enrollment and interest in Legacy Prep continuing to grow, the school is excited to begin its 14th year. If you would like more information on Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy, visit legacypca.org.

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the chamber leadership Officers, Priority Goals & Project Leaders

Frank Holmes..................................................................... Chairman of the Board J.J. Hollie....................................................................................President & CEO Randy Lovelace............................................................ VP Business Opportunities Sales.............................................................. Royce Brooks / Shirley Santangelo Community Job Fair..........................................................................Bill Gervasi Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo........................................................ Josh Cherry Employment Law Update........................................Elaine Roberts / Annette Kreuz Dan Altom.....................................................................VP Committed Volunteers Membership...............................................................................Cyndi Alvarado Diplomats............................................... Courtney Schweitzer / Michelle O’Rourke Discovery Day...................................................................................Dan Altom Business After Hours..................................................Kathy Rifaat / Elaine Smith Meet the New Members.....................................Amber Sickafoose / Sharla Grayson Networking Breakfast................................. Jennifer Majors Baca / David Dewhurst Bob Milner.................................................................... VP Financial Development Golf Championship.......................................................................... Chris Gagne Taste of the Town........................................................Alexa Horak / Dennis Silva Chairman’s Ball..................................................... James Ketchum / Hanna Pollet Cards & Cocktails......................................................................... Robby Marlow Stuart Lapp........................................................................ VP Government Affairs Economic Outlook Conference..................... Paul Oman / Nathan Adams/ Kyle Rojas Business Advocacy Council...................................... Kevin Kastor / Melissa Bochat Transportation Education Council........................... Linda Nelson / Laura Lea Palmer Whistle Stop Tour.................................................... Kevin Kastor/ Melissa Bochat Julie Ambler.................................................................. VP Legendary Leadership Leadership Retreat......................................................................... Julie Ambler Past Chairman.................................................................................Linda Head Young Professionals Network..............Patricia Ward / Brian Albert / Russell Kalousek Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon............ Courtney Schweitzer / Michelle O’Rourke Monica Bomkamp Enia..........................................................VP Visibility & Image Marketing.................................................................................... Lauren Joerg Community Relations Team............................................ Callie Painter / Chris Elmi Chamber Seminar Team................................................Dawn Candy / Ann Wolford Information Centers ........................................................................Jamie Sims Angela Strong...............................................................Vice President & Treasurer Byron Ellis............................................. Vice President & Chairman’s Appointment Linda Head....................................................................Immediate Past Chairman Gil Staley.......................... The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

Directors: Terms Expire 2018

Monica Bomkamp Enia..............................................................Education for Tomorrow Alliance Mike Fortner..................................................................................... Open Door Benefits, LLC. Stuart Lapp................................................................................. Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorneys Randy Lovelace....................................................Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, Inc.

chamber staff J.J. Hollie President & CEO......................................... jjhollie@woodlandschamber.org Mary Smith Vice President Community Service...............mary.smith@woodlandschamber.org Cyndi Alvarado Vice President Membership.................. cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org Gina Mitchell Director of Finance & Operations..............gina.mitchell@woodlandschamber.org Lauren Joerg Director of Marketing & Communications..... lauren.joerg@woodlandschamber.org Jamie Sims Director of Information Centers.................. jamie.sims@woodlandschamber.org Royce Brooks Director of Corporate Accounts.................royce.brooks@woodlandschamber.org Lupe Cuellar Director of Governmental Affairs................ lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org Meagen Korenek Director of Special Events..................meagen.korenek@woodlandschamber.org Jamie Crowder Membership Assistant......................... jamie.crowder@woodlandschamber.org Shirley Santangelo Sales Associate...........................shirley.santangelo@woodlandschamber.org Jae Kim Finance Administrative Assistant.....................jae.kim@woodlandschamber.org Kelley Misetich Communications Assistant..................kelley.misetich@woodlandschamber.org 30 woodlandschamber.org JULY 2018

Directors: Terms Expire 2018

Paco Rivera........................................................................................................Green Bank Eric Saville...................................................................................... Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse Josh Urban......................................................Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Directors: Terms Expire 2019

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

Directors: Term Expire 2020

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

Ex–Officio Directors

Chief Alan Benson............................................................................ The Woodlands Fire Dept. Captain Tim Holifield................................................... Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Monica Bomkamp Enia..............................................................Education for Tomorrow Alliance Kathy Turner Jones..................................................Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Judge Craig Doyal / Jim Fredricks ...................................................... Montgomery County Judge Linda Head................................................................................... Lone Star Corporate College Missy Herndon..............................................................................Interfaith of The Woodlands Frank Holmes............................................................................. Sam Houston State University Randy Johnson.................................................................Montgomery County Hospital District Jenny Taylor / Noemi Gonzalez............................................................................ Market Street Jim Kuykendall (Mayor)/ Vicky Rudy........................................................ City of Oak Ridge North Jerry MacDonald / Cameron Klepac............................................... Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion Judy Foster...................................................................... Montgomery County Regional Center Dr. Ricardo Mora............................................................. Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Adrian Gonzales.......................................................Montgomery County Restaurant Association. Tammy McRae.............................................................................County Tax Assessor Collector James Noack / Evan Besong...........................................Montgomery County Commissioner, Pct. 3 Gordy Bunch / Don Norrell...................................................................The Woodlands Township James Brown.................................................................Conroe North Houston Regional Airport Ritch Wheeler (Mayor).............................................................................. City of Shenandoah Gil Staley / Heidi Carney........................... The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Sarah Rhea..............................................................................Leadership Montgomery County Heather Washburn................................................................ Office of Congressman Kevin Brady James Stinson, P.E..............................................................The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency Dr. Curtis Null.................................................................... Conroe Independent School District Nick Wolda / Bruce Rieser......................................... The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau Miguel Lopez...................................................................................... SBDC Lone Star College

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Business Today | July 2018  

Business Today is a monthly publication aimed to educate and inform Chamber Members and The Woodlands Area on regional development, Chamber...

Business Today | July 2018  

Business Today is a monthly publication aimed to educate and inform Chamber Members and The Woodlands Area on regional development, Chamber...

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