Friday, September 7, 2012

September Monthly Edge E-Newsletter

September 2012 Edge E-Newsletter - September Member Month!

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The September Edge E-Newsletter
Your Monthly Link to Chamber and Community
Dear Houston Northwest Community, 
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It is so good to see so many of you returning from summer trips! We have had record attendance at our recent events thanks to you and your enthusiastic commitment.
Leadership is an important theme this fall. The Chamber's Young Professionals are hosting a Power Conference that is designed to enhance their leadership skills and make new connections. Also, it is time to select new Chamber Board members (see below). Committee leadership is also needed and it is a good time to indicate your interest.
The September 13th Membership Luncheon at Raveneaux Country Club is almost full and we will be closing off registration by Monday. Of course, no walk-ins will be allowed due to space limitations.
Barbara Thomason

In This Issue
Fallen War Hero Dedication
Networking Events
Adventure Race Series
Young Professionals Power Conference
Chamber Calendar
September Calendar
Welcome our New & Returning Members

Woodwind Lakes Health andRehabilitation Center  

Community News & Events
LSCS Networking Lunch Series
Houston NW Medical Center
Klein ISD School Board
United through Reading
The County Judge Report
Houston Business Journal Presents
CCEMS Names Top 10 Best Companies
Resources for going Global
Texas Repertory Theatre Presents
Houston NW Medical Center Receives
Event Photos & Videos
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New Membership Benefits
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce unveils a new Tiered Membership Program that brings Chamber members more benefits.

Interested in getting involved?

Click the link below to sign up and join one of the list committee groups. 

Fallen War Hero Memorial Dedication

The Fallen War Hero Memorial Dedication will be open to the general public on October 6th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Cy-Champ Park, 14619 Cutten Rd. Houston, TX 77069
Fallen Warriors Memorial and Monument
Fallen Warriors Memorial and Monument
Preview this PSA video announcing the building of a Memorial and Monument in Houston, Texas honoring the Fallen Warriors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by the National Memorial Ladies of Texas. 

Networking Events
Young Professionals HH
Houston YP Alliance
September 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The House of Blues
Networking Breakfast
September 25, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Clementine's Restaurant
Membership Meet & Greet
October 3, 5-7 p.m.
Thomas Markle Jewelers

Learn about
Just Cause Houston
Just Cause Houston is a cooperative initiative of churches, faith-based ministries, and local businesses and organizations that are committed to addressing God's passion for justice in their respective communities and beyond. Read more!

Community Tribute to Jackie Burke
On November 19, 2012, Jackie Burke will be honored for his dedication to golf and our Champions community. This 'Community tribute to Jackie Burke' will begin with a golf clinic given by golf pros and end with a dinner and presentation on Jackie's life and career. His contribution towards promoting amateur golf, his teaching philosophy of the game, and his creation of a championship golf course has put our area on the map. Our community has also benefitted from his support of the Lone Star College System, the Cypress Creek Cultural Arts organizations, and numerous area charities. Read more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can be a part by clicking here. 

CCEMS Golf Classic
This year, all proceeds will benefit the CCEMS Scholarship Program.  Monies will provide financial support for those individuals pursuing certifications in the field of EMS.
Read more and sign up by clicking here.

Membership Momentum Month!
September is Membership Momentum Month! Look for great info on how to help your Chamber continue to grow and improve by referring and encouraging those great community businesses you know to become a Chamber member just like you! For more information on how to participate, contact Sandy Barton or Alyssa Wilson at the Chamber office, 281-440-4160. If you would like to get a refresher on your benefits click here for a link to the new membership levels!

Quality of Life Directory Ad Sales begin
2012 directoryThe Chamber Directory Sales Campaign for the 2013 Chamber Directory and Quality of Life Guide begins in September. The directory provides an outstanding "members only" opportunity to advertise  in a directory that is widely used throughout our community.
Awesome 2012 ad pricing continues for 2013! Contact ad exec, Larry Palmer, to get your business in front of potential customers. Call Larry at the Chamber beginning September 4 or on his cell, 713-703-4462, or email him at
We also want to make sure your information is correct in our Directory - and on our Web site! Please take a moment to review your business information on the site to ensure your business information is correct. If you find you need to make changes, please login to the "member login" section of the Home Page or call Sandy Barton, 281-440-4160.

CreekFest -  Saturday, October 13th

 CreekFest Adventure Race Series
Brought to you by
Lone Star College - University Park
 Saturday, October 13, 2012
 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Congrats Steve Fenley
Our very own Steve Fenley, Artisitic Director for the Texas Repertory Theatre was recently honored in the Houston Press as a finalist for Best Artistic Director. Make sure you check out Texas Repertory Theaters new show "Leading Ladies"

Remembering Ricardo Peduzzi
Mr. Ricardo Peduzzi, Executive Director and co-founder of the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Mayor's
International Trade and Development Council for the Americas, passed away on August 29, 2012. Mr. Peduzzi was a terrific local leader, an exemplary Houstonian, and a neighbor to our chamber. He will be greatly missed.

Board of Director Elections
Each year, several members of our Board of Directors fulfill their terms and new Board members are identified. Our Chamber members have an opportunity to submit qualified individuals in addition to or instead of those who make up the 2013 Board slate. These nominations by petition must be submitted no later than October 1, 2012. To read the excerpt from our By-Laws that addresses these nominations, Click here. 
If there are no additions or substitutions for the Board slate, these three candidates will automatically be elected to the Board with terms that start January 1, 2013.  

Shah Ardalan
Shah Ardalon
Lone Star College
University Park
Read the Bio for Shah Ardalon,
President, Lone Star College -  University Park

Ross Radcliffe
Ross Radcliffe,
Johnson Radcliffe Petrov & Bobbitt PLLC 
Read Bio for Ross Radcliffe,
Johnson Radcliffe Petrov & Bobbitt PLLC

Al Cott
Al Cott,
Plains State Bank
Read Bio for Al Cott,
Plains State Bank

Homeaid Houston Cares

Wednesday, August 29, Homeaid Houston and contest winner Kristina Urban presented the key of the Minute Maid Playhouse to Mikey Moore.  Mikey is a 14 year old die-hard Astros fan. He is a five year veteran of the Astros Buddy Program and he plays Little League Challengers Baseball. Kristina was touched by Mikey's enthusiasm for baseball, his love of the Astros and the fact that he's tried for the past 5 years to win the playhouse. As a matter of fact, on the day of the drawing, Mikey told his mom that the playhouse had his name on it.  Little did he know that it actually did!
Even though Mikey's family knew the Playhouse was being donated to Mikey, they decided to wait until last night to tell Mikey he had won.  He was extremely happy to hear the news and can't wait until the Playhouse is delivered to his home and he can play inside! Salty Thomason of Pella Windows & Doors chaired the Playhouse Project, is on the Board of Homeaid Houston and is a  member of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce. 

  Young Professionals Power Conference
Are you a Young Professional?
Are you looking to Network, refine your Professional Skills and learn practical steps to succeed in the competitive business world? If so you need to be a part of the 2012 YP Power Conference.
This event will take place on November 9th at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital from 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hear conference Keynote Speaker Rory Aplanalp of Aplanalp & Associates and Professional Session Speaker Linda Stiles of Linda Stiles & Associates. The Conference will include an Executive Round table with Area CEO's & Executives, a Wine and Networking Social and Powerful sessions to refine and enhance your professional repertoire.
Reservation includes lunch, snacks and Wine tasting. $45 before November 1st and $60 beginning November 2nd. Click here to purchase your ticket.
Thank you Event Sponsors
Trustmark Bank
Edward Jones - Will Cottle

SOB Ordinance and Sign Code
Trevor Smith, Harris County Attorney's Office Provides Update
The Government Affairs Committee hosts Trevor Smith on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 8:30 am at the Chamber. Trevor has been the lead attorney for Harris County in the development of a Sexually Oriented Business regulation. The Houston Northwest Chamber, law enforcement and our elected officials came together to fashion this regulation that should enable us to change the face of the area...for the better.

Come hear an update on the proposed Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance going to Harris County Commissioner's Court.
Time for frank discussion on enforcement of our Harris County Sign Regulations.

Member Spotlight - Sprint
Jeff Washburn
Sprint - Total Choice Communications
(a Sprint Certified Business Dealer)
Specializing in B2B solutions including, but not limited to the following:
Cell phones and Mobile Broadband Devices, Asset tracking, Wireless business forms, Remote credit card processing, and Bar code reading.
Dedicated sales team proudly serving the Houston and surrounding area for over 10 years. 
Contact Jeff Washburn
Sprint - Total Choice Communications
14655 NW Frwy., Suite 127
Houston, TX 77040 

Save the Date: Economic Outlook Forum Slated for March 22, 2013
Sha ArdalanThe most significant annual economic event in northwest Harris County is "Northwest Houston Works", an economic outlook forum that brings together key leaders to discover and strategize our community's future economic health. The event will bring together experts in health, education and economic development to deliver a day full of important developments in our area.  More details to come!
We are securing sponsors for this exciting event and invite you to be among those identifed as 'Economic Development Supporters'. Click HERE  for more information.

Get your CreekFest Raffle Tickets!
Get your Raffle Tickets! The Chamber Foundation Board members will be selling raffle tickets from now until CreekFest on Saturday, October 13th and throughout the festival for the chance to win and IPAD 3, a flat screen TV, A BBQ grill, an Adirondack chair and more. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. You do not have to be present to win!
Purchase here:
The Foundation is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit corporation whose purpose is to support community projects in northwest Harris County. From Green Medians to Green Sides to scholarship programs, the Foundation has been at the forefront.

Hobbs to Anyways Save the Date                                                         

NEW! Community Arts Calendar
Calendar PageLooking for local entertainment this week? Scheduling an event? Use the Chamber Community Calendar accessible right on the homepage. Anyone can post an event, even non-Chamber members.
Bookmark the link below for up to date information about local art attractions.

Thank You to The First Platinum Member                                           
Houston Northwest Medical Center

Thank you to our Gold Founder's Council Members                          
Lone Star College System
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Prairie View A&M University
Tomball Regional Medical Center
Walmart Stores

Thank you to our Silver Chairman's Council Members                      
AAA Plumbers
AT & T
Citation Oil & Gas
 Hasta la Pasta/Lasagna House III Restaurants
 The Cypress Creek Mirror
GLF-Style Magazine
Hewlett Packard
Houston Chronicle 
Living Magazine
Review It Magazine
Sam Houston Race Park, Ltd
Strayer University
Texas Sports Radio Network
TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital
Trustmark National Bank  
United Airlines
Verizon Wireless

Thank you to our Bronze Members                                                      
AEI Engineering
Amegy Bank
Canrig Drilling Technology
Crazy Frogs Saloon
Kwik Kopy #117
Rebels Honky Tonk/303
Sam's Club
Velocity Unified Communications
Woodforest National Bank
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