409.763.5326

Board of Directors

Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce

2228 Mechanic, Suite 101 
Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-763-5326, Fax 409-763-8271

C.B. “Bix” Rathburn, Ph.D.

Chair
County of Galveston

Gina M. Spagnola, IOM

President & CEO
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce

Howie Bentley

Classic Auto Group Galveston

Dennis Byrd

Island Famous

Dr. David L. Callender

UTMB Health

Rosemary Doolin

Sea Star Base Galveston

Theresa Elliott

Casa del Mar Beachfront Suites

Keith Gray

CenterPoint Energy

Captain Wally Hogan

Galveston/Texas City Pilots Association

Garry Kaufman

GIA

Steve Mataro

DSW Homes

Allan Matthews

The Moody Foundation

Stephen Maxwell

Frost Bank

Dr. Kelli Moulton

GISD Superintendent

David Norris

Stewart Title Company

Larry del Papa

Del Papa Distributing

Maureen Patton

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Ben Peterek

Gulfside Cleaning Services

Vic Pierson,

Moody National Bank

Fred D. Raschke

Mills Shirley L.L.P.

Ruth Rendon

Marathon Petroleum Co.

Joe Rozier

Mitchell Historic Properties

Kelly de Schaun

Park Board of Trustees

Richard R. See III

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston on the Beach

Jeff Sjostrom

Ex-Officio, Galveston Economic Development Partnership

Todd Sullivan

Evia/Sullivan Interests

V.J. Tramonte

Joe Tramonte Realty, Inc.

Maria Antonieta Viso

BP

Leonard Woolsey

Galveston County Daily News

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Promoting & Advocating for Business and Community Development Since 1845

Contact Us

Address

2228 Mechanic, Suite 101

Galveston Island, Texas 77550

Phone

409.763.5326

Advocacy. The Business Advocacy Committee shall be charged with the primary responsibility to promote a positive and pro-active business environment in the Galveston area through the following activities:

  1. Developing and supporting local governmental action which promotes a strong business climate and job growth opportunities.
  2. Opposing local governmental action which inhibits a strong business climate and diminishes job growth opportunities.
  3. Establishing productive relationships between business interests and public officials.
  4. Providing forums to inform public officials and candidates for public office on issues impacting the business community.
  5. Providing forums to educate the membership on issues impacting the business community.
  6. Communicating official Chamber positions to the appropriate public officials prior to their action on the issue.
  7. Identifying and supporting individuals to serve on public Commissions and Boards.
  8. Endeavoring to hold public officials accountable for their actions and the resulting impact on the business community. This may be accomplished by the circulation of public official voting records to the Chamber membership on any issue on which the Chamber has communicated an official position.

Advocacy Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, in conjunction with Legislative Affairs, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Comite de Negocios (Spanish Businesses Committee). This committee's mission is to advocate and act as a liaison for the hispanic owned business community within the region.

The Comite de Negocios meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

C-Crewe. The C-Crewe’s objective is to engage professionals under forty in the Galveston business community, as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

C-Crewe meets the 2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 am, at various locations.

Doolin Maritime Career Pathways. As a committee of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, the Doolin Maritime Pathways Crew is a coalition of educators, organizations, and businesses that promote local workforce development for the maritime industry.

The Doolin Maritime Career Pathways Committee meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 7:30 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Education. The mission of this committee is to enhance the quality, accessibility, choice, and usefulness of education for all students, and to support the economic, social, and political viability of Galveston Island.

Education Committee meets the 1st Friday of every month, 7:30am, various locations.

Executive Committee. This committee meets the 2nd Friday of every month, 8:00 am, Chamber offices.

Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is a fundraiser for the Chamber.

This committee meets monthly beginning in May, with the exact scheduled to be determined at that time.

Legislative Affairs. The mission for this committee is to advocate through the Legislature for member businesses, providing a voice to not only the State, but at a National level as well.

This committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day Galveston County, which is an initiative of the Galveston Regional Chamber’s Education Committee, empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Youth of all ages – from pre-K through high school, across Galveston County can register.

Lemonade Day Committee meets the 1st Friday of every month, 10:00 am, Chamber Board Room.

Membership Development. This committee is tasked with growing and retaining the membership base, through continual review of membership levels and benefits, and listening to the members, their requests, and requirements.

This committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month, 2:00 pm, Chamber offices.

Pelican Island and Galveston Channel Advocacy. This committees mission is promoting and advocating for existing and future land owners and businesses on Pelican Island and the Port of Galveston and its tenants.

This committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 11:30 am, at various member locations.

Women’s Conference. The mission of this committee is to give women in the region an opportunity to come together, share and learn from each other.

Women’s Conference Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month, 3:00 pm in the Chamber Board Room.

Work Force Development. The mission of this committee is to identify skill sets that match employment opportunities in the Galveston Region.

Work Force Development Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am in the Chamber Board Room.