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Actress Marilu Henner Keynote Speaker at 10th Annual Women’s Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2016
CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 771-4373

Actress Marilu Henner Keynote Speaker at 10th Annual Women’s Conference

GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that Marilu Henner, actress and author, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Conference Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Moody Gardens Convention Center.

Star of two classic sitcoms, Taxi and Shade, Marilu Henner has starred in more than thirty films, six Broadway shows, been nominated for five Golden Globe awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author of over ten books on health, parenting, memory and lifestyle improvement. In addition to hosting her own nationally syndicated radio show, she has executive produced two talk shows and guest-starred on every major talk show, earning the her the title of “Talk Show Guest of the Year”, and was a two time competitor on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars. In 2016 she competed on the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC reaching the quarter finals with her partner Derek Hough.

One of only twelve people documented with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, Marilu was the subject of a three-part special on 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes Australia, numerous news programs and international news articles, and served as the consultant for the CBS series Unforgettable.

Married with two sons, she practices a life of health and fitness. Her latest book, Changing Normal: How I cured my Husband’s Cancer, became the number one book on Amazon the first day on the market. She will share her experience in lifestyle improvement, parenting, memory and health with attendees at the Women’s Conference.

The Women’s Conference is designed to be inspirational, inspiring, empowering, educational and fun. Highlights include highly informative presentations by UTMB physicians, special guest speaker Connie Watt, Women’s Expo, Fitness Demonstrations, Luxury Lounge, and, new this year, Book Nook featuring local authors. An event planned and coordinated by women, for women, it is an engaging and fulfilling experience. Tickets and tables are now available at www.galvestonchamber.com or call (409) 763-5326.

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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.

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