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Galveston Chamber to Celebrate George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year

 

 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 September 13, 2017

Media Contact:
Lindsay Touchy, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
(409) 763-5326
ltouchy@galvestonchamber.com


Galveston Chamber to Celebrate George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year

GALVESTON, TX – September 13, 2017 – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year awards ceremony on Friday, September 15, 2017, 7 – 10 pm, at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort.

The event recognizes area businesses who demonstrate outstanding achievement, contribute to the growth of our region, and encourage others to follow their lead. The Chamber will honor Dancie Perugini Ware, Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations and Todd R. Sullivan, John R. Sullivan, and William W. Sullivan, Sullivan Interest/Evia. Last year’s recipients included Island Famous CEO, Dennis Bryd, and Farley Girls, Ryann Duzich Culberson and Rosmond Duzich Thormahlen.

The event will also honor the winners of the Ball High IncubaTOR program and Lemonade Day Galveston County. The Ball High IncubaTOR program teaches entrepreneurism through the INCubatoredu® curriculum. Students enrolled in this course become true entrepreneurs by creating and developing their own product or service. Winners, Jennifer Hernandez and Bernadino Hernandez, established the ultimate car wash company, Eco Care Car Wash, to take care of the environment and bring convenience to their customers.

Lemonade Day Galveston County empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by learning to own andoperate their own business, a lemonade stand. This year’s winner is Team Victor, led by a courageous young entrepreneur named Victor Rodriquez. Born with Down Syndrome, Victor struggles to communicate but he demonstrates hard work, integrity and commitment to Lemonade Day Galveston County. To Victor, Lemonade Day Galveston County shows others with the disorder that anything is possible.

Established in 1845, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce promotes and advocates for business and community development and is the first chamber in the State of Texas.

The George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year, presented by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, honoring Dancie Perugini Ware, Todd R. Sullivan, John R. Sullivan, William W. Sullivan, Jennifer Hernandez, Bernadino Hernandez and Victor Rodriquez is Friday, September 15, 2017, 7 – 10 pm, at the Galveston Island Convention Center. The event will include an awards ceremony, dinner, and entertainment. Business attire.

Tickets to the event are $100 Chamber members, $150 future members, and $1,500 reserved table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.GalvestonChamber.com or call (409) 763-5326.

My Galveston – College Town Galveston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2017 Contact: M.J. Naschke, (409) 771-4373 My Galveston – College Town Galveston GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce recently launched College Town Galveston, a campaign spun from the C-Crewes successful My Galveston program. My Galveston, a program developed by C-Crewe to encourage residency on Galveston Island, was begun inContinue Reading

U.S. Chamber Awards Local Chamber with Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 10:30am Contact: M.J. Naschke, (409) 762-3930 U.S. Chamber Awards Local Chamber with Accreditation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting today, awarded accreditation to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities. “AccreditationContinue Reading

Galveston County Legislature Day at the Texas Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 3, 2017 By Lora-Marie Bernard with photos by Ruth Ann Ruiz Galveston County Legislature Day at the Texas Capitol About 200 chamber of commerce and government representatives participated Wednesday in the first Galveston County Legislature Day at the Texas Capitol. The collaborative event featured a day of photo opportunities and meetings withContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

George & Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway Dedication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 771-4373 George & Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway Dedication GALVESTON, TX – The I-45 Causeway linking Galveston Island to the mainland will officially be named the George and Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway on Tuesday, October 25. State Senator Larry Taylor, State Representative Wayne Faircloth, former Senator A.R.Continue Reading

Governor’s Office Of Small Business Assistance Awards Funding To 10 Small Business Service Providers

For Immediate Distribution | August 18, 2016 | (512) 463-1826 Governor’s Office Of Small Business Assistance Awards Funding To 10 Small Business Service Providers AUSTIN — The Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) announced today that it has awarded approximately $100,000 in grant funding to ten nonprofit organizations from across the state for projects promotingContinue Reading

3rd Annual DOOLIN MARITIME CAREERS CAMP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31 – August 6, 2016 CONTACT: Gina Spagnola; gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326 3rd Annual DOOLIN MARITIME CAREERS CAMP GALVESTON, TX The Doolin Maritime Careers Camp, a weeklong residential camp, July 31 thru August 6, 2016, is now accepting applications for students that are rising 8th to 10th grades. The camp is free ofContinue Reading

Galveston Regional Chamber to Honor Young Entrepreneurs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 762-3930 Galveston Regional Chamber to Honor Young Entrepreneurs GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor the recipients of the First Annual George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year at an awards celebration, Friday, June 10, 7 – 10 pm, atContinue Reading

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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