2016 Galveston Coastal Legislative Tour

September 8 – 11, 2016

Members of the Texas Legislature,

We are excited to announce Senator Larry Taylor and Representative Wayne Faircloth, along with the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, are inviting all members, and a guest, to attend the Galveston Coastal Legislative Tour. This important, and FREE, event will be held September 8 – 11, 2016, and is limited to the Legislators, their guests and sponsors. The purpose of the tour is to highlight all that Galveston has to offer, including the Port of Galveston, the offshore industry, the petrochemical industry, tourism, UTMB, Galveston National Lab, Texas A&M University Galveston, Galveston College and the significant contributions of the area to the state and country. In addition, this will be an excellent opportunity for the members to learn about the needs of the Texas coast, with the development of a coastal barrier system being at the top of the list.

We hope you will agree to participate in this FREE and exciting weekend. All you need to do is get to Galveston Island. If you have any questions or wish to discuss further, please contact Gina Spagnola (gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or 409.789.5906) with the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.

AMOCO Federal Credit Union
Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau/Park Board of Trustees
Captain Charles and Rosemary Doolin
Gal-Tex Pilots Service Corporation
Galveston County Daily News
Galveston County
Landry’s Inc.
Marathon Petroleum Co.
Moody National Bank
Gulf Coast Leadership Conference
Port of Galveston

Special Thanks:
A.R. “Babe” Schwartz, CenterPoint Energy, City of Galveston, Classic Auto Group Galveston, Coastal Solutions, Inc. – Marie and Chris Robb, Galveston College, Gulf Copper & Manufacturing, Joe Tramonte Realty, Kempner Capital Management Inc., Texas A&M University-Galveston, UTMB Health, West Galveston Island Property Owners Association

Click here to download the Invitation. 

Click here to download the RSVP Form.

Click here to download the Itinerary.

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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.