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Galveston Regional Chamber Launches Vivian Rose Hernandez Junior Ambassador Program

Galveston Regional Chamber Launches Vivian Rose Hernandez Junior Ambassador Program

Chamber to Name Junior Ambassador Program After Innovation and Entrepreneurship Pathway Coordinator

GALVESTON, TX November 24, 2015 – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will launch its latest educational and advocacy initiative at 9 AM on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Ball High School. The Vivian Rose Hernandez Junior Ambassador Program will consist of outstanding high school students from Galveston County who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities.

This program benefits the students by providing increased networking opportunities, an opportunity to connect one-on-one with businesses and Chamber members and gains an insider’s perspective of the local business community. Students have an opportunity to meet local business and community leaders and help the community and show community pride.

With nearly 30 years of education experience, Vivian Rose Hernandez is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Pathway Coordinator for Ball High School in Galveston, Texas. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and her master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.

“I love being an educator! It brings me joy and I believe that I can make a difference in the lives of many students,” said Hernandez. “I can and do impact the future by producing individuals who are critical thinkers and responsible citizens, as well as caring friends and confident achievers.”

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club is a committee of goodwill representatives whose objective is to promote the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce and maintain strength within the membership. Ambassadors are responsible for welcoming new and expanding businesses to the Chamber at ribbon cuttings, luncheons, personal visits and special events. Ambassadors continue to represent the Chamber while conducting business for themselves in the community.

“The Chamber is looking to grow the next generation of business leaders within our region and the Junior Ambassador Program is an opportunity to pour into these young entrepreneurs and introduce them to the business community,” stated Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina M. Spagnola. “Vivian has always been a leader in our educational initiatives and her role in encouraging entrepreneurship was a natural fit to name this program.”

The Vivian Rose Hernandez Junior Ambassador Program will be officially introduced at a ceremony on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Ball High School in the Library at 9 AM. For additional information about the Chamber’s Ambassador or Junior Ambassador program, please contact Lindsey Serrette, Director of Membership Development, at lserrette@galvestonchamber.com (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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