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Join us for the Lemonade Day Galveston County Kick Off and Step Up For Education Expo on Thursday, January 21, 2016

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Join us for the Lemonade Day Galveston County Kick Off and Step Up For Education Expo on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Register for 2016 Lemonade Day Galveston County and Learn About Educational Opportunities in our Region

 LemonadeDay_GalvestonCountyGALVESTON, TX January 6, 2016 – Calling all Young Entrepreneurs! The 2016 Lemonade Day Galveston County Kick-Off and Step Up For Education Expo will take place on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 5 – 7:30 PM at Central Middle School Media Arts Academy, located at 3014 Sealy Street, Galveston. This event is free and open to families and students in the Galveston region.

 

The Step Up For Education Expo takes place from 5 – 6:30 PM and offers information about educational offerings and opportunities throughout our region, from schools and lessons to summer camps and fun activities. The Expo is open to all schools, businesses and organizations that serve families and students. Participation in the Expo is free but advanced registration is requested by emailing Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com.

 

The Lemonade Day Kick Off Event will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the main auditorium with a program including great Lemonade Day Galveston County prizes, school performances and more.

 

Food and refreshing lemonade will be served in the school cafeteria. Students will be able to register for Lemonade Day Galveston County and pick up their backpacks, workbooks and t-shirts for the duration of the evening. Registration forms will be available but students must have a caring adult with them to sign up. Registration is free and food and refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.

 

“This is a chance to register your lemonade stand, pick up your backpack, workbook and t-shirt and find out more about great educational opportunities in our region,” said Gina M. Spagnola, President and CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce and Lemonade Day Galveston County Director. “We want all schools, organizations and groups that lend a hand to education represented so that families can get a look at all there is to offer!”

 

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce established an education committee in 2010 as a broad based community partnership.  The committee has united every educational institution both public and private on the island in an unprecedented alliance 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.  The Education Committee felt that Lemonade Day was the perfect collaboration of business and education to help achieve their goals, and with their support the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce purchased the licensing fee to bring Lemonade Day Galveston to our community in 2012.

 

The Galveston Regional Chamber rallies the business community to support producing the event with cash and in-kind sponsorship, and we involve the help of key local and regional media outlets to promote Lemonade Day Galveston County. However, our most effective promotional tool are the relationships we’ve created with the schools and youth organizations via the Chamber’s Education Committee. With their buy-in of the program, our Lemonade Day Galveston County team has performed countless kickoff events at area schools and youth organizations to spread the word about Lemonade Day Galveston County. These kickoff events combined with our annual Lemonade Day Kick-off event, Build a Stand…Spark a Dream event, Best Tasting Lemonade Contest, Spirit Night and Lemonade Day itself have exposed our Chamber to thousands people, most of who were not previously involved with our organization.

 

For complete information about Lemonade Day Galveston County, visit www.Galveston.Lemonadeday.org. To register your school, business or organization for the Step Up For Education Expo, email Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or call (409) 763-5326.

 

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About the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is To Promote and Advocate for Business and Community Development.  Founded in 1845 it is Texas’ first chamber of commerce.  For more information about the Galveston Regional Chamber, visit them at the corner of 23rd and Mechanic in Historic Downtown Galveston.  You can also check them out at www.GalvestonChamber.com, like them on Facebook – www.facebook.com/GalvestonChamber, follow them on twitter – www.twitter.com/GalvChamber, share with them on instagram – www.instagram.com/GalvestonChamber and watch them on YouTube – www.youtube.com/GalvestonChamber.  Don’t forget to download MyChamberApp on your smart phone so you can access the Galveston Regional Chamber membership directory, upcoming event information and more anytime, anywhere

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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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