Promoting & Advocating for Business and Community Development Since 1845
Promoting & Advocating for Business and Community Development Since 1845

Galveston Regional Chamber Cuts Ribbon at Galveston Community Sailing Center at Public Celebration on July 18

Galveston Regional Chamber Cuts Ribbon at Galveston Community Sailing Center at Public Celebration on July 18 Learn About Community Sailing – Enjoy Food, Refreshments, Boat Tours, Activities, Fireworks and More! GALVESTON, TX June 15, 2015 –   The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will cut the official ribbon of the Galveston Community Sailing Center (GCSC) atContinue Reading

Sunshine Center Chosen as 2015 Celebrating Women Conference Recipients!

This year the Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference has chosen the Sunshine Center as it’s charity for the 2015 conference! We are asking for the items from their wish list to be brought to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce office at 2228 Mechanic before the event (between April 1 – April 13) orContinue Reading

Chamber Restates Position On Committee, Commission, and Board Appointment Policy

On March 13th the Chamber sent the following letter to Mayor & Council Members for the City of Galveston restating our position the recently passed Galveston City Council Committee, Commission and Board Appointment Policy. Mayor Yarbrough and Council Members, Please find attached a copy of the resolution from the Board of Directors of the GalvestonContinue Reading

Satori School Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday March 4th, Satori School cut a ribbon to celebrate a new look thanks to help from DSW Homes – Custom Homes of Exceptional Value in the Southern US and Sherwin Williams! Karmen Mataro, wife of Steve Mataro of DSW headed up and oversaw all aspects of the restoration project of the school fromContinue Reading

Chamber Advocates For Pro-Business Environment Regarding New Land Development Regulations

Dear Chamber Members, The Chamber’s LDR Committee has worked tirelessly reviewing and communicating updates to our membership and city staff for well over two and half years now. The Chamber’s Mission since 1845 is to Promote and Advocate for Business and Community Development…it’s the reason we were established and we take that seriously. These regulationsContinue Reading

Galveston Invited to Participate in US-Japan Grassroots Exchange

Community Leaders to Participate in Three-Year Dialogue and Exchange Program (GALVESTON, TX) March 2, 2015 – Galveston leaders of local grassroots/nonprofit organizations, local government groups, and business groups involved in post-disaster community rebuilding have been invited to partake in a three-year dialogue and travel exchange project.  Five delegates from Galveston will participate in the programContinue Reading

World Renowned Kashmere Stage Band to Headline Annual Meeting

World Renowned Kashmere Stage Band to Headline Annual Meeting

Galveston Island, TX (January 8, 2015) – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has a special guest on board the “Soul Train” this Friday, January 16! The Kashmere High School Stage Band, featured in the Jamie Foxx movie “Thunder Soul,” will be the headlining act at the Chamber’s 169th Annual Meeting and Gala. In the earlyContinue 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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