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May 7, 2017

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the sixth annual Lemonade Day Galveston County on Sunday, May 7, 2017. On this day, more than 850 children from across Galveston County will become entrepreneurs by setting up lemonade stands. By May 7, these children will have been preparing for weeks by learning the lessons of owning and operating a business, such as setting goals, planning, budgeting, finding an investor, running their business and so much more.

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 to set up an official Lemonade Day stand. Upon registering, participants receive a backpack with an entrepreneur workbook that teaches the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day. Participants can register online at http://galveston.lemonadeday.org or visit the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce at 23rd Street and Mechanic in Downtown Galveston.

There are also numerous ways that local businesses can get involved. For instance, your company can donate money, mentor kids, serve as a site location and so much more. Just $100 can provide the supplies needed for 10 kids to participate in Lemonade Day Galveston County. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce at (409) 763-5326 or connect with us at https://lemonadeday.org/galveston-county/.

2017 Sponsors

Presented by:

Schlittterbahn
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Classic Auto Group Galveston

Main Squeeze:

Capitan Charles and Rosemary Doolin
Village Hardware
Chalmers
Mills Shirley
BP
Lighthouse Charities
Bromberg Trust
Rotary of Galveston
Marathon Petroleum
Galveston County Daily News
Del Papa
Moody Bank
Hometown Bank

Fresh Squeezed:

Middleton Oil Co.
Frost Bank
City of Galveston
Odyssey Academy
Joe Tramonte Realty
Island Famous (The Spot)
GISD

Lemon Drop:

Gulfside Cleaning Services
Galveston College
Tom's Thumb Nursery
United Way Galveston
Frios

Lemonade Day Galveston County 2017 Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 19: Lemonade Day Kickoff. . . . 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Central Middle School

Saturday, April 29: Attend Build A Stand … Spark A Dream event at 9 a.m. at Village Hardware, 6627 Stewart Road in Galveston

  • Purchase and assemble a pre-fabricated lemonade stand

Saturday, May 6: May 6: Best Tasting Contest at 10 a.m. at Scott Collegiate Academy, 4116 Avenue N ½, Galveston

Sunday, May 7: Lemonade Day Galveston County!

  • Participants will set up their lemonade stands all across the county. Support them by purchasing a cup … or two … of tasty, refreshing lemonade.

Thursday, May 11: Spirit Night at 5:30 p.m. at Schiltterbahn Waterpark, 2109 Lockheed in Galveston (non-water event)

  • Lemonade Day Galveston County participants should bring their completed accounting results worksheet from their entrepreneur workbooks (a copy is recommended) to get one free ticket to Schiltterbahn Waterpark Galveston Island.
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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.