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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to Speak at Galveston Regional Chamber Annual Meeting and Gala

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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to Speak at Galveston Regional Chamber Annual Meeting and Gala

Lieutenant Governor to Commemorate Chamber’s 170 Years of Advocacy and Promoting for Business

 

GALVESTON, TX December 9, 2015 – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce that Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will speak at its 170th Annual Meeting and Gala on Friday, January 15th, 2016.

 

“When we set out to create an event ‘as big as Texas’ we knew we had to involve our local, state and federal elected officials,” said Gina M. Spagnola, President of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are so grateful that our Lieutenant Governor is joining us to commemorate 170 years of advocacy and promoting for Texas business.”

 

Dan Patrick was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2014, winning the general election by almost 20 points, including historic levels of support from female and Hispanic voters.

 

A principled and committed conservative, Lt. Gov. Patrick continues to lead the fight to secure the border, reduce property and business taxes, protect our Second Amendment, defend innocent life and address our state’s infrastructure challenges to ensure that Texas continues to flourish economically.

 

In his first term as lieutenant governor, he led the reform of the Texas Senate’s 21-vote rule, provided an unprecedented $800 million to help secure our Texas/Mexico border, and provided lasting property and business tax relief for homeowners and businesses. Under his leadership the Senate passed school accountability legislation and championed efforts to pass open carry and campus carry legislation into law.

 

Dan Patrick is a former Texas State Senator, a successful small-businessman and radio host. He is also a former TV anchor, sportscaster, musician, as well as an award-winning Christian author and movie producer. He has raised over $16 million for children with disabilities through his radio show and started the first seminary in a Texas prison to train long-serving inmates for the ministry.

 

Patrick has been married to his wife Jan, a former schoolteacher, for 40 years. Their son Ryan is a Harris County Criminal Court District Judge in Houston. Their daughter Shane is a registered nurse. He is also the proud grandfather of four grandchildren.

 

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating a very special occasion at this year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Gala: the 170th Anniversary of the Chamber, which was established in 1845 and is Texas’ first chamber of commerce. The Annual Meeting will celebrate “Texas,” and honor local, state and national leaders as well as the chamber’s 170 years of advocacy. The event will take place on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

 

Tickets to the event are $125 for members, $150 for future members or a Big Tex Sponsorship table of 8 can be secured for $2,500. For additional information about sponsoring the event and securing tickets, please contact Elizabeth Rogers Alvarado, Director of Special Events, at ealvarado@galvestonchamber.com or (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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