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UTMB President Speaks to C-Crewe

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2016
CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 762-3930

UTMB President Speaks to C-Crewe

GALVESTON, TX – Dr. David Callender, President, UTMB Health, was the invited speaker at the quarterly informative luncheon hosted by C-Crewe, a membership division of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The C-Crewe invites regional business professionals to participate in round table presentations and discussions on a regular basis in an effort to mentor young entrepreneurs and upperwardly mobile professionals in our community.

Callender explained his duties as President of UTMB Galveston and his role as Chairman of the Chamber as an advocate for business. Leading the future representing 800 members, he stated that part of the Chamber advocacy is to support business growth through necessary legislation to prevent small businesses being hindered. He stressed that engagement and involvement of Chamber members is important for community growth and that C-Crewe representation on each committee of the Chamber supports the direction the organization. My Galveston, an initiative of the C-Crewe that markets Galveston as a great place to live and work, was applauded by UTMB’s chief as an important outreach and promotional tool for building our population.

A question from the floor was how could the Chamber be more responsive to business? Callender’s response was through committee feedback, broader dialogue and more frequent communication. His tips for balanced leadership are strategic vision and performance management. An ongoing challenge is to balance life with work, and that sometimes you have to say no in order to schedule time for yourself.

“Learning to work within a system takes time and change occurs through transition. It takes time to form relationships, partnerships, and to build trust, and is possible through open discussion such as the quarterly round table forum hosted by C-Crewe.” Callender said the Chamber is committed to move forward and that the strength of the organization is based on engaging younger members. “C-Crewe is the future of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, you are our future, and I encourage you to stay involved and engaged for long term success.”

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce “C-Crewe,” short for Chamber Crewe, was created in May 2010 to engage young professionals in the Galveston business community. This program provides opportunities for our young people to make business connections, learn from the business men and women who came before them and see the value and purpose of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. These tasks are accomplished through a variety of events. For more information, or to join C-Crewe go to www.galvestonchamber.com www.facebook.com/ChamberCreweor www.facebook.com/ChamberCrewe. (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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