Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:30am – 5pm
Moody Gardens Convention Center
Galveston Island, Texas


Actress Marilu Henner to speak at 10th Annual Women’s Conference

Star of two classic sitcoms, Taxi and Shade, Marilu Henner has starred in more than thirty films, six Broadway shows, been nominated for five Golden Globe awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author of over ten books on health, parenting, memory and lifestyle improvement. Click here to read more.

Other Speakers Include:

Other speakers include Connie Watt, Vice President of the Justin J. Watt Foundation and mother of HoustonTexan J.J. Watt speaks about the value of giving back to the community and raising three upstanding sons, and prominent physicians from UTMB Health address topics of health and wellness that are of interest to today’s women.


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Should you have questions, please contact the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce at (409) 763-5326.


Lunch Sponsor

Kendra Scott

Lone Star Sponsors

Moody Foundation
Susan G. Komen
UTMB Health
Marathon Petroleum

Thanks to our Sponsors

Sea Star Base
Market Doctors
City of Galveston
Stewart Title
HomeTown Bank
The Daily News
Mitchell Historic Properties
American National
Dr. Yolanda Waters
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Yellow Cab
The Grand Opera House
BJ & Buddy Herz
Joe Tramonte Realty
Frost Bank
Del Papa
Moody Bank
Classic Auto Group Galveston
Casa Del Mar
Patty Cakes & Mosquito Cafe
Moody Gardens Hotel

See these businesses at the Vendor Market

Action Personnel
ADA Women’s Recovery Center
Affinity Laser & Med Spa
Affinity Immediate Care
Bearded Lady Soap Factory
Bedroom Kandi by Nicole
Bent on Healthy Living (with Renae Bentley)
CAMEO Office of Dr. Forrest Roth, Plastic Surgeon
Center for Executive Education, Univ. of Houston Clear Lake
Chalmers Hardware & Embroidery
Christina Greene
Clariday Aesthetics
Crazy Peacock
Demel Wood Works
dorothy may’s by Alspaughs
Ella Zane
Entourage Real Estate
EVER Skincare with Machele Chaljub
Flying Fortress Crossfit
Frios Gourmet Pops
Galveston Brain Changers
God is Bigger Than Ministries
Island Salt Air Hot Yoga
Jeanette. A Unique Boutique
Jentry Kelley Cosmetics
Juice Plus +
Kimmy’s Boutique
Lighthouse Charities
Lipstick Lady
Mary Kay
M.J.’s Embroidery & More
Moody Gardens
Myka – Southwest to Santa Fe
Natural Awakenings
Neighbors Emergency Center
Pink Pearl Antiques
Pure Barre League City
RightSize Weight Loss
Rodan + Fields
San Luis Resort – Spa
San Luis Resort – Style Boutique
Sea Star Base Galveston
Securities America
Serenity Dermatology
Shader Productions
Spa at the Hotel Galvez
Stella & Dot
Susan G Komen Houston
Texas Department of Insurance
Texas State Optical of Galveston
The Kat in the Hat
The Body Space
The Grand 1894 Opera House
The Salvation Army
Thriving Botanicals
Treasure Trove
UTMB Health Center for Obesity & Metabolic Surgery
UTMB Health Center to Eliminate Health Disparities
UTMB Health Cancer Center
UTMB Health Department of Pediatrics
UTMB Health Multi-Share Plan
UTMB Health Plastic Surgery
UTMB Health Stark Diabetes Center/Ambulatory Clinics
UTMB Health Women’s Health Clinics
UTMB Health Office of Clinical Simulation

Admiral Level Members
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The Recovery Assurance Plan (FINAL)
Middleton Oil Co

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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.

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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.

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Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is a fundraiser for the Chamber.

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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.

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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.

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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.