• Chamber teams are peer-to-peer, collaborative environments, offering members an opportunity to shape the Chamber’s programming and events for the South Montgomery County business community. Every team is led by a leader and co-leader representing thought leaders in The Woodlands area.  

    Team activities include meetings and events designed and presented by the respective team. Team meetings and events provide expanded opportunities for strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange, and enhanced connections with business leaders. 

  • Special Events Teams

    Taste of the Town
    Whistle Stop Tour (bi-annual)
    Economic Outlook Conference
    Golf Championship
    Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo
    Community Job Fair
    Chairman’s Ball
    Employment Law Update
    Cards & Cocktails

    Business Connection Teams

    Young Professionals Network
    Diplomat Team
    Business After Hours
    Meet the New Members
    Networking Breakfast
    Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

    Community & Educational Support Teams

    Community Relations Team
    Transportation Education Council
    Business Advocacy Council
    Chamber Seminar Team
    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

     

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    If you would like to join a Chamber team, contact the team’s staff liaison for more information about getting involved. 



    Special Events Teams

    Taste of the Town Team

    Taste of the Town Team Leadership


    About the Taste of the Town Team

    The Taste of the Town team produces the area’s annual culinary event featuring scrumptious selections from top restaurants, caterers, bakeries, delis and beverage companies for guests to sample. The team is responsible for securing sponsors, restaurants and raffle items.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from July to January; event in January 

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    The Whistle Stop Tour Team

    The Whistle Stop Tour Team Leadership

    • Team Leader: Kevin Kastor, Consolidated Communications
    • Co-Leader: Melissa Bochat, Entergy Texas, Inc.
    • Staff Liaison: Lupe Cuellar, lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org


    About The Whistle Stop Tour Team

    This special events team produces The Whistle Stop Tour, a political campaign stop held every even-numbered year to inform the public about candidates running for office in Montgomery County.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from August to March, every other 

    Who Can Serve: Members of the Business Advocacy Council

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    Economic Outlook Conference Team 

    Economic Outlook Conference Team Leadership

    • Team Leader: Paul Oman, Texas Pools
    • Co-Leader: Nathan Adams, BGE, Inc.
    • Co-Leader: Kyle Rojas, Goldman, Sachs and Co.
    • Staff Liaison: Lupe Cuellar, lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org


    About the Economic Outlook Conference Team

    This special events team produces the annual Economic Outlook Conference, including recruiting sponsors and speakers and setting the agenda. The conference is the business and economic forecasting event of the year, providing an economic analysis and predictions for the coming year with panel discussions, guest speakers and presentations about industries that are driving our regional economy.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from June to February

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Golf Championship Team

    Golf Championship Team Leadership


    About the Golf Championship Team

    This special events team produces the annual golf tournament, including recruiting sponsors, hosting teams and event logistics.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from April to October

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo Team

    Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo Team Leadership


    About the Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo Team

    This special events team produces the Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo to provide a platform for health and wellness professionals, practitioners, and service and product providers to showcase their offerings to hundreds of health-conscious consumers, from children to seniors, in an interactive setting including vendor booths, medical screenings, and fitness demonstrations.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from November to April

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Community Job Fair Team

    Community Job Fair Team Leadership


    About the Community Job Fair Team

    This special events team produces the Community Job Fair, including recruiting sponsors and employers and event logistics. The Community Job Fair invites job seekers to connect directly with recruiters and hiring managers from local and national companies of all sizes.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from December to May

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Chairman's Ball Team

    Chairman’s Ball Team Leadership

    • Team Leader: James Ketchum, Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC
    • Co-Leader: Hanna Pollet, Abercrombie & Associates, PC
    • Staff Liaison: Meagen Korenek, meagen.korenek@woodlandschamber.org


    About The Chairman’s Ball Team

    This special events team identifies a theme and coordinates decorations and entertainment for The Chairman’s Ball, an annual gala honoring the chamber’s outgoing chairman of the board.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from February to August

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Employment Law Update Team

    Employment Law Update Team Leadership

    • Team Leader: Elaine Roberts, Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc.
    • Co-Leader: Annette Kreuz, Marsh & McLennan Agency
    • Staff Liaison: Lupe Cuellar, lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org


    About the Employment Law Update Team

    Constantly changing labor and employment laws and regulations are an endless challenge for employers dealing with human resource issues. This special events team produces the Employment Law Update, an annual conference designed to help member businesses ensure compliance with new labor and employment laws. The team secures sponsors and speakers and helps promote ticket sales.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from summer to fall

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Cards & Cocktails Team

    Cards & Cocktails Team Leadership


    About the Cards & Cocktails Team

    This special event team helps coordinate the Chamber’s annual poker tournament which also includes other gaming activities such as roulette, craps, blackjack and bingo. The team is responsible for securing raffle items, players and sponsors.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from April to September

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Business Connection Teams

    Young Professionals Network Team

    Young Professionals Network Team Leadership

    • Team Leader: Patricia Ward, Green Bank
    • Co-Leader: Brian Albert, Waste Connections, Inc.
    • Co-Leader: Russell Kalousek, Link Local-Link Magazine/Graphic Design FX
    • Staff Liaison: Lupe Cuellar, lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org


    About the Young Professionals Network Team

    The Young Professionals Network brings together the next generation of leaders in South Montgomery County. Whether you are embarking on your professional journey, beginning to accelerate your career, or aspiring to grow your business as an entrepreneur, this is your opportunity to collaborate, grow and network with like-minded leaders in The Woodlands area.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets monthly for networking events

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Diplomat Team

    Diplomat Team Leadership


    About the Diplomat Team

    The Diplomat Team is the goodwill arm of the Chamber. This group of dedicated volunteers welcome and mentor new members and promote member retention by attending ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and networking events.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets monthly for events and meetings

    Who Can Serve: Members by invitation only

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    Business After Hours Team

    Business After Hours Team Leadership


    About the Business After Hours Team

    This team coordinates monthly Business After Hours events to provide an opportunity for members and prospective members to network while allowing the member sponsor a chance to showcase their facilities.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets on the second Tuesday of every month for networking events

    Who Can Serve: Members of the Diplomat Team

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    Meet the New Members Team

    Meet the New Members Team Leadership

    • Team Leader: Amber Sickafoose, The Woodlands Country Club
    • Co-Leader: Sharla Grayson, Woodlands Event Planners, LLC
    • Staff Liaison: Cyndi Alvarado, cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org


    About the Meet the New Members Team

    This team coordinates monthly meet and greet receptions that invite new members to introduce their business to the Chamber community while allowing the member sponsor a chance to showcase their facilities.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets on the last Tuesday of every month for networking events

    Who Can Serve: Members of the Diplomat Team

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    Networking Breakfast Team

    Networking Breakfast Team Leadership


    About the Networking Breakfast Team

    This team organizes monthly breakfast and networking events for members and prospective members, curating the crowd to make introductions and ensure attendees meet the type of people they’re looking to meet.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets on the third Wednesday of every month for networking events

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Team

    Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Leadership


    About the Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Team

    This team produces the Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, an event to celebrate the Chamber’s dedicated investors and The Woodlands area’s economic growth. To honor standout board members, community leaders, and ambassadors, the following awards will be conferred at the event: Community Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Diplomat of the Year and Chairman’s Award.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from March to September

    Who Can Serve: Members of the Diplomat Team

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    Community & Educational Support Teams

    Community Relations Team

    Community Relations Team Leadership


    About the Community Relations Team

    The Community Relations Team embraces and promotes the value of teamwork, community service and stewardship. The team completes monthly community service projects or donation drives to serve nonprofit Chamber members.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets year-round on the first Wednesday of every month

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Transportation Education Council

    Transportation Education Council Leadership

    • Team Leader: Linda Nelson, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center60
    • Co-Leader: Laura Lea Palmer, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
    • Staff Liaison: Lupe Cuellar, lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org


    About the Transportation Education Council

    The mission of the Transportation Education Council is two-fold: to facilitate discussion and action related to the business perspective about transportation, and to educate member businesses on local and state policy issues.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets year-round on the first Friday of every month

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Business Advocacy Council 

    Business Advocacy Council Leadership

    • Team Leader: Kevin Kastor, Consolidated Communications
    • Co-Leader: Melissa Bochat, Entergy Texas, Inc.
    • Staff Liaison: Lupe Cuellar, lupe.cuellar@woodlandschamber.org


    About the Business Advocacy Council

    Connect with fellow Chamber members, key elected officials and policy leaders to discuss the legislative and policy issues that have a significant impact on employers. The Business Advocacy Council assists in developing Chamber policy positions that are advocated at the respective levels of government to improve the business climate.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets year-round on the third Friday of every month

    Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Chamber Seminar Team

    Chamber Seminar Team Leadership


    About the Chamber Seminar Team

    The Chamber Seminar Team produces monthly educational seminars featuring keynotes speakers or panelists on a variety of topics. The programs provide opportunities for members and prospective members to meet, connect and engage with Chamber staff and other business leaders and learn about timely and topical business issues in The Woodlands area.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets year-round on the first Tuesday of every month

    Who Can Serve: Members by invitation only

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    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Team

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Team Leadership


    About the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Team

    This team coordinates an annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to recognize nonprofit organizations for their contributions to the community.

    Meeting Frequency: Team meets from November to April

    Who Can Serve: Member of the Community Relations Team

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