• Chamber History

  • The Chamber owes much of its success to the countless number of business leaders who have donated their time and talent to the betterment of South Montgomery County.

    Watch the video below highlighting The Chamber's legacy of leadership, including insights from founder J.R. Moore, Jr., Past Chairman Coulson Tough and Congressman Kevin Brady, who served as the president of The Chamber from 1985-1996.

  • Timeline

    • 1978: Founded as the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce (SMCWCC)
    • 1978: Winn Sharp; Inaugural Executive Vice President
    • 1985: Kevin Brady; President of South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
    • 1989: Launch of Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA)
    • 1996: Karen Hoylman; President & CEO of South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
    • 1997: Launch of Economic Development Partnership (EDP)
    • 2004: The Chamber expands from the 5th Floor to the 3rd Floor at 1400 Woodloch Forest Drive
    • 2006: The Chamber’s Partners Program was created
    • 2009: Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) becomes an independent 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
    • 2012: Name changed to The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
    • 2014: The Chamber relocates to new offices at 9320 Lakeside Blvd. in The Woodlands
    • 2015: J.J. Hollie; President & CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
    • 2016: Economic Development Partnership (EDP) becomes an independent 501(c) 6 nonprofit
  • Lifetime Members

    AABCO Insurance - Denise Wranischar
    Abercrombie Retreats – Marilyn Abercrombie
    Arceneaux Insurance & Mortgage Services
    B. ‘Chic’ Chicoine
    BeautiControl – Loretta DuBose
    Carol Gooch – Montgomery County Association of Business Women
    Congressman Kevin Brady
    Donna Daniels
    Doug Stuart – Shaklee
    Houston Woman Magazine
    Janis Cornmesser
    Karen L. Hoylman
    Keller Williams Realty – Rui Martin
    Linda Curington
    Linda Woods
    Maxine Mueller
    Nancy Wallace
    Transcendental Solutions – Daryl W. Houck
    Vogt Ventures – Sandra Vogt
    Wendy Bolz

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