• The Pathway to Opportunity

  • The mission of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the pathway to opportunity for the Greater Houston business community.

    The Chamber works to make the area better by advocating for the business community, creating marketing and networking opportunities, serving as a professional and community resource and supporting local nonprofits.

    Formed in 1978, today, the Chamber represents a member roster of more than 1,500 businesses representing all sizes and sectors. For more information and membership information, call 281-367-5777 or email info@woodlandschamber.org.


  • 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 U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady.

    • 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 office space 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
    Maxine Mueller
    Nancy Wallace
    Transcendental Solutions – Daryl W. Houck
    Vogt Ventures – Sandra Vogt
    Wendy Bolz

  • Chamber Events