• Join a Chamber Team

    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. 

    If you would like to join a Chamber team, contact the team's Chamber staff member for more information about becoming involved. 

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    Special Event Teams

    Taste of the Town

    Montgomery County Day at the Capitol (Bi-Annual)

    Economic Outlook Conference

    Putt, Pass & Chip Golf Championship

    Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo

    Chairman’s Ball

    The Woodlands Area Business Summit

     

    Business Connection Teams

    Young Professionals Network

    Diplomat Team
     

    Community & Educational Support Teams

    C.A.R.E.S. Committee

    Business Advocacy Council

    Diversity & Inclusion Council


    Special Event Teams

    Taste of the Town

    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.

    • Team Leader: Janet Skeels, David Allen Capital
    • Co-Leader: Margie Taylor, Taylorized PR
    • Event Manager: Jennifer Moore, jennifer.moore@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from July to January
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Montgomery County Day At The Capitol

    This special events team produces Montgomery County Day at The Capital. The day is set aside to provide our member businesses the opportunity to see the Legislature in action and hear Texas' top government leaders on specific policy interests of the business community. 

    • Team Leader: TBD
    • Co-Leader: TBD
    • Chamber Staff Member: Margo McZeal, margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from August to March, every other year
    • Who Can Serve: Members of the Business Advocacy Council

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    Economic Outlook Conference

    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.

    • Team Leader: Melissa Bochat, Entergy Texas, Inc.
    • Co-Leader: Lisa Prado, The Strong Firm, P.C.
    • Co-Leader: Linda Nelson, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
    • Chamber Staff Member: Margo McZeal, margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from June to February
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Putt, Pass & Chip Golf Championship

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

    • Team Leader: Wesley Lichenstein, Bayside Printing Company, Inc.
    • Co-Leader: Paul Miranda, Thryv
    • Event Manager: Jennifer Moore, jennifer.moore@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from April to October
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo 

    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.

    • Team Leader: Dr. Baruch Williams, Neuropsychological Assessment Center of Houston, Inc.
    • Co-Leader: TBD
    • Event Manager: Jennifer Moore, jennifer.moore@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from November to April
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Chairman's Ball

    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.

    • Team Leader: Michelle O'Rourke, United Way of Greater Houston - Montgomery County Regional Center
    • Co-Leader: Debbie Kaschik, The Woodlands Young Learners Academy
    • Event Manager: Jennifer Moore, jennifer.moore@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from February to August
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    The Woodlands Area Business Summit

    This event provides companies access to leading edge corporate resources which enables competitive and productive functioning while maintaining a healthy business culture for all employees.  Registrants will hear from keynote speakers and are offered various topical tracks in breakout sessions, some of which afford continuing education credits.

    • Team Leader: David Deveau, Deveau Financial
    • Co-Leader: Kristen Bates, The Strong Firm P.C.
    • Chamber Staff Member: Cyndi Alvarado, cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets from February to November
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    Business Connection Teams

    Young Professionals Network

    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.

    • Team Leader: Cameron Cruise, 5 Point Credit Union
    • Co-Leader: Iker Pimienta, Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber
    • Co-Leader: Caitlin Wills, Milstead Automotive, Inc.
    • Chamber Staff Member: Margo McZeal, margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets monthly for networking events
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    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. This team coordinates the monthly Business Connection events and the Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon.  Team leads are appointed to run these events on behalf of the Diplomat Team.

    • Team Leader: David Weygandt, Weygandt Law, PLLC
    • Co-Leader: Adam Koch, The Koch Insurance Group
    • Chamber Staff Member: Cyndi Alvarado, cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets monthly for events and meetings
    • Who Can Serve: Members by invitation only

    Business After Hours

    • Team Leader: Kathy Rifaat, Community Assistance Center
    • Co-Leader: Amber Sickafoose, The Woodlands Country Club

    Meet the New Members

    • Team Leader: David Lee, Edward Jones
    • Co-Leader: Ashley Reina, Blue Skies Bookkeeping

    Networking Breakfast

    • Team Leader: Angela Schimmels, Image 360 Houston Spring
    • Co-Leader: Elaine Smith, Chicken Salad Chick

    Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

    • Team Leader: Courtney Schweitzer, The Kimball Group Insurance
    • Co-Leader: David Weygandt, Weygandt Law, PLLC

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    Community & Educational Support Teams

    C.A.R.E.S. Committee

    The C.A.R.E.S. Committee, formerly 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. This team is responsible for producing the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

    • Team Leader: Jessica Munselle, 5Point Credit Union
    • Co-Team Leader: Corinne Coulter, EfTA
    • Chamber Staff Member: Cyndi Alvarado, cyndi.alvarado@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets year-round on the first Wednesday of every month
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

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    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.

    • Team Leader: Christina Harughty, Richmond Realty Group - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
    • Co-Leader: Courtney Galle, Lone Star Family Health Center
    • Chamber Staff Member: Margo McZeal, margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets year-round on the third Friday of every month
    • Who Can Serve: General membership

     

    Diversity & Inclusion Council

    This team coordinates a monthly Diversity and Inclusion meeting to advocate, offer guidance, and work to improve the Chamber's vision of providing a pathway to opportunity. The meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. 

    • Team Leader: Megan McNair, Questback
    • Chamber Staff Member: Margo McZeal, margo.mczeal@woodlandschamber.org
    • Meeting Frequency: Team meets monthly
    • Who Can Serve: General Membership

     

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