News for Chamber

Friday, March 15, 2019
San Antonio, TX  (Friday, March 15, 2019) – On Friday, March 29, 2019 The Winston School San Antonio will hold a short ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the construction for our school expansion .  This expansion project will include the construction of new buildings that will provide myriad of opportunities for Winston students including; a dining & assembly hall, music ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Thursday, March 07, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Former Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has joined the board of directors of SOAR (Sports Outdoor and Recreation), the non-profit organization that oversees operations of unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park and ultra-accessible™ Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park. Pablos succeeds retired Army Major General Josue (Joe) Robles Jr., former CEO of USAA, a Fortune 500 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO, TX) February 26, 2019—FASTSIGNS® of San Antonio NW, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recently recognized as a top performing center at the 2019 FASTSIGNS Convention held in Orlando, Florida. Owned by Stephanie Basile Drileck and Chuck Drileck, FASTSIGNS of San Antonio NW received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to centers ranked 26 to 125 in sales volume ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
A statewide poll of business leaders shows they think Texas’ economy is on the right track but that public education needs more investment, divisive social debates should be avoided, and that the federal government needs to extend the North American Free Trade Agreement and address immigration reform.   The online poll of 454 chamber members across Texas was conducted between February 9 and 18 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Friday, July 21, 2017
There are only three months until the start of the college basketball season and eight months until the Final Four® returns to San Antonio. As we prepare for the Road to the Final Four®, the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee invites you to hear from some of the best NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball coaches in the country discuss the upcoming season, past tournament experiences and the Final ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a partnership with CGI Communications, Inc. Through its NEXT! Ad Agency, a division of CGI Communications, our chamber will have the opportunity to take advantage of digital media tools that will enhance our online presence through reputation management services and analytics. Through this partnership, our members can take advantage ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Texas Special Session – The Bathroom Bill As an advocate for our local business leaders, the North SA Chamber opposes any legislation that weakens our city’s ability to attract talent or sustain the local economy. As support for a bathroom bill has grown in the senate, the voice of local business leaders and community partners has matched in opposition. Governor Abbott called a special session ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Chris Monroe Spurs Sports & EntertainmentAbout the Company: Chris Monroe serves as the Director of Season Ticket Retention at Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) and has been with the organization for 12 years. Chris and his team are primarily responsible for the retention of Spurs season ticket members and they build relationships through a service-oriented approach to loyal clientele.  They ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The North SA Chamber wants to provide you with tools that help you get the most out of your membership. Learn how to manage and market your business at www.northsachamber.com by watching a series of short, instructional videos or downloading PDF instructions with our NEW Electronic Member Handbook . This handbook will teach you about the North SA Chamber’s members-only ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Jim KoenigJacobs  About the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 66,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Joe Irizarry Raba Kistner, Inc.About the Company: Joe Irizarry is Vice President of Raba Kistner, Inc., a San Antonio-based project management, engineering and environmental consulting firm. Joe oversees the firm’s business development, marketing and strategic planning services. His background includes sales management, consulting, planning, and leadership development.  About the Council: The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Veterans Transitioning Into the Workforce  In line with my vision to increase our involvement in workforce development, the North SA Chamber has dedicated the first quarter of 2017 to listening to the needs of various players in our city concerning this matter (see more information under Organizations Focusing On Workforce Development). Our first source of information – our members – further ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dedicated to supporting the youth of Texas in educational and agricultural goals, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo announced its annual educational commitment of $11,510,950 million at the Annual Life Membership Meeting held on May 16, 2017.  Executive Director and CEO Keith Martin said, “Today marks a proud moment as we make this educational commitment. Everything we do during the Rodeo and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The North SA Chamber had a busy April educating members at our Employment Law Update, holding a panel discussion at our technology council’s CIO Panel, introducing some local college students to our Leadership Lab class and hosting our very first Fiesta Medal Exchange and Party with our neighbors at Vickrey & Associates. At the beginning of May, we will host our SOLD OUT Golf Tournament at Hyatt ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trey DawsonPape-Dawson Engineers  About the Company: Pape-Dawson Engineers is a qualified civil engineering, transportation, water resources, environmental, and surveying company with offices located throughout the state. The powerful combination of several decades of experience, a broad range of service capabilities, and key relationships within the community are what ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Laura O’DonnellHaynes and Boone, LLP  About the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 575 lawyers in 15 offices and 40major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, March 27, 2017
Lori WhiteRandstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, March 23, 2017
If making a difference for children, families and our community is important to you, then make a difference with San Antonio Sports! Our volunteers are the backbone of the success of San Antonio Sports’ premier sporting events and life-changing youth programs. San Antonio sports relies on our wonderful family of volunteers to tackle the entire spectrum of our events, from the pre-event planning ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 13, 2017
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is now designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides the university with greater access and broader eligibility for federal grant funding. HSIs are defined by Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, February 27, 2017
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the Leadership Lab Class of 2017! Magnus Magnus Achu | FBD Partnership, LPMalvin 'Al' Alexander | CPS Energy  Jonathan Barkley | SWBC  Alexandra 'Alex' Barsalou | Taurean  Lindsay Beale | Spurs Sports and Entertainment  Calneta 'Cali' Beeman | Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.  Tami Benson | Benson Design  Timothy 'Tim' Blazi ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, February 24, 2017
The North SA Chamber has hit the ground running in 2017. In just the last month we hosted our annual Gala—celebrating the colors and culture of Wild South Africa while honoring our outgoing Chairman Gary Hoyack of BD; recognizing our San Antonian honoree Berto Guerra of Avanzar Interior Technologies and Chairman of San Antonio Water System; and inducting your 2017 North SA Chamber Board of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The NCAA Final Four returns to San Antonio in 2018, and it is vital for the business community to show unified support for this exciting event that will showcase our community to a national audience and have tremendous economic impact. You can experience the excitement by purchasing a local contributor package! Included in your package are special event tickets, commemorative memorabilia and VIP ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
An east coast native, Phyllis Gallay relocated from New York to San Antonio over 16 years ago to manage JP Morgan-Chase Bank’s credit card center in Westover Hills. After working in the banking industry for 21 years, Phyllis joined Accenture as a Senior Executive, responsible for leading their Business Process Outsourcing Service Delivery Operation. Phyllis has embraced San Antonio as her home, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 30, 2017
Jack HathawayThompson Print & Mailing Solutions  About the Company: Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions provides quality printing, checks, signs, banners, vehicle wraps and business forms. The organization has served the South Texas market for 53 years and has recently acquired the Money Mailer franchise for San Antonio. Jack supports customers as an Account Manager with 33 years of sales ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, January 23, 2017
On January 24, 2017, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorsed the 2017-2022 Bond Program to pay for critical investments to our city’s streets, drainage, parks and infrastructure. Over the past three months, five Community Bond Committees met with two co-chairs and three committee members appointed by the Mayor to finalize and approve project recommendations. The North ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 09, 2017
On Monday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Converse Mayor Al Suarez, announced an annexation agreement between the two municipalities. As the result of significant regional planning efforts, the City of Converse will provide services, such police patrol and garbage collection to areas in the IH-10 East corridor.   “By taking a regional planning approach, the City of San Antonio and the City ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Political
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
As I reflect on 2016, I look back with pride and gratitude. I want to express my appreciation to the North SA Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, all of the countless volunteers, members, staff and community partners who contributed to the success of this organization and the pursuit of our mission.   I emphasized the importance of service at the beginning of my year as Chairman. As a native ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo was awarded the 2016 Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) at an awards ceremony  Wednesday night, November 30th , held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo.     With Wednesday’s award, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has won Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 80 students of the Class of 2016 who have completed their 9-month professional and leadership development course, Leadership Lab.2016 LEADERSHIP LAB ROSTER  Drew AddisonIBTX Risk Services  Patrick AhrBDO USA LLP  Russ AndersonCPS Energy  Erica AntueEmployers Solutions, Inc.  Catherine BishopCatto & Catto LLP  Karen BishopSan ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, November 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. This month we want to make sure that all of our members have a clear understanding of what our position is on the recent overtime rule injunction. We’d also like to congratulate the 80 new ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Chris MonroeSpurs Sports & Entertainment  About the Company: Chris Monroe serves as the Director of Season Ticket Retention at Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E). Chris and his team focus on developing relationships with season ticket holders and providing a benefits program that members find valuable, convenient and personalized. The Spurs have a history of winning on the court but more ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The San Antonio Cancer Foundation, formerly the CTRC Foundation, has pledged $17 million to support the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is a new affiliation between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from Houston. The affiliation will become operational in the summer of 2017.  Announced Nov. 1, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8-year old Alex Evans decided to give gifts instead of receiving this year. Her mother, Dr. Samantha Evans, wrote in to SAMMinistries letting them know her daughter chose SAMMinistries as the non profit she would like to support. Inspired by Alex’s generosity, SAMMinistries wants to encourage other local children to give back during the holidays. “My daughter decided that, rather than receiving ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are announcing an affiliation to create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Antonio.  Beginning in mid-2017, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center will provide adult cancer patients in South Texas greater access to the most advanced ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Friday, October 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we prepare for a new year, we seek input from our members, look forward to honoring a deserving individual at our annual Gala and finish the year with an Economic Outlook.  Membership ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, October 24, 2016
Paul LampeRaba Kistner ConsultantsAbout the Company: Raba Kistner has offered professional consulting services with passion and integrity for more than 48 years. Paul Lampe is the Executive Vice President and oversees all construction materials engineering and testing, inspection, and management services, supervising operations and financial management of seven Texas locations in Austin, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The UTSA Small Business Development Center has created a unique link for North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce members to complete the 2016 Texas Small Business Assessment Poll. This responses collected will be critical in helping identify emerging issues and areas of strength and improvement in the small business community. The link will be open until December 31, 2016 and can be access ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By Dan Tufto, President, Senior Products in Texas for Humana   This fall, as Americans make their choices in a host of local, state and national elections, including 2016 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, seniors and those eligible for Medicare in San Antonio must pay special attention to the decisions they face during another important election— the Medicare Annual Election ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The chances of your employee leaving for a new job opportunity increase as the national economy heats up. With a Texas economy posting year-over-year job gains across most industries and the Central Texas regional economy booming even larger, the competition to retain talent locally is fiercer than ever.  Over half of  U.S. workers (52%) polled are open to leaving their current employers and 44 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we head into October, we look forward to recognizing deserving individuals both in our organization and the greater San Antonio community. We look ahead to our 43rd Annual Gala, a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Ken Raymie Generations Federal Credit Union  About the Company: Generations was founded in 1940 and is one of the largest credit unions in San Antonio with more than 52,000 members, 15 locations, and approximately $600 million in assets. Generations FCU offers a comprehensive and growing suite of financial products for individuals and for business. Generations FCU’s mission is to put their ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Stacy Pozza Larson Frost  About the Company: Stacy Pozza Larson serves as Senior Vice President in Corporate Banking at Frost Bank. During her tenure at Frost, Stacy has been focused on providing a proactive, relationship based approach to her commercial clients. She works with key executives to identify solutions for day-to-day operations as well as their long-term goals, with an expertise in ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Celebrating 30 years of partnership, Firstmark Credit Union has surpassed the $1 million threshold in giving to Credit Unions for Kids (CUFK). The donations collected through Firstmark and CUFK’s partnership are given to The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. This extraordinary milestone was made possible primarily through the generous ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 19, 2016
Dan King, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, has been awarded Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s coveted Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, 2015. A lifetime achievement award, the Jay A. Pritzker Award honors individuals who have consistently demonstrated their ability as leaders, coaches and mentors. They are high achievers leading top-performing hotels, and are viewed as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, August 29, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we head into September, we are inspired by Mayor Ivy Taylor’s vision for our city, looking forward to recognizing some hard-working business leaders, and preparing you and your business ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Friday, August 26, 2016
Margaret Mitchell Microsoft About the Company: The Microsoft Store offers business customers a direct relationship to the greater Microsoft, technical services and support via the Answer Desk, and support to the greater San Antonio community with and training and workshops on Microsoft and partner technologies, as well as volunteerism to make our great city better. The Microsoft Store is a great ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, August 26, 2016
Gary Britton New Horizons Computer Learning CenterAbout the Company: Gary Britton has more than 14 years of consultative sales and development experience with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is the largest independent IT Training Company world-wide and recognized with the training industry as an institution with high-quality delivery standards and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. As we move past the mid-point of 2016 and are fully into the summer months, I hope that everyone is taking the opportunity to enjoy some much deserved time away from work with family and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, July 22, 2016
Lori WhiteRandstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Friday, July 22, 2016
Terry HoltzTBO International, LLC  About the Company: TBO International assists clients in achieving their goals through organizational change. Achieving meaningful, desired change requires a disciplined approach, along with highly skilled, experienced staff. TBO provides individuals and teams skilled in their core competencies of project and organizational change management, training, process ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
With an eye on strategic growth in the near future, Firstmark Credit Union announced that it has hired industry veteran Mike Grundon to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. With 30 years experience in financial services, Mike has expertise in investment management, asset and liability management, and growth strategies. The credit union also announced that Wendy Bryant-Beswick will assume the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tracey CifoneSol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.  About the Company: Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting firm in San Antonio, Texas with 10 Shareholders and 50 Professionals. Tracey is the Director of Marketing for the Firm.  About the Program: The Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC) is a full-day leadership and professional development conference that provides a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
​Melodye Tomsu SpawGlass About the Company: SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor providing clients with the absolute best construction experience by operating based on the principles of the SpawGlass Way: Build Trust, Be Professional, Live Teamwork, Be Passionate, Think Like an Owner. The company was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, June 27, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted a leadership and professional development Enterprising Women’s Conference on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the JW Mariott San Antonio Resort & Spa. The conference was condensed to a half-day with a morning keynote, several learning sessions and culminating in the ATHENA Leadership Awards® luncheon with keynote Kathryn ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. Over the last month, we’ve held a sold out CIO Panel on Computer Information and Security, a State of the County Address by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and a Leadership Lab session on ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Jim KoenigJacobsAbout the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 66,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio received $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)?a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state. The Health Science Center received 24 percent of the $45.3 million awarded to 13 academic institutions on May 18. The grant was the largest ever ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
WHAT: Two hundred children, including youngsters in the Head Start programs of Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, will receive free dental care for a year beginning on Dental Home Day, Wednesday, May 25. The dental care will be provided by UT Dentistry faculty and pediatric dentistry residents of the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The dental ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 13, 2016
People looking for employment in San Antonio’s $30.6 billion biomedical and health care industry will be glad to know that the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is now offering one of the few entry-level master’s degree programs in medical laboratory science in the nation.  The university’s School of Health Professions just received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release, Chamber
Friday, April 29, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, the City of Converse City Council approved an incentive package of up to $155,000 to Papa Dante’s, Inc., for its expansion plans for development of their $1.2 million Dante's Event Center and Bocce Ball Pavilion.  The incentive package includes a $125,000 grant and up to $30,000 in reimbursement of fees and permit costs associated with the building of this 9,620 square ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
In 1978, Bear Audio Visual opened its doors as one of San Antonio’s only full-service audio-visual enterprises. Fast forward 38 years and 4 locations later and Bear AV continues to provide the same level of service, while being considered one of the most reputable audio/visual companies in South Texas.  Bear AV has made it their mission to keep up with the ever-changing multimedia landscape so ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Monday, April 18, 2016
Derrick PizarroThe Pizarro Firm  About the Company: The Pizarro Firm was founded by Derrick Pizarro in early 2015 after nearly 15 years at a very large law firm.  The practice is focused on intellectual property and technology.  Derrick assists companies large and small in identifying and protecting their intellectual property, and with IT contracts.  About the Program: Derrick serves as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Laura O’Donnell Haynes and Boone, LLPAbout the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 575 lawyers in 14 offices and 40 major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura specializes in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of keeping Bexar County strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs.  The beginning of 2016 has been focused on highlighting our mission through social media, community engagement and the exceptional events and programming that we offer. Thank you to a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wes Hayes Security BankAbout the Company: Security Bank has been dedicated to serving small businesses across Texas since 1928. As a VP Business Banker in San Antonio, Wes provides local businesses with the banking tools and resources they need to help them succeed and grow.About the Program: The Golf Tournament combines networking and entertainment for businesses and their clients. The day ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Join us for a Member Benefits Orientation to better Manage, Market & Enhance your Membership online. Enjoy website features and benefits including:Login to the Member Information Center (MIC) dashboard to manage your membershipNetwork with members in the MIC Social FeedMarket your business in the Member DirectoryView and edit your company information, representatives and groupsPersonalize company ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, March 21, 2016
En Su Casa Caregivers, a San Antonio-based home health agency founded in 2002, celebrated the grand opening of a new office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house reception on Thursday, February 25. The new office was a clear marker of their recent growth and expansion.  The ceremony was held in partnership with the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and was attended by Duane Wilson, ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Come Celebrate with Us!20th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and FundraiserApril 7, 2016Tripoint Event Center11:00am - 1:00pmEvent Website Please join us in celebrating 20 years of serving the San Antonio community and recognizing the Heroes that have helped support our mission. Special Honoree: Rosemary KowalskiChairmain Emeritus, RK GroupSpecial Guest: Michael JrComedian featured on the Tonight ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Respite Care of San Antonio was founded to provide short-term care for families of children with special needs, so that each member could have a break, regroup, and reemerge stronger. It continues, 28 years later, to offer this support through a full-time developmental daycare and group programs offered at locations throughout the greater community. Less than a decade into its existence, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, February 26, 2016
Texas elected officials and the Texas Transportation Commission have taken a major step in an ongoing effort aimed at improving traffic flow on some of the state's most congested urban highways.   The Commission today approved directing $1.3 billion to 14 projects in the state's top metro areas including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio.   The leadership of the ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced that Ashley Harris has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Harris will oversee all decisions involving marketing, internal and external communications, branding, and strategy. Specifically, she will now lead the Credit Union’s traditional, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is committed to our mission of Keeping Bexar County Strong through the delivery of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development programs. We started 2016 with a number of events and activities in support of these efforts and are looking forward to an eventful year ahead. In just the last month we held our annual Gala – ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, February 22, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber and it's non-profit organization, Lead SA are honored to welcome the following participants to the Leadership Lab Class of 2016: Drew AddisonIBTX Risk Services  Patrick AhrBDO USA LLP  Russ AndersonCPS Energy  Erica AntueEmployers Solutions, Inc.  Catherine BishopCatto & Catto LLP  Karen BishopSan Antonio River Authority  Erin BleyKaufman & Killen, Inc.  Raul ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, February 19, 2016
Jennifer Van Cleave Padgett, Stratemann & Co., LLP About the Company: Jennifer is the Senior Marketing Specialist for Padgett Stratemann & Co. (PS&Co.), San Antonio’s second largest CPA and business advisory firm. PS&Co. provides a range of sophisticated accounting, audit, tax, and business consulting services. As the senior marketing specialist, Jennifer is responsible for managing the firm’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, February 19, 2016
John Wood Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood  bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full-range of sophisticated financial services, including ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Doug Skiba Frost About the Company: Frost is the banking, investments and insurance subsidiary of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE: CFR), a financial holding company with $28.3 billion in assets at September 30, 2015. One of the 50 largest U.S. banks by asset size, Frost provides a full range of banking products, investment and brokerage services and insurance products to businesses and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Gary Hoyack is proud to be a native San Antonian. As the son of local Police Chief Frank Hoyack, Gary was rooted in the heartbeat of the city at a young age and dedicates much of his business success to his parent’s supportive upbringing. There was no question that Gary would return home after receiving his degree in accounting from Texas A&M University to work for a CPA firm. Fast forward to ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monthly event for area’s senior IT executives enables sharing of best practices and growth opportunities  Global data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is pleased to announce it will continue to sponsor the 2016 CIO Breakfast Series hosted by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. This is the fourth year for the company to sponsor the monthly events, which are designed ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Jessica Delgado Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941.  It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas.  Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution.  Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host it’s 42nd Annual Gala on Saturday, January 30, at the Marriott Rivercenter, with master of ceremonies Bill Taylor, KENS 5 TV. The Gala program includes the Chairman’s Reflection on 2015 by the outgoing Chairman of the Board, Rob Killen of Kaufman & Killen, the Chairman’s Vision of 2016 by chairman Gary Hoyack of BDO USA, LLP, the presentation of ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, January 11, 2016
Partnering with businesses like yours has allowed Daily Bread Ministries (DBM) to help those living in poverty for the past 20 years. As we celebrate this achievement and prepare for even greater impact in the future, we would be honored if you would join us as a corporate sponsor at our Annual Fundraiser Luncheon, Thursday, April 7, 2016   Your partnership will not only enable us to connect ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The San Antonio CPA practice of Findling, Milam & Pyle has merged into the San Antonio and Houston-based firm ABIP, PC; effective January 1, 2016. Established in 1964 by Willard, Robert and Jerry respectively; Findling, Milam & Pyle currently has 14 professionals and works with a diverse client base primarily composed of closely-held and family-owned businesses; as well as high-net-worth ...read more
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union partnered with CBS affiliate KENS 5 and Corner Store as part of the annual Bill’s Elves Toy Drive to collect toys for the nearly 8,000 children who are under the care of Child Protective Services. This year the event was held from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11 and received more than 6,500 toys for the children.“This is the fourth year that ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
As the 2015 Chairman of the Board, I want to express my appreciation to the North Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, volunteers, members, staff and community partners for your time, help and contributions that have made 2015 a year to remember.    At the beginning of my tenure I vowed to focus on leadership development and public policy advocacy at the local and state levels. I believe that ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
San Antonio Sports announced that the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Plaza will be created at the north entrance of the Alamodome. Renovations will soon begin at the Alamodome, which provides the opportunity to create this important point of recognition for the men and women who are members of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. The names of members will be grouped by class and engraved in ...read more
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced that Clay Thompson has been promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO, Thompson is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the credit union’s Lending, Branch Operations, Corporate Communications and Marketing divisions.Thompson has served as the credit union’s Chief Lending Officer ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Melodye TomsuSpawGlass   About the Company: SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor providing clients with the absolute best construction experience by operating based on the principles of the SpawGlass Way: Build Trust, Be Professional, Live Teamwork, Be Passionate, Think Like an Owner. The company was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Congratulations Leadership Lab Class of 2015!David Acosta Office Furniture Express, Inc.  Jason Adam Joeris General Contractors, LTD  Monica Alcantar BDO USA, LLP  Sherri Aldrich SeaWorld San Antonio  Sheela Allam Wells Fargo  Jon Ambach Kirk’s Global Compass  Linda Bachman eEmployers Solutions, Inc.  Charlie Bagley Whiting-Turner Contracting Company  Madelyn ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Friday, November 13, 2015
Because of Rudy’s BBQ, Sysco, and The Walmart Foundation, Daily Bread Ministries will supply 200 needy families with meals this Thanksgiving.Daily Bread Ministries (DBM), a private faith-based food bank, is partnering up with Rudy’s BBQ, Sysco, The Walmart Foundation, and Judson Independent School District to provide 200 meals for families in need this Thanksgiving.A delivery of delicious ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
On October 27, 2015, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) rate adjustment to pay for critical infrastructure investments, including the Vista Ridge Pipeline Project. Vista Ridge is a 142-mile pipeline that will bring fresh water to San Antonio from the Carrizo and Simsboro aquifers located in Burleson County. The project ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Rock 'n' Restock started in Austin as a way to bring the community together to enjoy music while also giving back to the city. This year it's coming to San Antonio with its first annual event happening on December 2, 2015 and all proceeds are donated to Daily Bread Ministries! Join us for some great music and dancing! Come check out Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band and the Reed Brothers. ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. We had some great events in August, and September will feature some of our biggest annual programs. There is always an opportunity for you learn something, network and help us recognize ...read more
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Commercial IT Solutions, Inc., a leading provider in managed cloud solutions for small to medium sized businesses, today announced that Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently launched their desktops in the CIT Cloud Office™ workspace. This cloud solution for HACU, whose mission is to champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education, will enable them to access their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, June 22, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. With the end of the political season, we have an opportunity to look back on what has been accomplished, and to look forward to some exciting programs.  Legislative Update The 84th session of ...read more
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Erin FletcherDannemiller, Inc.  About the Company: Dannemiller is a leader in Continuing Medical Education for health care providers. In 2014, Dannemiller awarded over 150,000 certificates for education. This education was presented in a variety of ways to include live conferences, journal articles, and online video.Erin has worked for Dannemiller since 2007 and serves as the Chief Operating ...read more
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Jim Koenig JacobsAbout the Company: Jacobs is a multidiscipline architecture/engineering firm with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. The firm’s 65-person San Antonio office provides professional services including Global Building (vertical building), Water Infrastructure Programs (public works projects, environmental services), Transportation Programs (highways, airports, railways), Site ...read more
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Monday, June 08, 2015
The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children hit a new milestone at the tournament this year. Since becoming the tournament’s title sponsor in 2002, Valero has been aiming to raise $100 million for charities. This year, a record $10.4 million was raised, the highest amount ever raised in the Valero Texas Open’s history. This helped Valero to surpass its “Drive to $100 Million” goal by raising a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Championship banners, belt buckles and trophies have been stored for safe keeping as the AT&T Center entered full renovation mode this week, following the final scheduled event inside the arena on Monday.  Spurs Sports & Entertainment is spearheading the $100+ million in improvements and renovations to the Bexar County-owned AT&T Center that will enhance the fan experience at all levels of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Increase your North SA Chamber engagement by downloading The MemberPlus App for iPhone and Android! With the app you can:Receive push notifications from your North SA ChamberAccess your Member Information CenterView your member listingUpdate your profile informationRegister, pay and check in for eventsInteract with other North SA Chamber membersPost & view jobs, hot deals and member-to-member ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2015
As part of our efforts to improve business resources for our members, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce offers an online training web shop – thanks to a partnership with Coggno.com, the premier Internet source for thousands of online training courses that businesses can access anytime, anywhere. Now member businesses can utilize online courses to create a well-trained, knowledgeable ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your membership and involvement. The month of May has been busy, with local elections and charter amendments, the Texas Legislature wrapping up their regular session and sold-out North Chamber programs. Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to a long-time staff member at the end ...read more
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce endorses the proposed Charter amendment to pay the Mayor and City Councilmembers a living wage. On behalf of our 1,200 business members, who employ more than 160,000 professionals in the San Antonio area, we urge everyone to support sensible pay and vote “yes” on Charter Amendment 2 on May 9.   It is essential to the policy-making process to have ...read more
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Monday, April 20, 2015
Lori White Randstad Technologies  About the Company: Randstad Technologies is a $1.2 Billion IT Solutions company providing Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing. We have 60 offices across the U.S., over 10,000 consultants currently on projects, and service 1,200 clients across all industry verticals. Lori has over 15 years of experience in the Technology Staffing industry, and is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, April 09, 2015
This month, H-E-B will be opening its newest restaurant, 3009 Restaurant & Bar (pronounced 3 Double-0 Nine), on Friday, April 17th. The excitement will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., half an hour before the restaurant’s standard opening time Monday through Saturday. 3009, which follows the trend of its predecessors named in homage to the surrounding area, earned its namesake from the adjacent ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 20, 2015
On behalf of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, staff and countless volunteers, thank you for your continued support. I also want to welcome our new North Chamber members and express my hope that you will take advantage of all of the resources that we have to offer.  Spring is here and we have a number of programs coming up in April, including our annual Golf ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Laura O’Donnell Haynes and Boone, LLP About the Company: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 550 lawyers in 13 offices and 30 major legal practices. Laura O’Donnell is a Partner and leads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura specializes ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, February 23, 2015
Brian Lopez-RosaSuburban Spaces Real Estate GroupAbout the Company: Brian is Co-Owner of Suburban Spaces Real Estate Group, which specializes in providing ‘best in class’ real estate services including buyer/seller representation, leasing, relocation and property management for both residential and commercial clients.About the Program: Leadership Lab is an award-winning program that fosters and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, February 23, 2015
Katie HilleIBTX Risk Services About the Company: IBTX Risk Services is an independent agency developing and delivering innovative strategies and relationships to manage risk and improve profitability. IBTX works for their clients by providing multiple Enterprise Risk Management Services including surety bonds, commercial and personal insurance lines, employee benefits, safety and loss control ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, February 23, 2015
Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) announced today that 20 CyrusOne facilities across the six states of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas are certified as ISO 27001 compliant from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). These CyrusOne data center locations are now certified under the new, more rigorous ISO 27001:2013 standards.  The ...read more
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Monday, February 23, 2015
1. Deer-Vehicle Collisions: Really not a big deal.  Many testimonials can support that when our customers hit a deer while driving and they have a Ranch Hand Grille Guard or Front End Replacement, there is little to NO damage to their vehicle or the Ranch Hand product. 2. Peace of Mind.  People who have Ranch Hand products on their vehicle know that wherever the roads may lead them, they are ...read more
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Researchers estimate that 75% of all healthcare costs directly stem from preventable chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The American Diabetes Association is here to help! Join us on Tuesday, March 24th, from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. for the 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium and learn how to utilize free community resources to make your workplace ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The North SA Chamber is delighted to welcome a record number of 95 new Leadership Lab participants for 2015! David Acosta      Office Furniture Express, Inc.  Jason Adam        Joeris General Contractors, LTD  Monica Alcantar               BDO USA, LLP  Sherri Aldrich     SeaWorld San Antonio  Sheela Allam      Wells Fargo  Jonathan Ambach            Kirk's Global Compass  Linda ...read more
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Monday, February 09, 2015
The Valero Energy Foundation and the Valero Texas Open staff are well into preparations for this year’s Valero Texas Open PGA Tour tournament, which takes place from March 26-29 at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, and then is followed up by the annual Benefit for Children on Monday, March 30.  The Valero Texas Open is one of the largest professional sporting events to take place annually ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ranch Hand Truckfitters and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Ranch Hand's redesigned store location at 2625 Broadway Street.   The ceremony on Jan. 30, 2015, to be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, will feature comments by Duane Wilson, president of the North San Antonio Chamber and by Ranch Hand president Greg Chumchal. The reception, ...read more
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s 41st Annual Gala on Saturday, January 24, at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, with master of ceremonies Bill Taylor, KENS 5 TV. The Gala program included the Chairman’s Reflection on 2014 by the outgoing Chairman of the Board, Annie Turner of Wells Fargo, the Chairman’s Vision for 2015 by chairman Rob Killen of Kaufman Killen, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Rob Killen believes that members of the business community have an obligation to give back their time and energies to help develop tomorrow’s leaders and build a strong environment for economic development in the San Antonio area.   “I have learned and benefited from those who came before, and I feel that it is our duty to help prepare and support the next generation of leaders,” says Rob ...read more
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. This often happens because we forget the importance of keeping them. In a time where company pensions are becoming extinct and knowing that your 401(k) plan can’t be your only means to save, planning for retirement is much more critical for you than it was for your parents. Resolve today to make your financial wellness a ...read more
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jessica Delgado Broadway Bank About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Family Service is offering a new collaborative summer opportunity. Next summer Family Service will have 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 interning at a variety of community businesses and organizations. This is a great opportunity for your members to take advantage of. Youth will work 120 hours over a six-week period (June-August) for minimum wage (to be paid by Family Service) to introduce ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Friday, December 12, 2014
As I reflect on the North Chamber’s 40th year of service to San Antonio, I want to express my gratitude to the North Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, Chamber volunteers, members, staff and community partners for your time, help and contributions that have made 2014 a truly exceptional year.   The last year demonstrated that we can accomplish great things when staff, volunteers and ...read more
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