Chamber Briefs
December 10, 2020
Published up to twice monthly by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE
"CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS DRAWING"
HOSTED BY
THE LIBERTY-DAYTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2020 | 3:30 P.M.
at the Vara Faye Martin Daniel Pavilion in downtown Liberty.
(in case of inclement weather, we'll move to the Chamber office at 1801 Trinity Street).
We still have tickets for the drawing available from any Chamber Director, or at the Chamber office (1801 Trinity Street in Liberty). $20 each or 6 for $100. You can win some really nice prizes!
Many thanks go to our generous donors:

1. Allegiance Bank - Dayton & Liberty: $200.00 Visa gift card.
2. Mobiloil Credit Union - $200 Visa gift card.
3. Community Resource Credit Union: set of matching Kendra Scott Jewelry - necklace, bracelet, earrings – retail value $240.00.
4. Magnolia Place Health Care, Liberty: $250.00 Visa gift card.
5. Prosperity Bank, Liberty: $250.00 Visa gift card.
6. Texas First Bank, Hull & Liberty: $250.00 Visa gift card.
7. New Source Energy Constructors, Inc.: Generac Powermate 1400 watt portable generator, CX 1400. $300.00.
8. New Source Energy Constructors, Inc., Generac 8874 2900 PSI 2.4 GPM residential pressure washer: $418.60.
9. Liberty County Teachers Federal Credit Union: $500 Visa gift card.
10. Sour Lake Motors – Truckville::$1000.00 travel voucher or $2000.00 off any vehicle in stock at your Truckville auto dealers (Sour Lake Motors - Sour Lake Ford). Sponsored by Truckville Sour Lake Motors.
The drawing will be streamed LIVE by KSHN.COM!
The Chamber's next appearance on the KSHN.COM Partyline program is scheduled for Thursday, December 17 @ 8:30 a.m. To listen online, use the Simple Radio or TuneIn apps available for your smartphone, or visit kshn.com for audio, video, program schedules and further information.
LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS for the holiday season are available at the Chamber office in the form of books and music by local authors and performers. We have publications by Frank Jordan, Kitty Key, Mike & Linda Ely, Dr. Douglas E. Moore, Charlie Sisk, Chris Contreras, Liberty County Historical Commission, Wallisville Heritage Park (now the Chambers County Museum at Wallisville) and a music CD from Marilyn Dodd. Stop by 1801 Trinity Street in Liberty to get your copies.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM STATE REPRESENTATIVE ERNEST BAILES
Some of the bills to be addressed by the 87th Texas Legislature in 2021.
Protect Private Property Rights
HB 448 provides a way for private property owners to file complaints when the power of eminent domain is misused. Eminent domain should never be used as a threat, and those who misuse this authority should be held accountable. 

Prevent Tax Assessments from Charging More Than 3 Years Back
Currently, appraisers may go back up to 5 years on the appraisal roll, charging property owners back taxes. This legislation would limit this from 5 to only 3 years.
Prevent Financial Abuse of Elderly Adults
This legislation guarantees seniors would be informed of options available when making changes to a life insurance policy, in order to prevent financial loss.



Promote Career and Technical Education
Our CTE certifications for students are essential in preparing them for life after high school. We want to ensure the certifications available to students align with the needs of our growing and changing Texas workforce.
If you have legislative issues you'd like to share, please do not hesitate to contact the HD-18 office by calling (936) 628-6687 or by emailing District18.Bailes@house.texas.gov.

Texas House of Representatives - DIstrict 18
Legislative Reference Library of Texas (87th Legislature) - website.
Marie Hughes is the new contact for the Chambers County Museum at Wallisville. Marie originally hails from Canada and moved to Texas in 1967. She and husband Max have lived in Hankamer since 1979 and have five girls. Marie has worked at the museum since 2017.

Chambers County Museum at Wallisville is located at 20136 I-10 East. Contact them at 409.389.2252 or send e-mail to wallisvilletx@gmail.com. Visit their Facebook page and website at wallisvillemuseum.com.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
Vizion Clay
Demetrius Lee Rogers (Vice-President)
713.206.4402
“Working to bring Love and Humanity back together."

A groundbreaking will be held on Wednesday, December 16 @ 10 a.m.
The location is Washington @ Virginia Street (south of Hwy. 90 in the area behind Milam Tire & Auto).
River Rock Resort
Lori Lowe (Guest Coordinator)
4876 FM 1008
Dayton 77535 | 281.536.6713
"An 18-acre resort with an 11-acre stocked pond, private swimming pool, hiking trail, bath house, laundry, and RV hookups overlooking the lake and a lodge.Unplug and relax or plan your next event with us."

ONGOING LOCAL EVENTS

  • Coffee with the Mayor. Held the third Thursday of each month (except for holidays or conflicting events). Citizens of Liberty are invited to have coffee with Mayor Carl Pickett and City Manager Tom Warner in the council chambers of City Hall. This is an opportunity to discuss ideas or projects or to voice any concerns citizens may wish to express. Contact the City of Liberty @ 936.336.3684.
  • Farmers Market at The Crossroads, 111 N. Church Street in Dayton. Second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Food Truck Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. each Friday at The Crossroads, 111 N. Church Street in Dayton. Different food trucks offering a variety of lunchtime options. Contact the City of Dayton @ 936.258.2642.
  • Liberty Faux Real Trade Days, 321 FM 563 in Liberty. 936.391.8600. Many vendors on hand with crafts, clothing, food, antiques and much more. Held on the weekend following the third Monday each month (except October and December).
  • Liberty Street Rally (Cars, Coffee & More) on the square in Downtown Liberty. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. See classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and more.
Save money on payment processing and contribute funds to the Chamber with Clearent Payment Solutions.

Clearent Payment Solutions is a credit card processing company and a member of our chamber.
When a business, referred by a Chamber member, converts their payment processing to Clearent, the company (Clearent) will pay a percentage of that businesses' processing cost to the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber. The business will be saving money and at the same time, the Chamber will be adding revenue. This is at no cost to the business owner (and a lower percentage rate).

To make a referral:
Send e-mail to alandry@clearent.com with the business and contact's name, phone number or e-mail. In the subject line, state "LDACC referral". That is all that is needed. Once approved, the Chamber begins increasing revenue. In addition, Clearent will provide a free terminal to each referral. They will get next day funding and an online tracking portal. Please direct questions to Andrew J. Landry at 832.322.6948.
From the Board of Directors, Executive Officers and staff at the
Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
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Please note: The information provided in this newsletter is subject to change after release. We will provide updated information regarding Chamber events through any or all of the following resources: our website, e-mail to members, and social media.

Past issues of our newsletter can be accessed here on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.