Chamber News for December 2018
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MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Wednesday, December 19 - 11:45 a.m.
@ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)

with guest speaker
State Rep. Ernest Bailes, District 18
Representative Bailes was first elected in 2016 to serve Texas’ House District 18 which includes Liberty, San Jacinto, and Walker counties. Representative Bailes is currently serving on the House Committee(s) on Economic & Small Business Development, Land & Resource Management, Rules & Resolutions, and the Joint Committee on Coastal Barrier System.
Read more about Rep. Bailes.
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CATERED BY:
Blue Plate Catering
Pamala Talbot (Owner / Executive Chef)
832.418.8297 | Facebook
Sliced Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Dessert, Tea/Water.

COST: $10
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Please register for the luncheon as soon as possible so we can provide an accurate head count to the caterer, in one of three ways:
  • Via e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday (specify the number of persons in your group).
  • Via telephone at 936.336.5736.
  • Online using the Events Calendar (look for the green "Register Now" button next to the event).
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COUNTRY CHRISTMAS RECAP
The Chamber would like to thank everyone who came to the Country Christmas festivities in Liberty and Dayton, and those who donated their time and talents to this year's events:

Chamber directors and volunteers, the City of Liberty, Lt. Shane Burleigh (Dayton PD), Liberty Walmart, Dominos Pizza (Dayton) and Brookshire Brothers (Dayton). Also Katherine Moye ("For the Love of Horses") for providing the children's pony rides, George Moye for providing the mule drawn wagon rides for everyone, the Bronco Battalion - MJROTC (Marine Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp) and CWO-3 (ret) Ron Tash, Senior Marine Instructor, Marine Corps JROTC at Dayton High School.

Part of your membership dues in the Chamber help us to continue offering these fun activities to area children each year. We appreciate everyone's continued support.
ONLINE ORDERING AT WHATABURGER
Whataburger restaurants are now testing online ordering through an app available for your smartphone. The app allows you to save your favorite orders, as well as earn free food after five visits. More information can be found at whataburger.com.

Whataburger in Liberty is located at 1921 Hwy. 90. Telephone 936.336.7721.
TEXAS DPS INTRODUCES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced new Facebook and Twitter sites providing information by region across the state. The regions include North Texas, Southeast Texas, South Texas, West Texas, Northwest Texas, Central Texas and the Capitol Region. This expanded social media network will complement the existing DPS social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and further connect the department with local communities.
Read more at dps.texas.gov.
MEMBER DIRECTORY AD SPACE
Advertising space is available for Chamber members in the newly-released Member Directory & Newcomers Guide, found online at libertydaytonchamber.com. The guide is updated throughout the year and features information of primary interest to area visitors and new residents. All Chamber members are listed by category.

You can view and download the Member Directory & Newcomers Guide, along with current annual advertising rates, here on the Chamber website.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
In addition to books by local authors available at the Chamber office in Liberty (listed in our October 2018 newsletter) we also have Chamber Gift Certificates, redeemable at participating Chamber member merchants. They are like cash, but must be used within participating stores in the Liberty-Dayton area. Member merchants can then redeem them at the Chamber. Five percent of the face value of the certificate is retained by the Chamber for maintaining the program, and the merchant receives the remainder by check.

We also have several bottles of olive oil from local producer and Chamber member Southeast Texas Olive, LLC ( setexasolive.com) in Devers. This is a high quality, 100% organic extra virgin olive oil that sells for $15 per bottle (8.5oz) or $140 per case.

For more information or to purchase these items contact our Liberty office at 936.336.5736.
BATTLESHIP TEXAS TOUR OFFERED AGAIN THIS YEAR
First Texas Volunteers (FTV) in cooperation with Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF) and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host a very special unique guided behind the scenes “Hard Hat Tour” aboard the ship, Saturday, December 15th, 2018. More information can be found at their site below.
Battleship Texas First Texas Volunteers

Home of the official Battleship Texas: First Texas Volunteers group dedicated to restoration, preservation, and education.

Read more
www.firsttexasvolunteers.org
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 Thank you for your membership and your support of the Chamber!
Days Dogtown
Jesseca Buchhorn (Manager)
4545 FM 1960
Dayton 77535 | Tel. 936.257.8611
Dog & cat boarding, day camp, personal play time & dog walk, and more.
For The Love of Horses
Katherine T. Moye (Owner)
1458 CR 200 S.
Liberty 77575 | 936.641.2548

Where There's Smoke There's Flavor
Cynthia Polley Worley (President)
320 Main Street
Liberty 77575 | Tel. 936.776.6726
BBQ take-out, lunch delivery, catering available.
If you'd like to schedule a ribbon cutting for your member business, contact the Chamber at 936.336.5736 or e-mail chamberadmin@imsday.com.
"Thank you" to those who donated door prizes for the November 14 Business Luncheon at Liberty Center: Christy Ewart, Factory Connection , Walmart - Liberty, Capital Farm Credit, Bluebonnet News (Vanesa Brashier) and Timeless Timber Bouquets and Arrangements (Rebecca Vega).
Dr. Wilson 1920 - 2018
Dr. Claxton Reginald Wilson passed away Tuesday, November 13 at Methodist Hospital in Baytown. Dr. Wilson was well-known from his medical practice in the area, and his involvement in several medical organizations. He served on the Dayton City Council, Dayton ISD School Board, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Dr. Wilson was selected as the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1981. Services for Dr. Wilson were held Saturday, November 17 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Events
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
DECEMBER

8th-9th
Valley Players presents "The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause" @ Humphreys-Burson Theatre. 7 p.m. on the 8th, 2 p.m. on the 9th. Tickets: $10. 936.336.6699.

13th | 6-8 p.m.
Pictures with Santa at Whataburger, 1921 Hwy. 90 in Liberty. Kids 13 and under will receive a coupon.

19th | 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monthly Chamber Business Luncheon @ Liberty Center. Reservations: 936.336.5736.
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The Chamber offices will be closed on December 24-25 (Christmas) and December 31-January 1 (New Year's holidays).
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Save the date:
  • Coushatta Bus Trip - Thursday, January 17, 2019. For reservations call Eliza Guidry (936.402.0340).
  • 43rd Annual Chamber Awards Banquet - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ the Dayton Community Center.

ONGOING EVENTS
  • 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 monthly.
  • 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.
  • 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. 936.336.3684.
Please visit our  online calendar  at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month.
Past issues of Chamber News can be accessed here on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.
Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
1801 Trinity Street | Liberty, Tx. 77575 | 936.336.5736 | chamber@imsday.com
109 S. Main Street | Dayton, Tx. 77535 | 936.257.8926 | ldchamber@imsday.com
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