Chamber News for June 2018
MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Wednesday, July 18 | 11:45 a.m. | Liberty Center

GUEST SPEAKERS
GRACE Initiative of South Liberty County, an organization providing meals to homebound senior citizens in our area. Visit them online at Facebook.

A ribbon cutting for Pruitt Travel Services will follow the luncheon.

CATERED BY:
GRACE. Initiative of South Liberty County.

COST: $10

Register for the luncheon in one of three ways:
  1. Via e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday (specify the number of persons in your group).
  2. Call the Chamber directly at 936.336.5736.
  3. Register online using the Events calendar (look for the green "Register Now" button next to the event).
29TH ANNUAL CHAMBER AUCTION & STEAK DINNER FUNDRAISER
This year's Chamber fundraising event will be held Friday, August 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center. Ticket prices are $100 each.

The evening begins with a steak dinner and all the trimmings served from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Silent Auction begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Live Auction at 7:30 p.m. Plan to arrive a little early to browse the auction items until serving begins. Adding to the fun this year is music entertainment provided by Cow Patty Daddys with Jay Knight. Sound is again furnished by Cliff Richey and Bill Monk of Thrif-Tee Food Centers-Dayton and Mont Belvieu.

The steaks are prepared on-site by the ‘Flat-Line Cookers’, the award-winning cooking team of Liberty-County EMS, which consists of EMS personnel and volunteers. LaVonna Templeton is the un-official/official ‘Chief Cook’, who orders the food for this large event and organizes the preparation, along with Mike Koen and Johnny Spurlock.

Tickets are available for purchase from any member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, at either office of the Chamber (1801 Trinity St. in Liberty or 109 S. Main in Dayton). Tickets may also be purchased from Ken Coleman – Arrow Realty; David Leonard - Liberty-Dayton Chrysler; Skeet Raggio – Raggio Publishing/Liberty County Directory; Linda Taylor - former board member; Thrif-Tee Foods, Dayton - customer service office; and Venola Van Deventer – Broker/Associate-Van Deventer, Realtors. Additional sales sites will soon be added, along with items for the Live and Silent Auctions.

ABOUT THE '500' DRAWING
(view an enlarged image of the tickets here ).
The ‘500’ is a reverse draw with 15 great prizes to be won. Last year the ‘500’ Committee increased the number of prizes from 12 to 15, which will make five top prizes for five winners, instead of the final two top winners, as in prior years. Each ‘500’ ticket is your entry into the drawing and also entitles you to a delicious steak dinner with all the trimmings. Desserts and beverages are also included, at no charge.

Brady Hanson (Dayton Lease and Pipe Services) will be handling the Live Auction duties for the evening. Auction items include vacation and golf packages, tickets to entertainment and athletic events, fishing, camping and hunting gear, tools, household items and much more. Further information is provided as the day of the event nears. Please contact the Chamber to have your business represented with an auction item or monetary support of this year’s fundraiser.
MOTH NIGHT OUT @ TRNWR
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting their sixth Annual Moth Night Out Event, Saturday evening on July 21 as part of National Moth Week events occurring across the country.

Those interested will meet at the Refuge Headquarters building at 9:00 p.m. to see and photograph some of the over 850 species of moths (and other bugs) documented around the building’s security lights. Black lights and mercury vapor lights will also be used.

National Moth Week provides a much-needed spotlight on moths and their ecological importance as well as their incredible biodiversity.
National Moth Week offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Numerous organizations around the world have partnered with National Moth Week and are supporting the event. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, National Moth Week participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.

The Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters building is located at 601 FM 1011 in Liberty,.directly across the street from the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center. Call the Refuge office at 936.336.9786 for more information.
MEMORIAL HERMANN'S LIFE FLIGHT PROGRAM
We are very pleased to have Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble as a member of our chamber, and grateful for the critical services provided to our area by Memorial Hermann's Life Flight air ambulance program. Over 40 years going strong, with more than 3,000 missions flown per year!
Life Flight in Houston, TX

Memorial Hermann Life Flight is a highly regarded helicopter and plane ambulance program founded by Dr. Red Duke in Houston, TX. For over 35 years, Life Flight has led the country...

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COMPTROLLER ISSUES INITIAL GUIDANCE REGARDING TAX DECISION BY SUPREME COURT
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has issued initial guidance regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states and local governments to collect sales tax from online retailers, overturning a previous ruling that made a large part of the internet a tax-free zone.

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled two prior decisions that held that a state can only impose sales and use tax collection responsibilities on sellers of goods and services when they have a physical presence in the state. The decision means that states - and local jurisdictions - can now impose tax collection responsibilities on sellers who have an economic presence.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar's news release can be read here on the Comptroller's website.
HIGHWAY UPDATE FOR FM 1960 TO INCLUDE THREE OVERPASSES
$100 million FM 1960 widening projects...

A roadway expansion project to widen FM 1960 between Humble and Atascocita is progressing through the design process. According to TxDOT district design engineer, Jeanne Javadi, the project, which runs from FM 1960 Business in Humble to west of...

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UNWANTED CALLS CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM FOR BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS
According to the Federal Communications Commission, around 60% of all complaints it receives each year are related to unwanted telephone calls (over 200,000 logged complaints). The FCC states it's focus on unlawful robocalls and caller ID spoofing is a top consumer protection priority. Read about their efforts to combat the problem, and a list of helpful tips for consumers on this page at fcc.gov.
NEW MEMBERS
Please welcome our newest members to the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
QP Energy Services, LLC
Cy Quackenbush (President)
Hailey Taylor (Payroll / HR Manager)
1221 S. Main Street | Suite 208
Boerne, TX 78006 | 361.563.3360 | qpenergyservices.com
"QP Energy Services is a friendly and professional sanitation company specializing in providing large pipelines and other energy sector sites with porta potty rentals, septic tanks, trash trailers, wash stations and other sanitation services that make the job more enjoyable. We have yards across Texas that are ready and able to serve the greater Corpus Christi, East Houston and West Texas areas. All our technicians are equipped with a vacuum truck, supply trailer, RV and transport trailer for your convenience".

Pablo's Tire Shop & Auto Detailing
Oscar Perez (Manager)
1800 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Liberty 77575 | 936.336.8298
Hours: M-F 8AM - 6PM, SAT. 8AM - 3PM

Pruitt Travel Services
Liz Pruitt (Independent Travel Agent)
P.O. Box 3314
Dayton 77535 | 936.257.5150
Independent travel agency

Minga's Creations
Dominga Acosta (Owner)
1403 South Houston Road
Pasadena 77502 | 713.269.9287 | Web: mingaspartyrentals.net
"Decor for any occasion". Weddings, quinceaneras, graduations, etc.

Texas Commissioned Security Operations LLC
Jasper Fairman (Owner / Director of Security & Training)
106 West Pine St.
Daisetta 77533 | 832.742.0496 | Web: tcsollc.com
Security services
JULY
Monday, 16th, 5:00 PM
Chamber Board of Directors Meeting @ Chamber office in Dayton (109 S. Main Street).
Wednesday, 18th, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Monthly Business Luncheon @ Liberty Center. Info & reservations. 936.336.5736.
Saturday, 21st, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Second Annual Fine Arts Expo @ Liberty High School on Jefferson Drive. Info: 936.336.3716.
Saturday, 21st, 9:00 PM
Annual Moth Night Out @ Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, 601 FM 1011, Liberty. Info: 936.336.9786.

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. Citizens of Liberty are invited to have coffee with the mayor and city manager 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.
Highlights listed for Events are those occurring after the newsletter release date, and are based on information we currently have. Please visit our  online calendar  at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month.
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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