Chamber News for June 2018
MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Wednesday, June 20 | 11:45 a.m. | Liberty Center

CATERED BY
Subway - Dayton
(Katrina Garrison, General Manager)

MENU
Assorted Wraps and Sub Sandwiches, Salads, Chips
Tea/Water and Cookies

COST
$10

SPONSORED BY
Sullins & Johnston, Attorneys at Law, PC
"Serving clients in Liberty County for almost 50 years."

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).
GUEST SPEAKERS
Representatives from Grand Parkway Infrastructure (GPI) will provide an overview of the SH-99 Grand Parkway project, along with construction, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and community outreach information. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
The State Highway (SH) 99 Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 & I-2 project is the continuation of the construction of a 184-mile highway loop around the Greater Houston, TX area. The $1.28 billion toll road project spans more than 50 miles around northeast Houston, within Chambers, Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery counties. The SH99 Grand Parkway is owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

SAM CENTER EXHIBIT AND OPEN HOUSE SET FOR JUNE 9
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will hold a grand opening for their newly-remodeled facilities on Saturday, June 9 from 2-4PM (gates open at 1:30PM). A new exhibit called ATASCOCITO: The History of Southeast Texas will feature "artifacts showcasing the heritage of Southeast Texas from prehistory to modern times".

The event is free to the public and includes behind-the-scenes tours, light refreshments, activities for kids, preservation demonstrations and more.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
650 FM 1011
Liberty, TX | 936.336.8821
E-mail: samhoustoncenter@tsl.texas.gov
BUSINESS FOCUS
MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT
Proposed legislation in the U.S. Congress would allow state governments to collect sales and use taxes from remote retailers who have no physical presence in their state.

According to the Marketplace Fairness Act website, the legislation grants states the authority to compel online and catalog retailers ("remote sellers"), no matter where they are located, to collect sales tax at the time of a transaction - exactly like local retailers are already required to do. However, there is a caveat: States are only granted this authority after they have simplified their sales tax laws.

Find out more at the MFA website: marketplacefairness.org
ADVERTISE YOUR JOB OPENINGS
Chamber members who currently have employment opportunities at their businesses can advertise those openings on the Chamber website.

A form is available online that can be filled out and returned to our offices via e-mail, fax or in person. If you use a PDF reader that also supports forms, simply complete the required fields in your reader, save the changes and attach the form to an e-mail back to the Chamber.

Employment listings will be placed on our site (libertydaytonchamber.com) under "Resources > Job Openings".

You can find the Job Openings PDF form here (direct download link).
Webber Commercial Awarded $9.5M Bond for Projects

Houston, May 11, 2018 - The Liberty Independent School District selected Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, to manage $9.5 million of construction work that will begin in May 2018...

Read more
wwebber.com
FREE TRAVEL RESOURCES FROM YOUR CHAMBER
The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce carries several publications in our offices for people getting ready to travel in Texas this summer. All are free!

These publications include:
  • The State Travel Guide, courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation Travel Information Division. A beautiful, comprehensive booklet sorted by region with over 200 pages of information, published every two years. The Chamber also works with the publishers to help keep local listings in the State Travel Guide current.
  • The Texas Highways Events Calendar, released four times per year (once for each season) covering three-month periods of activities all across the state.
  • Official Travel Map, a traditional folding road map from the Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism.

Visit these related sites online for more information:

For local information, and printable brochures:
(libertydaytonchamber.com)
A MESSAGE FROM LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTER
LifeShare is going into the summer months with just a 3-day supply of blood for area hospitals. We all need to do our part to step up and ensure no patient goes without. You can either go to one of our community blood drives, or offer to host a blood drive at your office or church. To set up a blood drive, please contact our new territory Account Manager, Bridgette Easley-Ellis at 409-980-8245.

BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULE

Hometown Hero - Walmart - Liberty
06/09/2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuffs & Hoses - Liberty Fire and Police
06/15/2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brookshire Brothers - Dayton
06/17/2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hometown Hero - Walmart - Liberty
06/18/2018 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Faux Real Trade Days - Liberty
06/23/2018 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Faux Real Trade Days - Liberty
06/24/2018 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
CITY OF DAYTON POOL HOURS STARTING JUNE 1
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11-9
Wednesday: 11-6
Thursday: 11-6
Friday: 11-9
Saturday 11-5
Sunday 2-5 ($1 Day)

Guest Fees:
Child (15 and under) $2
Adult $4
Senior Citizen (55 and older) $2
Sunday $1 (all ages)

For more information: 936.258.9016.
SPECIAL THANKS TO KSHN RADIO
Our annual Chamber Radio Day was held Saturday, May 19th at the KSHN 99.9FM studios in downtown Liberty. We'd like to thank Bill, Tiffany, Eric and Rica at KSHN for their help and generosity as we spent the day bringing listeners our best efforts in broadcasting, along with "music mixed with things that matter".

Thanks to everyone who purchased advertising from us, and everyone who volunteered time behind the microphone. Your support is greatly appreciated!

CITY OF DAYTON DEPARTMENT HOURS
New hours are in effect as of May 7 for Utility Billing and Planning & Permits offices:

Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 6:00PM.

Houston Ship Channel Bridge Construction Project

The Harris County Toll Road Authority has begun a $962 million project to replace the bridge across the ship channel on the Sam Houston Tollway from Texas State Highway 225 to Interstate 10 to handle growing traffic...

Read more
www.bizjournals.com
NEW MEMBERS
Please welcome our newest members to the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
GRACE Initiative of South Liberty County
Glennda Hardin (President)
1939 Trinity
Liberty 77575 | 936.641.2846
E-mail: info@graceliberty.org | Facebook
Non-profit service organization for homebound seniors.

MobilOil Credit Union
Blythe Cox (Brand, Culture & Engagement Manager)
P.O. Box 12849
Beaumont 77726 | 409.924.5180
Financial Institution

Legacy Plumbing, LLC
Chris Sardelli (Owner)
111 West Street
Liberty 77575 | 936.346.2176
E-mail: legacyplumbing14@gmail.com
Plumbing services

Wholesale Septic Supply
Adam Speer (President)
395 CR 608
Dayton 77535 | 936.681.8198
E-mail: info@wholesalesepticsupply.com
Septic products and services
MEMBER NEWS &TRANSITIONS
Smile Club at 400 E. Hwy. 90, Suite 402 in Dayton has updated hours of operation. Monday thru Friday from 9AM - 5PM. Telephone 936.681.8592. Online at
visitsmileclub.com. E-mail dayton@altiusdental.com.

The Health Fix Store has a new e-mail address: betty@thehealthfixstore.com.
Their address is 334 Main Street in Liberty. Telephone: 936.336.9001 or 800.833.8282. Online at thehealthfixstore.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14 - 7:00 PM
Parade honoring the State Champion Liberty Lady Panthers softball team. Parade starts in LMS parking lot, proceeds down Jefferson Drive to Panther Lane and ends at LHS Softball Field. A celebration will then be held with hot dogs and drinks served. Bring a lawn chair.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 - 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Monthly Chamber Business Luncheon (Sponsored by Sullins & Johnston, Attorneys At Law, PC). Guest speakers: Representatives from Grand Parkway Infrastructure. Info: 936.336.5736.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 - 2-9:00 PM
Benefit for Sgt. Frank Longoria. BBQ plates, live auction, silent auction, live music and more. Hosted by Liberty-Dayton Chrysler - Jeep dealership, Hwy. 146 Bypass in Liberty. Info: David McNeely 936.391.1082 or Elaine Taylor 936.346.8969.

DON'T MISS!
TUESDAY, JULY 3
Patriotic Program and Fireworks Show at Liberty Municipal Park. Stay tuned for exact start time.

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.
  • Third Thursday on Sam Houston Street. Generations Coffee & Sandwich Shop, Simplee Southern Grace Boutique and Two Mimi's Boutique have teamed up to bring you a night of fun, shopping and eating! Open late monthly from 6PM - 8PM. Live music, door prizes, food specials, vintage & custom furniture, children's & women's apparel, Brighton jewelry & more. On the City Square, Sam Houston Street, in downtown Liberty.
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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