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Chamber News for May 2019
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Monthly Business Luncheon
Wednesday, May 22nd @ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)
1829 Sam Houston Street | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Guest speaker:
Betty Russo
Professional Community and Economic Developer
Regional Representative, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

Catered by
Blue Plate Catering
Broccoli and Cheese Seared Chicken Breast, Herbed Rice,
Roasted Parmesan, Summer Squash, Dinner Rolls,
Peach Cobbler with Crème fraîche.

Cost: $12
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Sponsored by:
To provide an accurate head count for the caterer, please register for the luncheon as soon as possible 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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ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY RECAP
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Chamber’s annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon at Liberty Center on April 24th. Well over 200 guests were in attendance enjoying the midday lunch as well as gifts donated by many area businesses and individuals. We couldn't have put this event together without the support of our volunteers and donors.

We extend our special thanks to Magnolia Place Health Care, L.L.P. and Administrator Adam Ott for once again underwriting this year’s event, and to Chef Amber Lawson and staff for preparing and catering a superb meal for everyone in attendance.

"Thank you" to our donors for supporting this event:
All That Glitters/Merle Norman
Brookshires Bros., Liberty – Floral Dept.
Christy Ewart
Liberty County EMS
My Little Kitchen
Novrozsky’s – Liberty
Riverside Seafood

Liberty County Teachers Federal Credit Union

A Chamber Friend
Berkeley Eye Center
Commissioner Greg Arthur
Judge Alan D. Conner
First Liberty National Bank
The Flower Cart
KSHN 99.90 FM
Lee College
Liberty County EMS
LibertyDayton Regional Medical Center
Nutritional Scientific Corporation
Barbara Norwood
Neal Iverson
Prosperity Bank
Sam’s Distribution #6698
Sterling Realty
Linda Taylor
Texas First Bank
Van Deventer R/E – Venola
The Vindicator
WalMart – Liberty
Zbranek Firm
City Florist of Liberty
Mary Anne Campbell
First Liberty National Bank
Rivanna’s Chuck Wagon
Magnolia Place Health Care
Ed Seymour
Candy Rucka
Los Compadres – Hardin
Allison Funeral Service
Generations Coffee Shop
Ann’s Seafood
Hacienda San Lorenzo

Classic Star Group (Formerly Hebert Distributing)

Pruitt Travel Services
The Flower Cart
Hall, Rader and Associates
Texas First Bank
Novrozsky’s
Big Frank’s Barbecue
Laura’s Sandwich Shop
10 de Mayo Mexican Grill & Bar
Commissioner Greg Arthur
Lana McCarty
New Day Massage & Spa
Factory Connection
R.J.’S Family Restaurant
My Little Kitchen
Riverside Seafood
Dominos
Barbara Norwood, Attorney At Law
Where There’s Smoke There’s Flavor
Stratton & Varella Attorneys At Law
Texas Seafood and Steak
Neal Iverson, Attorney At Law
Sweet's Cakes and Catering
Berkeley Eye Center
Daniel Pratt, LMT
Nutritional Scientific Corporation

Meadow Noyer Coward – Allstate Insurance

Capital Farm Credit
Bon’s Bags
Venola VanDeventer
Alma’s Florist & Design
Tomoe
Sullins & Johnston
Chicken Express
RA Smith Gifts
Sharon Sullivan
CHAMBER RADIO DAY
The annual Chamber Radio Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is an annual fundraiser for the Chamber where you can advertise your business, event or honor someone special during the broadcast day on KSHN 99.9 FM. Chamber staff, volunteers and members deliver news, sports, weather and other announcements with assistance from KSHN staff.

You can purchase at least three 30-second commercials for $75 per set (other sets are offered as well). Options are available for providing advertising copy to the Chamber. Instructions and information can be found in the advertising form. For questions contact the Chamber at 936.336.5736.
CITY OF LIBERTY HIRES ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER TO OVERSEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The City of Liberty has hired Chris Jarmon as the new Assistant City Manager to work with and provide guidance to the Liberty Community Development Corporation (LCDC), which is the City of Liberty’s economic development organization.

LCDC is a Type B Economic Development Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Texas and has a mission to facilitate the expansion and retention of businesses in the City of Liberty. LCDC collects sales tax revenues which are used to promote the economic growth and vitality of Liberty by giving the Corporation flexibility to assist companies with public infrastructure, job training, and other resources important to the business and the community.
SH 99 GRAND PARKWAY H&I UPDATE
(submitted by Grand Parkway Infrastructure - 4/10/2019)

Construction work on SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 & I-2 is moving full steam ahead. As you travel through these areas, there will be some obvious and not so
obvious construction work in effect.

SEGMENT H - SH 99 near IH 59/69 in New Caney to FM 1413 in Dayton
Crews have begun the construction of drill shaft foundations, bridge substructures, retaining walls, and reinforced concrete pipe drainage near US 59/69. Drainage,
utilities, roadway embankment, retaining walls, and bridge substructure operations
are expected to begin between FM 1010 near Plum Grove and Luce Bayou in Spring 2019.

SEGMENT I-1 - FM 1413 in Dayton to SH 146 in Mont Belvieu
Construction work begins May 2019 with the embankment process which requires trucking in earthen material that is placed and compacted to raise the
grade of the new roads.

SEGMENT I-2 - West of Hwy 146 in Mont Belvieu to SH 99 in Baytown
A new eastbound frontage road is currently underway between Cedar Bayou and
FM 1405. MSE wall construction will commence later this month at the FM 1405 intersection. Substructure for 10 individual bridges have begun South of IH-10
including a single bridge that will span over IH-10. Roadway work at the Wyoming Intersection is underway; this work will kickoff a complex phasing plan from
Wyoming Street to Lee Drive.
SHRED AND E-CYCLE EVENTS COMING UP
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City of Liberty E-Cycle and Shred Event
Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. - noon (or until the truck fills up) at the City Hall parking lot. Free and open to the public.

The following items will be available for disposal:
E-Cycling: Includes electronic equipment such as cell phones, laptops, desktops, computer keyboards, modems, etc. (no appliances or TVs); all sensitive data on hard drives is securely destroyed.

Shredding of sensitive documents: Includes all items that contain sensitive and personal information such as bank statements, tax returns, personal records, etc. These items will be shredded on site by Texas Security Shredding Company.

For more information, please contact the City of Liberty at 936-334-7118.

City of Dayton Shred Day
Saturday, June 15th from 9 a.m - noon at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland Street. Bring your unwanted papers to be destroyed. You do not need to remove documents from binders or clips, etc. For more information contact Dayton City Hall at 936.258.2642.
APPLY TO WORK WITH THE CENSUS
Jobs are available for the 2020 Census as a Census Taker. Flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training are offered. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK IS MAY 5 - 11
For more than 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity
to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.

In addition, during National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service would like to remind business owners of the online resources available to help them understand taxes. You can access this information, which includes YouTube videos, here at the irs.gov website.
The next bus trip to Coushatta Resort & Casino in Kinder, Louisiana is scheduled for Thursday, May 16. The cost is $15. For reservations contact Eliza Guidry at 936.402.0340. More information on the bus trip can be found at the Chamber website.
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Listen to our Monthly Chamber Radio Show on KSHN 99.9 FM highlighting the latest news and information from the Chamber. We'll be live on the air May 16 starting at 8:30 a.m.
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
Red Horse Ranch Aviation
Gary D. McHenry (President)
3200 SW Freeway, Suite 2200 in Houston
"A leading-edge small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) drone services company, providing high definition photos/video imaging of residential, ranch & wildlife, agriculture and commercial properties."

Star Loans of Texas
Lasonthia Sandles (Manager)
1320 North Main Street, Suite A in Liberty
Tel. 936.336.5926 | mystarloans.com
Personal, title and starter loans.
CORRECTION
In last month's newsletter we listed an incorrect telephone number for Star Twirl Cheer Gym in Dayton. With apologies, here is the complete (and updated) information.

Star Twirl Cheer Gym
Julie Campbell (Owner / Instructor)
P.O. Box 1913 in Dayton | 77535
Tel. 936.258.4339 | Facebook
Health Center of Southeast Texas would like to introduce "Ms. Dee N.P." to their Liberty location at 1202 N. Travis. Ms. Dee is now seeing patients as of April 15. Telephone 936.334.1185.
Try it before you buy it!

Wine tasting event on Saturday, May 11th.

Each wine will be perfectly paired with a gourmet dessert. Each $30 ticket gets you entered for a chance at door prizes and a wine glass to keep.

LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. MUST PAY IN ADVANCE! 


Or bring payment by at 236 CR 2358, Liberty, Tx.
Events
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
MAY
07 - Tuesday
  • Hurricane Preparedness Workshop - 6 p.m. @ Jack Hartel Building, 318 San Jacinto Street, Liberty.
11 - Saturday
  • "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Place non perishable food items in a bag near your mailbox. The letter carrier will pick up and deliver your contribution to local food banks and food pantries.
18 - Saturday
  • Chamber Radio Day @ KSHN 99.9 FM. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
22 - Wednesday
  • Monthly Business Luncheon @ Liberty Center. 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
27 - Monday
  • Memorial Day (Chamber offices closed)
Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, May 20, 5 p.m. @ the Chamber office in Dayton (109 S. Main).
SAVE THE DATE!
Annual Chamber Auction & Steak Dinner Fundraiser - Friday, August 9 @ 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 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.
  • Third Thursday on Sam Houston Street. Participating shops in the 1800 block of Sam Houston (near the courthouse square) are open late every third Thursday of the month with great deals, food and live music.
  • 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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