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Chamber News for November 2019
Monthly Business Luncheon
Wednesday, November 20th @ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)
1829 Sam Houston Street
Noon - 1 p.m. (serving begins @ 11:45 a.m.)

Guest speaker
Randy Meche
with local technology companies
Randy will provide information on the latest in phones and Internet technology ... the "good, bad and ugly" regarding phone options for your business, along with general information about technology solutions provided by Internet Management Services.
Catered by Ken Owens Catering
chicken spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea.

Cost: $12
Registration is required by 12 noon - Monday, November 18th.
A ribbon cutting will be held following the luncheon for new Chamber member Clearent, a business offering credit card processing solutions.
You can register for the luncheon 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).
" Thank you , Veterans ".
(Check with local media for other events that may be happening in your area).
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 - 11AM - 1PM: Veterans Appreciation Luncheon @ Dayton Community Center. Info: 936-258-2642 or citysecretary@daytontx.org.
  • Monday, Nov. 12 - 8:30AM - 10AM: Veterans Day Breakfast & Program @ Liberty High School.
The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce 44th Annual Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at the Dayton Community Center.

Each year we ask our members to nominate two persons for Citizen of the Year (one for Dayton and one for Liberty). If you'd like to nominate someone for 2019 Citizen of the Year , the forms for both Dayton and Liberty are now available for download, complete with instructions. The deadline for returning the forms is 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Please contact the Chamber with any questions you may have. We thank you for your participation, and look forward to receiving your nominations this year!

The Liberty Community Development Corporation (LCDC) has partnered with CivicPlus to launch a new website at www.libertycdc.org. The new website gives LCDC a stronger digital presence and will make Liberty more competitive in recruiting and attracting business. The website provides valuable information to investors, developers, and businesses by showcasing information such as Liberty’s retail trade area, income, transportation network, and property tax rate.

In addition, the website provides demographic and site selection data while also touting Liberty’s many cultural assets, such as the Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center, the Liberty Municipal Golf Course, Historic Downtown Liberty, the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge and many others.

LCDC is a “Type B” corporation that is funded by a ½ cent sales tax and governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. LCDC is committed to supporting programs that promote business retention, development, and expansion within the City of Liberty. To learn more about LCDC, please visit them online at www.libertycdc.org or call 936-334-7118.

LCDC has also set up a website for property and sites at properties.zoomprospector.com/libertytx. Persons who want to add commercial property to the site can e-mail Chris Jarmon at cjarmon@cityofliberty.org.

Submitted by:
Chris Jarmon, CPM
Assistant City Manager - Economic & Community Development
City of Liberty, TX
First Liberty National Bank has opened their newest location in China, Texas. The address is 15113 US Hwy. 90. To reach the new branch call the main Liberty number at 936.336.6471 and ask to be transferred.
Progress continues on sections H and I of the Grand Parkway Infrastructure project. This includes Segment H from New Caney to FM 1413 in Dayton; Section I-1 from FM 1413 to SH-146 in Mont Belvieu; and Segment I-2 from SH-146 to SH-99 in Baytown.

The latest updates on construction can always be found at the GPI website: sh99grandpkwy.com.

GPI is also looking for skilled and unskilled labor to work on the Grand Parkway. For a complete list of positions visit sh99grandpkwy.com/join-the-team.
Tune in to our monthly Chamber radio show on the Partyline program (normally the third Thursday of the month) at KSHN.COM, highlighting the latest news and information from the Chamber. Use the Tunein app available for your smartphone, or visit kshn.com for schedules and further information.
Attention Chamber Members:
Is your business having an open house during the holidays? Let us know and we'll help get the word out. Call the Chamber at 936.336.5736 or send e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday.com with the details.
South Liberty County Country Christmas, sponsored by the City of Liberty and The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 in downtown Liberty.

The parade lines up on Grand approximately 5 p.m. and begins at 6 p.m. All entries should be well lighted. As in past years, the Christmas parade is on Travis Street, not Main Street. Following the parade, activities coordinated by the Chamber will be held at the City of Liberty Municipal Complex. Activities include the lighting of the tree, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment, face-painting, balloon art, trackless train, moonwalks, pony rides, dancing horses, hay rides, mule drawn wagon rides, and more!

The Liberty ISD Senior Class will provide the food booth to raise funds for Senior Activities.

To place an entry in the parade you can download and complete the 2019 Country Christmas Parade Form (also available on our website at libertydaytonchamber.com under " Forms & Documents ").

For more parade info, contact April Gilliland at 936.336.3684. For info on activities contact the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce at 936.336.5736 or 936.257.8926. Everyone is urged to come and enjoy the fun!!
Antique and classic vehicles will be featured in the City of Dayton's Old Spanish Trail Commemorative Motorcade, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9. The motorcade will begin at the Dayton Community Center (801 S. Cleveland), travel to the Liberty County Courthouse, then return to the community center. Food trucks and music will be featured afterward.
U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications for damages incurred during Tropical Storm Imelda will continue to be processed thru December, 2019 at the Jack Hartel Building, 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty. SBA recovery specialists are on hand seven days a week from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
IRS extends Oct. 15 and other upcoming deadlines,...

IR-2019-164, October 7, 2019 - Victims of Tropical Storm Imelda in parts of Texas, including the Houston area, have until Jan. 31, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service...

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Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
Kathryn Sharp, CPA
104 W. Clayton St.
Dayton | 936.221.5622 | daytontxcpa.com
Offering a full range of financial and tax services for businesses and individuals.
CASA of Liberty & Chambers Counties
Kimberly Stephens (Executive Director)
P.O. Box 9027
Liberty | 936.334.9000 | casalctx.org
Casa of Liberty/Chambers Counties advocates for the best interests of abused
and neglected children in the court system, through the training and
support of community volunteers.
Andrew J. Landry (District Manager)
9503 Lakeway View Lane
Humble TX | 832.322.6948 | clearent.com
Credit card processing solutions. Accept payments anywhere. No hidden fees,
fast funding, 24/7 account access and reliable customer service.
Texas Seafood and Steak
Stacy Spears (Manager)
2555 North Main St., Suite B
Liberty | 936.334.8866 | Facebook
Seafood restaurant and steakhouse.
Bruce W Karbowski
Individual Member
Dana Mearns
Individual Member
All That Glitters on Main Street in Liberty now offers the ability to shop their store and pay over time with no interest using Sezzle Pay. Sezzle is an online payment platform that allows you to pay for your order through 4 small installment payments, spread over 6 weeks, rather than paying the full amount at once. Sezzle is 100% secure and does not charge you interest on your payments. To set up your account, simply select Sezzle at checkout and fill out the required information. It only takes a few seconds and (subject to approval) once you have created your Sezzle shopping account, you never have to apply again and can continue to use it as much as you like. For more info visit shopatgtx.com or stop by All That Glitters, 1902 N. Main in Liberty. 936.336.3241.
Mike's BBQ, Catfish & Steaks (117 Bryan Street in Dayton) will be open Thanksgiving Day with their great Thanksgiving buffet! Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy your family time together! No cleaning, cooking or dishes! Contact Mike's BBQ, Catfish & Steaks at 936.258.3577 or visit them on Facebook .
Meet & Greet - Book Launch & Signing
with authors Beth Misner and Betty Wells Runkle, ND
"Healing Can Be Easy
How I Healed Cancer With The BodyMind"
Thursday, November 21st, 5:30 - 8 p.m.@ The Health Fix Store
334 Main Street in downtown Liberty
936.336.9001 | thehealthfixstore.com
Several local health & wellness professionals will be present with displays and resources.
Refreshments will be served.
11 - Monday
  • Veterans Day observed (Chamber offices closed).
  • Veterans Appreciation Luncheon 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dayton Community Center.
21 - Thursday
  • Book Launch & Signing - The Health Fix Store  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ 334 Main St., Liberty.
27-29 - Wednesday - Friday
  • Thanksgiving holidays (Chamber offices closed) .

(Events listed above are those occurring after the newsletter distribution date. Please visit our   online calendar   at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month).
  • 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.
  • 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.
From the Board of Directors, Executive Officers and staff of the
Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
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
Visit us online at  libertydaytonchamber.com