December 2018
The Edge eNewsletter
 for a community on the cutting edge!
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THE RELEVANT RECAP
Dear Chamber & Community Friends,
Here we are at the end of 2018 and we are still feeling some of the impact of Hurricane Harvey. There are so many of you who did not seek assistance from any source and yet you experienced losses. There is still an opportunity to make your home and/or business whole again thanks to Northwest Assistance Ministries. Whether you received a loan or grant previously, you can still apply for grant funds. Download the form below....what more have you got to lose?

Sincerely,
Barbara Thomason
President
Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
SAVE THE DATES FOR THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Legislative Session Opening Day - Tuesday, January 8, 2019
If you have an interest in celebrating opening day in Austin, email Barbara Thomason at BThomason@HoustonNWChamber.org

Advocacy Trip to Austin - Monday, February 25 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Join other Chamber members from area Chambers for a private dinner with legislators and their staffs at Austin's Chez Zee on Monday evening. Breakfast on Tuesday will be at the new Texas Association of Business offices with guest speakers and then we are off to meet with legislators in Advocacy Teams. Transportation and Hotel is coordinated with the Chamber and the Advocacy Team Package (includes dinner, breakfast, group photo & legislative packet) will be about $85. Registration Forms will be available immediately after the New Year.
The Legacy of Compaq
GROWING WEALTH | GROWING LIVES
with Bobby Lieb

In the mid-1980s, the founders of Compaq made the decision to build a “California-style” campus in the trees along Cypress Creek as their new corporate headquarters for its booming personal computer business.

Barring any additional investment from HPE, it is likely the property will be sold at a significant discount. However, this creates an opportunity for a new owner to have the leeway to be creative and expansive in the site’s redevelopment...
Grow Northwest now has a BLOG!
Click Here to read former posts from Bobby.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
We are delighted to continue adding to our growing Chamber membership. If you haven't met these new and returning members yet at a Chamber networking event, we encourage you to click on their names below and welcome them to the community!













NEW MEMBERSHIP PATHS & INVESTMENT OPTIONS ARE COMING JANUARY 2019! MORE INFO TO COME!
CONGRATULATIONS AND A FOND FAREWELL!

2018 Chamber Chairman of the Board, Tim Puthoff, is not only leaving his Board office, but he has accepted a new position in Birmingham, Alabama in the New Year with Tenet Healthcare as their Group CEO for their Alabama and Tennessee facilities. We wish Tim all the best in his new role. He served us well as a community leader!
DISCOVER NW HOUSTON APP
The only app for BOTH visitors and community members.
DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!

To learn more, contact Bar-Z Mobile's:
Peter Coulter
(281) 782-5262
Calling all Young Professionals! Check out our Facebook page! Not yet part of the Chamber's Young Professionals Group? Membership is $25 for Chamber Members
SIGN UP TODAY!
*You do not need to be a FORMATION member to attend this event but we do request that attendees be age 39 and under.
IN THIS ISSUE
Welcome New Members!
Holiday Business Showcase
Gala 2019 Is Almost Here!
2019 Directory - Place Your Ad Now!
Chamber Member News & Events
Congratulations Small Business Award Winners!
Chamber member Norris Training Systems, Inc. were named the 2018 Small Business of the Year in the Small Business Category.
Linda Hampton Norris and David Norris were unable to be at the SBDC Awards Luncheon but were grateful to receive this honor!
CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
NEWS:
Local nonprofit seeks to raise funds to maintain historical marker through Souvenir Book ad sales.

EVENTS:
Dec. 11

Dec. 13

Dec. 15
TEXAS MASTER CHORALE
Tickets for this 7:30 PM performance can be ordered by calling the box office at (281) 440-4850.
$25 in advance | $30 at the door

Dec. 26-28 + Jan. 2-4
THE END OF AN ERA
The Houston Northwest Chamber members and staff were on hand to distribute American flags near Old Town Spring Thursday as the Processional Train passed through on its way to the Bush Library in College Station and our former President's final place of rest beside Mrs. Bush.
RIBBON CUTTINGS
& GRAND OPENINGS!
We love celebrating our members and their amazing accomplishments from ground breakings to new businesses to new ownership and everything in between:

11.1 | Lolli and Pops
11.7 | Tacos Ole'
11.9 | Walmart
11.15 | Heights of North Houston
11.17 | Elite Alterations
NEW MEMBER BUSINESS BUILDER BREAKFAST
Each month we hold a breakfast to welcome our new members and provide details on Chamber membership benefits and how to utilize them, from your online profile and directory listing to sponsorship opportunities and ribbon cuttings! We'd like to thank our December Breakfast Host: FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES !
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
We are looking forward to our next breakfast in January at Molen & Associates! RSVP here!
Keep an eye on our
community calendar and the Discover Northwest Houston app for future events!
Your Ad Here!
Want to share your news or more information about your business with ~4500 business owners, community members, and public servants?
Contact us at (281) 440-4160
or click here !
CHAMBER FINANCIAL U | 12.12.18
HOLIDAY BUSINESS SHOWCASE | 12.13.18
DIAMONDS & ICE GALA | 1.26.19
RED, WHITE & BLUE SIGNATURE SPONSOR:
View more sponsors & add
your logo to the list here .
JANUARY COMMUNITY LUNCHEON
INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS
Our first 2019 Lunch & Learn will be January 24th and we are looking forward to hearing from Beth Guide, President and CEO of ACTWD a Web-Hosting and Design Co., plus Fox News Tech Expert on the topic:


Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Prices increase $5 on Jan. 23rd. Purchase your seats online or by calling (281) 440-4160.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS & NETWORKING BREAKFASTS
The Chamber provides free networking opportunities for BOTH Chamber and non-Chamber members. People do business with people - come connect!

These events will resume in 2019!
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