Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce

May 2022
Since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week. This proclamation recognizes the incredible contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Fun fact, more than fifty percent of Americans either own or work for a small business, and those businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Here at the Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce we thank our members for their investment in the area we serve, the creation of jobs, and overall support of each other. 
Since 2011, Walker County Unidos and the League of United Latin American Citizens have collaborated to put on this event to promote Mexican culture and awareness of social services and continuing education.

Please join us in this FREE EVENT to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There will be craft & food booths, activities for the kids, entertainment, scholarship presentations and much more. Be sure to come out to Rather Park which is located at 1098 13th St., Huntsville, TX on Saturday, May 7th. This event is made possible by many sponsors including the Huntsville Arts Commission.

The 19th Annual Shot in the Dark Night Golf Tournament, sponsored by Wiesner of Huntsville, is just a month away! Have you reserved your team yet? Hurry before we sell out! Call 936-295-8113 or go to to register. The tournament is held at Bearkat Course on Friday, May 20th, tee time is 4:00 p.m. This is a 4 man scramble. Dinner, snacks, beverages, glow accessories all included with your registration. Come join us and play golf at NIGHT! #shotinthedark #nightgolf


MEET MARJI- She is founder of MARJI, a private label beauty line that carries her name. Working out of her studio in Huntsville and her pop-up studio in Houston, she teaches ladies of all ages how to achieve a fresh, natural look for every season of their lives. At 71, her passion has become finding skincare items that actually work! 

Being a Connecticut Yankee for over 60 years, with over four decades in the beauty industry, her experiences range from teaching blind women how to apply makeup for the state of Connecticut to her most recent experience as a beauty stylist for Nordstrom and the Houston Galleria.

Call MARJI for a complimentary private teaching session at her studio at 860-878-8172. In addition to her makeup and skincare industry, she recently started an extension to her business-how to regenerate your own stem cells naturally to combat aging, disease, mental & physical decline. “My goal is when my earthly time is up, I’m going to the Lord healthy and cute!”

from the meeting of the POP Committee held on April 13th filled with great news from many of our members. Click on the link above.
BASH 515

Thanks to SHSU SBDC for hosting and sponsoring the Chamber April BASH515! The Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network. Director Rhonda Ellisor shared, “Our mission is to deliver expert business advice and training to help existing and future business owners start, grow and succeed. We do this by providing professional, confidential, no-cost, small business assistance and advising to help entrepreneurs investigate, start and grow their business ideas into reality. We are committed to helping small business owners optimize their business strategy for long-term success. Clients can meet with advisors to discuss business planning, goals, financing, management, marketing, training, and more, to support the custom needs of their business.”

 Stop by their location at 1 Financial Plaza, Suite 300 in the SHSU University Plaza, Huntsville, TX 77340 or give them a call at 936-294-3737.


For Labor Force:

The following businesses recently joined the Chamber and we extend A WARM CHAMBER WELCOME. The information printed was gained from membership applications. For any additions and/or corrections, contact the Chamber as complete membership information is vital to your records with us.

Rodeo Food Truck- If you are familiar with Rodeo Mexican Restaurant here in Huntsville, you will recognize the name of their Food Truck. Stop by their location at 275 FM 247, or contact Delfina Jaimes at 936-438-8226 and check out all their food selections.

Schlotzsky’s- Outside of our obviously mouthful of a name-it’s the mouthful of flavors we pack into every bite. With each bite a moment, a memory, an escape. For more information contact JJ Ramsey at 936-293-1900 or stop by their location at
118 Interstate 45 South.

Midway Entertainment- Presenting the Fall Music Festival 2022 in Midway, TX. A live music festival bringing multi-cultural diversity…one music event at a time. For more information contact Cassandra Apodaca at 832-704-2212.
Ms. J’s Jewelry- Paparazzi Jewelry is all about change…the way people look, feel and their lives. Wearing a new look, and feeling confident in your appearance, builds amazing self-worth. For more information contact Nicole Boston, Independent Business Owner at 936-215-1131.

Beebe Real Estate- Service, compassion, quality. Full time professional Realtors who are dedicated to streamlining the home buying and selling process for you. For more information contact Daiquiri Beebe at 936-870-5276 or stop by their location at
1212 12th St.

McKenzie's Bar-B-Que- Whether you're looking to satisfy a personal craving or catering a meal, stop by their location at 1548 11th St., Suite 101 or give Kevin or Lisa McKenzie
a call at 936-291-7347.

New Life Apostolic Church- Joined the Chamber on April 28, 2022.
Pastor Daryl Clenney invites everyone to come and visit their congregation at
4 Gatlin Road, or give him a call at 936-662-1996.

Northwestern Mutual- Builds financial plans for individuals, families, and business owners that help them achieve their life's goals by focusing on what matters to them.
For more information contact Tyler Erwin, Field Representative at 713-791-3779.

Thank You to our Recent Renewals
ComfortPro Solutions
Drake’s Service Center, Inc.
Edward Jones-Scott Francis Advisor
Amaya’s Collision Center
Coca Cola SW Beverages
Huntsville Truck & Tractor
Danny Dougherty State Farm
Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
Const. Shane Loosier, PCT. 2
Huntsville Toyota
Fellowship of Huntsville Church
Faust Distributing Co.
Sherwin Williams Co.
Hope's Bridge Resource Center
Gulf Coast Trades Center

Member Spotlight

Our Member Spotlight for May is Expert Diesel Services! Owner Tommy Jackson shared, “We specialize in preventative maintenance as well as major diesel repairs. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service and diesel mechanic work for all diesel owners and fleet owners.”

Expert Diesel Services, now OPEN and located at 1027 Interstate 45 S Suite 8, (Lake Hills Business Park), is there to assist you with all your diesel needs as well as your mobile and maintenance contract needs. Tommy and his staff are licensed and bonded so you can feel confident that you are getting an "expert" in the field. “Our mobile truck allows me to come directly to you if you prefer or you can drop off your vehicle at the shop.”

Tommy joined the chamber immediately after opening his business. He shared, “The chamber provides connections with the public in the most professional way. The chamber also provides a professional team of people who put the community first. We want to be a part of that!”
For more information about Expert Diesel Services, contact Tommy at 832-372-9957.

APRIL 2022

  • Sherwin Williams
  • Momentum Title
  • Security Finance/Sunbelt Credit
  • Smoothie King
  • Smither & Company
  • Ink Slingers
  • Heartfield Florist
  • Old Main Market


Owner Justin Killingsworth

"Being an Ambassaor is important to me as it is more than about being visible. It is about supporting my fellow Business Owners and being involved in the community by leading by example."