Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Message From a Upcoming 30th Annual Taste of
Board Member Events the Town
From Jeffrey Reich-Hale, Unique & Learn about the events we’ve got Find out who the big winners were at
Fresh Consulting. coming up at the Chamber this years Taste of the Town.
In This Issue...
3 - Board Member Spotlight
4 - Welcome New Members
5 - Ribbon Cuttings
6 - Platinum Partners
7 - Platinum Member Spotlight
8 - Annual Gala: Legacy of Leadership
9 - 30th Annual Taste of the Town
10 - Thank You Thursday / Ambassador Spotlight
11 - Business Honor Roll
12 - Beautification Awards / In the Community
13 - Volunteer at the Texas Invitational
14 - Chamber Papparazzi
15 - Chamber Papparazzi Continued
16 - Upcoming Events
17 - Contact Your Chamber
Message From a
Unique & Fresh Consulting
Hello Pasadena Chamber Members, of corporate sponsorships with exciting co-branding/
marketing opportunities. We have two main charities
Since joining the Pasadena Chamber in 2016 it has that will benefit from this business model, Sarah’s
been my honor to be a member of this fantastic House and South Houston Animal Shelter. There will be
organization. Soon after joining I immediately saw the opportunities for other hyper local charities in Greater
immense value that being an active and engaged Pasadena communities to be a part of our Charity of
member could provide. Not only do I have a deep the Month programs as well. Please be sure to like us
passion for supporting local business both large and on Facebook and Instagram under Jelvins Candy.
small, but I have a strong desire to help those in need. I would like to thank the amazing team of leaders at
The Pasadena Chamber membership provides you the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for providing
not only with a plethora of opportunity to grow your businesses with such amazing programming and
business, but to help those in need in the community. opportunities for business success in the community.
My businesses owe a debt of gratitude to the chamber
As a current Board Member and Chairperson of the for our success.
Ambassador Committee I have been privileged to
welcome new businesses into the chamber and help Jeffrey leading the monthly Ambassador meeting as the 2019 Chairman.
guide them on how best to participate and engage so
they can get the most value out of their membership.
I am excited to be moving on to a new leadership role
in the chamber as the Co-Chairman of the Community
in Action Committee. A committee comprised of non-
profits, churches and businesses looking to give back
to the community.
I have my own successful Sales and Marketing
Consulting company, Unique & Fresh Consulting, but
even more exciting is that my Husband Kelvin and I
have started our own Retail Charity Candy store called
Jelvin’s Candy Shoppe and the brick and mortar
location will be in Pasadena. The premise behind this
business is the majority of our profits will go to hyper-
local charities in the Greater Pasadena/Houston
region. Though we have started selling some limited
gift boxes just in time for the Holiday Season, we have
a goal of fundraising enough dollars to launch a retail
location and online store as well. We also offer 3 levels
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Executive Board Say Hello To Our New Members...
Ken Phelps - Chairman, Phelps Insurance Gold
James Guthrie – Past Chair, Thrivent Financial
Melinda Torrison - Chairman Elect, Yeimi Nguyen
Meador Staffing Services (281) 998-7441
Salvador Serrano - Vice Chair of Finance, www.mosaicapartmentstx.com
The Serrano Agency
Deborah Moseley - Secretary,
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters Bob’s Truck Care, Inc. Cardiology Specialists of Houston
Fred Floyd Leslie Burch
Alix Fox, Qualified Properties
Samuel Jimenez, McDonalds (713) 473-6879 (713) 944-1690
Dr. John Mrozek, D.C., Ed.D, Texas www.bobstruckcare.com www.cardiology-houston.com
Chiropractic College Exponent Advisors NuBrakes Mobile Brake Repair
Michael D. West, West & West, LLP Jason Lee Jake Lane
Board of Directors (832) 384-3180 (832) 706-4115
Tune Up the Manly Salon - Pasadena
Mustansir “Mus” Abbas, PostNet Shane Rouse
Lee Betancourt, AT&T Business (281) 402-6324
Josh Campos, Frost Bank www.tuneupsalon.com
Steven Foster, FACHE, CHI St. Lukes Health -
Patients Medical Center
Stacy Gillaspey, Communities In Schools Pasadena Classical Academy
Dr. Tommy Hysler, Houston Area (281) 372-8999
Denise Jennings, LyondellBasell
Margie Pena, BakerRipley
Gary Piana, Chevron Phillips
Jeffrey Reich-Hale, Unique & Fresh Consulting
Ryan Taylor, T & T Construction
Linda Wischnewsky, Bayway Auto Group
Nelson Espitia, Harris Co. Precinct 2
Pedro Garcia, Port of Houston Authority
Rick Guerrero, Pasadena Economic
Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College
Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Pasadena ISD
Welcome to all who have recently joined the Pasadena
Chamber of Commerce! Welcome to our family!
Urban Air - Pasadena Bel Furniture
Partners in Primary Care Orangetheory Fitness
Gulf Coast MRI & Diagnostic Danner’s Security
Platinum Member Spotlight
TIMEC is an Industrial Construction Contractor. providing Piping, Structural, Civil,
Specialty Welding and Fabrication Maintenance, T/A and Capital construction.
TIMEC, founded in 1971, has close to 50 years of experience delivering services
both safely and with high quality.
Our business, headquartered in Texas, has continuous operating bases in
California, the Pacific Northwest, Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains and the Gulf
Coast, and has maintained a market-leading position as a turnkey, full-service
We provide the full spectrum of mechanical, specialty welding, high-temperature
repair and inspection (HRI), and upstream oil-field services through nested
maintenance, turnaround or construction services. We have a solid track record
across all major work scopes, including on FCC, Hydrocrackers, Hydrogen Plants,
Alkylation units, Cokers, Crude units, Reformers and Sulphur units.
Through our Specialty Welding team, we execute some of the most challenging
and complex piping, fabrication and welding works with industry-leading quality
Learn more at visiting our website.
The Independent, Locally Owned Alternative
For Owner Managed Businesses
© Copyright 2018 Texas Citizens Bank, N.A. All rights reserved.
Annual Gala: Celebrating the
Legacy of Leadership
Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 with a night
of networking, announcing the 2019 citizen of the year, and
honoring the board of directors and
impact pasadena participants.
Special Guest Speaker:
Texas Railroad Commissioner
“The opportunity to Lead”
Platinum: $2,000 Gold: $1,000 Silver: $750
VIP Table of 8 with Table of 8 with Table of 8 with
Table signage preferred seating & Table Signage
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Logo on webpage & all Tickets
Individual tickets can be
Legacy purchased for $75 each
Thursday, December 12th
Leadership 6:00pm: Cocktail Reception
6:30pm: Program & Dinner
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or call 281.487.7871
A variety of donors at the Taste of the Town
live auction raised $10,000 to sponsor 10 PISD
students to provide real world experience to
travel with teachers, supplies and entry fees they
need for every competiton.
Guests “Get Wild” at the 30th Annual
Taste of the Town
On Thursday, November 7th, the Pasadena Convention Center
was transformed into wild jungle for the 30th Annual Taste of the
Town. Over 30 restaurants and beverage distributors prepared
their finest dishes and beverages for the large crowd of over 2,400
WHATEVER YOUR attendees.
FINANCIAL GOALS ...
Our 5 Star Restaurant Award Winners Are: (Pictured Above)
American: Southern Komfort Kitchen
We’ll help you reach them. BBQ: Randy’s Smokehouse & BBQ CLICK HERE to take
Italian: Applebee’s a brief survey to
Thrivent Financial offers a full range of products, services and tools to help Mexican: Uberrito Fresh Mex tell us about your
you achieve financial security, including: Seafood: HCA Healthcare Southeast experience at this
Specialty: Executive Catering years Taste of the
• Life insurance • Estate and legacy strategies Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes Town
• Retirement options • Education funding options Best Decorated: Nothing Bundt Cakes
• Annuities • Managed accounts
• Health insurance • Retail brokerage
• Mutual funds
We’ll create a financial strategy that reflects your goals and values.
Jerry Roth James A Guthrie
MBA, CFP®, FIC FIC
Wealth Advisor Financial Associate
Beverage: Faust Distributing
The 2019 People’s Choice Award Winner was Savannah Cafe and
281-461-6200 • 17450 El Camino Real • Houston, TX 77058 Bakery. (Pictured Below)
A huge thank you to all of our guests, event committee, volunteers,
sponsors, judges, restaurants and auction buyers for making this
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® years event such a great success!
and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.
Thrivent was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for
our leadership in promoting ethical business standards and introducing innovative ideas to
benefit the public. “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are
registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC. For details, visit Ethisphere.com.
Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name
for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all
states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment
Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member
and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered
representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance
agents/producers of Thrivent. Investment advisory services, including fee-based financial
planning services, are available through qualified investment advisor representatives only.
For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com/disclosures.
Thrivent.com • 800-847-4836 20328 R4-18
Thank You Thursday
“Thank You Thursday” is an initiative we started in an effort to show gratitude to our loyal
members who have been with us for many, many years. Our staff and Ambassadors
surprise a few members with a Facebook Live video and gifts once per month.
Congrats to the following businesses and thank you for
your partnership with the Pasadena Chamber!
Atlantic Plant Maintenance - 41 Years
The Salvation Army - 48 Years
Pasadena Health Center - 15 Years
Thank you to our Ambassadors who donated prizes to
give away to these very deserving members!
Lauren Sistek | Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston Pasadena
I am the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston
Pasadena which features 123 spacious suite guest rooms that make you feel
like your home away from home. With the holidays just around the corner, we
want to encourage those travelling to call the hotel directly to book direct with
our guest service agents that make it seamless and to find the best rate! For
our chamber members we do extend a courtesy 12% discount just for being
chamber members! December 5th, 2019 marks our third year in the Pasadena
community and we could not be more honored to be Pasadena number 1
hotel on Trip Advisor!
As an Ambassador for the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce I have connected
with small and large businesses in the area, as well as, those expanding in our
thriving city. Through several various sponsorships throughout the year we have invested into the Pasadena
Community and look forward to prosperity in the future. Not only have I built business relationships with the
community of Pasadena, but I have also created lasting personal relationships within the community. Home2
Suites has been fortunate from being a part of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
Business Honor Roll
We applaud these individuals, organizations, and firms that have renewed their financial
commitment to the growth of our community through their continued investment in the
chamber. We appreciate each and every one of you.
5-9 years 26-50 years
Acadian Ambulance Services Alamo Concrete Products - Dorsett Division
Hampshire Court Apartments Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Ichi-Bon Japanese Seafood & Steak House
Billy Lowery Automotive Inc
IronEdge Group LTD Doubletree By Hilton Hobby Airport
JSC Federal Credit Union - Gemini
Nestle Waters North America Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A.
Pasadena Moose Lodge
JX Nippon Chemical Texas Inc
10-15 years South Main Baptist Church
Texas Chiropractic College
Bassem Tawadrous, M.D. The Rose
Bayou City Wings - Pasadena
Clean Coast Supply Inc
Pasadena Sporting Goods
Visit PasadenaChamber.org to find out
The Boeing Company how YOU can become a member of our
Shades of Texas / Topsoil Texas
A.W. Chesterton Company
Bauer Visual Graphics Inc
Hart Products & Services Inc
Houston Area Safety Council (HASC Inc)
Zeon Chemicals LP
The Classic Club of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce selects three local businesses
each month for a Beautification Award, thanking them for their efforst to beautify our
Congrats to the following businesses and thank you for
keeping our community beautiful!
Mae Smith Elementary - Landscaping
Sam Rayburn Early College - New Building
Pasadena Interfaith Manor - Renovation
If you have someone you’d like to nominate for a
beautification award, please contact the Chamber office.
Chamber In The Community
Pasadena Chamber President & CEO Cristina Womack Pasadena Chamber President & CEO Cristina Womack, 2020
and Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner participate in a Chairman Melinda Torrison and 2021 Chairman Alix Fox attended
Facebook live video urging residents to come out to the the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executive’s Chairman’s
Pasadena Can-Do Food Drive and get into the holiday spirit Conference in Georgetown, TX.
of giving to the community we love so much!
Welcome to the McDonald’s Texas Invitational
There is little more important to a community’s success than the quality of its public schools. That success materializes
when the people and businesses of the community join with the schools to answer the critical needs of their students.
The City of Pasadena, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Pasadena Independent School District once
again join together to host the 17th annual McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament scheduled for November
21-23, 2019. Along with our chamber and our school district partners in Deer Park, we look forward to welcoming the 48
boy’s teams and 32 girl’s teams to one of the largest and most well-known basketball tournaments in Texas.
The line-up this year again includes some of the top teams and best players in the state. More often than not, many of
the teams you will see playing for the state championship in February also played for the championship trophy in the
McDonald’s Texas Invitational. Without a doubt you will see some outstanding basketball played starting Nov. 21.
The leaders of our tournament steering committee and our community take great pride in supporting our youth, not just
in our town, but across Texas. I am deeply appreciative of the work they do in preparation for our tournament. More than
400 community volunteers work hard to ensure that our tournament goes off without a hitch. We absolutely want you to
have a great time in our community.
The tournament is more than just a game to us. All the profits from the tournament are donated to the Pasadena ISD and
Deer Park ISD education foundations. As an extension of their mission, the funds are then given to teachers to support
innovative teaching projects to assist students in the classroom. Since the tournament’s inception in 2003, more than $2.3
million has been raised to support our students. That’s what it’s all about…working together to make a difference in the
lives of our children and young people.
None of that work would be possible without the financial support of more than 125 sponsors. They understand how our
tournament benefits our students. Take note of who they are. I encourage you to do business with them if you have a
need for their services and products. You will enjoy getting to know them.
Scroll through our website for game times, locations and additional information about the tournament. Download our
app to get real time updates on scores. It is our hope that you enjoy the 198 games that will be played in the McDonald’s
Texas Invitational in November. Watch as many of them as you can. Cheer the student athletes who pour their heart into
every second of every game. I know they feed off the energy you bring to the tournament.
Thank you for being a part of something special.
2019 Tournament Chair
Photo Credit: Guests enjoyed their time at the 30th Annual Taste of the Town featuring food and
Mrs. Jackie Welch beverages from over 30 local vendors. To view all of the event pictures, please follow our
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Membership Thursday, December 12th, 8:30am - 9:30am
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Thursday, December 12th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Annual Gala: Legacy of Leadership
With Special Guest Speaker: Ryan Sitton
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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Annual State of the City
Featuring Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Pasadena Convention Center
DID You Have A Member Portal On Our Website!
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website. Here you can update your information, add events,
post job opportunities, and even add photos and videos to your
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