State of the Precinct Regional James Guthrie
Read all about State of the Precinct on page: 9
Message From the Chairman
I hope each of you enjoyed a wonderful
Easter with family and friends. Spring is here
and we have many events on the agenda.
Cristina, our fearless leader, is back on the job.
I want to compliment the staff for their stellar
performance during her absence. All events
went off perfectly as planned and I’ve had a
lot of compliments on the State of the City and
State of the Precinct lunches. Welcome back
Cristina, it’s nice to have the entire team
To be continued...Pg.2
1 Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
We just held the Annual State of the Precinct
presentation from Harris County Commissioner Jack
Morman in which he outlined numerous road projects under
construction or about to begin here in Pasadena. Two of the
largest are the reconstruction of South Richey from Highway
225 south to Southmore and the widening of the East Sam
Houston Parkway from I-45 to I-10 including construction of
a new suspension bridge over the Houston Ship Channel.
This coming Saturday, April 7th, will be our 7th Annual
Rugged Race. This annual fundraiser helps the
Pasadena Independent School District provide activity spaces
on school campuses throughout the city. In 2017 more than
750 guests joined the race and we hope you can participate
May 14th is our Annual Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament at Timber
Creek Golf Club. The Industry of the Year is BASF Pasadena. Congratulations to BASF, we’re
proud to recognize their outstanding contribution to the Pasadena Community and our schools.
I encourage you to participate in the tournament and enjoy some of this lovely spring weather.
We’re facilitating a “lunch and learn” series regarding recent tax law changes for Hurricane
Harvey Relief, which we successfully hosted in March, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 &
Economic Outlook (April 24th) and Estate Tax Law Changes and Planning (May 22nd). These are
at the Chamber offices 11:30 – 1:00 PM and
RSVP is required. Lunch is provided
compliments of myself and my associate
As you can see, there are many
opportunities provided by the Chamber to
learn, network and most importantly be of
service to your community. Again, if I may
be of personal assistance to you please let
James Guthrie, Thrivent Financial
In this issue...
A message from the Chairman - Pg. 1-2
Ribbon Cuttings - Pg. 4
Platinum Partner of the Month - Pg. 5
Platinum Partners - Pg. 6
Welcome New Members - Pg. 7
Beautification Awards - Pg. 8
State of the Precinct Recap - Pg. 9
Upcoming Events - Pg. 10
Staff Announcements - Pg. 11
Ambassador Spotlight - Pg. 12
Ultimate Sports Package Raffle - Pg. 13
Contact YOUR Chamber - Pg. 14
Welcome to all who have recently joined the Pasadena Chamber of
Commerce! Welcome to our family!
Chamber of Commerce
4334 Fairmont Pkwy.
Pasadena, TX 77504
Executive Board Texas Carpenters & Millwrights Houston
James Guthrie – Chairman, Thrivent Financial 713.641.0275
Kevin Jeter – Past Chair, Miles A/C Service
Ken Phelps - Chairman Elect, Phelps Insurance Republic Finance
Salvador Serrano - Vice Chair of Finance, LaQuienta Porter
The Serrano Agency 281.998.0952
Melinda Torrison - Secretary,
Meador Staffing Services
Deborah Moseley, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Dr. John Mrozek, D.C., Ed.D., Texas Chiropractic
Stephen Trncak, San Jacinto College (Ex-Officio)
Michael D. West, West & West, LLP
Board of Directors
Mustansir “Mus” Abbas, PostNet
Jeanna Bamburg, Bayshore Medical Center
Lee Betancourt, Iron Mountain
Alix Fox, Qualified Properties
Stacy Gillaspey, Communities In Schools
Denise Jennings, LyondellBasell
Sam Jimenez, McDonald’s
Margie Pena, Pasadena Hispanic Business Council
Gary Piana, Chevron Phillips
Jeffrey Reich-Hale, Home2Suites by Hilton HOU/PAS
Ryan Taylor, T & T Construction
Barbara Van Rheen, Zaetric
Robert Wills, Silver Eagle Distributors
Linda Wischnewsky, Bayway Auto Group
Pedro Garcia, Port of Houston Authority
Tammie Nielsen, Commisioner Jack Morman Harris
County Pct. 2
Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Pasadena ISD
Carlos Guzman, City of Pasadena
of the Month!
A Billion Reasons To Celebrate
ASK ME ABOUT Shell Federal Credit Union is celebrating the
milestone of managing $1 billion in assets
THE THRIVENT STORY during the 1st quarter of 2018. The credit
union has expanded to serve Harris County
Thrivent is a We help members be And The result is over the past 81 years with 10 branches and
membership organization wise with money … live generously. stronger members, families more than 280 employees, however their
of Christians … and communities. commitment to exceptional service has
remained the same.
Let’s start a new conversation about money. Through service excellence, community
outreach and lasting financial solutions for
Houston Bay Area all stages of life Shell FCU serves more than
17450 El Camino Real 90,000 members. Anyone who lives, works,
Houston, TX 77058 worships, attends school, or regularly
281-461-6200 conducts business in Harris County, Texas
can bank with Shell FCU. By offering a full
Jerry Roth James A Guthrie range of financial products and services,
MBA, CFP®, FIC FIC, CLTC® affordable loans, investments, insurance and
[email protected] Financial Associate financial education Shell FCU remains
financially strong and excited about the
Thrivent Financial was named
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and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.
“World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered
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A special thank you to our platinum members for investing at the highest level
of membership annually!
• Re/MAX 5 Star Realty - Juli Morman
Members! Juli Morman
• AFLAC- Cynthia Serafine • CarePatrol of Greater Houston
Cynthia Serafine Kim Huval
• Fairmont Pediatrics And Associates • First UMC Pasadena
Prerna Sangle Mireya Martinez
• Pro Staff • Republic Finance
Shelbi Bryant LaQuienta Porter
April Beautification Awards
Performance CubeSmart Self Storage
Building of the Month Building of the Month
Texas Carpenters & Millwrights Training Trust Fund
Building of the Month
If you have any business or residential home in Pasadena that you would like to nominate for a
Beautification Award, please submit the name, address, and contact information. We present businesses
with plaques in the areas of new buildings, building renovations, or property landscaping.
Residential awards are presented for landscaping; however, the award is simply a written notification of
the recognition. We do not visit private homes to present the award.
You may email your nominees to: [email protected]
(Awards are not guaranteed to every nominee and those already recognized may be eliminated)
State of the Precinct - Event Recap
On Thursday March 22, six area chambers hosted
the annual State of the Precinct Luncheon at Sylvan
Beach Pavilion. Harris County Precinct 2
encompasses 15 cities, 1,300 miles of roadway, a
variety of parks, the Washburn Tunnel, Lynchburg
Ferry as well as numerous waterways.
Southbelt Area Chamber Leader, Marie Flickinger
introduced Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner
Jack Morman. Flickinger noted that Morman is a
Commissioner that “works hard for the whole area.”
Commissioner Morman was first elected to office in
2011 and re-elected in 2014 allowing him to serve
Precinct 2 for seven years thus far.
Morman, a Deer Park High School graduate, is committed to economic growth according to Marie Flickinger. As
Commissioner, Jack Morman portrays a positive outlook for all of Harris County.
During Morman’s presentation to the crowd of well over 400 people, Morman gave an overview of the impact
Hurricane Harvey had on the precinct “Seven months ago Harris County and our region received over 50 inches of
rain in just 4 days,” said Morman, “...I lost count of how many Astrodomes that amount of rain would fill.”
Morman shared that over 30,000 residential structures
flooded during Harvey, with approximately 5,700 homes being
flooded in Precinct 2 and reiterated our cities from top to
bottom were also hit very hard.
He shared how proud he was of the way first responders,
elected officials and our community overall responded to the
tragic event, “...it has been insipiring to witness,” said
Morman. He also shared his efforts to not only continue to
recover from the storm, but to better protect the residents of
Harris County from future flooding.
Morman then proceeded to give an update on the many
project happening within the county to improve not only
roads and bridges but beautification and building of parks in
the area and invited everyone to visit Juan Seguin Park that
opened in the month of March.
Commissioner Morman also thanked local mayors that
partner with his office for ongoing projects that will promote
economic growth and increase jobs for the citizens of not only
Precinct 2 but for all of Harris County.
Click HERE for a full photo gallery of the event.
Our 7th Annual Rugged Race obstacle course 5K is taking place
tomorrow at the Pasadena Convention Center Fairgrounds!
Day of registrations will be available at Campbell Hall, so join
us for a day of fun and ruggedness!
Join our Pasadena Hispanic Business Council’s next Breakfast
Workshop taking place on April 11th. The event will cover
important online marketing tips for small business. For more
Join us for Membership 101 on April 12th to learn how to
maximize your membership investment, RSVP at:
Presents Join us for our next Membership Luncheon where you’ll get to
hear from two local tax and financial experts on some
TAX CHANGES important 2018 Tax Changes that will affect you and your
business. Register online at:
Jerry Roth, Wealth Advisor Our Annual Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament
is taking place on Monday, May 14 at Timbercreek Golf
Course. Test your swing or sponsor this event.
Mark Rush, CPA Register online at:
Ham Langston & Brezina
Join us for our next membership luncheon to learn about Thursday, April 26
all of the recent tax law changes and how they will impact
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you and your business! 5111 Pine Avenue
Learn of best practices, things to look out for and
things you should avoid from two area experts. *Tours available after luncheon
PRICING 11:00AM Networking &
• Gold Sponsor - $300 Registration
(Premium seating, table of 8, listing in program & signage)
• Silver Sponsor - $250 11:30AM Lunch &
(Includes Table of 8, listing in program & signage) Program
• Individual Ticket - $25
• Non-Member & Day of Registration - $35
RSVP Online at: PasadenaChamber.org or 281.487.7871
Join us in celebrating two of our
staff members who have recently
celebrated or will soon be celebrating
a birthday & work anniversary at
Ambassador Spotlight - Josh Campos
I am a Commercial Banker with the best Bank in Texas, Frost Bank. I have been at
Frost Bank for 10 years and enjoyed every minute of it! We recently opened a new
location in Pasadena at the intersection of Spencer Highway and Sam
Houston Tollway. At Frost, we believe in using technology to serve our customers,
not avoid them. We understand that people in Pasadena want to do business and
make important banking decisions with an actual person. We are here to do just
Our value proposition can be summed up to three short sentences: 1) Everyone
is significant at Frost, 2) We offer a square deal: excellence at a fair price, & 3) We
are a safe and sound place to do business. We don’t just say these things, we live
by them. So stop in and visit with us and we will show you how a true Texas bank
treats its customers!
Some things about me: I was born and raised in Texas. I grew up in Fort Worth,
graduated from high school in Cleburne, and earned a bachelor’s degree in
finance from Texas State University in San Marcos. Like many of my fellow Texans, I am a huge football fan, and
I also love basketball and golf. In my spare time, I spend time with my wife travelling the world and playing with
my dog, Riley. I look forward to making new friends in Pasadena.
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. Congratulations on celebrating your anniversary this month!
5+ Years 20+ Years
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic The Phoenix Design Group, INC
McDonald’s Fairmont Parkway Bayway Lincoln Volvo
Post Oak Bank
Casa Palmas Armand Bayou Nature Center
Subway Sandwhiches & Salads #14
10+ Years Subway Sandwhiches & Salads #8
Noon Optimist Club-Pasadena
SGS Petroleum Service Corp.
CICI’s Pizza #37 TDECU
Guidry’s Cajun Kitchen IBI Group-Texas Architects
Fisher Life Cycle Services
Project Joy & Hope 60+ Years
Larry Wilson Attorneys Pasadena Citizen Newspaper
Complete Enviromental Products INC.
Kindred Hospital- Bay Area
Shell Federal Credit Union-Fairmont
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