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Published by Pasadena Chamber, 2018-02-01 18:02:36

February Chambergram

February Chambergram

Keywords: Pasadena,Chamber,Chamberofcommerce,community,connecting,city,newsletter

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce February, 2018

Message From 2018 Industry of the Year
the Chairman

James Guthrie Join us in congratulating BASF Pasadena!

Chairman 2018 Read all about BASF on page: 9

Fellow Chamber Members, In this issue:

Thank you for your • Message From the Chairman – Pg. 1
participation and support • Message From the Chairman Continued – Pg. 2
of the Pasadena Chamber • A Letter From the President – Pg. 3
of Commerce during the • Ribbon Cuttings – Pg. 4
past year. I also want to • Platinum Partner of the Month - Pg. 5
congratulate the Chamber • Platinum Partners | New Members – Pg. 6
staff, Board of Directors • Staff Annoucements - Pg. 7
and 2017 Board Chair, • Beautification Awards - Pg. 8
Kevin Jeter, on a very • Industry of the Year - Pg. 9
successful year in spite of • 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Checklist - Pg. 10-12
several challenges • State of the City - Pg. 13
including Hurricane • Upcoming Events - Pg. 14
Harvey. • Ambassador of the Month | Business Honor Roll - Pg. 15
• Pro Tip | Contact Your Chamber – Pg. 16
To be continued...Pg. 2
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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Continued from Pg. 1
All Chamber functions were well attended, functional and presented excellent
opportunities for our membership to engage with the public and one another.
So many great things are happening in the City of Pasadena it would be
impossible to mention them all in this letter but rest assured the Pasadena
Chamber is involved in every aspect of the community and is committed to part-
nering with our city’s leaders as the opportunities arise.
Pasadena has a wonderful mix between residential, educational, retail,
industrial and cultural activities and is well positioned for development,
re-development and growth. City leaders are working on a strategic plan for re-
development of the older parts of the City. One thing is certain, the city is going
to redevelop and its best if a plan is in place to support that
re-development which will enhance the quality of life for our residents as well as
shining a spotlight on a City that’s supportive of business.
I look forward to serving as 2018 Chairman of the Board of the Chamber and if I
may be of any help or encouragement to you please ask.
The Best,

James Guthrie

James Guthrie, Thrivent Financial
2018 Chairman of the Board

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

A Letter From the President:

Welcome back members and friends!
It’s only February and your chamber is already busy planning for the many
spring events we have coming up!
It’s not too late if you haven’t secured your spot for our Annual State of the
City Membership Luncheon taking place in less than two weeks on
February 15th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Join us as we highlight
the many ways Pasadena is knocking it out of the park and announce the
2018 Business of the Year.
March 22nd should also be reserved to hear from Commissioner Jack
Morman in our annual State of the Precinct membership luncheon with
our regional chamber partners where you can network across more than
10 cities, 5 chambers, and 300+ businesses all under one roof.
Your chamber is committed to contributing towards the accomplishment
of any of your 2018 goals, so if its about health and fitness then save the
date for these 2 spring favorites:
Our 7th Annual Rugged Race obstacle course 5K on Saturday, April 7 helps Pasadena ISD students stay
socially, emotionally and physically healthy. Registrations and sponsorship opportunities are now available
We are also in the early stages of planning our Annual Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament taking place
Monday, May 14 at Timbercreek Golf Course. This annual fundraising event supports the overall work of the
Pasadena Chamber and highlights the impact that industry plays in our community as we honor the 2018
Industry of the Year partner. We are pleased to honor and recognize BASF Pasadena for their many
contributions to the city, school district, and community at large. Sponsorships are open, and as you have
seen in our communications already, it pays to commit early and promote your company leading all the way
up to the event!
Lastly, if staying organized is your resolution this year your chamber has developed a new tool that is sure
to help you manage all things chamber related. We know many of our member businesses plan their years
in advance, and we understand the importance of doing so to help stay on track. This year we are proud to
introduce to you our 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities toolkit enclosed in this month’s chambergram. This
packet contains all of the ways your business can be involved with the chamber this year. From sponsoring a
membership luncheon, fundraising event or even donating a door prize, this special tool covers every aspect
of your involvement at the chamber. Our goal for this tool was to help make the process easier for our
members to use and offers the advantages of extensive marketing services for those
companies who already know they plan to sponsor an event throughout the year to gain additional
publicity all year as opposed to just leading up to the event. Please contact our Director of Marketing and
Special Events, Suzette McDowell for details and more information.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and Staff, I would like to thank you for your investment in the Pasadena
Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to engaging with each of you this year and together achieving more.
Enjoy this month’s newsletter as we kick off 2018 and what is sure to be an exciting year!

Best Regards,

Cristina Womack

Cristina Womack, President/CEO

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Executive Board

James Guthrie – Chairman, Thrivent Financial Welcome to all who have recently joined the Pasadena Chamber of
Commerce! Welcome to our family!
Kevin Jeter – Past Chair, Miles A/C Service
Ken Phelps - Chairman Elect, Phelps Insurance
Salvador Serrano - Vice Chair of Finance,

The Serrano Agency

Melinda Torrison - Secretary,

Meador Staffing Services

Deborah Moseley, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Dr. John Mrozek, D.C., Ed.D., Texas Chiropractic

College (Ex-Officio)

Stephen Trncak, San Jacinto College (Ex-Officio)
Michael D. West, West & West, LLP

Board of Directors Freebirds World Burrito
Mustansir “Mus” Abbas, PostNet
Jeanna Bamburg, Bayshore Medical Center Inuktun InCommand Robotics, LLC
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

Ex-Officio Directors

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

Norel Animal Nutrition

[email protected]

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Platinum Partner
of the Month

In the short time the Frost San Jacinto
Financial Center has been open, it has already
made an impact in its community.

After making a monetary donation to Sarah’s
House, which provides emergency shelter and
assistance to homeless women and their
children, at the financial center’s official
opening, Frost bankers have followed up by
hosting financial literacy classes for the
patrons at Sarah’s House.

In addition, as Frost celebrates the 150th
anniversary of its founding in 1868, it will
continue giving back to the communities
where it does business through a series of
events centered on the theme of “150 Years of
Doing What’s Right, Right Here.” These events
include food drives in early February to
bolster food banks in all the regions where
Frost does business, and will take place
throughout 2018.

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Platinum Partners

• Welcome New Members •

• Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake
Dennis Boldger

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Staff Anouncements!

Two of our staff members recently
celebrated their birthday!
Join us in wishing them a
Happy birthday and
a wonderful year ahead!

December 15

January 18

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

January Beautification Awards

Shell - On My Way Gas Station Exxon - Allstar Gas Station
Building of the Month Building of the Month

Prime Realty Group
Renovation 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.)

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

2018 Industry of the Year

Join us in Congratulating BASF Pasadena on being named
Pasadena Chamber’s 2018 Industry of the Year!
Industry is important to Pasadena and especially your
chamber. Not only do these valued neighbors provide
thousands of jobs for our residents, but they also provide a
strong tax base that helps to contribute to the overall
economic health of our region. Since 1995, the Pasadena
Chamber of Commerce has named an Industry of the Year
recipient to a company who exemplifies characteristics of
involvement in charitable organizations, community projects, places an emphasis on safety,
environmental and quality control standards and one that positively impacts the business
We are pleased to announce BASF Pasadena as the 2018 Industry of the Year winner. Our
24th Annual Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament and Luncheon will allow us to recognize
and honor BASF Pasadena as well as to say thank you and show support to all of our industry

About BASF Pasadena: ASK ME ABOUT
At BASF, they create chemistry for a sustainable future.
They combine economic success with environmental THE THRIVENT STORY
protection and social responsibility. The approximately
114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on Thrivent is a We help members be And The result is
contributing to the success of our customers in nearly membership organization wise with money … live generously. stronger members, families
all sectors and almost every country in the world. Their
portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, of Christians … and communities.
Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions,
Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated Let’s start a new conversation about money.
sales of about 58billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded
on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) Houston Bay Area
and Zurich (BAS). 17450 El Camino Real
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New
Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Houston, TX 77058
Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 281-461-6200
employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2
billion in 2016. Jerry Roth James A Guthrie
[email protected] Financial Associate

Thrivent Financial was named
one of the “World’s Most Ethical

Companies” by Ethisphere
Institute 2012–2016.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®
“World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered
trademarks of Ethisphere LLC.

Appleton, Wisconsin • Minneapolis, Minnesota • • 800-847-4836
28304 R6-16

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Connecting Your Community

Something for Everyone!

Rugged Race| Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament|
Partners in Education Business Expo| Taste of the Town| Theater Night |

Membership Luncheons | Annual Gala|
Committee Sponsorship Opportunities | Auction Item Donations

Plan ahead Flexible Payment Options Extensive Marketing Benefits

4334 Fairmont Pkwy Pg. 10
Pasadena, TX 77504
[email protected]


The following document is a reflection of all sponsorship opportunities available for our 2018
program of work. For more information on specific event sponsorship packages, including complete
marketing benefits, demographics and deadlines, please visit, or reference our event flyers.


• State of the City Membership Luncheon | February 15th
Gold Sponsor $1200
Silver Sponsor $800
Bronze Sponsor $500


• State of the Precinct Membership Luncheon | March 22nd

Gold Sponsor $1200
Silver Sponsor $800
Bronze Sponsor $500

APRIL • April Membership Luncheon | April 19th

• 7th Annual Rugged Race 5K | April 7th Gold Sponsor $350
Silver Sponsor $250
Platinum Sponsor $1200 Bronze Sponsor $100
Gold Sponsor $750
Silver Sponsor $500
Bronze Sponsor $275
T-Shirt Sponsor $3000 (Limit of 1) SOLD
Runner Bibs Sponsor $2500 (Limit of 1)

MAY • Industrial Appreciation | May 24th
Membership Luncheon
• Industrial Appreciation | May 14th
Golf Tournament Gold Sponsor $350
Titleist Sponsor $3000 Silver Sponsor $250
Driver Sponsor $2000 Bronze Sponsor $100
Putter Sponsor $1200
Tent Sponsor $600
Hole Sponsor $125
Longest Drive $250 (limited availability)
Closest to the pin $250 (limited availability)
Four person team $700


• Cultural Arts Theater Night | July 13th

Presenting Sponsor $1000
Benefactor Sponsor $500
Patron Sponsor $250

Contributor Sponsor $100
Item donation for live auction


• Partners in Education Business Expo • August Membership Luncheon | August 23rd

Major Sponsor $1000 Gold Sponsor $350
Member Booth $250 Silver Sponsor $250
Non-Profit Organization Booth $175 Bronze Sponsor $100

Non-Member Booth $375


• September Membership Luncheon | September 13th

Gold Sponsor $350
Silver Sponsor $250
Bronze Sponsor $100


• 29th Annual Taste of the Town | November 1st

Black Diamond Sponsor $2500
Diamond Sponsor $1500
Platinum Sponsor $1000
Wristband Sponsor $1500 (Limit of 1)
Entertainment Stage sponsor $1000 (Limit of 1)
VIP Wristband Sponsor $700 (Limit of 1)
Item donation for live auction

DECEMBER • Volunteer Appreciation Membership Luncheon | December 6th

• Annual Gala Gold Sponsor $350
Silver Sponsor $250
Platinum Sponsor $2000 Bronze Sponsor $100
Gold Sponsor $1000
Silver Sponsor $750

Other Opportunities to Promote Your Business!

Chamber committee driven events are a perfect way for your business to get involved and promote your
organization. Opportunities include hosting an event at your office, sponsoring breakfast or lunch, donating a
door prize or providing giveaways. This is a great fit for small businesses looking to promote their brand to
potential new customers.

Pasadena Hispanic Business Council (PHBC)

• 6 workshops annually

Host a workshop at your place of business
Sponsor breakfast for one of the workshops with a monetary donation
Donate a door prize ($25 value minimum)

Young Guns

• 6 events annually

Host an event at your place of business
Sponsor breakfast or lunch with a monetary donation

For more information contact Suzette McDowell, Director of Marketing &
Special Events at [email protected] or 281-487-7871.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Join us for Membership 101 on February 8th to learn how
to maximize your membership investment, RSVP at:

Join us for our 2018 State of the Precinct Membership
Luncheon taking place on Thursday, March 22 at Sylvan Beach

Pavilion. At this event we’ll be hearing from
Commissioner Jack Morman.
Register online at:

Join our Pasadena Hispanic Business Council for their first
Breakfast Workshop of the year on February 21st at

ClevelandRipley. Come learn about all things related to filing
for rendition. RSVP for the event online at:

Our 7th Annual Rugged Race obstacle course 5K is taking place
on Satuday, April 7th. Be a part of the healthy change and
participate or sponsor this event at:

Our Annual Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament
is taking place on Monday, May 14 at Timbercreek Golf

Course. Test your swing or sponsor this event.
Register online at:

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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce | Chambergram February, 2018

Ambassador Spotlight - Sonja C. Williams

I have been the School Director for the Richard Milburn Academy –
Pasadena High School for 2 years. RMA-Pasadena is a new charter high
school in the area that specializes in providing students a high-quality,
personalized education so that students can graduate and pursue
college and career aspirations. RMA-Pasadena is the newest campus of
9 other RMA campuses across the state of Texas. In our second year of
existence, we are excited to continue welcoming new students and
families to our campus to learn more about the benefits of our

As an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce, I have become very
familiar with the Pasadena community and have had opportunities to
network with other new businesses throughout the area.
The Chamber’s leadership team and its members have been very helpful and encouraging since the
campus opened its doors in 2016. The Chamber is very proactive in finding ways for its members to
connect and grow their organizations and businesses. It’s a great organization to take advantage of if
you’re looking for ways to market your business throughout the Pasadena community. My team and I
are very grateful for the assistance and guidance the Chamber of Commerce has provided us in
opening a new school in the area. RMA – Pasadena looks forward to many more years as a Chamber
member and future opportunities to welcome additional members to the community.

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 10+ Years 20+ Years
Baywood Crossing Rehab Carpet World The Phoenix Design Group, Inc.
Copper Ridge Apartments Holiday Inn Houston Hobby
Oates Industries Inc. 25+ Years
Devon Self Storage Pasadena Ballroom T & T Construction
Jimmy Changas
Mower’s Inc. 15+ Years 30+ Years
Post Oak Bank Almeda Mall Dixie Chemical
PCI Nitrogen, LLC
Preserve at Baywood R. B. Evereyy & Company 35+ Years
Southern Komfort Kitchen Subway Sandwiches & Salads Gulf Coast Educators FCU

The Plaza at San Jacinto #18 National Pro Video
Windshire Apartments Turner Industries Group, L.L.C.

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Did you know, your membership includes unlimited postings of events in our community
Use this as a benefit to promote an upcoming open house, ribbon cutting, fundraiser and
All you need to do is click “Add my event to the calendar” from the

Contact Your Chamber

Cristina Womack Jamie Huffar Suzette McDowell Amber Moore Elizabeth Cox

President/ CEO Financial Director of Marketing Member Services Administrative
Administrator & Special Events Coordinator Assistant

Follow The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 4334 Fairmont Parkway
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