Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
PISD Students Win Big At The 2021 Taste of the Town!
2021 Celebration Luncheon 2022 Annual Awards Pasadena Food Drive
Please join us at our final luncheon Place your nominations for our 2022 Learn how you can help with the
of 2021 at Silver Sycamore. Come Business, Industry and Non-Profit of the annual Pasadena Food Drive on
dressed in your holiday attire! Year Awards. November 17th
In This Issue...
3 - RSVP For Celebration Luncheon
4 - Welcome New Members
5 - Diamond Partner Spotlight
6 - Platinum Partners
7 - Platinum Partner & Ambassador Spotlight
8 - Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital Ad
9 - Business Honor Roll
10 - Pasadena Health Center Ad
11 - Taste of the Town A Huge Success!
12 - Pasadena Food Drive
13 - Member Celebrations
14 - Blessed Dental Ad
15 - Industry Spotlight
16 - We Love Our Chamber Family
17 - Place Nominations for 2022 Annual Awards
18 - 2022 Sponsorship Toolkit
19 - Chamber Staff
Chairman of the Board
Qualified Properties / RISE Texas Real Estate
Happy October! Fall has arrived and I can’t This is a unique chance to come out and eat great
decide if this year flew by or if every day felt like food, find your new favorite restaurant, explore
three days. At the Pasadena Chamber, we the Business Expo and shopping booths, support
welcome the season with optimism and open the Pasadena Chamber (who supports local
arms. The Taste of the Town event is nearing on businesses), and just have a great time.
November 4th. This is our annual flagship event,
and one I have personally looked forward to for Our theme this year is superhero and we sincerely
decades, yes actual decades! look forward to celebrating our city and community
at this special event. Feel free to dress the part and
I am a life-long foodie and in high school I loved to come in your favorite superhero costume or shirt!
bring a big group of friends so that I could see their
reactions when we walked in and I explained to If you are interested in tickets, you can purchase
them they could walk around and eat absolutely them directly on the Pasadena Chamber website
anything they wanted for the next three hours. by CLICKING HERE.
Their eyes would get big and off we would go to
see how much we could eat and then go watch Additionally, there are still some sponsorships, as
the live auction, which is always exciting with the well as vendor booths available if you are intersted.
live auctioneer. These are great memories and we
continue to create new ones with our kids, their See you on November 4th!
friends, and all of the friends we see at the event.
Our circle has grown exponentially since then and Alix Fox
the familiar faces make it feel like home.
The more I am involved in the planning of this
event, the more amazed I am at how our staff and
volunteers pull this together. Due to COVID-19, we
have reinvented it twice in the last two years and
decided on a hybrid indoor-outdoor event with
added vendor and shopping booths. Once again,
we have about thirty restaurants participating and
we are thrilled to see our long-time participants
back, as well as a large number of new restaurants
to our area.
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Pasadena, TX 77504 today! As a member you’ll have
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Alix Fox - Chairman, Qualified Properties Join the Pasadena Chamber
Melinda Torrison – Past Chair,
Meador Staffing Services
Dr. Allatia Harris - Chairman Elect,
San Jacinto College
Dwayne Busby, UHCL
Josh Campos, Frost Bank
Milea Cosby, Pinnacle
Chad Jennings, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Ryan Taylor, T & T Construction
Ruben Villareal, Alleluya Broadcasting
Board of Directors Platinum Members
GO-YES Logistics Inc.
Chris Bezdek, CommunityBank of Texas (281) 402-5333
LeAnne Bolton, Texas Roadhouse
Kicker Cardenas, Kicker Insures Me Agency
Nick Caveness, CT Church Pasadena Bronze Members
Steven Foster, FACHE, CHI St. Lukes Health - Catapult Systems GoodFellas Meat Company
Patients Medical Center Lee Betaincourt Ileana Wildenstein
(713) 231-1250 (281) 809-3484
Stacy Gillaspey, Communities In Schools CatapultSystems.com
Cheri Hutcherson, Ameraflex Facebook: @goodfellasmeatco
Dr. Tommy Hysler, Health & Safety Council Mark McVey, Home Loan Originator Sears Hometown
Samuel Jimenez, McDonald’s Mark McVey Corey Kellam
(832) 407-6181 (281) 378-3864
Deborah Moseley, The Bridge Over
Troubled Waters mmgoodloans.com Searshometownstores.com
Margie Pena, BakerRipley
Salvador Serrano, Serrano Insurance Agency
Everett Smith, Kaneka North America
Linda Wischnewsky, Bayway Auto Group
Nelson Espitia, Harris Co. Precinct 2
Pedro Garcia, Port of Houston Authority
Dr. Sandra Hughes, Texas Chiropractic College
Troy McCarley, PISD
Suzette McDowell, Pasadena EDC
Ken Phelps, Phelps Insurance
Herman Williams, Qualified Properties
Diamond Partner Spotlight
For more than 100 years, Port Houston has owned
and operated the public wharves and terminals
along the Houston Ship Channel, including the
area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the
most efficient container terminals in the country.
Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic
leader for the Channel. The Houston Ship Channel
complex and its more than 200 public and private
terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is the nation’s
largest port for waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine
for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the U.S.
The Port of Houston supports the creation of nearly 1.35 million jobs
in Texas and 3.2 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity
totaling $339 billion in Texas – 20 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product (GDP) – and $801.9 billion in
economic impact across the nation. CLICK HERE to learn more about Port Houston
Get Ready for 2022
Get Involved By Joining A Committee
Joining a committee at the Pasadena Chamber of
Commerce is a great way to get involved, not only with the
Chamber, but with like-minded business professionals in
our community. It is a fantastic way to LEAD, SERVE and
GROW your Pasadena Community. Below is a list of our
committees and you can CLICK HERE to learn more
about each one of them.
Ambassadors . Classics . Non-Profit Network
Government Relations . Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament . Taste of the Town
If you have interest in serving on any of these committees, please email
[email protected] to be added to the committee roster.
Platinum Partner Spotlight
Shell Federal Credit Union
Shell FCU is a member owned and operated cooperative serving Harris County. We offer a wide
range of services at no-cost or at lower costs than traditional financial institutions, including more
favorable rates on dividends and loans.
Anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or
regularly conducts business in Harris County can bank with
Shell FCU. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
CLICK HERE to learn more about getting $250 cash back
on every auto loan!
Follow Shell Federal Credit Union
LaTonya Ross, Account Manager
Meador Staffing Services
713-298-2551 | [email protected]
My name is LaTonya Ross, and I am an Account Manager with Meador Staffing Services. It is a complete
pleasure to serve as an Ambassor for the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Joining this committee
of business leaders has awarded me the opportunity to share the many benefits our great chamber
provides to businesses within our community.
Meador Staffing Services has been in business since 1968, and has built strong relationships within the
Pasadena and surrounding communities. As a full service agency, we are deliberate in our pursuit of
excellence by providing employment opportunities for temporary/temporary to hire, contract to hire,
and direct hire placement. It’s through these connections that we introduce job seekers and clients to
the people they need to know.
Our desire to impact the world through service has been a driving force in our corporate vision and
dedication to our communities and their future. We have spent over 50 years getting to know the
people you need to know, and we will always work to help you reach your career goals and support
the success of teams around you.
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at Houston Methodist Spine Center at Clear Lake are experts in treating back and neck pain — from
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Our Spine Center provides: • A dedicated navigator
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• A multidisciplinary team of board-certified doctors
• Advanced treatment ranging from nonsurgical close to home
options to minimally invasive surgery
• Expedited appointments (within five business days)
Visit houstonmethodist.org/spine/clearlake to request
an appointment online or call 281.523.3355.
Thank you to the following businesses
for renewing their membership and
continuing their investment in Pasadena!
The businesses below have been
members with the Pasadena Chamber
from 10-65 years!
Let’s support these businesses as
much as possible!
26 - 49 years 11 - 20 years
Alamo Concrete Products - Dorsett Division Bassem Tawadrous, M.D.
Clark Freight Lines Inc Clean Coast Supply Inc
J. Morales Inc Cother Air Conditioning & Heating Inc
Harris County JP Holly Williamson Pct 8 Pl 1
Kaneka North America LLC Highpoint Insurance Group LLC
Nippon Chemical Texas Inc International House of Pancakes
Pasadena Historical Society
Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo IronEdge Group
South Main Baptist Church San Jacinto Harley Davidson
Southeast Dermatology PA
Twin Arts Dance Studio Zachry Holdings Inc
Zeon Chemicals LP
5 - 10 years
21 - 25 years
Angel Animal Hospital
Agape Christina PreSchool & Childcare CG Roxane - Crystal Geyser
Empire Village Apartments - VGM Property Mngmt
Peter Piper Pizza
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
10 Chambergram Happy Thanksgiving from
Pasadena Health Center
Senior Adults 65+ may qualify for free Dental
care. Call 713-554-0510 for more information.
This is for a limited time only, you must be 65+.
It was a wonderful turnout at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Annual Industrial Appreciation
hand.Membership luncheon, where we were able to honor our 2021 Industry of the Year award recipient, Chevron
The Chevron Pasadena Refinery creates ever-cleaner energy products that fuel progress here and around the
world. From gasoline to diesel to chemical feedstocks, every product is produced with care by a dedicated
Free Covid Booster vaccines, Free Covid Testingteam of Chevron operators, engineers, scientists and other professionals. Our people focus continually on safe,
reliable operations to provide energy in an environmentally responsible way.
Call for an appointment. 713-554-1091.Chevron purchased Pasadena Refining System, Inc. (PRSI) in May 2019 for three business reasons.
1. The refinery offers Chevron a strategic location to process Texas crude oil we produce in the Permian Basin.
2. This facility helps supply 1,500 Chevron and Texaco retail stations in Texas, with a strong presence here in
Dental – Medical - Counselingthe Greater Houston area.
3. This plant teams up with a Chevron refinery in Mississippi on product exchanges and maintenance
Open Monday- Fridayplanning.
The Chevron Pasadena Refinery can process 110 thousand barrels of oil ptehr day and storeth5.1 million barrels
We will be closed Nov. 25 and 26 .on our 466-acre complex.
Approach to responsible operations in pasadena
908 Southmore Ste. 100Chevron delivers success by building trusting relationships and protecting people and the environment.
Pasadena, Texas 77502-1120Throughout Chevron, we work hard to be environmental stewards and promote open dialogue with our
community neighbors. We take product containment and pollution prevention seriously, putting strong focus
on the use of effective safeguards. Simply stated, we protect the environment through responsible operations.
Approach to community engagement
Chevron is committed to creating social and economic
value wherever we do business. Through local engagement,
we generate new opportunities for residents and help
communities reach their greatest potential.
By delivering operational excellence and engaging with the
community, we achieve Chevron’s vision to be the global
energy company most admired for its people, partnership
More information available at pasadena.chevron.com.
Check out their video by clicking the photo to the right
(Video produced by Chevron Pasadena Refinery)
Taste of the Town a HUGE Success
On November 4th, 2021, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted its 32nd annual Taste of the Town,
this year sporting a “superhero” theme. Along with over 30 food vendors, 25 business expo and shopping
vendors, the night was full of fun for all ages. Our famous live auction showcased 32 items up for bid,
including sporting tickets, date nights, weekend getaways, kids packages, and even a trip to the Master’s.
Those not participating in the auction were able to head outside to listen to live music from Houston’s own,
Taking the event both indoors and outdoors for the first time ever, we knew we’d be gambling with a
chance of rain. But the good Lord was on our side that night as He cleared the skies and provided us with
some cooler temperatures and whole lot of fun!
The night’s big winners included: Best American: Sam Rayburn & Pasadena Memorial High School Culinary
Departments, Best Latin: Casa Ole Deer Park, Best Specialty: HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast
Best Casual Dining: Chick-fil-a, Best Beverage: Texas Snowbirds, Best Dessert: Sam Rayburn & Pasadena
Memorial High School Culinary Departments, Best Decorated Booth: HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast,
and the People’s Choice Award: Sam Rayburn & Pasadena Memorial High School Culinary Departments.
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce extends a SUPER BIG thank you to all of our sponsors, participating
food and beverage establishments, vendors, volunteers, auction buyers and guests! See you in 2022!
Ribbon Cutting - CenterWell Senior Primary Care Ribbon Cutting - Kelsey-Seybold Pasadena Expansion
Ribbon Cutting - Pasadena Modern Dentistry Ribbon Cutting - Hargrove Engineers
Schedule Your Member Celebration Now! Contact: [email protected]
Customer Loyalty Workshop
Thank you so much to everyone who came to our
Pasadena Loves Local Workshop, 3 Steps To Creating
Exceptional Customer Loyalty, featuring keynote
speakers Everett Smith of Kaneka and Luke Wilbanks of
Chilck-fil-A. (pictured to the right)
Thank you to our event sponsors Pasadena Economic
Development Corporation, CT Church Pasadena and
Chick-fil-A, along with the many other volunteers and
guests who attended.
To view all the photos from the event
please CLICK HERE
The Pasadena Chamber Celebrates Its Members While Supporting Local Businesses!
As a part of the ongoing efforts to support local businesses, the Pasadena Loves Local committee is going
to be “lovin on our locals” each month in the Chambergram! This month, we are showing some love
to those who offer recreation and entertainment to our community. Check out the listings below and
remember to choose local when the need arises.
Recreation & Entertainment
Art Park Players Carter’s Country Harmony Stained Glass
(281) 478-7288 (281) 209-1048 (281) 998-3381
1302 Center St. 2120 Shaver St
Deer Park, TX 77536 Pasadena, TX 77502 3512 Fairmont Pkwy
ArtParkPlayers.org CartersCountry.com Pasadena, TX 77504
iT’Z Family Food & Fun Pasadena Little Theatre Pasadena Sporting Goods
(281) 998-2424 (713) 941-1758 (713) 477-7151
5950 Fairmont Pkwy 4318 Allen Genoa Rd. 115 E. Pasadena Frwy
Pasadena, TX 77505 Pasadena, TX 77504 Pasadena, TX 77506
Timber Creek Golf Club
4554 FM 2351
Friendswood, TX 77546
Twin Arts Dance Studio
3924 Country Rd.
Pasadena, TX 77505
We Love Our Chamber Family
We have the BEST Chamber Family Ever!!
To help us celebrate Chamber of
Commerce week, a few of our friends
popped by the office to deliver us some
super special treats! Thank you to Shell
Federal Credit Union, Meador Staffing
Services and Harris County Precinct 2
Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s office.
2022 Annual Awards
It is time to nominate a deserving company or organization for the title of 2022 Business of the
Year, Industry of the Year & Non-Profit of the Year Awards for those companies/organizations who
have gone above and beyond in giving back to our community.
If the business that you would like to nominate has previously been an award recipient, we still
encourage you to nominate them, as they are still eligible to be voted an award winner again.
Please nominate a deserving business today. Nominations must be turned in by December 15,
Congratulations again to our 2021 award recipients:
Business of Year: Clark Freight Lines
Industry of Year: Chevron Pasadena Refinery
Non-Profit of the Year: BakerRipley
Place Your Nominations Now.
Please use the online nomination form below to place your nominations.
*You can nominate in one category, two, or all three.
CLICK HERE for a full list of past recipients
CLICK HERE to Submit a Nomination Online
2021 Industry of the Year: 2021 Business of the Year: 2021 Non-Profit of the Year:
Chevron Pasadena Refinery Clark Freight Lines BakerRipley
2022 Sponsorship Toolkit
Click the graphic below to check out the 2022 Sponsorship Toolkit, so you can
select which sponsorship opportunities you’d like to take advantage of in 2022.
Contact [email protected] when you are ready to secure them!
The Purpose of the Pasadena Chamber is to ADVOCATE & CONNECT our
community through SERVING & EDUCATING our members
Contact YOUR Chamber Staff
Cristina Womack Jamie Huffar Erin Webb
President/ CEO Director of Finance Director of
Marketing & Media
Julianne Echavarria Angelica Martinez Diego Valdez
Events & Programs Intern Intern
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