I am honored to have this opportunity to be the 2017 President of the Coldspring / San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce. Last year was a great year for our newly reformed and energized Chamber. I intend to use that momentum and make this year even better!
I graduated from the Jones High School in 1990 and after a stint serving the Federal Government as a Soldier and a Law Enforcement Officer, my family and I moved back to Coldspring in 2011. When we returned we hit the ground running! My Family and I are active members of the Coldspring United Methodist Church.
I am currently the Vice President for the San Jacinto County Habitat for Humanity and the Assistant Manager of Eastex Title Company in Coldspring. We have five children, two of which attend Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD, one at the High School and one at the Junior High. My family and I have a great love for this community, as does the current Coldspring / San Jacinto County Board of Directors. We all understand that in order for the Coldspring / San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce to work as it should, this organization should be an advocate for our members and your biggest supporters.
I believe we are making great strides in a positive direction. Our Christmas on the Square and Wolf Creek Car, Truck, and Bike show 2016 have both broken past attendance records! Not only does this stimulate the local economy by bringing in people to businesses on these weekends, it also has the ability to draw permanent residents to our community.
There has been a great outcry as to “What does the Chamber do?” and, I feel we have answered and will continue to answer in 2017! Our current membership is the highest it has been and we have added several new incentives such as social media, newspaper coverage, a redesigned web page, and more for our members. Members are beginning to take advantage of the multiple benefits the Coldspring / San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce has to offer. Specifically, more and more businesses are calling to inquire about meeting (free of charge) with Robert Barragan our Certified Global Business Professional from Sam Houston State University. Also, ribbon cutting / rededication ceremonies, which are covered by multiple newspapers, are on the rise. This shows more businesses are moving into the County and businesses that are already here have enough revenue for renovations.
In short, your new 2017 Board of Directors will continue to serve you and will continue forward by being the biggest advocate for our members.
Coldspring/SJC Chamber of Commerce