Events for February 2012

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
Feb 1 Community - St. Anne Catholic School Open House
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, St. Anne Catholic School will host an Open House on February 1, 2012.

A Kindergarten Roundup will be held from 10-11a.m.  Parents of pre-school age children are invited to a special presentation dedicated to this specific age group.

School Tours will be given from 10a.m. to 2p.m. and again from 4-6:30p.m.

We look forward to welcoming all families who are considering educational opportunities for their children for the upcoming school year.

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 281.251.0093.
  • Date:
    February 1, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Location:
    1111 South Cherry Street, Tomball, 77375
  • Contact:
    Mary Ellen Avritt, St. Anne Catholic School
  • EMail:
    mavritt@stanneschool-tomball.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Open House and School Tours - 10a.m. - 2p.m. and 4 - 6:30p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free and Open to the Public
Feb 1 Ribbon Cutting - Service First
  • Date:
    February 1, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Service First
    3902 Louetta Rd.,
    Spring, TX 77388 
  • Contact:
    Andrew Jean, 281-719-5599
Feb 1 Membership Meet & Greet - 02-1-2012 - Conservatory Senior Living
Come out and join us for this no-fee, no-program event! Plan to learn a little bit about the Chamber from members who are currently benefitting from membership. Bring your smile, a handshake and plenty of business cards.

For this special event we will enjoy a casino night courtesy of Conservatory Senior Living!

Hosted by the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee.

No RSVP required.
  • Date:
    February 1, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Conservatory Senior Living 
    8215 Cypresswood Dr.
    Spring TX  77379
  • Contact:
    Pius Dawson 281-610-4728
  • EMail:
    pdawson@condosmartrealty.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, Fenburary 1, 2012
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    Event is FREE
Feb 2 Gala Committee Wrap Up Meeting
  • Date:
    February 2, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy (Suite 120)
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Alyssa Wilson
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 7 Young Professionals Committee Meeting
  • Date:
    February 7, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Young Professionals Meeting
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068 
  • Contact:
    Co-Chairs: Will Cottle, Edward Jones and Cole Turner, AAA Plumbers
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 7 Epicurean Evening Committee Meeting
  • Date:
    February 7, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Co-Chairs: Katie Conway, Trustmark Bank & Jason Ockerman, Willies Icehouse
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 9 Business Brunch & Learn- "Social Media & Media Marketing Tools"

THThank you
 
*Guest Speaker Michele Scism
Tickets are $15 dollars with an advance reservation and $20 dollars at the door.
Invoicing is not available for this event.
Click here to Purchase your ticket


About the Speaker:
Michele Scism is a leading authority on social media and online marketing and the Founder of both DecisiveMinds.com and The Global Social Media Managers Association. Her clients call her "The Results Lady" because as a business strategist she uses her signature "Take Action Get Profits" system to help entrepreneurs turn their passion into expert status and then profits. Michele’s knowledge in the areas of online marketing and social media marketing have been recognized during recent interviews on several web TV shows, including being interviewed by Kristi Frank from Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, as well as multiple Talk Radio shows and tele-classes. Whether you want freedom and flexibility, more time to be with your family, more money, or the feeling of satisfaction you get from creating a successful business, Michele is there with her expert business knowledge, strategies and accountability skills to help you get the results of your dreams.

 

  • Date:
    February 9, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location:
    Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Conference Room
    18220 State Hwy. 249
    Houston, TX 77070

  • Contact:
    Alyssa Wilson 281-440-4160
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 9 Economic Development Forum Planning Committee
  • Date:
    February 9, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location:
    Lone Star University Park - Brazil Room
    20515 SH 249
    Houston, TX 77070

     

  • Contact:
    Barbara Thomason
  • EMail:
    BarbaraT@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 10 Small Business Committee Meeting
Small Business Committee
The Chamber Office
3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
(FM 1960 W) Suite 120
Houston, TX 77068 
  • Date:
    February 10, 2012
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:
    Small Business Committee
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Co-Chairs: Deborah Hroch, Deborah Hroch and Associates and Carlos Rosales, Focal Point Coaching of Greater Houston
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 10 CANCELLED: Small Business Committee CANCELLED
  • Date:
    February 10, 2012
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:
    Small Business Committee
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068 
Feb 10 Community: Understanding Energy: Oil, Natural Gas & Transportation
In this non-technical seminar, learn the basics of the global energy industry from an economic and geopolitical perspective, including a general overview of drilling, production and refining processes.

Presented by Karen Oganowski, BA, MA, Master Docent, Wiess Energy Hall, Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Get the answers to questions like:

-How does the U.S. fit into the world energy picture?
-Who are the energy producers and consumers?
-What are the basics of oil geology and extraction?
-Why do gasoline prices fluctuate?
-How is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve used?
-What is the debate over shale gas and hydraulic fracking?

This seminar is perfect for anyone who:

-Wants to learn the basics of the energy industry
-Is a new hire in the energy industry
-Is a non-technical energy company employee
-Is a technical energy company employee who wants to expand their industry perspective
  • Date:
    February 10, 2012
  • Time:
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.lonestar.edu/corporatecollege/professional-seminars.htm
  • Location:
    Lone Star Community Building
    5000 Research Forest Dr.
    The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Contact:
    Michael Burns (281)290-2925
  • EMail:
    Michael.Burns@LoneStar.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday, February 10
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    $20 (lunch included)
Feb 11 Community - St. Anne Catholic School - Take Me Out to the Ballgame Gala

St. Anne Catholic School's annual gala will take on a baseball theme this year.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 11, at the Texas Prospects Baseball Academy in Tomball.  Catering will be provided by Armando's Catering and entertainment will be one of Houston's favorite party bands- Fried Ice Cream.  Festivities begin at 6:30 until midnight.

Individual tickets are $100 and $250 each and tables are $2,500 - $10,000.

Weather permitting a Home Run Derby will be held, as well as some fun games, a Live Auction, 2 Big Board Auctions, and a Silent Auction.

To participate in the online gala auction, visit www.sacst.dojiggy.com

For more information, call the school office - 281-351-0093!

  • Date:
    February 11, 2012
  • Time:
    6:25 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Location:
    Texas Prospects Baseball Academy
    201 E. Hufsmith, Tomball
  • Contact:
    Edith Dugas, Director of Development, St. Anne Catholic School - Tomball
  • EMail:
    edugas@stanneschool-tomball.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, February 11, 2012
    6:30pm - midnight
  • Fees/Admission:
    Individual tickets are $100 and $250. Tables of ten are $2,500-$10,000.
Feb 14 Education Committee
  • Date:
    February 14, 2012
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy.
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Co-Chairs: Dr. Michael McFraizier, Prairie View A&M University and Karla Sandoval, Spring ISD
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 15 Community: HSHHRA 9th Annual Symposium

Gilsbar Leader to Speak at HSHHRA 9th Annual Symposium

 

Doug Layman, executive vice president of Gilsbar, to speak to Houston area healthcare human resources management professionals to further their education and earn HRCI credits.

Covington, LA – (January 31, 2012) Gilsbar, one of the nation’s fastest growing, privately-held health and benefit management organizations, is set to address healthcare human resource management professionals at the Houston Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (HSHHRA) 9th Annual Symposium on February 15, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston, Texas. 

Doug Layman, executive vice president at Gilsbar, will be one of the speakers for the meeting presenting at 3 p.m. on his session titled “How Creating a Culture of Health Will Help Curb Expense and Position Your Hospital to Earn Best Places to Work Honors.”

During his presentation, Layman will explain how changing employee behavior can help one’s hospital or health system achieve a near zero health plan cost trend year after year.  Attendees will learn ways to plan and execute a long-term strategy in order to facilitate and sustain better health among their staff and to control their healthcare spending.  Through sharing his experiences on how this new, healthy culture creates a unique and powerful springboard, professionals will gain a better understanding on ways to position their organization to reach Best Places to Work honors, helping to transform one’s organization into a place that will both retain and attract the healthiest, most engaged, and brightest talent in the region.


For more information on HSHHRA and to register for the conference, please visit:
http://www.hshhra.onefireplace.org/


To view Layman’s bio, HR professionals can visit www.gilsbar.com/speakers.
     
About Gilsbar

Gilsbar® is one of the fastest growing, privately-held health and benefit management organizations in the country.  Its divisions include TPA Services, MedCom Care Management, and Care Advocates.   The Gilsbar group of companies is committed to improving the health and well-being of the clients they serve.  They work with employers, benefit consultants, associations, carriers, and individuals nationwide.  Gilsbar has been honored by Inc. magazine for its sustained growth and by Modern Healthcare and Business Insurance magazines as a Best Place to Work.  For more information, visit www.gilsbar.com.

 

Media Contact:

Wendy King, Manager of Marketing & Client Engagement

(800) 445-7227, extension 830

wking@gilsbar.com

www.gilsbar.com



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  • Date:
    February 15, 2012
  • Website:
    http://www.hshhra.onefireplace.org/
  • Location:
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Trinity Room
    8686 Kirby Drive
    Houston, TX 77054

  • Contact:
    Jayna Gutridge
  • EMail:
    hshhra@yahoo.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Fees/Admission:
    HSHHRA Member Price: $95
    Non-member price: $125
Feb 15 Government Affairs Committee hosts Constable Ron Hickman
The Government Affairs-Transportation Committee of the Chamber hosts speakers monthly on topics of interest to our community related to public policy and practice.

The Feb 15th speaker is Constable Ron Hickman, Pct 4 Constable covering issues of public safety and business security in northwest Harris County.
  • Date:
    February 15, 2012
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:

    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068

  • Contact:
    Chamber Office 281-440-4160 Committee Chairs: Tish Otten and Connie Roebuck
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wed., Feb 15th, 8:30am-9:30am
Feb 16 Public Safety - Crime Awareness Committee February 2012

Sgt Gary Spurger with HC Pct 4 Cyber Crimes and Deputy Commander of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will share how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from cyber crime and online child predators. Don't miss this great event!

  • Date:
    February 16, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location:

    Cypress Creek EMS
    7111 Five Forks Drive
    Spring, TX 77379

  • Contact:
    Jerry Hays, Kwik Kopy Business Center #117, (281) 376-4781
  • EMail:
    jhays@kwikkopy117.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    This event is FREE
Feb 16 Young Professionals Happy Hour
2 complimentary glasses of red or white sangria for each guest

Young Professionals Events are open to anyone in the community that wants to join. They are free to the public and a great tool to increase your marketing and networking horizons in the Northwest Houston Area.

These events are FREE and you DO NOT have to be a member to participate. No RSVP Required.
  • Date:
    February 16, 2012
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location:
    1252 Tapas Bar
    110 Vintage Park Blvd., Suite Q
    Houston TX 77070

    *located near BRIX Wine Bar and Peli Peli in Vintage Park
  • Contact:
    Alyssa Wilson, 281-440-4160
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 17 New Member Breakfast Orientation
New Member Breakfast provide an opportunity to connect with your Chamber. You get the opportunity to have coffee with Barbara Thomason, Chamber president and learn about the Chamber.
  • Date:
    February 17, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Location:
    Outback Steakhouse
    5710 FM 1960 W
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Stephanie Pierson
  • EMail:
    StephanieP@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 17 Turbo Networking
All members welcome to attend this Turbo Networking session. This event is immediately following the New member Breakfast and gives veteran members the opportunity to connect and teach new members the ropes. RSVP NOT required.
  • Date:
    February 17, 2012
  • Time:
    8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Location:
    Outback Steakhouse
    5710 FM 1960 W
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Stephanie Pierson
  • EMail:
    StephanieP@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 17 Committee Chair Continuing Education
  • Date:
    February 17, 2012
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Barbara Thomason, 281-440-4160
  • EMail:
    BarbaraT@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 20 Chamber Office Closed
In observation of President's Day
  • Date:
    February 20, 2012
Feb 21 Community: Event at YHW Management Services Company, LLC
  • Date:
    February 21, 2012
  • Time:
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.yhwms.com
  • Location:
    Rico's Grill (Sawdust)
    314 Sawdust Road
    The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Contact:
    Yvette Williams - 832-818-0667
  • EMail:
    yvette.williams@yhwms.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    02/21/2012
    11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $15 cash for lunch
Feb 21 Epicurean Evening Committee Meeting
  • Date:
    February 21, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Co-Chairs: Katie Conway, Trustmark Bank & Jason Ockerman, Willies Icehouse
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org
Feb 23 Healthcare IndustryConnectivity Event
For Physicians, Office Managers, Healthcare Practitioners,
Healthcare Industry Organizations


The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Industry Committee is excited to host a complimentary connectivity event specifically for the Northwest Harris County Healthcare Industry. Come meet your peers and colleagues while enjoying refreshments provided by Autumn Leaves Assisted Living and Memory Care Cetner.
 
You will have the opportunity to learn about:
· Updates on the Medicaid program from State Representative Debbie Riddle
· The “Northwest Houston Works” Economic Development Forum
· How the Chamber Works for You and Helps Your Practice

 
 
  • Date:
    February 23, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Location:
    Autumn Leaves Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Assisted Living Center
    6327 Cypresswood Dr.,
    Spring, TX 77379
  • Contact:
    Co-Chairs: Juan Fresquez, Houston Northwest Medical Center, (281) 440-2112 and Marc Biehl, Houston Northwest Medical Center, (281) 440-2373
  • EMail:
    SandyB@HoustonNWChamber.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, February 23, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    This event is FREE
Feb 23 Economic Development Committee
The Eco Devo Committee is open to all. They are working on the planning for the March 3ed Economic Outlook Forum at Lone Star University Park.
  • Date:
    February 23, 2012
  • Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Contact:
    The Chamber, 281-440-4160
  • EMail:
    craigday@fitnesstogether.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    11am-12:30pm
Feb 23 Ribbon Cutting - Mariposa Apartment Homes at Ella Blvd. Grand Opening
Grand Opening for Mariposa Apartment Homes at Ella Boulevard with ribbon cutting. Enjoy an afternoon/evening (5-7) delight of food, libations, music and more. 
  • Date:
    February 23, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Mariposa Apartments at Ella Boulevard
    16354 Ella Blvd
    Houston TX 77090
  • Contact:
    Beth Woods, Peach Marketing 512.423.5009
Feb 24 Ribbon Cutting - Amazing Awards
Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting of Amazing Awards!
  • Date:
    February 24, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    4622A FM 1960 W
    Houston, TX 77069

    Amazing Awards is located in the same shopping center as FedEx/Kinkos and Fastsigns on the north side of FM 1960 W.
  • Contact:
    Mary Gilmore, owner, 713-866-6240
  • EMail:
    info@azawards.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    The event is FREE
Feb 28 Networking Breakfast - 02-28-2012 - Hosted by Envi Boutique
Join us for our monthly Networking Breakfast hosted by  Art Barasch of  Wealth Design Group. This is a great way to start your morning -- our members and guests always bring a lot of positive energy to this event.
  • Date:
    February 28, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:
    Envi Boutique
    130 Vintage Park Blvd
    Houston, TX 77070
  • Contact:
    Art Barasch, 713-818-4158
  • EMail:
    ArtBarasch@aol.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    Event is FREE
Feb 28 Ribbon Cutting - Ruby Tequila's
  • Date:
    February 28, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    7748A FM 1960 W
    Houston TX 77070 
  • Contact:
    Rebecca 281-706-0119 (cell) 281-894-7829 (restaurant)
Feb 28 Epicurean Evening Committee Meeting
  • Date:
    February 28, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Chamber Office
    3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy
    (FM 1960 W) Suite 120
    Houston, TX 77068
  • Contact:
    Alyssa Wilson
  • EMail:
    AlyssaW@HoustonNWChamber.org