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 - 2-28-2012 - 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