Committees

Committees

Upcoming Events

The Chamber needs the expertise and talents of its members to serve on the committees that help make the chamber and community strong.

Ambassadors

Second Thursday each month; 8:00 am

Chair: Jason Rivera, Divergys, LLC – (281) 852-5129
Co-Chair: Martiza Ortega, Accredited Home Staging Professional – (713) 480-1016

This committee serves as the outreach to new Chamber members by answering questions, assisting members and attending Chamber events.

Community Growth

4th Tuesday of each month; 8:30 am

Chair: Kelli Ray, Community Impact Newspaper – (281) 469-6181
Co-Chair: Mark McShaffry, The Backyard Grill – (281) 897-9200

Community Growth is a forum for discussion of and dissemination of a vision for quality growth and planning in the Cy-Fair area.

Cy-Fair Young Professional (CYP’s)

1st Wednesday of each month; 9:00 am

Networking Lunch meets 3rd Friday of each month at 11:30 am at The Backyard Grill

Chair: Evie Dross, Evielutions Design – (832) 253-2102
Co-Chair: Jennifer Dodds, SS Graphics – (281) 974-7033

This committee is for Young professionals (21-39ish) who share a desire to succeed and become leaders in our community.

Education & Workforce Development

4th Thursday of each month; 8:30 am

Chair:  John Labuda, Mathnasium of Cy-Fair – (281) 256-9932
Co-Chair: Leslie Francis, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District – (281) 894-3951

The mission of this committee is to enhance the quality of life and create and sustain a viable workforce in the Cy-Fair area.

Networking/Business Development

1st Tuesday each month; 8:30 am

Chair: Pandora Hernandez, Shaklee – (832) 766-5764
Co-Chair: Craig Soudelier, Pride Staff – (832) 604-2255

Provides a forum for members to network and exchange referrals and encourages members to regularly present presentations on their products and services. Each presentation includes topics that will benefit “growing” businesses in the community, including marketing tips, investing, publicity, sales strategies, tax information and much more.

Transportation & Governmental Affairs

1st Thursday of each month; 8:30 am

Co-Chair: Keith Vrana, Consolidated Mills, Inc – (713) 896-4196
Co-Chair: Jeff Collins, LJA Engineering, Inc. – (713) 953-5207
Co-Chair: Debbie Blackshear
Co-Chair: Colleen Gilbert, Reach Unlimited, Inc. – 281.213.8132

This committee investigates current and future community and transportation issues. The results are taken to the appropriate government and legislative offices to encourage and facilitate improvements. Past speakers have included local and state agency representatives and elected officials.

Special Events

A Night of Celebration

Meets 2nd Wednesday at 2:00 pm (Nov. – Feb.)

This committee plans an evening of music, drinks and casino to celebrate the Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Chairman’s award.

Corporate Challenge

Meets 2nd Wednesday at 12:00 pm (Feb. – April)

This committee helps brainstorm fun ways to build trust and teamwork among co-workers and area colleagues at a fun-filled field day event.

FORE Cy-Fair Golf Tournament

Second Wednesday at 8:30 am (May-Sept)

Chair: Heather Sessions, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
Co-Chair: Mark McShaffry, The Backyard Grill – (281) 897-9200

This annual golf tournament is a major fundraiser for the Chamber with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.

One Fine Fair

2nd Wednesday  at 8:30 am (July-Oct.)

Chair: Victoria Herman, Foundation for Autism Care, Education & Services

This committee coordinates an annual upscale evening event featuring fine wines and food. Benefits Reach Unlimited.

WINEFAIR Cy-FAIR

Second Wednesday at 9:00 am (Dec-Apr)

Chair: Victoria Herman, Foundation for Autism Care, Education & Services

This committee coordinates the annual community celebration featuring wine and food from Cy-Fair’s best.