Vice Chairman: Guy Barker
Elected Officials Appreciation Reception:
Celebrate the new year with your elected officials. The event brings business, government and civic leaders to connect and celebrate the new year. Mix and mingle with elected officials and fellow leaders as we celebrate the progress made over the past year. This is a come and go event with light appetizers and drinks. A short program is included at the event. Held January 5, 2017.
Annual ball honoring the outgoing chairman of the board. The evening includes dinner, dancing and a casino. This year’s theme is “The Godfather” with 1920s attire encouraged. The next Chairman’s Ball is January 21 2017, honoring Hector Forestier at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. Committee members help with decorations, soliciting auction items, selling tickets, volunteers and more.
The annual Job Fair features jobs in welding, machining, sales, healthcare, engineering, accounting as well as other educational opportunities and community resources. The event is free to job seekers. Booths are available to companies and organizations looking for employees. The Chamber partners with the Conroe Economic Development Council, Lone Star College – Conroe Center, Lone Star Convention Center and Workforce Solutions. The event takes place in January 31.
The Chamber is a co-sponsor of this annual event that provides scholarships for area youths. Held the Saturday before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade in early February. All proceeds of the parade go toward the scholarships awarded to the students participating each year.
Montgomery County Day at the Capitol:
Members of the Chamber travel to Austin to meet with elected officials during the Legislative Session. The day starts off with a fun bus ride to Austin, then a visit and recognition on the House and Senate floors. A Legislative Luncheon and VIP Reception with the entire Montgomery County Delegation also are a part of the day. This event occurs every other odd year. The next event is March 7, 2017.
Montgomery County Fair Buyer’s Group:
The Chamber organizes a Buyer’s Group each year for the Montgomery County Fair auction this year. Participation in the group is limited to members of the Chamber. Many members may not be able to donated to the auctions because of the high cost of the items auctioned. This is a way for all of our members to participate. Only money donated specifically to the Buyer’s Group will be spent at the Junior Non-Livestock and Livestock Auctions at the Montgomery County Fair.
Enjoy food and beverages from more than 40 vendors all under one roof! Tastefest takes place in early May each year at the Lone Star Convention Center. Come be part of one of the largest events the Chamber puts on. Committee members help with soliciting food vendors, selling tickets, volunteers and more.
Fireworks Over Lake Conroe:
Celebrate America’s Independence with a BANG on Lake Conroe! Get front row seats to the fireworks by sponsoring the event and an invitation to the VIP Viewing Party. The event takes place July 4 at the San Jacinto River Authority. Enjoy authentic Americana food, snow cones and fun at the party. Fireworks are available for the public to view on the south end of the lake.
Real Men of Montgomery County Style Show:
Montgomery County’s “real men” model the hottest styles of the season at the Chamber’s Style Show! This event helps benefit a local nonprofit. The event is a great opportunity to support the funding of an amazing charity and watch the men of Montgomery County strut their stuff. Committee members help with soliciting retailers and models, marketing, selling tickets, volunteers and more.
Golf, Grub and Good Times! That is what Lobsterfest is all about. On Thursday evening savor fresh Maine Lobster flow in that day, perfectly cooked steak and fixings at the Lone Star Convention Center. Mingle with friends, co-workers, family and the community while checking out the silent and live auctions. The next day, tee off for a fun day of golf at one of our outstanding member golf clubs. Exposure to one of the largest community events. Held on the first Thursday and Friday of October. Committee members help with soliciting auction items, selling tickets, golf, decorations, volunteers and more.
Special Events Committees:
Want to be part of planning the fun parties at the Chamber? Join the special events committee! Committees include Chairman’s Ball, Tastefest, Style Show and Lobsterfest. It’s a great way to network and meet other members. Contact Courtney Galle, director of special events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-538-7111 if you are interested.
If you are interested in sponsoring a special event, download the 2017 Sponsorship Packet or contact Courtney Galle.