MEMBERSHIP EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
The dedication and involvement of our members are why the Conroe Lake Conroe Chamber is successful. There are a variety of involvement opportunities that match your unique skills and talents. Browse our opportunities below or visit the Chamber Calendar.
This is not your typical relationship-building event! Build your web of business contacts, share information about your services and products, increase your bottom line and do it in an entertaining and non-threatening environment. Be sure to make sure to bring a stack of business cards and information about product or services ready to share. These events are always entertaining and highly productive. The Morning Mingle takes place every second Thursday each month. Registration is required.
Fun After Five
Fun After Five gives Conroe Lake Conroe Chamber members the opportunity to connect with one another, exchange ideas and learn about each other’s organizations, while visiting new places of business! Enjoy free food and drinks while building your relationships. Fun After Five takes place every third Thursday of the month from 5:05 – 6:30 pm. Each month the event is hosted by one of our Chamber members. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, contact our Director of Membership, Beth Shelton.
Programs and Seminars
Professional Business Development
The Chamber offers complimentary educational seminars to members and not-yet members throughout the year at the Chamber office. These workshops vary on date and time throughout the year and focus on the creation, development, marketing and management of your business. From preliminary planning stages, building your book of business, to filing your taxes, using social media and finding the right employees to take your company to the next level, Professional Business Development will cover it all. These seminars are a part of the Chamber’s continuing commitment to provide affordable education and training on various topics that effect business growth and sustainability to the community.
Bookmark the Chamber Calendar to always be in-the-know about future workshops!
Next Generation Leadership
Next Generation Leadership (NGL) is an annual leadership program that was created to foster an interest in community engagement, as well as cultivate and provide the opportunity to practice individual leadership skills in high school seniors. The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber and Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s partnership formed as a result of the Chamber’s education committee and its dedication to developing programs through partnerships between our region’s educational communities.
The NGL year coincides with the school year running from September – May. The monthly sessions have opportunities for businesses and their employees to volunteer their time to be a part of the sessions.Topics touched on include career development, financial literacy, government/public service, higher education, infrastructure, law enforcement and volunteerism. Several meetings will include leadership training from the John Maxwell YouthMax curriculum and each year students will have the opportunity to plan and implement a service project. For more session information and sign up to volunteer visit the Chamber calendar.
The Chamber Diplomat program is built up of volunteers that are committed to promoting the Chamber and its benefits to the community and assisting members in becoming active within the Chamber. The diplomat volunteers are an important role of our success as a Chamber. If interested in being a Chamber Diplomat you can contact Beth Shelton, director of membership development, at 936.538.7114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roundtables are a facilitated group of like-minded business professionals that have the ability to learn from shared experiences in a confidential atmosphere. The Chamber offers informational meetings through the year for those who are interested in learning more and participating in a roundtable. For more information, please call 936.756.6644.
Transportation, roads, getting from point A to point B, the Chamber’s Mobility Committee gets updates every other month on projects in the state, county, city and airport. These projects impact traffic counts, school buses and freight carriers. The Mobility Committee is looking for transportation-interested people to become a part of the discussion. For upcoming meetings visit the chamber calendar. Interested in becoming part of the mobility committee? Please contact email@example.com
The Chamber Education committee is dedicated to developing programs that enhance the talents and skills of our member’s employees, identifying gaps in local workforce development efforts and engaging in public/private partnerships between our region’s business and educational community. Examples of work developed out of the committee include the annual Job Fair and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Chamber University, Next Generation Leadership program for high school seniors and organization and execution of common interest roundtables. For upcoming meetings visit the chamber calendar. Interested in becoming part of the education committee? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Development Committee
is a partnership between the Chamber, Conroe Economic Development Council, Conroe ISD, Willis ISD and the business community. As employers look to the future of their businesses, having access to training programs, connecting with people looking for employment, creating resource materials for employers and potential employees are all areas of workforce development that are currently being addressed. Building the workforce of tomorrow…and finding a pipeline of talent is job one for this committee. Anyone interested in learning more about this committee is welcome to attend a meeting as they are available. Interested in becoming part of the workforce development committee? Please contact email@example.com
Over the coming year, the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce will be identifying priorities for the upcoming biennial State Legislature through the Governmental Affairs Committee. We also are rolling out regular monthly updates from the City of Conroe, Montgomery County, Conroe ISD and the State of Texas. The Governmental Affairs Committee is openly seeking interested chamber members to become a part of the process. Committee members attend local governmental meetings to report back to the committee. For upcoming meetings visit the chamber calendar. To join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
They say it takes a village to put on a Chamber special event! Each special event is supported by a committee that works with the Director of Special Events. From large to small these volunteers help plan, organize, promote the event as well as volunteer at the event. If interested in being a part of a special events committee please contact Courtney Budra, director of special events at email@example.com