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Word From The Chairman

A friend of mine related a story about how he built his business. He was a successful engineer working as a partner in a firm in the corporate world; however, his dream was to be an entrepreneur. He followed his dream, resigned his position and bought into a partnership in a commercial janitorial business.

He sacrificed and gave all he had to make this small business a success. After three months, his dream turned into a late night of scrubbing toilets and wondering whether he had made the right decision.

His business partner observed him and said, “I know what you are thinking. You want to quit!” He continued, “You are wondering if you can get your old position back and how you can recoup your investment.”

My friend said, “That is exactly what I am thinking!”

The partner said, “I know that because I have been there. But tomorrow you need to get up and go sell.” He said, “You need to keep selling even if you don’t know how you are going to cover the contracts.”

The next morning my friend got up, put on his suit and began to sell. He never looked back and built his business into a multimillion dollar company.

Your story may be different than my friend, but the same in that we all could use perspective on how we are growing our business and career. Take the time to ask yourself, “Is what I’m doing going to grow my business?” As 2012 comes to a close and we wrap up another year, take a moment to identify what it will take for you and your business to grow to the next level in 2013. Are you heading in the right direction and doing those things everyday?

The North San Antonio Chamber, its staff, board and membership can be that voice for you and your business and a catalyst to help you get to the next level. I am consistently amazed at the resources provided to small and large businesses and their leadership. Take advantage, today!

The 2012 Leadership Lab class is graduating next month and nominations are being accepted for the 2013 class through November. You can find out more about this award-winning program and apply online. Our members send prospective leaders every year because they see the value of gaining perspective and building relationships. This trend will continue as we endeavor to train a new generation of leaders. Discover ... Be Inspired ... Succeed!

The How 2 Access Capital seminar will be held Wednesday, November 7, and the Sustainability Series Fueling Your Success will be held Thursday, November 8, while our final Chairman’s Council Breakfast will feature the annual economic outlook presented by renowned economist, Dr. Ray Perryman, on Thursday, December 6.

We’ve added 231 members this year to our roll and have grown our net membership by 59! The North SA Chamber staff and Board of Directors will continue to find ways to keep your business strong. Even if you are not involved as much as you would like, rest assured that the North Chamber is working on your behalf everyday, every week and every year.

Remember to vote! Early voting starts Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 6!

Larry Anthis


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Member Spotlight

CPS Energy will not seek 2013 rate increase

For the second time, CPS Energy has deferred any plans to request a rate increase. CEO Doyle Beneby advised the Board of Trustees that CPS Energy is nearing the end of its budget planning process for the year that begins February 1, and thanks to streamlined business practices and improved efficiency, the company will not seek a rate increase for the 2013-14 fiscal year (calendar year 2013)… Read more.

H-E-B celebrates one-year anniversary of Read 3 early childhood literacy initiative

In September, H-E-B celebrated the one-year anniversary of Read 3, its early childhood literacy initiative, with a Texas-sized book drive, author readings and literacy-themed bake-offs all over the state. Participating authors included San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla, novelists Andrew Porter and Oscar Casares and children’s author Diane Gonzales Bertrand… Read more.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Announces Major Expansion

Officials of Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, announced plans for a $50 million expansion at a “skybreaking” ceremony. San Antonio City Councilman Diego Bernal joined Greg Seiler, hospital chief executive officer, in ceremonies that included a traditional groundbreaking and a skybreaking with officials using sledgehammers to begin construction where the new structure will be connected to the existing building… Read more.

USAA Real Estate Co. Affiliate Acquires 2.8 Million Square Foot Industrial Portfolio in Atlanta

A USAA Real Estate Co. affiliate recently acquired an industrial portfolio, consisting of three Class A bulk distribution warehouses located in major submarkets of Atlanta, Georgia. The 2,798,488-square foot portfolio is 100% occupied by Home Depot USA, Inc., Owens Corning Insulating Systems, LLC and PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. Each building utilizes modern… Read more.

Volunteer Spotlight

Craig Morrow

Möbius Partners

About the Company: San Antonio based Möbius Partners is an enterprise-level IT and Networking solutions provider of strategic services, technical expertise and sales support. They assess, architect, implement and manage IT and Networking solutions that improve performance, maximize the value…

About the Program: The Business Technology Series provides a great opportunity for business and technology leaders in the San Antonio area to network and learn about technology related topics. This series delivers… Read more.

Sponsor Spotlight

Dahill Sponsors Marketing & Promotions Leadership Lab Session

Baby, its’ “chili” outside – at least for the participants of the North Chamber 2012 Leadership Lab “best class, ever.” It was a slightly chili day, Wednesday, October 10, when Lab participants gathered at Rio Cibolo Ranch for team building, entertainment and a good old fashioned chili cook off. The event soon concludes a nine-month award winning leadership series focusing on self-discovery, inspiration and success… Read more.

Special Alert

Add the North SA Chamber to your Marketing Toolkit

As the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce works to improve connectivity, we will continue to engage and promote members in our growing online communities and digital media. We have launched a new and improved www.northsachamber.com that features more member visibility via social communities. Learn how to amplify your involvement by visiting our website and exploring the new Marketing Toolkit.

Marketing Opportunities:

  • Reciprocating “Like” and “Follow” for member company social media profiles
  • Member articles may be submitted for consideration for publication in the SustainAbility email newsletter
  • Member articles may be submitted for consideration for publication in the eTech News email newsletter
  • Leadership Lab participants & alumni member news may be submitted for consideration for publication in the Leadership Lab email newsletter

Active members are invited to submit news daily for consideration for publication in NorthSAChamber social media channels. Copy is subject to editing. The North San Antonio Chamber will consider business and professional announcements… Read more.


Upcoming Events

CFO Forum-Insights to Doing Bus Internationally
Thursday, October 25
Oak Hills Country Club
11:10 am – 2:00 pm

Small Business How To Series
Wednesday, November 7
Hilton San Antonio Airport
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Fueling Your Business & Bottom Line: Infrastructure Choices Driving Your Business
Thursday, November 8
Hilton San Antonio Airport
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, November 13
The Petroleum Club, 7:00am
7:00 am – 9:00 am

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Enterprising Women's Conference
September 2012

Enterprising Women's Conference
– ATHENA Awards ceremony
September 2012

Business Wellness Conference
October 2012

Business Technology Series
October 2012

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Adventure Club
Alamo Mobility, Inc.
Armando Montelongo Companies
Belleza at Cresta Bella
Best Buy
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood
Central Physician Solutions, Inc.
Central Texas Realty & Development LLC
Clear Choice Dental Implant Center
Deltra Systems,Inc.
Doggett Law Firm
FastSigns Northwest San Antonio
Hearthstone Express
Holy Cross of San Antonio
Moonshadow Finishing
MpS Construction & Design
RFM Commercial, Inc.
Sage Medicine
Schertz Chamber of Commerce
Sweet CeCe's Yogurt
The Law Offices of Hector Gonzalez III
Trinity Baptist Church
Windcrest Golf Club

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