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ADD A COLOR LOGO

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Word From The Chairman
   

Brad Rollins

Dahill, President
2013 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

An Ohio native, Brad Rollins relocated to San Antonio in 1999 and has embraced the community, serving professional and charitable organizations including the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, MS Society and many environmental and military causes. While encouraging community involvement throughout his organization, Brad is president of Dahill – one of Texas’ largest office technology providers, and in 2013, he will preside over the North Chamber and Lead SA board of directors serving nearly 1,400 member businesses across Bexar County. Guiding 500 employees in 16 offices in eight Texas cities and New Mexico, Brad fosters a creative environment that empowers employees to share ideas, identify solutions and lead. He says, “I am at home at the North Chamber where I feel that same sense of collaboration and the entrepreneurial spirit.”

A North Chamber member since 2001, Dahill recognized early on the value of the chamber environment and the opportunities it provides members to get involved and build relationships while working together for the good of the business community. “This chamber is much more personal,” says Brad, “We’re really a big chamber with a small town feel to it. When you take the time to be a part of it you can use chamber programs and benefits to build your business.”

In 2013, Brad will lead the North Chamber to concentrate on: encouraging members to do business with each other; emphasizing member benefits and social media; delivering leadership and professional development; and offering topical, timely and quality programs.

BUY LOCAL. BUY NORTH CHAMBER.

Passionate about bringing members together to do business with one another, Brad says his primary goal for 2013 is to promote a dynamic chamber of commerce. Brad envisions a localized economic recovery generated by and for North Chamber members. Plainly, says Brad, “Each of our member businesses needs to purchase to operate. If each of us commits to review our supplier lists, identify chamber members who meet those needs, and then buy and sell products and services with each other – that could have quite an impact on each of our businesses.”

Looking to capitalize on the North Chamber’s recent entrance into social media, Brad wants to enlist the social network to play a big role in a member-to-member commerce initiative. “Our members are increasingly interested in learning how to market their business with social media. In the New Year, the North Chamber will meet that need with informative instructional series and a ‘buy local, buy from North Chamber members’ initiative,” details Brad.

For a grassroots effort to work, Brad says North Chamber members have to get online, get engaged and use the tools the chamber has provided. “Make 2013 the year you commit to marketing your business through the North Chamber. Enlist your marketing folks to examine the online Marketing Toolkit, and find everything you need to access benefits like online directory search, social media engagement, offering member specials and promoting your business via North Chamber media.” Read more...

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Chairman's Council Spotlight
   

Crimson Real Estate Fund and USAA Real Estate Company Announce Build-To-Suit For TGS

Crimson Real Estate Fund, L.P. (CREF), and its co-investment partner, USAA Real Estate Company, have acquired eight acres of land in west Houston to build a new headquarters for TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company (TGS). At approximately 97,500… Read more.


U.S. Fiscal Cliff Averted But Challenges Remain For Taxpayers

Although the United States fiscal cliff was averted, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), which was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013 and signed into law by President Barack Obama the next day, still brings with it a number of challenges… Read more.


Define Your Employees’ Health with Specialty Benefits

How do your employees define health? Is it being able to run a mile? Is it being able to zip last year’s jeans? Is it feeling happy or fulfilled?
Health can mean something different to each individual. However, to truly achieve well-being, one must be healthy… Read more.


Atascosa National Bank Branch is Now TexStar National Bank

TexStar logoThe Atascosa National Bank branch located at 8780 US Highway 87 became TexStar National Bank as of January 12, 2013.
Byron Bexley, Chairman and CEO of TexStar National Bank said, “The location of the Branch fits well with our current footprint and the customer base… Read more.


 
Member Spotlight
   

Amegy Bank’s Treasury Management Services Are Smart Strategies That Can Help Your Business

In today’s hectic business environment, many business owners and managers are often so focused on the day to day operations that they don’t have the time to concentrate on enhancing their overall business plans. Amegy Bank believes that beginning of the New Year… Read more.


Jefferson Bank Continues Online Security Measures in the New Year

The modern equivalent of sifting through mail in the mailbox: you scan your email columns (from, subject, date sent) and decide which mail to open and read immediately, which messages to defer to another time and which to delete unopened. Over the past decade… Read more.


Educating Lincoln in the 21st Century

The brilliance of Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln” is its nuanced portrayal of Abraham Lincoln’s wisdom, craftiness and compassion. As a university educator, I left the movie theater over Thanksgiving wondering what kind of education is necessary… Read more.


 
Non-Profit Spotlight
   

Monarch Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland Names Anne Bristol Head of School

Anne Bristol, with more than 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator, has been named head of school of Monarch Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a school for students with special needs next to the unique theme park in San Antonio… Read more.


Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc. – Strengthening Families for 110 Years

Family Service Association is honored to be the oldest human services agency in San Antonio. This year, we are happy to celebrate 110 years of delivering effective solutions to the challenges and problems that impede the success of individuals and families… Read more.


San Antonio Medical Foundation Oversees Improvements across Medical Center

2012 was a very busy year for the South Texas Medical Center. Two more intersections were improved and another almost completed by the Medical Center Alliance and City of San Antonio. A record number of inpatient and outpatient services were provided… Read more.


It takes time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

It takes time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease. We have the time. The Alzheimer’s Association is a trusted resource for reliable information, education, referrals, and support. We help people affected by the disease to… Read more.


The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) to host 12th Annual Hearts in Harmony Gala

The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) is getting ready to host their 12th Annual Hearts in Harmony Gala, to be held at the San Antonio Country Club on Thursday, February 28, 2013. The CBCST will be honoring a very special group of volunteers… Read more.


 
Volunteer Spotlight
   

Kirk Binder

Deltaware — Ambassadors Chair

About the Company: DeltaWare Inc. provides technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies, cabling contractors, electrical contractors, small and medium businesses throughout North America. DeltaWare, a minority-owned HUB business, celebrates its 23rd anniversary in 2013. As the Business Development Manager… Read more.


Ron Riemenschneider

Frontier Enterprises — CFO Forum Chair

About the Company: Ron Riemenschneider is the EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Frontier Enterprises, Inc., a highly successful, privately owned restaurant company with a reputation for quality food and service within San Antonio, Austin and Dallas which is celebrating its 65th year in business. Many long-time residents… Read more.


 
Special Alert
   

Digital Membership Plaque - Brand your Website or E-mail Signature

The North SA Chamber values your membership and appreciates all you do to keep San Antonio and Bexar County strong. Show your pride in membership and display this plaque on your member company website along with a link to www.northsachamber.com. The images below are optimized for web use. You may also download a vector file (PDF) of the plaques to resize… Read more.

NEW! Find A Member Features Now Available:
Offer a Coupon & Feature Social Media Profiles

The North SA Chamber online membership directory – FIND A MEMBER – now has more features to help your business be found by other members searching for your products or services. Valued members and Chairman’s Council members can now add a color logo, include links to company social media profiles and add a coupon or special offer through your company listing in the online… Read more.


 
   


 
       
Upcoming Events
     

Ambassador Luncheon
Thursday, January 17
North SA Chamber
11:30 am

39th Annual Gala Event
Saturday, February 2
JW Marriott Hotel & Spa
6:00 pm

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, February 12
The Petroleum Club
7:00 am – 9:00 am

CFO – Getting closer to the Healthcare Cost Precipice
Thursday, February 21
Oak Hills Country Club
11:10 am

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Upcoming Events
     


Pay It Forward Ministries
January 2013


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Upcoming Events
     

Alamo Restaurants, Inc.
American Lung Association – San Antonio
Anderson Marketing Group
Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas
BC Lynd Hospitality, LLC
Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas
Blackmon Mooring
Boss Creative
Chase Bank
Cinema Solutions, Inc.
Compass Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Custom Interventional Pain Management
Equinox
Evergreen Exhibitions, Ltd.
Executive Signs, Ltd.
G.W. Mitchell Construction
Gerald's Casino Parties
Golden Steves Cohen & Gordon, LLP
Hospital Klean of Texas, Inc.
Innovative Multimedia Group
International Brangus Breeders Assn
Interstate All Battery Centers
John Lane and Associates
Knifton Enterprises
L & M STEEL CO., INC.
Lee Biz Ops, LLC d/b/a Clothes Mentor
Local Community News, LLC
Mangum, Schieffer, Bradley & Co., PLLC
Mark A. Porter, DDS, PA
Marmon Mok
Pay It Forward Ministries
Powerhouse
San Antonio Airport Rotary Club
Starplex Cinemas
Sylvana Research
Team Guzman – Keller Williams Legacy
The Rehabilitation Group
Winco Contractors

 
Upcoming Events
     


 
         

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