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Word From The Chairman

We have just come off the heels of a wonderful Annual Gala – A Night in Monte Carlo, and I was humbled by the opportunity to be among the businesses and leaders who came together to celebrate past success and to look ahead at our future plans for strengthening our community. There are so many generous companies and hard-working volunteers who contributed resources and time to make the night a success. Please join me in thanking our VIP Sponsors: AT&T Mobility, Corporate Travel Planners, eESI, Frost, McCombs Enterprises, Security Service Federal Credit Union, SWBC, USAA Real Estate Company and Texas Capital Bank; as well as all of the event sponsors, North Chamber staff, creative and sales team volunteers and the Dahill team for their support of the evening.

Additionally, I know we all enjoyed the casino gaming benefiting the wounded warriors and the North Chamber’s educational non-profit, Lead SA. It was an incredible honor to host and recognize the wounded warriors. We’re pleased to be able to support them, and I know that each of you will continue to honor the men and women serving in our armed forces.

Buy Local. Buy North Chamber.

It doesn’t go without saying – 2013 is the year to Buy local. Buy North Chamber. Each of our companies has to purchase to run our businesses. I challenge each of you to take the first step by making a list of your top five or ten purchasing needs and look from within the North Chamber membership to fill that need. You can begin your search by going online to northsachamber.com and clicking on the FIND A MEMBER tab to search the North Chamber’s online membership directory. Additionally, think about the folks you’ve met at North Chamber events or serving on chamber committees that may offer a service or product you’re seeking. And if you require more specialized assistance, just call the North Chamber to obtain a referral or a list of providers for a specific business category.

Go online. Get connected.

Whether you’ve entered or mastered the digital arena or not, there is no arguing that we are indeed operating in the digital age. It can be a little scary for some of us, but all sizes and types of businesses are using technology, web, email and perhaps social and mobile media at some level to operate and/or market their businesses.

There’s never a better time than now to get educated, go online and get connected. To seize the moment, take advantage of high quality low cost instruction at the Small Business How 2 Series. On Tuesday, March 19, you can learn How 2 set social media policy for your organization, and thereafter learn how to create and share content on the top social networks and how to integrate your digital media. Read more...

Brad Rollins

Dahill, President
2013 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

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Chairman's Council Spotlight

Why People Make Choices They Know Are Unhealthy

Humana green logoAmericans are constantly bombarded by health information. Television, magazines, the Internet, and other media sources are replete with information about the critical role that healthy behaviors play in preventing disease, improving quality of life, and reducing long-term healthcare costs. As a result, most people understand… Read more.

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified represents… Read more.

Valero Texas Open, Benefit for Children Golf Classic –
coming April 1-8, 2013

Valero logoValero is looking forward to the upcoming Valero Texas Open golf tournament and its companion fundraising event, the Benefit for Children Golf Classic, which will take place April 1-8. The Valero Texas Open – an annual PGA TOUR event featuring… Read more.

Member Spotlight

Broadway Bank Launches Family Business Resource Center

If you are a family business and looking for a place where you can connect with other family businesses, share ideas, find solutions to common problems, and access information on critical issues, Broadway Bank’s Family Business Resource Center is here for you. The resource center is comprised of several dynamic components, including a specially designed… Read more.

Capital Group Companies retiree, John McLaughlin, honored by local school

CGC logoNearly two decades ago, John McLaughlin and several Capital Group colleagues founded an Adopt-A-School program with SulRossMiddle School that continues to this day. Now, a newly renovated library, expanded to serve the growing student population, was renamed to honor… Read more.

A Unique Bequest: Evan Meade and Morningside Ministries

Morningside Ministries received a unique donation by an even more unique donor. The donation came on behalf of a 7th grade, Keystone middle school student named Evan Meade. Evan had requested donations to Morningside Ministries in lieu of gifts for his recent birthday. Such a unique bequest didn’t go unnoticed… Read more.

Prism Technologies Group Case Study: MigrationWiz eases the adoption of Microsoft Office 365 for the City of Rockport

Prism Technologies Group was approached by the City of Rockport to find a new messaging system that included in-creased mailbox storage, online collaboration capabilities, and access to the Office 2010 suite. They quickly found that Microsoft Office 365 would… Read more.

SeaWorld San Antonio’s 25th Operating Season in Full-swing

SeaWorld San Antonio has kicked off its 25th operating season by offering more days to enjoy the park. This year, SeaWorld has 231 operating days on the calendar, making it the most days in a single year that the seasonal theme park has operated in more than two decades. The park will feature a variety of amazing animals during “Wild Days” every weekend… Read more.

Non-Profit Spotlight

Make Freedom Reign for People with Diabetes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa Parks. Just two of the many civil rights leaders who fought for our personal freedom — some went to jail, others died in their fight for equality. Yet, today, inequities remain. Even though, through reform, expanded healthcare will be widely available to millions of Americans, injustice in health care remains… Read more.

Goodwill Launches “Partners for Good” Donation Drive Program

Schools, clubs, and other groups can raise thousands while collecting items for Goodwill. Goodwill is kicking off 2013 with an innovative new donation drive program that creates a win-win for community groups with fundraising goals. Through “Partners for Good,” community organizations such as sports teams, service groups and school clubs can raise thousands of dollars by hosting their own Goodwill donation drives. In return… Read more.

Respite Care of San Antonio, Serving Children with Special Needs for more than 25 Years

Respite Care of San Antonio has served children with special needs for more than 25 years, the only agency of its kind in San Antonio providing highly individualized care in a loving, home-like environment to children with developmental disabilities and complex medical diagnoses. To commemorate the unique services to children this local entity provides… Read more.

San Antonio Sports President/CEO Russ Bookbinder Seeks Community Participation

SASLogoCan you imagine the Alamodome with two swimming pools inside? And having the eyes of the nation upon our city as Olympic champions Brendan Hansen, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte, and our own Jimmy Fiegen compete for a spot on Team USA? And being able to see… Read more.

Volunteer Spotlight

John Facey

UTSA Institute for Economic Development — Sustainability Series Chair

About the Company: The Institute assists communities and businesses from conception to startup and expansion with a broad array of advising and research services. These services are provided by 11 centers of excellence located at UTSA’s downtown campus. The Institute’s services have an… Read more.

Orlando Segura

Jackson Walker, LLP — Sustainability eNews

About the Company: Jackson Walker is a full-service law firm supporting local businesses in achieving their goals. Their San Antonio office has experience in corporate, labor and employment, real estate, energy, banking and finance, intellectual property, bankruptcy and collections, international… Read more.

Special Alert

Welcome! Leadership Lab Class of 2013

Leadership Lab is the North Chamber’s award-winning and innovative approach to leadership development and workforce preparedness targeted to San Antonio’s up-and-coming business leaders from the corporate, non-profit and small business environments. The nine-month training program is based on the most current thinking, research and best practices in leadership development… Read more.

Be Found! Enhance Your Company Listing: Add Company Logo,
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.

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.


Upcoming Events

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

Ambassador Luncheon
Thursday, February 21
Main Event
11:30 am

SustainAbility Series: Indoor Air Quality – Under Our Control
Wednesday, February 27
Hilton San Antonio - Airport
11:00 am

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Upcoming Events

'Monte Carlo' Gala
January 2013

Ribbon Cuttings
January 2013

CIO Breakfast
January 2013

Chairman’s Vision for 2013

Chairman’s Reflection on 2013

2013 San Antonian Honoree

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Upcoming Events

American Lung Association - San Antonio
ARTS San Antonio
Bell Hydrogas, Inc.
Capital CDC
Connor Creative Company
Dannemiller, Inc.
Franklin Park Sonterra
Giles-Parscale, Inc.
Gonzalez + De La Garza & Associates, L.L.C.
Klepac Greenhouses, Inc.
Lionheart Assurance Solutions, LP
Ogletree, Deakins,Nash,Smoak, & Stewart, P.C.
Prudent Enviromental & Construction Services, Inc.
Raising Cane's
San Antonio Airport Rotary Club
Sandy Garza & Associates
SeaWorld San Antonio
South Texas Computer Consulting
TexasStar National Bank
Time Warner Cable Business Class

Upcoming Events


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