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This year is off and running and it’s hard to believe we find ourselves starting the second quarter already. April brings many exciting initiatives, updates and opportunities to our membership. The North Chamber will be participating in Fiesta for the first time this year and we invite you to join us in that effort. Additionally, our Government Affairs Council endorsed the City of San Antonio’s local preference program, which passed in March, and North Chamber event season is in full swing.

Viva Fiesta!

The North Chamber is excited to be a non-profit member of the Fiesta Commission and to participate in San Antonio's largest celebration of our community, culture and heritage. This year the North Chamber will offer our inaugural Fiesta medal sale – and our theme is “Buy Local. Buy North Chamber.” In support of our non-profit entity, medal proceeds will benefit Lead SA and help to sponsor scholarships to area colleges and universities, as well as grants for small business and non-profit members to attend various leadership and professional development programs offered by the North Chamber. Medals go on sale at the North Chamber office Wednesday, April 17, and are available for $10 each while supplies last. We will also participate in the Fiesta Opening Ceremony and Pin Pandemonium medal swap in Alamo Plaza on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public and we hope to see you there. To purchase medals, visit the North Chamber office or contact Yolanda Crittenden.

Buy Local.

While I encourage you to join a committee, volunteer and attend events – even if your schedule doesn’t permit extensive involvement, you can always rest assured that your North Chamber is working on your behalf regularly to advocate for business and other quality of life issues.

As you know, I am spending this year promoting commerce among members as a top priority for 2013. Through our “Buy Local. Buy North Chamber.” campaign, we’re encouraging members to do business with one another and search our Find A Member online membership directory when considering suppliers for purchasing needs. So when the City Council considered a resolution to conceive a local preference program, our Government Affairs Council Chair, Rob Killen, brought the issue before the North Chamber board of directors and members voted to endorse the program.

Rob, our CEO Duane Wilson and others spoke before Council in support of the ordinance and we’re proud to announce its passage by a unanimous Council vote. Effective May 1, 2013, specific City of San Antonio contracting categories will carry a predisposition to “Buy Local.” Read more...

Brad Rollins

Dahill, President
2013 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

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Chairman's Council Spotlight
   

Construction Milestone Celebrated with “Topping Out” Ceremony for North Central Baptist Hospital

Expansion to Meet the Stone Oaks area’s growing need for women’s services.
A major construction milestone has been reached at North Central Baptist Hospital. On Monday, March 18th the last steel beam was hoisted into place on the hospital structure. A “Topping Out” ceremony commemorated… Read more.


CPS Energy records second year of top performance

CPS Energy’s electric reliability is within the top tier of the industry, its employees have increased safety to a record high for the second year in a row, and customer satisfaction remains high. That’s what the San Antonio City Council heard at its April 3 work session from CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby, who also offered an update on the state of the energy industry and… Read more.


Methodist Healthcare Names Candie Starr, MHA, BS (MT) as
Chief Operating Officer at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Since 2007, Starr has served as corporate director with Lifepoint Hospitals in Brentwood, Tennessee, providing ancillary operational leadership across 57 hospitals in 20 states. In 2005, she served as director of the laboratory, occupational health clinic and health and wellness at HCA Mainland Medical… Read more.


Antique, Classic and Street Rod Cars Rev Up for Charity

Security Service Federal Credit Union is proud to fuel the Texas Bowties First Generation Camaro Club’s Third Annual Spring Open Car Show as its title sponsor. Steer your way to this family-friendly event on Sunday, April 14. Once there, you’ll want to race straight to the lot full of sweet rides from the winner’s circle, including Camaro, Corvette, Chevelle, Chevy, Mustang, Mopar… Read more.


Health Care Act Tax Overview

Employers: Don’t let tax-related compliance requirements take your organization by surprise
With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and President Obama being re-elected, it appears that the act is here to stay. Employers face a variety… Read more.


 
Member Spotlight
   

Joeris General Contractors sees continued growth on the North Side

If there’s any question about whether growth has slowed in North San Antonio, consider the number of north side construction projects currently underway by San Antonio-based Joeris General Contractors. Joeris, which specializes in K-12 and higher education facilities, retail and healthcare, has active projects in all three sectors… Read more.


Luttrell | Zucker Lobs One for Local Charity

Law group celebrates first anniversary with tournament sponsorship.
Displaying their commitment to good corporate citizenship, the law group of Luttrell | Zucker, will celebrate its first anniversary with major sponsorship of the 2013 Sonterra Member/Guest Tennis tournament May 3-5. The annual event, one of San Antonio’s renowned charity events, benefits Any Baby Can… Read more.


William W. Dodge, D.D.S., named new dean of Dental School

Dodge to oversee opening in 2015 of $95 million dental center.
President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio announced today that William W. Dodge, D.D.S., has been named dean of the Dental School effective April 1. Dr. Dodge has been serving as dean ad interim since June 2012 while former… Read more.


 
Non-Profit Spotlight
   

Bragging Rights at Stake in 2013 San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup

Get your game on at the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup presented by H-E-B, June 1 at the University of the Incarnate Word. It’s field day for grownups! Businesses large and small will participate in 13 sports, from the silly to the competitive. From tug-of-war to golf chipping to a track relay, your team could win it all! The friendly competition is designed to spur co-worker camaraderie… Read more.


 
Volunteer Spotlight
   

Kate Crosby

Frost — Business Leaders Circles (BLC) Chair

About the Company: Frost Bank is the largest Texas-based banking organization that operates only in Texas. A Business Banker and Small Business Relationship Manager at the Stone Ridge Market on Hwy 281 at Evans Rd. location, Kate is constantly learning more about this market and enjoys… Read more.


Laura O’Donnell

Haynes and Boone, LLP — Employment Law Update Chair

About the Company: Haynes and Boone is a full service business law firm with offices throughout Texas, California, and in Mexico City, Washington, DC, New York and Moscow.
About the Program: The Employment Law Update is… Read more.


 
Special Alert
   

Make the Most of Your Membership

The North SA Chamber has created a dynamic, cross-platform digital content and marketing program that integrates web and social media to promote our members. We post member news to our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels and help you fan-build with reciprocating “likes” and “follows” for active members, and Chairman’s Council members receive additional benefits that pack a lot … Read more.


 
   


 
       
Upcoming Events
     

Annual CIO Panel
New CIO: Got the Job!
What's First?

Wednesday, April 17
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ambassador Luncheon
Thursday, April 18
River City Seafood Grill
11:30 am

27th Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 9
TPC San Antonio
7:30 am

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, May 14
The Petroleum Club
7:00 am – 9:00 am

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Upcoming Events
     


Ribbon Cuttings
March 2013


Chairman's Council Breakfast
March 2013


Business Technology Series
March 2013


Small Business How 2 Series: Social Media Policy
March 2013


Employment Law Update: Wage and Hour Litigation
March 2013


Employment Law Update: Current Issues & Hot Topics
March 2013

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Upcoming Events
     

Trane Commercial Systems
AC Financial Investment and Wealth Management
Awny Swaidan Creative Image Salon
Lucy's Cake Shop
HTS (Heat Transfer Solutions)
Capital Farm Credit
San Antonio Commercial Advisors
River City Seafood and Grill
Service Parts & Machine Company
Mercyfull Home Health San Antonio
CAMSolar
JRS Business Solutions LLC
"Delta Granite and Marble, Inc."
Ru`Ah Pastoral Counseling and Consulting Services Inc.
McCombs Ford West
Lil' Sunshine Resale Baby Boutique
Law Offices of David McQuade Leibowitz, P.C.
Fiesta San Antonio Commission, Inc.
ERA Troy, Realtors
Native Inc.
Current Business Technologies
Boerne CVB
CF Jordan
Stone Oak Dermatology
Country Inn & Suites
Asset Essentials Media, LLC
San Antonio Eye Specialists
Baptist Emergency Hospital
Regus Global Workplaces - Elian
Manrique Custom Vision
Coats Rose, PC
Petrosaurus Inc
Vollmer Service Center
TripleRoot

 
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