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Word From The Chairman

We are at the halfway point of 2013 and it’s been an amazing year so far of advocacy, networking, recognition, leadership and professional development.


In May, the North SA Chamber presented the Eighth Annual State of the County Address with Judge Nelson Wolff. The Judge discussed the continued revitalization of the city’s core and the need to attract and retain young professionals in the downtown area. Judge Wolff presented his vision to make San Antonio a live music scene to rival Austin. He noted the need to cultivate better relations with music promoters, to create a major outside music festival and to tune in to the evolution of Independent music bands as a way to appeal to the millennial workforce. To reinforce his message, the Judge welcomed special guests Girl in a Coma, a San Antonio-bred indie rock band that’s signed to Joan Jett’s label Blackheart Records.

If you missed the event, you can read more from coverage by the San Antonio Express-News and The Current.

Additionally, I hope you’ll join us for the Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio on Tuesday, August 20, at the Oak Hills Country Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mayor Castro will share his priorities for the City and it should be a great networking opportunity as well as an informative event for upcoming community initiatives.


As you know, promoting commerce among our members is a top priority in 2013. You can start by considering North SA Chamber members for your company’s purchasing needs. You can search for members in the Find A Member online directory and even look specifically for those offering a coupon with special offers for North SA Chamber members.

There are many ways to connect with other professionals here at the North SA Chamber. Consider joining the Ambassadors, our volunteer corps that brings goodwill to members at Ribbon Cutting celebrations throughout the year. The Ambassadors also meet monthly to share ideas, gain professional education and expand their community network. Read more...

Brad Rollins

Dahill, President
2013 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

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Chairman's Council Spotlight

CPS Energy expands social media presence in Facebook, Twitter
and YouTube to reach customers quickly

When police alerted CPS Energy that a man posing as a utility employee gained entrance into a house on the city’s West Side with the intent to assault the resident, CPS Energy’s communications team swung into action. After quickly calling a joint press conference with police to remind customers they can verify… Read more.

Survey Results: more Americans expect to use
their 2013 tax refunds to pay for basic necessities

This tax season, nearly two-thirds of Americans report paying bills as the highest priority for spending their refunds, according to a recent Cricket Wireless survey*, a sharp increase from 2012 (50 percent). In fact, in every region of the country, more than half will spend their tax refund to pay bills… Read more.

Methodist Children’s Hospital recognized as Healthcare
Organization of the Month by Studer Group

Leaders of Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, were honored today by the Studer Group as Evidence-Based Leadership Health Care Organization of the Month for June. The award was presented during the Studer Group’s Excellence in Nursing Institute being held in downtown… Read more.

PS&Co. receives Mayor’s Fitness Council’s Healthiest Workplace Award

The San Antonio Business Group on Health (SABGH) and the Mayor’s Fitness Council have recognized Padgett Stratemann & Co., L.L.P. (PS&Co.) as one of the healthiest workplaces in San Antonio! PS&Co. was awarded a gold-level recognition in the small worksite category. This program was created to… Read more.

Getting kids through college takes money smarts

In May, Security Service Federal Credit Union took its collegiate financial readiness course to the bilingual playing field, presenting at the UTSA Parent College and Career Readiness Academy at CafĂ© College. It’s just one more collaborative in a series designed to address the challenges uncovered… Read more.

Member Spotlight

Morningside Ministries staff honored for outstanding
service to San Antonio seniors

At LeadingAge Texas’ 54th Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Austin, locals will be honored for their outstanding contributions to provide quality aging services to San Antonio area seniors. Patsy Johnson, a resident of Morningside Ministries at The Meadows will receive The Volunteer Achievement Award… Read more.

Helping support a home away from home for
families with seriously ill children

The skills that make a good bank manager can also be valuable in supporting organizations that contribute to our community’s quality of life. Jefferson Bank’s managers and employees participate in many social initiatives throughout the city, and Phyllis Trager’s work with Ronald McDonald House Charities… Read more.

Non-Profit Spotlight

Golf much? Run much? Walk much? Give much? Help much?

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas is proud to announce two up-coming area events benefiting the 130,000 individuals living with epilepsy in our service area! On September 20th, support our 7th Annual Drive Fore A Cause Golf Tournament and treat yourself, your clients, or your employees to… Read more.

Rackspace Rackers give back to SAMMinistries

More than 100 Rackspace volunteers started their morning early at SAMMinistries' Transitional Living and Learning Center. By 10:00am, the volunteers had already painted the outside perimeter of the center, and by noon six dump truck loads of mulch had been spread. "Thank you for giving the Rackspace CFO Group an opportunity to give back to such an amazing cause," the Rackspace team said… Read more.

Volunteer Spotlight

Marilyn Hartmann — Security Service Federal Credit Union

Small Business Leaders Awards Chair

About the Company: Security Service Federal Credit Union is a $6.5 billion credit union, the largest credit union in Texas and the eighth largest in the U.S., with its corporate headquarters located in San Antonio, Texas. Security Service serves more than 850,000 members in Texas, Colorado… Read more.

Rob Killen — Kaufman & Killen, Inc.

State of the County & Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio Chair

About the Company: Kaufman Killen is a law firm specializing in land use, economic development and local governmental relations. Kaufman Killen represent clients in San Antonio, Austin and surrounding communities on issues such as zoning, vested rights, annexation, tax abatements… Read more.


Upcoming Events

Ambassador Social
Thursday, June 20
Tiago's Cabo Grille
4:00 pm

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

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Upcoming Events

Ribbon Cutting: Cadence
May 2013

Ribbon Cutting: Canopy Apartments
May 2013

27th Annual Golf Tournament
May 2013

Ribbon Cutting: Baptist Emergency Hospital
May 2013

State of The County 2013
May 2013

SustainAbility Series
May 2013

State of the County 2013:
Judge Wolff Address
May 2013

State of the County 2013:
Guest band 'Girl in a Coma'
May 2013

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Upcoming Events

Coca-Cola Refreshments
Appddiction Studio, LLC
SDO Inc.
The Canopy Apartments
Morkovsky Law Firm, PLLC
Shweiki Media, Inc.
Peer1 Hosting
First Texan Realty
Kent Powersports
Bexar County Tax Assessor
Family Counseling Services
BradfordLawton, LLC
Early Bird Pest Control
Texas Star Envelope, Inc.
Integrative Martial Arts & Wellness
Entech Sales & Service
Geo Strata Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Way Engineering Ltd.

Upcoming Events


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