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Word From The Chairman

As we head into the dog days of summer, you can beat the heat at a number of North SA Chamber programs.

Upcoming Events

On Tuesday, July 30, the North SA Chamber will honor exceptional professionals at the Small Business Leaders Awards at the Oak Hills Country Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I know you’ll join me in congratulating the 2013 finalists including: William Balthrope, Muzak; Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks, South Texas Center for Pediatric Care; Bill Carlisle, Jr., Evapocore, Inc. dba Carlisle Auto Air; Tommy Galligan, ServePro of Lackland Terrace/Timber Ridge; Jesse Garcia, Deltra Systems; John Garcia, Alpha Facilities Solutions; Amber Lenz, First Texan Realty; Dale Lewis, Trinity Title of Texas; Shelley Morkovsky, Morkovsky Law Firm, PLLC; Rashesh B. Rangrej, American Regional Center, LLC; and Brent H. Warrilow, CBI Group.

The Small Business Advocate of the Year Award will be presented to CPS Energy for their efforts in purchasing from small, minority and women owned businesses. And awards will also be presented in categories including Small Business Leader of the Year, Career Achievement, Business Achievement, Community Service, Employee Relations, New Business and Business Innovation.

Furthermore, we will honor Major General Josue “Joe” Robles, USAA, at the Salute to Excellence Luncheon on Thursday, August 1, at the Westin La Cantera Resort from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I hope you’ll join us for this tribute to his incredible leadership and service.

Additionally, I invite you to attend 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 Juli├ín 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.

Social Networking

The North SA Chamber knows our members are seeking information on doing business in the digital age. You won’t want to miss the How 2 Series or our newest program, Social U. Join us for the Small Business How 2 Series on Wednesday, August 21, for How 2 share social media content on Video/Photo platforms, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, at the Hilton San Antonio Airport. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8 to 10 a.m.

Social U, a social media university for savvy digital marketers, will premiere on Wednesday, September 4, at Omni San Antonio Hotel – Colonnade, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This brand new series will focus on innovation, taking existing marketing programs to the next level and measuring success. This program is designed to deliver continuing education for marketing and PR practitioners who work at the business of interactive marketing each day and is specially designed for non-profits, small to mid-sized business owners, executives or managers who are stakeholders in the profitability of marketing trends and tactics. Join us for instruction, discussion and networking among local thought, strategy and implementation leaders in social and digital media marketing.

Join the conversation online. Come “like” and “follow” the North SA Chamber on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter – it’s a great way to stay informed of member, community and chamber news. Want to get more visibility for your member business? Send the North SA Chamber you news and staff will share it to chamber social media channels and/or blog (based on membership level).

Thank you for all you do to keep Bexar County strong and I hope to see you soon.

Brad Rollins

Dahill, President
2013 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

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Chairman's Council Spotlight

BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio city president

After 12 years of successfully managing commercial banking relationships at BBVA Compass, the bank has promoted Andrea Smith to San Antonio city president. Smith brings more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, she worked as a commercial relationship manager at the bank in Birmingham, Ala., and focused on governmental… Read more.

San Antonio Express-News’ mySA.com has new look

The San Antonio Express-News is proud to unveil the new look of mySA.com, a colorful, vibrant website that reflects the personality and culture of the city through words and photos. If it’s being talked about in San Antonio, readers will find it on mySA.com. The engaging and easy-to-navigate website keeps everyone up-to-date on the latest happenings, places to go and things to do… Read more.

Security Service Federal Credit Union opens at the
Plaza at Encino Commons

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) has opened a new 5,000-square-foot branch at 21102 North US Highway 281 at Evans Road in the Plaza at Encino Commons. The location marks the 25th location for the credit union in the San Antonio area and the 36th in Texas… Read more.

Member Spotlight

Amegy Bank finds booming opportunity with the Eagle Ford Shale

For South Texas, and now the rest of the country, the Eagle Ford Shale has become a highly-recognized play in the oil and gas industry, as well as in the economy as a whole. In 2012, activity in the Eagle Ford Shale generated more than $61 billion in economic impact and supported more than 100,000 jobs. And, it doesn’t seem Eagle Ford is going anywhere anytime soon.… Read more.

IBC Bank awards $19,000 in scholarships to area graduates

For the 13th consecutive year, IBC Bank-San Antonio is promoting higher education by awarding a combined $18,000 in scholarships to 18 area high school graduates as they embark upon college and a new chapter of their adult lives. The students were awarded the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award at a citywide reception Thursday, June 27 at IBC Bank-San Antonio’s… Read more.

Significant changes taking shape in Terminal A:
renovation project moving forward

With phases 1 and 2 complete and progress continuing throughout Terminal A, passengers are already enjoying amenities that improve the travel experience. Gates 11-16 have been updated with new wall finishes, lighting and ceiling treatments. New seating is in place with electrical and USB outlets on the chair for an enhanced customer experience. The restrooms and the flooring… Read more.

Leadership Lab Sponsor Spotlight

PS&Co.’s Marc Sewell Named TSCPA Rising Star for 2013

Marc Sewell, a senior manager in Padgett Stratemann’s audit practice, was honored by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) as a Rising Star for 2013. Each year, the TSCPA recognizes the innovation, professional dedication, and community involvement of a select group of up-and-coming CPAs who are under the age of 40. These “Rising Stars” have not only achieved… Read more.

Non-Profit Spotlight

The Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio Home Center
needs your donations

Habitat Home Centers in San Antonio are retail outlets that re-sell new and used building and household materials donated by large companies and individuals. Habitat Home Centers operate much like home improvement thrift stores, in the way that they collect home supply donations and re-sell them at… Read more.

Pay It Forward Ministries – a proven solution to San Antonio’s
homelessness ready to move forward

Albert had no place to turn. Homeless and struggling to beat his addictions, he says, “I was in a situation where I had nowhere to go but work release by way of Drug Court. You see, another sober house had failed to find me a bed after working on this for 3 weeks.” But his story ended differently than many homeless addicts and alcoholics in San Antonio and nationwide who… Read more.

The Winston School San Antonio launches new brand
before school starts

The Winston School San Antonio (WSSA) has completed a branding process. Sue Borst of Borst Marketing led focus groups, researched past WSSA logos and other private school brands to develop an eye-catching graphic for all collateral, new uniforms and signage beginning on August 1, 2013.… Read more.

Volunteer Spotlight

Scott Kopecky — Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C.

Membership Committee Chair

About the Company: Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C. was founded in 1991 with four professionals and a dedication to personal service to their clients. Today, the firm employs more than 40 professionals, and they believe that tremendous growth is largely the result of each partner being directly engaged… Read more.

Raymond Longstreth — Generations Federal Credit Union

How 2 Series Committee Chair

About the Company: Generations Federal Credit Union was founded by a group of city employees in 1940 and has a rich history of serving all who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in Bexar County with its “people helping people” approach. The credit union has been recognized… Read more.

Special Alert

Job Bank Survey:
We want your feedback before we launch

The North SA Chamber wants to create more value for your membership and deliver more referrals to your inbox. As promised, we will be launching the new Job Bank later this summer, but before we do - we want your feedback.

Please take just a few moments to answer this brief survey and you'll be entered to win a $25 dining card to River City Seafoof & Grill.

Thanks for your consideration and all you do to keep San Antonio and Bexar Country strong.


Upcoming Events

Ambassador Luncheon
Thursday, July 18
North SA Chamber
11:30 am

Small Business Leader Awards
Tuesday, July 30
Oak Hills Country Club
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Salute to Excellence
Thursday, August 1
The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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Upcoming Events

Regus - Grand Opening
June 2013

Ambassadors Social
June 2013

CFO Forum
June 2013

How2 Seminar:
Generating Social Media Content
June 2013

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Brain Balance Achievement Center
GSC Architects
RVK Architects, Inc.
Sam's Club - Stone Oak
Debbie Weber Photography
San Antonio Woman Magazine
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Briar Capital, L.P.
Kendall County Air Heating & Cooling
Bob's Steak & Chop House
Children First Pediatrics
Autumn Leaves of Stone Oak
Exhibit A Computer Forensics
Vaquero Global Investment

Upcoming Events


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