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Well, 2013 is drawing to a close. The North SA Chamber has filled the year with a number of events and programs that have informed our members and brought businesses together to promote commerce among them. We have a few more events left, and I invite you to register online for the December Social U and Networking Breakfast, as well as consider getting to know fellow members by attending one of the Ambassador ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled between now and the end of the year.

Leadership LabAdditionally, it will be my honor to congratulate the largest graduating class of Leadership Lab at the commencement ceremony this Friday, November 22. The North Chamber’s Leadership Lab academy is an amazing resource for cultivating the emerging talent within our businesses. Lab exposes leaders to a rigorous year of building self-awareness, creating lasting relationships and challenging individuals to expand and hone a range of professional skills.

On behalf of Dahill, I’m proud to support and recognize the participants and I want to thank each of the Leadership Lab sponsors including eESI, Padgett Stratemann & Co. and Security Service Federal Credit Union. Special thanks to the location sponsors: Alterman, Bank of America, Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, Northeast Lakeview College, Rackspace Hosting, Rio Cibolo Ranch, Southwest Research Institute and University of the Incarnate Word for providing facilities for each lab session.

Additionally, my hat is off to the Leadership Lab program chair Malcolm McGee, CMIT Solutions of San Antonio North, and his co-chair Lisa Pinto, SWBC. They have done an incredible job planning and implementing each session.

The North Chamber is accepting applications through December 10 for Leadership Lab candidates for the Class of 2014. If you are interested in nominating yourself or a member of your team, learn more by downloading the Lab Brochure or access the Lab Application here.

I know you will join me in honoring the commitment and achievements of the 2013 Class of Leadership Lab graduates.

Congratulations! Leadership Lab Class of 2013 View the list of graduates...

Brad Rollins

Dahill, President
2013 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

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Chairman's Council Spotlight

H-E-B gives back to San Antonio during the holiday season

On Friday, November 29th the community will once again gather together and celebrate the official start to the holiday season during the 29th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Celebration in Alamo Plaza. The free community celebration will begin at 3 p.m. with face painters, balloon artists, cookie decorating stations and live musical entertainment by the following groups: United States Air Force Band of… Read more.

Methodist Hospital celebrates 50th anniversary

Methodist Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary with ceremonies honoring its employees, physicians and volunteers while community leaders recognized the pioneering role the hospital has played in the development of the South Texas Medical Center. Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1955 as an independent hospital. The hospital began with 175 beds and 272 employees… Read more.

Padgett Stratemann voted one of state’s best
by Texas legal professionals

The Austin office of Padgett Stratemann & Co. for the second year in a row has been voted one of the city’s best Texas-based business accounting providers by the readers of Texas Lawyer, a weekly industry newspaper and online news source for the Texas legal community. In addition, INSIDE Public Accounting… Read more.

Member Spotlight

Frequently asked questions regarding
methods of payment from the City of San Antonio

Can checks be picked up? It is City of San Antonio policy to mail all outgoing checks to vendors. However under certain circumstances, special arrangements… How can I check the status of my payment? Please contact Accounts Payable to assist with the status of your payment. Please have your purchase order number… Read more.

Start a family tradition - spend your holidays at
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Celebrated Living’s readers named JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa a Top 50 Mainland U.S. Hotel and Top 20 Family Resort. Activities, adventures and entertainment are always available for families of all ages. The spirit of the season comes alive with JW Marriott San Antonio’s Hill Country Holidays… Read more.

The Park at St. Mary’s set to host NCAA sports, community events

St. Mary’s University formally opened its new outdoor sports complex, The Park at St. Mary’s, on Oct. 18 with a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as a public reception and facility tours guided by coaches and student-athletes. Special guests included Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, County Commissioner Paul Elizondo, Mayor Juli├ín Castro and District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina.… Read more.

Non-Profit Spotlight

Guide Dogs provide freedom, independence and safety
— and a special dog needs your help

Since training together in the fall of 2007, Donna and Huey have been a perfect match. Donna is visually impaired and Huey is a highly-trained guide dog. Donna and Huey live a great life; they have accomplished so much in their six years working together. Using a guide dog… Read more.

Respite Care provides specialized care to families
with special needs children

Respite Care of San Antonio, celebrating its 26th anniversary, provides specialized care to families caring for a child with special needs. Services offered provide families a temporary break from the demands of caring for a child. A developmental daycare also offers fulltime early childhood interventions for children… Read more.

Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson to perform at the
2014 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is pleased to announce the first two artists in their 2014 Rodeo lineup which is set to feature over two weeks of live entertainment from a variety of talented performers. The 2014 Stock Show & Rodeo will be held February 6-23rd at the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum… Read more.

Why those holiday cards?

It’s that time of the year again and Sunshine Cottage is gearing up for one of its longest standing traditions, a tradition which dates back over half a century. In 1955 the Cottage began selling Christmas cards as its single largest PTG fundraiser. Our group of students took pen and paper in hand, or more likely crayon and paper, and began designing the very first Sunshine Cottage School… Read more.

Soccer for a Cause generates almost $700,000
for special-needs community, other charities

Soccer for a Cause, a unique effort utilizing professional soccer to generate financial support for the special-needs community, made good on its pledge and this evening unveiled a check for $662,559 during halftime of the San Antonio Scorpions’ North American Soccer League (NASL) match with the… Read more.

Volunteer Spotlight

Lisa Mochel — Broadway Bank

On the Horizon Chair

About the Company: Broadway National Bank was established in 1941, and is the largest independent bank in the San Antonio and Hill Country region. As Vice President of Treasury Management Sales, Lisa is focused on consulting with businesses and commercial customers to provide financial… Read more.

Lisa Lewis, CPS Energy

Social U Chair

About the Company: Lisa Lewis is Vice President of Corporate Communications & Media Relations for CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service in and around the seventh-largest city in the nation. Lewis joined CPS Energy’s… Read more.

Special Alert

North SA Chamber has recently changed email providers

Please add domain to your email whitelist or safelist
Here at the North SA Chamber, we recently changed our outgoing email provider. Now email messages are coming from email provider “Reflexion” and it may affect the email addresses that your email server may have previously allowed from domain name… Read more.


Upcoming Events

Ambassador Lunch
Thursday, November 21
Hilton SA Airport / Stadium Room
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Social U Event
Friday, December 6
Omni San Antonio Hotel
7:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, December 10
The Petroleum Club
7:00 am – 9:00 am

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Upcoming Events

Lone Star National Bank - Grand Opening
October 2013

MCCI Medical Group - Grand Opening
October 2013

Blue Llama Storage - Grand Opening
October 2013

On the Horizon
October 2013

Networking Breakfast
October 2013

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Upcoming Events

Air Force Cyber,Individual Veteran Membership
Weight No More SA
Plan Ahead Events
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Kenneth M. Lyssy, M.D., P.A.
Valero Texas Open
Jabri Design, LLC
Impelman Insurance & Investment Services
Coronado at Stone Oak
Regus Global Workplaces


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