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ACA Internet Marketing

Accountemps

Bank of the Ozarks

Brooks City Base

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Cisco

Columbia IT

Cynthia Newman

Edward Jones

Estrada’s Carglass

Hire Our Hero


Play It Again Sports San Antonio

Plunkett & Griesenbeck, Inc.

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

The Portley Law Firm and Mediation Center

TTF Entertainment

Dahill - sponsor
Word From The Chairman
 

Rob Killen - Kaufman & Killen, Inc.
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce endorses the proposed Charter amendment to pay the Mayor and City Councilmembers a living wage. On behalf of our 1,200 business members, who employ more than 160,000 professionals in the San Antonio area, we urge everyone to support sensible pay and vote “yes” on Charter Amendment 2 on May 9.

It is essential to the policy-making process to have consistency and stability in our City government. Over the past two years, we have seen an unprecedented number of appointments and special elections for City Council. Only three of 11 of our current City Council members have held their position for more than two years. While the new Councilmembers have dealt capably with complex and contentious issues, our community is best served by an experienced City Council. Council pay is vital for building continuity in City government and will allow Councilmembers to devote the full-time hours required to serve the citizens of San Antonio.

San Antonio compares disappointingly with other major cities in Texas when it comes to compensating its elected officials. Austin City Councilmembers earn $69,885 per year. The Austin Mayor earns $81,344 per year. Dallas City Councilmembers earn $60,000 per year. The Dallas Mayor earns $80,000 per year. Houston City Councilmembers earn $62,408 per year. The Houston Mayor earns $234,031.

The San Antonio Mayor and City Councilmembers deal with all the same types of issues that Austin, Dallas and Houston municipalities face, but our Councilmembers and Mayor do the work basically for no pay. Under the current City Charter provision on City Council compensation, approved in 1951, Councilmembers are paid $20 for every City Council meeting they attend, with a cap of $1,040 per year, and the Mayor is paid an additional stipend of $3,000.

Councilmembers are not paid for attending committee meetings, neighborhood association meetings or working with constituents to resolve issues in their districts, but they do the work regardless – often at the expense of their profession… Read more.

Rob Killen

Kaufman & Killen, Inc.
2015 North Chamber Chairman of the Board

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Chairman's Council
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Broadway Bank Announces New Officers & Promotions

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H-E-B Brings Chef-Inspired Dining to Schertz

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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Joins EC-Council’s Nationally Recognized Training Centers

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The Windshield is Bigger Than The Rearview Mirror - A Balanced Perspective

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San Antonio Express-News Top 100 Dining & Drinks

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SeaWorld unveils plans for new Dolphin Habitat opening in 2016

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Chairman's Council
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Five Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Security Service Federal Credit Union

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SWBC Real Estate Breaks Ground on Two Multi-Family Developments

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New Master of Science in Respiratory Care created to fill need in health care industry

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Non-Profit Spotlight
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Create a Team for Tour de Cure!

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Family Service Association Seeking Partners for Youth Internship Program

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McNay Offers Free Admission to Active Duty Military this Summer

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Jamie Wyeth on view at San Antonio Museum of Art April 25 through July 5, 2015

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US Master's Swimming Championship Coming to San Antonio

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Youth Code Jam Seeks to Inspire Teens with Autism by Getting them Excited about Programming

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Silver & Black Give Back Awards $100,000 to Team Up Challenge Champions

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Sunshine Cottage Benefits from Community Contributions

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Volunteer Spotlight
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Wes Hayes – Security Bank

Golf Chair

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Lori White – Ranstad Technologies

CIO Panel/Optimizing Business Chair

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Erin Fletcher – Dannemiller, Inc.

Ambassador of the Quarter

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Special Alert
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New MemberPlus App allows you to access North SA Chamber membership

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Member Benefits Orientation

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Upcoming Events
Networking Breakfast
- Update: Eagle Ford Shale
& Oil Prices

Tuesday, May 12
The Petroleum Club
7:00 am – 9:00 am

Member Benefits Orientation

Thursday, May 14
North Chamber Board Room
8:00 am – 10:30 am

Power Lunch – Luncheon for the PowerFit Wellness Expo

Thursday, May 21
Phil Hardberger Park
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

State of the County

Friday, May 22
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Photos & Videos
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CIO Panel Luncheon
at InnoTech 2015

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April 2015


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Golf Tournament 2015

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April 2015


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Hilton San Antonio Airport

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March 2015


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Security Service FCU
Corporate Campus

- Ground Breaking -
March 2015


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Play It Again Sports

- Ribbon Cutting -
April 2015



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