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WORD FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Chairman Chris Thiel
Chris Thiel
Alterman
2018 Chairman of the Board
The first time Duane Wilson tried retirement was in 1991, after a 26-year career at Southwestern Bell, but Duane only thought he was done. After three years of “rest,” on April 18, 1994, he accepted what was presented as an “interim” role as President/CEO of the North San Antonio Chamber. Duane’s retirement hit a snag, and his post-retirement career began, full steam.
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NORTH SA CHAMBER NEWS
Position Announcement
Position announcement and job posting: President and CEO North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce View position details.
SA Conversations
New member benefit: Employer-based Health Insurance with reduced up-front costs. At the North Chamber we say, “It Matters Where You Chamber,” and we believe it’s more than a slogan. In partnership with Gallagher Benefit Services, we are pleased to announce a new Member exclusive–pooled–agency health insurance. Watch a Brief Video on this New Member Exclusive.
UPCOMING EVENTS

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May 8: Power Networking Breakfast
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the City of San Antonio’s “Vision Zero” program targeting SAFETY and ZERO FATALITIES for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians on city streets and highways.
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May 30: State of the County
Hear the BEXAR facts with keynote address by County Judge Nelson Wolff.
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June 7: CFO Forum
Beyond Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Resiliency — Plan, Respond, Recover.
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NORTH SA CHAMBER WORKFORCE
SA Works “Invest in our young people. Hire summer interns.”
Watch Mayor Nirenberg’s brief video.
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MEMBER NEWS
Capital Group Capital Group celebrates 10 years of environmentally friendly green efforts
This associate-driven green initiative called CG Green promotes the use of environmentally friendly products and practices. By reducing dependence on non-recyclable and non-reusable materials, CG Green helps associates find business-sensible and cost-effective ways to be green.
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UT Health San Antonio UTSA Health San Antonio introduces Bonfire
New online registration and bid proposal system.
Visit the Procurement Portal.
UTSA: Folklife 2018 May 3: Historic Futures – A Taste of Folklife 2018
The North San Antonio Chamber is proud to partner with the University of Texas at San Antonio, in conjunction with SA300. Celebrate Founder’s Day and showcase the Lone Star State’s diversity and rich heritage through a variety of ethnic foods, music, dance, and a firework show at dusk. We encourage all North San Antonio Chamber Member-businesses to share this invitation company-wide and join us for this family friendly event!
NORTH SA CHAMBER ADVOCACY
Bexar County Elections North SA Chamber collaborates with Texas Association of Business to Get-Out-the-Vote!.
On April 16, the North San Antonio Chamber partnered with TAB and Visit San Antonio for the #MayMatters executive roundtable luncheon. The initiative is focused on the May 22 runoff election and highlights the important role of businesses and organizations to be up-to-date on pro-business candidates on the ballot and help to encourage responsible voter turnout from and within businesses and organizations. Encourage your members and employees to get informed about pro-business candidates and vote!
Get information on polling locations.
Business Coalition The North Chamber of Commerce board unanimously endorses NISD Bond 2018.
After a presentation from Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent, Northside Independent School District, and citing the North SA Chamber’s strategic focus on Advocacy and Workforce Development, North SA Chamber Chairman, Chris Theil called for the vote of support. The package of bonds addresses population growth within the district as well as renovations and upgrades to existing facilities. Safety and security is an important part of NISD Bond 2018, allocating funds to build access-controlled lobbies that are also assault-resistant at 44 elementary schools. Early voting runs from April 23 – May 1, and election day is Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Read more about NISD Bond 2018.
ENGAGE & CHANGE
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Smashin Crab grand opening and ribbon cutting

Grand Opening
April 2018

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Captive Audience at annual CIO Luncheon

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April 2018

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Embassy Suites By Hilton, in northwest San Antonio, receives its Valued Member plaque from Jack Hathaway.

New Member
April 2018

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April 20 was the first day of the North San Antonio Chamber’s new professional development program, Innovative Leadership, designed for senior business leaders. In the first session, Dr. J. Lee Whittingtin presented, “The Science of Innovative Leadership.”

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