North SA Chamber 34th Annual Golf Tournament
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The North San Antonio Chamber 34th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, March 30 at La Cantera Resort Course. Secure your sponsorship and reserve your team today!
San Antonio Safe & Sick Leave Ordinance

Today, March 4, the 408th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, ORDERED the appeal ABATED until the Supreme Court of Texas either denies the petition for review or issues its opinion in City of Austin, Texas, et al. v. Texas Association of Business, et al., or until further order of the court.

Brief History: On Nov. 22, Judge Peter Sakai of the 225th District Court granted a Temporary Injunction, halting the City of San Antonio’s Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance which was to go into effect on December 1, 2019. 

The trial on the merits was held on, Dec 11 and Judge Sakai upheld the temporary injunction order, thereby staying the Safe & Sick Leave Ordinance from going into effect until after a trial date set for September 2020. The City and others appealed this decision on January 2.  

We will continue to keep members informed of any updates through this newsletter.
Candidate Forum for County Commissioner Precinct 3
On Feb 21, the North Chamber held a Candidate Forum for County Commissioner Precinct 3 with Candidates: Tom Rickhoff, Trish Deberry, Weston Martinez, Judy Stuller, Kenny Vallespin, and Alfonso Perez. All candidates were invited to participate.
Election Day Update:
  • Christine Hortick (D) Winner
  • Trish Deberry (R) Run-off
  • Tom Rickhoff (R) Run-off
USMCA Update
USMCA Trade Agreement Signed
USMCA marks a tremendous victory for American workers, farmers, manufacturers, financial institutions, and businesses alike. Please see the press release below for more information. Video: "President Participates in a Signing Ceremony for the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement"
2020 Elections Important Dates
· March 3: Super Tuesday | Election Day Results
· July 13 - 16: Democratic National Convention
· August 24 - 27: Republican National Convention
· October 5 - November 13: House recess
· October 12 - November 6: Senate recess
· November 3: Election Day
Government Affairs Council
Chair: Rob Killen
Vice Chair: Danny Zimmerman

The Government Affairs Council of the North San Antonio Chamber serves as an advocate for Member businesses and their employees before municipal, county, state, and federal officials on political policy issues impacting the economic growth, quality of life, and financial health of local industries. The Government Affairs Council informs and educates Members on proposed initiatives, policies, and legislation that may affect the way business in San Antonio is conducted. Through a direct link to business, political, and civic leaders, the Chamber may take an action-oriented position to support legislative issues and influence public policy.

​The Government Affairs Council meets 1st Tuesday of every month. Details can be found on the Chamber’s Calendar of Events

Upcoming Meetings:
• April 7, 2020

To join the Government Affairs Council, Members may contact any North SA Chamber team member at or sign-up by logging into the Membership Information Center (MIC).
Infrastructure Council
Chair: Joe Irizarry
Vice-Chair: Danny Zimmerman

The North San Antonio Chamber Infrastructure Council serves as a resource and strategic advocate for San Antonio regional infrastructure planning and development to improve the quality of life for our members and stakeholders. 
The Infrastructure Council meets 2nd Wednesday of every month. Details can be found on the Chamber’s Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Meetings:
• March 11, 2020 | SA Climate Ready: CAAP, Reduce Building Energy Consumption, Commercial & Multifamily Benchmarking
• April 8, 2020

To join the Infrastructure Council, Members may contact any North SA Chamber team member at or sign-up by logging into the Membership Information Center (MIC).
Tuesday, March 10 • 7 - 9 am
San Antonio Petroleum Club
Monday, April 6 • 12 - 1:30 pm
Embassy Suites Riverwalk
Save the Date: North SA Fiesta
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 • 5 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, April 14 • 11 am - 1 pm
Omni Colonnade

Call Out for New Members!

For questions, contact Erica Myrick at

February Celebrated Ribbon Cuttings:
Hyatt Place San Antonio North Stone Oak
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:
Innovative Leadership

The North Chamber wants YOU for Innovative Leadership, a professional development program for executives.  We are teamed up with St. Mary’s University, Greehey School of Business to offer Innovative Leadership. 
Ideal candidates for Innovative Leadership are experienced executives such as, CEOs, VPs, Project Managers, People Managers, Directors and Leadership Lab Alumni. The 2020 program begins in April and the class is limited to 40 individuals. Learn more here: North Chamber's Innovative Leadership.
Deadline : April 1

SAMCo | State of Transit
Scheduled for March 27
Witte Museum

San Antonio Business Journal:
Whataburger appointed Janelle Sykes as its new chief financial officer and senior vice president.

Sly Johnson has been promoted to vice president, and chief data and analytics officer. Sly serves on our North SA Chamber’s Lead SA Board. Congratulations to Janelle and Sly! Read more here.

U.S. Air Force Support of Military Families

City of San Antonio, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs:
The Air Force recently notified Congress that they (Air Force) are going to incorporate both license portability and community public education into future strategic basing decisions.
The 86th Texas Legislature was proactive and passed several pieces of legislation in support of military spouses and families/community public education.

Texas Chambers of Commerce, Government Affairs | The Wayfair Ruling

Many communities are discussing and developing strategy related to the internet tax issue (The Wayfair Ruling) as well as recent proposals by the Comptroller.  TCCE provides an issue paper/brief for reference. While TCCE and NSAC is neutral on the position, it provides valuable background information and can assist in conversations on the issue. Read more here.

President's 2021 Budget Fact Sheets

Attached are fact sheets related to the President's 2021 budget to include Trade, Infrastructure, Industries of the Future, among others. Read more here.

U.S. Census
 Five Things Businesses Can Do Right Now:
  1. Add a link to the 2020 Census website on your website
  2. Send an e-blast to employees educating them about the importance of the Census
  3. Activate social media  - Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and Instagram account. Be sure to tag your own social media posts with the hashtag #Census2020
  4. Add a 2020 Census message to your email signature 
  5. Put up Census 2020 posters at employee gathering areas
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Virus Facts

We are aware that the March 2nd City and County's Declaration of Public Health Emergency has resulted in travelers reconsidering their upcoming Spring Break travel to San Antonio. While we hope folks will conduct their own research before altering their plans, we know this is rarely the case. 
We are providing you with facts as shared with us from Visit San Antonio with the hope that should you and your staff have the opportunity to speak with guests you can help in reassuring them that our City is a safe destination and open for business.
  • In total, 235 people were quarantined in two separate groups that arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Ninety of the first 91 that arrived were released from quarantine on Thursday, Feb. 20, and have gone home. Another more than 120 are being released on Tuesday, March 3.
  • Eleven of those travelers tested positive for the coronavirus and are now being treated at the Texas Center for Infectious Diseases on the south side of San Antonio. Several others remain in quarantine, under observation.
  • When the remaining evacuees leave this week, there will be no more remaining at Lackland. Officials indicate they don’t expect any more evacuees in San Antonio.
  • Officials with Metro Health, the CDC, the military and county stress that the risk to residents and visitors remains very low. 
  • No members of the general public have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • At this time, NO domestic travel restrictions are in place.

The North San Antonio Chamber continues to watch closely emerging information and are thankful for our partnerships with Visit San Antonio, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County in keeping us informed.