Ambassador of the Quarter – Joshua Placette, Windstream

Placette_JoshuaJoshua Aaron Placette

About the Company: Windstream, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company is a leading nationwide provider of advanced network communications. Windstream offers a range of enterprise-class data, voice, network and cloud services to help maintain business performance at peak levels. Joshua is a Business Solutions Consultant, responsible for generating new revenue by selling ground breaking, solution-based services to businesses and organizations in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Specialties include Voice and Data Networks, MPLS VPN, Data Center and Virtualization, Disaster Recovery as well as, equipment solutions ranging from customer premise routers to phone systems and managed services.

About their Service: The North SA Chamber is happy to recognize Joshua as the Ambassador of the second Quarter of 2014. “Joshua’s dedication and enthusiastic personality boosts the excitement of our committee and makes new members feel welcome and eager to get involved,” says Susan Deitiker, Ambassador staff liaison.

Personally Speaking: Joshua has been involved with the North SA Chamber for the last six months. He is a committed Ambassador and strives to do his part in increasing and maintaining membership. “I believe that the North SA Chamber plays a critical role in the economic development of the city of San Antonio,” says Joshua.

‘Joy’ spreading joy as colorful new Ambassador for Morgan’s Wonderland

MorgansWonderland_logo“Joy” has taken “flight,” much to the delight of people young and older who come in contact with the new butterfly mascot representing Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park built for everyone’s enjoyment.

Joy’s maiden “flight” into the San Antonio community “landed” at North Central Baptist Hospital’s pediatrics unit where young patients received warm hugs from the multi-colored costumed character.  Joy will make periodic appearances during Morgan’s Wonderland operating hours and represent the theme park at events in the community.  The latest Joy information will be available at

Joy from Morgan's Wonderland Joy from Morgan's WonderlandJoy from Morgan's Wonderland“We chose a butterfly to be our unique theme park’s mascot and goodwill ambassador because of the ability to emerge from a cocoon, spread wings and soar to new heights,” said Ron Morander, Morgan’s Wonderland general manager.  “Similarly, our special-needs guests visiting Morgan’s Wonderland can have fun in an atmosphere of inclusion and be inspired to do things previously thought not to be possible.”

For example, guests in wheelchairs can take advantage of special swings to experience a sensation most people take for granted, Morander noted.

Morgan’s Wonderland is now heading into the popular summer travel season.  In June, July and up through mid-August, the park will be open daily except on Mondays, Morander noted.  And just like in previous summers, Morgan’s Wonderland will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday to take advantage of milder morning temperatures for guest comfort and enjoyment.

In addition to its regular attractions, Morgan’s Wonderland will host summertime special events including a Friday, July 4, salute to active-duty members of the armed forces and first-responders such as firefighters, law-enforcement officers and emergency-medical professionals.  Also, the park will be the scene of a Young People’s Concert of classical music presented by the renowned Cactus Pear Music Festival ensemble at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.

The latest information about the park’s operating schedule and special events is always available at or at (210) 495-5888 or toll-free (877) 495-5888.

Morgan’s Wonderland is located at 5223 David Edwards Drive in Northeast San Antonio a half-mile west of IH 35 at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive.

Volunteer Spotlight – Power Lunch Chair: Jessica Delgado, Broadway Bank

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Broadway Bank

About the Company: Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941.  It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas.  Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution.  Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management.  With more than $2.9 billion in total assets, the highly rated Bank operates 38 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas.  Visit the Broadway Bank website at for more information.

About the Program: Power Lunch will be your most important meal of the month! The lunch provides attendees the opportunity to introduce themselves and their company to other chamber members, hear an informative speaker and network with other attendees. Check the North SA Chamber Calendar of Events for registration and to look at upcoming topics.

Personally Speaking:  Jessica is currently the Chair of Power Lunch and a Co-Chair of the Ambassadors committee. She has been a member with the North SA Chamber for 6 years and has volunteered for various events such as the Executive Women’s Conference and the Annual Golf Tournament. Jessica is also a proud student of this year’s Leadership Lab class – an award-winning program developed by the chamber to promote leadership development and workforce preparedness. “The North SA Chamber plays a vital role in our community as it offers the ability to promote commerce, meet new people , build stronger connections and achieve both professional and personal goals.”

Volunteer Spotlight – On the Horizon Chair: E.J. Jaax, Aspect Wealth Management

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Aspect Wealth Management

About the Company: E. J. Jaax is a CFP® with Aspect Wealth Management; one of the top ranked independent wealth management advisory firms in San Antonio.  At Aspect Wealth, we have been serving a select group of business owners, professionals, executives, and families for 17 years with the mission to improve and simplify the lives of our clients, granting them greater satisfaction, confidence, and freedom to achieve more in life.  We accomplish this by building deep, long-term relationships with a select group of clients to help them in the stewardship of their time, talent, and resources.  Our clients delegate their financial affairs to us so they can focus on those areas that give their lives meaning and purpose.

About the Program: On the Horizon is an informational luncheon program focused on key emerging trends in business for San Antonio and the surrounding regional area.  Watch the North SA Chamber website for upcoming detailed information on the benefits to your business from this exciting 2014 program and event.

Personally Speaking: E. J., has been involved with the North San Antonio Chamber for 3 years now, serving as a very active Ambassador and an Ambassador team captain.  He enjoys welcoming new members, and expressing his appreciation to the chamber’s loyal members at their special events.  “The North Chamber has been an excellent resource to be more involved in the community, provides great opportunities to connect with local businesses in the community, and to help them connect with other vital partners to support their growth and sustainability in San Antonio.”