• Membership Development
    Vice Chair:  Craig Bogner, Tomball Sister City Organization, 832.715.6291

    The Membership Development Division is dedicated to offering quality networking programs that meet the membership’s needs. The division is charged with reaching out to the community by inviting new businesses, non profit organizations and individuals seeking greater local involvement. While most think this division is only responsible for growing the membership, it also recognizes special achievements among Chamber volunteers and the greater Tomball community along with coordinating membership promotions.

    Chairman’s Ball
    Led by: Rosalie Dillon, City of Tomball, 281.351.5484
    Event: February 18, 2017
    Participation: Chamber members
    Objective: To introduce the Chamber’s new Chairman and give special recognition to the Citizen of the Year.

    Led by: Wesley Burke, Burke Carpet Cleaning Service, 281.210.4567
    Meetings: Tuesday before each First Friday Networking Luncheon, 12-1pm, Chamber Board Room
    Participation: Chamber members
    Objective: To represent the Chamber and encourage membership.

    Networking Breakfast
    Led by:
    Melissa Rotholtz, Shield Bearer Counseling Center, 281.894.7222
    Event: 3rd Tuesday each month, 7:30-9am, Luby’s Cafeteria, 28750 Tomball Parkway
    Participation: Chamber members & guests
    Objective: To provide business to business networking. Participants are offered a “live” free one-minute commercial at this event and sponsors are offered additional advertising.

    First Friday Luncheon
    Event: 1st Friday of each month at 11:30am at Lone Star College–Tomball, 30555 Tomball Parkway
    Participation: Chamber members and potential members 
    Objective: To offer networking and informative business and marketing-related programs.

    Business After Hours
    Event:  Scheduled by the Chamber staff
    Participation: Chamber members and potential members
    Objective: To offer monthly networking opportunities hosted by member businesses.

    Young Professionals
    Led by: Mark Vinson, First Community Credit Union, 281.856.5300
    Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month
    Participation: Chamber members and guests
    Objective: To foster personal and professional growth for Young Professionals through networking, mentoring and educational opportunities.

  • Economic Development
    Vice Chair:  Jim Ross, Tomball ISD, 281.357.3100

    The Economic Development Division is a vital arm of the Chamber that partners with the Tomball Economic Development Corporation, North Houston Economic Development

    Alliance, the Small Business Development Center and SCORE/The SMART Squad to promote a healthy business environment for the community. Together we provide business training and development programs along with efforts to attract new businesses to our area. The division also represents Tomball business interests to all levels of government and regulatory agencies. 

    Government & Legislative Affairs Committee
    Led by: Colleen Gilbert, Reach Unlimited, 281.213.8323
    Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month from 8-9am in the Chamber Board Room
    Participation: any Chamber member
    Objective: To serve as an advocate for business at all levels of government and to offer candidate forums as needed to inform the voting public.

    Mobility & Transportation Committee
    Led by: Robert A. Maxwell, PE, Jones & Carter, Inc., 713.777.5337
    Meetings:  2nd Tuesday of each month from 8-9am in the Chamber Board Room
    Participation: any Chamber member
    Objective: To work to improve and maintain the quality of transportation for the greater Tomball area, including vehicle, air and rail traffic, and to serve as a liaison for the Chamber with local and regional road authority agencies, including the 249 Partnership and the Grand Parkway.

    Be Tomball Ready Committee
    Led by: Mike Ott, 713.299.1554
    Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:30am-1pm, Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth, Tomball, TX
    Participation: any Chamber member
    Objective: To help businesses prepare for natural and manmade disasters.

  • Community Service
    Vice Chair:  Rachel Cook, Chicago Title, 281.767.6012

    Members of the Community Service Division work with Lone Star College-Tomball, Tomball Regional Medical Center, Tomball ISD, private and parochial schools and businesses to focus partnership projects and efforts on identified goals. Each year this division’s programs involve and attract more and more people to enjoy Tomball events, reflecting the hometown feel and friendly atmosphere of our community.

    Tomball Night 
    Led by: Rob Greening, NiteLites of Houston 281.684.1994
    Participation: Community-wide
    Event: First Friday in August from 5pm to ?
    Objective:  To offer a festival atmosphere with a lighted nighttime parade and fireworks spotlighting Tomball retailers, restaurants and businesses and to fulfill a GTACC tradition of shopping local that began in 1972. Tomball Night has been recognized as a Houston Business Journal “outstanding marketing” event in the greater Houston area.

    Health & Wellness Alliance 
    Led by: Dawna Dyson, Juice Plus+, 281.381.0432
    Meetings: Last Tuesday of each month from 12-1pm at TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries,  
                    455 School Street, Suite 30, Tomball, TX
    Participation: Chamber members
    Objective: To focus on healthcare policy and law for a more informed business community, CME and CEU opportunities to support healthcare professionals and wellness initiatives for a healthy and vibrant community.

    Leadership North Houston
    Participation: Chamber members nominated and accepted
    Objective:  To offer leadership development in partnership with the Lone Star College System; an opportunity to learn about health and human services, local government, law enforcement, arts and culture, the legal system, and environmental and transportation issues.

    Citizen of the Year
    Led by:
    Billie Ann Dio, 2016 Citizen of the Year
    Meeting: December
    Participation: Nominations (usually for one) accepted from any community member.
    Objective: To select the Citizen of the Year.

    Business & Education Partnership
    Meetings: Called
    Participation: any Chamber member
    Objective: To encourage partnerships between Tomball area private, parochial and public schools, higher education and business.

  • Special Events
    Vice Chair: Tamara Ross, Tomball Ford/Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep, 281.351.2000

    The Special Events Division of the Chamber oversees events that bring people together, enhance Tomball’s quality of life, and provide fund-raising opportunities. From the spring Golf Classic to the Tomball Holiday Parade, this division carries on the excellent reputation that GTACC events have earned, statewide—events that attract tens of thousands of visitors. Each year this division offers quality events bringing attention to businesses and the community by spotlighting Tomball.

    Golf Classic
    Led by: Tamara Ross, Tomball Ford/Tomball Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, 281.351.3000
    Participation: Chamber members & guests
    Event: March 23, 2017
    Objective: To offer networking, reach out to a broader potential member base, and raise funds for the Chamber’s economic and community development.

    Tomball Holiday Parade
    Participation: Community and area-wide
    Event: November 18 at 10am on Main Street (FM 2920)
    Objective:  To offer a hometown parade featuring Tomball area businesses and organizations welcoming the holiday season including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s and to encourage holiday shopping in Tomball.

    Miss Tomball Pageant
    Led by: Sandy Krug, Classic Hair, 281.351.2345
    Participation: Community-wide
    Event: November 18 at 7pm at Salem Lutheran Church
    Objective:  To offer a scholarship pageant for young women in Tomball schools giving each participant a unique experience in public speaking and stage presentation.