• Operations
    Vice Chair:  Jerrel Wade, Lone Star College-Tomball, 281.357.3747

    The Operations Division is responsible for the administrative oversight of the GTACC’s financial, facilities, and marketing operations. The division also ensures the Chamber’s compliance with all applicable internal and external rules, regulations, and guidelines.

    Accreditation

    Objective: To actively seek opportunities that will assist to retain and upgrade the accreditation status of GTACC.

    By-laws

    Objective: To uphold by-laws in place or provide suggested revisions based on GTACC’s vision and goals set forth by the Board of Directors. 

    Facilities

    Objective: To ensure that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that utilize the spaces and reflect the GTACC’s  brand.

    Finances

    Objective: To review and evaluate GTACC’s financial statement, thereby gaining and understanding of the of the financial health of the Chamber and enabling effective decision making.

    Marketing

    Objective: To oversee the activity, institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, and delivering offerings that add value GTACC members and partners, and the community at large.

     

  • Business Resources
    Vice Chair:  Rachel Petrich Cook, Chicago Title, 281.351.4088

    The Business Resources Division is dedicated to providing and promoting value added, quality networking events to GTACC’s diverse membership, by ensuring inclusion through new member mentorship programs and by presenting opportunities for personal and business growth. This division invites members to become involved in GTACC programs that will allow relationships to be formed and sustained through a variety of networking events.

    First Friday Luncheon

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

    Young Professionals

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

    Business After Hours

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

    Ambassadors

    Objective: To represent the Chamber and encourage membership.
    Led by: Mason Laidley, Edward Jones Investments, 281.290.6208
    Meetings: Tuesday before each First Friday Luncheon, 12-1 pm, Chamber Board Room
    Participation: Chamber members

    Networking Breakfast

    Objective: To provide business to business networking. Participants are offered a “live” free thirty second commercial at this event and sponsors are offered additional time.
    Led by: Jonetta Barnett, Jonetta B. Productions, 832.453.4924
    Event: 4th Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am, Frey’s Backyard Cafe, 14441 FM 2920}
    Participation: Chamber members and guests

     

  • Advocacy
    Vice Chair:  Paige Cassel, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 832.639.4900

    The Advocacy Division is committed to being a strong voice for GTACC members and the greater Tomball area community. This will be accomplished by addressing public policy issues with participation from the public, members and elected officials, and holding open discussions about issues that affect the business   community including: economic development, education, workforce development, energy and healthcare.

    Government & Legislative Affairs Committee

    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.
    Led by: Colleen Gilbert, Reach Unlimited, 281.213.8323
    Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month from 8-9 am in the Chamber Board Room
    Participation: Chamber members

    Health & Wellness Alliance

    Objective:  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 community.
    Led by: Dawna Dyson, Juice Plus+, 281.381.0432
    Participation: Chamber members
    Meetings: Last Tuesday each month, 12-1 pm, TOMAGWA, 455 School St., #30

    Business & Education Partnership

    Objective: To encourage partnerships between Tomball area private, parochial and public schools, higher education and business.

    Mobility & Transportation Committee

    Objective: To work to improve and maintain the quality of transportation, including vehicle, air and rail traffic, and to serve as a liaison for the Chamber with local and regional road authority agencies.
    Led by:  Chamber staff
    Meetings2nd Tuesday of each month from 8-9 am in the Chamber Board Room
    Participation: Chamber members

    Citizen of the Year

    Objective: To select the Citizen of the Year in December.
    Led by: Steven Vaughan, 2017 Citizen of the Year
    Participation: Nominations accepted from any community member.

    Leadership North Houston

    Objective:  To offer leadership development in partnership with the Lone Star College System; an opportunity to learn about the north Houston community.
    Participation: Chamber members nominated and accepted.

     

  • Prosperity
    Vice Chair: Craig Bogner, Tomball Sister City, 832.715.6291

    The Prosperity Division oversees the revenue generating activities that support the economic activities of the Chamber. By supporting these quality events, the Chamber brings people together, enhances Tomball’s overall quality of life, and provides many fund-raising opportunities. All events listed below carry on the excellent    reputation that GTACC has earned, statewide—events that attract tens of thousands of visitors to the Tomball community. This division also concentrates on pursuing various avenues to increase membership growth.

    Membership Growth

    Objective: To retain existing and attract new members by the promotion and facilitation of a multitude of various activities to help build relationships and expand business opportunities within the greater Tomball area.

    Tomball Holiday Parade

    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.
    Event: November 17, 2018 at 10 am on Main Street (FM 2920)
    Participation: Community/area-wide

    Miss Tomball Pageant

    Objective:  To offer a scholarship pageant for young women in Tomball schools giving each participant a unique experience in public speaking and stage presentation.  Kasey Vann, Miss Tomball 2018, represents the Chamber at community events throughout the year.
    Led by: Mickelle Johnson
    Event: November 17, 2018 at 7pm at Salem Lutheran Church
    Participation: Community-wide

    Tomball Night

    Objective:  To offer a festival atmosphere with a lighted nighttime parade and fireworks spotlighting  locally owned Tomball businesses and to fulfill a GTACC tradition of shopping local that began in 1972.
    Led by: Rob Greening, NiteLites of Houston, 281.684.1994
    Event: First Friday in August from 5pm to ?
    Participation: Community-wide

    Chairman’s Ball

    Objective: To introduce the Chamber’s new Chairman and give special recognition to the Citizen of the Year.
    Led by: Rosalie Dillon, City of Tomball,  281.255.6221
    Event: February 9, 2018
    Participation: Chamber members

    Golf Classic

    Objective: To offer networking, reach out to a broader potential member base, and raise funds for the Chamber’s economic and community development efforts.
    Led by: Tamara Ross, Tomball Ford/Dodge/ Chrysler/Jeep, 281.351.2000
    Event: March 22, 2018
    Participation: Chamber members and guests