A Letter From the Chairman

The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce is all about our members, their business and their support of our community. This resource guide and our Chamber website are intended to provide a central location for the most up to date information about our businesses, churches, city government and schools in our area. Our Chamber members are dedicated to supporting our entire community and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area.

The mission of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce is to market the products and services of our membership; to promote economic development through local and outside shopping; to promote investment in the Greater Cleveland Area; and to provide leadership, ideas and action to enhance the quality of life in our community.

As we look forward to 2021 and 2022 the Chamber members, volunteers, staff and board of directors are dedicated to supporting the mission of the Chamber. Despite COVID-19 our community has still continually come together. The Chamber-initiated campaign, “Love our Community: Buy Local, Worship Local, Volunteer Local” has taken on a whole new meaning.

We are still dedicated to hosting activities that focus on growing our community economically and improving the quality of life in our area. We have our Annual Awards Banquet in January when we recognize Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. In the Spring we host the Taste of Cleveland Business Expo that encourages networking. In June, we have our annual Outdoor Expo Cleveland, a free event for the community. Attendees engage in fun activities, shopping and our local businesses have the opportunity to market themselves. In November, we host our annual Rock-N-Ride Cleveland, a cycling event/music festival that continues to grow in participants each year. We are thankful for our wonderful business sponsors that allow us to host these events for the community, and we look forward to increasing our participation in years to come.

Cleveland ISD is the fastest growing school district in Texas. The Chamber is always seeking ways to stay active in the local school districts. We support our school district at the local, regional and state level. Our education committee continues to host “Principal for a Day” where a local business representative can shadow a principal at Cleveland, Tarkington or Splendora ISD for half a day. The committee also honors Teachers of the Year at the local school districts each year for all of their hard work. We have also found new ways to support our Junior Ambassadors, and work hard to provide scholarships for them.

I am excited to see the Chamber and the Greater Cleveland area’s continual growth as our surrounding area develops and the Grand Parkway segment near us gets closer to completion. Our Transportation committee is continually working with the local, regional and state stakeholders to bring focus to the Greater Cleveland areas transportation needs.

For the most up to date information visit our website at ClevelandTXChamber.com, like our Facebook page or stop by the chamber office in the Veritex Bank building to find out how you can get involved! Remember to Buy Local, Worship Local and Volunteer Local.

J. West Smith
President and Chairman of the Board of Directors